The Only Way to Avoid Error is to Detect it – The Only Way to Detect it is to be Free to Question !
Muslims are Not Allowed to Question The Quran
The Quran alone does not provide enough information to live life as a practising Muslim.
To live an Islamic way of life and the way that Allah has perfected for all Mankind you need to follow the way that prophet Muhammad lived.
To do this you have to follow the Hadith and the Seerah. The Hadith are the various reports describing the words, actions and habits of prophet Muhammad.
The Seerah is the Biography, about the life of prophet Muhammad. Therefore to understand Muhammad and live life as he did you need to study the Hadith and the Seerah.
Before I accepted Islam I never researched it or looked into its history or the life of prophet Muhammad.
When I started to have doubts that Islam was the truth I began reading the Hadith. I could not believe what I found within the Hadith.
Instead of finding examples of the perfect human being and the greatest man that ever walked the earth or will ever walk the earth I found the actions of somebody completely the opposite of what I had been told, I was stunned, shocked !!!!! surely this could not be the case ?
I needed to confirm this with people that knew more about Muhammad than I did. But after sharing my concerns with more knowledgeable Muslims it turns out that this was common knowledge amongst the more knowledgeable Muslims. Not only that but they seemed to consider this OK ???? Or if they did think otherwise then it was probably not a Sahih (authentic) Hadith and was unreliable or fabricated.
The fact is we know more about the life of prophet Muhammad and the way he lived than any other person in history. Even so, the Muslims that consider him to be the perfect role model for mankind appear to know very little about the real Muhammad. I find this very strange.
But as I mentioned, most Muslims know very little about the religion that they follow and profess to be the truth. As for the Imams, Sheiks, Muftis and Scholars, etc, they seem to forget these stories when giving their lectures about the perfect prophet Muhammad.
Below are links to a few Hadith that after I discovered them there was no way that I could continue to believe that Islam was the truth, so I left.
Sahih al-Bukhari 3018
(Muhammad ordered hands and feet be cut off)
Sahih al-Bukhari 1237
(OK to rape and steal and you will still go to paradise)
Sahih al-Bukhari Book 65, Hadith 4802
(Sun sets below Allahs throne)
Sunan Abi Dawud 67
(Water not defiled and is still pure)
Sunan an-Nasa’i 1459
(Eclipses are to strike fear into his slaves)
Sahih al-Bukhari 3329
(Resemblance of children to their parents)
Sahih al-Bukhari 3366
(Building of Mosques wrong timing)
Sahih al-Bukhari 1597
(Kissing of the Black stone)
Sahih al-Bukhari 2478
(The Kaaba was a Pagan Temple)
Sahih al-Bukhari 3847
(Safa and Marwa was a Pagan ritual)
(Sahih Muslim 3028)
(Before Islam Pagan women would perform Tawaf completely naked)
Sahih al-Bukhari 5215
(Muhammad had sex with his 9 wives in one night)
Sahih al-Bukhari 1695b
(Woman shown no compassion and still stoned to death)
Sahih al-Bukhari 3222
(Will still enter paradise even after committing theft and illegal intercourse)
Sahih al-Bukhari 5133 + 5134 + 5158
(Muhammad consummated his marriage to Aisha when she was just 9 years old)
For me this one fact alone casts doubt on “The role model for Mankind”
Hadith that confirm female genital mutilation, FGM:
Sahih al-Bukhari 5889
(Five practices are characteristics of the Fitra)
Sahih Muslim 349
(When the circumcised parts touch each other)
Sunan Abi Dawud 5271
(A woman used to perform circumcision in Medina)