A false religion - for many reasons

5)  How do we know Jesus or Mohammed heard from God? 

In the Bible, people other than Jesus heard God talk to Jesus.  Jesus performed miracles as signs and wonders to prove to the people He was sent from God - which the Quran acknowledges (5:110).   


Shakir - [5.110] When Allah will say: O Isa son of Marium! Remember My favor on you and on your mother, when I strengthened you with the holy Spirit, you spoke to the people in the cradle and when of old age, and when I taught you the Book and the wisdom and the Taurat and the Injeel; and when you determined out of clay a thing like the form of a bird by My permission, then you breathed into it and it became a bird by My permission, and you healed the blind and the leprous by My permission; and when you brought forth the dead by My permission; and when I withheld the children of Israel from you when you came to them with clear arguments, but those who disbelieved among them said: This is nothing but clear enchantment.

Asad - [5. 110] Lo! God will say: O Jesus, son of Mary! Remember the blessings which I bestowed upon thee and they mother - how I strengthened thee with holy inspiration, so that thou couldst speak unto men in thy cradle, and as a grown man; and how I imparted unto thee revelation and wisdom, including the Torah and the Gospel; and how by My leave thou didst create out of clay, as it were, the shape of [thy followers’] destiny, and then didst breathe into it, so that it might become, by My leave, [their] destiny; and how thou didst heal the blind and the leper by My leave, and how thou didst raise the dead by My leave; and how I prevented the children of Israel from harming thee when thou camest unto them with all evidence of the truth, and [when] those of them who were bent on denying the truth were saying, ‘This is clearly nothing but deception!’”


Mohammed never claimed to perform miracles.  Mohammed claims he heard the angel Gabriel, but where is the proof.  Nobody else heard the angel except Mohammed.  So how do we know Mohammed was God’s final prophet?  The unbelievers in Mecca asked this exact question.  In Suras 13:7, 13:27 and 29:50, the unbelievers demand a sign from Allah as proof that Mohammed is really who he says he is.   


Sura 13:7 - Sahih International:  “And those who disbelieved say, "Why has a sign not been sent down to him from his Lord?" You are only a warner, and for every people is a guide.”

Sura 29:50 - Sahih International: "But they say, "Why are not signs sent down to him from his Lord?" Say, "The signs are only with Allah , and I am only a clear warner."

Sura 13:27 - Sahih International: “And those who disbelieved say, "Why has a sign not been sent down to him from his Lord?" Say, [O Muhammad], "Indeed, Allah leaves astray whom He wills and guides to Himself whoever turns back [to Him] -”


Mohammed answers in several ways.  In Sura 13:2-4, the Quran recounts the wonders of God’s creation as a sign to the unbelievers.  But this only proves that God created these wonders.  They do not prove Mohammed is the prophet.  

Another answer is in Sura 29:51:


Sahih International: “And is it not sufficient for them that We revealed to you the Book which is recited to them? Indeed in that is a mercy and reminder for a people who believe.”


So Mohammed is saying that the Quran is his proof. This is a meaningless answer. This is like YOU telling everyone you are God’s final prophet. When everyone demands proof you are sent from God, you write a book that says you are God’s final prophet and present this book you just wrote as proof. 

Another interesting response is in Sura 13:31 which says even if there was power in the Quran by which “the dead were made to speak.” the unbelievers wouldn’t believe and are doomed to never ending calamity. 


Sahih International: “And if there was any qur'an by which the mountains would be removed or the earth would be broken apart or the dead would be made to speak, [it would be this Qur'an], but to Allah belongs the affair entirely. Then have those who believed not accepted that had Allah willed, He would have guided the people, all of them? And those who disbelieve do not cease to be struck, for what they have done, by calamity - or it will descend near their home - until there comes the promise of Allah. Indeed, Allah does not fail in [His] promise.”

Shakir: “And even if there were a Quran with which the mountains were made to pass away, or the earth were travelled over with it, or the dead were made to speak thereby; nay! the commandment is wholly Allah's, Have not yet those who believe known that if Allah please He would certainly guide all the people? And (as for) those who disbelieve, there will not cease to afflict them because of what they do a repelling calamity, or it will alight close by their abodes, until the promise of Allah comes about; surely Allah will not fail in (His) promise.”



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