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Submitted by Shakeel Ahmad (Pakistan), Apr 7, 2008 at 11:20

Dear Richard Wheeler

It is very much relative to declare bias and non-agreed upon biographies. As written by musim scholars or muslm historians must not agree WHOLLY to the ones written by others. Probably what one, being an individual with independent faith, should look at that how debateable is Muhammad's personal life was. Surprisingly you will find that almost ALL who write at least agree to his personal attributes such as Sadiq & Amin (the one who speaks and keeps to truth as well as Keeper).

Despite the fact that Quresh, declined his offer to accept Islam as divin code of living, they yet chose him as the best to keep their savings etc. They believed him to be true at all times.

Moreover, i must suggest all to read and study The Quran if one really needs to learn on Islam rather than biography of Muhamad. Words on Muhammad may change and intrigue conflict however, The Quran has reportedly been unchanged since its reveletion. A writer may take one part of Muhammad life as main inspiration for his paper, may be Muhammad as Preacher, Muhammad as Teacher or Muhammad as Husband etc. Hence the reader query stays unsatisfied unless the amount of reading is significant to filter wanted information.

Another most commonly used method rather easier to gain better assessment on any issue is to raise your questions on most taboo, unspoken, unheard or hot issue in your eyes. I am sure very surpisingly once one starts learning what Quran/ Islam has to say on a particular issue is quite different from the one generaly muslims practice. The same you shall find logical and almost the same as had been revealed in earlier words of God.

Regards

Shakeel Ahmad

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