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Religious Aspects of ShariaPart 8 of a Ten-Part Study of Sharia Law“from the Horse’s Mouth” The Reliance of the Traveller

Prepared by

Lyle B. McCurdy, Ph.D.


section i
Section I

Overview -- The Ten Parts:

P1 -- Introduction

P2 -- The Caliphate

P3 -- Jihad

P4 -- Slavery and Dhimmitude

P5 -- Men’s Rights and Obligations

P6 -- Women’s Rights and Obligations

P7 -- Societal Aspects of Sharia

P8 -- Religious aspects of Sharia

P9 -- Health Aspects of Sharia

P10 -- Sexual Aspects of Sharia


primary source for the study
Primary Source for the Study

Reliance of the Traveller (Rott),

A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law

A highly respected source of Islamic law of the four schools of Sunni Islam, with 75% agreement among them (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hanbali).

The Shafi’i school is emphasized because its historical records are best.

The Rott is broken into 26 parts, a to z, and its verses labeled accordingly.


section ii
Section II

Introductory Comments Regarding Islam & Sharia


why does sharia exist
Why Does Sharia Exist?

Islam’s top priority is to replace and run all states and governments as an Islamic state under Sharia, an elaborate legal, social, political, and religious system. When a state becomes Sharia, the state is Islam.

Muslim leaders today abide by Sharia’s harsh laws while absolving themselves from any blame for their application by saying: “I did not create them; Allah did.” [Nonie Darwish, pp. 192-193]


terrorism at work
Terrorism at Work

Terrorism – use of violence against civilian targets to force a political objective.

Here, Osama bin Laden and friends used terrorism to teach America a lesson that he can hit us where it hurts, that we are vulnerable to attack, and that he wants all U.S. military personnel out of Saudi Arabia, the sacred land of Islam, where foreign troops are haram.


islam like a coin w two sides
Islam, Like a Coin w/two Sides

One side, the religious face: a belief system for Muslims; the “nice” face.

Obverse, the political face: Sharia, the caliphate & world domination, hatred of kafirs, dhimmitude, blessed taqiyya, etc.

Regardless, it’s the same coin… Islam, inherently political & subversive!

Islam, not to be equal, but to dominate.


political islam s objectives
Political-Islam’s Objectives

Islam wishes to destroy all states and governments (…) opposed to the ideology and programme of Islam (…) [It] requires (…) the whole planet (…) because (…) mankind should benefit from the ideology and welfare programme [of Islam] (...)

The objective of the Islamic ‘Jihad’ is to eliminate the rule of an un-Islamic system and establish in its stead an Islamic system of state rule. [Quote -- Sayeed Abdul A’laMaududi, Jihad in Islam, p. 6, Wikipedia]


sharia quote re killing kafirs
Sharia Quote re Killing Kafirs

Muhammad Sayyid al Tantawi, president of Al Azhar U, a highly respected Islamic institution, has this to say about Sharia:

This is not my personal view [killing & maiming Jews, Christians and other infidels]. This what the Shari’a Law says, the law of Allah, the only valid law on the earth.

[Quote --]


islamic atrocity
Islamic Atrocity
  • Cover on book: “Sharia versus Freedom, the Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism, by Andrew G. Bostom, 2012.This picture depicts Timur’s soldiers filing before him holding heads of decapitated enemies which he used to build a tower shaped like a mosque’s minaret in the captured city, Baghdad, in 1401. Timur was the Islamized Mongol conqueror Amir Timur-i-lang, or “Tamerlane.” (The picture is a reproduction of a miniature painting from a 16thcentury manuscript of the Zafarnama by ‘sharaf al-Din Ali-Yazdi.)

Timur was famous for his “pyramids” of enemy heads.

[Bostom, p. 24]


islamic supremacy
Islamic Supremacy

… [One] of the basic principles of Islam is that it must be extended to the whole world by conversion or at the least by submission to Islamic authority. The caliph has an obligation to promote and fulfill this universalism, if necessary by the force of arms. This is the meaning of holy war or jihad. From which it follows that Islamic sovereignty is at least potentially universal.

Tamerlane epitomized these classical Islamic trends, still very much alive today. [Quote by Law professor Emile Tyan, in Andrew G. Bostom, p. 31]


a caliph s power is absolute
A Caliph’s Power is Absolute
  • The power of Muslim monocracy is an absolute, personal power. Personal because outside the person of the caliph, there is no organism with its own existence directly invested with any parcel of authority whatever. (…) Absolute in that there is no constitutional body that limits, oversees, or curbs the power of the caliph. [Quote by Law professor Emile Tyan, in Andrew G. Bostom, p. 31]


bho friends all under control of cair
BHO & Friends all under control of CAIR?
  • The players:
  • Barak Hussain Obama
  • Harry Reed?
  • Joe Biden
  • Nancy Pelozi
  • Hillary Clinton
  • NihadAwad: CAIR’s past executive director


the foxes are in the white house
The Foxes are in the White House!

ArifAlikhan - Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.

Mohammed Elibiary - Homeland Security Adviser.

RashadHussain - Special Envoy to the (OIC) Organization of the Islamic Conference.

Salam al-Marayati - Obama Adviser –

founder Muslim Public Affairs Council

and its current executive director.

Imam Mohamed Magid - Obama's Sharia Czar – Islamic Society of North America.

Eboo Patel - Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships

For more info, see Frank Gaffney’s The Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration.



section iii
Section III

A Look at the Reliance of the Traveller’s

Legal Aspects of Islam the Religion


kafir vessels clothing are unclean
Kafir Vessels & Clothing are Unclean

Rott: e2.3 It is offensive to use the vessels of non-Muslims (N: before washing them)

(P: to be certain of the purity of the vessels used, since non-Muslims are not as concerned about purity as Muslims are) or wear their clothes (O: for the same reason).


ablution cleansing the body
Ablution – Cleansing the Body

Rott: e5.0 Ablution (N: Meaning to wash certain parts of the body with water, with the intention of worship)

(O: The legal basis for ablution prior to scholarly consensus, is the word of Allah Most High, “O believers, when you go to pray, wash your faces, and wash your forearms to the elbows, wipe your heads, and [wash] your feet to the two anklebones”) (Koran 5:6)

(N: Meaning to wash certain parts of the body with water, the intention of worship. ) (…) A prayer is not accepted without purification.


unlawful handling of the koran
Unlawful Handling of the Koran

Rott: e8.3 When one fears that a Koran may burn, get soaked, that a non-Muslim may touch it, or that it may come into contact with some filth (…)


going to the lavatory
Going to the Lavatory

Rott: e9.1 It is recommended when one intends to use the lavatory:

(1) to put something on one’s feet, unless there is an excuse (O: such as not having shoes);

(2) to cover the head (O: even if only with a handkerchief or other); [there are many additional rules related to lavatory practices…]


sharia defines filth
Sharia Defines Filth

Rott: e14.1 Filth means:

(1) urine; (2) excrement;

(3) blood; (4) pus;

(5) vomit; (6) wine;

(7) any liquid intoxicant,

(8) dogs and pigs, or their offspring;


the five pillars of islam
The Five Pillars of Islam

Rott: i1.0 Islam is built upon five [pillars]:

1. Testifying there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah,

  • 2. Performing the prayer,
  • 3. Giving zakat,
  • 4. Making the pilgrimageto the House [Kaaba],
  • 5. Fasting Ramadan.


meat products unlawful to eat
Meat Products Unlawful to Eat

Rott: j16.3 It is unlawful to eat: (1) (N: any form of pork products);

(2) Cats or disgusting small animals (…);

(3) Predatory animals (…);

(4) Those which hunt with talons (…);

(5) The offspring of an animal permissible and not permissible to eat, [horse ok, mule ok; donkey not].


alcohol is haram
Alcohol is Haram

Rott: k4.9 It is unlawful to sell grapes to someone who will make wine from them (…)

Rott: o16.3 The penalty for drinking is to be scourged forty strips, with hands, sandals, and ends of clothes. It may be administered with a whip, but if the offender dies, an indemnity is due (…) for his death.

Rott: o16.6 It is not permissible to drink any intoxicant under any circumstances, whether for medicine (…) or out of extreme thirst, with the sole exception of when one is choking on a piece of food (…)

Rott: p14.2 (1) Scourge whoever drinks wine. If he drinks it again [scourge him (…), If he drinks it a 4th time, kill him.


apostacy a capital crime
Apostacy – a Capital Crime

Rott: o8.1 When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed.

Rott: o8.4 There is no indemnity for killing an apostate (O: or any expiation, since it is killing someone who deserved to die).


other forms of apostacy
Other Forms of Apostacy

Rott: o8.7 (7) To deny any verse of the Koran or anything which by scholarly consensus belongs to it, or to add a verse that does not belong to it (…)

Rott: o8.7 (16) to revile the religion of Islam.

Rott: o8.7 (17) to believe that things in themselves or by their own nature have any causal influence independent of the will of Allah;


mohammad jesus
Mohammad & Jesus

Rott: o9.8 (2-5) After his final coming (Jesus), nothing but Islam will be accepted from them, for taking the poll tax is only effective until Jesus’ decent, which is the divinely revealed law of Muhammad.

  • The coming of Jesus does not entail a separate divinely revealed law, for he will rule by the law of Muhammad. As for the Prophet’s saying, “I am the last, there will be no prophet after me.”
  • This does not contradict the final coming of Jesus, since he will not rule according to the Evangel (evangelist), but as a follower of our Prophet.


penalties for murder
Penalties for Murder

Rott: o1.2 The following are not subject to retaliation: (2) a Muslim for killing a non-Muslim, (4) a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.

Rott: o4.17 There is no indemnity for killing a non-Muslim at war with Muslims (harbi), someone who has left Islam (…)

Rott: o9.10 It is not permissible (A: in jihad) to kill women or children unless they are fighting against Muslims.  

Rott: o9.10(…) It is permissible to kill old men (O: old man) meaning someone more than forty years of age and monks.


truces only when weak
Truces – Only When Weak

Rott: o9.16 (para 6) (…) Interests that justify making a truce are such things as Muslim weakness because of lack of numbers or materiel, or the hope of an enemy becoming Muslim (…)

If the Muslims are weak, a truce may be made for ten years if necessary (…)[Mohammad broke truces for his benefit.]


caliph qualifications
Caliph Qualifications

Rott: o25.3(d) male (K: to be able to devote himself fulltime to the task, and to mix with men,

the leadership of a woman being invalid because of the rigorously authenticated (sahih) hadith, “A people that leaves its leadership to a woman will never succeed);”

Rott: p28.1 The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, (1) ”Men are already destroyed when they obey woman.”


jihad against enemy lands
Jihad Against Enemy Lands

Rott: o25.9 (8) and if the area has a border adjacent to enemy lands, an eighth duty arises, namely to undertake jihad against enemies, dividing the spoils of battle among combatants, and setting aside a fifth for deserving recipients.


people of the book are excessive
People of the Book are Excessive

Rott: p75.23 Allah Most High says, “Say: ‘O people of the Book, do not be excessive in your religion” (Koran 4:171).

(Qurtubi) According to exegetes [a critical analysis], this refers to the extremism of the Jews concerning Jesus in accusing Mary of fornication, and the extremism of the Christians in considering him a god.

For both excessiveness and remissness are evil, and both may be unbelief.


slander ghiba
Slander (ghiba)

Rott: r2.2 to mention anything concerning a person that he would dislike, whether about his body, religion, everyday life, self, disposition, property, son, father, wife,(…)

slander(traditional definition) n. oral defamation, in which someone tells one or more persons an untruth about another which untruth will harm the reputation of the person defamed.[]


unlawful for men to speak to women
Unlawful for Men to Speak to Women

Rott: r32.6 It is offensive for a male to speak without need to a young woman who is not a member of his unmarriageable kin (…) [because] “The adultery of the tongue is speech.”


haram to talk or laugh during lovemaking or potty times
Haram to Talk or Laugh During Lovemaking or Potty Times

Rott: r32.7 It is offensive to speak while lovemaking, or when in the lavatory or relieving oneself.

It is offensive to laugh in circumstances in which speaking is offensive.


music and song prohibited a
Music and Song Prohibited (a)

Rott: r40.1 (1) Allah Mighty and Majestic sent me as a guidance and mercy to believers and commanded me to do away with musical instruments flutes, strings, crucifixes, and the affair of the pre-Islamic period of ignorance.

(2) On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will pour molten lead into the ears of whoever sits listening to a songstress.

(3) Song makes hypocrisy grow in the heart as water does herbage.


music and song prohibited b
Music and Song Prohibited (b)

Rott: r40.2 (Nawawi:) It is unlawful to use musical instruments – such as those which drinkers are known for, like the mandolin, lute, cymbals, and flute – or to listen to them.


mohammad the final prophet
Mohammad – the Final Prophet

Rott: w4.1 (1) Muhammad is the last prophet and messenger.

Anyone claiming to be a prophet or messenger of Allah after him or to found a new religion is a fraud, misled and misleading.


islam the perfect religion
Islam – the Perfect Religion

Rott: w4.1 (2) Previously revealed religions were valid in their own eras, as is attested to by many verses of the Holy Koran, but were abrogated by the universal message of Islam, as is equally attested to by many verses of the Koran.

Rott: w4.4 (…) “Whoever seeks a religion other than Islam will never have it accepted of him, and he will be of those who have truly failed in the hereafter” (Koran 3:85)

Rott: w4.5 “Today I have perfected your religion for you and completed My favor upon you, and I please that your religion be Islam” (Koran 5:3)


islam the final religion
Islam – the Final Religion

Rott: w4.6 (Qurtubi:) It is likely that by “… I please that your religion be Islam” (Koran 5:3), Allah means,

“I am pleased with your Islam that you follow today as a religion that will endure in its perfection until the end of time, and I will cause nothing of it to be abrogated.”


islam and the sciences
Islam and the Sciences

Rott: w11.1 (N:) The unlawfulness of the “sciences of the materialists” refers to the conviction of materialists that things in themselves or by their own nature have a causal influence independent of the will of Allah.

To believe this is unbelief that puts one beyond the pale of Islam.

Muslims working in the sciences must remember that they are dealing with figurative causes, not real ones, for Allah alone is the real cause.


the caliphate and enemy lands
The Caliphate and Enemy Lands

Rott: w43.5 (c) As for other countries, enemy lands (dar al-harb, lit, “abode of war”) consist of those with whom the Muslim countries (Dar al-Islam) are at a state of war (n: in the light of which, it is clear that there is virtually no country on the face of the earth where a Muslim has an excuse to behave differently than he would in an Islamic country, whether in his commercial or other dealings).


drawing animate life is haram
Drawing Animate Life is Haram

Rott: w50.1 (‘Abed al-Ghaffar ‘Uyun al-sud: ) One should realize that the prohibition of picture making is extremely severe, that it is counted among the enormities, and the threats against doing it are very emphatic.

(…) Whoever makes a picture, Allah shall torture him with it on the Day of Judgment until he can breathe life into it, and he will never be able to.

Rott: w50.2 The reason for the unlawfulness of pictorial representation is that it imitates the creative act of Allah Most High, (…)  


section iv
Section IV

The Basics ofIslam the Religion


to get started three different views of islam
To get started, Three Different Views of Islam
  • Islamic View -- all writings and interpretations are done by and for Muslims themselves; not for kafirs.
  • Academic View -- taught in schools by dhimmis: a respectful (nice) look of Islam its art, poetry, etc.; w/a blind eye to Sharia, jihad, and their atrocities.
  • Foundational View -- kafirsuse all Islamic documentation to “connect the dots” to accurately illuminate the Muslim world regarding its politics, religion, history, violence, and victims.[CSPI, Mohammed, Allah, and Politics, the Islamic Political Doctrine, p. x]


an academic view of islam
An Academic View of Islam

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Islam

The ‘Idiot’s Guide”

  • [Yahiya Emerick. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Islam, Alpha (Pearson), 2002]


the author yahiya emerick
The Author, Yahiya Emerick

Yahiya, born into an American Protestant Christian family, converted to Islam in his freshmen year at Michigan State U in 1989. He has been writing, researching and publishing texts about Islam for the last decade.

“It (Islam) is a beautiful tradition that emphasizes love, faith in God, and a spirit of charity toward all living things.” [The Idiot’s Guide, inside cover]

Yahiya Emerick, a convert to Islam


a statement of faith yahiya emerick
A Statement of Faith, Yahiya Emerick

“(…) There was a time when I prayed in Jesus' name and worried about getting baptized so I could get into heaven.(…) No one but a convert to Islam can appreciate the differences between our way of life and whatever else is out there. (…) a 'born' Muslim can (…) continually renew their faith through acts of piety and Ibadah(obedience, submission, and devotion to Allah) (…).”[]


lbm comments re t he idiot s guide
LBM Comments re the “Idiot’s Guide”

Attrocities.Ignored. Wars mentioned but not Islam’s fault; they were just protecting themselves over the past 1400 years. Honor killings, child marriages ignored.

Kafir(Plural: kuffar). “One who hides or covers the truth” (not used in the text)

Muslim Brotherhood (MB). “An Arab phenomenon founded by Hassan al Banna early in the 20th century that operates in Egypt, Syria, and Jordan; banned in Egypt and Syria.”

Not discussed in the text. [Yahiya Emerick, p.348]

Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC). “A sort of United Nations for Muslim countries. Annual meetings are held in which issues of concern to Muslim nations are discussed.” Not discussed in the text. [Yahiya Emerick, p.348]

Political Islam.No discussion or reference to political Islam throughout the text.

Shari’ah. ‘“The path.” The term for Islamic law.’ (Some Islamic law mentioned in the text a couple of times.) [Yahiya Emerick, p.371]

Taqiyya. No definition or usage in the book.


islam s statement of faith
Islam’s Statement of Faith

To be a Muslim, one must say the Shahadain front of two witnesses:

“I declare there is no god except Allah, and I declare that Muhammad is the Messenger of God.”

  • By declaring this, one is pledging themselves to practice what He preached, doing what He did, and looking to Him as their role model (via the Sunnah). Devout Muslims say this at least 17 times per day in their daily prayers.[Yahiya Emerick, p. 115]


the seven core beliefs of islam
The Seven Core Beliefs of Islam

1. Belief in Allah.

2. Belief in angels.

3. Belief in the revealed Books of God.

4. Belief in God’s many prophets.

5. Accepts concept of a last day.

6. Belief in divine measurement of humans.

7. Belief in life after death.

[Yahiya Emerick, p. 18]


section v
Section V

Allah The God of Islam


some characteristics of allah
Some Characteristics of Allah
  • Allah/God means the divinity.
  • Allah has many different names, such as the Compassionate, the Merciful, etc.
  • Allah is unknowable and impersonal.
  • Allah absolutely monotheistic; no Son.
  • Allah wills directives & commands only.
  • Viewing Allah any different = a BIG sin.

[Kenneth R. Samples, p. 249]


allah is sovereign
Allah is Sovereign
  • Allah is sovereign over all things.
  • Only His divine will & commands are known.
  • Allah is absolutely transcendent.
  • He never reveals himself; not a personal God.
  • Muslims do believe in Bible prophets.
  • Muslims believe Jesus was a prophet.
  • Jesus not Son of God; Allah has no offspring. [Kenneth R. Samples, pp. 249-250]


allah proof of allah s existence
Allah -- Proof of Allah’s Existence
  • Natural world – its beauty and complexity must have been created by an intelligent being, Allah.
  • Human abilities -- capacity for thought, belief, invention, creativity.
  • Allah’s revelations -- His guidance and existence of the Islamic religion.
  • Human feelings -- we seek meaning of life, why do we exist? [Yahiya Emerick, pp. 19-20]


section vi
Section VI

Survey of Islamic Religious Beliefs


islamic religious beliefs a
Islamic Religious Beliefs (a)
  • Muslims believe in absolute monotheism.
  • ISLAM means “peace” & “surrender.”
  • Muslim: “one who submits to Allah.”[Kenneth R. Samples, p. 248]
  • The Trinity is idolatrous polytheism.
  • No Holy Spirit associated w/Godhead.
  • No Begotten Son. Allah has no children.
  • Mary is not the mother of God. No trinity.
  • The Bible not authentic, it omits Muhammad & Islam; Koran fixes all errors. [Yahiya Emerick, p. 208]


islamic religious beliefs b
Islamic Religious Beliefs (b)
  • Islam accepts Jesus’ virgin birth. [Yahiya Emerick, p. 208]
  • Jesus was not crucified; Allah raised Him up directly to Paradise. [Yahiya Emerick, p. 213]
  • Paradise -- involves spiritual rewards; including physical pleasures for men.
  • Hell -- Eternal banishment from Allah, with despair and punishment. [Kenneth R. Samples, p. 253]


islamic religious beliefs c
Islamic Religious Beliefs (c)
  • Muslims have no assurance of paradise.
  • Must always strive for submission to Allah’s will.
  • Paradise -- involves spiritual rewards; including physical pleasures for men.
  • Hell -- Eternal banishment from Allah, with despair and punishment. [Kenneth R. Samples, p. 253]
  • Trinity is nothing more than idolatrous polytheism.
  • Incarnation is blasphemy. [Kenneth R. Samples, pp. 262-263]


islamic religious beliefs e
Islamic Religious Beliefs (e)
  • Humans born good & responsible.
  • No “grace” or “redemption.”
  • Allah is fair & impartial to all believers.
  • Paradise if “good” > “bad” actions; if a moral life.
  • Sin is willful disobedience.
  • Muslims not born into sin of Adam.
  • Islam is a religion of justice based on deeds.
  • Good/bad deeds will be judged by Allah.

[Kenneth R. Samples, pp. 252-253]


section vii
Section VII

The Koranand Creation


the koran creation a
The Koran & Creation (a)

Koran 7:54 Your guardian Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days, then He settled Himself on the Throne;

  • He draweth the night as a veil o’er the day, each seeking the other in rapid succession; and the sun, the moon, and the stars, (all) are subservient by His Command.
  • Verily, His are the creation and the Command blessed by Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds!


the koran creation b
The Koran & Creation (b)
  • Allah created the cosmos; it submits to Him; hence it is Muslim.
  • Animals are Muslim -- Allah taught them to do what they do.
  • Plants are Muslim -- Allah programmed them to do what they do. [Yahiya Emerick, p. 21]
  • Humans are Muslim -- Muhammad said, "No babe is born but upon Fitra (as a Muslim). It is his parents who make him a Jew or a Christian or a Polytheist." (Sahih Muslim, Book 033, Number 6426) []


the koran creation c
The Koran & Creation (c)
  • Allah made time. An Allah day is different than an Earth day.
  • Allah took six days to create everything; Earth and planets created during last two days. Allah said “Be” and a “ball” of matter appeared, then spread out. Heavens filled with “smoke.” Planets & stars “swim” in their orbits.
  • The Sun -- giver of light. The Moon -- reflector of light. [Yahiya Emerick, p. 77]
  • Earth is round (a sphere). Earth’s surface is spread out like a carpet (crust). Mountains have ”roots” to stabilize the planet (plate techtonics). [Yahiya Emerick, p. 79]


the koran creation d
The Koran & Creation (d)
  • Rain -- It falls, collects, springs up from ground (water cycle). Clouds -- Different ones for rain, hail, sleet, snow, etc.
  • Earth -- Surrounded by protective layer (ozone layer). [Yahiya Emerick, p. 79]
  • Origin of life attributed to Allah; life arose via natural processes, separate from evolutionary processes. Muslims lean toward creationism regarding humans. [Yahiya Emerick, p. 81]


the koran creation e
The Koran & Creation (e)
  • Muslims point out that these scientific descriptions in Koran were unknown in Muhammad’s time. [Yahiya Emerick, p. 79]
  • Muslim scholars agree that universe developed over long time period. [Yahiya Emerick, p. 80]
  • Muslims believe Islam is God’s last and complete message to World. If one learns about Islam, they are compelled to become Muslim. [Yahiya Emerick, p. 209]


section viii
Section VIII

Summary Comments re Islam the Religion


summary comments re islam a
Summary Comments re Islam (a)

1. No coherence between Koran and Bible.

2. Non-existential, impersonal for living. Allah unknown.

3. Non-explanatory, superiority of Islam forced, e.g., sins of al-Qaeda and 9/11/01? Superiorinconsistent with submission. [Kenneth R. Samples, pp. 260-261]

4. Christianity & Islam at odds w/ each other. Each denies the essential doctrines of the other.[Kenneth R. Samples, pp. 262-263]

5. Islam is not a religion of grace and redemption.


summary comments re islam b
Summary Comments re Islam (b)
  • Islam denies need for a Savior.
  • Jesus did not die on the cross.
  • Jesus less prominent than Muhammad.
  • Their theological essentials conflict w/each other.
  • “If Islam is true, then historic Christianity is false.”
  • “If Christianity is true, then Orthodox Islam is false.” [Kenneth R. Samples, p. 262-263]


a light at the end of the tunnel
A Light at the End of the Tunnel?

More and more Muslims are becoming disillusioned with Islam, and question the validity of the Qur’an and the extremist teaching of Islamic teachers. Many find that the mechanistic ritual of praying five times per day, reciting verses that they do no understand, and frequent fasting are not helping them in their spiritual growth.

Many are finding Islam inconsistent with science, logic, human rights, and ethics. [David Dunlap, p. 1]


cutting through theological confusion a new book by robert spencer
Cutting Through Theological ConfusionA new book by Robert Spencer

*Any student of the world’s largest monotheistic religions must read the Bible, the Koran, and Not Peace but a Sword:  The Great Chasm between Christianity and Islam by Robert Spencer.

(Photo Credit Spero News)

  • *Comment by Andrew E. Harrod, Institute on Religion & Democracy blog:


a note from spencer s book
A Note from Spencer’s Book

For example, Spencer elucidates Koran 1:6-7, a part of Islam’s most frequently repeated early morning prayer, (akin to the Christian Lord’s Prayer[Yahiya Emerick, p. 134]):

Koran 1:6-7 (Al-Fatiha, or the Opening Chapter): “Guide us in the straight path, the path of those whom Thou has blest, not of those against whom Thou art wrathful, nor of those who are astray.”

Cutting through the fog, Spencer interprets these verses as follows: “the straight path” is Islam, “those against whom Thou art wrathful” are the Jews, and “those who are astray” are the Christians.

Every pious Muslim prays against Jews & Christians every day!

[Adapted from Andrew E. Harrod’s comments re Spencer’s new book]


a muslim in the u s congress
A Muslim in the U.S. Congress

In 2006, Keith Ellison, convert to Islam, was the 1st Muslim elected to Congress (Mn) & sworn in on Jefferson’s Koran. To a Muslim audience: “We’re going to continue to face them. They’re not going to stop right away. But if you, and me too, stick together, if we believe in Allah subhanahuwata’ala [God be glorified in the highest], if we turn to the Qur’an for guidance, we’ll find an answer to the questions we have.”

  • The Koran has many questionable verses for a U.S. Congressman:Koran 5:51 Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians as friends.
  • Koran 5:17 Infidels are those who declare: God is Christ, son of Mary.
  • Koran 9:123 Make war on the infidels who dwell around you.
  • [William J. Federer, p.13]


section ix
Section IX

Wrap-Up CommentsRegarding

ACT! for America


a plug for act national
A Plug for ACT National
  • Militant Islam, Sharia and the MB are critical threats to non-Muslims everywhere.
  • ACT! For America (ACT) is actively fighting against these and related threats.
  • Join ACT national, every person counts.
  • Donate: $ needed to fund ACT’s lobbyist to educate reps in WDC about these threats.


a msg from act national to cair
A Msgfrom ACT! National to CAIR

We won’t be intimidated by you, and there are a whole lot of patriotic Americans that won’t be either. We will not let up or give up in our mission to educate America about who you and the Muslim Brotherhood really are, and the threat you pose to our nation. And as Concrete, Washington and Little Falls, Minnesota demonstrate, the more you try to stop us, the more you help our efforts.


local chapter website info
Local-Chapter Website Info

These PowerPoint files may be obtained from the chapter’s website:, under the PwrPt(PowerPoint) tab, then scroll down to:

Sharia-details-from-Reliance-of-the-Traveller, and select desired file:

1. Sharia-details-P1-Intro.pdf

2. Sharia-details-P2-Caliphate.pdf

3. Sharia-details-P3-Jihad.pdf

4. Sharia-details-P4-Slavery-&-Dhimmitude.pdf

5. Sharia-details-P5-Men’s Rights and Obligations.pdf6. Sharia-details-P6-Women’s Rights and Obligations.pdf7. Sharia-details-P7-Societal-Aspects-of-Sharia.pdf

8. Sharia-details-P8-Religious-Aspects-of-Sharia.pdf


the end
The End

That’s all folks.

Thanks for being such a nice audience!



Andrew G. Bostom. Sharia versus Freedom, the Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism. Prometheus Books, 2012.

CSPI.Mohammed, Allah, and Politics, The Islamic Political Doctrine, The Islamic Trilogy, Volume 10, CSPI Publishing, 2007.

David Dunlap. The Untold Story: Muslims Converting Worldwide. Bible & Life; Bible Teaching Newsletter, Sept 1, 2008.

Nonie Darwish. Cruel and Usual Punishment, The terrifying global implications of Islamic Law. Thomas Nelson publications, 2008.

YahiaEmerick. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Islam. Alpha, a Pearson Education Co., 2002.

William J. Federer. What Every American Needs to know About the Qur’an -- a History of Islam & the United States. Amerisearch, 2010.

Kenneth R. Samples. A World of Difference, Putting Christian Truth-Claims to the Worldview Test. Reasons To Believe, BakerBooks, MI., 2007.

Robert Spencer. The Truth About Muhammad : founder of the world’s most intolerant religion. Regnery Publishing, 2006.