e) The Revealer of Secrets
In the Qur'an, Muhammad declares:
“I do not say to you that I possess the treasuries of Allah. And I do not know the unseen.” (Sura al-An'am 6:50)
لا أَقُول لَكُم عِنْدِي خَزَائِن اللَّه وَلا أَعْلَم الْغَيْب (سُورَة الأَنْعَام ٦ : ٥٠)
But with Christ, the case is different. Muhammad pointed at Jesus Christ and said that He is the one who knows the secrets of men and sees the unseen; these abilities are reserved for God alone. Muhammad quotes Christ in the Qur'an:
“And I will inform you of what you eat, and what you store in your houses. Surely in that is a sign for you, if you are believers.” (Sura Al Imran 3:49)
وَأُنَبِّئُكُم بِمَا تَأْكُلُون وَمَا تَدَّخِرُون فِي بُيُوتِكُم إِن فِي ذَلِك لآيَة لَكُم إِن كُنْتُم مُؤْمِنِين (سُورَة آل عِمْرَان ٣ : ٤٩)
Muhammad described the capacity of Christ as being all-knowing, in order to reproach and to warn some of his egotistic followers. He was disgusted with some of his Muslim followers from Medina, because they had hidden food and treasures in their homes, refusing to share all their fortune with the immigrants from Mecca. So, he warned them that Christ would come back soon as a Judge, to rule on the Day of Judgement. Muhammad confessed that Christ would know all that they had done in the privacy of their homes. He would know not only what they had eaten, but also what they had hidden. There would be no escape from His eyes on Judgement Day. There is hardly a greater proof or better admission on the part of Muhammad for the deity of Christ than this one. He confessed that Christ knows the hidden truth and can read the secrets in the hearts of men. He knows all your secrets in detail. He will disclose your deeds whether good or evil, for He is the All-Knowing One. No one can hide anything from Him.