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Religious Studies 123 11-6-96 Both Peters and Dashti make some drastic theoretical presuppositions and assumptions in their writings First of all and most importantly they assume most of the stories that supposedly took place during Muhammads life as true This seems very important to me The stories of events that involved Muhammad are mostly gathered through word of mouth or a chain of transmission and through Muhammads own writings Though I believe most of the stories about the life of Muhammad to be factual I also know that word of mouth is not the most reliable source in this day and age and the truth could be just as easily warped in the time of Muhammad The authors also make the assumption that peoples way of thinking in the time of Muhammad were similar to ours What I mean by that is that stories which we heard about Muhammad were the stories that seemed important to the people of that time We may have placed a great deal of emphasis on aspects of Muhammads life that never even crossed the people of his times mind Therefore many stories which may have been important in our assessment of Muhammad are unknown These assumptions may seem fairly simple and obvious but they do have some very complex implications After all these assumptions are made in all stories we here about Muhammad or anything else for that matter Obviously since I believe that the authors have made these assumptions I also believe that the writings we are presented are slanted I do not believe however that they have been unduly slanted The arguments and presuppositions that the authors make are sound and fair Without these presuppositions we wouldnt be able to tell stories about anything or anybody even about people from our own time era Authors need to make assumptions such as these to find the truth about things Without authors making assumptions we couldnt say much
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