The Tongue of the Prophet

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Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever can guarantee [the chastity of] what is between his two jaw bones [tongue] and what is between his two legs [private part], I guarantee Paradise for him” (Bukhari 8:76:481).

I have shown from Islamic records how Muhammad failed his first criterion for paradise in the area of sex. Here, I will be examining how he failed his second criterion in the area of his words.

1. Vile and inflammatory speech

Muhammad had a habit of using degrading and vile words to describe anyone he disagrees with.

Speaking of those who reject his claims, “so the likeness of him is as the likeness of a dog. If thou attackest him he panteth with his tongue out, and if thou leaves him he panthest with his tongue out” (Sura 7:176).

Elsewhere, he says they have “the likeness of the ass carrying books” (Sura 62:5). He says they are “deaf, dumb and blind … devoid of wisdom” (Sura 2:171). Jews and Christians are called “the vilest of animals in Allah’s sight” (Sura 8:55).

Ubbay b. Ka’b narrated that he heard Muhammad say:

“If anyone asserts his descent in the manner of the pre-islamic people, tell him to bite his father’s penis, and do not use a euphemism” (Mishkat Al-Masbih Vol. 2 bk. XXIV p. 1021).

Are these appropriate words that should come from a man said to be standing “on an exalted standard of character” (Q 68:4)? Absolutely not.

2. Threats, Doom and Gloom

If you read the Quran, one of the very first things you will notice is that it’s not a book of love or hope. Nearly every page bleats with hate, doom and destruction. These are just a few:

Sura 7:4 “And how many a town that We destroyed, so Our punishment came to it by night or while they slept at midday.”

Sura 9:30 “…and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah: these are the words of their mouth; they imitate the saying of old … may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!”

Sura 10:88 “Our Lord! Destroy their riches and harden their hearts so that they believe not until they see the painful punishment.”

Sura 54:51 “And certainly We have already destroyed the likes of you, but is there anyone who will mind?”

These were Muhammad’s words forged as if they were coming from Allah. Even if we accept some parts of the Quran as inspired by Allah, it still raises a lot of questions about his nature.

The entire book dwells on the doom of non-Muslims and positively gloats on their destruction.

The tone of the Quran is one of threats and gloom. Allah threatens to “mete out death among you” (Sura 55:60) or wipe people off (Sura 17:16).

The theme of hell appears to be the most prominent one in the Quran. The word “hell” occurs not less than 200 times in it. It is used to threaten those who leave Islam, those who annoy Muhammad or those who reject his recitations.

All these show that Islam is a religion of fear and Muhammad’s god is a malevolent one.

3. Cursing An Orphan

Anas b. Malik reported that there was an orphan girl with Umm Sulaim whom Muhammad met one day and told:

O, it is you; you have grown young. May you not advance in years! That slave girl returned to Umm Sulaim weeping.

When the case was addressed by Umm Sulaim, Muhammad said he loses his temper but his Allah would purify those whom he had cursed unjustly (Muslim 32:6297).

Such mean remarks cannot be justified because God specifically forbids oppressing orphans or widows in any way (Exo. 22:22, Deut. 10:18).

Note that rather than repent of this evil and ask for the orphan’s forgiveness, Muhammad justified his bad temper and hate using “Allah” – his favourite sock puppet – to cloud the issue.

4. Cursing his opponents

Aisha reported that two people visited Muhammad “and both of them talked about a thing which I am not aware, but that annoyed him and he invoked curse upon both of them and hurled malediction.”

When Aisha pointed out this absurd response coming from one who was supposed to ‘bless everyone’,  Muhammad repeated the same lie that he has made a condition with his Allah to turn his curses on Muslims to purity and reward (Muslim 32:6285).

This was really an indication of hate, bitterness and hypocrisy. Muhammad himself described a hypocrite saying:

Whenever he quarrels, he behaves in a very imprudent, evil and insulting manner” (Bukhari 1:2:34).

Muhammad also cursed Abu Lahab, his uncle. Interestingly, it was this uncle was told his maid, Thuaiba, to nurse Muhammad as a baby when his own mother would not.

Sura Ember (111) was supposedly given to Muhammad by “Allah” to curse Abu Lahab and his wife to hell. Muslims today recite these verses against anyone who attacks Islam, believing that it’s very potent. It says:

The power of Abu Lahab will perish and he will perish. His wealth and gains will not exempt him. He will be plunged into flaming fire, and his wife the wood carrier, will have upon her neck, a halter of palm fibre” (Sura 111:1-5)

Now, does the above sound like a divine revelation? Why should a torrent of curses spewed by a bad-tempered man against his uncle be recorded in a book allegedly “preserved in heaven”? Exactly what spiritual lesson are we to learn from sura Ember?

Before a certain war, Muhammad led the Muslims in prayer saying:

O Allah! Let not Abu Jahl (Abu Hakam) escape, the pharaoh of his people! Lord let not Zamaa escape; rather let the eyes of his father run sore for him with weeping and become blind!” (The Biography of Waqidi, p. 89)

The image of a “loving, merciful” Muhammad exists only in the wishful thinking of Muslim dawagandists. He was so filled with hate that he cursed his enemies even in his morning prayers:

Salim’s father said he heard Allah’s Apostle when raising his head from bowing of the first Rak’a of the morning prayer, saying, “O Allah! Curse so-and-so-and-so-and-so” after he had said ‘Allah hears him who sends his praises to him. Our Lord, all the praises are for you!’ So Allah revealed … ‘Not for you (O Muhammad) [till the end of the verse] they are indeed wrong doers (Sura 3:128)” (Bukhari 5:59:397).

That Sura 3:128 says it’s up to Allah to decide whether he would punish those people or not.

You see, Muhammad was a smart man. He had cursed these people but nothing happened to them, and since he too knew his Allah was powerless, he had to do some damage control by saying Allah knows best.

Why a man said to be “the mercy of Allah to mankind” would comport himself in such a low, shameful manner is easy to explain: he was an evil man.

Jesus Christ was mocked, spat upon and finally crucified, yet He said “Father forgive them” (Luke 23:34). That is real forgiveness and His example is the most perfect for all to follow.

5. Curses on cheating spouse

If your spouse is cheating on you, Muhammad has a solution to your case. Ibn Umar reported:

Allah’s Messenger asked a person from the Anger and his wife to invoke curse (upon one another in order to testify to their truthfulness) and then effected separation between them” (Muslim 9:3562).

It’s ignorant and inane to use curses as a valid conflict resolution.

6. The Tournament of Curses (Mubahila)

Mubahila is when Muslims call out their religious opponents and go on a cursing round, and possibly pick a date. The one having the wrong belief would die on that date.

Sounds like scenes from Disney witches contests? It’s there in the Quran.

Sura 3:61 “If anyone disputes in this matter with thee, now after (full) knowledge hath come to them, say ‘Come! Let us gather together- our sons and your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves. Then let us earnestly pray, and invoke the curse of Allah on those who lie!

It was recorded that Muhammad challenged the Christians in Najran (southern Arabia) to Mubahila when this verse was recited, but they refused.

Interestingly, Muhammad died a year after this curse challenge. In fact, within a century, most people in his lineage were wiped out, not by Christians, but by rival Muslims!

Is invoking curses on one another the way to find the truth? What about reasoning, dialogue, fact finding, logic or investigation?

If you believe the world is flat and I believe it’s geoid, do we find out who is right by invoking curses on one another? The funny thing is, this same Muhammad had most of his enemies murdered physically. Why didn’t he use his ballistic mubahila to eliminate them if his curses have any power at all?

Truth and falsehood are not established through cursing. It’s a shame to follow this man’s demonic teachings. As expected, his last words were also curses against Jews and Christians:

“When the last moment of the life of Allah’s apostle came he … said ‘May Allah curse the Jews and Christians for they built the places of worship on the graves of their prophets” (Bukhari 1:427).

Based on God’s Word, Muhammad died before he died. “For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil…” (1Peter 3:10).

His tongue – particularly against God’s people – was the shovel that dug his grave. To follow such a man is to spend eternity with him. But not in heaven.

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