Years ago, people in the West would refer to Muslims as Mohammadans, a term Muslims would contend as ignorant and inaccurate. But is it really?
When you look at Islam, Muslims revere Mohammad to a point where to any objective person – is a form of worship. Having ideas such as:
- Mohammad was the example of humanity.
- Mohammad was most perfect human.
- If anyone insults Mohammad, he should be killed.
- Doing whatever Mohammad reportedly said or did without even thinking.
Are all forms of worship. Muslims will contend that they worship God, but the Qur’an itself says to do what Mohammad said. To follow Mohammad’s word, although “Allah” knows best.
The Hadith says that you should put Mohammad above your family members including your children and your spouse. You should love Mohammad the most.
Acknowledging and understanding the above, can you really blame outsiders for calling Muslims “Mohammadans”?