When you study Islam in Europe today, you are seeing America in 20 years. Why? The actions by Muslims in Europe are based on Sharia law, the same Sharia law that is beginning to be implemented in America today.
There are times when traffic cannot move in London streets as Muslims commandeer the streets to pray—a political result based on Sharia law.
Entire areas of Europe are no-go zones for non-Muslims, this includes the police. These are Islamic enclaves where only Muslims live. The Muslim-only policy is based on Sharia.
In England an Anglican bishop calls for the rule of Islamic law for Muslims. The bishop is obeying Sharia law.
In the schools only Islamic approved texts can be used; this is based on Sharia law.
Christians may not speak to Muslims about Christianity nor may Christians hand out literature. This is a political result based on Sharia law enforced by British courts.
Rape by Muslims is so prevalent in parts of Sweden that Sweden has forbidden the police from collecting any data in the rape investigation that would point to Islam. Rape is part of Islamic doctrine as applied to non-Muslim women.
In London, mass demonstrations by Muslims call for the end of British law and Sharia law to rule all people, regardless of religion. This political action is based on Sharia.
In some English hospitals during Ramadan fast (an Islamic religious event), non-Muslims cannot eat where a Muslim can see them. The submission of non-Muslims to Islamic preferences is based on Sharia law.
At British hospitals, Muslim women are treated only as Sharia law demands.
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Here are current and historical events in America that are driven by Sharia law:
On September 11, 2001 jihadists attacked and destroyed the World Trade Center in New York. This atrocity was in compliance to the doctrine of jihad found in the Sharia law. The attack was a political action motivated by a religious mandate for endless jihad.
Textbooks in America must be approved by Islamic councils. This is in accordance with Sharia law.
American employers and schools are met with demands for time and space to do Islamic prayer. These demands are based on Sharia law.
The American banking system is becoming Islamicized with Sharia financing. Our banking system is becoming Sharia compliant in financial law, but is ignorant about the totality of Sharia law.
Universities are asked to provide sexually segregated swimming pools and other athletic facilities for Muslim women.
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Hospitals are being sued for not providing Sharia compliant treatment.
No course at the college level uses critical thinking regarding the history and doctrine of Islam. Under Sharia nothing about Islam may be criticized.
Muslim charities give money to jihadists (Islamic terrorists), as per Sharia law.
Muslim foot-baths are being installed in airport facilities, paid for by American tax dollars. This is in accordance with Sharia law.
American prisons are a stronghold of Islamic proselytizing.
Workplaces are being made Islamic worship sites through special rooms and time off to pray. This is in accordance to Sharia law.
Islamic refugees bring all of their wives for welfare and medical treatment to America. American authorities will not act—even when presented with evidence. Polygamy is pure Sharia.
We are fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to implement constitutions whose first article is the supremacy of Sharia law.
Why do we need to know Sharia?
Islamic scholars claim: Islamic law is perfect, universal and eternal. The laws of the United States are temporary, limited and will pass away. It is the duty of every Muslim to obey the laws of Allah, the Sharia. US laws are man-made; while Sharia law is sacred and comes from the only legitimate god, Allah.
Sharia: Sharia is based on the principles found in the Koran and other Islamic religious/political texts. There are no common principles between American law and Sharia.
Life Under Sharia law:
• There is no freedom of religion
• There is no freedom of speech
• There is no freedom of thought
• There is no freedom of artistic expression
• There is no freedom of the press
• There is no equality of peoples—a non-Muslim, a Kafir, is never equal to a Muslim
• There is no equal protection under Sharia for different classes of people. Justice is dualistic, with one set of laws for Muslim males and different laws for women and non-Muslims.
• There are no equal rights for women
• Women can be beaten
• A non-Muslim cannot bear arms
• There is no democracy, since democracy means that a non-Muslim is equal to a Muslim
• Our Constitution is a man-made document of ignorance, jahiliyah, that must submit to Sharia
• Non-Muslims are dhimmis, third-class citizens
• All governments must be ruled by Sharia law
• Unlike common law, Sharia is not interpretive, nor can it be changed
• There is no Golden Rule
This book uses a fact-based approach to knowledge based upon analytic or critical thought. When you finish reading, you will know what Sharia law is. More importantly, you will know the basis of Sharia. You will achieve an understanding of Islam that most in the West do not have. Islam will begin to make sense.
The Three Views of Islam
There are three points of view relative to Islam. The point of view depends upon how you think about Mohammed. If you believe Mohammed is the prophet of Allah, then you are a believer. If you don’t, you are a nonbeliever. The third viewpoint is that of an apologist for Islam. Apologists do not believe that Mohammed was a prophet, but they are tolerant about Islam without any actual knowledge of Islam.
Here is an example of the three points of view.
In Medina, Mohammed sat all day long beside his 12-year-old wife while they watched as the heads of 800 Jews were removed by sword. Their heads were cut off because they had said that Mohammed was not the prophet of Allah. Muslims view these deaths as necessary because denying Mohammed’s prophet-hood was, and remains, an offense against Islam. They were beheaded because it is sanctioned by Allah..
Nonbelievers look at this event as proof of the jihadic violence of Islam and as an evil act.
Apologists say that this was an historic event; that all cultures have violence in their past, and no judgment should be passed. They have never actually read any of Islam’s foundational texts, but speak authoritatively about Islam.
According to the different points of view, killing the 800 Jews was:
A perfect sacred act
Another historical event. We have done worse.
There is no “right” view of Islam, since the views cannot be reconciled.
This book is written from the nonbeliever point of view. Everything in this book views Islam from the perspective of how Islam affects non-Muslims. This also means that the religion is of little importance. A Muslim cares about the religion of Islam, but all nonbelievers are affected by Islam’s political views.
This book discusses Islam as a political system. It does not discuss Muslims or their religion. Muslims are people and vary from one to another. Religion is what one does to go to Paradise and avoid Hell. It is neither useful nor necessary to discuss Islam as a religion.
We must talk about Islam in the political realm, because it is a powerful political system.
The Life of Muhammad, A. Guillaume, Oxford University Press, 1982, pg. 464.
What is Sharia?
Sharia law is Islamic law. Sharia is the basis for every demand that Muslims make on our society.
When schools are asked to give up a room for Islamic prayer, that is asking us to implement Sharia law.
When a Muslim wears a head scarf, that is in obedience to Sharia law.
When our newspapers would not publish the Danish Mohammed cartoons, our newspapers were submitting to the demands of Sharia law.
When demands are made for our hospitals to treat Muslim women in special ways, that is Sharia.
When our textbooks have to be vetted by Muslim organizations before they are used in our schools, that is in accordance with Sharia law.
The attack on the World Trade Center was perpetrated in adherence to the rules of war, jihad, found in Sharia law. Sharia law is the basis for the religious, political and cultural life of all Muslims.
Sharia law is being implemented more and more in America and yet there is no knowledge about what Sharia actually is since public, private or religious schools do not teach it.
The Good News
The easiest way to learn about Islam is through Sharia law. Through learning about Sharia you are introduced to the Koran and Mohammed in a practical manner.
When you know Sharia, Islam makes sense. Most people believe that Islam is complicated or even impossible to understand, but when you understand its principles, Islam is very, very logical. It is based on different views of humanity, logic, knowledge, and ethics. Once you understand the principles and logic, you not only can explain what and why something is happening, but you will be able to predict the next step in the process.
Understanding the Reference Numbers
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Before you can understand Sharia, you have to learn about three books that are the foundations of Sharia.
Each ruling or law in Sharia is based on a reference in the Koran or the Sunna, the perfect example of Mohammed (found in two texts—Hadith and Sira). Each and every law in Islam must have its origins in the Koran and the Sunna.
We know the Sunna by knowing about the personal details of Mohammed’s life. We know how he cleaned his teeth and which shoe he put on first. We know the Sunna because we have the Sira and the Hadith.
You probably think that the Koran is the bible of Islam. Not true. The bible of Islam is the Koran, the Sira and the Hadith; these three texts can be called the Trilogy.
The Koran is a small part, only 14% of the total words, of the doctrine that is Islam. The text devoted to the Sunna (Sira and Hadith) is 86% of the total textual doctrine of Islam. Islam is 14% Allah and 86% Mohammed.
Sharia is nothing more than a condensation and extrapolation of the Koran and the Sunna. Therefore, it is impossible to understand the Sharia without some understanding about the doctrine found in the Koran, Hadith and the Sira. Turn to any page after this chapter and you will find that most of the paragraphs have an index number.
A classic Sharia law text is the Reliance of the Traveller, N. Keller, Amana Publications. (Yes, the correct spelling is Traveller with a double l.) It is very authoritative as it is warranted and certified as accurate by five of the greatest Islamic scholars of today. It is a 1,200 page book, written in the fourteenth century, devoted to such subjects as: political control of non-Muslims, prayer, jihad, wills and estates, punishment, court rules, and land use. It covers legalities and theology.
Here is a typical paragraph:
The “o8.1” reference is an index number in the Sharia law text, The Reliance of the Traveller. The text is divided into divisions—a, b, c,… This particular law is found in division o; section 8; subsection 1. With the index number, o8.1, you can refer directly to the source, The Reliance of the Traveller.
In the example above we not only have the law, apostates (people who leave Islam) should be killed, but we have the supporting doctrine found in a hadith, a sacred text used along with the Koran. A hadith is what Mohammed did or said.
This particular hadith is from Sahih al-Bukhari, one of the six canonical hadith collections of Sunni Islam. These prophetic traditions, or hadith, were collected by the Muslim scholar Muhammad ibn Ismail al-Bukhari about 200 years after Mohammed died and compiled during his lifetime. It is the most authoritative of all the collections. Sahih means authentic or correct. Notice the index number—9,83,17. This reference number is like a chapter and verse index so that you can go and read the original. All of the hadith, including Bukhari, can be found on many university Internet sites.
Here is a Sharia law supported by the Koran:
Above, we have the Sharia text defining what jihad is and then the foundational reference for the authority is provided. Again, you can verify the accuracy of the Koran verses and the original reference, 09.0, in the Reliance of the Traveller.
There is one last type of reference to a supporting document.
Above we have the usual Sharia reference number, m10.12, which relates to the Reliance of the Traveller—the original reference. The Ishaq index number, 969, is a margin note reference that allows you to look in the Sira (Mohammed’s biography—The Life of Muhammad, A. Guillaume) and verify the reference for yourself.
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This is a very different approach from asking a Muslim or an “expert” about Islam or Sharia. If a Muslim or any expert says something about Islam that disagrees with the Koran or Sunna, then the expert is wrong. If the expert says something that agrees with Koran or Sunna, then the expert is right, although redundant.
Once you know Koran and Sunna, further advice is not required.
The largest part of the Trilogy is not about how to be a good Muslim. Instead most of the text is devoted to the unbeliever. The Koran devotes 64% of its total words to the unbeliever and the Trilogy, as a whole, devotes 60% of its text to the unbelievers.
Islam is NOT just a religion. It is a complete civilization with a detailed political system, religion and a legal code—the Sharia. Mohammed preached the religion of Islam for 13 years in Mecca and got 150 Arabs to convert to Islam. He went to Medina and became a politician and a war-lord. After 2 years in Medina, every Jew was murdered, enslaved, or exiled. He was involved in an event of violence on the average of every 6 weeks for the last 9 years of his life. Mohammed died without a single enemy left standing.
This was not a religious process, but a political process. Jihad is political action with a religious motivation. Political Islam is the doctrine that deals with the non-Muslim.
Mohammed did not succeed with his program of religion, but his political process of jihad triumphed. Sharia law is the political implementation of the Islamic civilization.
The political nature of Islam is what creates the major difference between Sharia and Jewish religious law, halakha. Jewish law has nothing to say about non-Jews and explicitly says that the law of the land trumps halakha.
Sharia has a lot to say about Kafirs and how they are to be treated, subjugated and ruled. Sharia claims political supremacy over the Constitution.
There is nothing good for non-Muslims in the Sharia. This is why every unbeliever has a reason to know Sharia law, especially those in politics, policy, regulation and legal matters. Sharia law is about the unbeliever as well as the Muslim. Islam’s attitudes and actions about unbelievers are political, not religious.
Even though Sharia violates every principle of our Constitution, it is being implemented today, because Americans are unaware about Sharia or its meaning.
Sharia and Interpretation
When faced with unpleasant verses from the Koran, it is commonly said that the true meaning depends upon how one interprets the text. For over a thousand years, the Sharia has been the official and normative interpretation for all of Islam. Sharia is the Koran and Sunna interpreted by Islam’s finest scholars. There is no need to look further for interpretation; that work has been done for a thousand years. New matters in Islam must be evaluated and judged according to Sharia, the final and universal moral code for all humanity until the end of time.
The Sharia is based on the perfect, unchanging Koran and Sunna. The vast majority of Islamic scholars argue that the Sharia is Allah’s will in the past and the present. It should be implemented by all peoples as the only sacred law in its present form.
If you read something in this book and want to know more, most paragraphs have an index number. You can look it up.