Inderdaad Hans. Misschien komt het jou niet uit, maar het zogenaamde analfabisme van Mohammed hebben we al regelmatig besproken op het forum.
Er zijn namelijk hadiths die ons duidelijk maken dat Mohammed wel kon lezen en schrijven.
Ibn Abbas said, "When Allah's Apostle was on his deathbed and there were some men in the house, he said, 'Come near, I will write for you something after which you will not go astray.' Some of them ( i.e. his companions) said, 'Allah's Apostle is seriously ill and you have the (Holy) Quran. Allah's Book is sufficient for us.' So the people in the house differed and started disputing. Some of them said, 'Give him writing material so that he may write for you something after which you will not go astray.' while the others said the other way round. So when their talk and differences increased, Allah's Apostle said, "Get up." Ibn Abbas used to say, "No doubt, it was very unfortunate (a great disaster) that Allah's Apostle was prevented from writing for them that writing because of their differences and noise."
Natuurlijk kon Mo schrijven. Het feit dat hij een bedrijf runde bewijst al dat hij kon schrijven. Als hij niet had kunnen lezen en schrijven dan had hij nooit zaken kunnen doen.
De woorden 'illiterate' of 'unlettered' die we vaak tegen komen als molims het over het niet kunnen schrijven van Mo hebben kunnen ook nog eens betekenen dat hij geen opleiding gevolgd heeft. Maar dat betekent niet dat hij niet kon lezen of schrijven.http://www.free-minds.org/articles/them ... hammed.htm
The prophet Mohammed was reputed to be a skilful tradesman, having done some successful enterprises for his first wife “Khadija”. Any student of history knows that numbers as we know them weren’t developed until decades after the prophet’s death. All trade was done with letters having numeric values (A=1, B=2, G=3, D=4, H=5, etc..). How could the prophet be a successful trader without knowing the letters?.
Muslims claim that Muhammad was illiterate. They reason: "How can an illiterate man compose a book like the Qur'an?" By this they imply that the authorship for the Qur'an could not have been done by one who could not read, so consequently its composition is a miracle, since it must have come from Allah. They conclude, therefore, that the miracle of the Qur'an affords Muhammad the right to claim prophethood.
To better understand this argument, we need to refer to the passage which speaks of his illiteracy. In Sura 7:157 we read:
"Those who follow the Apostle, the unlettered prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (Scriptures); in the Law and the Gospel; for he commands them what is just and forbids them what is evil: he allows them as lawful what is good."
In order to understand what the words 'unlettered prophet' really mean, we have to take a look at the Arabic text. In the Arabic it says, an-nabiyyal-ummi. Nabi is easy to translate. It means prophet. That is pretty clear. The word 'ummi,' however, is not so clear. To discern its meaning we need to refer to another verse in the Qur'an which uses it. We find it used in Sura 62:2, which says:
"It is He who has sent amongst the Unlettered an apostle from among themselves, to rehearse to them His signs, to sanctify them, and to instruct them in Scripture and Wisdom."