Muhammad in the Quran, Vol. 3: Chapter 51
15 Dec. 2015
MUHAMMAD - DICTATOR AND EASTERN POTENTATE
Muhammad started as an orphan in a well off, but not rich family. He married a rich widow, and that was the start of his raise. For years he was moderate, because he had no real power, but as soon as he gained power, he became a harsh dictator and a typical eastern potentate and despot, except on two points: He found no pleasure in opulence and extreme luxury, and he was much more than a mere normal eastern potentate, as he was the sole representative of a claimed omniscient and omnipotent god, and thus everybody's absolute dictator.
A few samples follow below. Please read the Quran, and you will find more. And remember that f.x. all the samples of Muhammad's claimed platform of power show the same: He wanted respect, absolute and total power, riches for bribes and more power, and women - young women (his first wife, Khadijah, was an exception, but she was rich and he at that time rather poor.)
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###001 4/65b: "- - - they (persons*) can have no (real) Faith until they make thee (Muhammad*) judge in all disputes between them, and find in their souls no resistance against thy decisions - - -". = You only are a real believer if you accept Muhammad's total dictatorship had never question his decisions. This is a sentence which alone tells books about Muhammad and about Islam.
#002 4/65c: "- - - they (persons*) can have no (real) Faith until they make thee (Muhammad*) judge in all disputes between them, and find in their souls no resistance against thy decisions - - -". Totally contradicted by the Bible - such a clash of fundamental principles that this verse alone proves that Yahweh and Allah is not the same god. And then there are all the other proofs in addition. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.
003 4/75d: "- - - rise for us (the weak ones*) from Thee (Allah*) one who will protect, and raise us from Thee one who will help!" Guess if the warlord Muhammad here is telling that the warlord Muhammad is sent from the god, and that the weak ones are praying for help from the great warrior on the white horse - the warlord Muhammad - to help them!! Have you heard dictators glorifying themselves and glorifying war of aggression before?!
####004 4/80a: "He who obeys the Messenger, obeys Allah - - -". It is not possible to express Muhammad's mantra more directly than this. The ultimate dictator with ultimate power.
005 4/81aa: "Obedience". One of Muhammad's strongest demands. Normal for eastern potentates/dictators.
006 4/115a: "If anyone contends with the Messenger (Muhammad*) even after guidance has been plainly conveyed to him (he ends in Hell*)". Disagree with Muhammad and you end in Hell! The perfect commandment for the total dictator.
007 7/157l: "- - - he (Muhammad*) releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them". Perhaps partly true. What is not mentioned, are the new burdens and the new yokes put upon his followers. Like going to war - for many it meant death or destroyed health or body. Like putting an end to thinking. Like obeying to his absolute dictatorship. And not to mention the burdens on women - in most areas they made a lousy deal. Etc.
008 9/59j: "(That would have been the right course)". To accept Muhammad's acts/words without comments or opposition - any dictator's dream.
009 9/62a: "- - - it is more fitting if they (people*) should please Allah and his Messenger, if they are Believers". A nice piece of divine declaration for any dictator.
010 9/63b: "- - - for those who oppose Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad*), is the Fire of Hell - - -". As for all practical purposes here on Earth this meant opposition to Muhammad. This sentence in reality means: "- - - for those who oppose Muhammad, is the Fire of Hell". A strong argument for a robber baron and warlord. Also see 3/77b and 9/62a above.
011 24/47e: "- - - obey - - -". One of the main duties for the Muslims was to obey - Allah and Muhammad. The demand for obedience is unabridged today. Muhammad said "obey me", Jesus said "follow me". Quite a difference.
012 24/51a: "The answer of the Believers, when summoned to Allah and His Messenger (= always to Muhammad in praxis*) - - - is no other than this: they say, 'We hear and we obey'". Muhammad demanded absolute power over his followers. (Strongly contradicting his claims saying he demanded nothing from them.)
This verse tells very much about Islam, and especially so as the Quran itself by means of all its mistakes, contradictions, invalid logic, etc. proves it is not from a god. Is the Quran just a powerful tool for a ruthless dictator? - or perhaps for dark forces? Also see 24/51b just below.
####Note how close Muhammad attaches himself to the power of his claimed god - in plain words: "Obey me - Muhammad". You find this many, many places in the Quran. Power was the main thing Muhammad sought - and riches to gain more power. The Quran clearly indicates that power - and respect - meant even more for him than women. And he was eager for (young) women willing ones and not willing ones and at least one child.
###013 24/51b: "The answer of the Believers, when summoned to Allah and His Messenger (= always to Muhammad in reality*) - - - is no other than this: they say, 'We hear and we obey'" = "der Fürer denkt für uns". This represents a mentality that does not only chill your spine, but makes it freeze. It took Europe and the West 300 years, long and hard mental and cultural strife, and several wars, included 2 world wars to get rid of this mentality. We do not need to have it introduced once more. And especially not on behalf of the leaders of a religion where central parts are seriously wrong. Also see 24/51a just above.
####Note how close Muhammad attaches himself to the power of his claimed god - in plain words: "Obey me - Muhammad". You find this many, many places in the Quran.
###014 24/51h: "We (Muslims*) hear and we obey". "Der Fürer denkt für uns" - not for nothing Islam has been compared to Nazism and Fascism by top intellectuals (f.x. Carl Gustav Young).
015 24/52a: "It is such who obey Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad*) - - - that will win (in the end)". See 24/51a and 24/51b above. The serious point is that there is a reasonable chance that they will succeed - because of ruthlessness, dishonesty, terror, strong discipline, perseverance, etc.
016 24/63g: "- - - let those beware who withstand the Messenger's order (that Allah will punish them strictly*) - - -". Total dictatorship and despotism. Also see 3/77b above. Muhammad's repeated claims that he demanded no payment from his followers for his preaching is a little ironic - or worse.
Besides: How could/can Allah punish? Any punishment will mean that the man and his deed which Allah punishes changed Allah's Plan (by making Allah punish him) - and according to several points in the Quran, nobody and nothing can change that Plan. If this is true, Allah can neither punish nor reward - both means changes in his Plan.
#####017 33/36a: "It is not fitting for a Believer (Muslim*) - - - when a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger, to have any option about their decision - - -". Full control - absolute power - no thinking, only obedience. The ultimate dream for any dictator. One extra point here is that in reality it was Muhammad who made the decisions here on Earth - not even Muhammad claimed he got all details dictated from Allah. And the final touch: No god dictated the Quran - too mammy mistakes, contradictions, etc. - then who in reality dictated here that one should obey among others - and the only one on Earth - Muhammad absolutely blindly?
####Note how close Muhammad attaches himself to the power of his claimed god - in plain words: "Obey me - Muhammad". You find this many, many places in the Quran. Power was the main thing Muhammad sought - and riches to gain more power. The Quran clearly indicates that power - and respect - meant even more for him than women. And he was eager for (young) women - willing ones and not willing ones - and at least one child.
018 33/36b: "It is not fitting for a Believer (Muslim*) - - - when a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger, to have any option about their decision - - -". (YA3721): "We (Muslims*) must not put our own wisdom in competition with Allah's wisdom." If a Muslim knows something is wrong in the Quran, he shall all the same believe what the Quran says(!!). No comment - and not one single one necessary!!
Not less serious: At the time of Muhammad obedience to Allah = obedience to Muhammad. Total obedience is nice for any dictator. This even more so if the Quran and/or Allah are made up - and at least the Quran and all its errors, etc. is not from any god. No further comment necessary on these facts, too.
(YA3721): "We (Muslims*) must not put our own wisdom in competition with Allah's wisdom." But that is just what Islam and Muslims are doing when they claim they can explain better than Allah himself, when they claim that they explain what Allah really meant (when quranic texts are in error).
019 33/36h: "- - - (if) anyone disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he is indeed on a clearly wrong path." In plain words: If anyone here on Earth disobeys Muhammad, he will end in Hell. The ultimate dictatorship.
020 33/57b: "Those who annoy Allah and His Messenger - Allah has cursed them in this world and in the Hereafter - - -". You had better not annoy Muhammad (Allah is able to take care of himself). The ultimate dream position for any dictator.
021 33/71j: "- - - he that obeys Allah and His Messenger, has already attained the highest Achievement". As Muhammad was the only one of these two the people met, these were the sweetest possible words for Muhammad's lust for power - and for any dictator's such lust.
022 42/23f: “No reward do I (Muhammad*) ask of you (Muslims/people*) - - -“. - - - except total dictatorship over you, total obedience from you, plenty of women, cheap warriors, plenty of riches for bribes, etc., etc.”
023 42/23g: "No reward do I (Muhammad*) ask of you for this except the love of those near of kin". Well, except 20% of all stolen goods and enslaved people - 100% if they gave in without a fight - 2.5% (average) of all your belongings each and every year in tax (though it is likely Muhammad used little or nothing of just this point personally), plenty of women and undisputed and total power over you, + lots of warriors to fight and may be die for me, among other things. One of the in reality most and strongest contradicted and abrogated by reality verse in all the Quran. Good propaganda towards followers unable to think for themselves.
Two words: Hypocrisy. Dishonesty.
One of the places where Muhammad knew he was lying in the Quran.
#####024 48/10b: A STRONG ONE FOR MUHAMMAD: "Verily those who plight their fealty to thee (Muhammad*) do no less than plight their fealty to Allah - - -". No comment necessary - on Earth Muhammad is the stand in for Allah: Power to Muhammad!
#####025 48/10d: ANOTHER STRONG ONE FOR MUHAMMAD: "- - - then anyone who violates his oath (to Muhammad - see 48/10b above*), do so to the harm of his own soul, and anyone who fulfils what he has covenanted with Allah (in reality with Muhammad*) - Allah will soon grant him a great Reward (free of charge for Muhammad*)". No comment should be necessary here, except; "no payment does Muhammad ask for his preaching" - a square lie (he demanded 20% of everything robbed/stolen - 100% if the victims gave in without a fight - some 2.5% tax from Muslims and Jizya (tax of unspecified size, but often harsh) from non-Muslims. Plus land from people renting land from him - often 50% of what was produced) from non-Muslims. Of course all was in the name of Allah, but here on Earth all those riches were for Muhammad - he spent the better part of it for bribes and for war). Hypocrisies also are lies.
And: Obedience and service also is payment.
026 49/7d: "- - - were he (Muhammad*) - - - to follow your (Muslims'*) (wishes), ye would certainly fall into misfortune - - -". Do not disagree with Muhammad - he is right! A good "truth" to impress on the underlings by any dictator.
##027 58/9b: "- - - disobedience to the Messenger (Muhammad*)- - -". This is one of the places in the Quran where Muhammad makes a slip and indirectly admits that - at least sometimes - it is Muhammad and not necessarily Allah you shall obey.
Sub-total Chapret 51 = 27 + 4.726 = 4.753.
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