Surah 2 verse 285 confirms that ‘The messenger believes in what has been revealed to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers; they all believe in Allah and His angels and His books and His messengers; We make no difference between any of His messengers; and they say: We hear and obey, our Lord! Thy forgiveness (do we crave), and to Thee is the eventual course’.
We hear and obey, our Lord.
How would the prophet have responded to this?
‘Read in the name of your Lord Who created. He created man from a clot. Read and your Lord is Most Honorable, Who taught (to write) with the pen, taught man what he knew not’ – Surah 96 verses 1-4.
Did the prophet say ‘I hear and obey, our Lord’ or ‘I cannot read’ as contended in the hadith?
What means God by this?
‘And you did not recite before it any book, nor did you transcribe one with your right hand, for then could those who say untrue things have doubted’
Is it that the prophet did not himself transcribe the revealed words of the Holy Qur’an because to do so would have invited all sorts of accusations, as this verse seems to say, or because he did not know how to write?