At the age of 40 Muhammad started new religion Islam. so before staring new religion, did he followed or performed any activity of his ancestors religion ?
What difference does it make?
I was under the impression that Allah was worshiped before Islam, but as part of a pantheon of deities (including some of Allah’s children, not unlike Zeus and his family). And that Muhammad had a “revelation”, after which he championed a transformation from polytheism to monotheism.
What we do know of the Muhammad character, was that he was a far cry from a moral character.
The man performed sex acts on children.
If he ever did exist, he certainly doesn’t deserve a fucking auto biography, much less reverence.
The world would be a better place if we chucked any mention of the cretin onto a big bonfire.
Apparently, Muhamad followed Islam before Islam. I seem to recall reading that the religion existed before Muhammad.
"Now historians say the Quran’s parchment may have been produced between 568 and 645 A.D., the Daily Mail reported. Muhammad’s existence is often believed to be between 570 and 623 A.D., according to the Daily Mail. (The recent study showing the dating of this Quaran to be as old or older than Muhammad was due to carbon 14 dating on the paper. People who date handwriting, assert the handwriting is more modern. Hmmmm?)
Then there is this…
THE QURAN (THE CORRECT NAME USED BY GOD AS KITAB-ALLAH) WAS PRESENT BEFORE MUHAMMAD IN THE TIME OF MOSES AS WELL.
Exact Worded Translation of Quran/KITAB-ALLAH verses ;
- There is no Doubt in this Book - 2:2 (The word book is used by God not Quran)
- Than this Book is Given to Moses, a creteria, so You get Guidance - 2:53 (Allah/God is certifying that this book in which no doubt as said in 2:2 is than given to moses, therefore , book was present before even Jesus Christ and in Surah Inam 18 Prophets name written from verses 6:83 onwards and its written all of them were given Book including Prophet Ibrahim)
- This is a Clear Book 44:2 - And Sent Down in One Blessed Night 44:3 - And in that Night All matters made clear 44:4 (in Chapter 44 Allah/God clealry certifying that the Book is sent down in One Night and Certainly not in 23 years. And no where it is written in Quran that its sent down on Muhammad. Instead it is written in The KITAB-ALLAH that Book is revealed to all Humans and Generations and is available in all times, 2:136 Allah is taking oath from us that Kitab-Allah is revealed on us and everyone).
- The Earth Will shine by the Light of Your Lord and Book/Kitab will be placed and Prophets will be brought, and the Witnesses will be Brought and they will be judged in truth 39:69 (The Book in which God said there is no doubt will be placed in Judgement Day same book of 2:2 in which there is no doubt and same book which is given to moses 2:53).
SO PLEASE STOP MISGUIDING THE WORLD IN THE NAME OF FALSE HADITHS. AND READ WORD TO WORD KITAB-ALLAH TRANSLATION WHICH IS NOT ADDED WITH WORD MUHAMMAD EVERYWHERE. AS MUHAMMAD WORD IS ONLY 4 TIMES AND MOSES 136. AND 230 TIMES WORD KITAB USED.
, PhD London University (2016)
I thought this was also interesting.
We really know very little about Islam as it has not been studied until very recently. The more we look at it, the more lies, myths, falsehoods, and foolishness we find. But try and convince a Muslim of that!
I know of a third argument that debunks the Quaran. Something about Muhammad converting people to Islam during his life. When there was no Islam? Has to do with some passages in the Quaran or Hadith.
The Prophet reportedly sometimes demands the death penalty for apostasy, the most obvious example of this being the hadith , “Whoever changes his religion, kill him” (Bukhari, Sahih , 9, 84, hadith 57). Such problematic texts are outweighed by the bulk of the texts and instruction provided by the two most important authorities in Islam, the Qur’an and the Prophet Muhammad’s actual practice.
But the Quaran was put together after the death of Muhammad. There was no Islam during the life of Muhammad.
" True, on Arabic coins and inscriptions, and in papyri and other documentary evidence in the language, Mohammed only appears in the 680s, some fifty years after his death (whatever its exact date). This is the ground on which some, notably Yehuda D Nevo and Judith Koren, have questioned his existence. But few would accept the implied premise that history has to be reconstructed on the sole basis of documentary evidence (i.e. information which has not been handed down from one generation to the next, but rather been inscribed on stone or metal or dug up from the ground and thus preserved in its original form). The evidence that a prophet was active among the Arabs in the early decades of the 7th century, on the eve of the Arab conquest of the middle east, must be said to be exceptionally good.
Everything else about Mohammed is more uncertain, but we can still say a fair amount with reasonable assurance. Most importantly, we can be reasonably sure that the Qur’an is a collection of utterances that he made in the belief that they had been revealed to him by God. The book may not preserve all the messages he claimed to have received, and he is not responsible for the arrangement in which we have them. They were collected after his death – how long after is controversial. But that he uttered all or most of them is difficult to doubt. Those who deny the existence of an Arabian prophet dispute it, of course, but it causes too many problems with later evidence, and indeed with the Qur’an itself, for the attempt to be persuasive.
Loads of interesting stuff about all we do not know.