I went to the Federal Territory mosque the other day to listen to this funny Texan dude who looked like Santa Claus. He was Yusuf Estes and he was a former preacher. I learned alot about Islam that night and he really cleared things up. How I wish our Ulamaks were more like him.
One thing that really struck a chord with me that night was when he pointed out this tiny point that many failed to notice...
Muhammad was an Arab from the Quraysh tribe. He was born in Mecca and grew up there. The Quraysh as of the rest of the tribes in the Arabian Peninsular at that time were pagans.
He spent most of his life in Mecca except when made the Hijra (migration) to Madinah (Medina). Almost all of his preaching are done in either Mecca or Medina.
In his preaching he told them about Jesus (Isa), his miracle birth, Mary, his miracles, his people and his book (The bible). And how Jesus was preaching the teachings of god and that he was a messenger of god. One of the greatest messengers of god. In great detail.
In fact Muhammad made it very clear that they are to held high respect of Jesus (Isa) that whenever his name is mentioned they would utter "Peace be upon him"
Now here comes the interesting point.
Muhammad was not trying to convert Christians, he was trying to convert Pagans.
So why in the world would Muhhamad preach to these pagans about Jesus when they have never even heard of him nor couldn't care less who he was.
Think about it......
- Interesting point no?