St Thomas Aquinas on Muhommad

St. Thomas Aquinas Teachings areAuthoritative, wrote :
“He (Mohammed) seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh urges us. His teaching also contained precepts that were in conformity with his promises, and he gave free rein to carnal pleasure. In all this, as is not

unexpected; he was obeyed by carnal men. As for proofs of the truth of his doctrine, he brought forward only such as could be grasped by the natural ability of anyone with a very modest wisdom. Indeed, the truths that he taught he mingled with many fables and with doctrines of the greatest falsity.
He did not bring forth any signs produced in a supernatural way, which alone fittingly gives witness to divine inspiration;for a visible action that can be only divine reveals an invisibly inspiredteacher of truth. On the Contrary, Mohammed said that he was sent in the power

of his arms – which are signs not lacking even to robbers and tyrants. What is

more, no wise men, men trained in things divine and human, believed in him from

the beginning (1). Those who believed in him were brutal men and desert

wanderers, utterly ignorant of all divine teaching, through whose numbers Mohammed

forced others to become his follower’s by the violence of his arms. Nor do

divine pronouncements on part of preceding prophets offer him any witness. On

the contrary, he perverts almost all the testimony of the Old and the New

Testaments by making them into a fabrication of his own, as can be seen by

anyone who examines his law. It was, therefore, a shrewd decision on his part

to forbid his followers to read the Old and New Testaments, lest these books

convict him of falsity. It is thus clear that those who place faith in his

words believe foolishly.” – Summa Contra Gentiles, Book 1, Chapter 16,

Art. 4. Footnote: 1. Sura 21:5, Sura 44:14; Sura 16:103, Sura 37:36″

Individually, when we meet muslims we must allow that they are caught in a coercive trap very often and perhaps their heart is not in it? Therefore, I think we should be gentle and understanding to encourage them. But, for the Grace of God, go I!

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