One (of Many) Proofs That YHWH Did Not Send Muhammad
"In Islam, we don't have (sic) holy prophet, holy quran or holy other things."
This is one of the reasons why we know that Muhammad was not sent by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob: what Muhammad taught Muslims is not at all in line with God's previous revelations to His true prophets.
Holiness is one of the attributes of the God of our 3,500 year old Bible. This means that Yahweh God is "eternally separate and distinct from all impurity," in the words of theologian Dr. Bruce Ware. God never teaches men to sin in His Bible. Neither does He ever promote the violation of His moral law.
In the Bible, false prophets are those who lead God's People away from the truth of His Word. The Lord Jesus warns against following false prophets and describes them for us in this passage from the Gospel of Matthew:
15 “Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves.
16 You’ll recognize them by their fruit. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles?
17 In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit.
18 A good tree can’t produce bad fruit; neither can a bad tree produce good fruit.
19 Every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
20 So you’ll recognize them by their fruit." Matthew 7
Putting it bluntly, the good fruit Jesus speaks of is holiness while the bad fruit is sin. It is clear that the Bible and its God preach holiness, but what about Muhammad?
Muhammad taught his followers to practice things that no prophet of the Bible ever taught as a commandment of YHWH God. To name a few:
- polygamy (Surah 4:3, Sahih Bukhari 1:5:268)
- child marriage (Surah 65:4; Sahih Bukhari 5:58:234; 5:58:236, Sahih Muslim 8:3311; 31:5981, Sunan Abu Dawud 2:2116; 41:4915)
- bowing towards the Ka'aba or kissing the Black Stone (Surah 2:144; Sahih Bukhari 2:26:667; 2:26:657, Sahih Muslim 7:2912-2915)
- adultery (Surah 4:24, Sahih Bukhari 3:34:432; 3:46:718, Sahih Muslim 8:3373; 8:3432; 8:3433, Sunan Abu Dawud 2155)
- the abuse of women (Surah 4:34, Sahih Muslim 4:2127; 9:3506, Sunan Abu Dawud 11:2141)
While Muhammad may have claimed to have come from the line of Abrahamic prophets, the evidence proves otherwise. Even worse for Muslims, the Islamic sources show us that, not only were Muhammad and his god ignorant of basic Bible doctrines on sin and holiness, but they also promoted practices which the God of Abraham and Moses absolutely abhors and detests.
Muslims often ask why Christians can't accept their prophet Muhammad when they accept Muhammad's false version of Jesus. The answer is simple. All over the world today we see the fruit that is dropping from the tree Muhammad planted, much of it much even worse than what we have listed above.
Since Jesus never lies, we can take heart in the knowledge that the destiny of the Islamic tree is to be cut down and thrown into the fire, a fate which many of its victims are certainly looking forward to.