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Re: The essence of the facts
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2018, 08:14:55 AM »
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Re: The essence of the facts
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2018, 07:31:02 AM »
2: Islam oppresses women:

One of the most disturbing misconceptions is the negative portrayal of women in Islam namely that Islam degrades and oppresses women.  According to the teachings of Islam, the only thing that distinguishes people in the sight of God is their level of piety.

This verse proves that real honour and status is not attained because a person is rich or poor, black or white, male or female but attained through piety and devoutness.  Therefore, it comes as no surprise to learn that for every male convert to Islam, four females convert.  Some reasons for this overwhelming female conversion rate are due to the following rights enshrined in Islam:

• total control of their wealth;

• choose their spouse;

• keep their own surname when married;

• own property, operate a business, study, and receive equal pay for equal work;

• inherit property, and to have their marriage dissolved in the case of neglect or mistreatment;

• participate in all forms of worship that men participate in.

Allah says:

“Verily the most honourable of you in the sight of Allaah is the most God conscious” Qur’an 49:13

Islam guaranteed these rights, among many others, to women over 1400 years ago – rights that women in the West are still lacking.

Without doubt, there are Muslim women who are oppressed and not given their rights.  However, this is not the fault of Islam.  The problem is that in many places in the world, culture and traditions have come to overshadow the teachings of Islam, either through ignorance or harmful cultural practices.

While Islam enshrines the rights of women, it also acknowledges the fact that men and women are not identical.

Allah says: ‘. . . and the male is not like the female. . . ’ (Qur’an: 3:36)

Islam has therefore ordained different roles for men and women to reflect this undisputable fact.  Women have been granted the honour and tremendous responsibility of caring for the family and the household.  While Men have been given the responsibility of providing financial support , security and maintenance for the family and the household.

In conclusion, the noble position of women in Islam can be summarized by the following saying of the Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him):

“The world and all things in the world are precious, but the most precious thing in the world is a virtuous woman. ”

Allah also says:

“Whoever works righteousness whether male or female, while he (or she) is a believer – We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward (in the Hereafter) according to the best of what they used to do. ” Qur’an 16:97
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Re: The essence of the facts
« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2018, 08:27:54 AM »
If Islam opposes idol worship, why do Muslims pray to a square structure?

The simple cube-shaped stone building located in Makkah is called the Ka‘bah or the Sacred House.   It is the point toward which Muslims face when they pray.   Although Muslims face the direction of Ka‘bah during prayer, they do not worship it.   Muslims worship and pray only to God.


The Ka‘bah was built by the prophet Abraham and his son Ishmael in response to God's command over 4,000 years ago.   Abraham consecrated the House for the worship of the one true God and invited all of humanity to visit it for that purpose.   Even today Muslims who are physically and financially able are required to make a pilgrimage to it once in a lifetime.   The Ka‘bah has remained at the center of a continuous tradition of worship and devotion up to the present day, symbolic of permanence, constancy and renewal.


There were periods in human history during which mankind deviated from the monotheism taught by God's prophets.   Before the advent of Muhammad, religion among the Arabs had degenerated into polytheism and paganism, and Makkah was completely submerged in idolatry; some 360 idols had been placed in and around the Ka‘bah to be worshipped there along with God.   Prophet Muhammad was sent to restore to mankind the pure monotheism taught by all the messengers of God and reinstate the worship of Him alone.   This he accomplished, and the Ka‘bah was finally cleared of all manmade deities.


Among the ancient religious rites particular to the Ka‘bah is walking around it.   This suggests the integrating and unifying power of monotheism in human life and how a Muslim's existence should revolve around a pure devotion to God.   The Ka‘bah symbolizes the unity of all true religion, the brotherhood of all the prophets, and the essential consistency of their message.


When Muslims pray facing toward this single central point, they are reminded of their common purpose and long-term goal.   Even when standing directly before the Ka‘bah in prayer, one is not to look at it but rather at the ground before him.   The spiritual focus is on God alone and never upon any created object.
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Re: The essence of the facts
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2018, 09:12:16 AM »
Muhammad ibn (son of) Abdullah ibn (son of) Abdul Mutalib, was born on 12 Rabi 'Awwal in the year 570 C. E.  (Christian Era) in Makkah, (today: Saudi Arabia) and he died in 633 C. E.  in Yathrib (today: Madinah, Saudi Arabia)




In Arabic the word prophet (nabi) is derived from the word naba which means news.  Thus we deduce that a prophet spreads the news of God and His message, they are in a sense God’s ambassadors on earth.  Their mission is to convey the message to worship One God.  This includes, calling the people to God, explaining the message, bringing glad tidings or warnings and directing the affairs of the nation.  All the prophets were anxious to convey God’s message sincerely and completely and this included the last prophet, Muhammad.  During his final sermon Prophet Muhammad asked the congregation three times whether he had delivered the message, and called on God to witness their answer, which was a resounding “yes!”.

As well as the essence of their call to One God, another accepted sign of the truth of the prophets is how they live their lives.  The accounts of Prophet Muhammad’s life that we have inherited from our righteous predecessors illustrate that Muhammad’s Prophethood was guided by God from the very beginning.  Long before, Prophethood Muhammad was being prepared to guide humankind to the straight path and his life experiences stood him in good stead for such a weighty mission.  Then at the age of 40 when Prophethood was bestowed upon him, God continued to support and affirm his mission.  Any account of Muhammad’s life is filled with examples of his exemplary character; he was merciful, compassionate, truthful, brave, and generous, while striving solely for the rewards of the Hereafter.  The way Prophet Muhammad dealt with his companions, acquaintances, enemies, animals and even inanimate objects left no doubt that he was ever mindful of God.

Muhammad’s birth was accompanied by many so called miraculous events and the talk of the extraordinary events no doubt functioned as signs of Prophethood,

Special but not unique circumstances surrounded childhood of Prophet Muhammad and these undoubtedly had a bearing on his character.  By the time he was eight years old he had suffered through the death of both his parents and his beloved grandfather Abdul Muttalib.  He was left in the care of his uncle and great supporter Abu Talib.  Thus even as a young boy he had already suffered great emotional and physical upheaval.  Both the many chroniclers of Muhammad’s life and the Quran acknowledge his disrupted life.

Did He not find you (O Muhammad) an orphan and gave you a refuge? (Quran 93:6)

Muhammad’s uncle Abu Talib was poor and struggled to keep his family fed, thus during his adolescence Muhammad worked as a shepherd.  From this occupation he learned to embrace solitude and developed characteristics such as patience, cautiousness, care, leadership and an ability to sense danger.  Shepherding was an occupation that all the prophets of God we know of had in common.  ‘…The companions asked, “Were you a shepherd?” He replied, “There was no prophet who was not a shepherd. ”’[1]

In his teens Muhammad sometimes travelled with Abu Talib, accompanying caravans to trade centres.  On at least one occasion, he is said to have travelled as far north as Syria.  Older merchants recognized his character and nicknamed him Al-Amin, the one you can trust.  Even in his youth he was known as truthful and trustworthy.  One story that is accepted by most Islamic scholars and historians is the account of one of Prophet Muhammad’s trips to Syria.

The story goes that the monk Bahira foretold the coming Prophethood and counselled Abu Talib to “guard his nephew carefully”.  According to biographer Ibn Ishaq, as the caravan in which Prophet Muhammad was travelling approached the edge of town, Bahira could see a cloud that appeared to be shading and following a young man.  When the caravan halted under the shadow of some trees, Bahira “looked at the cloud when it over-shadowed the tree, and its branches were bending and drooping over the apostle of God until he was in the shadow beneath it. ” After Bahira witnessed this he observed Muhammad closely and asked him many questions concerning a number of Christian prophecies he had read and heard about.

The young Muhammad was distinguished among his people for his modesty, virtuous behaviour and graceful manners, thus it was no surprise for his companions to see him, even as a youth many years before Prophethood, shun superstitious practices and keep away from drinking alcohol, eating meat slaughtered on stone altars or attending idolatrous festivals.  By the time he reached adulthood Muhammad was thought of as the most reliable and trustworthy member of the Meccan community.  Even those who concerned themselves with petty tribal squabbles acknowledged Muhammad’s honesty and integrity.

Muhammad’s virtues and good moral character was established from a young age, and God continued to support and guide him.  When he was 40 years old Muhammad was given the means to change the world, the means to benefit the whole of humanity


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Re: The essence of the facts
« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2018, 08:36:12 AM »

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Re: The essence of the facts
« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2018, 10:22:34 AM »
The Nation of Islam is a Muslim group
Islam and the so called "Nation of Islam'" are two different religions.  NOI is more of a political organization since its members are not limited to a single faith.  Muslims consider this group to be just one of many cults using the name of Islam for their own gain.
The only thing common between them is the jargon, the language used by both.  "The Nation of Islam" is a misnomer; this religion should be called Farrakhanism, after the name of its propogator, Louis Farrakhan.

Islam and Farakhanism differ in many fundamental ways.  For example, Farakhan followers believe in racism and that the 'black man' was the original man and therefore superior, while in Islam there is no racism and everyone is considered equal in the sight of God, the only difference being in one's piety.  There are many other theological examples that show the 'Nation's teachings have little to do with true Islam. There are many groups in America who claim to represent Islam and call their adherents Muslims.


Any serious student of Islam has a duty to investigate and find the true Islam. The only two authentic sources which bind every Muslim are1.  the Quran and 2authentic or sound Hadith.  Any teachings under the label of "Islam" which contradict or at variance with the direct understanding of fundamental beliefs and practices of Islam form the Quran and authentic Hadith should be rejected and such a religion should be considered a Pseudo-Islamic Cult.  In America there are many pseudo-Islamic cults, Farrakhanism being one of them.  An honest attitude on the part of such cults should be not to call themselves Muslims and their religion Islam.  such an example of honesty is Bahaism which is an off-shoot of Islam but Bahais do not call themselves Muslims nor their religion, Islam.  In fact Bahaism is not Islam just as Farrakhanism is not Islam.
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Re: The essence of the facts
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2018, 10:24:47 AM »

four wives

The religion of Islam was revealed for all societies and all times and so accommodates widely differing social requirements.

Circumstances may warrant the taking of another wife but the right is granted according to the Quran, only on condition that the husband is scrupulously fair.  No woman can be forced into this kind of marriage if they do not wish it, and they also have the right to exclude it in their marriage contract.

Polygamy is neither mandatory nor encouraged but merely permitted.  Images of "sheikhs with harems" are not consistent with Islam, as a man is only allowed at most four wives only if he can fulfill the stringent conditions of treating each fairly and providing each with separate housing etc.

permission to practice polygamy is not associated with mere satisfaction of passion. It is rather associated with compassion toward widows and orphans.  It was the Quran that limited and put conditions on the practice of polygamy among the Arabs who had as many as ten or more wives and considered them "property".

It is both honest and accurate to say that it is Islam that regulated this practice, limited it, made it more humane, and instituted equal rights and status for all wives.  What the Qur'anic decrees amount to taken together is discouragement of polygamy unless necessity for it exists.  It is also evident that the general rule in Islam is monogamy and not polygamy.

It is a very tiny percentage of Muslims that practice it over the world.  However permission to practice limited polygamy is only consistent with Islam's realistic view of the nature of man and woman and of various social needs, problems and cultural variations.

The question is however far more than the inherent flexibility of Islam it also is the frank and straight forward approach of Islam in dealing with practical problems.  Rather than requiring hypocritical and superficial compliance, Islam delves deeper into the problems of individuals and societies, and provides for legitimate and clean solutions which are far more beneficial than would be the case if they were ignored.  There is no doubt that the second wife legally married and treated kindly is better off than a mistress without any legal rights or expermanence.

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Re: The essence of the facts
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2018, 07:04:43 AM »
Do Muslims are a barbaric, backward people?

Among the reasons for the rapid and peaceful spread of Islam was thesimplicity of its  doctrine-Islam calls for faith in only one God worthy of worship.   It also repeatedly instructs man to use his powers of intelligence and observation.

Within a few years great civilizations and universities were flourishing, for according to the Prophet (pbuh), 'seeking knowledge is an obligation for every Muslim man and woman'.

The synthesis of Eastern and Western ideas and of new thought with old, brought about great  advances in medicine, mathematics, physics, astronomy, geography, architecture, art, literature and history.

Many crucial systems such as algebra, the Arabic numerals, and also the concept of  the zero (vital to the advancement of mathematics) were transmitted to medieval Europe from  Islam.   Sophisticated instruments which were to make possible the European voyages of discovery  were developed, including the astrolabe, the quadrant and good navigational maps.

The Islamic roots of European civilization and the construction of the 'European identity'

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Historian Bettany Hughes presents a picture of Islamic civilization in Spain and the impact that this civilization had on the development of modern Europe.  Hughes also indicates how the 'European identity' was artificially constructed by the Islamic origin of the acquired civilization "ethnically cleanse", to erase.

This false, ethnically purified image of Europe is unfortunately currently used for the Muslims to deny any contribution to European civilization and even enemies of civilization to label them.

History of the Moorish Empire in Europe

Infrastructure
The Andalusia in the 10th century, tells mp Scott, was crossed in all directions by awesome aqueducts.  Cordoba was a city of fountains, roads were miles long brightly lit, paved, well maintained and regularly visited by security patrols.

For comparison: in London there were no paved streets until the 14th century, at night the city was plunged into blackness.  It took until the reign of Charles II (in the 17th century) that even poorly active street lighting was installed in London.

Demography
On the death of Elizabeth England had about 4 million inhabitants.  The population of Islamic Spain may have been over 30 million.  No less six centuries earlier In London in 1700, was the most populous city in Christian Europe, only half the size of Cordoba in the year 900, and Almeria and Seville each had a population as large as the British capital 800 years later.  (. . . )

Hygiene
In the middle of the 10th century there were 900 public baths built in the capital of Moorish Spain, in the 18th century there were not even so much in all the countries of Christian Europe together.  (. . . ) The fatal effects of the plague are convincing evidence of the appalling hygienic conditions that prevailed everywhere.  The water was removed from the polluted river or from sources that stank of dirt.  (. . . )

Science
Nothing illustrates the contrast in terms of science better than the importance attached to books.  Scott let us know that the library Mostandir, the sultan of Egypt, 800 thousand books housed.  The library of Tripoli contained 200 thousand.  When Baghdad was destroyed by the Mongols in the 13th century, books were thrown into the Tigris covered the entire river, and colored water of the black ink, while an even larger share went up in flames.  The caliphate of Spain had 70 public book collections, and alone the large library of Al-Hakam II contained 600 thousand books.  Many private collections were correspondingly large, that of Ibn al-Mathran, the personal physician to Saladin, contained 10 thousand manuscripts.

Four centuries later, there were only books in Christian Europe, except those were kept in monasteries.  The royal library of France contained 900 books, of which two-thirds was theological content.  (. . . )

Education
In Muslim countries it was difficult to even come who could not read and write.  Against a farmer In the same time allowed many senior people in Europe not say this of himself.
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Re: The essence of the facts
« Reply #33 on: December 24, 2018, 08:43:21 AM »

Christmas is the Pagan ritual entered into the religion through the church in 325 AD by Constantine in Constantinople.

The birth of Jesus was in mid-summer rather than winter of solstices which was the invention of the Pagans to worship “SUN” being born (raised) on 25th December, as they worship Sun so they thought that Sun has died on 23rd December because of shortest day, suddenly when sun was lifted up on 25th December they overjoyed and believed that the “SUN” has born on 25th of December and from that day this cult was entered.

Two verses from the Quran and Bible show that the birth of Jesus was in mid-summer not in winter Solstices.

The Quran says in chapter Maryam 19:25:

And shake the trunk of date-palm towards you, it will let fall fresh ripe-dates upon you.

In this verse, Allah was commanding Mary, mother of Jesus, through an Angel to go to Palm tree and shake the trunk and dates will fall thereof then eat them and get refreshed in your pangs and throes.

Now if you meet any horticulturist he will tell you that the dates always fall in mid-summers.

Now let us analyze the Bible.

Luke 2:8

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. ”

Ask these Christian missionaries why were shepherds looking at their flocks in 25th December at night time? When at that time it happened to be much cold in the open field that the flocks could freeze to death.  Those days were not like these days as there was a city heat of vehicles and industries.

Then we are told that when Jesus was born three kings came to visit the child by following the star from the east.  How come in the winter nights stars can be seen? As we know that the mist, fog and smoke cover the sky in winters.

So we can conclude that Bible is not giving the specific date neither the Quran but the hint is there that it was summer time not winter.

The tradition was added by the Church in 325 AD regarding the names like Easter Day, Eucharist and Christmas etc.



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Re: The essence of the facts
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Re: The essence of the facts
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2019, 07:14:11 PM »
The Quran is the holy book which Muslims recite and turn to for guidance in all aspects of their life.

It is the last testament in a series of divine revelations from God.  It comprises the unaltered and direct words of God, revealed through the Angel Gibrael, to the final Prophet, Muhammad (pbuh)1 some 1400 years ago.  Islam is a continuation of the teachings of previous Prophets, such as Noah, Abraham, David, Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them all), some of whom were also given divine books.  Muslims believe that the key message brought by all Prophets was the same; to believe in One God and not to associate partners with Him, to stay away from sins and to lead a life devoted to earning Gods pleasure.  All Prophets taught about life after death and gave glad tidings of paradise for those who obey God, but warned of punishment in hell for those who choose to disobey Him.

The Quran is unique because it is the only revealed book that exists today in the precise form and content in which it was originally revealed.  Furthermore, it was actively recorded during the time the religion was being established.  The distinctive approach of the Quran is that its spiritual message includes practical injunctions aimed at the general welfare of human beings, society and the environment in which we live.  The Qurans message is eternal and universal, transcending our differences in race, color, ethnicity and nationality.  It provides guidance on every aspect of human life, from economics and the ethics of trade to marriage, divorce, gender issues, inheritance and parenting.  It neither condemns nor tortures the flesh nor does it neglect the soul.  It does not humanize God, nor does it deify man.  The Quran describes signs of Gods existence in the universe and how everything is carefully placed in the total scheme of creation.

“Everything made so much sense. This is the beauty of the Quran; it asks you to reflect and reason…. When I read the Quran further, it talked about prayer, kindness and charity.  I was not a Muslim yet, but I felt the only answer for me was the Qur’an and God had sent it to me. ”

Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam), former British pop star.

This brochure examines two common questions asked by those seeking to understand the origin and authorship of the Quran.  1) What evidence supports the Qurans claim of authenticity ,i. e. , that it has not been interfered with? 2) Even if the Quran has been preserved, what evidence supports that it is the Word of God and not simply Muhammads (pbuh)own writings?
Preservation of the Quran

The Quran has been preserved for over 1400 years through parallel memorization and writings.

“We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly Guard it (from corruption). ” [Quran 15:9]

The Quran is the only book that has been memorized in its entirety by millions.  The process of memorization began during the Prophets (pbuh) life and continues to be emphasized by Muslims, even to this day. The use of memorization in oral transmission through the generations had mitigated somewhat from the beginning the worst perils of relying solely on written records, related John Burton.  [John Burton, An Introduction to the Hadith, Edinburgh University Press; 1994, p27].

Muhammad (pbuh) was very vigilant in preserving the entire Quran in written form as well.  The Prophet (pbuh) could not read or write, so as soon as a portion of the Quran was revealed, he called upon his scribes to record the revealed text. The Prophet (pbuh) specified the part of the Quran the revelation belonged to and had the companions read back what was written to ensure that it corresponded exactly with what was revealed. Thus, the complete Quran was not only memorized by the Prophet (pbuh) and many of his companions, but also existed in written form during his lifetime. Within a year after the Prophets (pbuh) death, a manuscript of the entire Quran was assembled by a committee led by the chief scribe of the Prophet (pbuh), who followed stringent criteria to safeguard against any errors.  The manuscript was unanimously approved by the companions of the Prophet (pbuh), including the hundreds that had memorized the entire Quran.  Several replicates of the manuscript were prepared under the leadership of the third caliph and were distributed to the main Muslim centers.  One such copy is currently at the museum in Tashkent in erstwhile (Soviet Union) and a facsimile of it, produced in 1905, is available in the Columbia University Library (USA).
Who Wrote the Quran

Muslims believe that the Quran is the Speech of God and not a book written by Muhammad (pbuh) himself.  The information above provides evidence for the preservation of the Qur’an, but what suggests that it was actually the word of God?

1) Historical accounts document, and the Quran openly declares, that Muhammad (pbuh) was unlettered.

You (O Muhammad) were not a reader of any Scripture before it, nor did you write (such a Scripture) with your right hand, for then those who follow falsehood might (have a right) to doubt it.  [Quran, 29. 48]

2) The Quran was revealed at a time when the Arabs excelled in oral poetry.  Poetry competitions like todays rap competitions, were held in the marketplace.  Muhammads (pbuh) recitation stunned its listeners for its beauty in Arabic.  Many converted simply by listening to the deep acoustic rhythms, literary merit and wisdom of the Quranic verses.  In contrast, the Arabic of 1400 years ago was restricted to words and expressions relevant to the simple life of desert men and it was impossible to express metaphysical ideas or scientific, religious and philosophical concepts.  In fact the science of Arabic grammar was developed after the revelation of the Quran, using the Quran as a basis for devising its rules.  It is difficult to find an explanation (other than revelation) that explains how a book existed that superseded, and also differed so greatly from any other Arabic literature.  The challenge of the Quran to produce a chapter like its own has not been met to this day:-

And if you are in doubt concerning that which We reveal unto Our slave (Muhammad) then produce a Surah (chapter) of the like thereof, and call your witnesses besides Allah if you are truthful.  [Quran, 2:23]

3) The Quran is a highly comprehensive book containing Divine truths, metaphysics, religious beliefs and worship, prayer, law and morality.  It is a book fully describing the other life, a book of psychology, sociology, epistemology, and history, and a book containing scientific facts and the principles of a utopian life.  A testament to the Divine authenticity of the Quran is that such a comprehensive book, one that was revealed over a period of 23 years, does not have any contradictory points.

Will they not then ponder on the Quran? If it had been from other than God they would have found therein much contradiction and incongruity.  [Quran, 4. 82]

4) Could Muhammad (pbuh) have been a liar or had motives for inventing the Quran? The early years of Muhammads (pbuh) mission were punctuated by persecutions and sorrow.  His followers were brutally tortured, killed and forced to migrate.  His clan was boycotted and he was stoned.  His enemies even offered him wealth and kingship if he abandoned his call to the belief in One God.  Instead, the Prophet (pbuh) lived a very austere life and never pursued any worldly gains like fame, power or wealth.  Furthermore, the life of Muhammad (pbuh) was a practical embodiment of the Divine message and a study of his life (through the Hadith2) provides an appreciation of this fact.  Even before he received the Prophethood, he was known in his society as Al-Ameen (The Trustworthy) and As-Sadiq (The Truthful).  Both Muslim and non-Muslim scholars attest to his honesty and integrity 3 .

5) The Quran mentions things that were not known at the time.  How can the existence of these verses be explained? The Quran has scientific descriptions only recently discovered by modern science and that could not have been known 1400 years ago.

Man We did create from a quintessence (of clay); then we placed him (as a drop of) sperm in a place of rest, firmly fixed; then We made the sperm into a clot of congealed blood; then of than clot We made a (foetus) lump; then We made out of that lump bones and clothed the bones with flesh;then We developed out of it another creature. So blessed be Allah,The Best to Create [Quran, 23:12-14).

Professor Keith Moore, a prominent scientist of anatomy and embryology (University of Toronto, Canada) commented: It has been a great pleasure for me to help clarify statements in the Quran about human development.  It is clear to me that these statements must have come to Muhammad (pbuh) from God, or ‘Allah’, because almost all of this knowledge was not discovered until many centuries later.  This proves to me that Muhammad (pbuh) must have been a Messenger of Allah.

The Quran describes the expansion of the universe:

And it is we who have built the univrse with (Our creative) power; and verily, it is We who are steadily expanding it.  [Quran, 51:47].

It was not until 1925, when Edwin Hubble provided evidence of receding galaxies, that the expanding universe came to be accepted as a scientific fact.

Professor Alfred Kroner, a world-famous geologist, explained: Thinking about many of these questions and thinking where Muhammad (pbuh) came from, he was after all a bedouin.  I think it is almost impossible that he could have known about things like the common origin of the universe, because scientists have only found out within the last few years with very complicated and advanced technological methods that this is the case.

The Quran describes geographical concepts that were proven after its revelation.  For example, it was the common dogma 1400 years ago that the earth was flat, but the Quran described it as a sphere, compressed at each end (like an ostrich egg):

And the earth moreover, He has made egg shaped4 [Quran 79:30].

In 1597, when Sir Francis Drake sailed around the world, the earth became known to be a sphere.
What can explain the origin of the Quran?

The life and character of the Prophet (pbuh) , the depth of the Quranic message, its appeal and relevance to both the spiritual and the mundane, all testify to the Divine origin of the Quran.  These points compel us to admit our inability to provide an explanation that relies solely upon material causes.  In a world starved of love and compassion, the Qurans universal message is the perfect antidote to the collective despair of the human condition.

1.  pbuh stands for peace be upon him an invocation of respect
2.  Hadith, the collection of recorded saying and actions of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
3.  see 877-Why Islam brochure titled What they say about Muhammad (pbuh).
4.  the Arabic word for egg here is dahaahaa, meaning ostrich egg

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Muhammad was the founder of Islam

Muhammad(pbuh) was born in Mecca in the year 570. Since his father died before his birth and his mother shortly afterwards, he was

raised by his uncle from the respected tribe of Quraysh. As he grew up, he became known for his truthfulness, generosity and sincerity, so that he was sought after for his ability to arbitrate in disputes.

The historians describe him as calm and meditative. Muhammad (pbuh) was of a deeply religious nature, and had long detested the decadence of his society.

It became his habit to meditate from time to time in the Cave of Hira near Mecca. At the age of 40, while engaged in a meditative retreat Muhammad(pbuh) received his first revelation from God through the Angel Gabriel This revelation which continued for 23 years is known as the Quran. As soon as he began to recite the words he heard from Gabriel, and to preach the truth which God had revealed to him, he and his small group of followers suffered bitter persecution which grew so fierce that in the year 622 God gave them the command to emigrate.

This event, the Hijra 'migration', in which they left Mecca for the city of Medina, marks the beginning of the Muslim calendar.

After several years, the Prophet and his followers were able to return to Mecca, where they forgave their enemies and established Islam definitively. Before the Prophet saw dies at the age of 63, the greater part of Arabia was Muslim, and within a century of his death Islam had spread to Spain in the West and as far East as China.

He died with less than 5 possessions to his name.While Muhammad (pbuh) was chosen to deliver the message, he is not considered the "founder" of Islam, since Muslims consider Islam to be the same divine guidance sent to all peoples before. Muslims believe all the prophets from Adam, Noah, Moses, Jesus etc. were all sent with divine guidance for their peoples. Every prophet was sent to his own people, but Muhammad(pbuh) was sent to all of mankind. Muhammad is the last and final messenger sent to deliver the message of Islam.

Muslims revere and honor him (pbuh) for all he went through and his dedication, but they do not worship him.

"O Prophet, verily We have sent you as a witness and a bearer of glad tidings and a warner and as one who invites unto God by His leave and as an 419 Scamng lamp." (Quran33:45-6)
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