[quote=Booklover][font=Century Gothic]Why exactly do you not believe that Jesus was crucified?
because Allah tells us in the Quran, “and [because of] their statement (i.e., the jews’ saying) ‘indeed, we killed the messiah, jesus son of mary, Allah’s messenger.’ and they did not kill him, and they did not crucify him, however, it seemed so to them and indeed, those who differed in it are surely in doubt about it. they do not have any knowledge of it, except [that they are] followers of speculation and they did not kill him, with certainty.” (4:157)
[quote=hlgomez]A great error of Muhammad. How will you then believe Muhammad? He didn’t even walk on earth with Jesus.
As for the Apostles, they are more credible witnesses than Muhammad because they’ve seen Him, heard Him, touched Him, appeared to them after his resurrection. They were his personal friends. As for Muhammad? N-O-N-E of the above. He just wrote what he knows, not what he saw and heard.
well, since prophet muhammad received the Quran from Allah, the error must be His, huh? prophet muhammad didn’t write the Quran and i’ve already provided sufficient evidence of his being illiterate.
as for these “apostles” who are they? as i mentioned in the other thread, their identities (i.e., who they were, where they were born, their upbringings, their times of death, their trustworthiness, truthfulness and reliability, etc.) aren’t fully known. that doesn’t really make for credible witnesses now, does it? first names are no where sufficient enough to identify a person… as for your claim that they all were his personal friends, wasn’t john supposed to be a greek who wasn’t even alive during jesus’ time?
[quote=hlgomez]I thought Muhammad is greater prophet than Jesus. In the above sense, Jesus is in heaven while Muhammad is in his grave?
and being dead in one’s grave automatically makes one lesser than someone who is still alive? what kind of reasoning and logic is that? prophet muhammad’s companions are greater than any of the muslims alive… just as prophet jesus’ companions are greater than anyone of his followers that came after them. prophet muhammad is the greatest of the prophets and messengers because of the message he brought and who he was sent to give it to. he is the greatest because he fulfilled his mission in such a short amount of time (23 years), whereas other propehts and messengers took a lot longer to fulfil theirs (i.e., noah who called his people for 900+ years) and he is the greatest due to the number of blessings bestowed upon him by his Lord.
[quote=hlgomez]Allah must have highly favored Jesus over Muhammad, therefore, Jesus is the Great Prophet! You must then pray to Jesus, don’t you?
for argument’s sake, let’s say your reasoning and logic were legit here and you’re correct, muhammad is a lesser prophet than jesus. we muslims would still not pray to jesus as we don’t pray to any created being. we pray to Allah and to Allah alone, we still wouldn’t be claiming He has a son or that He was one of three or anything like that.