https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/a/36111/32459 says:

The name Muhammad actually appears in the Qur'an only four times, and in three of those instances it could be used as a title – the "praised one" or "chosen one" – rather than as a proper name. Source: Did Muhammad Exist? (2012), p. 17

it is from http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2012/04/inventing_muhammad.html

is it true?

  • Let's avoid self referential questions, they are not notable.
    – Sklivvz
    Dec 7, 2016 at 21:52
  • @Sklivvz The information is from American Thinker though. Doesn't that meet the notability requirement? Dec 7, 2016 at 22:00
  • @called2voyage But isn't Sadiq's point that is isn't actually in the American Thinker article. He may be just asking if the article really says that.
    – DavePhD
    Dec 7, 2016 at 22:11
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    Occurences of Muhammad in the Quran are trivial to search for. Dec 7, 2016 at 23:12
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    @DJClayworth "and in three of those instances could be used as a title the praised one or chosen one" is not trivial, however. Dec 7, 2016 at 23:18


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