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PostSubject: Islam vs Christianity   Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:38 pm

Muhammad vs Jesus

Muhammad said Allah hates those who don't accept Islam. (Qur'an 30:45, 3:32, 22:38)
Jesus said God loves everyone. (John 3:16)

Muhammad said "I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah" (Muslim 1:33)
Jesus said "He who lives by the sword will die by the sword." (Matthew 26:52)

Muhammad stoned women for adultery. (Muslim 4206)
Jesus said "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." (John 8:7)

Muhammad permitted stealing from unbelievers. (Bukhari 44:668, Ibn Ishaq 764)
Jesus said "Thou shalt not steal." (Matthew 19:18)

Muhammad permitted lying. (Sahih Muslim 6303, Bukhari 49:857)
Jesus said "Thou shalt not bear false witness." (Matthew 19:18)

Muhammad owned and traded slaves. (Sahih Muslim 3901)
Jesus neither owned nor traded slaves.

Muhammad beheaded 800 Jewish men and boys. (Sahih Muslim 4390)
Jesus beheaded no one.

Muhammad murdered those who insulted him. (Bukhari 56:369, 4:241)
Jesus preached forgiveness. (Matthew 18:21-22, 5:38)

Muhammad said "If then anyone transgresses the prohibition against you, Transgress ye likewise against him" (Qur'an 2:194)
Jesus said "If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also." (Matthew 5:39)

Muhammad said Jihad in the way of Allah elevates one's position in Paradise by a hundred fold. (Muslim 4645)
Jesus said "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called Sons of God" (Matthew 5:9)

Muhammad married 13 wives and kept sex slaves. (Bukhari 5:268, Qur'an 33:50)
Jesus Was celibate.

Muhammad slept with a 9-year-old child. (Sahih Muslim 3309, Bukhari 58:236)
Jesus did not have sex with children.

Muhammad ordered the murder of women. (Ibn Ishaq 819, 995)
Jesus never harmed a woman.

Muhammad said "O you who believe! Fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness." (Qur'an 9:123)
Jesus said "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." (Matthew 5:5)

Muhammad ordered 65 military campaigns and raids in his last 10 years. (Ibn Ishaq )
Jesus ordered no military campaigns, nor offered any approval of war or violence.

Muhammad killed captives taken in battle. (Ibn Ishaq 451)
Jesus never took captives. Never killed anyone.

Muhammad encouraged his men to rape enslaved women. (Abu Dawood 2150, Qur'an 4:24)
Jesus never encouraged rape. Never enslaved women.

Muhammad demanded captured slaves and a fifth of all other loot taken in war. (Qur'an 8:41)
Jesus said "The Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve." (Matthew 20:28)

Muhammad was never tortured, but tortured others. (Muslim 4131, Ibn Ishaq 436, 595, 734, 764)
Jesus suffered torture, but never tortured anyone.

Muhammad said "And fight them until there is no more persecution and religion is only for Allah" (Qur'an 8:39)
Jesus said "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" (Matthew 5:44)

Muhammad blessed the brutal murder of a half-blind man (al-Tabari 1440)
Jesus healed a blind man (Mark 8:28)

Muhammad ordered a slave to build the very pulpit from which he preached Islam. (Bukhari 47:743)
Jesus washed his disciples feet. (John 13:5)

Muhammad: What are the Greatest Commandments? "Belief in Allah and Jihad in His cause" (Muslim 1:149)
Jesus: What are the Greatest Commandments? "Love God and love thy neighbor as thyself." (Matthew 22:34-40)

Muhammad demanded the protection of armed bodyguards, even in a house of worship (Qur'an 4:102)
Jesus chastised anyone attempting to defend him with force. (John 18:10-12)

Muhammad died fat and wealthy from what was taken from others in war or demanded from others in tribute.
Jesus demanded nothing for himself. Died without possessions.

Muhammad advocated crucifying others. (Qur'an 5:33, Muslim 16:4131)
Jesus was crucified himself.

Muhammad: According to his followers: Had others give their lives for him. (Sahih Muslim 4413)
Jesus: According to his followers: Gave his life for others. (John 18:11 and elsewhere)

Differences between the teachings of Islam and Christianity

The Qur'an: External sources (the Hadith and Sira) necessary for translating the Qur'an.
The Bible: Historical context contained within the text of the Bible.

The Qur'an: Must know Arabic in order to "fully understand" the Qur'an (according to Muslim apologists).
The Bible: Universal. Can be translated into other languages without excessive commentary.

The Qur'an: Chronological progression of the Quran is from peace to violence.
The Bible: Chronological progression of the Bible is from violence to peace.

The Qur'an: The words 'torture' and 'punishment' appear six times more often in the Quran than in the New Testament.
The Bible: The word 'love' appears five times more often in the New Testament than in the Qur'an.

The Qur'an: Contains not a single original moral value.
The Bible: The 'Sermon on the Mount' and others.

The Qur'an: Suffering is an excuse for violent revenge and establishment of Islam by force "And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers]...and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah." (Qur'an 2:191)
The Bible: Suffering builds character "We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" (Romans 5:4)

The Qur'an: Emphasis on this World "And Allah has made you heirs to their land and their dwellings and their property" (Qur'an 33:27)
The Bible: Emphasis on the Next "Mine is not a kingdom of this world" (John 18:36, see also Luke 14:33)

The Qur'an: Kill, convert or subjugate Christians and Jews. (Qur'an 9:29)
The Bible: Share one's faith with gentleness and respect. (1 Peter 3:15)

The Qur'an: Martyrs as Killers "Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for their (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain" (Qur'an 9:111)
The Bible: Martyrs as Martyrs "As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter" (Romans 8:36)

The Qur'an: Killing Apostates "They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them" (Qur'an 4:89, also Bukhari 52:260, 83:37...)
The Bible: Letting God Judge Apostates "For we know Him that has said, 'Vengeance belongs unto me, I will recompense,' says the Lord. And again, 'The Lord shall judge his people'" (Hebrews 10:25-30)

The Qur'an: Punishment "Let not compassion move you from carrying out God's law..." (Qur'an 24:2)
The Bible: Mercy "Love is patient. Love is kind... It keeps no record of wrongs" (1 Corinthians 13:4-5)

The Qur'an: Charity and Non-Believers. Mercy toward fellow Muslims - ruthlessness toward unbelievers. Muslims are warned not to befriend those outside the faith. They must even ensure that their charity tithe (zakat)
stays within their own identity group. (Qur'an 48:29, 3:28, Sharia)
The Bible: Charity and Non-Believers. Christians are specifically told that even those who hate them are entitled to kindness and charity. They should be loved and cared for as surely as any fellow believer. (Mark 10:25-37)

The Qur'an: The Qur'an explicitly instructs men to beat disobedient wives. (Qur'an 4:34, Sahih Muslim 2127)
The Bible: "Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them." (No permission to beat women) (Colossians 3:19)

The Qur'an: Explicitly allows Muslim men to rape their female slaves, even those already married. (Qur'an 4:24, 70:29-30, 23:5-6...)
The Bible: Tells masters and slaves to serve each other as if serving God. (Ephesians 6:7-9)

The Qur'an: Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those who are with him are ruthless to the unbelievers" (Qur'an 48:29)
The Bible: "Do good to them that hate you" (Luke 6:27)

The Qur'an: Allah wills those that stray and are lost (Qur'an 16:93)
The Bible: God wants all people saved (1 Timothy 2:4)

The Qur'an: Warns Against Questioning Faith. (Qur'an 5:101-102)
The Bible: Welcomes Intellectual Challenge. (1 Peter 3:15)

The Qur'an: Violence as Virtue "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not." (Qur'an 2:216)
The Bible: Violence as Sin "Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: 'It is mine to avenge; I will repay,' says the Lord. On the contrary: 'If your enemy is hungry, feed him... '" (Romans 12:19-20)

The Qur'an: Hell for unbelief. Good deeds count for naught (Qur'an 18:102-107)
The Bible: Hell for bad deeds and the failure to do what is right (Romans 2:6-8, Matthew 16:27, Matthew 25:41-45)

The Qur'an: Judging "Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites! Be harsh with them..." (Qur'an 9:73)
The Bible: Judge Not "For when you pass judgment on another person, you condemn yourself..." (Romans 2:1)

The Qur'an: Taking wealth from others "Allah promiseth you much booty that ye will capture..." (Qur'an 48:20)
The Bible: Working for and giving wealth to others "The thief must no longer steal but must work hard and do what is good with his own hands, so that he might have something to give to the needy." (Ephesians 4:28)

The Qur'an: Calls down Allah's curse on Christians and those of other religions. (Qur'an 9:30)
The Bible: Calls down God's blessing on those who curse Christians. (Matthew 5:44)

The Qur'an: Arrogance & Privilege "Ye are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind" (Qur'an 3:110)
The Bible: Humility & Servitude "If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all." (Mark 9:35)

The Qur'an: "O you who believe! do not take My enemy and your enemy for friends: Would you offer them love while they deny what has come to you of the truth? (Qur'an 60:1)
The Bible: "Love your enemies..." (Luke 6:27)

Early Christians vs early Muslims

Muhammad's companions lived as warriors.
Jesus' disciples lived like harmless hippies.

Muhammad's companions slew and persecuted religious minorities.
Jesus' disciples were slain and persecuted as a religious minority.

Muhammad's companions: Emphasis on Jihad (the way of Muhammad) "He who fights that Allah's word should be superior fights in Allah's cause" (Bukhari 53:355)
Jesus' disciples: Emphasis on Evangelism (the way of Jesus) "Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" (Matthew 15:16)

Muhammad's companions attacked and conquered the populations in parts of 28 modern countries in just the first three decades following Muhammad's death.
Jesus' disciples did not resort to violence of any sort, despite tremendous persecution.

Muhammad's companions declared holy war on the people of five major world religions in just the first 100 years following Muhammad's death.
Jesus' disciples went centuries without declaring 'holy war'.

Muhammad's companions plundered and lived off the wealth of others.
Jesus' disciples gave away their possessions to those in need. (Acts 2:44-45)

Muhammad's companions captured and enslaved non-Muslim people.
Jesus' disciples considered themselves to be slaves of others.

Muhammad's companions waged war to keep members from leaving the religion. Put apostates to death.
Jesus' disciples no record of aggression toward apostates.

Muhammad's own family members quickly fell into armed warfare against each other.
Jesus' disciples never resorted to violence against one another (or anyone else).

Muhammad's companions: First 240 Years: 11 of the first 32 caliphs were murdered by fellow Muslims.
Jesus' disciples: First 240 Years: 14 of the first 25 popes were martyred by pagans (none by fellow Christians).

Muhammad's companions: Caliphs were polygamous and maintained harems of hundreds of captured sex slaves.
Jesus' disciples: Popes were expected to be celibate.

Muhammad's companions: Islamic mosques sustained by taxes forced from subjugated non-Muslims (the jizya).
Jesus' disciples: Christian churches sustained by voluntary tithes from Christians.

Differences between the worlds of Islam and Christianity

Muslim Legacy: Countries that Muslims want to escape from.
Christian Legacy: Countries that Muslims want to escape to.

Muslim Legacy: Madrassahs that indoctrinate Muslim children with bigotry and terror.
Christian Legacy: Mission schools that teach reading and writing to Christians and Muslims alike.

Muslim Legacy: Suicide bombings for Allah.
Christian Legacy: No suicide bombings for Jesus.

Muslim Legacy: International terror organizations.
Christian Legacy: International charities.

Muslim Legacy: No formal charities for non-Muslims.
Christian Legacy: Leading provider of disaster relief to Muslims.

Muslim Legacy: Murder of aid workers.
Christian Legacy: Supply of aid workers.

Muslim Legacy: Christians in jail for apostasy or blasphemy.
Christian Legacy: Religious freedom.

Muslim Legacy: Modern-day slavery in the name of Islam.
Christian Legacy: Abolition in the name of Christianity.

Muslim Legacy: Muslim clerics who engage in or condone terrorism.
Christian Legacy: Christian clerics murdered each year by terror groups rife with Muslim clerics.

Muslim Legacy: Daily religious violence against Hindus.
Christian Legacy: None.

Muslim Legacy: Daily religious violence against Jews.
Christian Legacy: None.

Muslim Legacy: Daily religious violence against Buddhists.
Christian Legacy: None.

Muslim Legacy: Daily religious violence against Muslims.
Christian Legacy: None.

Muslim Legacy: Ritual slitting of animals' throats.
Christian Legacy: Ending of animal sacrifice.

Muslim Legacy: Religion.
Christian Legacy: Technology & Medicine.

Muslim Legacy: Censorship.
Christian Legacy: Freedom of speech.

Muslim Legacy: Intolerance for criticism of Islam.
Christian Legacy: Tolerance for religious dissent.

Muslim Legacy: Restricting other religions from preaching faith.
Christian Legacy: Allowing all religions the same right to evangelize.

Muslim Legacy: Conversions allowed to Islam only.
Christian Legacy: Freedom of conscience.

Muslim Legacy: Converts to Christianity beheaded.
Christian Legacy: No dead converts to Islam.

Muslim Legacy: Most famous Muslim: Osama bin Laden.
Christian Legacy: Most famous Christian: The Pope.
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