ShariAmerica: Bible Principles, The Constitution and Sharia Law
Sharia Law is not compatible with the Bible, and is contradictory to the US Constitution. There are many more reasons that could be stated, we will simply list three. All three are what we would consider “hot topic” issues in the USA today.
Today we will consider these three ideas. Current US laws as supported by the US Constitution says and then compare it to what Sharia Law teaches.
- Equality of Men and Women
- Homosexual Treatment
- Religious Freedom
While there are a myriad of other reasons; these will suffice for now.
Equal Rights for Women
First, Just as the New Testament affirms. That men and women are equal in the sight of God. (Galatians 3:28) The law of the United States based upon the Constitution, says that women are co-equals with men. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution ensures that all men/women are equal under the law of the land.
Our courts put men into prison who beat their wives, who push their wives, or hurt their wives. Under Sharia Law, no such court would rule this way. Men and women are not equal.
Based upon on the reading of the Quran notice:
- Men can marry 4 women, women may NOT marry 4 men.
- Men can have sex with their female captives and slave girls
- Men can beat their wives into submission
Under Muslim Sharia law, women are not equal with men:
Quran 4:3 If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, Marry women of your choice, Two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice.
Men may marry up to 4 women at the same time, yet women are not afforded the same opportunity of marrying 4 men. To do so, would be considered fornication.
Also, women; how about if your husband goes to war, and he takes some captives/ slave girls, under Sharia, he is free to use them as sex slaves:
Quran 4:24 And all married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom your right hands possess. It is a decree of Allah for you. Lawful unto you are all beyond those mentioned, so that ye seek them with your wealth in honest wedlock, not debauchery. And those of whom ye seek content (by marrying them), give unto them their portions as a duty. And there is no sin for you in what ye do by mutual agreement after the duty (hath been done). Lo! Allah is ever Knower, Wise. (Pickthall)
If your husband decides to keep a female hostage, he is free to have sexual relations with her as he wishes. (Not to mention the idea of sexual slavery as is supported by Sharia and the Quran).
Ladies in America as supported by the Constitution, are equal to the man. However, notice the following verse which should help you see what Islam teaches.
Quran 4:34Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is ever High, Exalted, Great. Yusuf Ali
Ladies, how do you feel about a man being ‘in charge of you?” And certainly you should fear the second part of this verse: If a man thinks that his wife might ‘rebel’ (disobey) he is given the right to beat her.
Quran 4:34 . . . If you fear highhandedness from your wives, remind them [of the teaching of God], then ignore them when you go to bed, then hit them. If they obey you, you have no right to act against them. God is most high and great. (MAS Abdel Haleem, The Qur’an, Oxford UP, 2004)
As to those women on whose part you see ill conduct, admonish them, and abandon them in their beds, and beat them, but if they return to obedience, do not seek a means against them. Surely, Allah is Ever Most High, Most Great.) Allah said, (Quran 4:34)
This action is supported by the Hadith as well. The hadith says that Muslim women in the time of Muhammad were suffering from domestic violence.
Rifa'a divorced his wife whereupon 'Abdur Rahman bin Az-Zubair Al-Qurazi married her. 'Aisha said that the lady (came), wearing a green veil (and complained to her (Aisha) of her husband and showed her a green spot on her skin caused by beating). It was the habit of ladies to support each other, so when Allah's Apostle came, 'Aisha said, "I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women. Look! Her skin is greener than her clothes!" (Bukhari 5825)
Another Hadith shows Muhammad beating his girl-bride, Aisha, daughter of Abu Bakr: Sahih Muslim 2127:
"He [Muhammad] struck me [Aisha] on the chest which caused me pain."
Ladies, are you sure you want a Muslim in the White House? Are you sure you want to live like women in Saudi Arabia?
In Saudi Arabia women are not allowed to drive cars. And under Sharia Law, all this voting for women, will have to go. Under Sharia women’s testimony counts half that of men. This belief is found directly from the Quran.
Let him who incurs the liability dictate, but let him fear His Lord Allah, and not diminish aught of what he owes. If they party liable is mentally deficient, or weak, or unable Himself to dictate, Let his guardian dictate faithfully, and get two witnesses, out of your own men, and if there are not two men, then a man and two women, such as ye choose, for witnesses, so that if one of them errs, the other can remind her.
One man is equal to 2 women as pertaining their testimony.
Also, a woman simply touching a man on his way to the Mosque makes him unclean.
But if you are ill or on a journey or any of you comes from the Gha'it (toilet) or you have touched women and you find no water, then perform Tayammum with clean earth and rub therewith your faces and hands. Allah does not want to place you in difficulty, but He wants to purify you, and to complete His Favor to you that you may be thankful.)(Quran 5:6 IBN Kathir)
I urge you, please take the time to research just what the Quran and Hadith teach about women before you decide if you think Sharia Law and the Constitution are compatible.
Second, The New Testament shows how to handle the sin of Homosexuality. By converting them to Christ, and helping them out of their sin. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11). In the United States, the US Supreme Court has allowed for Homosexual Marriage. For years, homosexuals have been protected under the 14th Amendment as far as having similar rights as heterosexuals. While the gay marriage ruling has been met with much regret by those who understand what marriage is. Under Sharia Law, you need not worry about whether some lady in Kentucky refuses to sign their marriage licenses. You would immediately have a law that would search out the homosexuals and kill them.
Iran, in its 1991 Constitution, in Articles 108-113, adopted the punishment of execution for sodomy. In case you do not know what “sodomy” is, today we call it homosexuality.
In April 2005, a Kuwaiti cleric said that homosexuals should be thrown off a mountain or stoned to death, under Sharia Law.
On April 7, 2005, Saudi Arabia sentenced more than 100 men to prison or flogging for "gay conduct." They were all only following Sharia Law. Early Islam would have executed them.
Ibn Abbas, Muhammad’s cousin and highly reliable transmitter of Hadith, reports the following about early Islam and Muhammad’s punishment of homosexuals: . . .
"If you find anyone doing as Lot’s people did, kill the one who does it, and the one to whom it is done" (Abu Dawud no. 4447).
This hadith passage says that homosexuals should be burned alive or have wall pushed on them:
Ibn Abbas and Abu Huraira reported God’s messenger as saying, "Accursed is he who does what Lot’s people did." In a version . . . on the authority of Ibn Abbas it says that Ali [Muhammad’s cousin and son-in-law] had two people burned and that Abu Bakr [Muhammad’s chief companion] had a wall thrown down on them. (Mishkat, vol. 1, p. 765, Prescribed Punishments)
Though the punishment of a wall being toppled on them is extreme, the Taliban was merely following the origins of their religion, when they followed Sharia law in February 1988 when they ordered a stone wall to be pushed upon 3 homosexual men.
Where do you find this in US Law? Does the Constitution sanction this type of action?
Again I plead, learn what Sharia Law is before you claim that it can be harmonized with the US Constitution.
Third, again, as the Bible teaches, we are to be a light to the world. Christians are to influence people by the word of God. The Sword that we fight with, is the Bible. (John 18:36; Eph. 6:17) Christians understand that justice is ultimately God’s to meet out, not humanity’s. Based upon these principles, the US Constitution guarantees freedom of Religion. Sharia Law, based upon Islam’s Authoritative sources does not.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. U.S. Constitution - Amendment 1
Are you happy in your religion? Are you enjoying going to the church of your choice? Are you happy not going to church at all? You should enjoy it now, because under Sharia Law you will only be allowed to ‘enjoy’ Islam. Or you will pay a heavy tax (Jizya) or be put to death, these are your options.
Notice the following passages:
Quran 9:29 -Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
Quran 9:123 -O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allah is with those who keep their duty (unto Him).
Quran 48:29- Muhammad is the messenger of Allah; and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other… Yusuf Ali
Quran 5:51 O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for friends. They are friends one to another. He among you who taketh them for friends is (one) of them.
Those of you who wish to worship someone other than God (Allah) notice the Quran:
Quran 9:5 Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. Pickthall
These are the words taken directly from the Quran, the most authoritative source in Islam.
You often hear people talk about the time following the Death of Muhammad as a peaceful time whereby Jews, Christians and Muslims all lived in fairness and happiness in the same place. Such is totally false, the closest they ever came to peace was what was found in the pact of Umar.
Notice the “fairness” and “equality” that was afforded to religions outside of Islam.
Pact of Umar
(Likely drafted during the time of Umar b.Abd al Aziz who ruled 717- 720 AD)
from Al-Turtushi, Siraj al-Muluk, pp. 229-230
The Status of Non-Muslims Under Muslim Rule
After the rapid expansion of the Muslim dominion in the 7th century, Muslims leaders were required to work out a way of dealing with Non-Muslims, who remained in the majority in many areas for centuries. The solution was to develop the notion of the "dhimma", or "protected person". The Dhimmis were required to pay an extra tax, but usually they were unmolested. This compares well with the treatment meted out to non-Christians in Christian Europe. The Pact of Umar is supposed to have been the peace accord offered by the Caliph Umar to the Christians of Syria, a "pact" which formed the pattern of later interaction.
We heard from 'Abd al-Rahman ibn Ghanam [died 78/697] as follows: When Umar ibn al-Khattab, may God be pleased with him, accorded a peace to the Christians of Syria, we wrote to him as follows:
In the name of God, the Merciful and Compassionate. This is a letter to the servant of God Umar [ibn al-Khattab], Commander of the Faithful, from the Christians of such-and-such a city. When you came against us, we asked you for safe-conduct (aman) for ourselves, our descendants, our property, and the people of our community, and we undertook the following obligations toward you:
- We shall not build, in our cities or in their neighborhood, new monasteries, Churches, convents, or monks' cells, nor shall we repair, by day or by night, such of them as fall in ruins or are situated in the quarters of the Muslims.
- We shall keep our gates wide open for passersby and travelers. We shall give board and lodging to all Muslims who pass our way for three days.
- We shall not give shelter in our churches or in our dwellings to any spy, nor bide him from the Muslims.
- We shall not teach the Qur'an to our children.
- We shall not manifest our religion publicly nor convert anyone to it. We shall not prevent any of our kin from entering Islam if they wish it.
- We shall show respect toward the Muslims, and we shall rise from our seats when they wish to sit.
- We shall not seek to resemble the Muslims by imitating any of their garments, the qalansuwa, the turban, footwear, or the parting of the hair. We shall not speak as they do, nor shall we adopt their kunyas.
- We shall not mount on saddles, nor shall we gird swords nor bear any kind of arms nor carry them on our- persons.
- We shall not engrave Arabic inscriptions on our seals.
10. We shall not sell fermented drinks.
11. We shall clip the fronts of our heads.
12. We shall always dress in the same way wherever we may be, and we shall bind the zunar round our waists
13. We shall not display our crosses or our books in the roads or markets of the Muslims. We shall use only clappers in our churches very softly. We shall not raise our voices when following our dead. We shall not show lights on any of the roads of the Muslims or in their markets. We shall not bury our dead near the Muslims.
14. We shall not take slaves who have been allotted to Muslims.
15. We shall not build houses overtopping the houses of the Muslims.
(When I brought the letter to Umar, may God be pleased with him, he added, "We shall not strike a Muslim.")
We accept these conditions for ourselves and for the people of our community, and in return we receive safe-conduct.
If we in any way violate these undertakings for which we ourselves stand surety, we forfeit our covenant [dhimma], and we become liable to the penalties for contumacy and sedition.
Umar ibn al-Khittab replied: Sign what they ask, but add two clauses and impose them in addition to those which they have undertaken. They are: "They shall not buy anyone made prisoner by the Muslims," and "Whoever strikes a Muslim with deliberate intent shall forfeit the protection of this pact."
(from Al-Turtushi, Siraj al-Muluk, pp. 229-230)
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In order for other religions to continue to ‘exist’ under Islamic Sharia Law, they had to agree and sign this ‘fair’ pact from Umar. This is what we face, with a Muslim President, under Sharia Law. Are you sure you still believe the US Constitution and Sharia Law are compatible?
These are just 3 of the ways Islamic Sharia Law is not compatible with the US Constitution, don’t even get me started on Pedophilia in Islam.