If Muslims Accept Mohammed As A Prophet, Then Why Don’t They Believe What He Said About His Own Death?

’ve recently been been studying up on the death of Mohammed and I have found it fascinating how strongly many Muslims insist that Mohammed did not die of poisoning. The claim by many Muslims is Mohammed must have died by “natural causes” because his death happened over three years after he ate the poisoned goat at Khyber.

The problem with this answer is that it contradicts what Mohammed himself said about His own death as recorded in the Hadith. He clearly blames the poison for the sickness/organ damage that finally killed him. If Muslims truly believe that Mohammed was a prophet, than they should accept his own explanation for his death.

“The Prophet 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.” (Shahih Bukhari 5:59:713)

“She said: If you were a prophet, it would not harm you; but if you were a king, I should rid the people of you. The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) then ordered regarding her and she was killed. He then said about the pain of which he died: I continued to feel pain from the morsel which I had eaten at Khaybar. This is the time when it has cut off my aorta. (Abu Dawud 39:4498)”

“Narrated Umm Mubashshir: Umm Mubashshir said to the Prophet (peace be upon him) during the sickness of which he died: What do you think about your illness, Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him)? I do not think about the illness of my son except the poisoned sheep of which he had eaten with you at Khaybar. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: And I do not think about my illness except that. This is the time when it cut off my aorta. (Abu Dawud 39:4499)”


Posted on July 6, 2012, in blogging, Christianity, Culture, Faith, God, love, musings, religion and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Lol! This is how you preach “Love Your Enemy”?
    Lol! That is why I believe Christian theology is one of the worse. Or Can I follow your example?

    Let me teach about history of Muhammad.

    Age 58: War of Khaibar

    During 58-63, – there are many thing happen.

    Age 63 : Death of prophet Muhammad pbuh.

    What kind of poison that make human being after eating it, will feel strong and engage in another few battle, etc and die after 5 years later. Snake poison? Or may be arsenic?

    Did you learn some biology or human anatomy?
    Aorta is a part of vane in heart, if the aorta is being cut, it was sure death. Don’t let me teach some biology classes.

    My advise: Get some knowledge before approach with some controversial statement.
    Actually I have read same statement last few month in your blog, but I decide I don’t want to refute, as this is the third post (same statement), I believe I should teach some lesson. Please don’t make me laugh at you.

  2. First of all, in order to love my enemy I need to show them through loving, rational debate, where I think they are wrong. It is good to debate with words, and not through warfare.

    secondly, I am not sure myself how Mohammed died. But the point is that he himself thought that he died from the effects of the poison. Are you saying that your prophet was wrong?

  3. I not the one who write this post, I give given my explanation to you already.

    I am not sure myself how Mohammed died.- So, the data collection is not good enough, read more.

    But the point is that he himself thought that he died from the effects of the poison. Are you saying that your prophet was wrong?

    That why I am asking you, a few companion die instantly, so why prophet require 5 years to past away.
    63 years old is a common age to past away.
    May be you forget that our prophet is human being, if the effect of poison is still there, it logic. But to die because of poison that being eaten 5 years ago. Way too much. If you preach to kids 5 years old, they may buy it.

    Come on man, this is 2012, get some scientific evidence- at least make it logic.

  4. If you are right, than your prophet is wrong, because he believed that the effects of the poison was killing him.

    That’s my only point.

    Take care.

  5. Sorry, I dont notice your reply. Let analyze the hadith.

    Let say, the prophet is being killed by poison (or sick because of poison), how the hadith shown that prophet is wrong? In which way?

  6. The prophet is not wrong if he really did die from the effects of poison.

    However, you just stated very adamantly that all the scientific evidence proves that his death was unrelated to the poison. Therefore, you are the one who is saying that the prophet is wrong.

    As I said before, I’m not sure if he died from the poison or not. I am just surprised that so many Muslims are willing to contradict their own prophet on this issue.

  7. Now, we are near to conclusion.
    1) Poison that being used in instantaneous poison.
    2) Prophet pbuh die after 5 years eat the poison.
    3) Prophet die in age 63 years old.

    In science, when the age become older, the antibodies are weaken. Even the poison is being eaten 5 years back, the scar is still there – it common. Illness is common for human being. (I don’t know how you see this).

    Even, the poison attack at this time, we dont called it die because of poison, we called it die naturally. It just like “In age of 60, you said I feel pain in my lung, I believe because of smoking”.

    In this case, the first person (smoker) is not lying, and the person who analyze (doctor) also not lying. It just perspective. It was a conversation, wake up!! Learn some grammar and jurisprudence.

    Yes, poison weaken the body, but any doctor don’t give the testimony this is because of poison.

    Welcome to Islamic Fiqh (jurisprudence).
    Don’t do this kind of fiqh to your religion, it may screw up.

  8. “Welcome to Islamic Fiqh (jurisprudence).
    Don’t do this kind of fiqh to your religion, it may screw up.”


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