Islam & ISIS – Beheadings & Mutilation of the dead

Posted By on September 2, 2019


I wonder what this girl will grow up to be if she remains in that environment. Anyway, Welcome to part seven of this series! Here we’ll look at beheadings as a method of execution in Islam and the issue of mutilating the dead and whether these things can be justified within Islam’s textual sources or not. As we’ve already covered many topics already, some matters are bound to repeat themselves a little so I’ll try to keep it brief where this occurs, like the issue of beheadings. In part 6, which covered the execution of prisoners, we saw that Muhammad according to his most reputable sira, or biography, beheaded at least 600 people in just one day. So we already have a clear precedent, showing us that Muhammad used this method of execution that ISIS used so frequently today. But beheadings are not exclusively the work of terrorist groups like Islamic State or their predecessors. The Saudis have been beheading people ever since their kingdom was born. You’d think now that there is an outrage to this method of execution when ISIS does it, that the Saudis might quietly stop this method of execution. But it seems it’s have the opposite effect. As if the Saudis felt competition in this regard and don’t want to be outdone by ISIS. In 2014 the Saudis beheaded 88 people. In 2015 that number rose to 158 and this year they’ve already surpassed the 100 barrier in July. Just over halfway through the year. So they safely on track to set a new record for the 21st century. We mentioned the Battle of Badr and the execution of prisoners in the last part. Here’s another example of an execution in this battle. This time it would (was?) arguably the man who would stood up to Muhammad the most in Mecca. A man by the name of Amr ibn Hisham. But Muslims today know him as Abu Jahl, which means the father of ignorance. After Muhammad had labeled him with this slur. The act of throwing the decapitated head to the ground is flirting a little with the idea of mutilating the dead. But in any case, the issue of beheading here is quite clear. And in case Muslims want to conveniently dispute the sources outside the Quran let’s look into the Quran to see whether beheading human beings as a method of execution, is tolerated or even, dare I suggest, ordered by Islam. Now, we already mentioned this verse when we found out that the Quran orders Muslims to use terrorism as a tactic in battle. In case anyone tries to tell us the wording “strike of their heads” actually means “give them a nice haircut” and trust me, I’ve seen apologists use similarly ridiculous excuses. Let’s look at what Ibn Kathir’s commentary here tells us. Beheading people is also commanded in chapter 47, verse 4. If we read the commentary of Imam Qurtubi, we read his analysis of this verse. Now onto mutilation of bodies. According to Muslim law, mutilation of dead bodies is forbidden in the wider sense. But is allowed as a part of retribution if their enemies had mutilated their dead. We find the forbidding of mutilating bodies here in a hadith in Sahih Bukhari The instruction here seems pretty clear. But according to Muslim theology, scholars have determined that mutilating the dead is in fact permissible if the enemies had done something similar first. This here is a fatwa on a popular Islamic website justifying the burning and mutilation of the 4 US contractors in Fallujah. Who were burned and dragged through the streets of the city in 2004. They cite verses allowing revenge as justification for those actions. But we see that the act of mutilating the dead justified more clearly in another source. In the Battle of Uhud, the Meccan pagans defeated the Muslims. One of their leading women, Hind, ordered a slave to assassinate Muhammad’s uncle Hamza who killed her brother and nephew at the earlier battle of Badr. She ripped open his body after the battle and left Hamza mutilated. We read about this story in the commentary of Jalalayn for chapter 16, verse 126. The explanation to this verse is used to suggest that mutilating the dead is only permissible in equal response. But it’s best to avoid. So mutilation of the dead is allowed in Islam as long as it’s revenge for a similar offense against the Muslims. Earlier in the video we spoke about the beheading of one of the main opponents of Muhammad in the pagan army of the battle of Badr, who was beheaded and his head was thrown towards Muhammad. We have a little more detail on the story in a commentary of the Qur’an by Al-Alusi A sunni salafist who lived in the 19th century. We are told the man who beheaded him, Abdullah Ibn Masud, had previously been slapped by Amr ibn Hisham, who Muslims call Abu Jahl. After reading the Quran out loud for the first time. This slap caused his ear to bleed. When Abdullah ibn Masud beheaded him later at the battle of Badr, we read here that he was too weak to carry his head. Aah, that Angel Gabriel really has a sense of humor, always the joker. So anyway in conclusion to point 7, there is absolutely no dispute that beheading is commanded by Islam. It’s a little contentious however to suggest that mutilation is endorsed outright by the religion. The mainstream opinion appears to discourage it, only making it permissible in equal retaliation. The next part of this series will be looking at brutality in the general sense. When we see ISIS burning people alive, drowning them, lowering them into acid etc. We’ll see whether burning people can be justified and whether Muslims are allowed to come up with brutal executions in order to terrorize their opponents. That’s it for now. Share this video where you can and see you next time!

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  1. I will never understand how anyone would believe such claims, not even doubt a little. By my logic you have to prove a claim and not believe it until it is refuted. Shouldn't something like that be common sense ? Anyway: another good, informative video that reminds me of how cruel and blind people can be and how much luck I have to be where I am. (sry, if my english isn't comprehensible: I am no native speaker)

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  2. That moment the little girl cried (squeaked) out "alahu akbar," I cringed. And did you hear the people in the back? I seriously think I heard some woman say alahu akbar, basically meaning YOU GO GIRL CUT THAT DOLLS HEAD OFF. Omfg

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  3. It's so hilarious how obvious it is that Muhammad was just making it up as he went. If he would have went to something with a line wearing a black shirt, it would have been revealed that people in black shirts don't have to wait in line.

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  4. Out of curiosity, how are your videos received by the Arabic viewers in your videos in Arabic? Is the response positive or negative?

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  5. While i'm a fan of this video, i have a small complaint.
    There are only a few seconds between the warning (telling viewers that there will be graphical themes in this video) and the first instance of something graphical (or could be deemed graphical) in the intro. Maybe a few more seconds in between would allow users to switch off, if they don't want to see graphical things.

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  6. Hey I actually wanted to ask a question about female genital mutilation in Islam. It seems to only be a wide spread practice in the Muslim world, and the qu'ran seems very passive but encourages it though. I just wanted to know your thoughts on the topic.

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  7. Request video: On Islamic clothing. Specifically on the superiority statement of the clothing showing their beliefs are greater then all others.

    When it comes to the burka laws people in western countries are completely oblivious to the primary reasons for Islamic clothing. Catholic nun wears her similar clothing to show dedication to her god which isn't the same thing as Islamic clothing.

    Thank you very much

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  8. Left islam yesterday, it was your video series that gave me the push I needed to accept the truth, thank you so much. I just subscribed and am excited for more videos in the future! Again, thank you so much!

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  9. Beheading is one of the more humane ways to go if done properly, so I'm not really sure what the big deal is for that one thing to be singled out in particular.

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  10. I was mortified when the child dropped to the ground, at first I thought they were mutilating their fingers and then a pet (quality was 1080, the original recording was low quality). Almost scared me to death, I'm not squeamish and my hand still went to my mouth.

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  11. Be sure to clarify, that the four "contractors" who were burned in fallujah were Black Water mercenaries. For those of you who don't know, black water (recently changed to Academi)is a CIA linked merc company that was hired by the US to engage in unchecked and unsupervised acts of war during the Bush years of the "war on terror" and were known (and recorded) to carry out blatant war crimes, indiscriminate murdering of civilians, and other abuses. It is believed that one of the reasons they were hired was for the sole purpose of riling up the Iraqi citizenry so that the US Military could use the civilian response/uprising to claim an "insurgency" in order to justify an ongoing extensive military presence. Some of you may even remember the sniper incidents during the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, it was these guys, caught filming themselves using rifles to indiscriminately kill random civilians, these actions were blamed on the police and caused a lot of unnecessary unrest but after considerable outrage and filing of their presence in Louisiana the US government was pressured into pulling their Katrina contract. To date, no member of black water has been prosecuted for war crimes and have been shielded from international law by the US government.

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  12. The Masked Arab! Will you be making a detailed analysis video about the Hudud and Syari'ah based on the Islamic sahih hadith and the Qur'an?

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  13. I really like the story of Jibril making stupid jokes.

    I've lost my faith years ago, but your videos make me more interested in reading about Islam. Whether it's the tafseers, the sunnah, or the quran.

    Stay safe, man. Also, you really outdone yourself with this 1 video per week routine.

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  14. Dude, the ISIS never Represents the Islam!
    These Peoples are Zionists more not, they come from Israel and America supports them!
    If the ISIS would be "Islamic" they would attack Israel. No wonder that Al Qaeda or ISIS never attacks Israel, because they are Zionists.
    And you have to respect others who has another Religion.
    Even "Real" Jews hate Israel.
    Zionism and Judaism are different!

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  15. "Strike of their heads"="Give them a nice haircut"?! Now,that's a new one to me.Do those apologists realy think anyone is going to believe that ?

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  16. presonally if I were dead, Anyone could barbeque me and eat me, or mutilate me or have sex with my corpse, I wouldn't care

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  17. Off topic, and I apologise for it… but congratulations dude. The channel has taken off quickly.
    You earned it. But, I bet you never expected it.

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  18. ~ Hello M.A. Thank you for your video. I've just subscribed to your channel. It seems you have an Australian, or English accent.

    I'm Salwa. I'm a writer and raise awareness on Islam, almost daily, on social media. I've been studying Islam for quite a few years, now, even though, I've lived among Muslim's, all my life. I know the culture, intimately. I understand the mindset and the belief system.

    I'm thankful that so many are exposing Islam for what it is. Highlighting truth and facts of Islam and it's religious texts.

    I will try to view your other video's and share them on Facebook, accordingly. Thanks 🙂

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  19. Perhaps the most depressing thing about studying Islam is that these people all seem so utterly obsessed with this grim, dreary record of murder, torture and rape from over a thousand years ago. Can't they find anything better to do with their lives? Hasn't anything happened since worth learning about? Poring over this stuff has to make a person totally crazy. Jeez, even the Icelandic sagas are far more entertaining than this.

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  20. Religious people are mindless and delusional sheep that pick whatever fits to their morals and belief, and deny/block out what they dont want to follow.

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  21. 0:42 their kids are thought to cut of WHITE babies head
    meanwhile in german, kids are taught to care colored babies https://i.redditmedia.com/NSXOC2jmeCAA4qoq3Eyox03Th6Qd8O2GV-zhwz3oTvw.jpg?w=320&s=0018742dcc178412c1acf05a2bb5831c

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  22. I came from A2, so far fucking loving this channel, you've got a nice balance between serious and comedy. Bueno Suerte in your channel endeavors friend

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  23. You said nothing about christianity, I mean Joshua behead an entire city at Jericho in the bible, and he was praised by god. I say both religions are just as bad.

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  24. TMA is amazingly calm and composed talking about such horrid things.  It is appreciated that there isn't an emotional spin put on it but just delivering what there actually is.

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  25. "I wonder what she'll become if she stays in this environment"

    I'd say a typical religious believer, but that's "racist" apparently.

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  26. lair where did Mohammad did that, you are a lair but no surprise lie is build in you what else can you say. the killing you are talking about was not done by Muhammad but after what they did which caused a lot of killing of other people and after a judgment from a judge the both parties agreed on, Muhammad has nothing to do with it, you are a lair. Islam is what Allah said in the Quran and the true authentic saying of the Prophet Muhammad only only only. you are a lair no surprise.

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  27. Hello TMA, i have a doubt regarding 8.12. I had an argument regarding this with a muslim, and he pointed out that 8.12 is a command upon the angels. And the translation i have says the same. 8.12 starts with "and when your god commanded upon the angels instill terror, strike, cut etc" How are we to take this into consideration TMa/ anyone?? Thank you.
    ps: pls pls answer.

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  28. If ISIS strictly follows Islam then why do ISIS loot and Sell drugs to get money. Is that allowed in Islam ? What does Quran say about this ? Answer this Question.

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  29. Here, in the USA, the media with the support of the left, and the Democratic Party, betray us and lead us to the slaughterhouse, for the simple fact of censoring executions and violence in general committed by Islamic extremists, while accusing us of Not be compassionate with Arab emigrants. I am for the elimination of all censorship on Arab violence in the media, stop playing the indoctrination of the masses. Do not play politics, it's a question of survival.

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  30. The Cuntran needs burning to heat the flesh and bones of all Christians and in every toilet in Birmingham, Bradford, Luton we salute profit Moo ham heads wiping our backsides on the Cuntran. profit moo ham head is a pedo…ask Aisha! if my comments offend tell it to my army of in for dels having a pint of ale at the bar of the Jolly Gardner in Putney.

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  31. Refutation of Part 7 (Beheading and Mutilation)

    Masked Arab used Seerah books (third grade sources) to say that Muslims beheaded 600-800 males of Banu Quraizah. We have already explained in refutation of part 2 that these reports go against Qur’an and therefore are to be rejected.

    Let us see the general verse of Qur’an once again:
    We ordained for the Children of Israel that “IF ANY ONE SLEW A PERSON – UNLESS IT BE FOR MURDER OR FOR SPREADING MISCHIEF IN THE LAND – IT WOULD BE AS IF HE SLEW THE WHOLE PEOPLE” and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our messengers with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land. [5:32]

    From this verse it is established that only a murderer or one who spreads mischief (armed assault, rape, and murder) in land is to be killed. We have already explained that this verse applies on Muslims too and is for all times. It is not restricted to Jews only as falsely asserted by Masked Arab.

    Then he misused verse 8:12, which we have already explained in refutation of Part 1 that this verse was only for battlefield.

    After this he misused 47:4, again this verse talks about meeting unbelievers in “Battlefield” therefore striking off heads and their fingers refers to killing them in battle.

    Masked Arab accepted that mutilation of bodies is forbidden in Islam, but then went on to claim that one could be mutilated in retribution. He used a clear cut hadith that Prophet (Peace be upon him) forbade mutilating bodies. Here is the hadith:

    Narrated `Abdullah bin Yazid Al-Ansari: The Prophet (ﷺ) forbade robbery (taking away what belongs to others without their permission), “AND ALSO FORBADE MUTILATION (OR MAIMING) OF BODIES” [Sahih Bukhari 3.654]

    The hadiths forbidding mutilation come from many companions. Another hadith but this time from Companion Anas (ra) states:

    It was narrated from Anas who said: "The Messenger of Allah [SAW] used to stress charity in his sermons, “AND PROHIBIT MUTILATION” [Sunnan Nasai Vol. 5, Book 37, Hadith 4052, Hadith is Authentic]

    Islamophobes use a verse from Qur’an and claim that equal retribution is prescribed.

    Qur’an states: And if you punish [an enemy, O believers], punish with an equivalent of that with which you were harmed. “BUT IF YOU ARE PATIENT – IT IS BETTER FOR THOSE WHO ARE PATIENT” [16:126]

    First of all there is difference of opinion on abrogation of this verse. Imam at-Tabri writes in explanation of 16:126:

    “وقد اختلف أهل التأويل في السبب الذي من أجله نزلت هذه الآية. وقيل: هي منسوخة أو محكمة”

    Translation: And the people of interpretation disagreed regarding the reasons why this verse was revealed, some said it is abrogated, and some said it is not [Tafsir at-Tabri under 16:126]

    Even if assuming it is not abrogated then there is absolutely no barbarism in inflicting the same punishment on the criminal. This is also ordained in the Bible i.e. an eye for an eye and so on. As Masked Arab is an atheist so he will deny Bible too, but that does not mean the law is unjust or wrong. Having said that the Qur’an teaches to be patient and calls it better to forgive.

    Masked Arab gave example of Ameer Hamza (ra) who was mutilated by Hind and her slave. Now we all know that Prophet (Peace be upon him) immensely loved his uncle, but still he did not punish Hind nor her slave even after conquest of Makkah, rather he forgave them. When he did not mutilate for his most dear uncle then there is no possibility of him to order mutilation of others.

    Masked Arab then used third grade sources like Tafsir al-Alusi and Seerah books that head of Abu Jahl (the biggest enemy of Islam) was mutilated and dragged to the Prophet. We do not find any such story in Qur’an nor 6 compilations of authentic hadiths. The reports about mutilating Abu Jahl’s head are all weak. Masked Arab cleverly quoted from Seerah books without citing chains of narrations because he knows he is quoting weak/fabricated reports. In most of his videos Masked Arab quoted from Seerah books and tries to deceive people by claiming them to be most authentic.

    The Sanad of the reports about Abu Jahl’s mutilation are weak due to disconnection between Abu Ubaydah and Abdullah ibn Mas’ud and his father.

    Imam Abu Dawud said: The reports (referring to Ibn Mas’ud cutting the head of Abu Jahl and dragging it to Prophet) “HAVE NOTHING AUTHENTIC OR CORRECT ABOUT THEM” [Abu Dawood Maraseel Page: 328]

    In conclusion we would like to say that Islam totally forbids mutilation as proven from Sahih hadiths of Bukhari and Nasai. Even if assuming some Sahaba mutilated dead bodies (although no authentic proof exists) then we have Hindus cremating the dead, therefore had mutilation of criminals after death been barbaric then hindu custom should be banned worldwide.

    Peace.

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  32. Islam don't look peaceful they look serious and stick to themselves where is your peace? Christians who believe in love automatically release peace without trying to be peaceful Islam is rubbish. I'm a fighter and gang raised (leathers and motorcycles) if I could get my hands on you scrawny skinny little fucks I'd tear you're guts out! and eat your fucking heart! Maori mother fucking BLACK POWER!! Y.F.Y!!

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  33. I am secretly an atheist i live in a very religious Muslim family and this channel freed me from the chains which are islam

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  34. The masked liar is refuted in this video using the same sources he used to condemn Islam and Muslims.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sVnNQWcfj0
    The Masked Arab Unveiled

    Honestly, It's as if you guys want to be fooled, then pat yourself on the back for not being "racist".
    Being gullible is no better.

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  35. Nothing like a nice beheading to watch on a Saturday morning!. They should make this normal terrestrial t v on a Saturday afternoon after final score on bbc1.

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  36. So the point of this is not only to approve of this barbaric act but to encourage it. That's fucked up dude! Get your head right.

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  37. Muhammad (piss be upon him) was such fucking evil. Shame on me that once i used to send sallah to him. Now i'm ex-evil. Please people of the world don't ignore islam! Islam is main trouble in this beautiful earth! Islam fucked up this earth. Spread the truth as much as you can! Pleassssssse

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  38. Thes motherfucker is not letting us seeing the .beaheading process fuck it cqn.be.fake or if real how and where we can get the video in web

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  39. Allowed ?, By whom ?, This is not any benevolant creator would condone, this type of behavior is of Satan and deranged morons, if this is what allah commands then he is no Good, but rather he is Satan himself !

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  40. These people are not muslims!!!! In what religion does it say to say to kill!!!!!!! Islam has been corrupted by the so called muslims. Dont put the blame on normal peaceful muslims it is not them. They have no religion!!!!!!!

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  41. Islam is an evil ideology disguised as a religion and Muhammad, the false prophet, was a thief, murderer and pedophile. So, what do you expect from his followers.

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  42. Dear brother TMA, thanks for your informative videos and references.
    Exposing Islam takes moral courage. www.facebook.com/DoctrineApologetics

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