NEW SERIES WITH AL FADI AND JAY SMITH
ON THE HISTORICAL PROBLEMS WITH ISLAM'S BEGINNINGS
They discover that there is a huge problem in the lack of historical evidence written down concerning Muhammad anywhere near his own lifetime.
Given the importance of Muhammad, how can that possibly be? Doesn't this represent a huge problem - especially when compared with the primary texts of Christianity?
Al Fadi & Dr Jay Smith discuss this troubling feature inside 20 minutes.
In March of 2018 Al Fadi invited Dr Jay Smith to his studio to record with him a number of videos on the historical problems concerning Islam's beginnings, and other areas of historical interest.
In this series, they are discussing the problems with what we know concerning Islam's emergence onto the world stage. They begin this first episode by assessing the classical account of Muhammad’s life, his time in Mecca, his movement to Medina, and his reception of the Qur’an between 610 – 632 AD
It is this account that we are taught in our schools and universities, and the only account that Muslims are told to believe. Yet, few people have bothered to critique or question it...until now.
Rarely are we told that everything we possess on Muhammad's life and saying do not come from anyone who was living at that time (i.e. eyewitness account) but was only written down between 200 – 240 years after the fact, by people who never knew him, nor even lived in the same country he lived.
What's odd is that no one seems to be troubled by this fact. If we as Christians were forced to depend on the same historical authority for our Lord Jesus Christ, on such late material for who Jesus was, what he did, and what he said (i.e. the Sira, the Hadith and the Tafsir of Jesus), we would have nothing written down about him until the 3rd century. How would we ever support his historicity, or argue for his authenticity?
Al Fadi and Jay will continue to unpack these historical oddities in further episodes for your viewing pleasure.
These same episodes can also be watched on Al Fadi's CIRA YouTube site at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5zG...
Similar episodes are being uploaded on Dr Smith's 'Jay Show' site here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClEB...
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