Islam; Its Origin an Introduction and Analysis
Jerummie H. Weah
Apologetics (APOL) 500
October 28, 2012
Table of Contents
Analysis of Islam 4
Reaching out to Islam 6
This is written to share light on Islam, it’s origin, flaws as a belief system or world view
and how one can reach out to a Muslim and share with him or her the gospel and truth of Jesus
Christ. Simply put; how can we convert a Muslim? Hence this paper will lay out a proposal on
how we can reach the unreached people of Islam.
Muhammad the founder of Islam was born in AD 570 into the Quraish tribe of Mecca
deemed the noblest tribe by all Arabs in Mecca, which was the religious and commercial capital
of the Arabian Peninsula. The Arabs would perform pilgrimage to Mecca and circumambulate
the Ka’aba, a structure built by their ancestor the Prophet Abraham and his son, the Prophet
Ishmael as the first house of worship for God. Muhammad father Abdullah died before he was
born, and his mother Amina dies a few years shortly after his birth, he was six years old.
The word Islam is an Arabic word which literally means ‘surrender or submission’.
There are six basic articles or principles of Islam that one must follow in order to be considered a
Muslim; these articles are: a. belief in God, b. belief in His Angels, c. belief in His Books, d.
belief in His Prophet and Messenger, e. belief in the Day of Judgment, and f. belief in God’s
Islam incorporates scriptures from the Torah and other Bible scriptures; even though they
profess to believe in the original scriptures of Jesus Christ, they refuse to accept any scriptures
written by the apostle Paul; is rendered futile and the Gospel of John is said to be corrupted by
Greek philosophy. 
Analysis of Islam
Islam or Muslims claimed that the Quran is a complete message from God and is in its
original state. However, this is in contradiction to the fact that the leader of Islam was illiterate
and was unable to write for him, his biography was not written until 767 more than a full century
after his death which could have been corrupted by legend by the lengthy gap.
Islam is very inconsistent in its message of peace as the religion was spread by wars
throughout the live of Muhammad the founder of Islam. Most of the converts of Islam as with
leaders of different regions of the middle east had ulterior motives. They join or convert to Islam
because that enables them to gain political prominence and higher status as leaders of conquered
lands and settlement of people they forcefully converted to Islam. Muhammad and his followers
enriched themselves with plunders from conquered towns and cities and territories. It is hard to
accept that Muhammad would force individuals to convert to Islam when he had no witness to
his conversion; just his story of God revealing to him the Quran in a Cave.
From Muhammad onset as a prophet one can say that his ultimate goal was to find a
religion for his people the Arabs non-Jews. He incorporated the Torah, the Christian Bible and
the story and relevance of Jesus Christ together with a few radical ideas and called his
teachings the Message form Allah. Unlike most prophets of God as portrayed in the Torah and
the Bible Muhammad perform no miracles or any supernatural feats such as rising the dead,
healing the sick, and or giving sight to the blind. Having no clue on where to begin, he
incorporated the Jewish laws, Christianity and other prominent religious teachings into his
proclaim message from God
Most of his marriages can be consider a…