In case some of you don't know what he means by PBUH, he's saying "Peace Be Upon Him".
I am curious about one thing: Did Muhammad have proof that the Scriptures of the Bible were intentionally distorted? If so, how did he come across that? I know that it could be said that this was revealed to him, but did he actually sit down and do the actual scholarship to show this? (As an aside, IIRC, this is exactly the same accusation that Joseph Smith, Jr. leveled against the Bible when he was in the process of writing The Book of Mormon, and I have not seen any evidence that Smith possessed the "ivory tower scholar" superior scholastic abilities of someone like Daniel Wallace, RC Sproul, or even Augustine.)
Thank you for the clarification of PBUH. I often forget that many would not know what that stands for.
Actually, Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was "unlettered". Our Imam here in Halifax prefers that term to illiterate, but it means that he could not read or write. That is one of the reasons Allah (God) selected him as one of His messengers. To help refute the assertions that Muhammad (PBUH) wrote the Qur'an.
So, in answer to your question Muhammad (PBUH) was not capable of doing any scholarship on the issue you raised, or any other for that matter. One of the first things revealed was that Allah was revealing the Qur'an to affirm the previous scriptures and to correct the parts of them that had been altered.
EDIT: WE MUSLIMS DO NOT ONLY SAY PBUH AFTER SAYING THE NAME OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD. WE SAY IT AFTER INVOKING THE NAME OF ANY OF THE PROPHETS. FOR EXAMPLE, JESUS (PBUH) WAS A GREAT MAN AND MESSENGER OF ALLAH.
Edited by Sabres Fan In NS, 18 February 2012 - 05:56 PM.