Muslims admit that prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was a human being. It is not unnatural for a man to fall in love. The fact that he is a prophet does not rob him of his natural human emotions. In fact it is true that he loved his wives. However, it is not true that he fell in love with Zainab in the way that is claimed by christian critics.
They said that once the prophet visited Zaid, the husband of Zainab. Zaid was out at the time, and Zainab was combing her hair. The prophet was struck by her beauty and immediately left saying something to the effect that God changes the hearts of people. When Zaid learnt about this incident he offered the prophet that he would divorce Zainab in order that the prophet may marry her. Accordingly, he divorced her and the prophet married her.
Several things point to the lack of truth in this story. First, it is unlikely that the prophet (pbuh) was suddenly struck by Zainab’s beauty. Zainab was his cousin. He had known her since childhood. Why would she suddenly appear striking after she was already married?
Second, the prophet had arranged for her to get married to Zaid. If there was to be an attraction why did the prophet (pbuh) not encourage her to marry none but himself? Third, the fact of the matter was that Zaid’s marriage proved to be an unhappy one. Zaid was a former slave and as such was held in low esteem in the eyes of Zainab. He mentioned to the prophet that he intended to divorce his wife. But the prophet advised him to keep his wife and avoid divorce. In the meantime, Zaid intended to divorce his wife, Allah intended to marry her to the prophet. Eventually Zaid could maintain his marriage no longer. He divorced Zainab and Allah declared in his Glorious Book that he has wedded her to the prophet after the proper waiting period was over. This marriage served more than one purpose. First, the prophet was responsible for arranging Zainab’s marriage to Zaid. Her marriage to the prophet now provided her the honour she felt she deserved, and exonerated the prophet. Second, Zaid had been adopted as the prophet’s son. Eventually, however, the Qur’an prohibited the practice of changing the parental identity of adopted persons. Zaid, then, was to no longer be called “son of Muhammad” but rather “a close friend.” The prophet’s marriage to the divorced wife of Zaid was a practical demonstration that the adopted relationship was not equal to a real blood-relationship. A man cannot marry the divorced wife of his real son but he can marry the divorced wife of his adopted son. The abolishment of the age-old practice was a positive improvement for the adopted persons. People outside of Islam still continue this practice for their own benefit. They adopt children and rob them of their real identify, making them believe they are real children of the household in which they grow up. When such children realize the truth they suffer much disappointment and grief. The adoptive process continues for the selfish gain of the adoptive parents. But is it not true that children sometimes need adoptive parents? Yes. But they also need to preserve their real identify. This is what Islam ensures. It is the responsibility of the entire community to help children in need. They should be taken in and nurtured but not confused with one’s own children. The prophet’s marriage to Zainab was a bold measure to forever engrave in the minds of his followers that as much as people would resist change, some changes are worth the effort. Adoptive children should no longer be robbed of their real identities. (Source: http://www.islaminfo.com/new/detail.asp?ID=28) Some of the Prophet’s
All in a nutshell, prophet Muhammad married Zaynab after Zayd divorced her. And logically and lawfully, it is legal for a divorced woman to remarry.
What this critics are trying to apply is in the Bible, I believe they don’t know this, because if they do, they wouldn’t have tried skewing the Marriage of prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and Zaynab. Let’s take a look at some verses of the Bible…
In the Bible, it is recorded that “lot” impregnated his own two daughters Genesis 19:30-36
How can a supposed prophet of God impregnate his own daughters? This is incest.
In another verse of the Bible, a man called Reuben slept with Bilhah, his father’s wife .
Son slept with his father’s wife? Any Christian who claim to believe and follow the Bible should try putting this into practice, less he will face the nemesis and aftereffects.
3. MUHAMMED ORDERED AND SUPPORTED THE KILLING OF PEOPLE.
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) never supported the Killings of people Indiscriminately, but for a means of defence when being attacked.
“SLAY THEM”–IF THEY ATTACK YOU FIRST”
For example, one verse (in its snipped version) reads:
“slay them wherever you catch them” (Qur’an 2:191).
But who is this referring to? Who are “they” that this verse discusses? The preceding and following verses gives the correct context:
“Fight in the cause of God those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for God loves not transgressors. And slay them wherever you catch them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out; for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter. . . But if they cease, God is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful. . . If they cease, let there be no hostility except to those who practice oppression”
It is clear from the context that these verses are discussing a defensive war, in which a Muslim community is attacked without reason, oppressed and prevented from practicing its faith. In these circumstances, permission is given to FIGHT BACK, but even then Muslims are instructed not to transgress limits and to cease fighting as soon as the attacker gives up. Even in these circumstances, Muslims are only to fight directly against those who are attacking them, not innocent bystanders, women, children or non-combatants.
As Muslims, we are allowed to defend ourselves even to kill whoever attack us with the intentions of killing us. We are not to kill indiscriminately or without any justifiable means.
Ostentatiously, the bible supported terrorism, the killings of innocent people, Bystanders, women, children and noncombatant. Below are some verses to buttress my claim…
And the congregation sent thither twelve thousand men of the valiantest, and commanded them, saying, Go and smite the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead WITH THE EDGE OF THE SWORD, with the women and the children.
Now therefore KILL every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.
The below verse is one of the worst verses of the Bible that breeds terrorism in this 21st century, the writer of this verse must be heartless. It commands the killings of animals, infant and suckling.
Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
A question to the critic, What is the sin of animals and the sucklings?
Islam does not permit this act even during the holy battles, Muslims are not allowed to kill animals and sucklings.
4. MUHAMMAD THREATENED PEOPLE TO EITHER ACCEPT ISLAM OR BE KILLED OR PAY COMPULSORY LEVY
This is one of the false claims spewed by clueless Christians which is as a result of being brainwashed. This claim has no bases and proofs, and thus it is hocus-pocus garnered to convince Muslims to join darkness (Christianity)
How is this possible when several verses of the Quran sternly against the killings of innocent souls?
How is this possible when Allaah told us in the Quran that, “there shall be no compulsion in religion” that is, Muslims must not force anyone to embrace Islam. Forcing people to embrace Islam is a sin simply because it strong run horizontal to the law in Quran 2:256. There is no iota of truth in this accusations. Allaah said in the Glorious Quran…
THERE SHALL BE NO COMPULSION IN ACCEPTANCE OF RELIGION. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy handhold with no break in it. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing.
Above is a verse from the Quran that strongly against the acts of forcing people to accept Islam. Islam vehemently condemned the killing of innocent people for not embracing Islam.
O you who have believed, do not consume one another’s wealth unjustly but only [in lawful] business by mutual consent. AND DO NOT KILL YOURSELVES [OR ONE ANOTHER]. Indeed, Allah is to you ever Merciful.
In conclusion, let’s take a look at some commands of the biblical Jesus and God.
After Azariah the son of oded brought the word of God to king Asa in the book of Chronicles, he concluded that, whosoever would not seek the lord of Israel should be killed
That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
The biblical Jesus ordered those who would not allow him to reign over them should be killed
But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
In conclusion, the above lies refuted was wriggled by a gadfly who is perfect in criticism. The non-muslims are trying all means to pour their venoms on prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and to paint Islam black, not knowing Allaah Azza’wajal has perfected Islam to overcome all man-made religions.
هُوَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُۥ بِٱلْهُدَىٰ وَدِينِ ٱلْحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُۥ عَلَى ٱلدِّينِ كُلِّهِۦ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ ٱلْمُشْرِكُونَ
It is He who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth to manifest it over all religion, although they who associate others with Allah dislike it.
Quran 9:33. At-Taubah
May Allaah guide and protect all believers. Aamyyn.