The Drawn Sword of Allah: meet Islam’s greatest general

Khalid ibn al-Walid was, like Omar, a companion of the Prophet who had fought against Muhammad’s followers in the early days of the revelations—notably, at the Battle of Badr. Ibn al-Walid was destined to convert and become one of Islam’s greatest generals. The broad-shouldered soldier’s soldier and genius battlefield tactician whose nickname was the “Drawn…

To convict an unfaithful spouse of adultery in Islam, four witnesses need to have watched them shag

Islam mandates a draconian punishment for those convicted of adultery: stoning to death. This sounds terrifying, but the good news is that a conviction for adultery is more easily avoided than you might expect because four witnesses are required to prosecute the libertine in question. According to a prophetic tradition brought to us by Abu…

Things that annoy Prophet Muhammad

If you’ve come to expect lewdness, profanity, gratuitous cartoon nudity, and an eye for ridiculing one of the world’s Great Religions, then have I got a treat for you! While browsing the Ex Muslim sub-reddit, I came across a pretty glorious list of one redditor’s “top worst hadith”. You sir or ma’am inspired today’s cartoon!…