The Mad Man from the Desert by Jack Kettler
The founder of Mohammadism, Mohammad claimed that he heard voices which were later recorded and became what is known as the Qur'an. If Mohammad heard voices, was he a Madman or a prophet?
A cause for concern, when a religious leader claims to have heard voices, this alone should cause a red flag to be raised among seekers of religious faith. Even more alarming is when a religious leader after hearing voices, says he is doing what the voices have told him to do. In Muhammad's case, he claims that he heard voices and the voices he heard were supposedly from the Archangel Gabriel. Mohammad then acted upon the messages he heard.
It is interesting that no one saw the angel Gabriel other than Mohammad unless he appeared in human form and then they had to take his word for it that the person whom they had seen was Gabriel appearing in human form. This sounds and smells a little fishy and very similar to Mormon founder, Joseph Smith, claiming to see an angel that gave him golden plates. Like Mohammad, no one else saw Smith's angelic messenger. Both Mohammadism and Mormonism require their followers to take the word of their founder as absolute truth without any objective verification.
Since no one else saw the Archangel Gabriel, it is safe to conclude that Mohammad was hearing voices. If per chance he did see an angel, I would say it was case of what the apostle Paul spoke of when he said: "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light" 2 Corinthians 11:14.
An observation about Mohammad's revelation:
A number of Mohammad's revelations were revelations of convenience. They were of a self-justifying nature after his foul-ups that necessitated Allah to bail him out in the eyes of his followers. For example, in the Qur’an 4:3, Muslim men are told they can marry up to four wives. It is a fact that Muhammad had more than four wives. Why did Muhammad have more wives? Luckily for Muhammad, he received a special revelation from Allah in the Qur’an 33:50 which allowed him extra special rights, like the right to marry more women than others. This is just one example of Muhammad receiving revelations to justify his contradictory life style. These revelations of convenience should in and of themselves cause followers of Mohammad to reevaluate their acceptance of Mohammad as a prophet of Allah.
Mohammad said the angel Gabriel spoke to him. Are there other explanations as to what could account for the voices Mohammad heard? It is possible some of Mohammad's revelations were the result of delirium cause by heat exhaustion. Mental health professionals commonly diagnose, the hearing voices as a symptom of medical illness. Auditory hallucinations are a key sign of schizophrenia. David Berkowitz claimed to have heard voices, he did what the voices said and was known as the “Son of Sam” killer.
Next, we will consider the work of two scholars who have analyzed Mohammad. I will summarize their thoughts:
First, Dr. Ali Sina, is an ex-Muslim and founder of Faith Freedom International. We can sum up his beliefs about Muhammad with the following description:
Muhammad was a narcissist, a paedophile, a mass murderer, a terrorist, a misogynist, a lecher, a cult leader, a madman, a rapist, a torturer, an assassin and a looter.
Second, Dr. Masud Ansari has an important analysis of Mohammad:
Dr. Masud Ansari, B.A., M.A., Ph. D., D.C.H., F.C.H., holds a B.A. in law, an M.A. in International Relations from the University of London, and three doctorate degrees, two in political science, one from the Tehran University, the Second from the George Washington University, and the third in hypnotherapy from the American Pacific University has studied the life of Mohammad. Dr. Masud has psychoanalyzed Muhammad.
From Dr. Masud's book, we can reiterate his conclusion when he calls Muhammad:
“the perfect personification of a psychopath in power.”
See Dr. Masud's the “Psychology of Mohammed: Inside the Brain of a Prophet,” This book is available at Amazon on-line.
What does the follower of Mohammad have to do to be a faithful adherent of Islam? The Muslim is to follow the example of the Mohammad:
How does a Muslim know how to be a Muslim? By following Mohammad as an example. It is impossible for someone to be a Muslim and not consider Mohammad as the example to imitate.
What does the Qur’an say:
Qur’an 8:24 “O you who believe! Answer Allah (by obeying Him) and As His Messenger (obeying him) when he calls you to that which will give you life.”
Qur'an 33:21 "He demonstrated good examples in all aspects of life, Allah says: 'You have indeed in the Apostle of Allah a beautiful pattern of (conduct) for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day and who engages much in the praise of Allah.'
Qur'an 48:29 "Mohammed is God's apostle. Those who follow him are harsh to the unbelievers but merciful to one another."
The Qur’an insists that Mohammad's example is be followed!
Mohammad relates the message he heard from voices concerning relations to people who do not agree with him and do not believe in him:
Qur'an 9:5 "Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war."
Qur'an 9:29 "Fight those who do not believe until they all surrender, paying the protective tax in submission."
Qur'an 8:39 "So fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief ) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone (in the whole world)."
Qur'an 9:123 "Fight the unbelievers around you, and let them find harshness in you."
Qur'an 47:4 "When you clash with the unbelieving Infidels in battle (fighting Jihad in Allah's Cause), smite their necks until you overpower them, killing and wounding many of them. At length, when you have thoroughly subdued them, bind them firmly, making (them) captives. Thereafter either generosity or ransom (them based upon what benefits Islam) until the war lays down its burdens. Thus are you commanded by Allah to continue carrying out Jihad against the unbelieving infidels until they submit to Islam."
Qur'an 8:7 "Allah wished to confirm the truth by His words: 'Wipe the infidels out to the last.'"
Qur'an 8:39 "So, fight them till all opposition ends and the only religion is Islam."
Qur'an 8:59 "The infidels should not think that they can get away from us. Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them. They are your enemy and Allah's enemy."
Qur'an 5:33 "The punishment for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive after corruption, making mischief in the land is murder, execution, crucifixion, the cutting off of hands and feet on opposite sides, or they should be imprisoned. That is their degradation and disgrace in this world. And a great torment of an awful doom awaits them in the hereafter. Except for those who repent (and become Muslims) before you overpower them and they fall into your control."
Qur'an 9:5 "When the sacred forbidden months for fighting are past, fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, torture them, and lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war."
Qur'an 5:17 "Verily they are disbelievers and infidels who say, 'The Messiah, son of Mary, is God.'"
Qur'an 5:51 "Believers, take not Jews and Christians for your friends. They are but friends and protectors to each other."
In contrast to the Mohammad, Jesus said: "But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which spitefully use you, and persecute you;" Matthew 5:44.
Mohammad's beliefs on women and equality:
Qur'an 4:3 "If you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with orphans, marry women of your choice who seem good to you, two or three or four; but if you fear that you shall not be able to do justice (to so many), then only one, or (a slave) that you possess, that will be more suitable. And give the women their dower as a free gift; but if they, of their own good pleasure, remit any part of it to you, eat it with enjoyment, take it with right good cheer and absorb it (in your wealth)."
Qur'an 4:11 "Allah directs you in regard of your Children's (inheritance): to the male, a portion equal to that of two females.... These are settled portions ordained by Allah."
Qur'an 2:282 "And get two witnesses out of your own men. And if there are not two men (available), then a man and two women [a man is worth two women, and one man is always needed], such as you agree for witnesses, so that if one of them (two women) errs, the other can remind her."
Qur'an 33:59 "Prophet! Tell your wives and daughters and all Muslim women to draw cloaks and veils all over their bodies (screening themselves completely except for one or two eyes to see the way). That will be better."
Qur'an 4:15 "If any of your women are guilty of lewdness, take the evidence of four witnesses from amongst you against them; if they testify, confine them to houses until death [by starvation] claims them."
Qur'an 24:34 "Force not your slave-girls to whoredom (prostitution) if they desire chastity, that you may seek enjoyment of this life. But if anyone forces them, then after such compulsion, Allah is oft-forgiving."
Qur'an 24:6 "And for those who launch a charge against their wives, accusing them, but have no witnesses or evidence, except themselves; let the testimony of one of them be four testimonies, (swearing four times) by Allah that he is the one speaking the truth."
Qur'an (2:282) - Establishes that a woman's testimony is worth only half that of a man's in court."
Qur'an (24:4) - "And those who accuse free women then do not bring four witnesses (to adultery), flog them..."
Qur'an (24:13) - "Why did they not bring four witnesses of it? But as they have not brought witnesses they are liars before Allah."
Qur'an (2:223) - "Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will..." There is no such thing as rape in marriage, as a man is permitted unrestricted sexual access to his wives.
Mohammad's views on women are reprehensible! The Biblical view of women and basic God given rights is in stark contrast to Mohammad's views. What could account for Mohammad's misogynistic attitude towards women? In all probability, Mohammad did not have any positive relationships as a young person in his life with women. His own mother if he even knew her must not have showed him any loving care or nurturing. In addition to his fallen sinful nature, something psychologically happened to Mohammad to make him have such a horrible view of women, seeing them as nothing more than temptresses and potential adulteresses and sex objects to please men.
Dr. Ali Sina brilliantly sums up the plight of the Muslim women in this world and the next:
“It seems women in Islam are screwed in this world and screwed in the next. No pun intended!”
In addition, the reader should be aware of the practice of female genital mutilation, also known as female circumcision, which involves partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, and is practiced by Muhammadans around the world in order to prevent women from having pleasure during sexual relations. Supposedly this barbaric practice will keep the women from becoming harlots or adulteresses.
Mohammad's belief about the next life after death:
Qur'an 56:13 "A multitude of those from among the first, and a few from the latter, (will be) on couch-like thrones woven with gold and precious stones. Reclining, facing each other. Round about them will (serve) boys of perpetual (freshness), of never ending bloom, with goblets, jugs, and cups (filled) with sparkling wine. No aching of the head will they receive, nor suffer any madness, nor exhaustion. And with fruits, any that they may select: and the flesh of fowls, any they may desire. And (there will be) Hur (fair females) with big eyes, lovely and pure, beautiful ones, like unto hidden pearls, well-guarded in their shells. A reward for the deeds."
Qur'an 56:33 "Unending, and unforbidden, exalted beds, and maidens incomparable. We have formed them in a distinctive fashion and made them virgins, loving companions matched in age, for the sake of those of the right hand."
Qur'an 37:40 "Fruits, Delights; they will be honored in the Gardens of Pleasure, on thrones facing one another. Round them will be passed a cup of pure white wine, delicious to the drinkers, free from ghoul (hurt), nor shall you be made mad or exhausted thereby. And with them will be Qasirat-at-Tarf (virgin females), restraining their glances (desiring none but you), with big, beautiful eyes. As if they were (sheltered) eggs, preserved."
Mohammad's heaven is Fleshly, Carnality Unleashed!
A look at some identifiable characteristics of Mohammmadism:
1. When Muhammad was fifty years in age he married a girl (Aisha) who was just six years old. Mohammad had sexual relations with this girl when she was nine years old.
In contrast, the White-Slave Traffic Act, better known as the Mann Act, is a United States law. Although the law was created to stop forced sexual slavery of women, the most common use of the Mann Act was to prosecute men for having sex with under-age females.
Consider the following and understand why Mohammadans are so violent. It is because as seen previously, they are commanded to follow Mohammad's example:
2. Muhammad initiates and leads in the massacre of 800 Jewish men who had surrendered themselves. The women and children were distributed among the victorious Muslims as slaves. This is shocking
The following from Islamic writings, prove this horrific incident did happen:
25 Allah turned back the unbelievers in a state of rage, having not won any good, and Allah spared the believers battle. Allah is, indeed, Strong and Mighty. 26 And He brought those of the People of the Book who supported them from their fortresses and cast terror into their hearts, some of them you slew and some you took captive. 27 And he bequeathed to you their lands, their homes and their possessions, together with land you have never trodden. Allah has power over everything. (Majid Fakhry, An Interpretation of the Qur’an, NYUP, 2004).
He then killed their men and distributed their women, children and property among the Muslims, but some of them came to the Prophet and he granted them safety, and they embraced Islam. He exiled all the Jews from Medina. They were the Jews of Bani Qainuqa', the tribe of 'Abdullah bin Salam and the Jews of Bani Haritha and all the other Jews of Medina.
Quran mentions this incident briefly in two ayas 33.26-27:
Many ye slew, and many ye made prisoners…And Allah gave you their lands, their houses, and their goods and women, and of a land which ye had not frequented (before). And Allah has power over all things.
From three Islamic Hadiths about this butchery:
“The Messenger of Allah commanded that all of the Jewish men and boys who had reached puberty should be beheaded. Then the Prophet divided the wealth, wives, and children of the Banu Qurayza Jews among the Muslims.”
Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 362:
Narrated Ibn Umar:
Prophet then killed their men and distributed their women, children and property among the Muslims…
“Sirat e Rasulullah” by Ibn Ishaq, p. 464:
After 800-900 male adults of Bani Quraiza were beheaded in batches, and thrown in trenches dug in Madina, the apostle divided their property, wives and children as booty… He took Rayhana d. Amr b. Khunafa for himself.
In contrast, the Scriptures say: “You shall not murder” Exodus 20:13.
3. Stoning women for adultery. In Mohammadism, the women has to provide four witnesses of good character to defend herself when raped against the charge of adultery.
In contrast, the Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter XIX, Of the Law of God, says regarding particular laws of Israel: “He gave sundry judicial laws, which expired together with the State of that people; not obliging any other now, further than the general equity thereof may require.”
4. Muhammad supported the use of slavery. The slavery of blacks today is widespread in Islamic countries, particularly in the Sudan.
In contrast, Jesus said: "Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets" Matthew 7:12.
5. Muhammad told his followers to raid non-believers for profit.
In contrast, The Eighth Commandment is recorded in Exodus 20:15 and says: “You shall not steal.”
6. Muhammadan teaching says : "Whoever insults a prophet, kill him."
In contrast, Jesus said: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust" Matthew 5:43-45.
7. Muhammadan teachings say: "Whoever leaves Islam, kill him."
In contrast, we are told to pray for people's repentance.
8. Under Mohammadan law, the testimony of a woman is worth half that of a man.
In contrast, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus" Galatians 3:28.
9. Muhammad boasted that he had been "made victorious through terror."
In contrast, Jesus was victorious in His suffering, death and resurrection to redeem a people for the Father.
10. Muhammad declared that he had been ordered to make war on non-believers until the whole world was converted to Islam.
In contrast, Christ's kingdom is advance by preaching the gospel.
11. It is said numerous times in the Koran, that Muslims must follow the example of Muhammad in every detail.
In contrast, "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus" Philippians 2:5.
12. Any suspected defamation of Muhammad, cause Muslims to riot and kill. We see this time and time again!
In contrast, Jesus said: "But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which spitefully use you, and persecute you" Matthew 5:44.
Was Mohammad a prophet? Consider how Biblical Prophets Exalt God and Not Themselves!
The self-exaltation of Muhammad is completely out of sync with prophets in the Bible. Why? A true prophet of God exhibits humility while exalting God and His Son the Lord Jesus Christ and not himself.
What examples do we see in the Scriptures about God's messengers and humility?
“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” Isaiah 6:5.
“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” Romans 12:3.
“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” Galatians 6:3-4.
"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" I Corinthians 14:37
The closing of the canon of Scripture in the 1st Century by the Lord God is a fact. In light of this, Mohammad's or any one else's so-called revelation after the closing of the canon is false! Mohammad's revelations are false since they contradict previous established revelation.
“…tolerance of intolerance is cowardice.” Ayaan Hirsi Ali
“People that tell you Islam is a religion of peace are only announcing their ignorance...” Brigitte Gabriel
Unfortunately, many individuals in high places including both spiritual and political have announced their ignorance regarding Mohammad's political and military enterprise which continues to the present day. Something to consider; has Islam been hijacked by a few radicals, or has Mohammad deceived all of his followers?
A non-Muslim in an Islamic society is referred to as a dhimmi. This is a second class status which compels the dhimmi to submit to aspects of Sharia law. A voluntary Dhimmi in the non-Islamic Western world reality should be referred to as a Dimwit.
Stephen Collins Coughlin, a Major in military intelligence was drummed out of the military over his thesis contained in his report about what was fueling Islamic violence. The current leaders of the U.S. Military are now actively pursuing voluntary Dhimmi status in hopes of pleasing followers of Mohammad and make them less violent. In reality, they are Dimwhits. This is seen clearly in the recent Ft. Hood shootings by a follower of Mohammad. Many of the U.S. Military leaders are acting as Dhimmis when decided to call the Ft. Hood shootings as a case of work place violence so as no to offend followers of Mohammad.
What would happen if Mohammad tried to start his political military enterprise in America? More than likely, “Home Land Security” would want to talk with him. What would happen if Mohammad carried out one of his military expeditions against Americans unwilling to agree with messages coming from the voices he heard? No doubt he would be tried with murder in the first degree and end up in the slammer. It is possible a shrew attorney could argue the insanity defense because Mohammad was acting on voices that he claimed to have heard, in which case he would end up in the “Nut House.”
In conclusion, Mohammad and his teachings are the complete and total antithesis of the Lord Jesus Christ and His teaching. Mohammadism represents the spirit of anti-Christ. The only hope for the followers of Mohammad is in the Christian gospel. Jesus is the Lamb of God and died to save sinners. If the follower of Mohammad trusts in Christ's redeeming work, their sins will be forgiven and they can enter into eternal glory as an adopted son or daughter of God.
"To the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen" Jude 1:25.
Mr. Kettler has previously published articles in the Chalcedon Report and Contra Mundum. He and his wife Marea attend the Westminster, CO, RPCNA Church. Mr. Kettler is the author of the book defending the Reformed Faith against attacks. Available at:
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At this point the reader should the consult the Coughlin Report on Jihad.