Did Muhammad exist?

@urbandekay (18312)
September 15, 2012 5:32am CST
Is there any historical evidence that Muhammad existed? Is there any historical evidence that he was the founder of Islam? all the best urban
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@Naseem00 (1998)
• Pakistan
15 Sep 12
Similarly I have seen many people questioning the existence of Jesus, if he ever existed. And of course existence of The God.
@urbandekay (18312)
15 Sep 12
There is some historical evidence for the existence of Jesus but what, if any is there for the existence of Muhammad? all the best, urban
@Naseem00 (1998)
• Pakistan
15 Sep 12
What kind of evidence for the existence of Jesus do you have? http://amaana.org/ismailim.html
@urbandekay (18312)
15 Sep 12
Please keep on topic, this discussion is about what HISTORICAL evidence is there for Muhammad, etc. If you have nothing to say regarding this, kindly refrain all the best urban
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
15 Sep 12
the simple evidence is the faith.. Islam is the second religion which have many followers after cristian.. is it not enough for the evidence?? what about the Holy Al Quran?? is it not enough too?? what about the story of crusade war?? is it not enough too??
@urbandekay (18312)
15 Sep 12
No, none of these are historical evidence, which is what this question is about all the best urban
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@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
15 Sep 12
OMG..it is not historical my friend.. Any Moslem all over the world still recite holy AlQuran.. how come do you say that the holy Al Quran is only historical things??
@urbandekay (18312)
15 Sep 12
Are you struggling to understand or write in English? The Quran does not count as HISTORICAL evidence, which is what this discussion is about. all the best, urban
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@samar54 (2456)
• Egypt
16 Sep 12
1- If you want historical evidence you can found it in the Turkish Museum( like the message which Muhammad sent to Hercules The king of Roman , some of Muhammad clothing 2- Muhammad not the first faith in Islam , but Abraham peace be upon them both .
@urbandekay (18312)
16 Sep 12
Thank you I am most interested in the evidence in the Turkish Museum and will investigate Abraham was not Islamic as this religion had not been invented then, those that claim he is, make the logical fallacy of equivocation all the best urban
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
17 Sep 12
Abraham is Moslem..The God said in the holy AlQuran.. since Adam, the first prophet is Islam.. All prophet include Isa a.s(in Cristian term, he is Jesus) are Moslem...
@samar54 (2456)
• Egypt
17 Sep 12
urbandekay , I uploaded some picture from the letters which Muhammad sent to the kings in his era
@kris3rdE (156)
• Philippines
16 Sep 12
I guess the question is very simple. If Muhammad existed what are the historical evidence that he did exist? For example Jesus, there are studies show that he did exist, the place he was born, grew up and places that he went. There are "facts" to support what's written in the Bible about Jesus. So if Muhammad existed what are those "facts" written in History to support that he did exist? I don't think that the question is intended to make any confusion about Islam. For me as I understand it, it's just a simple question of someone that would like to know more about Islam.
@samar54 (2456)
• Egypt
16 Sep 12
first : he didn't like to know more about Islam , second : you can read every thing about Mohammad here if he is as you said : http://rasoulallah.net/index.php/en/articles/category/30
@urbandekay (18312)
16 Sep 12
Kris... I am gladdened that you understand the question, I was beginning to despair! It seemed a simple question to me, yet so many seemed unable or unwilling to understand it. As far as I can find, and I am no historian, there is no such evidence all the best urban
• India
16 Sep 12
Hey you people wantedly confusing... yes we have strong evidence of prophet muhammed sal birth place, places he went... his burial place.. First go to check these evidence , Dont say blindly that there is no historical evidence.. Then what are the above thing.. is not historical evidence.... Quran revealed by Allah through Prophet muhammed (sal) ,
@zills66 (1421)
• Saudi Arabia
16 Sep 12
He's a prophet and was chosen by Allah to bring the messengers messages and writings to people. He's the last and final prophet. He existed according to Qur'an. How sure, you have to read and understand Qur'an (Arabic language) first.
@urbandekay (18312)
16 Sep 12
This discussion asks if there is any HISTORICAL evidence fr his existence all the best urban
@zills66 (1421)
• Saudi Arabia
16 Sep 12
This is a religious topic and we don't need to dig out about any historical evidence/s. It is in our faiths and convictions that Muhammad really did exist so did with Jesus. However, Christians seemed to be more neutral and secular about creating such historical evidence/s about Jesus like his shroud, (the shroud of tourine) and so on. But who can say whether those were genuine evidences or just a products of the authors head?
@urbandekay (18312)
16 Sep 12
This question is about HISTORICAL evidence not faith please stay on topic all the best urban
• Thailand
16 Sep 12
There seems to be a great deal of difficulty here separating myth from history. With the exceptions of some recent aberrations all of the large religions stem from oral traditions and as a result myth has become a part of them. The historical evidence comes only later and after the fact. That said it is a bit shabby to accept Greek and Hebrew writings as historical evidence while discarding other documents because they are written in Arabic. The answer to your questions is no and no.
@urbandekay (18312)
16 Sep 12
It is not a question of the language in which the evidence is written but the disinterest of the author and of course, evidence of other kinds all the best urban
• Thailand
17 Sep 12
The more I look the less I find. I was a bit shocked to find that there is no historical evidence to support the existence of Mecca at the time Muhammad is said to have lived.
@urbandekay (18312)
17 Sep 12
Indeed, nor as I understand it, any coins that make reference to him till much later all the best urban
@Harley009 (1420)
• India
16 Sep 12
Hi, Prophet Mohammed existed, there are lot of historical proofs. He lived in a period where history was somewhat properly recorded. For the evidences sources in historical books I have to refer. Europe and Americas historians record those ages as Dark ages as it was dark there :p Islam is the way of life as per the creator of mankind, peace in willfully accepting the instructions and guidelines of Almighty God, which existed in the beginning of mankind itself, The word Islam is Arabic, other similar words might have used in the past. Prophet Mohammed was the final prophet assigned by Almighty God, and the completion of Message of Islam, Almighty God revealed the final edition of Instruction manual to the mankind through the final Prophet, and that Instruction manual is 'Quran'. Prophet Mohammad was not the founder literally, but he was the prophet of Almighty God.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
17 Sep 12
actually if the moslem can answer it easily when we said our confession of faith, we declare that Mohammad is the messenger of Allah..it`s evidence that Mohammad is exist.. When we are prayer, it is evidence that Mohammad is exist..The instruction for prayer 5 times a day is the evidence that Muhammad is exist
@urbandekay (18312)
17 Sep 12
Harley... yes people keep saying there is plenty of historical proof, I am yet to see any all the best urban
@surfer222 (1715)
• Indonesia
16 Sep 12
I think historical evidence is closely related to faith. For example, some people believe that alien exist and had visited our planet, then they show you some artifacts/historical evidence that support their theory, but some people who don't believe in alien said that it wasn't a historical evidence.... so in my opinion, it doesn't matter how much discussion like this appears, some will believe and some will not.
@urbandekay (18312)
16 Sep 12
Sorry no, we can draw a clear distinction between historical evidence and faith all the best urban
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
15 Sep 12
Hi urban, It appears that as with Jesus, there is little evidence for a historical Muhammad.The only positive conclusion which we can be at all sure of is that a Muhammad did live in the 620s and 630s, that he was a warrior who led followers to many victories, and that the names of some people and battles have been preserved. Blessings.
@urbandekay (18312)
15 Sep 12
"The only positive conclusion which we can be at all sure of is that a Muhammad did live in the 620s and 630s, that he was a warrior who led followers to many victories," I would be most interested to hear some historical evidence to that effect, as far as I know, there is none all the best urban
• India
15 Sep 12
I really don't know if there is an evidence of Muhammad existence. I neither can tell if he was a real man or just a creation of imagination. But I think same for the existence of every god that made a religion on earth. I do not prefer reading any religious book with cooked up stories that actually never happened (most of the ancient non philosophical and just religious books are full of cooked up stories). If somebody tells me that he has enough evidence about their god's existence I show them my birth certificate and tell them that I am the god as I can better prove myself to exist better than any god that existed (just in thoughts or in fantasies) on earth and no one can disapprove my existence until unless the government does not make me invisible. So I think in that case (with government making me invisible) I will be a prophet or messenger or Bhagwan and the government will be the almighty.
@owlwings (39218)
• Cambridge, England
15 Sep 12
The most reliable answer to both of these questions is 'No'. http://search.mylot.com/search.aspx?t=web&k=historical+evidence+that+Muhammad+existed for many links to relevant sites.
@shello (964)
• United Arab Emirates
15 Sep 12
Hmmmm...I really don't know Urban if he did really exist. I haven't have much time to read anything about him and even about his religion. But as far as I have heard about he is famous among the muslims and they considered him as a prophet.