The word, يَطُوفُ like طواف i.e. circumambulating the Holy Ka’ba only refers to going around and has no other nuance whatsoever. So the correct translation of the Hadīth is:
Narrated Anas: The Prophet I used to go round all his wives in one night, and he had nine wives.”(Bukhari, Hadīth 275)
There is nothing special in the Hadīth. It infact shows that he cared for all his wives and went to see them.
The query probably rises from the famous translation of this Hadīth which is there in well known software. In that software it reads;
"The Prophet I used to go round (have sexual relations with) all his wives in one night, and he had nine wives."
One can clearly see that the words ‘have sexual relations with’ are in parenthesis, that is to say these are not the direct meanings of the Arabic words but addition by the translator to help understand according to his understanding.
But I disagree with his understanding and thus believe that these words in the parentheses are not helping to understand better but are rather misleading. Holy Prophet, may Allah bless him, did visit them all but its not that he had sexual relations with each of them.
Details of Prophet’s visits to his wives:
Urwa reported on the authority of his father:
‘Aisha said: "O my nephew, the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bdid not prefer one of us to other in respect of his division of time of his staying with us. It was very rare that he did not visit any of us any day. He would come near each of his wives without having any intercourse with her until he reached the one who had her day (i.e. her turn) and passed his night with her...."
(Sunan Abū Dawūd Hadīth 2135. Albāni classified it as Hasan Sahih)
Besides Sunan Abu Dawud the narration is found in ,
Musnad Ahmad (No. 23621)
Baihaqi's Sunan Al-Kubra (No. 13434, 14754)
Mustadrak Al-Hakim (No. 2710)
It is found in Sunan Darqutni (No.3781) too with more explicit wording.
Imam Shaukani has taken the hadith on same account. He writes;
"Similarly it is allowed for the husband to enter upon the wife [even if, it being] without her turn [to spend night with] and to come closer to her and touch her except the intercourse as in the Hadith of Aisha mentioned above." (Nayl al-Awtar 10/213)
It makes it clear beyond all doubt here that he visited all of them just to see them and dint have intercourse with each of them but only with the one whose turn was it that day.
One may refer to the narration from Anas, may Allah be pleased with him, in which he related the same issue of Prophet, may Allah bless him, all his wives in a single with him being given the "strength of thirty men." One may say this implies the Prophet, may Allah bless him, used to have intercourse with all his wives. But how can the implied understanding of some other companion be taken in precedence over a direct authentic report from none other than the wife of the Holy Prophet, may Allah bless him? Who else would have been more knowledgeable of such intimate details of the Prophet's personal life?
Similarly even the word يَطُوفُ implies 'intercourse' when used in relation to a person going to his wife [or wives] it will not work here for an explicit authentic report from the wife of the Prophet, may Allah bless him, bars us.
INDEED ALLAH KNOWS THE BEST!
Truth about Killing of Umm Qirfa
The Story is found in The History of Al-Tabari: The Victory of Islam, translated by Michael Fishbein [State University of New York Press, Albany 1997], Volume VIII, pp. 95-96
However, this narration is weak because it contains Ibn Humayd. For more on this story see here: http://www.letmeturnthetables.com/2010/01/story-of-killing-of-umm-qirfa-facts-and.html
IF you read the Tafsir Ibn Kathir on Quran 60:10 You see that what happened was that a woman from the tribe of Mecca came to Madinah. Her relatives came to take her back and they told Prophet Muhammad to stick to the treaty. However, the Prophet replied back saying that the treaty only said that escaping MEN should be returned and the treaty mentions nothing about women who escape. the Quraysh did not clearly specify that the treaty was binding on both men and women. Allah sent down 60:10 to reaffirm to the Prophet that he should not return back any believing women to the Quraysh. But either way, the Prophet did not break the treaty.
More responses to this can be found here: http://www.answering-christianity.com/bassam_zawadi/rebuttal_treaty_of_hudaibiah.htm
This has already been dealt with here: http://www.call-to-monotheism.com/islam_and_the_killing_of_dogs
Prophet Muhammad ordered the Killing of Abdullah ibn Ubayy
Prophet Muhammad was fair to all his wives see the following references:
Musnad Ahmad (No. 23621)
Baihaqi's Sunan Al-Kubra (No. 13434, 14754)
Mustadrak Al-Hakim (No. 2710)
Also see Tafsir Ibn Kathir on Quran 33:51, where Ibn Kathir states that the Prophet was fair to all his wives and used to spend equal time with all of them.
Prophet Muhammad said absurd things like Satan lives under one's nose, Angels don't enter a house where there is a dog, etc etc.
All these and more are already answered here: http://www.call-to-monotheism.com/response_to_david_wood_s_article__bassam_zawadi_on_a_biblical_absurdity_
Moreoever I would like to say, these are matters of the unseen. These are matters that can't be proven or disproven. In a world where God and the supernatural exists, these things are possible. Moreover the Bible is filled with absurdities as well which some conservatives thinks is literal (see here) so Christians if mocking these hadith are being hypocritical.
All Semitic languages, and especially Arabic, are full of metaphors and hyperboles. Jesus (peace and blessings be upon him) used to speak in parables; similarly, Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) used to instruct his people sometimes in a metaphorical and symbolic language. Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) used metaphorical language in some instances. So all these "absurd" hadith about Satan in one's nose, yawning is from Satan, Angels not entering a house could be metaphorical and not literal.
Prophet Muhammad allowed Mutah Marriage/Temporary Marriage with a woman
Mutah was a Pre-Islamic practice done by the Arabs Before Islam. Mutah was a man gets married to a woman has sex with her pays her dowry and divorces her.
Thus Mutah is not something Islam came up with, it already existed before the coming of Islam.
It is true that in it's early years, Mutah was allowed by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). However there later was a verse revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by Allah that prohibited Mutah or temporary marriage:
In the hadith collection of Tirmizi, Ibn Abbas narrates:
"Temporary marriage was at the beginning of Islam. A man comes by a town where he has no acquaintances, so he marries for a fixed time depending on his stay in the town, the woman looks after his provisions and prepares his food, until the verse was revealed: 'Except to your wives or what your right hands possess.'"
A majority of Sunnis believe that Muhammad later abolished this type of marriage at several different large events, the most accepted being at Khaybar in 7 AH (629 CE) Bukhari 059.527 and at the Victory of Mecca in 8 AH (630 CE). The hadith is this:
Narrated 'Ali bin Abi Talib: On the day of Khaibar, Allah's Apostle forbade the Mut'a (i.e. temporary marriage) and the eating of donkey-meat. (Bukhari Book #59, Hadith #527)
For more evidence that Mutah is forbidden in Islam see (Bukhari Book #008, Hadith #3261)
Some people say hadiths are contradictory, but actually they are not. The case is very simple, the prophet Muhammad forbade the act of muta' on more than one occasion. For instance, he forbade those who were present at the battle of Khaibar and on another occasion, in front of thousands of the day of the conquest of Makkah.
One might argue back saying that Shias allow for Mutah and say that Ali (one of the disciples of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) allowed it, but this is false. According to Shia sources, Ali didn't even allow Mutah!
Once Ali argued with a man who believed in Muta'a and told him that the Prophet made muta'a and the meat of donkey haram on the day of Khaiber (Bukhari vol. 7, pg. 287 and vol. 4 pg. 134). This hadith can also be found in shiya hadith books
The shiya themselves have a hadith narrated by Ali which states that the Prophet made muta'a haram on the day of Khaiber (Book of Tahdeeb: vol. 7, pg. 251, rewaya 10).
Imam Abi-Abdullah narrated: Do not do muta'a with a believer woman..because you will humiliate her by doing that.(shiya sources: Tahdeeb: vol. 7, pg. 253, rewaya 14:21; Istibsaar: vol. 3, pg. 143, rewaya 4:93).
These hadiths must be followed since the Quran states:
"O ye who believe! Obey God, and obey the Apostle, and those charged with
authority among you. If ye differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to God and His
Apostle, if ye do believe in God and the Last Day: That is best, and most suitable for final
determination. (The Noble Quran, 4:59)"
"When there comes to them some matter touching (Public) safety or fear, they divulge it.
If they had only referred it to the Apostle, or to those charged with authority among
them, the proper investigators would have Tested it from them (direct). Were it not for
the Grace and Mercy of God unto you, all but a few of you would have fallen into the
clutches of Satan. (The Noble Quran, 4:83)"
Umar Ibn Khattab also used to forbid people from doing Mutah as the following narrations say:
"al-Bukhari declared that Umar used to forbid people on Mut'a." (Tafsir Ibn Kathir, v1, p233)
Ibn Hazm said, "temporary marriage is not permitted; this is a fixed marriage which was permitted at the time of the Messenger (s.a.w.), then Allah superseded it through His Messenger (s.a.w.) until the day of resurrection."
For more on how Mutah is not allowed in Islam please see the following links:
So there is no such thing as "Mutah" in Islam. Sorry haters of Islam.
The Prophet Muhammad said "Kill any Jew under your power" and the killing of the Jew Ibn Sunayna
This story and alleged saying of the Prophet Muhammad (p) is found in Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 19, Number 2996 and in Ibn Ishaq page 369. However this story is false. Despite the fact that this story is mentioned in Sunan Abu Dawood, it is weak and unreliable. Concerning isnad (i.e. chain of reporters), this Hadith was narrated by servant of Zaid Ibn Thabet on authority of daughter of Muhayyisah. Servant of Zaid is Muhammad Ibn Ibi Muhammad and he is unreliable, and daughter of Muhayyisah is unknown. Concerning matn (i.e. text), it says that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) ordered to kill all Jews which is illogical even if Christian missionaries want to believe it! Because the Jews had a treaty with Muslims and there was no evidence that Muslims indulged in killing any Jew other than this Hadith. Moreover, Ibn Hesham himelf who edited the work of Ibn Ishaq suggests that the incident of Huwayyisah and Muhayyisah occurred during slaughter of Bani-Qurayzah, not after murder of Ka’b (See Ibn Hisham, Volume 3, page 18)
Prophet Muhammad (p) made a false prophecy when he said the women will go around an idol in Arabia.
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established till the buttocks of the women of the tribe of Daus move while going round Dhi-al-Khalasa." Dhi-al-Khalasa was the idol of the Daus tribe which they used to worship in the Pre Islamic Period of ignorance. (Bukhari)
However Ibn Hajar argues that this prophecy has already been furfilled in his Commentary of Bukhari called "Fathul Bari". So the Prophet didn't give a false prophecy.
Umar Narrating from the Jewish Books and The Prophet said that Moses would follow him:
Someone might be led to believe that looking into the books of the Jews and Christians and quoting from them in order to demonstrate the falsehood of their doctrines and to refute them is something prohibited on the basis of the following hadith:
`Umar brought to the Prophet (peace be upon him) a book that he had gotten from some of the People of the Scripture. `Umar read to him from it, which angered the Prophet (peace be upon him). He said: "I have brought to you what is clear and pure. Do not ask them about anything, lest they inform you of something true and you deny it or inform you of something false and you believe it. I swear by Him in whose hand is my soul, if Moses were alive today, he would do naught but follow me." [ Musnad Ahmad (3/387)]
This hadith has a weak chain of transmission. Ibn Hajar says: "It contains Mujâlid b. Sa`îd who is a weak narrator." [Fath al-Bârî (13/334)] However, there are other chains of transmission for this hadith that might, taken together, bring it to the level of being acceptable ( hasan li-ghayrihi ).
Prophet Muhammad allowed Rape, Rape of Slave women and Rape is allowed in Islam
This is a false claim about critics of Islam. Rape in Islam is forbidden see this:
No Wife Beating in Islam: In Islam a man is not allowed to beat his wife, The Prophet Muhammad forbid this act:
Narrated Mu'awiyah al-Qushayri: "I went to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and asked him: What do you say (command) about our wives? He replied: Give them food what you have for yourself, and clothe them by which you clothe yourself, and do not beat them, and do not revile them. (Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 11, Marriage (Kitab Al-Nikah), Number 2139)"
Narrated Mu'awiyah ibn Haydah: "I said: Apostle of Allah, how should we approach our wives and how should we leave them? He replied: Approach your tilth when or how you will, give her (your wife) food when you take food, clothe when you clothe yourself, do not revile her face, and do not beat her. (Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 11, Marriage (Kitab Al-Nikah), Number 2138)"
Prophet Muhammad himself did not beat a woman:
'A'isha reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) never beat anyone with his hand, neither a woman nor a servant, but only, in the case when he had been fighting in the cause of Allah and he never took revenge for anything unless the things made inviolable by Allah were made violable; he then took revenge for Allah, the Exalted and Glorious. (Muslim Book #030, Hadith #5756)
I would also like to add that concubinage is not encouraged in Islam as the Prophet Muhammad said to free slave women and marry them:
Narrated Abu Musa: Allah's Apostle said, "He who has a slave-girl and educates and treats her nicely and then manumits and marries her, will get a double reward." (Book #46, Hadith #720)
Black Magic was used on the Prophet Muhammad (p)
Bascially the Christian critics of Islam say that the Prophet Muhamamd was put under black magic, and this negates him being a Prophet. This is false, because according to the Old Testament there were Prophets who were put under curses such as Solomon, his son, etc etc (For example see Jeremiah 22:30). The story is a Jewish Magican put a Magic Spell on the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the Prophet started having visions or hallunciations on doing things which he hasn't done ( see Bukhari Book #71, Hadith #658)
This actually proves Muhammad is a prophet, because how did he know where the comb which was used in the spell was? Angel Gabriel told him (See Bukhari Book #54, Hadith#490). So this magical spell was a test from Allah, and Allah cured the Prophet Muhammad (p). That's about it.
The Prophet Muhammad’s Wives were not allowed to divorce him
This is false both the Quran and Prophet Muhammad allowed the Prophet's wives to divorce him ( Quran 33:28 and (Bukhari Book #43, Hadith #648) and (Muslim Book #009, Hadith #3504)
False Story/Misconception The Prophet Muhammad was Cruel in his treatment of the Armed Robbers of Ukl
False Story/Misconception Prophet Muhammad said that Paradise is under the Shade of Swords
Many Anti Islamic websites, Islamic critics and other haters bring up the following hadith to say that Prophet Muhammad and Islam supports Terrorism/War:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abi Aufa: Allah's Apostle said, "Know that Paradise is under the shades of swords." (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 73)
HOWEVER THIS IS FALSE.
Let us see the CONTEXT of the hadith something the Anti Islamic critics always FAIL to do...
Narrated By Salim Abu An-Nadr : The freed slave of 'Umar bin 'Ubaidullah who was 'Umar's clerk: 'Abdullah bin Abi Aufa wrote him (i.e. 'Umar) a letter that contained the following:
"Once Allah's Apostle (during a holy battle), waited till the sun had declined and then he got up among the people and said, "O people! Do not wish to face the enemy (in a battle) and ask Allah to save you (from calamities) but if you should face the enemy, then be patient and let it be known to you that Paradise is under the shades of swords." He then said,, "O Allah! The Revealer of the (Holy) Book, the Mover of the clouds, and Defeater of Al-Ahzab (i.e. the clans of infidels), defeat them infidels and bestow victory upon us." (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 210)
Yes, the Prophet did say this but if you read carefully, you will notice that he said this during a time of war! This was stated during the battle of Khandaq (trench) which was against the Banu Qurazah.
Prophet Muhammad was literate, knew how to read and write
This is false. The Quran itself says that the Prophet Muhammad (p) was unable to read anything (Quran 29:48). Also see Muslim,Book 019, Number 4403. However some critics try to prove he was able to read and write but their arguements have been refuted see here: http://www.call-to-monotheism.com/rebuttal_to_sam_shamoun_s_article__to_read_or_recite__that_is_the_question__was_muhammad_really_illiterate__
Prophet Muhammad said that a woman should lick pus from her Husband if he asks
That Hadith is found in Musnad Ahmad Volume 3 pages 158-159, however the licking part of the hadith is false as proven here (because the people narrating it were known to be liars):
First of all slavery already existed before Islam and in the Greco-Roman World see here and here. Slavery also existed in Biblical times and in the Biblical Middle Eastern world see here.
As for Prophet Muhammad and slaves, it can be argued he did not own slaves. The following is from an Islamic apologetic website:
Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) did not own slaves. He had many slaves purchased and freed. The author quotes Muslim scholar Ibn Al-Qayyim who said about the Prophet, “His purchases of slaves were more then he sold.” This is correct because he used to purchase slaves in order to free them, not to sell them. However, the author of the pamphlet mistranslates Ibn Al-Qayyim when he says, “The Prophet used to rent out and hiring many slaves, but he hired more slaves then he rented out.” The author has mischievously added the words “many slaves” and “more slaves” in the text. Ibn Al-Qayyim is not talking here about the sale, purchase, renting, and hiring of slaves, but about general business practices of the Prophet before he received the Prophethood. Actually, he is saying that “the Prophet himself was hired before he became the Prophet to take care of some sheep and he was hired by Khadijah to do business for her.” (see Zad Al-Ma’ad, vol. 1, p. 154)
Prophet Muhammad said Muslims will continue to take female captives even in paradise, and that the men of hell's wives will be taken and given to Muslims
4337. It was narrated from Abu Umamah that the Messenger of Allah said: “There is no one whom Allah will admit to Paradise but Allah will marry him to seventy-two wives, two from houris and seventy from his inheritance from the people of Hell, all of whom will have desirable front passages and he will have a male member that never becomes flaccid (i.e., soft and limp).” (Da‘if)
Hisham bin Khalid said: “From his inheritance from the people of Hell” means: “Men who enter Hell, and the people of Paradise will inherit their wives, just as the wife of Pharaoh will be inherited.”
This hadith is from (English Translation of Sunan Ibn Majah - Compiled by Imam Muhammad Bin Yazeed Ibn Majah Al-Qazwini, From Hadith No. 3657 to 4341, Ahadith edited and referenced by Hafiz Abu Tahir Zubair 'Ali Za'i, translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab (Canada), final review by Abu Khaliyl (USA) [Darussalam Publications and Distributors, First Edition: June 2007], Volume 5, Chapter 39. Description Of Paradise, pp. 423-424; underline emphasis ours)
However this hadith is weak, according to not only Al-Albani but to Ibn Majah who himself said the hadith is Da'if (weak). So we can toss this hadith out the window.
What about The Quran 33:51 and Aisha saying to the Prophet "Your Lord hastens to satitsy your desires"
The Hadith of this saying of Aisha is found in Bukhari :: Book 6 :: Volume 60 :: Hadith 311
The Hadith is in reference to the verse and I checked Tafsir Maar'iful Qur'an, page 195, which says that the Prophet [saws] was given the option, if he so chose not to treat his wives equally, however his character was such that he always treated them equally, despite not having to do so. However this hadith in particular has to do with Rasulullah [saws] being able to marry these women, because of his desire to please them with a blessed marriage to give them happiness and distinction as Umm al Mu'mineen.
As for Aisha saying "Your Lord hastens to satitsy your desires" Well it is possible he wished to die in her company, therefore according to the ayah 33:51, he had asked each wife PERMISSION to be in the company of Aisha [ra] as opposed to spending his designated time with them. Therefore Aisha [ra], was PLEASED with these women because of this honour she received from their sincerity and kindness to permit him to die in her company. Thus Allaah ta 'alal allowed him to marry such great women who allowed him to fulfill his wish and desire to die in Aisha's [ra] company.
Anothe explanation for Aisha saying "Your Lord hastens to satisty your desires" is Wives tend to have this sort of loving jealously when they share a husband. However, her statement does not indicate that she disbelieved in him being a Prophet. As for the word 'desire', it would be more appropriate if 'will' is used instead. Desire is not in the sense of passion or lust as we know from the wider context i.e. life of Rasoolullah (s.A.a.w). Allah knows best.
As for the the Quran 33:50-51, well again everything has to be read in CONTEXT. Read the Quran 33:52. This verse actually says that the Prophet Muhammad (p) is NOT allowed to marry any more women . Ibn Abbas said:
(It is not allowed thee to take (other) women) to marry other women (henceforth) after explaining these criteria; it is also said this means: after your nine wives: 'A'ishah the daughter of Abu Bakr, Hafsah the daughter of 'Umar, Zaynab Bint Jahsh al-Asdiyyah, Umm Salamah Bint Abi Umayyah al-Makhzumi, Umm Habibah Bint Abi Sufyan Ibn Harb, Safiyyah Bint Huyayy Ibn Akhtab, Maymunah Bint al-Harth al-Hilaliyyah, Sawdah Bint Zam'ah Ibn al-Aswad and Juwayriyyah Bint al-Harith al-Mustaliqiyyah, (nor that thou shouldst change them for other wives) among those I explained amongst the daughters of your uncles and aunts (even though their beauty pleased thee) you are not allowed to marry them, (save those whom thy right hand possesseth) Maria the Copt. (And Allah is Watcher over all things) and Allah is Guardian over all things.(Ibn Abbaas, Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn 'Abbâs, Commentary on Chapter 33 Verse 52)
The Quran 33:52 says the Prophet Muhammad can't marry any more women. The only woman the Prophet Muhammad married after this verse was Maria the Copt that was sent to him by the Ruler of Egypt. A THIS HADITH HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SEX OR SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH WOMEN. THE ANTI ISLAMIC CRITICS NEED TO STOP PUTTING THEIR OWN PERVERTED IMAGAINATIONS INTO THE TEXTS. I would recommend people reading the commentary on that hadith in Fatul Bari (Ibn Hajar's commentary on the Bukhari) for a more detailed explanation.
Why weren't the Prophet's wives not allowed to re-marry after his death? (Quran 33:53)
People may ask why the Prophet's wives were not allowed to remarry. Well just think about how much fitna (corruption) would have occurred when people would want to fight over who was going to marry the Prophet's former wives. Also imagine the fitna that might occur when people might begin to idolize children being born from the Prophet's wives just like how Shias today do with the Prophet's grandchildren. Another explanation is the wives of the Prophet Muhammad (p) are the mothers of the believers, they are the Muslims spiritual mothers and that is why they were not allowed to re-marry other men.
I would also like to say that the Prophet Muhammad (p) was actually given a choice between staying alive or dying and he chose to die (see Bukhari Book 8, Hadith # 455 and Muslim Book 31 Hadith 5920). When reading the above link, you can see that the Poison allegedly killed the Prophet 4 years after the Conquest of Khaybar. So why would a posion kill the Prophet 4 years after? This is a miracle from Allah, that Allah allowed him to live that long, allowed him to complete the message of Islam and then gave him a choice to live or die and he chose to die. So again this doesn't disprove his prophethood.
Prophet Muhammad told people to drink his urine
This hadith is found in Tabarani Kabir 20740, Mustadrak al-Hakim 6912, Dalail al-Nubuwwah li-Isfahani 355. However this hadith is not authentic as proven here: http://www.letmeturnthetables.com/2011/05/did-prophet-commend-people-drinking-his.html
Islam permits Muslims to Rape Slave Girls/Slave Women/Have Concubines
Also the Quran and Prophet Muhammad taught that it is better to free and marry a slave girl/slave woman (see Quran 4:3 and Bukahri Volume 3, Book 46, Number 720).
And in Islam one cannot force anyone to marry them against their will (see Quran 4:19 and Muslim, Hadith #3303). So Islam prohibits involuntary marriage of a woman.
Islam endores the Bible
This is another false claim, Islam clearly teaches the Bible is corrupt: http://www.call-to-monotheism.com/does_islam_endorse_the_bible__
Prophet Muhammad and the Killing of two men: Oqba and Nadir Ibn Al Harith
Nadir and Oqba fought in the Battle of Badr against Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the Muslims. For more on the Battles of the Prophet and why these battles were fought see my Section on “The Battles of the Prophet Muhammad” or see my Lecture on Prophet Muhammad (It’s on Youtube)
Basically the story goes that Oqba and Nadr ibn Al Harith were captured and killed because they insulted and made fun of Prophet Muhammad in Mecca. Oqba alledegly made plea his daughter and Prophet Muhammad allegedly said hell would take care of his daughter and he was killed. Then Prophet Muhammad allegedly praised Allah for the killing of Oqba.
This story is found in the Sira of Ibn Ishaq page 158 and the Magazhi of Waqidi, Voume 1, page 108. However this story is false because there is no isnad (chain of transmission) to it. This story is false because again it is found in Ibn Ishaq and Al Waqidi. I don’t how many times I have to say this but these sources aren’t reliable.
Plus notice where the story comes from. It comes from Al Waqidi. A we've already seen Al-Waqidi is known to be a liar, and a top fabricator of hadith.
The Black Magic spell on the Prophet Muhammad lasted a year
The Critics of Islam say that Black Magic that was thrown on the Prophet lasted a year.
The source for the Black Magic which was put on the Prophet allegedly lasting for a year is found in Ibn Ishaq page
(The Life of Muhammad, A Translation of Ibn Ishaq's Sirat Rasul Allah, with introduction and notes by Alfred Guillaume [Oxford University Press, Karachi, Tenth Impression 1995), p. 240;.
There is no hard evidence the spell lasted a whole year. We are only aware of Alfred Guillaume stating that Suhayli said that he found a tradition in Jami' of Mu'ammar b. Rashad. However, we are not sure of the authenticity of this statement. Until the critics provides his proof for its authenticity there is no reason for us to believe that this lasted a whole year. Even if it did, it still doesn't matter. So this is a false story and a misconception about the Prophet Muhammad.
Prophet Muhammad and Thighing
EXPOSED as a false story/fatwah about the Prophet here:
Prophet Muhammad had an innocent Jew KAB BIN AL-ASHRAF Killed for simply writing poetry against Muslim women.
This is false. Kab went to the prophet Muhammad’s enemy and incited against Muhammad with them? Why did Silas leave this valuable information out?
As we can see already, Kab did not simply insult the prophet Muhammad and Muslim women. He did much more, he went to the prophet’s enemies and incited against Muhammad alongside them. So this just exposes Silas as a liar. However I will shortly quote the whole story, of what Kab actually did with those Qurayshi enemies.
KAB INCITED MUHAMMAD’S ENEMIES AGAINST HIM. In other words, Kab incited theQuyraysh to FIGHT AND KILL MUHAMMAD.
the prophet Muhammad killed Kab because Kab incited people to kill Muhammad. So therefore no crime was done.
Just like Ka’b incited people to fight the prophet Muhammad, telling them to kill him and so on. The prophet returned the favor, just like Ka’b told people to fight Muhammad and kill him, the prophet Muhammad told the Muslims who would go fight and kill Ka’b. Had Ka’b directly went and tried to kill the prophet, the prophet would then directly go and kill Ka’b. However so, Ka’b told others to go kill Muhammad and to fight him, after the prophet Muhammad found out, he told the Muslims who would go fight and kill Ka’b. Ka'b encouraged Muhammad's enemies, and made up some poems about Muslim women.
So as we see, Ka’b the hypocrite was the one who started all the problems, for himself, and for the Muslims. The prophet Muhammad did not have Ka’b killed because he insulted the prophet or the Muslims, the prophet had Ka’b killed because Ka’b was instigating others to kill Muhammad. He was rightly punished for that crime; Ka’b was not an innocent man by any means. Once you go instigate violence, hatred, and murder against God’s prophet, you are bound to get punished. Ka’b the hypocrite brought this upon himself.
Praise Allah, and may Allah continue to send his blessings and peace on the prophet Muhammad. Ameen.
TO READ THE WHOLE STORY ABOUT WHY KAB WAS KILLED READ IBN KATHIR’S BIGORAPHY OF THE PROPHET, VOLUME 3, PAGES 6-10. Also see this link:
Prophet Muhammad attacked Tribes/People who didn't convert to Islam
4:195 Anas said, "The Prophet set out for Khaibar [a Jewish village attacked and subjugated in 628] and reached it at night. He used not to attack if he reached the people at night, till the day broke. So, when the day dawned, the Jews came out with their bags and spades. [see Deuteronomy 23:12,13] When they saw the Prophet they said, ?Muhammad and his army!' The Prophet said, ?Allahu-Akbar! (Allah is Greater) and Khaibar is ruined, for whenever we approach a nation (i.e. enemy to fight) then it will be a miserable morning for those who have been warned.'"
Like all Islamophobes, Bailey tries to make the Jews look like harmless victims who were subjugated by the Muslim perpetrators.
If he actually bothered to read the whole story, he would know that Khaybar was the strongest Jewish Fort and their center for creating mischief. It was those Jews who encouraged neighbouring Arab tribes to attack Muslims, which is why both Banu Nadir and Banu Qurayza broke the treaty.
It was because of their treachery that the Muslims were ordered to fight them until they were defeated or had converted to Islam. They were subjugated, only because they initiated hostility and created mischief and murder.
According to what we are told in the media about 9/11, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad ordered the pilots to crash the planes on the twin towers. Physically he committed no crime, but he initiated it, so he was subjugated, tortured and harassed.
The same applies to the Jews of Khaybar, so Bailey shouldn't try to make them look like innocent victims. I can do the same with Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, though Muslims were not barbarians like the CIA agents who constantly tortured and subjugated Khalid Sheikh Mohammad.
Read commentaries on Surah al-Fath 48:15-24 from Tafsir ibn Kathir, Tafsir al-Jalalayn, Tanwir al-Miqbas Tafsir ibn Abbas and Tafhim al Qur'an, which prove all my points about the Battle of Khaybar.
Logically, if that were true the Holy Prophet Mohammad (SAWW) would have fought against Maqawqis, the patriarch of Egypt, because he did not embrace Islam.
Maqawqis kindly replied back to the Holy Prophet Mohammad (SAWW) and sent him back gifts. The Holy Prophet Mohammad (SAWW) never fought against Maqawqis in his entire life and there is no evidence that any of the caliphs after him did either.
If Islam really called for the invasion of the world, wouldn't the Holy Prophet Mohammad (SAWW) invade Egypt? Yes.
Furthermore, the Holy Prophet Mohammad (SAWW) maintained peace the non-Muslims of Khuza'ah and Banu Mudlij, who signed a peace treaty with him during the period of peace between the Muslims and polytheist Meccans. He never invaded them because they never broke their treaties. For proof see the commentary of Surah al-Mumtahinah 60:8, in Tanwir al-Miqbas Tafsir ibn Abbas.
Prophets came after Muhammad (p), Prophecy came to others after the death of the Prophet Muhammad.
According to the New Testament, Prophets did exist and came after the mission and ministry of Jesus. The following New Testament references illustrate this (Acts 11:27-28, Acts 13:1, 15:32, Acts 21:8-10, 1 Corinthians 12:28, 1 Corinthians 14:29-32). So its contrary to Christian scriptures to deny the existence of prophets after Jesus. So Christians who adhere to the teachings of the New Testament must acknowledge the existence of prophets after Jesus.
However both the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad (p) said he is the Last Prophet and Messenger of God:
(See the Quran 33:40) Allama Ibn Kathir (died A.H. 774) writes in his well- known commentary, "Hence this verse is a clear proof of the fact that no prophet will come after Muhammad (PBUH) and when it is said that no prophet will come after him it is a foregone conclusion that no messenger will succeed him either, for the office of a messenger holds prominence over the office of a prophet. Every messenger is a prophet, but all prophets are not messengers. Any one who lays a claim to prophethood after Muhammad (PBUH) is a liar, a disruptionist, an imposter, depraved and a seducer despite his wonderous jugglery and magical feats. Any one who would make this claim in future till the end of the world belongs to this class. (Vol. 3, pp. 493-494)
Allama Alusi (died 1270 A.H.) in his commentary, Ruh-ul-Ma'ani, writes: "The word 'Prophet' is common, but the word 'Messenger' has a particular significance. Hence when the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is called the 'Seal of Prophets,' it necessarily follows that he is also the 'Seal of Messengers.' The implication of the Holy Prophet's position as 'the Last of all Prophets and Messengers of God' is that by his(PBUH) elevation to the dignity of Prophethood in this world, the same dignity has henceforth been abolished and no man can attain that dignity now." (Vol. 22, p. 32)
The Prophet of Allah (Peace be upon him) affirmed: "The chain of Messengers and Prophets has come to an end. There shall be no Messenger nor Prophet after me." (Sunan Al Tirmidhi, Kitab: ur-Rouya Bab: Zahab-un- Nubuwwa, Hadith No.2198, Source)
Sheikh Albani in his book Erwaa' Al Ghaleel, no.2473, 8th narration says regarding the above hadith...
أخرجه أحمد ( 3 / 267 ) والترمذي ( 2 / 44 ) وقال : " حديث حسن صحيح " والحاكم ( 4 / 391 ) وقال : صحيح على شرط مسلم ووافقه الذهبي وهو كما قالا .
Collected by Ahmad (267/3) and Al Tirmidhi (44/2) and said: "This hadeeth is hasan (good) saheeh (authentic)" and Al Hakim (391/4) said, "It is authentic on the conditions of Muslim" and Al Dhahabi agreed with him and it is like he said.
So as we can see, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) made it clear that the line of Prophets and Messengers has come to an end and this hadith has been authenticated and collected by the top hadith scholars.
Anyone who claims prophecy or being a Prophet after Prophet Muhammad (p) as far as Islam is concerned is a false Prophet. So this means people like Mizra Gulam Ahmad, David Koresh, Joesph Smith, Rashid Khalfiah, etc are all false prophets. In fact Prophet Muhammad (p) prophesized that false prophets would come after his death in (Bukhari Book 88, Hadith Number 237 and Abu Dawud Book 37 Hadith #4320). So these false prophets coming are actually a furfillment of prophesy by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)!
Misconception #40 Prophet Muhammad (p) said war is deceit.
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle called: "War is deceit". (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 268)
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
The Prophet said, "War is deceit." (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 269)
Explanation: As for deceit being allowed in war. This is clearly about WAR and not everyday normal interactions. A bit of research shows that this statement "All war is deception" did not even orginate with the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) it originated with the Chinese Military General Sun Tzu in the 6th Century BC "The Art of War". All mitiltarities study this book in war and battles.
Well again the context of the situation has to be taken into consideration. Are you going to tell your the enemy the truth and let him find you and kill you? Come on be realistic.
In war there is always strategy, to trick the enemy and gain advantage in the battle. That does deceive them, because they undergo and unexpected attack.
For instance, Hitler did not know Stalin's plan of moving back and burning all the food and supplies, so the Germans could take over a land of nothing, before the Russians finally striked back, took all their land back, got the Germans out of East Europe and started bombing the German parliament house.
Hitler was deceived, but that is how war is.
The Quran and Prophet Muhammad said that the sun sets in a spring of warm water:
As for the Quran 18:86 this verse has already been dealt with here and here.
The hadith in question is this:
Abu Dharr said: I was sitting behind the Apostle of Allah who was riding a donkey while the sun was setting. He asked: Do you know where this sets? I replied: Allah and his Apostle know best. He said: It sets in a spring of warm water. (This Hadith is found in Abu Dawud)
There are Two ways to respond to this hadith. One is as some Muslim scholars have said, this hadith is not actually from the Prophet Muhammad (p) rather a Jewish Rabbi named Kab Al-Ahbar which was wrongly attritubed to the Prophet.
However the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) didn't actually say this. i searched in some websites and they say that this hadeeth is attributed to Ka`b Al-Ahbar, a Jewish rabbi who converted to Islam and who reported this from the Torah, not from Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).”
And i found this too:
Zamakshari in his Tafsir (Commentary) of the Quran mentions a narration which says this was in the Torah (http://altafsir.com/
In the New Testament, Jesus is reported to have said about the Queen of Sheba that she came from the ends of the earth (Matthew 12:42; Luke 11:31). So does this mean that Jesus’ words were foolish and false ? Christian apologists would simply reply back and say that Jesus words are metaphorical. Same with the Quran 18:86 and Prophet Muhammad's hadith in Abu Dawud. In the Arabic language words and statements can be used in a Metaphorical way. So Prophet Muhammad was speaking in some sort of metaphorical way.
Many scholars pointed this out that the meaning is used in a metaphor context. Some of these scholars are: Ibn katheer, al-Tabari, al-Qurtubi, al-Qaffal, al-Shawkani, al-Qutaybi and others. So even if the Prophet Muhamamd (p) said this, this is said in a Metaphoical way and not in a literal way. For a more detailed discussion on this hadith see this: http://www.ahlalhdeeth.com/vbe/showthread.php?t=9025
Allegation-- Prophet Muhammad had elipesy/ had eplicetic fits.
Refuting the claim that Prophet Muhammad (p) suffered from Epilepsy:
Muslims have already given schoarly refutations to this claim.
Of course there are several other false stories and hadith about Prophet Muhammad (p) which you can find here: http://www.saaid.net/book/open.php?cat=92&book=3240
False stories about the Companions (Disciples) of Prophet Muhammad (p)
Abu Bakr not sure if he had salvation:
Although he had such a faith, which was too great to suffice all the inhabitants of the earth,he was afraid that his heart might go astray. So, he used to utter, while weeping: ‘Would that I have been a bitten tree!’ Whenever he was reminded of his position in Allah’s sight, he would say: ‘By Allah! I would not rest assured and feel safe from the deception of Allah (la amanu limakr Allah), even if I had one foot in paradise.’” (Khalid Muhammad Khalid, Successors of the Messenger, translated by Muhammad Mahdi al-Sharif [Dar al-Kotob al-Ilmiyah, Beirut Lebanon, 2005], Book One: Abu Bakr Has Come, p. 99; bold and italic emphasis ours)
for the narration of Abu Bakr, this narration has not been proven to be authentic and even if it was Abu Bakr's statement it is to be interpreted as him speaking out of humility.
Prophet Muhammad said that he, Abu Bakr and many other of his disciples were going to heaven:
Narrated Sa'id ibn Zayd:
AbdurRahman ibn al-Akhnas said that when he was in the mosque, a man mentioned Ali (may Allah be pleased with him). So Sa'id ibn Zayd got up and said: I bear witness to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) that I heard him say: Ten persons will go to Paradise: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) will go to Paradise, AbuBakr will go to Paradise, Umar will go to Paradise, Uthman will go to Paradise, Ali will go to Paradise, Talhah will go to Paradise: az-Zubayr ibn al-Awwam will go to paradise, Sa'd ibn Malik will go to Paradise, and AbdurRahman ibn Awf will go to Paradise. If I wish, I can mention the tenth. The People asked: Who is he: So he kept silence. The again asked: Who is he: He replied: He is Sa'id ibn Zayd. (Abu Dawud Book 40, Number 4632)
Abdul Rahman bin `Awf said: The prophet (s) said: Abu Bakr in Paradise, Omar in Paradise, 'Uthman in Paradise, Ali in Paradise, Talha in Paradise, al- Zubair (bin al-'Awwam) in Paradise, AbdulRahman bin `Awf in Paradise, Saad (bin Abi Waqqass) in Paradise, Saeed (bin Zaid), and abu 'Ubaida bin al- Jarrah in Paradise." (Tirmidhi Hadith 3747)
Refuting arguements against Umar Ibn Khattab's marriage to Umm Khaltoom
See here: http://www.schiiten.com/backup/AhlelBayt.com/www.ahlelbayt.com/articles/sahabah/rebuttal.html
Ali having sexual intercourse with a slave girl
Chapter 19. The Virtues Of ‘Ali Bin Abi Talib. It Is Said That He Has TwoKunyah: Abu Turab, And Abul-Hasan.
3712. ‘Imran bin Husain narrated that the Messenger of Allah dispatched an army and he put ‘Ali bin Abi Talib in charge of it. He left on the expedition and he entered upon a female slave. So four of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah scolded him, and they made a pact saying: “[If] we meet the Messenger of Allah we will inform him of what ‘Ali did.” When the Muslims returned from the journey, they would begin with the Messenger of Allah and give him Salam, then they would go to their homes. So when the expedition arrived, they gave Salam to the Prophet, and one of the four stood saying: “O Messenger of Allah! Do you see that ‘Ali bin Abi Talib did such and such.” The Messenger of Allah turned away from him. Then the second one stood and said as he said, and he turned away from him. Then the third stood before him, and said as he said, and he turned away from him. Then the fourth stood and said as they had said. The Messenger of Allah faced him, and the anger was visible on his face, he said: “What do you want from ‘Ali?! What do you want from ‘Ali?! What do you want from ‘Ali?! Indeed ‘Ali is from me, and I am from him, and he is the ally of every believer after me.” (Hasan)
[Abu ‘Eisa said:] This Hadith is Hasan Gharib, and we do not know of it except as a narration of Ja‘far bin Sulaiman. (Jami‘ At-Tirmidhi, Volume 6, From Hadith No. 3291 to 3956, pp. 386-387)
in any case if a hadith is hassan there are some issues in the classification which has downgraded it from sahih to hassan
could be chain of narration could be the narrator that has some weakness
but if a hassan hadith goes against any established issue in Islam of course it is not taken
but in the case of Al Thirmidhi he used this term for hadith that are weak
and such hadith cannot be taken seriously.
ALI AND MU'AWIYAH
The story of Mu'awiyah and Ali fighting against one another is found in Tabari, volume 17. However this source is weak and not authentic according to the standards that Muslim scholars have laid out.
Of course there are several weak and false stories about the companions of the Prophet Muhammad found in Al-Tabari's "The History of al-Tabari", (Ta'rikh al-rusul wa'l-muluk). Time and space won't allow me to document all of them, but if you want to see the false stories in Al-Tabari see Saheeh Tareekh Al Tabari wa Da'eefuhu (The Authentic Narrations From Tareekh Al Tabari and Its Weak Ones) by Muhammad bin Tahir Al Barzanji
"Sirat Rasulallah", by Ibn Ishaq, translated as "The Life of Muhammad", by A. Guillaume, published by Oxford University Press, London.
Ibn Hisham Volumes 1-4 and Ibn Kathir's Biography of the Prophet.
Al-Maghazi, Al-Waqidi Dar al-A’lami, Beirut, 1989 vol.1 p and 2
"Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir", (Book of the Major Classes or The Great Book of Generations) Volumes. 1&2 by Ibn Sa'd, translated by S. Moinul Haq, published by Pakistan Historical Society.
"The History of al-Tabari", translated by W.M. Watt, published by SUNY (Volumes 6-9)
"Sahih al-Bukhari", translated by M. Khan, published by Kitab Bhavan, New Delhi.
Ibn Hajar and Imam Nawawi 's commentary on Bukhari and Muslim, etc.