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The Prophet Mohammed lived in the 600s in Mecca and Medina, in what is now Saudi Arabia. He sold camels for a living and married a wealthy widow. Mohammed was only a man, but Muslims describe his value on earth by saying that he was like "a jewel among ordinary stones." There is no religion based on Mohammed. Muslims believe that Mohammed transmitted the literal word of God, which is what Prophets do, but that only God is God and only to God does one pray. The God of Mohammed is the same God as that of Jesus and Moses and Abraham. How did Mohammed come to hold such a role? Muslims believe that while Mohammed was meditating in a cave, the archangel Gabriel came to him and, on his disbelief, wrestled Mohammed to the ground. The angel told Mohammed that he was beloved by God and had been chosen to reveal God's Word. Mohammed then eventually dictated The Koran, which is beleved to be an exact transliteration of the book which God has in Heaven.

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Lilac's Book. A book for my daughter.    By Bill Orton.

Lilac's Book has been on   HIPPYLAND LOGO   continuously since January 3, 1997.

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Back in 1994, I wrote this book, largely in random order, as a gift for my infant daughter.   When I finished the first version of the book, I made photocopies and handed them out to anyone who was interested.   In 1996, I converted the text of the book into web format and thanks to the gracious and steadfast support from this mighty site, the book has been on Hippyland continuously since January 3, 1997.   As far as I can tell from webstats over the past few years, about 3000 people a year are visiting the page to download the full text of the book.   If just a portion of these visitors are downloading the text, then this free book is now in the hands of thousands of people.   This makes me feel that the gift is not just for Lilac, but for thousands of others, most especially for the teenagers and young adults who so often write to me trying to figure out their place in our world.

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