Islam Under Scrutiny by Ex-Muslims

Muhammad is Allah

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Muhammad Allah's first creation, only Muhammad understands Allah, both like perfumes, likes please Muhammad, Muhammad & Allah's tongue same, must believed in both Muhammad & Allah, must love both, Allah discusses private matters with Muhammad, Allah's only friend is Muhammad, annoy Muhammad annoy Allah.

If the readers have patiently pursued this essay up to this point, then they should have little doubt about what should be the bottom–line of this lengthy discourse. Yes, the ultimate message of this essay is to establish the truth; and the unassailable truth is this:

All the previous episodes bear irrefutable evidences that Muhammad betook himself the role of Allah for the pagans of Mecca, and to the small number of Jews and Christians living in the outskirts of Mecca and in other fringe areas of peninsular Arabia. As written previously, Muhammad did try to establish other/alternative God/s as His supreme Allah. Nevertheless, this attempt was a failure. The Meccan Arabs were too confused, too reluctant to accept his new God. He wanted to be politically correct;—not to rock the boat too much. Therefore, in the end, he selected the Allah of the pagans as his God, with the exception that his Allah was the only God to be worshipped. This was certainly a very cunning move, for; the pagans would readily accept Allah, because they were already wont to worship Him as their supreme deity. Apart from totally banning idolatry, from peninsular Arabia, Muhammad kept intact, virtually all most all the pagan rituals. The other important amendment he made was that the name of Muhammad must be invoked whenever Allah is mentioned. 

Thus, Muhammad became totally inseparable from Allah. To become a Muslim, mere invocation of allegiance to Allah was not acceptable, as Abu Sufyan, the Meccan leader found out to his horror. To be a Muslim, according to Muhammad’s specification, one must also affirm in the apostleship of Muhammad—the Allah’s last Messenger. Muhammad could not be alienated from Allah. Muhammad became an inseparable part of Allah. In short, he replaced the idol–worshipping with the worshipping of him, cleverly, albeit in a subtle way—declaring himself as an integral part of Allah. He was astute enough to understand that his success of prophethood was doomed if he demanded that only he should be worshipped. Thus, Muhammad, truly, became Allah, so to speak. Muhammad did this with very careful planning and with meticulous actions to be followed with crafty plan.

Let us read a few more compelling reasons why we must consider Muhammad was none but Allah.


Muhammad was Allah’s first creation

To establish his absolute association with Allah Muhammad propagated that he was the first of mankind in creation and the last of the prophets to be raised. Ibn Sa’d, Muhammad’s biographer writes:

‘Abd al–Wahhab Ibn ‘Ata informed us on the authority of Sa’id Ibn Abi ‘Arubah, he on the authority of Qatadah; (second chain) he (Ibn Sa’d) said: ‘Umar Ibn ‘Asim al–Kilabi informed us: Abu Hilal informed us on the authority of Qatadah: he said: The apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said: I was the first of mankind in creation and last of (Prophets) to be raised (Ibn Sa’d, Tr. S. Moinul Haq, 1972 p1.170).

We may turn the table other way and could easily say: Muhammad created Allah and not the other way round. Obviously, this Allah of Muhammad was nothing new to the pagans except that this newly created Allah only loved Muhammad and despised those who refused to accede to his demands for submission to his whims and fancies. In a way, this was certainly a first creation of the type of Allah Muhammad wanted to advance his agenda.
Only Muhammad understood Allah, others could not
Muhammad’s relationship with Allah was very special indeed. Muhammad was the only person (or Prophet) who could fully understand Allah. In a hadith in Sahih Muslim we read:

Muhammad had the best knowledge of Allah and he feared Allah the most amongst his companions… (Sahih Muslim, 30.5814).

Here is the hadith which declares Muhammad’s special relationship with Allah.

Sahih Muslim, Book 030, Number 5814:

'A'isha reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) did an act, and held it to be valid. This news reached some persons amongst his Companions (and it was felt) that they did not approve of it and avoided (it). This reaction of theirs was conveyed to him. He stood to deliver an address; and said: What has happened to the people to whom there was conveyed on my behalf a matter for which I granted permission and they disapproved it and avoided it? By Allah, I have the best knowledge of Allah amongst them, and I fear Him most amongst them.

Here is another hadith from Sahih Bukhari which says only Muhammad who best knew Allah.

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 19: Narrated 'Aisha:
Whenever Allah's Apostle ordered the Muslims to do something, he used to order them deeds which were easy for them to do, (according to their strength endurance). They said, "O Allah's Apostle! We are not like you. Allah has forgiven your past and future sins." So Allah's Apostle became angry and it was apparent on his face. He said, "I am the most Allah fearing, and know Allah better than all of you do."
Muhammad liked perfume, so does Allah
Muhammad likes and Allah’s likings had strange similarities. In previous sections we have seen plenty of evidences on this. Here is a very compelling one—Muhammad liked perfume and so does Allah. In fact, in a previous episode, it was stated that on the Resurrection Day Allah will wear very powerful perfume to bemuse the Muslims. Muslims would recognise Allah from such a delightful perfume. Here are a few more evidences that since Muhammad fancied perfume, Allah also did the same.

Ibn Sa’d writes that Muhammad had expressed his liking for perfume as, ‘I like not from worldly life but perfumes and women’.

Continuing more on this, Ibn Sa’d writes that Muhammad liked three worldly objects—perfume, women and food. He obtained women and perfumes but did not get food (Ibn Sa’d, Tr. S. Moinul Haq, 1972 p 1.469).

Ibn Sa’d even writes that Muhammad was recognised by perfume when he came out of his residence—exactly the way Allah will be recognised when He comes out of His abode. (ibid p 1.470).

Imam Ghazali, whose position, many Islamists consider next to Muhammad, writes that three items were dear to Muhammad: perfume, women, and prayer (Ghazali, Tr. Fazl‑ul‑ Karim p 2.27).

Ghazali also writes that on the Resurrection Day, Allah will wear such a perfume that its fragrance will beat even the fragrance of the musk (ibid, p 4.322).

Just like Muhammad, Allah’s obsession with women as sex objects, to fulfill Muhammad’s carnal desire also knows no bounds. Please refer to part 8(iv) on Allah’s fixation with young, sexy, and attractive women, especially His meticulous attention to these women’s private parts. We must understand the sex‑starved Bedouin Arabs attitude towards women if we were to gauge Allah’s craving for women’s private parts. As we noted in previously, Allah (= Muhammad) was really an Arab Bedouin, His habits, likes and dislikes and sexual activities are exactly similar to a Bedouin of the desert.

In fact, Caliph Umar had mentioned that the Bedouins are the raw materials of Islam.

Professor Phillip K. Hitti writes:

The phenomenal and almost unparalleled efflorescence of early Islam was due in no small measure to the latent powers of the Bedouins, who in the words of the Caliph ‘Umar, “furnished Islam with its raw material.” (Hitti, 2002, p 29, footnote 1).

Believe in Muhammad and you are in Paradise, otherwise Allah sends you to hell

Here are a few sample verses which say that if anyone rejects Muhammad and Allah he/she will be thrown into hell–fire. On the other hand, whoever obeys Muhammad and Allah will reside in Paradise.

Allah has prepared a blazing fire for those who reject Allah and his apostle, Muhammad...48:13

Whoever obeys Allah and Muhammad is guaranteed Paradise...48:17

A hadith in Sahih Bukhari tells us beyond a shadow of doubt, that whoever believed in Allah and Muhammad will be in Paradise… (Sahih Bukhari, 4.54.478).

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 54, Number 478:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
The Prophet said, "The people of Paradise will look at the dwellers of the lofty mansions (i.e. a superior place in Paradise) in the same way as one looks at a brilliant star far away in the East or in the West on the horizon; all that is because of their superiority over one another (in rewards)." On that the people said, "O Allah's Apostle! Are these lofty mansions for the prophets which nobody else can reach? The Prophet replied," No! "By Allah in whose Hands my life is, these are for the men who believed in Allah and also believed in the Apostles."
Allah loves to please only Muhammad
Do not laugh when you read the above caption. It was not the duty of Muhammad to please Allah, it was the other way around,—Allah rushed to please Muhammad. Here are a few verses to demonstrate how desperate was Allah to delight Muhammad.

Muhammad could change his rotation system with his wives as he wished; he is free to have sex with any women whom he had previous separation (Allah did this to please Muhammad)...33:51

Allah's angels send blessings to Muhammad; all believers must also send blessings to Muhammad (i.e. they must say peace be upon him after his name is uttered)…33:56

Allah curses those who annoy Muhammad; there is a humiliating punishment for annoying Muhammad (death for blaspheming Muhammad)…33:57

Allah has cooled Muhammad's temper and purified his heart (removed his sins)...94:1-2

Sahih Bukhari  tells us that Allah hurries to please Muhammad (Sahih Bukhari, 7.62.48).

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 48: Narrated Hisham's father:

Khaula bint Hakim was one of those ladies who presented themselves to the Prophet for marriage. 'Aisha said, "Doesn't a lady feel ashamed for presenting herself to a man?" But when the Verse: "(O Muhammad) You may postpone (the turn of) any of them (your wives) that you please,' (33.51) was revealed, " 'Aisha said, 'O Allah's Apostle! I do not see, but, that your Lord hurries in pleasing you.' "

Sahih Muslim also records Allah’s favour for those who take Allah as their Lord along with Muhammad as the messenger of Allah… (Sahih Muslim, 1.0054)

Sahih Muslim, Book 001, Number 0054:

It is narrated on the authority of 'Abbas b. 'Abdul-Muttalib that he heard the Messenger of Allah saying: He relished the flavor of faith (Iman) who became the book of faith pleased with Allah as Lord, with al-Islam as the code of life and with Muhammad as the Messenger (of Allah).

Muhammad said that he was tempted to take part in heathen practices only on two occasions. On both the times, Allah prevented him from committing such an act (Tabari, 1988, p 6.47).

Allah prevented Muhammad from hearing the music of tambourines and he went to sleep. Muhammad was never again tempted to evil (Ibid).

Muhammad’s name was close to the name Mudhammam; so the Quraysh abused Mudhammam; Muhammad claimed this to be a protection from Allah… (Sahih Bukhari, 4.56.733)

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 56, Number 733: Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "Doesn't it astonish you how Allah protects me from the Quraish's abusing and cursing? They abuse Mudhammam and curse Mudhammam while I am Muhammad (and not Mudhammam)"

The Qur’an says that Allah was so much enamoured with Muhammad that He remitted all his past, present and future sins. This meant that after Muhammad’s past and current calumnies, Muhammad had Allah’s license to commit in future whatever sins/crimes/murder/loot/plunder he wished. There was no necessity for any contrition on whatever evils Muhammad planned to do. Almighty, Allah, Himself was the guarantor of His forgiveness.

Let us read this verse.

Allah forgave Muhammad's past faults (Muhammad did commit sins) and future faults (Muhammad’s intended to commit sins)...48:2

YUSUFALI: That Allah may forgive thee thy faults of the past and those to follow; fulfil His favour to thee; and guide thee on the Straight Way; [Q 48.2]

Sahih Muslim says that Allah had forgiven Muhammad’s past and future sins; it was because Muhammad feared most Allah… (Sahih Muslim, 6.2450, 2455).

Sahih Muslim, Book 006, Number 2450

Umar b Abu Salama reported that he asked the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him): Should one observing fast kiss (his wife)? The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said to him: Ask her (Umm Salama). She informed him that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) did that, where upon he said: Messenger of Allah, Allah pardoned thee all thy sins, the previous and the later ones. Upon this the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: By Allah, I am the most God conscious among you and I fear Him most among you.

Muhammad’s tongue is Allah’s tongue

This must be the greatest of all ahadith we ever read. This hadith will surely convince the readers that Muhammad was Allah.

Allah decrees what He wishes by the tongue of Muhammad… (Sunaan Abu Dawud, 3.41.5112)
This hadith is not available online. I shall quote the complete hadith from the print version of Sunaan Abu Dawud.
Sunaan Abu Dawud, Vol. 3. Hadith Number 5112
Abu Musa reported the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) as saying: Make intercession to me, you will be rewarded, for Allah decrees what He wishes by the tongue of His Prophet.

Mere belief in Allah does not make one Muslim, a Muslim must believe in Muhammad; it is mandatory

The foundation of Islamic belief is Sahada or a declaration that No god is to be worshipped except Allah and Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger (La Ilah Ila Allah, Muhammadur Rasul Allah). Please note that if a convert pronounces in the presence of two Muslim witnesses the first part of Sahad only, he does not become a Muslim. To be a Muslim he/she must declare the first and the second part of Sahada concurrently.

Thus, Muhammad and Allah are welded together in the Islamic Sahada, in an inseparable bond.

Verses 37:35 and 47:19 contain the first part of Sahada and verse 48:29 contains the second part of Sahada (strange indeed, there is no verse in the Qur’an which contain both parts in one verse).

Those verses are very important, so let us read them in full.

YUSUFALI: For they, when they were told that there is no god except Allah, would puff themselves up with Pride, [Q 37.35]

YUSUFALI: Know, therefore, that there is no god but Allah, and ask forgiveness for thy fault, and for the men and women who believe: for Allah knows how ye move about and how ye dwell in your homes [Q 47.19]

YUSUFALI: Muhammad is the messenger of Allah; and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other. Thou wilt see them bow and prostrate themselves (in prayer), seeking Grace from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. On their faces are their marks, (being) the traces of their prostration. This is their similitude in the Taurat; and their similitude in the Gospel is: like a seed which sends forth its blade, then makes it strong; it then becomes thick, and it stands on its own stem, (filling) the sowers with wonder and delight. As a result, it fills the Unbelievers with rage at them. Allah has promised those among them who believe and do righteous deeds forgiveness, and a great Reward. [Q 48.29]

A hadith in Sahih Muslim (Sahih Muslim, 4.1094) contains a similar message regarding the affirmation of faith in Islam.

This is a lengthy hadith. Nevertheless, it is important to read this hadith in full.

Sahih Muslim, Book 004, Number 1094:
Mu'awiya b. al-Hakam said: While I was praying with the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him), a man in the company sneezed. I said: Allah have mercy on you! The people stared at me with disapproving looks, so I said: Woe be upon me, why is it that you stare at me? They began to strike their hands on their thighs, and when I saw them urging me to observe silence (I became angry) but I said nothing. When the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) had said the prayer (and I declare that neither before him nor after him have I seen a leader who gave better instruction than he for whom I would give my father and mother as ransom). I swear that he did not scold, beat or revile me but said: Talking to persons is not fitting during the prayer, for it consists of glorifying Allah, declaring his Greatness. and recitation of the Qur'an or words to that effect. I said: Messenger of Allah. I was till recently a pagan, but Allah has brought Islam to us; among us there are men who have recourse to Kahins. He said, Do not have recourse to them. I said. There are men who take omens. That is something which they find in their breasts, but let it not turn their way (from freedom of action). I said: Among us there are men who draw lines. He said: There was a prophet who drew lines, so if they do it as they did, that is allowable. I had a maid-servant who tended goats by the side of Uhud and Jawwaniya. One day I happened to pass that way and found that a wolf had carried a goat from her flock. I am after all a man from the posterity of Adam. I felt sorry as they (human beings) feel sorry. So I slapped her. I came to the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) and felt (this act of mine) as something grievous I said: Messenger of Allah, should I not grant her freedom? He (the Holy Prophet) said: Bring her to me. So I brought her to him. He said to her: Where is Allah? She said: He is in the heaven. He said: Who am I? She said: Thou art the Messenger of Allah. He said: Grant her freedom, she is a believing woman. (The bold emphasis is mine)

The translator of Sahih Muslim, commenting on the above hadith in a foot note, affirms that mere belief in Allah does not make one a Muslim…(Siddiqi, 2004, p 1.326, footnote 755)

Loving only Allah does not make you a Muslim, you must love Muhammad, it is compulsory

In the Qur’an we read:

If you love Allah then follow Muhammad and Allah will forgive your sins...3:31

3:31. Say (O Muhammad to mankind): "If you (really) love Allâh then follow me (i.e. accept Islâmic Monotheism, follow the Qur'ân and the Sunnah), Allâh will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."(Tr. Hilali and Khan, the Noble Qur’an).

‘Abdul Hamid Siddiqi, commenting on a hadith in Sahih Muslim (Sahih Muslim, 18.4254) contends that:

No love for Muhammad = not a Muslim

Here is the hadith: Sahih Muslim, Book 018, Number 4254:

A'isha reported that Hind, daughter of Utba h. Rabi', came to Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and said: Allah's Messenger, by Allah, there was no household upon the surface of the earth than your household about which I cherished that it should be disgraced. But today there is no household on the surface of the earth than your household about which I cherish that it be honoured Thereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said. It will increase, by Him in Whose Hand is my life. She then said: Messenger of Allah, Abu Sufyan is a niggardly person; is there any harm for me if I spend out of that which belongs to him on our children? He said to her: No, but only that what is reasonable.

In a lengthy footnote, ‘Abdul Hamid Siddiqi writes (only the relevant part is quoted here).

A Muslim whose heart is not filled with the love of Muhammad (may peace be upon him) is not a Muslim in the real sense of the term… (Siddiqi, 2004, p 3.1120, foot note 2195).

If you do not love Muhammad, you are not a Muslim (Ash Shifa, Tr. Aisha Abdurrahman Bewley, p 224)

Here is the quote from Ash Shifa:

Sahl said, “Whoever does not think that the Messenger is his master in all states or think that he is under the dominion of the Prophet does not taste the sweetness of his sunna because the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “None of you will believe until I am dearer to him than himself.”

Thus, we note that obeying Muhammad is not good enough. One must love him passionately. In George Orwell’s 1984, we find the same hankering for love by the Big Brother. Even though the Ingsoc party members followed to the letter every instruction of the Big Brother , this was not sufficient enough. Party members must single‑mindedly love the Big Brother. They must love him more dearly than they would love their children, siblings, parents and lovers. If not they must be treated in room 101 (a method of unbearable torment by famished, starveling mice, let loose on an errant party member’s face, so much so that he will be forced to abandon his love for his/her lover and betray him/her) to be forced to love the Big Brother. A totalitarian, like the Big Brother has proved that through terror and torment people can indeed be forced into loving a despot.

The case for Muhammad is quite the same. A Muslim must love Muhammad so intensely that he/she must be prepared even to murder his parents, siblings, children and spouse just for the sake of Muhammad. If not, then the wayward Muslim must endure the incredible torment which Allah (= Muhammad) has reserved for him in this world and the next.

Besides delivering the Qur’an, Allah also discussed private matters with Muhammad

We thought Allah only discussed theology, mainly the Qur’an revelation with Muhammad. This is not entirely true. In Qur’an, we do find examples when Allah had discussed certain personal matters with Muhammad, such as his marriage with his daughter–in–law, Zaynab bt. Jash.

Ghazali writes that when Muhammad complained to Gabriel about his falling sexual virility, Gabriel advised Muhammad to take Harisha. This, of course, was done after Gabriel had discussed about Muhammad’s sexual affairs with Allah (Ghazali, Tr. Fazl‑ul‑Karim, 1993, p 2.27).

In Sahih Muslim (Sahih Muslim, 4.1212) we read that, Allah discussed with Muhammad about torture in graves.

Sahih Muslim, Book 004, Number 1212:
'A'isha reported: The Holy Prophet (may peace be upon him) entered my house when a Jewess was with me and she was saying: Do you know that you would be put to trial in the grave? The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) trembled (on hearing this) and said: It is the Jews only who would-be put to trial. 'A'isha said: We passed some nights and then the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: Do you know that it has been revealed to me:" You would be put to trial in the grave"? 'A'isha said: 1 heard the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) seeking refuge from the torment of the grave after this.

Agreeing with the hadith, ‘Abdul Hamid Siddiqi, the translator of Sahih Muslim writes that Muhammad had revelations other than the Qur’an (Siddiqi, 2004, p. 1.248, footnote 806).

When Muhammad conversed in private with Ali, it was Allah who conversed with Ali… (Tirmidhi, 1590)

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah
"On the day Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) sent Ali to at-Ta'if, he called him and spoke in private to him." The people said, "He has had a long private conversation with his cousin," and Allah's Messenger replied, "It was not I but Allah who had a private conversation with him."

Tirmidhi transmitted it.

(Tirmidhi hadith number 1590 quoted from ALIM CD ROM)

Muhammad is Allah’s only friend

Tabari (Tabari, 1988, p. 6.xl) writes that after the first communication with Allah (via Gabriel), Allah remained taciturn for almost three years. Frustrated and fearful that His Allah had abandoned him, Muhammad suffered from acute depression, so much so, that he contemplated to commit suicide by throwing himself down from the Hira Mountain. When Muhammad was just about to perform this self–killing, Allah suddenly remembered Muhammad. Allah instructed Muhammad not to lose patience (sura 93). Then Allah established a regular channel of communication with His dearest friend and continued to converse with him until his death. Thus, the bosom friendship between Allah and Muhammad flourished. In fact, in a hadith in Sahih Muslim Muhammad admitted that his only friend was Allah, save a handful of pious Muslims.

Sahih Muslim, Book 001, Number 0417:
'Amr b. 'As reported: I heard it from the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) quite audibly and not secretly: Behold! the posterity of my fathers, that is, so and so, are not my friends. Verily Allah and the pious believers are my friends.

In Sunaan Ibn Majah we read a hadith that Muhammad’s only friend was Allah.

Sunaan Ibn Majah, Vol. I, Hadith Number 93
‘Abdullah (Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Behold, I am free from the dependence of the friendship of all friends. If I were to take a friend I would have taken Abu Bakr as a friend. Verily, your companion (the Prophet himself) is the friend of Allah.”
Waki’ said: i.e., he (the Prophet) has been taken as friend of Allah.

Annoy Muhammad and you annoy Allah—get beheaded

Read the following verses to find the closeness of Muhammad to Allah. According to these verses, Allah, in fact, became Muhammad (or the other way round, if you do not mind). Allah stipulated that if anyone annoyed Muhammad, it was as if he had annoyed or insulted Allah.

Let us read the following verses from the Qur’an.

Do not raise voice above the voice of Muhammad; do not shout at him; it is like shouting at Allah...49:2

Allah forgives those who talk to Muhammad in a lower voice...49:3

Affirming that insulting/criticising (even mild) Muhammad was indeed tantamount to debasing Allah, He legislated terrible punishment for those who dare to indulge in uttering any words which might offend Muhammad (and Muslims).

Here are sample retribution of Allah to the detractors of Muhammad (= Allah).

Criticise Muhammad, get killed or get crucified, no exception (Ash Shifa).

Ibn Sahnun says that when a heretic reviles the Prophet and then repents having done it, his repentance does not prevent him from being executed. (Ash Shifa, Tr. Aisha  Abdurrahman Bewley p 402)

The one who curses the Prophet is not killed for his disbelief. He is killed in order to preserve esteem for the Prophet and to free him from any blemish. (ibid).

Muhammad ibn Sahnun said, “A Muslim does not escape execution by repentance when he has cursed the Prophet because he did not change from his deen to another deen. He did something which entails the hadd punishment of execution. Unlike the zindiqi, there is no pardon for it because he did not move outwardly from one deen  to another deen. (ibid, p 403).

He is an unbeliever if he calls the Prophet a liar, rejects him or anything of that nature. This is something about which there is no doubt and which incurs execution.
If he repents of it, we do not accept his repentance and we kill him after he has repented. His execution in this case is for a hadd because of what he has said for his earlier disbelief. After this his affair is in the hands of Allah who is aware of the soundness of his renunciation And knows his secret thoughts. (ibid, p 404‑405).

The community agree that anyone among the Muslims who disparages him or curses him is to be killed. (ibid p 371). (Based on 33:57, 9:51, 33:53).

Disparage Muhammad slightly, get killed (Ash Shifa).

Ibn ‘Attab said that the Book and Sunna require that someone who intends to even slightly harm or disparage the Prophet, either by allusion or clear statement, must be killed. (ibid p 376)

Cursing Aisha is cursing Muhammad = cursing Allah. Punishment: get killed (Ash Shifa).

It is related from Malik that anyone who curses Abu Bakr is flogged whereas anyone who curses ‘A’isha is killed. He was asked, “Why?” He said, “Whoever attacks her has opposed the Qur’an.”(ibid, p 444).

Curse other wives of Muhammad—get killed or get flogged (Ash Shifa)

There are two positions regarding someone who curses one of the wives of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, other than ‘A’isha. One position is that he is killed because he has cursed the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, by cursing his wife. The other is that she is considered to be like the other Companions. He is flogged with the hadd for slander. Ibn Sha’ban takes the first position. (ibid, p 445)

Rejecting a verse of the Qur’an, is rejecting Allah (Ash Shifa).

Reject a verse of the Qur’an, get killed (ibid).

Ibn ‘Abbas said that the Prophet said, “If any Muslim, denies any ayat of the Book of Allah, it is lawful to strike off his head (ibid, p 441‑442).

Say, ‘the Qur’an is created’, get killed (Ash Shifa).

Citing the work of Malik, the foremost Islamist jurist, Ash Shifa writes:

He said about someone who said that the Qur’an is created, “He is an unbeliever, so kill him.” He said in the version of Ibn Nafi’, “He should be flogged and painfully beaten and imprisoned until he repents.” In the version of Bishr ibn Bakr at‑Tinnisi we find, “He is killed and his repentance is not accepted.”(ibid, p 419)

Curse Allah, your blood becomes halal (Ash Shifa).

There is no disagreement that any Muslim who curses Allah is an unbeliever whose blood is halal. There is disagreement about whether he is asked to repent. (ibid, p 416).

Here is how a Christian or a Jew receives Islamic punishment, if he/she dares to revile Muhammad in the mildest manner. When they revile Muhammad, they actually revile Allah. This will explain why there is such a mayhem in the Islamic world when the infidels dared to publish a few cartoons of Muhammad. What the cartoonists did was unpardonable to Allah. They actually disparaged Allah.

If a Jew or a Christian reviles Muhammad he is killed then burned (Ash Shifa).
Ibn Kinana said in Al‑Mabsut that any Jew or Christian who reviles the Prophet can be burned by the Imam. If he likes he can kill him and then burn his body. If he likes he can burn him alive. (ibid p 412).

Abu’l Mus’ab said, “A Christian was brought to me who said, ‘By the One who chose ‘Isa over Muhammad’. There was a dispute about him before me. So I beat him until I killed him, or he lived for a day and a night. I commanded someone to drag him by the feet and throw him onto a dung heap and the fogs ate him. (ibid, p 411).

Those excerpts from the most authentic Islamic sources should explain why the Iraqi jihadists kill the American infidels and burn them, sometimes after beheading. This is Allah’s retribution for the Christians who dare to trouble Allah’s people, the Arabs.

Muhammad’s rulings are Allah’s rulings

This should not surprise anyone. We will review the following provisions in the Qur’an and ahadith.

Provisions set by Allah and Muhammad are binding to all Muslims: there are no alternatives...33:36

Here are a few important excerpts:

Allegiance to Muhammad is allegiance to Allah (8:17) (Ash Shifa, Tr. Aisha Abdurrahman Bewley, p 27).

Let us read verse 8:17

8:17. You killed them not, but Allâh killed them. And you (Muhammad) threw not when you did throw but Allâh threw, that He might test the believers by a fair trial from Him. Verily, Allâh is All-Hearer, All-Knower.

Allah made obeying Muhammad tantamount to obeying Himself (ibid, p 215).

Ash Shifa writes:

He made obeying His Messenger tantamount to obeying Himself, and he placed obedience to Himself alongside obedience to His Messenger. Allah promises that doing this will result in an abundant reward and threatens a severe punishment for opposing it. He made it obligatory to obey the things that the Prophet commanded and to avoid those he prohibited.

Oppose sunna, become an unbeliever (Ash Shifa, p 220)

Ibn ‘Umar said, “The travelling prayer is two ra’kats. Whoever opposes Sunna is an unbeliever.”

The above stipulation means disobeying Muhammad’s rulings (Sunna) is disobeying Allah’s rulings. Previously (see part 8) we noted that Sunna is from Allah.

Obeying Muhammad is obeying Allah

If we still had the slightest doubt that Muhammad was indeed Allah, then these verses should demolish that doubt.

Obeying Muhammad is obeying Allah but Muhammad is not to watch the deeds…4:80

Pledging allegiance to Muhammad is pledging allegiance to Allah; hands of Allah are with the hands of those who show solidarity with Muhammad...48:10

Let us read the above verses in full:

4:80. He who obeys the Messenger (Muhammad), has indeed obeyed Allâh, but he who turns away, then we have not sent you (O Muhammad) as a watcher over them. (Tr. Hilali and Khan, the Noble Qur’an).

48:10. Verily, those who give Bai'â (pledge) to you (O Muhammad) they are giving Bai'â (pledge) to Allâh. The Hand of Allâh is over their hands. Then whosoever breaks his pledge, breaks only to his own harm, and whosoever fulfils what he has covenanted with Allâh, He will bestow on him a great reward. (ibid).

Obeying Allah and the apostle (Muhammad) is the highest achievement…33:71

33:71. He will direct you to do righteous good deeds and will forgive you your sins. And whosoever obeys Allâh and His Messenger he has indeed achieved a great achievement (i.e. he will be saved from the Hell-fire and made to enter Paradise).

Muhammad is the only person to be obeyed or followed (blindly); Allah does not love the disbelievers...3:32

3:32. Say (O Muhammad): "Obey Allâh and the Messenger (Muhammad)." But if they turn away, then Allah does not like the disbelievers.


Other similar verses are:

The believers should obey Allah and Muhammad, lest Allah nullifies their works (obeying Muhammad is obeying Allah)… 47:33

You must not hesitate to believe in Allah when Muhammad instructs you to do so… 57:8

Obey Allah and his messenger (Muhammad); the duty of Muhammad is to proclaim the message of Allah clearly and openly...  64:12

Believers must obey Muhammad and trust him; angels do… 81:21

Here are a few more compelling evidences that Muhammad and Allah are inseparable.

In Sahih Bukhari we read that whoever obeys Muhammad obeys Allah, whoever disobeys Muhammad disobeys Allah; whoever obeys the chief obeys Muhammad… (Sahih Bukhari, 4.52.204, 9.89.251)

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 204: Narrated Abu Huraira:
That (sic) heard Allah's Apostle saying, "We are the last but will be the foremost to enter Paradise)." The Prophet added, "He who obeys me, obeys Allah, and he who disobeys me, disobeys Allah. He who obeys the chief, obeys me, and he who disobeys the chief, disobeys me. The Imam is like a shelter for whose safety the Muslims should fight and where they should seek protection. If the Imam orders people with righteousness and rules justly, then he will be rewarded for that, and if he does the opposite, he will be responsible for that."

Volume 9, Book 89, Number 251: Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever obeys me, obeys Allah, and whoever disobeys me, disobeys Allah, and whoever obeys the ruler I appoint, obeys me, and whoever disobeys him, disobeys me."

Muhammad’s invocation is Allah’s invocation

That’s right. The following ahadith tells us Muhammad is truly Allah. Whatever Muhammad had pronounced were, in reality, proclamations of Allah.

Muhammad's invocation is same as Allah's invocation... (Sahih Bukhari, 5.59.634).

Volume 5, Book 59, Number 634: Narrated Ibn Abbas:
Allah's Apostle said to Muadh bin Jabal when he sent him to Yemen. "You will come to the people of Scripture, and when you reach them, invite them to testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah and that Muhammad is His Apostle. And if they obey you in that, then tell them that Allah has enjoined on them five prayers to be performed every day and night. And if they obey you in that, then tell them that Allah has enjoined on them Sadaqa (i.e. Rakat) to be taken from the rich amongst them and given to the poor amongst them. And if they obey you in that, then be cautious! Don't take their best properties (as Zakat) and be afraid of the curse of an oppressed person as there is no screen between his invocation and Allah.

Mentioning Allah is mentioning Muhammad (Ash Shifa, p 8)

When Muhammad is mentioned, Allah is also included (Ash Shifa, p 7)

In connection with sura 94, Ash Shifa elaborates the above tradition in this manner:

The sura continues:Did we not exalt your fame?” (94:4) Yahya ibn Adam said that this meant by being given prophethood. It is said that the meaning of these words is explained by the hadith qudsi, “When I am mentioned, you are mentioned with Me in the statement. ‘There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.’” It is said that the same is done by means of the adhan.

Muhammad’s terrorism is Allah’s terrorism

Read the following ahadith if we still doubt that Allah/Muhammad was a terrorist.

Allah helped Muhammad to terrorize people… (Sahih Muslim, 4.1066, 1067)

Book 004, Number 1066:
Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: I have been helped by terror (in the heart of the enemy); I have been given words which are concise but comprehensive in meaning; and while I was asleep I was brought the keys of the treasures of the earth which were placed in my hand.

Book 004, Number 1067:

Hammam b. Munabbih reported: That is what Abu Huraira reported to us from the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) and he narrated (some) ahadith one of which is that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: I have been helped by terror (in the hearts of enemies) and I have been given words which are concise but comprehensive in meaning.

The Qur’an is written in the language of the terrorists. It is filled with numerous verses urging the Muslims to terrorize the non‑Muslims, kill them, and take possession of their lands and properties. In the previous parts of this essay much has been written on this Islamist terrorism. The important point/s to remember is that whatever Muhammad did to terrorize the infidels was actually the actions of Allah.

Among the many verses which exhort Islamist terrorism, the following verses stand out as naked aggression of Allah/Muhammad on the unbelievers: 2:63, 3:151, 8:12, 8:60, 8:59, 9:55, 11:102, and 17:59.

Muhammad’s booty is Allah’s booty, which was how Allah made Muhammad rich

This should not surprise us. Let us peruse the following verses from the Qur’an:

Whatever booty goes to Muhammad belongs to Allah; it shall go to the relatives, the poor and the travelling alien; accept whatever booty Muhammad gives...59:7

Allah found Muhammad as an orphan and gave him shelter...93:6

Muhammad was poor; Allah made him rich...93:8

The booty of Banu Nadir belongs to Muhammad; this is because no fighting, either with horses or on foot took place; one must obey Muhammad's decision (blindly and totally)...59:6

In verse 8:41 Allah forcefully claims His share of an Islamic plunder. On the interpretation of this verse, ibn Kathir writes that one-fifth (twenty per cent) of the loot, designated for Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad) is one and the same. (source).

The share of plunder (one‑fifth of booty) designated for Allah and the Messenger is one and the same—ibn Kathir (8:41). Supporting this is what Imam Al-Hafiz Abu Bakr Al-Bayhaqi recorded, with a Sahih chain of narrators, that `Abdullah bin Shaqiq said that a man from Bilqin said, "I came to the Prophet when he was in Wadi Al-Qura inspecting a horse. I asked, `O Allah's Messenger! What about the Ghanimah' He said, (Allah's share is one fifth and four-fifths are for the army.) I asked, `None of them has more right to it than anyone else. He said, (No. Even if you remove an arrow that pierced your flank, you have no more right to it than your Muslim brother.)''

For details on Muhammad's booty is Allah’s booty, please read the previous part (part 9).

Allah salutes Muhammad

Most Muslims will find it impossible to believe that such a verse exists, not in ahadith, not in Sharia, not in Sirah, but right in the Holy Qur’an. Yes, Allah is so much indebted to Muhammad that He had to salute him! Please read this verse and contemplate. Because this verse is such an important one I shall quote it in full.

Allah salutes Muhammad but the spies and conspirators salute Muhammad differently; the spies and the double dealers will face the penalty of hell fire...58:8

YUSUFALI: Turnest thou not thy sight towards those who were forbidden secret counsels yet revert to that which they were forbidden (to do)? And they hold secret counsels among themselves for iniquity and hostility, and disobedience to the Messenger. And when they come to thee, they salute thee, not as Allah salutes thee, (but in crooked ways): And they say to themselves, "Why does not Allah punish us for our words?" Enough for them is Hell: In it will they burn, and evil is that destination! (The bold emphasis is mine) [Q 58.8]

In verse 4:150‑151 Allah admonished those Muslims who had slight doubt that Allah and Muhammad were one and the same. Sounding stern warning, Allah told these Muslims that Muhammad and Allah is the same entity. Then Allah threatened those who differentiate between Allah and Muhammad.

Let us read these two important verses.

4:150. Verily, those who disbelieve in Allâh and His Messengers and wish to make distinction between Allâh and His Messengers (by believing in Allâh and disbelieving in His Messengers) saying, "We believe in some but reject others," and wish to adopt a way in between.

4:151. They are in truth disbelievers. And We have prepared for the disbelievers a humiliating torment. (Tr. Hilali and Khan, the Noble Qur’an)

Ibn Kathir writes that in those two verses Allah threatens those who differentiate between Allah and Muhammad. (source)

Muhammad is Allah (13:28) (Ash Shifa, p 10)

First, let us read verse 13:28.

13.28. Those who believe (in the Oneness of Allâh - Islâmic Monotheism), and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allâh, Verily, in the remembrance of Allâh do hearts find rest . (Tr. Hilali and Khan, the Noble Qur’an).

Commenting on the above verse, Ash Shifa writes.

Mujahid said that the words of Allah, “Hearts are made tranquil by the remembrance of Allah,” (13:28) refer to Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and his companions. (Ash Shifa. p 10)

Muhammad's name is Allah’s name (Ash Shifa, p 27)

Ja’far ibn Muhammad said, “Part of His completed blessing to him is that He made him His beloved, swore by his life, abrogated other Shari’as by him, raised him to the Highest Place, protected him in the Mi’raj so that his eye “did not swerve nor sweep aside”, sent him to all mankind and made booty lawful for his community. He also made him an accepted Intercessor and the master of the descendants of Adam. He coupled his name with His own name, and his pleasure with His pleasure, He made him one of the two pillar of tawhid.” (Ibid. The bold emphasis is mine)


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Abul Kasem is an Bengali ex-Muslim and academic. He has contributed in Leaving Islam - Apostates Speak Out and Beyond Jihad Critical Voices from Inside. He has also written extensively on Islam in various websites and is the author of four e-Books: In the Name of Allah, Root of Terrorism ala Islamic Style, Sex and Sexuality in Islam, Who Authored the Quran? and Women in Islam. Mr. Kasem leaves in Sydney, Australia. He can be contacted at

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