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Just an addendum re: Islam and the Judeo-Christian tradition

Reader comment on item: Is Allah God? - Continued
in response to reader comment: Islam and the Judeo-Christian tradition

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Apr 20, 2008 at 18:09

I forgot to mention that the Quranic verse: Q7:157 says:

al-rasul al-nabi al-ummi

And assuming that such verse is talking about Muhammad the translation would be:

1. al-rasul or the prophet

2. al-nabi this word also means prophet but it is reserved for Biblical prophets

3. al-ummi means gentile and it does not mean the uneducated

So the above verse is saying:

(muhammad and remember that the verse does not mention his name) the prophet (that belongs to the Biblical line of) prophet (s) the gentile (or non Jewish)

So it is clear that the imagery here is of a non Jewish prophet that still belongs to the line of Biblical prophets

It also clear that whoever is the author of such aya believed that the prophet of Islam belongs to the Judeo-Christian tradition


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