Over the past five weeks, OneSource Ministries produced a short series exposing the myths of Islam. This brief article is designed to encapsulate the highlights so anyone interested in further investigation may click on the relevant videos at the end for more information.
In short, Muhammad was either legitimately deceived or an outright liar and fraud, but either way, a thorough investigation into the religion of Islam reveals its inconsistencies and blatant lies. Islam is a sham of a religion.
I know that’s a bold claim, and I wouldn’t be so intentionally derogatory if Islam wasn’t a direct attempt to both plagiarize and delegitimize Judaism and Christianity while trying to lend itself credibility by misappropriating their heritage.
Due to early rejection of his proclamations, Muhammad attempted to defend his revelations (the Qur’an) with a very bold claim.
Qur’an 10:37-38 (Sahih International) 37 And it was not [possible] for this Qur’an to be produced by other than Allah, but [it is] a confirmation of what was before it and a detailed explanation of the [former] Scripture, about which there is no doubt, from the Lord of the worlds. 38 Or do they say [about the Prophet], “He invented it?” Say, “Then bring forth a surah like it and call upon [for assistance] whomever you can besides Allah, if you should be truthful.”
In the sűra above, the “prophet” Muhammad claimed the Qur’an is a “confirmation” and “detailed explanation” of the “former” scriptures, meaning the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. Muhammad, in his own defense, claimed Allah told him to challenge his accusers to prove he’s incorrect. The “need” for a new revelation is found in other sűras, as Muhammad claimed the Hebrew and Christian scriptures were corrupted.
Qur’an 2:76 (Sahih International) Do you covet [the hope, O believers], that they would believe for you while a party of them used to hear the words of Allah and then distort the Torah after they had understood it while they were knowing?
The reality is that the claims of Muhammad – and by default, Islam – regarding the distortion of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures were proven false by the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in the Judean Desert’s Qumran caves between 1947 and 1956, which predate the Qur’an.
Despite the repeated validation of Hebrew and Christian scriptures from those scrolls (and archeology), Muslims persist in promoting the lies. For instance, Islam traces its monotheistic roots to Abraham and Ishmael, who Muhammad credited with establishing the Ka’bah in Mecca as the first place of worship for humanity.
Qu’ran 2:127-128 (Sahih International) 127 And [mention] when Abraham was raising the foundations of the House and [with him] Ishmael, [saying], “Our Lord, accept [this] from us. Indeed You are the Hearing, the Knowing. 128 Our Lord, and make us Muslims [in submission] to You and from our descendants a Muslim nation [in submission] to You. And show us our rites and accept our repentance. Indeed, You are the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.
Qur’an 3:95-97 (Sahih International) 95 Say, “Allah has told the truth. So follow the religion of Abraham, inclining toward truth; and he was not of the polytheists.” 96 Indeed, the first House [of worship] established for mankind was that at Makkah – blessed and a guidance for the worlds. 97 In it are clear signs [such as] the standing place of Abraham. And whoever enters it shall be safe…
Although Muhammad claimed his lineage connects to Abraham through Ishmael, the Qur’an doesn’t mention any of Ishmael’s sons, which are described in the Bible as his twelve tribes.
Instead, Muhammad claimed Islam’s heritage of messengers and prophets directly from the lineage of Isaac, as detailed in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, with the exception of Moses’ father-in-law Jethro who was a Midianite (also known as Ishmaelites Genesis 37:25-28).
There’s a reason for the biblical record. A quick study of the promises given to Abraham by the God of the Bible confirms the promises flow through Isaac, not Ishmael.
Genesis 17:15-16, 18-21 (ESV) 15 And God said to Abraham, “As for…Sarah… 16 I will bless her, and moreover, I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall become nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.”… 18 And Abraham said to God, “Oh that Ishmael might live before you!” 19 God said, “No, but Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his offspring after him. 20 As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I have blessed him and will make him fruitful and multiply him greatly. He shall father twelve princes, and I will make him into a great nation. 21 But I will establish my covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this time next year.”
More to the point, the eternal promises of Jehovah God originally given to Abraham flow from Abraham to Isaac, Jacob (renamed Israel), Judah, David, Solomon (who built the Temple of God in Jerusalem), and ultimately fulfilled through Jesus.
Genesis 49:8-10 (ESV) 8 “Judah, your brothers shall praise you; your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; your father’s sons shall bow down before you. 9 Judah is a lion’s cub… 10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until tribute comes to him; and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples…”
2 Chronicles 3:1 (ESV) Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah…
1 Kings 8:1-11 (ESV) 1 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel…to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion. … 6 Then the priests brought the ark of the covenant of the LORD to its place…in the Most Holy Place, underneath the wings of the cherubim. … 10 And when the priests came out of the Holy Place… 11 …the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD.
Matthew 1:1 (ESV) The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Matthew 5:17 (ESV) “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”
Revelation 5:5 (ESV) And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”
Revelation 19:11, 16 (ESV) 11 Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. … 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.
There is zero room in the promises of Jehovah God for Muhammad and his false god Allah!
Nonetheless, Muhammad embraced the portions of Hebrew and Christian scripture that were convenient to bolster his message while disparaging the portions that prove his claims false. For instance, Muhammad claimed Jesus is a messenger of Allah, yet not his son.
Qur’an 4:171 (Sahih International) O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, “Three”; desist – it is better for you. Indeed, Allah is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son...
At the same time, Muhammad claimed Jesus was created by the command of Allah, as also confirmed by the narrative of the announcement of Jesus to His mother Mary.
Qur’an 19:16-22 (Sahih International) 16 And mention, [O Muhammad], in the Book [the story of] Mary… 17 …We sent to her Our Angel… 18 She said, “Indeed, I seek refuge in the Most Merciful from you, [so leave me], if you should be fearing of Allah .” 19 He said, “I am only the messenger of your Lord to give you [news of] a pure boy.” 20 She said, “How can I have a boy while no man has touched me and I have not been unchaste?” 21 He said, “Thus [it will be]; your Lord says, ‘It is easy for Me, and We will make him a sign to the people and a mercy from Us. And it is a matter [already] decreed.’ ” 22 So she conceived…
According to sűra 19, Mary conceived Jesus at the command of Allah (just like sűra 4), meaning He is not the son of Mary’s husband Joseph. That is why, against Middle Eastern tradition, Jesus is always mentioned as the son of Mary rather than using the traditional “bin” referring to His father (i.e. Osama bin Laden).
Muhammad admitted Jesus was miraculously conceived, yet He is not considered Allah’s son. Why?
According to Muhammad, Jesus was simply a forerunner to Muhammad.
Qur’an 61:6 (Sahih International) And [mention] when Jesus, the son of Mary, said, “O children of Israel, indeed I am the messenger of Allah to you confirming what came before me of the Torah and bringing good tidings of a messenger to come after me, whose name is Ahmad.” But when he came to them with clear evidences, they said, “This is obvious magic.”
Jesus had to be diminished! There is a consistent strain throughout the Qur’an, the Hadith, and all Muslim tradition: Muhammad is supreme among all messengers and prophets of Allah. No one is superior to Muhammad, not even Moses, as proven by the tradition of Muhammad’s Isra (night journey to Jerusalem).
When I went (over the sixth heaven), there I saw Moses. … When I left him (i.e. Moses) he wept. Someone asked him, ‘What makes you weep?’ Moses said, ‘I weep because after me there has been sent (as Prophet) a young man whose followers will enter Paradise in greater numbers than my followers.’ …when I went (over the seventh heaven), there I saw Abraham.
Make no mistake: Muhammad was used by Satan to deceive the world into believing a lie. Muhammad was Satan’s messenger, not God’s. Jesus Christ is not a messenger of Allah. Jesus is the fulfillment of every scriptural promise of Jehovah God because He is God.
John 1:1, 14 (ESV) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. … 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 14:1, 6-7 (ESV) “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. … 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
For Muhammad to deny the deity of Jesus or His Sonship is the very definition of antichrist.
1 John 2:18, 21-25 (ESV) 18 Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour. … 21 I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth. 22 Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son. 23 No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also. 24 Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you too will abide in the Son and in the Father. 25 And this is the promise that he made to us—eternal life.
As John warned, the spirit of antichrist is already in the world today, and the kingdom of antichrist foretold in the book of Revelation will be a revived Islamic Caliphate.
For more detailed information, please watch the videos below.
Muhammad, Abraham, Ishmael, and Monotheism
Muhammad’s Troubled Childhood, His Quraysh Clan, and the Ka’bah
Muhammad’s Visitations, Revelations, and the Qur’an
Muhammad’s Night Journey (Isra), al-Aqsa Mosque, and Heaven
The Spirit of Antichrist, Kingdom of Antichrist, and the Day of Judgment