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My rebuttal to Silas' "Muhammad and the Snakes" article:

This article is a rebuttal to Silas' article, which is located at: http://www.answering-islam.org/Silas/snakes.htm

 

He wrote:

MUHAMMAD AND THE SNAKES!

by Silas


            A young Muslim man returns home and finds his wife standing near the door.  He assumes immediately she’s an adulterer and raises his weapon to kill her.  But she warns him that something dangerous is within their house.  The man rushes in and on the bed is a large snake.  The man attacks the snake and kills it, but during the struggle he is also bitten, both die quickly.

 

            Snakes kill people, people kill snakes.  There is nothing uncommon about it; its been happening for thousands of years.

 

            So, what is unusual about this instance?

 

 

            Muhammad had some very unusual things to say about this event.  As you read Muhammad’s words try to determine if he relied upon his own ideas, upon Allah's wisdom, or perhaps another source of information?  Think about his statements, then decide if he was superstitious, irrational, or telling the truth.  

 

My response:

Ok.

 

He wrote:

PRESENTATION OF MATERIAL

 

            The following are a collection of Hadith from several Islamic sources.  Each one contains a unique detail that I feel is necessary to present the overall picture.   Try to form a composite in your mind of what Muhammad intended.

 

 

(1)       From Muslim's collection of Hadith [1], Book 026, Number 5557:

            Abu as-Sa'ib, the freed slaved of Hisham b. Zuhra, said that he visited Abu Sa'id Khudri in his house, (and he further) said: I found him saying his prayer, so I sat down waiting for him to finish his prayer when I heard a stir in the bundles (of wood) lying in a comer of the house. I looked towards it and found a snake. I jumped up in order to kill it, but he (Abu Sa'id Khudri) made a gesture that I should sit down. So I sat down and as he finished (the prayer) he pointed to a room in the house and said: Do you see this room? I said: Yes. He said: There was a young man amongst us who had been newly wedded. We went with Allah's Messenger (to participate in the Battle) of Trench when a young man in the midday used to seek permission from Allah's Messenger to return to his family. One day he sought permission from him and Allah's Messenger (after granting him the permission) said to him: Carry your weapons with you for I fear the tribe of Quraiza (may harm you). The man carried the weapons and then came back and found his wife standing between the two doors. He bent towards her smitten by jealousy and made a dash towards her with a spear in order to stab her. She said: Keep your spear away and enter the house until you see that which has made me come out. He entered and found a big snake coiled on the bedding. He darted with the spear and pierced it and then went out having fixed it in the house, but the snake quivered and attacked him and no one knew which of them died first, the snake or the young man. We came to Allah's Apostle and made a mention to him and said: Supplicate to Allah that that (man) may be brought back to life. Thereupon he said: Ask forgiveness for your companion and then said: There are in Medina Jinns who have accepted Islam, so when you see any one of them, pronounce a warning to it for three days, and if they appear before you after that, then kill it for that is a devil.

 

 

NOTE:  If you don’t know what “Jinn” are, see the link below for further information.

http://answering-islam.org/Index/J/jinn.html

 

My response:

So far you have presented nothing of substance to argue about here, because Jinns are mentioned in the Noble Quran:

"And the Jinn race, We had created before, from the fire of a scorching wind.  (The Noble Quran, 15:27)"

"I have only created Jinns and men, that they may serve Me.  (The Noble Quran, 51:56)"

"And He created Jinns from fire free of smoke:  (The Noble Quran, 55:15)"

Now, if you ask how I would know that Jinns do exist, then I would tell you that I believe the Noble Quran's Holy Claims, because the Noble Quran had proven itself to me that it is the True Revelation of Allah Almighty:

From www.answering-christianity.com/sci_quran.htm:

 

Non-Muslim Scientists embraced Islam after discovering the Miracles of the Noble Quran!

 

Allah Almighty Said:

"We will soon show them Our signs in the Universe and INSIDE THEIR SELVES, until it will become quite clear to them that it is the truth. Is it not sufficient as regards your Lord that He is a witness over all things?  (The Noble Quran, 41:53)"


Very Important Discovery:
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A new star forming out of a cloud of gas and dust (nebula), which is one of the remnants of the "smoke" that was the origin of the whole universe. (The Space Atlas, Heather and Henbest, page 50)
Allah Almighty said: "Then He turned to the heaven when it was smoke...(The Noble Quran, 41:11)"
The Noble Quran on the Origin of the Universe
Only Islam claims that the universe was originated from Dust and Hot Gas, or Smoke.

 

 

Another Very Important Discovery:
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Allah Almighty Said:  "And when the heaven splitteth asunder and becometh ROSY LIKE RED HIDE(The Noble Quran, 55:37)"
What Allah Almighty is Saying here is that when Galaxies explode, they form a red-rose-shaped explosion.  He is also telling us that the Universe will all turn into red exploded galaxies looking like red or reddish roses when the Day of Judgement happens.

The explosion of Stars (FORMING RED ROSES), Galaxies and the Universe in the Noble Quran had been confirmed by NASA.

 

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http://www.harunyahya.com/

"This web site has been developed with the aim of promoting and publicizing the works of Harun Yahya, a prominent Turkish thinker and author. His books have attracted great attention both in Turkey and worldwide. In the 90's especially, the works of Harun Yahya have been a means of intellectual awakening for many Muslims, and non-Muslims alike, in the face of the illusions of the modern age. In other words, the name Harun Yahya is an invitation to the truth.
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The books of Harun Yahya and thus this web site seek to recall various crucial facts, which people are led to disregard and even deny under the influence of the turmoil of the modern age. One of these basic facts is that of creation, that the universe, living things and man, are not self-existing entities, but the artifacts of God, the Supreme Creator. We are all created by Him and to Him we will all return. The allegedly "scientific" challenges to this fact — like Darwinism and other materialistic dogmas — are nothing but deceptions, as explained in this site."

(http://www.harunyahya.com/m_about_site.php)

 

 

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Dr. Zahlool Al-Najjar is a great Muslim Geologist and Scientist who wrote many
books, publications (
131 publications as shown on his resume in English), and
10s of journals and reports proving many of the Noble Quranic Geological and
Scientific Claims to be accurate through Modern Science and Technologies.

He is well known in the Scientists community of Geology in both the US and
Europe, because much of his work and research, especially during his early
days of scientific research, was done in these countries while he resided and
studied in them.

 

 

Science in Islam:

The sub sections here are:

1-  Life originated from water and dust in the Noble Quran, Plants and their origins.
2-  The Earth's rotation, formation, Mountains and Oceanology.
3-  The Universe,
Time, Astronomy, UFOs and Space Shuttles.
4-  Embryology, Human Anatomy, Formation, and Creation from the time of sexual intercourse to the time of birth.
5-  The number 19 code in the Noble Quran.
6-  Medicine, Insects and Animals.
7-  Psychology.
8-  Great Web Sites and Online Books. 
More great resources and web site are available online.
9-  Rebuttals.
10-  Prophecies.

 

 

 

1-  Life originated from water and dust in the Noble Quran, Plants and their origins:

Life originated from water in the Noble Quran.

Life and our physical bodies originated from CLAY - The Noble Quran Claimed it and Science confirmed it!

Science and Existence of Plant's pairs - The Noble Quran claimed it 1500 years ago!

 

 

2-  The Earth's rotation, formation, Mountains and Oceanology:

The Motion of Earth in the Noble Quran.

The Noble Quran confirms that the earth is rotating around its axle.

Allah Almighty said that the earth is "egg-shaped".

The reduction of earth's size in both the Noble Quran and Science!

The Earth is round according to Islam.

Faults on earth in the Noble Quran and Science!


The Black Sea and Dark Waters in the Noble Quran!

  • Did the Noble Quran really say that the sun sets and rises on the earth?
  • Does the Hadith really contain scientific errors regarding the sun's rising and setting?
  •  

     

    Iron, Space, and the Properties of Earth
    The amazing creation of earth and iron in the Noble Quran.   Iron came from space, and the Noble Quran mentioned it.

    The 7 properties of earth in the Noble Quran and Science.  Read the first section of the article.

    Rebuttal to the "Heaven" and "Stars in the lower Heaven" in Noble Verses 37:6 and 65:12.   Read the "Rebuttals" section in the article.   This was an attempt to refute the fact that Allah Almighty Claimed that He Created 7 Ozone Layers as well as 7 different Heavens.

    The dead turning into Fossils and Iron. The Noble Quran Claimed it, and Science today Confirmed it!


    Outside Supporting articles:

    http://www.universalunity.net/iron.htm   This article shows the Mathematical Codes of Iron in the Noble Quran and Science, and shows how Science confirmed Allah Almighty's Divine Claim in Noble Verses 17:49-50 about the dead converting into rocks and iron.   In case the web site is down, you can access the article on my site.

    http://www.universalunity.net/iron2.htm   More elaborations on Noble Verses 17:49-51.  In case the web site is down, you can access the article on my site.



    Living Creatures were sent down from space. Science confirms the Noble Quran's Claim.

    The amazing creation of earth and mountains in the Noble Quran.   Science confirms that mountains prevent the earth from shaking while it is revolving around itself, and that they are like pegs rooted in it.  The Noble Quran made a similar claim.

    Mountains prevent the earth from shaking - The Noble Quran claimed it and Science confirmed it!

    Geology in the Noble Quran - See the Scientific confirmation.

    Oceanology in the Noble Quran - See the Scientific confirmation.  The barriers between waters in both science and the Noble Quran.

    The darkness of oceans and disappearance of light was mentioned in the Noble Quran and confirmed by Science.

     

     

    3-  The Universe, Time, Astronomy, UFOs and Space Shuttles:

    The fault line and crack (split) of the moon in Noble Quran!

  • Images of the moon's fault line and ancient moonquakes (earthquakes) that cracked it.

  • The amazing creation of earth (its 7 properties from atmospheric and inner layers) and iron in the Noble Quran.   Iron came from space, and the Noble Quran mentioned it.

    Seven Atmospheric Layers in the Noble Quran confirmed by Science!

    Living Creatures were sent down from space. Science confirms the Noble Quran's Claim.

    The Speed of Light in the Noble Quran - A superb article by a Muslim Mathematician!

    Allah Almighty talked about lack of Oxygen and painful low pressure in space.  Science confirmed the Noble Quran's Divine Claim.

    The Noble Quran and Astronomers both claim that the Universe is 18 billion years old.

    The Big Bang Theory and the Cosmic Crunch in the Noble Quran.  Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him predicted around the time when the Cosmic Crunch occurs, the Sun would rise from the West.

    The Noble Quran on the Origin of the Universe. This article has pictures and quotes from Western scientific books that accurately confirm the astronomical claims of the Noble Quran.  The Noble Quran was the only book that claimed that the universe originated from Hot Gas or Smoke.  Science proved that this claim is true.

    The explosion of Stars (FORMING RED ROSES), Galaxies and the Universe in the Noble Quran had been confirmed by NASA.

    Comparison between Allah Almighty's claims about His Creation, and the scientific discoveries that 100% agree with Him.  Claims such as:  The universe is expanding, the existence of the sun's orbit, the protective atmosphere to the earth, Embryology and many more.

    Allah Almighty said in the Noble Quran that He is "Expanding" the Universe.  Scientists already proved this claim to be true.

    The "Clot" and the Creation of the Universe in the Noble Quran.

    Is there mention of U.F.Os or other Human Planets in the Noble Quran?

    What does the sun orbit?

    Einstein's time relativity in the Noble Quran.

    Time Relativity in the Noble Quran.

    UFOs and Space Shuttles were explicitly mentioned in the Noble Quran!  Even the communication with UFOs was prophesied in the Noble Quran.

    Aliens and UFOs in the Noble Quran.

    Black Holes and Piercing Stars in the Noble Quran were confirmed by Science.

     

     

    4-  Embryology, Human Anatomy, Formation and Creation from the time of sexual intercourse to the time of birth:

    The Noble Quran on Human Embryonic Development.

  • Did the Noble Quran really plagiarize Greek Embryology?  A very nice article.
  • Embryology in the Noble Quran.   The three stages of the fetus formation in the Noble Quran and Science.

    Abortion in Islam is a crime!   The fetus is a human child in Islam.

    The Noble Quran on the Cerebrum: Lying is generated from the person's forehead.

    The region in the brain that controls our movements - In Noble Quran and confirmed by Science.

    Sex determination and human creation in Islam.  Allah Almighty and Prophet Muhammad both claimed that the human gender is determined by the male's ejaculated semen.

    Were human cloning and gender alteration prophesied in Islam?

    Why does the Noble Quran, while speaking about determination of the identity of the individual, speak specifically about finger tips?  The Noble Quran recognized that finger tips (finger prints) are unique!

    The blood circulation and the production of milk in the Breast: In the Noble Quran and Science.

    Breastfeeding for 2 years in the Noble Quran.  Science had confirmed Islam's Divine Claims.

    Thinking with the heart besides the brain in the Noble Quran was proven by Science.

     

     

    5-  The number 19 code in the Noble Quran:

    The Miracle of the number 19 in the Noble Quran.  Yes, the number 19 is miraculous in the Noble Quran and was proven to be essential in many of the Scientific Theories and Discoveries.  But it doesn't at all support Rashad Khalifa's removal of two Noble Verses from the Noble Quran, and his claim to be GOD Almighty's Messenger.

     

     

    6-  Medicine, Insects and Animals:

    Animals' urine and it's relationship to medicine in Islam.

    Camels could help cure humans.

    Honey was proven to be healing for humans as was mentioned in the Noble Quran.

    Scientific Miracles in the Quran Regarding Mary.

    The fly insect and its cure: Mentioned in Islam and confirmed by Science (Bacteriophages).

     

     

    7-  Psychology:

    The psychological Wisdom of Prayers in Islam was proven in Science and Psychology.

    The Wisdom of the age of 40 in the Noble Quran, which had been Scientifically and Psychologically proven to be True.  See why Allah Almighty is more forgiving to those who are under the age of 40, and how Science and Psychology proved that people under 40 are less mature and tend to make more irresponsible decisions (i.e., mistakes and sins).

     

     

    8-  Great Web Sites:

    http://www.geocities.com/thetruebook/index.htm   A great web site by a Muslim sister.  Her name is Sundus.

     

    http://www.it-is-truth.net/   This is an awesome web site that has Western scientific information that accurately confirms the Noble Quran's claims about astronomy, biology, geology and other sciences.

     

    http://www.universalunity.net/universe.htm   A great site with excellent articles that are backed quotes and proofs about science in the Noble Quran.

     

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    This web site is rich with irrefutable scientific facts and details that match many of the Noble Quran's Verses.  He has done a wonderful job in explaining things in good details and providing detailed OBJECTIVE analysis that prove the Noble Quran's Scientific Miracles.  http://www.rationalreality.com.

    Warning:  This is a Hadith-rejector web site.

     

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    A great book that contains several articles backed by good Scientific references that prove several of the Noble Quran's Scientific Miracles.  http://www.islam-guide.com/.

     

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    http://www.harunyahya.com/

    http://www.harunyahya.com/c_refutation_darwinism.php
    http://www.harunyahya.com/c_refutation_atheism.php
    http://www.harunyahya.com/c_design_nature.php
    Miracles of the Noble Quran.  Video files.
    http://www.harunyahya.com/c_miracles_quran.php
    http://www.harunyahya.com/c_quran_archaeology.php
    http://www.harunyahya.com/c_myth_called_matter.php

     

    The Bible, the Quran and Science.  Written by Dr Maurice Bucaille.  In his work, Dr. Baucille proves that the Quran correctly stated scientific facts unknown at the time of the Prophet - showing its divine origin!

    A web site for the number 19 miracle in the Noble Quran.

    Evaluating Islam as a Religion based on Divine Revelation.

    Quran Prior to Science and Civilization, Astro, Islam, Mlivo.

    Black Holes and Piercing Stars in the Noble Quran were confirmed by Science.

     

     

    9-  Rebuttals:

    Does the Noble Quran support "The Earth moves around the Sun" theory?  Rebuttal to Mr. Avijit Roy's challenge.

    My rebuttal to Avijit Roy's "Does the Quran support the Earth moves around the Sun theory" response.

    My rebuttal to Avijit Roy's "Does Quran have any Scientific miracles?" article.


    The Black Sea and Dark Waters in the Noble Quran!

  • Did the Noble Quran really say that the sun sets and rises on the earth?
  • Does the Hadith really contain scientific errors regarding the sun's rising and setting?

  • A Muslim response to criticism of Embryology in the Noble Quran.  By Nadeem Arif Najmi.

    Allah Almighty said that the earth is "egg-shaped".  Rebuttal to the Christian "Answering Islam" team about "dahaha" in the Noble Quran.

    My rebuttal to Jochen Katz' "The Qur'an and the flight of birds" article.

    Did the Noble Quran really plagiarize Greek Embryology?  A very nice article.

     

     

    10-  Prophecies:

    Please visit The Noble Quran section, and read the "Prophecies" sub section to see the great Prophecies that were fulfilled only in the Noble Quran.  The Noble Quran also made mention and promised the discovery of lost ancient cities and people's bodies, and these promises were all fulfilled today.

     

     

     

    He wrote:

    (2)       From Muslim's collection of Hadith Book 026, Number 5558:

                Asma' b. 'Ubaid reported about a person who was called as-Sa'ib having said: We visited Abu Sa'id Khudri. When we had been sitting (with him) we heard a stir under his bed. When we looked we found a big snake, the rest of the hadith is the same. And in this Allah's Messenger is reported to have said: Verily in these houses there live aged (snakes), so when you see one of them, make life hard for it for three days, and if it goes away (well and good), otherwise kill it for (in that case) it would be a nonbeliever. And he (the Holy Prophet) said (to his Companions): Go and bury your companion (who had died by the snake bite).

     

    My response:

    Here we see the Prophet peace be upon him with a big and loving heart.  He didn't command his followers to kill the snakes right away, but rather give them a chance to leave the habitat and search for a new one far away.

     

    He wrote:

    (3)       Sunan of Abu Dawud, Book 41, Number 5236:

    Narrated Abu Sa'id al-Khudri:

    Muhammad ibn Abu Yahya said that his father told that he and his companion went to Abu Sa'id al-Khudri to pay a sick visit to him. He said: Then we came out from him and met a companion of ours who wanted to go to him. We went ahead and sat in the mosque. He then came back and told us that he heard Abu Sa'id al-Khudri say: The Apostle of Allah  said: Some snakes are jinn; so when anyone sees one of them in his house, he should give it a warning three times. [4521]. If it return (after that), he should kill it, for it is a devil.

     

                Hasan’s note 4521 states:

                The verb means to make things difficult.  It means that one should tell the snake three times that it will be in difficulties if it returns.  It should not blame one if it is driven away and killed.  The warning should be given for three days.  There is a difference of opinion whether it should be given three times or for three days.  What is agreed is that it should be given three times for three days.

     

     

    (4)       Sunan of Abu Dawud, Book 41, Number 5240:

    Narrated AbdurRahman Ibn Abu Layla:

    The Apostle of Allah  was asked about the house-snakes.  He said:  When you see one of them in your dwelling, say:  I adjure you by the covenant which Noah made with you, and I adjure you by the covenant which Solomon made with you not to harm us. Then if they come back, kill them.

     

     

    (5)       Sunan of Abu Dawud Book 41, Number 5229:

    Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas'ud:

    The Prophet  said: Kill all the snakes, and he who fears their revenge does not belong to me.

     

     

    (6)       Sahih Muslim, Book 026, Number 5544:

                Salim, on the authority of his father. reported Allah's Apostle as saying: Kill the snakes having stripes over them and short-tailed snakes, for these two types cause miscarriage (of a pregnant woman) and they affect the eyesight adversely. So Ibn 'Umar used to kill every snake that he found. Abu Lubaba b. 'Abd al-Mundhir and Zaid b. Khattab saw him pursuing a snake, whereupon he said: They were forbidden (to kill) those snakes who live in houses.

     

     

    (7)       Sunan of Abu Dawud, Number 5232:

                Ibn Umar reported the Apostle of Allah as saying:  Kill snakes, kill those which have two streaks and those with small tails, for they obliterate he eyesight and cause miscarriage.  [4519].

                Salim said:  Abd Allah used to kill every snake which he found.  Abu Lubabah or Zaid b. al-Khattab saw him chasing a snake.  He said:  He (the Prophet) prohibited killing house snakes.  [4520]

     

                Hasan’s note 4519 says,

                They were poisonous snakes and caused harm to people.  The people are commanded to kill them.

     

                Hasan’s note 4520 says,

                The version of al-Bukhari and Muslim has:  For they are resident jinn.

     

     

    (8)       Sahih Muslim, Book 026, Number 5559:

    Abu Sa'id Khudri reported Allah's Messenger having said: There is a group of Jinns in Medina who accepted Islam, so he who would see anything from these occupants should warn him three times; and if he appears after that, he should kill him for he is a Satan. [2607]

     

                Siddiqi’s note 2607 reads:

                It is on the basis of this hadith that some of the scholars are of the opinion that it is not proper to kill snakes of Medina without issuing them a grim warning with these words:  “adjure you in the name of that Covenant which Hadrat Sulaiman took from you that you should not harm us and do not appear again.”  This is not essential for any other place besides Medina.  The reason for this is that some of the Jinns had embraced Islam and they lived in the houses and at times assumed the form of big snakes.  (Nawawi, Vol II, p. 234).

    My response:

    Have you seen the small black snakes that wrap themselves into a circle in places like Palestine?  We call them the "snakes of Moses".   I don't know why they were named like that.  But anyway, these snakes are also called "house snakes", and they are very harmless and don't have any venum in them.

    When we used to visit Palestine during summer break, I used to play with my cousins with these snakes.  I was 4 years old when I used to play with them.   We used to carry them, and eventually end up killing them.

    The point here is, Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him didn't say that any snake that appears in your house is harmless!  There are definitely poisonous ones that we would need to kill.  You can't possibly be that dumb Silas!   But what's really ironic here is that you are assuming that your Western reader is as stupid as your ideas are!

    He wrote:

    SUMMARY

                 Muhammad had commanded the killing of all snakes, except those that lived in houses.  Additionally, Muhammad believed that some "Jinn" had received Islam and somehow turned into snakes.   These “Muslim” snakes inhabited homes.  If a Muslim snake was found in a home by the human Muslims, they were to warn the Muslim snakes for three days.  The Muslims were to say, “I adjure you by the covenant which Noah made with you, and I adjure you by the covenant which Solomon made with you not to harm us.”  If the snakes left the home, well and good, but if they remained in the house, they were to be killed because they are “the devil”, i.e. evil, non-Muslim snakes, perhaps real snakes, perhaps a emissary of Satan.

     

    My response:

    No, that's not what the Prophet peace be upon him said.  He said kill all (poisonous and dangerous) snakes, except the harmless ones, which are considered to be "house snakes".  The Prophet never said that if you find a cobra in your home that you are not to kill it.  He said if you find a "house snake", then make life hard for it until it leaves or else kill it.  The reason for this is that these harmless snakes will probably attract dangrous snakes and other dangerous or unwanted animals to be around.

    So the fear is not really from the harmless "house snakes", but rather from the environment that their presence would create.  I don't see how anyone would disagree with this.

     

    He wrote:

    DISCUSSION 

                As I read and study the Hadith I am struck over and over again at Muhammad’s extreme superstition.  Fear and superstition permeated his theology.  Now, for some strange reason he believed that Jinn had received Islam and morphed into snakes.  You can’t blame these Muslim snakes for wanting to live in homes can you?  But, Muhammad didn’t want these Muslim snakes to live in human Muslim homes, so he ordered his followers to warn and trouble the snakes in order to drive them out.

     

     

                Aren’t people who carry on like this put into mental hospitals?

     

     

                Let me ask you.  If you saw someone carrying on a conversation with a large, strange snake in his house, that could be poisonous, what would you think?  Or, what would you think if a friend or co-worker told you about finding a large snake in his home and he was now “warning” it?  Try it for yourself…. Speak to one of your friends at work and tell him, as seriously as possible, that you’re talking with a potentially dangerous snake, because it could be a Muslim snake, and you’re intending to do this for three days.  Watch his reaction!

     

                Let’s not forget the story about the poor young Muslim man who died from the snake bite.  Imagine if he had allowed the snake to remain in his house for 3 days.  It could have bitten his wife or other visitors to the home.

     

     

                You don’t need to be a herpetologist to know that Muhammad has some serious problems.

     

     

    Here are some issues to be considered.

     

    1)         First of all, not all outdoor snakes are harmful.  Many of them are in fact quite beneficial to humanity.  They kill destructive pests like rodents.  What’s the point in killing beneficial snakes?

     

    2)         Second, what does that say with respect to Islam and the destruction of a beneficial species of animal?

     

    3)         Third, isn’t it quite bizarre for people to be talking with snakes?  Muhammad was a superstitious man, in the Quran he has Solomon talking with ants.   But here, the stakes are a bit higher – i.e. they are Muslim snakes.  I’d hate to see a Muslim try talking with poisonous snake.  Definitely not a good idea.  It might make for a good comedy, or “world’s most dangerous stunts” type show, but certainly not a good idea for a real life situation.

     

    4)         Snakes have poor ability to hear.  If Muhammad were really led by God wouldn’t he have used a more reliable form of communication with the snakes?  After all, the motive was to communicate effectively with the snakes and warn them or drive them away.

     

    5)         Should we assume that snakes, at least the snakes in question, understood Arabic?  Especially the Arabic dialect of the home in which he chose to live?

     

    6)         Normally snakes don’t “live” in homes.  If Jinn has morphed into snakes, would they would live as snakes?  Snakes avoid contact with humans.

     

    7)         Do you really think that by speaking to a snake and referencing Solomon and Noah, that that would prohibit the snake from biting you or anyone else?  Are the Muslims willing to give it a try?  I’m sure there are many cobras in India that are available for the job.

      

    GENERAL INFO ON SNAKES

     

    From the World Book Encyclopedia entry on Snakes, pages 524 – 536, (1993 edition).

     

                Throughout history, snakes have been the subjects of many myths and superstitions.  The fear of snakes results from a lack of knowledge about the animals.  Most snakes are harmless to people.  In addition, snakes are helpful in controlling rats and other rodents.

     

    The main value of snakes is that they form part of the environment and help preserve the balance of nature.  … Snake venom has several uses in medicine and biological research.    Certain pain-killing drugs are prepared from neurotoxins in venom.  Researches use the powerful enzymes in venom to break down complex proteins for biochemical studies.

     

     

                Of course there are many in depth books and articles about snakes.  If you want to learn more about them do some research.  Unfortunately for Muhammad, he only had his myths and superstitions to go on.  As a result, he ordered the killing of many beneficial creatures.

     

     

                Here is some additional information from a article found on the web.

     

    http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/995_snakes.html

     

                About 8,000 people a year receive venomous bites in the United States; nine to 15 victims die. Some experts say that because victims can't always positively identify a snake, they should seek prompt care for any bite, though they may think the snake is nonpoisonous. Even a bite from a so-called "harmless" snake can cause an infection or allergic reaction in some people.

     

                Though poisonous snakes can be dangerous, snake venom may have a positive side. Clinical trials are presently under way to test the therapeutic value of a venom-derived product called ancrod in treating stroke. Earlier proposals, using snake venom to treat neuromuscular disorders such as multiple sclerosis, never reached the clinical trial stage.

      

    ADVICE FOR THE MUSLIMS

     

                If you come across a snake in your house, be careful.  It may be poisonous.  Do not follow Muhammad’s advice and “warn” it for 3 days.  If need be, call the fire department, or, animal society representative (the names of such agencies vary from State to State), or even the police department.  If you follow Muhammad’s advice you, or your children, or friends, could be bitten by the snake.  If the snake is poisonous the bite could prove fatal especially to small children.

     

    My response:

    I personally don't think that reciting the Noble Quran, or trying to drive away dangerous animals in the Holy Name of Allah Almighty is wrong or weird.  And most certainly, Prophet Muhammad, as I mentioned above, NEVER said to keep poisonous snakes for three days!  He said kill all (poisonous and dangerous) snakes, except the harmless ones, which are considered to be "house snakes".  The Prophet never said that if you find a cobra in your home that you are not to kill it.  He said if you find a "house snake", then make life hard for it until it leaves or else kill it.  The reason for this is that these harmless snakes will probably attract dangrous snakes and other dangerous or unwanted animals to be around.

    So the fear is not really from the harmless "house snakes", but rather from the environment that their presence would create.  I don't see how anyone would disagree with this.

    And as I also mentioned above, have you seen the small black snakes that wrap themselves into a circle in places like Palestine?  We call them the "snakes of Moses".  These snakes are also called "house snakes", and they are very harmless and don't have any venum in them.

    When we used to visit Palestine during summer break, I used to play with my cousins with these snakes.  I was 4 years old when I used to play with them.   We used to carry them, and eventually end up killing them.

     

    He wrote:

     CONCLUSION

                 Muhammad’s irrational statements on Jinn and snakes stemmed from his lack of knowledge and superstition.  Where he got the idea of Jinn turning into snakes is beyond me.  But we see that his commands to kill all snakes is detrimental to the environment.  Further, his command to warn dangerous snakes is potentially harmful to people that follow and obey him.

     

                My question to the Muslims is this:  why put your trust in the teachings of this man?  Are you going to entrust your eternity to someone who taught that people should dialog with snakes?

     

     

    PRAYER FOR SALVATION

     

                This prayer is written for anyone.  This includes Muslims who are seeking the truth and who want to know God in a personal way.

     

                “Lord Jesus, I believe in You.  I believe that You are the Son of God and the Lord.  I believe that You died for my sins and were raised from the dead.  I confess that I am a sinner and I ask You to come into my heart, cleanse me from my sins, and forgive me for my sins.  I turn to follow and obey You – I put my faith in you.  I now receive You as Messiah and Lord and totally commit my life to You.”

    Amen.

     

     

    REFERENCES

    1. Muslim, A., "Sahih Muslim", translated by A. Sidiqqi, International Islamic Publishing House, Riyadh, KSA.
    2. Abu Dawud, Suliman, “Sunan”, al-Madina, New Delhi, 1985, translated by A. Hasan

     

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    My response:

    Your conclusion is bogus, and your lack of information about snakes in the Middle East prompted you to write this ridiculous article that proved absolutely nothing about Islam being a false religion.  Islam is not about superstition.  The Noble Quran did prove itself to be a Divine Revelation from Allah Almighty, because of its Everlasting Miracle that exists within it.  Let's look at a sample of the Noble Quran's Miracles and proofs of Divine Truthfulness:

     

    From www.answering-christianity.com/sci_quran.htm:

     

    Non-Muslim Scientists embraced Islam after discovering the Miracles of the Noble Quran!

     

    Allah Almighty Said:

    "We will soon show them Our signs in the Universe and INSIDE THEIR SELVES, until it will become quite clear to them that it is the truth. Is it not sufficient as regards your Lord that He is a witness over all things?  (The Noble Quran, 41:53)"


    Very Important Discovery:
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    A new star forming out of a cloud of gas and dust (nebula), which is one of the remnants of the "smoke" that was the origin of the whole universe. (The Space Atlas, Heather and Henbest, page 50)
    Allah Almighty said: "Then He turned to the heaven when it was smoke...(The Noble Quran, 41:11)"
    The Noble Quran on the Origin of the Universe
    Only Islam claims that the universe was originated from Dust and Hot Gas, or Smoke.

     

     

    Another Very Important Discovery:
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    Allah Almighty Said:  "And when the heaven splitteth asunder and becometh ROSY LIKE RED HIDE(The Noble Quran, 55:37)"
    What Allah Almighty is Saying here is that when Galaxies explode, they form a red-rose-shaped explosion.  He is also telling us that the Universe will all turn into red exploded galaxies looking like red or reddish roses when the Day of Judgement happens.

    The explosion of Stars (FORMING RED ROSES), Galaxies and the Universe in the Noble Quran had been confirmed by NASA.

     

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    http://www.harunyahya.com/

    "This web site has been developed with the aim of promoting and publicizing the works of Harun Yahya, a prominent Turkish thinker and author. His books have attracted great attention both in Turkey and worldwide. In the 90's especially, the works of Harun Yahya have been a means of intellectual awakening for many Muslims, and non-Muslims alike, in the face of the illusions of the modern age. In other words, the name Harun Yahya is an invitation to the truth.
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    The books of Harun Yahya and thus this web site seek to recall various crucial facts, which people are led to disregard and even deny under the influence of the turmoil of the modern age. One of these basic facts is that of creation, that the universe, living things and man, are not self-existing entities, but the artifacts of God, the Supreme Creator. We are all created by Him and to Him we will all return. The allegedly "scientific" challenges to this fact — like Darwinism and other materialistic dogmas — are nothing but deceptions, as explained in this site."

    (http://www.harunyahya.com/m_about_site.php)

     

     

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    Dr. Zahlool Al-Najjar is a great Muslim Geologist and Scientist who wrote many
    books, publications (
    131 publications as shown on his resume in English), and
    10s of journals and reports proving many of the Noble Quranic Geological and
    Scientific Claims to be accurate through Modern Science and Technologies.

    He is well known in the Scientists community of Geology in both the US and
    Europe, because much of his work and research, especially during his early
    days of scientific research, was done in these countries while he resided and
    studied in them.

     

     

    Science in Islam:

    The sub sections here are:

    1-  Life originated from water and dust in the Noble Quran, Plants and their origins.
    2-  The Earth's rotation, formation, Mountains and Oceanology.
    3-  The Universe,
    Time, Astronomy, UFOs and Space Shuttles.
    4-  Embryology, Human Anatomy, Formation, and Creation from the time of sexual intercourse to the time of birth.
    5-  The number 19 code in the Noble Quran.
    6-  Medicine, Insects and Animals.
    7-  Psychology.
    8-  Great Web Sites and Online Books. 
    More great resources and web site are available online.
    9-  Rebuttals.
    10-  Prophecies.

     

     

     

    1-  Life originated from water and dust in the Noble Quran, Plants and their origins:

    Life originated from water in the Noble Quran.

    Life and our physical bodies originated from CLAY - The Noble Quran Claimed it and Science confirmed it!

    Science and Existence of Plant's pairs - The Noble Quran claimed it 1500 years ago!

     

     

    2-  The Earth's rotation, formation, Mountains and Oceanology:

    The Motion of Earth in the Noble Quran.

    The Noble Quran confirms that the earth is rotating around its axle.

    Allah Almighty said that the earth is "egg-shaped".

    The reduction of earth's size in both the Noble Quran and Science!

    The Earth is round according to Islam.

    Faults on earth in the Noble Quran and Science!


    The Black Sea and Dark Waters in the Noble Quran!

  • Did the Noble Quran really say that the sun sets and rises on the earth?
  • Does the Hadith really contain scientific errors regarding the sun's rising and setting?
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    Iron, Space, and the Properties of Earth
    The amazing creation of earth and iron in the Noble Quran.   Iron came from space, and the Noble Quran mentioned it.

    The 7 properties of earth in the Noble Quran and Science.  Read the first section of the article.

    Rebuttal to the "Heaven" and "Stars in the lower Heaven" in Noble Verses 37:6 and 65:12.   Read the "Rebuttals" section in the article.   This was an attempt to refute the fact that Allah Almighty Claimed that He Created 7 Ozone Layers as well as 7 different Heavens.

    The dead turning into Fossils and Iron. The Noble Quran Claimed it, and Science today Confirmed it!


    Outside Supporting articles:

    http://www.universalunity.net/iron.htm   This article shows the Mathematical Codes of Iron in the Noble Quran and Science, and shows how Science confirmed Allah Almighty's Divine Claim in Noble Verses 17:49-50 about the dead converting into rocks and iron.   In case the web site is down, you can access the article on my site.

    http://www.universalunity.net/iron2.htm   More elaborations on Noble Verses 17:49-51.  In case the web site is down, you can access the article on my site.



    Living Creatures were sent down from space. Science confirms the Noble Quran's Claim.

    The amazing creation of earth and mountains in the Noble Quran.   Science confirms that mountains prevent the earth from shaking while it is revolving around itself, and that they are like pegs rooted in it.  The Noble Quran made a similar claim.

    Mountains prevent the earth from shaking - The Noble Quran claimed it and Science confirmed it!

    Geology in the Noble Quran - See the Scientific confirmation.

    Oceanology in the Noble Quran - See the Scientific confirmation.  The barriers between waters in both science and the Noble Quran.

    The darkness of oceans and disappearance of light was mentioned in the Noble Quran and confirmed by Science.

     

     

    3-  The Universe, Time, Astronomy, UFOs and Space Shuttles:

    The fault line and crack (split) of the moon in Noble Quran!

  • Images of the moon's fault line and ancient moonquakes (earthquakes) that cracked it.

  • The amazing creation of earth (its 7 properties from atmospheric and inner layers) and iron in the Noble Quran.   Iron came from space, and the Noble Quran mentioned it.

    Seven Atmospheric Layers in the Noble Quran confirmed by Science!

    Living Creatures were sent down from space. Science confirms the Noble Quran's Claim.

    The Speed of Light in the Noble Quran - A superb article by a Muslim Mathematician!

    Allah Almighty talked about lack of Oxygen and painful low pressure in space.  Science confirmed the Noble Quran's Divine Claim.

    The Noble Quran and Astronomers both claim that the Universe is 18 billion years old.

    The Big Bang Theory and the Cosmic Crunch in the Noble Quran.  Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him predicted around the time when the Cosmic Crunch occurs, the Sun would rise from the West.

    The Noble Quran on the Origin of the Universe. This article has pictures and quotes from Western scientific books that accurately confirm the astronomical claims of the Noble Quran.  The Noble Quran was the only book that claimed that the universe originated from Hot Gas or Smoke.  Science proved that this claim is true.

    The explosion of Stars (FORMING RED ROSES), Galaxies and the Universe in the Noble Quran had been confirmed by NASA.

    Comparison between Allah Almighty's claims about His Creation, and the scientific discoveries that 100% agree with Him.  Claims such as:  The universe is expanding, the existence of the sun's orbit, the protective atmosphere to the earth, Embryology and many more.

    Allah Almighty said in the Noble Quran that He is "Expanding" the Universe.  Scientists already proved this claim to be true.

    The "Clot" and the Creation of the Universe in the Noble Quran.

    Is there mention of U.F.Os or other Human Planets in the Noble Quran?

    What does the sun orbit?

    Einstein's time relativity in the Noble Quran.

    Time Relativity in the Noble Quran.

    UFOs and Space Shuttles were explicitly mentioned in the Noble Quran!  Even the communication with UFOs was prophesied in the Noble Quran.

    Aliens and UFOs in the Noble Quran.

    Black Holes and Piercing Stars in the Noble Quran were confirmed by Science.

     

     

    4-  Embryology, Human Anatomy, Formation and Creation from the time of sexual intercourse to the time of birth:

    The Noble Quran on Human Embryonic Development.

  • Did the Noble Quran really plagiarize Greek Embryology?  A very nice article.
  • Embryology in the Noble Quran.   The three stages of the fetus formation in the Noble Quran and Science.

    Abortion in Islam is a crime!   The fetus is a human child in Islam.

    The Noble Quran on the Cerebrum: Lying is generated from the person's forehead.

    The region in the brain that controls our movements - In Noble Quran and confirmed by Science.

    Sex determination and human creation in Islam.  Allah Almighty and Prophet Muhammad both claimed that the human gender is determined by the male's ejaculated semen.

    Were human cloning and gender alteration prophesied in Islam?

    Why does the Noble Quran, while speaking about determination of the identity of the individual, speak specifically about finger tips?  The Noble Quran recognized that finger tips (finger prints) are unique!

    The blood circulation and the production of milk in the Breast: In the Noble Quran and Science.

    Breastfeeding for 2 years in the Noble Quran.  Science had confirmed Islam's Divine Claims.

    Thinking with the heart besides the brain in the Noble Quran was proven by Science.

     

     

    5-  The number 19 code in the Noble Quran:

    The Miracle of the number 19 in the Noble Quran.  Yes, the number 19 is miraculous in the Noble Quran and was proven to be essential in many of the Scientific Theories and Discoveries.  But it doesn't at all support Rashad Khalifa's removal of two Noble Verses from the Noble Quran, and his claim to be GOD Almighty's Messenger.

     

     

    6-  Medicine, Insects and Animals:

    Animals' urine and it's relationship to medicine in Islam.

    Camels could help cure humans.

    Honey was proven to be healing for humans as was mentioned in the Noble Quran.

    Scientific Miracles in the Quran Regarding Mary.

    The fly insect and its cure: Mentioned in Islam and confirmed by Science (Bacteriophages).

     

     

    7-  Psychology:

    The psychological Wisdom of Prayers in Islam was proven in Science and Psychology.

    The Wisdom of the age of 40 in the Noble Quran, which had been Scientifically and Psychologically proven to be True.  See why Allah Almighty is more forgiving to those who are under the age of 40, and how Science and Psychology proved that people under 40 are less mature and tend to make more irresponsible decisions (i.e., mistakes and sins).

     

     

    8-  Great Web Sites:

    http://www.geocities.com/thetruebook/index.htm   A great web site by a Muslim sister.  Her name is Sundus.

     

    http://www.it-is-truth.net/   This is an awesome web site that has Western scientific information that accurately confirms the Noble Quran's claims about astronomy, biology, geology and other sciences.

     

    http://www.universalunity.net/universe.htm   A great site with excellent articles that are backed quotes and proofs about science in the Noble Quran.

     

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    This web site is rich with irrefutable scientific facts and details that match many of the Noble Quran's Verses.  He has done a wonderful job in explaining things in good details and providing detailed OBJECTIVE analysis that prove the Noble Quran's Scientific Miracles.  http://www.rationalreality.com.

    Warning:  This is a Hadith-rejector web site.

     

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    A great book that contains several articles backed by good Scientific references that prove several of the Noble Quran's Scientific Miracles.  http://www.islam-guide.com/.

     

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    http://www.harunyahya.com/

    http://www.harunyahya.com/c_refutation_darwinism.php
    http://www.harunyahya.com/c_refutation_atheism.php
    http://www.harunyahya.com/c_design_nature.php
    Miracles of the Noble Quran.  Video files.
    http://www.harunyahya.com/c_miracles_quran.php
    http://www.harunyahya.com/c_quran_archaeology.php
    http://www.harunyahya.com/c_myth_called_matter.php

     

    The Bible, the Quran and Science.  Written by Dr Maurice Bucaille.  In his work, Dr. Baucille proves that the Quran correctly stated scientific facts unknown at the time of the Prophet - showing its divine origin!

    A web site for the number 19 miracle in the Noble Quran.

    Evaluating Islam as a Religion based on Divine Revelation.

    Quran Prior to Science and Civilization, Astro, Islam, Mlivo.

    Black Holes and Piercing Stars in the Noble Quran were confirmed by Science.

     

     

    9-  Rebuttals:

    Does the Noble Quran support "The Earth moves around the Sun" theory?  Rebuttal to Mr. Avijit Roy's challenge.

    My rebuttal to Avijit Roy's "Does the Quran support the Earth moves around the Sun theory" response.

    My rebuttal to Avijit Roy's "Does Quran have any Scientific miracles?" article.


    The Black Sea and Dark Waters in the Noble Quran!

  • Did the Noble Quran really say that the sun sets and rises on the earth?
  • Does the Hadith really contain scientific errors regarding the sun's rising and setting?

  • A Muslim response to criticism of Embryology in the Noble Quran.  By Nadeem Arif Najmi.

    Allah Almighty said that the earth is "egg-shaped".  Rebuttal to the Christian "Answering Islam" team about "dahaha" in the Noble Quran.

    My rebuttal to Jochen Katz' "The Qur'an and the flight of birds" article.

    Did the Noble Quran really plagiarize Greek Embryology?  A very nice article.

     

     

    10-  Prophecies:

    Please visit The Noble Quran section, and read the "Prophecies" sub section to see the great Prophecies that were fulfilled only in the Noble Quran.  The Noble Quran also made mention and promised the discovery of lost ancient cities and people's bodies, and these promises were all fulfilled today.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Back to My Rebuttals, and exposing the lies of the Answering Islam team section.

    Rebuttals to Silas' Articles section.

    Answering Trinity.

    Contradictions and History of Corruption in the Bible.

    Questions about Jesus that trinitarian Christians don't have logical answers for.

    What parts of the Bible do Muslims believe are closest to the Truth? and Why?

    "Allah" was GOD Almighty's original Name in the Bible according to the Hebrew and Aramaic sources.

    Scientific Miracles in Islam and the Noble Quran.

    Most of the Bible's books and gospels were written by mysterious people!

    Jesus mentioned Muhammad by the name in the Bible.

    Did Isaiah 53 really prophesies about the crucifixion of Jesus? It supports Islam's claims about Jesus peace be upon him never died on the cross.  I also addressed John 19:36-37 from the Bible and proved that Jesus never got crucified, since GOD Almighty promised that he will protect Jesus' body and not let even a single bone be broken.  My question to all Christians is: How in the world is it possible for the feet to get nailed on the cross without any penetration to the bones by the nails, hence breaking part of the feet's bones?! I also added refutations to Exodus 12:46, Numbers 9:12, Zechariah 12:10 and Psalm 34:20, which supposedly prove the Christians' belief about Jesus crucifixion.  I proved that this dogma has no truth what so ever and exposed the wrong Trinitarian English translation of Zechariah 12:10.


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