The Alleged Poisoning of Prophet Muhammed

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐏𝐨𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐞𝐭 𝐌𝐮𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐝

Mohamad Mostafa Nassar


All praises are due to Allah and blessings on the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. Today, Christian missionaries are using fabricated Hadiths to attack Islam; they are seriously misquoting the Quran, and claiming that Muhammad was a false prophet because he was “poisoned”.

We shall prove that Muhammad was not false for consuming the poison; he’s actually a greater Prophet to Jesus for making prophecies about the future. Jesus hardly made any prophecies; he only preached the Kingdom of God and made several false prophecies in the Bible.

Consider the following facts that prove Prophet Muhammed was true: 

(1)   The Bible says false prophets can perform miracles (Matt. 24:24), the Prophet Muhammad’s greatest miracle was a Book, the Holy Quran.

(2)   John the Baptist performed no miracles (John 10:41), yet he was a true Prophet.

(3)   Jesus was poisoned on the cross; he was a true Prophet. 

(4)   Many true Prophets were killed (Matt. 23:7), but they were still true Prophets.

(5)   The Prophets of the Bible are guilty of major sins, e.g. incest, fornication, drunkenness, nudity, and they were True Prophets!

(6)   There are pre-Islamic predictions of Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Let us discuss the facts we have presented so far. The Bible says that even false prophets can perform miracles, the Israelite prophets did miracles, but the Prophet Muhammad’s miracle is the Holy Quran.

Most of the miracles of the previous Prophets were of a physical nature, whereas the greatest miracle of Muhammad (peace be upon him) is intellectual. We are referring to the Qur’ân. Perhaps the reason for this is that this miracle is for the lasting Message and must remain visible to all insightful people of every generation until the Day of Judgment.

The miracles of the other Prophets have passed into history; no one experienced them except for those that were present at that time. The miracle of the Qur’ân, however, remains until the Day of Judgment. [1]

John the Baptist was a true Prophet but performed no miracles:

And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true. (John 10:41)

The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him? But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.  (Matthew 21:25-26)

Yet the Prophet Muhammad performed several miracles, by the power of God.


Narrated ‘Abdullah:

We used to consider miracles as Allah’s Blessings, but you people consider them to be a warning. Once we were with Allah’s Apostle on a journey, and we ran short of water. He said, “Bring the water remaining with you.” The people brought a utensil containing a little water.

He placed his hand in it and said, “Come to the blessed water, and the Blessing is from Allah.” I saw the water flowing from among the fingers of Allah’s Apostle, and no doubt, we heard the meal glorifying Allah, when it was being eaten (by him). (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 56, Number 779)

Narrated Ibn Masud:

During the lifetime of Allah’s Apostle the moon was split into two parts; one part remained over the mountain, and the other part went beyond the mountain. On that, Allah’s Apostle said, “Witness this miracle.” (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 387)

Let us discuss the poisoning of Jesus. According to the Gospels, Jesus was given a sponge full of vinegar, and immediately died seconds later.

Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. (John 19:29-30)

This proves Jesus was poisoned, the vinegar is supposed to have stimulating effects, yet it killed Jesus instantly!

Vinegar is one of those common substances that have been used for a variety of purposes for thousands of years.  Among its health benefits are mobilization of stored fat for energy use, a reduction in LDL or “bad” cholesterol, regulation of water content in cells, stabilization of blood sugar levels, and helping reduce arthritis pain. 

Apple cider vinegar is a good diuretic, yet it also contains high levels of potassium to help maintain vital electrolyte levels.  Apple cider vinegar boosts the liver’s detoxification activity and helps with the digestion of rich, fatty, greasy foods, breaking them down into more absorbable forms.

The Bible confesses that Jesus was a repentant sinner:

John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. (Mark 1:4)

Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. (Matthew 3:13)

The Bible degrades the Prophets of God by vilification:

For a Muslim, many of the claims to be found in the Bible with regard to the prophets of God, and even God himself, are monstrous and preposterous. One is hard pressed to find a single prophet or messenger who was not a drunkard, an idolater, an adulterer, guilty of incest, a liar, and so forth. The Bible practically overflows with such stories from almost every Tom, Dick, and Harry.

The messengers of God are even made to be guilty of multiple cases of adultery and worse. Abraham (pbuh) is alleged to be a liar and worse (Genesis 12:13). Noah (pbuh) a drunkard (Genesis 9:21). Lot (pbuh) a drunkard and guilty of incest (Genesis 19:30-38).

Solomon (pbuh) a worshipper of idols in his old age (1 Kings 4-9), King David (pbuh) commits adultery with Uriah’s wife and then murdered her husband (2 Samuel 11:3-4,15-18), David’s son Ammon is guilty of incest and the rape of his half sister (2 Samuel 13:14).

Aaron (pbuh) fashions an idol (the golden calf) for the Jews to worship (Exodus 32:1-4), to name but a very few of the many allegations to be found in the current Bible. (Misha’al Ibn Abdullah Al-Kadhi, What Did Jesus Really Say? [online Source]

Strangely, Christians defend the false portrayal of God and His prophets, yet have the audacity to charge the Prophet Muhammad with falsehood!

Here is a brief summary:

Noah got drunk, Lot committed incest, Moses was a murderer, Aaron built the calf, David committed adultery, and Solomon was guilty of idol-worship. Yet the Prophet Muhammad is not guilty of any of these crimes!

Was Prophet Muhammed poisoned?

Christian missionaries forge their own interpretations to divert Believers away from Islam, the solution to mankind’s problems. The Holy Quran is absolutely free of rubbish and obscene material. The Prophets of God are respected in the highest level; Christians do not discredit their prophethood for corruption and sin, yet they discredit the Prophet Muhammad for “eating poison”.

Yet the biographies of Muhammad are clear that he lived for many years after consuming the poison. The Prophet displayed tremendous energy aftereating the poison, showing that the poison had no effect on him. The Prophet detected the poison whereas the companions failed to detect it.

The Prophet lived for four years after the poison!

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.  [1]

The Prophet showed tremendous energy before his death, the poison had no effect on him. When the Prophet conquered Mecca, he was fasting!

AbuBakr 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, [2]


The Prophet even had the strength to destroy the idols.

Most Meccans converted to Islam, and Muhammad destroyed the idols in the Kaaba. Henceforth the pilgrimage would be a Muslim pilgrimage and the shrine a Muslim shrine. [1]

Needles to say, the companions of the Prophet helped him destroy the idols because there were over 300 of them!

According to Aisha, the Prophet used to heal himself using the Quran:

Whenever Allah’s Apostle became ill, he used to recite the Muawidhatan and blow his breath over himself (after their recitation) and rubbed his hands over his body. So when he was afflicted with his fatal illness. I started reciting the Muawidhatan and blowing my breath over him as he used to blow and made the hand of the Prophet pass over his body. (Narrated by Aisha, Sahih Bukhari, [2]

There are past instances where the Holy Prophet became sick, and was healed by God, so obviously the poison did not to affect him.


Pre-Islamic Predictions of Prophet Muhammed:

The Jews expected the Last Prophet to descend from Ishmael; he would destroy idol-worship and restore the true and pure worship of God. The following account reports the circumstances surrounding the conversion of the erudite rabbi Abdullah bin Salam to Islam:

I was told the story of Abdullah bin Salam, a learned Rabbi, by one of his family. He said: “When I heard about the Apostle I knew by his descriptions, name, and the time at which he appeared that he was the one we were waiting for, and I rejoiced greatly thereat, though I kept silent about it until the Apostle came to Madinah [after the Hijrah).

When he stayed in Quba’ among the Banu ‘Amr bin ‘Auf [tribe] a man came with the news while I was working at the top of a palm-tree and my aunt Kahlida bint al-Harith was sitting below. When I heard the news I cried ‘Allahu Akbar’ and my aunt said, ‘Good gracious, if you had heard that [Prophet] Moses bin ‘Imran had come you could not have made more fuss!’ Indeed, aunt, ‘I said, ‘he is the brother of Moses and follows his religion, being sent with the same mission’.

She asked, ‘Is he really the Prophet who we have been told will be sent at this very time?’ And she accepted my assurance that he was. Straightway I went to the Apostle and became a Muslim, and when I returned to my house I ordered them to do the same”.

‘Abdullah bin Salam took refuge in the Prophet’s house, for he trusted not his own people, because he believed they would lie against him. When the Jews came to the house of the Prophet he asked them about ‘Abdullah’s standing among them:

They replied: “He is our chief, the son of our chief; our rabbi and our learned man.” [Abdullah narrates] when they said this I emerged [from the Prophet’s house] and said: “O Jews, fear God and accept what he has sent to you. For by God you know that he is the Apostle of God!

This narration from the life of Abdullah bin Salam provides a good “summary” of the facts surrounding the knowledge of the Prophet to come [Muhammad] and his description in the Holy Scriptures.

(Source: Ibn Ishaq’s Biography of the Prophet quoted in Faisal Siddiqui, The Bible’s Last Prophet, pp. 104-105)

True prophets can die with poison just as Christians claim Jesus died with poison according to Bible

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was poisoned but remained alive for many years; and poisoned didn’t kill him until his fixed time of death came from Allah according to Hadiths but Jesus of Bible failed to survive for few hours (Christians still blame Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him)

In Islam

Death From Poisoning does not disprove authenticity of true Prophet; if you think it does then Jesus itself not True Prophet:

The Gospels show that Jesus immediately died after drinking the vinegar by vinegar poisoning:

Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. (John 19:29-30)

This proves Jesus was poisoned, the vinegar is supposed to have stimulating effects, yet it killed Jesus instantly!

Some more proofs

This is where it gets interesting. Jesus himself made mention of Prophet Muhammed Pbuh in a prophecy to the Jews.

29 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous,

30 and you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’

31 Thus you testify against yourselves that you are descendants of those who murdered the prophets.

32 Fill up, then, the measure of your ancestors.

33 You snakes, you brood of vipers! How can you escape being sentenced to hell?

34 Therefore I am sending you prophets and sages and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify (Matthew 23:34)

From context, Jesus is condemning the learned Jews for their actions. he is exposing their lies and deception towards the people and themselves. The interesting part is verse 34

“Therefore, I am sending you prophets and sages and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify “

Here Jesus is prophesising “the Jews will Kill and crucify Prophet, sages and teachers” in the future. note this is a future tense not past.

Christians love saying Prophet Muhammed Pbuh was poisoned, which eventually caused him to pass. If this is the case, then Prophet Muhammed Pbuh was a true Prophet of God. In fact we know from Sahih hadith that the Jews Poisoned the sheep given to Prophet Muhammed Pbuh

Narrated Abu Huraira:

When Khaibar was conquered, a roasted poisoned sheep was presented to the Prophet (ﷺ) as a gift (by the Jews). The Prophet (ﷺ) ordered, “Let all the Jews who have been here, be assembled before me.” The Jews were collected and the Prophet (ﷺ) said (to them), “I am going to ask you a question.

Will you tell the truth?” They said, “Yes.” The Prophet (ﷺ) 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 (ﷺ) 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.” (Sahih al-Bukhari 3169)

Here’s where Christians must accept Prophet Muhammed Pbuh as the true prophet of God. Jesus said Jews will kill and crucify Prophets. He read from Sahih Bukhari Prophet Muhammed Pbuh was poisoned by Jews, why?

Because they wanted to confirm he was a true Prophet which he was. Christians claim the poison caused Prophet Muhammed Pbuh to pass. Jesus said, Jews will Kill

Do you see the correlation?

Jews will kill Prophets. Prophet Muhammed Pbuh was poisoned by the Jews to kill. If the latter is agreed by Christians, then this is a clear-cut confirmation of Prophet Muhammed Pbuh as being the true Prophet of God. If Christians say no he survived then the poison made no effect, which would make it a miracle, again proving God saved his Prophet.

Either way Prophet Muhammed Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him was a true Prophet of God. Note, Jesus himself said the Jews will kill Prophets. Also, can Christian show us historically how many “PROPHETS” were killed and crucified after Jesus by the Jews?

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The Miracle of the Poisoned Sheep that Prophet Muhammed ate.

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Reconciling between the verse “Allah will protect you from the people” and the death of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him).

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