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in response to reader comment: Understanding Zaat-e-Muhammad

Submitted by Dawudi (India), Aug 15, 2014 at 02:27

As Dr.Pipes in his article "http://www.danielpipes.org/14691/caliph-ibrahim" wrote on caliphate and its coming trouble,here some part of it---

"For starters, a quick review of the caliphate (from the Arabic khilafa, meaning "succession"): according to canonical Muslim history, it originated in 632 CE, on the death of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, then spontaneously developed, filling the nascent Muslim community's need for a temporal leader. The caliph became Muhammad's non-prophetic heir. After the first four caliphs, the office became dynastic----- -- - - "

What you think about canonical Muslim history ,is it whole fabricated or how to know about Muhmmad in historical point of view since Sira and Ahadith are riddled with contradictions and How Muhmmad successfully transmitted his ideology after him ?

Dr.Pipes wrote in his review(http://www.meforum.org/3251/did-muhammad-exist) that

" -----On closer examination, however, there are good grounds to hypothesize that the Qur'an developed over the 7th and 8th centuries in the religious and cultural milieu of the Arab conquests, rather than just within Arabia itself during Muhammad's purported lifetime (570-632 CE).---------"

I look forward for your response?


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