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Q: Was the Prophet (p.) an illiterate or a literate person. Hence, the Holy verse says that: “He it is Who hath sent among the unlettered ones a messenger of their own, to recite unto them His revelation” (62:2)?

A: It is known among the religious scholars that the Prophet (p.) did not know how to read or write and this is revealed through many Holy verses. He (The Most Exalted) says: “And thou (O Muhammad) was not a reader of any scripture before it, nor didst thou write it with thy right hand, for then might those have doubted, who follow falsehood.” (29:48)