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From: bob young
To: arah
Date: 2007-03-31 08:41:02
Subject: Re: Muhammad the Most Influential person on earth

From: bob young <alaspectrum{at}netvigator.com>



arah wrote:

> Muhammad the Most Influential person on earth

ALL prophets, him above included, were or are charlatans as THEY ALL got on
their feet in fornt of their admirers and lied through their teeth cliaming
some connection of other with a god.

They are, were, ALL liars.

>
>
> Many  have written to us about this webpage. All that have written to
> us are in agreement with Hart's assessment of Muhammad's top-ranked
> place on this list, but many have written to disagree with parts of
> Hart's description of Muhammad. In particular, a number of
> correspondents have written to point out that Muhammad is not the
> author of the Qu'ran, but is in fact the Prophet through whom Allah
> delivered the Qu'ran to humanity. Hamzah Jaradat's notes on this are
> representative of this discussion: Mohammad is the not the author of
> the Qu'ran.
>
> Excerpt from Hart's book:
>
> My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential
> persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but
> he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both
> the religious and secular levels...
>
> Muhammad founded and promulgated one of the world's great religions,
> and became an immensely effective political leader. Today, thirteen
> centuries after his death, his influence is still powerful and
> pervasive... Like all religions, Islam exerts an enormous influence
> upon the lives of its followers. It is for this reason that the
> founders of the world's great religions all figure prominently in this
> book. Since there are roughly twice as many Christians as Moslems in
> the world, it may initially seem strange that Muhammad has been ranked
> higher than Jesus. There are two principal reasons for that decision.
> First, Muhammad played a far more important role in the development of
> Islam than Jesus did in the development of Christianity. Although
> Jesus was responsible for the main ethical and moral precepts of
> Christianity (insofar as these differed from Judaism), St. Paul was
> the main developer of Christian theology, its principal proselytizer,
> and the author of a large portion of the New Testament.
>
> Muhammad, however, was responsible for both the theology of Islam and
> its main ethical and moral principles. In addition, he played the key
> role in proselytizing the new faith, and in establishing the religious
> practices of Islam. Moreover, he is the author of the Moslem holy
> scriptures, the Koran, a collection of certain of Muhammad's insights
> that he believed had been directly revealed to him by Allah. Most of
> these utterances were copied more or less faithfully during Muhammad's
> lifetime and were collected together in authoritative form not long
> after his death. The Koran therefore, closely represents Muhammad's
> ideas and teachings and to a considerable extent his exact words. No
> such detailed compilation of the teachings of Christ has survived.
> Since the Koran is at least as important to Moslems as the Bible is to
> Christians, the influence of Muhammed through the medium of the Koran
> has been enormous It is probable that the relative influence of
> Muhammad on Islam has been larger than the combined influence of Jesus
> Christ and St. Paul on Christianity. On the purely religious level,
> then, it seems likely that Muhammad has been as influential in human
> history as Jesus.
>
> Furthermore, Muhammad (unlike Jesus) was a secular as well as a
> religious leader. In fact, as the driving force behind the Arab
> conquests, he may well rank as the most influential political leader
> of all time... the Arab conquests of the seventh century have
> continued to play an important role in human history, down to the
> present day. It is this unparalleled combination of secular and
> religious influence which I feel entitles Muhammad to be considered
> the most influential single figure in human history.
>
> M. S. Abdullah has written a list of 16 Reasons why Muhammad (not
> Jesus) should be ranked first on the list of history's most
> influential people.

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