Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Muhammad for who? Arabs only!!!!

Shalom everybody!

Dear readers, before I proceed I would like to give you this example which took place in India:
A person came to India when the British ruled it.
This person said, "I am a special representative of the Queen, sent to deliver this message to the people of India. I have been given this message in Hindi so that you can understand it".
Some other day he stands in the downtown of the Indian capital and delivers a speech and says "O people I have been sent as a special messenger from the Queen to you all".

We understand that "O people" and "you all" here means only the people of India although the words are general but they give a restricted meaning because that person has clearly mentioned his scope earlier.

After you have read this article I believe you will agree with me that it is very clear that Muhammad claimed to be a Warner only for Arabia and to have received a revelation for them in Arabic so that they can understand it.

I have tried to read here and there from the Quran also contacting some of my friends both muslims and christians, Sheikhs and pastors before I came out with this little article. I however still need to know more of it and whoever with negative comments upon this article should come out with concrete evidence from either the bible, quran itself or any scholarly literature. I discourage mere words!!

Why Muhammad was meant for Arabic only!!??

Following are my reasons supported by Quranic verses whose translation is in bold:
1) "(Mohammed) You are only a Warner and for every nation there is a guide." (13:7)

The principle given by the Quran here proves that as per his own standards Mohammed can only be a guide for his nation i.e. Arabs.

2) "And we have sent no messenger but with the language of his people, that he might make (the message) clear for them." (14:4)

This principle also proves that as per his own standards Mohammed can only be a guide for Arabic speaking people.

3) "He is (Allah) who has raised among the unlettered people a messenger from among themselves" (62:2)
So Mohammed claims only to be a prophet for "Umeen" the unlettered people of Arabia.
"Umeen" could also mean people of Makkah (Ijaz-ul-Quran wa Ikhtilaf-e-Qirat, pp 398 -410) .

4) "And this (Quran) is a blessed book which we have revealed, confirming that which was (revealed) before it, so that you (O prophet) may warn the mother of the cities (Makkah) and those around her." (6:92)
"And thus we have revealed to you an Arabic Quran, so that you may warn the mother of the cities (Makkah) and those around her." (42:7)

The above verses clearly show that Mohammed claims to have received a revelation in Arabic to warn people of Makkah and those living close to it, of course the Arabic speaking people.

5) "Then we gave Moses the book, complete for him who would do good, an explanation of all things, a guidance and a mercy, so that they might believe in the meeting with their Lord." (6:154)

"And this (Quran) is a blessed book which we have revealed, so follow it and fear Allah that you may receive mercy." (6:155)

"Lest you (pagan Arabs) should say: The book was sent down to the two sects before us (the Jews and the Christians) and for our part we were in fact unaware of what they studied (because that book was in a different language)." (6:156)

These verses claim that the book given to Moses was complete. The Quran was revealed because the book of Moses was in a language foreign to the Arabs and they could have made this as an excuse for not following the book of Moses.

6) "Verily, We made it a Quran in Arabic so that you may be able to understand" (43:3)

This verse is clear enough to prove that Quran is in Arabic so that Arabs can understand it.
To say that this book is for non Arabic speaking people is as ridiculous as telling a Tanzanian person, "I have written this book in Chinese so that you can understand."

I know of some literatures that muslim scholars use to claim universality for Mohammed's Prophethood and the Quran. But all of them do not direct indicate that he was meant for the whole world.

Beware of using the word "Aalameen" mentioned in several verses in Quran as was meant for all people! NOT AT ALL!! I have enough literatures to support my argument, am just conscious of space.


May God the father, God the son and the Holy Spirit bless you all!


imanimartini2222 said...

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Anonymous said...

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Soma halafu ujuwe kwamba that was the version ambayo Mwaipopo alilazimika kusilimu baada yakuwa askofu>>>

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Nakutakia masomo mema!
Ukimaliza write something then nitakujibu.


Anonymous said...

Mohamed! Sio kitabu hicho tu unachokisikia wewe vipo vingi tu! Ila kwa sababu zilikuwa ni hadithi ambazo kimsingi zilipowekwa kwenye mizani zikaonekana ni hadithi za watu ambazo hazina ukweli na uthibitisho ndo maana zikaachwa.

Hawa ndugu ni tofauti na hadithi nyingi tunazozikuta kwenye msahafu ambazo ki-ukweli nyingine zinakinzana zenyewe kwa zenyewe lakini ndo hivyo zinatumika kila leo.Ni mojawapo ya mapungufu ya msahafu. Hivi ushasikia Injili ya YUDA? Humo wanasema Yesu alimuoa Magdalena, je hilo ni kweli au ni uzushi? Unategemea kitabu kama hiki kitaingia kwenye biblia? Never!

Mdau - Muscat

Anonymous said...

Ninavyojuwa mimi nikwamba barnaba alikuwa mwanafunzi wa Yesu.
poal hakuwepo kipindi cha yesu

so how akubaliwe mtu ambaye hakuwepo than yule ambaye alikuwa swahaba wa jesus??

Anonymous said...

Hakuna mambo ya Uswahiba kwenye neno la Mungu ndugu yangu. Ni kweli tu ndo inayosimama na maongozi ya Roho wa Mungu. Na si Barnaba tu ambaye hayupo kwenye biblia kama mwandishi. Luka hakuwa hata miongoni mwa mitume wala wanafunzi wa karibu wa Yesu lakini kaandika injili na imekubaliwa kwani kimsingi inaonesha ina uvuvio wa Roho wa Mungu!

Mdau - Muscat