Dear readers, please bare in mind that the following story of Bilal - like all the other stories in the so called TRADTIONS of Muhammadan Islam - is the usual one sided, unsubstantiated, unauthenticated and hence as unreliable as all of the others handed down to us by the followers of Muhammad.
We shall of course and as usual be accused of deceit and anti Islamic rhetoric by the same followers of Muhammad who cannot EVER prove us wrong on anything.
We have searched the Hadiths and to our shock and disgust we found only FIVE Hadiths of no importance from among the thousands of others, that are attributed to Bilal although he was one of the closest and most trusted companions of Muhammad.
How could this be?
The answer is actually very simple: as a black African, the Arabs and later the followers of Muhammad had very little regard for the people of this continent. The RACISM of the Arabs propagated itself with Muhammadan Islam. Please remember that in the Arabic language the black people are called ABEED meaning SLAVES. This expression has not had its meaning changed in the last 1400 years.
Witness our chapter 20 "Islam & African Slavery". Also witness what the light skinned Arabised people of the Sudan have been and are doing to the Christian & Animist blacks in the south or the Muhammadan Muslim blacks in Darfur. These are acts of genocidal RACIAL SUPERIORITY, not religious differences only.
We shall undoubtedly receive the usual denials from both the followers of Muhammad and their apologists but the FACTS & REALITY are here for all to see.
Bilal ibn Rabah, (Born 580-died 642) was an Abyssinian or Ethiopian slave who, in the Muhammadan [Tradition] is called Bilal-al-Habeshi meaning Bialal the Abyssinian. He was born in Mecca, Arabia, from a slave parenthood about 580AD. His father was an Arab slave named Rabah, and his mother was an Abyssinian slave named Hamamah.
He was one of the earliest converts to Muhammadan Islam. Traditionally, black Africans were considered by the Arabs as lowly human beings who thought them to be of little use beyond entertainment and slavery.
Read what Abu al-Hasan íbn Ali al-Mas'udi an Arab historian and geographer, c 896-956 known as the "Herodotus of the Arabs" thought of the Black Africans.
Sir William Muir in his THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD p.59 says, "He was tall, dark, and gaunt, with African features and bushy hair." Some proud and haughty members of the noble Quraysh tribe who despised him called him Ibn Sauda ("Son of the [Black] woman").
Dr. Muhammad Abdul-Rauf, in his BILAL IBN RABAH (Indianapolis, Indiana: American Trust Publications, 2977), p. 5. says-
"…he was of a handsome and impressive stature, dark brown complexion with sparkling eyes, a fine nose and bright skin. He was also gifted with a deep, melodious, resonant voice. He wore a beard which was thin on both cheeks. He was endowed with great wisdom and a sense of dignity and self-esteem.
The traditions tell us that when Bilal converted to 'Islam' he was put under sever punishment by his pagan Arab slave master, Umayah Ibn Khalaf. Umayyah had him stretched out on his back and tied to stakes beneath the scorching sun of the Arabian [desert] and placed a huge stone upon his chest, demanding that he recant his belief in Islam.
Bilal, who had no way to fight back but with his heart, nearly at the point of death from thirst and the crushing weight of the huge stone, only would say Ahad! Ahad! (One! One!) meaning One God. He refused to recant his belief in Islam even if it meant that he would be killed for not doing so. In frustration, Umayyah gave up his effort to make him do so and allowed Abu-Bakr, a wealthy merchant who was Bilal's close friend, to purchase his freedom.
After Bilal had been ransomed by Abu-Bakr, he was later appointed by [Rasul-Allah, Muhammad] to be the first Muezzin [or Caller to Prayer] of the new Muslim Community.
As Edward W. Blyden in his CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM AND THE NEGRO RACE (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1967), p.327.
says, "... and from those African lips the beautiful sentiment found utterance-"Prayer is better than sleep" which is repeated every day throughout the Muhammadan world. Bilal was honored and distinguished by Muhammad as the "first fruits of Abyssinia."
Because of his honesty, Muhammad also made him his personal treasurer and secretary.
He participated in every single battle and was an effective and eager warrior.
Sir William Muir, THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD (Edinburgh: John Grant, 1923), p. 59. Sir William Muir, THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD (Edinburgh: John Grant, 1923), p. 59
When Abu-Bakr was installed as the First [Caliph] after Muhammad's death and the army organized under the leadership of the Arab general, Usamah was marching toward Syria, Bilal came to his friend, Abu-Bakr, and said: "O Khaifa of [Rasul-Allah]" I heard [Rasul-Allah] say, "The most meritorious act of a believer is to struggle in the way of Allah," and I wish to join the army and struggle unto my death."
Abu-Bakr appealed to Bilal to spare his life for his own sake and to remain beside him in Medina. On account of what Abu-Bakr had done for Bilal and of their mutual love and respect, Bilal yielded to Abu-Bakr's appeal though it was difficult to remain in Medina after the physical presence of [Rasul-Allah] had gone.
The reign of Abu-Bakr was only two years. His death in 634 was a grievous blow to Bilal, although he was still under the strain of the greater loss suffered from the death of [Rasul-Allah]. However, without [Rasul-Allah] and Abu-Bakr, life in Medina became colorless and dull for Bilal.
He was eager to obtain the pleasure of Allah by giving his life in the defense of Islam, as if what he had already done was not enough! He therefore went to 'Umar, the second [Caliph], and requested permission to join the combatants in Syria. 'Umar, who also had great regard for Bilal, sought to dissuade him, but Bilal insisted on going. "'Umar had no choice but to agree. Bilal went and did his share. He remained in Syria until he died in 642 of plaque at Amwas, ten years after the death of [Rasul-Allah] and eight years after that of Abu-Bakr.
It is said that he was 63 years old when he died, which means that he was 43 when he emigrated to Medina and in his late forties when married a beautiful girl of Sabean nobility named Hind.
In spite of his glorious achievements, Bilal remained a very humble person. He never sought a high office or a leading position. He just wanted to remain a modest soldier of Allah.
Whenever he heard a word in his praise, he was embarrassed and insisted that he was but a former slave and acknowledged Allah's favor in guiding him aright and giving him freedom.
Yet, he acquired such eminence that even the [Caliph] 'Umar addressed him as his master.
Bilal has been used by Muhammadans as an EXEMPLAR to convert black people all over the world and in modern times especially in the USA among the prisons population. They pick on the criminal elements because they are incarcerated and very vulnerable to suggestions.
Moreover, since the Quran has a text as hardened as the criminals in the prison system, then it is not at all difficult for them to tune in with its content of violence, racism, tribalism, elitisms, hatemongering and male chauvinism. The text of the Quran is like music to their ears.
Farakhan's Nation of Islam in the USA is a black group who claim they are Muslims. They espouse hatred of the white people, of Christians, of Jews and of the American system while they are protected by same system. Their behaviour in betraying and reviling our way of life is no different from that of the followers of Muhammad in all the European democracies as we see them on TV and read their literature.
As far as the Arabs are concerned, the Nation of Islam is nothing more than the butt of jokes since they consider them as KUFFAR because they not only do not understand Arabic but follow the dictates of their mentor, a convert to Islam called Elijah Muhammad.
Malcolm X who belonged to the original founding fathers, found out that Elijah Muhammad was abusing his position by having sex with the females of the group. To keep his mouth shut, they had him slaughtered just like Muhammad used to do in Arabia 1400 years earlier. NOTHING ever changes in the Cult of Muhammadan Islam.
Those who do their utmost to convert people to Muhammadan Islam never point out to their intended victims that they, the black people, are in the USA because of the Arab & Muhammadan Muslim slave trade. That it was the Arabs & Muhammadan Muslim blacks who attacked their villages, slaughtered raped and enslaved their ancestors. That it was they who had them skackled and chained as if they were wild animals and trekked them out of Africa to its shores to be sold to others in the first place.
Based upon Bilal's character and association with Muhammad and his most important companions, the Hadiths should have handed down a great number of extremely important and informative stories about Muhammad, his thoughts and deeds emanating directly from Bilal, but this unfortunately is not the case.
Maybe you our readers can provide a better conclusion than ours.
1. Sir William Muir, THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD (Edinburgh: John Grant, 1923), p. 59.
2. Muhammad Abduk-Rauf, BILAL IBN RAHABH (Indianapolis, Indiana: American Trust Publications, 2977), p. 5.
3. Edward W. Blyden, CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM AND THE NEGRO RACE (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1967), p.327.