Bibi Aisha was Muhammad’s most
favourite wife. He married her when she was just a child of six years and
had sex with her when she was merely nine years old. The youth, the
vivacity, the tenderness, the childlike innocence and the childhood
exuberance—these were the ingredients that consumed Muhammad’s mind in
the adoration of Aisha’s gullibility. As a child-bride Aisha was
completely dependent on Muhammad’s maturity. Like any other child of her
age she believed in whatever Muhammad told her about his divine
inspiration. Muhammad claimed that he used to get revelations from Allah
only when he slept with Aisha. Why Gabriel did not bother to visit him
when he spent nights with other wives in his harem? This is a question
very few Islamic historians had answered. The truth is: except for Aisha,
all other wives of Muhammad were grown up, matured, had experience with
the trials, tribulations and crookedness of life in general. Some of them
already had grown-up children. It was not so simple for Muhammad to
convince this retinue of women about his communication with Allah via
Gabriel. They would not believe so easily in Muhammad’s made-up stories.
Although they were forced to live in his harem, nonetheless, they could
not, deep in their mind, endorse all the inane claims of Muhammad. So
evidently Aisha, with her child-like simplicity and innocence became
Muhammad’s source of divine inspiration! Muhammad was simply playing
with a child’s mind which tends to believe all sorts of Ghost and Jinn
stories, Santa Klaus, winged horses, devils, monsters and all mythological
and fictional characters. The following ahadith
from Sahih Bukhari confirms that
Allah communicated with Muhammad only when he slept with Aisha:
Muhammad used to get divine
inspiration only in Aisha's bed...3.47.755
3, Book 47, Number 755:
Narrated 'Urwa from 'Aisha:
The wives of Allah's
Apostle were in two groups. One group consisted of 'Aisha, Hafsa, Safiyya
and Sauda; and the other group consisted of Um Salama and the other wives
of Allah's Apostle. The Muslims knew that Allah's Apostle loved 'Aisha, so
if any of them had a gift and wished to give to Allah's Apostle, he would
delay it, till Allah's Apostle had come to 'Aisha's home and then he would
send his gift to Allah's Apostle in her home. The group of Um Salama
discussed the matter together and decided that Um Salama should request
Allah's Apostle to tell the people to send their gifts to him in whatever
wife's house he was. Um Salama told Allah's Apostle of what they had said,
but he did not reply. Then they (those wives) asked Um Salama about it.
She said, "He did not say anything to me." They asked her to
talk to him again. She talked to him again when she met him on her day,
but he gave no reply. When they asked her, she replied that he had given
no reply. They said to her, "Talk to him till he gives you a
reply." When it was her turn, she talked to him again. He then said
to her, "Do not hurt me regarding Aisha, as the Divine Inspirations
do not come to me on any of the beds except that of Aisha." On that
Um Salama said, "I repent to Allah for hurting you." Then the
group of Um Salama called Fatima, the daughter of Allah's Apostle and sent
her to Allah's Apostle to say to him, "Your wives request to treat
them and the daughter of Abu Bakr on equal terms." Then
conveyed the message to him. The Prophet said, "O my daughter! Don't
you love whom I love?" She replied in the affirmative and returned
and told them of the situation. They requested her to go to him again but
she refused. They then sent Zainab bint Jahsh who went to him and used
harsh words saying, "Your wives request you to treat them and the
daughter of Ibn Abu Quhafa on equal terms." On that she raised her
voice and abused 'Aisha to her face so much so that Allah's Apostle looked
at 'Aisha to see whether she would retort. 'Aisha started replying to
Zainab till she silenced her. The Prophet then looked at 'Aisha and said,
"She is really the daughter of Abu Bakr."
Divine inspiration came to
Muhammad only when he slept with Aisha...5.57.119
5, Book 57, Number 119:
Narrated Hisham's father:
The people used to send
presents to the Prophet on the day of 'Aisha's turn. 'Aisha said, "My
companions (i.e. the other wives of the Prophet) gathered in the house of
Um Salama and said, "0 Um Salama! By Allah, the people choose to send
presents on the day of 'Aisha's turn and we too, love the good (i.e.
presents etc.) as 'Aisha does. You should tell Allah's Apostle to tell the
people to send their presents to him wherever he may be, or wherever his
turn may be." Um Salama said that to the Prophet and he turned away
from her, and when the Prophet returned to her (i.e. Um Salama), she
repeated the same, and the Prophet again turned away, and when she told
him the same for the third time, the Prophet said, "O Um Salama!
Don't trouble me by harming 'Aisha, for by Allah, the Divine Inspiration
never came to me while I was under the blanket of any woman amongst you
Aisha did not see Gabriel while
Muhammad introduced Gabriel to her…4.54.440
4, Book 54, Number 440:
Narrated Abu Salama:
'Aisha said that the
Prophet said to her "O 'Aisha' This is Gabriel and he sends his
(greetings) salutations to you." 'Aisha said, "Salutations
(Greetings) to him, and Allah's Mercy and Blessings be on him," and
addressing the Prophet she said, "You see what I don't see."
Muhammad told Aisha that Gabriel
Volume 8, Book
74, Number 270:
Narrated 'Aisha: that the
Prophet said to her, "Gabriel sends Salam (greetings) to you."
She replied, "Wa 'alaihi-s-Salam Wa Rahmatu-l-lah." (Peace and
Allah's Mercy be on him).
quoted above clearly tells us how cleverly Muhammad used the innocence and
immature mind of a child to claim his divine inspiration. In fact,
Muhammad composed himself certain parts of the Qur’an while he slept
with Aisha. Sahih Bukhari
Muhammad used to recite the
Qur’an leaning on a menstruating Aisha…1.6.296
1, Book 6, Number 296:
The Prophet used to lean on
my lap and recite Qur'an while I was in menses.
Even Muhammad’s Quran’n writer
Zayd b. Thabit admits that some Qur’anic verses were manipulated. Here
is a Hadis from Shahih Bukhari on this:
Some Qur’anic verses were
manipulated (verse 33:23)…5.59.379
5, Book 59, Number 379:
Narrated Zaid bin Thabit:
When we wrote the Holy
Quran, I missed one of the Verses of Surat-al-Ahzab which I used to hear
Allah's Apostle reciting. Then we searched for it and found it with
Khuzaima bin Thabit Al-Ansari. The Verse was:--
'Among the Believers are
men Who have been true to Their Covenant with Allah, Of them, some have
fulfilled Their obligations to Allah (i.e. they have been Killed in
Allah's Cause), And some of them are (still) waiting" (33.23) So we
wrote this in its place in the Quran.
The above quoted Hadis tells us that some verses of the Qur’an were written by
people other than Muhammad’s official Qur’an scribes. Please note that
Khuzaima b. Thabit al-Ansari, mentioned in this Hadis
was not one of the official Qur’an writers of Muhammad.
Muslim we read the following Hadis:
Muhammad used to recite Qur’an
while reclining on the lap of a menstruating Aisha…3. 0591
003, Number 0591:
'A'isha reported: The
Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) would recline in my lap when I
was menstruating, and recite the Qur'an.
If those references are not
convincing enough to demonstrate that Aisha played a vital role in the
authorship of the Qur’an then this Hadis
from Sahih Muslim tells us that,
Aisha, indeed modified the Qur’anic verses. This Hadis
informs us that after Muhammad’s death a Qur’an was compiled
exclusively for Aisha. Then Aisha dictated to her scribe a verse of the
Qur’an claiming that that was how Muhammad used to recite the verse
Here is the Hadis from Sahih
004, Number 1316:
Abu Yunus, the freed slave
of 'A'isha said: 'A'isha ordered me to transcribe a copy of the Qur'an for
her and said: When you reach this verse:" Guard the prayers and the
middle prayer" (ii. 238), inform me; so when I reached it, I informed
her and she gave me dictation (like this): Guard the prayers and the
middle prayer and the afternoon prayer, and stand up truly obedient to
Allah. 'A'isha said: This is how I have heard from the Messenger of Allah
(may peace be upon him).
Bukhari we also learn that the two key Suras, Sura al-Bakara (Sura 2)
and Sura an-Nisa (Sura 4) were composed in the presence of Aisha. She also
reveals that fist verse was really about
and Hell--contrary to the claims of many Islamic historians that it was
the first few verses of Sura al-Alaq (Sura 96). This Hadis
also informs us that there were a few versions of the Qur’an, and Aisha
had a version with her which was different from other versions. Could it
be that Aisha herself added or deleted from her version of the Qur’an?
Here is the Hadis:
How cleverly revelations were
changed to suit the purposes...6.61.515
6, Book 61, Number 515:
Narrated Yusuf bin Mahk:
While I was with Aisha, the
mother of the Believers, a person from
came and asked, "What type of shroud is the best?" 'Aisha said,
"May Allah be merciful to you! What does it matter?" He said,
"O mother of the Believers! Show me (the copy of) your Qur'an,"
She said, "Why?" He said, "In order to compile and arrange
the Qur'an according to it, for people recite it with its Suras not in
proper order." 'Aisha said, "What does it matter which part of
it you read first? (Be informed) that the first thing that was revealed
thereof was a Sura from Al-Mufassal, and in it was mentioned
and the Fire. When the people embraced Islam, the Verses regarding legal
and illegal things were revealed. If the first thing to be revealed was:
'Do not drink alcoholic drinks.' people would have said, 'We will never
leave alcoholic drinks,' and if there had been revealed, 'Do not commit
illegal sexual intercourse, 'they would have said, 'We will never give up
illegal sexual intercourse.' While I was a young girl of playing age, the
following Verse was revealed in
to Muhammad: 'Nay! But the Hour is their appointed time (for their full
recompense), and the Hour will be more grievous and more bitter.' (54.46)
Sura Al-Baqara (The Cow) and Surat An-Nisa (The Women) were revealed while
I was with him." Then 'Aisha took out the copy of the Qur'an for the
man and dictated to him the Verses of the Suras (in their proper order).
There is very little doubt that
Muhammad composed himself certain Qur’anic verses. Nonetheless, because
he was an illiterate person (as claimed in the Qur’an) he had to engage
several scribes to write down what he invented in his own mind. If one
reads the Qur’an carefully one will not fail to discover many such
verses which unmistakably show that it is Muhammad who is talking in these
verse and not Allah--via His postman Gabriel. Here I have listed a few
have come to you, from your Lord, proofs (to open your eyes): if any will
see, it will be for (the good of) his own soul; if any will be blind, it
will be to his own (harm): I am not (here) to watch over your
words ‘I am not a keeper over you’ is clearly words of Muhammad.
Say: "Shall I seek for judge other
than Allah? - when He it is Who hath sent unto you the Book, explained in
detail." They know full well, to whom We have given the Book, that it
hath been sent down from thy Lord in truth. Never be then of those who
words, ‘Shall I seek for judge other than Allah?’ are undoubtedly
note that the translator Yusuf Ali deliberately inserted the word
“Say” at the outset of this verse. In the original Qur’an there is
no “Say” (Kul in Arabic). Here are the translations by Pickthal and
Shakir, other two authoritative Qur’an translators.
Shall I seek other than Allah for judge, when He it is Who hath revealed
unto you (this) Scripture, fully explained? Those unto whom We gave the
Scripture (aforetime) know that it is revealed from thy Lord in truth. So
be not thou (O Muhammad) of the waverers.
SHAKIR: Shall I then seek a judge other than Allah? And
He it is Who has revealed to you the Book (which is) made plain; and those
whom We have given the Book know that it is revealed by your Lord with
truth, therefore you should not be of the disputers.
And here is the transliteration:
114. Afaghayra Allahi
abtaghee hakaman wahuwa allathee anzala ilaykumu alkitaba
mufassalan waallatheena ataynahumu
alkitaba yaAAlamoona annahu munazzalun min rabbika bialhaqqi
fala takoonanna mina almumtareena
said: "So (it will be) thy Lord saith, 'that is easy for Me: I did
indeed create thee before, when thou hadst been nothing!'"
an angel (or Muhammad?) is talking not Allah.
(The angels say:) "We descend not but
by command of thy Lord: to Him belongeth what is before us and what is
behind us, and what is between: and thy Lord never doth forget,-
Gabriel (or Muhammad?) is talking and not Allah.
(Those ranged in ranks say): "Not one
of us but has a place appointed;
"And we are verily ranged in ranks (for service);
"And we are verily those who declare (Allah's) glory!"
Here the angel (or Muhammad?)
is talking and not Allah.
Hasten ye then (at once) to Allah: I am
from Him a Warner to you, clear and open!
angel (or Muhammad?) is talking and not Allah.
Your Companion is neither astray nor being
is not being misled: isn’t Muhammad talking here?
Now I do call to witness the Lord of all
points in the East and the West that We can certainly-
for them better (men) than they; And We are not to be defeated (in Our
Isn’t Muhammad talking
Therefore grant a delay to the Unbelievers:
Give respite to them gently (for awhile).
Muhammad talking here?
important of verses in the Qur’an, that is Sura al-Fateha (Sura 1) is
definitely Muhammad’s (or some other poet’s) creation. Please read
this Sura carefully:
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
001.002 Praise be to Allah, the
Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds;
Most Gracious, Most Merciful;
Master of the Day of Judgment.
Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek.
Show us the straight way,
The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose
(portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray.
Readers should carefully note that there is no
mention of “Say” (Kul in Arabic) at the beginning of this verse. So,
who do you think is praying to Allah in this Sura? Is Allah asking himself
(Allah) to pray to Himself? What a ridiculous situation--come to think of
it! This conundrum is immediately resolved when we realise that it was
none but Muhammad who is asking his followers to pray to Allah.
Chronologically, this Sura is one of the first 5 Suras (it is the 5th,
or 6th. according to some) of the Qur’an. This was a time
when Muhammad was just starting out preaching his own brand of
‘Hanifism’ (Islam) and he composed this verse (some say by imitating
some Jewish liturgy) for his handful of followers.
If any evidence is needed to prove that Muhammad
had, indeed composed certain verses of the Qur’an this Ummul Qur’an (Sura
Fateha), the seven most oft repeated verses, stand out as the glaring
example of that confirmation.
And how did Muhammad behave when people wanted to
see how Allah’s revelations came to him? Here is a Hadis
from Sahih Muslim that tells us
clearly that Umar used to shelter (read hide) Muhammad under a piece of
cloth cover and Muhammad used to sleep, snorting like a camel. Some people
were curious and peeped through the covering and this was what they saw:
During revelation Umar used to cover Muhammad
with a piece of cloth and Muhammad snorted like a camel …7.2654
Ya'la b. Umayya reported on the authority of his
father (Allah be pleased with them) that a person came to the Apostle of
Allah (may peace be upon him) as he was at Ji'rana and he (the person) had
been putting on a cloak which was perfumed, or he (the narrator) said:
There was a trace of yellowness on it. He said (to the Holy Prophet): What
do you command me to do during my Umra? (It was at this juncture) that the
revelation came to the Apostle of Allah (way peace be upon him) and he was
covered with a cloth, and Ya'la said: Would that I see revelation coming
to the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him). He (Hadrat 'Umar) said:
Would it please you to see the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him)
receiving the revelations 'Umar lifted a corner of the cloth and I looked
at him and he was emitting a sound of snorting. He (the narrator) said: I
thought it was the sound of a camel. When he was relieved of this he said:
Where is he who asked about Umra? When the person came, the Holy Prophet
(may peace be upon him) said: Wash out the trace of yellowness, or he
said: the trace of perfume and put off the cloak and do in your 'Umra what
you do in your Hajj.
That was how Allah talked to Muhammad--through the
‘bleating’ of a camel!
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