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please support your serious accusation Omar

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Submitted by Lactantius Jr (United Kingdom), Mar 17, 2007 at 19:11

To Omar

During the ~21 months since July 2005, my 87 postings on Dr Pipes' site have contained 83,596 words, in which have sourced my critique of Islam in its most authoritative documents, the Qur'an, the Sahi Hadith of Bukhari and Muslim, the Sirat literature, notably the Sirat Rasullullah of Ibn Ishaq, which provides the lone account of Muhammad's life and example, written within 200 years of Muhammad's life, and the Ta'rikh of At-Tabari, a trusted, and comprehensive history of Islam's formation, and the Sunnah of Muhammad.

Ibn Ishaq (~AD 704 to 767) was an important Muslim scholar, who compiled one of the most extensive collections of scholar's opinions, and is often quoted by later scholars. Ishaq's Sirat Rasullullah was edited by Ibn Hisham (died AD 834), Hisham saying he edited Ishaq's work, omitting certain details deemed too offensive to Muslims.

Ibn Ishaq's Sirat Rasullullah is lost, surviving only in Ibn Hisham's "cleaned-up" recension, from which Alfred Guillaume prepared his "Life of Muhammad," seeking to recreate Ibn Ishaq's manuscript, using quotations from other Islamic scholars, notably At-Tabari, from whose quotations he was able to recover part of the missing portions of Ibn Ishaq's Sirat Rasullullah, and Guillaumes "Life of Muhammad," provides one of the most important sources for Muhammad's life.

These are the most authoritative Islamic documents available for study Omar, and I use them in my critique of Islam, so if you find anything hateful and hurtful in my postings, please don't blame me Omar, I didn't write it, I'm quoting from Islam's most authoritative sources.

In writing, "but unfortunately you are blinded by hate not to see the inner meaning of any verse in the quran," you make a very serious and I believe, completely unwarranted accusation, and I ask you again to please support your accusation, by showing me exactly where I am "blinded by hate?" insisting that you either do this, or withdraw your accusation and apologise.

Will you also please refer to my postings on Dr Pipes' site at:-

http://www.danielpipes.org/article/2714

http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/673

http://www.danielpipes.org/article/3281

http://www.danielpipes.org/article/4174

http://www.danielpipes.org/article/1563

http://www.danielpipes.org/article/4323

http://www.danielpipes.org/article/167

and tell me what the "inner meaning" of the Qur'anic verses I have quoted is, and which you allege I am missing, because I am "blinded by hate."

I look forward to having your response Omar.

With kind regards and best wishes

Lactantius Jr.

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