Have you ever heard of Muhammad’s ‘Convenient Revelations’? This is where the ‘prophet’ of Islam would get tailor made ‘revelations’ to get him out of tight spots. •He wanted more than four wives. ‘No problem’ said Allah (but only for you) – Qur’an 33:50 •He wanted to treat his wives differently, in contravention of the rules for polygamy in the Qur’an. ‘Hey presto!’ – Qur’an 33:51 •One of his wives is unhappy about this, Allah threatens her with divorce – Qur’an 66:1 •He lusts after his adopted son’s wife, ever obliging the Lord of the universe steps in to arrange a divorce – Qur’an 37:37
The Qur’an is supposedly God’s eternal word to all of humanity. Yet, we look in vain in its pages for information on how to pray, how to fast, how to go on pilgrimage, how to say the confession of faith. Yet, there seems to be more than enough room to manage the soap opera of Muhammad’s private life. Anyone smell a rat?
For many more questions about Islam’s truth-claims see Peter Townsend’s ‘Questioning Islam – Tough Questions and Honest Answers About the Muslim Religion’