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How do Christians View the Prophet Muhammad?

Kitab-01 First, the Holy Bible is the source for Christian faith and doctrine and Muhammad is not mentioned in these Scriptures. How can Christians give an honest evaluation about a person who is never mentioned in their sacred writings? If asked to comment on Adam, Abraham, Moses, David, Mary, Peter or Isa Al-Masih they can give a clear answer. When Muhammad was born in 570 AD, Christianity had spread widely but in their Holy Scriptures they found no mention of Muhammad.

Second, so much of what was taught by Muhammad as divine revelation contradicts the Bible. How can Christians embrace his teaching? Obviously they will choose the older divine revelation which is supported as fact in other historical references. For example, the Bible teaches and Christians believe that Isa Al-Masih died on the cross (secular historians corroborate this fact); yet the Koran states Isa Al-Masih did not die on the cross (Sura 4:157-158). To add to the confusion, some Koranic verses (Sura 19:33; 5:117) seem to indicate that Isa Al-Masih did die. What source of truth should Christians choose? They will trust the clear historical narrative as given in their Holy Scriptures.

Hence Christians have no clear answer to the above question. Muhammad is not mentioned in their Scriptures and many of his teachings are not in harmony with these Scriptures (e.g. jihad, Kitab-12polygamy and haj commands). Indeed some of Muhammad’s teachings do agree with the Bible; but when they contradict the Scriptures, Christians must reject them.

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# justin 2012-10-11 10:58
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It is written in the Bible that a book will be given to an uneducated prophet. Tell me, who is this talking about?

In the Bible, Jesus says that he is not telling all of the truth now because a person will come after he returns to heaven. He will praise me (Isa Al-Masih) and say good things about me. Who is this person?
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# Jasmin 2012-10-31 16:35
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Justin,

Nowhere in the Bible does it state that that a book will be given to an uneducated prophet. The Bible does state, though, that after Isa Al-Masih returns to Heaven the Holy Spirit will come. Isa told his followers this: “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever—the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you”(Injil, John 14:16-17).

Every person who has trusted in Isa Al-Masih as the sacrifice for his sins has the Holy Spirit living inside of him, guiding him and helping him through life. We know this from reading the Injil. “…for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say"(Injil, Luke 12:12).

If you would like to know more about how you can have the Holy Spirit teaching and guiding you, please go to http://isaandislam.com/Way-of-Salvation/five-steps-of-salvation.html.
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# Jasmin 2012-10-29 22:43
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# Benazeer 2012-11-20 18:53
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The Quran also says that Jesus didn't die on the cross. Jesus was the prophet of God who sent to fulfill God's will.

When it appeared that there was no way to avoid the devious plans of the Jews to have him crucified, Jesus prayed fervently "to remove the cup" of death upon the cross (Injil, Mark 14:36).
Jesus had strong belief in God as he said "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer" (Injil, Matthew 21:22).

How could God break his prophet's belief? So God saved him from crucifixion. Then he (Jesus) migrated from Veerosheelam and arrived in Kashmir by way of Syria, Afghanistan, and northern areas of Pakistan, and died in Kashmir, as it is mentioned in the Quran that Jesus has died.
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# Jasmin 2013-01-04 19:28
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This is one part of the Quran that Christians disagree with, as the Bible clearly teaches that Jesus did die.

"With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last" (Mark 15:37). Every single book in the Injil says this.
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# Muslimah 2013-08-13 17:43
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The name of our holy, beloved and last prophet (Peace be upon Him) was written in the Injil (Bible) in an ancient language by the prophet Moses. But you are denying this hidden fact because of prejudice you have against Arabs and the sacred and holy race of the prophet Ismael, the son of Abraham, and His second wife Lady Hajra.
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# Aila 2013-08-17 08:56
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Nowhere in the Bible is Muhammad mentioned, in any translation or any of the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek manuscripts.
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# Shweth 2013-08-21 10:13
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I would like to quote a verse from the Bible about the uneducated prophet. Isaiah 29:12 says, "Or if you give the scroll to someone who cannot read, and say, 'Read this, please,' he will answer, 'I don't know how to read.'"

I know Muslims interpret this as the coming of Muhammed. When you continue to read this passage, you read in Isaiah 29:13, "The Lord says: 'These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.'" So do you think this refers to Islam too?
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# Aila 2013-08-26 00:13
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Shweth,

Isaiah 29:12 talks about the closed book (scroll) to all the people. As the Book is closed, the people are not able to see. In Isaiah 29:13 the people's hearts are far away from God. Their worship of God is made up only of rules taught by men. These people are not God’s people; they are pharisees and teachers of the law.

Isa Al-Masih didn’t come to bring a new religion, but to bring God’s Kingdom to earth. “ Then Pilate said to him, ‘So you are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice” (Injil, John 18:37). To learn more, read: http://www.isaandislam.com/Isa-Al-Masih/did-isa-al-masih-bring-a-new-religion.html

God is looking for a heart that seeks after Him. It’s not a heart that seeks manly rules and tradition, but seeks after Him day by day.
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# Jasmin 2013-09-17 18:43
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# Shiaroi Tripura 2013-11-01 07:55
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As far as I know, God has not mentioned anything about the coming of the prophet Muhammad or about the emergence of the Muslim religion in the Bible or in any other religious books.
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# Aila 2013-11-02 13:50
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Shairoi Tripura,

Muslims are referred to in the Bible, but only as Ishmael's descendants. In Genesis 16:10-12, God tells Hagar that Ishmael would have many descendants, and that they would live to the east of Israel.
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# Stefan 2014-03-24 15:19
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Dear friend,

The Cross is the most important in human history. That's why it is mentioned once in the Holy Quran too even 600 years later. However, the historic question is, whether Isa, really died on the cross. It is the most misunderstood passage on the subject.

Qs 4:157 says clearly that the Jews boasted to have killed Isa, but they did not, but it seemed so to them. Actually the Romans crucified Isa, culturally (the Jews would have stoned him for blasphemy), historically, (the Romans were occupying Palestine and executed criminals on the cross) and theologically, conforming the earlier books.

Qs 4:157: "... and they (the Jews) have said, 'Verily we have slain Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the apostle of Allah'. But they slew him not, neither crucified him, but it seemed to them as if (they did it)…. They did not kill him with certainty (as they handed him over to the Romans who crucified him)"
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# Jasmin 2014-08-05 22:03
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Stefan,

You are right, that the cross is interested in the Quran because it is impossible to ignore! To learn more about how we know Isa died on the cross, read this article: http://www.isaandislam.com/Isa-Al-Masih/did-isa-al-masih-really-die-and-rise-from-death.html
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# Namelee 2014-04-24 20:16
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Muslimah,

Muhammad claimed that the Holy Bible was corrupted because his name was removed from it. For there to be a corrupted version, the original has to be presented for comparison. Muhammad never produced a single copy to confirm his assertion in spite of the fact that there were hundreds of thousands of Bibles circulating in different languages. Is it possible that all those copies were recalled only for the removal of Muhammad's name? He did not say when and who did the deletion. You are also making the same wild statement without any proof.
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# Aila 2014-04-26 09:34
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Namelee,

Yes, I agree with you that the Holy Bible has never been changed. Christianity and the Bible were spread throughout many places in the world even before Muhammad was born. If a small part was changed, it would certainly have been made known. If you'd like to learn more about the original Bible, read this article: http://www.isaandislam.com/The-Bible/should-muslims-trust-the-bible.html
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# Jasmin 2014-07-17 21:33
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