The Killing of an Innocent Boy, How and Why
فَوَجَدَا عَبْدًا مِنْ عِبَادِنَا آتَيْنَاهُ رَحْمَةً مِنْ عِنْدِنَا وَعَلَّمْنَاهُ مِنْ لَدُنَّا عِلْمًا
(Moses meet with the prophet AL Khader)
He did meet one of our slaves who we gave him mercy and from our knowledge, we gave him a lot of it from our self (Allah).
What we understand from this verse is that this man (AL Khader) is a prophet of god who Allah gave mercy and so much knowledge to the point that even Moses asked him, in a verse after, to be his student!
قَالَ لَهُ مُوسَى هَلْ أَتَّبِعُكَ عَلَى أَنْ تُعَلِّمَنِ مِمَّا عُلِّمْتَ رُشْدًا
Moses said to him, “May, I follow thee, so I can learn from your knowledge and wisdom?!”
As we see here this AL Khader is a big deal prophet. I want you to remember for later how the verse 18:65 said Allah gave him ‘mercy and knowledge.’ This prophet has a special gift of “mercy & knowledge.”
In their way, he (AL Khader) saw a young boy, and he killed him! So Moses asked him how he could kill an innocent boy?! AL Khader said, “I told you that you might not be able to keep up with me!”
فَانْطَلَقَا حَتَّى إِذَا لَقِيَا غُلَامًا فَقَتَلَهُ قَالَ أَقَتَلْتَ نَفْسًا زَكِيَّةً بِغَيْرِ نَفْسٍ لَقَدْ جِئْتَ شَيْئًا نُكْرًا
Then they went (prophet Moses and AL Khader) until they found a young boy, so he killed him! Moses said, “You just did something evil!”
The story keeps going until verse 18:80, then AL Khader said:
وَأَمَّا الْغُلَامُ فَكَانَ أَبَوَاهُ مُؤْمِنَيْنِ فَخَشِينَا أَنْ يُرْهِقَهُمَا طُغْيَانًا وَكُفْرًا
The boy, his parents were good Muslims, and “We were afraid that when he grew, he might be unjust and an infidel!”
The prophet of Allah said: The young youth which the prophet Al- Khadir murdered was an infidel by his nature, and if he was not butchered he would have been engaging in his parents in disobedience and disbelief. (Sahih Muslim, Book 033, Hadith 6434)
Now let us study this story and find out what is wrong with it:
1. The boy is a Muslim boy that did not do anything wrong. Both prophets of Islam agree that he was innocent!
2. How can you judge someone for a crime he hasn’t done yet? He was just a kid who didn’t even know what he did! Actually, he did not do anything yet!
3. Verse 80 said that AL Khader was afraid the boy might be unjust?
4. He’s not even sure that he would be leaving Islam or not?
5. The most important question is that if Allah is telling us a true story, why are there millions of kids who grow up and become adult atheists and many insult their parents, but Allah did not cause them death in their childhood?! Only this boy?!!!
6. The way the prophet of Islam, AL Khader, killed the boy was so evil.
7. From the AL Jalalayn interpretation, we see this:
فَانْطَلَقَا” بَعْد خُرُوجهمَا مِنْ السَّفِينَة يَمْشِيَانِ “حَتَّى إذَا لَقِيَا غُلَامًا” لَمْ يَبْلُغ الْحِنْث يَلْعَب مَعَ الصِّبْيَان أَحْسَنهمْ وَجْهًا “فَقَتَلَهُ” الْخَضِر بِأَنْ ذَبَحَهُ بِالسِّكِّينِ مُضْطَجِعًا أَوْ اقْتَلَعَ رَأْسه بِيَدِهِ أَوْ ضَرَبَ رَأْسَهُ بِالْجِدَارِ
He went and he saw a boy, he slew him with a knife and he picked his head off and start smashing it against the wall!!!
8. Why would any one kill someone in such a way? Especially playing with his body after death. Remember, we are not talking about an adult who did something wrong. If he was, we could say that the prophet (AL Khader) was seeking revenge! He was just a boy and he killed him. What was the point of beheading him then smashing his head in the wall??
9. At the end we can say this is a fairytale story showing an ugly face of Islam. Killing someone for doing nothing, just because you fear he might do something in the future. If this story was true, all mankind should be killed before they get older, because all of us are guilty of sin. This story is one mad tale of Muhammad.
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