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Why read???, 26 Jun. 2008
I personally believe that anybody who reads these books straigth away is an idiot. If you have time, do read the orginal Islamic text, the Quran, the Hadith, etc. Reading books like these which are anti-prophet/Islam or books which are pro-prophet/Islam like the ones that are written by Karen Armstrong makes no sense. These are written by a 3rd person in morden times with mordern views. You have to read the orginal books with keeping the times of the prophet (7th century) in mind. If you have real time at hand do read the orignial texts in full and form your own decision. Why listen to others??? I have'nt read any book including this one form the authour or books like the ones written by Karen. I feel it is absolutely foolish to read such material before even reading the original scriptures/texts. Reading such materail, in my opion, makes sense only when you have read the original scriptures/text so that you can form an intelligent opion of your own, before being carried away with readings like these. I have read the scriptures/text, both the Quran and Bible and do not find anything wrong with either. I suggests you do the same before picking up books like these. Reading such material before reading the original scriptures/texts is meaningless. Do read books like these, but only after you have understood the original books with the original times in mind. Sadly, muslims too do not understand this and try to apply age old actions to new times, when clearly they should not as the culture and way of life is different today.