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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A 'white lady' writes about Prophet Muhammad

Review by Jonathan P. Berkey / San Francisco Chronicle, 17 April 2013

The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad
By Lesley Hazleton
(Riverhead, 2013; 320 pages)

Who was the first Christian? Many Christians would probably answer: "Jesus." But the Gospels make it clear that Jesus lived and died as a Jew. A better guess might be the Apostle Paul, whose letters reveal a community beginning to distinguish itself from its parent faith. But naming him would be just that: a guess.

If the narratives of Islamic origins are accurate, there is no doubt who was the first Muslim. Around the year 610, Muhammad began to hear a voice. In response to its revelations, Muhammad preached to his pagan Arab neighbors a message of submission to the God also worshiped by Jews and Christians. It took two decades and a long political struggle, but eventually Muhammad persuaded the Arabs to adopt his new faith.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Perbezaan Yahudi, Zionis, Israel

Published on Apr 10, 2013 : Apakah perbezaan terhadap ketiga-tiga istilah ini? | Dr. Hafidzi Mohd Noor