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The Jesus of the Bible and the Muhammad of the Quran

 

I wrote 15.2.2016 writing called: The Bible versus the Quran and the violence. I compared the revelations of the Bible and the Quran, because Tom H. C. Anderson's (software engineer) had made a deceptive study, which say that the Bible is a more violent book than the Quran. When I compared the Bible and the Quran, so based on my comparison the Quran was a more violenet book than the Bible, and especially more violent than the New Testament.

Because the Old Covenant has been cancelled by the atonement of the Lord Jesus, so we have to compare the deeds and the life of Jesus and Muhammad. When we compare the deeds, the thoughts and the teachings of Jesus and Muhammad, so we can see the evidence, which proves that Muhammad's life was violent and immoral and Jesus' life was pure and standard of the high moral. My writing is not a hate speech, not racism, and I don't accept mocking of Muslims or Muhammad. I try to write in such a way that my writing based on the facts about the life of Muhammad and Jesus. You can decide that was Jesus or Muhammad more violent or immoral, I ease your decision bringing out the deeds and thoughts of Muhammad and Jesus. As the sources I have used the Quran (Koran) the Hadiths (Islamic tradition) to show the life, the deeds, the thoughts and the teachings of Muhammad and The New Testament to show the life, the deeds, the thoughts and the teachings of Jesus.

 

Content:
Love your enemies
God loves people
He who take the sword shall perish with the sword
Adultery and stoning
The lying
You shall not kill
You shall not resist the evil
Blessed are the peacemakers
Man with multible wives
The Greatest Commandments
Killing and the death
Sacrifice and the death
Epilogue
 

 

 

Love your enemies

Muhammad:

"Fight everyone in the way of Allah and
kill those who disbelieve in Allah."
Ibn Ishaq 992

12 remember thy lord inspired the angels with the message: "I am with you: give firmness to the believers: I will instil terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them." 13 this because they contended against Allah and his messenger: if any contend against Allah and his messenger, Allah is strict in punishment. Sura8

Jesus:

And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
Mark 12:31

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Matt 5:44

¶ But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
Luke 6:27

Muhammad commanded to fight against everyone and kill those who don't believe in Allah. Muhammad said that he will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers through the threat of cutting their necks and smiting off their fingertips.

Jesus of the Bible commanded to love your neighbor and He said that it is the most important command together with love your God command. Jesus of the Bible commanded to love your enemies, to pray for them who persecute His disciples. Jesus of the Bible commanded to do good to them that hate you and want to harm you.

God loves people

Muhammad:

45 that he may reward those who believe and work righteous deeds, out of his bounty. for he loves not those who reject faith.
Sura30

Jesus:

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3

Muhammad said that Allah doesn't love those who reject faith. Jesus of the Bible said that God loves the world, meaning that God loves all people regardless of it that does the people believe or not in God. Jesus said that for God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

He who take the sword shall perish with the sword

Muhammad:

It is reported on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people so long as they do not declare that there is no god but Allah....  I have been commanded to fight against people, till they testify to the fact that there is no god but Allah, and believe in me (that) I am the messenger (from the Lord) and in all that I have brought. ..... I have been commanded that I should fight against people till they declare that there is no god but Allah, and when they profess it that there is no god but Allah, their blood and riches are guaranteed protection on my behalf except where it is justified by law, ............. I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and they establish prayer, and pay Zakat and if they do it, their blood and property are guaranteed protection on my behalf except when justified by law, and their affairs rest with Allah.
Sahih Muslim, Kitab Al-Iman Chapter 1

Jesus:

50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.
51 And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest’s, and smote off his ear.
52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

Matt 26

49 When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?
50 And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.
51 And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.
Luke 22
 

Muhammad said that he has been commanded to fight against people, till they testify to the fact that there is no god but Allah, and believe that Muhammad is Allah's messenger. Muhammad said that he has been commanded to fight against people and if they pray and pay taxes (alms), so their their life and property are under the protection.

The Lord Jesus didn't command His disciples to fight against people and He said that if someone take the sword, he shall perish with the sword. When one disciple of Jesus against the will of Jesus cuts off the right ear of the servant of the high priest, so Jesus touched his ear and healed him, because Jesus loved and loves the people.

Adultery and stoning

Muhammad:

Muhammad käski kivittämään aviorikoksesta kiinni jääneen miehen. Muhammad käski myös kivittämään aviorikoksesta kiinni jääneen naisen. Nainen tuli aviorikoksesta raskaaksi ja hän sai synnyttää lapsen sekä kun hän oli vieroittanut lapsen äidinmaidosta, niin Muhammad määräsi kivityksen toteutettavaksi.
Sahih Muslim, Book 017, Number 4206

Jesus:

10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
John 8

Muhammad didn't have mercy on adulterer man and a woman, but ordered to kill them by stoning.

The scribes and Pharisees brought to Jesus a woman taken in adultery and demanded to kill her by stoning. Jesus said he that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the oldest, even to the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the middle. Jesus said to the woman, neither do I condemn you: go, and sin no more. Jesus of the Bible had mercy on her and didn't command to stone her. Jesus loves people and therefore He set free woman from the death sentence and said to her, go and sin no more.

The lying

Muhammad:

Ibn Shihab said he did not hear that exemption was granted in anything what the people speak as lie but in three cases: in battle, for bringing reconciliation amongst persons and the narration of the words of the husband to his wife, and the narration of the words of a wife to her husband (in a twisted form in order to bring reconciliation between them).
Sahih Muslim, Book 032, Number 6303

Jesus:

19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
Matt 15

He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
Matt 19

Muhammad allowed to lie in three cases: in the battle, reconciliation amongst persons and reconciliation between spouses. The Islamic law tells about the lying as following:

Reliance of the Traveler (p. 746 - 8.2) - "Speaking is a means to achieve objectives. If a praiseworthy aim is attainable through both telling the truth and lying, it is unlawful to accomplish through lying because there is no need for it. When it is possible to achieve such an aim by lying but not by telling the truth, it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible (N:i.e. when the purpose of lying is to circumvent someone who is preventing one from doing something permissible), and obligatory to lie if the goal is obligatory... it is religiously precautionary in all cases to employ words that give a misleading impression...

Jesus of the Bible said that the lie is an evil thought, in other words a sin. Jesus forbade to tell lies in every situation.

You shall not kill

Muhammad:

The Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) asked: Where? He poirftad to Banu Quraiza. So the Messenger of Allah (may peace he upon him) fought against them. They surrendered at the command of the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him), but he referred the decision about them to Sa'd who said: I decide about them that those of them who can fight be killed, their women and children taken prisoners and their properties distributed (among the Muslims).
Sahih Muslim Book 19 Hadith 4370

Jesus:

21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
Matt 5


19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.

Mark 10


 

Muhammad killed all Jewish men of Banu Quraiza who had the ability to fight. Muhammad take their women and children as prisoners and distributed their properties among the Muslims.

Jesus of the Bible forbade killings of the people. Jesus never killed anyone and never commanded to kill anyone and He forbade stealing the property of our neighbors.

You shall not resist the evil

Muhammad:

194 the prohibited month for the prohibited month,- and so for all things prohibited,- there is the law of equality. if then any one transgresses the prohibition against you, transgress ye likewise against him. but fear Allah, and know that Allah is with those who restrain themselves.
Sura2

Jesus:

38 ¶ Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Matt 5

 

Muhammad said that if someone transgresses the prohibition against you, so transgress you likewise against him. 

Jesus of the Bible taught that you shall not resist the evil and if someone smite you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Blessed are the peacemakers

Muhammad:

It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Sa'id Khudri that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said (to him): Abu Sa'id, whoever cheerfully accepts Allah as his Lord, Islam as his religion and Muhammad as his Apostle is necessarily entitled to enter Paradise. He (Abu Sa'id) wondered at it and said: Messenger of Allah, repeat it for me. He (the Messenger of Allah) did that and said: There is another act which elevates the position of a man in Paradise to a grade one hundred (higher), and the elevation between one grade and the other is equal to the height of the heaven from the earth. He (Abu Sa'id) said: What is that act? He replied: Jihad in the way of Allah ! Jihad in the way of Allah !
Sahih Muslim Book 020, Hadith Number 4645

Jesus:

9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Matt 5

35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful..
Luke 6

40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 6

Muhammad taught that the one is necessarily entitled to enter Paradise who cheerfully accepts Allah as his Lord, Islam as his religion and Muhammad as his apostle. Muhammad said that jihad (fighting against unbelievers) elevates the position of a man in Paradise.

Jesus of the Bible said that blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. Jesus didn't command that His disciples should kill people in the battle. Jesus command to love your enemies and be merciful toward people, because the Heavenly Father (God) is merciful. Jesus taught to believe in Him, for anyone who believe in Jesus shall receive eternal life.

Man with multible wives

Muhammad:

Anas bin Malik said, "The Prophet used to visit all his wives in a round, during the day and night and they were eleven in number." I asked Anas, "Had the Prophet the strength for it?" Anas replied, "We used to say that the Prophet was given the strength of thirty (men)." And Sa'id said on the authority of Qatada that Anas had told him about nine wives only (not eleven).
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 5, Number 268

50 O prophet! we have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those whom thy right hand possesses out of the prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee; and daughters of thy paternal uncles and aunts, and daughters of thy maternal uncles and aunts, who migrated from Makka with thee; and any believing woman who dedicates her soul to the prophet if the prophet wishes to wed her;- this only for thee, and not for the believers at large; we know what we have appointed for them as to their wives and the captives whom their right hands possess;- in order that there should be no difficulty for thee. and Allah is oft-forgiving, most merciful.
Sura 33

Jesus:

3 ¶ The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.
9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

Matt 19
 

 

Muhammad had altogether 15 wives and eleven at one time. Moreover Muhammad had also several concubines (he wasn't in the marriage with them) who were his slaves. According to Islamic sources, Muhammad's wife Aisha was 6 or 7 year old when she married to Muhammad. Islamic sources record that Muhammad and Aisha begin to practice sex life when Aisha was 9 years old. Muhammad had the right to marry whatever woman he wanted, who dedicates her soul to Muhammad. Other Muslim men haven't same freedom in marriage and relationships with women. Muslim men can have many wives, but only Muhammad had the privilege to marry whom he wanted.

So called Gnostic gospels were texts written by Gnostics, who held Biblical Christianity as rivals to Gnosticism. The purpose of Gnostic gospels was to pervert and distort Biblical Christianity. The Gnostic text the Gospel of Philip distorts the Biblical Gospel by saying that Mary Magdalene was Jesus' companion (wife, mistress). The Gnostic Gospels were the propaganda of their time and they had been written to pervert and distort the real Biblical Gospels. For this reason Gnostic Gospels as the Gospel of Philip have no value of the truth, because they base on the lies and counterfeits.

Jesus of the Bible wasn't married and He hadn't wife or mistresses. Sexual lusts didn't live in the heart of Jesus, because He was sexually pure and lived the high moral life as a bachelor in celibacy.

Jesus taught that God's original plan was a lifetime marriage between a husband and a wife, and to this plan didn't belong polygamy. Jesus taught that a husband can't put away his wife (divorce), except it be for fornication (if a wife or a husband commits adultery). Jesus' teaching about sexual intercourse based on the very high moral, for He taught that the marriage is a lifetime love union between a husband and a wife.

The Greatest Commandments

Muhammad:

Abu Dharr reported: I said: Messenger of Allah, which of the deeds is the best? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: Belief in Allah and Jihad in His cause. I again asked: Who is the slave whose emancipation is the best? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: One who is valuable for his master and whose price is high. I said: If I can't afford to do it? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: Help an artisan or make anything for the unskilled (labourer). I (Abu Dharr) said: Messenger of Allah, you see that I am helpless in doing some of these deeds. He (the Holy Prophet) replied: Desist from doing mischief to the people. That is the charity of your person on your behalf.
Sahih Muslim, Book 001, Number 0149

Jesus:

35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Matt 22

 

According to Muhammad the best deeds (the greatest commandments) are the faith in Allah and jihad in Allah's cause.

Jesus of the Bible said that the greatest commandment is that you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. Jesus said that this is the first and greatest commandment, and the second is like to it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself. Jesus commanded to love your neighbors, not to kill them.

Killing and the death

Muhammad:

Anas b. Malik reported that some people belonging (to the tribe) of 'Uraina came to Allah's Messenger (Peace be upon him) at Medina, but they found its climate uncogenial. So Allah's Messenger (Peace be upon him) said to them: If you so like, you may go to the camels of Sadaqa and drink their milk and urine. They did so and were all right. They then fell upon the shepherds and killed them and turned apostates from Islam and drove off the camels of the Prophet (Peace be upon him). This news reached Allah's Apostle (Peace be upon him) and he sent (people) on their track and they were (brought) and handed over to him. He (the Holy Prophet) got their hands cut off, and their feet, and put out their eyes, and threw them on the stony ground until they died.
Sahih Muslim Book 16 Hadith 4130

Jesus:

16 ¶ Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away.
17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
18 Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.

John 19

33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

Luke 23

Men of the tribe Uraina killed Sadaqa tribe's shepherds of camel. Muhammad caught the killers and commanded that their hands and feet must cut off and their eyes must put out and Muhammad left them to die on the stony ground.

Jesus of the Bible was sinless, innocent and pure, but sinner men  crucified and killed Him on the cross, in which His hands and feet was pierced with nails on the tree of the cross. When Jesus was hanging on the cross He asked His Father to forgive those who crucified and killed Him. Through Jesus' death on the  cross (Jesus' sinless life, death, blood and resurrection) every man can receive forgiveness of sins and the eternal life, if he believes in the Lord Jesus.

Sacrifice and the death

Muhammad:

It has been reported on the authority of Anas b. Malik that (when the enemy got the upper hand) on the day of the Battle of Uhud, the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) was left with only seven men from the ansar and two men from the Quraish. When the enemy advanced towards him and overwhelmed him, he said: Whoso turns them away from us will attain Paradise or will be my Companion in Paradise. A man from the Ansar came forward and fought (the enemy) until he was killed. The enemy advanced and overwhelmed him again and he repeated the words: Whoso turns them away, from us will attain Paradise or will be my Companion in Paradise. A man from the Arsar came forward and fought until he was killed. This state continued until the seven Ansar were killed (one after the other). Now, the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said to his two Companions: We have not done justice to our Companions.
Sahih Muslim Book 019, Hadith Number 4413

Jesus:

1 ¶ Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)
2 And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:
3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,
4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Gal 1

In the battle of Uhud Muhammad promised a place in Paradise to those who turns away enemies from Muhammad and His  companions. Several Muslims gave and sacrificed their lives for the sake of Muhammad and was killed in the battle.

Jesus of the Bible didn't ask anyone to die for His sake, but instead of it, He died and gave and sacrificed His life for the sake of His disciples and all the people that they could receive forgiveness of sins by believing in Him.

Epilogue

According to the teaching of Islam, Muhammad was sinless and the role model of every Muslim that they must follow. According to the teaching of the Bible, Jesus was and is sinless and perfect, who left an example to His disciples how they must live their lives.

Before we study the deeds and the lives of the followers of Muhammad and Jesus, so I bring out one very important thing. The Roman Catholic Church don't represent Biblical Christianity, because they have killed several millions people (crusades and so on), they have practiced inquisition and clergymen have very wide practiced pedophilia. The bloody deeds of Roman Catholic Church and disgusting sexual sins proves that they are not Jesus' disciples, but the servants of the evil one. When we study how the followers of Muhammad and Jesus lived, so also through it we can see clearly that which one is more violent or immoral book, the New Testament or the Quran:

The Muslims lived as the warriors carrying out the jihad. Jesus' disciples lived in peace with every man, loving all their neighbors and they even loved those who hated and persecuted them. Jesus' disciples preached the Gospel of love everywhere they were.

The Muslims killed and persecuted religious minorities and other people. Jesus' disciples were minority, but they didn't persecute or killed anyone, but loved all people.

After the death of Muhammad, Muslims attacked and conquered in three decades about 28 countries to Islam. Jesus' disciples didn't wage the war, not killed anyone, not forced anyone to believe in Jesus, but every man had the freedom either to believe in or not to believe the gospel of the Lord Jesus.

The Muslims robbed their neighbors and lived with the stolen property. Jesus' disciples gave the part of their wealth to the poors, widows and those who were needy ones.

The Muslims took prisoners of war and made them the slaves. Jesus' disciples hold themselves as the servant of all people.

The caliphs were polygamous, who have a hundred women in their harems. Jesus' disciples were monogamous and they held fornication as the sexual sin.

The Muslims collected taxes (jizya) by force from non Muslims who lived in the Muslim land. Jesus' disciples donated from their own will the part of their wealth to the work of the congregation and they didn't collecte money from unbelievers and not forced them to pay taxes to Jesus' disciples.

We can't make generalizations, because all Muslims haven't obeyed Muhammad's example and all Jesus' disciples haven't lived according to Jesus' example.

The last words of Muhammad and Jesus tell much from it that what kind of men they were. There are told that Muhammad said his last words how he cursed the Jews and Christians and asked mercy and forgiveness from Allah. The last words of Jesus were: Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. Father, into your hands I commend my spirit. It is finished.

When I wrote this writing, my intention was not to mock anyone, but bring out that what kind of deeds Muhammad and Jesus did, and how they react to the people, and what they taught and thought.
 

Link recommendation: The Bible versus the Quran and the violence

 

Petri Paavola 23.2.2016

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