This page deals with the statement of Muhammad: “I have been made victorious with terror.” The Hadith, collected by Bukhari (4.52.220) goes as follows:
Allah's Apostle said, "I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and 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." Abu Huraira added: Allah's Apostle has left the world and now you, people, are bringing out those treasures (i.e. the Prophet did not benefit by them).
Muslims become very angry when they are confronted with this statement. No, Muslims are not angry at Muhammad who made this statement, according to all islamic scholars. Muslims are not angry at their parents who have passed such a religion on to them. Muslims are angry at non-Muslims or former Muslims who point to this statement by Muhammad to indicate that there is a problem with Islam. This is a symptomatic phenomenon of Islam and quite unique indeed. When someone mentions that Muslim-terrorists are bad and commit evil acts in the name of Islam, Muslims generally do not respond by saying that this is right but instead they say that the messenger is racist or islamophobe of hateful because everyone knows that those Muslim-terrorists follow a so-called perverted version of Islam.
Anyway, it is the same in any religion. You can also find violent texts in the Bible, even in the New Testament. Just look at Matthew 10: 34-36:
34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
35For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
36And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
You have to see everything in its context! If you take passages from the Bible out of context you will get the same result as the Quran and the Hadith. Just do the exercice!
On this page, we will put the Hadith with the statement of Muhammad “I have been made victorious with terror” in its “context” by means of 10 of the most “remarkable” facts of his live. Our sources are exlusively islamitic ones (as indicated in our webpage “How do I study Islam”), so not very likely to be islamophobic. Those source texts are printed in islamic countries.
We leave the conclusion to the reader. We invite Muslims to do a similar exercice and put the above-mentioned statement by Jesus as written down by Matthew in the Bible in its right “context”.
The “context”, ten “remarkable” facts