Muhammad Part II
From Part I
Muhammad Does Not Pass The Test Of A True Prophet.
In the final analysis, we find that Muhammad is not a true prophet, for the true prophet according to the Bible must have special qualifications.
1. The true prophet, who is chosen by God to be the founder of a new religion must receive a direct call from God (Exodus 3:9,10). Muhammad received his call from the spirit which squeezed him at the
2. The true prophet, chosen to declare a new religion, must be committed to holiness (2 Peter ). The main interest of Muhammad was to have as many wives as he could, and not to live a holy life.
O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those whom thy right hand possesses [slaves] out of the captives of war whom Allah has assigned to thee; and daughters of thy paternal uncles and aunts, and daughters of thy maternal uncles and aunts, who migrated with thee; and any believing woman who gives herself to the prophet. If the prophet wishes to wed her; - this only for thee, and not for the believers (at large) (
3. The true prophet must perform miracles to authenticate his call. There is no mention in the Qur’an of a single miracle attributed to Muhammad.
4. The true prophet must utter prophecies that must be fulfilled to the letter. The only so-called prophetic utterance Muhammad recorded in his Qur’an is Surat Ar-Rum it says:
The Romans have been defeated - in a land close by: But they (even) after (this) defeat of theirs will soon be victorious within a few years, with Allah is the command in the past and in the future: On that day shall the believers rejoice (Surat Ar-Rum 30:2-4).
If one apples this set of criteria and the required qualifications of the prophet to Muhammad, one must conclude that he is not a true prophet.
In addition, Islam did not establish commandments or principles superior to those of Judaism and Christianity. All Muhammad did was to permit:
- Polygamy instead of monogamy.
- War and bloodshed instead of peace.
- Revenge instead of forgiveness.
- Salvation by good deeds, instead of salvation by the grace of God through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and
- A sensual paradise after death where the Muslims will have rivers of wine, women with wide lovely eyes and beautiful boys instead of a new heaven and new earth in which righteousness dwells (II Peter 3:13). (Compare
More importantly, Jesus Christ was the last Messenger of God to mankind, there was no one come after him. He is also the heir of all things. This is clear from the words we read in the Epistle to the Hebrews.
God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high… (Hebrew 1:1-3 NKJ).
The Qur’an declares that Allah is the one who will inherit all things:
It is We Who will inherit the earth, and all beings thereon: to Us will they all be returned (
Lo! and it is We, even We, Who quicken and give death, and we are the inheritor (Surat Al-Hijr 15:23 MPT).
If we acknowledge that Christ is the inheritor of all things, we have to confess that He is also God the Son. At the end of His earthly life, Jesus said to His disciples:
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also (John 14:1-3).
Jesus told His disciples that He would come again to take them to His Father's house. He did not tell them that another prophet would come after him. It is not acceptable that God will send a slave after sending His eternal Son.
MUHAMMAD FROM HIS BIRTH TO HIS DEATH
After the death of Khadija, his wife of almost twenty years, and after proclaiming himself the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad unleashed his sexual desires and in a span of ten years he married fourteen wives in addition to his many concubines. Not one of them was mentioned in the Qur’an by name, for Islam has no regard for women. They were, however, mentioned in Muhammad's biography written by Ibn Hesham.
Before we mention the wives of Muhammad, we have to remember the words of the Qur’an concerning Muhammad.
And surely thou hast sublime morals (
Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah an excellent exemplar (
So, if Muhammad married all these wives without any sense of guilt, a good Muslim can marry four women without any sense of quilt. Muhammad is his excellent example. A Washington Post Parade Magazine reporter printed a column entitled "Sex in
This reporter rang up Dr. Seymour Gray in Brookline, Massachusetts, recently and asked the former Harvard Medical School professor if he really believed that the late King Ibn Saud, founder of modern-day Saudi Arabia, had married 300 women in his lifetime. Dr. Gray, 72, worked from 1975 to 1978 as physician in charge of the medical department at the
We then asked if it is true that Moslems by law and tradition are permitted to have only four wives - admittedly a far cry from 300.
"Under Islamic law," Gray explained, "a man can have no more than four wives at any one time. What some royal Saudis do is to divorce their oldest wives when they reach 35 or 40 and take younger ones. Divorce in
Gray contends that many Saudi men are obsessed with sex because Islamic law segregates the sexes so strictly. Saudi women must wear veils and avoid the society of men. Adultery is punishable by death. Premarital sex is so taboo that later, after a man marries, he often has a compulsion to engage in sexual relations as frequently as he can manage. Gray writes in his book that many male Saudis consider themselves impotent if cannot indulge in sexual intercourse more than two or three times a day.
One of Gray's must illustrious patients was Prince Ibrahim Mugrin el-Kabir, who had fought alongside Ibn Saud early in the century. The prince complained of "decreasing sexual prowess" and explained that he had fathered no offspring for five years. He demanded improvement of his waning potency, but-at 90-age was against him. He soon died, leaving an estate valued at $32 billion, which was divided among his four wives, 23 sons and 11 daughters (Washington Post Parade Magazine, November 13, 1983, page 9).
These people and many more are just following Muhammad's excellent example.
There is a story related to every wife of Muhammad but space only allows us to mention the most interesting one.
Muhammad Married A Six Year Old Child
Aisha, daughter of Abu-Bakr was a beautiful little girl. Muhammad married her when he was fifty three years old and she was only six years old. He had intercourse with her when she was nine years old. (Wives of the Prophet, pages 57-61).
This is a gross case of child abuse by the prophet of Islam. When Muhammad married Aisha, he set an example for the Muslims. To this day older Muslim men marry much younger girls, following Muhammad's example.
The Egyptian weekly magazine Almussawar printed a letter sent to Ameenah Al-Saaeed, one of its editors, from a woman who was a teacher of languages in
Dear mother Ameenah Al-Saaeed: My problem i... my husband came home with a friend who is about his age. He requested that our daughter "Marwa" who is nine years old bring tea to his friend. At night he told me with great joy that his friend agreed to marry "Marwa." His friend is fifty years old, "Marwa" is nine years old. When I objected, he told me that he is following the prophet Muhammad's example when he engaged Aisha when she was six years old and had sex with her when she was nine years old as is written in Sahih Al-Bukhary.
Muhammad Sobhi Alantabli, a high ranking police officer, sent a letter to the same editor, which was printed in Almussawar magazine in the
The chief of a tribe invited me to attend his wedding. He was eight four years old and his bride was fourteen years old. "Why do you marry a girl who is much much younger than you?" I asked. "Because my other three wives became old, and when the woman gets old she will be like a rusty car. I mean a car covered by rust," he answered. The young bride's father was very happy because of that marriage.
Muhammad Married His Daughter-In-Law
Zainab, daughter of Gahsh.
Dr. Aisha Abd-Alrahman cited in her book, Wives of the Prophets, page 130, what Al-Tabari, the great Muslim expositor, wrote concerning that marriage with Zainab:
Muhammad asked his wife Khadija to give him one of her slaves. He asked her to give him "Zaid." When Zaid's father came to pay a ransom and take him back, Zaid chose Muhammad over his father and family. Muhammad took Zaid to the chiefs of Quraysh and announced to them that he took Zaid to be his adopted son, and that Zaid was his heir, and that they were witnesses of that adoption. From that time on Zaid was called "Zaid son of Muhammad."
Zaid was one of the first persons who accepted Islam. When Zaid came of age to be married, Muhammad chose for him "Zainab," Muhammad's cousin. Zainab was a beautiful Hashemite woman of high rank, but Zaid was a slave freed by Muhammad. So Zainabe rejected Muhammad's proposal to marry Zaid. In order to achieve his purpose, and to convince Zainab to marry Zaid, a revelation was given to Muhammad from Allah.
It is not fitting for a believer, man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and his Messenger (Muhammad), to have any option about their decision: If anyone disobeys Allah and his Messenger, he is indeed in a clearly wrong path. (
Facing that so called divine revelation, Zainab submitted to Muhammad's decision and married Zaid. One day Muhammad went to visit Zaid. Zainab was in her room wearing her nightgown, the wind moving the drape hanging at the door. Muhammad saw his daughter-in-law and his heart was moved by her beauty. She asked him to come in. He refused and went talking to himself in a loud voice saying "Praise be Allah who changes hearts." When Zaid came home Zainab told him about Muhammad's visit and what he said. Zaid went to Muhammad and asked him "Shall I divorce Zainab?", "Retain her as your wife," Muhammad answered. After that day Zainab treated her husband, Zaid, harshly and with no respect. He could not take it any more, so he divorced her. It was very difficult situation for Muhammad. He had a great desire for Zainab and he wanted to marry her, but she was his daughter-in-law. Muhammad needed help and that help must come from his Allah. At last help came in a revelation brought by the spirit who appeared to him at the
Behold! Thou didst say to one who had received the grace of Allah and thy favour: "Retain thou (in wedlock) thy wife, and fear Allah." But thou didst hide in thy heart that which Allah was about to make manifest: Thou didst fear people, but it is more fitting that thou should fear Allah. Then when Zaid had dissolved (his marriage) with her we joined in marriage to thee: In order that (in future) there may be no difficulty to the believers in (the matter of) marriage with the wives of their adopted sons, when the latter have dissolved (their marriage) (
Muslim commentators tried very hard to justify that marriage but in vain. For Muhammad to marry his daughter-in-law was a disgrace.
Analysis of Muhammad's Marriage to His Daughter-in-Law
First: Since that marriage was planned by Allah and Muhammad, we would rightly expect that the married couple would live happily ever after. Instead, that marriage turned out to be a very miserable marriage.
Second: Muhammad claimed that he counseled with Allah before they (he and Allah) made the decision that Zainab should marry Zaid. But we read in the pure word of God:
... who has known the mind of the Lord? or who has become His counselor? (Romans NKJ).
When Muhammad claimed that he counseled with Allah he made himself equal to Allah.
Third: When Muhammad made the decision that Zainab should marry Zaid, so he could demonstrate that in Islam there is no difference between the rich and the poor, the slave and the free, he did not care about Zainab's happiness and satisfaction. Muhammad's decision regarding that marriage turned into a failure.
Fourth: When Muhammad lusted after his daughter-in-law, he opened the door for any Muslim man to lust after the wife of his friend and marry her after she is divorced.
God's command says:
...Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's wife. (Exodus 20:17)
let alone, your daughter-in-law.
Fifth: In light of Jesus' words, Muhammad is considered an adulterer, because he married a divorced woman.
Jesus Christ said:
Whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery (Matthew ).
Sixth: Muhammad mocked Allah and used his name to satisfy his sinful desire when he claimed that Allah joined him in marriage to Zainab God never commanded anything against His word. No wonder that his wife Aisha said to him when she knew that he married Zainab:
I see your Allah quickly grants you your desire.
In the name of Allah, Muhammad committed all his gross sins. For Muhammad to claim that Allah joined him in marriage to Zainab is an insult to the word and holiness of God. Let us record the rest of the list of Muhammad's wives:
Suda, daughter of Zamma; Hafsa, daughter of Omar; Zainab, daughter of Khuzima; Om Salma, her name was Hind; Gawariah, daughter of Al-Harith; Safia, daughter of Huyay, a Jewess whose husband was killed with all the Jews whom Muhammad killed at Kheiber. She was seventeen years old and very beautiful; Om Habiba.
There are five other wives who are not mentioned by Ibn Hesham,
Sharaaf, daughter of Khalifa; Al-Alia, daughter of Zabian; Wasna, daughter of Al-Naaman; Maria, the Egyptian Coptic Christian who was given to Muhammad by Al-Mockawkas, the ruler of the Coptics in Egypt. She bore Muhammad's son Ibrahim who died before he was two years old. Maria did not convert to Islam; Maimona, daughter of Harith.
Added to these fourteen wives were many concubines and many women who were taken captive during his battles.
Jesus Is The Best Example
If Muhammad had come before Christ, we might have accepted this kind of polygamy. For King Solomon married 700 wives, and he had 300 concubines. Other patriarchs like Abraham and David married more than one wife. But none of them married more than one wife by God's command. In fact, the Bible says that king Solomon ended his life shamefully because of those wives and concubines (I Kings 11:1-10). The Bible declares that polygamy was always a cause of misery and disaster. But Muhammad claimed falsely that he married all those wives by Allah's command and for humanitarian and political reasons.
The fact is that Jesus Christ came six hundred years before Muhammad. He is the gold standard and his word is the absolute standard by which we measure any kind of behavior. This is what he said:
Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?" So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate (Matthew 19:1-6 NKJ).
Moreover, we read in the New Testament:
Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband (I Corinthians 7:2).
One woman for one man at one time, that is what God planned when he created Eve for Adam. That is what the Holy Bible, the infallible word of God, teaches. And that is the gold and absolute standard.
Muhammad violated the law of God and married all those women, claiming falsely that he married them by Allah's command. Even though he declares in his Qur’an that a Muslim can marry only four women at one time, he gave himself the privilege of marrying fourteen women demonstrating that he is above the law of Allah. Moreover he says in his Qur’an that he can marry any woman who offers herself to him and this privilege is reserved for him only (
According to the Qur’an, marrying many women was a privilege for the Prophet of Islam. What a Prophet!
MUHAMMAD FROM HIS BIRTH TO HIS DEATH
Muhammad's Migration To Al-Madina
Al Madina was a city located
The Meccans Rejected Muhammad
When Muhammad began calling people to Islam in
In the beginning of his call to Islam, Muhammad spoke highly concerning the Jews and declared that Allah assigned the
And verily we gave the children of
And (remember) when Moses said unto his people: O my people! Remember Allah's favour unto you, how he placed among you prophets, and he made you kings, and gave you that (which) He gave not to any (other) of (His) creatures. O my people! Go into the holy land which Allah hath ordained for you (
These verses in the Qur’an clearly show that prophethood is exclusively for
Muhammad tried to win the Jews to his side. He also tried to win the people of other religions. He declared in the Qur’an:
Lo! Those who believe (in that which is revealed unto thee Muhammad), and those who are Jews, and Christians, and Sabaeans - whoever believeth in Allah and the Last Day and doeth right - surely their reward is with their Lord, and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve (Surat Al-Baqarah 2:62 MPT).
In spite of all that Muhammad said to win the people in
Muhammad's Migration To Al-Madina
In the year
MUHAMMAD FROM HIS BIRTH TO HIS DEATH
In Al-Madina, Muhammad organized a Muslim army to fight the Meccans, and annihilate the Jews and the Christians who rejected Islam. He had decided that he could achieve with the sword the results his Qur’an had to produce. Using force is a sign of weakness. When a head of state resorts to force against his own people, it shows that he is unable to solve his problems by peaceful means. It is a clear indication of his weakness, fear of losing his authority, and a troubled mind.
Muhammad Convinced His Followers To Fight
To convince his followers to fight, Muhammad had to give them revelations from Allah, especially since they had to fight against their own relatives in
The revelations came in the following verses in the Qur’an:
O Apostle (Muhammad) incite (literal translation) the believers (Muslims) to fight (
Then Muhammad distorted a story which he took from the Old Testament, to convince the Muslims who were driven out of their homes in
He also mixed the biblical story where God commanded Gideon to bring to the water all the people who were gathered with him to fight so that God might test them, with the story of Saul and his fight against the Philistines, (compare Surat Al-Bqarah 2:245-249 and Judges 7:2-7). Muhammad did just that to motivate the Muslims to fight.
Fight in the way of Allah, and know that Allah is Hearer, Knower…Bethink thee of leaders of the Children of
Those who are familiar with the Bible story know that the children of
Warfare is ordained for you, though it is hateful unto you; but it may happen that ye hate a thing which is good for you and it may happen that ye love a thing which is bad for you, Allah knoweth, ye know not (Surat Al-Baqarah 2:216 MPT). Lo! Allah loveth those who battle for his cause in ranks, as if they were solid structure (
Move revelations were given to Muhammad to convince the Muslims to fight:
When thy Lord inspired the angels, (saying:) I am with you. So make those who believe stand firm. I will throw fear into the hearts of those who disbelieve Then smite the necks and smite of them each finger. That is because they opposed Allah and His messenger. Whoso opposeth Allah and His messenger, (for him) lo! Allah is severe in punishment. That (is the award), so taste it, and (know) that for disbelievers is the torment of the Fire. O ye who believe! When ye meet those who disbelieve in battle, turn not your backs to them. Whoso on that day turneth his back to them, unless maneuvering for battle or intent to join a company, he truly hath incurred wrath from Allah, and his habitation will be hell, a hapless journey's end (Surat Al-Anfal 8:12-16 MPT).
This verse demonstrates the behavior of those who obey the Qur’an.
When the Muslims mourned because they killed their relatives in battle, a revelations came to Muhammad to comfort them:
Ye (Muslims) slew them not, but Allah slew them. And thou threwest not when thou didst throw, but Allah threw, that He might test the believers by a fair test from Him. Lo! Allah is Hearer, Knower (Surat Al-Anfal 8:17 MPT).
As he began to win battles and his power increased, Muhammad's dream was to establish a united Islamic Kingdom in the
This is what Muhammad said to the Muslims concerning the Jews and the Christians:
Fight against such of those who have been given the Scriptures (Jews and Christians) as believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by His Messenger (Muhammad) and follow not the religion of truth (Islam), until they pay tribute (taxes paid by Jews and Christians who do not want to renounce their religion), being brought low (Surat Al-Tawbah 9:29 MPT).
The above mentioned verse clearly shows that Islam was promoted by the sword, and that Jews and Christians living in an Islamic country are to be treated as second class citizens and obliged to pay high taxes to retain their religion.
The following verse demonstrates the intention of Islam to build and Islamic empire:
Say to infidels (literal translation), if (now) they desist from unbelief their past would be forgiven them: but if they persist, the punishment of those before them is already (a matter warning for them). And fight them until there is no more sedition (literal translation) and religion (Islam) becomes Allah's in its entirety (
The Muslims think that they are agents of Allah on earth, and that their duty is to promote Islam by force and terrorism.
To ensure that Muslims would fight even till death, Muhammad promised every Muslim who dies in battle total forgiveness of all his sins and eternal life in
And if you are slain or die, in the way of Allah, forgiveness and mercy from Allah are far better than all they could amass. And if ye die, or are slain Lo! it is unto Allah ye are brought together (
Allah hath purchased of the believers (Muslims) their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of
Fight them, and Allah will torture (literal translation) them by your hands and disgrace them, help you to (victory) over them…(Surat At-Tawbah 9, 14).
The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom (Surat Al-Maidah 5:33 MPT)
For the Muslims to kill, crucify or cut the hands and feet of those who do not believe in Islam was a clear sadistic behavior. These Qur’anic verses are still used as commandments and rules in Islamic countries.
Continues on Part III