MUHAMMAD, DIFFERENT TOPICS
31 March 2013
##01 13/1f: “- - - the Book: that which hath been revealed unto thee (Muhammad*) from thy Lord (Allah*) - - - “. That is the question, to quote Hamlet: Did a god really produce and reveal a book with that many mistakes, contradictions, that much invalid logic, and invalid “proofs“? No. And when no god revealed it, he also did not reveal it to Muhammad.
An alternative is that the Devil impersonated Gabriel and in other cases told Muhammad “by inspiration”, and that it thus was revealed to him, but from dark forces. Another alternative is that it all stems from a sick brain – TLE (Temporal Lobe Epilepsy) + lust for power may easily explain everything. Yet another alternative is that it was not revealed, but made up – the fact that many of the mistakes which are in accordance with the wrong science of the time and area of Muhammad, and also the fact that Muhammad was not stupid enough to believe everything that is said in the Quran, may indicate that it is made up. (As for the last argument: F.x. the claim that miracles would not make some people believe, Muhammad was too intelligent and knew too much about people to believe himself – and f.x. Jesus was a good proof of the opposite: A lot did not believe in spite of everything, but quite a number came to believe because of what they saw and heard and witnessed. The same was the conclusion of the story that Muhammad himself told about the magicians of Pharaoh Ramses II and Moses: They came (according to Muhammad’s own words) to believe after a small miracle.) For similar also see 2/231 – 3/3 – 4/136 – 5/48 – 5/59 - 5/64 – 5/67 – 6/7 – 7/2 – 7/3 – 10/2 – 13/19 – 16/89 – 18/1 - 16/102 – 25/33 – 27/6 – 33/2 – 34/6 – 35/24 – 35/31 – 39/2 - 47/2.
Thus to repeat:
An alternative is that the f. ex. the Devil impersonated Gabriel and in other cases told Muhammad “by inspiration” what thus was "revealed" to him. The inhumanity of the religion would then be explained. Personally we doubt this explanation, if for no other reason, then because even a devil would not make so many mistakes, contradictions, etc. in the Quran - he simply would not want to be found out by his victims sooner or later. There is one possibility, though: If Iblis - the Islamic Devil - got permission from Allah for trying to lure more humans to Hell only on the condition that the trap should be one which was easy for thinking persons to see, then all the mistakes may be explained. To be flippant: May be the god did not want too many too stupid humans into his Paradise?
Another alternative is that it all stems from a sick brain – TLE (Temporal Lobe Epilepsy) + lust for power may easily explain everything. In this case Muhammad may have believed at least partly in his own tales and religion.
Yet another alternative is that it was not revealed, but made up in cold blood. The fact that many of the mistakes are in accordance with the wrong science of the time and area of Muhammad, and also the fact that Muhammad was not stupid enough to believe everything that is said in the Quran, may indicate that it is made up. In this case it may have been made up of one (or more) helper like many of his contemporaries suspected, or by himself - the last is most likely, at least for parts of it.
As for the last argument: F.x. that miracles would not make some people believe, Muhammad was too intelligent and knew too much about people to believe himself – f.x. Jesus was a good proof of the opposite: A lot did not believe in spite of everything, but quite a number came to believe because of what they saw and witnessed. The same was the conclusion of the story that Muhammad himself told about the magicians and Moses: They came (according to Muhammad’s own words) to believe after a small miracle.
(Also a combination of 2 or all 3 of these alternatives is possible.)
02 17/1d: “- - - the Sacred Mosque - - -(and the Night Journey*)". Kabah in Mecca. But even how sacred it is, neither Kabah nor Mecca is mentioned anywhere in the Bible. AND NOT ONE OF THE BIBLICAL PROPHETS, INCLUDED JESUS, EVER MENTIONED EVEN A WISH FOR VISITIONG THIS CLAIMED MOST HOLY PLACE ON EARTH - NOT EVEN A WISH FOR A HAJJ.
############But is this the real ("The Night Journey" - ONLY mentioned in 17/1) story? Islamic sources Muslims never mention, indicate that this was a trip Muhammad made one night from the mosque in al-Jirana - a village some 9 miles/15 km from Mecca - to Kabah and back to al-Jirana. Science then thinks Muslims have made up stories and Hadiths based on the unclear words in 17/1. This is a very likely explanation, ######because if the fanciful story had been true, there is no chance it had not been thoroughly and often described in the Quran + frequently used as a proof for Muhammad's connection to the god, but it is NEVER mentioned other places in the book than in 17/1, in spite of that Muhammad and Muslims often had to use fast talk and "explanations" when followers or opponents or others asked for proof.
03 33/16b: “Running away will not profit you, if you are running away from death or slaughter; and even if (ye do escape) , no more than a brief (respite) will ye be allowed to enjoy”. Wrong. It is very easy to prove by means of statistics, that if you get away from a battle, your chances for being alive one day later, greatly improve. Any god had known – but Muhammad did not know statistics. (Actually the claim also is contra-intuitive and against common sense – he had to know they were lies even if he knew no statistics, but predestination was good propaganda for getting more warriors and more ferocious warriors. Also see 3/154 below). Besides: Even a short piece of time + another place are divergences from Allah's omniscient earlier predestination and knowledge - and even such small things would change the future and make Allah's total clairvoyance impossible, as an effect of the laws of chaos.
04 33/40f: "- - - the Seal of the Prophets - - -." See 33/40c above: could Muhammad be the seal of the prophets (the last and greatest prophet), when he in reality was not a real prophet? – he neither had, nor pretended to have, nor claimed to have the gift of prophesying!!! And also his teaching was so full of errors that it was not from a god - Muhammad thus definitely was not the prophet of any god. And not least: Muhammad never was able to prove in any way that he really had a connection to a god - there exists not one valid proof for any of the central claims in the Quran, included this. Also See 33/28a above and 33/45 below.
And one more point: As Muhammad was in a different religion compared to both Jewism and Christianity, and also had a god very different from Yahweh, he was not in the line of Jewish prophets. Further there is proved not one single prophet for Islam prior to Muhammad - many claims, but not one single proof. Thus it seems he was not in any line there, too.
05 33/50-52: Some serious questions: These verses - 33/50-52 - are about how many women Muhammad was permitted to have and have sex with - nearly any woman and more or less as many as he wanted for marriage plus any not pregnant captive or slave girl or woman. And like some other founders of sects and religions there were special rules for this and that for himself. Does this really belong in a holy book - a book which is a copy of the claimed "mother book" which is revered by the god and his angels in Heaven (13/39b, 43/4, 85/21-22)? And how does this compare with the real prophets in the Bible - the ones he claims to be in the same line of? (Remember that in the Bible men like David and Solomon are not reckoned among the prophets, but among the kings.) And finally: How does rape/forced sex with captive or slave women compare with NT's view of rules for sex?
Yahweh and Allah the same god? Perhaps - if he is strongly schizophrenic.
Jesus and Muhammad in the same religion and moral code? You bet!
06 65/1b: “O Prophet! When ye (also all other Muslims*) divorce women - - -". What Muslims never mention, is that Muhammad had at least 16 short-time wives (see the chapter about Muhammad and his women - at least 36 - in www.1000mistakes.com ). NT on the other hand does not really accept divorce (f.x. Matt. 5/32) - and polygamy not at all. One more proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god, and for that Jesus and Muhammad is not in the same line of anything religiously essential.
####07 11/35d: "If I (Muhammad*) has forged it (the Quran*) on me were my sin! But if Muhammad forged the Quran or parts of it, the resulting sins were very far from being only hitting him. Very far from! They will hit each and every Muslim living according to a made up religion in case (and too many facts indicate that this is the reality.) Especially terrible if there somewhere exists a real god Muslims have been prohibited from looking for.
08 33/28c: “O Prophet (Muhammad*)! Say to thy Consorts - - -". Allah frequently took part in the private life of Muhammad - via a book may be made before the universe was made (13.7 billion years ago) and in any case revered by Allah and his angels as the "Mother Book" (13/39, 43/4, 85/21-22). Believe it if you want - if it is true, it is a 1000% (one thousand %) proof for that no living being ever had a trace of free will throughout the billions of years, and that physicians are wrong about things like chaos and entropy - some of the most basic elements of physics.
#####09 34/50b: “If I (Muhammad*) am astray, I only stray to the loss of my own soul - - -.” Wrong to at least the 9. power As there are better than a billion Muslims – or the 10. power or more if you reckon the ones through the times). If Muhammad was astray – ALL believing Muslims are astray – and all the mistaken facts, contradictions, invalid logic, etc., tell an ominous tale. The Quran also is contradicted 100% by any religious knowledge and by logic. ONE MORE PLACE WHERE AN INTELLIGENT MAN LIKE MUHAMMAD HAD TO KNOW HE WAS LYING, BECAUSE THE LOGIC IS WRONG.
10 42/10c: "In Him (Allah*) I (Muhammad*) trust, and to Him I return". Three possible comments: If Allah does not exist and Muhammad knew it: Muhammad cheated his followers to get power, etc. If Allah do not exist, but Muhammad believed so (f.x. because of his possible illness - Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, TLE). Or if Allah existed in the dark forces, but had cheated Muhammad to believe he was a god - f.x. by impersonating Gabriel: Poor Muhammad if there is a next life. The possibility that Allah exists and is a god in reality is not possible if he is behind the Quran - no god is involved in a claimed holy book of that quality.
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)