Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Illetracy Myth

so yeah, yall know how we been taught that the prophet Mohammed is an "Ummy" (Illiterate) prophet.. meaning he can't write nor read. and we have been taught to view this as a meracle, and a proof for the Quran being "not written by him".
I always wondered how can a noble man like Mohammed who descended from a noble house, and married a noble woman who trusted him for her wealth and he travelled to different places for trade, how come a man like that didn't read or write. well, one can never prove if Mohammed did read and write, but one can sure demolish the FALSE claim that he was Illiterate.
if we read the verses in the quran that mentions that word "UMMY", there's a different meaning that's not even close to literacy .. it's actually the "nasab"/"Name" of "Umma" or Nations.. therefore "Ummy" is more like "National".. read the verse and use your mind .. I'll quote them in english since this is an english forums, but with the verse number so you can cheak in arabic.. those are just two verses, there's more ..

3: 20 “…and tell those who have received the scriptures and the Ummien have you submitted?…”

2:78-79 "Among them are 'ummuys' who do not know the scripture, except through hearsay, then assume that they know it.
Therefore, woe to those who distort the scripture with their own hands, then say, "This is what God has revealed," seeking a cheap material gain. Woe to them for such distortion, and woe to them for their illicit gains."

reading the verses, you sense that the subject isn't the ability of Mohammed to read or write, it's the fact that he is not from the house of David, not from the tribes of Israel .. he is an Ummy, the nasab of Umma, meaning he is sent to all nations,
the first verse clearly states the there is: 1) people who who have received the scriptures, and 2) the Ummien, which is obviously the people who have not recieved a scripture (who are not from Ahl Al kitab).
in the second verse Allah warns "Ummys" not to distort the scriptures with their own hands, so the word Ummy can't mean Illitrate ..
the word Ummy is clearly the nasab for Umma, since Mohammed's Quran was the only scripture sent to a messenger who is not from the tribes of Israel,
a "Gentile" messenger.
the word Gentile means "belonging to or characteristic of non-Jewish peoples" and in hebrew it is "Goym". in Jewsh culture (and in the Torah), people of other cultures are called "Gentiles"/"Goym", in arabic, they are "Ummyien".

this is open for discussion yo, before anything, go read Surat Al-Omran, Aya: 75

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indra said...