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Did Muhammad perform more miracles than Jesus?

1. Miracles of Muhammad

Most Muslims believe that Muhammad did not perform miracles. However, some Muslim scholars are saying that the publication of the Quran is a miracle performed by Muhammad. They say that the language constructions in Arabic are very special. But to prove someone is the greatest spiritual leader of mankind takes more than poetic qualifications. Needed are miracles for everyone to appreciate and with a universal meaning for all nations, so that it is recognised by anyone in the past and now living. Miracles like controlling the forces in nature or resurrecting dead bodies. That the Qur’an is a miracle from Muhammad is also denied by the Qur’an, because Muhammad did not perform a miracle:

"And they say, why are not signs, miracles, send down to him, to Mohammed, from his lord?" Says, ’Oh, Mohammed, the signs are only with Allah, and I am only a plain warner.’" (Qur’an 29:50).

So in simple words it means that Mohammed said: "I am not a miracle worker." But miracles are to prove that someone is a true prophet or more than a prophet. Therefore Jesus said:

"Even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles." (John 10:38).


2. Miracles of Jesus in the Qur’an

(a) Jesus is the biggest miracle performer Qur’an (2:87, 21:91). Examples of miracles are:

• Born of a virgin (Qur’an 3:45)
• Miraculous speaking (Quran 3:46)
• A table with food (Qur’an 5:112-114)
• Healing sick people (Quran 3:49; 5:110)
• Resurrection of the dead (Quran 3:49)
• Jesus was taken to heaven by God (Qur’an 4:158)
• Jesus will come back again (Qur’an 3:45; 43:61)

(b) Jesus is the biggest miracle performer in the Bible:

Medical

1. Healing of the royal official’s son (John 4:48-54)
2. Healing of Simon Peter’s mother-in-law (Luke 4:38-39)
3. Healing the sick during the evening (Luke 4:40)
4. Healing a leper (Matthew 8:1-3)
5. Healing a centurion’s servant (Luke 7:3-10)
6. Healing a disabled man (Matthew 9:2-7)
7. Healing a shrunken hand (Matthew 12:10-13)
8. Healing the Gerasene demon-possessed man (Mark 5:2-18)
9. Healing a woman with internal bleeding (Matthew 9:20-22)
10. Healing two blind men (Matthew 9:27–30)
11. Healing a man who was crippled for 38 years (John 5:5-9)
12. Healing of many in Gennesaret (Mark 6:55-56)
13. Healing a deaf man with a speech problem (Mark 7:32-34)
14. Healing a blind man in Bethsaida (Mark 8:23-25)
15. Healing a man born blind (John 9:1-7)
16. Healing a blind and speechless man (Matthew 12:22)
17. Healing a woman with an 18 year infirmity (Luke 13:11-13)
18. Healing a man with abnormal swelling of his body (Luke 14:2-4)
19. Healing 10 men suffering from leprosy (Luke 17:12-14)
20. Healing Bartimaeus of blindness (Mark 10:46-52)
21. Healing a severed ear (Luke 22:50-51)

Resurrection of the dead

1. Raising Jairus’ daughter (Mark 5:22-42)
2. Raising a widow’s son (Luke 7:14-15)
3. Bringing Lazarus back to life (John 11:38-44)

Exorcism

1. Healing of a man possessed by a demon in Capernaum (Mark 1:21-25)
2. Healing a mute man possessed by a demon (Matthew 12:9-13)
3. Healing a demon-possessed girl (Matthew 15:22-28)
4. Healing a boy possessed by a demon (Matthew 17:17-18)
5. Healing a man who was possessed by a demon (Matthew 12:22)

Nature

1. Born of a virgin (Matthew 1:18-23)
2. Changing water into wine (John 2:7-10)
3. Catching a large number of fish (John 21:4-6)
4. Calming the stormy sea (Matthew 8:26)
5. Feeding 5000 men and their families (Luke 9:13-17)
6. Jesus walks on water (Matthew 14:25)
7. Feeding the 4000 men and their families (Matthew 15:35-38)
8. Catching a fish with a coin in its mouth (Matthew 17:27)
9. Destroying a fig tree that produced no fruit (Matthew 21:19-20)
10. The resurrection of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:1-10)
11. Catching of the 153 fish (John 21:5-6)
12. The ascension of Jesus Christ (Acts 1:9-10)



This are not all miracles performed by Jesus, in fact the miracles of Jesus are uncountable, only a few were registered in the Gospel as described in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John:

"Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, ...even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written." (John 21:25).


Conclusion: Not Muhammad, but Jesus Christ is the biggest miracle worker in history

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