Muhammad's Superstition and the Pagan Origins of Islam
He said a bad dream can be warded off by spitting on the left side of the bed: Sahih Al-Bukhari 87:115.
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.
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.
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.
He said containers and utensils should be covered at night: Sahih Al-Bukhari 69:527.
He told men to squeeze their penis three times after urinating: Sunan Ibn Majah 326 (Dar-us-Salam reference).
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 clean their private parts with an odd number of stones: Sahih Al-Bukhari 4:162-163.
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 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. (English Translation Reference).
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.
Islam is a Copy of Many Pagan Traditions:
Muhammad carried many pagan traditions over into Islam. Below are some of the pagan traditions that Muhammad incorporated into Islam:
Muslims bow down toward the Kaaba, which was a pagan temple: Sahih Al-Bukhari 43:658, 59:583.
Muslims take a pilgrimage to the Kaaba, which is what the pagans of Arabia did before the rise of Islam: Kaaba. Encyclopaedia Britannica. (1998). Accessed September 29, 2019. Retrieved from
Muslims walk circles around the Kaaba, which is what the pagans of Arabia did before the rise of Islam: Sahih Muslim 7:2808, 2925.
Muslims kiss the black stone embedded in the corner of the Kaaba, which is what the pagans of Arabia did before the rise of Islam: Karen Armstrong, Islam: a short history (New York: Modern Library, 2002), 10-11.
Muslims run between the hills of Safa and Marwah, which is what the pagans of Arabia did before the rise of Islam: Sahih Muslim 7:2923.
Muslims shave their heads during hajj, which is what the pagans of Arabia did before the rise of Islam: Sahih Muslim 7:2923.
Muslims must inter into a state of "Ihram" (a state of spiritual purity) in order to perform the pilgrimage to Mecca, which was a pagan requirement for worshipping Idols: Sahih Al-Bukhari 26:706.
Muhammad ordered Muslims to fast on the 10th day of Muharram (which eventually became optional when Ramadan was enjoined), which is what the pagans of Arabia did before the rise of Islam: Sahih Al-Bukhari 58:172.
Muslims pray five times a day, which is what the pagans of Arabia and the surrounding area did before the rise of Islam (the Sabians had 7 fixed times of prayer a day, 5 of which correspond with the prayer times of Muslims, and the Zoroastrians also prayed 5 times a day): William St. Clair Tisdall, The Original Sources of the Quran (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1911), 52. And Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin, Zoroastrianism. Encyclopaedia Britannica. (1998). Accessed October 1, 2019. Retrieved from