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Justin W. Bass, Ph.D. Islam
Muhammad was born in AD 570 in Mecca Angel Gabriel appeared to him and said “Recite!” Koran was the result Koran is the final revelation Mecca to Medina in AD 622 Muslim Conquest (1.5 Billion today)
Five Pillars of Islam: 1.) Profession of faith (Shahada) “There is no god but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger” 2.) Prayer (Salat) 3.) Almsgiving (2.5%) 4.) Ramadan 5.) Pilgrimage (Hajj) to Mecca. The Koran is the perfect, uncreated word of the Creator.
Monotheistic Jesus Jesus was virgin born ( ), is sinless (19:29-33), the Messiah, a prophet, heals the blind, the leper, raises the dead, has disciples (2:87, 252; 3:37-59; 5: ), ascended into heaven and will return to destroy the Antichrist. Holiness Reverence for the Scriptures Golden Age of Islam (8th – 13th century)
Golden Age of Islam (8th – 13th century) Philosophy Science Math Astronomy Physics Medicine Art Decline: Al-Ghazali (11 th century)
“And to warn those who say, ‘Allah has taken a son.’ They have no knowledge of it, nor had their fathers. Grave is the word that comes out of their mouths; they speak not except a lie” ( Surah 18:4-5). “Anyone who believes in the Son of God has this testimony in his heart. Anyone who does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because he has not believed the testimony God has given about his Son” (1 John 5:10)
Misunderstanding the Trinity: “Then God will say: ‘Jesus son of Mary, did you ever say to mankind: ‘Worship me and my mother as gods besides God?’ ( Surah 5: ) John the Baptist OT Prophecies “Difference between Jesus Christ and Mohammed: Mohammed not foretold. Jesus Christ foretold” (Blaise Pascal, Pensées no. 241) Mohammed performed no miracles
Islamic view of Heaven “The righteous shall return to a blessed retreat: the gardens of Eden, whose gates shall open wide to receive them. Reclining there with bashful virgins for companions, they will call for abundant fruit and drink. A ll this shall be yours on the Day of Reckoning; Our gifts can have no end.” ( Surah 38:48; 44:50-58; 55:54, 67-68; 56:30; 78:31)
Islamic view on Women “Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them, forsake them in beds apart, and beat them. Then if they obey you, take no further action against them. Surely God is high, supreme.” ( Surah 4:34-35)
Koran denies Jesus’ Crucifixion “And for their saying, ‘Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah.’ And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but another was made to resemble him to them” ( Surah 4:157) Koran denies Jesus is the Son of God
Survey of 750 Muslim Converts 13.html Representing 30 different countries and 50 distinct ethnic groups Top 5 Reasons why they converted to Christianity
1.) Love and Lifestyle of Christians 2.) Healings and Dreams
3.) Dissatisfaction with Islam: Lack of Love and Forgiveness “On that day all shall be weighed with justice. Those whose good deeds weigh heavy in the scales shall triumph, but those whose deeds are light shall lose their souls, because they have denied Our revelations.” ( Surah 7:5-9) Mohammed and Jesus: A Comparison “May the hands of Abu-Lahab perish! May he himself perish! Nothing shall his wealth and gains avail him. He shall be burnt in a flaming fire, and his wife, laden with firewood, shall have a rope of fibre round her neck!” ( Surah ) “Father forgive them they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34)
4.) Biblical Truths “If you doubt what We have revealed to you, ask those who have read the Scriptures before you. The truth has come to you from your Lord: therefore do not doubt it. Nor shall you deny the revelations of God, for then you will surely be among the lost.” ( Surah 10.94) 5.) Life and Teachings of Jesus 1.5 Billion Cornelius’ waiting for you!