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: Was the Prophet Illiterate?
: Reader Questions November 15, 2011, 10:51:24 PM
Salaam brother Joseph,
 
By the grace of Allah I hope this finds you keeping well. This is in reference to the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) whether he was literate or illiterate. I read your article on the topic and found it to be quite convincing.

WAS THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD (pbuh) REALLY ILLITERATE?
http://quransmessage.com/articles/was%20the%20prophet%20muhammad%20really%20illiterate%20FM3.htm

However, while reading the following ayah, it seems to me from the English used that the people were saying that the Prophet 'got the stories of ancients written' & 'read out to him' -----This means that he didn't write or read himself.--------I'm a bit confused--- Kindly explain.
 
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"And they say: The stories of the ancients - he has got them written - so these are read out to him morning and evening"

Salaam brother.
: Re: Was the Prophet Illiterate?
: Joseph Islam November 15, 2011, 10:53:03 PM
Dear Sister.

Salamun Alaikum.

I have an article which I trust addresses your very question. Please let me know if it helps. If not, we can dissect it further.

A DEEPER LOOK AT THE WORD 'IKTATABAHA'
http://quransmessage.com/articles/iktatabaha%20FM3.htm

I look forward to your response.

Regards,
Joseph