@BurningLight: You're way off track from the topic of this discussion. I'd hope that the OP would take some of my advice to heart (as I was actually trying to help him with his issues, as opposed to telling him to give up on his studies, etc...not meaningt to offend anyone). As a Muslim who converted to the faith after exploring many other paths and having been brought up as a Christian, I have to say that your statements only make sense in an historical narrative. Since we, as Muslims, believe that all the Prophets and Messengers were sent by the same God, who is not bound by time and space, the message is the same. No one messenger or prophet said thus and such thing first, in that sense, as the Word of God which they all brought piecemeal and which was completed with the revelation of the Q'uran, is, was, will forever be uncreated (i.e. it existed even before the World was created), whether it took one form or another, dependent on where and when it was revealed. The essence is the same (though the accomplishments of the Prophet Muhammad in revealing and guiding the people of his time (and through them and their descendants other peoples of later times) is something to marvel at. Through Islam, the Mongol hordes were civilized and three great empires (who contributed much to human civilization) were founded...on top of the other groups of Muslims who (guided by God through their faith) contributed much to the advancement of the faith. All in all, while all the Scriptures contain the divine light of God, it would instructive to contemplate the proposition that they all come from the same source and thus, all this bickering about who said what first, etc. is kind of irrelevant. Follow the Scripture that speaks to your heart and hopefully you'll be in the straight path and not fall into the pitfalls along the way to God (I believe that Islam, properly understood and practiced, has no pitfalls, except where the individual in their ignorance or weakness, attempts to introduce such things). Anywho, hope the OP was able to clear things up and straighten out his situation. If more advice is needed, as to pursuing actual academic success, I'll be ready and willing to help.