Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 21 Nov 2020


Why did the close associates of Prophet Muhammed not reveal that He was an Incarnation of God?

[Śrī Anil asked: At the time of Prophet Muhammad’s demise, Abu Bakr (one of the Prophet’s closest companion) was not in Medina. Upon his return, when he saw the reaction of companions, he had said the following to counsel them to overcome the emotional turmoil. He said, “For those of you who worshipped Muhammad, know that he was a man and he is dead and for those of you who worshipped God know that he is alive and eternal.” (Ibn Sa’d, ibid, Vol. 2, p. 268; Bukhari, ibid, Vol. 3, p. 95.) Muhammad is only a messenger. Messengers have passed away before him. If he should die, or be killed, will you turn back on your heels? Those who turn on their heels do not harm the Lord in the least. God will reward the grateful. (Quran3:144)”.

Swāmi, generally after the death of a person, the truth about him will be revealed. In case of Prophet Muhammad, Abu-Bakr, His close companion still did not reveal that Muhammad was in fact God-in-human-form. Why was such a revelation was not given, even after the Prophet’s demise? As a close associate, Abu-Bakr would have known the truth that Muhammad Himself was God-in-human-form?]

Swami replied: It was the strong will of the Human Incarnation (Prophet Mohammed) that the concept of Human Incarnation should be avoided due to the horrible crucifixion of Jesus. When it is the strong will of God, how will any human devotee be able to reveal the truth about the holy prophet?