Zakir Naik Claims Muhammad Was a Gay Necrophile
In the Islamic hadith collection “Kanz al-Ummal,” we read a disturbing story about Muhammad sleeping with a dead woman to ensure her place in paradise as his bride:
“Narrated by Ibn Abbas: ‘I (Muhammad) put on her my shirt that she may wear the clothes of heaven, and I slept with her in her coffin (grave) that I may lessen the pressure of the grave. She was the best of Allah’s creatures to me after Abu Talib’ . . . The prophet was referring to Fatima , the mother of Ali.”
Since the word “slept” here can refer to sexual intercourse (as in the English sentence, “He slept with her”), some critics of Islam have suggested that Muhammad had sex with a dead woman.
Whether or not that’s true, Muslim apologist Dr. Zakir Naik claims that Muhammad was a homosexual and a necrophile (someone who is sexually attracted to dead people). He makes this claim by arguing that Muhammad is mentioned by name in Song of Solomon 5:16 and that the Hebrew word “machmad” is the name “Muhammad.” In this video, I point out the obvious implications of Naik’s assertions.