Rebuttal to Robert Spencer's "The truth about Muhammad (The founder of world's most intolerant religion)" (TITLE)

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Robert Spencer’s book is one that exposes the ignorance of the author about the person he attempted to criticize. A sincere person gets to be constructive and objective when making criticism(s) but this is not the case with Robert Spencer. There are so many facts he concealed probably due to ignorance or insincerity. The author, in his book wanted us to read what he wanted us to know, not what we have or need to know.


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The title of the book itself is wrong, erroneous and misleading. The book should have been “Lies about Muhammad” because claiming that prophet Muhammad (pbuh) founded the most intolerant religion in the world is false. Islam is a religion that recognizes and respects our religious and cultural diversity.

Firstly, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was not the founder of Islam. Islam means total submission to the will of Allah (God)  and all previous prophets submitted to God bowing down to him in worship. The first man to be created was Adam, the first Muslim. Hence, to say Prophet Muhammad founded Islam is erroneous. Allah says in the Qur’an,

Sahih International: Say, “We have believed in Allah and in what was revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the Descendants, and in what was given to Moses and Jesus and to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we are Muslims [submitting] to Him.” (Qur’an 3:84)



Here are few verses from the Qur’an that talks about religious tolerance…

Allah says;

Sahih International: And We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], the Book in truth, confirming that which preceded it of the Scripture and as a criterion over it. So judge between them by what Allah has revealed and do not follow their inclinations away from what has come to you of the truth. To each of you We prescribed a law and a method. Had Allah willed, He would have made you one nation [united in religion], but [He intended] to test you in what He has given you; so race to [all that is] good. To Allah is your return all together, and He will [then] inform you concerning that over which you used to differ. ( Qur’an 5:48)


This is a verse from the Qur’an recognizing our diversity. This is an example of verses from the Qur’an that Robert Spencer is not showing us. Anyone who reads his book without knowledge of Islam would think the Qur’an is demonic and bloody as Robert Spencer puts it. Here are some other verses on religious tolerance…


Allah says,

“Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things” (Qur;an 2:256)


Allah says in Suratul Kaafiruun:

“Say : O ye that reject Faith!

I worship not that which ye worship,

Nor will ye worship that which I worship.

Nor will I worship those whom you have worshipped;,

Nor will ye worship that which I worship.

To you be your Way, and to me mine.”


This is the highest form of religious tolerance and no religion has been so clear on religious tolerance as much as Islam. There are several other verses in the Qur’an that lay emphasis on religious tolerance. Therefore, we cannot be wrong to say Robert Spencer told lies against prophet Muhammad (pbuh), the founder of world’s most tolerant religion.



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