The Misrepresented Claims Of David Samuel Margoliouth On Prophet Muhammad’s Miracles: A Critical Evaluation

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Akilu Muhammad Aliu
Adibah Abdul Rahim

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This paper attempts to evaluate the misrepresented claims of the Western orientalist, David Samuel Margoliouth on the miracles of Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h). Like most Christian scholars, Margoliouth claimed that only Biblical prophets wrought a number of miracles to validate their truth, and Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) possessed no miracle including the Qur’an. To justify his claim, Margoliouth asserted that even the Qur’an clearly points out that the Prophet (p.b.u.h) was never given any miracle, and hence, Muslims’ claims that he performed many physical miracles were just inaccurate and groundless. In attempt to evaluate the misrepresented claims of Margoliouth, this paper examines his main evidences and observations. At the same time, it deliberates a critical investigation of historical Islamic data about the miracles of Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) in order to point out the validity of those miracles. Based on the historical facts, it can be justifiably claimed that Margoliouth’s rejection of Prophet’s miracles was part of his misrepresentation of Islam.

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Aliu, A., & Abdul Rahim, A. (2018). The Misrepresented Claims Of David Samuel Margoliouth On Prophet Muhammad’s Miracles: A Critical Evaluation. Ulum Islamiyyah, 24, Pp. 1-10. Retrieved from http://uijournal.usim.edu.my/index.php/uij/article/view/57
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Akilu Muhammad Aliu, Department of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Art and Education Bauchi State University Gadau, Gadau, Nigeria

Department of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Art and Education

Bauchi State University Gadau,

Gadau, Nigeria

aawaliy82@gmail.com

Adibah Abdul Rahim, Department of Usuluddin and Comparative Religion, International Islamic University Malaysia

Associate Professor, Department of Usuluddin and Comparative Religion, International Islamic University Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

adibahar@iium.edu.my

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