Islam today is the greatest civilisational threat faced by Enlightened Culture. It is far more imminent than Climate Change and the threat of nuclear war, at least between the major powers, is grossly exaggerated, especially by the Left.
Islam is hard for a Westerner to understand, since we are conditioned by our root religion, Christianity, to think of religion per se as being peace-loving. But this is wrong. Many religious cults have been warlike and Christianity, with its core message of forgiveness, is unusual.
Islam could not be more different. It was concieved as a direct counter to the power of the most powerful empire in the world then, the Roman, allegedly by a bandit who thrived on killing, enslavement, theft and extortion, called Mohammed.
Islam contains, amongst its other evils, a particular device specifically intended to dupe its intended victims into believing that it is innocent: taqiyya. This is lying, dissembling, concealing the truth and misdirecting ‘in the interest of Islam’. All Muslims are required to do this. Taqiyya means that literally nothing a Muslim says in the presence of a non-Muslim can be trusted or taken at face value. They have used it to infiltrate Western Enlightened societies that they fully intend to destroy as soon as they can.
Unfortunately, gullible liberals in Enlightened cultures have been taken in by this, to the point that there is almost no Western nation that has not been infected with Islam.
In order to counter the specious arguments of Muslims and their Western apologists, it is necessary to study Islam, preferably beginning with the core texts. That is what this page sets out to enable you to do.
The Koran (Qu’ran) is not the sole core text of Islam. In fact the Koran comprises under 20% of it. It consists of the messages claimed to have been received by Mohammed from ‘Allah’, via the Angel Gabriel. The other vital documents are contained in the Sira, the biography of Mohammed, and the Hadith, the anecdotes and alleged eyewitness accounts surrounding his life. Together, these make up the Sunna.
Because the Koran is not ordered chronologically and it is necessary, because of the Doctrine of Abrogation, to know when a Koran verse was ‘received’ in order to assess its strength, serious students have to refer to the Sira and Hadith.
However, there is another way to assess the true nature of Islam, and this is to bear in mind that Mohammed was ‘the perfect man’ whom all Muslims are required to emulate as closely as possible.
Reading the Sira and Hadith will reveal that Mohammed, while beginning his ministry peacefully, soon turned to violence and by doing so, increased his followers and wealth immeasurably. Violence, misogyny, forced conversion, enslavement, genocide and rape are not peripheral to Islam, as such study will prove, but absolutely central to it.
Mohammed, if he lived, was a gangster; a murderous, immoral bandit who made up a ‘religion’ to get himself rich. Today, Islam is the most toxic social poison to afflict humanity. Thorough reading of the texts can lead to no other conclusion.
It is this life, that of a bandit who, in a civilised culture, would have been hunted down and put to death for his crimes, that Muslims must emulate.
The Koran (Qur’an)
The best-written and most poetic tanslation (Dawood also translated The Rubaiyyat of Omar Khayyam) but disliked by Muslim scholars because Dawood, though a fine academic, was not himself a Muslim.
Quran – Saheeh International Translation An ‘authorised’ translation. ‘Saheeh’ or ‘sahih’ just means ‘reliable’.
Quran by Pickthall. Translation by M.M. Pickthall; marred by archaic English.
Quran by Yusuf Ali Another authorised version.
Quran Transliteration Direct translations of the Arabic words into English. Good for scholars of Arabic, not useful for general study of Islam.
Word by Word Quran An attempt to reproduce the sound of the Arabic text when spoken. Possibly useful for students of Arabic.
Sahih al-Bukhari downloads
For discussion of these please see my post The Hadith: Sahih al-Bukhari.
(Full versions, PDF download: large files.)
The Sira is the biography of Mohammed. A free downloadable copy can be accessed via the following link:
This is avaliable either in full text or PDF forms. The PDF is a large file. I will try, as time permits, to convert the text version into .epub format, which will be smaller.
Sharia, or Islamic Law, is the distillation of the Koran, Sira and Hadith into a life-code that all Muslims must obey without question. It can never be modified in any way, and this is one of the reasons why Islam is incompatible with modern democracy; its innate and immutable violence, misogyny, racism and complete contempt for human life, freeedom and dignity are others.
Sharia is contained in a text called ‘The Reliance of the Traveller.’ Unsurprisingly, Muslims are reluctant for the content of this document to be made public, so I have been asked to remove the link that was formerly here, to material previously held on my site. However I have replaced this with links to other sites that host the text and have nothing to do with me. It is likely that Muslims, as part of taqiyya, will continue to attempt to prevent access to these texts, which were written 700 years ago and are therefore out of copyright. Their objection, of course, is that the truth about Islam is revealed in them.
Please advise me if you have difficulties downloading via the provided links and I will try to update.
The Doctrine of Abrogation. (Naskh)
The contradictions in the Koran make it nonsensical and one can easily be decieved, by Muslims practising taqiyya, into believing that these permit different and even conflicting interpretations of it. This can be refuted by study of the Sira and Hadith, but understanding the Doctrine of Abrogation remains crucial. It is well explained in my article HERE
An article about the ‘Doctrine of Abrogation’ or ‘naskh’ in Arabic.
Note: I no longer use the terms ‘Quran’ or ‘Qur’an’. This is a sop to Arabic sensibilities which we need not concern ourselves with. The word ‘Koran’ better conveys the actual sound of the word to English speakers.
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