Bible About Muhammad

Chapter One : Christian Muslim Responses Debate on TV At the end of the debate -
"Christianity and Islam" - which appeared on the SABC-TV program
"Cross Questions" on Sunday 5th June 1983, the Chairman, Mr. Bill

Chalmers commented: "I think it can be said from this discussion that there
is, at present, somewhat more accommodation on the Islamic side for the founder
of Christianity than there is on the Christian side for the founder of Islam.

What the significance of that is, we leave it to you, the viewer, to determine,
but I do think you will agree that it is a good thing that we are talking
together." "Bill" as he is popularly addressed, without any
formalities, on all his programs, by all his panelists, is extremely charming
and stupendous in his humility. He is a picture of what the Holy Quran portrays
of a good Christian: "...And nearest among them in love to the believers
wilt thou find those who say: 'We are Christians': because among these are men
devoted to learning and men who have renounced the world. And they are not
arrogant." (The Holy Quran 5:82) Jesus - His Status Were the Muslims on the
panel trying to placate the viewers out policy, deceit or diplomacy? Nothing of
the kind! They were only articulating what God Almighty had commanded them to
say in the Holy Quran. As Muslims, they had no choice. They had said in so many
words: "We Muslims believe, that Jesus was one of the mightiest messengers
of God that he was the Christ, that he was born miraculously without any male
intervention (which many modern-day Christians do not believe today), that he
gave life to the dead by God's permission and that he healed those born blind
and the lepers by god's permission. In fact, no Muslim is a Muslim if he or she
does not believe in Jesus!" Pleasant Surprise Over 90% of the people who
witnessed this debate must have been pleasantly, but skeptically, surprised.

They might have not believed their ears. They must have surmised that the

Muslims were playing to the gallery - that they were trying to curry favor with
their fellow Christian countrymen; that if the Muslims would say a few good
words about Jesus, then in reciprocation the Christians might say a few good
words about Muhammed (may the peace and the blessings of God be upon all His
righteous servants, Moses, Jesus, Muhammed...etc.); that I scratch your back and
you scratch my back - which would be a sham or hypocrisy. Hate Cultivated We
cannot blame the Christians for their skepticism. They have been so learned for
centuries. They were trained to think the worst of the man Muhammed, salla Allah
u alihi wa sallam, and his religion. How aptly did Thomas Carlyle say about his

Christian brethren over a hundred and fifty years ago: "The lies which
well-meaning zeal has heaped round this man (Muhammed) are disgraceful to
ourselves only." We Muslims are partly responsible for this. We have not
done anything substantial to remove the cobwebs. Ocean of Christianity South

Africa is an ocean of Christianity. If Libya boasts the highest percentage of

Muslims on the continent of Africa, then the Republic of South Africa would also
be entitled to boast the highest percentage of Christians. In this ocean of

Christianity the R.S.A. - the Muslims are barely 2% of the total population. We
are a voteless minority - numerically, we count for nothing; politically, we
count for nothing; and economically, one white man, as Oppenheimer, could buy
out the whole lot of us, lock, stock and barrel. So if we had feigned to
appease, we might be excused. But no! We must proclaim our Master's Will; we
must declare the Truth, whether we liked it or not. In the words of Jesus:
"Seek ye the truth, and the truth shall set you free" (John 8:32).

Chapter Two : Jesus in the Quran Christians Unaware The Christian does not know
that the true spirit of charity which the Muslim displays, always, towards Jesus
and his mother Mary spring from the fountainhead of his faith - the Holy Quran.

He does not know that the Muslim does not take the holy name of Jesus, in his
own language, without saying Eesa, alaihi assalam ("Jesus, peace be upon
him") The Christian does not know that in the Holy Quran Jesus is mentioned
twenty five times. For example: "We gave Jesus, the son of Mary, clear
signs and strengthened him with the Holy Spirit" (The Holy Quran 2:87)
"O Mary! God giveth