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Muhammad could very well be an illiterate person.

Reader comment on item: Study the Koran?
in response to reader comment: Was Muhammad illiterate as we are told by the Islamic Historical Tradition

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Feb 8, 2022 at 22:20

Dear Dr Pipes, when I read the ideas mentioned in the Quran, they do not look very well formed or intellectually advanced to me. In fact, I can easily see that after spending a few years in the company of the Jews, Christian, and pagans of the then Arabia, a reasonably intelligent person -literate or otherwise- can construct a book like Quran.

As always, whether Muhammad was a real person or a real group of people, should not be a major concern of non-muslims. What should be our concern is that a lot of quran's content is selfish and cruel.


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