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Submitted by tariq (United Arab Emirates), Jan 22, 2006 at 10:54

u say in ur comment:"The big difference between the Bibles and Quran is that the bibles were written by several people, in various languages and various places, and yet they are all support each other."

the bibles were written by different PEOPLE in different time. some were even lost and later recovered. This only strengthens my belief that the bible has changed over time. and as for bibles supporting each other, many ppl would state otherwise but i dont come here to write comments on other religions filled with hate and ignorance. I only remove misunderstandings about Islam and I respect others belief.

u state in ur comment:"The witness of the Quran is a man who claimed that he received a message from GOD this man called Muhammad, who neither his acts or his life can be an honest witness on words form almighty GOD"

here are a few paras from a pdf file i have:
"Just who was Muhammad? According to all accounts, which are
authentic and accepted by all Muslim scholars, up until the age of
forty he was known to his people as a decent man. He was not a
statesman, a preacher, or an orator. He was never seen discussing
principles or theories associated with metaphysics, ethics, law,
politics, economics, or sociology. He possessed an excellent character,
charming manners, and was highly cultured. But his characteristics
are not so deeply striking and so radically extraordinary that people
would expect something great and revolutionary from him in the
future.
One of Muhammad's customs was to retire to a nearby cave for
private sessions of thinking and meditation. This in itself was not
unusual, for other people also did this. But when he came out of his
cave after receiving the first revelation, he was completely
transformed.
Several questions need to be asked here. Is it possible for a person
known and respected for his honesty and trustworthiness to
announce suddenly that he is the Prophet of God and then begin to
call upon his people to abandon their old lives and beliefs for new
ones? Also, if he were a false prophet, why did he suffer through all
of the hardships that his people imposed upon him? And why, when
his people offered to accept him as their king and to lay all the riches
of the land at his feet, if only he would cease and desist, did he
refuse to do so? Why did he continue to preach Islam in the face of
all kinds of insults, social boycott, and even physical assault by his
own people?
Was it not only God's support, along with his firm will, to disseminate
the Islamic revelation and his deep-rooted belief that ultimately
Islam would emerge as the sole universal religion, that he refused to
be cowed and swayed by any of the opposition and plots launched
against him by his enemies? Furthermore, if he intended to use
Islam as a rival religion against Judaism and Christianity, why did he
make belief in Jesus Christ, Moses, and all of the other prophets of
God a basic requirement of the Islamic faith?
Is it not an incontrovertible proof of his prophethood that, despite
being unlettered and having led a very normal and quiet life for
forty years, that all of Arabia stood in awe and wonder of his
wonderful eloquence and oratory when he began to preach Islam? It
was so matchless that legions of Arab poets, preachers, and orators of
the highest caliber failed to produce a composition that could
compare with or equal it. And, above all, how could he state scientific
truths that would not be known by to the rest of humanity for
centuries and that he could not learn about in any other way except
through divine revelation?
Last but not least, why did he lead an even harder life after gaining
power and authority?

"Neither Christ nor the apostles had any earthy benefit from believing in Christianity on the contrary, their believe caused them grief, pain and death, "
exactly the same can be said of Muhammad (PBUH)

"unlike Muhammad and his followers who gained power, wealth, sex, etc from being Muslims"
To answer this I'll just qoute u:"Before accusing the authenticity of..." Islam,"...please research through history..."

Peace
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