In my opinion Muhammad should not or is not an anti Christ but the savior of humanity. Michael Hart, 1976. Michael Hart is a mathematician who authored a book titled one hundred most influential men in history. Michael Hart is a Christian and a catholic who wanted to list men according to hierarchy, from number one to hundred based on their way of life. He ranked the PROPHET (PBUH) first. When challenged as to why he didn’t rank Jesus (PBUH) whom he believed to be his personal Lord and savior as number one. He replied saying “it is this unparallel circular religion instances which entitled Muhammad to be the most Influential simple figure”.
After PROPHET Muhammad, Saint Paul was ranked second and Jesus third. Michael Hart’s reason for ranking Jesus below Saint Paul was because both Jesus and Saint Paul shares the credibility of founding the religion called Christianity.
Researches later revealed that Saint Paul is the founder of the religion call Christianity, as it was never Jesus Christ himself, with evidences embedded in the bible. Acts of apostle 11:26 is enough evidence that Jesus never founded Christianity. And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. As Muslims, we have to be grateful to Allah for being a Muslim.
Now I say As salamum alaykum waramatullahi wabarakatuh, which was also the teaching of Jesus as found in Luke10:5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. In Hebrew it means “salom alaykum” and the practice of Jesus as evident in book of Luke 24:36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
When he went to his disciples after the acclaimed crucifixion mark 14:50 And they all forsook him, and fled. Now if the disciples of Jesus can confess that they are not there when Jesus was about to be killed, so then who are those giving us false story on his crucifixion?.
In Qur’an 4:157
وَقَوْلِهِمْ إِنَّا قَتَلْنَا ٱلْمَسِيحَ عِيسَى ٱبْنَ مَرْيَمَ رَسُولَ ٱللَّهِ وَمَا قَتَلُوهُ وَمَا صَلَبُوهُ وَلَٰكِن شُبِّهَ لَهُمْ ۚ وَإِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ ٱخْتَلَفُوا۟ فِيهِ لَفِى شَكٍّۢ مِّنْهُ ۚ مَا لَهُم بِهِۦ مِنْ عِلْمٍ إِلَّا ٱتِّبَاعَ ٱلظَّنِّ ۚ وَمَا قَتَلُوهُ يَقِينًۢا
And their saying: Surely we have killed the Messiah, Eesa son of Mariam, the apostle of Allah; and they did not kill him nor did they crucify him, but it appeared to them so (like Isa) and most surely those who differ therein are only in a doubt about it; they have no knowledge respecting it, but only follow a conjecture, and they killed him not for sure.
Still on Luke 24:36 if Jesus had said that, Then it is the Muslims that are on the right path and if following the path of Jesus is what is called worship, then Muslims are now Christian than the Christians, because we follow and practice what Jesus did.
The Christian’s act of worship I.e. dancing clapping and singing was not reported to have being practiced or taught by Jesus anywhere in the Bible. The Bible even cursed those engaged in these kind of worship mode as found in Ezekiel 25:6 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast clapped thine hands, and stamped with the feet, and rejoiced in heart with all thy despite against the land of Israel; and it was documented in the Bible that Jesus believe in the oneness of God. Mark 12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: which is the first pillar of Islam. Allahu Akbar!
What is the true message of Jesus?
Did Jesus came with Christianity or Islam??
Who are the true followers of Jesus (is it Muslims or Christians)??
Let check Mathew 7:21-23;
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Now, what amuses me is seeing Christians going to church claiming they are doing evangelism when Jesus said in Mark 7:6-9
6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
So all this work of evangelism they are doing today is not what Jesus Christ taught. He already said in Mathew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Which means we Muslims that believe in only one God (Allah) are on the same path as Jesus. Now, what is the will of the Father?
#Believe in oneness of God which Jesus also taught in Mathew 19:16-17 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
We have many Christians calling Jesus mighty God, does Jesus deserve our worship? No where in the Bible will you find where Jesus said worship me. If we ask our Christian breathren,they will not be able to defend it.
In the book of John 20:17 when Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene, Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I have not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God. Meaning when Jesus was on the surface of the earth he believed he is not God.
Another confirmation of this is John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. And
John13:16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. As we can see Jesus claimed himself a servant not God which the Christians say he is.
Why do Christian always claim john 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Second pillar (As solah) Nehemiah 8:4-6 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam. And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people) and when he opened it, all the people stood up. And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.
Obviously the first paragraph talked about how we Muslims usually stand in a rows when we want to observe our solah while Ezra who was on the pulpit representing the imam and others as the congregation.
The second paragraph says Ezra opened a book and read saying he was all above people that represent the suratul fathia we recite.
While the third paragraph says they all said Ameen, Alhamdulilah that is what Muslims also say at the back of the imam after the recitation of suratul fathia, also Nehemiah said they lift their hand and they bowed their head. What proof again are we looking for when it is already in the Bible?
Also, in Mathew 26:39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
Third pillar (Az-za’kat); Mark 12:41-43 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:
Fourth pillar (Sawn Ramadan); Jeremiah 36:9 And it came to pass in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, in the ninth month, that they proclaimed a fast before the LORD to all the people in Jerusalem, and to all the people that came from the cities of Judah unto Jerusalem.
During this time there is no calendar to calculate the ninth month but with the greatness of Allah after calculation and the arrival of calendar it the same month as Ramadan
And the last pillar (Hajj); In Isiah 2:2-3 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Isiaha 2:3 emphasise on Muslims when on Hajj saying “LABAIKA HUMA LABAIK, LABAIKA SHERIKA LAKA LABAIK INNA IL HAMDA WA NA’AMATA LAKAWAL MULK LASHIERIKALK”
Now who are the followers of Jesus??? Obviously it is the Muslims because we follow and do everything that Jesus did in the Bible thus Christians dancing and singing as an act of worship is not even in the Bible rather, people who engage in this act was reported to have been cursed in Ezekiel 25:6-7 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast clapped thine hands, and stamped with the feet, and rejoiced in heart with all thy despite against the land of Israel; Behold, therefore I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and will deliver thee for a spoil to the heathen; and I will cut thee off from the people, and I will cause thee to perish out of the countries: I will destroy thee; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.
Finally a prophesy in Zephaniah 3:9 clearly states that a time will come when a pure language will be given to the world, and they will all serve God in one accord. Allahu Akbar. Today, it is only in Islam you can find such unity of worship across all tribes and nation.
So what other evidence do we have to give? Come to Islam, Let’s worship the one True God who deserves our worship. ALHAMDULILLAH FOR BEING A MUSLIM.
Credit: AbdulAzeez Afiu Otolowo
Compiled by: Nafysah