Muhammad was a liar then why he was known as Amin (trusted)
Muslims claim that the Meccans, seeing the honesty of
Muhammad had named him Amin (honest).
This claim is very dishonest. If the Meccans truely
believed that Muhammad was an honest man, they would not have rejected
him. From the Quran we learn that the Meccans actually called Muhammad a
liar, a poet and a mad man. They did not accept him until they were forced
to under the pain if death.
Amin was the title given to all those who took
merchandize from the people, sold it on their behalf in other towns and
brought back the money. They acted as trustees. One is
called school trustee, or city trustee because of his job and not because
he is recognized to be honest. The title "Amin" is a label for every sort of
profession. Here are some examples:
||Trustee of the library
(plural of Amin)
|counsel of trustees.
In fact Abul Aas, husband of Zeinab and
son-in-law of Muhammad was also known as Amin because he took the goods
from people and sold them on their behalf abroad. He did not accept his
father in law's claim to prophethood and finally was forced to, because
Muhammad ordered Zeinab to leave him unless he converts.