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Mohammed and Suicide

Moslems do not like to discuss this subject concerning their prophet. They just want to depict Mohammed as their holy prophet and the greatest man in history. Few Moslems know about Mohammed's suicide attempts, because few Islamic leaders teach this to their congregations. They feel it leaves a black spot upon Mohammed's life, as though people might wonder what kind of prophet is it who would want to kill himself. Some Muslims deny this story, because it is only mentioned in the Hadith. Others cover their shame and try to justify it by saying that the shock of the prophetic experience caused Mohammed to attempt suicide, and that it was a natural thing to do. Our response is, "If the Koran is truly from God, then it may have Satanic elements in it; it is a natural thing to happen." After the visitation of the angel who claimed to be Gabriel, Mohammed became very afraid and attempted suicide. He walked up to the top of a mountain, where he intended to throw himself off a cliff. That experience followed him over the course of the next three years. Let us look together at what Bukhari wrote in volume 9, book 87, Hadith number 111, where he speaks about how the angel of God revealed himself to Mohammed. The truth is that this angel was a demon, for the Bible said, "No marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an Angel of light" (2 Corinthians 11:14). One night when Mohammed was forty years old, he was alone in the cave of Hira when a spirit appeared to him at the door of the cave. The spirit grasped him and squeezed him until he thought he would die and commanded him, 'Read.' Muhammad answered, 'I cannot read.' The spirit squeezed him again and commanded 'Read.' Muhammad said, 'What shall I read?' The spirit said, 'Read: in the name of thy Lord.' Muhammad returned to his wife, frightened and told her 'O Khadija, what is wrong with me?'

If Mohammed had cried to the living God to save him, he would have saved himself and others, but he chose to live under the bondage of this demon which brought such fear in his life that he attempted several times to throw himself from the tops of high mountains. We continue to read that: His wife took him to her cousin Waraqa who said, 'This is the same Namus who Allah had sent to Moses, but after a few days Waraqa died and the Divine Inspiration was also paused for a while and the Prophet became so sad that he intended several times to throw himself from the tops of high mountains and every time he went up the top of a mountain in order to throw himself down, the Angel Gabriel (the demon) would appear before him and say, 'O Muhammad! You are indeed Allah's Apostle in truth.' whereupon his heart would become quiet and he would calm down and would return home. One question I have to ask is, "Is this the behaviour of a normal person?" We all may face troubles in this hard life, but to try to commit suicide means that the person has no hope in himself, from the people around him and even in God Himself. How could God speak to me through that person?! As an Arab who has lived for many years in Germany, I understand the story of the Nazis very well. Satan once used the Germans to destroy Europe, but still I have a great respect for the Germans because they have repented and now they are fighting the Nazis with all their strength. If a new baby is born, it is shameful for the parents to call him Adolf, because they believe that Hitler was demon possessed and an evil person. But as an Arab, I am ashamed that more than 1300 years ago the greatest man, and the example for the Arabs attempted several times to throw himself from the tops of high mountains. As an Arab who has experienced the results of Islam which ruled my Arabic nation, I am not going to be quiet and sit on the side, watching the Moslems presenting a lie about a holy book, religion and a prophet to the western world.

Jesus is the answer for man's problems. All through the gospel we can read that Jesus delivered people from the power of Satan. Not only that, he has given that same power to His followers that they may be able "to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt them" (Luke 10:19). How then will the Moslem be able to protect himself from that devil who "came to steal, and to kill, and to destroy" (John 10:10) when their prophet himself (Mohammed) was not even able to? The only excuse Mohammed came up with to defend his strange behaviour - which is completely inexcusable - was that his Allah told him, "Never did We send a messenger or a prophet before thee, but, when he framed a desire, Satan threw some [vanity] into his desire" (Sure 22:52). We as people of the gospel say that these kind of things can never be. God never used any of his servants unless they were totally dedicated to Him, as we read in 2 Peter 1:21, "The prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." Who can tell us which part of the Koran is inspired of God and which is of Satan? Either the Holy Spirit moved the prophets to write these scriptures, or an evil spirit did. Either the Bible is inspired by God, or the Koran is. That's why we have to choose between Bible or Koran, between Jesus as Lord and Saviour, and Mohammed as a prophet.