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To all muslims,Hadiths and sira are chronicled history, quran is one man's sayings

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Submitted by N.K. (United States), Feb 1, 2006 at 12:00

When muslims are quoted quranic ayas promoting sex with captured women and slave girls, robbing slaying torturing and enslaving of non muslims, polygamy, incest, and pedophilia they say you are not understanding quran correctly or it is out of context.When they are given context and are quoted hadiths and sira which show that their prophet himself carried out all those things they say those hadiths are unreliable.

Hadiths and sira are histories, chronicles of events witnessesed by hundreds. First Ishaq,then Bukhari, muslim ,Tabari, Waqqidi, Sad and others spent their lives to collect, check and write them.Bukhari ensured that all hadiths are according to quranic teachings. Sure no history is exact but it does give a picture.

Quran is a collection of sayings of an illiterate narcissist man who reportedly suffered from epilepsy. A man who claimed to have travelled billions of miles on a winged horse and visited Allah, hell and heaven. It is sad that muslims tend to believe what this man said but tend to doubt the chronicled history because they were brainwashed (by the religious heirarchy whose livelihood depends upon the blindfaith of these believers) of Mohammed is a very kind and pious man.

Historically the religious heirarchy managed to keep this sanitized image of Mohammed by killing off any one who doubted it. Besides they only translated and propogated the good hadiths never translated the hadiths in entirety or the original siras of Ishaq and Tabari . Only in late 20 th century All hadiths, Ishaq, and Tabari were translated by indians, britishers and americans.
Even quran was not translated for many many centuries.

In sharia countries it is a crime to criticize Mohammed, punishable by death. However after the advent of internet, Mohammed's real character is getting to be known. When told of it ,open minded muslims are shocked while others like Nuray go in denial, defense and justification. Some others have formed new sects, like submitters,tulu e islam, quranists etc who deny all hadiths and siras .
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