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on February 19, 2006
As a physician board certified separately in Neurology, in Psychiatry, and in Electroencephalography (study of brain activity & brain waves), I can attest that the material in this book is medically sound and easily understood by laymen. Dr. Korkut's conclusions, based on medical data, are authoritative and compelling. The book is illustrated with accurate medical drawings, photographs, and diagrams. If history is correct as cited by the author (documented with an extensive bibliography), then the prophet Muhammad clearly suffered from brain and mental disorders that directly and adversely effected his thinking and behavior. There is very strong historical and clinical evidence to support the author's conclusions. His treatment of the man, however, is balanced, in that he dismisses (with proof) some negative criticism of the prophet, e.g. his documented polygamy, which in that time and culture was acceptable. But, he also well documents the prophet's pedophilia, his thievery, his lying, and his history of violence and murder.
In addition to my above qualifications, I also have had two years of seminary study. Dr. Korkut's theology in this book is quite sound. This book points out some serious logical, moral, and theological defects of the prophet himself, and some major problems in the Qur'an.
This book obviously will be highly controversial, but it is extremely interesting and is a "must-read". Well worth the price. Unfortunately, this book surely has placed the author's life in danger, and places him in the same position as Salman Rushdie, Dutch filmmaker vanGogh, and the Danish cartoonists.
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on February 23, 2006
I would agree very much with the review by "Truthfinder" below. This is a well-written work presented in a very scholarly manner. While the medical aspects require some concentration, those parts are easily to comprehend and quite plausible.

The author's premises and conclusions are buttressed by recorded medical facts and well-documented sources from history.

His quotes from the Qur'an are accurate.

This book is HIGHLY recommended for everyone, regardless of one's faith. However, without doubt, Islamists will explode over it.
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on March 25, 2013
The complex working - and failures of the human brain are explained clearly, in a manner that will have the reader understanding some of his/her own momentary confusions and perhaps those of other people. We also learn the origins of Prophet Mohammed's various perceptions and problems, comparing them with clinical case-studies of similar medical problems being documented and treated today. As Prophet Mohammed is the most documented historical character who ever lived, professional analysis can be very revealing about the man and the unique doctrine that was established (Koran and Sunna) based almost entirely on his words and deeds.
Overlooked in the book is the working definition of sunna (Muhammed's words and deeds) which requires believers to obey and imitate Muhammed in all things for all time or suffer death and eternal hell-fire for deviation. An example most have heard of but cannot comprehend is "honor killings." These are usually a doctrine/sunna defying wife or child the believing Muslim (usually father) kills. The "honor" part comes into question when we understand that failure of the family authority to either correct or kill the deviant in his charge will bring the wrath of the umma (Muslim community) on both the deviant child (or wife) and the deviation tolerating family head. He kills the deviant in his charge or is sent to hell with them. Honor?
Analysis of Muhammed's sexual probems did not mention the sexual opportunities a penniless Arab would have or options of a boy-toy husband of a demanding, older wife who controlled the wealth. His (and Islam's) views on women clearly came from that relationship. Following her death, he made up for lost time with nearly 30 wives and sex-slaves.
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on December 25, 2011
This book presents a profound challenge to those who revere Muhammad as a prophet. A board-certified Neuropsychiatrist uses first-accounts of Muhammad's appearance and actions to demonstrate that he had all the sympoms of temporal lobe epilepsy and that he was a hydrocephalic. Even his contemporaries tried to get him medical attention according to the most authentic biography by Ibn Ishaq. This highly-readable medical analysis based on Islamic documents and clinical psychiatry is objective and irrefutable. The citations are accurate.

Shoppers should note that the two readers who panned the book did so by means of only viewing the cover and back-page images on this website, not by reading the book. It is suggested that those readers actually buy the book and point out specific errors if they think the book lacks credibility.
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on November 4, 2015
Enjoyed reading. I wish all Moslems read it unbiased.
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on January 3, 2015
As advertised and on time!
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on January 29, 2012
Dr. Korkut gives a feeble speculation that prophet suffered from frontal lobe epilepsy is far-fetched at best.
Being at an Act for America meeting this evening a retired Psychiatrist was in the audience pushing this book and drumming up business (as if he wrote it himself)
This speculation about Mohammed's mental state is no different than the theories we have heard from non-Christians about Jesus Christ being a narcisstic man loving child, with many issues of sociopathic behaviors.

Bottom line, this writer and his physician buddy (who no doubt wrote the above review and has a financial interest in the book) are deceiving everyone.
First of all by stating that (the author is Turkish) Turkey is a secular country. It is not.

In fact, the current AKP party is Gulenist leaning. If you have not heard of exiled Imam Fethullah Muhammed Gulen then you all should do research. Perhaps this is the way of the Gulencis to replace Gulen as the prophet of Islam (Sufism form) Sunni Moslem is the main religion in Turkey.

This book is a load of bull.
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on July 20, 2011
I don't understand why Amazon has this book classified as theology since the thrust is to use "science" to deny Islam as a religion. It should be moved to some crackpot science classification, if not fiction (as it claims to rely on 7th century medical records).
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on December 29, 2006
From the back of the book:

"...perhaps the proverbial 'straw' that broke the camel of Islam's back."

and

"...designed to overcome Muslim allegiance to their prophet."

and

"...the answer to the serious threat of Islam."

and

"...tool to counter the Islamic belief system."

Do these rave reviews sound like those for a book with it's basis in science?

This book has one purpose: to attack the religious beliefs of a fifth of the earth's population.

The theme of this rant is equivalent to a water geologist analizing the heavy metal content of Christ's home town in order to prove Christ was delusional because of lead in his blood. It's absurd.

It's yet another attempt to justify our contempt for and slaughter of Moslems. For those needing to denigrate another's beliefs in order to justify their own, this book will fill their needs.

If you suspect holy wars should best be left in the past, this book is best avoided.
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