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The Unschooled Prophet


Title: The unschooled prophet

Author(s): Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari

Publisher(s): Islamic Propagation Organization

Category: Prophet Muhammad

Topic Tags: Prophet Untrained Unschooled

Person Tags: Prophet Muhammad

Appearance: 90 p

Congress Classification: BP221/3/م6پ904952 1370

Dewey decimal classification: 297/93

National bibliography number: 1876268


سرشناسه : Motahhari, Morteza, 1920 - 1979

عنوان و نام پديدآور : The unschooled prophet/ by Murtada Mutahhari

مشخصات نشر : [Tehran]: Islamic Propagation Organization, 1370 = 1991.

مشخصات ظاهری : 65 p

فروست : (Islamic propagation organization411)

وضعیت فهرست نویسی : old cataloging

موضوع : Mohammad, the prophet, 570 - 631 - Addresses, essays, lectures

شناسه افزوده : Sazman-e Tablighat-e Eslami

رده بندی کنگره : BP22.9.M6880493

رده بندی دیویی : 29793

شماره کتابشناسی ملی : B377


One of the highlights in the life of the Prophet (s) is the fact that he was untrained and unschooled. The scribes of the Prophet, Hudaybiyya, the word 'ummi', and the literacy of the Prophet.

The Unschooled Prophet


One of the highlights in the life of the great Prophet Muhammad (SA) is the fact that he was untrained and unschooled (ie, he did not attend any school). He had not been trained by any teacher and neither he had acquainted himself with any written work.

No historian, Muslim or non-Muslim, can be found who would claim that the Prophet (SA) had been taught to read or write by anyone in his childhood or youth, let alone during his old age, which was the time of his mission. No one has ever either indicated an instance of the Prophet (SA) having read or written a line.

The Arabs, particularly those from Hijaz, were generally unlettered during that period, and those of them who could read and write were very well-known and very few in number. It would, as a rule, be impossible for a man to learn this skill under such conditions and not be well-known for this virtue among the people.

As we know, and will be later discussed, at William James Durant remarks: "Evidently no one thought of teaching him (the great Prophet) reading and writing. At that time the

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