Islamic Failure Series – Episode 60 – Muhammad commanded his followers not to greet Christians and Jews first
Greeting someone, whether you know him or not, whether he speaks your same language or not, whether he believes in what you believe or not, is considered part of good manner and education. Unfortunately not all humans consider this as a universal standard of good manners because there is an exception. This exception is called Islam! Let us read what Muhammad taught his followers so that you would be able to judge by yourself the amount of hatred this, so called, prophet had for people who didn’t believe his hallucinations.
From good manners and education
باب النَّهْىِ عَنِ ابْتِدَاءِ، أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ بِالسَّلاَمِ وَكَيْفَ يَرُدُّ عَلَيْهِمْ
حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْعَزِيزِ، – يَعْنِي الدَّرَاوَرْدِيَّ – عَنْ سُهَيْلٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ لاَ تَبْدَءُوا الْيَهُودَ وَلاَ النَّصَارَى بِالسَّلاَمِ فَإِذَا لَقِيتُمْ أَحَدَهُمْ فِي طَرِيقٍ فَاضْطَرُّوهُ إِلَى أَضْيَقِهِ
From The Book of Greetings
Chapter The Prohibition Of Initiating The Greeting With The People Of The Book, And How To Respond To Them
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:
Do not greet the Jews and the Christians before they greet you and when you meet any one of them on the roads force him to go to the narrowest part of it
Did you get this? Not only Muslims shouldn’t greet non Muslims first, but they should force them (the non Muslims) to go to the narrowest part of the road! Like this, and after several harassment attempts, the non Muslims would accept Islam so as to stop Muslims from harassing him!
The above Hadith is not the only Hadith talking about this issue. Here are other narrators who heard the hateful teachings of Muhammad and wrote them down. The following is really hate speech!
Narrated Abu Hurairah:
That the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Do not precede the Jews and the Christians with the Salam. And if one you meets one of them in the path, then force him to its narrow portion.”
[He said:] There are narrations on this topic from Ibn ‘Umar, Anas, and Abu Basrah Al-Ghifari the Companion of the Prophet (ﷺ).
[Abu ‘Eisa said:] This Hadith is Hasan Sahih. And regarding the meaning of this Hadith: “Do not precede the Jews and the Christians”: Some of the poeple of knowledge said that it only means that it is disliked because it would be honoring them, and the Muslims were ordered to humiliate them. For this reason, when one of them is met on the path, then the path is not yielded for him, because doing so would amount to honoring them.
The two words Hasan Sahih in Arabic mean that this Hadith cannot be disputed! So for our Muslim apologetics, please don’t say that this Hadith is fake, try to invent another excuse if you can.
The Book of Greetings
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Do not greet the Jews and the Christians before they greet you; and when you meet any one of them on the road, force him to go to the narrowest part of it.”
Abu Hurairah (RAA) narrated that The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:
“Do not start by saluting the Jews and the Christians (when you meet them), and if you meet any of them on the road, force him to go to the narrowest part of the road (i.e. do not give them positions of authority among you.)” Related by Muslim.
Narrated Abu Hurairah:
that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Do not precede the Jews and the Christians with the Salam. And if one of you meets them in the path, then force them to its narrow portion.”
If you still do not believe me, then you should see this other video
Saying “As-Salamu Alaikum” To Non Muslims: