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Reader comment on item: [Al-Hudaybiya and] Lessons from the Prophet Muhammad's Diplomacy
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Submitted by Don Meaker (United States), Feb 25, 2006 at 17:32

The odd thing about the Qu'ran, is there was no written Arabic during the life of Muhammad. Rather, Syrio-Aramaic was pressed into service to record or create his mythology some 70 to 100 years after his death. Written Arabic was developed from the Syrio-Aramaic Qu'ran. Compare this to the New Testament, where there are other writings which help us understand what the words mean. There are many words in the Qu'ran that have no counterparts in Arabic, but are easily understandable in Syrio-Aramaic.

That cuts the pins out from under the romantic notion that Muhummed recited the suras of the Qu'ran, when he was not literate (and indeed could not be literate in Arabic, because there was no written Arabic) and did not speak Syrio-Aramaic. Rather the Qu'ran was invented long after the fact, to suite the demands of temporal rulers.

Like many religions, Islam is based on falsehood, and attempts to pretend otherwise are falsehood or farce.

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