I am just finishing the book written by Walid Shoebat and Joel Richardson, God's War on Terror.  Great book; I highly recommend it.  Although I don't agree with every detail, I don't know of any Christian who has more insight on Islam and the Middle East as they relate to Bible prophecy than these two authors.  Of course, "we see through a glass darkly" at this time, until the Lord reveals all things (I Corinthians 13:12).  In the last chapter, 98, they explain the statistical information regarding the number of converts to Islam in America after the 911 attacks.  According to the statistics about 100,000 people a year, of which approximately 80% were Christians, are converting to Islam since 911, whereas those statistics were about 25,000 a year preceding 911. 

This is amazing, though not doubtful.  Jesus said concerning the last days, "Because iniquity will abound, the love of many will wax cold" Matthew 24:12.  If anything, you would think that Spirit-led Christians would be totally turned off by the brutality of Islam and the incineration of about 3,000 people in America on 911.  What kind of spirit do you suppose will turn people on to Islam, after the cohorts of such a religion go about incinerating around 3,000 people alive?  I can tell you this, it is not the loving God of heaven.  Nevertheless, the Bible says that, "Now the Spirit speaks expressly that in the latter times, some will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils" 1 Timothy 4:1.

We need only consider these facts to know the truth:  The foundation of a religion is what is crucial and key, not the current trends or the appearance of it, but the foundation of it.  The bottom line is this, before Muhammad and Islam came along in about 600 AD, the ancient prophets, thousands of years before 600 AD, inspired of the Holy Ghost, wrote about the God of the Bible, the One and only true God; and the New Testament prophets wrote in unison with the ancient prophets about the fulfillment of the promised Messiah.  In other words, when you pray for divine interpretation and read the Bible, it is clear to see that these Holy Ghost filled men of God (Old and New Testament) wrote in unison about God and His plan for the salvation of man.  Their writings, centuries apart, correlate with one another - there is no contradiction. 

On the other hand, as you study the foundation of Islam, you have to recognize that only one man, many who considered to be a madman and possessed by devils in his day, represents the entire foundation and faith of Islam.  When Muhammad became "inspired," it is written in the Hadith of Bukhari 9.111:  "He used to go into the cave of Hira, where he worshiped Allah alone continuously for many days.  He used to take with him food for the journey, then go back to his wife Khadija for more food for another journey back to the cave, until suddenly the "truth" descended on him while he was in the cave of Hira.  The angel came to him in the cave and asked him to read.  He replied he did not know how to read.  "The angel caught me and pressed me so hard that I could not bear it anymore.  He released me and asked me again to read, and I replied, I do not know how to read.  Whereupon he caught me again and pressed upon me a second time so hard I could not bear it anymore.  He then released me again and asked me again to read, but again I replied, I do not know how to read.  Thereupon he caught me for the third time and pressed me and released me and said, "Read in the name of your lord, who has created all that exists.  He created man from a clot.  Read and your lord is most generous...up to...that which he knew not (96.15)."  Then Allah's apostle returned with the inspiration, his neck muscles twitching with terror, till he entered upon Khadija and said, "Cover me, cover me!"  They covered him until his fear was over and then he said, "O Khadija, what is wrong with me?"  Then he told her everything that happened and said, "I fear that something may happen to me."  Khadija said, "Never!  But have the glad tidings for by Allah, Allah will never disgrace you as you keep good relations with your Kith and kin, speak the truth, help the poor and the destitute, serve your guest generously and assist the deserving, calamity afflicted ones." 

Whatever happened to Muhammad in the cave of Hira frightened him to death.  He initially thought evil of the encounter, until his wife reassured him.  This is especially interesting, in that in their holy book, Sahih Bukhari, it specifically states that "the witness of a woman is equal to half that of a man" Sahih Bukhari 3:48:82. 

The key factor here is that the foundation of Islam is based on a woman's opinion of what happened to one man, Muhammad, in the cave of Hira, which he thought was terrifying.  Even in the Qu'ran, there are references to the fact that people thought Muhammad was possessed or influenced by demons.  Sura 81:22-25 says, "No, your compatriot [Muhammad] is not mad.  He saw him [Gabriel] on the clear horizon.  He does not grudge the secrets of the unseen, nor is this the utterance of an accursed devil."  Sura 69:41, 42 says, "It [the Qu'ran] is no poet's speech: scant is your faith!  It is no soothsayer's divination, how little you reflect!  It is revelation from the lord of the universe."  Here Muhammad is saying to his critics that he really saw an angel and his words are not from a devil, or from his own imagination.  It is also pertinent that hundreds of years before Muhammad came on the scene, it was written in the Bible, "Though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed" Galatians 1:8. 

Comparing the two faiths, you have the Bible and the many prophets, who spoke the inspired Word of God, whose testaments correlate with one another.  With Islam, you have the word of one man proclaiming to be a prophet of God, only after he had horrifying experiences in a cave, but who received reassurance from his wife, a woman, who the Qu'ran says has only half the mental capabilities of a man.  Which should you base your eternal salvation and destiny on?  Frankly, I would be sorely afraid to base my eternal salvation on the thoughts of one man, who many thought to be demon possessed in his day, and whose followers wreak terror throughout the world today.  No, thank you.  I will base my eternal salvation on the witness of hundreds of Old and New Testament accounts, which correlate with one another, and whose very Witness I bear within my own spirit.  The One and only God of the universe, God of the Bible, bears witness in my spirit who He is, and His Word says He loves me (John 3:16).  The Bible says, "The Spirit Itself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God" Romans 8:16.  I can tell you by personal experience, this is true. 

The Qu'ran never states that Allah loves.  In fact, the only security Allah gives to his followers that they will go to heaven is if they die a martyr for the cause (Qu'ran 2:154).  That is why so many Muslims don their bombs about their bodies with pride.  They are ready to kill, maim and torture in the name of their god.  Which God sounds like God, and which god sounds like the devil to you?  Choose wisely - you only have one choice in this life.  If you want to know more about the One True God of the universe, please visit the How Can I Be Saved? page of this website.  God bless you

Ready to die for their unloving, hateful god.