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Our dear "Robert": Indian numerals, the fate of the library of Alexandria and western scholarship of Islam

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in response to reader comment: Our dear "Robert" has no clue that early Arabic language texts were very often written in Garshuni!

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Oct 30, 2018 at 08:08

This is also beyond our dear "Robert" madrassa education.

The Islamic historical tradition (the biggest literary fraud in the history of humanity) tells us that al-Kahlifa Omar ordered 'Amr Ibn al-'As (the Muslim invader of Egypt in 642 CE) to burn the books of the library of Alexandria if the information in these books is in the book of Allah, as they will not be needed. And if the information in these books is contrary to what is in the book of Allah, then these books should be burned! et voila Muslims burned the books of the library of Alexandria!

However, it was Western scholarship of the history of early Islam that proved that this was a big fat lie and no more than a Topos. Reason? The Mother Library in the area of the harbor was destroyed around 45 BCE (long before the arrival of the Muslim invaders) and the Daughter Library located on the Rakhoti hill was burned and looted around 391 CE (long before the arrival of the Muslim invaders) and Islam was absolved from burning books by western kuffar!

However, you still read this historical nonsense in Islamic books. I wonder why!

Now we move on to numbers/numerals. I proved to our dear "Robert" that Arabic numbers can be traced back as far as Akkadian and there was nothing new. And Muhammad was a tajir (merchant) in Syria and therefore, he must have been familiar with Syriac (The language of Syria at the time) numbers/numerals. And the source of these numbers and numerals would have been Syriac. I also proved to him that the relationship between Arabic and Syriac is very old and very profound back then and now.

Even Muslim mathematicians called these numerals: Indian numerals not Arabic numerals! Now enter modern Western scholarship and what I believe is virtue signaling (it also could be that the Europeans that became familiar with Arabic language literary sources including mathematics identified these numerals as Arabic when in actual fact they are Indian numerals) et voila these Indian numerals are called Arabic numerals when they should be called Indian numerals! Did you get it our dear "Robert"?

Now repeat after me: books, numbers and numerals do not drop from the sky and history is about continuity not discontinuity

Next? Syriac in the book of Allah. Hint: Long time ago the great German scholar Wellhausen in his Muslim Prolegomena wondered about how much of the Qur'an is really Arabic! Hint: the word Qur'an is from Syriac Qeryana.

I warned you that you are only embarrassing yourself

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