I was wondering of any of you can point me in the direction of some good sites or books to read up on the origins of Islam?
I am not muslim, I recently became a Christian after a lot of prayer and reading the bible for the first time, but I've always felt somewhat drawn to Islam as well and I've lurked in this group and other sites too just learning.
It used to be very confusing to know the background because I was not familiar w prophets and biblical history (and I'm still not but I do have a better grasp). Now, I know the bible is not considered accurate the way the quaran is, but I know the major players now (Abraham, Moses, jesus etc) where I feel I may be able to better grasp the history of islam and references to biblical stories.
Again, I know the bible doesn't hold the same weight in your religion, but at least I now have a bit of abrahamic context to study the other abrahamic religions if that makes sense.