MUHAMMAD IN THE BIBLE moral and humanitarian principles of all but other crucial ones as well (e.g. the enthusiastically in Medina was none but
BIBLE PROPHESIES ABOUT THE revealed faiths. natural birth, family life, and death of prophet Muhammad.
ADVENT OF MUHAMMAD (pbuh) 5) The full legitimacy of Ishmael as Moses and Muhammad, but not of Jesus, Indeed the incident of the migration of the
Abraham is widely regarded as the Patriarch Abraham's son and quot;seedquot; and the full who was regarded by His followers as the prophet and his persecuted followers is vividly
of monotheism and the common father of the legitimacy of his mother, Hagar, as Son of God, and not exclusively a described in Isaiah 21:13-17. That section
Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Through His Abraham's wife are clearly stated in messenger of God, as Moses and foretold as well about the battle of Badr in
second son, Isaac, came all Israelite prophets Genesis 21:13 and 16:3. Muhammad were and as Muslim belief which the few ill-armed faithful miraculously
including such towering figures as Jacob, After Jesus, the last Israelite messenger and Jesus was). defeated the quot;mightyquot; men of Ke'dar, who
Joseph, Moses, David, Solomon, and Jesus. prophet, it was time that God's promise to sought to destroy Islam and intimidate their
May peace and blessings be upon them all. bless Ishmael and his descendants be fulfilled. THE AWAITED PROPHET WAS TO own folks who turned -to Islam.
The advent of these great prophets was in Less than 600 years after Jesus came the last COME FROM ARABIA
partial fulfillment of God's promises to bless messenger of God, Muhammad, from the Deuteronomy 33:1-2 combines references to THE QUR'AN (KORAN) FORETOLD IN
the nations of earth through the descendents of progeny of Abraham through Ishmael. God's Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad. It speaks of THE BIBLE?
Abraham (Genesis12: 2-3). Muslims whose blessing of both of the main branches of God (i.e. God's revelation) coming from Sinai, For twenty-three years, God's words (the
faith considers the belief in, and respect of, all Abraham's family tree was now fulfilled. rising from Seir (probably the village of Sa'ir Quran) were truly put into Muhammad's
prophets an article of faith wholeheartedly Nevertheless, is there additional corroborating near Jerusalem) and shining forth from Paran. (pbuh) mouth. He was not the quot;authorquot; of the
accept such fulfillment. evidence that the Bible did in fact foretell the According to Genesis 21:21, the wilderness of Quran. Angel Gabriel who asked Muhammad
advent of prophet Muhammad? Paran was the place where Ishmael settled (i.e. (pbuh) to simply repeat the words of the
BLESSINGS OF ISHMAEL AND ISAAC Arabia, specifically Mecca). Quran as he heard them dictated the Quran to
Was the first-born son of Abraham (Ishmael) MUHAMMAD: Indeed the King James Version of the Bible him. These words were then committed to
and his descendants included in God's The Prophet Like Unto Moses mentions the pilgrims passing through the memory and to writing by those who hear
covenant and promise? A few verses from the Long time after Abraham, God's promise to valley of Ba'ca (another name of Mecca) in them during Muhammad's lifetime and under
Bible may help shed some light on this send the long-awaited Messenger was repeated Psalms 84:4-6. his supervision.
question; this time in Moses' words. Isaiah 42:1-13 speaks of the beloved of God. Was it a coincidence that the prophet quot;like
1) Genesis 12:2-3 speaks of God's promise to In Deuteronomy 18:18, Moses spoke of the His elect and messenger who will bring down unto Mosesquot; from the quot;brethrenquot; of the
Abraham and his descendants before any prophet to be sent by God who is: a law to be awaited in the isles and who quot;shall Israelites (i.e. from the ishmaelite) was also
child was born to him. 1) From among the Israelite's quot;brethrenquot;, a not fail nor be discouraged till he have set described as one in whose mouth God will put
2) Genesis 17:4 reiterates God's promise after reference to their Ishmaelite cousins as judgment on earth.quot; Verse 11, connects that his words and that he will speak in the name
the birth of Ishmael and before the birth of Ishmael was the other son of Abraham awaited one with the descendants of Kedar. of God, (Deuteronomy 18:18-20)? Was it
Isaac. who was explicitly promised to become a Who is Kedar? According to Genesis 25:13, also a coincidence the quot;Paracletequot; that Jesus
3) Genesis, ch. 21. Isaac is specifically quot;great nationquot;. Kedar was the second son of Ishmael, the foretold to come after Him was described as
blessed but Ishmael was also specifically 2) A prophet like unto Moses. There were ancestor of prophet Muhammad (pbuh). one who quot;shall not speak of himself, but
blessed and promised by God to become hardly any two prophets, who were so whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak
quot;a great nationquot; especially in Genesis much alike as Moses and Muhammad MUHAMMAD'S MIGRATION FROM (John 16:13)?
21:13, 18. (pbua). Both were given comprehensive MECCA TO MEDINA: Was it another coincidence that Isaiah ties
4) According to Deuteronomy 21:15-17 the law code of life, both encountered their PROPHECIED IN THE BIBLE? between the messenger connected with Kedar
traditional rights and privileges of the first enemies and were victors in miraculous Habakkuk 3:3 speaks of God (God's help) and a new song (a scripture in a new language)
born son are not to be affected by the ways, both were accepted as coming from Te'man (an Oasis North of to be sang unto the Lord (Isaiah 42:10-11)?
social status of his mother (being a quot;freequot; prophets/statesmen and both migrated Medina according to J. Hasting's Dictionary of More explicitly, prophesies Isaiah, quot;For with
woman such as Sarah, Isaac's mother, or a following conspiracies to assassinate them. the Bible), and the holy one (coming) from stammering lips, and another tongue, will he
quot;Bondwomanquot; such as Hagar, Ishmael's Analogies between Moses and Jesus, Paran. That holy one who under persecution speak to this peoplequot; (Isaiah 28:11). This
mother). This is only consistent with the overlooks not only the above similarities migrated from Paran (Mecca) to be received latter verse correctly describes the
quot;stammering lipsquot; of Prophet Muhammad claimed, without meeting the criteria be broken, but on whomsoever it shall fall, it
reflecting the state of tension and stipulated by Jesus, to be the awaited will grind him to powderquot; (Matthew 21:44).
concentration he went through at the time of quot;Paracletequot;.
revelation. Another related point is that the It was Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) who was OUT OF CONTEXT COINCIDENCE?
Quran was revealed in piece-meals over a span the Paraclete, Comforter, helper, admonisher Is it possible that the numerous prophecies
of twenty-three years. It is interesting to sent by God after Jesus. He testified of Jesus, cited here are all individually and combined
compare this with Isaiah 28:10 which speaks taught new things, which could not be borne at out of context misinterpretations? Is the
of the same thing. Jesus' time, he spoke what he heard opposite true, that such infrequently studied
(revelation); he dwells with the believers verses fit together consistently and clearly
THAT PROPHET- PARACLETE- (through his well-preserved teachings). Such point to the advent of the man who changed
MUHAMMAD teachings will remain forever because he was the course of human history, Prophet
Up to the time of Jesus (peace be upon him), the last messenger of God, the only Universal Muhammad (pbuh)? Is it reasonable to
the Israelites were still awaiting for that Messenger to unite the whole of humanity conclude that all these prophecies, appearing
prophet like unto Moses prophecies in under God and on the path of in different books of the Bible and spoken by
Deuteronomy 18:18. When John the Baptist
came, they asked him if he was Christ and he
PRESERVED truth. He told of many things
to come which quot;happenedquot; in the minutest
various prophets at different times were all
coincidence? If this is so, here is another
said quot;no.” They asked him if he was Elias and
he said quot;no.” Then, in apparent reference to
detail meeting, the criterion given by Moses to
distinguish between the true prophet and the
One of the signs of the prophet to come from
Deuteronomy 18:18, they asked him quot;Art
thou that Prophetquot; and he answered, quot;NO.”
false prophets (Deuteronomy 18:22). He did
reprove the world of sin, of righteousness and
Paran (Mecca) is that he will come with quot;ten
thousands of saintsquot; (Deuteronomy 33:2
(John 1: 1 9-2 1).
In the Gospel according to John (Chapters
of judgment (John 16:8-11). KJV). That was the number of faithful who
accompanied Prophet Muhammad to Paran THE BIBLE
14, 15, 16) Jesus spoke of the quot;Paracletequot; or WAS THE SHIFT OF RELIGIOUS (Mecca) in his victorious, bloodless return to
comforter who will come after him, who will LEADERSHIP PROPHECIED? his birthplace to destroy the remaining
be sent by Father as another Paraclete, who Following the rejection of the last Israelite symbols of idolatry in the Kabah.
will teach new things which the prophet, Jesus, it was about time that God's Says God as quoted by Moses:
contemporaries of Jesus could not bear. While promise to make Ishmael a great nation be And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will
the Paraclete is described as the spirit of truth, fulfilled (Genesis 21:13, 18). not hearken unto my words, which he shall
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