At the Battle of Uhud when the Mushriks were exposed to defeat, Hanzalah bin Abu ‘Aamir struck the horse of Abu Sufyaan bin Harb, and he fell down on the ground. Hanzalah rushed, intending to slay him, but Al-Aswad bin Shaddaad, also known as Ibn Sha’oob, caught him. He attacked Hanzalah with his lance and struck him a fatal blow. Seriously wounded, Hanzalah walked towards him while holding his lance, but he gave him another strike which killed him.
When this was mentioned to the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم he said: “I have seen the angels making Ghusl on him between the heaven and the earth with rainwater in a silver bowl.”
The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم then said: “Ask his family about that.” When his wife was asked about him she said, “He set out while being in the state of Janaabah [ritual impurity] once he heard the call for battle.”
The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “This is why the angels performed Ghusl on him.”
An American inventor has unveiled an offensive “anti-terror” system designed to spray Muslims with pig blood.
The highly controversial device is the work of tinpot tinkerer Franklin R Lacy, who works in Tampa, Florida.
He has applied for a patent on a “system for protecting against terrorist and illegal invasion” which cruelly exploits the Islamic ban on eating or even handling pork.
The inventor’s previous work includes a beverage heater, fudge warmer and a windshield for a boat.
He learned of the strict Islamic laws on pig blood during “extensive travels” in the Middle East.
His invention involves placing containers of clearly labelled pig blood in sensitive areas, in the hope suicide attackers would avoid detonating a bomb nearby for fear of getting covered in it.
These vials of blood could be attached to trip wires and spray Muslims with the forbidden substance if they enter a certain area.
GettyInventor tried to patent controversial anti-terror device which sprays Muslims with pigs bloodThe patent includes drawings of the device, which will carry a warning about what’s inside
“It will keep suicide bombers from blowing themselves up near the container of pig blood because they believe that they would be guaranteed not to go to heaven,” Lacy wrote.
The inventor even suggested spraying pig blood on the Israeli border to “eliminate terrorist infiltration”, seemingly failing to notice the Jewish taboo on pork products.
Fiyaz Mughal, director of the interfaith group Faith Matters, said the device has “been created by someone who seeks to humiliate specific faiths”.
“The patent is particularly troubling if used against Jews or Muslims, because it would be deeply offensive and insulting to their faith and beliefs,” Mughal continued.
“It also means that such a product could foment community tensions and so this is very troubling indeed. One has to wonder about the mindset of someone producing such a product.”
GettyPork is ‘haram’ – which means forbidden – to MuslimsPork is ‘haram’ – which means forbidden – to Muslims
We wrote to Franklin R Lacy to ask why he filed the patent, but have received no response. The patent was published in 2013 and a decision on whether to grant it has not yet been reached.
This is not the first time pigs have been roped into war against Muslims.
In 2010, a patent application was filed for a similar pork-based “suicide bomb deterrent”.
A firm called South Fork Industries from Idaho has also released a pork-laced bullet called Jihawg which is designed to “send Islamist terrorists… to hell”.