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PROPHET MUHAMMAD is PROPHESIES IN THE BIBLE; OLD TESTAMENT AND NEW TESTAMENT

1. THE OLD TESTAMENT

1.1 Almighty God speaks to Moses in Book of Deuteronomy chapter 18:18
“I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and I will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.”

The Christians say that this prophecy refers to Jesus because Jesus was like Moses. Moses was a Jew, as well as Jesus was a Jew. Moses was a Prophet and Jesus was also a Prophet.

If these two are the only criteria for this prophecy to be fulfilled, then all the Prophets of the Bible who came after Moses such as Solomon, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Malachi, John the Baptist, etc. will fulfill this prophecy since all were Jews as well as prophets.

However, it is Prophet Muhammad who is like Moses:

  1. i)   Both had a father and a mother, while Jesus was born miraculously without any male.

[Mathew 1:18 and Luke 1:35 and also Al-Quran 3:42-47]

  1. ii) Both were married and had children. Jesus according to the Bible did not marry nor had children.

 iii) Both died natural deaths. Jesus has been raised up alive. (4:157-158)

Muhammad is from among the brethren of Moses. Arabs are brethren of Jews. Abraham had two sons: Ishmail and Isaac. The Arabs are the descendants of Ishmail and the Jews are the descendants of Isaac.

Words in the mouth:

Prophet Muhammad was unlettered and whatever revelations he received from Almighty God he repeated them verbatim.

“I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.”[Deuteronomy 18:18]

iv) Both besides being Prophets were also kings i.e. they could inflict capital
punishment. Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world.” (John 18:36).

     v) Both were accepted as Prophets by their people in their lifetime but Jesus was
rejected by his people. John chapter 1 verse 11 states, “He came unto his own, but his
own received him not.”

   iv) Both brought new laws and new regulations for their people. Jesus according to
the Bible did not bring any new laws. (Mathew 5:17-18).

1.2 It is mentioned in the book of Deuteronomy chapter 18:19
“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not harken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.”

1.3 Muhammad is prophesied in the book of Isaiah chapter 29:12
“And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.”

When Archangel Gabrail commanded Muhammad by saying Iqra – “Read”, he replied, “I am not learned”.

1.4 Prophet Muhammad mentioned by name in the Old Testament:
Prophet Muhammad is mentioned by name in the Song of Solomon chapter 5:16

“Hikko Mamittakim we kullo Muhammadim Zehdoodeh wa Zehraee Bayna Jerusalem.”

“His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.”

In the Hebrew language “im” is added for respect. Similarely “im” is added after the name of Prophet Muhammad to make it Muhammadim. In English translation they have even translated the name of Prophet Muhammad as “altogether lovely”, but in the Old Testament in Hebrew, the name of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is yet present.

2. THE NEW TESTAMENT

2.1 John chapter 14:16
“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever.”

2.2 Gospel of John chapter 15:26
“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me.”

2.3 Gospel of John chapter 16:7
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you”.

“Ahmed” or “Muhammad” meaning “the one who praises” or “the praised one” is almost the translation of the Greek word Periclytos. In the Gospel of John 14:16, 15:26, and 16:7. The word ‘Comforter’ is used in the English translation for the Greek word Paracletos which means advocate or a kind friend rather than a comforter.

Paracletos is the warped reading for Periclytos. Jesus actually prophesised Ahmed by name. Even the Greek word Paraclete refers to the Prophet who is a mercy for all creatures.

Some Christians say that the Comforter mentioned in these prophecies refers to the Holy Spirit. They fail to realise that the prophecy clearly says that only if Jesus departs will the Comforter come. The Bible states that the Holy Spirit was already present on earth before and during the time of Jesus, in the womb of Elizabeth, and again when Jesus was being baptised, etc. Hence this prophecy refers to none other than Prophet Muhammad.

2.4. Gospel of John chapter 16 verses 12-14:
“I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you unto all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me”.

The Sprit of Truth, spoken about in this prophecy refers to none other than Prophet Muhammad.

NOTE: All quotations of the Bible are taken from the King James Version.

3. THE QURAN IS THE WORD OF GOD THEREFORE, as Muhammad recited each passage that was delivered to him; he had the words of God put into his mouth in accordance with the words of this prophecy;

The prophet to come would be from among the brethren of the Israelites. Israel (Jacob) and Ishmael were both descended from Abraham, and the tribes who descended from the twelve sons of Ishmael are therefore “brethren” of the tribes who descended from the twelve sons of Israel. As Muhammad was the only Ishmaelite to claim prophet-hood in the line of the Old Testament prophets, we know that the prophecy can only refer to him. Muhammad was like Moses in so many ways.