The Name Of Allah, The All-Hearer, The All-Knowing,
The Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
||Assalamualaikum my dear
Muslim brothers and sisters.
Nowadays the world is talking about the movie
made by Geert Wilders, entitled FITNA.
I'm sure by now all of you, or at least majority
of you have heard about this movie. It portrays
Islam as the religion of terrorist, quoting wrongly
from the Holy Quran. It may not work on us, however,
I'm sure those who don't know or understanding
the stance of Islam in the matter of war and killing,
could easily be mislead and misunderstood. The
Muslims hold on to the Holy Quran more than their
lives, thus an argument that comes from the Holy
Quran itself could be very confusing for some,
even if they know the truth and deny it wholeheartedly.
I see this as an obligation to me, as a student
of Holy Quran and Deeds of the prophet (peace
be upon him), to stand out and write this mail,
as an oppose to the movie, and clear the confusion
made by this enemy of Allah. I hope those who
read this mail, not only Muslims, but also non-Muslims
would understand well that Islam is not a religion
that promotes killing.
In the movie, it constantly brings out the verses
that ordered the Muslims to go out and spill the
blood of the enemy of Allah. As they are the verses
of the Holy Quran, they are, as true as any truth
But I would like to say, even though the text
is truly from Allah, the INTERPRETATION can
always come from any mortal being, be it Muslim
or not, therefore, subject to misunderstanding
and misleading, as it is in the case of this movie.
This first should be understood well, before I
continue this article. Remember, THE WORDS
ARE INDEED THE WORDS OF ALLAH, BUT THE INTERPRETATION
CAN COME AS THE TRUTH, OR EVEN NOT, FROM ANY MAN,
BE IT MUSLIM OR NOT.
It is up for us, who possesses thinking skills
and knowledge about the life of our beloved Prophet
(peace be upon him) to sit back and differentiate
which is the truth, and which is not.
Yes indeed, those verses talks about killing the
non-believers. But do know, brothers and sisters,
that Allah hates the starter of war. If you could
see in details the battles and war that took place
during the time of the Prophet (peace be upon
him), then you would see NONE of the battles were
started by the Prophet (peace be upon him). If
we may look at it one by one :-
The battle of Badar.
||It was started
when the Quraisy in Mekah invaded the Muslims'
home, taking away their properties. The
smashed down the Muslims' home, which some
of them were still occupied by the Muslims'
family. Do note then when the Muslims migrated
from Mekah to Madinah, they didn't bring
anything with them, except for the clothes
they are wearing. Whether they were rich
or poor, literally all of their properties
were left in Mekah. These properties were
being invaded by the Quraisy.
Even more, the Quraisy had started to form
their army, and march towards Madinah, with
the intention to eliminate the rising Muslim
country. This started out the battle of
Badar, which occured between about 300 Muslims
against over 1000 Quraisy.
The battle of Uhud.
after the battle of Badar. The Quraisy in
Mekah re-assembled their army in order to
seek vengeance against the Muslim, for their
lost in Badar. Again, the Prophet (peace
be upon him) assembled his army, in order
to defend Madinah.
the treaty between the Prophet (peace be
upon him) and the Muslims, to invade Mekah.
Why? Could this time the Prophet (peace
be upon him) was the one who started out
the war? Again, the answer is no.
Originally the Muslims came down from Madinah,
marching towards Mekah in order to perform
Hajj in Mekah. They came in peace, with
their swords neatly kept in its container,
indicating peace during that time. This
symbolizes that the Muslims came merely
to perform hajj, and the swords were only
for protection. During that time, walking
around with swords wasn't a strange thing.
When they arrived halfway on their journey,
the Prophet (peace be upon him) sent Uthman
ibn Affan r.a to negotiate with the Quraisy.
However, Uthman didn't come back, far from
the period they agreed to wait. And so,
the Prophet (peace be upon him) assumed
that he was killed. A messenger was killed,
where messengers in that time SHOULD
NOT be killed. Its a common rule, even
in the movie 300 this rules remained clear.
However, not long after the Muslims gave
their pledge to be and support the Prophet
(peace be upon him) Uthman ra did came back.
The Quraisy, not long after, sent their
messenger to the Prophet (peace be upon
him) to make a peace agreement. The content
of that agreement was :-
||any man from Mekah
that migrate to Madinah in order to
embrace Islam, and follow the Prophet
(peace be upon him) should be returned
||any man from Madinah
that migrate to Mekah, in order to
join the Quraiys in Mekah, will NOT
be returned to Madinah.
||they will be 10
years of peace between Madinah and
||any remaining clans
in Mekah, are free to either embrace
Islam, or remain in their old religion,
for NEITHER of them would be
harm. Remember this fourth content
well. We'll see it again later.
As you can see, the content is single sided,
especially the first two criteria. Take
note that this time the strength of the
Muslim army lead by the Prophet (peace be
upon him) were extremely strong. It was
not a problem if the Prophet (peace be upon
him) wishes to invade and conquer Mekah,
for they were so strong in terms of strength
BUT THE PROPHET TOOK THE DEAL, and
they returned peacefully to Madinah.
This clearly shows that Islam does prefer
peace over war, given the condition that
there is an opportunity for peace, even
if it wasn't much.
The battle of Khandak
after the battle of Uhud. Again the Quraisy
assembles their army and marched north towards
Madinah. The Prophet (peace be upon him)
had ordered the Muslimin to build a waterway
at the entrance of Madinah, thus blocked
Quraisy's army from entering Mekah.
The battle of Fath (opening of Mekah city)
the peace treaty made between the Prophet
(peace be upon him) and the people of Quraisy
in Mekah? If we may look at it, the third
content of the treaty is that "any
remaining clans in Mekah are free to embrace
Islam, or remain in their old religion,
and neither of them will be harmed".
One of the clan that stayed in their old
pagan religion, vis-à-vis from the
Quraisy's block, had broken the treaty and
slayed one of the clan in Mekah that had
embraced Islam. How clear can we see hear,
how indeed the Quraisy was the one who started
And so, the Prophet (peace be upon him)
called upon all the people that had embraced
Islam for the past few years since bai'ah
ar-Ridwan, which was about 10,000 people,
and marched towards Mekah.
The question is, did they literally attacked
Mekah, and killed all the people of Mekah,
which majority of them was the non-believers
- in fact, their enemies - without mercy,
spill their blood until none of them remained
alive? Did this kind of savage war ever
happen in the time of the Prophet (peace
be upon him) as what is being potrayed by
Wilders in his movie?
Before we answer the questions above, let
us remember what the people of Mekah had
done to the Muslim during the early stage
of Islam. Among them :-
||Bilal bin Rabah
was put directly under the hot sun
of Mekah, laying on the burning sand
with nothing but his pants. Moreover,
the Quraisy put a large rock upon
his chest, forcing him to come back
to the old pagan religion of Arab.
||Uthman bin Affan
was forced to inhale smoke, right
in front of his nose.
||the family of Yasir
was beaten savagely, tied and put
under the sun for days. Ammar bin
Yasir witnessed his own mother's death
with his own eyes, where his mother
was impaled with an impaler till death.
||All of the Muslim,
including the Prophet (peace be upon
him) himself was socially isolated,
and deprived from any source of food,
until all of them were forced to eat
any plants the can find in its raw
condition just to stay alive.
|| Different kinds
of terrible torture were also used
by the Quraisy, including burying
the Muslim in the sand of Mekah until
only their heads were above the sands.
Some of their arm were also been literally
pulled off their body while they were
Now, did the Prophet (peace be upon him)
inflicted the same torture upon the Quraisy
in Mekah? We should take a note that right
now, the Muslim was the stronger side. They
can easily do whatever they wish to upon
But NO. The moment the Prophet (peace be
upon him) entered the city of Mekah, he
announced that whoever that stays in their
places of worship will NEVER BE HARMED.
Whoever stays in the Holy Mosque will NEVER
BE HARMED. Whoever stays in the house
of Abu Sufyan (the leader of Mekah) will
NEVER BE HARMED. And so, not a SINGLE
blood ever dropped to the Holy Land of Mekah
that day. Instead, seeing how forgiven the
Prophet (peace be upon him), the people
of Mekah embraced Islam altogether that
day, and that was the greatest victory of
the Muslim, as what has been promised by
Allah during the Bai'ah ar-Ridwan.
Furthermore, the Prophet (peace be upon
him) forgave each an every people of Mekah
The battle of Tabuk
(peace be upon him) assembled his army and
marched towards the battlefield. They stayed
there for 20 days only to find that Rome's
army didn't even came to face them, regardless
that they possessed a far larger army than
The battles against the Jews.
be the most crucial topic in this article.
Jews, up until now, portrayed that the Prophet
(peace be upon him) was the one who attacked
them without any single reason. In this
section, I will bring the three battles
with the Jews, which again started by none
other the Jews themselves.
Before that, please remember that when the
Prophet (peace be upon him) arrived in Madinah,
and formed the first Islamic country, he
made a treaty, the first written treaty
(I'm sure most of non-Muslims nowadays didn't
even know about it) in the world. Among
the content was:-
||the Jews should
be hand in hand with the Muslim in
protecting their land, that is Madinah.
|| the Jews should
never make an agreement in offending
Madinah's government with the enemy
of Muslims, that was the Quraisy in
|| the Jews shall
never harm any Muslim, so thus the
Muslim shall never harm any Jews in
|| no Jews nor their
family nor their house, nor their
planting ground, or their territory
nor their places of worship shall
ever be invade or harm by any kind
of force under the Muslim government
|| all the non-Muslim,
including the Jews, will be protected
under the Muslim government of Madinah,
so long as they respect and obey the
rules of the Madinah treaty. They
will also be given EQUAL RIGHTS
as the Muslims.
After reading the above content, could anybody
in this world dare to tell me that the Prophet
(peace be upon him) oppressed the non-Muslim?
Now, we shall take a look at the three clans of
Jews in Madinah that the Prophet (peace be upon
him) battled with.
the battle of Bani Qainuqa'
woman once went to a Jew shop, in order
to buy some jewellery for herself. Seeing
that she came from far, the Jews of Bani
Qainuqa' plotted a plan. They deceive her
by showing tones of jewellery, while one
of them slipped back at the Muslim woman,
and pinned her garment on her chair. When
she stood up, her garment was torn off,
exposing her aurah (private places). When
Bani Qainuqa' saw how ashamed that poor
woman, they laughed at her, clapping their
hands. As most of the Jews teaching were
also sent down by Allah through Prophet
Musa (peace be upon him), they understand
well that this act of tearing her cloth
is an ultimate act of mocking her honour
as well as her religion.
Near the shop where the unshameful act of
the Bani Qainuqa' took place, a young Muslim
man saw the whole incident. He spontaneously
tried to get his hand in to help that poor
woman. The Jews of Bani Qainuqa' stopped
that man, moreover, slayed that Muslim man
for trying to help the shamed woman.
This clearly had broken the treaty of Madinah
formed earlier between them and the Muslim
government of Madinah. The Prophet (peace
be upon him) assembled his army and marched
to the territory of Bani Qainuqa', judged
and punished them accordingly to the treaty
they had agreed upon.
The battle of Bani Nadir.
after the battle of Badar, the Jews of Bani
Nadir plotted an assassination plan for
the Prophet (peace be upon him). The only
problem is - as what has been uttered through
their very tongue - "How can we kill
Muhammad, when they are ten people around
him that are ready to die defending him?
Even if we kill all ten of them, surely
they will be another ten that will come
instantly around him".
One of them suggested that they set up a
meeting with the Prophet's (peace be upon
him) side, asking three of the Prophet's
(peace be upon him) wisest men, including
the Prophet (peace be upon him) himself.
The Jews told them that they would like
to held a religious discussion with the
Prophet (peace be upon him), whereas they've
hide a knife in their cloth, and ready to
stab the Prophet (peace be upon him).
However, that plot came to the knowledge
of one of a young man among the Jews of
Bani Nadir themselves - that later embrace
Islam - whom his sister was already a Muslim.
He wrote a letter concerning that evil plot,
and send it to his sister, and so her sister
reported that to the Prophet (peace be upon
Again, the Jews had committed an act that
contradicts the treaty of Madinah.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) marched
his army to their territory. He did not,
however, killed ANY SINGLE ONE of
them, since the Jews of Bani Nadir had not
killed any one of the Muslims. Their crime
was breaking the treaty, not murder. Because
of that, the Prophet (peace be upon him)
asked them to leave the land of Madinah,
as they are now a clear traitor to the country
of Madinah. The Jews of Bani Nadir did leave
Madinah and migrated to Khaibar, not far
away from Madinah, but they burned down
their houses and plantations, and leave
not a single thing behind, for they were
afraid if any Muslim would take benefits
from their left out. Up until now we can
see that this act had become a habit for
the Jews, as what is happening in Palestin.
When they attack a Muslim village, they'll
destroy and burn down everything the eyes
The battle of Bani Qurayzah.
on the same day the battle of Khandak ended.
Remember that in that battle, the Quraisy
from Mekah was stopped by the great waterline
built by the Muslims upon the entrance of
Originally, the Quraisy of Mekah, which
will attack from the south of Madinah, had
made a deal with the Jews of Bani Qurayzah,
which was residing in the north of Madinah,
that the Jews will attack the Muslims from
the north, thus creating a deadly trap for
the Muslims. Jews, however, were nothing
more than Jews. They themselves didn't comply
to the deal they made with the Quraisy of
Madinah on the day of Khandak.
This wasn't the only thing which the committed
that wasn't in line with the treaty of Madinah.
Earlier before the battle, they refused
the call of the Prophet (peace be upon him)
to be alongside with the Muslims in protecting
the land of Madinah. The Prophet (peace
be upon him) even offered them half of the
dates of Madinah (which in other words will
make them unimaginably rich) for them to
participate in the battle. They had refused
Right after the battle ended, the Prophet
(peace be upon him) marched his army to
the territory of Bani Qurayzah, and said,
"O Bani Qurayzah! What shall I say
to you?" They replied "We want
Sa'ad bin Muadz to judge us!". Saad
bin Muadz was the leader of Madinah before
the Prophet (peace be upon him) migrated
there. The Jews have a strong relationship
with Sa'ad, thus, they hope that Sa'ad will
help them in their judgement. They thought
that if Sa'ad was the one who will judge
them, Sa'ad will make the decision that
will save them from death sentence for the
crime they have committed. Sa'ad however
judged them fairly, accordingly to the treaty,
and charged them with double treason.
I remember watching Fitna, where they interviewed
a little girl about Jews. The girl replied
that Jews were the monkeys and pigs.
The family of monkeys and pigs? Is that
This is where the Jews are trying to make
this statement as an accusation to them,
something that they want us to look like
we forged the story thus creating lies.
As the matter of fact, the Jews themselves
KNOW that this story in fact did
take place upon their ancestors. When they
mock, lies and tell the people of Madinah
false stories about the Prophet (peace be
upon him) and accused him with falsehood
(where in fact they knew the Prophet was
indeed Allah's messenger. They refuse to
accept it as the truth just because they
expected that the last prophet should come
from the Jews, just like when they rejected
Isa alaihi salam for he wasn't a Jew since
he miraculously born without a normal human
interaction), Allah sent down these verses
that revealed their shamed family history.
Because of their mocking and lies against
the Prophet (peace be upon him), Allah turned
the table completely against them. When
these verses were revealed, the Jews of
Madinah walked in the streets with their
hands covering their faces, an indication
of how shameful it was for people to know
their top-secret family history.
Therefore, I'm not surprised when Geert
Wilders was also influenced by the Jews
that are still trying hard, until our present
time to conceal the story. It is quite strange,
however, that Geert Wilders are helping
the Jews, whereas he himself is a Catholic,
the worshipper of Christ that they claimed
murdered in the hands of non-other than
the JEWS !!
I would like to take this opportunity, to
share with fellow readers why Allah unquestionably
hates the Jews. It is because of the crimes
they've committed, and furthermore, deny
all those crimes, and are still protecting
themselves that they weren't the wrong side,
until thousands of years since the death
of Musa alaihi salam. Their crimes are the
generational type i.e committed through
out the generation, among them:-
||They've taken a
deity besides Allah where they worshipped
a golden cattle made from gold by
Samiri during the time of Musa alaihi
salam. Allah had guided them to the
truth, saved them from the Pharaoh
that was up to put them into the list
of extinction, sent down the Taurah
as the light and guidance for them.
Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) had
left them for only 40 days, and the
Jews already took the golden statue
of a cattle as their God!
|| They've killed
the prophets and messengers that Allah
had sent to them, bringing the guidance
along them. It was all because the
Rules that were brought by those prophets
and messengers were contradicting
with their own forged-rules that suit
their liking. They killed Zakaria
alaihi salam, Yahya alaihi salam,
and Ilias alaihi salam, tried to kill
Isa alaihi salam, and plotted various
assassination plan against Muhammad
(peace be upon him) !
|| Allah had lifted
them to be the best of people on earth
during their time, but they took that
honour only with further ignorance
and modify the Rules of Allah whichever
they wished to.
|| They tried to
cheat on the Saturday, where Allah
had prohibited them from hunting whales.
Allah had ordered them to dedicate
every Saturday for worshipping and
remembrance of Allah. What they did
was: they dig a large trap lagoon
for the whales on Friday, and left
it out for the whales to be trap on
Saturday, and they killed and took
those whales on Sunday. Obviously
their cheat couldn't lie the All-Knowing!
|| When they arrived
at the Promised Land, they were a
barbaric clan who was living there.
Instead of fighting for their Promised
Land - with the help of Allah - they
asked Prophet Musa and Harun alaihima
salam to go by themselves and battle
the clan, while they wait outside
and will enter the land only after
the two of them had won!
||vi) When the time
had come for them to enter the land,
Allah commanded them to say prayer
of forgiveness to Allah. Instead,
they change the word 'prayer of forgiveness'
to 'prayer of asking for wheat'!
These were the crimes that were committed
by the Jews. They are more of them that
had offended Allah Himself, and the Jews
do know about them all, even until now.
To conclude, any single person who had the
opportunity to know Islam the way it was
describe in the Holy Quran and Deeds of
the Prophet (peace be upon him) would never
ever say that this is the religion of terrorists.
Terrorists exist everywhere in this world,
in various religions that we know. It is
very unfair, however, if we put the blame
on the religion itself.
Take Christianity for example. How many
girls were stoned to death in the hands
of the Church, especially during the middle
age? How many of them were tied to an iron
chain and tossed into the river, that gave
birth to the infamous quote 'damned if you
do, damned if you don't'? How many of them
were burned ALIVE where they were tied to
a wooden stick with the accusation of witchcraft?
How many innocent lives had died in the
name of Christianity? Ironically, even the
Westerners - which majority of them are
Christians - themselves call this age as
the Dark Age!
Can we solely blame the religion itself
i.e. Christianity in these matters? Could
we say that Jesus had ordered them to commit
all of these burning and slaying?
Furthermore, those who are seen as the enemy
of Allah are only those who first opposed
the Muslim, their ideologies and their lives,
not those who live in respect for the Muslims,
as much as we Muslims respect their rights
to practice their religion. Geert Wilders
portrayed that every non-believers should
be killed. I am confident enough that some
reflections of the life of the last prophet
I shared here are more than enough to prove
that Geert Wilders was completely wrong.
Lastly, I would like to share here a couple
of verses from the Holy Quran, in explaining
its stance against the non-believers that
live peacefully among the Muslims.
"Allah does not forbid you (in living
and make contact) with those (the non-believers)
that didn't offended you in your religion,
and did not expelled you from your land
(Mekah), for you to do good upon them, and
treat them in just. Verily Allah loves those
who do just. Verily the one that Allah prohibits
you (from showing courtesy) is only from
those who offended you in your religion,
and expelled you from your land, and they
enjoyed upon you being expelled, and (Allah
forbids you) from loving them and support
them with your assistances, and whoever
(from the Muslims) that put their love and
support for them (those who offended the
Muslims and their religion) surely are those
who are being injustice (to Allah, His Messenger
and His religion)." (Al-Mumtahinah
"And if there is someone from the
non-believers live in your neighborhood,
then you shall be his neighbor, so that
he can listen to the Words of Allah (Holy
Quran), then give him his rights. That is
because they belong to those who do not
know (about Islam and its component)."
(At-Taubah : 6)
Ya Allah! Give strength to the
Muslim all over the world, especially those
who are being oppressed and mocked. Defend
Your religion, as we are your servants who
doesn't possess high power to defend Your
religion all on our own.
Ya Allah! Please spread Your religion
across the hearts of the non-believers,
that does not know about Islam. If they
still turn away their faces after they know,
it is up to You in dealing with them. If
you forgive them, You are the Most Forgiving.
But if You refuse to grant Your Mercy, then
they are your servants ya Allah
Ya Allah! Surely my love for You
are bigger than anything in this world.
I rest my life on You, to You I belong,
and to You I shall return. Forgive me if
I didn't strive hard enough in defending
Your religion of truth, when it is being
mocked, hated and laughed at. All of my
strength and knowledge came from You, for
You alone who possess the Great Knowledge
of everything. I seek refuge with you, from
the evil doing of Satan and those who took
him as their leader
Ya Allah, have I or have I not conveyed Your Message?
Mohd Azri Mohd
14th April 2008 / 7th Rabi'ul Akhir 1429