The difference between Mohammed's life and Christ's life
Q10. Can you explain what is the difference between Mohammed's life and Christ's life?
Oh well, the difference between Mohammed's life and Christ's life is a vast difference. First of all, Mohammed lived a sinful life. Christ lived a sinless life. And there is a big difference. And when I say that I have to refer to the Quran. When we go to the Quran, in surat al Inshirah, I say it in Arabic as it is, it is surat 94; and in that surat, Allah in the Quran is speaking to Mohammed. And what did he say? He said to him, "Have we not opened your breast for you, Mohammed?" And that they have the big story about the opening of the breast, you know. And that story is very interesting. I have to tell it to you to see it. They say that when Mohammed was 60 years old, he was shepherding the sheep in the desert, with one of his relatives, another boy. And then, two men with white apparel came, and made Mohammed to sleep on the sand. They opened his heart, his breast, got out his heart, cleansed it in a basin, and after that they put it back. They took something out of the heart of Mohammed and then they put it back.
I always say that this is an indication that every human being is born with sin. Or else, why was it necessary for two men to come and open Mohammed's breast, and get his heart, and cleanse it, if it is already clean? It is an indication that he inherited sin, and he needed to be cleaned of that sin.
But anyhow, in surat Al Inshirah , we continue here, he said, "Have we not opened your breast for you," and I explained that, about this operation that happened to Mohammed, "and removed from you your burden." This translation is a deception. Remove from your inequity, to see which weight down your back. So sin was so heavy on the back on Mohammed that it weighed down. And Allah in the Quran is saying, "and remove from you your inequity, which weight down your back." So, Mohammed was a sinner by birth. Then he was a sinner by practice, and then we come to another surat here, suratAl Fateh, surah 48, and we read in that surat these very important words, "Verily, we have given you," that's verse number one, and two, "Verily, we have given you, oh, Mohammed, a manifest victory that Allah may forgive you of your sins of the past, and future, and complete his favor on you, and guide you on the straight path." Well, if you read this verse without bias, you'll see that Mohammed was sinful, he needed forgiveness; not only forgiveness of his past sins, but forgiveness for sins he will commit. And then again, he was not yet in the straight path, and Allah is saying then, "and to guide you on the straight path." If he was already there, he doesn't need any guidance, he is already there. So Mohammed lived a sinful life. Christ lived a sinless life. He said to those who challenges you, "Who of you convicts me of sin?" Nobody. He lived here, three years and His ministry, He was in touch with sinners, with women. No finger was raised or point anything in His life. When he met women, He changed women. When He met men, He changed men. He was never defiled by the sin around Him. He was sinless. He was sinless from His birth, He was sinless in His nature, He was sinless because He was born of a virgin. And the reason why He was born by a virgin, that He might not inherit our sinful nature.
I remember one tine, I was on TV, and the lady called, it was a call TV, and the caller said, "Doctor, why do you say that Christ would not be tempted with sin? He was human, and He could fantasize about sexual things as any other person." And I said, "Lady, let me tell you something, Christ was not able to fantasize any sexual things or any evil thoughts because he did not inherit sin. He was born of a virgin. He was different from us. We fantasize because we have corrupted nature. He cannot because He had totally pure nature." And even in the Quran, when the angel Gabriel came to Mary he said, "that Allah might give you a pure child," that means pure from His birth. So Mohammed lived a sinful life. Christ lived a sinless life.