Muslim: Did you know that Jesus (peace be upon him), stated in the Bible that there will be someone to come after him, who will be sent by God, will confirm him and convey the truth. [Bible John 16:12]?
Christian: No, I didn't know that, who is it?
Muslim: Yes, it is Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Christian: Oh really?
Muslim: Yes. There is no other religion today that makes it an article of faith to accept Jesus Christ, other than Islam. No Muslim can be a Muslim if they don't accept Jesus(pbuh) as a prophet of God. Also, Muhammad (peace be upon him) confirmed that Jesus Christ came before him.
Christian: When did Muhammad (pbuh) come?
Muslim: He came about 600 years after Jesus Christ. Almightly God gave many miracles to his prophets as proof. Moses (pbuh) was in an era of magic, and God gave him any miracles that out did the magic at the time, such as turning his staff into a snake, parting the read sea. At the time of Jesus, it was an era of medicine, and Jesus (pbuh) healed people, like the blind, the leaper, and he raised the dead. While we weren't around to witness these we believe in them.
Muslim: Do you know what the miracle that was given to Muhammad is? It's something you can actually see for yourself today!
Muslim: Yeah, it's the Quran! [Miracles of Quran as mentioned earlier]. It is God (Allah) that testified in the Quran, that Muhammad (pbuh) is His Prophet and Messenger.
“O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Now has come to you Our Messenger (Muhammad SAW) making (things) clear unto you, after a break in (the series of) Messengers, lest you say: “There came unto us no bringer of glad tidings and no warner.” But now has come unto you a bringer of glad tidings and a warner. And Allah is Able to do all things." [Quran, Surah Al-Maida:19]
Muhammad was born and raised in Mecca. When he was nearly 40, he used to spend many hours alone in prayer and speculating over the aspects of creation. He was concerned with the "ignorance of divine guidance", social unrest, injustice, widespread discrimination (particularly against women), fighting among tribes and abuse of tribal authorities prevalent in pre-Islamic Arabia. The moral degeneration of his fellow people, and his own quest for a true religion further lent fuel to this, with the result that he now began to withdraw periodically to a cave named Mount Hira, three miles north of Mecca, for contemplation and reflection. It was here he was to receive first divine revelation from Almighty God (by the Angel Gabriel).
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you." John 16:17
“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. For He will not speak on His own, but He will speak what He hears, and He will declare to you what is to come." John 16:13
"I will pray to the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, that he may be with you forever." [Bible John 14:16]
"Say, I am only a man like you, to whom has been revealed that your god is one God. So whoever would hope for the meeting with his Lord - let him do righteous work and not associate in the worship of his Lord anyone." [Quran 18:110]
"Say (O Muhammad): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us and that which was revealed unto Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes, and that which was vouchsafed unto Moses and Jesus and the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have surrendered." [Quran 3:84]
"It is no less than inspiration sent down to him: He was taught by one Mighty in Power." [Quran 53:4-9]
“Verily, this is the Word (this Quran brought by) an honourable messenger (Gabriel), from God to the Prophet Muhammad. Owner of power, and high rank with (God, the Lord of the Throne). Obeyed (by the angels), trustworthy there in the heavens.”Quran 81:19-21
“...Gabriel - for he brings down the (revelation) to your heart by God’s will, a confirmation of what went before, and guidance and glad tidings to those who believe”. [Quran 2:87]
“Do not exaggerate about me(Muhammad) as was exaggerated about ‘Jesus' Say: the slave of Allah and His Messenger.” [Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 6830.]
"Therefor warn (men, O Muhammad). By the grace of Allah thou art neither soothsayer nor madman." [Quran 52:29]
Hart's first book was The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History (1978), which has sold more than 500,000 copies and been translated into 15 languages. The #1 (first) person on Hart's list was Muhammad, chosen over Jesus or Moses. Hart attributes this to the fact that Muhammad was "supremely successful" in both the religious and secular realms. He also accredits Muhammad for his role in the development of Islam, far more influential than Jesus' contribution to the development of Christianity. Hart claims that St. Paul was more pivotal than Jesus to the growth of Christianity.
"Prophet Muhammad Honored By the U.S. Supreme Court As One Of The Greatest Lawgivers Of The World In 1935"
Here are some of the Prophet’s notable contributions:
He taught that there is one God for all mankind.
He taught Muslims to believe in all of the prophets.
As the Prophet established a peace sanctuary called Madinah after his migration from Makkah, he negotiated treaties with the Jews and the pagans of Madinah. Muslims consider these treaties to be the first written surviving constitution in the world. The constitution guaranteed freedom of religion, self-governance, and legal autonomy in all matters. It called for the common defense of Madinah, and declared the Jews, pagans, and Muslims of that treaty to be one nation, or “one Ummah.”
He prohibited hunting and the cutting of trees in the peace sanctuary of Madinah.
He declared killing non-combatants to be illegal, placed severe restrictions on how warfare could be conducted, and even paid compensation for the killing of some dogs by one of his commanders.
The Prophet’s teachings include the following:
Moral behavior: personal cleanliness; emphasis on preservation and nourishment of all life forms, including plants and animals; rituals and spirituality of prayers; fasting and charity; righteous conduct and good deeds; and rights of parents, children, spouses, and neighbors.
Interpersonal relations: teaching to enhance human relations and to avoid breaking relationships; encouraging mutual consultation in all affairs; prohibiting bigotry and racism; and emphasizing kindness and hospitality toward others, especially the weak and the poor.
Financial guidelines: encouraging charity, rights of the poor, respect for workers, and rejection of exploitation; and circulation of wealth among all classes.
Personal rules and laws regarding privacy, gender relations, marriage, divorce, and inheritance.