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The Roots of Islam and the letters that never existed an addendum

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in response to reader comment: Thank You Very Much Dhimmi No More. I Wish You Had a Blog Where I can Read All Your Work

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jan 5, 2012 at 07:39

Thank you for your kind remarks

I just have an addendum to add in regard to the post about the so called letter of Muhammad to Cyrus and that is the name of Mariyya where the Islamic sources call her al-qibtiyya or the Copt

If you turn to the Qur'an you will not find the word Qibti (m. Copt), Qibtiya (f Copt) aqbat (plural), bilad al-Qibt (the country of the Copts and read this as Egypt) but you will find them in the Islamic literary sources written in the 3rd century in distant Mesopotamia by non Arabs. Oh the word Qibt or Copt? it is the Arabized Greek word for Egyptian or Aigyptios

So it is hard to believe that the Arabs would elect to use a word derived from Greek when they have perfect Semtic root for Egypt and that is MSR and that is indeed what you will find in the Qur'an masr and masriyuun which means that Mariyya's name would have been Mariyya al-masriyya and not Mariyya al-Qibtiyya

So here is a name with a word, al-qibtiyya, that would have had no meaning to Muhammad and this is more literary evidence that the literature of the 3rd century of islam did not reflect the actual language that was supposed to have been spoken by Muhammad and more evidence that this story is all bogus

So much for the letter to al-muqawqas


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