Was Mohammed more of a psychopath or a narcissist? It’s a tricky one isn’t it? Both views have their proponents.
On the one hand there is the Mohammed who executed eight tribesmen by branding their eyes with red hot iron, cutting off their hands and feet and throwing them into a desolate place to die (Bukhari 8:82:796).
Not much empathy or conscience there.
On the other hand there is the Mohammed who said “The earth has been made for me” (Bukhari 1:7:1331) and who imagined that he had bargained with Allah in the seventh heaven about the required number of daily prayers, passing Jesus in the second, and Moses in the sixth weeping because he knew Mohammed would be a greater prophet than himself (Bukhari 4:54:429).
Grandiose or what?
So I thought I’d put it to the test. I feel I’ve come to know Mohammed quite well over the last…
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