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Reader comment on item: Who was the Prophet Muhammad?
in response to reader comment: There are too many holes in Islamic History?

Submitted by Gulash (Algeria), May 21, 2007 at 18:27

You go very fast from Allah Or God in arabic to ancient deities in Arabia, like allat. Why not go back to El or Elohim or any other semitic root. In the Koran there is a beautiful sentence : what you think is real can be very far from reality or better : suppositions are not wealthy to truth. Do you Know that Rebecca is a semitic noun?

The girl's name Rebecca is of hebrew origin, and its meaning is "to bind". A maiden of beauty, modesty, and kindness, became the wife of Abraham's son, Isaac.

"Islam was snatched from its Arabian birth place and taken to Syria to form a Caliphate there. If the Syrians held the Centre of Islam soon after its conception - could this explain why it is that all the Arabian accounts on Mohammed date back to a few centuries after his death? It is clear that the Syrians had a large hand in the creation of the Quran as we know it today".

Answer : When the caliphate moved to Syria the Koran was already written in the same manner in all muslim world. One copy for all. At the death of the Prophet the Koran was not completely written in books. This is a kown story. At a certain moment, one of the fourth caliphs noticed the growing danger of multi readings as people where currently arging : my Koran is better than yours. He then took the decision to officialise the real writing of the Koran and to destroy all other books already written by people for a personnal use: he assembled all the verses written under the order of the Prophet in various material and held in protection. He assembled all the known people for their knowledge of the Koran. And the real copy of the Koran was written. All other readings were destroyed. It is that copy that is now known as the Koran.

The arabian accounts on Muhammed : Read the Koran and you'll see the life of Muhammed at almost every page. His personnality, his history, his thinkings and his three mistakes. That dosn't mean that the Koran is from him. God is speaking to his Prophet and to mankind, not to the crowd only but to the reader.

If the Syrians held the Centre of Islam soon after its conception - could this explain why it is that all the Arabian accounts on Mohammed date back to a few centuries after his death.

Answer : the Prophet has forbidden to write his speakings to avoid any confusion with the Koran after his death. He was right.

It is clear that the Syrians had a large hand in the creation of the Quran as we know it today

You ask a question. And you conclude that the syrians have contributed to the creation of the Koran.

We conclude after arging not after questions. You have what we call in french " préjugé" an advanced idea which is consequently false.

You take reference from the ENC Brit. What do you hope from a reference like that when Islam and Muhammed are concerned. Are you searching truth or taking position. Your position is clear. It is that of your reference and of the one who wrote that article. ...

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