A Comparison between Jesus and Muhammad

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 that 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.

 JesusMuhammad
DeathJesus died and rose from the dead.Muhammad died and stayed dead.
FightingJesus never fought.Muhammad fought many many times.
Hearing from GodWhen 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).
IdentityJesus 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 ReceivedFrom God the Father (John 5:19).Allegedly from an angel.
KillingJesus never killed anyone.Muhammad killed many.
LifeJesus 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.
MarriageJesus never married.Muhammad had over 20 wives and even married a nine-year-old girl.
MinistryJesus 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 LengthJesus taught for 3 1/2 years.Muhammad taught for more than 20 years.
MiraclesJesus 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.
ProphecyJesus fulfilled Biblical prophecy about being the Messiah.Muhammad did not fulfill any Biblical prophecy except the ones about false teachers (Matt. 24:24).
SacrificeJesus voluntarily laid his life down for others.Muhammad saved his own life many times and had others killed.
SinJesus never sinned. (1 Pet. 2:22).Muhammad was a sinner. (Quran 40:55, 48:1-2).
SlavesJesus owned no slaves.Muhammad owned slaves.
Virgin BirthJesus was virgin born.Muhammad was not virgin born.
Voice of GodJesus 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.
WomenJesus spoke well of women.Muhammad said that women were 1/2 as smart as men (Hadith 3:826, 2:541) and that 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.

 

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About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.