Anthony Okoro (Series 1)
He declares: “I left Islam because I studied Muhammad’s life; I accepted the Gospel because I studied Jesus’ life”
[lifted from FB (www.facebookcom/DoctrineApologetics), March 11, 2020]
(NOTE: We serialize these 36 reasons so that we could make a sound judgment on which teaching is superior: Islam or Christianity. Mr. Okoro repeats the upper case MO, MO, MO in his reasons. We don’t know why. He seems to come from an African country and has good knowledge of and exposure to Islam. We add some Qur’an passages to support some of Mr. Okoro’s reasons.)
Reasons of and comparisons made by Okoro:
- MOhammad was the prophet of war; Christ is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6-7).
- MOhammad’s disciples killed for the faith; Christ’s disciples were killed for their faith (Acts 1:22; 2 Timothy . 4:7)
- MOhammad promoted persecution against the “infidels”; Christ forgave and converted the chief persecutor (1Tim.1:13-15).”
This writer submits to you quotations from the Qur’an which he has in his possession. Feel the emotion that the Qur’an wants to promote among people.
“O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Auliya (friends, protectors, helpers), they are but Auliya of each other. And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya, then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the Zalimin (polytheists and wrong-doers and unjust).(Surah 5:31 of the Qur’an)
“Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”(Surah 9:29 of the Qur’an)
Note: “Jizyah: a tax levied upon the people of the Scriptures (Jews and Christians), who are under the protection of a Muslim government.” This is in the footnote of the Qur’an, p. 248, which this writer has.
(More reasons to follow.)