In this installment we are going to discuss Khadijah, and her manipulation of Mo, along with my theory of her masterminding this whole Islam nonsense. First, we need to examine the relationship between Mo and Khadijah. I think of it as similar to the relationship between Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, except much more sinister. The vile Medinan phase Mo is in stark contrast to the the happy go lucky Pre-Hijrah Mo. In other words, in stark contrast to the way Mo lived most of his life before and after the "Prophethood".
Let's do a little recap of Mo's life Before he became a "Prophet"
- His father died was his was a toddler
- Then soon after his mother died
- He was then looked after by his beloved grandfather,and then he died
Many of families within the Quraysh tribe grew rich from trade routes, but while well respected, Mo's family was not wealthy. He grew up as a humble Shepard, some of the values he learned here as displayed by his prohibition ones garment dragging on the ground, and the threat of hellfire that accompanies it. while many may dismiss this as crazy, (especially since it leads to modern day Muslims like Zakir Naik looking like a "Bollywood Forest Gump" with pubes glued to his face), But the intention is a genuine one. The origins lay in wealthy merchants dragging their skirt like Izar on the ground, an since there were no washing machines they simply purchased new ones everyday. They flew high, they were ballin, while Mo was not at all ballin.
This all changed when Mo was 25 and he married Khadijah, under strange circumstances too, I might add. Mo was a shepherd, and if anyone knows what being a Shepard entails, its a solitary job. Muhammad was too poor to marry and spent most of his time reflecting to himself. Many portray Mo as opportunistic in his marriage to Khadijah, but I see the total opposite. Khadijah was a shrewd business woman, akin to the successful women of today, you don't get there by being naive. Not getting into specifics of the pre-islamic sexual practises, but Khadijah was most certainly an very experienced lady, who knew how to manipulate men. And in Mo she saw an easy mark.
Despite being a much sought after widow/divorcee, Khadijah refused all suitors and sought out Mo because she needed him to supervise a trade caravan, despite having no experience as a caravan trader, her reason for seeking him out was due to his "honesty" (anyone can watch a Lindsay Lohan flick and see the same maneuver). Upon his completion of the assignment was so impressed that she "decided" to marry him (she proposed to him). Mo eagerly accepted as she filled the mother figure role that he had been craving all his life, while at the same time being a lover. Freud aside, you can see how easily a vulnerable young man can be manipulated in such a way.
It was over the next 15 years that she and her uncle groomed him to be a "Prophet" and later a despot. Destroying his previous persona and creating a new one that is suitable to her vision. He went from a humble Shepard to a vain man that neve went anywhere without a mirror, comb, and scissors. Strutting about is Syrian cloaks and other fine garments not suited to a simple shepherd but more to the pimp had become. Who do you think schooled him to the game? He obviosly learned from Khadijah him how to be a skilled lover and manipulator of women, because he certainly didn't learn it from his sheep. At least I hope not.
During the early prophethood the "revelation" came in short poem like surahs that were more than likely composed and rehearsed well before their initial revelation. They contained only flowers and sunshine, as Mo was a happy person, he finally had a mother figure that he longed for all his life (After all, his grandfather and Uncle could only do so much). He was also financially secure and respected in the community. He spent the days lazing about without a care in the world. But this later changed as Khadijah grew older, and her plan was not coming into fruition (as they had been at it for years) and results were coming in slowly. So she began to push him in a more sinister direction, similar to the elder Robert the Brus portrayal from the movie "Braveheart". Unable to seek the throne personally due to his disfiguring leprosy, he plots to put his son on the throne, pulling the strings from behind the scenes. In the case of Khadijah, the fact that she was a woman blocked her path to leadership. It was unheard for a woman to be a merchant trader, let alone a successful one, she succeeded by manipulating men into doing her bidding. It takes a very ambitious person to accomplish this.
I will hope to expand more on this in the future, but for now here is our current cast of characters (in order of appearance):
Ashton Kutcher (with a bad spray tan) as Pre Hijrah Mo
Demi Moore as Khadijah
Ben Kingsley as Khadijah's Uncle
Robert Downey Jr (in blackface) as Bilal