But first, a video of Andy speaking on the subject:
Putting the Islam back into traditional Muslim Jew-hatred:
Antisemitism in the Hadith, Part 2
Mirrored from From the Gates of Vienna: This is the second of four installments. Part 1 is here.
Antisemitism in the Hadith and Early Muslim Biographies of Muhammad: Motifs and ManifestationsPart 2by Andrew G. Bostom
Another commonplace charge in the hadith is that Jews altered their sacred texts deleting Muhammad’s name and precise description. Vajda includes these two vivid examples :
This was transmitted in the name of ‘Abdallāh b. Mas’ūd: “Allah sent his prophet to have someone entered into paradise. He entered into the synagogue [al-kanīsa] [where] a Jew was just in the course of reading [them] the Torah. When they [the Jews] arrived at the description of the prophet, they stopped. But in a corner of the synagogue was a sick person. The prophet said: ‘Why did you stop?’ The sick person replied: ‘They arrived at the description of the prophet, which is why they stopped.’ Then the sick person dragged himself up to the book of the Torah, grabbed it and read until he came to the description of the prophet and of his community and he said: ‘Here is your description and the description of your community. I confess that there is no other God but Allah and that you are the apostle of Allah.’ Then he rendered up his soul.”