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Submitted by Joe (United States), Feb 3, 2006 at 18:52

Muhummad was a sinful man, and a great salesman. He purportedly experienced God, and repeatedly sinned against God. The Qur'an is Muhummad's, not God's.

First off, Muhummad purportedly revealed the living word of God. This came directly from God. His revelations came from Gabriel and other members of the heavenly court. You would think that this alone would provide adequate faith (at least if seeing is believing), which would make Muhummad a good person.

Secondly, during Muhummad's Night Journey, he traveled to Jerusalem over night, met with the other prophets, and ascended into heaven. Here he debated with God on several accounts, one being how many times he had to pray. He saw the face of God, and debated with God, and still was a sinner (e.g. God originally wanted man to pray all day long, Muhummad brought it down to 5). The Qur'an explains the night journey, and his hadith explains the debate.

His life demonstrates his hypocrisy and sinfulness. In the Qur'an one is only allowed 4 wives, Muhummad had 10, not including 4 concubines. He even cheated on his wives with a concubine, then "revealed" a passage saying not to question the prophet. He also stole his adopted son's wife, making Aisha extremely jealous.

At pre-flight Mecca, Muhummad did indeed say that Allah had 3 daughters. Of course, he later repented this, but that was because his sale did not work. He was trying to appease the Meccans as well as gain followers, but he couldnt find a middle ground. This is well documented, but few know of it. Muslims say "Satan put the words on his tongue".

The revelation about "veiling" (curtain actually) came about because Muhummad saw someone touching his wife, got jealous, and then said no one could see his wives.

Muhummad repeatedly talks about how the people of the book are wrong. However, all types and factions of Islam are increasingly becoming more Christian, deviating from the Qur'ans original purpose. In the first place, Islam borrowed from Judaism, Christianity, and heavily from Zoroastrianism (where it got the idea of a Hell, the epic clash of good and evil, etc). The Qur'an also tells that Christians are better than Jews. The only difference between Christians and Jews is the eschatology. Islam is completely different than both in its teachings and eschatologies.
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