Actually, it is his first time here – so no real return…just sounded good with ‘Mack’.

MackQuigley is an unknown figure, whereas the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw), is very well known.

In fact many people have adopted the way of the Prophet than Mack Quigley could even care to count.  More and more people are seeing past the fog of lies and distortions that some of the right-wing media and right-wing religious evangelists like Mack are creating daily, and have been doing so since the Prophet (saw) was sent to mankind – that’s right – mankind – because he is not a Prophet for the Muslims only.  Rather, he is the stalwart of Tauhīd (Unity of God) who is re-establishing the Abrahamic tradition for the followers of all true Monotheists – be they Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Bhuddist, or others.

This may confuse someone of Mack’s evangelical disposition because, judging from the content of his online presence, I doubt he is used to scholarly dialogue.

In fact, in his review of quite a few Muslim and some non-Muslim blogs, he hardly makes a cogent academic, or even quasi-historically accurate remark…  

He seems to be a puritanical Christian evangelist who only likes his version of Christianity, and he fails to see that in his scathing intolerance of others’ sacred scriptures and their internal differences of opinion, he does not even spare certain publishers of his own sacred text.

I am not going to waste time responding to his senseless unhistorical drivel against Islam, Muslims or the Holy Prophet ṣallAllāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam – it is beyond reproach and would probably not even be read properly by him.

For proof of the fact that Mack has NO IDEA of what he is talking about, see his page on which he – out of nowhere – alleges that the Prophet ṣallAllāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam “obtained his information from Gibril in 631AD.”  That would mean Gibrīl came to the Prophet ṣallAllāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam a year before his demise??

Any 1st-year Islamic Studies undergraduate would be able to tell you that Gibrīl (as) first came to the Prophet ṣallAllāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam when he was a child, and then the first revelation came to him around 610AD, through Gibrīl.  So Mack, please, read a book first – any book – preferably one by a half-decent publisher at least.

Mack adduces this fictional account to try to prove the Bible is more accurate than the Qurʾān, even though he knows full well (or should know) that most of the Bible (New Testament) was eye-witness accounts by people, many of whom were not even present at the time of revelation.  Compare this with the Qurʾān, which was memorised by hundreds of Muslims as and when it was revealed and which existed in manuscript form in at least two extant manuscripts at the time of the death of the Prophet.  Of course, all of this is for the general reader, and probably means nothing to Mack because it is not accompanied with diagrams and images.

However, if Mack, or anyone else for that matter, does want to entertain any form of scholarly debate, I would invite them to provide two aspects of the Prophet’s allAllāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam, life which they find most abhorrent, and I shall explain how the Prophet’s allAllāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam character and life was without blemish, and serves as a true model for all, past, present and future.  One fundamental aspect to accept is that the Prophet ṣallAllāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam disseminated both temporal and more general, timeless teachings.  Often the two are not distinguished and critics take temporal, specific teachings, and believe them to be general, timeless ones.

But Mack’s claim is one of allegiance to Jesus ʿalayhi’s-salām (upon him be peace).  Strangely, Mack’s attitutde seems worlds apart form that of Jesus’s ʿalayhi’s-salām.   The fact that Mack’s attitude has such dissonance to that of Jesus’s ʿalayhi’s-salām I doubt that he would entertain such a search for the truth, and I assume he is content with his fantastical world-view of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad allAllāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam – that he would rather relish in the world of comedy, rumour and disrespect, than engage in meaningful and respectful dialogue – Allāh knows best.

Perhaps the only benefit I have obtained from Mack’s blog is his link to a clearly very serious student of religion –  A Jewish Voice – written by a Jew who has examine certain of the Qurʾānic accounts pertaining to Abraham ʿalayhi’s-salām (Ibrāhīm, in the Muslim tradition).  So thank you for this – and nothing else!  I look forward to engaging with this chap on his readings of the Qurʾānic accounts and look forward to learning about his findings.

Thankfully, most traditional Christians, unlike Mack, are made of a different fabric and uphold the noble teachings of the immaculate Prophet Jesus ʿalayhi’s-salām, engaging in serious dialogue, and give credit where it’s due.