Inside Islam: A Guide for Catholics

(Jacob Rumans) #1

Islam and Mormonism, particularly

regarding the genesis of their beliefs. In

both religions: 1) there was a single

founder who claimed a ‘‘new’’

revelation; 2) there were no witnesses to

or independent corroboration of this

revelation; 3) there is a mix of Christian

elements chosen randomly and

arbitrarily; 4) both religions are

somewhat carnal in their view of

heaven; and 5) both allow (or allowed)


[ 9 ]‘‘(The Prophet added), ‘The angel

caught me (forcefully) and pressed me

so hard that I could not bear it anymore.

He then released me and

again asked me to read, and I replied, ‘I

do not know how to read.’ Thereupon

he caught me again and pressed me a

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