I note that you are still refusing to give us the criteria by which to judge Muhammad, pbuh, and show where in the Bible the criteria come from.
I'll however put this down to selective reading, and indulge your question.
However, this is an interesting observation because it seems that after Khadeejah died, his personal life was very...fast paced..so to speak.
Not really. He married divorced and widowed women, and was married Aisha when she was a young girl, but the marriage was not consummated until her maturity.
freza wrote:What is the opinion of Islamic scholars about slavery, concubines and war captives?
God's opinion is clearly stated in the Quran - what are you confused about?
freza wrote:This is another thing that strikes me when you compare other prophets with Mohammad. Other prophets fell out of favor with God over sins, sometimes forgiven sometimes not.
I believe all prophets are sinless - but that is another matter. Sinless in that they don't knowingly break God's law.
freza wrote: The prophet Mohammad who has a place of such high esteem in Islam - shouldn't he have led a less reproachable life? If the Quran itself states his weaknesses, we can only imagine what was not said.
We do hold Muhammad, pbuh, to a high level and yes he must lead a less reproachable life than other prophets.
I'm not sure what weakness you are referring to - if you could give me the reference that would be good.
freza wrote:This glaring contradiction begs the question - why ask something of his devotees that he didn't comply with himself? How can you even begin to justify this..?
You will have to point out the 'glaring contradiction' before I can justify it. Can't see the contradiction yet.
But, for the record, Muhammad, pbuh, is recorded as performing miracles. One is where a bowl of milk was shared via a large number of people.
Is this a multiply of the quantity of the milk miracle? You mean like the Jesus miracles of the wine at Cana and the multiplying of bread and fish? I wonder how many Muslims know of this Mohammad miracle as opposed to those that know of Moses parting of the sea miracle? Miracles are not small things - word of them spreads. This miracle tidbit seems very very odd.
Ok - so let us see, how many Romans converted because Jesus walked on water or fed the multitudes? Why did the High Priests not convert? Is that fact not 'very very odd' if 'miracles are not small things' and 'word of them spreads'?
As I stated before, I don't consider miracles to be a criterion - but if you do, please state how you consider Muhammad, pbuh, to have not fulfilled them (is it because splitting the moon is less than walking on water, or that he did not feed many people with the milk?).
So, let us see - so far we have established:
1. Muhammad, pbuh, declared himself a prophet of God
2. Muhammad, pbuh, made prophecies in the name of God
3. Said prophecies came true.
4. Muhammad, pbuh, performed miracles
1, 2 and 3 are my criteria which I took from the Bible - but you still haven't stated which criteria you are using. Quoting from the 'I Spy' book of Islam bashing is not quite what I was expecting. Disapointed, but not surprised.