Hum 130

Jesus and Mohammed
Axia College of University of Phoenix

Jesus of Nazareth and the Prophet Mohammed are both considered to be the greatest prophets in their own religions. They were both great leaders in their times and many still follow their teachings. Both Jesus and Mohammed have inspired millions of people of different faiths around the world. We will see how each of them affected the world around them, and still do today all over the world.
Jesus is believed to have been born in the city of Bethlehem a few years before the start of the Common Era. He was born of the Virgin Mary and a carpenter named Joseph. The New Testament tells of his birth and of how he made his way as a carpenter, but stops short on the story of his childhood and adolescence. There is not much more information given about Him until he reaches adulthood. According to the Bible, Jesus began preaching to groups of people during his travels and gathered disciples and followers of his preachings on humility, faith and forgiveness; specifically, he preached of God’s forgiveness and His great mercy. Jesus also performed numerous miracles during his travel such as bringing the dead back to life, turning water into wine, and healing the sick, just to name a few. These miracles, along with his preachings, gained Jesus more and more followers. This became a huge concern for the political factions of that time. Because of this, Jesus was placed under arrest and brought before Pontius Pilate, a prominent Roman leader. Pilate questioned Jesus as to whether or not he was the Son of God and the King of the Jews. When Jesus said that he was, the crowd demanded that he be put to death because he could be a threat to the King Caesar. Jesus was put to death by crucifixion. This means that he was nailed to a cross. He died hours after being crucified. The Gospel says that Jesus was buried and was resurrected, or rose from the dead, three days later. Once Jesus was resurrected, his...