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If Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Advised People to Read & Educate themselves, why did he not Learn to Read

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Zakir Naik

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Brother This is a question posed by non Muslim Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him does not know to read and write, but he has strongly supported education in Islam. Why then he did not make any attempt to learn to read and write.

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We asked a very good question that Prophet mo Salah Salem, the first guy who was given the Quran in the heat mama Salah Salem Allah smart Allah was a Keira to read to recite in surah chapter nine for us, number one, so when he paid so much importance, it's a sai Hadith, that it's obligated every Muslim man or woman to acquire knowledge. So why was he not literate?

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The answer is given Sudan Caboose, chapter number 29, verse number 48. Allah says that we have made Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam as an illiterate, so that the babblers of vanities would not have excuse. No people would have had an excuse that this Quran is written by Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. So Allah subhanho wa Taala purposely made the last and final messenger illiterate, so that people would not accuse that this book, the Quran has been written by the last and final prophet. But even though he was illiterate, he was very educated. It literate means he could not read and write but his intelligence was par excellence.

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Education was excellent, illiterate though.

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He was a master Michael HR Lamartine. All these great scholars and the star in the press profitable Salah Salem as the best statement in human history. The best leader in human history, Thomas Carlyle in his book hero, the hero worship, he calls him the best leader in human history, Michael HR calls him the most influential Puffin boy illiterate.

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So that is the Divine Wisdom of Allah subhanho wa taala. Purposely, even the best literate person cannot read this book. But alas mother says in Quran in Sudan Kapoor chapter number 29, verse 14, that he made the last and final messenger and illiterate so that the people would not accuse, that is the person or the Quran, though it is a point, not even big enough to hang of life. It is so insignificant yet, Almighty Allah subhanaw taala did not want to give a chance for the babblers for those critics to point the finger even though it is such an insignificant point that there is a line of Divine Wisdom made the last and final message an illiterate person. Hope that answers the

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question.