Muslims, if Mohammad was the model for all humanity to follow then... ?
The fact that you can read and write means you are not following HIS model.
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First off, I am not trying to offend Muslims. I am very philosophical in my thinking. I did not say anything that is not true about your prophet that Muslims have not already said.
I did however ask something that Muslims may not want to answer. You revere this man to the point where people can not even ask questions?
It IS a legitimate question.
Muslims have said that the Prophet Mohammad is the model for all mankind to follow yes? is this not correct? Do I misspeak?
Well then it begs the question, how can a literate Muslim be following the model of his/her prophet if his/her prophet was illiterate and his/her prophet is supposed to be the model to follow?
Something has to give.
Please don't lie to make your point.
It is not universally accepted that all Prophets were illiterate.
And I am not trying to bring shame to Muslims because they follow a man who was know to be illiterate. I know of other stories where great men where illiterate and built great companies through their social intelligence.
My point is that it is impossible for a literate Muslim to ever model the illiterate part of their prophet. And how do Muslims make sense of that?
This question is not meant to mock, simply meant to bring about some critical thinking. Muslims should welcome the opportunity to think and explain rather than giving veiled threats and assuming questions are intended to mock when someone is merely curious of how Muslims make sense of things.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I think that is a good observation. And if you want to learn about ex-Muslims who found out Islam was not "the truth" for them check out apostatesofislam.com.
- 1 decade ago
Yes Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) was illiterate. He was guided by Angel Jibreel to write the Quran with the command from Allah Almighty. True, that you are wondering how can we follow a man with no literacy. His knowledge was provided by Allah Almighty. He followed his commands. Think about it. How did a man who was uneducated spread Islam around the world and have 1billion muslims around the world. Sure this isnt a possible thing to do without Allah Almighty will.
Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) is the most influential man who has ever lived. You can search anywhere on this.
- cantabranaLv 43 years ago
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Reading and writing is not required, that's why the Qur'an is mostly communicated verbally.
Muhammad acknowledged that there are other people who are more knowledgeable than him.
Muhammad is just a template, you can expand on that template.
Unless something is forbidden in the Qur'an, it's up to the person to decide if it's good or not for him/her.
If something in the Hadith contradict the Qur'an, the Qur'an outrank it.
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- darth_maul_8065Lv 51 decade ago
That is not a very nice thing to say. I'm not a Muslim, but, as a Baha'i, I believe in Muhammad and Islam. After all that He suffered and was persecuted in order to help the weak, feed the poor, advance the station of women and establish a society where justice existed, I would hope that people would NOT criticize or mock Him. Even 18th century European writers who did not believe in Islam accept His goodness and His greatness.
The Qur'an does not say that Muhammad is the perfect exemplar. It says that He is a Prophet and Messenger of God. Even if Muhammad was a perfect human being, as Baha'is believe, that doesn't mean that we should follow in His footsteps. How can we follow in the footsteps of a being that is far greater than ourselves? How can we follow in the footsteps of a pure Mirror of God, the Logos made flesh?
In reply to the further details given by the person who asked the question. I was not accusing you in particular of mocking Muhammad. I reiterate that I am not a Muslim, but am generally disappointed by the attitudes that I find on Yahoo! Answers with regards to Islam.
The answer to your question is simple. In Arabian society, very few people were taught how to write. Arab poets even deliberately remained illiterate, because they thought it was as shame. The leaders of Mecca were able to write, but Muhammad was not taught. However, he encouraged people to learn to read and write. Muhammad actively promoted literacy. If Muslims are supposed to follow His example, they should also promote literacy.Source(s): http://bahai.org/
- mil'sLv 41 decade ago
All prophets of God were illiterate. God intentionally did that to dismiss wild accusations against the Books of God revealed to His prophets - that the prophets wrote them and made them up on their own. Thus, this case (the prophet being illiterate) is an exception.
God knows best.
- robedzombiesoulLv 41 decade ago
The Prophet(PBUH*) said it was the duty of every Muslim male or female to get an education.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Learn what Walid Shoebat has to say about what radical islam taught him about how he should show his alliance to his religion and leaders.
Walid is the true model for reformation of this religion.
- 1 decade ago
Muslims apparently only say they want to follow the example set by muhammad when that means they can chop the head off of a tied up hostage while screaming allah akbar.
Muhammad never had suicide bombs either, although some of us wish he would have used one before he got the idea of conning people into believing pagan moon god allah is the real God of the Bible.
- 1 decade ago
ISLAM IS A DESERT RELIGION.TEACHINGS OF MOHAMMAD ARE VERY SIMPLE,LOFTY THEISM AND STRANGE TO THE REFINEMENTS OF LATER CENTURIES.FORCED CONVERSION OF NON ARABS TO ISLAM,SOILED THE NAME OF ISLAM.IT IS BASED ON THE CENTER PRINCIPLE OF GOD MAKES.IT HAS NO INSTITUTIONAL AND RATIONAL IDEAS.MOHAMMAD CANNOT BECOME A MODEL FOR REFINED THINKERS.