A multi part essay has just finished being posted which considers the Bible and the Qur'an / Koran.
The premise is a statement made on Chris Matthews’ TV show “Hardball” (while it was guest hosted by Chuck Todd) during a discussion of Terry Jones, Islam, Muslims, the Qur'an / Koran, Christians, the Bible and theology regarding divine inspiration.
The statement upon which focus is put was by Boddy Ghosh, the Deputy International Editor of “Time” magazine, who stated, in part:
With regards to Terry Jones—pastor of the Dove Outreach ministry and not the bloke from Monty Python—it was certainly interesting to watch the media that created the monster attempting to condemn the monster for being monstrous.
It's a hell of a start,
It could be made into a monster
If we all pull together as a team
—Pink Floyd, "Have a Cigar"
Hereinafter is the text of a very interesting article with a few comments of my own thrown in.
The articles is Spengler, “Wife-beating, sharia, and Western law,” Asia Times Online, May 25, 2010, Copyright 1999 - 2010 Asia Times Online (Holdings), Ltd.
In this segment we will find that the Qur'an denies that Muhammad was an intercessor, then the Hadith states that he actually was an intercessor and finally, the New Testament makes it clear that Jesus is the intercessor.
Surah 6:51, "And preach with this (Qur'an) to those who reverence the summoning before their Lord - they have none beside Him as a Lord and Master, nor an intercessor - that they may attain salvation."
Jesus' and Muhammad's Revelation and Mission
Here we will consider the vast differences between the manner in which Muhammad and Jesus understood their place in God's plan and their missions.
When Muhammad received his initial revelation he was alone in a cave. Subsequent revelations were received by Muhammad experiencing epileptic-like seizure-like fits with no one able to hear or see anything.
Islam considers both Muhammad and Jesus to have been prophets of Allah. This is an introduction to a ten part series which will consider their similarities and differences.
This essay is parsed thusly:
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Heavenly Bliss
Part 3: Virgin Birth Affirmed
Part 4: Regarding Wives
Part 5: Muhammad's Sins?
Part 6: Divinely Approved War and Curses
Part 7: Regarding Miracles
Part 8: Jesus' and Muhammad's Revelation and Mission
Part 9: Jesus' and Muhammad's Heavenly Journey
Part 10: Intercession
Roman Catholicism claims that all of its traditions, those teachings not found in the Bible, were the original teachings of the Apostles and were passed down through apostolic succession. However, anyone that has read Roman Catholic doctrine regarding these teachings will notice that there is no line of witnesses to be found.