A Summary on Muhammad
Few men (or women) have been written in history as both prophet and warrior. The top man to claim that title is the Prophet Muhammad of Islam.
To understand Muhammad and his life, we must understand the trilogy of books in Islam. Fourteen percent of Islam is found in the Qur’an, while the rest can be found in the Sira and Hadith. The Qur’an, 14% of Islam, is actually two Qur’ans in one. The first Qur’an is the Meccan Qur’an, while the second Qur’an is the Medinan Qur’an.
The Qur’an is not built for Muhammad, however, it is both to Muhammad and to his followers. The Qur’an cannot be understood without Muhammad. Muhammad is the key person of Islam. Without Muhammad, one cannot follow Islam.
Early years. The childhood of Muhammad is fragmented. When we say the early years of Muhammad, we mean the beginning years up to the time the supposed angel, Gabriel, spoke to Muhammad. It was during this time, before his religion, that Muhammad met Khadija. Khadija was a distant cousin and a wealthy widow, that hired Muhammad as a business agent. Muhammad, with the reputation of having a good character and good business sense, helped Khadija’s business turn a good profit.
Khadija was not only wealthy, but she was also influential, having a high reputation in the Quraysh tribe. When she proposed marriage to Muhammad, he accepted. They had six children, two boys that died during childhood and two girls that made it to adulthood.
The Quraysh tribe was important to Muhammad and his wife. Many elements found in his religion were first found in Mecca with the Quraysh tribe. The Quraysh tribe were mostly pagan, as were many Arabs of that day. Few Arabs, mostly Jewish Arabs, were Christians. It was with the Quraysh that Muhammad saw the thief who stole religious objects get his hand cut off. This became a part of Islam.
In Mecca, there were a few Arab Christians and Jews, as they were scattered all over due to persecution by the Romans. Syria was mainly Christian, and Jews were spread around Arabia. A majority of the Christians in Mecca and around Muhammad believed in a trinity of God, Jesus, and Mary. This is important, as this is the only view Muhammad understood of Christians and Christianity. It is also important to note, that Jews and Christians were known as “People of the Book.”
Some Arabs did believe in monotheistic gods. Their one gods were all Allah, perhaps with different names as taught by their ancestors or names made up. The strongest of the monotheists were the Jews (non-Arab). Muhammad admired the Jewish monotheism and admired a man, a monotheist, named Zayd.
Zayd rejected all religions of the Quraysh tribe and later formed a new religion, one that would take many elements of Judaic rituals and faith. He claimed there was only one god and that his god was the same as the one Jewish God. Zayd claimed the same ancient legend as of the Meccans, that the Kabah was built by Abraham and Ishmael. Zayd’s new faith called for:
(1) Submission to this one new god; (2) Fearing of this one new god; (3) Paradise is a garden; (4) Unbelievers will burn in hell-fire;
This new religion would later become the basis of Muhammad’s religion. In fact, Muhammad would view Zayd and his religion as a precursor.
Becoming the prophet. Muhammad would commonly take month-long trips to perform the Quraysh tribe’s practices and rituals. Then, Muhammad would circle the Kabah and pray. Since the Meccans threw stones in rituals, Muhammad also threw stones. At the age of forty, Muhammad started to have vision during one of his religious trips. This is also considered the month of Ramadan. It would be during this time that Muhammad would meet the spiritual being who assumed the identity of the angel of Gabriel.
Muhammad was frightened by the first few visions. These visions were poetic. In one vision, Muhammad claimed the angel of Gabriel visited him. The angel tells Muhammad to read. Muhammad replies with “What shall I read?” This happens twice more before the angel finally starts reciting verses under the title of Muhammad’s new one god.
Muhammad thought he was becoming a poet or insane. He ran to throw himself off a cliff but the angel stopped him. So Muhammad ran home back to his wife. Muhammad told Khadija about the visions. She said he was a good man and that God would not play tricks on him. Whichever god Khadija spoke of, Muhammad accepted this god as being the one true God. Being familiar with the preaching of Zayd, Muhammad must have thought it logical that all one god gods must be the same one god, as so did Khadija. (This is speculation, however, there are no texts that deny this.)
Khadija was not a Christian, but she knew that prophets were common history with Jews and Christians, so she set off to visit her cousin, a Christian. Khadija’s cousin, Waraqa, was not an ordinary Christian. Being far from other Christians, Waraqa did not seem to be knowledgeable about either the Torah or the Gospels, as he quickly confirmed Muhammad as a prophet without taking any heed to what the Jewish and Christians scriptures claimed. At this point, Muhammad was ready to take on prophethood.
A few people converted to Muhammad’s newly revealed religion. The religion was exactly like Zayd’s religion, with the exception of Muhammad. Muhammad was the true prophet. Muhammad was the prophet with an angel and influential people backing him. After a while, Muhammad started to preach in public. The first of Muhammad’s messages were not messages of the love of his god or the oneness of his new god. The messages were simply over accepting the oneness Muhammad presented and rejection would lead to both hellfire and love and protection for those that follow the new religion. Muhammad began to insult the Meccans by calling them unbelievers, saying they were covering the truth and that they were infidels. He kept to a peaceful nature, however, as he was at the beginning of prophetship.
Muhammad considered those that submitted to his Allah, the religion he spoke of, and accepted him by submitting to his prophetship, as Muslims. This distinguished his followers from all others. Although the term “Muslim” was familiar with Arab Jews and Christians outside Mecca, the Meccans did not have many Jews or Christians. Muhammad could use the term for his newly revealed religion without any rivalry.
The persecution of Muhammad. For thirteen years, Muhammad stayed in Mecca preaching to the Meccans. He managed to gather about 150 followers. It seemed that preaching religion had no effect on most of the Meccans or his tribe, the Quraysh. During these thirteen years, Muhammad only insulted and demeaned the Meccans. They began to grow tired of Muhammad’s preaching and became tired of his insults and degradation. Some days, he would threaten them with words on them being slaughtered. The Meccans were tired of being hassled about their religion by a man that spoke violently and hateful towards them and their gods. Muhammad did not preach love for unbelievers (unlike the Jews or Christians), or tolerance for other religions (unlike the Meccans), and he continually divided the community.
One day, several followers of Muhammad went to pray. Members of the Quraysh met them there and began to mock them. A small brawl broke out, like children on a playground with bullies. One follower of Muhammad, Saed, picked up a bone and struck his bully, causing blood to be drawn, more than any simple scratches from the brawl would have caused.
At this point, some of the tribe’s people wanted Muhammad to give up insulting them and leave them alone. They decided to circle the Kabah while Muhammad was performing normal rituals of his old religion which were also found in his newly revealed religion. Each time the members circled Muhammad, they would shout out an insult. On the third insult, Muhammad swore he would bring them slaughter. They were stunned. Old Muhammad was unlike this new prophet Muhammad. Hate speech was one thing, violence was another.
Later, Muhammad and one of his followers were grabbed during an argument. The Meccans released them without harm, but to Muhammad, it was one of the worst things possible to have happened. He was being persecuted by their actions. Muhammad said Allah would damn them to hell for their actions towards him.
It would be Muhammad that taught his few followers to protect only their own. To love and care for only their own. In one case, a slave that submitted to Muhammad was being persecuted by having a heavy rock placed on his chest. A chief follower of Muhammad would buy slaves and trade them for slaves that converted to Muhammad’s religion. This shows that unbelieving slaves were worthless compared to a valued slave that believed, as the man knew slaves weren’t treated well. (In Medina, it would be revealed that unbelieving slaves were never to be freed as they should be slaves, but slaves that convert should be freed to be a slave only to follow Muhammad as a slave to his god.) Another case involves a woman who had a page of a few verses. She considered her family, even her brother to be unclean, as Muhammad would teach that his followers were clean and superior to the unbelievers. This is another reason the Meccans would hate Muhammad.
When revealing the Qur’an, Muhammad added some verses in which he would later retract. This become a joke to the Meccans. So Muhammad suddenly revealed that their joke was not going to be tolerated and that they would be in hell with their bellies having molten lava inside them.
Eventually, Muhammad’s uncle died, losing his protection in Mecca. For thirteen years, Muhammad was allowed to preach in Mecca. He not only insulted others, he was insulted by others. As for the Qur’an, it was revealed for his followers, and they followed it.
Tragedy struck Muhammad, however, and it changed him. Khadija died, and three months later, Muhammad married another woman, Sauda. Soon after this marriage, Muhammad also became engaged to Aisha. Aisha was an unusual marriage, as Muhammad normally married older women, widows. Aisha was a six years old virgin. She would consummate the marriage at age nine, when Muhammad would be in his fifties.
This would be the last few years of Muhammad’s time in Mecca for a while. The persecution, having dust thrown at his face, and the intolerance of his intolerant religion, would cause Muhammad to leave to Medina. But before leaving, he would reveal that his Allah allowed him to declare war and take their land and slaughter them. Muhammad now needed to be more than a prophet, he needed to be political about his vengeful war.
Becoming the political warrior. After declaring war on the Meccans, Muhammad traveled to Medina. In Medina, there lived many Jews, so many of the Arabs there that did not follow Judaism would quickly accept Muhammad’s religion. They would be better than the Jews now. They would have an Arab prophet.
Just as the Meccan Qur’an was finished, the Medinan Qur’an was beginning. The old Qur’an would be replaced, or abrogated, as Muhammad had declared war on those that rejected him and threw dust on him. The new verses would change how Muhammad (and Allah) would feel about the different groups of people Muhammad had met.
In Medina, Muhammad took over. He produced verses that were not religious in context, but political. These verses would dictate how a city, or nation, would provide for Muhammad’s followers and unbelievers that submitted to the terms Muhammad offered them.
As Muhammad became less religious, less of a prophet, he became more political, and more of a warrior. He established rules to perfect slavery, the ruling of husbands over wives, established submission of the wife to her husband, and created more sexual opportunities for men. When Muhammad revealed religious rules, these rules were to rival Jews and Christians. Since the Jews used a horn for prayer, and some Christians used a bell, Muhammad had to claim superiority over them by making the call to pray and actual prayer. This way, his followers would appear to be extremely religious and their religion would seem best.
In Mecca, there were only two groups, unbelievers and followers of Muhammad. In Medina, Muhammad would create a third group. This group are the “protected people” which are second class (or third class) citizens who submitted to living in a land ruled by Muhammad or his followers. If a follower of Muhammad committed a crime against a protected person, that person was forbidden to testify in court over it.
The protected people were specified certain rules. Since they submitted to Muhammad, they gave up their rights and were given rights by Muhammad, which he would claim these rights were given by his god. This would be another psychological attack against Jews and Christians, for Muhammad claimed to worship the same God yet they continued to worship their way, but submitted to Muhammad’s rules for Jews and Christians.
The Jews and Christians never felt their Allah was weaker than Muhammad’s Allah. However, as they were pacifists, Muhammad was not. This made life complicated for them, and to live under Muhammad’s rules were better being killed for not submitting or being persecuted and killed for not following Catholic Rome.
Muhammad also began to reveal verses that rivaled the Torah, so the verses became the Torah. Muhammad later rejected the Jew’s Torah in favor of his own Torah. He claimed his Torah was the true Torah and that the Jews corrupted their book. By this time, no Jew would speak out against Muhammad for several reasons. Either they submitted to Muhammad via treaty, in which case, they could not debate Muhammad, or the Jews were killed or expelled. Later, Muhammad expelled most of the Jews or killed them, such as he did with the 800 Jews. Thus, Muhammad would have no one to refute his claims about the Jewish and Christian religion.
Muhammad also married his daughter-in-law, which was forbidden in Arabia. But Muhammad made an exception when it came to adopted family. According to Allah, adopted children were not considered true children, thus, Muhammad was allowed to marry his daughter-in-law.
During times of war, Muhammad gave everything to the first converts and new converts, but he neglected the original Medinans that converted. Instead, they were to be warmed in their hearts for Muhammad living with them, and Muhammad said that should be enough payment. He would neglect his own followers, unless they were warring alongside him.
Muhammad would break up families whenever he attacked and took a city captive. One time, he took a city and captured two cousins of a married woman. Muhammad did not believe in, or value, marriage covenants. One of his followers took the woman, Safiyah. Muhammad traded her two cousins with the believer and took Safiyah. Muhammad always got the first choice of his plundered goods.
Not only would Muhammad break up families, he also killed many of the men (husbands) of the women. In one event, Muhammad knew of treasure and wanted it, so he called for the husband of his slave, Safiyah. Muhammad told his men to “torture the Jew” until the man gave up the information. They staked the man to the ground and built a small fire on his chest. Muhammad later released the Jew just to let him be decapitated by a believer who had lost his brother to fighting for Muhammad.
Muhammad had killed Safiyah’s father, husband, and kin, and traded off her female cousins, all while she was his slave and soon to be wife. Muhammad did not respect the marriage of unbelievers. To him, the unbeliever’s women were good for sex, and the men were good for slaughter or hard labor.
Muhammad did not teach that when unbelievers died they would go to hell. He taught his followers that after they killed unbelievers, they would be doing their God a favor by sending these unbelievers to hell. He also taught his followers that they were so superior, that they could pray anywhere at any time, giving them entitlement. For Muhammad claimed the earth was only for him and his followers.
Muhammad, as a political warrior, would spend the next nine years partaking in violence and leading people as a politician and warrior. He would follow after the barbaric Romans. The Romans would come to a city and deliver to them a message, surrender or be annihilated. Muhammad would offer a similar message. Depending on the city and its inhabitants, he would ask them to submit (convert) or die, or he would ask the People of the Book to pay a religious tax (up to 50%) to keep their religious practices and live. The people that paid would be under the status of protected people. Muhammad and his followers grew rich using jihad and this special religious tax. They used the income from unbelievers to finance killing unbelievers that didn’t convert or didn’t submit.
Since Christians and some Jews were pacifists, it was easy to attack them. Many of the Jewish and Christian women and girls were taken and became slaves. They were given for pleasure to Muhammad or his men. This was allowed because Muhammad taught that they were the enemy for they rejected him and his teachings.
Muhammad’s teachings can be summed up in this poem:
Get out of his (Muhammad’s) way, Kafirs, make way. I know Allah’s truth in accepting it. We will fight you about its interpretation (with violence). As we have fought you about its revelation (killing unbelievers for rejecting Muhammad). We will cut off your head and remove friend from friend (kill them or make them slaves and separate them).
The death of Muhammad. What happened to Muhammad is somewhat peculiar. Muhammad was poisoned by a Jewish woman who poison Muhammad after he ate her lamb (he recently attacked her city and killed the men there). It is important to note, that long before his death, he told unbelievers that if he was a liar and a false prophet, that his god would kill him in a specific way. Muhammad claimed that Allah would cut his aorta. After the poisoning, Muhammad would complain that it felt as if his aorta had been cut.
While Muhammad was still alive, although dying slowly, he made an exception for Jews and Christians living in Arabia. Some of his last words, before he died, was for his followers to expelled all Jews and Christians from Arabia (after his death). Those that did not leave were to be killed. The People of the Book could live in other lands inhabited by his followers, but one could assume that Muhammad was afraid the Christians and Jews would take back Arabia, which would have hurt the Arabs pride (and his kingdom and religion).
The last words of Muhammad were “there should not be two religions Arabia.” This referred to only having Muhammad’s religion as the true religion, whether it was or not, and it would take more violence to achieve Muhammad’s wish.
This is the end of the Medinan Qur’an. From there, verses of peace and love towards some of the unbelievers became abrogated to war. Of course, a reader of the Qur’an would not understand unless they placed Muhammad’s life into the context.
Few prophets controlled a nation. Only one would invade them. Muhammad designed a political system that used religion as a guise to control all humans and submit them to him or him and his god. His followers testified that they would kill their own family if Muhammad asked them to, because Muhammad’s words were perfect because he only spoke what Muhammad’s god would speak.
Muhammad also used simple fallacious reasoning, for example, his false prophet test. One can say that if they are lying, God will strike them down. Of course. Since God doesn’t work like that, they will not be struck down even if they were lying.
There is not a single Hadith or Islamic teaching, that speaks of humanity as a whole. To Muhammad, either one submitted to him and his god and would make their God his god, or they were to be oppressed.
Followers of Muhammad in Europe, Canada, and Nigeria, have agreed with me that this is for the best. The kafir should be oppressed until he converts or is killed in jihad.
It seems to me, that Muhammad had Allah speak every time Muhammad wanted something, even if it seemed forbidden.
Throughout history, men have always taken gods and merged them, reskinned them, or even destroyed all but one of their gods and made it one god. Muhammad kept his old Allah, as Allah was the one supreme god of the Quraysh tribe. However, he claimed Yahweh was the same Allah as his Allah.
Based on the life of Muhammad, his Allah is not the true Allah. Unless the true God is a God that becomes just as evil as many of the pagan unbelievers, so as to kill them and cast them into hell. Unlike in Muhammad’s day, his followers do not have a community that is strong enough to come to each city and give us an ultimatum. So they continue with preaching and trying to convert. With Muhammad, this was Mecca. He was weak, without an army, so he continued preaching through rejection. In Medina, he gathered an army, and then pressed the unbeliever to convert or die.
Muhammad never made statements that early Christians did. Paul wrote saying if he could, he would go to hell if it would save the Jews that never accepted Christ. Muhammad never preached to the unbelievers a better way. He never preached:
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites,  nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.  And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
Muhammad preached that if you convert, you are one of Allah’s, but if you don’t convert, you will stay an unbeliever and be fuel for hellfire. He never preached a “such were some of you” message.
The early Christians were also martyrs, not for jihad or holy wars, but for the simple fact they were Christians- they identified with Christ.
Muhammad rejected adoption because he rejected the God of Israel. God considers us his adopted children, Muhammad’s god and Muhammad did not.
One thing that must be pointed out is that Muhammad never converted to the Allah of Israel. He took his old god and the God of Israel and merged the two into one. Muhammad never quoted:
“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!
“Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel, And his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: ‘I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God.
Muhammad did not know or follow the God of the early Arab Christians. Neither did Muhammad ever do what the early Arab Jewish Christians did:
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.  And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.  And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.  Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.  Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.  Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.  And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
It was some of the Arabs that first spoke in tongues as the Spirit, not Gabriel (Muhammad told the Jews that the Spirit was Gabriel), gave the utterance.
It was the Arabs that were baptized in the name of Jesus. It was the Arabs that had the Holy Ghost. And yet they who believed were slain for their belief.
One can see that Muhammad did not understand the scriptures or had never heard of the early Arab Christians. He never knew their God.
Muhammad did not know the Torah or verses from the old prophets. God always stated his prophets were filled by his spirit. Joel prophesied that the same spirit would be poured out upon all (all human flesh) that wanted it. Muhammad taught no such thing. He divided humans up between the slaves of his and his Allah and the fuel for hellfire.
And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.  And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:  And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.  And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.  The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come.  And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.
But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;  And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:  And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:  And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:  The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:  And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
The early Arab Christians did this. If Muhammad truly followed the right Allah, he would’ve spoken in tongues and received power from on high:
For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.  When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?  And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
The Christians around Muhammad believe God, Jesus, and Mary were three gods in one, a trinity. This is paganism and heretical. Yet there were no Christians around to correct Muhammad. If Muhammad was truly from God, and God told him all things, then both Muhammad and God were ignorant.
I conclude that Muhammad’s Allah and our Allah are two different Allahs.
All true submitters to God should do exactly what Jesus commanded, which can be summed up in one verse, followed by many other verses:
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.’
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.  He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.  And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;  they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.  That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’  The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
And as for the oneness of God:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.  And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 8:12-19 NKJV
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”  The Pharisees therefore said to Him, “You bear witness of Yourself; Your witness is not true.”  Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I bear witness of Myself, My witness is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from and where I am going.  You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.  And yet if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent Me.  It is also written in your law that the testimony of two men is true.  I am One who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me.”  Then they said to Him, “Where is Your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither Me nor My Father. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also.”
And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.  I and My Father are one.”  Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him.  Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?”  The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,  who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,  but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.  And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.  Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,  that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,  and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
“Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel, And his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: ‘I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”  saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”
All information can be found in authentic hadiths, Sira, and the Qur’an. (Editing needed here).