Prophet Muhammad Explains Stuff

When we look at the sayings of Prophet Muhammad and the words of the Quran, what do we find?  Do we find divine knowledge or the erroneous understanding of the 7th century?


Mistake Prophet makes

“What is this noise?” They said: “Palm trees that are being pollinated.” He said: “If they did not do that it would be better.” So they did not pollinate them that year, and the dates did not mature properly. they mentioned that to the Prophet (ﷺ) and he said: “If it is one of the matters of your religion, then refer to me.” (Ibn Majah)

Why does meat rot?

Because of the sins of bani Israeel

The Prophet (S) said, “If it was not for the Israelites, meat would not decay. And if it was not for Eve, wives would never betray their husbands.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

Where does the sun go at sunset?

It goes below the Throne of Allah

Narrated Abu Dharr:
Once I was with the Prophet () in the mosque at the time of sunset. The Prophet () said, “O Abu Dharr! Do you know where the sun sets?” I replied, “Allah and His Apostle know best.” He said, “It goes and prostrates underneath (Allah’s) Throne; and that is Allah’s Statement:– ‘And the sun runs on its fixed course for a term (decreed). And that is the decree of All-Mighty, the All-Knowing….’ (36.38)

What are eclipses

It a a sign of Allah meant to scare us.

“We were with the Prophet (ﷺ) and the sun became eclipsed. He got up and went to the masjid, dragging his garment in haste. The people stood with him and he prayed two rak’ahs as they usually prayed. When the eclipse ended he addressed us and said ‘The sun and the moon are two of the signs of Allah (SWT), with which He strikes fear into His slaves(Nasai)

Why does a child look like the mother or father?

Depends who ejaculates first

…And if a man’s discharge proceeded that of the woman, then the child resembles the father, and if the woman’s discharge proceeded that of the man, then the child resembles the mother. (Bukhari)


What are Shooting stars

They are weapons to shoot the devils who go try to sneak and hear Allah’s decree

And We have certainly beautified the nearest heaven with stars and have made [from] them what is thrown at the devils and have prepared for them the punishment of the Blaze. (Quran 67:5)


Superstitions like magic

And they followed [instead] what the devils had recited during the reign of Solomon. It was not Solomon who disbelieved, but the devils disbelieved, teaching people magic and that which was revealed to the two angels at Babylon, Harut and Marut. But the two angels do not teach anyone unless they say, “We are a trial, so do not disbelieve [by practicing magic].” And [yet] they learn from them that by which they cause separation between a man and his wife. But they do not harm anyone through it except by permission of Allah . And the people learn what harms them and does not benefit them. But the Children of Israel certainly knew that whoever purchased the magic would not have in the Hereafter any share. And wretched is that for which they sold themselves, if they only knew.  (Quran 2:102)

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Also see my post on Islam Tries To Explain Stuff

7 thoughts on “Prophet Muhammad Explains Stuff

  1. I personally think Muhammad never existed it is just a made up character like batman , spider man or Superman.People use this name to seek approval for their own agenda.

  2. Hi,
    A fellow atheist here trying to understand more of Islam. Hopefully you an help me with this. Do Islamic scriptures separate/distinguish between what Allah has told Mohammad to say vs. sayings just by Mohammad himself? So in the examples that you gave about the palm tree pollination and meat decaying, could apologists claim that was just Mohammad’s opinion (which would explain a lot) and has nothing to do with Allah?
    BTW, I really like your videos. Keep up the great work!

    1. There is a difference. But Sunnis overall say that his speech was like revelation (according to a Sunni interpretation, one of the verses in the Quran it says Muhammad doesnt speak of his own desires) so there is a difference but in reality sunnis are ordered to obey muhammad in all things and he doesnt speak of his own accord)

      This salafi/wahhhabi site explains it:

  3. I feel that is islum started as a war dominating cult , just like most major religions . But Islam seems to be stuck in time and finding hard to evolve into a compassionate religion .
    Most of all Muslims I meet are compassionate human beings , but they are dealing with the religion of creed in defence of the profit ‘s in moral behaviour.. Bob

  4. Thank you for another great video and article. They are wonderful.

    There are many many holes and flaws in Islam, like most religions. But, Islam has a major problem. It claims the quran is infallible and Islam disallows any criticism of itself. My making itself untouchable, Islam will never reform.

    And if Islam does not evolve the way Christianity and Judaism have, then this planet will see Islamic terrorism continue to grow. As Islam grows so do the number of radicals. The biggest threat humanity faces is Islam.

  5. You are lucky because you can tell people what you believe. Living in a Muslim country, I do not have that freedom. I am an atheist ex Muslim now, been almost 4 years. Before that I was a preacher too and promoted Islam for almost 3 years. I studied Hadith and the Quran extensively and would debate and argue with Atheists and agnostics. Anyway, I admire your work and wish you all the luck in the world.

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