References in Wasim Rizvi’s Book Muhammad 


1. Ibn Warraq. Leaving Islam. Apostates Speak Out. Amherst: Prometheus Books. p.136
2. Maxime Rodinson: Islam et communisme, une ressemblance frappante, in Le Figaro [Paris, daily newspaper], 28 Sep. 2001
3. B.Russell, Theory and Practice of Bolshevism, London, 1921 pp .5, 29, 114
4. A.Koestler, et al, The God That Failed, Hamish Hamilton, London, 1950, p.7
5. Ibid. p16

6. Qur’an Sura 93: Verses 3-8 (Translations of the Qur’an
in this book are either by Yusuf Ali or by Shakir.) My
work is not about the sacred scriptures of Islam, but it
is based directly on them. The passages I cite are taken
from the Qur’an and the Hadith. The Qur’an purports
to be not the work of any human, but the very words of
Allâh himself, from beginning to end. The Ahadith
(plural for Hadith) are short, collected anecdotes and
sayings about Muhammad regarded by Muslims as
essential to the understanding and practice of their
religion. It is not necessary for me, in this book, to
discuss the innumerable questions raised by the Qur’an
and the Hadith, their translation into other languages,
or the disputes over subtle nuances in those texts. For
purposes of this book, the passages I cite will mostly
speak for themselves. I have taken them from widely
accepted sources.

7. Muhammad had four daughters and two sons. His male
children, Qasim and Abd al Menaf (named after deity
Menaf) died in infancy. His daughters reached
adulthood and married, but they all died young. The
youngest daughter, Fatima, was survived by two sons.
She outlived Muhammad by only six months.

8. Studies have shown that the newborns of the mothers
with prepartum and postpartum depressive symptoms
had elevated cortisol and norepinephrine levels, lower
dopamine levels, and greater relative right frontal EEG
asymmetry. The infants in the prepartum group also
showed greater relative right frontal EEG asymmetry
and higher norepinephrine levels. These data suggest
that effects on newborn physiology depend more on
prepartum than postpartum maternal depression but
may also depend on the duration of the depressive


10. Sirat Ibn Ishaq, page 72: Ibn Ishaq (pronounced Is-haq,
Arabic for Isaac) was a Muslim historian, born in
Medina approximately 85 years after Hijra (704. died
768). (Hijra is Muhammad’s immigration to Medina and
the beginning of the Islamic calendar), He was the first
biographer of Muhammad and his war expeditions. His
collection of stories about Muhammad was called
“Sirat al-Nabi” (“Life of the Prophet”). That book is lost.
However, a systematic presentation of Ibn Ishaq’s
material with a commentary by Ibn Hisham (d. 834) in
the form of a recension is available and translated into
English. Ibn Hisham, admitted that he has deliberately omitted some of the stories that were embarrassing to
Muslims. Part of those embarrassing stories were
salvaged by Tabari, (838–923) one of the most
prominent and famous Persian historians and a
commentator of the Qur’an.

11. W. Montgomery Watt: Translation of Ibn Ishaq’s biography of Muhammad (p. 36)
12. Tabaqat Ibn Sa’d p. 21 . Ibn Sa’d (784-845) was a
historian, student of al Waqidi. He classified his story in
eight categories, hence the name Tabaqat (categories).
The first is on the life of Muhammad (Vol. 1), then his
wars (Vol. 2), his companions of Mecca (Vol. 3), his
companions of Medina (Vol. 4), his grand children,
Hassan and Hussein and other prominent Muslims (Vol.
5), the followers and the companions of Muhammad
(Vol. 6), his later important followers (Vol. 7) and some
early Muslim women (Vol. 8). The quotes from Tabaqat
used in this book are taken from the Persian translation
by Dr. Mahmood Mahdavi Damghani. Publisher
Entesharat-e Farhang va Andisheh. Tehran, 1382 solar hijra (2003 A.D.).
13. Tabaqat Volume 1, page 107
14. The Life of Muhammad by Sir. William Muir [Smith,Elder, & Co., London, 1861] Volume II Ch. 1. P. XXVIII
15. Katib al Waqidi, p. 22
16. Tabaqat Vol I. P 108,
17. The Life of Muhammad by Sir. William Muir Vol. II Ch.1.P. XXXIII
18. Sirat, Ibn Ishaq page. 195

19. Life of Muhammad, Muir Vol 2 p.195
20. Bukhari Volume 5, Book 58, Number 224:

21. Abu Abdullah Muhammad Bukhari (c. 810-870) was a
collector of hadith also known as the sunnah,
(collection of sayings and deeds of Muhammad). His
book of hadith is considered second to none. He spent
sixteen years compiling it, and ended up with 2,602
hadith (9,082 with repetition). His criteria for
acceptance into the collection were amongst the most
stringent of all the scholars of ahadith and that is why
his book is called Sahih (correct, authentic). There are
other scholars, such as Abul Husain Muslim and Abu
Dawood who worked as Bukhari did and collected
other authentic reports. Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim
and Sunnan Abu Dawood are recognized by the
majority of Muslims, particularly Sunnis, as
complementing the Qur’an.

22. Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 56, Number 762:
23. Tabaqat Volume I, page 191
24. Qur’an, 53:19-22
25. Sahih Bukhari Volume 5, Book 58, Number 207
26. Al-Dalaa’il, 2/282
27. Sir William Muir: The Biography of Mahomet, and Rise 0f Islam. Chapter IV page 126

29. Qur’an, 4:97: “When angels take the souls of those
who die in sin against their souls, they say: ‘In what
(plight) were ye?’ They reply: ‘Weak and oppressed
were we in the earth.’ They say: ‘Was not the earth of
Allâh spacious enough for you to move yourselves
away?’ Such men will find their abode in Hell, – What an evil refuge!”

30. Sir William Muir, Life of Muhammad, Vol. 2, chap. 5,. p. 162.
31. A collection of poems in many volumes compiled by
Abu al-Faraj Ali of Esfahan. It contains poems from the
oldest epoch of Arabic literature down to the 9th cent.
It is an important source of information on medieval Islamic society.
32. Sirat Ibn Ishaq, P.197

33. Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti says: “A group of people from
Mecca accepted Islam and professed their belief; as a
result, the companions in Mecca wrote to them
requesting that they emigrate too; for if they don’t do
so, they shall not be considered as those who are
among the believers. In compliance, the group left, but
were soon ambushed by the nonbelievers (Quraish)
before reaching their destination; they were coerced
into disbelief, and they professed it.” *Jalal al-Din alSuyuti “al-Durr al-Manthoor Fi al- Tafsir al-Ma-athoor,” vol.2, p178;]
34. Suyuti writes that in one hadith Allâh’s Apostle said,
“There is no Hijra (i.e. migration) (from Mecca to
Medina) after the Conquest (of Mecca), but Jihad and
good intention remain; and if you are called (by the
Muslim ruler) for fighting, go forth immediately.”

35. This shows that prior to the conquest of Mecca, emigration from that town was one of the requisites for Muslims. This is additional evidence of the fact that Muslims were coerced by Muhammad to abandon their homes, while their families did everything they could to keep their loved ones from following this man.

36. Jalal al-Din al-Misri al-Suyuti al-Shafi`i al-Ash`ari, also known as Ibn al-Asyuti (849-911) was the mujtahid imam and renewer of the tenth Islamic century. He was a hadith master, jurist, Sufi, philologist, and historian. He authored works in virtually every Islamic science.

38. Daily Muslims, July 12, 2006

39. Qur’an, 8:69. See also Qur’an, 8:74: “Those who
believe, and adopt exile, and fight for the Faith, in the
cause of Allâh as well as those who give (them) asylum
and aid, – these are (all) in very truth the Believers: for
them is the forgiveness of sins and a provision most
generous.” One who is not familiar with Muhammad’s
style of writing (actually, of reciting, as he was
illiterate) may wonder how the order to loot people
can be reconciled with the command to fear Allâh.
However, those who read the Qur’an in Arabic notice
that the verses rhyme, and Muhammad often added
words or phrases that are out of place, such as ‘fear
Allâh,’ ‘Allâh is most merciful,’ ‘He is all knowing, all
wise,’ etc., just to make his verses rhyme. Otherwise, it
is inconceivable to fear the wrath of God and at the
same time pillage and murder innocent people. By
doing so—by associating God with looting, genocide
and rape— Muhammad lowered the moral standards
of his followers and sanctified evil. Thus pillage became
holy pillage, killing became holy killing, and iniquity was
sanctioned and even glorified. He assured his men that
those who fight for their Faith would be rewarded, not
only with the spoils of war but with forgiveness for their sins.

40. Malfuzat-i Timuri, or Tuzak-i Timuri, by Amir Tîmûr-ilang In the History of India as told by its own historians.
The Posthumous Papers of the Late Sir H. M. Elliot. John Dowson, ed. 1st ed. 1867. 2nd ed., Calcutta: Susil Gupta, 1956, vol. 2, pp. 8-98.

41. Qur’an, Chapter 47, Verse 38: “Behold, ye are those invited to spend (of your substance) in the Way of Allâh: But among you are some that are niggardly. But any who are niggardly are so at the expense of their own souls. But Allâh is free of all wants, and it is ye that are needy. If ye turn back (from the Path), He will substitute in your stead another people; then they would not be like you!”

42. See also Chapter 63, Verse 10.

43. An affidavit made public in federal court in Virginia in
August 19, 2003, contends that the Muslim charities
gave $3.7 million to BMI Inc., a private Islamic
investment company in New Jersey that may have
passed the money to terrorist groups. The money was
part of a $10 million endowment from unnamed
donors in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia.,
Also on July 27, 2004, the U.S. Justice Department
unsealed the indictment of the nation’s largest Muslim
charity and seven of its top officials on charges of 165
funneling $12.4 million over six years to individuals and
groups associated with the Islamic Resistance
Movement, or Hamas, the Palestinian group that the
U.S. government considers to be a terrorist organization.

44. See also Qur’an, 8:72, “Those who believed and those
who suffered exile and fought (and strove and
struggled) in the path of Allâh, – they have the hope of
the Mercy of Allâh: And Allâh is Oft-forgiving, Most
Merciful.” and Qur’an Chapter 8, Verse 74: “Those who
believe, and adopt exile, and fight for the Faith, in the
cause of Allâh as well as those who give (them) asylum
and aid, – these are (all) in very truth the Believers: for
them is the forgiveness of sins and a provision most generous.”

45. 20060918-110403-1970r
46. Ibid.
48. Tabaqat, Vol. 2, pp. 1-2.
49. Sahih Bukhari Volume 5, Book 59, Number 702:
50. William Muir, Life of Muhammad Volume II, Chapter 2, Page 6.
51. Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 3. Book 46, Number 717
52. Ibid.
53. Sahih Muslim Book 019, Number 4321, 4322 and 4323 

54. Sahih Muslim Book 019, Number 4292:
56. Aisha has narrated that Sauda gave up her (turn) day
and night to her in order to seek the pleasure of Allâh’s
Apostle (by that action). [Bukhari Volume 3, Book 47, Number 766]
57. Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari (838–923) was one of
the earliest, most prominent and famous Persian
historians and exegetes of the Qur’an, most famous for
his Tarikh al-Tabari and Tafsir al-Tabari.
58. Persian Tabari, Vol. IV, page 1298.
59. Bukhari Volume 3, Book 34, Number 310:

60. Bukhari, Volume 5, Book59, Number 459. Many other
canonical hadiths recount how Muhammad approved
intercourse with slave women, but said coitus
interruptus was unnecessary because if Allâh willed
someone to be born, that soul would be born
regardless of coitus interruptus. See the following:
Bukhari 3.34.432: “Narrated Abu Saeed Al-Khudri: that
while he was sitting with Allâh’s Apostle he said, ‘O
Allâh’s Apostle! We get female captives as our share of
booty, and we are interested in their prices, what is
your opinion about coitus interruptus?’ The Prophet
said, ‘Do you really do that? It is better for you not to
do it. No soul that which Allâh has destined to exist,
but will surely come into existence.’” Sahih Muslim is
another source considered factual and accurate by
virtually all Muslims. Here is Sahih Muslim 8.3381:
“Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) was asked about ‘azl, (coitus interruptus) whereupon he
said: The child does not come from all the liquid
(semen) and when Allâh intends to create anything
nothing can prevent it (from coming into existence).”
Muslims also consider Abu Dawood highly accurate and
factual. Here is Abu Dawood, “Yahya
related to me from Malik from Humayd ibn Qays alMakki that a man called Dhafif said that Ibn Abbas was
asked about coitus interruptus. He called a slave-girl of
his and said, ‘Tell them.’ She was embarrassed. He said,
‘It is alright, and I do it myself.’ Malik said, ‘A man does
not practise coitus interruptus with a free woman
unless she gives her permission. There is no harm in
practicing coitus interruptus with a slave-girl without
her permission. Someone who has someone else’s
slave-girl as a wife does not practice coitus interruptus
with her unless her people give him permission.'” See
also Bukhari 3.46.718, 5.59.459, 7.62.135, 7.62.136,
7.62.137, 8.77.600, 9.93.506 Sahih Muslim 8.3383,
8.3388, 8.3376, 8.3377, and several more.

61. Qur’an, 4:24: “Also (prohibited are) women already
married, except those whom your right hands possess:
Thus hath Allâh ordained (Prohibitions) against you.”
Qur’an, 33:50): “O Prophet! We have made lawful to
thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers;
and those whom thy right hand possesses out of the
prisoners of war whom Allâh has assigned to thee.”

62. Qur’an, 4:3: “If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal
justly with the orphans, marry women of your choice,
two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be
able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or
(a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be
more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice.”

63. Sirat Rasul Allâh, p. 515.

64. Sahih Bukhari, 1.8.367, In this hadith the commentator
narrates how they [the Muslims] raided the city of
Khaibar, during the dawn taking the population off
guard. “Yakhrab Khaibar” (Khaibar is ruined) exclaimed
Muhammad, as he passed from one stronghold
triumphantly to another: “Great is Allâh! Truly when I
light upon the coasts of any people, wretched for them
is that day! After the conquest of the town, it came
time to share the booty. Dihya, one of the warriors,
received Safiya as his share. Safiya’s father who was
the chief of the Bani Nadir had been beheaded by the
order of Muhammad three years earlier. After the
conquest of Khaibar, her young husband Qinana was
tortured and murdered by his order too. Someone
informed Muhammad that the seventeen year old
Safiya was very beautiful. So Muhammad offered Dihya
two girls, the cousins of Safiya, in exchange and got Safiya for himself.

65. Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 261:
66. Bukhari, 5.59.369
67. The Kitab al Tabaqat al kabir, Vol. 2, p 31
68. From pp. 675-676 of The Life of Muhammad, which is a Guilaume’s translation of Sirat Rasul Allâh.
69. Ibid.

70. Ibn Sa’d narrates another version of this story: “Bint
Marwan, of Banu Umayyah ibn Zayd, when five nights
had remained from the month of Ramadan, in the
beginning of the nineteenth month from the hijrah of
the apostle of Allâh. `Asma’ was the wife of Yazid ibn
Zayd ibn Hisn al-Khatmi. She used to revile Islam,
offend the prophet and instigate the (people) against
him. She composed verses. Umayr Ibn Adi came to her
in the night and entered her house. Her children were
sleeping around her. There was one whom she was
suckling. He searched her with his hand because he
was blind, and separated the child from her. He thrust
his sword in her chest till it pierced up to her back.
Then he offered the morning prayers with the prophet
at al-Medina. The apostle of Allâh said to him: ‘Have
you slain the daughter of Marwan?’ He said: ‘Yes. Is
there something more for me to do?’ He [Muhammad]
said: ‘No. Two goats will not butt together about her.’
This was the word that was first heard from the apostle
of Allâh. The apostle of Allâh called him `Umayr, ‘basir’
(the seeing).” — Ibn Sa`d’s in Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir, translated by S. Moinul Haq, Vol. 2, p.24.

71. Qur’an 3:151 “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allâh, for which He had sent no authority: their abode will be the Fire: And evil is the home of the wrong-doers!

72. 68 Bukhari, 4.52.220.
73. 69 From the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, (1976), pp. 100-107 By W. N. Arafat 70 Quran, 2:65, 5:60, 7:166

74. Ibn Ishaq Sirat, p. 363
75. Ibid
76. AR-Raheeq Al-Makhtum by Saifur Rahman alMubarakpuri
78. Ibn Ishaq irat, p. 438
79. AR-RaheeQ Al-Makhtum (THE SEALED NECTAR)-
Memoirs of the Noble Prophet Saifur Rahman alMubarakpuri – Jamia Salafia – India
80. Ibid.
81. Ibid.
82. Ayatollah Khomeini: A speech delivered on the
commemoration of the Birth of Muhammad, in 1981.
83. Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 280:
84. Sunan Abu-Dawud Book 38, Number 4390. Sunan AbuDawud is another collection of hadith regarded to be
85. Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 288
86. Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 176
87. This story is reported by Tabari, Vol 3, Page 1126
88. Ibn Ishaq, Sirat, Battle of Trench

89. Sirah al-Halabiyyah, v3, p61,
91. [Ahmad Ibn Naqib al-Misri, The Reliance of the
Traveller, translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller, Amana
publications, 1997, section r8.2, page 745].
92. Sahih al-Bukhari, v.7, p102
94. International Statistical Classification of Diseases and
Related Health Problems, 10th edition, World Health
Organization (1992)

95. The language in the criteria above is based on or
summarized from: American Psychiatric Association.
(1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental
disorders, fourth edition (DSM IV). Washington, DC:
American Psychiatric Association. Sam Vaknin. (1999).
Malignant Self Love – Narcissism Revisited, first edition.
Prague and Skopje: Narcissus Publication. (“Malignant
Self Love – Narcissism Revisited”

96. )
97. Tabaqat V. 1 p. 2
99. Ibid.
100. Ibid.
101. Tabaqat V. 1, p. 364
102. Ibid.
103. Mark 10:18
105. Sam Vaknin and Lidija Rangelovska, Malignant Self
Love – Narcissism Revisited, Narcissus Publications,
Czech Republic (January 4, 2007),
107. Ambient abuse is the stealth, subtle, underground
currents of maltreatment that sometimes go
unnoticed even by the victims themselves, until it is
too late. Ambient abuse penetrates and permeates
everything – but is difficult to pinpoint and identify.
It is ambiguous, atmospheric, and diffuse. Hence it
has insidious and pernicious effects. It is by far the
most dangerous kind of abuse there is. It is the
outcome of fear – fear of violence, fear of the
unknown, fear of the unpredictable, the capricious,
and the arbitrary. It is perpetrated by dropping
subtle hints, by disorienting, by constant – and
unnecessary – lying, by persistent doubting and
demeaning, and by inspiring an air of unmitigated
gloom and doom (“gaslighting”). This definition is
given by Dr. Sam Vaknin in his article “Ambient
Abuse, first published in “Verbal and Emotional
Abuse on Suite 101,” also published in Malignant Self
Love – Narcissism Revisited, Ibid. and at (date not
given), (accessed June 22, 2007).
108. “The Cult of the Narcissist” by Dr. Sam Vaknin,
published in Malignant Self Love –Narcissism
Revisited, and at http:/
109. /, c. Sam Vaknin,
date not given (accessed June 22, 2007).
111. Amir Taheri Neo-Islam
112. “For Love of God – Narcissists and Religion”, by Dr.
Sam Vaknin, at – (no date
given) (accessed June 22, 2007), first published in
“Narcissistic Personality Disorder” Topic Page on
Suite 101, also appearing in Malignant Self Love –
Narcissism Revisited, Ibid.
113. “For Love of God – Narcissists and Religion”, by Dr.
Sam Vaknin, Ibid.
114. Jon Mardi Horowitz – Stress Response Syndromes:
PTSD, Grief, and Adjustment Disorder” New
Jersey:Jason Aronson Inc., Third Edition, 1997, ISBN10: 0765700255, ISBN-13: 978-0765700254.

116. Tabaqat Vol 1 p. 107
117. Ibid.
118. J. D. Levine and Rona H. Weiss. The Dynamics and
Treatment of Alcoholism. Jason Aronson, 1994
121. Persian Tabari v. 3 p.832
124. “I do not ask of you any reward for it but love for my
near relatives” Tabaqat vol.1 page.3
125. Qur’an Sura 42: verse 23
127. Quoted from “Mixing oil and water” by Bridget
Murray, APA Online Monitor On Psychology, Vol. 35,
No. 3, March 2004, (online version), Print version:
page 52, online version found at
(accessed June 22,

129. “The Inverted Narcissist” Sam Vaknin, Personality Disorders Community,
At :-
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131. Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 87, Number 140
133. Larson’s New Book of Cults 1989, pp. 14-15
134. Dr. Sam Vaknin Narcissism FAQ ŒÌ57
135. “Pathological Narcissism, Psychosis, and Delusions”
by Sam Vaknin, at Sam Vaknin Sites, (accessedJune 22, 2007)
136. Ibid.

138. The Qur’an can be tedious, and that is mainly why few Muslims have read it. However, at the risk of boring my readers, in this chapter I will have to quote several Qur’anic verses as evidence to support my portrait of Muhammad.

139. Qur’an, sura 60, Verse 1
141. Ibid.
144. The Cult of Narcissist
145. Oh you who believe! Murder those of the disbelievers and let them find harshness in you.(Q.9:123)
146. Ibn Sa’d, Tabaqat Vol 8: p 195
147. Ibid
148. Published by Entesharat-e Elmiyyeh Eslami Tehran 1377 lunar H. Tafseer and translation into Farsi by
Mohammad Kazem Mo’refi
149. Sahih Bukhari Vol.7 Book 67, No.424
150. Sahih Bukhari Vol.9 Book 89, No.260
151. Sahih Muslim 8.3424, 3425, 3426, 3427, 3428
153. MEMRI nquiry and Analysis Series – No. 363 L. Azuri
154. Baraka Umm Ayman was a servant of the Prophet Muhammad as well as his nursemaid.
155. Al-Masri Al-Yawm (Egypt) May 20, 2007.
156. Umm Haram bint Milhan was a cousin of the prophet on his mother’s side, and one of the first to embrace
Islam and emigrate to Mecca.
157. Al-Masri Al-Yawm (Egypt) May 23, 2007. Dr. Gum’a made similar statements to the Egyptian weekly AlLiwa Al- Islami, May 26, 2007.
158. Al-Masri Al-Yawm (Egypt) May 22, 2007.
159. Al-Ahram (Egypt) May 29, 2007.
160. Al-Ahram (Egypt), June 3, 2007.
161. Al-Masri Al-Yawm (Egypt) May 30, 2007.
162. Al-Ahram (Egypt) May 31, 2007.
163. Al-Gumhouriyya (Egypt) May 24, 2007.
164. Al-Akhbar (Egypt) May 21, 2007.
165. Tabaqat, Volume 1, page 369
166. Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 311)
167. Flexible armor of interlinked rings.
168. Sirat Ibn Ishaq, p.823.
169. Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 448:
170. Sahih al-Bukhari Volume 1, Book 1, Number 2
171. Majma’uz Zawaa’id with reference to Tabraani
172. Tabaqat Volume 1 page 184 Persian translation
173. Ibid.
174. Bukhari Volume 1, Book 1, Number 3:
175. Sahih Muslim Book 001, Number 0301:
176. Tabari VI:67
177. Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 87, Number 111
178. Tabaqat Vol. 1. p. 119
179. Tirmidhi Hadith, Number 1524
180. Sira Ibn Ishaq, p. 105
181. Sahih Bukhari Volume 2, Book 22, Number 301
182. Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 71, Number 660:
183. Sahih Muslim Book 007, Number 2654:
184. Sahih Bukhari Volume 6, Book 60, Number 451:
185. Bukhari Volume 6, Book 60, Number 478
186. Sira Ibn Ishaq p. 106
187. Often mischievous form of spirits in Arab mythology,
capable of appearing in human and animal forms.
188. Scott Atran, NeuroTheology: Brain, Science,
Spirituality, Religious Experience by Chapter 10
189. Bukhari:Volumne 4, Book 54, Number 455
190. Qur’an, 72:8; 37:6-10; 63:5.
191. Muhammad Husayn Haykal (1888, 1956): The Life of
Muhammad, translated by Isma’il, Razi A. al-Faruqi.
ISBN: 0892591374 Chapter 8: From the Violation of
the Boycott to al Isra’.
193. Dead Man’s Mirror by Agatha Christie – in “Hercule
Poirot The Complete Short Stories” – Great Britain,
HarperCollins Publishers, 1999
196. Theophanes, 1007, Chronographia, vol. 1, p334
198. Sahih Bukhari, Volume, Book 26, Number 652
199. Cushing: Brain 1921-1922 xliv p341
200. Kennedy: Arch Int Med 1911 viii p317.
201. Sirat Rasoul p. 77
204. Ibid.
205. Qur’an, 42:7. The same claim is made in Qur’an, 6:92
206. “Nay, it is the Truth from thy Lord, that thou mayest
admonish a people to whom no warner has come
before thee: in order that they may receive
guidance.”(Qur’an 32:3) and In order that thou
mayest admonish a people, whose fathers had
received no admonition, and who therefore remain
heedless (of the Signs of Allâh). (Qura’an, 36:6)
207. A.S. Tritton, Islam: Belief and Practice 1951, p. 16.
208. Sahih Bukhari Volume 2, Book 22, Number 301.
209. Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 56, Number 763.
210. Sira: Ishaq:182
211. Qur’an: Sura 13, Verse 62
212. Some years later, when Muhammad came to power,
he reduced children to orphans by killing their
fathers, enslaving their mothers and taking their belongings.
213. The allusion is to Surah 40:46, ‘Cast the family of
Pharaoh into the worst of all punishments

214. Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 6, Number 301
reports Muhammad saying “I have seen that the
majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you
(women).” They asked, “Why is it so, O Allâh’s
Apostle ?” He replied, “You curse frequently and are
ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone
more deficient in intelligence and religion than you.
A cautious sensible man could be led astray by some
of you.” The women asked, “O Allâh’s Apostle! What
is deficient in our intelligence and religion?” He said,
“Is not the evidence of two women equal to the
witness of one man?” They replied in the affirmative.
He said, “This is the deficiency in her intelligence.
Isn’t it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast
during her menses?” The women replied in the
affirmative. He said, “This is the deficiency in her religion.”

215. Some years later in Medina Muhammad fell in love with Zayd’s wife and made his lust known. Zayd felt compelled to divorce his wife so Muhammad could marry her.

216. Bukhari Volume 9, Book 93, Number 608:
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226. a pre-Islamic monotheistic sect propagated in Arabia to which Khadijah belonged
227. Bukhari Volume 1, Book 1, Number 3
229. National Geographic: “Did Animals Sense Tsunami Was Coming?” /0104_050104_tsunami_animals.html
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231. 229 Platt, Charles. (1980). Dream Makers: The Uncommon People Who Write Science Fiction. Berkley Publishing. ISBN 0-425-04668-0

232. Ibid
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234. Divine Invasion , A Life of Philip K. Dick by Lawrence
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237. 2 Corinthians 12:7-9
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244. Muhammad prescribed camel urine for stomachache. He certainly must have drauk it himself. Camel urine is sold in Islamic countries as remedy, even today.

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246. Tabaqat Volume 8, Page 201

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250. Tabaqat Volume I, page 125

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253. Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 6, Number 299.
254. Tabaqat Volume 1, page 368
255. Bukhari Volume 7, Book 63, Number 182:
256. Tabaqat Volume 8, Page 200
257. Ibid.
258. Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 18, Number 154:
259. Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 8, Number 423:
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262. Sahih Muslim Book 4, Number 2127
263. Bukhari Volume 1, Book 3, Number 57
264. Bukhari Volume 1, Book 4, Number 182
265. Bukhari Volume 1, Book 4, Number 161:
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271. The Book of Merits (manaqib) in Sunan Imam atTirmidhi.
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274. Ibid.
275. Bukhari Volume 7, Book 72, Number 793

276. Abu ?Isa Muhammad ibn ?Isa ibn Musa ibn adDahhak as-Sulami at-Tirmidhi (824-892) was a collector of hadith. His collection, Sunan al-Tirmidhi, is one of the six canonical hadith compilations used in Sunni Islam. The following hadiths are from his collections.

277. Bukhari Volume 2, Book 21, Number 230

281. Muhammad Husayn Haykal (1888, 1956): The Life of
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285. Tabaqat, Volume 1, Page 380
286. Ibid.

287. Several ahadith say that Muhammad often slept hungry. These are exaggerations to portray Muhammad as a long- suffering prophet. How could he go hungry when he had confiscated the wealth thousands of Jews of Arabia and had hundreds of slaves, is a question that only Muslim forgerers of hadith could answer. When Muhammad migrated to
Medina, he was poor. However, he soon accumulated a lot of wealth through pillaging.

288. The ancient process of drawing blood from the body by scarification and the application of a cupping glass, or by the application of a cupping glass without scarification, as for relieving internal congestion. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary,© Random House, Inc. 2006.)

289. Bukhari Volume 7, Book 71, Number 602
290. Bukhari Volume 4, Book 56, Number 753
291. Tabaqat Volume 1 page 361
292. Ibid. page 362
293. Psychology 101, Carole Wade et al., 2005

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296. Qur’an 9:29 Fight those who believe not in Allâh nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath
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303. Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Ralph Mannheim, ed., New York: Mariner Books, 1999, p. 65.
304. Ibn Sa’d Tabaqat, page 362

305. The unbelievers repeatedly asked Muhammad to perform a miracle so they could believe (Qur’an 17: 90) and Muhammad kept telling them “Glory to my Lord! Am I aught but a man- a messenger?” (Qur’an17: 93)

307. 297James S. Gordon, The Golden Guru, p. 79

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320. Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 311
321. Ibn Ishaq. Sira
322. Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 56, Number 807
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326. Winfrey, C. Why 900 died in Guyana. New York Times Magazine, February 25, 1979.
327. Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 83, Number 17
328. Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 84, Number 57
329. Sunnan Abu Dawud; Book 41, Number 4994
330. Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 76
331. Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 87, Number 127
332. Winfrey, C. Why 900 died in Guyana. New York Times Magazine, February 25, 1979.
333. Suicide Cult: The Inside Story of the Peoples Temple
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338. Sahih Bukhari Volume 5, Book 59, Number 428
339. Sahih Bukhari Volume 5, Book 59, Number 427
340. Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 65, Number 293
341. Shih Muslim Book 026, Number 5559
342. Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 8, Number 450
343. Tabaqat, Volume 1, Page 375
344. Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 92, Number 379
345. Bukhari Volume 4, Book 54, Number 516:
346. (Quran. 2:18, 2:171, 6:39, 8:22)
348. Bukhari, 4.52.220.
349. Tabaqat Volume 1, Page 374
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