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Submitted by Ibrahim Mirzayev (Germany), May 16, 2012 at 18:24

Well a little bit strange article. Of course there are lots of problems about hadith. And there is one simple principle in Islam if anything contradicts Quran, then it is false. And the miracles, as we see, show that those hadith were written under the influence of christians. There are also hadith which are written under the influence of Judaism. This issue is still widely dicussed by muslim theologians and scholars.

There is an other example of cooperation with Christianity. By Quran exegesis Cristian sources are used, if they don't contradict the Quran. For example, there is much more information about Adam in Bible than in Quran. That's why we can use Bible as a source. The reason is very simple: Quran, Tora and Bible are the same - God's revelation.

If we talk about the coins and inscriptions, well, first islamic state, caliphate, was founded 70 years after Muhammad's death. And if there is no central authority who then can make coins and inscriptions?

And lastly, if there was no such person named "Muhammad" then there are no muslims. Well, then who are over a billion people who call themselves muslim? There are christians, as this article and a book say to us. Very logical, isn't it?

This article should be reviewed, because it has too many uncritical information

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Daniel Pipes replies:

If you have doubts about the information presented here, it's best you read Spencer's book for the full version, with references.

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