Was Prophet Mohammad (SA) illiterate?
The real meaning of word “Ummi”


Allah claims in Quran that it is reveled in [26:195] Plain/simple Arabic languageبلسان عربي مبين” 26:195
and it explains itself “[10:24] Thus clearly do We spell out these messages unto people who think.

The word UMMI in Quranic context does not mean “illiterate”. Arabic Language is based on root word system and each word can reflect multiple meanings, but the beauty of Quran is that it repeats the Ayats to make it very clear. “[6:65] See how We repeat the messages that they may understand!”

The best classical Arabic work ever published in the line of lexicons and dictionaries like “Al-Mufradat fi-Gharib al-Quran“, “Lisan al-Arab“, “Taj al-Arus min Jawahir al Qamus” and “The Arabic English lexicon by Edward W Lane”, word Ummi means “Arab who have no revealed scripture of his own“. In Quran the word refers to people who have not received a Revelation before and are not part of the Jewish people.

See [3:75]:

QXP: Among the People of the Scripture, there is he whom you can trust with a heap of gold, and He will readily return it to you. And among them is he who, if you trust him with a single gold coin, He will not repay you unless you keep after them. This is because they say and believe, “We owe no way (of honesty) to the Gentiles/Ummiyyeen.” Thus they speak lies about God, and they very well know it.

Yusuf Ali: Among the People of the Book are some who, if entrusted with a hoard of gold, will (readily) pay it back; others, who, if entrusted with a single silver coin, will not repay it unless thou constantly stoodest demanding, because, they say, “there is no call on us (to keep faith) with these ignorant (Pagans).” but they tell a lie against Allah, and (well) they know it.

Pickthal: Among the People of the Scripture there is he who, if thou trust him with a weight of treasure, will return it to thee. And among them there is he who, if thou trust him with a piece of gold, will not return it to thee unless thou keep standing over him. That is because they say: We have no duty to the Gentiles. They speak a lie concerning Allah knowingly.

So the correct translation of [62:2] is the following:

[62:2] He it is Who has sent a Messenger among those who had never before received a Scripture – to convey unto them His Messages, to make them grow in humanity, to instruct them in the Scripture and wisdom, Judgment and establishment of God’s Rule on earth – whereas before that they were obviously lost in error.

[‘Ummi’ = Gentile = Non-Israelite = Unlettered = A nation (the Arabs) that had never received a Scripture before. ‘Zaku’ or ‘Tazkiah’ = Growth = Purity from
vice = Development of ‘self’ = Self-actualization. ‘Hikmah’ = wisdom = Judgment = Governance = Political Rule.]

He never read any book of scripture before and never wrote anything prior to the Qruan, see the proof [29:48] وماكنت تتلو من قبله من كتاب ولاتخطه بيمينك اذا لارتاب المبطل:

Yusuf Ali: And thou wast not (able) to recite a Book before this (Book came), nor art thou (able) to transcribe it with thy right hand: In that case, indeed, would the talkers of vanities have doubted.

Pickthal: And thou (O Muhammad) wast not a reader of any scripture before it, nor didst thou write it with thy right hand, for then might those have doubted, who follow falsehood.

QXP: For, (O Prophet) you were never able to read a book or Scripture before this (Qur’an), nor could you write anything with your own hand. Or else, they who try to disprove the Truth might have some cause to doubt it. ((2:23). ‘Biyameenik’ = With your right hand = With your own hand).

” من قبله” before this” explains that he never read/write any book of “scripture” before the Qruan – means he knew how to read/write.

As Prophet Mohammed (SA) was for 30 years a successful businessman, being brought up in the elite family of the region, and married to a successful businesswoman. It is unacceptable to think he couldn’t read or write. How could he have known the scribes were writing down the Quran in the correct way? These misunderstandings were created later on through folklore and was picked up by the 3th century clergy.

The only illiterates are the “Mullahs” who are continuously spreading the false “Riwayats/Hadits” of Prophet being uneducated.

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I am intentionally repeating this post :

I was reading this article the other day and found it very important and an eye opening for all of us. Please ignore the alignment of text (i’ve tried my best to scan it straight :-))

I’ll soon InshahAllah translate it in English for non-Urdu readers.

– Syed

Sangsar (in a pdf format)

Stoning to Death

Tasreef is the Quranic process where verses in one part of the Quran explain or provide deeper understanding of the verses in other parts of the Book. Concisely, it means looking at the Qur’an in its Big Picture. Quran explains it self, thats the claim of Allah.Tafseer should not be based on extrinsic sources such as Hadith and History. That trend, in the distant and recent past, has only served to enslave the Word of God to man-made traditions and it takes away the profound Glory of the Divine Message.

The following THREE PRINCIPLES applied in this rendition of the Quran are not of human making.

The Qur’an maintains that:

  • 1 – It explains itself. [(6:115),(10:37), (75:17-19)]
  • 2 – It repeats its verses from different vantage points for clear understanding [(17:41), (17:89), (18:54)]
  • 3 – It has been revealed in the Plain Arabic of its times. [(12:2), (20:113), (39:28)]

The Quraish were the tribe in Makkah in which the exalted Prophet was born and raised, and the Makkans were the first addressees, therefore, the Qur’an was revealed to him in their dialect.

There are 114 Chapters (Surahs) in the Qur’an with just over 6,200 verses in all. By volume, the Qur’an is a much smaller Book than the Bible.

References:

QXP, Quran as it explains itself.

A really good URDU booklet about how should we read Quran and what rules we should have in our minds, please read it carefully and pass it to others.

Understanding Quran 1 of 4

Understanding Quran 2 of 4

Understanding Quran 3 of 4

Understanding Quran 4 of 4

Regards

– Shez

I’ve always had this question in my mind that how come Mossa (PBUH) kill an innocent? As it’s in Quran:

[19:51] And make mention in this Book, of Moses. Verily, he was sincerely devoted and a Prophet bearing Our Message.

If Allah says that he was a devoted prophet then why would he kill without any reason? I found the following article in Sooth-Ul-Haq, its very interesting, not sure if it has totally convinced me but it defiantly has cleared few question that I had in my mind… Please have a read (again, its in URDU, sorry for English reader)

Click here to read it (PDF format): Mossa

Prophet Mohammad(PBUH) was forbidden to preach anything but only Quran, that means he wouldn’t have taught biblical believes (infect the bible we have right now, and the one in Prophet Mohammad’s time was men written and was not the real bible that had been revealed to Jesus – I leave this topic for later discussion)

[2:79] Woe, then, to those who write the book with their hands and then say: This is from ALLAH, so that they may take for it a small price; therefore woe to them for what their hands have written and woe to them for what they earn.

In Quran, Allah has warned Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) that the Christians and Jews will try hard to convert the believers of Quran into non-believers:

[3:100] O you who believe! if you obey a party from among those who have been given the Book, they will turn you back as unbelievers after you have believed.

[2:120] And the Jews will not be pleased with you, nor the Christians until you follow their religion. Say: Surely ALLAH’s guidance that is the (true) guidance. And if you follow their desires after the knowledge that has come to you, you shall have no guardian from ALLAH, nor any helper.

Here it’s even apparent that DO NOT follow anything except what Allah’s messenger is giving to you, that is of course the Quran.

[3:101] But how can you disbelieve while it is you to whom the communications of GOD are recited, and among you is His Apostle? And whoever holds fast to GOD, he indeed is guided to the right path.

So how could Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) teach us something which is not in Quran, but found in Christian and Jews books and of course now in the so called Hadits???? Wasn’t he told, warned and prohibited to follow the party who had given the books before Quran?

A lot of Mullahs justify the biblical teachings (which is also found in the so called Hadits) that they come from “Ahl-e-Kitaab” and the Prophet was allowed to preach what had been revealed before Quran, but isn’t the verse [3:100] completely rules out their claim?

Throughout the Quran Allah warns the Prophet (PBUH) to be on the lookout for the people of the Book as they will continually try to divert the Muslims from the Truth.

[3:186] You shall certainly be tried respecting your wealth and your souls, and you shall certainly hear from those who have been given the Book before you and from those who are polytheists much annoying talk; and if you are patient and guard (against evil), surely this is one of the affairs (which should be) determined upon.

Now, do you still think that Prophet (PBUH) would teach something that he was strictly forbidden to do? Would he sill teach something that Allah didn’t reveal to him? Would he preach bible or Jews scriptures? It simply isn’t possible – The answer is billion times “NO”.

If Allah is saying to give 100 lashes punishment for adultery how come he would teach to stone them to death?, if Allah is saying that leave apostates faith with Allah than how come he (PBUH) would kill them?? If Allah is saying to establish his divine system than how come he would change it to worshiping???

Think again what we are doing??? If you are reading this article that means you are still alive 🙂 and have enough time to follow the right path, that is Quran.

[3.102] O you who believe! be careful of (your duty to) ALLAH with the care which is due to Him, and do not die unless you are Muslims.

Regards

Quran can not confirm non-Quranic believes which are based upon Christian or Jew tradition and came to us (Muslims) in the form of so called “Hadits” (prophets saying/practice). From day one we have been thought by our parents, Imams or perhaps heard it from others that Allah has created women from the “rib” of the man. This is a very common believe, you can ask anyone and they’ll for sure say “Oh yah, this is true and I heard it from someone that I can’t remember but I know its 100% authentic because I also heard that its in Hadits” 🙂

Now to give you a shock and below away the false believe which from now on, after reading it, you SHOULD STOP spreading, and stop others doing the same. This whole “rib” business is a biblical story which you can look at yourself in Bible “Genesis 2:21-23” (do a search on google, I know you may not have it handy). I am not going to write the whole thing here but let me show you a few lines..

[Genesis 2:21-23] “But for Adam n suitable helper was found so Lord God cause the man to fall into deep sleep, and while he was sleeping he took one of the man’s rib and closed up the place with the flash. Then the Lord God made women from the rib taken out of the man ……..”

How can our prophet teach us something which isn’t in Quran? Furthermore, something from disbelievers? Read the following verse which makes this whole thing clear as crystal.

[Quran 3:100] O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! If you obey a party of those who have received the Scripture before, they will make you disbelievers after your belief.

This stupid story is not in Quran, nothing even similar to it, but you can surly find it in so called Hadits. This is what Allah says about believing in the above stupidity:

[Quran 3:101] How could you choose the darkness of ignorance when Allah’s verses are being conveyed to you and are being put into practice by the Messenger? Whoever holds fast to Allah, is already guided onto a Straight Path.

You know what Allah says about those people who just blindly follow without reasoning, like a cattle in a herd that follow others without knowing there they are going?

[Quran 2:170] And when it is said unto them, “Follow that which Allah has revealed”, they say, ” Nay, we follow that wherein we found our fathers.” “What! Even though their fathers used no reason at all and journeyed through life without any light?”

Can you observe anything here? How much do we really know about Quran and the real Deen? Yet many among us hold tight to the false Hadits and blame people like me (who speak out loud to defend Quran and bring out the truth) “deceiver” and “Munkar-e-Hadit” etc 🙂 I can only laugh at them !!

Death sentence for apostates is stolen from Bible:

In Quran Allah says

[Quran 4:137] Those who believe, then disbelieve and again believe, then disbelieve, and thus grow stubborn in denial of the Truth, Allah will not forgive them, nor will He intervene to walk them through to the Way.

Because there is NO compulsion is Islam [2:193] and why should they be killed? The whole point of Islam is peace, peace means no killing. It is such an evil concept, look what’s happening in Pakistan right now, Sunnis are killing Shiats just because some idiot Mullah has passed a fatwa that they are non-believers so kill them, same happens from the Shiats side. The bloodshed of innocent people will never be forgiven by Allah. So where the killing of Apostate comes from? it surly found in Bible.

Look what bible has to say:

[Leviticus 24:16] The one who blasphemes the name of the LORD shall surely be put to death all the congregation shall certainly stone him. The alien as ell as the native, when the blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.

[Deuteronomy 13:5] But, that prophet or that dreamer of dreams (who ever things differently) shall be put to death, because he has consueled rebellion against the LOARD your GOD who brought you from the land of Egypt and redeem you from the house of slavery, to seduce you from the way in which the LOARD your GOD commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from among you”

More killing in bible can be found at Deuteronomy 13:6-10

This is how Quran also proofs is:

[Quran 18:20] “For, behold, if they discover you, they will stone you to death or force you to revert to their religion, then you will never succeed.”

you see that! all the killing comes from Bible. In Quran there is not a single place where it says to kill apostate. What else can be harsher punishment than Allah’s Azab in hereafter?

Stoning to death is also from Bible:

Even though I have posted a few articles on Hudood laws but recently found the biblical reference of it. Its such an eye opening fact.

[Deuteronomy 22:23-24] If a man is found sleeping with another man’s wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die. You must purge the evil from Israel. If a man happens to meet in a town a virgin pledged to be married and he sleeps with her, you shall take both of them to the gate of that town and stone them to death. the girl because she was in a town and did not scream for help, and the man because he violated another man’s wife. You must purge the evil from among you.

More can be found in [Levticus 20:10].

The same punishment as described in bible can be found only in so called Hadits, look at Bukhari volume 8, pages 209-210, Translation by Dr Mohammad Muhsin Khan).

“This is called to be the sermon delivered by Hazrat Umar during his last Hajj as Khalifa:

“Certainly GOD sent Muhammad with the truth and revealed to him the book. One of the revelations which came to him was the verse of Stoning. We read it an understand it. The messenger of God stoned and we stoned after him. I am concerned that if time goes on, someone may say “by God, we do not find the verse of stoning in the book of God, thus the Muslims will deviate by neglecting a commandment of the Almighty revealed”

Also, “when the verse of Rajam(stoning) and Raze-e-Qabar came, they were written down on a piece of paper and kept under my pillow. Following the demise of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) a GOAT ATE the piece of paper while we were mourning”

Also found in Sunan Ibne Majah, Volume 2, Pages 39, Published Karachi.

So according to Mullahs the verse was there but a HUNGRY GOAT just ATE it – MashahAllah. To find out the punishment of adultery, read my previous posts. Those so called Hadits can not be from Prophet (PBUH) in reality it is a great fitnah against him (PBUH).

READ THIS CAREFULLY, ITS VERY IMPORTANT: there are only five occurrences of pagans stoning Muslims in Quran:

[26:116] They said, “O Noah! If you do not refrain, you will surely be stoned to death.”

[19:46] He answered, “You dislike my gods, O Abraham? If you cease not, I will certainly cause you to be stoned to death!…”

[18:20] “For, behold, if they discover you, they will stone you to death or force you to revert to their religion, then you will never succeed.”

[36:18] The people said, “We consider you bad omens. Indeed, if you desist not, we will surely stone you, and grievous punishment will befall you at our hands.”

[11:91] They said, “O Shoaib! Much of what you tell us is beyond our comprehension. We see that you are not a man in power in our midst. If we were not concerned about your family and your tribe, we would have stoned you. You are of no value to us.

So who is stoning here???????? is it the practice of our prophets or Pagans??? See how Quran simply rules out this inhuman practise and shows how pagans where doing it. For more verses from Quran about punishing adultery is in Soorah 4, look at 4:22-26 for further reference.

These are the FALSE ulemas who have cause grief, brought upon pain, cause confusion and chaos among ummah. Their stands are from bible and false so called Hadits. Our prophet could never have followed anything but what’s in Quran. I’ll InshahAllah post another article very soon but for now Allah Hafiz.

[5:60] Say, “Shall I point out to you something much worse for retribution with Allah? Worse is the case of those whom Allah has rejected, and His Law of Requital hits them. And whom Allah’s Law relegated from the honourable stature of humanity and they started behaving like apes and swine (2:65). And they fell into becoming the slaves of TAGHOOT (tyrants and the priesthood of any religion (4:51)). Such are in worse plight, and farther astray than the mockers.”

Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) didn’t and couldn’t have preached the biblical teachings as he was forbidden to follow the Christians and Jews, I have also quoted a few verses in the above article from the Quran as a proof. InshahAllah I will also post an article very soon about “WHY THE PROPHET COULD NEVER HAVE FOLLOWED THE BIBLE”.

References:

QXP (Quran as it explains itself)
Hadit content similar to bible, Jonny