Is /was Mohammed a false prophet?
An Asian taxi driver says to a Christian patient "We follow the same god, but with a different name, we have the same old testament (but not the new, it seems), we have Jesus but put him below Mohammed."
Mohammed allows is followers three or four wives, but in the old testament God made Solomon choose between being a Spiritual leader if he divorced his thousand wives, concubines etc. but Solomon chose to stay a secular leader. If Mohammed was a real prophet therefore, surely he would've taken notice of this famous biblical rebuke! I suggest therefore that Christ Jesus is above the others...
Have you read the Qur'an? I hope you have read it all as you would know what islam believe in Jesus peace be upon him and the holy book of bible
No, I am making my way through an English translation of it. I do wonder though, if, as you say Jesus is accepted, why is it I read in chapter 4 or 5 that Christians (and Jews) aren't? And why the Jihadist beheadings of Christians who won't convert
The Jews say that the Christians have nothing (of the Truth) and the Christians say that the Jews have nothing of it, though both read the Scripture... [Quran 2:113]
I think education may well be the key to your question. This is a brief introduction to the religion of Muhammad (pbuh) http://hub.me/ajJsJ
I've become very interested in Eastern religions of late.
What I can tell about the Christianity-islam relationship is that muslims say that they accept Jesus etc.....but they don't really.
It's sort of like this:
You say your name is 'days leaper'.
I say, "I accept your name is 'gays leper'.
You say, "But my name is 'days leaper'!"
I say, "I accept that. Your name is 'gays leper'".
Now, am I accepting your name is 'days leaper' (which may or may not be the one from facebook)?
Sort of like that (lame) analogy, islamic scripture says it accepts Jesus. But....it puts the caveat that Jesus was a prophet - completely at odds with Christian doctrine. It's like telling a muslim, "Oh, I accept the Quran....but I think Mohammed was mistaken about the drinking and the four wives bit." Muslims wouldn't accept that, so why would Christians?
Like Christianity absorbed certain pagan rituals to attract followers, Islam has done the same - it 'absorbs' bits of other cultures to make itself less of a jarring concept. Making Jesus an 'accepted' prophet works to that end, as did the acceptance of the Torah (with similar caveats).
In Islmaic scripture, Mohammed is presented as the 'final' and 'foremost' prophet, thereby eclipsing and superseding everyone else. Whether he is false would depend on your opinion of his life and actions.
Like Christians ask 'WWJD?' What would Jeses Do?, think 'WWMD?', What Would Muhammad Do?
Google that for a variety of answers.
The Quran is rather self explanatory on this matter and speaks for itself. See Quran 2:136 and 2:253
Hmm, clear example of Quran being self-contradictory rather than self-explanatory in those two verses - 136 says 'no distinction' between prophets, 253 says some 'exceed others' because Allah made them.
Googling WWMD i still the better option, imho.
We as Muslims do not distinguish between the Prophets; but God obviously does. When Muhammed (pbuh) went on the Isra Miraj; he travelled the 7 heavens, and at each heaven he found different Prophets, thus God ranked the Prophets.
Thanks for this analogy Terex, I think I get what You mean. No, lazy sunday on farcebook, but rarely use it!
Well, seeing as you would defer to Allah in times of doubt, that leaves you with Muhammad>Jesus, according to your last comment.
It would also mean Allah contradicted himself in Quran 2:136.
I as a Muslim do not say Muhammad (pbuh) was greater than Jesus (pbuh), nor do I say Moses was greater than Jesus (pbuh). But, God placed Moses (pbuh) in the 6th Heaven and He placed Jesus (pbuh) in the 2nd Heaven. God does what He wills.
In the same Quran story, Mohamed leads the other prophets in prayer, thereby cementing his position at the top, right?
Do you want to address the contradiction in the Quran in verses 2:136 and 2:253?
Maybe, I'll make a Hub of it. lol
by Rishad I Habib 4 years ago
I knw Jesus has a very respected place in Islam, So is Moses. Both are considered prophet & messengers of God in Islam. But how do Christians & Jews explain the prophethood of Mohammad? I know some take him as the messenger of Satan while some think he was a lunatic pervert. What about the...
by Ahmad Usman 4 years ago
===> Saint Barnabas & the Bible:Among the disciples of Jesus, Barnabas was a dynamic evangelist. He was a Jew from the tribe of Levite and was one of the earliest Christian disciples and convert to Christianity (Acts 4:36) & (Acts 13:1). Paul also became a preacher, with the difference...
by Oneman89 7 years ago
Is there any evidence for the Quran, that it is reliable? The Bible has so much proof in itself, but what about the Quran? For instance fulfilled prophecy, internal consistency and archaeological evidences are overwhelming, but what evidences does the Quran have for its reliability?
by Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago
What is a 'false prophet'?How does one recognize a false prophet? What do you think is the objective of such a person?
by paarsurrey 3 years ago
http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/42912#post996684Hi friendsAs requested by our friend AdeleCosgroveBray,in the above post, I start this thread.Ahmadiyya or who are sometimes called Ahmadi peaceful Muslims are those people who believe Muhammad as the Seal of the Prophets Messengers and who believe...
by heavenbound5511 21 months ago
How does Muhammad contradict What Jesus taught 600 years before him?It would be a wise idea to examine Muhammad's actions in light of Jesus' moral teachings. If Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, went against the established moral teachings of Christ that future generations under the new covenant must...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|