Muhammad's Undeniable Lies: Muhammad vs. Science, History, and Reality
Muhammad vs. Science:
Muhammad was wrong about biology, microbiology, embryology, astronomy, meteorology, climatology, entomology, bacteriology, and psychology:
Muhammad said semen is produced between the backbone and the ribs (Surah 86:5-7). This is false. Semen is produced in the testes.
He said someone's physical characteristics and looks are determined by whether the male or female "discharges" first during intercourse (Sahih Al-Bukhari 3:132, 55:545-546). This is false. Physical characteristics are determined by genetics and has nothing to do with who "discharges" first.
He said women are intellectually deficient (Sahih Al-Bukhari 6:301, 24:541, 48:826. See Appendix A 1). This is false. Women are not intellectually deficient. Research by IQ expert Dr. James Flynn, a political scientist at the University of Otago in New Zealand, showed that in five advanced nations women equal, or actually surpass, men in IQ scores. This data can be found in his 2012 book "Are We Getting Smarter? Rising IQ in the Twenty-First Century."
He said shooting stars are missiles that God shoots at devils for eavesdropping (Surah 37:6-10, 67:5; Sahih Muslim 26:5538). This is false. Shooting stars are actually pieces of rock entering the earth's atmosphere.
He said the embryo first becomes bones and then is clothed by flesh (Surah 23:14). This is false. The bones do not develop before the flesh. The bones and flesh develop at the same time.
He said water is not defiled by anything, not even menstrual clothes, dead animals, or human excrement (Sunan Abu Dawud 1:66, 67; Sunan Ibn Majah 520 [Dar-us-Salam Reference]). This is false. Many things contaminate water, especially the above list.
He said fever is from the heat of hell fire (Sahih Al-Bukhari 54:483-486). This is false. According to the Mayo Clinic, fever "occurs when an area in your brain called the hypothalamus - also known as your body's 'thermostat' - shifts the set point of your normal body temperature upward."
He said the severe heat of summer and the bitter cold of winter are caused by hell breathing (Sahih Al-Bukhari 10:512, 54:482). This is false. Summer and winter are caused because the earth has a tilted axis.
He said Adam was 60 cubits tall, and that people have been decreasing in stature since Adam's creation (Sahih Al-Bukhari 55:543). This is false. The skeletal remains of humans do not support this claim whatsoever.
He said drinking the fat of a Bedouin sheep's tail cures sciatica (Sunan Ibn Majah 3463 [Dar-us-Salam Reference]). This is false. Drinking the fat of a Bedouin sheep's tail will not cure sciatica, which is why medical professionals don't prescribe it to treat sciatica.
He said Indian aloeswood cures pleurisy (Sunan Ibn Majah 3468 [Dar-us-Salam Reference]). This is false. Indian aloeswood does not cure pleurisy, which is why medical professionals don't prescribe it to treat pleurisy.
He said that if a fly falls in your drink, to fully dip the fly into the liquid before you drink it, because one of its wings has a disease and the other wing has the cure for the disease, and the wing that falls in will be the one that has the disease. Therefore, according to Muhammad, you need to fully submerge the fly into your drink (Sahih Al-Bukhari 54:537; Sunan Abu Dawud 3844). This is false. There is no evidence of flies having a disease on one wing and a cure for that very disease on the other wing. This is a ridiculous command and no entomologist would recommend doing this. There are numerous scientific mistakes in this command. First, Muhammad implies that flies transfer diseases carried primarily on their wings, but in reality the diseases are primarily carried on their legs and hairs. Second, he said the disease is found on only one wing, but in reality pathogens obviously don't know how to select just one wing and not the other. Third, he said when a fly falls into your drink it will always be on the wing with the disease, but in reality there is no way flies only land in drinks on the one wing that just happens to have the disease and never on the other one. Fourth, he said the wing that isn't carrying the disease is carrying the cure for the disease, but in reality this is incredibly insane. Flies carry diseases like tuberculosis, salmonella, cholera, typhoid, dysentery, and anthrax, and obviously the cure for these diseases are not found on the one wing of a fly that somehow managed to not land in your drink even though the other wing did. Fifth, he said when a fly lands in your drink you should fully submerge it to get the cure for the disease, but in reality all that's going to do is expose yourself to more potentially deadly pathogens.
He ordered people to drink camel urine as medicine for feeling ill and having stomach problems (Sahih Al-Bukhari 82:794, 796-797; Sahih Muslim 16:4131; Sunan An-Nasa'i 307 [Dar-us-Salam Reference]; Musnad Ahmad 2677 [Dar-us-Salam Reference]). This is false. Camel urine is not a cure for feeling ill or stomach problems and should not be drunk as a medicine, which is why medical professionals don't prescribe it. Drinking it will spread diseases like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), a virus discovered in Saudi Arabia in 2012 that has killed hundreds of people. The virus is transmitted from camels to humans and can be contracted through drinking camel urine. On multiple occasions, the World Health Organization (WHO) has explicitly advised people to avoid drinking camel urine. It's also interesting to note that the Hadith also records that the men who drank the camel urine because of Muhammad's command drove the camels away, killed the camel-herder, and left Islam. Why would these men get so mad and leave Islam if they were truly just healed by Muhammad's command? The most logical explanation of their anger is that they were not healed by the camel urine and they realized Muhammad was a false prophet.
He 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 false. Obviously eating dates, much less seven dates, will not stop someone from the possibility of getting poisoned or having their mind tricked.
He said a bad dream can be warded off by spitting on the left side of the bed (Sahih Al-Bukhari 87:115). This is false. Obviously the superstitious act of spitting on the left side of your bed will not stop you from having a bad dream.
He said if someone sees in a dream something they don't like they should blow three times on their left side (Sahih Al-Bukhari 71:643). This is false. Obviously the superstitious act of blowing three times on your left side will do nothing to prevent you from having a bad dream.
Muhammad repeatedly indicated that the earth is flat (Surah 13:3, 15:19, 20:53, 50:7, 51:48, 71:19). This is false. The earth is a sphere. Some may say Muhammad wasn't saying that the earth is literally flat. However, he if wasn't saying that, he sure gave a strong impression that the earth was flat.
Muhammad said all things were made in pairs (Surah 51:49). This is false. There are single celled organisms such as bacteria, fungi, and plants that are formed through asexual reproduction.
Muhammad said that the sun sets in a muddy spring of water (Surah 18:86). This is false. The earth revolves around the sun. Now some may say that it just appeared from the onlooker that the sun was setting in a spring and that this verse isn't meant to be taken literally, but the text doesn't say it just appeared that way. So, perhaps not too much weight should be placed on this, but nevertheless it is interesting and worth noting.
He said there are 8 giant mountain goats in space (Sunan Abu Dawud 40:4705). This is false. Obviously there are no known giant mountain goats anywhere in space. It should be noted that this Hadith is rated Da'if (weak) and that some may say that the mountain goats are actually angels in the form of mountain goats. So, perhaps not too much weight should be placed on this, but nevertheless it is an odd and interesting Hadith and worth noting.
He said non-muslims have 7 intestines (Sahih Al-Bukhari 65:305, 306, 307, 308, 309; Sahih Muslim 23:5113, 5115, 5116, 5118, 5120). This is false. Obviously non-muslims do not have 7 intestines. It should be noted that some will say that this is just a metaphor which means that a Muslim is satisfied and content with a little but an unbeliever craves excess. Nevertheless, it is interesting to note.
Muhammad vs. History:
Muhammad was wrong about many historical facts:
Muhammad said Jesus wasn't crucified (Surah 4:157-158). This is false. According to historians, Jesus' crucifixion is one of the most historically certain events in ancient history. It is an event affirmed by Jesus Himself, His own followers, Jews, Pagans, and virtually every group of people who could affirm it. Even atheists admit Jesus was crucified.
He said that Abraham built the Kaaba (Surah 2:125; Sahih Al-Bukhari 55:636). This is false. We know this is false because Muhammad said it was built 40 years prior to the Temple in Jerusalem (Sahih Al-Bukhari 55:636). The Temple at Jerusalem was built by Solomon around 958-951 BC, meaning that the Kaaba would have to have been built around 998-991 BC, but Abraham lived around 2,000 BC. So it's impossible for Abraham to have built the Kaaba if it was built 40 years prior to the Temple in Jerusalem.
Muhammad said a Samaritan led the Israelites astray with a golden calf during the time of Moses (Surah 20:85-95). This is false. Moses lived around 1400 BC, but Samaria wasn't founded until the 9th century BC by King Omri. So the Samaritans didn't even exist until over 500 years after the time of Moses.
He told multiple stories in the Quran as historically factual (e.g., Jesus talking from the cradle and turning clay birds into real birds, Abraham being delivered from a fire, Cain learning to bury the body of his brother from a bird, etc...) when in reality they were simply legends and myths. We know this because the origins of these stories can be traced back to heretical false gospels, Christian forgeries, and Jewish legends that he simply plagiarized. (See Chapter 9: Muhammad's Plagiarism: Stealing Ideas From Forgeries, False Heretical Teachings, and Jewish Fables)
If in Surah 18:83-99 Muhammad was referring to Alexander the Great as some Muslim scholars say, then he incorrectly implied that he was a follower of Allah. Alexander the Great was a polytheist, not a Muslim. If Muhammad was referring to Cyrus the Great as other Muslim scholars say, then he was still wrong because Cyrus the Great was a Zoroastrian.
He said Jesus and His disciples were Muslims (Surah 3:52, 4:171, 5:17, 72, 75, 111-117, 61:14). This is false. The earliest historical documents in existence about Jesus and early Christianity show that Jesus, and His disciples, claimed that He was the Divine Son of God, that He was crucified, and that He was resurrected, thus proving they were not Muslims. There are also many other things Muhammad lied about when it comes to what Jesus said and believed. (See Chapter 22: Jesus vs. Muhammad: Who Should We Believe? and Chapter 25: Jesus: More Than a Prophet)
He said he is written about in the Torah and the Gospels (Surah 7:157, 61:6. See Chapter 21: Muhammad and the Bible). This is false. Muhammad is not mentioned a single time anywhere in the Bible. No Biblical manuscript has ever said anything about Muhammad. Even though some Muslims will try to say that Muhammad is mentioned in the Bible, a honest study of the Scriptures in the proper context show that he is never mentioned a single time.
He implied that Christians believed the Trinity was composed of the Father, the Son, and Mary (Surah 5:116). This is false. Christians did not believe that, and in Matthew 28:19 Jesus explicitly says that the Trinity is composed of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Jesus and early Christians did not say that Mary was part of the Trinity. Now it should be noted that in an attempt to pardon Muhammad of his mistake, some Muslims will claim that this verse was just referring to a belief that some Christians held at the time of Muhammad. However, this claim is clearly false because the verse says that the belief occurred during the time of Jesus because in the verse Allah asked Jesus whether he had told the people to worship himself and Mary as gods. So clearly, if Allah was talking to Jesus it had to be during the time of Jesus. Therefore, this verse shows Muhammad incorrectly claimed that during Jesus' time, not during his own time, Christians believed Mary was part of the Trinity.
He implied that the forbidden fruit was from the tree of life (Surah 7:20, 20:120). This is false. The book of Genesis, which he affirmed to be true and reliable (Surah 3:3-4, 5:66, 5:68, 7:157, 10:94), actually says it was from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:16-17). So if Genesis is incorrect, then he lied because he affirmed it to be true. But if Genesis is true, then he still lied because he contradicted Genesis and said the forbidden fruit was from the tree of life. Either way, he lied.
Some of Muhammad's Other Lies:
Muhammad told the Jewish girl that poisoned him that Allah wouldn't allow him to die from the poisoning (Sahih Muslim 26:5430). This was false. Muhammad did die from the poisoning (Sahih Al-Bukhari 59:713; al-Tabari, Volume VIII, page 124).
He said the Quran was so well written and superior to other books that it can't be matched (Surah 2:23, 10:38, 11:13, 17:88). This is false. The Quran has been matched by a book titled "The True Furqan" (al-Furqan al-Haqq). The book was written in Arabic mirroring the Quran, but it incorporated elements of Christian teachings. This book was so explosive to the Islamic faith that the country of India banned it. (See Chapter 18: The Quran: A Book That's Been Matched)
He said in Surah 15:9 that Allah will guard and protect the Quran from corruption. This is false. According to the Hadith, the second most sacred writings in Islam, at least two Surahs (chapters) of the Quran were forgotten and lost, at least two verses of the Quran about breastfeeding adults have been lost (at least one was eaten by a sheep), the Quran was revealed in seven different ways, there were different ways Muhammad's companions recited the Quran, Muslims were confused about what should and shouldn't be in the Quran, Muhammad forget on at least one occasion what was in the Quran, and one of the early caliphs actually had Quranic manuscripts burned in an attempt to make only one version of the Quran because of the discrepancies in the way early Muslims were reciting it. So the Quran has definitely not been protected from corruption. (See Chapter 16: The Corruption of the Quran)
He commanded Christians to judge by the Gospels in Surah 5:47, implying that if they do this they will be Muslims. This is false. If Christians obey this command in Surah 5:47 and judge by what is in the Gospels, then not only will they not become followers of Islam, they will quickly conclude from it that Muhammad was a false prophet, because the Gospels clearly show that Jesus is the Divine Son of God, that He was crucified and resurrected, that there is a Trinity, etc..., which are the very things Muhammad denied. If Christians should not obey this command, then it must mean that Muhammad (and the Quran) made an error. Either way, Muhammad must be wrong. And since the Biblical manuscript evidence shows that the Gospels today are the same as they were in the 7th century when Muhammad made that claim, there is no third option.
He said an evil eye is a fact, and that one should take a bath in order to cure themselves of its influence (Sahih Muslim 26:5427). This is false. Obviously there is no such thing as an evil eye whose influence can be washed away by a bath.
He said he didn't know what Allah will do to him after his death (Sahih Al-Bukhari 23:334), but he also said that he will be chief of all the people on the day of resurrection (Sahih Al-Bukhari 60:236) and that he would be the first person to enter Paradise (Sahih Muslim 1:384). So either he lied when he said he didn't know what Allah would do to him when he really knew he would be the chief of all the people and the first person to enter Paradise, or either he lied when he said he would be the the chief of all the people and the first person to enter Paradise when he really didn't know what Allah would do to him. Either way, he lied.
He said people who look up during prayer will have their eyesight taken away (Sahih Al-Bukhari 12:717). This is false. People who look up during prayer do not have their eyesight taken away.
He taught a prayer that, if recited seven times by a Muslim, is supposed to always cure anyone who is ill unless it's his time of death. (Jami At-Tirmidhi 2083 [Dar-us-Salam Reference]). This is false. A Muslim saying these particular words seven times will not always cure someone who is ill.
He said that "The Hour" (the end of the world) and himself were sent together, and that "The Hour" almost preceded him (Musnad Ahmad 22947 [Dar-us-Salam Reference]). This is obviously false. It has been over 1,400 years since Muhammad's time and the world still has not ended.
In conclusion, the Islamic sources show that:
Muhammad lied about Jesus
Muhammad lied about Jesus' disciples
Muhammad lied about Christian theology
Muhammad lied about the Old Testament
Muhammad lied about the Quran
Muhammad lied about women
Muhammad lied about history
Muhammad lied about biology
Muhammad lied about microbiology
Muhammad lied about embryology
Muhammad lied about entomology
Muhammad lied about climatology
Muhammad lied about meteorology
Muhammad lied about astronomy
Muhammad lied about bacteriology
Muhammad lied about psychology
Muhammad lied about himself
Muhammad lied about his death
Muhammad lied about the end of the world
Since Muhammad clearly told so many lies about so many things, how could someone possibly consider him a true prophet of God?