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Education: Mathematics BA, Theoretical Physics MSc

Interested in philosophy in general - I'd like to understand more about continental and eastern philosophy but have no specific training as such. Not particularly interested in language games or analytic philosophy.

Mills: Life is a problem, not a theorem.


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comment What historical evidence do we have for the Prophet Muhammed?
@jwenting: I'm not asking about the truth of the Quran - you'll note I got the quotes from the Hadith (sayings of Muhammed); and historically, Bukhari was one of the first compilers of the Hadith who tried to authenticate sayings by Muhammed;
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comment What historical evidence do we have for the Prophet Muhammed?
@jwenting: I don't think so.
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revised What historical evidence do we have for the Prophet Muhammed?
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answered What historical evidence do we have for the Prophet Muhammed?
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comment What historical evidence do we have for the Prophet Muhammed?
I don't see it as being as simple as you make out.
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comment What historical evidence do we have for the Prophet Muhammed?
@Durden: How is asking for historical sources 'unhistorical'? Can you point me to the sites policy on this as I can't find it. Since you don't care for the term community of Islam - what do you propose I call it? It isn't an empire, nation or country. If I asked for diplomatic correspondance, say between King Henry VIII & Maximillian I and then said between the Tudors and the Habsburg, or between England and the Holy Roman Empire most people will be able to follow the train of thought there.
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asked What historical evidence do we have for the Prophet Muhammed?
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revised How can scholarly non-historians locate and properly use scholarly histories?
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answered Europe as a political unit
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comment How can scholarly non-historians locate and properly use scholarly histories?
@Durden: he's tagged it under historigraphy & methodology. I'm adding a tag for inter-disciplinary. I don't see it as being of topic because its a good question on how does one locate consensual opinion on history when one isn't particularly versed in history; though it isn't particularly focused - for example to a specifc period of history.
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comment Does the ancient Egyptian religion still have followers?
Upto the 6th century is a lot longer than I would have suspected.
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comment Was it ever deemed illegal to translate the Qu'ran?
@jwenting: Thats mostly speculation on your part; Francis Davey in a comment above gave an alternative reading which sounded plausible; given that I'm talking about llegality and laws are generally recorded documentary evidence really ought to be feasible. Te question is whether any historians have looked at this question in sufficient detail.