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More of Zawadi’s Inconsistency and Dishonesty Exposed

Sam Shamoun

It is time, once again, to document more of Zawadi’s blatant inconsistency and outright dishonesty.

I have repeatedly accused Zawadi of being dishonest and inconsistent for failing to also apply his own criticisms of Christianity against his specific religious beliefs. Zawadi has demonstrated a troubling habit of raising specific arguments against Christianity without ever bothering to apply those same attacks to his faith to see whether it will stand up to such objections. Zawadi has also shown a willingness to lie and deceive people if it will suit his purpose of spreading his religion.

For instance, Zawadi notified the members and contributors of a Muslim discussion board, which he often frequents, that his dialogue with Muslim convert Thabiti Anyabwile concerning the topic of salvation and forgiveness in Islam and Christianity is now online.

In this thread, he mentions his gratitude to the late Dr. Ken Pulliam for helping him formulate his objections against the Christian view of forgiveness:

I am grateful to Dr. Ken Pulliam, for his research helped me articulate some of my arguments more effectively. 06-28-2011, 02:21 PM

He then asserts that Pulliam would have appreciated, if not accepted, the Islamic view of salvation had it been presented to him:

Yes it's a real shame, I'm sure if presented with the Islamic view of salvation he would have greatly appreciated it and possibly accepted Islam. His research on the atonement is the best I have ever come across. Many wish he didn't die before authoring his book on the subject, however his website has a wealth of information on the subject. 06-28-2011, 05:54 PM (Bassam Zawadi Vs. Thabiti Anyabwile: How Can We Find Forgiveness From A Holy God)

Pulliam is a former Christian who later apostatized and became an atheist because of his difficulty in accepting the justice of God ordaining Jesus to suffer and die in order to pay the penalty for the sins committed by others. This teaching is commonly referred to as the doctrine of Penal Substitutionary Atonement (PSA).

The readers are invited to listen to or read Pulliam’s testimony of why he lost his faith in Christianity.

We even recommend that our readers check out the articles and books that Pulliam listed in favor of and against PSA.

At this point, the readers may be left wondering how exactly does Zawadi’s mention of Dr. Pulliam prove that he is being both inconsistent and dishonest.

It is very simple. Dr. Pulliam’s criticisms of the biblical doctrine of PSA can be used more forcefully against Muhammad’s teachings on divine justice and retribution. Therefore, if Zawadi is persuaded by the logic of Dr. Pulliam’s arguments why then is he still a Muslim when those same objections can be used to undermine his own beliefs? More on this point later on.

Pulliam’s Views on Islam

Since Zawadi naively thinks that Pulliam would have greatly appreciated, if not accepted, the Islamic view of salvation, let us see what the latter had to say about Islam on his blog:

Radical Islam, on the other hand, is an organized group(s) with definite religious leaders who claim that their actions are based on scriptural authority. Granted, these extremists are a small minority within Islam, they are much larger and better organized than similar extremist Christian or Jewish groups. More importantly, I think that the Islamic extremists do have a scriptural basis for their actions. ISLAM HAS ALWAYS BEEN A VIOLENT RELIGION. It spread rapidly across the Middle East and North Africa at its beginning because of the sword. Those that would not submit to Allah were infidels and deserved death. One could make an argument that this is a central tenet of Islam and the radicals are merely doing what fundamentalists do--taking their Scripture literally.

Mark Durie writes:

The classical approach to violence in the Koran was neatly summed up in an essay on jihad in the Koran by Sheikh Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Hamid, former chief justice of Saudi Arabia: “So at first ‘the fighting’ was forbidden, then it was permitted and after that it was made obligatory: (1) against those who start ‘the fighting’ against you (Muslims)… (2) And against all those who worship others along with Allah.”

At the beginning, in Mohammed’s Meccan period, when he was weaker and his followers few, passages of the Koran encouraged peaceful relations and avoidance of conflict: “Many of the People of the Book (Christians and Jews) wish that they could turn you away as disbelievers… But forgive and overlook, till Allah brings his command.” (2:109).

Later, after persecution and emigration to Medina in the first year of the Islamic calendar, authority was given to engage in warfare for defensive purposes only: “Fight in the path of God those who fight you, but do not transgress limits, for God does not love transgressors.” (2:190)

As the Muslim community grew stronger, and conflict with its neighbors did not abate, further revelations expanded the license for waging war, until in Sura 9, regarded as one of the last chapters to be revealed, it is concluded that war against non-Muslims could be waged more or less at any time and in any place to extend the dominance of Islam.

Sura 9 distinguished idolators, who were to be fought until they converted – “When the sacred months are past, kill the idolators wherever you find them, and seize them, and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in every place of ambush” (9:5, the ‘verse of the sword’) – from “People of the Book” (Christians and Jews), who were to be given a further option of surrendering and living under Islamic rule while keeping their religion: “Fight… the People of the Book until they pay the poll tax out of hand, having been humbled.” (9:29)
("Does the Koran Incite Violence?")

The fact is that all three of the Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have violent pasts. All are guilty of murdering large groups of people. The question, though, is Does this violence reflect the teaching of the religion's founder or scriptures? I think the case can be made that violence is much more reflective of the teaching of Muhammad than it was Moses or Jesus. I think a further case can be made that violence is more of the heart and core of Islam than it is of Judaism or Christianity.

One could argue that the modern state of Israel and/or the United States of America are guilty of much violence. However, in both cases, the violence is fueled by political concerns not religious dogma. Israel and the United States are both secular nations not theocracies. Islamic states, however, such as the former Taliban regime in Afghanistan, and the current regime in Iran are Islamic theocracies and both have advocated terrorism in the name of Allah. (Is Violence at the Heart of Islam?, Tuesday, July 13, 2010; bold and capital emphasis ours)


I agree as I said in the post that the Bible is full of violence both the OT and the NT. Most of the violence in the NT is still future (if the Bible is true)God pours out his wrath. However, I see a marked difference in Islam in that it seems to me that it encourages violence on the part of its followers, at least it did in the past and Islamic fundamentalists believe that it still does. I also find it interesting that very few Muslim leaders have come out and clearly condemned the violence. I think that it is because they know it is really a part of their religion. July 13, 2010 1:45 PM (*; bold emphasis ours)


I hope that perhaps Islam will "mellow" and become less of a threat but I am not optimistic. It seems to me that the religion is very intolerant. I think that is why democracy will never work in Iraq or Afghanistan unless the religion changes (which will not happen). In order for democracy to work, one has to be tolerant of other's beliefs. (By tolerant I don't mean that you can't disagree. What I mean is that you can [sic] by force eliminate the disagreement). July 13, 2010 1:47 PM (*; bold emphasis ours)


I think it is futile to try to convince Islamic societies to change their treatment of women. It is not going to happen BECAUSE they see their standard as objectively true and as divinely established (you see how this kind of thinking can create tyranny?) May 22, 2010 5:12 PM (*)

“Would the world be better off without religion? I tend to think it would. Just imagine if we could wave a magic wand and make Islam disappear. Many (but not all) of the world's conflicts would no longer exist. While Christianity is not as big a threat to world peace, it does in my opinion, siphon off resources that could be much better used. Hopefully, man will one day realize that to focus attention and resources on this world rather than on a future world is in all of our best interests.” (Will Atheism Eventually Replace Religion?, Monday, June 7, 2010; bold emphasis ours)

“I am not saying that religion should be outlawed. I am saying that in my opinion, the world would be better off without it. Yes, I realize that not every Muslim is a terrorist. I never said that they were. But if one was able to wave a magic wand and make Islam disappear, it would take away many conflicts. Not only with regard to radical Islam vs. the West but also the conflicts due to Sunni vs. Shia, and lets not forget about Islamists vs. Hindus in places like India.

“Eliminating these conflicts and taking all the money that is devoted to religion and redirecting it to a better purpose would make the world much better. Is that going to happen? No, not in my lifetime and probably not ever since man is a religious animal.” June 7, 2010 4:35 PM (*)

It is obvious from Pulliam’s own comments that he thought Islam was a false and violent religion that could not be reformed. Pulliam’s statements show that the last thing he would have done was to convert to Islam and believe in the fairytales of the Quran and hadiths as revelations from God.

Besides, does Zawadi seriously think that Pulliam would have actually believed in such absurd teachings and childish stories as the following?

The sun literally, physically sets in a spring of water.

The sun also literally travels to the throne of Allah and prostrates there until permission is given for it to return on its course.

Adam was initially 90 feet tall.

Satan farts and urinates in people’s ears.

Satan stays in the upper part of a person’s nose and needs to be flushed out by blowing water in and out of the nose three times.

Satan and the other jinn like to eat bones and animal dung.

A stone took off running with Moses’ clothes, forcing the prophet to run around naked until he caught the stone and gave it a good beating for stealing his outfit.

Solomon would have conversations with talking ants and hoopoe birds.

Some of the Jews were transformed into rats.

A group of monkeys stoned a she-monkey for committing adultery.

The wings of flies contain a disease and the cure for the disease.

Muhammad taught that it was safe to drink water that had been polluted by dead donkeys, dead dogs, menstrual cloths, and excrement!

Muhammad’s food would praise Allah right before he consumed it.

Muhammad’s followers would drink water that flowed from his fingers.

They would also drink Muhammad’s leftover water which he used to wash himself, and smear his spittle all over themselves.

Muhammad believed that a child’s physical looks depended on who reached sexual climax first, e.g. if the father climaxes first then the child will look like him, but if the mother has her orgasm first then it will look like her side of the family.

The souls of martyrs’ are living in the bodies of green birds that dwell in chandeliers which are hanging from Allah’s throne.

We recommend the following articles for anyone interested in reading more about these rather silly and stupid teachings

The Incredulous and Absurd Teachings of Muhammad: Pt. 1, Pt. 2
Muhammad and the Sun’s Setting Place

The Stone That Took Off Running
Satan In The Upper Nose
Fly Wing Medicine
Is It Safe to Drink Water Polluted by a Dead Donkey?
Islamic Genetics
Legends, Myths and Fables In the Qur'an and Islamic Tradition

However, this is the least of Zawadi’s problems. It is now time to see how Pulliam’s criticisms of such doctrines as Original Sin and PSA can be turned around against Zawadi’s own religious beliefs to prove that Allah is unjust and wicked.

Pulliam’s Views on Original Sin and Penal Substitutionary Atonement

Here are just some of the many things Pulliam wrote concerning the Biblical teaching that God imputed the sin and guilt of Adam to his descendants, and God permitting Jesus to die for our sins:

“… It is a primitive and barbarous way of thinking to impute guilt to someone for the action of another…” (Collective Culpability and Original Sin, Saturday, March 13, 2010)

“First, the passage in Genesis about Sodom is interesting. Its interesting that the term ‘righteous’ is used instead of ‘innocent.’ Surely there were more than 10 babies in Sodom. God did not consider them righteous apparently. So, he (or actually the people writing Genesis), made a distinction between innocent and righteous. I need to think on this point some more. Why were the babies considered ‘unrighteous’ unless there was some type of concept of ‘original sin.’” (Pulliam, March 15, 2010 11:45 AM)

“This analogy comes much closer to picturing the PST because it is really no different than the Federal Headship Theory which most adherents of the PST hold. Under the theory, Adam served as the representative of the human race and when he sinned, the consequences were passed down to all of his posterity because he was the official representative. In addition the theory holds that Jesus, as the second Adam, serves as the official representative of a new race (elect believers) and thereby is able to pay the penalty owed by the race (passive obedience) as well as do what the first Adam could not do--live a sinless life (active obedience). The consequences of both his passive and active obedience are passed down to those for whom he served as the representative.

The problem with this analogy is twofold. First, a person must appoint someone else as his or her representative. For a legal power of attorney, a formal document has to be completed and signed by both parties. This definitely did not take place with regard to Adam. One might argue that it does with regard to Jesus because when one chooses to trust Jesus for salvation, one is voluntarily allowing him to serve as his or her official representative. However, if Adam was never granted the power of attorney, then there is no sin nor guilt inherited from him and nothing for which Jesus to suffer. Second, while a person can do various things as a legal representative of another individual, one thing he cannot do is to suffer punishment for a crime in place of the one he represents. While the actions of the representative could legally be applied to the one represented; the actions of the one represented could not be applied to the representative. Thus, there still would be no way for the sins of mankind to be transferred to Jesus even if he is their official representative. The representation flows in only one direction (from ‘representor’ to ‘representee’) not both ways.” (John Hare's Attempt to Justify Penal Substitution, Monday, May 24, 2010; bold emphasis ours)

“In a sense, Remensnyder is correct. If man is held accountable for something that he did not do [i.e., ‘Original Sin,’ the sin of Adam], then it seems only fair that someone else, an innocent person, could pay the penalty for man's sin. This is a case, however, of ‘two wrongs making a right.’ It is not right or just for man to be held accountable for Adam's sin and the resulting moral corruption that leads man to commit more sins. And neither would it be right for someone completely innocent to bear the penalty for sins he did not commit. This would be a strange kind of ‘justice.’” (Junius Remensnyder's Attempt to Defend Penal Substitution, Monday, August 30, 2010; bold emphasis ours)

“There are three elements to the Christian doctrine of imputation. (1) God put Adam's sin on his posterity's account; (2) God put man's sins on Jesus' account, and Jesus paid the debit on the cross, with the result that (3) God puts Christ's righteousness (as a credit) on the believer's account.

“What is wrong with this explanation? Legally, imputation of guilt is only justified if the person to whom the imputation is made is in some way complicit in the crime…” (Does the Penal Substitutionary Theory Make Sense?, Friday, May 7, 2010; bold emphasis ours)

Since Pulliam had a problem with God imputing Adam’s guilt to his offspring, and then imputing our sins to his perfectly righteous and holy Son, he would have definitely had major problems with the Islamic view of salvation!

This brings us to our next section.

Islam’s teachings on Original Sin and Federal Headship

Muhammad affirmed the doctrine of Original Sin, since he believed that Adam’s transgression brought about judgment and wrath upon all of his descendants. Notice what the following traditions concerning this issue:

It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira and Hudhaifa that the Messenger of Allah said: Allah, the Blessed and Exalted, would gather people. The believers would stand till the Paradise would be brought near them. They would come to Adam and say: O our father, open for us the Paradise. He would say: What turned you out from the Paradise WAS THE SIN OF YOUR FATHER ADAM. I am not in a position to do that; ... (Sahih Muslim, Book 001, Number 0380)

Allah's Apostle said, "Adam and Moses met, and Moses said to Adam "You are the one who made people MISERABLE and turned them out of Paradise." Adam said to him, ‘You are the one whom Allah selected for His message and whom He selected for Himself and upon whom He revealed the Torah.’ Moses said, 'Yes.' Adam said, ‘Did you find that written in my fate before my creation?' Moses said, 'Yes.' So Adam overcame Moses with this argument." (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 260)

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, “Moses argued with Adam and said to him (Adam), ‘You are the one who got the people out of Paradise by your sin, AND THUS MADE THEM MISERABLE.’ Adam replied, ‘O Moses! You are the one whom Allah selected for His Message and for His direct talk. Yet you blame me for a thing which Allah had ordained for me before He created me?’” Allah's Apostle further said, “So Adam overcame Moses by this Argument.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 262)

Yahya related to me from Malik from Abu'z-Zinad from al-Araj from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah said, "Adam and Musa argued and Adam got the better of Musa. Musa rebuked Adam, 'You are Adam WHO LED PEOPLE ASTRAY and brought them out of the Garden.' Adam said to him, 'You are Musa to whom Allah gave knowledge of everything and whom he chose above people with His message.' He said, 'Yes.' He said, 'Do you then censure me for a matter WHICH WAS DECREED FOR ME BEFORE I WAS CREATED?'" (Malik's Muwatta, Book 46, Number 46.1.1)

Abu Huraira reported that God’s messenger told of Adam and Moses holding a disputation in their Lord’s presence and of Adam getting the better of Moses in argument. Moses said, "You are Adam whom God created with His hand, into whom He breathed of His spirit, to whom He made the angels do obeisance, and whom He caused to dwell in his garden; then BECAUSE OF YOUR SIN caused MANKIND to come down to the earth." Adam replied, "And you are Moses whom God chose to deliver His messages and to address, to whom He gave the tablets on which everything was explained, and whom He brought near as a confidant. How long before I was created did you find that God has written the Torah? Moses said, "Forty years." Adam asked, "Did you find in it, ‘And Adam disobeyed his Lord and erred’?" On being told that he did, he said, "Do you then blame me for doing a deed WHICH GOD HAD DECREED THAT I SHOULD DO forty years before He created me?" God’s messenger said, "So Adam got the better of Moses n the argument." Muslim transmitted it. (Mishkat Al-Masabih English Translation With Explanatory Notes by Dr. James Robson, Volume I [Sh. Muhammad Ahsraf Publishers, Booksellers & Exporters, Lahore-Pakistan, Reprint 1990], p. 23; bold and capital emphasis ours)

These narratives couldn’t be any clearer that Muhammad thought that mankind was in a fallen and miserable state due chiefly to Adam’s rebellion, i.e., Adam’s sin “led people astray,” “got the people out of paradise, “caused mankind to come down to the earth,” “made them miserable” etc.

Zawadi’s prophet also blamed Eve for wives rebelling against their husbands, and even held the Jews responsible for food becoming stale and meat decaying!

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, "Were it not for Bani Israel, meat would not decay; and were it not FOR EVE, no woman would ever betray her husband." (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 55, Number 611)

Hammam b. Munabbih said: These are some of the ahadith which Abu Huraira narrated to us from Allah's Messenger, and one of these (this one): Allah's Messenger said: Had it not been for Bani Isra'il, food would not have become stale, and meat would not have gone bad; and had it not been FOR Eve, a woman would never have acted unfaithfully toward her husband. (Sahih Muslim, Book 008, Number 3472)

One noted Muslim historian even narrated a story, which blames Eve for women being stupid!

According to Yunus - Ibn Wahb - Ibn Zayd (commenting on God's word: "And he whispered"): Satan whispered to Eve about the tree and succeeded in taking her to it; then he made it seem good to Adam. He continued. When Adam felt a need for her and called her, she said: No! unless you go there. When he went, she said again: No! unless you eat from this tree. He continued. They both ate from it, and their secret parts became apparent to them. He continued. Adam then went about in Paradise in flight. His Lord called out to him: Adam, is it from Me that you are fleeing? Adam replied: No, my Lord, but I feel shame before You. When God asked what had caused his trouble, he replied: Eve, my Lord. Whereupon God said: Now it is My obligation to make her bleed once every month, as she made this tree bleed. I ALSO MAKE HER STUPID, although I had created her intelligent (halimah), and must make her suffer pregnancy and birth with difficulty, although I made it easy for her to be pregnant and give birth. Ibn Zayd said: Were it not for the affliction that affected Eve, the women of this world would not menstruate, AND THEY WOULD BE INTELLIGENT and, when pregnant, give birth easily. (The History of Al-Tabari: General Introduction and From the Creation to the Flood, translated by Franz Rosenthal [State University of New York Press (SUNY), Albany 1989], Volume 1, pp. 280-281; bold and capital emphasis ours)

This view of women is backed up by both the Quran and the sunna which teaches that women are deficient in intelligence and religion, and will form the majority of people in hell as a result:

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
Once Allah's Apostle went out to the Musalla (to offer the prayer) on ‘Id-al-Adha or Al-Fitr prayer. Then he passed by the women and said, "O women! Give alms, as I have seen that THE MAJORITY of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women)." They asked, "Why is it so, O Allah's Apostle?" He replied, "You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion THAN YOU. A cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you." The women asked, "O Allah's Apostle! What is deficient in our intelligence and religion?" He said, "Is not THE EVIDENCE OF TWO WOMEN EQUAL TO THE WITNESS OF ONE MAN?" They replied in the affirmative. He said, "This is the deficiency in her intelligence. Isn't it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?" The women replied in the affirmative. He said, "This is the deficiency in her religion." (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 6, Number 301; see also Volume 2, Book 24, Number 541)

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
The Prophet said, "Isn't the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?" The women said, "Yes." He said, "THIS IS BECAUSE OF THE DEFICIENCY OF A WOMAN’S MIND." (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 48, Number 826)


Imran b. Husain reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Amongst the inmates of Paradise the women would form A MINORITY. (Sahih Muslim, Book 036, Number 6600)

But that’s not at all. Muhammad further claimed that the reason why human beings do not walk around naked, but instead cover themselves, is because of the shame which the sin of Adam and Eve brought upon mankind:

And (We said): O Adam! Dwell you and your wife in the garden; so eat from where you O Adam, inherit, thou and thy wife, the Garden, and eat of where you will, but come not nigh this tree, lest you be of the evildoers.' Then Satan whispered to them, to reveal to them that which was hidden from them of their shameful parts. He said, 'Your Lord has only prohibited you from this tree lest you become angels, or lest you become immortals.' And he swore to them, 'Truly, I am for you a sincere adviser.' So he led them on by delusion; and when they tasted the tree, their shameful parts revealed to them, so they took to stitching upon themselves leaves of the Garden. And their Lord called to them, 'Did not I prohibit you from this tree, and say to you, "Verily Satan is for you a manifest foe"?' They said, 'Lord, we have wronged ourselves, and if Thou dost not forgive us, and have mercy upon us, we shall surely be among the lost.' Said He, 'Get you down, each of you an enemy to each. In the earth a sojourn shall be yours, and enjoyment for a time.' Said He, 'Therein you shall live, and therein you shall die, and from there you shall be brought forth.' Children of Adam! We have sent down on you a garment to cover your shameful parts, and feathers; and the garment of godfearing -- that is better; that is one of God's signs; haply they will remember. Children of Adam! Let not Satan tempt you as he brought your parents out of the Garden, stripping them of their garments to show them their shameful parts. Surely he sees you, he and his tribe, from where you see them not. We have made the Satans the friends of those who do not believe. S. 7:19-27 Arberry

Muhammad also taught that the reason mankind forgets and makes mistakes is because Adam forgot and made a mistake:

Commenting on this Ayah (7:172), At-Tirmidhi recorded that Abu Hurayrah said that the Messenger of Allah said…

<<… So Adam denied that and HIS OFFSPRING FOLLOWED SUIT (denying Allah's covenant), Adam forgot and HIS OFFSPRING FORGOT, Adam made a mistake and HIS OFFSPRING MADE MISTAKES.>>

At-Tirmidhi said, "This Hadith is Hasan Sahih, and it was reported from various chains of narration through Abu Hurayrah from the Prophet. Al-Hakim also recorded it in his Mustadrak, and said; Sahih according to the criteria of Muslim, and they did not record it."

These and similar Hadiths testify that Allah, the Exalted and Most Honored, brought forth Adam's offspring from his loins and separated between the inhabitants of Paradise and those of the Fire… (Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Q. 7:172; bold and capital emphasis ours)

Islam on Penal Substitutionary Atonement (PSA)

To make matters worse, Muhammad even believed that Allah would actually punish Jews and Christians in hell as a ransom for all the sins committed by Muslims!


Abu Musa' reported that Allah's Messenger said: When it will be the Day of Resurrection Allah would deliver to every Muslim a Jew or a Christian and say: That is your RESCUE from Hell-Fire. (Sahih Muslim, Book 037, Number 6665)

Abu Burda reported on the authority of his father that Allah's Apostle said: No Muslim would die but Allah would admit IN HIS STEAD a Jew or a Christian in Hell-Fire. 'Umar b. Abd al-'Aziz took an oath: By One besides Whom there is no god but He, thrice that his father had narrated that to him from Allah's Messenger. (Sahih Muslim, Book 037, Number 6666)

Abu Burda reported Allah's Messenger as saying: There would come people amongst the Muslims on the Day of Resurrection with AS HEAVY SINS AS A MOUNTAIN, and Allah would FORGIVE THEM and He would PLACE IN THEIR STEAD the Jews and the Christians. (As far as I think), Abu Raub said: I do not know as to who is in doubt. Abu Burda said: I narrated it to 'Umar b. 'Abd al-'Aziz, whereupon he said: Was it your father who narrated it to you from Allah's Apostle? I said: Yes. (Sahih Muslim, Book 037, Number 6668)

Superiority of the believers in the Oneness of Allah and the punishment of the Jews and Christians

8) Narrated Abu Musa: Allah’s Messenger said: On the Day of Resurrection, my Ummah (nation) will be gathered into three groups. One sort will enter Paradise without rendering an account (of their deeds). Another sort will be reckoned an easy account and admitted into Paradise. Yet another sort will come bearing on their backs heaps of sins like great mountains. Allah will ask the angels though He knows best about them: Who are these people? They will reply: They are humble slaves of yours. He will say: Unload the sins from them and put the same over the Jews and Christians: then let the humble slaves get into Paradise by virtue of My Mercy.

(This Hadith IS SOUND and mentioned in Mustadrak of Hakim). (110 Hadith Qudsi (Sacred Hadith), translated by Syed Masood-ul-Hasan, revision and commentaries by Ibrahim m. Kunna [Darussalam Publishers and Distributors], pp. 19-20; capital and underline emphasis ours)

These narratives emphatically testify that Muhammad truly believed that his wicked and unjust god was going to actually place all the sins of the Muslims upon the Jews and Christians so as to punish them for the evil and wicked acts committed by Muhammad’s followers!

This means that, instead of the sinless Son of God ransoming men from God’s eternal wrath by his death on the cross, Muhammad taught that Allah will sacrifice imperfect, fallible sinners in eternal hellfire for the crimes committed by Muslims!

This also shows that Muhammad believed that Allah would punish people both for their own personal sins as well as for the transgressions committed by others. After all, the Jews and Christians are not only going to be sent to hell for the evil deeds of Muslims but also for the sins which they have committed, especially for the crime of rejecting Muhammad as a prophet and messenger.

Muhammad’s distorted version of PSA explains why he believed that Allah could simply grant salvation to a person no matter what actions s/he committed:

412. 'Ubada ibn as-Samit reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Whoever testifies that there is no god but Allah alone with no partner and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger and that 'Isa is the slave of Allah and His Messenger and a word which He cast into Maryam and a spirit from Him and that the Garden is real and the Fire is real will enter the Garden WHATEVER HIS ACTIONS." [Agreed upon] (Al-Imam Abu Zakariya Yahya bin Sharaf An-Nawawi Ad-Dimashqi, Riyad as-Salihin (The Meadows of the Righteous), 51. Chapter: On Hope; bold and capital emphasis ours)

He also taught that Allah will allow a person who had done absolutely no good deed, only sinful acts, to enter paradise simply because he was afraid to meet Allah in judgment!

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, “A MAN USED TO DO SINFUL DEEDS, and when death came to him, he said to his sons, 'After my death, burn me and then crush me, and scatter the powder in the air, for by Allah, if Allah has control over me, He will give me such a punishment as He has never given to anyone else.' When he died, his sons did accordingly. Allah ordered the earth saying, 'Collect what you hold of his particles.' It did so, and behold! There he was (the man) standing. Allah asked him, 'What made you do what you did?' He replied, 'O my Lord! I was afraid of you.' SO ALLAH FORGAVE HIM.” Another narrator said "The man said, Fear of You, O Lord!” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 56, Number 688)

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "A MAN WHO NEVER DID ANY GOOD DEED, said that if he died, his family should burn him and throw half the ashes of his burnt body in the earth and the other half in the sea… SO ALLAH FORGAVE HIM." (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 93, Number 597)

As if this weren’t bad enough, Zawadi’s false prophet even went so far as to claim that individuals who committed heinous sins such as sexual immorality and theft will still go to paradise if they die believing in the Islamic creed!

Narrated Abu Dharr:

I came to the Prophet while he was wearing white clothes and sleeping. Then I went back to him again after he had got up from his sleep. He said, "Nobody says: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’ and then later on he dies while believing in that, except that he will enter Paradise." I said, "Even It he had committed illegal sexual intercourse and theft." I said, "Even if he had committed illegal sexual intercourse and theft? He said. "Even If he had committed illegal sexual intercourse and theft." I said, "Even it he had committed illegal sexual intercourse and thefts." He said, "Even If he had committed Illegal sexual intercourse and theft, in spite of Abu Dharr’s dislikeness. Abu ‘Abdullah said, "This is at the time of death or before it if one repents and regrets and says ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’, he will be forgiven his sins." (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 72, Number 717)

To make matters worse, Muhammad actually told his followers that his god will actually give people who have done no good deeds a reward for every major sin they have committed!

Abu Dharr reported that Allah's Messenger said: I know the last of the inhabitants of Paradise to enter it and the last of the inhabitants of Hell to come out of it. He is a man who would be brought on the Day of Resurrection and it will be said: Present his minor sins to him, and withhold from him his serious sins. Then the minor sins would be placed before him, and it would be said: On such and such a day you did so and so and on such and such a day you did so and so. He would say: Yes. It will not be possible for him to deny, while he would be afraid lest serious sins should be presented before him. It would be said to him: IN PLACE OF EVERY EVIL DEED YOU WILL HAVE A GOOD DEED. He will say: My Lord! I have done things I do not see here. I indeed saw the Messenger of Allah laugh till his front teeth were exposed. (Sahih Muslim, Book 001, Number 0365)


2594. Anas narrated that the Prophet said: "Allah will say: ‘Remove from the Fire whoever remembered Me one day, or feared Me while in a state of sinning.’" (Hasan)

[Abu ‘Eisa said:] This Hadith is Hasan Gharib Sahih.


Remembering Allah and fearing Him is the sign of one’s faith. The Hadith confirms that even those persons who have no good in their Register of Deeds expect the weakest form of faith (iman) will ultimately get deliverance from Fire through Allah’s benevolence and mercy. (English Translation of Jami‘ At-Tirmidhi, Compiled by Imam Hafiz ‘Eisa Mohammad Ibn ‘Eisa At-Tirmidhi, From Hadith no. 1897 to 2605, translated by Abu Khalil (USA), Ahadith edited and referenced by Hafiz Abu Tahir Zubair ‘Ali Za’i, final review by Islamic Research Section Darussalam [Darussalam Publishers & Distributors, First Edition: November 2007], Volume 4, Chapter 9. What Has Been Related About ‘The Fire Has Two Breaths,’ And What Has Been Mentioned About Those Who Will Exit The Fire From The People of Tawhid, p. 572; underline emphasis ours)


2596. Abu Dharr narrated that the Messenger of Allah said: "I know that the last of the people of the Fire depart from the Fire and the last of the people of Paradise to enter Paradise. A man will be brought forth and He will say: ‘Ask about his small sins and hide his large sins.’ So it will be said to him: ‘Did you do this and that on such and such a day, did you do this and that on such-and-such a day?’" He said: "Then it will be said to him: ‘FOR EACH OF YOUR SINS YOU SHALL HAVE A REWARD.’" He said: "So he will say: ‘O Lord! I have done things that I do not see here.’" He (Abu Dharr) said: "I saw the Messenger of Allah laugh until his molars were visible." (Sahih)

Abu ‘Eisa said: This Hadith is Hasan Sahih.


Allah’s benevolence and mercy are boundless. NO RULES OR LAWS CAN BIND HIM, since He is for Whom it is said in the Qur’an: He cannot be questioned as to what He does. (21:23) HE WILL, THEREFORE, CHANGE THE SINS INTO VIRTUOUS DEEDS FOR WHOMEVER HE WILLS. (Ibid., Chapter 10. Something Else Regarding The Story Of The Last Of The People Of The Fire To Leave it, pp. 573-574; capital and underline emphasis ours)

Talk about a travesty of justice! Allah not only doesn’t punish the wicked he actually rewards them for their vile crimes and evil deeds! As the commentator stated, Allah is not bound by anything and is therefore a capricious being who can pervert justice. Clearly, Muhammad’s god is not simply amoral, one who is morally neutral, he is actually a wicked, immoral, and unholy being who promotes evil and the outright perversion of justice by such teachings.

It is obvious why Muhammad had no problem worshiping such a wicked and unjust god. He must have thought that, since Allah would punish the Jews and Christians in hell for all the wicked sins committed by Muhammad’s followers, the Islamic deity is therefore thoroughly just in allowing immoral, wicked Muslims who have done absolutely no good to still enter paradise!

Thankfully, not all Muslims have been brainwashed into believing that this perversion of justice is at all righteous or holy.

The following Muslim polemicist doesn’t hide the fact of how greatly troubled he is by Muhammad’s unjust teaching that Allah will torture Jews and Christians for the sins of Muhammadans:



We shall set up scales of justice for the Day of Judgment so that not a soul will be dealt with unjustly in the least. And if there be (no more than) the weight of a mustard seed We will bring it (to account): and enough are We to take account. Qur'an 21: 47.

Every soul that hath sinned if it possessed all that is on earth would fain give it in ransom: they would declare repentance when they see the Penalty: but the judgment between them will be with justice and no wrong will be done unto them. Qur'an 10: 54.

One the Day every soul will come up struggling for itself, and every soul will be recompensed (fully) for all its actions, and none will be unjustly dealt with.   Qur'an 16: 111.


Bassam Zawadi’s Dilemma

To quickly summarize the Islamic teaching concerning divine justice and retribution, there are three basic elements to the Islamic doctrine of salvation, specifically imputation: (1) Allah put Adam's sin on his posterity's account; (2) Allah will put the sins of Muslims on the account of Jews and Christians, and other disbelievers, who will then be forced to go to hell and be eternally tortured in order to pay the debt accrued by Muslims for all their transgressions. (3) This results in Allah saving Muhammadans from having to undergo eternal damnation even though they deserve it.

According to the late Dr. Pulliam, such teachings are morally repugnant and a travesty of justice.

In light of this, will Zawadi be consistent and condemn Muhammad and his god for not only being unjust, but also for being cruel and wicked enough to eternally torture Jews and Christians for the evil acts committed by others? Will Zawadi prove to be a man of integrity and accept the fact that Pulliam’s views of justice prove that Allah and Muhammad are not only capricious, but also grossly immoral for teaching such things? If so, will Zawadi therefore do the right thing and follow the path of individuals such as Pulliam and apostatize from Islam, seeing that the Islamic doctrine of salvation is morally reprehensible and downright evil?

Or will Zawadi remain a Muslim, and therefore expose himself by showing that he is inconsistent and could care less about truth and honesty?

Hopefully, he will prove to be a man of integrity and do the right thing by applying Pulliam’s criticisms to Islam, and therefore abandon his false prophet and false god.

Or will he recognize that man is so desperately a sinner, that he needs a substitute to pay for his sins, and that Jesus is the only one qualified to bear our sins and satisfy the justice of God?

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