Myth vs Fact

Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace. Malik’s Muwatta Book 48, Number 48.1.1:

Yahya related to me from Malik from Zayd ibn Aslam that Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari said, “We went out with the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, in the raid on the Banu Ammar tribe.” Jabir said, “I was resting under a tree when the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, came. I said, ‘Messenger of Allah; come to the shade.’ So the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, sat down, and I stood up and went to a sack of ours. I looked in it for something and found a small cucumber and broke it. Then I brought it to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. He said, ‘From where did you get this?’ I said, ‘We brought it from Madina, Messenger of Allah.’ ”

Jabir continued, “We had a friend of ours with us whom we used to equip to go out to guard our mounts. I gave him what was necessary and then he turned about to go to the mounts and he was wearing two threadbare cloaks of his. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, looked at him and said, ‘Does he have two garments other than these?’ I said, ‘Yes, Messenger of Allah. He has two garments in the bag.’ I gave them to him. He said, ‘Let him go and put them on.’ I let him go to put them on. As he turned to go, the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, exclaimed, ‘May Allah strike his neck. Isn’t that better for him?’ He said (taking him literally), ‘Messenger of Allah, in the way of Allah.’ The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ‘In the way of Allah.’ “ Jabir added, “The man was killed in the way of Allah.”

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