It is quite a paradox that Mohammed performed no miracles as did Moses, Elijah, and Elisha who did twice as many as Elijah. The Quran was not his greatest miracle. Thousands of contradictions in every Quran prove him not to be the last and greatest prophet; rather it is the greatest proof that he was neither a prophet nor a miracle worker. Someone pointed out to me only several days ago two contrary views in the Quran regarding creation. Did Allah make a mistake regarding his own creation? Some claim that the translation of Mohammed from Mecca to Jerusalem was a great miracle but this was in a vision and not confirmed by eyewitnesses. (Surah 28: 47-48; 17:10).
The man Mohammed claimed to do no miracles and was constantly asked why by his followers. Why! Why? Was he not the greatest of all the prophets? (cf. Surah 6:37; 10:20; 11:12; 13:7,27; 17:59; 29:50-51.) He claimed to be a warner only (Surah 11:12; 13:7’ 29:50). It is embarrassing that the world’s last and greatest prophet performed no miracles when there are more than eighty recorded miracles in the New Testament. performed by men considered to be inferior to him. And undoubtedly there were hundreds of eyewitness accounts not recorded in scripture (John 21:25.) Not to be outdone, Mohammed’s untenable claim to fame is that the Quran itself was his greatest miracle. This is a fairytale as illusionary as the emperor has no clothes.
However, the Hadith books that record some seven thousand activities of Mohammed make some otherwise audacious claims about Jesus doing miracles that are not found in the gospels. There is the story of Baby Jesus telling Mary to bend the palm tree (not its branches) and shake its branches and the fruit fell at her feet. The story can be found in second-century Jewish folklore (Surah 19: 22-26). There is also the hyperbolic story of Jesus in his cradle talking to the Wisemen who came to visit him; also, second-century Apocryphal literature.
I shortened my article today to answer the question, of what sources I used for my articles on Islam. Here are some of them:
Zwemer Center For Muslim Studies, J. Smith, Robert Spencer, Sir Norman Anderson, Frank Turek. Dr. John Lennox, Dr Norman Geisler, R.C. Sproul, Phillip Schaff, Dinesh D’Souza, David Woods, William Lane Craig, Greg Koukl, J. Warner Wallace, Paul Copan, Ed Feser, Lee Strobel, Josh McDowell, Discovery Institute (Dembski, Meyer, Richards, Luskin, Wells), C.S. Lewis, Gary Habermas, Timothy McGrew, Dr. Michael Brown, Richard Howe, Tim Keller, J. Budziszewski, Hank Hanegraaf, Hugh Ross, Wayne Grudem, J.P. Moreland, Mike Licona, Southern Evangelical Seminary, ARM, David Limbaugh, Scott Klusendorf, Mike Adams, and Ryan T. Anderson. Last of all and best of all I take my stand upon the rock of my salvation the unsurpassed and unsurpassable Savior Jesus Christ.
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