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Re: Inspired by Muhammad
« on: October 04, 2021, 10:27:30 pm »
Yes. As I have been arguing for a long time:

since Mohammed also stated that all animals are Muslims by default, the correct interpretation of Islam forbids all animal exploitation. This is reinforced by the fact that vegan food is automatically Halal, whereas meat requires a ritual to make it artificially Halal, implying that meat is inherently Haraam but was only being temporarily permitted out of sheer victual necessity during wartime.

I have personally converted a number of individual Muslims to at least vegetarianism (and in some cases veganism) using solely Mohammedan arguments. For example, the simple fact that vegetables are automatically halal whereas meat etc. at best require a Basmala ritual to make it artificially halal is a strong argument that a superior Mohammedan diet is a meatless diet, and that the Basmala is best interpreted as a wartime compromise, especially when considering Mohammed’s otherwise numerous examples of kindness towards animals. Moreoever, I have argued that in modern society most Muslims who eat meat do not personally witness the Basmala, but rely on trust in halal food labelling. Therefore there always exists a possibility that the meat they are eating is not halal without them knowing so, and hence the only way they can be absolutely sure that they are eating halal is to refrain from meat altogether. In fact, I got along with my Muslim classmates when I was in school for the reason that both they and I ate the vegetarian option during school lunches (because back in those days a halal meat option was unavailable).

My vision is on the distant horizon (our enemies doing our blogging for us):

Then some Koranist idiots say: "But what about Eid al-Adha?"

Answer: that was Abraham, not Mohammed!

The ritual sacrifice of a goat, sheep, cow or camel represents the sacrifice of Abraham, says Imam Hammad Ahmad of Baitur Rahman mosque in Silver Spring, Maryland.
But when Ghilan looks at the life of Muhammad, he finds a different story.
“The Prophet would go a few months without eating meat — and then he ate meat when it was presented to him. He didn’t seek it out..”

That, he says, makes veganism an “imperative” for those following Muhammad’s message.

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    Has the story reached you, of the honoured guests of Ibrahim? When they came to him and said: ‘Salaam!’ he answered, ‘Salaam,’ and said, ‘You are people unknown to me.’ Then he turned to his household, and brought out a roasted calf. And placed it before them, saying, ‘Will you not eat?’ Then when they didn’t eat, he conceived fear about them. They said, ‘Fear not!’ And they gave him glad tidings of a son having knowledge of Allah. Then his wife came forward with a loud voice: she smote her face and said, ‘A barren old woman!’ They said, ‘Even so says your Lord. Verily, He is the All-Wise, the All-Knower.’ Ibrahim said, ‘Then for what purpose have you come, O Messengers?’ They said, ‘We have been sent to a people who are Mujrimun to send down upon them stones of baked clay, marked by your Lord for the Musrifun.’ (Adh-Dhariyat, 51:24-34)

Those who have read the Bible would be familiar with this story from Genesis, chapter 18, of the meeting of Yahweh and the Angels with Abraham to announce the coming birth of Isaac and also to converse with him about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The familiar story of this Jewish patriarch rushing to serve the angels with the “fatted calf” has become the epitome of hospitality.

But constrast this “prophet of Yahweh” with the Message brought by the Prophet of Allah, Salih, to the people of Thamud:

    And to Thamud we sent their brother Salih. He said, ‘O my people! Worship Allah! You have no other god but Him. Indeed there has come to you a clear sign from your Lord. This she-camel of Allah is a sign to you; so you leave her to graze in Allah’s earth, and touch her not with harm, lest a painful torment seize you. And remember when He made you successors after Ad and gave you habitations in the land, you build for yourselves palaces in plains, and carve out homes in the mountains. So remember the graces from Allah, and do not go about making mischief in the earth.’

    The leaders of those who were arrogant among his people said to those who were counted weak – to such of them as believed: ‘Know you that Salih is one sent from his Lord.’ They said: ‘We indeed believe in that with which he has been sent.’ Those who were arrogant said: ‘Verily, we disbelieve in that which you believe in.’ So they killed the she-camel and insolently defied the Commandment of their Lord, and said, ‘Oh Salih! Bring about your threats if you are indeed one of the Messengers of Allah.’ So the earthquake seized them, and they lay dead, prostrate in their homes. Then Salih turned from them, and said: ‘O my people! I have indeed conveyed to you the message of my Lord, and have given you good advice but you like not good advisers.’ (Al-Araf, 7:73-79)

So the Message that Salih brought from Allah had a distinctive quality of universal compassion that the message of Yahweh that Ibrahim lived by was devoid of. One had no qualms to slaughter the fatted calf, whereas Salih protected the she-camel with threats of divine destruction. Now the most mysterious thing is that although traditionally Muhammad’s lineage is traced back to Ibrahim, it is through his son Isma’il, who is honoured as a Prophet of Allah, and not through Isaac (the Jewish patriarch from whom ultimately the tribes of Israel came), and Ismail’s mother was Hajar.

Islamic tales relate that Hajar came from a royal lineage that descended from Salih the Prophet, thus Isma’il and ultimately Muhammad came from the lineage of Salih, even though Isma’il’s father was Ibrahim.