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Character of Muhammad

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Muhammad disliked those who left Islam.

Here we quote the argument of Muslims in favour of freedom of religion.

"In Bukhari 9:316, Jabir ibn 'Abdullah narrated that a Bedouin accepted Islam and then when he got a fever he demanded that Muhammad to cancel his pledge (allow him to renounce Islam). Muhammad refused to do so. The Bedouin man repeated his demand once, but Muhammad once again refused. Then, he (the Bedouin) left Medina. Muhammad said, "Madinah is like a pair of bellows (furnace): it expels its impurities and brightens and clear its good." In this narration, there was no evidence demonstrating that Muhammad ordered the execution of the Bedouin for wanting to renounce Islam."

The last line is the addition of the Muslim arguers. They are desperate to prove that Muhammad opposed death penalty for leaving Islam. All they have is negative evidence based on assumption i.e. "there was no evidence demonstrating...." But they totally missed out one point. He used a simile to condemn a person leaving Islam.

So many poets sing praises of Muhammad's moral character. If they make sense, he should not have condemned someone's choice of religion, faith and belief.

The Muslim attempt to defend a single Bukhari quote is ignorant of other quotes where he ordered the mutilation and bleeding to death of many Bedouins who left Islam and robbed camels of a Muslim. Abu Bakr set an example of following Muhammad when he killed unknown number of ex-Muslims as a caliph.[1][2][3]

Honesty

Lots of Muslims say "our prophet was a very honest man, he was renowned for his honesty in Mecca, Khadija proposed to him because of his honesty" et. al. This is hard to believe. How many rich women in the world choose a man because of his honesty and not his wealth or his earning capacity? How many Muslim women choose a bridegroom like Khadija did? By the way, how many Muslim women choose a bridegroom? Women are starved of choice and decisions making. Women's suppression in Islam is a popular reality.

Muslims also try to cite sources like this questions site did.[4] This URL gives two citations for Muhammad's honesty and you find both of them false on a thorough search.

Why all the propaganda is spread about his honesty? It rules out the chances to raise any doubts about Muhammad's prophethood. Muhammad is honest, although according to poor or false sources. So then, nobody will say he is faking his conversation with Allah.

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