By QURNAN PRINT Editor’s note: This article is adapted from the February 4, 2017 issue of BIO in Arabic.BEDFORD, Conn.

(AP) An American who made a name for himself as the founder of the world’s oldest religion, has died in the U.S.A. of complications related to a rare disease that causes severe skin ulcers and has led to a debate about whether the prophet’s words are better than the medical advice given at the time.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a member of the Ummah who is revered by millions of Muslims, was 76 when he died Saturday at a hospital in Bedford, New York.

He had been in stable condition since his arrival on Oct. 23, the last day of his illness.

Baghdad’s health problems came to light in 2010 when the Uyghur community in North Africa asked the U,S.

to repatriate a cache of writings that had been recovered from a prison in Iran, including the Qur’an.

The Qur’anic passage about how to pray is often cited by opponents of Islam as evidence of the group’s extremism.

That verse says that Muslims should “pray three times daily, three times weekly, and three times monthly” before they fast.