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Re: Muhammad (S) letter to Christian Monks
By:Mubashir, Canada
Date: Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 10:28 am
In Response To: Re: Muhammad (S) letter to Christian Monks (Ali Noor Atlanta)

Br Ali Noor

Some critics even claim that this document was contrived by the Christians themselves to save themselves from persecution from later rulers.

Even if some material in it matches the Qur'an, even then we cannot say for sure it was written by the blessed Apostle Muhammad. Allow me to share a message from another Brother who I had asked to comment:

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"........Salamun Alaikum Mubashir,

With regards your question:

http://ourbeaconforum.com/cgi-bin/bbs60x/webbbs_config.pl/page/1/md/read/id/314123119174699

If a 9th century Hadith was in line with the Quran, would you conclude that it was actually said by the Prophet?

Please think about this carefully. If something is in line with the Quran, this does not authenticate the document.

The document at Sinai is not the original charter but a copy of an alleged original likely from the 16th century.

Whenever we look at something as serious academics and honest believers, we must try not to fall victim of a confirmation bias.

Confirmation bias.

“A tendency of people to favor information that confirms their beliefs or hypothesis”

If we are going to conclude authenticity of a 16th century document which purports to be a copy of an original which does not exist because it is consistent with the Quran, then there are hadiths which are much earlier. Then on that basis, one would have to conclude that the prophet definitely said them too.

Also, what is in line with the Quran for one person is rather different from another’s perspective. This is a subjective matter.

Some critics even claim that this document was contrived by the Christians themselves to save themselves from persecution from later rulers.

Whatever the authenticity, we know one thing, the Quran is authentic. Let us rely on matters that are clear.

Just my humble opinion..."

Messages In This Thread

Muhammad (S) letter to Christian Monks
Mubashir, Canada -- Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 3:24 pm
Re: Muhammad (S) letter to Christian Monks
irfan -- Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 5:08 pm
Muhammad (S) letter - Authenticity
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 6:34 pm
Muhammad (S) letter - From our Forum
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 2:51 am
Re: Muhammad (S) letter - From our Forum
Irfan -- Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 4:54 pm
Re: Muhammad (S) letter - Authenticity
Muhammad Rafi Karachi -- Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 5:33 pm
Re: Muhammad (S) letter to Christian Monks
Ali Noor Atlanta -- Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 9:11 pm
Re: Muhammad (S) letter and the Qur'an
Mubashir, Canada -- Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 12:46 am
Re: Muhammad (S) letter to Christian Monks
Ali Noor Atlanta -- Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 1:13 am
Re: Muhammad (S) letter to Christian Monks
Mubashir, Canada -- Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 10:28 am
Muhammad (S) and Ahadith
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 12:00 pm
Re: Muhammad (S) letter to Christian Monks
Ruby Shaun, Bulgaria -- Thursday, 22 March 2012, 2:48 pm