Query: Understanding Islam Prophet Mohammed... It is true that a human being goes on an
incedible journey of transformation from birth to death. Sometimes all it can take is a single event to
trigger this transformation. However in the case of Mohammed, I am not sure that this transformation
occurred. It is a well known fact that he used to meditate in the cave on Mount Hira when he supposedly
started getting messages from the angel Gabriel. It was here that he supposedly became enlightened. I have
even questioned my own Hindu beliefs at times, and this has only served to increase my understanding of Islam
and Prophet Muhammed.|
Truly speaking... no spiritual master or prophet propagates a path that
spells doom for the society. Having gained enlightenment... there is no harm in spreading the word. The
teachings of Prophet Mohammed have always been wrongly interpreted... by the religious leaders of today! It
simply is not believable... it cannot be... that an enlightened one teaches immoral things.
Whatever is your source of information... however popular the document
is... does not mean it contains the right interpretation. Principally, Islamic religion is a fundamentalist
religion. In order to survive... in order to manifest themselves in the society... the religious masters of
today have totally interpreted the Sacred teachings to their benefit.
If a robber commits a robbery... is the robber at fault or his act! We
would at times observe the robbery was committed due to some hard pressed necessity to which the robber did
not have an access. In the circumstances it is not the robber who is at fault... it is the whole society that
On the path of spirituality... no human being and for that matter no
living being can ever be criticized for an act of one. One may be a simpleton... yet; one day gets aggressive
and kills thy neighbor. Finally we find out that it was the neighbor who provoked the simpleton for such a
ghastly deed. Human beings do have shortcomings. What if we are unable to forgive one!
Terrorism... yes, is an act that perpetrates crime in the name of jihad (the holy war)... something that begs no
forgiveness. A crime... an act that results in perpetrating injury to others is never to be forgiven. Enlightened
masters never teach their disciples to indulge in terrorism whatsoever.
During the times of Prophet Mohammed many men died fighting war. The
population of women increased. There is a possibility that Prophet Mohammed adopted the young child not as a
child or by marrying her... but simply by taking care of her. Whatever is written in the documents may be
If I am not wrong... Prophet Mohammed never raised an army to spread
religion in his times. However, some of his followers might have! Being fundamentalist by nature... the
followers of Islamic Dharma sometimes misinterpreted the teachings of their prophet to their benefit.
Whatever suited them... became the law of the land!
Nowhere Quran advises a person keeping four wives. Only in times of distress... when a horde of men died in the
war... Prophet Mohammed advised the remaining community to take care of women folk... does not mean that people
start marrying four times. As times change... so do the rules. But fundamentalism is against changing of the rules
that carry no value today.
Essay by: Kaivalya
Jnani ... One who realized self in his life time! Send your query!
A to Z of Understanding Islam explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on prophet mohammed can be found at : Prophet Mohammed
... Neeru J. - 5th June 2010.
Full text of query: It is true a human being goes on an incedible
journey of transformation from birth to death. Sometimes all it takes is a single event to trigger this
transformation. However in the case of Mohammed, I am not sure this transformation occurred. It is a well
known fact that he used to meditate in a cave on Mount Hira when he supposedly started getting messages from
angel Gabriel. It was here that he supposedly became enlightened. In your reply, you seem to imply that
Mohammed made his fair share of mistakes (violence, numerous wives, caravan raiding etc.) but he changed his
life once he became god-realised.
Please do not think that I am being nasty because I am anti-Islamic. I have a great interest in all religions of
the world. I have been born and raised as a Hindu and therefore I have been taught to accept and respect all. But
that does not mean that I should not question things. It does not mean that I should accept everything as a fact. I
have even questioned my own Hindu beliefs at times, and this has only served to increase my understanding.
Therefore I am hoping the same thing can happen here, whereby I will gain a greater and more accurate understanding
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