Exactly. Clearly this is about one specific situation and matter of Muhammad's. This does not belong in the Quran and belongs in the hadiths. But Muhammad was using the Quran he was creating to give him a fake authority to do the things he wanted to do, and that's the only reason why it needed to be in the Quran. Same thing as Sura 66 and other Suras as well.<quoted text>
Here's the complete passage, Arabic and all:
http://corpus.quran.com/wordbyword.jsp... (for bmz, because he thought that the translation at http://quran.com/33/37 that I'd cited earlier was inadequate.)
http://quran.com/33/37 reads as follows:
"And [remember, O Muhammad], when you said to the one on whom Allah bestowed favor and you bestowed favor, "Keep your wife and fear Allah ," while you concealed within yourself that which Allah is to disclose. And you feared the people, while Allah has more right that you fear Him. So when Zayd had no longer any need for her, We married her to you in order that there not be upon the believers any discomfort concerning the wives of their adopted sons when they no longer have need of them. And ever is the command of Allah accomplished."
Muslims believe that the above IS guidance for all mankind. I mean, haven't you ever needed to marry the ex-wife of your adopted son because Allah commanded you to do just that?
How fishy can something possibly be? But Muslims are hypnotized, so they never consider this. They never really ask themselves why the Quran had to be revealed over 23 years and why often a Sura does not come up in advance of a situation, but instead comes up AFTER Muhammad was already in that position.
Heck, maybe I should try to do the same thing. Every time I'm in a spot where I need to do something, I could just write a chapter in my book and claim that God is allowing me to do what I want to do.
This is no different than what people like Jim Jones and David Koresh did.