A QUICK RESPONSE TO IMAM SULAIMAN A CHRISTIAN CONVERT, CLAIMING JESUS (AS) IS SUPERIOR THAN MUAHMMAD (SA)


A video surfaced on internet where some so called ex-Muslim was trying to prove that Prophet Jesus was superior (God forbids) than Prophet Muhammad (saw), and the arguments presented by him (from Holy Quran as he said) are as written below:

(We consider Jesus (as) a pious and honored Prophet of God, the explanation given below is just a response to some really ignorant claims made by some juvenile Christian convert)

1) The name of Prophet Muhammad (saw) is mentioned in the Holy Quran on 4 places and the name of Jesus (as) is mentioned in 25 places. (Hence proves Jesus is superior than Muhammad (sa) )
2) There is only one name of woman mentioned in the Holy Quran and that is Maryam, the mother of Jesus. On the other hand Prophet Muhammad’s (saw) mother, wife or children are not mentioned at all. Even a chapter of the Holy Quran is called “Maryam”.
3) The Holy Quran chapter 3 verse 34 says “Maryam was born without original sin, she never committed any sin and she was ever virgin.
4) Chapter 50 verse 23 says that she went to heaven with her physical body, and the assumption is written in the Quran.
5) Chapter 3 verse 45 to 55 makes ten points about Jesus, Quran says:
a) Kalimatullah which means “Word of God”
b) Roohullah which means “Spirit of God”
c) Eesa al Masih which means “Jesus Christ”
d) Jesus spoke when he was very small like 2 days old after his birth
e) Jesus created alive birds with mud so he can give life
f) Jesus cured blind and people with leprosy
g) Jesus gave life to dead people
h) Jesus went to Heaven, he is still alive and will come again
None of the above is said for Muhammad (saw) so it proves that Jesus is a prophet greater than Muhammad (saw)
6) God created universe through “Word” which means “Word is creator” and because Jesus is Word of God so he is a creator.
Let me briefly answer the points one by one:
1) If mentioning a name the most is the criterion for superiority or inferiority then Hazrat Musa is the one who was mentioned in the Holy Quran for 136 times. For argument’s sake if we accept that mentioning a name in the Holy Quran decides a prophet’s rank then I would like you to reflect on the fact below:
As we are talking about the facts given in the Holy Quran and Holy Quran says “And there is no people to whom a Warner has not been sent” which means there were thousands of Prophets sent. Only about 25 Prophets are mentioned in the Holy Quran, what about the rest of prophets? Even “Iblis” (Devils) is mentioned eleven times in the Holy Quran. Does it make “The Devil” superior than the rest of Prophets? (God forbids). Following are some names of pagan gods which are mentioned in the Holy Quran:
Al-Lat (* Q 53:19), Al-‘Uzzā (* Q 53:19), Manat(* Q 53:19)
Does the fact that they were mentioned by Holy Quran make them superior to thousands of those prophets who were never mentioned in the Holy Quran?
There is a well known custom in the world that a person is known to be the most respectable if he has more titles attached to his name while an ordinary person is called by the name only. Hazrat Muhammad (saw) has been granted more than 30 titles in the Holy Quran and famously 99 names.
Another thing is that when Allah is talking to Prophet Mohammed(saw) directly there is no need for Prophet(saw) to be mentioned by name but when Allah is referring to Prophet Mohammed(saw) as an example or directly talking to other human about Prophet(saw) only then the name is mentioned in Quranic verse.
And finally one needs to understand that Jesus is a Prophet who had a very weak personality if read only in the Bible, if the Holy Quran had not strengthened his prophet hood, he would have emerged as a sinner according to Bible, so it is a favor which Quran did by mentioning his name.
2) Second objection was that there is only one name of woman mentioned in the Holy Quran and that is Maryam, the mother of Jesus. On the other hand Prophet Muhammad’s (saw) mother, wife or children are not mentioned at all. Even a chapter of the Holy Quran is called “Maryam”.
Before answering this I would like to present the character of Hazrat Maryam according to Bible which will determine that if Quran had not cleared her from the allegations leveled against her, what her personality would look like. Bible says:
And it was told him by certain which said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee. And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it. (Luke 8:20-21)
And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee. And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren? And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother. (Mark 3:32-35)
There are other references but this will suffice to project a picture of Mary (as) in Bible that she was not a righteous woman and even did not believe in Jesus. And this is not all, she was labeled with the most heinous blame any woman can carry that she has committed fornication and Jesus is not a lawful son (God forbids) (Encyclopedia Britannica) . Jewish Encyclopedia even said that Jesus was an unlawful child of a Roman soldier “Sapinthra” (God forbids).
These are the circumstances which caused Allah the Almighty to declare that she was not a woman of bad character but a pious one, now praising someone and freeing someone from an allegation are much different things, here mar (as) has been freed from a long and dreadful accusation by Holy Quran and no woman in the family of Holy Prophet (saw) faced such humiliation that is why none of them is mentioned so clearly. The accusation was so severe against Hazrat Maryam that Allah the Almighty had to dedicate a whole chapter to refute and defend the honor of Hazrat Maryam.
When an accused is set free by court that does not make him an honorable person but the one who has never been to court for any accusation is considered most respected and honorable.
3) The third point which was raised in video was that the Holy Quran chapter 3 verse 34 says “Maryam was born without original sin, she never committed any sin and she was ever virgin.
I will just write the original verse from Quran “Allah did choose Adam and Noah and the family of Abraham and the family of ‘Imran above all peoples. A race, co-related with one another. And Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing” (chapter 3 verse 34-35)
I hope no more explanation is needed as there is nothing of the sort falsely narrated in video.
4) Chapter 50 verse 23 says that she went to heaven with her physical body, and the assumption is written in the Quran.
Another false statement as the verse mentioned above has nothing of the sort, the verse reads:
“‘Thou wast heedless of this; now We have removed from thee thy veil, and sharp is thy sight this day. And his companion will say, ‘This is what I have of the record ready.” The verse itself is enough to prove the unawareness of so-called Imam Sulaiman.
5) Chapter 3 verse 45 to 55 makes ten points about Jesus, Quran says:
a) Kalimatullah which means “Word of God” (This is not said about Muhammad (sa) )
“KALIMATULLAH” is a phrase used in the Holy Quran and bear no more significance than other title given to various companions of Holy Prophet (sa). I will just write one example here from the Holy Quran:
Say, ‘If the ocean became ink for the words of my Lord, surely, the ocean would be exhausted before the words of my Lord came to an end, even though We brought the like thereof as further help.’ (Surah Al-Kahaf: 110)
Here the word “Kalimah” is used for almost everything in the universe.
(For further details you can see five volume commentary of the Holy Quran from page :394)
b) Roohullah which means “Spirit of God”
Nowhere in the given verses is the title of “Ruhullah” given to Jesus. Some other places in Holy Quran mention this title but again if you read the Holy Quran it says that everyone is actually Ruhullah as is said:
Then He fashioned him and breathed into him of His spirit. And He has given you ears, and eyes, and hearts. But little thanks do you give! [32:10]
c) Eesa al Masih which means “Jesus Christ”
As mentioned above, Allah the Almighty gave the Holy Prophet more than 30 names.
d) Jesus spoke when he was very small like 2 days old after his birth.
This is totally wrong concept that Jesus spoke when he was 2 days old; it has no authenticity in Quran or Hadith and actually a product of ignorance from Arabic language.
According to Arabic lexicon on meaning of the word “KAHL” is:
“The Age when one’s abilities reach their pinnacle, and a decline starts after it”
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian (as) has written in his book “Minanul Rahman” that in Arabic language there are different words for each phase of life:
“When he reached the years of seminal ejaculation, he was called “یافع “ (yaafe), and “مراھق”(maraahiq). And when reached his full strength and the height of youth, he was called “ضرور”(Zaroor) From 30 to 40 years “شاب” (shaab), Till 60 years “کہل” (Kahl).”
For detailed explanation on “KALIMAH”, ROOHULLAH, and Jesus talking at an early age, visit the link:

http://www.alislam.org/quran/tafseer/?page=394&region=E1

e) Jesus created alive birds with mud so he can give life, Jesus cured blind and people with leprosy, Jesus gave life to dead people, Jesus went to Heaven, he is still alive and will come again.
Again none of the above is written in the Holy Quran. The Holy Qur’an mentions several miracles of Jesus, including his ability to create birds, his ability to cure the leprous and the blind, and raising the dead to life. The ability to create birds is a metaphor meaning ordinary people who accepted the teachings of Jesus were spiritually transformed into birds soaring high into the lofty regions of the spiritual firmament above all worldly concerns. The healing powers can also be understood in the spiritual sense. He restored sight to those people who were spiritually blind, and gave life to those spiritually dead. Jesus specifically referred to the Pharisees of his day as being blind because, among other maladies, they were hypocritical in nature.
Indeed, all reformers from God are spiritual physicians since the disbelievers are deaf, dumb and blind according to Islam (Qur’an 2:19).
Jesus gave life to spiritually dead people and he never went to heavens rather he died a natural death at the age of 120 years and is buried in Kashmir.
For details you can visit the following link:

http://www.alislam.org/library/jesus/index.php

And finally the last blunder the man in video made was that God created universe through “Word” (His teacher told him so not the Holy Quran) which means “Word is creator” and because Jesus is Word of God so he is a creator.
First of all we are not responsible for what his dumb teacher told him. As I have already explained the meaning of “Word” in Holy Quran and according to that explanation this question has no credibility anymore.
For details on the subject visit the link:

http://www.alislam.org/library/books/revelation/part_5_section_1.html

The Video can be seen here:

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2 thoughts on “A QUICK RESPONSE TO IMAM SULAIMAN A CHRISTIAN CONVERT, CLAIMING JESUS (AS) IS SUPERIOR THAN MUAHMMAD (SA)

  1. Thank u very much for this detail explanation. When I saw this video I got angry that an ex Muslim would go that far and try to convince people about the way he understands the Quran. So am very happy for this clarifications and wish people will get it all over the world so that they won’t be confuse about Islam. May Allah bless u.

    1. Thank you very Much Imrana Bah for your words, I even do not want to call such a person an Imam who does not know the basic knowledge of Holy Quran, this post by the Christian Media also show us how their lobbies are working to promote even the lamest of points they can find against Islam or Holy Founder of Islam. It time for us to leave our internal differences aside and join hands to pay them in the same coin, its not the time and it never is actually for suicide bombings or taking up the Arsenal against them, this video alone (Which is one of the lamest ones I ever saw in Religious Dialogues) is an example of weapon they are using, we also should take up the Pen and fight back!
      Do share the post to make it reach those who originated the video…

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