Muhammad the 'prophet' is born 570 AD, in Mecca.
Muhammad was orphaned at six years old, he was raised under the care of his paternal uncle Abu Talib and his wife,
Fatimah bint Asad.
Even at a young age, Muhammad's wet-nurse believed he was possessed by a demon;
Muhammad's wet-nurse, related in Guillaume's translation of Ibn Ishaq, page 72:
"His [Muhammad's friend's] father said to me, "I am afraid that this child has had a stroke, so take him back to his family before the result appears. ..... She [Muhammad's mother] asked me what happened and gave me no peace until I told her. When she asked if I feared a demon had possessed him, I replied that I did."
As an adult, Muhammad would regularly seclude himself in a mountain cave named Hira for several nights of prayer.
(simular to Babylonian Nebo cave worship)
Just as Ignatius Loyola's demonic revelation (starting the Jesuits) came from prolonged isolation within a cave, Muhammad claimed to have had an encounter with something he first described as 'Demonic', leaving his neck muscles "twitching with terror".
He claimed this entity told him to read some writing but Muhammad was illiterate, this Demonic being then pressed upon him with a finger, with such force he believed he was going to die.
Upon returning home, terrified, he conferred with his Roman Catholic cousin on the subject, who, in turn, convinced him he had an encounter with an angel and of course, once he found a way to mix this explanation with his pride, he became a self-acclaimed prophet.
However, it was not all fun and games for Muhammad, who continued to be tortured by this otherworldly entity both in his dreams and while awake, causing him to attempt suicide on multiple occasions.
History of Tabari Translated , translated by W. Montgomery Watt, vol. 6, p. 71
(Muhammad Speaking) "There was no one of God’s creation more hateful to me than a poet or a madman; I could not bear to look at either of them. I said to myself, ‘Your humble servant (meaning himself) is either a poet or a madman, but Quraysh (Meccan Tribe) shall never say this of me. I shall take myself to a mountain crag, hurl myself down from it, kill myself, and find relief that way.’"
Muhammad himself was known to complain of being possessed, saying a demon would force him to recite parts of the Quran and beat him.
Further evidence towards demonic possession can be found within the Hadith, Bukari volume 7 #660, in which for a whole year, Muhammad was so bewitched and befuddled that he thought he was having sexual relations with his wives when he wasn't, demonic or not, Muhammad was a very disturbed man.
Narrated Jundub bin Sufyan:
Once Allah's Apostle became sick and could not offer his night prayer (Tahajjud) for two or three nights. Then a lady (the wife of Abu Lahab) came and said, "O Muhammad! I think that your Satan has forsaken you, for I have not seen him with you for two or three nights!" On that Allah revealed: 'By the fore-noon, and by the night when it darkens, your Lord (O Muhammad) has neither forsaken you, nor hated you.' - (93.1-3) (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 475)
A cousin of one of his wives, Waraqa bin Nawfal, a Christian, suspected that Satan himself had appeared to Mohammad and even those who were sympathetic to Muhammad thought so as well;
"Waraqa was dumbfounded at this, and said, ‘If Gabriel has actually placed his feet upon the earth, he has done so for the best of people thereupon. And he never came down for anyone except a prophet. For he is the companion of all the prophets and messengers, the one whom God sends down to them. I believe what you tell me of him. Send for 'Abd Allah's son, so that I may question him, hear what he says and talk to him. I am afraid it may be someone other than Gabriel, for certain devils imitate him and by so doing can mislead and corrupt some men. This can result in a man becoming confused and even crazy whereas before he had been of sound mind.’" - (Ibn Kathir, The Life of the Prophet Muhammad (Al-Sira al-Nabawiyya), Volume I, translated by professor Trevor Le Gassick, reviewed by Dr. Ahmed Fareed [Garnet Publishing Limited, 8 Southern Court, south Street Reading RG1 4QS, UK; The Center for Muslim Contribution to Civilization, 1998], pp. 296-297;)
Muhammad even admitted Satan had put words into his mouth to compromise with pagan idol worship, these words are known as the 'Satanic Verses' (Sarah 53, verse 21) but later changed his mind on the issue, clearly showing an inability to distinguish the source of his revelation.
Muhammad himself was not exactly an upstanding pillar of the community, marrying his wife when she was just six years old and consummating their marriage at the age of nine, while he remained in his fifties.
Infact, Muhammad actually ended up with over twenty wives within his lifetime while restricting his followers to four;
Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 12, Number 2233:
"I embraced Islam while I had eight wives. So I mentioned it to the Prophet (peace be upon him). The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Select four of them."
Muhammad was born into a culture of Moon-god worship, in this case named, Al-ilah, shortened to Allah in
pre-islamic times (explaining why the common symbol for Islam is the Cresent Moon)
This is actually quite unusual as normally the Sun god is represented as male and the moon god female yet this deity was worshipped as a male. This however is not entirely uncommon as there were certain Babylonian branches where the role was reversed, the male divinity became the moon and the female became the sun, this type of role reversal of the Babylonian faith was mainly present within the Saxons and Norsemen of Europe, and most popular in Arabia.
Muhammad did not bring a new god back to the pagan Arabs, he was building on their Moon god beliefs and removing polytheism, claiming Allah to be the only god, removing the worship of Allah's wife, daughters and other gods.
The name Allah actually comes from the Babylonian god 'Bel', yet another name for Nimrod;
"Allah is a pre - Islamic name.. Corresponding to the Babylonian 'Bel'. - Encyclopedia of Religion
Muslims have one holy book, the Quran and several other volumes called the Hadith, of which are oral traditions relating to the words and days of Muhammad.
The Quran has a split personality correlating to two periods of Muhammad's life, at the start of his life in Mecca he had very little influence or power, but in the second portion of his life he moved to Medina where he had lots of influence, wealth and power.
His earlier writings, while in a position of weakness in Mecca, were peaceful, however, once he had moved to Medina and gained power his writings turned violent.
Within Mecca Muhammad was peaceful and persuasive to the Jews and Christians, but once he gained power he would go on to persecute and kill them.
However it is important to note that his peaceful writings in Mecca are somewhat blotted out by the Quran's principle of 'Abrogation' in which wherever a contradiction is found, the later verses cancel out the earlier, and their are alot of contradictions.
Unfortunately, since the violent waring verses come after the peaceful ones, these are the only verses to be used by the studying Muslim, these peaceful verses are often used to promote Islam as a peaceful religion but by the Qurans own ruling, these are essentially nul and void, meaning the Islam is more of a 'slaughter all non believers and conquer the world' religion.
The Islamic terrorists today are not only following the Quran correctly, but are acting in perfect harmony with their prophet's actions 1400 years ago.
"Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah" - (IBN ISHAQ 992)
"Fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem, but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practice regular charity, then open the way for them"
- Surah 9:5
"Allah's messenger called Ali (and said):
'proceed on and do not look about until Allah grants you victory' and Ali went a bit and then halted and did not look about and then said in a loud voice ' Allah's messenger, on what issue should i fight with the people?' thereupon he (the prophet) said:
'fight with them until they bear testimony to the fact that there is no god but Allah and muhammad is his messenger'"
- Sahih Muslim 59:17
Abu Sa’id al-Khudri said: "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: “And all married women (are forbidden) unto you save those (captives) whom your right hands possess.”
- Surah 4:24/Abu Dawud 2150
"The apostle said, 'Kill any Jew that falls into your power.' Thereupon Muhayyisa b. Mas`ud leapt upon Ibn Sunayna, a Jewish merchant with whom they had social and business relations, and killed him. Huwayyisa was not a Muslim at the time though he was the elder brother. When Muhayyisa killed him Huwayyisa began to beat him, saying, 'You enemy of God, did you kill him when much of the fat on your belly comes from his wealth?' Muhayyisa answered, 'Had the one who ordered me to kill him ordered me to kill you I would have cut your head off.' He said that this was the beginning of Huwayyisa's acceptance of Islam. The other replied, 'By God, if Muhammad had ordered you to kill me would you have killed me?' He said, 'Yes, by God, had he ordered me to cut off your head I would have done so.' He exclaimed, 'By God, a religion which can bring you to this is marvellous!' and he became a Muslim."
- IBN ISHAQ 554
These are of course just a few examples of the barbaric verses of the Quran, but to go further, it teaches Muslims to kill family members who leave the faith or will not join, marry/consummate with children, rape in warfare and preaches that if the Jews are not wiped out their Messiah cannot come;
“The Hour will not begin until you fight the Jews, until a Jew will hide behind a rock or a tree, and the rock or tree will say: ‘O Muslim, O slave of Allah, here is a Jew behind me; come and kill him"
- Bukhari 4:176 - 177
The name 'Islam' actually means 'submission' and this refers to the whole world submitting to their Moon god Allah.
The pagans of pre - Islamic Arabia believed they needed to bow and pray towards Mecca at set times in the day and that one should make a pilgrimage to worship at the Kaabah, walking around it five times and kissing it, atleast once in their lifetime.
All these pre - Islamic rights were adopted within Islam.
This black stone/cube (Kaabah) represents Saturn and can be found all over the world, even including the apple store in New York City.
Some other locations being Santa Ana, California, Manhattan NYC, Denmark, Australia and Hamburg, Germany.
originally the Kaabah held 360 different idols in addition to Allah but Muhammad removed them, yet nonoe really knows what is left inside, therefore have no clue what they are worshiping as questions towards it are considered sacrilege since Islam, alike Catholicism, does not encourage freedom of inquiry or conscience.
But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
- Galatians 1:8-9