Muhammad And The People Of The Book - Sahaja Carimokam

Muhammad And The People Of The Book

By Sahaja Carimokam

  • Release Date - Published: 2011-05-27
  • Book Genre: Islam
  • Author: Sahaja Carimokam
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Muhammad and the People of Book by Sahaja Carimokam asks the question, what was the nature of Muhammads relationship to non-Muslims, particularly Jews and Christians, and how did it change over time? This work is based on a chronological reading of the chapters of the Quran supplemented with Muslim commentary literature and biographical materials on the life of Muhammad. Carimokam traces Muhammads evolving religious viewpoint based on his borrowings of primarily Jewish and some Christian traditional/apocryphal materials. He shows how Muhammads inaccurate and anachronistic rendition of Jewish traditional literature ensured that the Jews would reject him as a Prophet. This rejection lead to his ultimatum to the Jews early in the Medinan period of the Quran and culminated with his call to Jihad against all non-Muslims, including those Jews and Christians who refused to acknowledge his Prophethood. The origins of takfir, declaring Muslims to be non-Muslims, are considered. Comparisons are made of moderate and traditional interpreters of the Quran. Historical-critical issues regarding the background provided by Muslim historical propaganda is considered in one chapter. The book concludes with a controversial issue for the interpretation of Islamic law in the 21st century based on the actual canonical practices of Muhammad.

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