Islam Under Scrutiny by Ex-Muslims

Was Prophet Muhammad a Sin-free man?

Allah told the Prophet of Islam [Quran 6:106]:

Follow what thou art taught by inspiration from the Lord: There is no god but He: And turn aside from those who join gods with Allah.

There are many more admonitions in the Quran through which, Allah asked Muhammad to follow what He sent him through inspiration, but if he did what he was forbidden to do, he would be among those who lost their faith and subject to the punishment of Hell in his next life. One thing, out of many, Allah asked him not to do was this [Quran 2:222]:

They ask thee concerning women’s courses. Say: They are a hurt and a pollution: So keep away from women in their courses, and do not approach them until they are clean. But when they have purified themselves, ye may approach them in any manner, time, or place ordained by Allah. For Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean.]

E. H. Palmer’s English rendering of verse 2:222 is clearer than Yusuf Ali’s, and it reads:

They will ask thee about menstruation: say, 'It is a hurt.' So keep apart from women in their menstruation, and go not near them till they be cleansed; but when they are cleansed come in to them by where God has ordered you; verily, God loves those who turn to Him, and those who keep themselves clean.

Clearly, Allah considered menstruation to be a contagious disease due to which reason, He asked Muslim men not to go near the menstruating women until they became clean, lest they, too, became infected by this disease of women. It is a clear prohibition from Allah, and whoever violates it will find himself in the fire of Hell on the Day of Judgment. As it is clear, this prohibition also applied to the Prophet of Islam.

Did the Prophet live by this prohibition? Apparently, he did not, and this Sahih Hadith testifies to this fact home:

Volume 1, Book 6, Number 300:

Narrated Maimuna:
Whenever Allah's Apostle wanted to fondle any of his wives during the periods (menses), he used to ask her to wear an Izar.

Not only that the Prophet fondled his menstruating wives, thus violating Allah’s clear commandment, he also recited the Quran, while leaning on their laps. This is evident from the following Sahih Hadith:

Volume 1, Book 6, Number 296:

Narrated 'Aisha:

The Prophet used to lean on my lap and recite Quran while I was in menses.

It is clear to me from the above two Hadiths that Muhammad intentionally and knowingly violated Allah’s commandment – a sin that is punishable with the fire of Hell. This being the fact, my questions are:

  • should Muslims defend such a sinful man as Muhammad was, and lay down their lives for his sake?
  • will Allah forgive him, even if all Muslims keep on saying [Peace be upon him] for zillions of years?


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Muhammad Asghar has contributed in Beyond Jihad — Critical Voices from Inside Islam. He is the author of e-book: Muhammad & Islam — Stories not told before.

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Name: real moomins
Date: Friday October 31, 2008
Time: 10:17:07 -0500


fuck u all,.,.,..apostates u will burn in hell,.,.,.may allah create a special hell for u,.,,.i donno wat else to say,.,.,curse on u assholes

Name: kmgy
Date: Monday November 03, 2008
Time: 04:03:02 -0500


Mohammad was the worst specimen ever produced by the human race.

Name: to: all real moomins
Date: Tuesday November 04, 2008
Time: 02:30:33 -0500


Who has to go to hell??? Just you and your Mohamad!! Take your own risk to see with Mohamad in the special hell. Yes, your allah is busy in creating the special hell for ya guys Musilm.!!

Name: To all real moomins from Malaysia
Date: Tuesday November 04, 2008
Time: 04:33:32 -0500


Yeah..special hell have been made for Muhammad for his unforgivable sins.He is the head of that special'll be his slave in your next life.You have nothing to say because it is obviously that Muhammad was a sinful man.

Name: Pedro Smith
Date: Wednesday November 05, 2008
Time: 01:46:21 -0500


Did Muhammad bow down to God to ask for forgiveness for starting a false religion? Then take a knive to cut up his balls and feed them to his followers?

Name: Pedro Smith
Date: Wednesday November 05, 2008
Time: 01:49:00 -0500


Is it tue that the prophet Muhammad was a fake and took exherps from the bible to make up the Quran?

Name: leslie
Date: Thursday November 06, 2008
Time: 02:19:20 -0500


i accept this all statemaents are true.but muslims will still deny that its wrong.they theiselves dont belive quran as all mentioned they can see at the quran at home that they just learn it in arabic but not n their own mother tongue ,infact they use to say that arabic is their mother tongue whether they use to speak in english,urdu ,persian or whatever.

Date: Friday November 07, 2008
Time: 11:51:18 -0500


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Name: qwer to kmgy
Date: Saturday November 08, 2008
Time: 07:43:19 -0500


"Mohammad was the worst specimen ever produced by the human race". THANKS A LOT FOR THIS WORDS

Name: To qwer from kmgy
Date: Saturday November 08, 2008
Time: 11:45:37 -0500


Thank you also for your compliment. We are united in a common stand against the greatest danger to humanity that is Islam. Since we are not fighting them with bullets we are fighting them with words and ideas to defeat Islam. We are also thankful for these brave ex-Muslims running this website for bringing enlightenment especially to those Muslims around the world held psychologically captive by this mind poison that is Islam.

Name: To kmgy from qwer
Date: Sunday November 09, 2008
Time: 10:56:08 -0500


Yes we are not fight against Islam with bullet! But others did it: Genghis Khan, George Bush Sr/Jr, Moshe Dayan, Prince Eugene of Savoy (Austria), I Gede Mangku Prastika (Bali), Vlad III Dracula, etc. Islam always beated an loss in the batle against others army. The only thing they can be a winner, is when they fight against un-armed peoples.

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