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Muhammad or Mohammed (570, Mecca — died June 8, 632, Medina), whose full Name was Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim, is the Author of the Qur'an (القرآن), also known as the Noble Qur'an (القرآن الكريم) or the Book (الكتب, Qur'an 2:2, Sahih International). Note that there is no such thing as a capital or lowercase Letter in the Arabic Language. To the Muslim, the Qur'an is "the verbatim word of God".
Allah, Muhammad's God
Muslims consider the Qur'an to be the Word of the God of Abraham, Isma'il and Isaac (Qur'an 2:133, Yusuf Ali), revealed to Muhammad by a Spirit (Qur'an 26:193, Yusuf Ali). The God of Abraham, Isma'il and Isaac is also described variously as the God of Moses (Qur'an 28:38, Pickthall), the Lord of the Worlds (Qur'an 1:2, Shakir) and many other Ways. Often Muslims refer to the God of Abraham, Isma'il and Isaac as "the God" ("الله"). The Arabic Word for "the" is "ال", which is transliterated as "al", and the word for "Deity" is "اله", which is transliterated as "ilah". The two Words are combined to form the Contraction "الله", which is transliterated as "Allah".
Was Muhammad a Paedophile?
According to Myriam Francois-Cerrah of "The Guardian", the Claim that Muhammad was a Paedophile "is a recurring one among critics of Islam, so its foundation deserves close scrutiny." Tommy Robinson, for example, believes Muhammad was a Paedophile. Myriam says that Critics rely on a Passage in a Hadith, Sahih Bukhari volume 5, book 58, number 234, in making the Claim that Muhammad, then in his 50s, married a Girl named Aisha when she was six and consummated the Marriage when she was nine. There are others who estimate Aisha would have been between nine and 19. Myriam also points out that "some modern Muslim scholars have more recently cast doubt on the veracity of the saying, or hadith, used to assert Aisha's young age ... In Islam, the hadith literature is considered secondary to the Qur'an." Myriam concluded that "it is impossible to know with any certainty how old Aisha was."
Was Muhammad white?
In Sahih Bukhari 1:3:63, it says:
- While we were sitting with the Prophet (ﷺ) in the mosque, a man came riding on a camel. He made his camel kneel down in the mosque, tied its foreleg and then said: "Who amongst you is Muhammad?" At that time the Prophet (ﷺ) was sitting amongst us (his companions) leaning on his arm. We replied, "This white man reclining on his arm."
The word for "white" used in "This white man" ("هَذَا الرَّجُلُ الأَبْيَضُ", transliterated "hada ar-Rajul al-abyad", lit. "this the Man the white") is "الأَبْيَضُ", transliterated "al-abyad". According to Wiktionary, the one and only Meaning of the Word "أَبْيَض" ("abyad") in English is "white".
Arabic, Muhammad's LanguageArabic is the Language the Qur'an was written in. According to Ronald J. Brown, "Muslims pray only in Arabic even if they speak English or Chinese as their first language" because of this. Alongside Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish, it is one of the six official Languages of the United Nations. Arabic is a Semitic Language and is written from right to left.
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