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Salaam. Salaam. Salaam.
Muzzfeed brings you 23 fun facts you didn’t know about the prophet (PBUH).
Muzzfeed brings you 23 fun facts you didn’t know about the prophet (PBUH).
Muzzfeed brings you 23 fun facts you didn’t know about the prophet (PBUH).
1. He had a weird tic.
He had a weird tic. He had a weird tic.
Narrated Anas: Whenever Allah’s Apostle greeted somebody, he used to greet him three times, and if he spoke a sentence, he used to repeat it thrice.
2. He was a trendsetter who hated copy cats.
This one time the prophet wore a fancy gold ring. But these other guys started stealing his style, so he got mad and threw his ring away. This is how gold for men became haraam.
Narrated Ibn. ‘Umar: Allah’s Apostle wore a gold ring or a silver ring and placed its stone towards the palm of his hand and had the name ‘Muhammad, the Apostle of Allah’ engraved on it. The people also started wearing gold rings like it, but when the Prophet saw them wearing such rings, he threw away his own ring and said. “I will never wear it,” and then wore a silver ring, whereupon the people too started wearing silver rings.
The lesson we learn from this, it’s sunnah not to follow sunnah. Don’t copy the prophet, it makes him mad.
3. He didn’t have a sense of humour.
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Zam’a: The Prophet forbade laughing at a person who passes wind, and said, “How does anyone of you beat his wife as he beats the stallion camel and then he may embrace (sleep with) her?” And Hisham said, “As he beats his slave”
He sure was fun at parties. Perhaps he farted a lot and didn’t want others to laugh at him. And he just had to say something about beating wives, animals and slaves while talking about an innocent subject like farting. That was his thang.
4. He hated chess.
Buraida reported on the authority of his father that Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: He who played chess is like one who dyed his hand with the flesh and blood of swine.
So that Saudi fatwa everyone criticized was actually based on Sahih hadith.
5. He was a great businessman.
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar: A man mentioned to the Prophet that he had always been cheated in bargains. The Prophet said, “Whenever you do bargain, say, ‘No cheating.'”
Wow, nice strategy. Just say, ‘No cheating’ and the others won’t cheat. Thanks, prophet.
6. He was a white man.
The Prophet passed through the lane of Khaibar quickly and my knee was touching the thigh of the Prophet . He uncovered his thigh and I saw the whiteness of the thigh of the Prophet.
Whoa, that sounds oddly homoerotic.
Narrated Anas bin Malik: While we were sitting with the Prophet in the mosque, a man came riding on a camel. He made his camel kneel down in the mosque, tied its foreleg and then said: “Who amongst you is Muhammad?” At that time the Prophet was sitting amongst us (his companions) leaning on his arm. We replied, “This white man reclining on his arm.”
White man, huh… this will make things complicated for the PC SJWs.
7. He was the Prince of Peace.
So this one time this guy told the prophet not to come near him as the prophet’s ass was stinky. This made one of the prophet’s companions mad, who said that the guy was stinkier than the prophet’s ass. So a friend of the guy fought this companion and it turned into a full scale fight between two tribes where sticks and shoes were used as weapons. This event made Allah reveal a new verse to the prophet about peacemaking. Hats off to the guy who had the guts to offend the prophet’s ass.
Narrated Anas: It was said to the Prophet “Would that you see Abdullah bin Ubai.” So, the Prophet went to him, riding a donkey, and the Muslims accompanied him, walking on salty barren land. When the Prophet reached ‘Abdullah bin Ubai, the latter said, “Keep away from me! By Allah, the bad smell of your donkey has harmed me.” On that an Ansari man said (to ‘Abdullah), “By Allah! The smell of the donkey of Allah’s Apostle is better than your smell.” On that a man from ‘Abdullah’s tribe got angry for ‘Abdullah’s sake, and the two men abused each other which caused the friends of the two men to get angry, and the two groups started fighting with sticks, shoes and hands. We were informed that the following Divine Verse was revealed (in this concern):– “And if two groups of Believers fall to fighting then, make peace between them.” (49:9)
8. He was a great detective.
Do you know how fires start in houses? The prophet solved the mystery.
This hadith has been reported on the authority of Jabir through another chain of transmitters but with a slight variation of words: “The mouse may set the house on fire over its inhabitants.”
9. He was a wizard.
Yep, he’s just like your favourite fantasy heroes. He rode a winged horse, had adventures with fire elementals and split the moon.
Also there’s this – elemental magic: water type (he could make meals talk too, imagine eating something that is talking…).
Narrated by Abdullah: Once we were with Allah’s Messenger (Prophet Mohammad) on a journey, and we ran short of water. He said, “Bring the water remaining with you.” The people brought a container which had little water left. He placed his hand in it and said, “Come to the blessed water, and the Blessing is from Allah.” I saw the water flowing from among the fingers of Allah’s Messenger, and no doubt, we heard the meal glorifying Allah, when it was being eaten (by him).
And there’s this – using light magic to guide the way, a spell commonly used in RPGs. See, he’s just like those fantasy characters in RPGs.
Narrated by Anas bin Malik: Once, on a dark night, two of the companions of the Prophet departed (after a meeting with the prophet) and were led by two lights like lamps (from the sky) lighting the road in front of them. And, when they parted (from each other), each of them was accompanied by one of these lights till he reached his house.
Rival wizards had even put spells on him.
Narrated Aisha: Magic was worked on Allah’s Apostle so that he used to think that he had sexual relations with his wives while he actually had not (Sufyan said: That is the hardest kind of magic as it has such an effect). Then one day he said, “O ‘Aisha do you know that Allah has instructed me concerning the matter I asked Him about? Two men came to me and one of them sat near my head and the other sat near my feet. The one near my head asked the other. What is wrong with this man?’ The latter replied the is under the effect of magic. The first one asked, ‘Who has worked magic on him?’ The other replied Labid bin Al-A’sam, a man from Bani Zuraiq who was an ally of the Jews and was a hypocrite.’ The first one asked, What material did he use)?’ The other replied, ‘A comb and the hair stuck to it.’ The first one asked, ‘Where (is that)?’ The other replied. ‘In a skin of pollen of a male date palm tree kept under a stone in the well of Dharwan’ ” So the Prophet went to that well and took out those things and said “That was the well which was shown to me (in a dream) Its water looked like the infusion of Henna leaves and its date-palm trees looked like the heads of devils.” The Prophet added, “Then that thing was taken out’ I said (to the Prophet ) “Why do you not treat yourself with Nashra?” He said, “Allah has cured me; I dislike to let evil spread among my people.”
Had to blame the Jews somehow. One can’t be the prophet of Islam without blaming Jews.
10. One of his followers was a werewolf.
His follower, Ahban bin Aus was a werewolf who could speak to wolves!
Narrated by Unais bin ‘Amr: Ahban bin Aus said, “I was amongst my sheep. Suddenly a wolf caught a sheep and I screamed at it (the wolf). The wolf sat on its tail and addressed me, saying, ‘Who will look after it (i.e. the sheep) when you are busy and not able to look after it? Do you forbid me the provision which Allah has provided me?’ Ahban added, “I clapped my hands and said, ‘By Allah, I have never seen anything more interesting and wonderful than this!’ On that, the wolf said, ‘There is something more (interesting and) wonderful than this; that is, Allah’s Messenger… inviting people to Allah (i.e. Islam).’
11. He was a vampire.
What other reason is there for one to fear garlic so much?
Narrated ‘Abdul ‘Aziz: A man asked Anas, “What did you hear from the Prophet about garlic?” He said, “The Prophet said, ‘Whoever has eaten this plant should neither come near us nor pray with us.”
12. He was a tree whisperer.
That’s right. He talked to trees.
Narrated ‘Abdur-Rahman: “I asked Masruq, ‘Who informed the Prophet about the Jinns at the night when they heard the Qur’an?’ He said, ‘Your father ‘Abdullah informed me that a tree informed the Prophet about them.’ “
13. A stone used to salute him.
Jabir b. Samura reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: I recognize the stone in Mecca which used to pay me salutations before my advent as a Prophet and I recognize that even now.
Stones are known to do weird stuff like that.
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, ‘The (people of) Bani Israel used to take bath naked (all together) looking at each other. The Prophet Moses used to take a bath alone. They said, ‘By Allah! Nothing prevents Moses from taking a bath with us except that he has a scrotal hernia.’ So once Moses went out to take a bath and put his clothes over a stone and then that stone ran away with his clothes. Moses followed that stone saying, “My clothes, O stone! My clothes, O stone! till the people of Bani Israel saw him and said, ‘By Allah, Moses has got no defect in his body. Moses took his clothes and began to beat the stone.” Abu Huraira added, “By Allah! There are still six or seven marks present on the stone from that excessive beating.”
14. He was bi.
Yep, he was bi. His gay side was stuck in the closet cos he was surrounded by homophobes. So like all closet homosexuals who wanted to show others how straight they were, he said all sorts of homophobic things.
“For ye practice your lusts on men in preference to women: ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds. And the answer of his people was only that they said: “Drive them out of your town, these are indeed men who want to be pure (from sins)! Then We saved him and his family, except his wife; she was of those who remained behind (in the torment). And we rained down on them a shower (of brimstone)”
“Of all the creatures in the world, will ye approach males, “And leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates? Nay, ye are a people transgressing”
So how do we know he had a gay side? This one time he tried to give some signals to one of his bros.
Narrated Abu Burda: My father said, “I came to the Prophet and saw him carrying a Siwak in his hand and cleansing his teeth, saying, “U’ U’,” as if he was retching while the Siwak was in his mouth.”
A siwak is a stick used as a toothbrush. Imagine him sticking that stick in his mouth, going. “U’, U’”, like he was retching/choking.
15. He liked to get all kinky at meal time.
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet said, ‘When you eat, do not wipe your hands till you have licked it, or had it licked by somebody else.”
“Licked by somebody else…..”
16. He learned certain practices from monkeys.
During the pre-Islamic period of ignorance I saw a she-monkey surrounded by a number of monkeys. They were all stoning it, because it had committed illegal sexual intercourse. I too, stoned it along with them.
17. He was a misogynist.
According to the prophet, Allah made each man equal to two women.
Allah instructs you concerning your children: for the male, what is equal to the share of two females.
And bring to witness two witnesses from among your men. And if there are not two men [available], then a man and two women from those whom you accept as witnesses – so that if one of the women errs, then the other can remind her.
You think the sermons given by modern Mullahs are horrible? Get a load of this.
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri On ‘Id ul Fitr or ‘Id ul Adha, Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) went out to the Musalla. After finishing the prayer, he delivered the sermon and ordered the people to give alms. He said, “O people! Give alms.” Then he went towards the women and said. “O women! Give alms, for I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-Fire were you (women).” The women asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is the reason for it?” He replied, “O women! You curse frequently, and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. O women, some of you can lead a cautious wise man astray.” Then he left.
This here is real patriarchy. It’s bad for women to curse or be “ungrateful” to their husbands. But there’s no mention of men cursing and being ungrateful to their wives. “O women, some of you can lead a cautious wise man astray”, and here we have actual rape culture, victim blaming. Apparently, cautious wise men can’t think on their own, women’s actions can lead them astray.
If an infant boy pees on you, just sprinkle some water and you’ll be fine. But if an infant girl does it, grab all the heavy duty cleaning materials. Cos you know, girls are inherently dirtier.
Al-Tirmidhi (610) and Ibn Maajah (525) narrated from ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said concerning the urine of an infant boy: “Sprinkle the urine of a boy and wash the urine of a girl.”
Even Aisha got sick of the prophet’s misogyny.
Narrated ‘Aisha: The things which annul the prayers were mentioned before me. They said, “Prayer is annulled by a dog, a donkey and a woman (if they pass in front of the praying people).” I said, “You have made us (i.e. women) dogs.” I saw the Prophet praying while I used to lie in my bed between him and the Qibla. Whenever I was in need of something, I would slip away. for I disliked to face him.”
18. He was a pervert.
He was a lover of young virgins, and cougar lovers puzzled him (his first wife was older though, so either this taste developed later or he married her for the money).
Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah: When I got married, Allah’s Apostle said to me, “What type of lady have you married?” I replied, “I have married a matron”. He said, “Why, don’t you have a liking for the virgins and for fondling them?”
Many Muslims lie about the prophet (which is haraam!), saying that he was a man who was in control of his sexual desires, who didn’t marry all those women and get concubines (sex slaves) for his own pleasure.
The prophet loved fondling his ladies while they were in their periods.
Narrated ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Al-Aswad: (on the authority of his father) ‘Aisha said: “Whenever Allah’s Apostle wanted to fondle anyone of us during her periods (menses), he used to order her to put on an Izar and start fondling her.” ‘Aisha added, “None of you could control his sexual desires as the Prophet could.”
Suuuuure, he was a master at controlling his sexual desires. Which is why he fondled you, Aisha. Which is why he did this.
Narrated Qatada: Anas bin Malik said, “The Prophet used to visit all his wives in a round, during the day and night and they were eleven in number.” I asked Anas, “Had the Prophet the strength for it?” Anas replied, “We used to say that the Prophet was given the strength of thirty (men).” And Sa’id said on the authority of Qatada that Anas had told him about nine wives only (not eleven).
So this is what the noble companions talked about. The prophet’s virility.
19. He was more than just a simple pervert, he was a pedophile.
Wonder what the age was for the ‘young virgins’ he loved to fondle.
Narrated Hisham’s father: Khadija died three years before the Prophet departed to Medina. He stayed there for two years or so and then he married ‘Aisha when she was a girl of six years of age, and he consumed that marriage when she was nine years old.
He started dreaming about Aisha when she was only six!
Narrated ‘Aisha: Allah’s Apostle said (to me), “You have been shown to me twice in (my) dreams. A man was carrying you in a silken cloth and said to me, ‘This is your wife.’ I uncovered it; and behold, it was you. I said to myself, ‘If this dream is from Allah, He will cause it to come true.’ “
Even Abu Bakr was reluctant to give his little child to the prophet!
Narrated ‘Ursa: The Prophet asked Abu Bakr for ‘Aisha’s hand in marriage. Abu Bakr said “But I am your brother.” The Prophet said, “You are my brother in Allah’s religion and His Book, but she (Aisha) is lawful for me to marry.”
20. He was borderline racist.
He preached for equality of all people, except that people had to erase their native cultures and embrace Arabization and only a descendant of the Quraysh tribe can be the supreme leader (caliph). But this one time, to prove a point, that you have to obey your chief even if he’s the lowliest person he could imagine, he said:
Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, “Listen and obey (your chief) even if an Ethiopian whose head is like a raisin were made your chief.”
21. He was a philistine who hated the arts.
Abu Sa`id Khudri reported: We were going with Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him). As we reached the place (known as) Arj there met (us) a poet who had been reciting poetry. Thereupon Allah’s Messanger (may peace be upon him) said: Catch the satan or detain the satan, for filling the belly of a man with pus is better than stuffing his brain with poetry.
The Quran was poetry though. Perhaps he didn’t like the competition.
22. He was a liar.
He says that he will go to heaven as the last prophet of Allah. But he also said this:
The Prophet said, “By Allah, even though I am the Apostle of Allah, yet I do not know what Allah will do to me.”
Perhaps he really believed in the pagan god of the Arabs, Allah, and feared his punishment for lying about him.
Narrated Abu Musa: The sun eclipsed and the Prophet got up, being afraid that it might be the Hour (i.e. Day of Judgment). He went to the Mosque and offered the prayer with the longest Qiyam, bowing and prostration that I had ever seen him doing.
Sounds like the prophet fell for his own lies. All that fear mongering got to him. If he really was a truthful prophet of Allah, he would know that the ‘Last Hour’ won’t come in his lifetime as that was what he preached to his people.
This one time, the prophet boasted about choking Satan. He came up with a good excuse for why he didn’t show the beaten Satan to his followers.
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet once offered the prayer and said, “Satan came in front of me and tried to interrupt my prayer, but Allah gave me an upper hand on him and I choked him. No doubt, I thought of tying him to one of the pillars of the mosque till you get up in the morning and see him. Then I remembered the statement of Prophet Solomon, ‘My Lord ! Bestow on me a kingdom such as shall not belong to any other after me.’ Then Allah made him (Satan) return with his head down (humiliated).”
Even Aisha got suspicious (the moment she got jealous of the other wives and concubines of the prophet and started complaining, the prophet magically received a revelation that justified his actions).
Narrated Aisha: I used to look down upon those ladies who had given themselves to Allah’s Apostle and I used to say, “Can a lady give herself (to a man)?” But when Allah revealed: “You (O Muhammad) can postpone (the turn of) whom you will of them (your wives), and you may receive any of them whom you will; and there is no blame on you if you invite one whose turn you have set aside (temporarily).’ (33.51) I said (to the Prophet), “I feel that your Lord hastens in fulfilling your wishes and desires.”
23. He made his religion using dreams.
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: Allah’s Apostle said, “While I was sleeping I saw (in a dream) some people wearing shirts of which some were reaching up to the breasts only while others were even shorter than that. Umar bin Al-Khattab was shown wearing a shirt that he was dragging.” The people asked, “How did you interpret it? (What is its interpretation) O Allah’s Apostle?” He (the Prophet ) replied, “It is the Religion.”
Speaking of dreams, Satan can’t take the form of the prophet, so if you see the prophet in a dream, it’s the real deal! Even if he does something really weird or messed up in the dream, it’s really him!
Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, “Whoever has seen me in a dream, then no doubt, he has seen me, for Satan cannot imitate my shape.”
PS. Fun fact about Abu Huraira, the narrator of many Sahih Hadith.
He learned all that hadith while following around the prophet and his companions for free food.
Narrated Abu Huraira: I used to accompany Allah’s Apostle to fill my stomach; and that was when I did not eat baked bread, nor wear silk. Neither a male nor a female slave used to serve me, and I used to bind stones over my belly and ask somebody to recite a Quranic Verse for me though I knew it, so that he might take me to his house and feed me.