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A reason to believe in the Islamic History

Reader comment on item: Who was the Prophet Muhammad?

Submitted by Muhammad Omer Iqbal (United States), Jun 19, 2003 at 07:00

The response to this argument, which Daniel Pipes seems to have not known, is that accounts of Muhammad's sayings and actions were noted down as early as during his own life by his companions. This tradition continued during and even after his death, and it is only that perhaps a hundred years later someone looked at all these accounts and arranged them to form what is called his biography. However, the biography written a hundred years later does not imply that history was not written before that, and this history can be found very easily in today's time in modern book stores.

Astonishingly, if the conclusion, that Muhammad may not have existed, that history was not written down and that Koran is a "collection of earlier Judeo-Christian liturgical materials stitched together to meet the needs of a later age", it would not only be possible to find different versions of the Koran, rather impossible to have seen the whole world using the same exact copy. Such a thing is only possible if it was written down in time, and then copied from one single source.

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