Discovering-Islam

A common thing I have observed in every Islamic site is, Miracles of Prophet Muhammad. All the Islamic scholars believe that Prophet Muhammad was able to perform miracles. Some even attribute such things, which is impossible to accept. On of the Islamic site, Discovering Islam says, “when Prophet was born all the idols of Mecca were thrown down on the ground. Angels cast the throne of Iblis (Satan) into the sea and Satan was tormented for forty days.”  It further says,

“The night our Prophet (s.a.a.w.s.) was born:

(a) The Palace of Qisra (King of Persia) trembled and its fourteen towers fell down.

(b) The flames of the fire-worshippers, the Majus (Zoroastrians) went out, though that fire had been burning for more than a thousand years, never extinguished.”

 

If such extraordinary things had occurred, surely they would have become known to all the people of Mecca, and surely those people, who worshiped stone idols, would have bowed down to Mohammad instead. But the fact is that no one payed any attention to Prophet in his Meccan carrier. This story is an example of myth-making and history fabrication by Muslims. If at all such extraordinary thing had happened, how did the biographers or narrators, came to know that The Palace of Qisra fell down because of Muhammad’s birth? When we look into biography of Muhammad, nothing in great detail of his child-hood is written. This shows, that nothing such thing happened, but later Muslims attributed such Extra-Ordinary things to their Prophet, to make him miraculous, and next to GOD.

Ali Dasti, in his book 23 years, writes,

“The Prophet Mohammad’s birth took place in the normal way and with no immediate consequences, just like the births of millions of other infants; but the craze for miracles made people invent and believe fables about it, for instance The Palace of Qisra (King of Persia) trembled and its fourteen towers fell down and  The flames of the fire-worshippers, the Majus (Zoroastrians) went out, though that fire had been burning for more than a thousand years, never extinguished.

He further adds, ” Reason, observation, and mathematics require effects to have causes. All the world’s phenomena, whether physical, social, or political, have causes. Sometimes these seem obvious; sunshine gives warmth and light, fire burns if not obstructed, water flows downward unless it can be pumped upward. Sometimes they are not obvious and have only been discovered through long effort, such as the causes of thunder and lightning or diseases and cures.  Between the birth of a child at Mecca and the extinction of temple-fires in Iran, no relation of cause and effect is possible. If the Palace of Qisra trembled , it must have been due to subsidence.”

The site quotes a Hadith, which says that Prophet made water flow from his fingers.

“Sahih al-Bukhari Volume 4, Book 56, Number 779:

Narrated by Abdullah:

Once we were with Allah’s Messenger (Prophet Mohammad) on a journey, and we ran short of water. He said, “Bring the water remaining with you.” The people brought a container which had little water left. He placed his hand in it and said, “Come to the blessed water, and the Blessing is from Allah.” I saw the water flowing from among the fingers of Allah’s Messenger, and no doubt, we heard the meal glorifying Allah, when it was being eaten (by him).”

This Hadith shows, how desperate Believers were to make their Prophet a miraculous man. But this is anyhow impossible, although when Meccans demanded such miracle from him, he denied to do any such miracle and said that he is a mortal messenger. To some replied to wait till Day of Judgement to see signs of his Prophet-Hood. [Qur’an 10:20]

On one occasion, Quraysh asked Muhammad to do, what is mentioned in Qur’an in [34:9], to which he replied “that is for God to decide,” he said. “If He will, He will do it.” Isn’t it sufficient to prove that Muhammad was unable to do, what was revealed to him in Qur’an. Then how come he flow water from his fingers? There are ample evidence from Qur’an itself, which says that Muhammad was unable to perform any miracle. Let’s have a look at that too.

Qur’an 13:7  says, “And those who disbelieved say, “Why has a sign not been sent down to him from his Lord?” You are only a warner, and for every people is a guide.”

Quraysh wanted a clear proof from Muhammad for his message and his Prophet-hood, or they wanted to stop Muhammad’s preaching because he insulted their religion, forefathers and Gods. They continuously demanded evidences for Muhammad’s message, but he failed to reply, he used to read verses from Qur’an, which clearly denied that Prophet could do Miracles. The authority of Islam clearly denies that Muhammad could do Miracles, but the feeble minded Muslims till date attribute all sorts of Miracles to him.

For further reading on Islamic Miracles, please visit here.

5 thoughts on “Discovering-Islam

  1. Faisal says, Islam is mare love and peace. To understand Muhammad’s peace, you’ll have to read the truth behind Hijra – Flight from Mecca to Medina Medina and the Origin of Jihad.

    Muhammad’s chief adversary, Abu Sufyan and other sundry notables, went to Abu Talib and said: “You know the trouble that exists between us and your nephew, so call him and let us make an agreement that he will leave us alone and we will leave him alone; let him have his religion and we will have ours.” (Ibn Ishaq 278) Muhammad rejected the offer of peaceful co-existence.

    Muhammad rejected Abu Sufyan’s offer of peaceful co-existence. Obviously, his new religion was intended to dominate others, not be on equal standing with them. Meanwhile, the Muslims were beginning to become violent with the people around them.

    Muhammad’s started to search for political alliance with the people of Medina. He made a treaty of war with people of Medina against the Meccans. (Ibn Ishaq 299-301). This was the last straw for the Meccans, who finally decided to capture Muhammad and put him to death. Muhammad fled Mecca for Medina in 622, and that marks the beginning of the Muslim calendar.

    Stinging from the rejection of his own town and tribe, Muhammad’s message quickly become more intolerant and ruthless – particularly as he gained power. Islam’s holiest book clearly reflects this contrast, with the later parts of the Quran adding violence and earthly defeats at the hands of Muslims to the woes of eternal damnation that the earlier parts of the book promises those who will not believe in Muhammad.

    It was at Medina that Islam evolved from a relatively peaceful religion borrowed from others and into a military force that was intended to govern all aspects of society. During these last ten years of Muhammad’s life, infidels were evicted or enslaved, converted upon point of death and even rounded up and slaughtered depending on expediency.

    To fund his quest for control, Muhammad first directed his followers to raid Meccan caravans in the holy months, when the victims would least expect it. This was despite the fact that the Meccans were not bothering him in Medina.

    Muhammad provided his people with convenient revelations “from Allah” which allowed them to murder innocent drivers and steal their property (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 426). The people around him gradually developed a lust for things that could be taken in battle, including material comforts and captured women and children.

    Often the people captured in battle would be brought before the self-proclaimed prophet, where they would plead for their lives, arguing, for example, that they would never have treated the Muslims that way. The traditions are quite clear in portraying Muhammad as largely unmoved by their pleas, and ordering their deaths anyway, often by horrible means. In one case, he orders a man slain, telling him that “Hell” will take care of the poor fellow’s orphaned daughter (Ishaq 459).

    The raids on caravans preceded the first major battle involving a Muslim army, the Battle of Badr. This was the spot where the Meccans had sent their own army to protect their caravans from Muslim raiders. Although, Muslims today like to claim that they only attack others in self-defense, this was clearly not the case in Muhammad’s time. In fact, he had to compel his reluctant warriors with promises of paradise and assurances that their religion was more important than the lives of others.

  2. So what. Every God believing, God fearing men would accept miracles. It is a common believe in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. For somebody who can believe in the unseen God is already a miracle in itself. All those miracles are with the will and power of God and not from the prophets. It was meant for the signs and proofs that he is the messenger of God. This, of course cannot be understood by those worshipping the creations and not the creator, GOD.

  3. Dear Rahul Raj, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was a sympathetic and kindhearted man. He was a gentleman who was famous among the pagans as a very good-tempered, loving, kind, mild, gentle, social working, feeling, humane, honest, wise and truth-speaking guy. Before his announcement of rank being prophet, he was the hero of Mecca. People used to keep their possessions in his custody. People used to believe in him as the one who never tells a lie. They love him but when he talked against the cruelty and injustice of his society, he was opposed by the prophet. When he was silent about his bad society, he was a pride for the pagans but when he began to reform them, people, to protect their evil traditions to keep the rich and the poor on their conditions, started persecutions. They used to abuse, slay and annoy Muslims. They also tried to beg Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to take his claims and his ideologies back. In return, they promised to give him women, wealth and kingdom over the pagans. They just wanted him to end Islam. If Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was a greedy man, he would easily end Islam to get power, women and money, dear Rahul Raj; but he didn’t do so. As for miracles, so Prophet Muhammad’s golden and spotless character, the rhetoric and astounding verses brought by him and his peaceful ideologies were clear miracles. They were enough.

    Imam Ali Ibn Abu Talib narrates:
    ‘I was with him when a party of the Quraysh came to him and said to him, “O’ Muhammad, you have made a big claim which none of your fore-fathers or those of your family have made. We ask you one thing; if you give us an answer to it and show it to us, we will believe that you are a prophet and a messenger, but if you cannot do it, we will know that you are a sorcerer and a liar.”
    The Messenger of Allah said: “What do you ask for?” They said: “Ask this tree to move for us, even with its roots, and stop before you.” The Prophet said, “Verily, Allah has power over everything. If Allah does it for you, will you then believe and stand witness to the truth?” They said “Yes”. Then he said, “I shall show you whatever you want, but I know that you won’t bend towards virtue, and there are among you those who will be thrown into the pit, and those who will form parties (against me).” Then the Holy Prophet said: “O’ tree, if you do believe in Allah and the Day of Judgement, and know that I am the Prophet of Allah, come up with your roots and stand before me with the permission of Allah.” By Him who deputed the Prophet with truth, the tree did remove itself with its root and came with a great humming sound and a flapping like the flapping of the wings of birds, till it stopped before the Messenger of Allah while some of its twigs came down onto my shoulders, and I was on the right side of the Holy Prophet.
    When the people saw this they said by way of pride and vanity. “Now you order half of it to come to you and the other half of it remain (in its place).” The Holy Prophet ordered the tree to do the same. Then half of the tree advanced towards him in an amazing manner and with greater humming. It was about to touch the Prophet of Allah. Then they said, disbelieving and revolting, “Ask this half to get back to its other half and be as it was.” The Prophet ordered it and it returned.’
    Reference: http://www.nahjulbalagha.org/SermonDetail.php?Sermon=191

    Arabs used to consider women and slaves as their properties and worse than animals. They used to treat them badly. Killing a slave is considered as petty as killing an ant. Women were mostly buried in their childhood but not all. Remaining were had to spend a miserable life in slavery and less care of parents. Arabs used to fight on petty disputes and small quarrels for even forty long years.
    Reference: http://www.al-islam.org/restatement/3.htm
    Reference: http://history-world.org/islam.htm

    Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) reformed his society.
    Reference: http://www.google.com.pk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=reforms%20under%20islam&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCEQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FEarly_social_changes_under_Islam&ei=aQhzT93_OOOG4gSakKCHDw&usg=AFQjCNE2hgjuiGfYt7O6pe03NK_xXjr4Vw

    • Dear Friend Faisal,

      I have lots of objection, with your comment. You said,

      ” Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was a sympathetic and kindhearted man. He was a gentleman who was famous among the pagans as a very good-tempered, loving, kind, mild, gentle, social working, feeling, humane, honest, wise and truth-speaking guy.”

      This is just a claim, but it has no Historical Proof, even in Qur’an itself we see Muhammad was called Fraud, Soothsayer.

      For example, see Qur’an 25:4-5, which reads:-

      And those who disbelieve say, “This [Qur’an] is not except a falsehood he invented, and another people assisted him in it.” But they have committed an injustice and a lie.

      And they say, “Legends of the former peoples which he has written down, and they are dictated to him morning and afternoon.”

      This shows, what image Muhammad had in his Tribe. Further, see Qur’an 52:29, which reads:-

      So remind [O Muhammad], for you are not, by the favor of your Lord, a soothsayer or a madman.

      Also see Ibn Ishaq’s biography of Muhammad, Pg 153, which says he was Jinn Possessed.

      Any how, lets move to your next claim:-

      If Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was a greedy man, he would easily end Islam to get power, women and money, dear Rahul Raj; but he didn’t do so.

      I doubt, the truth is far away from what you say. See 2:245, which reads:-

      “Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He may multiply it for him many times over? And it is Allah who withholds and grants abundance, and to Him you will be returned.”

      We know the money can’t go to Allah, because Allah is not in physical form, so all loans, must be going to Muhammad himself. One authentic Hadith reads:-

      Bukhari:V4B56N793 “The Prophet said, ‘If you live long enough the treasures of Khosrau will be opened and taken as spoils. You will carry out handfuls of gold and silver.'”

      Also see Qur’an 8:1, which reads:-

      They ask you, [O Muhammad], about the bounties [of war]. Say, “The [decision concerning] bounties is for Allah and the Messenger.” So fear Allah and amend that which is between you and obey Allah and His Messenger, if you should be believers.

      So, Muhammad desired money, which is evident from the above verse, and in fact there are many Historical records which proves his desire for Money. For instance see Ibn Ishaq’s pg 515, which says:-

      “Abi Huqayq held the treasure of the Nadir. He was brought to Allah’s Messenger, and he questioned him. But Huqayq denied knowing where it was. So the Prophet questioned other Jews. One said, ‘I have seen Kinanah walk around a ruin.’ Muhammad had Kinanah brought to him and said, ‘Do you know that if we find it, I shall kill you.’ ‘Yes,’ Kinanah answered. The Prophet commanded that the ruin should be dug up. Some treasure was extracted. Then Muhammad asked Kinanah for the rest. He refused to surrender it; so Allah’s Messenger gave orders concerning him to Zubayr, saying, ‘Torture him until you root out and extract what he has. So Zubayr kindled a fire on Kinanah’s chest, twirling it with his firestick until Kinanah was near death. Then the Messenger gave him to Maslamah, who beheaded him.”

      That’s enough to prove that the prophet of GOD, desired Money. We will discuss his desire for women, later..

      • Islam’s not a threat. It’s mere love and peace. I’ll not go in depths.
        Chapter #2, verse #177:
        ‘It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces to the East and the West; but righteous is he who believeth in Allah and the Last Day and the angels and the Scripture and the prophets; and giveth wealth, for love of Him, to kinsfolk and to orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and to those who ask, and to set slaves free; and observeth proper worship and payeth the poor-due. And those who keep their treaty when they make one, and the patient in tribulation and adversity and time of stress. Such are they who are sincere. Such are the Allah-fearing.’
        Chapter #2, verse #215:
        ‘They ask thee, (O Muhammad), what they shall spend. Say: that which ye spend for good (must go) to parents and near kindred and orphans and the needy and the wayfarer. And whatsoever good ye do, lo! Allah is Aware of it.’
        Chapter #2, verse #231:
        ‘When ye have divorced women, and they have reached their term, then retain them in kindness or release them in kindness. Retain them not to their hurt so that ye transgress (the limits)…’
        Chapter #4, verse #36:
        ‘And serve Allah. Ascribe no thing as partner unto Him. (Show) kindness unto parents, and unto near kindred, and orphans, and the needy, and unto the neighbour who is of kin (unto you) and the neighbor who is not of kin, and the fellow-traveller and the wayfarer and (the slaves) whom your right hands possess. Lo! Allah loveth not such as are proud and boastful.’
        These are just four from the hundreds of one being collected by me.

        Brother, USA broke into Iraq and Afghanistan and killed terrorists. Is this violence? No, USA isn’t violent. USA’s fighting against violence. Islam’s mere peace and for the restoration of peace, Islam commanded Muslims to fight against and kill those who are terrorists. Muslims wanted to live and preach their message peacefully in Mecca but were persecuted by the pagans. Finally, they migrated and established their own government in Medina but were threatened by the pagans. They were facing problems from the pagans of Mecca. A rumor spread that Muslims are going to attack a pagan caravan. Abu Jahal prepared his army and traveled to attack Medina. That falsification of that rumor had been proved but Abu Jahal didn’t listen to anyone. Arabs were born militants. Fighting was their habit. Muslims had to deal with such wild and savage people. Thus, wars and battles were allowed in Islam to deal with such people. When the Jews lived peacefully with the Muslims, Muslims didn’t hurt them but when they started to harm Muslims and began to put dagger in their back, Muslims had to deal them with harshness. Let’s view these verses:
        Chapter #2, verse #190:
        ‘Fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you, but begin not hostilities. Lo! Allah loveth not aggressors.’
        Chapter #2, verse #192:
        ‘But if they desist, then lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.’
        Chapter #8, verse #61:
        ‘And if they incline to peace, incline thou also to it, and trust in Allah. Lo! He, even He, is the Hearer, the Knower. ‘
        God allowed Muslims to have battles in 623 AD with this verse:
        Chapter #22, verses #39:
        ‘Sanction is given unto those who fight because they have been wronged; and Allah is indeed Able to give them victory.’
        As Muslims were persecuted, battles were allowed for them. Fighting is in all the constitutions of the world. If a man wants to attack my home and wants to kill my relatives, will you want me to let the assassin to do so? Will I not kill him in my defence? Obviously, I’ll do so. Hadiths; all of them aren’t authentic. But, for your satisfaction.

        1) Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) disapproved killing of women and children:
        http://www.answering-christianity.com/bassam_zawadi/did_prophet_muhammad_kill_innocents.htm

        2) He wasn’t a murderer:
        http://www.answering-christianity.com/prophet_muhammad_not_murderer.htm

        3) Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and superstition:
        http://www.answering-christianity.com/superstition_and_islam.htm

        4) What’s the benefit of camel’s urine:
        http://www.answering-christianity.com/urine.htm

        5) He never took any personal revenge:
        http://www.answering-christianity.com/no_personal_revenge.htm

        We’re not allowed to kill infidels. Those verses of chapter #9 were for a specific period. Muslims are commanded to live peacefully.
        Chapter #60, verse #7:
        ‘It may be that Allah will ordain love between you and those of them with whom ye are at enmity. Allah is Mighty, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.’

        (Bukhari, Book #73, Hadith #46)
        Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet used to say, “O Muslim ladies! A neighboress should not look down upon the present of her neighbouress even it were the hooves of a sheep.”

        (Muslim, Book #001, Hadith #0072)
        It is arrested on the authority of Anas b. Malik that the Prophet (may peace and blessings be upon him) observed: one amongst you believes (truly) till one likes for his brother or for his neighbour that which he loves for himself.

        (Muslim, Book #001, Hadith #0074)
        It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace and blessing be upon him) observed: He will not enter Paradise whose neighbor is not secure from his wrongful conduct.

        (Book #001, Hadith #0075)
        It is reported on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) observed: He who believes in Allah and the Last Day should either utter good words or better keep silence; and he who believes in Allah and the Last Day should treat his neighbour with kindness and he who believes in Allah and the Last Day should show hospitality to his guest.

        These are the teachings of Muhammad; the social and political reformer.

        Apostates must not be killed. This’ a law putted by the Muslims but is absent in Islam. Please read articles of Javed Ahmed Ghamidi.

        According to Christianity, God commanded Abraham to kill Isaac. According to Islam, God commanded him to kill Ishmael.

        There are only two things in Islam; God’s rights and human rights.
        http://scholar.google.com.pk/scholar_url?hl=en&q=http://dspace.jgu.edu.in:8080/dspace/bitstream/123456789/325/1/Maulana_Maududi_Human_Rights_in_Islam.pdf&sa=X&scisig=AAGBfm05GYiM_MPdbB1LMl29770dZ42ksw&oi=scholarr&ei=fgR0T-WlEMTitQal-embCA&sqi=2&ved=0CE0QgAMoADAA
        I believe now every ‘sensible’ man will love Islam.

        Please open your eyes and see the world. Who is Abdus Sattar Eidhi? Who is Ansar Burni? Who is Mustafa Kamal of Karachi? Who was Muhammad (peace be upon him). He was a reformer.

        1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_social_changes_under_Islam

        2) http://www.helium.com/items/903667-prophet-muhammad-as-a-reformer

        3) http://www.muslimpath.com/english/index.php?page=prophdet5

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