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Understanding Muhammad: A Psychobiography of Allah's prophet Paperback – May 1, 2008

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher:; 2nd edition (May 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980994802
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980994803
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,143,962 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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127 of 148 people found the following review helpful By Ed on June 21, 2008
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Imagine that three individuals were each commissioned to prepare the psychological profile of a self-appointed religious prophet who founded a tightly-knit community in Arizona in the mid-1800's.

The prophet, soon after the death of his wife of 25 years, began having dreams about the six-year-old daughter of his best friend and persuaded the friend that God had told him to marry her. He later used the same God-told-me-so line to convince his adopted son to divorce his attractive wife so he could marry her as well. The community was polygamous, but the prophet was the only man who could have as many women as he wanted.

The community had few financial resources, so the prophet developed the idea of robbing stagecoaches and trains that passed through the area. Slavery was legal within the community, and the people who were not killed on these raids were used and sold as slaves. Male members of the community had full sexual access to the female slaves.

The prophet's ambitions were much larger than the few hundred converts he garnered his first few years. He fully expected all the people of the area to accept his prophethood and join the community. When some refused, he turned viciously against them. Eight hundred men were killed in one day, and the rest were driven to outlying regions. When he realized that his people did not have the agricultural and industrial resources to provide for the needs of the community, he came up with a new strategy. He again attacked the people he had recently driven away, this time allowing them to live in exchange for giving him fifty percent of their produce.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Shivaji on February 2, 2013
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I cannot give this book anything less than 5 stars. Without bias, this is one of the most important books on Islam out there today.

I have been reading Ali Sina's articles for many years now. He often says that no Muslim can still believe in Islam if that individual reads his book. Although I have yet to see a Muslim come forward to refute this claim, I was still skeptical of this assertion. After reading this book, I now believe it. If you read this book from front to back there is NO WAY you can hold on to any notion that Islam is a harmless & well-meaning faith.

I read this book convinced that the subject material would make me angry. In truth it made me very depressed. It is all too real, the story he tells. The horror and sad realities of what Islam brought to Arabia are vividly brought to life by Sina. You will find yourself disturbed and aghast even if you think you know a good deal about Islam, as I thought I did. The evidence that Sina digs up in the Islamic Sources, not to mention the psychological & medical assessments he brings through his research thoroughly indict Islam as a sham and Muhammad as a delusional madman.

I can see myself, if I was a Muslim reading through this for the first time, cross-checking Sina's sources, trying to discredit them, finding them to be true & thereafter I would become very disheartened. As I read on further I would read about Muhammad's illnesses & I would find myself even further disturbed and start questioning whether my prophet really was a special man or rather a physically and psychologically damaged individual. And finally as I would reach Sina's analysis of the cult mentality and Islam's hauntingly similar modus operandi, I would come to the realization that I have been lied to... that my religion...
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54 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Michael Wilken on July 6, 2008
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Had I not taken the advice of several of the above reviewers, perhaps I would have passed up this rational and unrefuted psychological examination of Mohammad and the true explanation of what (and why) muslims think and act as they do. I've never read anything as compelling with the potential of freeing enslaved minds as well as shaking up Islamic apologists.

I'll never view another news story, read another account of Islamic culture or history without appreciating and applying what I have learned. Muslims will continue to threaten Ali Sina with hell. Nothing in this work dissuades a person from a belief in God but I imagine readers will never again be able to keep a serious face when someone says Mohammad's Allah is God Almighty, creator of the universe. No question Islam is a house of cards and will soon collapse.

Buy the book, buy it new, I imagine his security costs are high. You'll benefit by acquiring one more degree of understanding above these cultists that may in time be used to help them and all of civilization.
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80 of 94 people found the following review helpful By J. Kingan on June 17, 2008
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Ali Sina is a brave man, and he make some interesting observations about the various mental illnesses and pathologies Muhammed exhibited. Unfortunately he isn't a very good writer and the book is a bit repetitive. Having said that, I do think this is a very important book and should be read by anyone who wants to understand the danger we face from this cult masquerading as a "Religion of Peace".

If people weren't so afraid of Islamic bullies in academia, we would see more analysis of Islam's fairly sordid origins.

It's pretty clear from the Mohammedans who wrote reviews here, they didn't read the book, nor will they, because they aren't allowed to.
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