Muhammad’s Inconsistency

by Saif min Suyufillah

Muhammad has made many laws binding upon the Muslim community, whether they were laid down in the Qur’an or are found in the canonical Muslim Traditions (hadith). It is important to observe that Muhammad made plenty of exceptions for himself. He disobeyed (a) the laws he had given himself, (b) the laws claimed to have been given by God in the Qur’an, and finally there are claims that God in the Qur’an gave him special permission to act differently than it is expected of all other believers.

This section was created with the publication of a rebuttal to a venomous Muslim attack:

  • The Apostle Paul Defended and Muhammad Exposed Response: One who is unable to read the scriptures of other religion with a neutral mind,keeping aside his delusions and prejudice could never be relied for his any refutation or defense or any so called exposure.

Further areas of Muhammad’s inconsistency:

Ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with them) reported that Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) married Maimuna in the state of Ihram. Ibn Numair made this addition: “I narrated it to Zuhri and he said: Yazid b. al-Asamm (Allah be pleased with him) told me that he (the Holy Prophet) married her when he was not a muhrim.” (Sahih Muslim, Book 008, Number 3283)

 

Yazid ibn al-Asamm reported: Maimuna daughter of al-Harith narrated to me that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) married her and he was not in the state of Ihram. And she (Maymunah) was my mother’s sister and that of Ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with them). (Sahih Muslim, Book 008, Number 3285

Safiya r.a. was accepted as a slave girl and her possession did not need any Iddah.

She was granted to Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.w..It does not require any Iddah.

After that She r.a. was manumitted by Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.w. and then married to Him.

Once She r.a. was granted to Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.w. there remained no need for her to observe Iddah.

Anas said, ‘When Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) invaded Khaibar, we offered the Fajr prayer there (early in the morning) when it was still dark. The Prophet (ﷺ) rode and Abu Talha rode too and I was riding behind Abu Talha. The Prophet (ﷺ) passed through the lane of Khaibar quickly and my knee was touching the thigh of the Prophet (ﷺ) . He uncovered his thigh and I saw the whiteness of the thigh of the Prophet. When he entered the town, he said, ‘Allahu Akbar! Khaibar is ruined. Whenever we approach near a (hostile) nation (to fight) then evil will be the morning of those who have been warned.’ He repeated this thrice. The people came out for their jobs and some of them said, ‘Muhammad (has come).’ (Some of our companions added, “With his army.”) We conquered Khaibar, took the captives, and the booty was collected. Dihya came and said, ‘O Allah’s Prophet! Give me a slave girl from the captives.’ The Prophet said, ‘Go and take any slave girl.’ He took Safiya bint Huyai. A man came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and said, ‘O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)s! You gave Safiya bint Huyai to Dihya and she is the chief mistress of the tribes of Quraidha and An-Nadir and she befits none but you.’ So the Prophet (ﷺ) said, ‘Bring him along with her.’ So Dihya came with her and when the Prophet (ﷺ) saw her, he said to Dihya, ‘Take any slave girl other than her from the captives.’ Anas added: The Prophet (ﷺ) then manumitted her and married her.” Thabit asked Anas, “O Abu Hamza! What did the Prophet (ﷺ) pay her (as Mahr)?” He said, “Her self was her Mahr for he manumitted her and then married her.” Anas added, “While on the way, Um Sulaim dressed her for marriage (ceremony) and at night she sent her as a bride to the Prophet (ﷺ) . So the Prophet was a bridegroom and he said, ‘Whoever has anything (food) should bring it.’ He spread out a leather sheet (for the food) and some brought dates and others cooking butter. (I think he (Anas) mentioned As-Sawaq). So they prepared a dish of Hais (a kind of meal). And that was Walima (the marriage banquet) of Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) .” Bukhari 371

And [remember, O Muhammad], when you said to the one on whom Allah bestowed favor and you bestowed favor, “Keep your wife and fear Allah ,” while you concealed within yourself that which Allah is to disclose. And you feared the people, while Allah has more right that you fear Him. So when Zayd had no longer any need for her, We married her to you in order that there not be upon the believers any discomfort concerning the wives of their adopted sons when they no longer have need of them. And ever is the command of Allah accomplished.(33:37)

Response:

Marrying one woman is obligatory.

Marrying more than one is strictly conditional.

It is never asked or encouraged to marry more than one women,rather it is to limit the number of wives one could keep,and again,it is strictly conditional.

The better condition mentioned in Quran is to keep only one wife.

The main objective of marriage is tranquility.

And of His signs is that He created for you, of yourselves, spouses, that you find tranquility in them, and he has made between you amity and mercy. Surely in that are indeed signs for a people who meditate.(30:21)

The reasons for prohibiting the marriage for Fatimah r.a. are,

  • It could be a trial for Fatimah r.a.

Trial means that there would be no tranquility or peace as against the objective of marriage.

Islam does not allow one to torture the other person or overburden Him/Her.

Islam wants a healthy and harmonious relationship between a husband and wife,not a hostile relationship or a relationship full of trials.

  • The daughters of Prophet of Islam and the enemy of Islam could never stay in the same house.

If the critic is that anxious about the daughter of Abu Sufyan r.a.,then he should know that Abu Sufyan r.a. had embraced Islam.

Let us summarize the data:

1.Muhammad commanded Muslims to make a will.Response:True

2.Muhammad failed to practice what he preached since he didn’t make a will. Response:False claim.Will is not necessarily about money only,rather about the things one possess.

He s.a.w.w. left something for us to inherit,i.e. His Book and Ahl ul Bayt.

I am leaving behind two heavy things, the first is the Quran, in it is guidance and light, so hold firmly onto the Quran , then Nabi (sallalahu alayhi wa sallam) encouraged and motivated (towards reciting and taking care of the Quran) , and the second thing  is the ahlu bayt, I am reminding you about the ahlu bayt, Nabi (sallalahu alayhi wa sallam) repeated this thrice(Sahih Muslim 2408)

3.Muhammad exempted himself from making a will on the basis that the prophets do not leave their inheritance to their heirs but give it away in charity.

Response:False claim.

He s.a.w.w. made a will,He s.a.w.w. told us about that.

4.The Quran disagrees with Muhammad and claims that the prophets do have heirs.

Response: Prophets a.s had heirs who inherited the

Prophethood,

Book,

Knowledge,

Favor

Judgement

Wisdom.

And We had certainly given to David and Solomon knowledge, and they said, “Praise [is due] to Allah , who has favored us over many of His believing servants.”

And Solomon inherited David. He said, “O people, we have been taught the language of birds, and we have been given from all things. Indeed, this is evident bounty.”(27:15-16)

And We gave understanding of the case to Solomon, and to each [of them] We gave judgement and knowledge. And We subjected the mountains to exalt [Us], along with David and [also] the birds. And We were doing [that].(21:79)

And your Lord is most knowing of whoever is in the heavens and the earth. And We have made some of the prophets exceed others [in various ways], and to David We gave the book [of Psalms].(17:55)

 

5.Ali used the Quran to prove that people do inherit from the prophets.

Response:Inheritance but not necessarily the inheritance of money alone.

6.Abbas accused Ali of being a treacherous liar, with both Ali and Abbas accusing Abu Bakr and Umar of being treacherous liars for withholding their rightful share of Muhammad’s inheritance.

Response:Unfortunately all are unauthentic sources.

7.Umar failed to honor Muhammad’s wishes regarding the distribution of his wealth and gave in to Ali’s and Abbas’ demands to the inheritance.

Response:He r.a. gave it with a pledge and He r.a was right to do so.

8.The hadith says that Ali got the upper hand on Umar by not using the wealth the same way Muhammad used it but kept it under his exclusive possession

Response:

Exclusive possession is something mentioned in the brackets,so not a part of hadees.

It has been narrated by ‘Urwa b Zubair on the authority of ‘A’isha, wife of the Holy Prophet (may peace be upon him), that Fatima, daughter of the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him), requested Abu Bakr, after the death of the Messenger of Allah (may peace he upon him), that he should set apart her share from what the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) had left from the properties that God had bestowed upon him. Abu Bakr said to her: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be npon him) said: “We do not have any heirs; what we leave behind is Sadaqa (charity).” The narrator said: She (Fatima) lived six months after the death of the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) and she used to demand from Abu Bakr her share from the legacy of the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) from Khaibar, Fadak and his charitable endowments at Medina. Abu Bakr refused to give her this, and said: I am not going to give up doing anything which the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) used to do. I am afraid that it I go against his instructions in any matter I shall deviate from the right course. So far as the charitable endowments at Medina were concerned, ‘UMAR HANDED THEM OVER TO ‘ALI AND ABBAS, BUT ALI GOT THE BETTER OF HIM (AND KEPT THE PROPERTY UNDER HIS EXCLUSIVE POSSESSION). And as far as Khaibar and Fadak were concerned ‘Umar kept them with him, and said: These are the endowments of the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) (to the Umma). Their income was spent on the discharge of the responsibilities that devolved upon him on the emergencies he had to meet. And their management was to be in the hands of one who managed the affairs (of the Islamic State). The narrator said: They have been managed as such up to this day. (Sahih Muslim, Book 019, Number 4354)

Secondly,only the endowments of Madinah were given,not those of Fadak and Khaiber.

Response: Salam (prayer for peace) is for Muslims (who embrace the religion of peace)

Response: The hadees shows that those were not Muslims.

A’isha reported that two persons visited Allah’s Messenger and both of them talked about a thing, of which I am not aware, but that annoyed him AND HE INVOKED CURSE UPON BOTH OF THEM AND HURLED MALEDICTION, and when they went out I said: Allah’s Messenger, the good would reach everyone but it would not reach these two. He said: Why so? I said: Because you have invoked curse and hurled malediction upon both of them. He said: Don’t you know that I have made condition with my Lord saying thus: O Allah, I am a human being and that for a Muslim upon whom I invoke curse or hurl malediction make it a source of purity and reward? (Sahih Muslim, Book 032, Number 6285)

Response:

Kissing is definitely not worshiping.

If you kiss your daughter it does not mean that you are associating any partner with you Lord.

  • Muhammad and Oath-Making Response:No authentic reference is mentioned.Writing Sahih is not enough without mentioning the source.
  • Muhammad and the (non-)Priority of Prayer Response: Abdullah r.a. was not messenger of Allah or Allah himself,while the verse is for Allah or His messenger.Abu Said r.a. was called by Allah’s messenger so He had to respond according to the verse 8:24

Response: Intercourse is prohibited during menstruation and nothing else.

1.The Jews lied for saying that withdrawing is akin to burying alive. Response:Yes they lied because they mentioned it for the living girls.See,

Narrated AbuSa’id al-Khudri:

A man said: Apostle of Allah, I have a slave-girl and I withdraw the penis from her (while having intercourse), and I dislike that she becomes pregnant. I intend (by intercourse) what the men intend by it.

The Jews say that withdrawing the penis (azl) is burying the living girls on a small scale. He (the Prophet) said: The Jews told a lie. If Allah intends to create it, you cannot turn it away. (Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 11, Number 2166)

Living girls or the women they are coupling with.

2.Muhammad himself taught the same thing.

Response: Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.w. told it about burying the children.

3.Therefore, Muhammad lied for saying that withdrawing is akin to burying alive

Response: Burying the living girl/women and burying children are two different things.

Response:

The silk is surely prohibited for the males.

Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.w. did not wear silk.

When the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.w. allowed it,it was for a medical reason i.e. itching.In Islam there are exemptions for those with disease or medical reason,for elderly and for the weak ones.

Regarding the silk being allowed for women and majority of women in the hell,these two ahadees are totally different,they can not be correlated because the reason for more in the hell is mentioned in the same hadees.

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:

Once Allah’s Apostle went out to the Musalla (to offer the prayer) of ‘Id-al-Adha or Al-Fitr prayer. Then he passed by the women and said, “O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women).” They asked, “Why is it so, O Allah’s Apostle?” He replied, “You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. A cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you.” The women asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is deficient in our intelligence and religion?” He said, “Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?” They replied in the affirmative. He said, “This is the deficiency in her intelligence. Isn’t it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?” The women replied in the affirmative. He said, “This is the deficiency in her religion.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 6,Number 301)

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