Sex and the Prophet

The recent terrorist attack in France has started a flurry of criticisms against Islamic fundamentalism and the intolerance that goes with it. While many people have strongly condemned the heinous acts perpetrated by three masked gunmen purportedly in the name of vengeance for the Islamic prophet Muhammad, there are people like former Democrat leader Howard Dean who refuse to make the connection between terrorism and the Muslim faith. This article does not intend to paint Islam with a broad brush nor does it intend to pander to Muslim sensitivities for the sake of political correctness. The intent of this piece is to provoke a discussion on the merits of criticizing one of the world’s major religion that seem to attract the most violence in today’s world. It aims to raise the question on what it is about Islam that may have contributed to the instability that goes with the mindset of the zealots amongst its fold.

charlie_hebdoSo where do we start? I certainly do not feel like delving into a very scholarly and cerebral approach. Sometimes we can get a glimpse of the answer in the simplest angle. In this case, perhaps sex has something to do with it! You see, Islamic tradition depicts Muhammad as a great Casanova; a loverboy who would be the envy of Hugh Hefner, Randy West, Peter North, even Ron Jeremy. This guy, as Islamic tradition says, is the superman of sex. I won’t be surprised if Islamic propagandists who claim Islam to be pioneers of science would also claim that they invented Viagra way before Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Corporation did.

From Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 5, Number 268:

Qatada narrated:
Anas bin Malik said, “The Prophet used to visit all his wives in a round, during the day and night and they were eleven in number.” I asked Anas, “Had the Prophet the strength for it?” Anas replied, “We used to say that the Prophet was given the strength of thirty (men).” And Sa’id said on the authority of Qatada that Anas had told him about nine wives only (not eleven).

In Volume 1, Book 5, Number 282:

Anas bin Malik narrated:
The Prophet used to visit all his wives in one night and he had nine wives at that time.

Well now, how credible are these accounts? At that time, Muhammad was no longer a young stud. It would really be incredible for a 60 year old geezer to get it on with 9 ladies in one night. Muhammad was already around 60 at the time when he had 9 wives. Some of you may say that maybe Muhammad just got lucky one night and felt really randy! Well, unfortunately this was not a one night event. The accounts state that Muhammad did this regularly. So how are we to take these accounts? Was Muhammad really the superman of sex as Islamic traditions depict him to be? Did Allah grant his favorite apostle some sort of a spiritual pre-modern times Viagra? (a possible perk that came with the job) Or is it possible that there may be some other more plausible explanation to the accounts of the sexual prowess of the 60 year old Islamic icon?

It is interesting to note that in Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 71, Number 660 and 661, Aisha, one of Muhammad’s girls (well, literally as she was 6 when Muhammad married her and she was 9 when he had sex with her) narrated:

Magic was worked on Allah’s Apostle so that he used to think that he had sexual relations with his wives while he actually had not.

Maybe this hadith relating to Muhammad having imaginary romp sessions in the sack with his women is a commentary or explanation to the other depictions of him being a sex machine. Again, this is coming from Aisha’s words (her being Muhammad’s favorite sex partner).

Imaginary sex is not only the psychological kink in Muhammad, he also had other psychological issues. The following links show articles that talk about Muhammad’s psychological (in)stability:

1. “A Bewitched Prophet? : Examining Muhammad’s Psychological and Spiritual Stability – by David Wood

2. “Muhammad and the Demons” – by Silas

3. “Muhammad’s Suicide Attempts” – by Silas

Now, given that Muhammad may not really have been the super sex machine that Muslim apologists depict him to be (he may have probably been even a dud in the sack at 60 that’s why he often resorted to imaginary sex), this by no means, suggests that he was all a sexual sham. Sex was prominently on Muhammad’s mind and he had quite a huge sexual appetite!

Anyway, looking beyond Muhammad’s sex life, it is important to note that we have evidence that suggests that the hadiths that tell of Muhammad’s sexual prowess may have been reporting Muhammad’s sexual illusions and hallucinations as factual and not imaginary. So if that is the case, then how many more of the hadiths may have been compromised?

We have to realize here that many of the teachings of Islam are based on these hadiths. So could Islam be built on illusions and hallucinations of a psychologically unstable person? And if Muhammad’s illusions are to be taken as facts in the hadiths, then this seriously undermines the Quran’s credibility. What if some or all of the alleged visitations of the angel Gabriel and the “revelations” given to Muhammad by the angel are nothing more than creations of his unstable mind?

Is it any surprise then that a religion that may have been based on delusion foster a kind of deluded mindset as exemplified by Islamic terrorists?


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A friend calls Islam. Judaism and Christianity the three great desert religions. All have a history of violence, although I believe my current understanding of Christianity is that it is actually non-violent. But actual practice was otherwise. Perhaps these religions being born in the desert have been shaped by the harshness of desert life. But Islam seems particularly violent, because it’s likely shaped by Arab culture. Is it Bedouin culture? Not sure, but based on the virgins and Muhammad tales… that story of Muhammad seems to have gone through generations of padding stories, until it got ridiculous. But the possibility… Read more »
Nassef Manabilang Adiong

this is the most absurd, highly preposterous, unscholarly essay I’ve read and was surprised that this type of absurdity will be published at Get Real Philippines. I am now unsubscribing to your site.

Chris Little

Nice one.

Orlando Gomez

I think Catholic Religion has its equal share of delusions within and without the Bible. Just to remind everybody, at one point in time, the Irish Republican Army (IRA), was considered the most sophisticated terrorist organization on the planet and they were all Catholics.

Hyden Toro k9l

Suicide Bombers, Jihadists, Islamic fundamentalist; believe that, if they die for the Islamic cause: they will go to “Paradise” and will have sex with 72 Virgins…

They really believe this…

In my personal opinion. I believe Muhammad is a False Prophet. “You shall know them by their fruits”…is the great teaching of Jesus Christ…other “men of God”, in any religion; did not behave that way…nor they had encouraged: killings, murders, and other evil treatments to non-believers (infidels)..


Some religion had been peaceful from the start, some abandoned violence centuries ago, but throughout history islam are anything but peaceful, ironically they decided call it religion of peace when they hack everyone to pieces at the slightest provocation.

james braun

Islam is a satanic religion. Using the devil’s formula of mixing beautiful truths with horrific lies has shaped this religion, hence you see the preaching of peace and murder in the same breath. I don’t know who Muhammed was talking with in that cave, but it sure wasn’t God.

Bogart the Fortuner

72 virgins, eh? Probably male ones; wouldn’t that be a shock 😛


Whatever the reality of Muhammad’s ministry, it must be remembered that for vast swaths of history since the hegira, Islamic caliphates the world over were not filled to the brim with raging zealots seeking to convert everyone to Islam and killing those who resisted, whatever rhetoric was deployed in the name of Allah and his messenger.

Now you have the Wahabbis and ISIS, but that’s hardly everyone ever, and each had their origins in imperialist geopolitics.


As Paul walked to Damascus,Syria he had no water, was de-hydrated and may have been near death….and yet, Paul came upon a ‘burning bush’. Once upon a time,to assert that Paul was hallucinating was considered ‘HERESY’ and was cause for burning at the stake and other nasty forms of murdering the speaker of such ‘HERESY’.


Hyden Toro o8l

“Nous sympathisons avec les persones Francaises dans cette tragedie.”

Translation Tagalog:

“Nakikiramay kami sa mga Frances sa trahediya na ito.”

Translation English:

We sympathize with the French people in this tragedy.


Europe no longer knows what is black and what is white because of guilt of the past.


The good out of Charlie Hebdo: the blowback and the questioning of political correctness. But, media and politicians are still afraid and not cooperating


In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the People.


If you’ve been at the GRP FB group, someone suggested the book The Haj by Leon Uris, which is a novel, but implies that the culprit behind Islamic terrorism is Arab culture. That would reinforce GRP’s thesis that the problems of society could be traced to cultural sources most of all.

“If in the darkness of ignorance, you don’t recognize a person’s true nature, look to see whom he has chosen for his leader” This may be going outside of the topic now, but could we list possible leaders within realm of PHL -Muhammad -Jesus -Moses -God -No God -Oneself -Pope/ Priest/ Pastor/ Imam -a teacher/ a supervisor/ a manager -a political leader (PNoy/ Binay/ Roxas/ Grace Po…) – a celebrity (DongYan/ …….) – a culture/ tradition/ … – a principle – a friend/ a lover – family/ husband/ wife/ children – possessions/ house/ car/ gadgets – wealth/ money/ stocks… –… Read more »
Hans Und

Religion is addiction. You know what they say when you are an addict. Not good. 🙁


All I can see with history is, whenever there is some megalomaniac psychopath who thinks their religion or ideology makes them a superior race to everyone else, it ends badly. Hitler, Crusades, KKK, Jihadists, Communists, ISIS, Al Qaeda etc etc are all destined to go towards one thing— total degradation and ridicule of this so-called special culture.

Honestly, history is printed out to read and patterns are there for a reason. Doesn’t anyone care to learn from this?


Why all you guys always interested in Muslims and the places where Muslims lives and in the matters of the middle east and in Islam. Stop Obama interfering in Muslim nations
. Why Jews are interested in Jordan philistine and Lebnon? Why You Christians testing your weapons in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan, etc?


Yes these are the terrorists and not the Muslims I’m not supporting them but I’m in full support of prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his religion so please don’t say any thing to him as actually you don’t know who is he.
We Muslims respect the Jesus (PBUH) and also respects the other religions.
Thank you