Random Facts and Crazy Teachings: Odd and Random Things Muhammad Did and Said
Muhammad said poison and magic will not harm someone on the day they eat seven dates in the morning (Sahih Al-Bukhari 65:356; Sahih Muslim 23:5081). This is interesting because Muhammad had magic worked on him that resulted in him thinking he had done something that he had not (Sahih Al-Bukhari 54:490, 71:658, 660, 661, 73:89, 75:400) and he got poisoned so badly that he died from it (Sahih Al-Bukhari 59:713; Sahih Muslim 26:5430; al-Tabari, Volume VIII, page 124). So obviously Muhammad didn't eat seven dates in the morning of the day that he had magic worked on him and the day he got poisoned, or either he just lied about the seven dates.
Muhammad said he asked Allah for forgiveness (Sahih Al-Bukhari 75:319; Sahih Muslim 35:6522,6523) and admitted he was a sinner: Sahih Al-Bukhari 60:236.
Muhammad's "seal of prophethood" was a deformity (something like a mole) on his back: Sahih Al-Bukhari 4:189, 56:741, 70:574, 75:363; Sahih Muslim 30:5789-5790, 5792-5793.
Muhammad's wife Aisha said she never saw anyone suffer more than Muhammad did, (who died from poisoning): Sunan Ibn Majah 1622 (Dar-us-Salam reference).
He said a group of Israelites were transformed into rats: Sahih Al-Bukhari 54:524.
He said people were transformed into pigs and monkeys: Jami At-Tirmidhi 3061 (Dar-us-Salam reference).
He condemned pictures and people who make them, and said they will receive the severest punishment on the day of resurrection: Sahih Al-Bukhari: 34:318, 440, 428, 43:229, 63:259, 72:834, 840, 844, 73:133, 87:165, 93:646; Sahih Muslim 24:5258.
The Quran says Muhammad is the example for Muslims (Surah 33:21), which means all the horrible and intolerant things Muhammad did is an example to Muslims as to how they should live.
Muhammad said over and over in the Quran that he isn't crazy (Surah 7:184, 23:70, 34:46, 37:35-36, 52:29, 68:2, 81:22), and Muslims are supposed to recite the Quran. This means Muslims are literally supposed to recite over and over that Muhammad isn't crazy.
He commanded that dogs be killed: Sahih Muslim 10:3809-3811, 26:5545.
He said if someone keeps a dog as a pet they will be punished: Sahih Al-Bukhari 67:389.
He hated lizards: Sunan Ibn Majah 3228-3229, 3231 (Dar-us-Salam reference).
He said black dogs are a devil: Sahih Muslim 4:1032.
He told men to squeeze their penis three times after urinating: Sunan Ibn Majah 326 (Dar-us-Salam reference).
He would only pee while squatting like a girl: Sunan An-Nasa'i 29 (Dar-us-Salam Reference); Jami At-Tirmidhi 12 (Dar-us-Salam Reference).
He forbade people from laughing at somebody who farted: Sahih Al-Bukhari 73:68.
He owned slaves: Sahih Al-Bukhari 73:182; Sahih Muslim 10:3901.
He allowed lying (taqiyya): Sahih Al-Bukhari 49:857; Sahih Muslim 32:6303.
He said people shouldn't eat with their left hand because Satan eats and drinks with his left hand: Sahih Muslim 23:5010; Sunan Ibn Majah 3266 (Dar-us-Salam reference).
He said people should wipe an odd number of times: Sahih Al-Bukhari 4:162-163; Sahih Muslim 2:463.
He said people shouldn't wipe with their right hand: Sahih Muslim 2:511, 513.
He said men shouldn't touch their penis with their right hand: Sahih Muslim 2:511-513.
He said he didn't know what Allah will do to him after death: Sahih Al-Bukhari 23:334 (even though in other places he said that he will be chief of all the people on the day of resurrection [Sahih Al-Bukhari 60:236], that he would be the first one to enter Paradise [Sahih Muslim 1:384], and that he is the example for all Muslims [Surah 33:21]).
He claimed to have bargained with Allah to get the number of daily prayers his followers must say from fifty down to five: Sahih Al-Bukhari 8:345; Sahih Muslim 1:313.
Muhammad cursed Jews and Christians on his deathbed for building places of worship at the graves of their prophets (Sahih Al-Bukhari 56:660; Muwatta Malik 45:17), yet that's the very thing Muslims have done to Muhammad. Muhammad's grave is at Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, a Mosque in Medina, so according to Muhammad's reasoning Muslims must now be cursed be Allah.
He said when people are waiting for prayer, Angels will ask Allah to be merciful to them and to forgive them unless the person farts: Sahih Al-Bukhari 54:452.
He said that wine is of Satan (Surah 5:90), yet he also interestingly said that there will be rivers of wine in paradise: Surah 47:15.
He said to not verbally abuse the dead. So, when a Muslim talks negatively about someone who died, they are disobeying Muhammad: Sunan An-Nasa'i 1938 (Dar-us-Salam reference).
He said the best people were the people of his generation and the next 2 generations (the first 3 generations of Muslims). This means that the way the first 3 generations of Muslims interpreted the Quran should be valued above all other interpretations: Sahih Al-Bukhari 48:820, 76:437, 78:652.
He said snakes destroy eyesight and cause abortions: Sahih Al-Bukhari 54:518, 54:527, 54:528.
He said the reason roosters crow is because they saw an angel, and the reason donkeys bray is because they saw a Satan: Sahih Al-Bukhari 54:522.
He said to keep your children close when night falls because that's the time devils spread out, but after one hour of the night you can then let your children go free: Sahih Al-Bukhari 54:523.
He said to not kill snakes living in houses: Sahih Al-Bukhari 54:530.
He forbade the use of green jars: Sahih Al-Bukhari 69:501; Sahih Muslim 1:25; Sunan Abu Dawud 26:3686, 3688; Sunan Abu Dawud 3690 (Dar-us-Salam Reference).
He said when you hear a dog barking or a donkey braying in the night, you should shut the doors and mention the name of Allah over them, tie the water-skins, and cover the pots and vessels: Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 51:1234.
He told Muslims to trim their mustaches closely and let their beards grow: Sahih Muslim 2:498, 499, 500, 501.
He said a prostitute was pardoned of her sin because she gave a thirsty dog some water: Sahih Muslim 26:5578.
He said Allah let a man enter Paradise because he gave a thirsty dog some water: Sahih Al-Bukhari 4:174.
He said there is no house which agricultural equipment enters that Allah won't cause humiliation to enter it: Sahih Al-Bukhari 39:514.
He forbade sitting between the sun and the shade because he said it is the seat of Satan: Musnad Ahmad 15421 (Dar-us-Salam Reference).
He said the souls of the martyrs live in the bodies of green birds in paradise: Sahih Muslim 20:4651; Sunan Abu Dawud 14:2514; Jami At Tirmidhi 1641, 3011 (Dar-us-Salam Reference); Sunan Ibn Majah 1449 (Dar-us-Salam Reference).
He said to eat from the edges of your food and not the middle because the blessing descends to the middle: Jami At Tirmidhi 1805 (Dar-us-Salam Reference).
When someone asked Muhammad to teach them a prayer, he taught them a prayer that sought refuge "from the evil of my semen": Sunan Abu Dawud 8:1546.
He cursed people who accept, pay, record, and witness interest: Sahih Muslim 10:3881. (So in Islam it's okay to rape female captives, beat your wife, kill apostates, and marry and have sex with prepubescent girls, but having a mortgage with interest is forbidden)
He asked Allah to curse women who pluck their eyebrows: Sunan An-Nasa'i 5112 (Dar-us-Salam Reference).
He said the Israelites where destroyed because their women used hair extensions: Sahih Al-Bukhari 56:674.
When he used the bathroom he would seek refuge in Allah from male and female devils: Sunan Muslim 3:729. (Dar-us-Salam translates this Hadith with "male and female devils" but the translation by Abdul Hamid Siddiqui says "wicked and noxious things")
He would ask Allah for forgiveness after he used the bathroom: Sunan Abu Dawud 1:30.
He said if someone farts then Allah won't accept their prayer until they perform the ablution anew: Sahih Al-Bukhari 86:86.
He said Allah and the angels send blessings on the right side of the prayer rows: Sunan Abu Dawud 2:676.
He said it is better to be filled with pus than with poetry: Sahih Al-Bukhari 73:175, 176.
He said if someone plays backgammon they have disobeyed Allah (Sunan Ibn Majah 3762 [Dar-us-Salam Reference]) and it's as if he dipped his hand in the flesh and blood of a pig: Sunan Ibn Majah 3763 (Dar-us-Salam Reference).
He said fish pray for forgiveness for scholars: Sunan Ibn Majah 239 (Dar-us-Salam Reference).
He said to whip people if they drink wine (khamr) and if they drink wine four times to kill them: Sunan An-Nasa'i 5664 (Dar-us-Salam Reference).
He said Allah will free from the fire those who invade India (i.e., they are guaranteed paradise): Sunan An-Nasa'i 3177 (Dar-us-Salam Reference).
He said every Friday every creature on earth except humans fear the end of the world is happening: Sunan An-Nasa'i 1431 (Dar-us-Salam Reference).
He said dead people speak in their coffins and they are heard by everything except humans, and if humans were to hear them they would fall down unconscious: Sahih Al-Bukhari 23:462.
He said newborn babies cry because they are pricked by Satan: Sahih Muslim 30:5837.
He said (in the 7th century) that the anti-Christ is alive and enchained in a monastery on an island in the east, and that he also shares this island with an extremely hairy beast: Sahih Muslim 41:7028.
After he made an excuse for not participating in his own battles, he then overcompensated and went on and on about how he would love to be martyred in Allah's cause and then come back and then get martyred again and then come back and then get martyred again and then come back and then get martyred again (in this Hadith he said he wished he could get martyred four times): Sahih Al-Bukhari 52:54.
He said if a man finds his wife with another man, instead of stopping them he should let them continue so he can go find four witnesses: Sunan Abu Dawud 4533 (Dar-us-Salam Reference).
He said that "The Hour" (the end of the world) and himself were sent together, and that "The Hour" almost preceded him. Over 1,400 years later and the world still has not ended: Musnad Ahmad 22947 (Dar-us-Salam Reference).
Muhammad's companion Ibn Abbas said the Quran (Surah 31:6) bans singing, and since Muhammad said the best people were the people of his generation and the next 2 generations (Sahih Al-Bukhari 48:820, 76:437, 78:652), this means the way the first 3 generations of Muslims interpreted the Quran should be valued above all other interpretations. Therefore, the best interpretation of Surah 31:6 is that the Quran bans singing: Al-Adab al-Mufrad al-Bukhari 1265 (in-book reference).
He said baby girls who are murdered by their mothers will also be in hell with their mothers: Sunan Abu Dawud 4717 (Dar-us-Salam Reference).