Bible. For the Qur'an not only confesses the Bible to be the Word of God, but states that it
was itself sent down to confirm and guard the Bible; nay more, it appeals to the Bible in support of
Muhammad's claims (Surah VII., Al A'raf, 156; Surah LXI., As Saff, 6). Even taking into
consideration the verses to which you refer, the teaching regarding Jesus which the Qur'an gives
amounts to this, that He is far higher in nature and dignity than any other prophet.
116. M. It certainly cannot be proved from the Qur'an that Jesus is superior to Muhammad,
who is called "the Apostle1 of God and the Seal of the Prophets" (Surah XXXIII.,
Al Ahzab, 40).
C. Besides these titles, the first of which is given to Salih as well as to Muhammad (Surah
XCI., Ash Shams, 13), the latter is also called a "Warner" (Surahs LI., Adh Dhariyat, 50,
51; XXIX., Al 'Ankabut, 49; XV., Al Hajr, 89). But we are told by Tradition (as we have seen), by
implication at least, that he was not exempted from receiving the prick of Satan at his birth. He
needed to have his breast opened and his burden removed (Surah XCIV., Al Inshirah, 1-3), and his
sins forgiven (Surah XLVII., Muhammad, 21). Moreover, Muhammad died and was buried, and he wrought
no miracles. Regarding Christ the Qur'an gives much higher testimony. We have seen that Muhammad,
according to Tradition, testified that at Christ's birth alone Satan was not present,