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Old 24-11-2013, 01:03 AM   #725
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Lightbulb Mountain Come's to Manhattan

Newspaper Advertisement place by the Committee for a Reasonable World Trade Center appearing on page 38 of the May 2, 1968 edition of the New York Times..Low-quality/contrast scan of the microfilm record of the ad copy (noted as being #3 in a series); New York City area real estate syndicator Lawrence A. Wien was chairman of the "committee" that placed the ad.. 33 years later...
An ellipsis (anapodoton) of "If the mountain won't come to Muhammad then Muhammad must go to the mountain."

The earliest appearance of the phrase is from Chapter 12 of the Essays of Francis Bacon, published in 1625:

Mahomet made the people believe that he would call a hill to him, and from the top of it offer up his prayers, for the observers of his law. The people assembled; Mahomet called the hill to come to him, again and again; and when the hill stood still, he was never a whit abashed, but said, If the hill will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet will go to the hill..

It was published in John Ray's 1670 book of English proverbs..Though widely attributed to Muhammad, the prophet of Islam who lived in Arabia in 6th century, there is no written or oral tradition that traces this phrase back to him..

Sūrat al-Ḍuḥā (Arabic: الضحى‎, The Morning Hours, Morning Bright) is the 93rd sura of the Qur'an with 11 ayat.. The Surah takes its name Ad-Duha from the very first word...

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