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Rebuttal to Sam Shamoun

Allah and “Nudity”

Written By Abdullah Kareem



The article can be accessed here: (http://..uk/Shamoun/nudity.htm)



HE WROTE:

 

Muslims like to bring up passages from the Holy Bible which they feel are indecent and highly offensive, in order to prove that these parts cannot be the Words of God.



RESPONSE:

 

There are dozens of passages in the Bible that are highly immoral and obscene. The Bible contains sex literature and violence to the utmost extreme, the passages cannot be attributed to God. The story of Lot committing incest with his daughters was derived from oral tradition. Needless to say, God did not inspire those passages.


Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, [and] lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. So both of Lot's daughters became pregnant by their father. (Genesis 19:32-36)


What is the moral of this story? The Bible gives instructions on how to get your father drunk. The daughters had sex with their own father. Yet the Holy Quran is absolutely pure and doesn’t contain any dirty stories:

 

On account of man’s interpolations, many things have been inserted in those Books which are against reality, revolting to reason and an affront to every instinct of justice. There are things which are cruel and unjust, and vitiate man’s beliefs and actions. Furthermore, things have unfortunately been inserted that are obscene, indecent and highly immoral. The Quran is free of all such rubbish. It contains nothing against reason, and nothing can be proved wrong. None of its injunctions is unjust; nothing is misleading. Of indecency and immorality not a trace can be found. From the beginning to the end the Book is full of wisdom and truth. It contains the best of philosophy and the choicest of law for human civilization. It points out the right path and guides man to success and salvation. (Abdul A’la Mawdudi, Towards Understanding Islam, p. 77)


HE WROTE:


One example that they consider highly graphic and inappropriate is God’s command to Isaiah to roam naked among the people:

"In the year that the commander in chief, who was sent by Sargon the king of Assyria, came to Ashdod and fought against it and took it, -- at that time the LORD had spoken by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, ‘Go, and loose the sackcloth from your loins and take off your shoes from your feet,’ and he had done so, walking naked and barefoot -- the LORD said, ‘As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot for three years as a sign and a portent against Egypt and Ethiopia, so shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians captives and the Ethiopians exiles, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot, with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt." Isaiah 20:1-4

We have already addressed this text here. In the current article, we will therefore not exhaustively deal with this particular reference, apart from citing the following commentaries to show what the text is not saying:

naked--rather, "uncovered"; he merely put off the outer sackcloth, retaining still the tunic or inner vest (1Sa 19:24; Am 2:16; Joh 21:7); an emblem to show that Egypt should be stripped of its possessions; the very dress of Isaiah was a silent exhortation to repentance. (Jamieson, Fausset, Brown Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible; online source)

II. The making of Isaiah a sign, by his unusual dress when he walked abroad. He had been a sign to his own people of the melancholy times that had come and were coming upon them, by the sackcloth which for some time he had worn, of which he had a gown made, which he girt about him. Some think he put himself into that habit of a mourner upon occasion of the captivity of the ten tribes. Others think sackcloth was what he commonly wore as a prophet, to show himself mortified to the world, and that he might learn to endure hardness; soft clothing better becomes those that attend in king's palaces (Matthew 11:8) than those that go on God's errands. Elijah wore hair-cloth (2 Kings 1:8), and John Baptist (Matthew 3:4) and those that pretended to be prophets supported their pretension by wearing rough garments (Zechariah 13:4); but Isaiah has orders given him to loose his sackcloth from his loins, not to exchange it for better clothing, but for none at all--no upper garment, no mantle, cloak, or coat, but only that which was next to him, we may suppose his shirt, waistcoat, and drawers; and he must put off his shoes, and go barefoot; so that compared with the dress of others, and what he himself usually wore, he might be said to go naked. This was a great hardship upon the prophet; it was a blemish to his reputation, and would expose him to contempt and ridicule; the boys in the streets would hoot at him, and those who sought occasion against him would say, The prophet is indeed a fool, and the spiritual man is mad, Hosea 9:7. It might likewise be a prejudice to his health; he was in danger of catching a cold, which might throw him into a fever, and cost him his life; but God bade him do it, that he might give a proof of his obedience to God in a most difficult command, and so shame the disobedience of his people to the most easy and reasonable precepts. When we are in the way of our duty we may trust God both with our credit and with our safety. The hearts of that people were strangely stupid, and would not be affected with what they only heard, but must be taught by signs, and therefore Isaiah must do this for their edification. If the dress was scandalous, yet the design was glorious, and what a prophet of the Lord needed not to be ashamed of. (Matthew Henry Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible; source; bold emphasis ours)

Verse 2
at that time Jehovah spake by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go, and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put thy shoe from off thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.

"Sackcloth was regarded as the appropriate dress for prophets; it was made of the coarse hair of the goat." As for the instruction here to walk naked and barefoot, it is a mistake to think that Isaiah was totally nude. Hailey's quotation from Delitzsch has this: "What Isaiah was directed to do was simply opposed to common custom, not to moral decency." No doubt, he actually wore a loin cloth or some other very abbreviated garment. This instead of the prophet's customary dress was sensational enough. It is amazing that very respected commentators will flatly contradict the Word of God on a matter of this kind. Barnes pointed out that men consider it beneath the dignity of the royal prophet to have gone so long without his clothes. Lowth suggested that he walked naked and barefoot only for three days, which stood for three years! "Rosemuller supposed this to mean `only at intervals' for three years." To all such objections and suggestions, there remains the solid answer of the text: "And he did so, walking naked and barefoot." (James Burton Coffman’s Commentaries on the Old and New Testament; source; underline emphasis ours)

like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot;
not wholly naked, for that would have been very indecent and dangerous indeed; but without his upper garment, as Saul, (1 Samuel 19:24) and David, (2 Samuel 6:14,20) or with rent and ragged clothes, and old shoes, as Jarchi interprets it, and which might be only when he appeared abroad; and how long he thus walked is not certain, whether only one day, as some, or three days, as others, or three years, which is not said, though our version inclines to it; but the three years next mentioned are not to be joined to Isaiah's walking, but to the thing signified by it; for the accent "athnach" is at the word which is rendered "barefoot", and distinguishes this clause from the following. The Septuagint indeed puts the phrase "three years" into both clauses, but it only belongs to the latter: (The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible; source; underline emphasis ours)

Finally:

2. (2) The LORD gives Isaiah a sign to act out.

At the same time the LORD spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, "Go, and remove the sackcloth from your body, and take your sandals off your feet." And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.

a. Remove the sackcloth from your body, and take your sandals off your feet: Before this, Isaiah wore an outer garment of sackcloth - clothes of mourning. Now, God tells him to remove his outer garment of sackcloth, and to take his sandals off.

i. "God would sometimes have his prophets to add to their word a visible sign, to awaken people's minds to a more serious consideration of the matters proposed to them." (Poole)

b. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot: We shouldn't think that Isaiah was nude, completely without clothing. Instead, he only wore the inner garment customary in that day - sort of like wearing only your underwear or a nightshirt. The message wasn't nudity, it was complete poverty and humiliation. Isaiah dressed as the poorest and most destitute would dress.

i. "One need not imagine that Isaiah walked around stripped for the entire three years or that Ezekiel lay on his side for 390 days without getting up (Ezek. 4:9). Perhaps part of each day was used for those designated purposes." (Wolf)

ii. "Not stark naked, but stripped as a prisoner, his mantle or upper garment cast off." (Trapp)

iii. "Other prophets were asked to go through equally difficult experiences as signs to Israel. Hosea endured a trying marriage, and Ezekiel's wife died as an illustration for the nation (Ezek. 24:16-24)." (Wolf) (David Guzik's Commentaries on the Bible; source; bold emphasis ours)

This should solve the "problem" of Isaiah’s ‘nakedness’ in the Bible


RESPONSE:

 

The Bible is clear that any form of nakedness is forbidden. A man should never look upon a woman, and vice versa. Shockingly, God Himself violated the moral codes of the Torah by commanding Isaiah to go "half-naked".
 

Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son's daughter, or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness. (Leviticus 18:17)


The above passage should equally apply to men. A woman should not see the nakedness of another man, or have sexual relations. Yet, the woman of Egypt and Assyria lusted over the naked body of Isaiah.


Jesus is recorded to have said:

 

But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. (Matthew 5:28)

Even if the woman is dressed half-naked, the man is easily tempted by her exposed body parts. The Prophet Isaiah was holy and righteous; he would never strip his clothes.

 

The daughters of Lot saw their father's body and were tempted.


Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, [and] lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. So both of Lot's daughters became pregnant by their father. (Genesis 19:32-36)


According to Genesis 6:1, the "sons of God" (angels) were tempted by the "daughters of men".


When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. (Genesis 6:1)

 

David saw a naked woman and had sex with her:


One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful, and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, "Isn't this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite?" Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her. (She had purified herself from her uncleanness.) Then [a] she went back home.  The woman conceived and sent word to David, saying, "I am pregnant." (2 Samuel 11:2-5)


Moses and his army were excited by the woman:


Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man. (Numbers 31:17-18)


Amnon was tempted by his half-sister:


So Amnon lay down and pretended to be ill. When the king came to see him, Amnon said to him, "I would like my sister Tamar to come and make some special bread in my sight, so I may eat from her hand." David sent word to Tamar at the palace: "Go to the house of your brother Amnon and prepare some food for him." So Tamar went to the house of her brother Amnon, who was lying down. She took some dough, kneaded it, made the bread in his sight and baked it.  Then she took the pan and served him the bread, but he refused to eat.  "Send everyone out of here," Amnon said. So everyone left him.  Then Amnon said to Tamar, "Bring the food here into my bedroom so I may eat from your hand." And Tamar took the bread she had prepared and brought it to her brother Amnon in his bedroom.  But when she took it to him to eat, he grabbed her and said, "Come to bed with me, my sister." (2 Samuel 13:6-11)


Solomon lusted after female goddesses.


King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh's daughter—Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites...As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been. He followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molech [a] the detestable god of the Ammonites. So Solomon did evil in the eyes of the LORD; he did not follow the LORD completely, as David his father had done. (1 King 11:1-4)


In reality, Isaiah's partial nudity could've led him to adultery, the way David and Moses were incited by naked woman.

 

The Bible describes God as Holy and Righteous:


"There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. (1 Samuel 2:2)

Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the praise of Israel. (Psalms 22:3)

Indeed, our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel. (Psalms 89:18)

 

God does not command anything shameful.


When they do aught that is shameful, they say: "We found our fathers doing so"; and "(Allah) commanded us thus": Say: "Nay, Allah never commands what is shameful: do ye say of Allah what ye know not?" (Al-Quran 7:28)


Regarding Isaiah 20:1-3, John Calvin states:


A question arises, Was this actually done, or was it merely and simply a vision which he told to the people? The general opinion is, that the Prophet never went naked, but that this was exhibited to him in a vision, and only once. They allege as a reason, that on account of heat and cold, and other inconveniences of the weather, he could not have walked naked during the whole period of three years. What if we should say that the Prophet wore clothes at home, and also in public, unless when he wished to come forth to teach, and that on such occasions he was accustomed to present to the people a spectacle of nakedness? I pay little attention to the argument, that he was unable to endure heat and cold; for God, who commanded him to do this, could easily strengthen and protect him. [1]


Furthermore, it is possible that Isaiah exposed his buttocks:

"In the year that the commander in chief, who was sent by Sargon the king of Assyria, came to Ashdod and fought against it and took it, -- at that time the LORD had spoken by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, ‘Go, and loose the sackcloth from your loins and take off your shoes from your feet,’ and he had done so, walking naked and barefoot -- the LORD said, ‘As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot for three years as a sign and a portent against Egypt and Ethiopia, so shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians captives and the Ethiopians exiles, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot, with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt." Isaiah 20:1-4


IF Isaiah showed his buttocks as a sign, the Egyptians and Ethiopians would also expose their buttocks as a punishment.

 

 

 

HE WROTE:

 

Want we want to do in this section is to apply the Muslim criteria against the Quran and the Sunna of Muhammad to see whether these sources measure up to the Islamic standards of decency. We want to show that the Quran and the so-called authentic Sunna fail to pass the very test used by Muslims to determine whether a certain document or statement is truly the Word of God.

 

The Quran warns Muslims not to do what the Israelites did to Moses:

 

you who believe! Be not like those who annoyed Műsa (Moses), but God cleared him of that which they alleged, and he was honourable before God. S. 33:69 Hilali-Khan

 

The narrations and commentators claim that this citation was given in reference to an incident which took place between Moses and his people who were slandering him. Moses’ people would bathe naked together whereas Moses would take a bath all by himself, which led them to assume that he had a physical deformity which he was trying to hide. Allah caused a stone to run off with Moses’ clothing so that the latter would chase after it while he was naked, allowing the Israelites to gaze on his nude body in order to see that he had no physical defects. The Sahihayn narrate:

 

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "(The Prophet) Moses was a shy person and used to cover his body completely because of his extensive shyness. One of the children of Israel hurt him by saying, 'He covers his body in this way only because of some defect in his skin, either leprosy or scrotal hernia, or he has some other defect.' Allah wished to clear Moses of what they said about him, so one day while Moses was in seclusion, he took off his clothes and put them on a stone and started taking a bath. When he had finished the bath, he moved towards his clothes so as to take them, but the stone took his clothes and fled; Moses picked up his stick and ran after the stone saying, 'O stone! Give me my garment!' Till he reached a group of Bani Israel WHO SAW HIM NAKED then, and found him the best of what Allah had created, and Allah cleared him of what they had accused him of. The stone stopped there and Moses took and put his garment on and started hitting the stone with his stick. By Allah, the stone still has some traces of the hitting, three, four or five marks. This was what Allah refers to in His Saying:-- "O you who believe! Be you not like those Who annoyed Moses, But Allah proved his innocence of that which they alleged, And he was honorable In Allah's Sight." (33.69) (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 55, Number 616)

 

Amongst the traditions narrated from Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) on the authority of Abu Huraira, the one is that Banu Isra'il used to take a bath naked, and they looked at the private parts of one another. Moses (peace be upon him), however, took a bath alone (in privacy); and they said (tauntingly): By Allah, nothing prohibits Moses to take a bath along with us, but sacrotal hernia. He (Moses) once went for a bath and placed his clothes on a stone and the stone moved on with his clothes. Moses ran after it saying: O stone, my clothes, O stone, my clothes, and Banu Isra'il had the chance to see the private parts of Moses, and said: By Allah, Moses does not suffer from any ailment. The stone then stopped, till Moses had been seen by them, and he then took hold of his clothes and struck the stone. Abu Huraira said: By Allah, there are the marks of six or seven strokes made by Moses on the stone. (Sahih Muslim, Book 003, Number 0669)

 

Hammam b. Munabbih reported that Abu Huraira reported many ahadith from Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and one, of them speaks that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) is reported to have said: Banu Isra'il used to take bath (together) naked and thus saw private parts of one another, but Moses (peace be upon him) used to take bath alone (in privacy), and they said: By Allah, nothing prevents Moses to take bath along with us; but scrotal hernia. One day when he (Moses) was taking bath (alone) he placed his clothes upon a stone, but the stone began to move along with his clothes. Moses raced after it saying: My garment, stone; until (some of the people) of Banu Isra'il looked at the private parts of Moses, and they said: By Allah, there is no trouble with Moses. The stone stopped after he (Moses) had been seen. He took hold of his garments and struck the stone. Abu Huraira said: I swear by Allah that there were six or seven scars on the stone because of the striking of stone by Moses (peace be upon him). (Sahih Muslim, Book 030, Number 5849)

 

 

RESPONSE:

 

Let us compare the Biblical portrait of Moses with the Holy Quran:


The LORD said to Moses, "Take all the leaders of these people, kill them and expose them in broad daylight before the LORD, so that the LORD's fierce anger may turn away from Israel." (Numbers 25:4)

 

Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man. (Numbers 31:17-18)


The Quran describes a righteous Moses:

((Allah)) said: "O Moses! I have chosen thee above (other) men, by the mission I (have given thee) and the words I (have spoken to thee): take then the (revelation) which I give thee, and be of those who give thanks." (Al-Quran 7:144)

 

Also, the Bible says that Moses destroyed the Ten Commandments:


When Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, his anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of the mountain. (Exodus 32:19)

 

The Holy Quran absolves Moses:


When Moses came back to his people, angry and grieved, he said: "Evil it is that ye have done in my place in my absence: did ye make haste to bring on the judgment of your Lord?" He put down the tablets, seized his brother by (the hair of) his head, and dragged him to him. Aaron said: "Son of my mother! the people did indeed reckon me as naught, and went near to slaying me! Make not the enemies rejoice over my misfortune, nor count thou me amongst the people of sin."  (Al-Quran 7:150)

 

The Bible says that Aaron built the calf:

When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, "Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don't know what has happened to him." Aaron answered them, "Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me."  So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron.  He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, "These are your gods,  O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt." (Exodus 22:1-4)

 

The Holy Quran absolves Aaron:


The people of Moses made, in his absence, out of their ornaments, the image of calf, (for worship): it seemed to low: did they not see that it could neither speak to them, nor show them the way? They took it for worship and they did wrong. (Al-Quran 7:148)

 

Let us analyze the Hadith closely:

 

Hammam b. Munabbih reported that Abu Huraira reported many ahadith from Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and one, of them speaks that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) is reported to have said: Banu Isra'il used to take bath (together) naked and thus saw private parts of one another, but Moses (peace be upon him) used to take bath alone (in privacy), and they said: By Allah, nothing prevents Moses to take bath along with us; but scrotal hernia. One day when he (Moses) was taking bath (alone) he placed his clothes upon a stone, but the stone began to move along with his clothes. Moses raced after it saying: My garment, stone; until (some of the people) of Banu Isra'il looked at the private parts of Moses, and they said: By Allah, there is no trouble with Moses. The stone stopped after he (Moses) had been seen. He took hold of his garments and struck the stone. Abu Huraira said: I swear by Allah that there were six or seven scars on the stone because of the striking of stone by Moses (peace be upon him). (Sahih Muslim, Book 030, Number 5849)


There is no indication that God moved the stone. The evidence suggests that Satan (or a Jinn) moved the stone, not God:

 

The Jinns can move objects, and make things disappear:


They appear to mankind most commonly in the shapes of serpents, dogs, cats, or human beings. In the last case they are sometimes of the stature of men, and sometimes of a size enormously gigantic. If good, they are generally resplendently handsome; if evil, horribly hideous. They become invisible at pleasure (by a rapid extension or rarefaction of the particles which compose them), or suddenly disappear in the earth or air, or through a solid wall.  [1]


The Bible mentions a "floating iron" called by Elijah:


And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim. (2 King 6:6)

 

In comparison to this Hadith, the Bible degrades the Prophets of God:

Noah drank of the wine, and became drunk, and lay uncovered in his tent. and Ham [his son] saw the NAKEDNESS of his father. (Genesis 9:21)

And the spirit of God came upon Saul.. And he too STRIPPED OFF HIS CLOTHES, and he too prophesied before Samuel and lay NAKED all the day and all the night. (1 Samuel 19:23)

David DANCES NAKED before the people and before the Lord. (1 Samuel 6:20)

And David was much afraid of A'chish the king of Gash, so he changed his behaviour before them, and feigned himself mad in their hands, AND SCRABBLED

ON THE DOORS OF THE GATE, AND LET HIS SPITTLE FALL DOWN UPON HIS BEARD. (2 Samuel 21:13)

And so his sister Mariam the Prophetess dances, she took a tremble and dances with the women. (Exodus 15:20)

 

The Holy Quran absolves the Prophets:

 

We gave him Isaac and Jacob: all (three) guided: and before him, We guided Noah, and among his progeny, David, Solomon, Job, Joseph, Moses, and Aaron: thus do We reward those who do good: And Zakariya and John, and Jesus and Elias: all in the ranks of the righteous: (Al-Quran 6:84)

 



HE WROTE:

 

In light of the Muslims’ complaint against the Holy Bible we expect that they will be consistent and reject the Quran and the so-called sound narrations for failing their own standard of decency and propriety. After all, there can’t be any thing more shameful and disgusting than the above Islamic narrations accusing one of the greatest prophets of God of not only chasing after a stone, but of also running completely naked in front of hundreds of thousands of people—Sahih Muslim stating explicitly that the people looked at his private parts!

 

 

RESPONSE:

 

You are ignorant of what the Bible says about the Prophets. The Biblical stories of the prophets are perverted:


For a Muslim, many of the claims to be found in the Bible with regard to the prophets of God, and even God himself, are monstrous and preposterous. One is hard pressed to find a single prophet or messenger who was not a drunkard, an idolater, an adulterer, guilty of incest, a liar, and so forth. The Bible practically overflows with such stories from almost every Tom, Dick, and Harry. The messengers of God are even made to be guilty of multiple cases of adultery and worse. Abraham (pbuh) is alleged to be a liar and worse (Genesis 12:13). Noah (pbuh) a drunkard (Genesis 9:21). Lot (pbuh) a drunkard and guilty of incest (Genesis 19:30-38). Solomon (pbuh) a worshipper of idols in his old age (1 Kings 4-9), King David (pbuh) commits adultery with Uriah's wife and then murdered her husband (2 Samuel 11:3-4,15-18), David's son Ammon is guilty of incest and the rape of his half sister (2 Samuel 13:14). Aaron (pbuh) fashions an idol (the golden calf) for the Jews to worship (Exodus 32:1-4), to name but a very few of the many allegations to be found in the current Bible. [1]


Here is what Muhammad Rashid Rida says:

 

If you look at the stories of Adam, Nuh (Noah), Ibrahim, Lut (Lot), Ishaq (Isaac), Ya'qub (Jacob) and Joseph in the Book of Genesis, or at the biographies of Musa, Daud (Daviud), Sulayman (Solomon), and the other Old Testament prophets, and then compare them to the stories of the prophets in the Quran, you will  see a great difference. In the Old Testament, you will see God described in ways that are clearly unbefitting, like ignorance, remorse over having created human-kind, and vengeance. The prophets, too, are characterized in totally unbefitting manners, as if they were examples of the worst behavior. In the Quran one reads of Allah's mercy, wisdom, justice, excellence, and established ways, and of the perfection of the prophets and their righteous doings, as examples of the best human behavior. (The Muhammadan Revelation, p. 26)

 

Here is what Abul Ala Mawdudi says:


On account of man’s interpolations, many things have been inserted in those Books which are against reality, revolting to reason and an affront to every instinct of justice. There are things which are cruel and unjust, and vitiate man’s beliefs and actions. Furthermore, things have unfortunately been inserted that are obscene, indecent and highly immoral. The Quran is free of all such rubbish. It contains nothing against reason, and nothing can be proved wrong. None of its injunctions is unjust; nothing is misleading. Of indecency and immorality not a trace can be found. From the beginning to the end the Book is full of wisdom and truth. It contains the best of philosophy and the choicest of law for human civilization. It points out the right path and guides man to success and salvation. (Abdul A’la Mawdudi, Towards Understanding Islam, p. 77)

 

Christians are the most sinful people on earth because they follow the perverted Biblical stories.

 

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HE WROTE:

As if the Islamic story of Moses’ alleged nudity and public show of genitals wasn’t bad enough, the so-called sound ahadith even testify that Muhammad exposed his private parts in public!

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
While Allah's Apostle was carrying stones (along) with the people of Mecca for (the building of) the Ka'ba wearing an Izar (waist-sheet cover), his uncle Al-'Abbas said to him, "O my nephew! (It would be better) if you take off your Izar and put it over your shoulders underneath the stones." So he took off his Izar and put it over his shoulders, but he fell unconscious AND SINCE THEN HE HAD NEVER BEEN SEEN NAKED. (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 8, Number 360)

Another version of the above hadith includes the following subheading:

VII: The undesirability of being naked in the prayer and elsewhere

357. Jabir ibn 'Abdullah was heard to relate that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was carrying stones with them for the Ka'ba. He was wearing a waist-wrapper. His uncle, al-'Abbas, said to him, 'Nephew, will you take off your wrapper and put it on your shoulders underneath the stones?' He removed his wrapper and put it onto his shoulders and then fell unconscious. After that he was never seen naked." (Aisha Bewley, The Sahih Collection of al-Bukhari, Chapter 8: Book of Prayer; source)

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
When the Ka'ba was rebuilt, the Prophet and 'Abbas went to carry stones. 'Abbas said to the Prophet "(Take off and) put your waist sheet over your neck so that the stones may not hurt you." (But as soon as he took off his waist sheet) he fell unconscious on the ground with both his eyes towards the sky. When he came to his senses, he said, "My waist sheet! My waist sheet!" Then he tied his waist sheet (round his waist). (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58, Number 170)

Chapter 18: UTMOST CARE FOR KEEPING PRIVATE PARTS OF BODY CONCEALED

Jabir b. 'Abdullah reported: When the Ka'ba was constructed the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) and Abbas went and lifted stones. Abbas said to the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him): Place your lower garment on your shoulder (so that you may protect yourself from the roughness and hardness of stones). He (the Holy Prophet) did this, but fell down upon the ground in a state of unconsciousness and his eyes were turned towards the sky. He then stood up and said: My lower garment, my lower garment; and this wrapper was tied around him. In the hadith transmitted by Ibn Rafi', there is the word: "On his neck" and he did not say: "Upon his shoulder." (Sahih Muslim, Book 003, Number 0670)

Jabir b. 'Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) was carrying along with them (his people) stones for the Ka'ba and there was a waist wrapper around him. His uncle," Abbas, said to him: O son of my brother! If you take off the lower garment and place it on the shoulders underneath the stones, it would be better. He (the Holy Prophet) took it off and placed it on his shoulder and fell down unconscious. He (the narrator) said: NEVER WAS HE SEEN NAKED AFTER THAT DAY. (Sahih Muslim, Book 003, Number 0671)

 

 

RESPONSE:


The above Hadiths are completely misinterpreted and distorted. The Holy Prophet never appeared naked in front of his own wives; he despised the pre-Islamic Arabs for dressing sexually. The Book of Revelation describes Jesus having female breasts, yet the Holy Quran respects and honors Jesus.

Obviously, the Prophet was never completely naked; he was helping the Arabs during the pre-Islamic period (before his prophethood). The above Hadith is taken out of its historical context. The pagan Arabs used to walk around "nude", the Prophet fainted and (naturally) his body was partially exposed (only to his uncle). Nevertheless, God protected the Holy Prophet from walking around naked like the pagan Arabs. According to the Seerah, God made the Prophet faint to protect him. There is no reference to the Prophet's "nudity" in the Seerah, only the Hadith records the words emphasized above. 

 

After building the Kaba, Prophet Ibrahim would come to Makkah to perform Hajj every year, and after his death, this practice was continued by his son. However, gradually with the passage of time, both the form and the goal of the Hajj rites were changed. As idolatry spread throughout Arabia, the Kaba lost its purity and idols were placed inside it...Its walls became covered with poems and paintings, including one of Jesus and his mother Maryam and eventually over 360 idols came to be placed around the Kaba. During the Hajj period itself, the atmosphere around the sacred precincts of the Kaba was like a circus…

 

Men and women would go round the Kaba naked, arguing that they should present themselves before Allah in the same condition they were born. Their prayer became devoid of all sincere remembrance of Allah and was instead reduced to a series of hand clapping, whistling and the blowing of horns. [1]

 

The Holy Prophet was very moral and decent. He was never seen bowing to the idols before Islam; he adhered to the religion of Abraham. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is the most profound individual in the history of mankind. He was the most decent human being who ever walked this earth.


Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for any one whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the Praise of Allah. (Al-Quran 33:21)

Among them are men who molest the Prophet and say, "He is (all) ear." Say, "He listens to what is best for you: he believes in Allah, has faith in the Believers, and is a Mercy to those of you who believe." But those who molest the Messenger will have a grievous penalty. (Al-Quran 9:61)

Verily in this (Qur'an) is a Message for people who would (truly) worship Allah. We sent thee not, but as a Mercy for all creatures. (Al-Quran 21:106-107)

The Prophet Muhammad forbade the evil look:

 

"(O Prophet), tell the believing men to restrain their eyes (from looking at the other women) and guard their shameful parts; this is a pure way for them; surely, Allah knows full well what they do. And (O Prophet) tell the believing women to restrain their eyes (from looking at the other men) and guard their shameful parts" (Al-Quran 24:30-31)

 

The Holy Prophet says:

"Son of Adam, your first (unintentional) look is pardonable. But beware that you do not cast the second look " (Al-Jassas).

He said to Hazrat Ali:

"O Ali, do not cast a second look after the first one. The first look is pardonable, but not the second" (Abu Dawud).

Hazrat Jabir asked the Prophet what he should do if he happened to cast a look by chance. The Prophet instructed him that he should turn his eyes away forthwith. (Abu Dawud).

 

Nudity

Islam has given such a correct and psychological interpretation of the sense of modesty in respect of covering the shameful pats of man's body as has no parallel in any civilization. For instance, the men and women of the most civilized nations in the world today do not feel any hesitation to uncover any part of their bodies. For them the dress is a means of decoration and not of covering one's nakedness. But from the Islamic point of view, covering of the shameful parts is more important than mere decoration. Islam enjoins its followers, both male and female, to cover all those parts of their bodies which have attraction for the opposite sex. That is why nudity is an indecency which can never be tolerated by the Islamic Haya. Not to speak of others, Islam does not approve that even a husband and his wife should expose their shameful parts before each other. The Holy Prophet says:

 

"When one of you goes to his wife, he should mind his shameful parts. They should not both strip their clothes and their bodies and become naked like donkeys" (Ibn Majah)

Hazrat Aishah says that she never saw the Holy Prophet naked (Al-Tirmizi)

"Accursed is the one who casts a look at the shameful parts of his brother" (Ahkam-al-Quran by al-Jassas).

"No man should look at a naked man and no woman should look at a naked woman" (Muslim) [1]

 

HE WROTE:

Muhammad even exhorted a person whose waist sheet fell off to cover his nakedness:

Al-Miswar b. Makhrama reported: I was carrying a heavy stone and my lower garment was loose, and it, therefore, slipped off (so soon) that I could not place the stone (on the ground) and carry to its proper place. Upon this the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: Return to your cloth (lower garment), take it (and tie it around your waist) and do not walk naked. (Sahih Muslim, Book 003, Number 0672)

That the removal of the lower garment meant that Muhammad had exposed his private parts can be seen from the above subheading of Muslim which is an exhortation to keep one’s private parts concealed.

 

 

RESPONSE:

 

You ignorant fool. The above Hadith is not speaking about Muhammad! The man used to walk naked during the pre-Islamic period, yet the Holy Prophet never applauded or encouraged this behavior. Quite the contrary, the Prophet told him to cover himself. 

 

Hijaab (purdah) is not a garment nor just one specific action. Actually, hijaab is a set of laws governing the interaction between males and females. It is thus evident that the laws of hijaab are not restricted to women alone. Rather, even men must abide by the laws of hijaab. The detailed laws of hijaab include the levels of interaction that are permissible or forbidden between the different categories of males and females, the type of attire that one must adopt, the degrees of permissibility for a woman to leave the precincts of her home, etc. [1]


The Holy Quran is a beautiful book:

 

Eschew all sin, open or secret: those who earn sin will get due recompense for their "earnings." Eat not of (meats) on which Allah's name hath not been pronounced: That would be impiety. But the evil ones ever inspire their friends to contend with you if ye were to obey them, ye would indeed be Pagans. (Al-Quran 6:120)

 

What is the life of this world but play and amusement? But best is the home in the hereafter, for those who are righteous. Will ye not then understand? (6:32)

 

"Those who patiently persevere, seeking the countenance of their Lord; establish regular prayers; spend out of (the gifts) We have bestowed for their sustenance, secretly and openly; and turn off evil with good: for such there is the final attainment of the (Eternal) Home." (13:22)

 

Help ye one another in righteousness and piety, but help ye not one another in sin and rancour: fear Allah. for Allah is strict in punishment. (Al-Quran 5:2)

 

"Nor can goodness and evil be equal.  Repel (evil) with that is better: Then will he between whom and thee was hatred become as it were thy friend and intimate!." (41:34)

 

"Twice will they be given their reward, for that they have persevered, that they avert evil with good, and that they spend (in charity) out of what We have given them." (28:54)

 

The Prophet Muhammad said:

 

“ Modesty and faith are twins. One who gives up anyone of these would lose the other as well.”

“I have been sent only for the purpose of perfecting good morals.” [Al – Muwatta]

When someone asked the Prophet, “Which is the best thing given to man?” He replied, “Best moral character” [ Trimidhi] [source]

 


Sex and Nudity in the Bible:


The Bible is a pornography book, it should be locked away. Those who read the Bible should know that it contains pornography, incest, and adultery. Christians ignore the truth because they know the Bible is filthy.

Thus says the Lord: 'I will bring evil upon you out of your own house.  I will take your wives [plural] while you live to see it, and will give them to your neighbor.  He shall lie with your wives in broad daylight.  You have done this deed in secret, but I will bring it about in the presence of all Israel, and with the sun looking down.' (2 Samuel 12: 11-14)

One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful, 3 and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, "Isn't this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite?" Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her. (She had purified herself from her uncleanness.) Then [a] she went back home. The woman conceived and sent word to David, saying, "I am pregnant." (2 Samuel 11:2-5)

When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace. If they accept and open their gates, all the people in it shall be subject to forced labor and shall work for you. If they refuse to make peace and they engage you in battle, lay siege to that city. When the LORD your God delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the men in it.  As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves. And you may use the plunder the LORD your God gives you from your enemies. (Deuteronomy 20: 10-14)

Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, "Go to your brother Amnon's house and prepare food for him." So Tamar went to her brother Amnon's house, where he was lying down. And she took dough and kneaded it and made cakes in his sight and baked the cakes. And she took the pan and emptied it out before him, but he refused to eat. And Amnon said, "Send out everyone from me." So everyone went out from him. Then Amnon said to Tamar, "Bring the food into the chamber, that I may eat from your hand." And Tamar took the cakes she had made and brought them into the chamber to Amnon her brother. But when she brought them near him to eat, he took hold of her and said to her, "Come, lie with me, my sister." (2 Samuels 13:1-11)

Lo, a day shall come for the Lord when the spoils shall be divided in your midst.  And I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem for battle: the city shall be taken, houses plundered, women ravished; half of the city shall go into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be removed from the city.   (Zechariah 14:1-2)

"Look, I am against you! - declares Yahweh Saboath- I shall lift your skirts as high as your face and show your nakedness to the nations, your shame to the kingdoms. I shall pelt you with filth." (Nahum 3:5-6, The New Jerusalem Bible)

We recommend the following links to those who are interested in the perverted stories of the Bible.

https://www.answering-christianity.com/x_rated.htm

 

http://www../library/modern/donald_morgan/atrocity.html

 

http://www../library/modern/donald_morgan/atrocity.html

 

 

 

[1] Abul Ala Mawdudi, The Status of Women in Islam, p. 176)



 

 



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