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May 30

MUHAMMAD (A RACIST SLAVE TRADER?)

Astonishingly, thousands of blacks in the United States have converted to Louis Farrakhan’s “Nation of Islam.” Farrakhan and his predecessors have targeted black American men for their own racial war against whites, Jews, and non-black minority groups. Farrakhan has used deceit and blatant lies to ensnare the African community to fight his war. Those who wish to follow Farrakhan’s own particular form of Islam should reconsider their misguided allegiance.

The following textual evidence demonstrates the indisputable historical fact that the original religion of Islam was vehemently racist toward those of black African lineage. The teachings of many of the U.S. black militant Islamic groups are considered apostate to the Islamic faith and doctrinal code of Muhammad. Many have mixed aberrant beliefs into their own version of Islam; they include teachings of reincarnation, the incarnation of Allah into an Islamic black leader, and numerous other unorthodox tenets. Yet, these are not considered true Islamic beliefs by the majority of Muslims.

Muhammad was a White Man

There has been a myth circulated in the U.S. and other parts of the world that Muhammad was black. This assumption has no historical credibility. The Hadith gives ample evidence to the fact that Muhammad was a white man. One hadith clearly describes Muhammad’s physical appearance:

We were sitting with the prophet in the Mosque, when a man came riding on a camel. He let his camel kneel down in the Mosque, tied its foreleg and then said:  Who amongst you is Muhammad? At that time the prophet was sitting amongst us leaning on his arm. We replied:  This reclining white man on his arm.[1]

Further hadithic evidence states: 

 (1) “And a white man (person) (i.e. the Prophet) who is requested to pray for rain . . . “[2] (2) “He uncovered his thigh and I saw the whiteness of his thigh.”[3] (3) “When the Prophet prayed, he used to separate his arms from his body so widely that the whiteness of his armpits was seen.”[4] (4) “The Prophet was carrying earth with us on the day of the battle of al-Ahzab (confederates) and I saw the dust was covering the whiteness of his abdomen.”[5] From the overwhelming evidence, there can be no doubt that Muhammad was a white man.

Muhammad Owned Black Slaves

The Hadith historically recorded Muhammad’s personal ownership of black slaves, “So I went to the upper room where the Prophet was and said to a black slave of his, will you get the permission of the Prophet for Umar (to enter)?”[6] The biographies of the prophet had named several of his black slaves as Bilal, Abu Hurairah, Usamah ebn Zaayed, and Rabbah. One particular male African slave, named Mahran, was re-named Safina (ship), by Muhammad. From the anonymous author’s book, Behind the Veil:  Unmasking Islam, Mahran (Safina) recounted his ordeal:

“The apostle of God and his companions went on a trip. (When) their belongings became too heavy for them to carry, Muhammad told me, ‘spread your garment.’ They filled it with their belongings, then they put it on me. The apostle of God told me, ‘carry (it), for you are a ship.’ Even if I was carrying the load of six or seven donkeys while we were on a journey, anyone who felt weak would throw his clothes or his shield or his sword on me so I would carry that, a heavy load. The prophet told me, ‘you are a ship’” (refer to Ibn Qayyim, pp. 115-116; al-Hulya, vol. 1, p. 369, quoted from Ahmad 5:222).[7]

Muhammad’s Derogatory Statements against Black People

Repeatedly, Muhammad described Ethiopians as raisin heads and infidels.[8] He once dreamed of a black woman and assumed this was representative of an evil omen or coming epidemic.[9] Other traditions quoted him saying blacks were pug-nosed slaves. Since it is clear that Muhammad had an aversion toward Africans (blacks), his animosity of racial bigotry denoted the true nature of his disdain toward other ethnic people.

ISLAMIC SLAVERY IN HISTORY

Muhammad owned numerous slaves, both male and female. Muslims have followed his example and have aggressively bartered in the slave trade for almost 1400 years. This Islamic slave trade continues to this day. Historical evidence documents that the Arab slave trade was the major seller of blacks. One estimate claimed, during the period between 650 and 1900, Arab slave traders stole 14.4 million blacks from Africa.[10] Without respect to human rights, millions of black slaves have been sold around the world in direct correlation to Islamic oppression and unscrupulous dogma which contradicts the New Testament teachings.

When the Muslims first invaded Northern Africa, they gave the blacks a choice to follow Islam or become slaves to be sold. Trade between the Muslims and Europeans stemmed from the Islamic practice of slave trading. Many of the larger tribes throughout Africa aligned themselves with the Muslims to capture enemy tribes. Thus, Africans enslaved one another in collusion with the Muslim slave traders. Prior to the Islamic or European slave trade, Africa had a harsh slavery tradition among their own people for territorial conquest and power. Blacks were involved in slavery long before other nations conquered them; but Muslims amplified the practice to satiate a world market looking to fill its greedy appetite for cheap labor.

In Islamic dominated countries today, a large scale slave trade continues unabated, trading blacks, whites, oriental, other ethnic groups, and even children. Many of these children are used as sexual toys for the wealthier clientele. In the Sudan, Arab slave traders still buy and sell Dinka slaves to family and friends. Many of these slaves are transported to the wealthy nations of the Middle East to service the powerful oil sheiks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currently, the number of chattel slaves has been estimated in the tens of thousands. Some of the newly captured slaves attempt to escape and are often murdered as a consequence. Frequently, women and young girls are savagely raped and sodomized. The Qur’an sanctioned sex with any girl [at any age] that one owns, “And all married women are forbidden unto you save those (captives) whom your right hand possess” (Qur’an 4:24). Under Islam, a slave has no legal rights. He or she is cruelly treated and simply considered material possessions. Ibn Warraq has cited an astonishing report:

In the French magazine, L Vie (no. 2562, 6 Oct. 1994) 45,000 young black Africans per year are still kidnapped and reduced to slavery—as servants in the gulf states and the Middle East.[11]

Many of these slaves were acquired from Southern Sudan. The Islamic government of Sudan financially and often militarily assisted in the raping and subjugation of the black Christians of southern Sudan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the summer of 1992, I witnessed evidence of these atrocities on my third missionary trip to Africa. I was standing on a sidewalk in downtown Nairobi, Kenya and was approached by a well spoken middle-aged man. He asked for a cigarette but I said I was a missionary en route to Burundi and did not smoke. He began to relay to me his recent personal saga. To my surprise, he claimed to have walked all the way from Sudan to Nairobi and was planning to continue his quest and join a militia training camp inTanzania. His plans were to equip himself with the necessary training and weapons in order to eventually return and fight with the resistance movement in his home land of southern Sudan.

His family and friends were massacred by the Muslim forces from the North of Sudan. He pulled up his pants to reveal his ankles which were swollen larger than softballs due to the extreme distance he had already walked, perhaps anywhere from 600 to 900 miles. I was dumbfounded since the news media had covered little on these events. I gave him a few dollars and wished him good luck on his journey.

 

It was not until over a decade later, during the Darfur genocide, that the media and notable personalities began to point out the outrageous deeds by the Islamic perpetrators and their cohorts. Most established agencies have estimated 300,000 to 450,000 dead and up to 2 million displaced. In addition, vast numbers of these Sudanese victims were captured as slaves and often raped.

These are only a few examples of the subjugation of blacks by the Arab slave trade. Islam does not promote morality in relation to human rights. The Islamic practice of sexual abuse, slavery and racism has been well documented; it remains a religion of bigotry, intolerance, and war. Undoubtedly, the reason one-fifth the population of the world follows the Islamic system is due to a lack of historical knowledge and awareness of the issues disclosed in this documentation.

 

 

 

CHRISTIANITY CONDEMNS SLAVERY

The founding apostles of Christianity lived during the reign of the powerful Roman Empire where slavery was the norm. The early Christian writers were not officials and could not abolish the existing Roman laws concerning slavery, but they did denounce such practices as evil. The apostle Paul admonished Christians to abandon any participation in this abhorrent market. In verse sixteen of his letter to the Christian, Philemon, he asked that the runaway slave, Onesimus, be returned and to be regarded, “No longer as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved.” In the context, the term ‘servant’ meant “slave” in Koine Greek. Slave trading was considered a serious sin in the New Testament. The Bible ranked this transgression among others:

For the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of mothers, for menstealers, for whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine (I Tim. 1:9-10).

The original Greek renders ‘menstealer’ (antrapodistais) as: “Manstealer, a slave-dealer, kidnapper, one who unjustly takes free men into slavery, or one who steals the slaves of others and sells them.” Anyone who has partaken in the slave trade business or owned slaves has broken the New Testament’s teachings.

Even among Christians, the abuse of slavery resulted in a bloody civil war among the states of the Union. This sin brought mass carnage upon brothers and sisters of the same faith. Disobedience to scriptural teachings ultimately brings judgment from Yahveh. Muhammad, however, also opposed the original biblical scriptures in favor of his way of life. Frequently, he claimed Moses as a great hero who led his people out of Egyptian bondage; yet, hypocritically, he personally demonstrated his engagement in the slave trade as both owner and instigator.

Obviously, Muhammad was not a prophet of the biblical tenets and doctrinal persuasion prescribed in the New Testament. Consequently, Muhammad and his followers will face a final judgment for disobeying the Judaic scriptures and for following after the false moon-god, Allah.

From Chapter 15 of Mecca, Muhammad & the Origins of Islam:  A Candid Investigation Into the Origins of Islam.

[1] al-Boukhari, Hadith, vol. 1, no. 63:35-6.

[2] al-Boukhari, Hadith, vol. 2, no. 1008:47.

[3] al-Boukhari, Hadith, vol. 1, no. 371:138.

[4] Ibid., 390:144.

[5] al-Boukhari, Hadith, vol. 9, no. 7236:273; vol. 4, no. 2837:45.

[6] al-Boukhari, Hadith, vol. 7, no. 5191:99; vol. 3, no. 2468:257.

[7] n.a., Behind the Veil, 154.

[8] al-Boukhari, Hadith, vol. 1, no. 693:232; vol. 3, no. 2488:267.

[9] al-Boukhari, Hadith, vol. 9, no. 7038:141.

[10] Adams, Religion that is Raping America, 57.

[11] Warraq, Why I Am Not a Muslim, 205.

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  • Brett

    Excellent article!

  • Samuel Bailey

    should believers fellow Islamic leade in the usa?

  • Sean Lee Walthour

    Christianity is just as guilty

    • BigFaith

      As noted in article the Islamic founder (Muhammad) was a slave owner and trader. He also made derogatory remarks about his black slaves. The Christian founder (Jesus) and his disciples condemned slavery. The two systems are complete opposite.

      • Sean Lee Walthour

        With all due respect that is absurd.
        Are you aware Joel 3:8 states “I will sell your sons and daughters to the people of Judah who will sell them to the people of Arabia. I THE LORD have spoken”?

        For starters, Islam is merely a continuation of the already rampant oppression within christianity..

        Secondly, there is plenty pro-slavery within the Christian practice and doctrine, the aforementioned verse is simply one of many.

        • BigFaith

          Slave trading is clearly forbidden in the New Testament. For the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of mothers, for menstealers, for whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine (I Tim. 1:9-10).

          • Sean Lee Walthour

            You lames always reach for the New Testament as if god being wrong then changing his mind means anything. It’s absurd. For the record, you are talking to a PAGAN which is the foundation where the bootleg religion known as Christianity was stolen from. The irony that you are trying to sell me a knock off version of my ancestors’ folklore… Btw, that verse you quoted means nothing to this conversation.
            If Jesus IS the son of god and god originally condoned and even involved himself in slavery, at best. Your argument would only conclude that JESUS either disagreed with his Heavenly Father or that one of them changed their mind.

            It’s silly to sit here so wrapped in scripture, that logic evades ones own basic thinking.

            As a descendant of those enslaved in America, I find it very difficult to believe even for a second that ANY GOD( I make no distinction) could sit there and just watch people be ripped apart, set on fire for their beliefs(Giordano Bruno) etc. Etc. and do nothing…

            Then again, even JESUS showed he doubted YOUR god when he yelled “Eloi Eloi Lama sabatchani” on the cross (actually he was hung from a tree but u get the point)

            So for the third time… YAHWEH/JESUS/ALLAH whatever name u like, condoned slavery.

            Your attempt was appreciated though.

            Nice try, Pie in the sky guy

          • BigFaith

            Yes the theological distinction between law and grace is a long topic. But to the point. YHWH (God) never proscribed certain acts like slavery. Another example would be in marriage. Adam and Eve, not Adam, Eve, Jane and Sue. Well, after some generations people began to veer from God’s ordained plan of one man and one wife. It was not until the times of the New Testament that it was reiterated the original plan of one wife for one man. Slavery among other practices fall into this same category.
            I agree the Inquisition was a sick practice. But it was never supported by any New Testament teachings from the Scriptures. Glad you mentioned Bruno, interesting figure. I will leave this conversation to other viewers to respond. Peace.

      • Sean Lee Walthour

        Exodus 21:7
        ‘If a man sells his daughter as a slave she will not leave (after six years) as male slaves do.
        If she does not please her master who intended her for himself he must let her be bought back.

      • Sean Lee Walthour

        Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. 6Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. 7Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, 8because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.”

        (like I already said, they are both exactly the same)

        • BigFaith

          Not the same. In ancient Rome slavery was the norm under the pagan rule. This passage among similar merely admonish those Christians who are slaves to live like Christians.

        • disqus_twdxZmYEy2

          that isn’t Christ saying that buddy. Christ, the savior, is as peaceful and anti-slave as anyone has ever been. Does that mean that no Christians have been guilty of doing horrific things and/or slavery? no…but that is not the point. The main prophet in islam was a murderer, a slave owner, a racist, and a pedophile.

          • Sean Lee Walthour

            It doesn’t matter who says it. It’s still wrong, and Joel 3:8 CLEARLY stated

            “I will sell your sons and daughters, I, The LORD your God has spoken”

            This is God himself speaking. You make the mistake of thinking you can cherry pick what’s been written. Both MEN and GOD are condoning slavery in the bible. Your defense only responds to MAN. Jesus was also NOT anti slavery, nor did u ever condemn it. You can’t lie to somebody who knows the book, obviously better than you do. Ur arguing again Islam to an Atheist.. you don’t get points for that.. YOUR Christian God is just as morally bankrupt as the Muslim version.

            Next time you try to lie, make sure u know who u talking to. Btw, aside from the fact u got the story details wrong, fact is Jesus never existed anyway