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Lesley Hazleton: The doubt essential to faith

Lesley Hazleton: The doubt essential to faith



When Lesley Hazleton was writing a biography of Muhammad, she was struck by something: The night he received the revelation of the Koran, according to …

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  1. Bob Haughey

    Philip Schaff, Swiss born Christian author….

    Wrote of Jesus:- Jesus of Nazareth without money or weapons conquered more peoples than
    Alexander the Great, the Cesar's of Rome, Muhammad of Islam and Napoleon together. Without Science and learning he shed more light on things human and divine than all philosophers and scholars combined. Without the eloquence of schools he spoke with such words of life as were not spoken by any before or since and produced effects which lie beyond the reach of orator and poet. Without writing a single line he set more pens in motion and furnished more themes for sermons, orations, discussions, learned volumes, works of art and songs of praise than the army of great men of ancient and modern times. Jesus of Nazareth in his lifetime never travelled no more than 200 miles, there has never or will ever be another like him, he is God alone.

  2. Jim B

    Ms Hazleton appears too fawning of Mohammad and Islam. I find her book "After the Prophet" interesting yet an apparent adjuration of Mohammad and Aisha is misplaced. The Quran is filled with militant language that dictates the subjugation of all non-Muslims and does not allow a Muslim to question these statements for fear of being labeled an apostate and subsequently killed. In reading the Quran and Hadiths, it is apparent to me that Mohammad would side with the Islamist vice rail against them.

  3. Naeem Fakir

    Disagree with the speaker's conclusion that doubt is essential to moderate undoubting/absolute faith in order to mitigate falling into conceited "fundamentalism". Faith must be based on fundamentals, unfortunately it is the corrupted/misinformed fundamentals that are being adopted and this precedes "fundamentalism" (the wrong kind). Corrupt fundamentals (i. e. ignorance of the True fundamentals (by Believers, Agnostics and Non-believers) ) is a ready arsenal for evil/mischievous as well as misguided agendas the world over. ALLAH is not a jealous God. ALLAH is free from human qualities and absolutely independent (in need of nothing and no one).

  4. Mohamed Abuaagla

    If you like prophet Mohammed as that much .. and Iam sure you loved him .. because anyone know about him will definitely love him … iam sure you trust him .. then you should follow him … save yourself before traveling to the next life .. and if you want to see him .. join islam and pray for him .. all Muslim are prophet Mohammed lover .. we missed him .. we always crying because we love and miss him

  5. Umar Ijaz

    I would like to replace the word 'doubt' with curiosity. Only when u are curious to know who Created you, who is sustaining the whole universe and look for answers, that is when you do the research and don't give up until you get to the stage where you are able to distinguish right from wrong just like Prophet Ibrahim.

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