Throughout the widespread Chinese culture that has lasted for 4000 plus years, there have been many deities and saintly sages and warriors who have been worthy of reverence and worship based on not just their extraordinary ability, but more specifically their adherence to the Laws of Heaven and moral quality. Traditional Chinese religion which incorporates Taoism (Daoism), Confucianism and Buddhism (the Mahayana strand from India), is filled with such deities, saints, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Amongst the most remembered of these deities to Taoism, Confucianism and Chinese Buddhism is none other than the 2nd Century Warrior and General Guan Yu (關羽- c.161-219A.D), who is also known as Guan Di (Emperor Guan 關帝-title awarded to him posthumously. Another of his well-renowned titles is Guan Gong 關公). In fact, due to his earthly reputation not only as a skilled warrior but also as a righteous person in his overall conduct, it has become a common association throughout traditional Chinese societies, to associate him with the code of righteousness (義-Yi, which also includes uprightness and justice). It is interesting to note also that not only has he been called the “Saint of Martial Artists” (武聖-Wu Sheng)and warriors, but also that he has been revered by both the police force and the triad societies in Hong Kong due to the principles of honor and uprightness that he represents. Besides temples, his memory and legacy is continued on earth through the many dramatizations in film, opera and literature via the accounts of Romance of the Three Kingdoms (三國演義-San Guo Yan Yi).
In contrast, the Arab and Islamic world reveres their so-called “Prophet” Muhammad and his successors. Due to the Islamic mentality, they will seek to emulate Muhammad and his successors in their behaviour and mentality. All does not stop there, since the Islamic world also attempts to impose its religion and system on the whole world, and the Chinese speaking parts of the world are not exempt. What prompts this discussion is the fact that Muslims are intent on converting many people throughout the world to their worldwide cult (the word for ‘cult’ in Chinese is extremely severe-邪教-Xie Jiao: an evil teaching) through the most foul means of distortion, misrepresentation and force. In fact, Muslims in their attempt to practice da’wah (missionary purposes in Arabic) to others, will often resort to a tactic known as: Al-taqqiyah -lying for the cause of Islam. Literally in Arabic: “Shielding” or “Covering”, thus denoting deception. As part of both da’wah and al-taqqiyah, Muslims will try to hide the facts regarding the life of Muhammad, and will attempt to portray him as an honourable person or prophet. In fact, amongst those attempts is the attempt to put Muhammad on the same level of Guan Yu/Guan Di. This is a deliberate distortion intended to pull people of Chinese background into Islam. Since Muslims have attempted to use such a comparison as part of al-taqqiyah, then it will be a humble attempt of a person who is aware of both Guan Yu and Muhammad to highlight the differences and shatter the distortions.
Since Muslims attempt to make this comparison and state that their so called prophet is as honourable as Guan Yu, we must not only ask this question of: “Is this really so?” but more importantly: “Can you genuinely prove this?” The only way to find out is to compare the actual lives of the 2 men and see who was an honourable person worthy of honour and praise by both Heaven and Earth.
Upholder of Justice vs Bullying
Guan Yu in his lifetime was known for fighting against bullies and tyrants. In fact, what prompted Guan Yu to escape from his hometown of Hedong in Shanxi province, was the fact that he had confronted a local tyrant and magistrate, Lü Xiong (呂熊), who stole a young lady who was to be betrothed to another and attempted to force her to become his concubine. But that was not all, since this man was also extorting the village in Hedong, by making it difficult for the ordinary people to have access to a village well except by paying money. Guan Yu was disgusted with such a person, and this man’s attempt at kidnapping a young lady to force himself upon her was the last straw. As a man of righteousness, Guan Yu personally killed Lü Xiong and freed the young lady. This was to have repercussions on the young Guan Yu, and thus he was on the run from the forces of the uncle of the tyrant. As the fate of Heaven would have it, Guan Yu’s face would change to red [possibly due to an ambush by the uncle’s forces in a temple where Guan Yu was hiding, whereby after both being surrounded with fire by the forces attacking and killing his way out, he discovered that his face had changed to a red colour when looking at his reflection in a nearby river], and he would be able to pass through into Hebei province and meet Liu Bei (劉備)and Zhang Fei (張飛), both of whom would become his sworn brothers and co-rulers of one of the Three Kingdoms, Shu-Han (蜀漢). Again, as a righteous man and a loyal person to Liu Bei, Guan Yu would be assisting in the battle against the Yellow Turbans cult and later against a notorious tyrant, Dong Zhuo (董卓). Guan Yu was in fact renowned for actually defeating one of the generals of the tyrannical Dong Zhuo, Hua Xiong (華雄), which thus weakened the forces of Dong Zhuo. In addition, Guan Yu would assist his 2 sworn brethren, Liu Bei and Zhang Fei, in fighting against an opportunist warrior, Lü Bu (呂布). Clearly in all those instances, Guan Yu was an upholder of justice and one to fight against evil men, tyrants and traitors. As one who abhorred injustice and unrighteousness, Guan Yu was willing to battle such people to uphold justice and righteousness for all. [All references can be found in both history and in Romance of the Three Kingdoms].
Let us contrast this with the behaviour of Muhammad, the so-called “Prophet” of Islam. Before the Muslims accuse me of slander, I will provide both the incidents and the actual references to both Hadiths and Qu’ran to validate what is stated. It is known according to both Hadiths and Qu’ran that Muhammad once he was in power abrogated the tolerant surahs towards Christians and Jews and ruled with an iron fist of tyranny. Consider these Surahs as evidence of this, which the Saudi authorities admit is the valid readings today:
“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.” (Surah 9:29)
“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.” (Surah 9:123)
If those commands directed against non-Muslims, particularly Christians and Jews, are not serious enough, then the actual words and behaviour of Muhammad should be disturbing enough. In the Hadiths we find, that Muhammad cursed the Jews and Christians for having places of worship at the sites of the Prophets of Judaism and Christianity. All this occurred on Muhammad’s death bed. He invokes his ‘deity’, Allah, to curse the Jews and Christians in these Hadiths:
“Narrated 'Aisha and 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas:
When the last moment of the life of Allah's Apostle came he started putting his 'Khamisa' on his face and when he felt hot and short of breath he took it off his face and said, "May Allah curse the Jews and Christians for they built the places of worship at the graves of their Prophets." The Prophet was warning (Muslims) of what those had done.” (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1, Book 8, No. 427)
“Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "May Allah's curse be on the Jews for they built the places of worship at the graves of their Prophets." (Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 1, Book 8, No. 428)
Anyone who has a genuine heart for truth and wisdom will ask: “Since Guan Yu did not behave in a dishonourable manner of killing people merely over religious differences nor did he curse someone on the basis of religion, whereas not only did Muhammad curse Jews and Christians and all non-Muslims, he also commanded his followers to personally have them killed or subject to humiliating conditions; who then was a righteous man and who was a tyrant? Which one will the Law of Heaven support? Who was observing the Way of Heaven (Tian Dao-天道)?”
Muhammad was also known for not only oppression of Christians and Jews, as evidenced from a number of Hadiths and verses in the Qu’ran, but also other non-Muslims in general. Let us examine the following Surahs in the Qu’ran as well as the various Hadiths:
“Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.” (Surah 2:216) [Fighting is prescribed for Muslims! No wonder there are virtually no peaceful Islamic societies or countries. Fighting is made to be part and parcel of the Muslim psyche. Guan Yu fought to protect the weak not for the sake of fighting. Muhammad was the total opposite].
“As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help…Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority.” (Surah 3:56, 151) [Note that Allah, Muhammad’s demonic ‘deity’, promises to bring suffering on non-Muslims in both this world and the next along with terror. No wonder terrorism and violence are so rampant throughout the Islamic world!]
“Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward” (Surah 4:95) [Since from this Surah, the Muslim who actually dedicates his life to fighting is specially rewarded by Allah, is it no wonder that we have violent problems all throughout the Islamic world?]
“I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them…So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them…Those who believe, and have left their homes and striven with their wealth and their lives in Allah's way are of much greater worth in Allah's sight. These are they who are triumphant.” (Surah 8:12; 9:5, 9:20) [Note that it is clear that Allah promotes terror and violence and even urges for temporary truce during the ‘sacred months’ before either killing non-Muslims or forcing them to be taxed out of existence. Allah and Muhammad clearly state that even those who gave up everything for fighting are the most honoured in the sight of Allah. This is not the way of Guan Di, for he only fought the wicked, not those who did not subscribe to a particular religion, and was not out to fight every Tom, Dick and Harry merely for being not part of this or that religion].
“Therefore listen not to the Unbelievers, but strive against them with the utmost strenuousness...” (Surah 25:52) [Not only are Muslims told not to listen to non-Muslims, but to even fight against them to the utmost! No way would Guan Yu behave like this!]
“Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves” (Surah 48:29) [Note that the followers of Muhammad are hard to non-Muslims and merciful to each other. This is not only against the laws of Heaven but also reveals why Islamic societies generally have little to no freedoms for non-Muslims. It also reveals why Muslims have no qualms about doing evil deeds to non-Muslims. Guan Yu would never have behaved in such an abhorrent manner, and was just even to his enemies, as evidenced when he released Cao Cao (曹操), when he had him under his power, due to Cao Cao showing him favour before when he captured Guan Yu. In contrast, Muhammad would break treaties and past relationships, merely on the basis of someone not subscribing to his perverted religion].
“He it is who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam) to make it victorious over all religions even though the infidels may resist." (Surah 61:9) [Again note that Muhammad was meant to be the one who will destroy all the other religions until Islam is the only one left standing. Guan Di would never approve of this behaviour].
That is not all, since from the Hadiths, we can also see what Muhammad advocated and did towards Jews and other non-Muslims, merely for not being of the same religion as Muhammad:
“Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
Allah's Apostle said, "You (i.e. Muslims) will fight wi the Jews till some of them will hide behind stones. The stones will (betray them) saying, 'O 'Abdullah (i.e. slave of Allah)! There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.' (Sahih Bukhari Vol. 4, Book 52, No. 176)
“Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him." (Sahih Bukhari Vol. 4, Book 52, No. 177)
…the Prophet said, 'If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.' (Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 4, Book 52, No. 260) [No wonder Muslims will kill anyone who decides to leave their religion and follow another! This is as bad as the Communist and Nazi Parties].
“War is deceit.” (Sahih Bukhari Vol. 4, Book 52, No.’s 267, 268, 269) [If Muslims constantly engage in both war and deceit, do they think that no one will notice? The Law of Heaven shall never allow for this. Since there is the practice of al-taqqiyah, does that not warn any decent minded person that Islam is not only at war with the whole world, but also very deceptive?]
“Narrated Abu Huraira:
…I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand.” (Sahih Bukhari Vol. 4, Book 52, No. 220) [Here is the foundation of Islamic terrorism: Muhammad himself!]
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Striving in the path of Allah (jihad) is incumbent on you along with every ruler, whether he is pious or impious; the prayer is obligatory on you behind every believer, pious or impious, even if he commits grave sins; the (funeral) prayer is incumbent upon every Muslim, pious and impious, even if he commits major sins.” (Sunan Abu Dawud Book 14, No. 2527) [Again, jihad is a must for a Muslim! No wonder there is no end to fighting in Islamic countries!]
“It has been narrated on the authority of Abdullah b. 'Umar that the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and they establish prayer, and pay Zakat and if they do it, their blood and property are guaranteed protection on my behalf except when justified by law, and their affairs rest with Allah.” (Sahih Muslim Book 1, No. 33) cf. (Sahih Bukhari Vol 1, Book 8, No. 387) [This is the behaviour of a megalomaniac tyrant. This is more befitting of Dong Zhuo than Guan Yu!]
“It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Sa'id Khudri that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said (to him): Abu Sa'id, whoever cheerfully accepts Allah as his Lord, Islam as his religion and Muhammad as his Apostle is necessarily entitled to enter Paradise. He (Abu Sa'id) wondered at it and said: Messenger of Allah, repeat it for me. He (the Messenger of Allah) did that and said: There is another act which elevates the position of a man in Paradise to a grade one hundred (higher), and the elevation between one grade and the other is equal to the height of the heaven from the earth. He (Abu Sa'id) said: What is that act? He replied: Jihad in the way of Allah! Jihad in the way of Allah!” (Sahih Muslim Book 20, No. 4645) cf. (Sahih Muslim Book 20, No. 4696). [The latter Hadith also states that one who did not fight jihad as a Muslim nor did it wholeheartedly is a hypocrite! If that is what Muhammad considers as worthy of Paradise rather than purification of the heart and soul from sins, then Islam is not a spiritual religion but a militaristic cult!]
The following Hadiths also reveal the true attitude of Islam and Muhammad towards non-Muslims, and his insistence on ruling with tyranny and terror towards them:
“ The morning after the murder of Ashraf, the Prophet declared, "Kill any Jew who falls under your power." (Tabari Book 7, No. 97)
“Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us” (Tabari Book 9, No. 69) [If that is really what Islam feels about non-believers, then they are unworthy to be called a righteous religion. If Muhammad felt that a life of a non-Muslim is that of an ant, then he is not to be regarded as a prophet but a demonic cult leader on par with that of a satanic cult!]
“Allah said, ‘A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion…Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah.” (Ibn Ishaq No.’s 327, 992) [Is this what you call a genuine prophet of God? This is more deserving to be called a prophet of Satan and therefore Allah is an evil demon and Muhammad is a demoniac prophet!]
Enough regarding his attitudes of oppression and terror to non-Muslims, let us consider what his actual behaviour was that puts him on the level of a brigand and a tyrant. What is often typical of tyrants are random slaughter of anyone who disagrees with them along with looting as well as forcing himself on women, even if they are married, not to mention oppression of others by the means described above of humiliating taxation and extortion. These behaviours you will never find in Guan Yu but all of these behaviours you will find with Muhammad. In fact, Guan Yu killed a tyrant who reflected many of these behaviours, as discussed earlier. However, Muhammad was one who acted in all of these manners mentioned. We discover in the Hadiths that Muhammad had people killed merely for disagreement with his so-called “Prophethood” or discrediting his so-called scripture, the Qu’ran. These are demonstrated in these Hadiths:
“Kinanah b. al-Rabi b. al-Huqyaq who had the treasure of B. Nadir was brought to the Messenger of God, who questioned him; but he denied knowing where it was. Then the messenger of God was brought a Jew who said to him, "I have seen Kinanah walk around this ruin every morning." The Messenger of God said to Kinanah: "What do you say? If we find it in your possession, I will kill you." "All right," he answered. The Messenger of God commanded that the ruin should be dug up, and some of the treasure was extracted from it. Then he asked him for the rest of it. Kinanah refused to surrender it; so the Messenger of God gave orders concerning him to al-Zubayr b. al-'Awwam, saying, "torture him until you root out what he has." Al-Zubayr kept twirling his firestick in his breast until Kinanah almost expired; then the Messenger of God gave him to Muhammad b. Maslamah, who beheaded him to avenge his brother Mahmud b. Maslamah.” (Sahih Bukhari Vol.2, Book 14, No. 68)
Torturing someone just to steal their treasure is the behaviour of heartless brigands and beasts. Not even the heroes of Water Margin (who were bandits that robbed the rich and upheld the poor and weak) would behave in such a manner! But if that is not enough, then forcing himself on the poor man’s widow, Safiya bint Huyay, is even more repulsive:
“Narrated Anas bin Malik:
We arrived at Khaibar, and when Allah helped His Apostle to open the fort, the beauty of Safiya bint Huyai bin Akhtaq whose husband had been killed while she was a bride, was mentioned to Allah's Apostle. The Prophet selected her for himself, and set out with her, and when we reached a place called Sidd-as-Sahba, Safiya became clean from her menses then Allah’s Apostle married her. Hais (i.e. an ‘Arabian dish) was prepared on a small leather mat. Then the Prophet said to me, "I invite the people around you." So that was the marriage banquet of the Prophet and Safiya. Then we proceeded towards Medina, and I saw the Prophet, making for her a kind of cushion with his cloak behind him (on his camel). He then sat beside his camel and put his knee for Safiya to put her foot on, in order to ride (on the camel). (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59,Number 522)
Only a heartless tyrant would force himself on a man’s wife after he has tortured and killed him, all on the same day. Not only did Muhammad do this, but also massacred the whole of the Khaybar tribe merely because they were Jews. Thus this act of cruelty was his way of spiting the Jewish people for their rejection of him as “Prophet”. Anyone who has read the Romance of the Three Kingdoms and the life of Guan Yu knows that this was the behaviour of the evil tyrant Dong Zhuo, who subsequently was killed by another traitor, his adopted “son”, Lu Bu. The Law of Heaven is just with retribution!
Tyranny is further expressed in the behaviour of Muhammad with random killing of his opponents and captives. This is something that Guan Yu would never do as a man who feared Heaven and Earth and who honoured the 5 Human Relations ( 1. Parents and Children. 2. Husband and Wife. 3. Elder and Younger. 4. Superior and Subordinates. 5. Friendships). Muhammad not only murdered those who opposed him, but even had his own uncle, who was responsible for his upbringing, killed in one of his campaigns, the Battle of Badr, against Medina. The following reveals what Muhammad’s behaviour was like towards his own uncle, Abu Jahl when killed in battle by his forces:
“When the war cooled down, and the foe was defeated, the Messenger of Allah said, ‘Who would find what happened to Abu Jahl (in the battle)?’ Ibn Mas’ud went to find that he was wounded, but Ibn Mas’ud and Awfa bin Afra’ beat him up, and they said to him, ‘Who is defeated now?’ When he did not answer, Ibn Mas’ud beheaded him with his sword. But before he was killed, he said, ‘Can a man who was killed by his own kinfolk be defeated?’ Ibn Mas’ud beheaded him while he was deeply wounded. Then he went to Muhammad and told him that he killed him. Muhammad said, ‘Go show him to me.’ When Muhammad saw his uncle, he spit at him and said, ‘The pharaoh of this nation has died.” [The Brief of the Life of the Messenger by Imam Muhammad bin Abd Al-Wahab (edition published in Saudi Arabia), p91]
Anyone who observes the Law of Heaven, regardless of religion or race, will say that this is abhorrent behaviour and such a man has no regard for even his relatives. Even in the history of China, when a righteous person is forced to confront a wicked relative, after performing the action against the wicked relative, the righteous person will not spit and curse the person, but will even give such a person a decent burial. This was the case with Saintly Emperor Li Shimin (李世民)during the founding years of the Tang Dynasty, who went forced to go against his wicked brothers in a campaign, after finishing them off, at least gave them a decent burial and did not resort to humiliating behaviour for the dead. He even pardoned some of the close advisors to one of his wicked brethren, and had that advisor advise him personally for the building of the Tang Dynasty, which proved to be a great success in more ways than one, especially in terms of keeping the emperor in check morally. I digress slightly but this was to reveal what a contrast of behaviour a tyrant would show as opposed to a saintly ruler or person in power.
Guan Yu clearly was nothing like Muhammad in behaviour and was a man of principle and honour. This will be discussed further in the second section.
Upholding marital and family dignity vs stealing the wives of others
Anyone who is familiar with the accounts of the life of Guan Di/Guan Yu will all agree that he behaved uprightly in the face of adverse circumstances. There was a time when he was captured by Cao Cao(曹操)of the Kingdom of Wei (魏) and was forcibly separated from his sworn brothers. Cao Cao had high regard for Guan Yu’s ability and sought to win him over by persuasive and ‘benevolent’ means. This involved giving of gifts of money, and even employing him in his service in military battles against one of his rivals, Yuan Shao (袁紹). However, despite the favours shown, Guan Yu was never dissuaded in loyalty and mostly did not accept the monetary gifts given to him by Cao Cao. In addition, Cao Cao sought to induce Guan Yu to join him by capturing the 2 wives of his sworn brother, Liu Bei and putting him in the same room as them, trying to encourage him to commit adultery with them, not just to disgrace Guan Yu, but also to show Guan Yu some “favour” or appreciation for his talent. However, Guan Yu refused to go in unto them and even spent whole nights outside in the cold to avoid going to their room. When the time came for him to go back to his sworn brother, Liu Bei, having discovered that Liu Bei was safe and sound, contrary to earlier reports given by Cao Cao’s men and others, Guan Yu decided to return to his brother without any delay. However, he made due preparations by first writing a letter of resignation and secondly returning all the monetary rewards and favours he had received under Cao Cao’s service. Thirdly, and most importantly, he had a carriage ready for his sworn brother’s 2 wives, whilst he rode in front of them as their escort. Finally, he had to pass through 5 passes or regions, killing 6 of Cao Cao’s prominent generals before finally reaching his sworn brothers, Liu Bei and Zhang Fei with the 2 wives of Liu Bei, safe and sound.
From this, we could see that Guan Yu behaved with uprightness and righteousness by refusing to be swayed by monetary favours, and also upholding his relationship with his sworn brethren, by refusing to sleep with the wives of his sworn brother, Liu Bei, even if it was a tempting proposition. In addition, he saw to it that the wives of his brother were not to be harmed nor touched in any way by himself or others, and in fact laid it down as a condition when he was under Cao Cao’s service. Furthermore, we could see that he upheld righteousness and would not sleep with another man’s wife, no matter how tempting a situation is. [All this has often been portrayed constantly throughout Chinese society through both opera, literature and film media. History also testifies to this through accounts of his life as well as Luo Guanzhong’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms].
Before Muslims start to highlight what a shining example of morality their so-called demonic prophet is, we must point out that from Islamic sources themselves, their own prophet has been guilty of transgressing the 5 human relations by not only stealing the wives of others, and in some cases by outright force, but also harming the husbands of the wives he stole, thus committing the grave sins of murder and adultery. Regarding Muhammad, it was stated:
“If Muhammad lusted after a married woman, it became a must for her husband to divorce her for him.” [Al-Sira Al-Halabia, Al Halabi, Vol.III, p377]
To confirm this, one cannot help but think of the case of Muhammad acquiring the wife of his adopted son (Zaid), Zainab, by convenient “revelation” from his demonic deity, Allah. In the beginning, Muhammad entered into the tent of his adopted son, Zaid, hoping to find Ali but instead found Zainab, Ali’s wife bathing. Lust entered his heart and although in the beginning he pretended to refuse taking Zainab, yet conveniently a revelation came from Allah to justify his lust and to urge him to take Zainab for himself. This we find in the Qu’ran in this Surah:
“But when Zaid had accomplished his want of her, We gave her to you as a wife, so that there should be no difficulty for the believers in respect of the wives of their adopted sons, when they have accomplished their want of them; and Allah's command shall be performed.” (Surah 33:37) [Adopted son’s wives are considered good for their fathers? Is there no moral restraint on such a god as Allah? Is it no wonder that throughout the Muslim world, there are so many orphans in need of adoption since Muslims refuse to take them in since they fear a repeat of this situation? What evil seeds have been sown by Muhammad!]
To make matters worse, Muhammad was given an ‘exemption’ from the codes of moral behaviour in terms of who could and could not be married to him in this Surah:
“O Prophet! surely We have made lawful to you your wives whom you have given their dowries, and those whom your right hand possesses out of those whom Allah has given to you as prisoners of war, and the daughters of your paternal uncles and the daughters of your paternal aunts, and the daughters of your maternal uncles and the daughters of your maternal aunts who fled with you; and a believing woman if she gave herself to the Prophet, if the Prophet desired to marry her-- specially for you, not for the (rest of) believers; We know what We have ordained for them concerning their wives and those whom their right hands possess in order that no blame may attach to you; You may put off whom you please of them, and you may take to you whom you please, and whom you desire of those whom you had separated provisionally; no blame attaches to you; this is most proper, so that their eyes may be cool and they may not grieve, and that they should be pleased” (Surah 33:50, 51) [So in a time of war, no one is exempt from Muhammad’s lust and he is not to be blamed for going past the moral boundaries! This is clearly demonic. A truly just Deity will not tolerate this. Muhammad has gone against even the Heavenly Way and 5 relations!]
What is even more evil is that Muhammad even gave license to his followers to have sex with married women who were captured in wartime. This is verified in a Surah as well as authorized biographers of Muhammad’s life in the Muslim world:
“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.” (Surah 4:24) [So married women are off limits unless you have captured them in war! Mr. Muhammad and Mr. Allah, how can you call this pursuit “honest” in the first place? There is no honour in such behaviour! Where is there such a thing as an “honest wedlock” in such a situation that is clearly been forced upon?]
And in this authorized biography by Ibn Kathir:
“Abu Sa’id Al-Kdri said, We captured some women of the captivity of Awtas, and they had their husbands. So we thought it was an iniquity to have intercourse with them. However, the Prophet commanded us to do it, but we refused. Consequently, a verse [Surah 4:24] came down making their vaginas lawful to us.” [The Beginning and the End, Ibn Kathir, Vol. IV, p339]
Excuse the explicit nature of the language used, but this is exactly the nature in which it was written in. Here we can see very clearly that Muhammad was not only an immoral beast but also encouraged his followers to be immoral beasts.
We already discussed the situation earlier regarding the forcible taking of Safiya bint Huyyay along with the torturous murder of her newly wed husband prior to this by Muhammad. Nonetheless, we need to mention it once again to reveal that only an evil minded beast with no conscience would commit such heinous acts against Heaven and Earth and claim divine approval for this. Muhammad should be counting his blessings in hell (for such is worthy of him) that he did not live in the same time period and country as Guan Yu. Had he lived in the same time period and country, Guan Yu would surely have Muhammad beheaded personally for his wickedness! What is grossly tragic is that after Muhammad died, he declared in his will that all the wives he had could not remarry ever and were summarily dispossessed. This is confirmed in the following:
“….and it does not behove you that you should give trouble to the Messenger of Allah, nor that you should marry his wives after him ever; surely this is grievous in the sight of Allah.” (Surah 33:53) [His wives cannot even marry any of his followers after death? Where is the justice in this?!]
What selfishness! What a beast! This is not the behaviour of an honourable person but a brute and a evil hearted tyrant. However, what is worse is the fact that Muhammad even had the gall to marry a 9 year old girl, Aisha when he was well in his 50s. Due to time and space, I will have to give the references to this than quote in length. Nonetheless, it is sufficient enough to say that this again is the behaviour of beasts and not a moral man. The actual references can be found in these Hadiths:
a) Sahih Muslim Book 8 No. 3309 (Aisha admitting that she was married to Muhammad when she was 9 but betrothed when she was 6!)
b) Sahih Bukhari Vol. 5, Book 58, No. 234 (Reconfirming the above but with more detail).
c) Sahih Bukhari Vol. 1, Book 6, No. 298 (Aisha admits that Muhammad would have a bath with her and fondle her at that point of time!)
Shall we conclude this section with the words of one of the Hadiths reportedly stated by a mother of a girl who “gave” herself to Muhammad: “You are a self-respecting girl, but the prophet is a womanizer.” (Tabari, Book 9, No. 139)? He is fortunate that he is not alive today or else he would be tried as a paedophile and would face not only gaol sentences but even prisoners who would want to kill him the moment he sets foot in prison.
Enough said, as we continue in our final section, we will see that Guan Yu was much superior and worthy of admiration than Muhammad.
The Honourable Warrior vs the Heartless Brigand
When one mentions the name of Guan Yu or any of the variations of his name (Guan Yun Chang 關雲長), honour and righteousness automatically is associated with him straight away. This is because throughout his life, Guan Yu/Guan Yun Chang supported the weak and opposed the wicked and evil people, whether they were outright tyrants and evil men as was the case with Lu Xiong and Dong Zhuo or turncoat traitors such as Lu Bu or whether they were outright brigands intent on robbing others and making life difficult for everyone to enrich themselves as will be discussed shortly. Muhammad, on the other hand, had all the behaviours of a heartless brigand, which shall also be discussed too.
When Guan Yun Chang was walking this earth, he fought against a cult that behaved like brigands, misusing the name of Heaven to achieve their ends, the Yellow Turbans. He fought on behalf of the fading Han Dynasty. He succeeded in putting down most of the rebels, which was later finished off by Cao Cao (whom he was in alliance with at first). We also discover later that when he was transporting the wives of his sworn brother, Liu Bei back to the Kingdom of Shu, the wives were also confronted by bandits. Although the head of this particular group of bandits that accosted them returned the wives safely to Guan Yun Chang after fighting with his friend, yet Guan Yun Chang would not accept Liao Hua (廖化), since he still had his heart in both the Yellow Turbans and was not intent on abandoning banditry wholeheartedly. In fact, later on Guan Yun Chang does encounter another set of bandits whilst escorting the two wives of his sworn brother, although they surrender to him without a fight, Guan Yun Chang advises each and every one of them to do this:
“Under the greenwood tree is no place for a hero’s foot. You had better abandon this depraved life and return to the path of virtue. Do not work out your own destruction.” (Ch. 28, Romance of the Three Kingdoms).
In fact, of the bandits, only one was permitted to join him at the time after consultation with the 2 wives of Liu Bei. As for the aforementioned Liao Hua, he was accepted a lot later after much consideration, but not whilst he still was in a mindset of a bandit. This is the way of a true hero and virtuous man! Do not accept a person blindly but wait till they have proved their virtue before acceptance. Furthermore, Guan Yun Chang urged bandits to repent of the depravity of their life rather than just join his band. This is a virtuous person and a heavenly minded man.
A virtuous warrior would never deny their brethren, even when faced with the prospect of death and defeat. Such was the case with Guan Yun Chang when he was captured by Sun Quan (孫權) of the Kingdom of Wu (吳). When he was captured, Sun Quan tried to persuade Guan Yun Chang to renounce his ties to Liu Bei as his sworn brother and thus take him as both sworn brother and lord. Guan Yun Chang refused and was thus executed. Even in death, Guan Yun Chang maintained his dignity. After death, his spirit would not rest over his unjust death and thus had to approach the Buddhist monk, Pu Jing (普淨), whom had previously saved Guan Yun Chang’s life from an assassination plot during his time under Cao Cao. Pu Jing then enlightened his soul and then Guan Yu thus became a protector of the locals in that region of Yuquan (玉泉), in today’s Hebei province in China, from evils. Centuries thereafter, he would be worshipped and called upon to defend the innocent and vanquish the evil as both a deity in Taoism and as a bodhisattva in Chinese Buddhism. Such is deserving of a virtuous and righteous man. History shall never forget. In fact, in the history of China, he was further honoured by various emperors during the Sui, Tang, Song (Northern), Ming and Qing Dynasties. He was given many titles, each of which have an honorific meaning. Whether it was Martial Skill Saint, Defender of the Righteous, Saintly Scholar, Exorciser of Evil Spirits, all of these reveal his righteous legacy that he left for many generations to follow. Therefore, it is no accident that not only do the common people of Chinese society in various parts of the world give him reverence with altars and temples, so do both the police force and triad societies give him reverence (despite being on opposing sides of the law), since he represents a quality that has been left for all to follow: Righteousness/Justice (義).
Contrast this with none other than the “hero” and “prophet” of Islam, Muhammad. As would be expected of a bandit rather than a holy man, Muhammad resorted to cold blooded murder to win people to his so-called religion, or to steal the wives and women of others, as already discussed. In addition, Muhammad was a looter of caravans and a person who resorted to deception, as well as encouraging others to do the same. This is evident many times from the Hadiths. Looting was never for the helping of the poor but enriching his own followers. The following Hadiths demonstrate this:
“When the Apostle heard about Abu Sufyan coming from Syria, he summoned the Muslims and said, “This is the Quraish caravan containing their property. Go out to attack it, perhaps Allah will give it as a prey.” (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 428)
“He who kills someone, has the right to all his belongings.” (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 4, Book 53, #370; Sahih Muslim, Book 19, Chapter 13. These are also verified in other authorized biographers of Muhammad). [No wonder there is so much looting behaviour in Islamic countries on non-Muslims and other unfortunates!]
There is much more regarding Muhammad’s bandit behaviour in looting but time will only allow so much for now. The fuller details can be found in various Hadiths and authorized biographies of Muhammad in the Islamic world. Needless to say, such is the behaviour of a demonic minded person.
Cold-blooded murder for the sake of religious reasons are nothing short of demonic. Such indeed was the case with the founder of Islam. We touched on earlier how Muhammad commanded the cold-blooded murder of Jews and Christians. What also needs to be mentioned is that merely for disagreeing with Muhammad in the slightest cost the lives of many. In fact, if your relative was a non-Muslim, then you were commanded by Muhammad to kill that relative if that relative did not convert. This is evidenced in the following Hadith:
“The apostle said, “Kill any Jew that falls into your power.” Thereupon Muhayyisa lepat upon Ibn Sunayna, a Jewish merchant with whom they had social and business relations, and killed him. Huwayyisa was not a Muslim at the time, though he was the elder brother. When Muhayyisa killed [the Jew] Huwayyisa began to beat him, saying, “You enemy of God, did you kill him when much of the fat on your belly comes from his wealth?” Muhayyisa answered, “Had the one who ordered me to kill him ordered me to kill you I would have cut your head off.” This was the beginning of Huwayyisa’s acceptance of Islam… [Huwayyisa] replied exclaimed, “By God, a religion which can bring you to this is marvelous!” and he became a Muslim. (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 554)” [Conversion by the sword! Nothing more needs to be said]
Concerning certain Jewish tribes it was stated:
“The Prophet had suddenly attacked Bani Mustaliq without warning while they were heedless and their cattle were being watered at the places of water. Their fighting men were killed and their women and children were taken as captives" (Sahih Bukhari Volume 3, Book 46, #717)
And also his tactics for war:
“Allah's Messenger called Ali [and said]: “Proceed on and do not look about until Allah grants you victory,” and Ali went a bit and then halted and did not look about and then said in a loud voice: “Allah's Messenger, on what issue should I fight with the people?” Thereupon he (the Prophet) said: ”Fight with them until they bear testimony to the fact that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his Messenger…” (Sahih Muslim Book 31, #5917)
“When the apostle raided a people he waited until the morning. If he heard a call to prayer he held back; if he did not hear it he attacked. We came to Khaybar by night, and the apostle passed the night there; and when morning came he did not hear the call to prayer, so he rode and we rode with him. (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 757) [Convert or die! Pure and simple!]
Concerning a certain Arab non-Muslim tribe:
“Then the apostle sent Khalid bin Walid… to the Banu al-Harith and ordered him to invite them to Islam three days before he attacked them. If they accepted then he was to accept it from them, and if they declined he was to fight them. So Khalid set out and came to them, and sent out riders in all directions inviting the people to Islam, saying, “If you accept Islam you will be safe.” So the men accepted Islam as they were invited. (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 959) [Forced conversion by the sword]
If cold blooded murder in the name of one’s god is not enough, then to make matters worse, Muhammad resorted and encouraged his followers to practice lying for the cause of his religion. Today, it is an accepted Islamic practice called “Al-Taqqiyah”. The very fact that Muhammad encourages deception and even calls his god: “The Best of Deceivers” (Surah 3:54), ought to cause anyone to shudder at Islam calling itself a good religion. Various Hadiths reveal:
“Allah's Apostle said, "Who is willing to kill Ka'b bin Al-Ashraf who has hurt Allah and His Apostle?" Thereupon Muhammad bin Maslama got up saying, "O Allah's Apostle! Would you like that I kill him?" The Prophet said, "Yes," Muhammad bin Maslama said, "Then allow me to say a (false) thing (i.e. to deceive Ka'b). "The Prophet said, "You may say it."(Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 5, Book 59, #369)
“When they came to him they spoke to him and made him promises, treating him well, saying that if he would come to the apostle, he would give him an appointment and honor him. They kept on at him until he went with them with a number of Jews… [Once the Jews were disarmed] all the apostles’ companions fell upon their Jewish companions and killed them except one man who escaped on his feet. (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 981)
As stated earlier, anyone who was an opponent of Muhammad, could find themselves cruelly murdered and their female relatives sold for sex slavery. This is revealed as follows:
[Regarding Umm Qirfa] “She was a very old woman, wife of Malik. Her daughter [and another] were also taken. Zayd ordered Qays to kill Umm Qirfa and he killed her cruelly by putting a rope between her legs and to two camels and driving them until they rent her in two). (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 980)
“I drove them along until I brought them to Abu Bakr who bestowed that girl upon me as a prize. So we arrived in Medina. I had not yet disrobed her when the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) met me in the street and said: “Give me that girl.” (Sahih Muslim, Book 19, #4345
Whether the person is aged or not, made no difference to Muhammad. If you disagreed with his religion and made it known, then you would be killed mercilessly. Here are more examples from Hadiths:
[Regarding Abu Afak] “The apostle said, "Who will deal with this rascal for me?" Whereupon [a follower] went forth and killed him…[The assassin is reported to have then said] ‘take that, Abu Afak, in spite of your age." (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 995)
“The Prophet recited Suratan-Najm (103) at Mecca and prostrated while reciting it and those who were with him did the same except an old man who took a handful of small stones or earth and lifted it to his forehead and said, "This is sufficient for me." Later on, I saw him killed as a non-believer. (Sahih Bukhari Volume 2, Book 19, #173)
In the same Hadiths by Ibn Ishaq and Hisham, it is also reported regarding the murder of Asma bint Marwan:
“When the apostle heard what she had said he said, "Who will rid me of Marwan's daughter?" `Umayr b. `Adiy al-Khatmi who was with him heard him, and that very night he went to her house and killed her. In the morning he came to the apostle and told him what he had done and he [Muhammad] said, "You have helped God and His apostle, O `Umayr!" When he asked if he would have to bear any evil consequences the apostle said, "Two goats won't butt their heads about her", so `Umayr went back to his people.
Now there was a great commotion among B. Khatma that day about the affair of bint [daughter of] Marwan. She had five sons, and when `Umayr went to them from the apostle he said, "I have killed bint Marwan, O sons of Khatma. Withstand me if you can; don't keep me waiting." (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 995)
It did not matter to Muhammad that this woman was defenseless. The very fact that she wrote a poem against his evil behaviour was enough to get her assassinated by one of Muhammad’s followers. Muhammad himself was reported to have killed a woman in cold blood over insults. This is reported in this Hadith:
“A blind man had a slave-mother [his wife, the mother of his children] who used to abuse the Prophet (pbuh) and disparage him. He forbade her but she did not stop. He rebuked her but she did not give up her habit. One night she began to slander the Prophet (pbuh) and abuse him. So he took a dagger, placed it on her belly, pressed it, and killed her. A child who came between her legs was smeared with the blood that was there. (Abu Dawud Book 38, No. 4348). [The fact that the person was physically disabled was of no consequence. Even the fact that a woman is about to give birth was also of no consequence. Such is the behaviour of a demonic man!]
Can we not help but say that this man Muhammad is nothing more than a bandit and a thug using a ‘god’ to support his actions? In fact, he was so hated for his massacres of the Jews and others, that eventually a Jewish woman poisoned some lamb not only to get revenge on him but also to prove that Muhammad was not truly a prophet, since he could not even tell that it was poisoned. She succeeded. This is proved in the Hadiths:
“..When the apostle of Allah conquered Khaibar and he had peace of mind, Zaynab Bint al-Harith the brother of Marhab, who was the spouse of Sallam Ibn Mishkam, inquired, "Which part of the goat is liked by Muhammad?" They said, "The foreleg." Then she slaughtered one from her goats and roasted it (the meat). Then she wanted a poison which could not fail. .... The apostle of Allah took the foreleg, a piece of which he put into his mouth. Bishr took another bone and put it into his mouth. When the apostle of Allah ate one morsel of it Bishr ate his and other people also ate from it. Then the apostle of Allah said, "Hold back your hands! because this foreleg; ...informed me that it is poisoned. Thereupon Bishr said, "By Him who has made you great! I discovered it from the morsel I took. Nothing prevented me from emitting it out, but the idea that I did not like to make your food unrelishing. When you had eaten what was in your mouth I did not like to save my life after yours, and I also thought you would not have eaten it if there was something wrong.
Bishr did not rise form his seat but his color changed to that of "taylsan" (a green cloth)..........The apostle of Allah sent for Zaynab and said to her, "What induced you to do what you have done?" She replied, "You have done to my people what you have done. You have killed my father, my uncle and my husband, so I said to myself, "If you are a prophet, the foreleg will inform you; and others have said, "If you are a king we will get rid of you.""......
The apostle of Allah lived after this three years till in consequence of his pain he passed away. During his illness he used to say, "I did not cease to find the effect of the (poisoned) morsel, I took at Khaibar and I suffered several times (from its effect) but now I feel the hour has come of the cutting of my jugular vein." (Ibn S’ad p251, p252)
“ The messenger of God said during the illness from which he died - the mother of Bishr had come in to visit him - "Umm Bishr, at this very moment I feel my aorta being severed because of the food I ate with your son at Khaybar." (Tabari, Vol. 8, p124)
A true prophet and holy man would know when death is coming to them and what to expect. The Jewish woman proved aptly that Muhammad could not be a prophet of God. In addition, if he was a true prophet, why could he not heal himself from mere poisoning? Shakyamuni Buddha, Moses, Jesus Christ knew when they would die and made due preparations. Such was not the case with so called “prophet” Muhammad. He died by foul means thus reaping the law of cause and effect (karma) on himself. In fact, when he died, not only did he die unceremoniously, and despite the fact that his followers built a shallow grave, hoping that he would rise from the dead like Jesus Christ, he never rose. Before he died, he admitted that he was not special and could not help or harm anyone. (Surah 7:188). In fact, the moments after his death were filled with fighting between 2 groups of his followers: those that claimed that Abu Bakr (Muhammad’s father-in-law) is the legitimate successor-the Sunnis; and those that claimed that Muhammad’s cousin, Ali is the legitimate successor-the Shiites. Nothing short of bloody were the fights between the Sunnis and Shiites, which continue even today. Even Sunnis and Shiites fought amongst themselves when they were not fighting each other. What a legacy of a prophet! Unfortunately, the world is stuck with this sinister religion that is built on brigandry and blood.
CONCLUSION OF THE MATTER:
It should be obvious by now who is truly honourable and worthy of worship and reverence, and who is abhorrent and should not be followed but instead should be denounced as an evil being. I have no ill feelings towards Muslims individually but we sincerely hope that you will not follow the example of your so-called “prophet” blindly. For those who are familiar with Chinese culture, literature and history, I urge you to see what Guan Di/Guan Yu/Guan Yun Chang means for an unrighteous and unjust world. I sincerely hope that Muslims who are feeling disillusionment with their religion, having discovered the unrighteous nature of Islam and its so-called “prophet”, will not go to total rejection of all the supernatural. In fact, there are other more righteous and orthodox religions (Chinese word for religion is significant, since it has at the heart of its characters: “Model or straight”) that you can go to such as Christianity, Judaism, Taoism, Buddhism and others that are genuinely righteous in content. The Way of Heaven is wide and open for you, why run to the gates of Hades in a destructive religion?
For those who have any reverence for Heaven and its Precepts, then continue in the correct path and avoid paths to evil and destruction. I do not ask that you follow Taoism or Buddhism, but if you already have a righteous religion, then follow it correctly and avoid evil ways. Guan Di is an example not only for those in Chinese society and culture, but also all who revere righteousness and uprightness in a wicked world, whatever your ethnic or racial background. May the Heavenly Way guide all who are sincere and righteous in their motives. Avoid evil religions and evil paths. Walk righteously and uprightly.