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Muslims try to reinterpret Biblical scripture to prove Muhammad was prophesied in the Bible. The key verse used is Deuteronomy 18:18 and John 14:26, 16:7. By linking this two a few obscure Quranic verses our Muslim friends seems to feel this is sufficient to uphold Mohammad as a true Biblical prophet.

Qur’an 46:10 Say: Have you considered if it is from Allah, and you

disbelieve in it, and a witness from among the Children of israel has borne

witness of one like him, so he believed, while you are big with pride? Surely

Allah doesn't guide the wrongdoing people.

 

 

Qur'an 3:81 And [recall, O People of the Scripture], when Allah took

the covenant of the prophets, [saying], "Whatever I give you of the

Scripture and wisdom and then there comes to you an Apostle confirming what is

with you, you [must] believe in him and support him." [Allah] said,

"Have you acknowledged and taken upon that My commitment?" They said,

"We have acknowledged it." He said, "Then bear witness, and I am

with you among the witnesses."

 

This is what I call Islamic Gymnastics – desperately seek the gold affirmation in the Bible but forever falling short. For example the Islamic conclusion is the coming of the Holy Spirit is no other than the man Muhammad who is like Moses and will be with the Christian faith forever!!!

 

However before we enter any debate regarding the Islamic view of Muhammad predicted in the Bible our Muslim friends need to address the Quran rendering of Mohammad as a false prophet. This is something our Muslim friends simply avoid and refuse

to answer.

 

The name Mohammad is only used four times in the Quran, one of these occurrence is used to specifically warning Mohammad not to make any false sayings about US / Allah (عَلَيْنَا = against Us). So let us explore what the Quran teaches about false prophets.

 

Surah 69:44-46

And if Muhammad had made up about Us some [false]

sayings, We would have seized him by the right hand; Then We would have cut

(sever) from him the aorta.

 

Take note of the use of US in this passage – This is plural suggesting more than one Allah or possibility the Trinity?

 

To make sure I am not miss representing the Islamic faith I confirm the understanding of the passage from one of the greatest Muslim commentaries Tafsir Jalalayn:

 

And had he namely the Prophet s fabricated any lies

against Us by communicating from Us that which We have not said, We would have

assuredly seized him We would have exacted vengeance against him as punishment

by the Right Hand by Our strength and power; Then We would have assuredly

severed his life-artery the aorta of the heart a vein that connects with it and

which if severed results in that person’s death.

 

So this clears up any accusation that I have miss-interpreted the verse, taken it out of context or reconstructed it to suit my argument. In addition we are not taking the passage out of context as the surrounding verse are all about the authority of the Quran.

 

So how did Mohammad die? We find our answers in the Hadiths and bibliographies of Mohammad. Interesting thought though is our Muslim friends love comparing biblical figures with Mohammad as a means to support their various traditions of faith. There is no prediction of Mohammad’s death in the Quran, even with Mohammad’s status as the great prophet he himself did not foresee his death. While Jesus predicted his death six times, that is 33% more times than Mohammad’s name is mentioned in the Quran. (Mathew 16:21-28, 17:22-23, Mark 8:31-9:1, 9:30-32, Luke 9:21-27, 9:44-45) Please note this is over and above the prophecies in the Old Testament. Muhammad makes no prediction of his death.

 

So how did Muhammad die? We have the narrative in a number of Hadiths and Sira’s.

 

In summary Mohammad while on a raid had killed the Husband, Father and Uncle of a Jewess woman called Zaynab d. al-Harith. She then invited Mohammad and his companions for a meal which she had prepared and added poison to the lamb. While eating the meal Mohammad had a revelation that the Lamb had been poisoned and told the companions to stop eating. He then enquired from Zaynab d. al-Harith why she had done this. Her reply was If you were a prophet, it would not harm you; but if you were a king, I should rid the people of you. The effects of the poison took toll on Mohammad for approximately a three year period be for he finally died, during which time he said on a number of occasions the effects of the poison was cutting his aorta.

 

 

(HADITH REFERENCES :- Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith

(Hadith 5.713), Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith (Hadith

2135), Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith (Hadith

2134), Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith

(Hadith 7.647), Sahih al-Bukhari 2588, Sahih

al-Bukhari 2617, Sahih al-Bukhari 2797, Sahih al-Bukhari 4428, Sahih Muslim

5430, Sunan Abu Dawud 4498, Sunan Abu Dawud 4449, Sunan Ibn Majah 1622.)

 

 

(SIRA REFERENCES :- Ibn Ishaq, p. 516, Ibn Ishaq,

p. 516, At-Tabari, Volume 8, p. 124, Ibn Sa’d, Volume 2, pp. 251-252)

 

From this one can only wonder why Allah did not warn Mohammad before he ate the poisoned meat, and secondly who kills a erson’s husband one day and the next evening you go and have dinner prepared by the wife of the massacred family. 

 

Thirdly note must be made that when one reads the Quran it is apparent that Allah gives Mahammad his every desire, for example he can have more than the number of prescribed wife’s, he may marry his divorced adopted sons wife and so on.

 

One then would expect Allah to honour the final prophet his greatest desire, which was to die in battle a hero. (Sahih al-Bukhari 2797). But it is apparent from the Hadiths that this is not the case and we are confronted with a fighting revelation from the Authentic and most revered Islamic traditions how Mohammad died. So why did Allah allow Mohammad to die in such a painful manner?

 

The Quran gives us the answer in Surah 69:44-46,

And if he (Muhammad) had forged a false saying concerning Us

We surely should have seized him by his right hand (or with power

and might), and then certainly should have cut off his life artery (Aorta).

 

From the Tafsir we see Allah is clear that if Muhammad were make false revelations Allah Muhammad would kill Mohammad in a traumatic death by having his life artery severed. The following Tafsir confirm this interpretation that if Mouhammad had invented, false sayings, lied or attributed anything concerning Us (Allah) which was not revealed to Mohammad, Allah would  most assuredly take revenge against him. And cut off Mohammad’s life artery. (Tafsir Ibn Abbas, Tafsir Jalalayn, Tafsir Ibn Kathir” This has also been said by ‘Ikrimah, Sa’id bin Jubayr, Al-Hakim, Qatadah, Ad-Dahhak, Muslim Al-Batin and Abu Sakhr Humayd bin Ziyad).

 

The understanding of this has huge theological implications on the Islamic faith and something that one would thought would be

addressed by the Islamic scholars but once again this seems to be hidden away in the typical Islamic verbal Gymnastics rather than deal with the issue.

 

From a Christian perspective we understand you reap what you sow as taught by Jesus in Mathew 26:52, although the Jewish women was most properly refereeing to Deuteronomy 18:20 in prayer to Yahweh seeking answers to the persecution leaved at the Jew of the time by Mohammad. Interesting theological point here is that our Muslim friends use Deuteronomy 18:18 as

proof of Mohammad’s ministry been prophesied in the Bible. 

 

By doing this our Muslim friends are confirm these scripture to be authentic and un-corrupted and thus in comparison to the Quran’s rendering of Surah 69:44-46 there is a striking parallel between the two passages. “The God of creation will kill any person who claims to be a prophet and is falsely testifies against Him.” The Quran offer a bit more detail in that it describes the method of

the death of a false prophet. What was Mohammad’s exact words on the Sahih al-Bukhari,  Suna Abu Dawud, At Tabari confirms

that Mohammad said: -

 

“I feel my aorta is been cut from the poison”,

“This is the time when it has cut of my aorta”

“At this very moment I fell my aorta been severed”

 

Off all the hundreds of ways a person could die, Allah killed Mohammad for been a false prophet. His What I find even more fascinating is that Mohammad of all people knew the Quran and recited it in full yearly to the angle Gabriel, please not this recitation is not only one dialect but in all seven different dialects – therefore at no stage can any Muslim claim that Mohammad had no understanding or knowledge of Surah 69-44-46. Yet on his death bed Mohammed tell those around him “MY AORTA IS BEEN CUT !” = Hey Guys, I am about to die a death of a false prophet, you gullible idiotic fools for believing on Allah.

 

Let us back this up, to show how powerful the One True God of All Creation is, and that his decrees will be fulfilled as we read in

ibn Sa’d page 252-253 :- It is narrated that Bishr ibn al-Bara could taste the poison when he ate the meat. No one says anything and everyone happily eats, waiting for Mohammad to give a revelation. I suggest that this is not because of any other reason but that the true God of Creation had had enough and what He wills happens and His will was to expose the false prophet called Mohammad.

 

Thus one has two option to accept the Islamic traditions, history and commands of the Quran that Mohammad is a false prophet or come up with a reasonable explanation of why Mohammad died as a false prophet and we should take his revelations in the Quran seriously. Noting at this point Surah 5:46 And We ordained for them ………… And whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed - then it is those who are the wrongdoers.

 

Please take note nothing here has come from a Christian perspective this is all based on Islamic Tradition, History Biographies and the Quran, in other word this is the Islamic standard. Therefore is Mohammad predicted in the Bible – yes he is noted as the Anti-Christ and False Prophet (1 John2:23, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, Revelation 13:3-5,  1 John 2:18)

 

When discussing this with my Muslim friends their response is firstly we do not understand the text as we as westerners and

Christians do not speak or understand Arabic, and the Quran can only be properly understood in pure Arabic.

 

Typically I ask well do you understand Arabic and in most cases the average Muslim does not, they may be able to recite the Quran but have little or no knowledge of Arabic themselves. However let us be fair and accept this argument for a moment. This on the face of the matter then excluded millions of Muslims who have no understand of the text. Secondly all the Islamic scholar who have translated the Quran into various languages so their followers can have understanding have fabricated or falsely translated the pure Arabic thus purposefully leading millions of Muslims astray. Thirdly all the engineers and whiz kids of the world who write translation programs and tools for example google have also purposefully ensured that the result of using their product if false and in error of the truth. In other word Islam is saying no one understands their faith unless you are able to read and understand Arabic. Wow

how observed can one get.

 

The second objection our Muslim friends come up with is we have no comprehension or understanding of the term IF as used in Surah 69:44 “And IF he (Mohammad)…….” By this the Islamic view is If Mohammad had of invented, false sayings, lied or

attributed anything concerning Allah than which was not revealed, Allah would have punished him immediately. Since the Allah allowed the revelation of the Quran to be completed Mohammad is not guilty of inventing any surah in the Quran.

 

The theological implication of accepting this is an unfathomable, in that the implication is each time we humans sin Allah will

immediately and without any delay implement judgment on us. There is no time to do any good deed to try and balance the scales our Muslim friends desperately battel daily doing, no time for prayer, no time for forgiveness and no time for mercy.

Therefore the All merciful Allah then is non-existent and no more. Thus the Quran in its self is false in that it teaches Allah to be a merciful god.

 

In addition our Muslim friends add that since there is a time period of approximately three years between Mohammad been poisoned to his death means that his aorta was not ever severed as if one were to cut Mohammad’s aorta death would occur inside five minutes and this is medically attested. Since this did not happen Mohammad is a true prophet of Allah.

 

In response to this we must carefully consider two points, is the god of All Creation all powerful or not and does the God of All

Creation show grace and mercy to His creation. Not only do both the Bible and the Quran confirm Yahweh and Allah to be all-powerful all-knowing is goes on to say that we as humans will never understand the ways of the One True God not to

mention His controlling hand over his creation. Both the Quran and the Bible teach the Yahweh and Allah are patience’s, kind and merciful. The bible goes a step further to say were sin abounds Yahweh grace abound more. (Romans 5:20).

 

Note must also be made that Bishr ibn al-Bara' ibn Ma'rur al-Ansari died immediately at the table after eating the poisoned meat so did the dog they feed before he could move his forelegs.  The implication here is that the death from the poison having ingested sufficient amount was rather quick.

 

A more plausible solution to the theological nightmare our Muslim friends create for themselves, is that the approximate three year

period of suffering Mohammad underwent was his time of grace and mercy. Allah was calling him to set the record straight, was his time to balance the scales, this was his time to ask forgiveness yet he never does and as time wore on the effects of the poison took deeper and deeper hold and bit by bit severed his life vein over a three period in a manner only an truly all mighty God can do.

 

The most plausible argument I have heard is that the term “server his aorta” is a poetic phrase and cannot be taken literally. Well then if that is the case what is the meaning of the phrase “server his aorta” I asked. To this the reply was simply to die. Ok so we accept this poetic phrase to mean to die and we substitute it into both the Quran and the Hadith and we reprocess the whole discussion to concluded Muhammad die a death on Islamic standard as a false prophet.

 

The fact remains Mohammad said the effects of the poison was like having his aorta cut. This is not a statement people generally make or even understand what it feels like. Something like it feels like my chest is been crushed would be more reasonable. However this is not the case and clearly the Hadiths show Mahammad understood clearly what he was saying.

 

The Question Is – with all the Islamic gymnastic applied to their own and other text why is something so simple missed. Well it proves

Mohammad to have been a master mind in politics and manipulation of an entire nation. Islamic leader ever since have followed Mohammad’s example and continued to milk the cow for all its worth at the expense of millions of souls on a straight path to hell.

 

Surah 4:163-164

 

 

Indeed, We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], as

We revealed to Noah and the prophets after him. And we revealed to Abraham,

Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, the Descendants, Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon,

and to David We gave the book [of Psalms].And [We sent] messengers about whom

We have related [their stories] to you before and messengers about whom We have

not related to you. And Allah spoke to Moses with [direct] speech.

 

 

 

 

 

Quran confirm that if anyone is in doubt to check with

the Jews and Christians.

 

 

Surah 10:94

 

 

 So if you

are in doubt, [O Muhammad], about that which We have revealed to you, then ask

those who have been reading the Scripture before you. The truth has certainly

come to you from your Lord, so never be among the doubter

 

 

 

 

 

Surah 9:30 – Allah

curse those who assigns partners.

 

 

The Jews say, "Ezra is the son of Allah

"; and the Christians say, "The Messiah is the son of Allah ."

That is their statement from their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who

disbelieved [before them]. May Allah destroy them; how are they deluded?

 

 

 

 

 

Surah 5:18 – Allah

the Father to no one.

 

 

But the Jews and the Christians say, "We are

the children of Allah and His beloved." Say, "Then why does He punish

you for your sins?" Rather, you are human beings from among those He has

created. He forgives whom He wills, and He punishes whom He wills. And to Allah

belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them,

and to Him is the [final] destination.

 

 

 

 

 

Surah 19:88-93 –

closest you get to Allah is the master slave relationship.

 

 

And they say, "The Most Merciful has taken

[for Himself] a son." You have done an atrocious thing. The heavens almost

rupture therefrom and the earth splits open and the mountains collapse in

devastation. That they attribute to the Most Merciful a son. And it is not

appropriate for the Most Merciful that He should take a son. There is no one in

the heavens and earth but that he comes to the Most Merciful as a servant.

 

 

 

 

 

Quran

 

 

Qur’an 69:44-46—And if he (Muhammad) had forged a false

saying concerning Us We surely should have seized him by his right hand (or

with power and might), and then certainly should have cut off his life artery

(Aorta). (Hilali-Khan)

 

 

 

Qur’an 69:44-46—And if he had invented false sayings concerning Us, We

assuredly had taken him by the right hand and then severed his

life-artery. (Pickthall)

 

 

 

Qur’an 69:44-46—Had he invented lies concerning Us, We would have seized him by

the right hand and severed his heart’s vein. (Dawood)

 

 

 

Qur’an 69:44-46—And if he had fabricated against Us some of the sayings, We

would certainly have seized him by the right hand, then We would certainly have

cut off his aorta. (Shakir)

 

 

 

 

 

ثُمَّ لَقَطَعْنَا مِنْهُ الْوَتِينَ

 

 

Then We would have cut from him the aorta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 John 2:23

 

 

Who is the liar?

It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the

antichrist—denying the Father and the Son.  No one who denies the Son has the

Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

 

 

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4

 

 

Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until

the rebellion occurs

and the man of lawlessness[a] is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself

over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in

God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

 

 

 

 

 

Revelation 13:3-5,  

 

 

One of the heads of the beast

seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been

healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the

beast. People worshiped the dragon

because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast

and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?”

 

 

The beast was given a mouth to

utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two

months.

 

 

 

 

 

1 John 2:18

 

 

Children, it is the last hour; and just as you have heard

that the antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. This is

how we know it is the last hour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUSLIM COMMENTARIES

 

Tafsir Ibn Abbas on Qur’an 69:44-46—(And if he had invented) and had Muhammad

invented (false sayings concerning Us) lies against Us and attributed to Us

that which We did not say, (We assuredly had taken him) We assuredly had taken

revenge against him (by the right hand) by means of truth and proofs; it is

also said this means: We assuredly had vehemently taken him. (And then severed

his life artery) the life artery of Muhammad (pbuh).

 

 

 

Tafsir Jalalayn on Qur’an 69:44-46—And had he, namely, the Prophet (s),

fabricated any lies against Us, by communicating from Us that which We have not

said, We would have assuredly seized him, We would have exacted vengeance

[against him], as punishment, by the Right Hand, by [Our] strength and power;

then We would have assuredly severed his life-artery, the aorta of the heart, a

vein that connects with it, and which if severed results in that person’s death.

 

 

 

Tafsir Ibn Kathir on Qur’an 69:46—(And then We certainly would have cut off

Al-Watin from him,) Ibn ‘Abbas said, “It (Al-Watin) refers to the artery of the

heart, and it is the vein that is attached to the heart.” This has also been

said by ‘Ikrimah, Sa’id bin Jubayr, Al-Hakim, Qatadah, Ad-Dahhak, Muslim

Al-Batin and Abu Sakhr Humayd bin Ziyad.

 

 

 

 

 

HADITH REFERENCES

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith (Hadith 5.713)

 

 

'Umar bin Al-Khattab used to let Ibn Abbas sit beside

him, so 'Abdur Rahman bin 'Auf said to 'Umar, "We have sons similar to

him." 'Umar replied, "(I respect him) because of his status that you

know." 'Umar then asked Ibn 'Abbas about the meaning of this Holy Verse:

"When comes the help of Allah and the Conquest of Mecca . . ."

(110.1)

 

 

Ibn 'Abbas replied, "That indicated the death of

Allah's Apostle which Allah informed him of." 'Umar said, "I do not

understand of it except what you understand."

 

 

Narrated 'Aisha: The Prophet in his ailment in which he

died, used to say, "O 'Aisha! I still feel the pain caused by the food I

ate at Khaibar, and at this time, I feel as if my aorta is being cut from that poison."

 

 

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith (Hadith 2135)

 

 

Umm Mubashshir said to the Prophet (peace be upon him)

during the sickness of which he died: What do you think about your illness,

Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him)? I do not think about the illness of my

son except the poisoned sheep of which he had eaten with you at Khaybar. The

Prophet (peace be upon him) said: And I do not think about my illness except

that. This is the time when it cut off my aorta.

 

 

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith (Hadith 2134)

 

 

Muhammad ibn Amr said on the authority of AbuSalamah, and

he did not mention the name of AbuHurayrah: The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon

him) used to accept presents but not alms (sadaqah). This version adds: So a

Jewess presented him at Khaybar with a roasted sheep which she had poisoned.

The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) ate of it and the people also ate. He

then said: Take away your hands (from the food), for it has informed me that it

is poisoned. Bishr ibn al-Bara' ibn Ma'rur al-Ansari died. So he (the Prophet)

sent for the Jewess (and said to her): What motivated you to do the work you

have done? She said: If you were a prophet, it would not harm you; but if you

were a king, I should rid the people of you. The Apostle of Allah (peace be

upon him) then ordered regarding her and she was killed. He then said about the

pain of which he died: I continued to feel pain from the morsel which I had

eaten at Khaybar. This is the time when it has cut off my aorta.

 

 

 

 

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith (Hadith 7.647)

 

 

The Prophet, during his fatal ailment used to blow (on

his hands and pass them) over his body while reciting the Mu'auwidhat

(Surat-an-Nas and Surat-al-Falaq). When his disease got aggravated, I used to recite them for him and blow (on his hands)

and let him pass his hands over his body because of its blessing. (Ma'mar asked

Ibn Shihab: How did he use to do Nafth? He said: He used to blow on his hands

and then pass them over his face.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahih al-Bukhari 2588—Aisha said, “When the Prophet became sick and his

condition became serious, he requested his wives to allow him to be treated in

my house, and they allowed him. He came out leaning on two men while his feet

were dragging on the ground.”

 

 

 

Sahih al-Bukhari 2617—A Jewess brought a poisoned (cooked) sheep for the

Prophet who ate from it. She was brought to the Prophet and was asked, “Shall

we kill her?” He said, “No.” Anas added: “I continued to see the effect of the

poison on the palate of the mouth of Allah’s Messenger.”

 

 

 

Sahih al-Bukhari 2797—The Prophet said, . . . “By Him in Whose Hands my soul

is! I would love to be martyred in Allah’s Cause and then come back to life and

then get martyred, and then come back to life again and then get martyred and

then come back to life again and then get martyred.”

 

 

 

Sahih al-Bukhari 4428—The Prophet in his ailment in which he died, used to say,

“O Aishah! I still feel the pain caused by the food I ate at Khaibar, and at

this time, I feel as if my aorta is being cut from that poison.”

 

 

 

Sahih Muslim 5430—A Jewess came to Allah’s Messenger with poisoned mutton and

he took of what had been brought to him. (When the effects of this poison were

felt by him) he called for her and asked her about that, whereupon she said: I

had determined to kill you. Thereupon he said: Allah will never give you the

power to do it. 

 

 

 

Sunan Abu Dawud 4498—A Jewess presented [Muhammad] at Khaibar a roasted sheep

which she had poisoned. The Apostle of Allah ate of it and the people also ate.

He then said: Lift your hands (from eating), for it has informed me that it is

poisoned. Bishr b. al-Bara b. Ma’rur al-Ansari died. So he (the Prophet) sent

for the Jewess (and said to her): What motivated you to do the work you have

done? She said: If you were a prophet, it would not harm you; but if you were a

king, I would rid the people of you. The Apostle of Allah then ordered

regarding her and she was killed. He then said about the pain of which he died:

I continued to feel pain from the morsel which I had eaten at Khaibar. This is

the time when it has cut off my aorta.

 

 

 

Sunan Abu Dawud 4449—Umm Bishr said to the Prophet during the sickness of which

he died: What do you think about your illness, Apostle of Allah? I do not think

about the illness of my son except the poisoned sheep of which he had eaten

with you at Khaibar. The Prophet said: And I do not think about my illness

except that. This is the time when it cut off my aorta.

 

 

 

Sunan Ibn Majah 1622—Aishah said: “I never saw anyone suffer more pain than the

Messenger of Allah.”

 

 

 

SIRA REFERENCES

 

Ibn Ishaq, p. 516—When the apostle had rested, Zaynab d. al-Harith, the

wife of Sallam b. Mishkam prepared for him a roast lamb, having first inquired

what joint he preferred. When she learned that it was the shoulder she put a

lot of poison in it and poisoned the whole lamb. Then she brought it in and

placed it before him. He took hold of the shoulder and chewed a morsel of it,

but he did not swallow it. Bishr b. al-Bara b. Ma’rur who was with him took

some of it as the apostle had done, but he swallowed it, while the apostle spat

it out, saying, ‘This bone tells me that it is poisoned.’ Then he called for

the woman and she confessed, and when he asked her what had induced her to do

this she answered: ‘You know what you have done to my people. I said to myself,

If he is a king I shall ease myself of him and if he is a prophet he will be

informed (of what I have done).’ So the apostle let her off. Bishr died from

what he had eaten.

 

 

 

Ibn Ishaq, p. 516—Marwan b. Uthman b. Abu Sa’id b. al-Mu’alla told me: The

apostle had said in his illness of which he was to die when Umm Bishr d.

al-Bara came to visit him, ‘O Umm Bishr, this is the time in which I feel a

deadly pain from what I ate with your brother at Khaybar.’

 

 

 

At-Tabari, Volume 8, p. 124—The Messenger of God said during the illness from

which he died—the mother of Bishr b. al-Bara had come in to visit him—“Umm

Bishr, at this very moment I feel my aorta being severed because of the food I

ate with your son at Khaybar.”

 

 

 

Ibn Sa’d, Volume 2, pp. 251-252—When the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him,

conquered Khaybar and he had peace of mind, Zaynab Bint al-Harith, the brother

of Marhab, who was the spouse of Sallam Ibn Mishkam, inquired: Which part of

the goat is liked by Muhammad? They said: The foreleg. Then she slaughtered one

from her goats and roasted it (the meat). Then she wanted a poison which could

not fail. The Jews discussed about poisons and became united on one poison. She

poisoned the she-goat putting more poison on the forelegs, and shoulder. When

the sun had set and the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, returned after

leading the people in Maghrib (sun-set) prayers, she sat by his feet. He asked

her about her. She said: O Abu al-Qasim! Here is a present which I wish to

offer to you. The Prophet, may Allah bless him, ordered it to be taken. It was

served to him and to his Companions who were present and among those who were

present was Bishr Ibn al-Bara Ibn Ma’rur. Then the Apostle of Allah, may Allah

bless him, said: Come closer and have night meal. The Apostle of Allah, may

Allah bless him, took the foreleg, a piece of which he put into his mouth.

Bishr Ibn al-Bara took another bone and put it into his mouth. When the Apostle

of Allah, may Allah bless him, ate one morsel of it Bishr ate his and other

people also ate from it. Then the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said:

Hold back your hands! Because this foreleg; and according to another version,

the shoulder of the goat, has informed me that it is poisoned. Thereupon Bishr

said: By Him Who hath made you great! I discovered it from the morsel I took.

Nothing prevented me from emitting it out, but the idea that I did not like to

make your food unrelishing. When you had eaten what was in your mouth, I did

not like to save my life after yours, and I also thought you would not have

eaten it if there was something wrong. Bishr did not rise from his seat but his

color changed to that of taylsan (a green cloth). For a year the pain did not

permit him to change his sides but with the help of others and then he expired.

According to another version, he died before leaving his seat. He (Ibn Sa’d)

said: A peace of it was dropped before a dog who ate it and died (instantaneously)

without being able to move its foreleg. The Apostle of Allah sent for Zaynab

Bint al-Harith and said to her: What induced you to do what you have done? She

replied: You have done to my people what you have done. You have killed my

father, my uncle, and my husband, so I said to myself. If you are a prophet,

the foreleg will inform you; and others have said: If you are a king we will

get rid of you. The Jewess returned as she had come. He (Ibn Sa’d) said: The

Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, handed her over to the heirs of Bishr

Ibn al-Bara who put her to death.

 

 

 

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