An Opportunist who was named Muhammad
How does anyone believe in the teachings of Muhammad who created a sham named Islam? Their mighty Prophet named Muhammad was an opportunist that married a woman 15 years his senior because she was wealthy and had contacts. These contacts were from a tribe that was rejecting the idol worship and learning the ways of Judaism, and Christianity.
Muhammad at that time developed a plan that would see him as a man of wealth and importance, he declared he had a vision and this vision was claimed as being from god. A uncle of great importance to the Arab peoples, who had just converted to Christianity was convinced this vision was from god and declared Muhammad was a Prophet to the Arab people.
After he had been declared a Prophet of God, Muhammad launched the next part of his plan and proclaimed Allah as the one true god. He made his wife the first convert to Islam. Very few listened to him and he was incurring the wrath of the idol worshippers. His uncle and his tribe the Hasims protected Muhammad during this early Meccan period.
Some 7 – 9 years later his wife and Uncle both died and the Uncle that became the new leader of this tribe refused to protect Mohammed. During the next 3 years Mohammed would fear for his life. He sought refuge and protection in nearby cities from those seeking his life.
Arab tribes from the city of Yatrob later to be called Medina, came for the annual pilgrimage. They met Muhammad and thought him to be a prophet and invited him to their city to bring peace and settle disputes between the warring tribes. Yathrob was founded by three Jewish tribes and the idea of monotheism was familiar to its Arab tribesmen. The Arabs of Medina had been told by Jewish tribesmen about the coming Messiah who would one day conquer the world including the Arabs. The Arab tribes hoped to find this individual before the Jews. Meeting Muhammad they thought he was the one.
The following year the situation became intolerable for the Muslims in Mecca, and they made what has become known as the Hejira or flight from Mecca to Medina. When word reached those of Mecca about the escape to Medina they tried to kill Muhammad.
Muhammad and Abu Bakr were able to sneak out of the city and escape to the safety of Medina by another route.
In Medina the warring Arab tribes submitted to Muhammad leadership and prophet-hood. The Jewish tribes rejected his claims of prophet and ridiculed his revelations. With most of the new arrivals from Mecca without work they needed to earn a living. Ghazu or caravan raiding was a way tribes would prevent one tribe from becoming to powerful. The Muslims in Medina began to rob the caravans heading toward Mecca. This is where the Muslim doctrine of Jihad was created.
Their was a number of battles between the Jews and Muslims over a few years, which Muslims claim they were massively smaller in size of their army, however they won these battles and Muhammad declared it as a sign from Allah and his status in Medina became over inflated.
Eventually the Jewish forces made a massive attack on the well fortified city of Medina and although having large numbers suffered massive losses under the hot sun for a two week period. After the lack of success they returned to Mecca. After this unsuccessful attack, Muhammad and the Muslims attacked the last remaining Jewish tribe. The tribe surrendered to the mercy of Muhammad. The men were killed and the women and children were sold into slavery.
The Muslims then begin to consolidate their power with the surrounding Arab tribes and cities. Muhammad wedded 6 year old Aisha at sometime in 623 and Aisha was made to consummate the marriage in 626ad when she was only 9 years old, this would have been a deal for his protection to her family and proving to himself he could do anything he wants without retribution from his believers.
Mecca felt the economic impact of its trading losses and Muhammad’s power grew in the north. They reluctantly signed the 10 year peace agreement with Muhammad and the Muslims in March 628. Muslims are allowed to return to Mecca and worship at the Kaba once a year. The people of Mecca would leave their city so the Muslim could come and worship.
Two years later, in January 630, Muhammad leads 10,000 warriors to Mecca and nullifies the treaty because Muslims have been killed. The city submits to Muhammad and his warriors and accepts him as prophet. Muhammad goes to the Kaba and destroys the 360 idols in the structure. From Mecca, the “Muslims” wage Jihad on the surrounding cities forcing them to accept Islam as their religion and Muhammad as their prophet.
Muhammad died unexpectedly in 632. His friend and father in law Abu Bakr (Father of Aisha) succeeded him as leader of the Muslims.
So we see this is about Muhammad, who was obviously a strong leader a master manipulator and a man who made people believe he was doing his god’s work, no mercy, no quarter given, and each victory was about the people accepting Muhammad as their leader and Islam as their religion, it was not about god or Allah, and it all began with a man who married for money and status and then worked on the confusion of others to make them believe he was a Prophet and convert the country to his way. He merely stole parts of Christianity and then introduced parts that made him the ultimate status figure of Islam at that time. A pure opportunist, willing to do anything to improve his place in life, who was obviously a gifted speaker.
However, ISLAM is NOT a religion of god, it is a mechanism used by Muhammad to make himself the most important man in the land.