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I doubt you'll find a positive statement -- "we think it came from X" -- because, like any other work of fiction, it doesn't really concern us. As hinted at in the question, Jews do not consider Muhammad to be a prophet. This is for at least two reasons: The age of prophecy had ended by then. When we next see prophecy we'll be in the time of the ...


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Pas Lechem commentary on shaar yichud ch.6 "Perhaps they (the gentile philosophers) found them from an early book of one of our sages, and stole and denied and put it in their bags as they did for other wisdoms they ruled over and called it on their names, as written in the Kuzari book (maamar sheni ot 1)" - perhaps we can say the same for some of the ...


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I learned the Arabic version of Echad Mi Yodeya, the refrain of which is allah hu wahid. Upon singing it someone questioned whether or not it was permissible to say that refrain. They consulted Rabbi Yisroel Miller (of Calgary, Alberta) who said that it was not considered either the use of the name of an idol, or a holy name, and was akin to the English word ...


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you're allowed to enter a church in order to gain understanding about the differences between Christianity and Judaism, according to Rabbi Riskin. Otherwise, it's forbidden. If it's understanding you wish to gain, and it's permitted for avodah zarah, I can't imagine Islam (which isn't "avodah zarah" technically) being off limits. At worse, it is the same as ...



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