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could the prophet صلي الله عليه و سلم write.?

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Sunday 15th April, 2007

There are many, who claim that our beloved prophet صلي الله عليه و سلم was illiterate and could not read or write. I don’t intend to open up a debate on this but rather to share some pictures of letters which sayyidina rasoolullah صلي الله عليه و سلم wrote himself, or atleast they are attributed to him. Letters to non-muslim kings and leaders of other regions.



2 Responses to “could the prophet صلي الله عليه و سلم write.?”

  1. Hamza Isa said

    salam, I have learnt that the letters were written for our blessed Nabie (saw) by scribes and our Master, Rasulullah (saw) used his ring to stamp them. It is also worth noting, that if a letter has been written by person A for person B, the letter will always attributed to person B. This is why there are sometimes confusion with regard to the authorship of some of the letters.

    Allah (swt) knows best

    Jazakamullah khair

    Abd Al Mustafa: good point raised! it might be worth looking into for personal benefit, but then again there are those who have said that, yes! letters were written for him (s.a.w) but the prophet s.a.w wrote some of the letters himself. however, i do not wish this to become a debate but if any one can provide any solid proofs for or against plz post in.

  2. Ibrahim said

    How do you explain the hadith in which mohammad (saw)requests something to write with (Bukhari vol. IV, no.393) when he is supposed to be illiterate?

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