It's All About Muhammad: Was Muhammad Serving Allah or Vice Versa?

Muhammad's Convenient, Self-Serving Revelations:

 

Isn't it amazing that every time Muhammad wanted something, Allah gave him a special "revelation" granting him what he desired?

 

Muhammad's supposed revelations benefited him so much that even his own wife Aisha said that it seemed like Allah hastened to satisfy his desire: Sahih Muslim 8:3453-3454.

 

He wanted to have sex with a young child named Aisha, so Allah gave him a "revelation" allowing it: Sahih Al-Bukhari 58:235, 62:18.

 

He allowed men to have up to 4 wives (Surah 4:3), yet he received a "revelation" that let him have more than 4 wives (Surah 33:50), and he had at least 9 wives at one time: Sahih Al-Bukhari 5:268, 62:142.

 

He said that men must treat their wives equally (Surah 4:3), yet he received a "revelation" that he didn't have to treat his wives equally: Surah 33:51.

 

He had sex with a female slave, which resulted in his wives Aisha and Hafsah pressuring him to stop. However, Muhammad had a "revelation" saying he could have sex with the female slave: Surah 66:1; Sunan An-Nasa'i 3411 (Dar-us-Salam Reference); Tafsir Al-Jalalayn on Surah 66:1.

 

He caused his adopted son, named Zayd, to divorce his wife, named Zaynab, (al-Tabari, Volume VIII, pages 2-4), and then received a "revelation" that he could marry her: Surah 33:37.

 

He was annoyed with people lingering at his house, so Allah gave him a "revelation" saying that people should not linger at his house: Surah 33:53; Sahih Al-Bukhari 60:314.

 

 

 

Was Muhammad Serving Allah, or Was Allah Serving Muhammad?

 

In summary of above, it can be seen that:

 

Muhammad wanted to have sex with Aisha, so Allah gave him a revelation: Sahih Al-Bukhari 58:235, 62:18.


Muhammad wanted more than four wives, so Allah gave him a revelation: Surah 33:50.

 

Muhammad didn't want to have to treat his wives equally, so Allah gave him a revelation that he didn't have to: Surah 33:51.

 

Muhammad wanted to be able to have sex with his female slave, so Allah gave him a revelation: Surah 66:1.

 

Muhammad wanted to marry the divorced wife of his own adopted son, so Allah gave him a revelation: Surah 33:37.

 

Muhammad didn't want people to linger at his house, so Allah gave him a revelation: Surah 33:53; Sahih Al-Bukhari 60:314.

 

So, was Muhammad really serving God, or was Muhammad just using his status as a way to abuse people and to get whatever he wanted? I think the facts speak for themselves.

 

When Muhammad wanted something, he would simply claim to have a "revelation" from God and then he would get it.

 

 

 

The Highly Convenient and Questionable Timing of Muhammad's Supposed Revelations:

 

Not only did Muhammad receive special "revelations" that granted him permission to do what he desired, but he also received special "revelations" at highly questionable moments:

 

He received a supposed "revelation" that some food he had eaten was poisoned after he ate the poisoned food, not before (Sunan Abu Dawud 39:4498). The poisoning was so obvious that even another person could taste it: Ibn Sa’d, Volume II, pages 249-253.

 

After Muhammad was tricked by Satan into thinking there was more than one God (Ibn Ishaq's Sirat Rasul Allah, pages 165-167; al-Tabari, Volume VI, pages 107-112; Tafsir Al-Jalalayn on Surah 22:52-53), he received a convenient "revelation" that absolved him of it: Surah 22:52.

 

 

 

Muhammad's Narcissism:

 

Muhammad thought highly of himself:

 

He said he will be chief of all the people on the day of resurrection: Sahih Al-Bukhari 60:236.

 

He said he would be the first one to enter Paradise: Sahih Muslim 1:384.

 

He said he is the example for all Muslims: Surah 33:21.

 

He encouraged his followers to fight and die one after the other by giving them promises of Paradise in order to protect himself from his enemies: Sahih Muslim 19:4413.

 

He claimed that a revelation from God said that God and Angels bless him and that people should also bless him: Surah 33:56.

 

He said if someone doesn't send blessings upon him after his name is mentioned in their presence then may they be humiliated: Jami At-Tirmidhi 3545 (Dar-us-Salam Reference).

 

 

 

Muhammad's Hypocrisy:

 

Muhammad liked to disregard his own rules and teachings by making exceptions for himself:

 

He told men that the maximum number of wives they could have is 4 (Surah 4:3), yet he received a revelation that let him have more than 4 wives (Surah 33:50), having had at least 9 wives at one time: Sahih Al-Bukhari 5:268, 62:142.

 

He told his followers to not face the Qiblah while urinating, then he was caught urinating facing towards the Qiblah: Sunan Abu Dawud 1:13.

 

He said a prayer offered while sitting down is only half a prayer, but when he got caught praying while sitting down he tried to justify it by saying he is not like any other person (so it's okay for him but not for anybody else): Sahih Muslim 4:1600.

 

He said after he sleeps he didn't have to perform wudu (ritual washing) before prayer because he said his "eyes sleep but his heart did not sleep": Sahih Al-Bukhari 32:230; Sahih Muslim 4:1676.

 

He said you will not be forgiven if you ascribe partners to Allah (called "shirk") (Surah 4:48, 116), yet when he committed shirk by acknowledging the three goddesses al-lat, al-uzza, and manat (Ibn Ishaq's Sirat Rasul Allah, pages 165-167; Al-Tabari, Volume VI, pages 107-112; Tafsir Al-Jalalayn on Surah 22:52-53) he received a revelation that absolved him of it: Surah 22:52-53.

 

He told men to treat their wives equally (Surah 4:3), yet he himself did not do that, and actually received a revelation that he didn't have to treat his wives equally: Surah 33:51. He let Khadija consume his thoughts and loved her more than his other wives (even though she had passed away): Sahih Muslim 31:5972. He also didn't allot a share to his wife Safiyya: Sahih Muslim 8:3455. He also treated Aisha the best: Sahih Al-Bukhari 47:755. He said that Aisha was superior to other women: Sunan Ibn Majah 3280, 3281 (Dar-us-Salam Reference); Sunan An-Nasa'i Book 3399, 3400 (Dar-us-Salam Reference). Muhammad's wives asked him to treat them on equal terms because he wasn't treating them the same: Sahih Al-Bukhari 47:755. Aisha even acknowledged she was a wife of high rank in the eyes of Muhammad: Sahih Muslim 31:5984. Also, the gifts people would give Muhammad were sent to Aisha's house, and his other wives got upset by this: Sahih Al-Bukhari 47:755, 57:119. And when Muhammad was dying, he requested to be nursed in Aisha's house: Sahih Al-Bukhari 4:197, 11:634, 47:761, 59:727, 71:612.