by Matt Slick
Following is a chart that shows some of the strong differences between Jesus and Mohammed. The Muslims revere Mohammed as the greatest of prophets, yet Jesus clearly demonstrated greater authority, teaching, and miracles than Mohammed ever did. Why would anyone want to follow Mohammed over Jesus when Jesus claimed to be divine, performed many miracles, said he alone was the truth, raised people from the dead, and rose from the dead himself; and Mohammed did none of these things. However, Mohammed did have people killed, spread his religion through war, married a very young girl and had relations with her when she was nine years of age, and taught hatred of Jews and Christians.
|Death||Jesus died and rose from the dead.||Muhammad died and stayed dead.|
|Fighting||Jesus never fought.||Muhammad fought many many times.|
|Hearing from God||When Jesus heard from God, he went to the desert to be tempted and began his ministry with boldness. (Mark 1:14-15).||When Muhammad heard from God (supposedly through an angel), he cowered, was uncertain, and wanted to commit suicide. (Quran 74:1-5)|
|Identity||Jesus claimed to be God (John 8:24; 8:58) as well as a man.
Jesus claimed to be the way, the truth, and the life. (John 14:6).
|Muhammad claimed to be a man.|
|Instructions Received||From God the Father (John 5:19)||Allegedly from an angel|
|Killing||Jesus never killed anyone.||Muhammad killed many.|
|Life||Jesus had the power to take life but never did. He restored it.||Muhammad had the power to take it, but he never restored it.|
|No one ever died in Jesus' presence.||Many people died in Muhammad's presence--he killed them.|
|Marriage||Jesus never married.||Muhammad had over 20 wives and even married a nine-year-old girl.|
|Ministry||Jesus received his calling from God directly. (Matt. 3:17).
Jesus received his commission in the daylight.
|Muhammad allegedly received it from an angel (Gabriel).
Muhammad received his words in the darkness of a cave.
|Ministry Length||Jesus taught for 3 1/2 years.||Muhammad taught for more than 20 years.|
|Miracles||Jesus performed many miracles including healing people, calming a storm with a command, and raising people from the dead.||Muhammad's only alleged miracle was the Quran.|
|Prophecy||Jesus fulfilled biblical prophecy about being the Messiah.||Muhammad did not fulfill any biblical prophecy except the ones about false teachers (Matt. 24:24).|
|Sacrifice||Jesus voluntarily laid his life down for others.||Muhammad saved his own life many times and had others killed.|
|Sin||Jesus never sinned. (1 Pet. 2:22)||Muhammad was a sinner. (Quran 40:55; 48:1-2)|
|Slaves||Jesus owned no slaves.||Muhammad owned slaves.|
|Virgin Birth||Jesus was virgin born.||Muhammad was not virgin born.|
|Voice of God||Jesus received and heard the direct voice of God. (Mark 1:10-11)||Muhammad did not receive or hear the direct voice of God. It was an angel instead.|
|Women||Jesus spoke well of women.||Muhammad said women were 1/2 as smart as men (Hadith 3:826; 2:541), that the majority in hell will be women (Had. 1:28,301; 2:161; 7:124), and that women could be mortgaged.|
There is no comparison between Jesus and Muhammad. Muhammad falls so far short that he cannot be held on any level remotely close to Jesus. Muhammad is clearly inferior to Christ.