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Res Ipsa loquitur and Omar al-Faruq

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Feb 1, 2015 at 07:31

Alex you wrote

Umar ibn al-Khattab. It does not entitle Umar as a "caliph," but it does appear to be referencing the same person regarded in Muslim histories as the second caliph. The document has not been published and unfortunately I cannot share where I read it.

I happen te believe that the so called Omar al-Faruq never existed and the whole Qissa about him riding his donkey and entering the gate of Jerusalem and heading to the Temple Mount to pray is no more than plagiarizing a story that comes from the Judeo-Christian traditions and making it an Islamic qissa (qissa means story)

al-Faruq really means the redeemer or the Christ!

If such document existed it would have made to Robert Hoyland collection of the very early Arabic language and extant literary sources and it would be big news

The truth is Omar al-Faruq does not appear in the extant Arabic language literary sources until the late 2nd and early 3rd century of Islam


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