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History of Muhammad and the Jews of Mecca

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Submitted by Infidel (Canada), Jan 18, 2008 at 22:01

Ynnatchkah, if you studied the Qur'an and the Hadiths as I have and studied the history of Islam, you would understand that when Muhammad first began preaching Islam, he tried to convert Jews living in Mecca to Islam. Thus many of his first Aya's were positively addressed to Jews in an attempt to convert them to Islam.

In fact when Muhammad first began his program of prayers, he prayed by bowing towards Jerusalem. However when Jews did not respond he changed the direction of his prayers to Mecca and became an enemy to the Jews. Furthermore, some historical references indicate that that most of his knowledge regarding the Jews and the Old Testament were taught to him by a Jew who lived in Mecca. That is why some of the first Ayas were positive and inviting to the Jews.

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