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Did the Prophet Muhammad ever exist?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Naganami, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. Naganami

    Naganami Member

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    I've seen no one ask this and I don't know if he's ever existed. Is there any proof?
     
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    How come no one asks if the Buddha existed?
     
  3. allfoak

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    He is to be seen in the same way as Jesus.
     
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    Who?
    The Buddha or Mohammad?
     
  5. allfoak

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  6. buddhist

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    Because it doesn't ultimately matter to early Buddhism. It's the teachings of Buddhism that we rely on, not faith in a personality (Buddha).

    Whoever discovered the enlightened teachings of Buddhism can be called the "Buddha" (whomever that may be).
     
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  7. Sha'irullah

    Sha'irullah رسول الآلهة

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    Islamic history goes pretty dark considering the narrations of Muhammad as he is seen in so many lights and he never has a consistent character. I can easily say he existed but of course he was nothing we assume him to be. Islam has a tendency of breaking it's own rules as Muslims deify Muhammad and paint him to be a divine actor in the will of a god's plans.

    But is his historical existence even relevant?
     
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    I think a man like Muhammad did exist, but what they write about him may not be true, just like the man Jesus, many have put him up on a pedestal and have made a god out of him, the same goes for Muhammad and also many other god-men.
     
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  9. lewisnotmiller

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    It's been asked plenty of times, although I haven't seen it recently on RF if that is what you meant.

    My take is that Muhammad seems pretty likely. More so than some other historical figures we take for granted. Determining detail is trickier, and I (obviously) don't buy into the Quranic beliefs surrounding him.
     
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    @Naganami Do you think Prophet Muhammad is a made up character?
     
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    What do you mean by same way as Jesus?
     
  12. allfoak

    allfoak Alchemist

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    As a metaphor for how to live life rather than an historical figure.
     
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    Do you think Prophet Muhammad is a made up character?
     
  14. allfoak

    allfoak Alchemist

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    It makes no difference to me if he lived or not now that I understand the message
     
  15. Naganami

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    I was Muslim then Christian. I believe Jesus Christ and Muhammad never did and never will exist.
     
  16. Muslimman

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    I don't know if you want to get attention or what !
    But in case you are serious, here you are: Dated Texts Mentioning Prophet Muhammad From 1-100 AH / 622-719 CE
    Prophet Muhammad is the most historical religious figure since man's first foot on earth.
     
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