Dating in seventh-century Arabia

War often brings out the worst in people. Hind bint Utbah was the wife of Abu Sufyan—the Meccan chieftain who fought against the early rise of Islam. Hind shared Abu Sufyan’s hatred for Muslims and commissioned her slave, Wahshi ibn Sufyan, to kill Prophet Muhammad’s uncle Hamza. In return, she promised him his freedom. Wahshi…

Muhammad by Mohamed Volume Three

The third volume of the Muhammad by Mohamed series is now available—for the first time in full-color! You can find it through the Lulu bookstore, Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble NOOK, Amazon Kindle and other retailers. I am deeply grateful for the encouragement I have received in my efforts to normalize Islamic satire and since…

The Drawn Sword of Allah: meet Islam’s greatest general

Khalid ibn al-Walid was, like Omar, a companion of the Prophet who had fought against Muhammad’s followers in the early days of the revelations—notably, at the Battle of Badr. Ibn al-Walid was destined to convert and become one of Islam’s greatest generals. The broad-shouldered soldier’s soldier and genius battlefield tactician whose nickname was the “Drawn…

This 19th Century slave-owner is more enlightened than Trump’s choice for Supreme Court Justice

The idea of the Wall of Separation between church and state was introduced by Thomas Jefferson, the United States’ third president, in his 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptists. The United States was in fact founded on (thought not always faithful to) the idea of religious tolerance. Jefferson realized what many others did at the…

Struggles of Modernity

Prophet Muhammad forgot to abolish slavery before he died and, unfortunately for those people, there would never be another prophet! From then on, things would be open to wishful interpretations. Support Mohamed Ibrahim — Book Shop | Patreon | Twitter| Facebook | Instagram Special thanks to Andrew Hall who runs the Patheos blog Laughing in…