MUHAMMAD LIED OR MUSLIMS LIE ABOUT MUHAMMAD'S FORETELLINGS/PROPHESIES
31 March 2013
Either Muhammad lied in the Quran about this, or Islam/Muslims are lying when they claim Muhammad made foretelling/prophesies.
1. Undisputable proofs in the Quran for that either Islam and Muslims are lying when they claim Muhammad made foretelling/prophesies, or Muhammad lied in the Quran each time he told he was unable to "know the unknown" or "know the unseen" = that he was unable to make foretelling/prophesies. Also Aisha said in Hadiths that he was unable to do this - and actually the top Muslim scholars through the times have admitted/do admit that this is the case, but very many Muslims are unaware of this and honestly believe Muhammad's claimed foretelling are proofs for that Muhammad had connections to the supernatural - to Allah. As for imams' and mullahs' and other leaders' use of such claims, remember that dishonesty - al-Taqiyya (lawful lie), Kitman (Lawful half-truth), Hilah (lawful pretending/circumventing) in many and wide cases (f.x. to deceive women or save one's money) are not sins in Islam, and when it comes to defending or promoting Islam, one simply should use it if necessary). Deceit, betrayal, and even the breaking of words/promises/oaths are fully acceptable under many circumstances (2/225, 5/89, 16/91, 66/2), except that if you break a serious oath, you may have to pay some to Allah afterwards. Thus imams, mullahs and others are not sinning even if they know they are lying when they tell about Muhammad's claimed prophesies, and use them as strong arguments and "proofs", to make Muslims and proselytes believe in Islam. (The same goes for claims about Muhammad's claimed miracles - see next chapter.)
Perhaps there are reasons why one so seldom hear Islam or its Muslims declare that "Islam is the Religion of Honesty".
At least these 8 verses directly or indirectly, but clearly, tell that Muhammad was unable to "know the unseen", "know the Unknown", or similar = unable to make foretelling/prophesies: 3/144, 6/50, 7/188, 10/20, 27/65, 46/9, 72/26, and 81/24.
In addition to these 8 there are all the places in the Quran where like in 17/93c Muhammad clearly stated that he was "just an ordinary man", "just a warner", "just a messenger", "just a bringer of glad tidings", etc. = he had no supernatural power. Thus there in reality are many more than these 8 points telling the same story.
1 3/144a: "Muhammad is no more than a Messenger - - -". Sentences like this is the only reason why Muhammad is not a saint in Islam - divinity would be impossible, but sainthood they would be able to find an opening for, if it was not for sentences like this. It also is one of Muhammad's ways of explaining away questions for miracles, etc. as proofs for Allah or for his own connection to a god.
BUT BEWARE THAT THIS ALSO IS ONE OF THE STRONG PROOFS FOR THAT MUHAMMAD WAS UNABLE TO MAKE MIRACLES - HIS ONLY TASK, ONLY MISSION, AND ONLY POWER WAS TO BRING MESSAGES ACCORDING TO MUHAMMAD HIMSELF AND ACCORDING TO THE QURAN HERE AND OTHER PLACES. AS YOU SEE YOURSELF, MUHAMMAD HIMSELF STATES THAT HIS ONLY GIFT WAS TO BRING MESSENGES - TO BE A MESSENGER. THE SAME GOES FOR PROPHESYING/FORETELLING (WHICH IN REALITY IS A SPECIAL KIND OF MIRACLES - TO BE ABLE TO SEE WHAT IS HIDDEN OR HAS NOT HAPPENED YET), SOMETHING ALSO HIS FAMOUS CHILD WIFE, AISHAH, CONFIRMS IN THE HADITHS, AND ALSO MUHAMMAD HIMSELF OTHER PLACES IN THE QURAN.
2 6/50a: "- - - nor do I (Muhammad*) know what is hidden - - -". Muslims and Islam often tell about things Muhammad foresaw, and claims this and this prove Muhammad was connected to something supernatural - in spite of Muhammad's problems with explaining away his total lack of proofs and miracles, including foreseeing. Also in spite of Aishah's clear statements in Hadiths that the ones claiming Muhammad could foresee the future, were wrong. And here he himself states that he does not know what is hidden.
This verse - 6/50 - also is a clear proof for that Muhammad was no prophet: A person unable to make prophesies - "know what is hidden" - by definition is no prophet. (F.x. 5. Mos. 18/21 - in the same speech of Moses where Islam claims Moses foresees Muhammad when talking about "a prophet like me" - quite an irony when 18/21 indirectly, but clearly tells Muhammad was not even a prophet. (And among many others 18/2 tells Moses were speaking about Jewish "brothers" - Islam has cherry-picked and twisted 18/15 and 18/18 in an al-Taqiyya.)).
### Surah 6 is a bit hard upon the wishful thinking of Muslims. In 6/50 Muhammad confirms he cannot see what is hidden - which includes the future - and thus is killing all the claimed miracles claimed in Hadiths to be made by Muhammad concerning seeing what was hidden, and indirectly also documenting he was no prophet - not knowing the future = unable to make prophesies, and a person unable to make prophesies is no prophet. Also connected to 6/50;(A.6/39): "This denial on the part of the Prophet (Muhammad*) of any claim to supernatural power - - -". This states that Islam admits Muhammad had no supernatural power at all = absolutely no prophet. In connection to 6/108 "The Message of the Quran" (comment6/93) explains "- - - it is in the nature of man to regard the beliefs which have been implanted in him from childhood, and which he now shares with his social environment, as the only true and possible ones" - which explains in details why Muslims believe in spite of all facts proving something is seriously wrong with the religion. In connection to 6/148 (comment 6/141 in the same book) Islam has to admit that the claim that Allah decides everything - predestination - is impossible to combine with the claimed free will for man (and without free will it is morally wrong to punish man for sins) - but "it all the same must be true, because Allah says so (in the Quran*)" = the ultimate defeat for brain against blind belief. And in 6/151 may be the most well-known of the mistakes in the Quran accepted by Islam to be a mistake: "You are prohibited from - - - being good to your parents" (well, may be "Mary, sister of Aaron" is even more well-known, but that one is frequently tried explained away).
2a 6/50g: (A. Yusuf Ali: Comment 6/39 to verse 6/50): "This denial on the part of the Prophet (Muhammad*) of any claim to supernatural power - - -". THIS IS ONE DOCUMENTATION FOR THAT IT IS AN ACCEPTED FACT IN ISLAM THAT MUHAMMAD HAD NO SUPERNATURAL POWERS, AND AN ACCEPTED FACT THAT THIS LACK IS CONFIRMED BY MUHAMMAD HIMSELF IN THE QURAN - IT IS EASY TO FIND MANY MORE. That Islam accepts and states that Muhammad had no supernatural powers, is worth remembering when Muslims talk about all his miracles - f.x. from Hadiths (which the Quran by means of among others this verse proves the miracles are all made up).(Not separate number because this is a comment, not a direct quote from the Quran.)
3 7/188b: "If I (Muhammad*) had knowledge of the Unseen - - -". "- - - the Unseen" = the future or what is hidden. This is one of the places where Muhammad clearly tells he is unable to see the future = unable to make foretelling (prophesies). Aisha says the same in Hadiths. Muhammad simply was no real prophet (this becomes even clearer when you know that the original title for a prophet was "a seer" - person able to see the unseen (f.x. 1. Sam. 9/9)) - a person unable to make prophesies, must use a "tailored" definition to call himself a prophet. (But then Muhammad had "tailored" definitions for this and that.) Similar in 6/50a, 10/20c+d, 10/49a, and 72/26.
4 10/20d: "The Unseen is only for Allah to know - - -". This is another proof in the Quran for that Muhammad was no real prophet: Muhammad was unable to see the future - that only Allah is able to, it says here - and he thus was unable to make prophesies = no prophet. (We remind you that the original title of a prophet was "a seer" - one able to see the unseen (f.x. 1. Sam. 9/9).
5 27/65b: "Say: None in the heavens (plural and wrong*) or on earth, except Allah, knows what is hidden - - -". Contradicted by the Bible who says Yahweh is the one who knows most. 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.
#######And another point: This is one more proof for that Muhammad was unable to make prophesies - "know the unseen": ONLY Allah knows the unseen.
6 46/9e: "- - - nor do I (Muhammad*) know what will be done with me or with you". Muhammad was unable to know the future - to "see the unseen" - he was no "seer" (the original title for prophets according to the Bible - see 1. Sam. 9/9, 9/11, 9/18, 9/19, 2. Sam. 15/27, 1. Kings 17/13, 1. Chr. 9/22, 26/28, 29/29, 2. Chr. 16/7, 16/10, 19/2, 29/25, Micah 3/7) - no prophet. Many have liked the imposing title prophet through the times, and different definitions have been made for that title. But a prophet unable to make prophesies, is no prophet.
This verse also is one of the proofs for that when Muslims claim Muhammad made prophesies, their claims are not true. There are a few more verses in the Quran proving the same, f.x. 6/50a, 7/188b, 10/20c-d, 10/49a-b, 72/26. Together they are so strong, that Islam says "there is no miracle connected to Muhammad, except the Quran" (prophesying is a kind of miracle - "to be able to see the unseen"). But all the same mullahs, imams and others tell their congregations about the prophesies - and the miracles - of Muhammad, with the result that many lay Muslims honestly believe in it. Honesty in religion? But remember that lies for Islam often is not a sin!! (Al-Taqiyya - the lawful lie, Kitman - the lawful half-truth, etc. Specialties of Islam - you do not find similar in other of the big religions. One more proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god.
7 72/26: "He (Allah*) (alone) knows the Unseen - - -". It is very clear that Muhammad did not see the unknown - was a "seer", the original name for "a prophet". "A seer" - and thus a prophet when the title was changed from "seer" to "prophet" (1. Sam. 9/9) - was one who was able to see the unseen. Muhammad was no real prophet - he was unable to make prophesies
Only Allah knows the unseen - nobody else, included Muhammad.
8 81/24: "Neither doth he (Muhammad*) withhold grudgingly a knowledge of the Unseen ("the Unseen" in the Quran normally means the future or what is hidden from humans by nature or the super naturals*)". Once more we are back to the fact that Muhammad was unable to see what was hidden and also unable to see the future - he did not withhold, but was unable to know "the unseen" - which means he was no real prophet - a person unable to make prophesies, is no prophet (the original title for "prophet" even was "a seer" - one who was able to see the unseen). But "prophet" is an imposing title, so Muhammad "borrowed" it, like so many have done trough the times. This even though he here indirectly, but very clearly admits he does not deserve or merit that title.
"A proof is one or more proved facts which can give only one conclusion". Here it is ever so easy to prove that these are quotes from the Quran (Abdullah Yusuf Ali's translation). And there only is one possible conclusion to make: Either the claims that Muhammad was unable "to know the unknown" - unable to make foretelling/prophesies - here in the Quran are wrong, or the many claims from Islam and Muslims claiming that Muhammad made foretelling, are wrong.
######Either the Muslims claiming Muhammad made foretelling are lying, or Muhammad was lying in the Quran (and Aisha in Hadiths, and many of the top Muslim scholars now and through the times in their scriptures) when he told he was unable to "know the unknown or unseen", etc.
Muslims claiming Muhammad made foretelling/prophesies, thus confirm that Muhammad lied in the Quran each time he said or indicated he was unable to do so.
This content was posted with assistance from M. A. Khan, the editor of islam-watch.org and the author of "Islam Jihad: A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism and Slavery" (available online)