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Submitted by Thomas Brunswick (United Kingdom), Aug 22, 2010 at 04:11

Ill educated personal insults do not clarify matters here. The Qur'an is of human authorship. It includes reference to the works of Ptolemy and Galen and much can be found which was taken from Gnostic and Apochryphal sources as well as canonical Jewish and Christian writings. Islam means submission to divine will, revealed by Jesus, son of the Virgin Mary. The Prophet of the Arabs did exist, there are records of him composing Suras that became part of the Qor'an after discussing religious books with Jewish and Christian slaves. He name, however, was probably not Muhammed bin Abdullah.

The word Muhammed in the Shahadah means exalted or praiseworthy. The word ibadi, as found in the Tashahud means slaves (of God) but comes from Mesopotamia, the area of Al Hira. If the Tashahud had been composed in Mecca, the word would have been Abadi. Islam was originally pre-Nicene, non-Trinitarian Arab Christianity and the inscription in the Dome of the Rock, on Temple Mount, Jerusalem, is a polemic against the Trinitarian beliefs imposed after the Council of Nicea in 325CE.

Incidentally, the Dome of the Rock was built, with its inscription, as a place of Christian worship, hence the 12 pillars supporting the cupola (one for each of Jesus' disciples). Later regional politics led the leaders of the Arab empire to confirm the fusion of this foreign religion with an indigenous, Mecca, cult of moon god worship as their state religion. All of this is in the public domain and can be confirmed by reference to academically rigorous texts and web-sites. The Meccan cult provided the Islamic calendar, the Hajj and Ramadan. The crescent moon on mosques is evidence of this heritage. The Prophet of the Arabs may have been inspired to write some of the content of the Qor'an in Arabic after hearing a Christian preacher, but most of it was written in Syrio-Aramaic. Confusion arose when this was inaccurately transcribed into Arabic. Restoration of the original words confirms the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, son of Mary.

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