The question therefore is what is "disgusting and reprehensible" about Muhammad's life?
This blog will try to show how the contents of the 'Muhammad Movie' match up with the Islamic accounts in the Hadiths and Koran -
The Hadiths are worst than the film:
Be prepared ~ apologize for some of it - in advance.
The issue of Muhammad's desire for young children - and his promotion of this:
Muhammad endorses marrying virgins for the extra-thrill it gives a grown man.
Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah: When I got married, Allah’s Apostle said to me, "What type of lady have you married?" I replied, "I have married a matron." He said, "Why, don’t you have a liking for the virgins and for fondling them?" Jabir also said: Allah's Apostle said, ‘Why didn't you marry a young girl so that you might play with her and she with you?’
The Islamic tax called "extortion" in the film well known to many - is call the jizya tax in Islam - and it was collected in the Muslim world up until the time of western colonization. For example in the Ottoman Empire - where "Christians and Muslims got along peaceably" - Christian's paid the jizya tax.
Now only in the tribal regions of Pakistan do Hindus and Sikhs pay this tax. It is a protection tax - very similar to the Mafia version - because payment of it ensures the non-Muslims protection - in any Islamic state.
Qur'an (9:29) - "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued."
This is a call for Muslims to fight until others accept Islam - the claim that there is - no compulsion in Islam - is called into question here.
Sahih Muslim (1:33) The Messenger of Allah said: "I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and they establish prayer and pay zakat [Arabic ~ tithes for Muslims]."
In the film an old man refuses to accept Muhammad as the Prophet of God and spits in disgust - here is an Islamic account of the leader of a tribe who did convert - and when brought before Muhammad - is told by the Prophet exactly what would have happened if he had not accepted:
Muhammad sent Khalid Ibn al-Walid to the tribe of the children of Haritha and told him: "Call them to accept Islam before you fight with them. If they respond, accept that from them, but if they refuse, fight them." Khalid told them: "Accept Islam and spare your life." They entered Islam by force. He brought them to Muhammad. Muhammad said to them: "Had you not accepted Islam I would have cast your heads under your feet"
Here is an Islamic verse - which not only embraces the idea of Islamic supremacy - it calls for the demoralizing treatment or even enslavement of the non-Muslim:
Bukhari (60:80) - "The Verse:--'You (true Muslims) are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind.' means, the best of peoples for the people, as you bring them with chains on their necks till they embrace Islam."
The taking of non-Muslims women as slaves - a shocking Hadith where Muhammad orders his men to rape non-Muslim women - even as they did not want to. And a Koran verse is borne in the process.
The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) sent a military expedition to Awtas on the occasion of the battle of Hunain. They met their enemy and fought with them. They defeated them and took them captives.Some of the Companions of the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) were reluctant to have intercourse with the female captives in the presence of their husbands who were unbelievers. So Allah, the Exalted, sent down the Qur’anic verse: (Sura 4:24) "And all married women (are forbidden) unto you save those (captives) whom your right hands possess." (Abu Dawud 2150, also Muslim 3433)
As in the film - those who mocked the Prophet [read: talked sense] - should be killed:
“…two singing-girls Fartana and her friend who used to sing satirical songs about the apostle, so he ordered that they should be killed…” (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 819)
Cross dressing accounts [to each his own!]:
Fr. Botros: “Perhaps Muslims think that he only dressed in Aisha’s clothes? Being that she was his “favorite,” perhaps after being intimate with her, he would merely lay in bed with her clothes?” (Here the priest put his face in his hands lamenting that he had to talk of such shameful things.)Then he offered an interesting and revealing hadith, from Sahih Bukhari (2/911), which records Muhammad saying, “Revelations [i.e., the Koran] never come to me when I’m dressed in women’s clothing—except when I’m dressed in Aisha’s,” implying that it was something of a habit for the prophet to dress in female clothing.
Homosexuality Islamic accounts:
Thus Botros [*Coptic Priest who runs a radio show in Arabic*], after profusely apologizing to his Muslim viewers, saying how embarrassing this was for him, declared: “Look! We’re merely readers here, bringing up what we have read in Islam’s own books! If Muslims don't like it, they should go and burn these books.”The first anecdote discussed by the priest revolved around a hadith that, while some ulema say is “weak,” is, nonetheless according to Botros, present in 44 Islamic books—including some highly respected collections, such as Sunan Bayhaqi and Al Halabi.According to this hadith, a man named Zahir, who used to declare that “the prophet loves me,” said that one day Muhammad crept unawares behind him and put him in a bear-hug. Zahir, alarmed, yelled, “Get off me!” After turning his head and discovering that it was Muhammad, he stopped struggling and proceeded to “push his back into the prophet’s chest—prayers and blessings upon him."Another curious hadith contained in Sunan Bayhaqi and which traces to Sunan Abu Dawud (one of the six canonical hadith collections), has Muhammad lifting up his shirt for a man who proceeded to kiss his entire torso, “from his bellybutton to his armpits.”
The adoption scandal in Islam:
In short Muhammad covets his stepson's wife - as portrayed in the film - thereafter no adoptions were allowed in Islam:
ALLAH MADE ZAYD DIVORCE ZAYNAB and marry the Prophet(P) to remove the barrier set up by ties of adoption and invalidating its customs. He says, "Muhammad is not the father of any of your men." (33:40) And He says, "So that there would not be any fault for the believers regarding the wives of their adopted sons." (33:37)Abû`l-Lâyth as-Samarqândî said that if people ask what is the benefit in the Prophet(P) commanding Zayd to keep Zaynâb when Allâh had informed him that she was to be his wife, it is that the Prophet(P) forbade Zayd to divorce his wife because of the disharmony between Zayd and her while concealing in himself what Allâh had informed him about. When Zayd divorced her, her [sic] FEARED THAT PEOPLE WOULD SAY HE WAS MARRYING HIS SON'S WIFE, so Allâh commanded him to marry her to make what he was doing lawful for his community as Allâh said, "So that there would not be any fault for the believers regarding the wives of their adopted sons." (33:37)
[Haven't even touched on the donkey accounts. In one in which the donkey speaks back to him - he asks the donkey 'does it lust for females'. (+)]
That some envision that we are to come under the laws of this man makes it all the more shocking!! It would otherwise be a spiritual comedy - if it wasn't so deadly!
This is a little different from ~ my belief is different from yours - so I disagree with your belief here or there - these verses are a call to attack those who don't believe as you do - and bring harm to those who question or satire your beliefs - it is as though we are forced not to ignore it.
The people of the Muslim world lost their freedom a long time ago - after these laws were imposed on them. In light of the rules of the Shari'a - we must not take the protection of our freedoms lightly. Muslims are the most afraid and we are now only beginning to understand their fear - of Islam.
[If you are a "good Muslim" - you need not be afraid - what other religion has such a rule?]