The Heart's Witness Against Muhammad: The Murder of Abu 'Afak
remorse, and suffered no such penance for his role in encouraging the killing of Abu 'Afak. Muhammad had, after all, no superior. He was the judge of his own cause.
Under the natural law, a King can do wrong, but he can also do right. There is a law above the King to which he, like all men, is answerable. Under Islam, however, Muhammad can do no wrong and can only do right. There is no law above Muhammad. So when Muhammad kills or encourages the killing of his political or religious enemies, it becomes the rule, it becomes canonical.
Muhammad's behavior is normative even when it violates the natural moral law, which is to say even when it violates the law of God. And this is because, in Islam, Allahu wa rasuluhu 'a'lam, Allah and his messenger know best, the natural law notwithstanding.
*Qayla was the putative ancestress of the tribes known as the Banu Aus (or Banu Aws) and the Banu Kharaj (or Banu al-Khazraj), the two great Arab tribes of the town of Medina.
**A gibe at the language of the Qur'an.
* i.e., "You resisted Tubba' who, after all, was a king in fact and a man of great reputation, so why believe in Muhammad's claims?" Tubba' refers to the Kings of Yemen. See Islamic Encyclopedia, s.v. "Tubba'"
* The word in Arabic means a monotheistic believer or righteous person.
(This article is adapted from the book written by the author entitled, The Heart's Witness Against Muhammad: Why the Natural Law Proves Muhammad False.)
Andrew M. Greenwell is an attorney licensed to practice law in Texas, practicing in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is married with three children. He maintains a blog entirely devoted to the natural law called Lex Christianorum. You can contact Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.
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