I recall Muhammad P.b.u.h. coming from a tribe of merchants and gold miners. During his life, he was in many battles, and wars for example in Karbala. How can one say Islam is a religion of peace, When Muhammad spread Islam to people by the sword.
The question has been closed for the following reason "This question is to subjective and argumentative." by Bibi Amina Nov 01 '13 at 11:28
Muhammad, pbuh, was a man of many talents, a Prophet, a messenger, a leader, a spokesmen, a political anlaysis, etc. In the Quran, it states, that we may not like a thing that is good for us. We should also note that wars have been waged since perhaps the beginning of time. History itself is all about wars. Religion is usually a key factor in wars. Christians have waged many wars too. To gain peace, war is necessary. The act of war brings about many benefits, though seemingly harsh, but mercy is within all. Many charities and people begin to pull together and help out the victims. It is a source of martyrdom for the fighters, It is an understanding and a sympathysing of other peoples plights. As for Islam being a religion of peace, yes it is, Islam means peace. And when you start to practice and mix with true sincere muslims, then you will understand. Peace is a concept that has many avenues. For messages to be conveyed in the time of Muhammad, being a very political time, war was necessary. If you read thoroughly the life story of Muhammad, and about all the battles that take place, then you will get a better understanding.. Maybe, someone else here can explain better than me.
There is a war between good/truth and evil/falsehood since the enmity of Satan to our father Adam(pbuh). and as prophet Muhammad is the leader/messenger of truth, the evil of falsehood did not leave him alone.
though he was one of the noble family of Quraysh (who take care of the house of Allah re-constructed by prophet Ibrahim and his son Ismail(that house/kaaba is initially build by Adam)).. and he was known as the truthful and trustful, he got the mission of prophecy when he was 40 years old, and his invitation started in secret to the relatives and close friends and when the Mushrikeen(who associates others with Allah's worship) of Quraysh fought the muslim.. and some of them immigrated the 1st immigration to habasha(where there is a fair christian king who do not unjust people).. and the Mushrikeen could do not kill prophet Muhammad because of the protection of his uncle. so he keep inviting to Allah in public to even the delegation coming to do hijj in kaaba and some of them believed from medina/yathrib and welcomed the muslims immigrant, but after the death of his uncle the Mushrikeen wanted to kill him so he also (salla Allahou 3alayhi wa sallam) immigrated to yathrib) after spending 13 years in Makah, then he spend in Medina another 10 years where he started to build an islamic nation and he overcame all the challenges that one of it is the fight/war against the Mushrikeen who wanted to cover on the message of truth of Islam.. and he also made peace treaty with jews and other peaceful non-muslims and when some of them break the treaty he fought them and he overcame all his enemy by few numbers of muslims/ believers with strong faith in Allah and the Last day, he beated all his enemy.. few years after his death, Rome and Persia fall and never come again but Islam remained.. because it is made to be appearing over all other false religions, and to keep existing because prophet Muhammad is the seal of prophets and so his message should remain for the other generation, and still. still the fight between truth and falsehood and good and evil is on. but as usual when the truth is put next to falsehood, the falsehood will depart away.
so if you do not like war(as most of us), then blame the falsehood instead of blaming the truth(because truth should be presented and falsehood do not like that).
Thank you for your question, dear sister in Islam. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “I was shown Hell and I have never seen anything more terrifying than it. And I saw that the majority of its people are women.” (Bukhari).
Statistically, the number of women exceeds the number of men both at present and at past (i.e. they form the majority of the human population in the world), so this hadith should have been the logical expectation. If the Prophet said that there is equal number or greater number of men in the hellfire, then that would have been statistically unexpected.
Furthermore, dear sister, there are many logical flaws in the waswasah that you are facing. May Allah help me explain this to you. E.g.Its stated that because men are usually the murderers, they deserve moreto be in hellfire. This ignores the fact that men and women are different, and hence sin differently. Just because one gender sins differently than the other because of the way Allah made them, resources, capabilities etc does not make either better or worse. eg. I cannot say most Bangladeshis are worse than most Australians because they refuse beggars, as there are no beggars in Australia.
Furthermore,dear sister,after youve consdrd the statistics, the Prophet warned the Sahabiyat why women would be the majority of the hell so the Muslimah of the Ummah would avoid what he warned. He warned them against cursing frequently and being ungrateful to their husbands. Tell me, by Allah, do you think the Prophet warned them because he wanted popularity money or power or to make them feel down? (Remember, women would also be majority of jannah). Rather, he warned them because he was sent by Allah as a Warner and to empower them against sin and to distinguish themfrom women of the kuffar.
Furthermore, another hadith of the Prophet indicate that women would also exceed men in Jannah. So women would exceed men in numbers both in Jannah and in Jahannam, just as they statistically exceed men in this world (not a hadith). Yet in another hadith, our Prophet said that one of the sings of the say of judgement is that The number of men will decrease and the number of women will increase until there are 50 women to be looked after by one man (Bukhari)
I have some questions " it is said that hell 's population are women , most of the right? And then they wonder the aha ok, how come it's more women in hell than men when it is men who spread terror in the world, rape women / children , assault, murder , etc etc. .. and not only that, when it is they who do not care about their children , wives and must always behave as if they were kings? why? I read on an Islamic website that the reason for women are more in hell because they are ungrateful to their men , huh ? Ungrateful ? And why does Islam that men are smarter than women ? when it is the woman who takes care of everything and take care of our planet when it is men who plunder and destroy our small planet , what is this I see ... never thought that Islam was so ... I'm smart, intelligent and would never accept that a man is smarter than me ... feel offended .... terrible terrible ....
Because of this I have lost faith ....
Answer it if you want otherwise do not care.
Listen it's not waswas as you say , I have a right to know everything related to my religion and why some things are as they are . Has nothing to do with waswas .
The right religion is a prefect religion without any errors and doubts but that is within the religion after making errors and mistakes.
Ok, but then I wonder why did not the Prophet said that there are more men in hell for everything he
says come from God and God knows what will happen singing he knows what will happen in the future and knew that it is men who strikes fear in our hearts and destroys our planet God knew this and endå
prophet has said this ? Do you understand how I think , What do you mean that men are created in one way and women in another way , yes, men and women are
created differently yeah I get that but it has nothing to do with the fact that men behave and perform like that bad actions , women can also do this but she thinks it 's horrible and would never
do such a horrible thing as one is capable of doing it .. and endå it is said that men are smarter than women .... this is totally wrong
And if the woman is ungrateful to her husband, but when the man is ungrateful to his wife , this is ok , or what Why mention it at all times that it is men men never woman
I have read the Koran, and it is mentioned several times that we need to show respect to our parents over and over again ... I understand because they are my parents and I exist because of the
But when it comes to a man who will be my husband so the man 's obvious show respect , consideration, and one must be able to compromise some things and get along , but when the men muslim non muslim
woman looks like a smaller creature and thinks he is smarter than her and therefore it is appropriate that he takes the decision , what is this ... I'm smarter than most men and most women , and would
never accept a man whether he is Muslim or not , we are both equal. Smart race has nothing to do with that you are a man or you're a woman, it 's something you're born with ...
The Prophet wanted might not scare any woman but I doubt that he said this and I want an explanation why it is always the woman and not the man .
If I understand you correctly, you're saying that men are created in a way that makes so that they commit these terrible acts, it is what you say ...
ALL ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS IF YOU DO NOT KNOW IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT YOU ARE A MAN AND YOU COMMIT like that AND WHEN YOU ARE A WOMAN TO COMMIT TO A WHOLE OTHER ACTION, BUT TO
SELECT AND WOMAN CHOOSES TO SURRENDER TO HER USE THEIR COMMON SENSE AND THE MAN CHOOSE TO DO THIS
BECAUSE HE DO NOT USE THEIR COMMON SENSE AND THIS IS MEANT course THAT HE IS NOT SMART AS HE STATES!
There are more women in the world than there are men, but this hadith says that there are more women in hell because they are UNGRATEFUL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THEIR MEN have nothing to do to be more women in the world and if so why did not mention Prophet this
I demand an explanation , because I know what I'm talking about , you have not and you do not need to explain anything at all. I just wanted to see how you would articulate all this and if I would get the answer I need.
Ok, men do jihad, but what is it they wage war with it's other men , it is men against men .. what I want you to understand is that there are men who commit terrible crimes they ...
I have not asked the man to give me money just for us to get married , The thing is you need to separate when it comes to a man who has a family, it is he who has done so that these kids have come into the world and it is his job to make sure that they are fine and that they should be at the center and get all the attention they need ...
The mother has had a hell of 9 fucking months while he had a good time, and it is she who raise and care for until he grows up and the father has crapped in children throughout their upbringing ... what a father
I do not need anyone to take care of me, I can handle myself ... Why they do not get pus in prayer I know nothing about this ... woman gets menstrual so why should she refrain from prayer ...
To the woman takes care of the children, the home and make sure everything works as it should ... women can war and they are the strongest creature on this planet that I've seen, oh how she struggles but feel really sorry for them
To the men do not care about the woman, it is she who wears ... and die for the kid while his father have it nice and easy ... it's that simple
Women can make money, and they can feed themselves ...
To the woman takes care of most of the household and she has so much patience and struggle every day ... Women have followed the battles of the Prophet peace be upon him.
And we will go into the money and stuff so we can start with that if a father dies and he leaves behind a daughter and a boy to get the boy more than the girl and I understand the purpose of this and it is for that girl keeps her money while the guy marries and gives the money to his future wife ... and accept this
I concentrate on that because I felt offended as a woman and as an individual.
It does not matter how much God gave men and how much God gave the woman ... it's not what I put my energy, but I put my energy is only 3 things why does Islam that man is smatare than the woman and why is it more women in hell when it should be the opposite. And why do men beat their wives .. you can not even answer this and you know that I am right and have points.
I know that Islam is the true and only religion, I will always think like this as I do right now until I get a real straight answer if it even exists, and I know that God understands this and God knows how I feel .. . I have read the Bible and the Torah reading and I love to read the Koran and I know and I know that you know that I am right in what I am trying to say and know that you are not capable and explain any of my questions ....
I do not understand how the angels knew that the people were those who pour out blood and puts corruption etc ... how did the Angels this .. they can not know what will happen in the future ... hmm that's a question I've always wondered about
I thank you for your answer ... and you do not answer my queries .... and there is no one who can do this
You might think that I think of it like this because I'm a young woman, no it has nothing to do with it. I am fair to all männiksor whether they are Christian Jews, induer, Muslims, atheists, etc.. Black yellow, white, etc.. Men women, children, old
It is because of this, I hate men, no one has done anything, but I see what my father did to my mother and how my sister is treated by her husband and how stupid she can be and accept this.
I would never take crap from any man or woman ... and I would advise you men whether you are Muslim or non-Muslim, treat others as you want to be treated is my motto.
Sister Meriam has posted 3 questions that she requests an answer.
I pray that Allah Subhanahu wataAla guides her and allows me to write the answers properly which will be a source of her hidayah.
I must mention that I am very busy and do not have time to answer them all at once, but inshaAllah I will answer them gradually.
Q1: why Islam thinks women are less intelligent than men.
I am not an Islamic Alim so I cannot explain to you the teachings of Islam, and the wisdom behind it on this topic. However, I was a student of Psychology and I teach colledge Psychology and other subjects. InshaAllah I can give you the answer from a PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE.
Whether men or women are more intelligent depends on what you mean by intelligence.
If you define intelligence as being more logical and analytical (and thats how we might understand the word intelligence from general English usage), then from a Psychological perspective, there is no doubt men are indeed more intelligent than women.
This is because studying the brains of men and women show that men's brains are more logical, analytical and mathematical and are more left brain oriented (i.e. the part of the brain we generally link to intelligence). In fact, men's brains have 6.5 times as much grey matter relating to general intelligence as compared to women.
While women have 10 times white matter in the brain relating to intelligence, white matter is responsible for connecting the information which is processed by the grey matter, which is posessed on a greater quantity by males.
Sister in Islam, dont get me wrong. This does not mean women are less blessed compared to males. Female brains are powerful in other aspects when compared to men, as they tend to be more superior in empathy, better at communication, more able to pick up emotional cues, better at communication, more able to learn languages, etc.
Furthermore, sister in Islam, the observations are the general trend, but there may be a few exceptions to this rule. You must remember that Islamic law focuses on the general and not the exception. I.e. A general rule would be that drinking poison kills you so its forbidden by many laws to drink poison, but there are exceptions where drinking poison may not kill the person..
After reading this Psychological explanation from a Psychology teacher (myself), I hope Allah guides you to submit to the truth and cures you from any doubt, and from feeling that any statement of the Prophet is not true. Ameen. Because from a Psychological perspective in the way we might define intelligence (i.e. as being more logical, and analytical) men are indeed more intelligent than women because of the different configuration of the brain.
Both men and women are created differently by Allah
Allah created men and women to be different, with unique roles, skills and responsibilities. Islam teaches that men and women have complementary, yet different, roles because it is best suited to their nature. These differences are not viewed as evidences of superiority or inferiority, but of specialisation. By fulfilling the mutual responsibilities, strong families , societies and communities are created by Allah's Mercy.
Also, emotionally, neither men nor women live a happy life without one another. Allah describes this beautifully by saying:
“They are clothing for you and you are clothing for them.”
Clothing provides comfort, warmth and security as well as making one look good – this is how the relationship between the husband and wife is defined in Islam.
“And among His signs is that He created for you wives amongst yourselves that you may dwell in tranquillity with them; and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts). Surely in this are Signs for people who reflect.”
Our Prophet (peace be upon him) by Allah's Mercy changed humanity's history of women's rights. He by Allah's help changed the lives of billions of women at current and in the past and in the future, freed them from oppression, and elevated them to the highest pedestal.
Respected sister in Islam, how can you even imagine Islam oppresses women, when there was or is no other system in human history that gives women as many rights as Islam?
Asalaam o alaikum sister, meriam, I have read this ongoing battle of questions and replies. One thing that stands out to me is that you seem not to care for what is being advised to you. You say you are smart, perhaps above average !!! and yet you ask out of smartness and in an arrogant manner, that no reply will reconcile your mindset. This I can see clearly. You have witnessed atrocities by men to your fellow women family menmbers, yes!. Does this justfy every mans actions. Not all men are the same. Are these men you know of actually practicing Islam. A muslim is only a muslim if they practice. For many go around as a born muslim and never practice or have any such clue as to what their religion is about.
If you are so smart, take time to look around you and assess what is in your heart. For you sound very bitter and angry. This state of mind will decrease your so called intalligence, smartness, that you claim to have. Also your iman is in question here to. I am a revert and so honoured to shown back to the true path. I have never once questioned the state of man and womens status. As i learnt via The Quran, that man and women are equal. This is all i need to know. To ask questions of things you know nothing about and the reasons for can lead to loss of iman.
I too in my life, im now nearly 50, since reverting some 30 years now, i have witnessed some atrocities and mistreatment, but can not hold on to such grievances as they will tare a person apart. It is shatan that gets to us with such thoughts, that if we dwell on all the bad that happens to us or others then we will surely struggle to see sense and move on. These are just tests for us, and i feel you are taking other peoples problems to heart and damming your self in the process.
Do you think it is going to happen to you ,,, as you see others are in strife, this issue you have with men !!! Maybe all this could be put to good sense and wisdom, with your smartness and learn from all this. At least then, when you grow older and wiser, you will know exactly what to ask and to look for in a future husband. If you are as young as you seem to be, remember this. As we grow up, grow older, our minds change in thoughts and realisations and mature with knowledge and wisdom. This will happen to you also. May Allah increase your forsight and take away your misconceptions. Ameen.