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The truth is that narcissists are fully aware of their actions. New York serial killer David Berkowitz, who called himself “Son of Sam,” escaped capital punishment because his crimes were so senseless that everyone thought by reason of insanity he was not responsible for his actions. Actually he knew what he was doing was wrong. As a narcissist he craved attention and left clues to be found. The exhilaration of reclaiming all the celebrity that surrounded the case was more impelling to him than his freedom. He simply could not pass on basking in the glory of fame. What Berkowitz did was consistent with narcissistic personality disorder. When he was caught and locked in prison, he decided to become a born-again Christian. Why did he not do this before? Did he undergo a mental surgery in prison? No! He simply decided to change tactics to gain the attention that he so intensely craved. In prison, the only way to do that was to feign becoming a holy man. The narcissist is a chameleon. He carefully monitors others to see what elicits more attention and then acts accordingly.

Narcissists are aware of their actions. They know the difference between right and wrong. They seek attention and wil do anything to get it. If they can get it by becoming serial killers, they become serial killers; and if they can get it by becoming religious, that is what they become.

To a great extent, we can compare a serial killer to a smoker. Both of them know that what they do is wrong. Yet their urges are stronger than their willpower and they give in to their urges. A smoker kills himself slowly, one cigarette at a time, and the serial killer kills others. Why does a smoker not stop when he knows that nicotine kills him? It is because he is addicted to it. Likewise, narcissist psychopaths are addicted to the adrenaline rush and the excitement of playing God. The urge to receive attention is so strong they willingly risk their freedom and lives for it.

Narcissists are aware of their own evil action and they do is wrong is that they do not like to be on the receiving end of it. Muhammad raided villages; and after massacring unarmed civilians, he looted their belongings. Yet, he tortured to death those who killed one of his shepherds and stole his stolen camels. He raped women captured in his raids, even if they were married; yet he was intolerant of anyone looking at his own wives and he ordered them to cover themselves. He prohibited killing and stealing, but he justified his own killing and robbing. As a narcissist, he believed to be entitled to special rights and at liberty to do anything his whims dictated. Muhammad was both insane and a liar. This is possible only if you are a psychopathic narcissist.



Did the Meccans call Muhammad Honest?

Muslims claim that Muhammad was known to be an honest man as the Meccans called him Amin (trustee). This is simply not true. Amin was the title of those who sold and bought merchandise on behalf of others. One is called school trustee, or city trustee because of his profession. The title "Amin" is a label for every sort of profession. Here are some examples: Amin El-Makataba (Trustee of the library); Amin El-Shortaa (Police Trustee); and Majlass El-Omnaa (Counsil of Trustees.)

In fact, Abul Aas, husband of Zeinab and son-in-law of Muhammad was also called Amin because of his profession. He did not accept Islam until he was forced to, because Muhammad ordered Zeinab to leave him unless he converted.

Muhammad acted as the trustee of Khadijah once, when he took her merchandise to Damascus and sold it on her behalf. Had the Meccans believed Muhammad to be trustworthy they would not have derided him when he told them that he had received a message from God. According to Muhammad’s own admission made in the Quran, those who knew him best called him a liar and a madman, ([sign in to see URL]) a charge that he tried to deny by making his Allâh testify: “Therefore continue to remind, for by the grace of your Lord, you are not a soothsayer, or a madman.” ([sign in to see URL])



More on the Policy of Divide and Rule


As stated in the previous chapter, Muhammad severed his followers’ ties to their families in order to secure his absolute dominance over them. He ordered his Meccan followers, who had immigrated to Medina, not to contact their relatives back home. Despite his warnings, some of them did, probably because they needed money for their sustenance. To stop this, he dictated the following verse from his Allâh.[42]



O you who believe! Take not my enemies and yours as friends (or protectors), - offering them (your) love, even though they have rejected the Truth that has come to you, and have (on the contrary) driven out the Prophet and yourselves (from your homes), (simply) because you believe in Allâh your Lord! If you have come out to strive in My Way and to seek My Good Pleasure, (take them not as friends), holding secret converse of love (and friendship) with them: for I know full well all that you conceal and all that you reveal. And any of you that do this has strayed from the Straight Path.[43]



We see this urge to alienate in a later verse too:



O you who believe! Take not for protectors your fathers and your brothers if they love infidelity above Faith: if any of you do so, they do wrong. (Q. 9:23)



Why was Muhammad so keen to isolate his followers? Vaknin explains: “The narcissist is the guru at the centre of a cult. Like other gurus, he demands complete obedience from his flock: his spouse, his offspring, other family members, friends, and colleagues. He feels entitled to adulation and special treatment by his followers. He punishes the wayward and the straying lambs. He enforces discipline, adherence to his teachings, and common goals. The less accomplished he is in reality – the more stringent his mastery and the more pervasive the brainwashing.”[44]

This was something Muhammad could not accomplish while his followers still lived in Mecca, where they could, if things got tough, return to their families. To isolate his followers, the cult leader often encloses them in compounds where he can brainwash them to exert total control over them. At first Muhammad sent the early believers to Abyssinia, but later, when he made a pact with the Arabs of Yathrib, he chose that town as his compound. He even changed the name of Yathrib and called it Medina (which is short for Medinatul Nabi, the Prophet’s Town).

Vaknin says: “The – often involuntary – members of the narcissist's mini-cult inhabit a twilight zone of his own construction. He imposes on them a shared psychosis, replete with persecutory delusions, ‘enemies,’ mythical narratives, and apocalyptic scenarios if he is flouted.”[45]

Note how accurate is this description about Muhammad and Muslims who up to this day have persecutory delusions and see enemies everywhere. They believe in mythical narratives such as angels and fairy tales like Jinns, Mi’raj (ascension of Muhammad to heaven), Doomsday, etc.

According to Vaknin, “the narcissist's deep-rooted conviction that he is being persecuted by his inferiors, detractors, or powerful ill-wishers, serves two psychodynamic purposes. It upholds the narcissist's grandiosity and it fends off intimacy.”[46]

Vaknin writes: “The narcissist claims to be infallible, superior, talented, skilful, omnipotent, and omniscient. He often lies and confabulates to support these unfounded claims. Within his cult, he expects awe, admiration, adulation, and constant attention commensurate with his outlandish stories and assertions. He reinterprets reality to fit his fantasies. His thinking is dogmatic, rigid, and doctrinaire. He does not welcome free thought, pluralism, or free speech, and doesn't brook criticism and disagreement. He demands – and often gets – complete trust and the relegation to his capable hands of all decision-making. He forces the participants in his cult to be hostile to critics, the authorities, institutions, his personal enemies, or the media – if they try to uncover his actions and reveal the truth. He closely monitors and censors information from the outside, exposing his captive audience only to selective data and analyses.”[47]

By elucidating the characteristics of the narcissist, Vaknin unintentionally and with astounding accuracy describes Muhammad’s mind and the Muslim mindset. Muslims are narcissists to the extent that they emulate their prophet.



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A Comparison between Islam and the Cult of the Narcissist


The following is a description of the cult of the narcissist. First let us see what Vaknin says about the cult of the narcissist and then I will quote episodes from Muhammad’s life and leave the reader to decide whether they coincide.

  

The narcissist's cult is “missionary” and “imperialistic.” He is always on the lookout for new recruits – his spouse's friends, his daughter's girlfriends, his neighbors, new colleagues at work. He immediately attempts to ‘convert’ them to his ‘creed’ – to convince them how wonderful and admirable he is. In other words, he tries to render them Sources of Narcissistic Supply.

           Often, his behavior on these ‘recruiting missions’ is different to his conduct within the ‘cult’. In the first phases of wooing new admirers and proselytising to potential ‘conscripts’ – the narcissist is attentive, compassionate, empathic, flexible, self-effacing, and helpful. At home, among the “veterans” he is tyrannical, demanding, wilful, opinionated, aggressive, and exploitative.

          

As the leader of his congregation, the narcissist feels entitled to special amenities and benefits not accorded the “rank and file.” He expects to be waited on hand and foot, to make free use of everyone's money and dispose of their assets liberally, and to be cynically exempt from the rules that he himself established (if such violation is pleasurable or gainful).

          

In extreme cases, the narcissist feels above the law – any kind of law. This grandiose and haughty conviction leads to criminal acts, incestuous or polygamous relationships, and recurrent friction with the authorities.



Hence the narcissist's panicky and sometimes violent reactions to “dropouts” from his cult. There's a lot going on that the narcissist wants kept under wraps. Moreover, the narcissist stabilizes his fluctuating sense of self-worth by deriving Narcissistic Supply from his victims. Abandonment threatens the narcissist's precariously balanced personality.

          

Add to that the narcissist's paranoid and schizoid tendencies, his lack of introspective self-awareness, and his stunted sense of humor (lack of self-deprecation) and the risks to the grudging members of his cult are clear.

          

The narcissist sees enemies and conspiracies everywhere. He often casts himself as the heroic victim (martyr) of dark and stupendous forces. In every deviation from his tenets he espies malevolent and ominous subversion. He, therefore, is bent on disempowering his devotees – by any and all means.



The narcissist is dangerous.[48]



Now let us see if there are similarities between this description and what we know about Muhammad and his religion.

Islam is both missionary and imperialistic. Muhammad’s main objective was to conquer and dominate. He tried to force everyone to convert to his cult, starting with his family and relatives. He asked Abu Talib, his uncle and guardian to convert to Islam on the patriarch’s deathbed. When the old man declined, Muhammad refused praying for him and said he will go to hell. In consideration for what Abu Talib had done for him, he conceded to place him in a shallow hell where fire would reach only to his anckles. However, he managed to convert his uncle’s children and his wife.

When Muhammad was still weak and had few followers, he was courteous, attentive, compassionate, flexible, helpful and even feigned humility. There is a sharp contrast between the Qur’anic verses written during this period and those written in Medina when he became powerful and did not need to wear a mask to woo new converts with kindness. In Medina, he became demanding, tyrannical, willful, aggressive and exploitative. There he raided villages and towns and after killing unarmed men men and looting them, demanded survivors submit to him, pay jizyah, or face death.

 The following are examples Meccan verses:

1. Be patient with what they say, and part from them courteously. ([sign in to see URL])

2. To you be your religion, and to me my religion. (Q. 109:6)

3. Therefore be patient with what they say, and celebrate (constantly) the praises of your Lord. ([sign in to see URL])

4. Speak well to men. (Q.2:83)

5. We well know what the infidels say: but you are not to compel them. ([sign in to see URL])

6. Hold to forgiveness; command what is right; but turn away from the ignorant. (Q.7:119)

7. Pardon thou, with a gracious pardoning. ([sign in to see URL])

8. Tell those who believe, to forgive those who do not look forward to the Days of Allâh. ([sign in to see URL])

9. Those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Christians - any who believe in Allâh and the Last Day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. (Q.2:62)

10. And do not dispute with the followers of the Book except by what is best. ([sign in to see URL])

           Compare them to those written later in Medina when Muhammad became powerful.

1. Oh you who believe! Murder those of the disbelievers and let them find harshness in you. (Q.9:123)

2. I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off. (Q.8:12)

3. Whoso desires another religion than Islam, it shall not be accepted of him. (Q.3:85)

4. Slay the idolaters wherever you find them. (Q.9:5)

5. Kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from wherever they drove you out. (Q.2:191)

6. Fight them on until there is no more dissension and religion becomes that of Allâh. (Q.9:193)

7. Fight them, and Allâh will punish them by your hands, cover them with shame. (Q.9:14)

8. Make no excuses: you have rejected Faith after you had accepted it. If we pardon some of you, we will punish others amongst you, for that they are in sin. (Q.9:66)

9. You who believe! Verily, the Mushrikûn (unbelievers) are Najasun (impure). So let them not come near Al-Masjid-al-Harâm (the grand mosque at Mecca) after this year. (Q.9:28)

10. Fight those who do not believe in Allâh and the last day... and fight People of the Book, who do not accept the religion of truth (Islam) until they pay tribute by hand, being inferior. (Q.9:29)

This much should suffice as evidence that Muhammad changed drastically after he came to power. The gentle, attentive, compassionate and empathic preacher was transformed into a demanding, tyrannical, ruthless, and willful despot.



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It was after the battle of Badr that the cruel and vindictive spirit of Muhammad began to display itself. Muir narrates:



The prisoners were brought up before him. As he scrutinized each, his eye fell fiercely on Nadhr, the son of Harith (Muhammad’s own cousin who was a poet and critical of him). ‘There was death in that glance,’ whispered Nadhr, trembling, to a bystander. ‘Not so,’ replied the other; ‘it is but your own imagination.’

The unfortunate prisoner thought otherwise, and besought Musab (a friend of him who had converted to Islam) to intercede for him. Musab reminded him that he had denied the faith and ridiculed Muhammad. ‘Ah!’ said Nadhr, ‘had the Quraish made you a prisoner, they would never have put you to death!’ ‘Even were it so,’ Musab scornfully replied, ‘I am not as you are; Islam has rent all bonds asunder.’ (Emphasis added) Musad, the captor, seeing that the captive, and with him the chance of a rich ransom, was about to slip from his hands, cried out, ‘The prisoner is mine!’ At this moment, the command to “strike off his head!’ was interposed by Muhammad, who had been watching all that passed. ‘And, O Lord!’ he added, ‘do thou of thy bounty grant unto Musab better prey than this?’ Nadhr was forthwith beheaded by Ali.



Two days afterwards, about half-way to Medina, Oqba, another prisoner, was ordered out for execution. He ventured to expostulate, and demand why he should be treated more vigorously than the other captives. ‘Because of your enmity to God and to his Prophet,’ replied Muhammad. ‘And my little girl!’ cried Oqba, in the bitterness of his soul, ‘Who will take care of her?’ – ‘Hellfire!’ exclaimed the heartless conqueror; and on the instant his victim was hewn to the ground. ‘Wretch that he was!’ continued Muhammad, ‘and persecutor! Unbeliever in God, in his Prophet, and in his Book! I give thanks unto the Lord that has slain you, and comforted mine eyes thereby.’[49]



There is a tender love story in all this that highlights even more the ruthlessness of Muhammad. After some of the prisoners captured in the battle of Badr were put to death because they had insulted Muhammad years earlier, when he was in Mecca, an offence a narcissist is incapable of forgiving, the rest were kept for ransom. Among them was Abul Aas, the above mentioned husband of Muhammad’s daughter, Zeinab. The families of the prisoners procured what the bandit demanded to rescue their loved ones from death. Zeinab sent a gold necklace, which she had received from her mother Khadijah at her wedding. Upon seeing that necklace and recognizing it as once worn by Khadijah, Muhammad was moved. He agreed to release Abul Aas without ransom provided that Zeinab abandon him and come to Medina.

This man was incapable of any act of kindness or of giving anything up without demanding something in exchange. Even his largesse was designed to impress the recipients and win them over to his side. Abul Aas could not bear the separation from his wife. In order to with her he converted to Islam and joined her in Medina, only to lose her to death shortly afterwards.

Muslims present Islam as a religion of peace and tolerance, and will assume a smiling countenance to proselytize potential recruits. They are extremely helpful, humble, and charming to those whom they want to woo and in front of the media. Among themselves, however, they act very differently. They are tyrannical and demanding. Once you convert to Islam and the honeymoon period is over, Muslims will drop the smiling mask and become high-handed, aggressive and abusive. They expect the convert’s questioning of Islam to end, and after conversion any possibility of going back is also considered terminated. This is consistent with the guidelines Muhammad himself laid down through his own conductthat has been encoded in Islamic law.

Muhammad felt entitled to special benefits and treatments not accorded to others. He not only did things that were against ethical principles, even by the society in which he lived, he also went against his own stated rules. He did whatever he pleased and when that shocked his followers, he brought a verse from Allâh to justify his actions and silence the critics. With a verse from Allâh under his belt, anyone whispering a word against his indecency was denying God and, the punishment of such person was death. What he said was faslul-khitab (the end of discussion). Examples abound. Here are a few:

The Qur’an limits believers to four wives. However, Muhammad thought that he should not be restricted by his own rules and therefore made his Allâh reveal verses 33:49-50 telling him he was exempt and could have any number of women he pleases, as wives, concubines or sex slaves. Then he added “This only for you, [O Muhammad] and not for the Believers¼in order that there should be no difficulty for you. And Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”

What difficulty? The difficulty of having to control his lustfulness, of being a decent human being, faithful to one woman! Are we to believe in a man who found it difficult to control his basest animal instincts as the best of creation? Don’t actions speak louder than words? On one hand, he lived like the vilest beasts, and on the other he spoke of himself so loftily, putting words in the mouth of the Almighty to praise him. Remember that while still in Mecca, living off the wealth of his wife Muhammad did not dare to bring another woman to her house. All his vagaries started when he came to power. Are we to believe that as a young and virile man he did not have difficulty sleeping with an older woman and that his difficulties appeared in the last ten years of his life when he was old and beset by all sorts of ailments? Or shall we interpret this as another sign of an aging man gone wild with his newfound liberties who, like a child left unchecked in a candy store, was unable to set limits for himself?

One day Muhammad visited his wife Hafsa, daughter of Omar and upon meeting her maid Mariyah, lusted for her. Mariyah was a very beautiful Coptic girl sent as a gift by Maqaqis (Patriarch) of Egypt to Muhammad. He sent Hafsa on an errand, lying that her father wanted to see her. No sooner had she left, than he took Mariyah to Hafsa’s bed and had sex with her. Upon learning her father had not sent for her, Hafsa returned to discover what was going on and why Muhammad wanted to get rid of her. She became upset and started to make a scene. (Ah, women will be always women!) To pacify her, Muhammad promised to prohibit Mariyah to himself. However, he still lusted after the pretty young slave girl. How could he now break his oath? Well, that is easy when you have God up your sleeve. The maker of the universe revealed the sura Tahrim and told him it is okay to break his oath and have sex with that slave girl because she was his “right hand possession.” Actually the almighty God, now acting as a pimp for his favorite prophet, was even angry at him, and rebuked him for denying himself carnal pleasures and for promising to be decent just to please his wives! (Hence the name of the sura given for this incident Tahrim, Prohibition.)



O Prophet! Why do you ban (for yourself) that which Allâh has made lawful to you, seeking to please your wives? And Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. Allâh has already ordained for you (O men), the dissolution of your oaths. And Allâh is your Maula (Lord, or Master, or Protector, etc.) and He is the All-Knower, the All-Wise. ([sign in to see URL]-5)



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Ibn Sa’d writes: “Abu Bakr has narrated that the messenger of Allâh (PBUH) had sexual intercourse with Mariyah in the house of Hafsa. When the messenger came out of the house, Hafsa was sitting at the gate (behind the locked door). She told the prophet, ‘O Messenger of Allâh, do you do this in my house and during my turn? The Prophet said, control yourself and let me go for I make her haram to me. Hafsa said, I do not accept, unless you swear for me. The Prophet said, by Allâh I will not touch her again.’”[50]

As usual, Muslims have justified Muhammad for the breach of his oath. No matter what Muhammad did, Muslims will always justify his actions. They have submitted their intelligence to him and have stopped thinking rationally. Ibn Sa’d continues: “Qasim ibn Muhammad has said that this promise of the Prophet that had forbidden Mariyah to himself is invalid – it does not become a violation (hormat).[51]

The question is, if that oath was invalid, why did he make it; and if it was valid, why he did he break it? There are countless other examples of Muhammad breaking his own promises. Here he had sworn to God and not even that was an impediment to him. His god was a figment of his own imagination and he was not ao stupid as to let his imagination stop him from having sex with the beautiful Mariyah. The whole idea of inventing that god was to approve whatever he desired without restrictions. A god putting restrictions on him would have defeated the whole purpose of becoming a prophet.

My copy of the Qur’an contains the following tafseer (interpretation) side by side with the Sura Tahrim:



Also it is reported that the Prophet had divided his days among his wives. And when it was the turn of Hafsa, he sent her for an errand to the house of her father Omar Khattab. When she took this order and went, the prophet called his slave girl Mariyah the Copt who (later) bore his son Ibrahim, and who was a gift from Najashi, and had sexual intercourse with her. When Hafsa returned, she found the door locked from inside. She sat there behind the locked door until the prophet finished the business and came out of the house while sweat was dripping from his face. When Hafsa found him in that condition she rebuked him saying, you did not respect my honor; you sent me out of my house with an excuse so you could sleep with the slave girl. And in the day that was my turn you had intercourse with someone else. Then the Prophet said, be quiet for although she is my slave and halal to me, for your contentment I, at this moment, make her haram to myself. But Hafsa did not do this and when the Prophet went out of her house she knocked at the wall that separated her quarter from that of Aisha and told her everything.[52]



For Muslims oaths have no meaning. They promise something and then renege if they so choose. Bukhari reports a hadith where Muhammad says: “By Allâh, and Allâh willing, if I take an oath and later find something better than that, then I do what is better and expiate my oath."[53]
And he advised his followers to do the same: "If you ever take an oath to do something and later on you find that something else is better, then you should expiate your oath and do what is better."[54]

Muslims should never be trusted. Their words mean nothing, their promises are not binding and even their oaths are worthless. This is consistant with NPD. Narcissists believe they are entitled to anything they desire and that their promises and obligations are not binding on them.

One day Muhammad went to see his adopted son Zeid and there he saw his wife Zeinab, in her revealing home clothing. He was aroused by her beauty and could not control his desire. “Praised be Allâh, the best of all creators, who transformes the hearts,” he murmured lustfully and left the house. When Zeid learned this, he felt obliged to divorce his wife for Muhammad to have her. The interesting thing is that a few years earlier, when Muhammad had claimed to have ascended to heaven, he said that there he had met a woman. He inquired about her, and they said she was Zeinab, the wife of Zeid. Later he told this anachronistic story to Zeid who, thinking that his marriage had been arranged in heaven, married her. However, when Muhammad saw Zeinab semi-nude, he forgot all about his own heavenly fable. Of course, no one knew better than he that the whole story of Mi’raj (ascension) was his own fabrication.

When Zeid told Muhammad that he will divorce his wife, he said, "Keep your wife to yourself, and fear Allâh." ([sign in to see URL]) Soon after Zeid left, the rememberance of Zeinab’s lips, her thighs and her breast awoke his Allâh residing under his tunic who revealed a verse admonishing him for fearing the criticism of the people instead of givig in to his desires.



You did hide in yourself that which Allâh will make manifest, you did fear the people whereas Allâh had a better right that you should fear Him. So when Zaid had accomplished his desire from her (i.e. divorced her), We gave her to you in marriage, so that (in future) there may be no difficulty to the believers in respect of (the marriage of) the wives of their adopted sons when the latter have no desire to keep them. And Allâh's Command must be fulfilled. ([sign in to see URL]: 37)



His marriage to his own daughter-in-law confounded even his followers. But who could argue with Allâh? To silence them again, his Allâh came out of his sleeve with a verse saying that Muhammad is not the father of anyone but the messenger and the Seal of the prophets. ([sign in to see URL]) He claimed that his marriage to Zeinab was arranged by God to show people that adoption was a bad thing and should be annulled. As you can see, just because he could not control his lust, he made his bogus deity tell people that adoption was wrong, depriving countless orphans of a second chance at life. Doesn’t this alone disqualify him as a messenger of God? How can the almighty God be offended by adoption?

There is an interesting story in connection with this topic. After Muhammad annulled the institution of adoption, Abu Hudhaifa and his wife Sahla, who had an adopted son called Salim, came to Muhammad for advice. “Messenger of Allâh, Salim (the freed slave of Abu Hudhaifa) is living with us in our house,” said Sahla. “He has attained (puberty) as men attain it and has acquired knowledge (of the sex problems) as men acquire.” In response to her Muhammad improvised an ingenious solution. “Suckle him,” he told her. “How can I suckle him as he is a grown-up man?” She asked perplexed. Muhammad smiled and said: “I know that he is a young man.” In fact Salim was old enough to have participated in the Battle of Badr. Another tradition says that Muhammad laughed.[55] I wonder what he would have said if some astute guy told him, please allow us scuckle the nipples of your wives so they don’t have to cover themselves from us.



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According to Muhammad, breast-feeding establishes a degree of maternal relation, even if a woman nurses a child who is not biologically hers. Inspired by these traditions, Dr. Izzat Atiya of Egypt’s al-Azhar University, one of Islam’s most prestigious institutions offered a way around segregation of the sexes at work. He issued a fatwa (religious ruling) allowing women to feed a male colleague "directly from her breast" at least five times to establish a family bond and thus be allowed to be alone together at work. "Breast feeding an adult puts an end to the problem of the private meeting, and does not ban marriage," he ruled. "A woman at work can take off the veil or reveal her hair in front of someone whom she breastfed." [56]

Even though some Muslims had no problem with this fatwa, since it was based on authentic hadith, the legal ruling sparked outrage throughout Egypt and the Arab world and Dr. Atiya was forced to retract his fatwa.





Muhammad’s Sacred Secretions



On June 13, 2007, MEMRI (The Middle East Media Research Institute) published the following article:[57]



In his book Religion and Life - Modern Everyday Fatwas, Egyptian Mufti Dr. Ali Gum'a wrote that the companions of the Prophet Muhammad would bless themselves by drinking his urine, and described an incident of urine-drinking from a hadith: "Umm Ayman drank the urine of the Prophet, and the prophet told her: 'This stomach will not be dragged through the fire of Hell, because it contains something of our Lord the Messenger of Allâh...' [58]



‘This blessing,’ Al-Gum'a added, ‘[can also] be done with the honorable saliva, sweat, hair, urine or blood of the Prophet. This is because anyone who knows the love of the Messenger of Allâh is not repulsed [by these]; just as a mother is not repulsed by the feces of her son, this is even more so [in the case of] our Lord the Messenger of Allâh, whom we love more than our fathers, sons, and wives. Anyone who was or is repulsed by the Messenger of Allâh must recant his faith.’[59]



Following the ensuing uproar, Gum'a came to the defense of his fatwa, saying: ‘The entire body of the Prophet, whether exposed or hidden, is pure, and there is nothing in it- including his secretions - that [can] repulse anyone. His sweat smelled better than perfume. Umm Haram would collect this sweat and distribute it to the people of Al-Madina.’[60]



Dr. Gum'a added: ‘The hadith of Suhail bin Omar at Al-Hudaybiya says: 'Oh Lord, I was with Kisra [the ruler of Persia] and with Kaisar [the ruler of Byzantium] and I saw no instance in which the leader was glorified like the Companions of the Prophet glorified Muhammad. The second Muhammad spat, one of them would immediately hasten [to grab his saliva] and smear it upon his face.' Hence, the ulema, including Ibn Hajar Al-Askalani, Al-Baihaqi, Al-Daraqutni and Al-Haythami, determined that the Prophet's entire body was pure.’[61]



Egyptian Religious Endowments Minister Dr. Muhammad Hamdi Zaqzouq was extremely critical of Gum'a's statements. He said: ‘Fatwas such as these do damage to Islam, serve its enemies, and push the people towards backwardness and ignorance.’[62] Writing in the government daily Al-Ahram, Zaqzouq explained further: ‘Tragic fatwas such as [Gum'a's] have harmed Islam and the Prophet more than the Danish cartoons did, because this time the harm comes not from Islam's enemies but from some Muslim ulema who present their opinions on Islam to the public...’



‘The books of the hadiths contain both wheat and chaff. They contain the acceptable and the unacceptable, and it is not for the good of Islam or the Muslims if we repeatedly disseminate the pollution that they contain... Those of us who speak in the name of the religion must understand that... the world has changed, circumstances have changed, and it is no longer acceptable or logical to fill the heads of the Muslim masses with the defiled sayings, sick thoughts, and groundless suppositions whose correctness is completely unproven... [63]



The Academy for Islamic Research, headed by Al-Azhar Sheikh Dr. Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi, expressed vehement objections to the fatwa issued by Gum'a, who is an academy member. According to the academy, the fatwa was not appropriate for today's circumstances...[64]



There were many other protests from Islamic scholars and the public. Attorney Nabih Al-Wahsh filed a complaint against Gum'a with the prosecutor general, claiming that Gum'a's fatwa threatened social stability and also reviled and defamed the Prophet and his companions.[65]



Al-Ahram editor Osama Saraya argued that Gum'a's fatwa was not relevant to Muslim life today, even if it did draw on religious sources: ‘The books of religious law contain many questions and issues, some of which have descended into oblivion. They have nothing to do with the reality of the lives of Muslims today, and they have become theoretical, philosophical or polemic [issues]. In the past, clerics said that one does not have to reveal everything one knows. The accepted opinion is that that many issues that preoccupied the Muslim clerics in the past are no longer worthy of discussion - either because they belong to the ancient period and are too loosely linked to public life, or because they are likely to cause confusion and public pandemonium. This is a fact well-known to students of religious law..." [66]



Gala GabAllâh, columnist for the government daily Al-Gumhouriyya, wrote: ‘Whether the story of Umm Ayman is true or not, it should not be retold by the mufti. [If asked about it], the mufti should respond: 'What use is it to you to know this? The Prophet, with his honorable past, his honorable blood and his honorable urine, is no longer among us. There is no place at all for talking about such pointless matters, which are likely to harm people and start talk that will damage Islam and the religion...’[67]



Al-Akhbar columnist Ahmad Ragab mocked Gum'a's statements, writing: ‘[With regard] to the fatwa of the honorable mufti... How is it possible to actually drink urine when this need is always met in a secluded place specially designated for this [purpose]? Did the Companions of the Prophet stand around and wait [there], with containers in their hands? Can any reasonable person imagine that the Prophet [actually] let them collect his urine?’ [68]



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There is a glimmer of hope in this. These episodes show that there is a limit to which Muslims are willing to be fooled and beyond which they will not go. Therein lies my conviction that once the naked truth about Islam is exposed and its asininity becomes manifest, a great number of Muslims will see the light and will abandon it.

Muhammad reintroduced the pagan tradition of fasting. However, he found it difficult to abstain from food and water from dawn to dusk, so he ate whenever he pleased. Ibn Sa’d writes: “The Messenger of Allâh used to say ‘We the prophets are required to eat our morning food later than others and hurry in breaking our fast in the evening.'”[69]

These are just a few examples of how Muhammad did as he pleased and made his Allâh approve whatever he did. The young and perceptive Aisha noticed this and, perhaps sarcastically, or innocently, said to him “I feel that your Lord hastens in fulfilling your wishes and desires.”[70] She uttered the above when Muhammad made his Allâh order him to take his daughter in law Zeinab, as a bride.

In none of the wars that Muhammad waged did he put his own life in danger. He stood behind his troops wearing often two coats of chain-link mail, one on top of the other.[71] The double armoring would make him so heavy that his movements became cumbersome and he needed assistance to stand or to walk. While in that state he would shout toward the front and loudly encourage his men to be valiant and not fear death, promising them high-bosomed virgins and celestial food in the other world. Sometimes he would grab a handful of sand and throw it in the air in the direction of the enemy while cursing them.

To finance his military expeditions, the Prophet of Allâh exhorted his followers to contribute their wealth. He urged them to serve him and wait upon him. He encouraged their adulation of him and strongly frowned on dissent. Orwa, the negotiator of the Quraish, who visited Muhammad among his men in Hudaibiyyah witnessed that Muhammad’s followers “rushed to save the water in which he had performed his ablutions, to catch up his spittle, or seize a hair of his if it chanced to fall.”[72] This should not be interpreted or dismissed as an exaggeration of later years, as the historian Sir Willam Muir believed. Muhammad, like all other cult leaders, had created a personality cult around himself. We can see this kind of personality worship in modern cults even today. This is how the narcissist wants to be treated.

Muhammad thought himself to be above the law. He broke moral and ethical codes whenever it suited him, and then made his Allâh reveal a verse to confirm that what he had done was all right.

           Arabs were simple people of the desert, but they had dignity and prided themselves on their chivalry. During the year there were a few months when they did not fight. These were known as the sacred months, when people traveled freely on pilgrimage. In one such month, Muhammad sent an expedition to Nakhlah, a place known for its palm trees, to lay siege and ambush a caravan carrying raisins, butter, wine, and other goods from Taif to Mecca. Fighting and killing at such a time of the year was a sacrilege. He sent eight men towards Nakhlah without telling them about their mission. He gave a sealed letter to the leader of the expedition instructing the men to open it only after reaching the destination. When they opened the letter, they realized Muhammad was asking them to raid a caravan during the sacred months. Two of the men conveniently lost their camels in the desert, went out to find them, and did not take part in the raid. The other six discussed the situation and finally convinced themselves that the orders of the prophet should be obeyed even if they went against their consciences and seemed immoral and unethical. To set up the ambush, they shaved their heads and pretended to be preparing themselves for pilgrimage, and when the men of the caravan lowered their guard, they leapt upon them, killing one and taking two as hostages. The fourth person escaped. This was the first bloodshed chargeable to Islam. The first blood spilled in the history of Islam was the blood of a non-Muslim by Muslims. Muslims started the hostilities. They persecuted their detractors, not the other way around. The killing sent a shockwave through the Quraish, who realized that their opponent, in his quest for power, would not respect any law.

There are countless cases in which Muhammad broke the laws of the land and disregarded the codes of ethics, decency, and morality. Laying siege to merchant caravans or raiding villages and seizing their wealth is theft and is against the law in any society. Muhammad ambushed unarmed groups when they were least prepared to fight, killed as many of their unarmed men as he could, enslaved their women and children, and made his Allâh approve whatever he did. He also okayed having sex with women captured in war, even if the women were still married. (Q.4:24)

From incest to polygamy, from rape to pedophilia, from assassination to genocide, the Prophet of Allâh did them all and encouraged his followers to do the same. He was disdainful of authorities, and so are his followers.

The word “Islam” means “submission.” The Qur’an says: “No believing man and no believing woman has a choice in their own affairs when Allâh and His Messenger have decided on an issue.”([sign in to see URL]) The truth is that even non-believing people have no choice. They must submit or be killed. Muhammad interpreted dissent as betrayal. For narcissists, dissent is intolerable. In response they panic and feel threatened. Painful memories of being abandoned as a child rise up to shake their precariously balanced personalities. They feel deeply hurt and seek revenge.

Muhammad viewed as enemies any who were not his supporters and followers. He was paranoid and saw conspiracies everywhere. He cast himself as the heroic victim of the malicious forces of his enemies. These “enemies,” of course, existed nowhere except in his fertile imagination.

One of the main factors driving Muhammad’s success was that he had spies everywhere who posed as his detractors and brought news from places he wanted to ambush. So paranoid was he that he even encouraged his believers to spy on each other. Muslims do the same to this day.

Like their prophet, Muslims have victim mentality, and therefore justify their acts of terrorism. They think dark stupendous forces are at work to destroy Islam and that there is a world conspiracy against Muslims led by the Jews. They are convinced Jews control the world, particularly the United States of America, who are doing their bidding and waging proxy wars against the Muslims at the order of this mysterious and omnipotent Jewish cabal.

Muslims are vigilant toward each other’s words and actions. Eeach Muslim spies on others to ensure that the laws of Islam are properly observed. An ambience of terror is created in all Islamic countries, where hardly anyone dares raise the slightest question of the tenets of Islam. Your own kin could report your infidelity, which, of course, would mean certain death to you.

Pathological narcissists believe they are special and therefore entitled to gratuitous favors. Muhammad did not thank those who he did his bidding. Instead, he told them they should be grateful for being given the privilege of serving Allâh.



O you who believe! Do not make your charity worthless by reproach and injury, like him who spends his property to be seen of men and does not believe in Allâh and the last day. (Q. 2:263)



Muhammad tried to compensate for his craving for love with power. He yearned for love because he did not receive enough of it from his primary caregivers. A loveless childhood is the root cause of narcissism, despotism and psychopathic behavior. His grandfather’s and uncle’s permissiveness, and their failure to set limits, further aggravated his narcissistic trait. Muhammad cried bitterly at the tomb of his mother, but those tears were not for her. They were for himself. Narcissists have no feelings for others. They are only aware, in fact too aware, of their own feelings, their own pain and their own emotional needs.



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[2] International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th edition, World Health Organization (1992)

[3] The language in the criteria above is based on or summarized from:

American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fourth edition (DSM IV). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.

Sam Vaknin. (1999). Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited, first edition. Prague and Skopje: Narcissus Publication. ("Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited" [sign in to see URL] )

[4] Tabaqat V. 1 p. 2

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[6] Tabaqat V. 1, p. 364

[7] Mark 10:18

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[9] Sam Vaknin and Lidija Rangelovska, Malignant Self Love – Narcissism Revisited , Narcissus Publications, Czech Republic (January 4, 2007),

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[11] Ambient abuse is the stealth, subtle, underground currents of maltreatment that sometimes go unnoticed even by the victims themselves, until it is too late. Ambient abuse penetrates and permeates everything – but is difficult to pinpoint and identify. It is ambiguous, atmospheric, and diffuse. Hence it has insidious and pernicious effects. It is by far the most dangerous kind of abuse there is. It is the outcome of fear – fear of violence, fear of the unknown, fear of the unpredictable, the capricious, and the arbitrary. It is perpetrated by dropping subtle hints, by disorienting, by constant – and unnecessary – lying, by persistent doubting and demeaning, and by inspiring an air of unmitigated gloom and doom ("gaslighting"). This definition is given by Dr. Sam Vaknin in his article “Ambient Abuse, first published in “Verbal and Emotional Abuse on Suite 101,” also published in Malignant Self Love – Narcissism Revisited, Ibid. and at [sign in to see URL] (date not given), (accessed June 22, 2007).

[12] “The Cult of the Narcissist” by Dr. Sam Vaknin, published in Malignant Self Love – Narcissism Revisited, and at [sign in to see URL], c. Sam Vaknin, date not given (accessed June 22, 2007).



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[15] “For Love of God – Narcissists and Religion”, by Dr. Sam Vaknin, at [sign in to see URL] (no date given) (accessed June 22, 2007), first published in “Narcissistic Personality Disorder” Topic Page on Suite 101, also appearing in Malignant Self Love – Narcissism Revisited, Ibid.



[16] “For Love of God – Narcissists and Religion”, by Dr. Sam Vaknin, Ibid.



[17] Jon Mardi Horowitz – Stress Response Syndromes: PTSD, Grief, and Adjustment Disorder” New Jersey:Jason Aronson Inc., Third Edition, 1997, ISBN-10: 0765700255, ISBN-13: 978-0765700254.

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[19] Tabaqat Vol 1 p. 107

[20] Ibid.

[21] J. D. Levine and Rona H. Weiss. The Dynamics and Treatment of Alcoholism. Jason Aronson, 1994

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[27] “I do not ask of you any reward for it but love for my near relatives” Tabaqat vol.1 page.3

[28] Qur’an Sura 42: verse 23

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[30] Quoted from “Mixing oil and water” by Bridget Murray, APA Online Monitor On Psychology, Vol. 35, No. 3, March 2004, (online version), Print version: page 52, online version found at [sign in to see URL] (accessed June 22, [sign in to see URL]

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[32] “The Inverted Narcissist” Sam Vaknin, [sign in to see URL] Personality Disorders Community, at [sign in to see URL] (date not given) (accessed June 22, 2007)

[33] “The Gospel According to John,” by Brian Hutchison, Saturday Night Magazine, May 5, 2001, at [sign in to see URL] (accessed June 22, 2007

[34] Sira Ibn Ishaq, p. 108

[35] Sahih Bukhari [sign in to see URL] 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 Allâh's religion and His Book, but she (Aisha) is lawful for me to marry."

[36] Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 87, Number 140

[37]Larson’s New Book of Cults 1989, pp. 14-15

[38] Dr. Sam Vaknin Narcissism FAQ #57

[39] “Pathological Narcissism, Psychosis, and Delusions” by Sam Vaknin, at Sam Vaknin Sites, [sign in to see URL] (accessed June 22, 2007)

[40] ibid.

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[42] The Qur’an can be tedious, and that is mainly why few Muslims have read it. However, at the risk of boring my readers, in this chapter I will have to quote several Qur’anic verses as evidence to support my portrait of Muhammad.

[43] Qur’an, sura 60, Verse 1

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[45] ibid.

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[49] Sir William Muir: The Life of Mohamet, Vol. 3 Ch. XII Page 115-116

[50] Ibn Sa’d, Tabaqat Vol 8: p 195

[51] Ibid

[52] Published by Entesharat-e Elmiyyeh Eslami Tehran 1377 lunar H. Tafseer and translation into Farsi by Mohammad Kazem Mo’refi

[53] Sahih Bukhari Vol.7 Book 67, [sign in to see URL]

[54] Sahih Bukhari Vol.9 Book 89, [sign in to see URL]

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[58] Baraka Umm Ayman was a servant of the Prophet Muhammad as well as his nursemaid.

[59] Al-Masri Al-Yawm (Egypt) May 20, 2007.

[60] Umm Haram bint Milhan was a cousin of the prophet on his mother's side, and one of the first to embrace Islam and emigrate to Mecca.

[61] Al-Masri Al-Yawm (Egypt) May 23, 2007. Dr. Gum'a made similar statements to the Egyptian weekly Al-Liwa Al-Islami, May 26, 2007.

[62] Al-Masri Al-Yawm (Egypt) May 22, 2007.

[63] Al-Ahram (Egypt) May 29, 2007.

[64] Al-Ahram (Egypt), June 3, 2007.

[65] Al-Masri Al-Yawm (Egypt) May 30, 2007.

[66] Al-Ahram (Egypt) May 31, 2007.

[67] Al-Gumhouriyya (Egypt) May 24, 2007.

[68] Al-Akhbar (Egypt) May 21, 2007.

[69] Tabaqat, Volume 1, page 369

[70] Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 311)

[71] Flexible armor of interlinked rings.

[72] Sirat Ibn Ishaq, [sign in to see URL].




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