In this article, I'm presenting you some of the shocking and evil teachings that are contained in the books of Islam.
(1) A Muslim is to be executed for leaving Islam, but not for murdering a non-Muslim
Sahih al-Bukhari 6922 - "Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him."
Sunan ibn-Majah 2761 - “A Muslim should not be killed in retaliation for the murder of a disbeliever.”
It is well-known that the punishment for murdering a Muslim is death. It is interesting to note how less Islam values the life of a non-Muslim. I have covered the Islamic punishment of death for apostasy (leaving Islam) thoroughly here: Death Penalty for Apostasy in Islam
(2) A person gets away with no punishment for murdering someone who speaks against Muhammad
Sunan an-Nasai 4070 - Ibn 'Abbas narrated that: There was a blind man during the time of the Messenger of Allah [SAW] who had an Umm Walad by whom he had two sons. She used to slander and defame the Messenger of Allah [SAW] a great deal, and he would rebuke her, but she would not pay heed, and he would forbid her to do that, but she ignored him. (The blind man said) One night I mentioned the Prophet [SAW], and she slandered him. I could not bear it so I went and got a dagger which I thrust into her stomach and leaned upon it, and killed her. In the morning she was found slain. Mention of that was made to the Prophet [SAW] and he gathered the people and said: "I adjure by Allah; a man over whom I have the right, that he should obey me, and he did what he did, to stand up." The blind man started to tremble and said: "O Messenger of Allah [SAW], I am the one who killed her. She was my Umm Walad and she was kind and gentle toward me, and I have two sons like pearls from her, but she used to slander and defame you a great deal. I forbade her, but she did not stop, and I rebuked her, but she did not pay heed. Finally, I mentioned your name and she slandered you, so I went and got a dagger which I thrust into her stomach, and leaned on it until I killed her. The Messenger of Allah [SAW] said: "I bear witness that her blood is permissible."
In the above story, a blind man stabs his wife to death for repeatedly slandering Muhammad. When Muhammad heard the news he ordered the man to turn himself in. When he did, Muhammad let him away with no punishment.
(3) Genocide of Banu Quraiza - an example of terrorism
In the following hadith, Muhammad boasted "I have been made victorious with terror":
Sahih al-Bukhari 2977 - "I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy)."
Let us see an example act of terrorism that Islam's own books say Muhammad did. Muhammad and his followers massacred 700-800 Jews of Banu Quraiza for the alleged betrayal by their leaders. Every male who reached puberty was beheaded and the women and children were distributed as properties among Muslims, thus collectively punishing an entire community for some decision made by their leaders.
Quran 33:26 - And those of the people of the Scripture who backed them (the disbelievers) Allah brought them down from their forts and cast terror into their hearts, (so that) a group (of them) you killed, and a group (of them) you made captives.
Tafsir Ibn Kathir on Quran 33:26 - The Campaign against Banu Qurayzah - Then the Messenger of Allah commanded that ditches should be dug, so they were dug in the earth, and they were brought tied by their shoulders, and were beheaded. There were between seven hundred and eight hundred of them. The children who had not yet reached adolescence and the women were taken prisoner, and their wealth was seized. All of this is stated both briefly and in detail, with evidence and Hadiths, in the book of Sirah which we have written, praise and blessings be to Allah.
Sahih Muslim 1766 - It has been narrated on the authority of Ibn Umar that the Jews of Banu Nadir and Banu Quraiza fought against the Messenger of Allah who expelled Banu Nadir, and allowed Quraiza to stay on, and granted favour to them until they too fought against him. Then he killed their men, and distributed their women, children and properties among the Muslims, except that some of them had joined the Messenger of Allah who granted them security. They embraced Islam. The Messenger of Allah turned out all the Jews of Medina. Banu Qainuqa' (the tribe of 'Abdullah b. Salim) and the Jews of Banu Haritha and every other Jew who was in Medina.
(4) The burden of proof is on the raped woman to prove that she didn't commit adultery, else she is punished for adultery
Muwatta Imam Malik 1518 - Malik said, "The position with us about a woman who is found to be pregnant and has no husband and she says, 'I was forced,' or she says, 'I was married,' is that it is not accepted from her and the hadd is inflicted on her unless she has a clear proof of what she claims about the marriage or that she was forced or she comes bleeding if she was a virgin or she calls out for help so that someone comes to her and she is in that state or what resembles it of the situation in which the violation occurred." He said, "If she does not produce any of those, the hadd is inflicted on her and what she claims of that is not accepted from her." Malik said, "A raped woman cannot marry until she has restored herself by three menstrual periods." He said, "If she doubts her periods, she does not marry until she has freed herself of that doubt."
This is what happens if a woman claims that she was raped but fails to produce the required evidence. The Sharia often ends up punishing a woman who makes a rape accusation against a man with the punishment for adultery. And what is the punishment for adultery in Islam? Stoning to death if the person is married and 100 lashes in public if unmarried.
Sahih Muslim 4191 - "When an unmarried male commits adultery with an unmarried female (they should receive) one hundred lashes and banishment for one year. And in case of married male committing adultery with a married female, they shall receive one hundred lashes and be stoned to death."
(5) Islam sanctions sex with girls who haven't reached the age of puberty
Quran 33:49 - O you who believe! When you marry believing women, and then divorce them before you have sexual intercourse with them, no 'Iddah [divorce prescribed period, see (V.65:4)] have you to count in respect of them. So give them a present, and set them free i.e. divorce, in a handsome manner.
Quran 65:4 - And those of your women as have passed the age of monthly courses, for them the 'Iddah (prescribed period), if you have doubts (about their periods), is three months, and for those who have no courses [(i.e. they are still immature) their 'Iddah (prescribed period) is three months likewise, except in case of death] . And for those who are pregnant (whether they are divorced or their husbands are dead), their 'Iddah (prescribed period) is until they deliver (their burdens), and whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make his matter easy for him.
What is clear from these verses? 1) There is no waiting period required for women to remarry if they did NOT have sex with their former husbands. 2) Quran still talks about a waiting period for pre-pubescent girls, thus making it clear that it approves sex with pre-pubescent girls.
(6) Approval for the evil practice of female circumcision
Sahih al-Bukhari 5891 - Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard the Prophet saying. "Five practices are characteristics of the Fitra: circumcision, shaving the pubic hair, cutting the moustaches short, clipping the nails, and depilating the hair of the armpits."
Jami at-Tirmidhi 108 - Aishah narrated: "When the circumcised meets the circumcised, then indeed Ghusl is required. Myself and Allah's Messenger did that, so we performed Ghusl."
It is clear from these hadiths that female circumcision was considered a normal practice in Islam. Sexual contact is referred to as "circumcised part meeting the circumcised part". The traditional schools of Islam - Shafi, Hanbali, Maliki and Hanafi all considered it either as obligatory or as preferred.
(7) Using captive women for sex slavery is approved, even if the women are married
Quran 4:24 - Also (prohibited are) women already married, except those whom your right hands possess: Thus hath Allah ordained (Prohibitions) against you: Except for these, all others are lawful, provided ye seek (them in marriage) with gifts from your property,- desiring chastity, not lust, seeing that ye derive benefit from them, give them their dowers (at least) as prescribed; but if, after a dower is prescribed, agree Mutually (to vary it), there is no blame on you, and Allah is All-knowing, All-wise.
The following hadith explains the context of revelation of the above Quran verse:
Sunan Abu-Dawud 2155 - Abu Sa’id Al Khudri said “The Apostle of Allaah sent a military expedition to Awtas on the occasion of the battle of Hunain. They met their enemy and fought with them. They defeated them and took them captives. Some of the Companions of Apostle of Allaah were reluctant to have relations with the female captives because of their pagan husbands. So, Allaah the exalted sent down the Qur’anic verse “And all married women (are forbidden) unto you save those (captives) whom your right hand posses.” This is to say that they are lawful for them when they complete their waiting period.
Conclusion: I don't write this article to show that Islam has only bad teachings. However, these evil teachings are also a part of Islam and when taken seriously creates a horrible society for us to live in. Just think for a moment - if these teachings are applied to a society would it be good?