Keeping in mind that the Qur’an was written over 600 years after the life of Christ, let’s compare what Jesus said with what Muhammad said later, then make some conclusions.
The Qur’an says that as a husband I may beat my wife if she displeases me: “As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them first, next, refuse to share their beds, and last, beat them lightly” (Surah 4:34).
But Jesus says to love my wife as Christ does the church, his wife (Ephesians 5:23ff). Jesus would never condone beating my wife or any other woman.
The Qur’an says that all those who “reject Faith”, that is, turn away from Islam, are to be killed: “But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them” (Surah 4:89)
But Jesus says that we are to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us (Matthew 5:44).
The Qur’an says that Jesus was not killed by crucifixion: “. . . they said, ‘We killed Christ Jesus The Son of Mary, The Messenger of Allah’ – but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no certain knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not” (Surah 4:157).
But Jesus said to Thomas after his death on the cross, burial, and resurrection, “put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe” (John 20:27).
The Qur’an says that Jesus was only a messenger sent from God, not God’s Son: “We have sent the inspiration, as we sent it to Noah and the messengers after him: We sent inspiration to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, and the tribes, to Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon, and to David we gave the psalms . . . Christ Jesus the son of Mary was no more than a messenger of Allah, and his word, which He bestowed on Mary . . . Say not “Trinity”: desist: It will be better for you: For Allah is One God: Glory be to Him: Far Exalted is He above having a son” (Surah 4:163, 171).
But Jesus not only said that he was God’s son, and that God was his Father, but Jesus accepted the identity of “God became flesh,” and not merely a messenger sent from God (John 1:1, 14; 17:1-5). This is the reason why he was crucified, not because he was just another messenger out of many, but because Jesus claimed full deity with his Father.
Jesus uses persecution to identify sides: Those who are persecuted for following Jesus will reign forever (Matt. 5:10; 10:16-23), but those who are doing the persecution will be reigned upon forever in hell (Matt. 23:15; 24:24-28; Luke 19:27; John 8:37, 43, 44) . When Paul was persecuting followers of Christ, Jesus said, “Why do you persecute me” (Acts 9:4)? To persecute a Christian is to persecute Christ. Jesus and Muhammad can’t both be prophets sent from God for that would mean that God is against himself. You cannot say you are from God and then persecute his Son. Those who love his Son and believe what the Son says over Muhammad, especially those who leave Islam for Christ, are persecuted the most. Tens of thousands of Muslims have turned away from Islam and turned to Christ – and they are some of the most persecuted Christians today.
I conclude then:
Someone is not telling the truth.
Someone is telling a lie.
Someone is a false prophet – and it’s not Jesus!