Below is an excerpt from Bernard Raquin's book with that title. I also have another source that dissects the story of Mohammed and shows it's source to be likely Jewish also and cites evidences of Jewish involvement in the creation of the Koran and probably the invention of Mohammed the "Prophet" (I will post part of this long dissection in a separate post).
These are the only two articles that question the existence of Mohammed and the origin of the Koran that I have found so far. I started on a quest to find
historical information whatsoever outside of the Koran. I long ago suspected that he also might be a fiction, but only now decided to consider it seriously. So far in my internet search I have not found a genuine historical acct. of Mohammed after several links and different search terms. Perhaps I am not using the best search terms or or tool. If anyone has anything to contribute in this matter please do!
A Jew named Mohammed
Has Mohammed ever existed ?
Enquiry on monotheism
Thanks to archaeological discoveries, to the translations from sumerian, egyptian and aramaic, each and everyone can at last discover the origin of the "sacred texts". Far from being the word of " God", the revealed religions recycled archaic old myths. One will see why they have provoked so many slaughters, by drawing their followers in the trap of ignorance and vanity.
This work, very different from the official legends, takes us into one of the most fabulous human creations, the invention of myths and prophets. The author invites you to a fascinating inquiry into the heart of monotheist religions.
You will discover that, as other biblical prophets, Mohammed seems to be one of the most famous historical hoaxes. You will also learn why, in which period and in which language the Coran was written and with which aim.
Indispensable for human beings in quest of spiritual authenticity, and also for every person wishing to understand current events and defend the freedom of expression.
Bernard Raquin, psychotherapist and teacher in many seminars, has published a number of books on spirituality and personal development.
Following the murder of his sister by her son and husband claiming to be from "Islam", he decided to unveil the falsification and to shed light on the spiritual path and historical truth
"The ones who take in broad daylight any new proposition are first called heretics" (Montesquieu)
Does monotheism lead preferentially to crime? The question was often asked by specialists of religions. The nine first Califs of Islam perished assassinated. Preventing to think never served human dignity, neither the cause of God. Scholars wondered if certain religions are not constitutively violent. But more than monotheism, it is the prophetic neurosis which is so often devil's mouthpiece...p.23
Unfortunately for the beliefs of Christians, the historian Philo of Alexandria, who was Jesus' contemporary and wrote several volumes, do not quote him, and if the Messiah is famous until Syria, should we believe Matthew, and until Egypt or Babylon since the Mages have come from there, while is he not quoted anywhere in the chronicles? For the past 2000 years, billions of Christian have wondered : why are we still obliged to commit evil and suffer it, and indeed live, as if Christ had never come?...
[The author put a few paragraphs a little more on the right to indicate more personal and psychological reflections]
At the beginning was the lie : lies of prophets who forced visions and voices to serve a political cause. I do not doubt visions, an eternal and dream perception of the world. But a vision giving even instructions about food, laws, hygiene and war is an illusion, because nothing is more fluctuating than the customs and beliefs. Visions are images drawn from the collective unconscious, teachings of wisdom, they are allegorical and not ready-made answers to circumstantial problems.
The three "biblical" religions have in common the destruction of sources, the disregard for others and their pretension to detain the revealed truth. Revealed by whom ? Not by a hoary sage full of wisdom, polished by decades of asceticism and ennobling acts, but by vociferous prophets. If God exists, it may be doubted that He chose personality as controversial as Moses, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, David or Mohammed, such as described by the tradition. The prophetic points to his victim, the sage shows the path.
In what monotheism has served the cause of the unique God, who may well have done without this wicked homage? Even the Gospels contain rages. Some claim that the apostles represented a movement of rebellion... Simon the Zealot, who became later Peter, was, as his name indicates, an activist. His brother Judah (not Judah the traitor) was called Iscariot, i.e. holder of the dagger with a bent edge... Then this group was destroyed and consequently divinized, according to a mechanism which was well analyzed by René Girard. The exceptional person becomes a devil, a hero or a saint.
In which way polytheist were pagans ? Pagans, the Sumerians , inventors of writing, of laws, of the wheel, of most of the myths which forged our civilization? They who have created schools and the very first parliament? Pagans, the Babylonians, inventors of astronomy, of medicine, of treatises on plants and of the fabrication of therapeutical drugs?
Ignorant, the Egyptians, where men and women were equals? It is sufficient to go in any museum to become immediately struck by wonder, and modest.
Idolatrous, the Zoroastrians, without image of God, inciting to go beyond oneself through "good thoughts, good words and good actions"?
Pagans, Krishna's devotees, seeking forgiveness and goodness in the cult of fecundity, intoxicated with the gratitude for the boons from heaven? Infidels, the worshippers of Vishnu, good ascetics who where detached from the appearances of the world, who wanted to realize the Atman, and merge into the deep consciousness of the Whole ?
Pagans, the Amerindians and their prestigious civilization? The Aztec ?!
Idolatrous, the Celts and their refined conception of the divine, who have dominated the world during several millennia and which have elaborated myths taken again by Christianity?
Ignorant, the Buddhist, whose spirit glides above the feelings of villainy? Idolatrous, the Jains, who do not kill animal and forbid to themselves any violence ?
How much base feelings this despise, this self-conceit expresses. My Goodness! Free us from these desert prophets, hellish creatures, presumptuous, wicked, ignorant, who come out from the dark age heading hosts of warriors of apocalypse, with foam at the mouth, with erected sticks, the very servants of Satan!
"The prophets, these goats with a long beard, cannot pretend to any intellectual or spiritual superiority... Their duplicity is obvious by their very contradicting each other... As for the Coran, it is only a bundle of nonsensical fables... The treatises of the Ancients such as Plato, Aristotle, Euclides or Hippocrat have rendered greater services to humanity." (Ibn Warraq quoting Abdel Razin Why I am not a Muslim, p.324)
The soul who is seeking ecstasies against the others, end in the cul-de-sac of mad anger. And the mystic who is petrified by awe will more surely meet the "lower astral plane", the universe of those deities which are evoked in the Tibetan Book of the Dead rather than bliss and wonder.
The savior god was hardly a new thing when Jesus (whose name means I save) appeared : Apollo, Adonis, Osiris, Serapis, Tanmuz in Sumer and Syria, Odin in ancient Germany, Dionysos-Bacchus, Orpheus, Mithra and Horus were around....(p.55-56)
When monotheism has inevitably lead to wars against the inevitable heresies, young saplings sprout, a fresh wind from the human spirit, who rediscovers the psychic functions of the old gods. And for that, no need of books or ancient idols: the functioning of the brain is sufficient. Any person is able to rediscover them by listening to his unconscious. Monotheism, opposed to the functioning of the brain, does not exist in any religion. Our brain needs, to transform the thoughts in words, to elaborate representations. This explain, to my eye, why pure monotheism, which was meant only for rare sages, produces so many pathologies among ordinary believers, by pushing them towards schizophrenia.56
Among the other influences on Jesus, the room is lacking to evoke Apollonius of Tyan, and overall Mithra whose cult has been entirely copied by the Christians. [Raquin quotes many details and proofs of this well-known fact]
This Manichaeism appears again in the concept of dar-ul-islam and dar-ul-harb. The land which have been conquered by Islam are "land (House) of submission". The other countries are "lands of the war". Intoxicated herds, which have been rendered mad by heinous preachers, are allowed to plunder, kill, destroy the countries of the "infidels" - who in fact they are themselves. Just as Mohammed was put above God by making him speak, one puts Muslims beyond the others, and the vociferous preacher feels he is superior to the one who is good. Thus, a stupid person feels authorized to abuse a girl if she eats during the Ramadan. Any pretentious fellow, because he prostrates before nothingness, feels that he has the power to judge the scholar. Here lies undoubtedly the biggest tragedy, and the basis of every tyranny: to give to mediocre people the power to judge their neighbors...67
People are summoned not to believe in jinns, but if they believe, they are punished. Here is a constant feature of the Coran: pretending everything and its opposite, installing a series of double binds which prevent reflection, paralyze logic, to force the acceptance of any theological contortion. These permanent contradictions are strong evidence that the Coran is a collective work. Every religion has its own contradictions. But the Coran is false and contradictory on almost everything. And neither the Bible or the Gospels claim to have an unique author. Or one should admit that Gabriel had become doting.
The "double bind" means receiving two opposite orders, which provokes a stupefaction and paralyze intelligence: Allah agrees only to Islam as a religion - but he says "no coercion in religion". Don't force your women into prostitution - but if you do it, Allah will console them. Be stoned to death if you don't believe in Allah - but anyhow everything comes from Allah. Don't be among those who associate Allah with other divinities - but anyhow your destiny is already written on a tablet since your birth. Allah does not like that we divulgate wicked words - unless one is being victim of them. "We have divided the earth into communities: among them there are the right ones - and others which are not" (Co 7, 168 ). There is no other God than God - and still, there are angels, jinns, ogers; now, coming from Allah, they incite to disagree with him.
But other assertions are still worse : "There is refuge against Allah only in Him" (Co 9, 118) or "Who defends you day and night against the Benefactor?" (Co 21, 42) or "I am seeking the protection of the Lord of the Dawn against the evil he has created..." (113)
This reminds of the child beaten by his or her mother, and who, having only her, goes and seek refuge near her. Neurosis and despair are guaranteed. Take refuge against Allah in Allah ? Defend oneself against the Benefactor? Ask from the creator of evil for protection? p. 68-69
At the beginning Islam had no vocation to universality. Every prophet addressed his own community: "... When we have sent a witness to every community, and we have made you a witness for those people." (4, 41) The religious leaders of primitive Islam which indeed were Samaritan or Ismaelian rabbis, forbade the conversions to the new sect of non-Arabs for two centuries, since one cannot convert to become the descendant of Ismael, just as one could not become the children of Israel. Then, the conversion system became exploited to dominate, when the Caliphs understood the interest to make people's mind submissive to the Arabic domination disguised in Allah, when 600,000 words, hadîs, came out to justify their political agenda, when Mohamed's life was invented. (p.71)
Allah's origin :
Allah has got about one hundred "beautiful names". A poem from the 12th century B.C. grants to the Babylonian God Marduk about 50 names, coming from the defeated and assimilated deities. Most of these will qualify Allah.
The word Allah comes from the Sumerian divinity Lilitu, evolving in Lilith (the Mother-Goddess of the Hebrew), and then in Al-ilat (that of the Arabs), but also in El, God, in akkadian. One finds also in Arabic Ala, 'to be terrified'. The name Allah has certainly been the masculine form that the original name Al-ilat has taken.(p.71)
Devil's fall in the Coran
Later, Mohammed will get the authorization from Allah to use deceit, lie and dissimulation (taquyya). "Hide what you have in the heart." A verse (16, 91) asks not to break one's oath, but another (5, 89) allows perjury or incites to commit it (96). The development of this devastating doctrine comes still more from the hadîs....
All this has its origin in the Bible : Michea has the vision that Yahve holds a counsel with the heavenly hosts, allowing the Spirit to become the spirit of lying against the adversaries of Israel. God asks from his angels to help him to seduce the king Achab. "Then, one of them appeared before the Lord to tell Him : 'I am the one who will seduce him. And the Lord told him : 'In which way'? He answered: 'I will go and be a spirit of lie in the mouths of all his prophets. The Lord agreed : 'You will seduce him, since indeed you have this power. Go and do in this wise." (1 Kings 22 19)
Yahve agrees to seduction, which is nonetheless the characteristic of Satan. The CoTran will take again this theme, which is a blaspheme but still natural for the superstitions of that time. The more one invokes, the less one respects...
These intrigues provoke serious spiritual disorders. For sin is Allah's work, while Satan is there only to fix the practical details... Fanatics are basically victims of an individual neurosis, but when they come together to intoxicate themselves and share their hatred, they fall into psychosis, prisoners of themselves, rendering themselves mutually mad. (p.76)
Never spiritual discussions are to be found in the Coran or Mohammed's life, except boring slogans. Never mystical preoccupations are present, which would enable one to accord himself with a superior moral code. Never renunciation to illusions and passions is hinted at. Never the ultimatum aim of humanity is the object of questioning. Forgiving is granted according to Allah's whims; the absolution of sins does not come from an inner transmutation, but from a mechanical profession of faith, all the more claimed and shown that it is not put into practice by good actions in life. One finds only the crazy frailty of an anxious Allah, because his subjects could start venerating a secondary divinity, whom still He has created. In the text one can only find the proclamation of the tragic despair of a unique God, killing his own creatures after sending Satan to them to have them doubt; obliged to slaughter people to force survivors to prostrate before Himself. One sees in this book only Allah's vertiginous fall into absolute nothingness, at war against its own creation, having for satisfaction only servile people, robots devoid of consciousness and without freedom. One reads only devilish pleasures, threats and revenges.
The rights of the human creatures are threaded upon, betrayal is sanctified; deceit is recommended; cruelty, baseness, possessiveness, cupidity are encouraged; lie and dissimulation are favored.
Psalmody is there in lieu of piety. Recitations take the place of reflection, litanies that of elevation. And all that is chanted until entrancement, to forget, if only for one hour, the tragic condemnation for the sin, not Adam's one, but still worse, for the sin of living, because the very life of a human being is unbearable to Allah, indeed jealous not to exist himself.
A human being will not be allowed the temptation to show love, on the contrary, he will have to reject his own family : "Don't take for friends your fathers or your brothers, if they prefer incredulity to faith." (9, 23) "It is not befitting to the prophet or the believers to implore God's forgiving for polytheists, be they their near and dear, while they know that these people will be inmates of the Furnace." (9, 113) "You will not find people believing in God and in the Last Day, and showing love to those who oppose God and his prophet, be they their fathers, their sons, their brothers, or members of their clan." (83, 22). And woe to music, dance and joy! Woe to love and long life to death! That is the war cry of those sects which court death.
Those verses are only a remake of the Deuteronomy : "If your brother, nephew, niece, your wife who rests on your chest, or the friend who is as yourself, incite you to serve other gods and not me, you must kill him; let your hand be the first to put him to death. Lapidate him, let him die... If iniquitous people serve other gods than Me, you will exterminate their town and you will slaughter all its inhabitants by your sword." (Dt, 13)
Forced into a destiny "attached to its neck" whose aim he ignores, the human being is now under surveillance to accomplish rituals which are empty of meaning, to cry out of rage and bitterness before this scorn of divine creation and this ontological incomprehension of the world. Let it be submissive, this bunch of scoundrels ever ready to rebel against Allah so that He " may send a messenger to warn them" and feel the pleasure to destroy them: "There is no city that we will not destroy and torment with the strongest torture before the Day of Resurrection. That was fixed in the Scriptures." (Co 17, 58)
The human being believed to be free: he is only an alien on this earth, a prostrated slave. But in his curse, he will have also to be wary of his best friend, who may be inhabited by a djinn; or of his son who will judge him not believer enough and who will send him to hell. He will have to see his mother and sister humiliated and struck, this sister which is soft, beautiful, loving, consoling, the only one which in fact deserves Allah's beautiful names. How difficult it is, the coranic demand which teaches to despise woman; to transform the mother, deity of our childhood, into an inferior creature, just waiting to people the hell...
And to crown all that, the very foundation of spirituality - compassion - is absent from Coran. Mercy, love, the thrust of the heart towards the one who suffers, the care towards the soul who is searching, are substituted by sinister vociferations. Ceaselessly, Allah is called merciful; but he never demonstrates mercy. In the description of ignorant redactors, he has become a conceited and cruel being. The most he can do is to accept servility as a proof of submissiveness; and his forgiving is only for doubts about his existence, since acts are secondary. At last, intoxicated with Himself, Allah falls in the supreme sin of pride, without any feeling for His own tragic destiny of a burning king. Thus blinded by his own glory, Allah takes the place of Lucifer. He went beyond is likes, such as Odon, Kali, Shiva, Nergal, Yahve, Satan, and ends up alone in the world.
Under the pretense of absolute submission, the Coran represents eventually God's murder, by rejecting Him outside humanity. So, these legend-makers who wrote it have been the root cause of innumerable crimes against the true Allah. That is why the Coran is received by the technique of overfeeding and stuffing memory; faith is not necessary because faith is a choice, whereas there, only submission is expected. We can notice that the end of the theological debate in Islam, in the 14th century, triggered a long lasting regression of this culture which had been able, by translating Greek and Persian authors, to reach the summits of civilization.
[In 614, the last Persian emperor of the dynasty of Sassanides, Chosroes II, takes Jerusalem from the ruler of Byzance. He hands its administration onto the Jew, but they are so violent towards Christians that he has to remove it from their hands. In 630, the capital is taken again by Heraklios, the ruler of Byzance, to be lost a second time in 638. Meanwhile, the Jews had enrolled more and more Arabic tribes of mercenary and taken them on their side by having them believe the myth that they were descendant of Ishmael and thus that it was then their duty to reconquer Jerusalem, which had become in their new understanding their own holy land. Before, the Arabic tribes had nothing to do with this city. There were two groups, Ishmaelians and Agarenes, the latter were supposed to descend from Ishmael's mother and Abraham second wife, Agar. According to the historians specialists of this period, there has been a confusion of words, between hegirian, that is the migrants, and agarenes, Agar's descendants. These "migration" which was in fact of Arabic tribes into Syria and the West of Persia was interpreted much later as the one from Mecca to Medina, two towns which just did not exist in the 7h or 8th century according to historians. The group of Agarenes gave birth to the Shiites, while the Ishmaelians gave birth to the Sunnis Muslims : Ismaelian and Mussalman have indeed the same etymology.] They had been distinct right from the beginning, so the story of the early schism between the two is again another myth. http://www.bernard-raquin.fr/index.htm