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The Tragic end – Muhammad’s Family Destroyed -7

Muhammad had great ambitions about his future. He thought that he could do anything with the gang of bandits he commanded. He killed, raped, plundered and enslaved people. Most Muslims do not like to talk about the Tragic end of Muhammad. They conveniently try to cover up the truth. But then, we Christians will not sit quietly. We had a role to play in his death, albeit a silent role. If you haven’t read the previous articles, please click here.

The Challenge of Mubahalah

Muhammad himself brought the destruction of his family by the challenge of Mubahalah. You might be wondering what is a Mubahalah.

According to Islamic sources, the event of Mubahalah was a meeting between the Islamic prophet Muhammad and a Christian delegation from Najran (present-day Saudi Arabia), in the month of Dhu’l-Hijja, 10 AH (October 631,[1] October 631–32,[2] October 632–33),[3] where Muhammad called for invoking a curse to reveal who was lying about their religious differences.

Before this event happened, Muhammad had already been threatening curses on Christians and Jews for not believing his message. Let us check one Quranic passage in which Muhammad said that the faces of Christians will be obliterated and be turned towards their back.

O ye People of the Book! believe in what We have (now) revealed, confirming what was (already) with you, before We change the face and fame of some (of you) beyond all recognition, and turn them hindwards, or curse them as We cursed the Sabbath-breakers, for the decision of Allah Must be carried out.

Quran 4:47

Needless to say, neither Christians nor the Jews gave any heed to the rants of this mad man.

The Reason for the Challenge of Mubahalah

It is a cardinal Christian belief that Jesus was God incarnate among men. John says that anybody who disagrees with the pre-existence of “God the Son” is having the spirit of AntiChrist.

This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has COME in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

1 John 4:2-3

Notice the word “COME“. That word tells us that he CAME. He did not originate at his birth as we humans are. Any denial of the pre-existence of Jesus is from the spirit of AntiChrist.

The key point of conflict between Islam and Christianity is about the Person of Jesus Christ. Notice what Muhammad insists in the Quran.

Indeed, the example of Jesus in the sight of Allah is like that of Adam. He created him from dust, then said to him, “Be!” And he was!

Sura 3:59

Muhammad is telling that Jesus is a created being, just as Adam was. No Christian will ever accept that. This conflict of opinion between Muhammad happened with the Christians of Najran.  A deputation of 60 Christians of Najran headed by Abdul Masih their chief monk priest came and discussed with Muhammad the personality of Hazrat Eesa”

Muhammad then got mad at the Christians and Challenged them for a cursing competition so that the Liars can be directly punished by Allah or God. Notice verse 61 in which the Challenge of Mubahala is declared.

Now, whoever disputes with you ˹O Prophet˺ concerning Jesus after full knowledge has come to you, say, “Come! Let us gather our children and your children, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves—then let us sincerely invoke Allah’s curse upon the liars.

Quran 3:61

The Story Continues

The Christians never agreed to this Mubahala. We know from the Bible that no Christian will ever engage in such cursing. The New Testament is replete with strong words against cursing another. A few of those are below.

BLESS THOSE WHO CURSE YOU, pray for those who mistreat you.

Luke 6:28

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, BLESS THEM THAT CURSE YOU, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Matt 5:44

Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.

James 3:10

NO CHRISTIAN WILL EVER PARTICIPATE IN SUCH A CURSING COMPETITION, the so-called challenge of Mubahala.

The Islamic lie

The Muslims somehow think that the Christians withdrew from this so-called competition because they were afraid of Muhammad’s power. In reality, no Christian would ever be afraid of a false prophet. Had Muhammad been a true prophet like Elisha (2 Kings 2:23-24), the curse would have made all Christians including me to have obliterated faces ( Quran 4:47) turning backwards.

Notice the way Jalalyn twists and invents his version of the Mubahala where the Christians never participated in such an event.

And whoever from among the Christians disputes with you concerning him after the knowledge of his affair that has come to you say to them ‘Come! Let us call our sons and your sons our wives and your wives our selves and your selves and gather them together then let us humbly pray and invoke God’s curse upon those who lie’ by saying ‘Lord curse the one that tells lies concerning the affair of Jesus’. The Prophet s had called upon the Najrān delegation to do this when they disputed with him about Jesus. They said ‘Let us think about it and we will come back to you’.

The judicious one among them said ‘You know that he is a prophet and that every people that has ever challenged a prophet to a mutual imprecation has been destroyed’. They left him and departed. When they went to see the Prophet s who had set out with al-Hasan al-Husayn Fātima and ‘Alī he said to them the Najrān delegation ‘When I supplicate you say ‘Amen’; but they refrained from this mutual imprecation and made peace with the Prophet on the condition that they pay the jizya as reported by Abū Nu‘aym.

According to Ibn ‘Abbās the Prophet said ‘Had they set out and performed the mutual cursing they would have gone home and found neither possessions nor family’. It is also reported that had they set out with this intention they would have been consumed by fire.

Tafsir of Jalalyn

Participants of the Mubahala

Remember the people who participated in the Mubahala along with Muhammad

  • al-Hasan (Grandson of Muhammad)
  • al-Husayn (Grandson of Muhammad)
  • Fatima (Daughter of Muhammad)
  • Ali (Son-in-Law of Muhammad, Fatima’s Husband)

The Mubahala backfires

The Quran does not say anything about the timeframe of the Mubahala effect. However, – Asqalani in his voluminous Fath ul-Bari fi Sharh Sahih al-Bukhari writes:

Some of the benefits of this hadith is that one can do Mubahala with an opponent if he insists after losing the argument…. What is known by experience is that one who takes part in Mubahala to support falsehood will not survive its first anniversary.”

Asqalani

Remember that this Mubahala happened in 631 A.D(October). Muhammad died a painful death before the completion of 1 year of the Mubahala. Click here, for the Islamic site itself confirming the date of his death at 7 June 632 AD.

Point to Note: According to Ibn Hajar “what is known by experience is that one who takes part in Mubahalah to support falsehood will not survive its first anniversary” and Muhammad who cursed the Christian delegation died approximately in a year. Does it not raise serious questions on Muhammad’s claim to be a true prophet even by Islamic criteria?

Narrated `Aisha: The Prophet (ﷺ) in his ailment in which he died, used to say, “O `Aisha! I still feel the pain caused by the food I ate at Khaibar, and at this time, I feel as if my aorta is being cut from that poison.

Sahih al-Bukhari 4428

Muhammad died, in the same way, he prophesied he would die if he was a false prophet. Consider the following verse of the Quran.

Had the Messenger made up something in Our Name, We would have certainly seized him by his right hand, then severed his aorta,

Quran 44:46
The Bible Proves Muhammad was a False Prophet. The Mubahala Proved Muhammad was a False Prophet. The Quran and the Hadiths proved Muhammad was a False Prophet

Muhammad’s Family Destroyed

Fatima Killed

Shortly after the death of Muhammad, Fatima, his daughter was killed. Remember the list of people who participated in the Mubahala? She was Killed by Umar who violently entered the house of Fatima by breaking the door which fell upon her. This not only aborted her unborn child (she was carrying at that time) but also caused enough injuries which later led to her death. Fatima too died in the same year as Muhammad.

The reason for the fight that killed Fatima is given in al-Tabari, Volume 9 page 187. For details see Ansab Ashraf, by al-Baladhuri in his, v1, pp 582-586; Tareekh Ya’qubi, v2, p116; al-Imamah wal-Siyasah, by Ibn Qutaybah, v1, pp 19-20.

Although the timing is not clear, it seems that Ali and his group came to know about Saqifa after what had happened there. At this point, his supporters gathered in Fatimah’s house. Abu Bakr and Umar, fully aware of Ali’s claims and fearing a serious threat from his supporters, summoned him to the mosque to swear the oath of allegiance. Ali refused, and so the house was surrounded by an armed band led by Abu Bakr and Umar, who threatened to set it on fire if Ali and his supporters refused to come out and swear allegiance to Abu Bakr. The scene grew violent and Fatimah was furious

al-Tabari, Volume 9 page 187

Point to be Noted: Umar who killed Fatima is the Second so-called Righteous Caliph of Islam.

Ali Killed by a Poisonous Sword

29 years after the death of Muhammad, Ali was also killed. Read the following excerpt from the Imam of Shias.

Abdur Rahman bin Muljam carefully worked out his plans to kill Ali. A few other trusted Kharjis also volunteered their services to him, and together they rehearsed the assassination. Abdur Rahman bin Muljam took one extra precaution – he put his sword in deadly poison, and let it soak in it for three days.

On the morning of the 19th of Ramadan of the year 40 A.H., Ali came into the Great Mosque of Kufa, and called Adhan (the call to prayer). He took his place in the alcove, and moments later, the worshippers began to arrive. They stood behind him in serried ranks, and the prayer began. Standing in the front row, with other worshippers, were Abdur Rahman bin Muljam and his confederates. They were watching Ali’s movements. In the folds of their cloaks, they were carrying swords burnished to a high sheen, and soaked in poison.

Just when Ali touched the ground with his forehead for sajda, Abdur Rahman bin Muljam stepped out of his row, and crept into the alcove. And just when Ali lifted his head from the ground, ibn Muljam struck the fatal blow at his forehead with such deadly force that it split open.

Blood squirted from Ali’s forehead in several jets, and he exclaimed:

“By the Lord of the Kaaba, I am successful!”

The members of the congregation realized what had happened, and as soon as they concluded the prayer, they surrounded him. His sons, Hasan and Husain, carried him to his house. A physician came, and tried to dress the ghastly wound but could not stop the bleeding. The blow of the sword was fatal anyway, but the poison from its blade was also spreading rapidly in his body.

Martyrdom of Ali

Remember that Ali also participated in the Mubahala.

al-Hasan was poisoned by his own wife

Let us be reminded of Quran 3:61 where Muhammad challenges the Christians to call their children also to the Cursing Competition. al-Hasan and his brother al-Husayn also participated in the Mubahala.

Now, whoever disputes with you ˹O Prophet˺ concerning Jesus after full knowledge has come to you, say, “Come! Let us gather our children and your children, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves—then let us sincerely invoke Allah’s curse upon the liars.

Quran 3:61

“Mu’awiyah’s malice against Imam Hasan led him to conspire with the Imam’s wife Ja’dah, the daughter of Ash’ath. She was made to give the Imam some poison which affected his liver. Imam Hasan thus succumbed to Mu’awiyah’s fatal mischief and attained his martyrdom on 28th Safar 50 AH. His funeral was attended by Imam Husayn and the members of the Hashimite family.

His bier while being taken for burial to the Holy Prophet’s tomb was shot at with arrows by his enemies, (under direct supervision and consent of ‘A’ishah), and it had to be diverted for burial to the Jannatu ‘I-Baq;’ at Medina. His tomb was demolished along with others on 8th Shawwal 1344 (21st April 1926) by the Saudi rulers when they came to power in.”

Hadith.net

al-Husayn was Beheaded

Read on what Islamic sources say about the death of al-Husayn. The following is taken from Encyclopedia Brittanica about his end.

When Yazīd I succeeded his father, Muāwiyah I, to the caliphate in the spring of 680, the many partisans of Muhammad’s late cousin and son-in-law Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib—who collectively felt that leadership of the Muslim community rightly belonged to the descendants of Alī—rose in the city of Al-Kūfah, in what is now Iraq, and invited al-Ḥusayn to take refuge with them, promising to have him proclaimed caliph there.

Meanwhile, Yazīd, having learned of the rebellious attitude of the Shītes in Al-Kūfah, sent Ubayd Allāh, governor of Al-Baṣrah, to restore order. The latter did so, summoning the chiefs of the tribes, making them responsible for the conduct of their people, and threatening reprisal.

Al-Ḥusayn nevertheless set out from Mecca with all his family and retainers, expecting to be received with enthusiasm by the citizens of Al-Kūfah. However, on his arrival at Karbalā, west of the Euphrates River, on October 10, he was confronted by a large army of perhaps 4,000 men sent by Ubayd Allāh and under the command of Umar ibn Sad, son of the founder of Al-Kūfah. Al-Ḥusayn, whose retinue mustered only 72 fighting men, gave battle, vainly relying on the promised aid from Al-Kūfah, and fell with almost all his family and followers. The bodies of the dead, including that of al-Ḥusayn, were then mutilated, only adding to the consternation of later generations of Shītes.

Muhammad and the rest of his family that participated in the Mubahala died under tragic circumstances. All of them were killed in unexpected ways.

Karbala Mosque reminding of the tragic end of the Family of Muhammad
Karbala Mosque reminding of the tragic end of the Family of Muhammad

Conclusion

I would just like to quote some verses from the Bible to prove my points. If you have some understanding, consider the Tragic end of Muhammad and read the following passages.

“You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

Exodus 20:7

Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

Romans 12:19

21 These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes. 22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

Psalm 50:21-22

  35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man
    flourishing like a luxuriant native tree,
36 but he soon passed away and was no more;
    though I looked for him, he could not be found.

37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright;
    a future awaits those who seek peace.[a]
38 But all sinners will be destroyed;
    there will be no future[b] for the wicked
.

39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
    he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
40 The Lord helps them and delivers them;
    he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
    because they take refuge in him.

Psalm 37:35-40

“Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.

Matt 26:52

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