Muhammad was accused of copying from legends

Earth depiction in Islam
Flat Earth description in Islam, originated from legend copied by Muhammad

Do they not consider how camels have been created? Nor how the sky has been lifted up? Nor how the mountains have been erected? Nor even how the earth has been flattened out?

Quran 88:17-20

When Muhammad presented his Qurans to the people, they did not believe him, instead they accused him of copying his Qurans from legends or mythical stories. The verses below are testimonies how the people at the start of Islam reacted to the Qurans of Muhammad.

[Quran 6:25] And among them are those who listen to you, but We have placed over their hearts coverings, lest they understand it, and in their ears deafness. And if they should see every sign, they will not believe in it. Even when they come to you arguing with you, those who disbelieve say, “This is not but legends of the former peoples.”

[Quran 8:31] And when Our verses are recited to them, they say, “We have heard. If we willed, we could say [something] like this. This is not but legends of the former peoples.”

[Quran 16:24] And when it is said to them, “What has your Lord sent down?” They say, “Legends of the former peoples,”

[Quran 23:83] We have been promised this, we and our forefathers, before; this is not but legends of the former peoples.”

[Quran 25:5] And they say, “Legends of the former peoples which he has written down, and they are dictated to him morning and afternoon.”

[Quran 27:68] We have been promised this, we and our forefathers before. This is not but legends of the former peoples.”

[Quran 46:17] But one who says to his parents, “Uff to you; do you promise me that I will be brought forth [from the earth] when generations before me have already passed on [into oblivion]?” while they call to Allah for help [and to their son], “Woe to you! Believe! Indeed, the promise of Allah is truth.” But he says, “This is not but legends of the former people” –

[Quran 68:15] When Our verses are recited to him, he says, “Legends of the former peoples.”

[Quran 83:13] When Our verses are recited to him, he says, “Legends of the former peoples.”

♦This accusation by the people against Muhammad turned out to be true, because the Quran contains legends indeed. 

1. Islamic myth and legend

2. List of Legends in Quran


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The author is just a simple man, He was a carving and carpentry sub-contractor. But lately, he discovered that his true passion is writing. He studied at the University of San Jose-Recoletos, took up Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. The fear of death knocked on his mind when he aquired 3 lumps on his neck in 2010. He realized that the most important thing to a man is eternal life. He found out that the Bible is consistent in its teaching and backed up by spiritual and physical evidences. Today, he is happy knowing that there is a God who will receive him in the afterlife. And he wants to share this discovery to all people who are willing to accept this good news.

3 thoughts on “Muhammad was accused of copying from legends”

  1. Quran never says one God but collection 9f gods collectively called one Allah. Allah is the unification of gods. Q 38:5 “Has He reduced all the Gods to One God? Indeed. This is something totally astonishing. Dr. Robert A. Morey, “Islam Unveiled – The True Desert Storm”, “… Allah. He was the moon god who married the sun goddess. Together they produced three goddesses who called the daughters of Allah. These three goddess were called Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat”, p. 48-49. The Encyclopedia of Religion mentions that Allah is a pre-islamic name… corresponding to the Babylonian Bel”, p.46.

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