A true prophet should possess utmost humility of the biblical prophets, but Muhammad was an utmost arrogant, self-possessed and self-righteous man. Truly Muhammad was nothing but a pretender, seduced by his own rebellious heart...
[Note: Islam-watch, being a nontheistic forum, does not endorse the theological statements in this article. It's published just because Islam claims it belongs to the biblical succession of prophethood and faith, and just for the sake of making a fair comparative assessment of this claim.]
There are three legs upon which Islam stands its grounds:
- The Koran
Likewise, let's take the example of a three-legged milking stool: If one leg is broken off, the whole stool would fall down. Some old farmers from Missouri, USA, will tell you that there is such a thing as ‘one-legged milking stool’! A clever farmer provides the other two legs with his own and the stool works, though there is a constant struggle to stay in balance.
Once dealt with the counterfeit Koran and the Pagan moon-god of Islam, Allah, we now find that Islam's milking stool is actually down to one leg. We have seen that Islam is very vulnerable in its puerile and contradictory Koran. Allah also turns out to be a big fraud. Nevertheless, the Mullahs will prop up the Islamic stool by sheer force in the hope that Muhammad will survive our basic scrutiny.
With a feeble mind's help, one shall now knock the last leg off of the stool of Islam and see how fragile the structure of Islam really is! I shall avoid stealth; rather, I shall simply quote Muhammad, and give you the known history of the man they call a Prophet. You may then decide if you wish to follow this alleged prophet/messenger of Allah.
Ahadith will be used heavily since they show the real Muhammad, who is well concealed to students of holy Koran alone. Again, I remind you that ahadith, or sayings of Muhammad, are 100% authoritative and genuine, since the Mullahs effective use them to control and guide the everyday lives of Muslims worldwide.
Also, to our Muslim readers, please bear with me. I know that many of these sayings in the ahadith have been hidden from you or have been concealed in taqiya, but it is urgent that you see just what kind of a prophet you are following. If you are a devout Muslim, this will be the hardest part for you to hear, but it can also be the way finally to truth so as to liberate yourself from the ‘deceptions of Islam’. May the Truth give you light to know it.
Muhammad’s Claims for himself as a ‘Prophet’ of God!
All prophets must establish who they are and where they came from. If they are prophets, they must be very convincing to get attention of potential followers. A prophet, who calls men to himself alone, is called a ‘guru’. A prophet, who calls men to a supreme being, is called a ‘true prophet’, or a "prophet of god" etc.
Islam's first pillar is to declare the true faith of Islam. That is done by repeating a single statement, which is: "There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the prophet of Allah."
Is Muhammad a true prophet of God, as he claimed? We shall soon see.
H. G. Wells says that Muhammad claimed that the prophets before him, particularly Abraham and Jesus, were divine teachers of Allah, but he, Muhammad, was the crowning and final prophet, who completed the line of prophetic succession. The reason Muhammad failed to include Buddha, Krishna, and the Vedas in his list of Allah's prophets is because he was isolated from the rest of the world by his Arab geography.
We note that all modern-day prophets made similar and repeated claims of being the last and the best. Montinus (circa 250 AD) claimed to be a Christian prophet; he had quite a following until Christ failed to come back by his man-made schedules. Joseph Smith, who encouraged his men to marry an old maid's sanitarium, claimed to be the last and the best of the prophets. Charles Taz Russell, a lazy loser of a salesman, founded the Jehovah's Witnesses, and claimed the same, as did Rajneesh, Jim Jones, Father Divine, and Willy Frampton. (Willy prophesied in the 1960s on Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles something about 35-foot grasshoppers coming to destroy the earth if we didn't repent. He even had photos of the grasshoppers in a shoe box, which he refused to open?)
So, here is what Muhammad said about ‘himself’ as we compare him with the prophets and writers of the Bible. The copy of the ahadith I am using is, Al Hadis by Al Haji Maulana Fazlul Karim, The Book House, Lahore, Pakistan, in five volumes. Every ahadith has a reporter, who heard Muhammad say the ahadith. Then at the end of each ahadith there are renowned Muslim scholars, who attest that it was said by Muhammad. This is actually a better authority than that of the Koran, in which only Muhammad speaks, purported as Allah's words.
Muhammad Exalts Himself!
Al Hadis, Vol. 4, p. 316:
Abu Hurairah reported that the Messenger of Allah said, "I have been sent in the best of the generations of the children of Adam, one generation after another generation, until I am born in the generation in which I am born." (Attested by Bukhari)
This means that ‘the generations of the world have been constantly improving, and Muhammad is the pinnacle of all men, humbly no doubt’. Again, listen to him defy entropy.
Al Hadis, Vol. 4, p. 323:
Abbas reported that he came to the Holy Prophet while he was in such a condition as he heard something (about his linage from unbelievers). The Holy Prophet got up to the pulpit and asked, "Who am I?" They replied, "You are the messenger of Allah." Muhammad said, "I am Muhammad, son of Abdullah, son of Abdul Muttaleb. Allah created creations and made me the best of them. Then he divided them into two groups and made me the best of the two. Then he divided them into tribes and made me the best of the tribes. Then he made them into families and made me the best of the families. I am the best of them as a member and the best of them as a family." (Attested by Tirmizi)
Al Hadis, Vol 4, p. 328:
Jaber reported that the Holy Prophet said, "Allah sent me to complete the excellent virtues and to perfect the good actions". (Attested Sharhi-Sunnat)
We are reminded at once of Muhammad’s "virtue" as he consummated his battlefield "marriage" to a Jewish captive, Safiyah, in a sand dune with the gore and filth of battle all over him. Virtuous actions no doubt, though it is today called ‘rape-virtuous’, even though he broke his own ahadith Sharia’h Law to wait until after her next monthly!
Al Hadis, Vol. 4, p. 326:
Obai-b-Ka'ab reported from the Holy Prophet who said: "When here will come the resurrection Day, I shall be the leader of the Prophets and their spokesman and one who will intercede for them without boast." (Attested by Tirmizi)
Muhammad is claiming by inference that he will intercede for Jesus Christ! He was good at slapping Christ's face. In another ahadith of the same passage, according to Abu Hurairah, Anas, and Abdullah-b-Salam, Muhammad claimed he would be at the right hand of Allah, and that Jesus would return to earth, live forty years, then be buried with him. These are direct contradictions of Jesus Christ, which Muhammad used to degrade Christ and exalt himself to guru-istic heights! Muhammad's claim, that ‘he was the prophet of the God of the Bible and also a fellow prophet with Jesus, is really preposterous.
Biblical Prophets Exalt God or Christ and Not Themselves!
Jesus speaking of the prophet John the Baptist said in the Bible (Matthew 11:11): “verily I say unto you, among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he”.
Jesus is saying that any man can be great in God's eyes. The self-exaltation of Muhammad is totally out of character with Prophets of the Bible.
Earlier John the prophet said about himself in the Bible (Matthew 3:11): “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire”.
Like John the Baptist, a true prophet of God thinks of himself with only humility while he exalts The Lord Jesus Christ.
Here is what the Apostle to the Jews and Arabs, Paul, thought of himself in the Bible (I Timothy 1:15): “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief”.
Now, how is it that he spoke that way about himself, yet God let him write much of the New Testament of the Bible? Could it be that humility is required in the prophets of the God of the Bible? Answer: YES!
Listen to Isaiah speak of himself. This is the prophet that wrote the longest book of prophecy in the Bible (Isaiah 6:5): “Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts”.
It is obvious that Muhammad heard from Allah, a pagan god from Babylon, for ‘if’ he had heard from Jehovah, he would have found no room to boast of himself.
Prophet Amos, whose book is in the Bible, thought he wasn't even qualified to be a prophet. The Bible, Amos 7:14: “Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was an herdsman, and a gatherer of sycamores fruit (figs)”.
Thus, God could use him because he was at first humble and self-effacing.
Prophet Moses, whom Muhammad blessed, couldn't even speak properly. Bible, Exodus 4:10: “And Moses said unto the LORD, O my LORD, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech and of a slow tongue”.
But, no man has been more loved and his autographs imprinted in the world's legal structure, than those of Moses. Humility preceded his ministry.
Regarding Muhammad’s attempts to humanize Christ's deity, here is where Jesus Christ is NOW! Bible, Acts 2:33-35: “Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this... For David... saith himself, The Lord (Jehovah) said unto my Lord (Jesus Christ), Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thy foes thy footstool”.
Rather than Muhammad interceding for Jesus, Muhammad should have cried out to Jesus Christ to intercede for him. Since he didn't, Muhammad is now burning in Hell! The Apostle Paul said in the Bible (I Timothy 2:5): “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”; and in II Timothy 4:1, “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom”.
Muhammad is in trouble. He will soon meet the Judge, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will put His foot on Muhammad’s neck and send him back to Hell. Muhammad had a very exalted view of himself, while the biblical prophets did not. Here is what Paul, the Bible writer, admonished men and prophets to think about themselves:
Bible, Romans 12:3: “For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith”.
Bible, Galatians 6:3-4: “For if a man thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another”.
Bible, I Corinthians 14:37: "If any man thinks himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord."
Now, we see that a truly godly man does not even notice himself. In the I Corinthians text, we see that those, who are "spiritual", agree with the teachings of Apostle Paul. This is why the Mullahs, especially Ahmed Deedat, hate Paul. It was Apostle Paul, who also said (Bible, II Timothy 3:13): “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived”.
Muhammad and Islam have no problem with evolution. They believe Muhammad was the pinnacle of all human evolution, and things will get better and better as Islam takes over the world. The coming section on Muhammad's libido should be sufficient to show that he wasn't quite as lofty as he imagined. As to Islam, the wars between the Sunni and Shiite Muslims show how they cannot tame the human instinct, and the wars between Iraq and Iran proved Apostle Paul to be correct rather than Muhammad. Jesus said (Matthew 23:12): “And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted”.
Such attitude of utmost humility may only be fitting for a true "Prophet of God".
But it is very clear that Muhammad was an utmost arrogant, self-possessed and self-righteous man. Truly Muhammad was a pretender, seduced by his own rebellious heart, and has turned the world's 1.4b Muslims victim of the same.