While studying numerous commentaries explaining the Quranic verses both in the Quran and the Hadiths, I was struck by a sentence which was repeated innumerable times proclaiming that such and such an event happened and THEN (thereafter) a verse was revealed!
“And then it was revealed…” is a mantra that permeates Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood and Tirmidi Hadiths as well as Ibn Ishaq’s biography of Muhammad.
In hundreds upon hundreds of instances, an event had occurred or an action was taken or ordered by Muhammad, for which, AFTERWARDS, that is after the event, a convenient and very appropriate ‘revelation’ was ‘descended’, justifying or explaining it by an indisputable ‘divine decree’.
In the cases of the Hebrew prophets, they predicted events Beforehand and these predictions turned out to be true.
This is the essence of prophecy.
In Muhammad’s case, almost none exist in such a manner, but are invariably ‘prophesized’ AFTER an event had occurred and in HIND-sight.
The most remarkable, astounding and disturbing realization that one faces, after studying the Hadiths, Ibn Ishaq’s ‘Sirat Rassul’Allah’ and most of the Maududi analysis of the ‘revealed’ verses and suras, is the enormous number of repeated mantras such as
‘..and Allah revealed…’ or
‘…then it was revealed…’ or
‘ ….then Gabriel revealed….‘ that fill them.
In Bukhari Hadith alone, there are more than 450 such Hadiths; here are a few of them to enlighten our readers-
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 3.546 Narrated by Abdullah (bin Masud)
The Prophet said, “Whoever takes a false oath to deprive somebody of his property will meet Allah while He will be angry with him.
Then Allah revealed: ‘Verily those who purchase a little gain at the cost of Allah’s covenant, and their oaths…’ “(3.77)
This verse was revealed concerning me.
I had a well in the land of a cousin of mine. The Prophet asked me to bring witnesses (to confirm my claim). I said, ‘I don’t have witnesses.’ He said, ‘Let the defendant take an oath then.’ I said, ‘O Allah’s Apostle! He will take a (false) oath immediately.’ Then the Prophet mentioned the above narration and then Allah revealed the verse to confirm what he had said.”
(See Hadith No. 3692)
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 6.38 Narrated by Sahl bin Sad:
“And eat and drink until the white thread appears to you distinct from the black thread,” was revealed, but: “… of dawn” was not revealed (along with it) so some men, when intending to fast, used to tie their legs, one with white thread and the other with black thread and would keep on eating till they could distinguish one thread from the other.
Then Allah revealed
“… of dawn,” whereupon they understood that meant the night and the day.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 6.175 Narrated by Ibn Abbas
When the Verse: “If there are twenty steadfast amongst you, they will overcome two hundred.” (8.65) was revealed, then it became obligatory for the Muslims that one (Muslim) should not flee from ten (non-Muslims). Sufyan (the sub-narrator) once said, “Twenty (Muslims) should not flee before two hundred (non-Muslims).”
Then there was revealed:
“But now Allah has lightened your (task)…” (Al Anfal 8.66)
So it became obligatory that one-hundred (Muslims) should not flee before two hundred (non-Muslims).
Muhammad’s Allah obviously did not realize that 20 of the followers of Muhammad could NOT possibly fight against 200 and win so when Muhammad’s followers objected, he changed his mind to reduce the odds to the more realistic 2 to 0ne ratio.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 6.443 Narrated by Ibn Abbas
Allah’s Apostle was met by the Jinns (Demons) while he was offering the Fajr prayer (morning) with his companions. When they heard the Holy Quran being recited (by Allah’s Apostle), they listened to it and said (to each other). This is the thing which has intervened between you and the news of the Heavens.”
Then they returned to their people and said, “O our people! We have really heard a wonderful recital (Qur’an). It gives guidance to the right, and we have believed therein. We shall not join in worship, anybody with our Lord.” (See 72.1-2)
Then Allah revealed to His Prophet (Surat al-Jinn):
“Say: It has been revealed to me that a group of Jinns listened (to the Qur’an).” (72.1)
The Quran is the only ‘holy book’ which includes Jinn, Satans and Demons as an important part and parcel of its belief system, even to the extent that these ‘enemies of Allah’ are used as witnesses to the ‘Veracity’ and ‘Authenticity’ of Muhammad’s Quran
From Muslim Hadith, here are a few more-
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1212 Narrated by Aisha
The Prophet entered my house when a Jewess was with me and she was saying: Do you know that you would be put to trial in the grave? The Messenger of Allah trembled (on hearing this) and said: It is the Jews only who would be put to trial. Aisha said: We passed some nights and then the Messenger of Allah said:
Do you know that it has been revealed to me:
“You would be put to trial in the grave”
Aisha said: I heard the Messenger of Allah seeking refuge from the torment of the grave after this.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1317 Narrated by Al-Bara ibn Azib
This verse was revealed (in this way): “Guard the prayers and the Asr (evening) prayer.” We recited it (in this very way) as long as Allah desired.
Allah then abrogated it and changed to:
“Guard the prayers, and the middle prayer.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1877 Narrated by Jabir ibn Abdullah
The Apostle of Allah was delivering the sermon on Friday in a standing posture when a caravan from Syria arrived The people flocked towards it till no one was left (with the Prophet) but twelve persons, and it was on this occasion that this verse in regard to Jumu’ah (Friday) that Allah revealed:
“And when they see merchandise or sport, they break away to it and leave thee standing”
Sahih Muslim Hadith 4328 Narrated by Sa’d ibn AbuWaqqas
Mus’ab ibn Sa’d said: My father took a sword from the Khums (20% Muhammad and Allah’s share of the plunder) and brought it to the Prophet and said: Grant it to me. He refused.
At this Allah revealed (the Quranic verse):
“They ask thee concerning the spoils of war. Say: The spoils of war are for Allah and the Apostle” (viii.1).
Almost all such ‘revelations’ occurred AFTER an event had transpired or because Muhammad needed a divine justification and SANCTION for any and ALL of his requirements, carnal or otherwise.
It is obvious from these reports that the god of Muhammad, Allah, was ready and waiting at all times, to be at Muhammad’s beck and call, to fulfill any and all of his requests instantly and without any prevarications.
Of all the prophets so far recorded, Allah – the god of the pagan Arabs – was most and singularly mindful ONLY of Muhammad’s personal needs and requirements.
One does not have to be a scholar or a rocket scientist to realize, that there is something unusual and unsavoury about the fact, that Muhammad claimed that all his ‘revelations’ were divinely inspired when in fact, based upon all the above stories alone, not one of them could have been.
Each one of these stories, and hundreds more in both the Quran and other Hadiths, prove beyond a reasonable doubt, that they were MADE TO ORDER ‘revelations’ by Muhammad, as and when he needed them.
The whole of the Quran is nothing more than Muhammad’s own ALTER EGO but very cleverly projected into the unsuspecting mouth of Allah (originally, the supreme pagan rock god of the Quraysh tribe, embedded into the corner wall of the Ka’ba, called the Black Stone).
In simple but very unchallengeable conclusion, Muhammad, Gabriel, Allah and Satan are ONE and the SAME character: Muhammad the ventriloquist.
The most shocking and disturbing realization from all of the above, is the certainty that even among the most learned followers of Muhammad, it is IMPOSSIBLE for any of them to admit this fact because it would destroy and completely discredit Muhammad, his Quran and the whole of ISLAM.