Mischief making with a hadith given without any context (a favourite missionary ploy)



Categories: Hadith, Islamophobia

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  1. It would be possible to do the same and cherry pick statements out of context in order to portray Christianity as supporting slavery:

    The Christian Council of Gangra issued a statement supporting slavery:

    “If anyone, on the pretext of religion, teaches another man’s slave to despise his master and to withdraw from his service, and not serve his master with good will and all respect, let him be anathema.” ~ M. Fiedler & L. Rabben, Ed., “Rome has spoken…A guide to forgotten Papal statements and how they have changed through the centuries,” Crossroad, (1998) Page 81.

    Unfortunately even when read within context the NT Bible clearly condones slavery:
    Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ. (Ephesians 6:5 NLT)

    Christians who are slaves should give their masters full respect so that the name of God and his teaching will not be shamed. If your master is a Christian, that is no excuse for being disrespectful. You should work all the harder because you are helping another believer by your efforts. Teach these truths, Timothy, and encourage everyone to obey them. (1 Timothy 6:1-2 NLT)

    The unknown authors of NT even portray Jesus as clearly approving thef beating slaves even if they didn’t know they were doing anything wrong.

    The servant will be severely punished, for though he knew his duty, he refused to do it. “But people who are not aware that they are doing wrong will be punished only lightly. Much is required from those to whom much is given, and much more is required from those to whom much more is given.” (Luke 12:47-48 NLT)

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  2. This transparent and deceitful attempt by missionaries can be easily seen through when one remembers the following:

    “There is NO COMPULSION whatsoever IN RELIGION; truly the right way has become clearly distinct from error; therefore, whoever disbelieves in the Shaitan and believes in Allah he indeed has laid hold on the firmest handle, which shall not break off, and Allah is Hearing, Knowing.”

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    • It is the same dishonorable tactic that Christian Missionaries used when they inserted the word “rape” in the translation of the original Arabic Hadeeth which never mentioned the word.

      The blatant deceit and dishonesty of many Christian apologists never ceases to amaze me. It is sad how they sell out their own moral values and principles and are so readily willing to sink to the lowest depths in order to unscrupulously spread so much lies, slander, confusion and misunderstanding about Islam – all in order to justify their own false doctrines and beliefs, which were not even taught by Prophet Jesus himself.

      What a dishonest and untruthful act in betrayal of the honest truth as taught by the true Abrahamic faith tradition!! I think all decent Christians should be ashamed of such sinful tactics which are used so often by so many Christian apologetic polemicists today. Other more good and honest Christians should call these disingenuous apologists out on such tactics in defense of the honest truth. Otherwise such sinful acts will bring shame on the name of those whose silence often seems to agree with such shameful deeds.

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  3. “Jesus taught his disciples to “hate” their ‘father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters’”

    “there are cogent reasons for not using Mt, 10:37 to establish the meaning of Lk .14:26. One reason is quite simple: one cannot assume that Luke’s readers had read Matthew at the time Luke was written. At the time Luke was being written, the New Testament, as we know it, did not exist. It was not complete, and that applies to all four gospels. Therefore, it is implausible for the author of Luke to use a powerful word such as miseo, and then hope that someone would have read Matthew in order to explain what Luke meant. Rather, one would expect that Luke will use words that the audience will understand from the way that those words are used in the language of the reader. The Greek word miseo has as consistent and as strong meaning as any word in the entire Greek lexicon . It does not vary or is not subject to as much flexibility as other words may be. Matthew’s reading can also be explained without having to change the meaning of the word miseo in Luke. Matthew may not have liked the strong and harsh tone of Lk. 14:26, and so he changed it. “

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  4. Good answer! MashaAllah.
    However, I think the most important lesson from this post is this statement
    “I emailed a knowledgeable friend to (((ask))) about its interpretation”
    Yes! That what I encourage every muslim to do if he faced a situation like that.

    The prophet (ﷺ) said
    “The cure for ignorance is inquiry” Sunan Abu Dawood.

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  5. Again, we must keep in mind the uncertain nature of many sahih hadiths.

    But to clarify, I overestimated the uncertainty in hadiths…indeed, there is much uncertainty and problematic aspects of the hadith transmissions but it is not as weak as I mentioned in my computations (for example the 0.95 x 0.95 x 0.95 ….because of the issue of corroborating hadiths.

    If there are corroborating isnads and there are (most of the time only one companion and often only one successor but usually more than one of the subsequent 4 nodes in the chain of transmission), then that greatly reduces the uncertainty. However, much uncertainty remains and corroboration itself is subject to some uncertainty because of the theory of isnad spread.

    Allahu alam.

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