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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 Obviously they will choose the older divine revelation which is supported as fact in other historical references.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 them, guiding them and helping them 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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There are no contradictions in the Quran. It's clearly mentioned in Qs 2:9 "This is a perfect Book; there is no doubt in it; it is the guidance for the righteous."

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 that you have with 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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It’s true that Ishmael was the son of Abraham through his concubine, his second wife. Abraham was not Arabian. His legal son was named Isaac, who was born through his legal wife Sara.

Taurat, Deuteronomy 18:15, says, “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your fellow Israelites, and you must listen to that prophet.” Is Muhammad an Israelite? And could he do miracles like Moses? If not, then it only points to Isa Al-Masih.
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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.

It’s important for you to know that 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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So far I know God has not mentioned anything about the coming of the prophet Muhammad and about the emergence of the Muslim religion in the Bible or in any other religions.

But my question is why are Christians and Jesus mentioned so much in the Quran?
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# Aila 2013-11-02 13:50
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Shairoi Tripura,

The Quran confirms the Books (the Torah, the Zabur, and the Injil) that came before it. However, there are confusions in the Quran that contradict these books. For example, the Quran states that Isa Al-Masih didn’t die on the cross (Qs 4:157-158).

Aila
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# Stefan 2014-02-04 18:09
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Christians feel the Arabs had been neglected. In the past and the Quran came as a reaction:

Qur'an means: "Recitation" or “Collection”. Shortly after Muhammad's (pbuh) death it was compiled and codified into a single written Arabic version which meant to confirm the earlier books, which were not available in the Arabic language, not until two centuries later.

Surah 35:31: "And that which we have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], of the Book is the truth, confirming what was before it....."

Surah 46:12: "And before it the Book of Musa was a guide and a mercy: and this is a Book verifying (it) in the Arabic language that it may warn those who are unjust and as good news for the doers of good."

These passages speak not of superseding, overriding or replacing the earlier message of the Bible. No, they should study and obey the earlier revelations too.
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# shiaroi tripura 2014-03-22 14:38
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Shairoi Tripura,

The Quran confirms the Books (the Torah, the Zabur, and the Injil) that came before it. However, there are confusions in the Quran that contradict these books. For example, the Quran states that Isa Al-Masih didn’t die on the cross (Qs 4:157-158).

Aila


Ok, I understand it. But my question is why it was mentioned in the Quran about Al-masih, whether he died on the cross or not. So far I understand with my limited knowledge that other religion should not have mentioned in the Quran. I try to understand all major religions about their background history to be clear for my understanding because I can not believe in any religion without a clear understanding.
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# Aila 2014-03-25 11:52
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Shairoi Triputra,

Thank you for your comment.

The Christians believe that the Bible is the truth that came from God. And this Book is the only one given to men.

The Bible existed earlier than the revelation which was claimed by Muhammad was from God. It recorded the stories about God's prophets and His messengers. Some of them are Adam, Abraham, David, and Isa Al-Masih (Jesus Christ). Most of the prophets who were written in the Bible was also recorded in the Quran.

The Quran confirms this Book that came earlier. “He has sent down upon you, [O Muhammad], the Book in truth, confirming what was before it. And He revealed the Torah and the Gospel” (Qs 3:3).

The Muslims believe that the Quran is the final revelation, tut the Bible didn't mention nor prophecy about it. There is also no prophecy about Muhammad as claimed by the Muslims.

The Bible is much more reliable than than the writings of Caesar, Plato and Aristotle.  It consists the revelation from God and it is proven. This God's Book can be traced back almost two thousand years.  To learn more about the Bible, go to: http://www.isaandislam.com/The-Bible/should-muslims-trust-the-bible.html.

Blessings.
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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.

The verse in Surah 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.

Surah 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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# 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 the Bible 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.

By the way, 'Injil' refers only to the Gospel but not the entire Bible. Justine, Muhammad said vile things about the Lord Jesus. By denying Jesus as the Son of God and a Member of the Holy Trinity, Muhammad called JESUS a liar.
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# Aila 2014-04-26 09:34
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Namelee,

Yes, I agree with you that the Holy Bible had not yet been changed. The Christianity and the Bible had been spread through many places in the world, even before Muhammad was born. If a small part was changed, it would certainly have been made known. Like you said also that the Muslims should have presented what they call “original” in order to prove their claims.
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