Moslems do not like to discuss this subject concerning their prophet.They just want to depict Mohammed as their holy prophet and thegreatest man in history. Few Moslems know about Mohammed'ssuicide attempts, because few Islamic leaders teach this to theircongregations. They feel it leaves a black spot upon Mohammed'slife, as though people might wonder what kind of prophet is it whowould want to kill himself. Some Muslims deny this story, because itis only mentioned in the Hadith. Others cover their shame and try to justify it by saying that the shock of the prophetic experiencecaused Mohammed to attempt suicide, and that it was a naturalthing to do. Our response is, "If the Koran is truly from God, then itmay have Satanic elements in it; it is a natural thing to happen."After the visitation of the angel who claimed to be Gabriel,Mohammed became very afraid and attempted suicide. He walkedup to the top of a mountain, where he intended to throw himself off a cliff. That experience followed him over the course of the nextthree years. Let us look together at what Bukhari wrote in volume9, book 87, Hadith number 111, where he speaks about how theangel of God revealed himself to Mohammed. The truth is that thisangel was a demon, for the Bible said, "No marvel, for Satanhimself is transformed into an Angel of light" (2 Corinthians 11:14).One night when Mohammed was forty years old, he was alonein the cave of Hira when a spirit appeared to him at the door of the cave. The spirit grasped him and squeezed him until hethought he would die and commanded him, 'Read.' Muhammadanswered, 'I cannot read.' The spirit squeezed him again andcommanded 'Read.' Muhammad said, 'What shall I read?' Thespirit said, 'Read: in the name of thy Lord.' Muhammadreturned to his wife, frightened and told her 'O Khadija, whatis wrong with me?'