The Search for Muhammad: Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan

Paarsurrey says:
The first and most trust-worthy source of life account of Muhammad is Quran; you should have known this.

Futile Democracy

In the British Library sits a collection of Syriac New Testament fragments of manuscript throughout history. Of these, lays a version of the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Mark, known as Addition 14,461. Scribbled inside the pages, is a note from what is thought to be around the time just after the battle of Gabitha in 636 CE that reads:

“…and in January, they took the word for their lives did [the sons of] Emesa, and many villages were ruined with killing by [the Arabs of] Mụhammad”

– This is the earliest non-Islamic mention of a man named Muhammad, written just four years after his death.

It is without doubt that Islamic literature covering the life, the actions, and words of the Prophet Muhammad, is vast, and along with the Qur’an, the bedrock of Islam. From biographies, to commentaries, to translations and constant reinvention to suit a more…

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2 Responses to “The Search for Muhammad: Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan”

  1. futiledemocracy Says:

    No it isn’t.

  2. paarsurrey Says:

    The main source on Muhammad’s life are Muslim sources written in Arabic, which include the Qur’an

    The Qur’an itself has some, though very few, incidental allusions to Muhammad’s life.[2] However, the “Qur’an responds constantly and often candidly to Muhammad’s changing historical circumstances and contains a wealth of hidden data that are relevant to the task of the quest for the historical Muhammad.”[1]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historicity_of_Muhammad

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