The entire Islamic religion is contingent upon if Muhammad was a “true prophet” sent by God. Muslims compassionately profess that Muhammad was the last prophet sent by God, but is this true? Can we test this claim?
Each prophet from the beginning spoke about the One who would come. The prophets successively followed after another proclaiming the same message without contradiction from Genesis 1445-1405 BC, until the Messiah’s arrival, James 44-49 AD till the book of Revelation 94-96 AD which closes the door on anyone claiming to be a prophet afterwards.
Muhammad arrives on the scene hundreds of years later being born in 571 AD and started Islam in 613 AD (7th century). That’s 580 years after Christ, additionally, Muhammad was “illiterate”, therefore, the Qur’ān was written by his companions. Muhammad died in the year 632 AD the companions completed the Qur’ān at least 200 years or more after Muhammad’s death.
No text of the Qur’ān was compiled during Muhammad’s time according to Sahih al-Bukhari4679, take notice of the highlighted portion below.
Here’s further proof from the following traditions.
[Zaid b. Thabit said:] “The Prophet died and the Qur’ān had not been assembled into a single place.” (Ahmad b. Ali b. Muhammad al ’Asqalani, ibn Hajar, Fath al Bari [13 vol., Cairo 1939], vol. 9, p. 9)
With that background let’s compare Muhammad to the prophets who came since the time of Moses until Christ and see if Islam’s message lines up with them.
Muhammad claims to follow the same footsteps of the prophets before him.
Here, the Qur’ān claims Allah inspired Noah, the prophets after him, Abraham etc. Notice: one of those names doesn’t seem to fit among the rest.
The Arabs wanted a prophet so badly that they inserted the name of Ishmael among them. If you’re familiar you’re aware that Ishmael was not a prophet according to the Torah. In fact, God told Abraham to bring your son your only son Issac.
The God of the Bible never claims Ishmael to be Abraham’s son even though he was the firstborn of Abraham biologically. Ishmael was not part of the prophetic line in which the Messiah would come. God did tell Hagar He would multiply her seed (Genesis 16:9-12) through Ishmael, but this is not the line in which Arabs came.
What Muslims are unaware of, like most people, is that the Arabs are not the descendants of Hagar through Ishmael, they are the descendants of Keturah found in Genesis 25:1-6.
Muslims claim Muhammad is of the line of Ishmael and try to assert his “prophethood” in this way. But Ishmael was cast out and was never part of God’s plan.
Ishmael lived in Paran and married an Egyptian woman and had twelve sons (Genesis 21:13-21). The scriptures locate Paran near Israel and Egypt, below Judah. If Muhammad is born in Mecca this would place him nowhere near Paran.
Muhammad is told to follow and to confirm his message with the scriptures that proceeded.
Therefore, Muhammad’s message must be in agreement with the previous prophets before him, right? The problem is Muhammad’s message contradicts the prophets before him. The Bible says Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that all prophets must speak in his name or authority and preach the Gospel.
Because Muhammad contradicts the message of Jesus Christ, denying He’s God, therefore, Muhammad cannot be a prophet from the true God. Muhammad in essence is calling God a liar thereby he’s an antichrist.
Muslims it’s quite obvious that Muhammad contradicts the Lord Jesus Christ. The Qur’ān is a book riddled with plagiarism taking sources from the Jewish Talmud, Targums and Bible. Muhammad gets all the facts wrong further proving he’s not a messenger from God but instead a false antichrist prophet.
My Muslim friends Jesus Christ calls you to repentance, to place your faith in the One who has holes in His hands and feet. The only One who came into His own creation to save sinners from hell. The true God of the Bible, come to Him in faith and He will save you from the darkness of Islam. The Lord Jesus says:
What’s the message? The Qur’an was not compiled during the lifetime of Muhammad which is confirmed by their own traditions. Muhammad’s name is not even among the prophets spoken of in 4:163 and they deceptively inserted Ishmael into the prophetic line when he doesn’t belong there. Issac was the son of Abraham was chosen by God not Ishmael. Muhammad is commanded to follow the previous scriptures before him, namely the Torah and Injil (Bible). And lastly, Muhammad is called an antichrist as he denies the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 thoughts on “Was Muhammad a Prophet of God?”
Wow, one of the absolute most misinformed reads I have ever read.
“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.”
I’m going to go with the end point you made, that you claim Mohammed didn’t think Jesus was special. The Holy Qur’ān specifically says Christ is the Messiah, that Christ said Worship your Lord and My Lord, Allāh, and to Love one another.
Qur’ān 3:45 explicitly says Jesus is the Masih, Messiah. The Holy Qur’ān mentions Jesus, Issa, more than Mohammed. Get out of here with this fake misinformation about Prophet Mohammed, Peace Be Upon Him.
This site is trash. Scrap it and build something better, if you can.
Thank you Abdoool for your response, I’m honoured and will take your comment as a compliment. What does Christ mean, and can you tell me why Muhammad said Jesus is your Lord (Allah)?
“The Holy Qur’ān specifically says Christ is the Messiah, that Christ said Worship your Lord and My Lord, Allāh, and to Love one another.”
Let me get you busted!
Show me in the Qur’an where it says “and to Love one another”
“Qur’ān 3:45 explicitly says Jesus is the Masih, Messiah.”
[3:45] [And mention] when the angels said, “O Mary, indeed Allah gives you good tidings of a word from Him, whose name will be the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary – distinguished in this world and the Hereafter and among those brought near [to Allah].
Why the Qur’an is wrong saying Christians believe Allah is the Messiah?
[5:17] They indeed have disbelieved who say: Lo! Allah is the Messiah, son of Mary. Say: Who then can do aught against Allah, if He had willed to destroy the Messiah son of Mary, and his mother and everyone on earth? Allah’s is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them. He createth what He will. And Allah is Able to do all things.
If Christians believe Allah is the Messiah, that would make Allah and the Messiah the same person, correct?