The First Muslim
It is evidently clear from the discussion that the author does not show any pieces of evidence to prove any part of the story. The book is written like a fiction novel or a fairy tale. Both novels and fiction novels do not show any supporting pieces of evidence of the author’s story. The readers are left on their own to decide whether to believe the author’s summary of the life of Muhammad. Further, the author offers a weak challenge to my assumptions of the subject matter at hand. With no evidence supporting the veracity of the author’s story, the author’s message is baseless. Anyone can create a fairy tale or fiction story. However, life and justice are built on evidence. Without any evidence supporting the author’s propositions, the author does not significantly convince anyone to change one’s prior knowledge of the life of Muhammad, the first Muslim. Furthermore, the author offers several values in the book. First, the author places importance on the power to control the people. The author indicates Muhammad used force against people who refused to obey his instructions. Instead of showing proof or signs from God that he is a real prophet sent from God, Muhammad murders all the male Jews and enslave the children and women simply for refusing to accept Muhammad God’s prophet. In addition, the author perfectly explained that people can change. Muhammad had shifted from a peace-loving political leader to espousing war against those who are not Muslims and those who refuse to be converted to the fold. As a trader in Abu Talib, Muhammad sold his products along the trade routes at fair prices. Muhammad distributed his profits to the poor. Muhammad and his wife, Khadija, would give money and food to the poor. Further, the author places the importance of not placing much importance on unsupported stories. The author indicates she does not delve deeper into the issue of what really happened in Mount Hira. She dares not delve into the issue in order not to offend Muslims.