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Illiterate is not Literate

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Submitted by Guardian of Deen (Canada), Dec 2, 2013 at 15:34

Dar-ussalm publications - Bukhari volume 4, book 58, Hadith 3184

Narrated Al-Bara' When the Prophet intended to perform 'Umra (The lesser Hajj) , he sent a person to the people of Makkah asking their permission to enter Makkah. They stipulated that he would not stay for more than three days and would not enter it except with sheathed arms and would not preach (Islam) to any of them. So 'Ali bin Abi Talib started writing the treaty between them. He wrote, "This is what Muhammad, Messenger of Allah has agreed to." The (Makkans) said, "If we knew that you (Muhammad) are the Messenger of Allah, then we would not have prevented you and would have followed you. But write, 'This is what Muhammad bin 'Abdullah has agreed to." On that Allah's Messenger; said, "By Allah, I am Muhammad bin 'Abdullah, and, by Allah, I am the Messenger of Allah." Allah's Messenger; could not to write; so he asked 'Ali to erase the expression 'Messenger of Allah'. On that 'Ali said, "By Allah, I will never erase it." Allah's Messenger said (to 'Ali), "Let me see the paper." When 'Ali showed him the paper (point to him the expression), the Prophet erased the expression with his own hand. When Allah's Messenger had entered Makkah and three days had elapsed, the Makkans came to 'Alt and said, "Let your friend (i.e., the Prophet) quit Makkah." 'All informed Allah's Messenger about it and Allah's Messenger said, "Yes," and then he departed.

where in the Holy Quran mentioned that Prophet Muhammad was Literate (can read and write) ?

you said it is mentioned in the Holy Quran, where ????

Hadith books are not Holy Scriptures

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