Symbolism in the Death of Muhammad

The death of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, has some biblical symbolism. First let’s go over how did Muhammad died in 632 AD. A Jewish woman served him a poisoned roasted sheep in Khaibar. Once he tasted the food, Muhammad knew it was poison and didn’t eat it. However he remained sick from it and he told to his wife that he felt like his aorta was being severed. Before this happened he declared that if his revelations was not from God that let his aorta be severed.


Jewish Woman

Out of all the people who could have assassinated Muhammad, why was it a Jewish woman? In the Book of Revelation, Israel is personified as a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head (Revelation 12:1). The sun represents righteousness (Malachi 4:2) and the moon represents evil (Genesis 1:16-18). Twelve stars represents the twelve tribes of Israel. Out of all the tribes in Israel, the tribe that Jesus Christ belongs to is Judah. This is why he is called the King of the Jews (Matthew 2:2, Mark 15:2). 


Bitter Roasted Sheep

In the Bible a roasted sheep or lamb represents the Passover Lamb (Exodus 12). The lamb would be served with bitter herbs, which would represent bitterness of slavery of Egypt or sin. This is why Jesus Christ is the Passover Lamb of God. He bore all of the sins and died on the cross so that we might die to sin and live for righteousness (1 Peter 2:24). Bitter is also another word for poison in the Bible (Revelation 8:11, Exodus 15:23, James 3:11). Just like how sin kills us slowly so did the poison that killed Muhammad.



It was not Allah who judged Muhammad for being a false prophet. It was the no other than the King of all kings, the Lord of all lords, Jesus Christ. This death is a clear message that Allah is not the same God of Israel and Christianity. However the same God of Israel is the same God of Christianity. So if you’re reading this and you’re Muslim or another religion which does not acknowledge Jesus Christ is God, please repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand (Matthew 3:2).


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