I really think you have me mistaken for someone else.Because you continue to pretend that we are unique among the world's religions in not having one even after I have shown that we do.
Again, thats perfectly fine. I can find fault in other actions of Mohamed, which we have beat many horses over here, but in this case there is no obvious issue. I trust that it can be interpreted as you say. I just don't see it as a convincing concept coming from you, when you say that there aren't and cannot be any universal ethics. You cant have your cake and eat it too. If you are going to relegate somethings to historic circumstances you have to relegate everything to it. Or you can see things more metaphorically, that is- non fundamentally, and extrapolate things into universal conventions and timeless ethics that would allow for the golden rule to be what it is in most religions: a cornerstone of the religion. As it is in Judaism, in Christianity and many other Religions. Thats your decision, not "Islam" or the "Ummah" or whatever other metaphysical anthropomorphism popularized around the Internets.Muhammad inquired into the health of a man that used to throw thorns in his path on a daily basis because one day he quit. That is better than do unto others. Nobody could hope to receive such forgiveness under normal circumstance.