Introduction: The catastrophe is that for the Muslims the nucleus has shifted from Muhammad to Quran alone. They refuse to acknowledge the Custodian, the Carrier, the Bearer, the Receiver, and the Transmitter of the Quran. The message is overall for them, and the Messenger, they wish to cast out or push into corner of oblivion. They have been made to forget that Islam vis-a-vis the Quran centres on the Person and the Work of Muhammad. The words of Muhammad that ‘‘Train your children in three things: the love of your Prophet, the love of his Progeny, and the recitation of the Quran” – are lost upon Muslims. Muhammad is lost upon Muslims.
As I say what I must say, in this book... I must expressly put the minds of Mullahs to rest. I have no intention either to wrest away the power they have over the unconscious Ummah or to affect their lucrative profession, lest they fear such a possibility and consider my words as a threat. Nevertheless, if my work disturbs their convenient status quo, I’m afraid I’m not going to apologize for that. What they can never understand is that unlike them I have an obligation to do the right thing. The friendly foe, the internal foe and the open foe – all are engaged in the reprehensible task of discrediting a man, the like of whom has never walked upon the earth… I pulled on all my core strengths and my love for this terribly misunderstood man and invoked him – for undeterred courage to conceive, comprehend, express and convey the truth beneath centuries of covers and quakes, to those who would care to know.
AN EXCERPT: It is equally true that obscurities have been cast into critical areas and aspects of his life. My job is to explain the obscure in a way as to rescue them from doubts, dogmas, distortions, dilutions, dissolutions and deviations. My job is to remove the web of deception carefully arranged to obfuscate the reflection of the Muhammadan Reality. My Muhammad is neither that of scepticism nor that of speculation or wild imagination. My Muhammad is incontestably the historical Muhammad but one that is unmarred by the hostility of history. How we remember Muhammad makes all the difference. What my reader must understand is Muhammad. Uncovering the True Story is not an apologia. Least of all is my desire to merely make another addition to an ever-increasing list of apologias for Muhammad as my Muhammad hasnt given me any reason whatsoever to apologise for him. My Muhammad needs no defending Muhammad. Uncovering the True Story is a humble attempt to take a few shots of the dazzling Muhammadan Reality Muhammadan haqeeqa. My Muhammad is the Muhammad whom the Quran addresses as the uswatun hasana and not the Muhammad whom many believe to be, aught but a man.
Title: Muhammad: Uncovering the True Story
Author: Anita Rai
Publisher: Starsighter Limited, UK
ISBN: 0955238021, 9780955238024
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