Refutting the lie that Muhammad died because he was poisoned

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Mohamad Mostafa Nassar


Many christian missionaries gave a false claim taht Muhammad died because he was poisoned by a Jewish lady. The sources they Produce:

From Bukhari’s Hadith 3.786:
Narrated Anas bin Malik: A Jewess brought a poisoned (cooked) sheep for the Prophet who ate from it. She was brought to the Prophet and he was asked, “Shall we kill her?” He said, “No.” I continued to see the effect of the poison on the palate of the mouth of Allah’s Apostle.

From Bukhari’s Hadith 4.394:
Narrated Abu Huraira: When Khaibar was conquered, a roasted poisoned sheep was presented to the Prophet as a gift (by the Jews). The Prophet ordered, “Let all the Jews who have been here, be assembled before me.” The Jews were collected and the Prophet said (to them), “I am going to ask you a question. Will you tell the truth?” They said, “Yes.”

The Prophet asked, “Who is your father?” They replied, “So-and-so.” He said, “You have told a lie; your father is so-and-so.” They said, “You are right.” He said, “Will you now tell me the truth, if I ask you about something?” They replied, “Yes, O Abu Al-Qasim; and if we should tell a lie, you can realize our lie as you have done regarding our father.”

On that he asked, “Who are the people of the (Hell) Fire?” They said, “We shall remain in the (Hell) Fire for a short period, and after that you will replace us.” The Prophet said, “You may be cursed and humiliated in it!

By Allah, we shall never replace you in it.” Then he asked, “Will you now tell me the truth if I ask you a question?” They said, “Yes, O Abu Al-Qasim.” He asked, “Have you poisoned this sheep?”

They said, “Yes.” He asked, “What made you do so?” They said, “We wanted to know if you were a liar in which case we would get rid of you, and if you are a prophet then the poison would not harm you.”

And so they believed that Muhammad died because of Poison without going in the depth of the context.

Firstly to refute this claim I would like to state a verse of Bible. Whether or not Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him died from a poison, this still would not prove your theory, because the Jews in general are responsible for killing Prophets:

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!”
 (From the KJV Bible, Matthew 23:37)

Jesus himself recognized that the Jews kill the Prophets. So even if we were to assume that Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was killed through poisoning by the Jews, this still would not nullify Islam, nor prove it to be a false religion from Christian point of view.

Muhammad was served with poision on 629AD and he died in 632AD.

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Moreover, We can see that

1. Muhammd (pbuh) died after three years after tasting the poison while his companion Bishr died immediately after eating the posion, so the false claim of chrisitan die here directly.

If not why Muhammad survived for four years after tasting the poision?

Once the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) was given food mixed with poison to eat. He who ate it first expired, but the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) lived for four years even after taking that food. That food told the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam): There is poison in me.

2. Muhammad (pbuh) died a natural death

Moreover Muhammd Died a natural dead and showed tremendous energy before his death, the poison had no effect on him. When the Prophet conquered Mecca, he was fasting

Abu Bakr ibn AbdurRahman reported on the authority of a Companion of the Prophet (peace be upon him):

I saw the Prophet (peace be upon him) commanding the people while he was travelling on the occasion of the conquest of Mecca not to observe fast. He said: Be strong for your enemy. The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) fasted himself.
(Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 13, Number 2358)

Where did the Prophet acquire the strength to fast? He was truly a Prophet of God because he continued to fast during Ramadan!

The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) used to count the days in Sha’ban in a manner he did not count any other month; then he fasted when he sighted the new moon of Ramadan; but if the weather was cloudy he counted thirty days and then fasted.
(Narrated Aisha Ummul Mu’minin:, Sunan Abu-Dawud)

He wasn’t ill at that so the lie of christian proved false here that Muhammad fell ill after eating poision and died. If he was to die because of poision why would he survive for 4 years?

3. Allah protected Islam and Muhammad , and completed Islam

The Verse of Quran clearly proves that Jews failed in their mission by ending life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the Islam was completed with its Laws

“Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than God; that which hath been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by being gored to death; that which hath been (partly) eaten by a wild animal; unless ye are able to slaughter it (in due form); that which is sacrificed on stone (altars); (forbidden) also is the division (of meat) by raffling with arrows: that is impiety.

This day have those who reject faith given up all hope of your religion: yet fear them not but fear Me. This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. But if any is forced by hunger, with no inclination to transgression, God is indeed Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (The Noble Quran, 5:3)

So, Muhammad didn’t died through the poison, and where on earth is the poison found which used to kill the victim after four years? We all know that poinsons are meant to kill a person immediately; within couple minutes, or an hour maximum. But three years? Sounds stupid

Allah knows Best

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