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A Response to Patricia Crones Book

A Response to Patricia Crones Book

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A Response to Patricia Crone' Crone's Book
(Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam)

By
Dr. Amaal Muhammad Al-Roubi

A Response to Patricia Crone's Book

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In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Introduction Patricia Crone's book Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam, Oxford, 1987 grabbed my attention, because it tackled an era connected with "The History of the Arabs before Islam", a course I am teaching to female students at the Department of History, King Abdul-Aziz University,
A Response to Patricia Crone' Crone's Book
(Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam)

By
Dr. Amaal Muhammad Al-Roubi

A Response to Patricia Crone's Book

3
In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Introduction Patricia Crone's book Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam, Oxford, 1987 grabbed my attention, because it tackled an era connected with "The History of the Arabs before Islam", a course I am teaching to female students at the Department of History, King Abdul-Aziz University,

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(Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam)
 
By 
Dr. Amaal Muhammad Al-Roubi
 
 
A Response to Patricia Crone's Book
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In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
 
Introduction
Patricia Crone's book 
 Meccan Trade and the Rise of  Islam
, Oxford, 1987 grabbed my attention, because ittackled an era connected with "The History of the Arabsbefore Islam", a course I am teaching to female students atthe Department of History, King Abdul-Aziz University,Jeddah.It is noteworthy that when I started reading throughthis book, I was really shocked by what I read between thelines and even overtly. What shocked me is that somethings were clear, but others were grossly incorrect andhidden behind a mask of fake historical research, thepurposes of which are obvious for every professionalresearcher. Therefore, as a scholar in the field, it wasnecessary for me to respond to this book so that readerswill not be deceived and misguided by the great errorsintroduced to them under the guise of historical researchor scholarship.Crone is an orientalist who raised somewhat cleverquestions, but her answers were misleading. Most of thetime, she deliberately used documented and logicalcoordination in order to prove the opposite of what hasalready been proven to be correct. It is a well-known factthat the easiest way to pass an illogical issue and to makereaders swallow it is to begin by an assumption whichlooks logical and persuasive, but is in fact essentially void.Then from this false assumption, you jump to a set of conclusions in order to make your case logical andacceptable.
 
A Response to Patricia Crone's Book
 
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Deception here lies in the speed at which falseassumptions are passed on skillfully and quickly so thatthe reader will not pay attention to the issue of theirvalidity. Thus, the reader will be easily persuaded toaccept the findings.This technique is followed in historicalstudies by some non-objective researchers. They insistedon a certain idea, and to prove this idea they look forevidence within a context which seems to be persuasive,but in fact lacks validity.Crone has changed and substituted some of thewords mentioned in historical texts. She introduced otherdetached texts, and intentionally ignored the sourceswhich contradict her opinions; otherwise, her idea wouldcollapse. Also, she stated conclusions without mentioningthe references she depended upon. Furthermore, sheaccused certain orientalists who disagreed with her of trusting Islamic sources despite all their defects.This persistent endeavor on her part aimed atmisgiving "Surat Quraysh" and "The Battle of Badr".
 
Thelater, according to the Holy Qur'an and other Islamicsources, took place in the month of Ramadan. She alsochanged actual historical locations; Mecca was changedfrom its well known geographical and historical location.She put the Ka'ba in the North of the Arabian Peninsula.Moreover, she claimed that Prophet Muhammad
,
peace beupon him (pbuh),
 
appeared in "Balqa",
 
in the farthestNorth of the Arabian Peninsula,
 
despite her emphasis thatthe events related to the Prophet were predestined to takeplace in the South.
 

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