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Muhammad 1 and Muhammad 2 and the inscriptions of al-Masjid al-Aqsa

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Nov 18, 2021 at 15:26

Dave wrote:

> but there is little evidence to support the Koranic portrait of him.

If you read the Qur'an in isolation, there is no way that you will get to know who is really Muhammad the prophet of Islam. The word Muhammad is mentioned 4 times in the Qur'an and one time he is called Ahmad. And the Quranic word Muhammad could be read as Siffa (attribute) and not a name.

More? The Islamic historical tradition tells us that his real name is Quthm and his Kunya is Abul Qasim and neither is mentioned in the Qur'an

>Thus, there are two Muhammads: The real one and the Islamic version.

Do you mean Christoph Luxenberg's Muhammad 1 or the Christ and Muhammad 2 or the Islamic Muhammad?

You need to read Christoph Luxenberg's "The Inscriptions of al-Masjid al-Aqsa" dated 692-695 AD. These inscriptions represent the stance of anti-Trinitarian Syro-Arabic Christianity in late antiquity and the subject is Jesus or Muhammad 1. You can agree or disagree with Luxenberg but his claims have not been refuted

What is most interesting is that if the word Muhammad really means "The Praiseworthy" then the name in Arabic would have been Mahmoud and not Muhammad. More? Muslims tell us the only "Praiseworthy" is Allah unless Muhammad is Allah. Go figure.

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