The Lives of Muhammad and Jesus
Patrick Zukeran — Muhammad and Jesus are the founders of the two largest
religions in the world and two of the most influential people in the history of
the world. Both men serve not only as founders but also the ideal models whose
lives are to be emulated by all their followers. What kind of lives did they
live? What example did they leave behind, and how is their example impacting
our world today?
This work will examine the lives of both men. In my research
I have relied on what is considered by Muslims to be some of the most
authoritative historical sources on the life of Muhammad. The first source is
the Qur’an, the inspired text of Islam. Second is the Hadith, a record
of the many sayings and the life events of Muhammad. The most recognized
collection is by Ismail Sahih Bukhari, written in 870. Third is the
first and most authoritative biography of Muhammad, written by Ibn Ishaq nearly
one hundred fifty years after Muhammad’s death.
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"It is important that we understand the lives of Jesus and Muhammad and
realize the implications of their teachings and examples. I encourage everyone to examine the lives of both men and
consider the implications of following their examples. Following the path of Muhammad leads one down the road of the sword; trusting in Christ will lead you to righteousness and eternal life."
Pat is our own "Apolo-Jedi," a doctorate in apologetics with a black belt in karate. He has a B.A. in Religion from Point Loma Nazarene University, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. from Southern Evangelical Seminary. He is an author, radio talk show host, and a national and international speaker on apologetics, cults, world religions, Bible, theology, and current issues.
Jesus in the Qur'an
Pat dispassionately analyzes the story of Jesus as presented in the Qur'an and the Bible. Given the evidence for the biblical text, which is at odds with the Qur'an, and the high view of both Christ and the Scripture in the Qur'an, Pat respectfally urges Muslims to make their own analysis.
Breaching the Barriers of Islam
Steve Cable writes that Christ-followers can use some intriguing verses in the Qur'an as a way to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to Muslims.
Islam and Christianity: Common Misconceptions
Muslims and Christians often misunderstand what the other actually believes about God and salvation. Don Closson attempts to clear up some of these misconceptions.
Probe Answers Your Questions:
"Why Do You Believe the Bible is Inspired and the Qu'ran is Not?"
"You Mislead People About Jesus and Allah"
"Print the Truth About Islam!"