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Muhammad in the Bible

  1. 1. 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 theAbraham is widely regarded as the Patriarch Abrahams son and "seed" and the full who was regarded by His followers as the prophet and his persecuted followers is vividlyof 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 sectionJews, Christians, and Muslims. Through His Abrahams wife are clearly stated in messenger of God, as Moses and foretold as well about the battle of Badr insecond son, Isaac, came all Israelite prophets Genesis 21:13 and 16:3. Muhammad were and as Muslim belief which the few ill-armed faithful miraculouslyincluding such towering figures as Jacob, After Jesus, the last Israelite messenger and Jesus was). defeated the "mighty" men of Kedar, whoJoseph, Moses, David, Solomon, and Jesus. prophet, it was time that Gods promise to sought to destroy Islam and intimidate theirMay 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 ARABIApartial fulfillment of Gods promises to bless messenger of God, Muhammad, from the Deuteronomy 33:1-2 combines references to THE QURAN (KORAN) FORETOLD INthe nations of earth through the descendents of progeny of Abraham through Ishmael. Gods 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. Gods revelation) coming from Sinai, For twenty-three years, Gods words (thefaith considers the belief in, and respect of, all Abrahams family tree was now fulfilled. rising from Seir (probably the village of Sair Quran) were truly put into Muhammadsprophets an article of faith wholeheartedly Nevertheless, is there additional corroborating near Jerusalem) and shining forth from Paran. (pbuh) mouth. He was not the "author" of theaccept 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 toWas the first-born son of Abraham (Ishmael) MUHAMMAD: Indeed the King James Version of the Bible him. These words were then committed toand his descendants included in Gods The Prophet Like Unto Moses mentions the pilgrims passing through the memory and to writing by those who hearcovenant and promise? A few verses from the Long time after Abraham, Gods promise to valley of Baca (another name of Mecca) in them during Muhammads lifetime and underBible 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 "like1) Genesis 12:2-3 speaks of Gods promise to In Deuteronomy 18:18, Moses spoke of the His elect and messenger who will bring down unto Moses" from the "brethren" 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 "shall Israelites (i.e. from the ishmaelite) was also child was born to him. 1) From among the Israelites "brethren", a not fail nor be discouraged till he have set described as one in whose mouth God will put2) Genesis 17:4 reiterates Gods promise after reference to their Ishmaelite cousins as judgment on earth." 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 "Paraclete" that Jesus3) Genesis, ch. 21. Isaac is specifically "great nation". 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 "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 "a great nation" especially in Genesis much alike as Moses and Muhammad MUHAMMADS MIGRATION FROM (John 16:13)? 21:13, 18. (pbua). Both were given comprehensive MECCA TO MEDINA: Was it another coincidence that Isaiah ties4) 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 (Gods 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 Teman (an Oasis North of to be sang unto the Lord (Isaiah 42:10-11)? social status of his mother (being a "free" prophets/statesmen and both migrated Medina according to J. Hastings Dictionary of More explicitly, prophesies Isaiah, "For with woman such as Sarah, Isaacs mother, or a following conspiracies to assassinate them. the Bible), and the holy one (coming) from stammering lips, and another tongue, will he "Bondwoman" such as Hagar, Ishmaels Analogies between Moses and Jesus, Paran. That holy one who under persecution speak to this people" (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
  2. 2. "stammering lips" of Prophet Muhammad claimed, without meeting the criteria be broken, but on whomsoever it shall fall, itreflecting the state of tension and stipulated by Jesus, to be the awaited will grind him to powder" (Matthew 21:44).concentration he went through at the time of "Paraclete".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 propheciesof twenty-three years. It is interesting to sent by God after Jesus. He testified of Jesus, cited here are all individually and combinedcompare this with Isaiah 28:10 which speaks taught new things, which could not be borne at out of context misinterpretations? Is theof 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, ProphetUp to the time of Jesus (peace be upon him), the last messenger of God, the only Universal Muhammad (pbuh)? Is it reasonable tothe Israelites were still awaiting for that Messenger to unite the whole of humanity conclude that all these prophecies, appearingprophet like unto Moses prophecies in under God and on the path of in different books of the Bible and spoken byDeuteronomy 18:18. When John the Baptistcame, they asked him if he was Christ and he PRESERVED truth. He told of many things to come which "happened" in the minutest various prophets at different times were all coincidence? If this is so, here is another MUHAMMADsaid "no.” They asked him if he was Elias andhe said "no.” Then, in apparent reference to detail meeting, the criterion given by Moses to distinguish between the true prophet and the strange "coincidence"! One of the signs of the prophet to come from (pbuh)Deuteronomy 18:18, they asked him "Artthou that Prophet" and he answered, "NO.” false prophets (Deuteronomy 18:22). He did reprove the world of sin, of righteousness and Paran (Mecca) is that he will come with "ten thousands of saints" (Deuteronomy 33:2 IN(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 BIBLE14, 15, 16) Jesus spoke of the "Paraclete" or WAS THE SHIFT OF RELIGIOUS (Mecca) in his victorious, bloodless return tocomforter who will come after him, who will LEADERSHIP PROPHECIED? his birthplace to destroy the remainingbe 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 Gods 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 willthe Paraclete is described as the spirit of truth, fulfilled (Genesis 21:13, 18). not hearken unto my words, which he shall(whose meaning resembles Muhammads In Matthew 21:19-21, Jesus spoke of the speak in my name, I will require it of him. slam Presentation & Invitationfamous title Al-Amin, the trustworthy), he is fruitless fig tree (a Biblical symbol of (Deuteronomy 18:19) Center of Seattleidentified in one verse as the Holy Ghost prophetic heritage) to be cleared after being Dear Readers: P.O. Box 77790(John 14:26). Such a designation is however given a last chance of three years (the duration May the light of truth shine in your heart Seattle, WA 98177inconsistent with the profile of that Paraclete. of Jesus ministry) to give fruit. In a later and mind. May it lead you to peace and Tel: (206) 361-8899In the words of the Dictionary of the Bible, verse in the same chapter, Jesus said: certitude in this life and eternal bliss in(Ed. J. Mackenzie) "These items, it must be "Therefore, say I unto you, The Kingdom of hereafter. Islamic Informationadmitted do not give an entirely coherent God shall be taken away from you, and given Center of Seattlepicture." to a nation bringing forth the fruit thereof" Recommended Web Sites On Islam: 2301 S. Jackson # 214Indeed history tells us that many early (Matthew 21:43). That nation of Ishmaels www.islamway.comChristians understood the Paraclete to be a descendants (the rejected stone in Matthew Seattle, WA 98144 www.qss.orgman and not a spirit. This might explain the 21:42) which was victorious against all super- Tel: (206) 322-0162followings that responded to some who powers of its time as prophesied by Jesus: "And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall Rev. 12/02