Now that the Black Stone has been kissed and fondled by its perverted prophet, Allah is feeling frisky. Muhammad's alter ego is found frolicking in his brothel. The surah is called the "Apartments."
In order to provide the proper context for this divine revelation we need to understand the nature of Muhammad's mosque. First, it was his mosque, never Allah's. Second, it was symbolic of his mission. By building the Medina mosque, Muslims turned a productive farm into a command center for terrorist raids. (Some things never change.) The site had had also been a graveyard, so in a very real sense Islam was built on the backs of dead infidels. Third, the design reflected Muhammad's cravings. The place of prostration was an open and dusty courtyard. The only thing that gave it shape was the two-dozen interconnected apartments, or bedrooms, that had been built for his wives, concubines, and sex slaves.
The "Apartments" surah begins by putting Muslims in their place, although by doing so, Muhammad reveals that he's Allah. Qur'an 49:1 "Believers, be not forward in the presence of Allah and His Messenger, and fear Allah. Raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet, nor speak loudly around him, as you speak to one another, lest your deeds become nullified unconsciously. Those that lower their voices in the presence of the Messenger have their hearts tested by Allah. Theirs will be an immense reward." Allah was always around Muhammad because the prophet created his god's persona. And because Islam's founder was a tyrant, his god was feared. There was nothing new in those lines, but what followed was bizarre. After dedicating a score of surahs to defining fighting as the ultimate good deed, and to using the heavenly brothel deception to lure men to martyrdom, we're told that whispering is a test that earns an immense reward. Allah says that speaking loudly around Muhammad nullifies good deeds like piracy and terrorism. Islam is getting weirder by the minute. And in the interest of full disclosure, by the time the Qur'an became a book, the passage was rendered moot, confirming that the "book" was neither timeless nor pertinent.
Qur'an 49:4 "Those who shout out to you from behind the private apartments have no sense." With so many women, Muhammad didn't want to be distracted from his duties; it's tough being a stallion. Yet, a godly revelation focusing on the temporal and vain desires of a sexoholic is beyond belief. Qur'an 49:5 "If they had waited for you to come out, it would be best for them."
There is no moral lesson that can be gleaned from being quiet around Muhammad or from respecting his "private time." The Qur'an's laundry list of godly indulgences for libertine behavior served but one man - not so coincidently, the man who claimed that they were divine. This fraud is so transparent, it's clear why Muslims are told not to question their prophet or his Qur'an. If they did, they wouldn't be Muslims.
While I don't understand the connection between being silent and demure around the prophet and perpetrating an ignorant attack, that's where the next verse takes us. Muhammad pleads: Qur'an 49:6 "O ye who believe! If a wicked person comes to you with any news, verify it first, lest you attack ignorantly, and later regret what you have done." Perhaps Muhammad wanted to spend his booty in his boudoir rather than on forking over blood money to nullify hasty killings.
Qur'an 49:9 "If two parties among the Believers fall into fighting, make peace: but if one becomes aggressive, then fight against the one that transgresses until it complies with the command of Allah." With the exception of Islam's first century, good Muslims have killed far more bad Muslims than infidels. This verse might explain why.
Muhammad hated being mocked and called names so: Qur'an 49:11 "Believers! Let not some men among you laugh at others, deriding folk that are better than they are. Nor defame nor be sarcastic, nor call each other by nicknames: Ill-seeming is a name connoting wickedness." Of course, it's okay to call Jews "apes and pigs."
Then the hypocrite who had issued countless orders to spy said: Qur'an 49:12 "Believers, avoid suspicion as much (as possible): for suspicion in some cases is a sin: And spy not behind the backs of others." What this is really saying is: don't look too closely at Muhammad's personal life. "Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Nay, you would abhor it...But fear Allah." I'm sure glad Allah answered that probing question for the sake of the would-be cannibals out there.
Returning to his favorite theme, Muhammad orders Muslims to obey him and believe in him: Qur'an 49:14 "The desert Arabs say, 'We believe.' Say: 'You have no faith; but you (only) say, "We submit." For not yet has Faith entered you. But if you obey Allah and His Messenger, He will not belittle your deeds.' Only those are Believers who have believed in Allah and His Messenger, and have never since doubted, and have striven with their belongings and lives in the Cause of Allah." Muslims must submit to Muhammad, relinquish their possessions, fight and die, never doubting Muhammad.
And don't be talking to Allah about this religious stuff, because he can't be bothered. Qur'an 49:16 "Say: 'What! Will you instruct Allah about your religion.' Allah has full knowledge of things." Then: Qur'an 49:17 "They impress onto you (Muhammad) that they have Surrendered (embraced Islam). Say, 'Count not your Surrender as a favor to me: Nay, Allah lays you under an obligation by guiding you to the Faith." Faith, by definition, cannot be obligatory. But that aside, the "Apartments" surah clearly explains why Muhammad conceived Islam. It covers all the bases: submission and obedience, Muhammad's perceived superiority, quality time for sex, and the prophet's lust for praise, power, money, and fighting.