Articles on Islam and Muhammed.
The founder of Islam, Muhammad (also spelled Mohammad or Mohammed), was deeply disturbed at the first appearance of an angel to him to the point that he “resolved to commit suicide.” Not only that but Muhammad “also feared that others would dismiss his claims as being possessed (demonically).” 1
Muhammad was told that the angel who appeared to him was Gabriel but nothing about this appearance resembled the Gabriel whom appeared to Daniel, Mary and Joseph that we read about in the Bible.
According to Alford T. Welch, a professor of religious studies at Michigan State University, “these revelations were accompanied by mysterious seizures, and the reports are unlikely to have been forged by later Muslims.” 1
According to the Bible when the angel Gabriel appeared to Daniel he appeared as a man (Daniel 9), not the 600 winged angel that is described in Islamic tradition. Gabriel also appeared to Mary and Joseph and none of them had seizures as a result nor did any of them resolve to commit suicide.
Who appeared to Muhammad?
It’s an interesting thing when reading through the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John to note the demon possessed people and their behavior. They are prone to be violent, wild and uncontrollable as they are tormented by devils much like the description of Muhammad’s encounter which left him with seizures, sweating on cold days and suicidal.
More telling than anything is the content of the Qur’an (Koran) itself. Islam is based off of the writings in the Qur’an (which is what Muhammad’s angel revealed to him) and the Hadith’s (the traditions written down about the life of Muhammad). Muslims are followers of Muhammad.
In the Bible it says “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.” (1 John 2:22-23)
The Son spoken of there is none other than Jesus of Nazareth. The Qur’an spends plenty of time making one thing clear, Allah (Muhammad’s God), does not have a son. Ask any Muslim and they will tell you the same.
Another thing we know about angels from the Bible is that they do not pro-create. So obviously no angel would ever have a child or a son. Think about that. Muhammad’s “god” has no son. Muhammad came up with this some 600 years after the eternal begotten Son of God, Jesus, had been revealed to us.
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. – Hebrews 1:1-4
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. – James 2:19
My friend if you are a Muslim reading this today I encourage you to read the following articles on Islam to help you in your quest for the truth.
Articles on Islam and Muhammad:
The Truth About the Qur’an | Who is Allah? | Mohammed in the Bible part 1 | Mohammed in the Bible part 2 | Muhammad the Comforter | Mohammedanism – The Doctrine of Mohammed | The Prophet Like Unto Moses
1. Wikipedia, Muhammad