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The terminologyThe terminology "desert-wandering caravan trader named Muhammad" Seems to imply that he was wandering the desert aimlessly. That is not accurate. He was a trader by profession. He used to take goods from Saudi Arabia to Syria, vice versa. He was also a philosopher and used to think a lot about creation of the universe, and wanted to get answers to the universal questions like "Why are we here?"

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