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Obama Falsely Promotes an Islamic Golden Rule at the National Prayer Breakfast

"We know too that whatever our differences, there is one law that binds all great religions together... In Islam, there is a hadith that reads “None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.”

                                                                      from Obama's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast

Here is the Hadith in full and uncensored.
"Abu Hamzah Anas bin Maalik who was the servant of the Messenger of Allaah reported that the Prophet said: "None of you truly believes (in Allah and in His religion) until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself."

While Obama might try to pass this off as the Golden Rule, the Hadith mentions "Brother", which means fellow Muslim. Infidels not included.

This alternative phrasing of the quote makes that quite clear.

Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Prophet said “In order to be a Muslim, wish for your fellow Muslims that which you wish for yourself.”

That's nice for the Muslims, but not so nice for everyone else. But then Muslims have a habit of robbing, raping and killing "everyone else", which is what Obama's National Prayer Breakfast taqia was meant to cover up.

Mohammed's remarks as contained in this Hadith is limited strictly to Muslims.

Shaykh Abu 'Amr ibn as-Salaah said : And this appears to be something which is difficult/unobtainable, but this is not the case, because its meaning is that the eemaan of one of you is not completed/perfected until he loves for his brother in Islam that which he loves for himself.

Key phrase, "his brother in Islam", what Obama is quoting only applies to Muslims. Obama's attempt to pass of an Islamic doctrine commanding loyalty to other Muslims... as some sort of statement of universal brotherhood is disingenuous at best.

Or alternatively this interpretation of the Hadith which emphasizes the supremacy of Islamic unity, a lead in to the Caliphate.

And some of the 'Ulamaa have said based upon this Hadith that the believer with another believer is like a single soul,

That however only scratches the very tip of the iceberg over what the Hadith that Obama used really means.

And the intended meaning of "loves for his brother" is those things which are from obedience to Allah, and the permissible matters, as opposed to the evil or Haram matters,

The phrasing is naturally clumsy, but the meaning is clear. The Hadith that Obama is citing as the Islamic Golden Rule actually means that showing love for "your brother" means that he should be a good Muslim and follow the Koran. And the Koran has a great deal to say about what should be done to non-Muslims or anyone who defies Islam.

It does not mean wishing for his general welfare. It certainly does not mean wishing for the general welfare of non-Muslims, except perhaps that they become Muslims.

Consider the following,

None of you truly believes unless he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.Do not envy one another; do not inflate prices one to another; do not hate one another; do not turn away from one another; do not undercut one another, but be you, oh servants of Allah, brothers.

A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim: he neither oppresses him nor does he fail, he neither lies to him nor does he hold him in contempt. Piety is right here -- and he pointed to his breast three times. It is evil enough for a man to hold his brother Muslim in contempt. The whole of a Muslim for another Muslim is inviolable: his blood, his property, and his honor.

This all sounds noble and good, except when you consider that the inverse implication of the final sentence, is that the blood, property and honor of non-Muslims is entirely open for the taking to Muslims.

And indeed that has been Islamic law and practice. Which makes Obama's misrepresentation of Islamic doctrine that applies only to Muslims, as applying to Muslims, all the more pernicious.

The entire War on Terror is the product of Muslims viewing non-Muslims or non-believing Muslims as valid targets for murder. The Hadith that Obama quotes inversely reinforces that prejudice by limiting its focus only to Muslims.

This sort of deceptive Islamic promotion looks good on billboards, so long as no one pulls back the veil to see what it all really means. Islam is not about peace for all mankind. When Obama insists, "let us remember that there is no religion whose central tenet is hate", he naturally forgets the religion he learned back when his last name was Soetoro. It is a religion built and cemented not only on hate and intolerance for non-Muslims, but on a drive to kill or convert them all across the world.

More ominously with his inauguration Obama has been slowly bringing his Muslim background into the open. The National Prayer Breakfast remarks include a description of his father as a Muslim. This parallels Obama's references to his Muslim background in his Al Arabiya outing. The common denominator is that Obama is slowly bringing his Muslim background "out of the closet", and getting people used to it step by step.


  1. Anonymous5/2/09

    A black muslim as president. Nice.
    Poor America

  2. Anonymous5/2/09

    When I heard this today I thought my head was gonna explode!

  3. Anonymous6/2/09

    We said it, again and again! The emperor is Naked!!!! But we are the minority and we are the maligned.

    This is just the beginning. Hold on, fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

  4. Anonymous6/2/09

    You guys should purge yourself from bias and prejudices.Obama is just making an honest comments athat should not be mis-interpreted.We all need to change our perception of the islamic world and let peace envelope the entire human race.

  5. Anonymous6/2/09

    Remember during the campaign when anyone was "smearing" the Chosen One if you mentioned his muslim background, or used his middle name Hussein. Now he is using it as a badge of honor to try and reach his fellow "muslims" around the world. This is very scary indeed.

    All this vetting vetting of his cabinet. The American people have yet to vet Obama.

    Sultan, you may know more about this than others, but is there not something in Islamic law that if one was ever a muslim and renounced it, they are an infidel and something like a jihad or "hit" can be put on them. Is that not what some Islamists are asking for Obama to do, re-claim his "muslim" faith? If not, perhaps that is grounds for some "hit" on him and subsequently on our country? I may not be explaining this as well as I would like, but I read something about this a while ago and it stuck with me.

  6. The more Muslim Obama appears which I always believed he was the more frightened I become. What's next Sharia Law?

  7. Anomymous, I hope your comment is meant to be a parody.

  8. Susan, a Muslim who stays becomes a Kafir, a heretic, and can be killed. Unless he "reverts" to Islam.

    Islamic law does not recognize or accept conversion to any religion. If Obama was raised as a Muslim, in fact even if his father was a Muslim, he would be considered an apostate Muslim who has to be brought into compliance with Islamic law.

    If he reverts to Islam, he would be accepted as a Muslim again. Of course to revert all he has to do is recite the Shahada, or the Muslim declaration of faith.

    Now the interesting about that in relation to Obama, is that he has recited the Shahada in public


    "In an interview with Nicholas Kristof, published in The New York Times, Obama recited the Muslim call to prayer, the Adhan, "with a first-class [Arabic] accent."

    The opening lines of the Adhan (Azaan) is the Shahada:

    "Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
    Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
    I witness that there is no god but Allah
    I witness that there is no god but Allah
    I witness that Muhammad is his prophet... "

    According to Islamic scholars, reciting the Shahada, the Muslim declaration of faith, makes one a Muslim. This simple yet profound statement expresses a Muslim's complete acceptance of, and total commitment to, the message of Islam."

    So under Islamic law, Obama has accepted Islam again. What he thinks he's doing by doing that is a more complicated question.

    It's also worth noting that the new trend in extreme Islamic circles is to consider everyone, or at least Christians and Jews, "Reverts", that is apostate Muslims who must be brought into line with Islamic law.

  9. It confirms what I've felt all along.

    The uneasiness and complete turnaround Obama expressed after Hamas (his brothers in Islam) criticized his stance on dividing Israel...Obama's little slip up about his "Muslim faith" in the George Stephanopolous interview.

    Yes, I'll continue to harp on those two things because they were my red flags that a lot of people thought I was overreacting to.

    At least that Muslim congressman didn't hide the fact that he was a Muslim and took his oath of office with his hand on the Koran. Obama's been deceptive all along and only now revealing the extent of his Muslim faith.

    Again, had he been upfront and said he was a Muslim but converted to Christianity from the get-go it wouldn't be such a big deal. But he's lied all along.

    We can only wait and watch to see what he'll unfold over the next four years.

  10. Anonymous6/2/09

    The oblahblah sat in a Christian (?) church in Chgo for one reason only...votes.
    From one who lives in Chgo.

  11. Anonymous6/2/09

    To all who seem confused why mo bo hide his true beliefs, big mo said "war is deciet".

  12. It wasn't Jesus who said 'Love thy
    neighbor as thyself', it was HaShem, in Leviticus. 'That which is hateful to you...' is attributed to R' Akiva.
    I'm beginning to have my doubts about the new prez; thank G-d I didn't vote for him.

  13. Anonymous9/2/09

    How do you know this about Hadiths? Do you have any knowledge of Arabic?

  14. Anonymous7/2/10

    The NAWAWI quote is certainly not about the Golden Rule which is contradicted by all of Islamic theology.

    Al-Nawawi's narrow supremacist intercession (for conversion only) is a far-cry from suggesting a Muslim may perform in thought, in word or in deed, anything helpful or supportive for the kufaar. Such "support" or help for the infidels would not only encourage them in their thought crime of infidelity, but it would cancel out al-Walaa wal-Baraa as the normative dualistic ethics of Islam... Muslims are to be "merciful with Believers"... and "ruthless with the infidels." (Koran 48:29) Allah’s perfect Koran does not want Muslims to have empathy for the infidels, but a hard-hearted "ruthlessness" towards them. If the infidels suffer, "they have it coming to them" for their presumption in rejecting Allah's religion.
    "Supporting", helping or loving the infidels contradicts Allah's commandment, al-Baraa of normative Islam. Empathy for the infidels is a sin.

    Koran 28:86 says, "Therefore lend not thou support in any way to those who reject Allah's Message."

    "In any way" would include empathy, ‘emotional support’ or ordinary human friendliness. Nawawi understands this perfectly.

    Islam is inherently tribalistic. Tribalism is the support of the tribe and the rejection of "the other". It is the opposite of the Golden Rule. Koran 28:86 is clearly a divine commandment to do nothing supportive for the person who is not a Muslim. Infidels are subhumans to the Muslim.


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