- 1 BIBLE PROPHECIES ABOUT THE ADVENT OF MUHAMMAD
- 2 BLESSINGS OF ISHMAEL AND ISAAC
- 3 MUHAMMAD: The Prophet Like Unto Moses
- 4 THE AWAITED PROPHET WAS TO COME FROM ARABIA
- 5 MUHAMMAD'S MIGRATION FROM MECCA TO MEDINA: PROPHESIED IN THE BIBLE?
- 6 THE QUR'AN (KORAN) FORETOLD IN THE BIBLE?
- 7 THAT PROPHET- PARACLETE- MUHAMMAD
- 8 WAS THE SHIFT OF RELIGIOUS LEADERSHIP PROPHESIED?
- 9 OUT OF CONTEXT COINCIDENCE?
Those who follow the Apostle, the unlettered Prophet, Whom they find mentioned in their own Scriptures, in the Torah and the Gospel... (Holy Qu'ran: 7:157; Translation: Yusuf Ali)
BIBLE PROPHECIES ABOUT THE ADVENT OF MUHAMMAD
Abraham is widely regarded as the Patriarch of monotheism and the common father of the Jews, Christians and Muslims. Through His second son, Isaac, came all Israelite prophets including such towering figures as Jacob, Joseph, Moses, David, Solomon and Jesus. May peace and blessings be upon them all. The advent of these great prophets was in partial fulfillment of God's promises to bless the nations of earth through the descendants of Abraham (Genesis 12:2-3). Such fulfillment is wholeheartedly accepted by Muslims whose faith considers the belief in and respect of all prophets an article of faith.
BLESSINGS OF ISHMAEL AND ISAAC
Was the first born son of Abraham (Ishmael) and his descendants included in God's covenant and promise? A few verses from the Bible may help shed some light on this question;
- Genesis 12:2-3 speaks of God's promise to Abraham and his descendants before any child was born to him.
- Genesis 17:4 reiterates God's promise after the birth of Ishmael and before the birth of Isaac.
- In Genesis, ch. 21. Isaac is specifically blessed but Ishmael was also specifically blessed and promised by God to become "a great nation" especially in Genesis 21:13, 18.
- According to Deuteronomy 21:15-17 the traditional rights and privileges of the first born son are not to be affected by the social status of his mother (being a "free" woman such as Sarah, Isaac's mother, or a "Bondwoman" such as Hagar, Ishmael's mother). This is only consistent with the moral and humanitarian principles of all revealed faiths.
- The full legitimacy of Ishmael as Abraham's son and "seed" and the full legitimacy of his mother, Hagar, as Abraham's wife are clearly stated in Genesis 21:13 and 16:3. After Jesus, the last Israelite messenger and prophet, it was time that God's promise to bless Ishmael and his descendants be fulfilled. Less than 600 years after Jesus, came the last messenger of God, Muhammad, from the progeny of Abraham through Ishmael. God's blessing of both of the main branches of Abraham's family tree was now full filled. But are there additional corroborating evidence that the Bible did in fact foretell the advent of prophet Muhammad?
MUHAMMAD: The Prophet Like Unto Moses
Long time after Abraham, God's promise to send the long-awaited Messenger was repeated this time in Moses' words.
In Deuteronomy 18:18, Moses spoke of the prophet to be sent by God who is:
- From among the Israelite's "brethren", a reference to their Ishmaelite cousins as Ishmael was the other son of Abraham who was explicitly promised to become a "great nation".
- A prophet like unto Moses. There were hardly any two prophets ,who were so much alike as Moses and Muhammad. Both were given comprehensive law code of life, both encountered their enemies and were victors in miraculous ways, both were accepted as prophets/statesmen and both migrated following conspiracies to assassinate them. Analogies between Moses and Jesus overlooks not only the above similarities but other crucial ones as well (e.g. the natural birth, family life and death of Moses and Muhammad but not of Jesus, who was regarded by His followers as the Son of God and not exclusively a messenger of God, as Moses and Muhammad were and as Muslim belief Jesus was).
THE AWAITED PROPHET WAS TO COME FROM ARABIA
Deuteronomy 33:1-2 combines references to Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. It speaks of God (i.e. God's revelation) coming from Sinai, rising from Seir (probably the village of Sa'ir near Jerusalem) and shining forth from Paran. According to Genesis 21:21, the wilderness of Paran was the place where Ishmael settled (i.e. Arabia, specifically Mecca).
Indeed the King James version of the Bible mentions the pilgrims passing through the valley of Ba'ca (another name of Mecca) in Psalms 84:4-6.
Isaiah 42:1-13 speaks of the beloved of God. His elect and messenger who will bring down a law to be awaited in the isles and who "shall not fail nor be discouraged till he have set judgement on earth." Verse 11, connects that awaited one with the descendants of Ke'dar. Who is Ke'dar? According to Genesis 25:13, Ke'dar was the second son of Ishmael, the ancestor of prophet Muhammad.
MUHAMMAD'S MIGRATION FROM MECCA TO MEDINA: PROPHESIED IN THE BIBLE?
Habakkuk 3:3 speaks of God (God's help) coming from Te'man (an Oasis North of Medina according to J. Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible), and the holy one (coming) from Paran. That holy one who under persecution migrated from Paran (Mecca) to be received enthusiastically in Medina was none but prophet Muhammad.
Indeed the incident of the migration of the prophet and his persecuted followers is vividly described in Isaiah 21:13-17. That section foretold as well about the battle of Badr in which the few ill-armed faithful miraculously defeated the "mighty" men of Ke'dar, who sought to destroy Islam and intimidate their own folks who turned -to Islam.
THE QUR'AN (KORAN) FORETOLD IN THE BIBLE?
For twenty-three years, God's words (the Qur'an) were truely put into Muhammad's mouth. He was not the "author" of the Qur'an. The Qur'an was dictated to him by Angel Gabriel who asked Muhammad to simply repeat the words of the Qur'an as he heard them. These words were then committed to memory and to writing by those who hear them during Muhammad's life time and under his supervision.
Was it a coincidence that the prophet "like unto Moses" from the "brethren" of the Israelites (i.e. from the lshmaelites) was also described as one in whose mouth God will put his words and that he will speak in the name of God, (Deuteronomy 18:18-20). Was it also a coincidence the "Paraclete" that Jesus foretold to come after Him was described as one who "shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak (John 16:13)
Was it another coincidence that Isaiah ties between the messenger connected with Ke'dar and a new song (a scripture in a new language) to be sang unto the Lord (Isaiah 42:10-11). More explicitly, prophesies Isaiah "For with stammering lips, and another tongue, will he speak to this people" (Isaiah 28:11). This latter verse correctly describes the "stammering lips" of Prophet Muhammad reflecting the state of tension and concentration he went through at the time of revelation. Another related point is that the Qur'an was revealed in piece-meals over a span of twenty three years. It is interesting to compare this with Isaiah 28:10 which speaks of the same thing.
THAT PROPHET- PARACLETE- MUHAMMAD
Up to the time of Jesus (peace be upon him), the Israelites were still awaiting for that prophet like unto Moses prophesied in Deuteronomy 18:18. When John the Baptist came, they asked him if he was Christ and he said "no". They asked him if he was Elias and he said "no". Then, in apparent reference to Deuteronomy 18:18, they asked him "Art thou that Prophet" and he answered, "no". (John 1:19-21).
In the Gospel according to John (Chapters 14, 15, 16) Jesus spoke of the "Paraclete" or comforter who will come after him, who will be sent by Father as another Paraclete, who will teach new things which the contemporaries of Jesus could not bear. While the Paraclete is described as the spirit of truth, (whose meaning resemble Muhammad's famous title Al-Amin, the trustworthy), he is identified in one verse as the Holy Ghost (John 14:26). Such a designation is however inconsistent with the profile of that Paraclete. In the words of the Dictionary of the Bible, (Ed. J. Mackenzie) "These items, it must be admitted do not give an entirely coherent picture."
Indeed history tells us that many early Christians understood the Paraclete to be a man and not a spirit. This might explain the followings who responded to some who claimed, without meeting the criteria stipulated by Jesus, to be the awaited "Paraciete".
It was Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who was the Paraclete, Comforter, helper, admonisher sent by God after Jesus. He testified of Jesus, taught new things which could not be borne at Jesus' time, he spoke what he heard (revelation), he dwells with the believers (through his well-preserved teachings). Such teachings will remain forever because he was the last messenger of God, the only Universal Messenger to unite the whole of humanity under God and on the path of PRESERVED truth. He told of many things to come which "came to pass" in the minutest detail meeting, the criterion given by Moses to distinguish between the true prophet and the false prophets (Deuteronomy 18:22). He did reprove the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment (John 16:8-11)
WAS THE SHIFT OF RELIGIOUS LEADERSHIP PROPHESIED?
In Matthew 21:19-21, Jesus spoke of the fruitless fig tree (A Biblical symbol of prophetic heritage) to be cleared after being given a last chance of three years (the duration of Jesus' ministry) to give fruit. In a later verse in the same chapter, Jesus said: "Therefore, say I unto you, The Kingdom of God shall be taken away from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruit thereof" (Matthew 21:43). That nation of Ishmael's descendants (the rejected stone in Matthew 21:42) which was victorious against all super-powers of its time as prophesied by Jesus: "And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken, but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder" (Matthew 21:44).
OUT OF CONTEXT COINCIDENCE?
Is it possible that the numerous prophecies cited here are all individually and combined out of context misinterpretations? Is the opposite true, that such infrequently studied verses fit together consistently and clearly point to the advent of the man who changed the course of human history, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Is it reasonable to conclude that all these prophecies, appearing in different books of the Bible and spoken by various prophets at different times were all coincidence? If this is so here is another strange "coincidence"!
One of the signs of the prophet to come from Paran (Mecca) is that he will come with "ten thousands of saints" (Deuteronomy 33:2 KJV). That was the number of faithful who accompanied Prophet Muhammad to Paran (Mecca) in his victorious, bloodless return to his birthplace to destroy the remaining symbols of idolatry in the Ka'bah.
Says God as quoted by Moses:
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. (Deuteronomy 18:19)
About the author:
Dr. Jamal Badawi was born in Egypt where he completed his undergraduate education. He completed his Ph.D. from the Indiana University and subsequently joined the faculty of Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Canada.
In addition to teaching in his formal field of education (Management), he has been teaching a course on "Islamic Religious Tradition" which is part of the offerings of the Religious Studies department at the same university.
Dr. Badawi has also taught a course on Islam at Stanford University (USA) and gave a series of lectures on the Quran at Oxford University (UK).
Dr. Badawi is the author of several works on Islam, the last of which is 'Gender Equity in Islam'. He also researched, designed and presented 352 half hour TV programs on Islam broadcasted from several local cable stations and radio stations in the US and Canada, in addition to their use in several countries overseas. Audio and video copies of these programs were made available to users in nearly 35 countries around the world. Sets of these programs are included in the library collections of several universities.
Dr. Badawi is a member of the Consultative Council of North America, a member of the Juristic Council of North America and the founder/chairman of the Islamic Information Foundation, a non-profit educational foundation registered in Canada and the US.
school, all written are confirmed authentic. Jazz al ahi haeran!
May Allah continually increase you in knowledge,Amin
I read this article and found myself getting answers to questions I
had about the connection between Prophet Muhammad(pbuh)and the
Bible.I found this informative and easy reading. I'd like to thank
the author for well spent time bringing some clarity to this issue
for not only the Muslim reader but the non-Muslim reader as well.
May Allaah be pleased with your efforts and count this among your
good dees Ameen!
written in the Bible, which Christians wholly
believe in, then is it not true?
God exists in ALL of His Creation and creatures. It behoves us to treat each other with dignity and respect; only be concerned by how we are directed to this universal truth. Another person equally has his or her own moral compass which will undoubtedly lead them to the same truth.
God is in each one of us and HE has not left a people without a guide, otherwise His justice will be questionable.
It pays to read the verse: 49:11
Logic should tell you that, if people who came 1000s of years after the Bible (allegedly the word of God) was written decided to change/alter some information because they believed it to be wrong, you are not following the word of God. (check the Preface of the New testament)
Prophet Musa (A.S) received revelations directly from the Almighty God just like Prophet Muhammed(S.A.W) did.
Prophet Musa (A.S) lived a complete family life just like Prophet Muhamed(S.A.W) did.
Prophet Musa(A.S) was a statesman just like Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) was
Prophet Musa (A.S) was given a set of guildlines for the people to live by just like the Prophet Muhammed(S.A.W) was given the final revelation to guide mankind until the day of Reckoning.
Prophet Isa (AS)received all his revelations by Inspiration non directly.
The 'Bible' alleges that Prophet Isa while on the cross, as there was no sign of intervention for his dying on the cross, he said that "Oh God, Oh God, why have you forsaken me?" just before he 'died'. Logic should tell that that statement is blasphemous for a Prophet of God, let a lone a 'son' of God(God Forbid)
May Allah keep us strong as Moslems and always guide us as we seek Knowledge. Ameen.
Peace be unto you
Brother Raihan, I concurr with your views. Articulate and hits at the point where it is most relevant.
i am a moslem, i don't read the bible, because i don't need to, i have all i need in Qur'an. Clear explanation about one God (Allah), all prophets including jesus (or Isa pbuh) and Muhammad pbuh. and guarantee of its authenticity. People can write any arguments and interpretation according to the bible. but one thing for certain is there is an obvious distinction between right or wrong if one really use his/her honest heart and clear mind . and we cannot rely on just logic to seek the truth.
The bible say lots and lots of things, so from that there is easily something you can find to support almost any idea or belief. For example, you can find quotes which seem to predict the forthcoming of Islam, however, you can also find a bit saying there will be no further revelations via prophet, that only God can send massages to prophets, not angels as was the case with the prophet Mohammad and that Satan has the power to disguise himself as an angel of lite. It also predicts that Satan will do just this and send someone off to preach a false version of Christianity. Some Christians believe this person was the prophet Mohammad. So overall the Bible does not make Islam look more authentic.
I need to apologize to you - I think I have misinterpreted one of your comments regarding God not having son or wife. I think you agreed with us on that. Sorry!
Ok - now I am completely confused! Please don't think I am trying to insult you in any way. But I think you just said a lot of things without saying anything at all, using logic that actually makes no sense! When did Islam say there is only one Prophet, and that is Muhammad(pbuh)? Where did you get this? There have been many prophets beginning with Adam(pbuh) and ending with Muhammad(pbuh), who came after the Prophet Jesus(pbuh).
So God not having a wife is obnoxious to you? God needing a child is not obnoxious to you? So you think God is like His creation - us and other animals?
"We all need to profess the truth and walk accordingly, not to profess some prophet or honor a man lost in history, killing many believers who received him not as a prophet" - I am confused yet again! Lost in history? Which world do you live in? And Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) killed many "believers"?! What the heck! Corroborate!
"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 1Tim 2:5-6" - So you agree that Jesus(pbuh) was a man, yet you worship him? And I do not see any logic from your end refuting my claim that you worship Jesus(pbuh) against the teachings of the Bible!
I am confused!!!!!!!!!!
And we should not profess the Prophet through whom the truth was revealed to us? Why, then, you profess Jesus(pbuh)?
And who the heck is impersonating Jesus(pbuh)? When did Muhammad(pbuh) claimed he was Jesus(pbuh)? All the prophets of God carried similar characteristics to some extent since they were all sent by Him. So where is the issue here?
Yohan, I am utterly confused!
"Relationship has to be between the message and those to whom it is sent, not the messenger and those to whom it is ministered." - No! A symbolic relationship with the Messenger is needed as well to understand his examples to properly follow the message from the Creator!
Relationship has to be between the message and those to whom it is sent, not the messenger and those to whom it is ministered. I leave the Jews to their choice but we Christian wait for the Son of God from Heaven, not prophet from any tribe, against the doctrines of the Holy Bible. We are warned to beware of the prophets impersonating the Christ.
Thank you, raihan for expecting me again and again in the forum. In fact, I have been frequenting into it for over two years already. Most of the time I am enjoying the articles in Islamicity, enriching my faith in the process. As I pick momentum, something contrary comes on the way before which I express sighs. Was it a mirage, looming..?
You mentioned about making your point of reminding me not to worship Jesus, I have made mine in reminding you that genuine Islam existed before the great leader you call "the last prophet" who brought together the Arab tribes to serve a common cause. So we each have our point. There would have been no trouble if ministering the gift were administered without seeking obligation of those ministered: the obligation to acknowledge "there is only one god- Allah and he has only one prophet- Mohammad", and he takes not a wife, nor begets or have a son etc.
To the Christians this sounds very obnoxious as it stands in parallel to our doctrine "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 1Tim 2:5-6" We do not need a prophet. We needed mediator and have that fulfilled in Jesus. We need nothing more. We have all we need. This is the truth and we have with us. We want to share this truth, the testimony of which is the Spirit of prophecy. We all need to profess the truth and walk accordingly, not to profess some prophet or honor a man lost in history, killing many believers who received him not as a prophet, not just as ordinary but the last one and crowning of All, the successor that precedes All.
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Being a little harsh and angry, aren't you? Blind leading blinds? False Muslims?
Isn't it safe to say that you feel more and more constrained as the validity of the life-long belief that you so tenaciously hold on to is being questioned through logic? Isn't that the source of your anger my friend? It is understandable - I am not being sarcastic at all. It is difficult to give up something you have held on to all your life. I hope and pray that you will keep communicating with us, and that you will come to see and accept the truth one day.
I must say though - it is a sad state of affairs that you either don't read the the comments that we post refuting your claims, or you choose to ignore them! Otherwise you would have changed your tone by now.
You call us blasphemous?! You commit the biggest blasphemy by worshiping Jesus(pbuh) even after he told you repeatedly not to worship him, but to worship the Creator - this is in the very same Bible you claim to follow! All the major books (Mark, Mathew, Luke and John) of Bible verify that.
We are false Muslims because we disagree with you on fundamental issues? Where in the world did you find that Muslims are supposed to follow Christian dogma as they exist today?
Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) preached Arab Nationalism?!?! You just proved your ignorance to the rest of the world! I would have been more careful if I were you! Our Prophet(pbuh) preached Islam which transcends race, nationality, financial status and all the other sources of evil that exist today. No Arab is better than a non-Arab unless he/she is more righteous - that is what the Prophet(pbuh) preached. So you see! In Islam, a person's worth is measured by his/her righteousness, not by anything else.
Not knowing the truth can be ignored and forgiven, but not wanting to know or not accepting the truth even after its clear visibility is definitely blameworthy. Therefore, we should avoid it at all cost!
Take care of yourself!
Only those believing in Him as the Scriptures (the Holy Bible- a book for all people in their dialects) teach avail this in the spirit now, and inherit in the after life passing this earth going through the process of mortification of the body by denying its lusts thereof. This is the journey of the believers and on this way we face obstacles, adversities and oppositions in various forms.
About the Holy Ghost, the promise was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost, ten days after the ascension of Lord Jesus to His Father. The Holy Ghost came down as the Spirit of Power giving the feeble believers wisdom of utterances against the rulers of darkness, ruling by lies, oppression and deceit, the solid principles of gaseous Satan. The Spirit came in the form of cloven tongues and rested on all that were present, about 120 of them from various nationalities in Jerusalem. When those filled with the Spirit spoke, everyone heard glorifying God in their own tongues. That is the reason why the word of God does not exist as exclusive right of one language in our day. Were the believers to wait growing old and cold, for six hundred years to the time of the Arab Nationalist movement under Hazrat Mohammad?
Please repent and seek forgiveness while in the days of your flesh for this great error and abominable blasphemy, all false Muslims, and stop making head out of the tail if some of you have not stooped so low to pick a glittering object thinking it to be precious, lest its rust eat you up!
The Lord Jesus Christ came at the end of the ministry of all the prophets, to conclude all in his person. Like unto Moses? Yes, Moses was deliverer of the Israelites from the bondage of Pharaoh, a world ruler, a type of Satan. The deliverance of Moses was a physical one, only the type of the real as the pharaoh was not Satan in person but only his type, ruling by satanic principles. So Jesus was sent, (and he also came obediently) to deliver the people held in captivity of the vanity of this world, which are made to look like real and truthful by satanic energy of constant lying. The Messiah coming as seed of the woman that serpent deceived was to bruise the head of the serpent, getting bruises on his heel in return.
So coming as "son of Mary" he faltered not on the way, nor compromised for co-existence with the evil principalities. He took exit from the world taking upon him the bruises of this world. But he came out victorious on the third day spoiling all satanic principles (morally bruising his head) and met with many of his disciples, strengthening them in faith, declaring that all authority in heaven and earth are entrusted to him by God as rewards, for He found him faithful and obedient unto death. He ascended to the heavens after forty days. He conquered the forces of death underground and over head and cleaned the entire realm of the earth defiled by Satan. Only those believing in Him as the Scriptures .... continued ..
This is a great article; it does not merely state some verses from the older Books, but also uses clear logic to bind them to the core claim of the article.
Another thing could have been mentioned - it is the Gospel of Barnabas, which Christians , out of their fear of admitting the truth, expelled from their Bible. But this Book was closer to the time of Jesus(pbuh) than other Bibles in use today, and it refers to the coming of our Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) by his NAME! How more proofs do they need? This book came into existence before the birth of our Prophet(pbuh).
In order to preach to a people, it is commonsense that you have to speak in their terms. This is part of what is referred to as beautiful logic that Allah has ordered us to use when preaching.
Yes, Bible has been tempered with and modified by the hands of men. But that is what it is - modified. That does not mean that it does not contain any remnants of truth that came from Allah.
May Allah bless you Dr.Badawi.
Dlaczego Polki z NJ sluchaje sie mojej Mamy w sprawch pozycia z meszczyznami (na modzie i pracy moja Mama sie zna)? Czy One nie zdaja sobie sprawy, ze moj Tato, bez nawet wspomnienia o mozliwosci rozwodu uciekl od niej.
Robert Kolakowski syn Stanislawa syn Jozefa; ur. 28 GRU 73; z Eugenii 'Kolakowska' nee 'Zielinska'
Masha Allah agreat site to all muslim, it is my first time visiting the site i find alot May Allah reward you aboundantly Amin.
is muhammad.is it that hard to admit that your wrong or to except facts instead of fictions
John's and Jim's comment shows an requirement for the need of
self legitimizing. You opinion of "verses taken out of context" is
required for you to demonize our submission to the will of God.
I hope that judging cultural and ethical problems within a society
could be separate from our goal to keeping God first and
submission to God. May you for find peace in your spiritual
Second, to say that the world is suffering at the hands of Islam is quite hypocritical coming from an American, for the USA has started all the wars in the passed 50 yrs, slaved the africans, used nuclear bombs and still illegally occupies other countries and kills innocent civilians ON A DAILY BASIS. The world is suffering at the hands of the USA and it's allies. The middle east, asia, south america and last but not least, all over africa. But I don't expect you to see beyond what your teachers have taught you.
of Prophet Muhammed (shws) the Quran has been passed through Remembering it means Haafiz-E-Quran. There is not a single mistake you will ever find in Quran.
Funny statement, coz its not there. What version of bible u using? Please tell us.
Please do not take Deut. 18:18 out of context; please read the whole chapter and you will find out the following:
1. that God came down to visit the Isrealites in all his Glory (fire, thunder, etc.), and the people were terrified and afraid of perishing.
2. that the people requested Moses to asked God not come and speak to them directed, but whatever God had; he should tell Moses to come and tell them.
3. God said he had heard their request, and would come like Moses and dwell among them, hence Jesus was borm - Immanuel (God with us).
My Beloved Muslim, what will fate when the Son of Marium comes again as the Righteous Judge?
God specifically says through Sarah/Isaac Abraham's descendants will be named. All that is said of the "maids" son - he will have a nation too. But not the promised people.
What you have done is selected a verse here and there, not the entire context, and using the "first son" point of inheritances justify that it is therefore Ishmaels line?
The whole point of the story is that the miracle birth for Sarah was what God wanted and Abraham didn't wait like God asked him to. So Ishmael become Abraham's SIN. Now the world suffers at the hands of ISLAM. That's the Fact.
I have been a Muslim(A.H)for the last thirteen years, and in the beginning did a lot of research. I found the place in the bible where it confirmed without a doubt that Ishmael was the first son of Abraham, not Isaac. I have since lost track of where those verses are in the bible. That was the one thing that confirmed for me without a doubt that Islam is true. I would like you to remind me of where these verses are in the bible, so that I can help other Muslims to see the discrepency that I discovered. It basically confirms where there is a definate lie about the timeline of the two sons lives, so that there is no way what it says in these verses can be accurate. That is when I said,"Subhanallah. Islam is the true religion." I knew without a doubt that I had finally found an answer which would lead to so many more answers to questions I had been asking about discrepencies in the Christian religion. Could you please tell me where these verses are in the bible, as I have lost track of them? Thankyou.
17:19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, [and] with his seed after him.
17:20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
17:21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
This clearly indicates that, yes, God will bless Ishmael, BUT His covenant is with Isaac. In three verses, God confirms this TWICE. That concludes it.
Also, Muslims use the Bible to 'prove' many things regarding Qur'an and Muhammad, yet in the same voice they condemn the Bible as being false and modified (which they can't prove). They condemn their own source of prove. That does not make sense at all?!?!
Don't quote out of context, and don't misuse verses for your own comfort and arguments. Come to the truth of Jesus Christ, He is the seed of Abraham, through Isaac!
17:18 To God, Abraham said, 'May it be granted that Ishmael live before you!'
17:19 God said, 'Still, your wife Sarah will give birth to a son. You must name him Isaac. I will keep My covenant with him as an eternal treaty, for his descendants after him.
17:20 I have also heard you with regard to Ishmael. I will bless him, and make him fruitful, increasing his numbers very greatly. He will father twelve princes, and I will make him into a great nation.
17:21 But I will keep My covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you this time next year.'
Yes, Ishmael was blessed to become a great nation, BUT the covenant is with Isaac. God clearly said that, even TWICE in these verses. Yes, I will bless Ishmael, but my covenant is with Isaac.
That, in my opinion, concludes the matter. The covenant comes through Isaac, NOT Ishmael.
They say: "Become Jews or Christians if ye would be guided (to salvation)." say thou: "Nay! (I would rather) the religion of Abraham the True, and He joined not gods with Allah." (Quraan 2:135)
Or do ye say that Abraham, Isma'il Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes were Jews or Christians? say: do ye know better than Allah. Ah! who is more unjust than those who conceal the testimony They have from Allah. but Allah is not unmindful of what ye do! (Quraan 2:140)
Find out what the Bible book of Revelation Ch.10 and 14 prophesies the Qur'an
And neither the Torah, Tanak or the Brit Hadassah has been tamped with where is your prove of this? Show me, just don't tell me give me one valid example, I know what Islam is and that's not a pretty picture my friend it's violent, liars, murder rape and what have you so go away with your false accusations about the Bible I know that my Bible is valid we where here first and we will be here last so don't get that one day my LORD and SAVIOUR will come back to save this world not like your Mehdi and Dajaal who will come to rampage this world. Shalom and love b'Shem YESHUA
That angle of the Lord is speaking to Hagar concerning her unborn baby.
9 Then the angel of the LORD told her, "Go back to your mistress and submit to her." 10 The angel added, "I will so increase your descendants that they will be too numerous to count."
11 The angel of the LORD also said to her:
"You are now with child
and you will have a son.
You shall name him Ishmael, [a]
for the LORD has heard of your misery.
12 He will be a wild donkey of a man;
his hand will be against everyone
and everyone's hand against him,
and he will live in hostility
toward [b] all his brothers."
13 She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: "You are the God who sees me," for she said, "I have now seen [c] the One who sees me." 14 That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi [d] ; it is still there, between Kadesh and Bered.
15 So Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son she had borne. 16 Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore him Ishmael.
Secondly do you know that Avraham was a Jew or should I say a Hebrew?
12 They also carried off Abram's nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom.
13 One who had escaped came and reported this to Abram the Hebrew. Now Abram was living near the great trees of Mamre the Amorite, a brother [c] of Eshcol and Aner, all of whom were allied with Abram.
14 When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called o
get real and a life.
Shalom and love b'shem YESHUA the SON of GOD
I am very glad with the knowledge you've shared with me from the Bible,and I wish to request more so that I can improve my knowledge about the prophet in the Bible because I am tied with christien friends at work who always think any about the prophet is false.if you receive this message,please let me Know if you can teach me some thing about the bible so that I can prepare for future defends of the prophet and the religion,bisalaam.
Commited to your teaching,
Mohammed Osumanu Zemmane.
This article fulfills the the answers that lacked in my most recent encounters for last six months with many Christians who were asking for a straight Biblical evidence as answers to their curiosity about Muhammad's (peace be upon him)legitimacy as the Last Prophet and then on to the Religion Islam as the Last and Final Religion for all. Surely its a very hard job to find the original fruit on a tree which has been grafted for ages to bring forth something eles. No doubt that the Author has done a great job in pointing out concrete evidence, afterall the changes or the re-writing of the Bible was , but only by Christians and surely not by the Muslims. So if they still want to deny as they have before for centuries , which they will anyway! then so it will be , because simply, it is the Will of Allah !
Many thanks from my heart and Jazak Allah ! Salam.
very interesting input brother khamer. thank you
Indeed the jew left the good lands to the desert waiting for the last messenger to be one of them. unfortunatly he wasn't! and that's why they split. some of them accepted Islam and others took Islam as enemy...
thank you brother Dr Badawi and thank you Hassan. the way is quiet clear for whoever want to follow the truth. the bible still hold the footprint of the truth and that's from the mercy of Allah on humans. if they just use their minds!?
the unknown editors of the bible changed what is clear but couldn't reach to change the parts that they didn't understood. that's why we still find the truth in that corrupted book and they still get upset about that.
"Our Lord! Send amongst them a Messenger of their own (and indeed Allah answered their invocation by sending Muhammad Peace be upon him ), who shall recite unto them Your Verses and instruct them in the Book (this Qur'an) and Al-Hikmah (full knowledge of the Islamic laws and jurisprudence or wisdom or Prophethood, etc.), and sanctify them. Verily! You are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise." (2:129)
and Prophet Iesa (Jesus), saying to his people of Israel, Allah says in the Quraan:
And (remember) when 'Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), said: "O Children of Israel! I am the Messenger of Allah unto you confirming the Taurat [(Torah) which came] before me, and giving glad tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmed . But when he (Ahmed i.e. Muhammad ) came to them with clear proofs, they said: "This is plain magic." (61:6)
He it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad ) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islamic Monotheism) to make it victorious over all (other) religions even though the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah and in His Messenger Muhammed ) hate (it). (61:9)
the article should be titled "Biblical Prophecies..." and not "Bible" since prophecies is not a verb, and Bible is not an adjective..
my two cents:)
It is a fact that the original Bibile (the whole of it), which was probably collected by the companions of Jesus (Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) hasn't survived to this day.
It is also a fact that to the people (Jews) of his age, Jesus was indeed the only way to GOD as he was his messenger and what he said was THE TRUTH the same way what Abraham and Moses(peace be upon them) said was from GOD and similarly what Muhammad(peace be upon him)said was from GOD.
The only way we can resolve our difference in these matters would be to initiate a healthy dialog between the different religions and investigate the facts (historical and scientific)given in each of the books within a open heart and mind. Only then we can reach the absolute truth.
I probrbly would not have a comment posted up here, but there is something I wish to point out to J.A. in case he has not learnt of it. The dead sea scrolls that is known to have been found by locals in a palestinian cave have been translated partly. Examination on the parts that were translated because, it has become brittle due to folding and unfolding, shows that Abraham (as) was enjoined by God to offer his "only son" as sacrifice. We do know that for 14 years, Ishmael (as) was the only son, and that neither of the sons (Ishmeal and Issac) died before their father.Actually they were both present at his burial, meaning that they had contact with him until he died despite the fact that Ishael (as) migrated with his mother Hagar to the Arab desert.So, I think there is a lot to consider about the evidence before us from the bible as it is and the original manuscripts.
God is the custodian of the truth and he is the one who guides mankind to it.May He guide us right.
we all do mistakes and the best of us who do mistakes the one who correct them. I witness that you have the sign of the best of us and may Allah help us learn from you Brother?
In my last comment # 31259, I did take the sources from the Br. Ahmad Deedat (May Allah give him Paradise), on the site:
Thank You, Br. Dr. Idris, and May Allah reward you! InshaAllah. May Allah forgive me for anything wrong!
"what i am trying to say to you and to others, is that we should seek that which binds us together in common love for God and for the sake of nearness to HIM, since we are ALL created by ONE GOD - instead of carrying on about our differences and the stuff that divides us, as if to say 'i am better than you.' - well, if that is the case ,then so be it and that is exactly what the Quran says, let God be the judge of you. but make an attempt to come to terms with each other and profess that you have truly done so with good intentions. The rest is upto God. He is the final judge."
I agree. This is a simple basis for dealing with people of different religions.
in Gospell of barnabah you find the name Mohammed. but who worship jesus gonna claim Mohammed wrote it 300 years before his birth :) I just feel deeply sorry for anyone who find himself outside the truth in our time. it is hard to leave the life of lies and games and try to follow the right message. Plus not all mosslims practicing Islam in the best to set the example. Only Allah who knows why the things happening this way in our time.
the only truth who link the history of mankind from our days to Adams days is the submition to God (Islam). those who had history in doing wrong and corrupting books coming from God include writing new quran lately to deceive people, find it hard in their hearts that Allah can forgive them if they rush to Him and ask Him for forgiveness. it was mentioned in Quran that their hearts become hard to the level they can not make a U turn.
as a mosslims, you should know well that "you don't guide(to the right path) what you like, but Allah Guide to Him whom He wants". we just give people a warning of what Allah sent to all mankind. we are not waiting for any payback, it's Allah who can payback following what's in our heart
as far as I know, Ahmad Deedat was the Author of this discoveries and it's very good if the brother Badawi mentioned him for his work in this article. I acknowledge that this brother Badawi add little bit explaination to the origine text of Ahmad Deedat but still a honest mosslim should mention his sources and give credit to another brother.
karl marx who was atheist copied some of hegel Ideas and he mention them correctly in his books.
sounds like those guys of phylosophy acted upon the teaching of Islam... they needed only to acknowledge the Almighty to be true believers.
"Allah doesn't change people till they change what's inside their souls"
anyway! our real war is against satan. as soon as we forget that, we lose 3/4 of the battle against him(satan). it's him(satan) who try to give quality of mosslims to not mosslims and vice versa. we ask Allah to help us see beyond our benefits, we ask Him to guide us to the truth and help us follow it? Ameeeeeeeeeen
All questions will be answered on the chosen day.
We have to agree to disagree.
The last messenger of Allah, Muhammad (the praised worthy)(peace be upon him), has also other names such as Ahmad (the one who praised the most)(peace be upon him), Sadiq and Ameen (Truthful and Trustworthy)(peace be upon him). etc...
In the bible (Song of the Soloman 5:16), for example, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has been mentioned by the name "Muhammaddim". "im" in the end is just for respect in Hebrew, and if we delete "im", it becomes Muhammadd, which is same as Muhammad (peace be upon him)(the praised worthy).
There remains no doubt that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had been mentioned with all his (peace be upon him) names with all his (peace be upon him) qualities described by Allah as brother Badawi explained with all references. May Allah reward him.InshaAllah
Mohammed and Moses brought religions that came from the same source, the same Supreme Being. Do some research and find out yourself. Truth and goodness are one and it has been coming from one source. Humankind strayed from the truth and goodness from time to time even since the beginning of time so Messengers were sent from time to time to remind people of truth and goodness. Mohammed and Moses as Abraham, Noah, Jesus, David, Solomon, Aaron, Joseph, Jacob, were all men sent by God to guide us all.
Okay, there are some scholars argueing that Quran is work of devil. Should I take that as a fact?
Relax, I don't.
Ronni wrote:"You ASSUME that Westerners are lazy? You ASSUME that Christians just CHOOSE to be blind to your so-called truth?
I am all for truth and seek after it constantly."
I agree with Ronni. I'm not a christian just because I for some very obscure reason would not like to see the "truth".
I, as a human being, make mistakes. I always take into account that I may be wrong. That's why I don't say I know the truth. I say I BELIEVE I know the truth. There's a difference between the two. The earlier is, in MY mind, a show of arrogance. The latter is due to human condition. So, I would like to remind everyone to be careful with the use of word TRUTH. Only God knows it with the very meaning of the word.
what i am trying to say to you and to others, is that we should seek that which binds us together in common love for God and for the sake of nearness to HIM, since we are ALL created by ONE GOD - instead of carrying on about our differences and the stuff that divides us, as if to say 'i am better than you.' - well, if that is the case ,then so be it and that is exactly what the Quran says, let God be the judge of you. but make an attempt to come to terms with each other and profess that you have truly done so with good intentions. The rest is upto God. He is the final judge. The paths to HIM are many but all such paths are lit with submission to His will and unconditional love to Him and ALL His creation. If you fit this criteria then you are also a muslim. May peace be upon us all.
May Allah shower the author and the people who helped make this information available to the people. I have two Christians in my family who always try to debate with me. I also go to a college where most of the peolpe, including the teachers, are Christians. It feels wonderful to know this information is in the bible and not just think it's in there somewhere. The Christians always say, "well, the bible says...!" Now I can respond, "well, the bible also says...!"
Masha Allah, for the hard work and time the brother put into this book. May Allah forgive you for any wrong you do and bless you.
Incidentally, the article does not appear to quote books found after the Gospels. Obviously, I might have misunderstood the text which you had quoted. At the risk of sounding smart-alecky, it is not clear to me why the last book in the Bible would "retroactively condemn" anyone who made honest mistakes while translating or recording, conceivably from verses memorized during long periods of persecution, that which is to be found in the preceding books.
I offer thanks, for your having shared the text. I think it is nice, if you hope to warn others about things which you yourself find disconcerting.
There are two major reasons that are sowing his interpretation is out of context.
1. Is Dr. Jamal Badawi familiar with the genuine Hebrew language of the Bible. His learning of the Bible is probably from a translation to Arabic or other language. Since this is the situation, his audience is probably Muslims that is easy to convince with this theory.
Before interpreting the verses of the Torah and Bible, did he ask any other scholar of the Jewish or Christian religion for their interpretations? He would discover some major differences. Interpretations of the Bible verses are even difficult for the genuine Jewish and Christian scholars and sometimes there are arguments about it.
2. If the Bible prophets where so knowledgeable about the future to come like the Islam and Muhammad, then why didn't they mention directly Muhammad's name. None of the Bible prophets knew his future name?
I can see from this article that Dr. Jamal is striving to convince non-Muslim to convert other religions believers as the Jihad (inner) says, the Jihad of words.
Hebrew is not Dr. Jamal's mother tongue as same as English is not mine. Therefore interpreting holy scripts and verses must be by a person that his/her mother's tongue is the same as of the holy scripts as well as a wide knowledge of the language for the translation.
Would any Muslim accept a Jew or Christian to translate the holy Quran without knowing very well the Arabic literal language?
May God bless your day and let everyone to believe his religion by his own way.
Iam very happy to see how mohammed(peace be upon him)has explained briefly in bible,we believe that bible is not fully corrupted even now we can see some unchanged texts.some people mis-understand the verses of bible like sherly isaac that I AND FATHER ARE ONE it doesn't mean they are both one,if u believe in this then even jesus(peace be upon him)told in bible that ALL DISCIPLES ARE ONE this doesn't mean they all merged into one human being it means their goals and ideas were one.even there are other verses like BEFORE ABRAHAM WAS IAM.that IAM character in this verse is not jesus but it is mentioned to god,b'cos in bible IAM is used to mentioned to god.b'cos when god commands moses to deliever his message to people of israel,moses asks what shall i have to say them.then god said say IAM has send me to you.Truly mohammed(peace be upon him)was the comforter told by jesus and all other prophets before him that final prophet will come to u and he will lead u,they commanded their people to follow that prophet if they want sucessful in world and Here after.
Thanks and if my words were harden then i ask sorry.
What it has to do with Bible corruption? If Bible is really corrupted then why Muslim Scholars are quoting Bible verses? Why they are so desperate to prove that Muhammad was indeed in the Bible? In fact Dr. Jamal Badawi has trying to prove that Muhammad was Yahweh God that is blasphemy. I do not think any Muslim will accept these type of thing. Habakkuk 3:3 and Deuteronomy 33:1-2 clearly says that God(Yahweh) came down. So there is no question of dispute in these verses. Even I showed you from Greek Bible.
Till this time no one could prove that Bible is corrupted. There is not a single verse in the Bible that support the homosexual behavior. Bible condemns sin and homosexuality is sin. It does not mean that we should hate others who are living in sin. We should hate sin and sinful behavior not other human being. That is the message of Jesus Christ and that is the message of Bible.
Thanks and God bless
In Eastern & semitic languages the plural is used to address a single entity. This is done out of reverence & respect. For instance the word Allohim in the Torah is plural for the word Allah. This does not mean Gods but God. This also applies to all Latin languages & since I speak French I know that in French for instance the word VOUS meaning YOU in plural form is a formal word used to address someone you don't know. In France, you may offend your superior or a person you are not too close too like a friend if you address them by saying: -Comment puis-je T'aider? I translate it to: -How can I help you? to avoid this situation you need to say: -Comment puis-je VOUS aider? meaning how can I help you? Please note that this form does not exist in English & create confusion among anglophones. In French: Tu (singular)is used to address friends, VOUS (plural) is aused to address one person i.e. dignitaries & strangers etc. Allah said in the Quran: "We revealed the remembrance (the Quran) & we are preserving it" Plural is used here but this does not mean that Allah is more than one single God.
Yes Sherry you're right when you stated:
"I think it is a great sin to say that Muhammad was Yahweh God.. It is my opinion. I am sorry if I have ofended anybody." but please bear in mind that the Bible has been perverted may times. This is not my statement only; this is the experts statements starting with prophet Muhammad (pbuh) himself followed by last century German experts in the field of comparative religion & the late great scholar Ahmad Deedat to Dr Jamal Badawi & brother Shabir Ali. Take for instance King James Bible alone has been corrupted twenty five times. Watch one day you will see editions of protestant Bibles that will preach love towards homosexuals etc so mark my words on this one. Note that Allah states in the holy genuine & preserved Quran that "Muhammad is none but a messenger of Allah..." so know well that we Muslims do not worship Muhammad (pbuh)but the Lord of the Universe Allah, your God & our God. Note that the Holy prophet was mentioned in the original & lost Bible thanks to invadors namely the Roman emperor Titus that burnt the Temple & the original Bible in 70AD. Know well that there were bad & sometimes good intentions at work when some scribes decided to edit in & edit out for bad & good reasons ignoring that Allah hates blasphemy & plagiarism. So please Sherry consider reading some valuable books to acquire good knowledge of your Bible by reading the CHOICE by Ahmad deedat & the RED LETTER BIBLE by a group of Christian expert. Eventually once you become very knowledgeable about the Bible & its history, you can move on to reading the Quran & study Islam & hopefully revert to Islam. Once you know Islam well & the Truth sinks in your heart you will need to do without the life of Jahilia (ignorance) & accept it to be saved insha Allah from Hellfire.
No offense meant Sherry; I just want to show you that I care about you & all non Muslims.
You told me that "God" does not refer to "God" coming from some place. Well, if you read the book of Deuteronomy 33rd chapter 1-2 verses it clearly says that Moses spoke about His experience that God came down when they camped in the place called Paran. You can also look at the Numbers 10:12 where it says, "And the children of Israel set out from the Wilderness of Sinai on their journeys; then the cloud settled down in the Wilderness of Paran."
If you read more you will know that God used to come down as a cloud and piller of fire among Israelites in wilderness. And Moses is refering to that experinece before his death as we read in
Deu 33:1 Now this is the blessing with which Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.
Deu 33:2 And he said: "The LORD came from Sinai, And dawned on them from Seir; He shone forth from Mount Paran, And He came with ten thousands of saints; From His right hand Came a fiery law for them.
I think it is a great sin to say that Muhammad was Yahweh God.. It is my opinion. I am sorry if I have ofended anybody.
Thanks and God bless
You ASSUME that Westerners are lazy? You ASSUME that Christians just CHOOSE to be blind to your so-called truth?
I am all for truth and seek after it constantly.
And I have found UNTRUTH in the words/writings of people like Badawi who must bend, twist, and distort the scriptures of the Bible in order to stick Muhammad in it.
I have gotten out my Hebrew concordances, Bible dictionaries, researched scholarly commentaries on the verses in question, and have found every one of the claims false.
If you all ASSUME that Christians are just ignoring this supposed "truth" then one can assume that all Muslims are ignoring the truth by not converting to the Bahai faith, which claims to be the next major revelation after Islam.
Why don't you all convert to that one? They claim that you can find their truth in YOUR Quran.
Is it that you all are ignoring truth?
Or is it that you just don't believe the distortions of another religion about YOUR book?
Why force your religion into our Bible? It isn't there. And no amount of personal attacks will change that.
Deu 33:2 And he said: "The LORD came from Sinai, And dawned on them from Seir; He shone forth from Mount Paran, And He came with ten thousands of saints; From His right hand Came a fiery law for them.
Go to http://BlueLetterBible.com and look for this verse where Yahweh is used for LORD in original language.
So whole article is a deception and misleading.
Thanks and God bless
Peace to you Shirley. You asked if this article is trying to say that Muhammad (SAAW) is God?
-The answer is No, astagfirAllah, God forgive me and anyone else who could think such a thing.
I understand why you asked because your assumption that the verse refers to GOD coming from Te'man...but in fact the verse from Habbakuk 3:3 does not refer to God coming from some place on Earth, that is ridiculous. What makes more sense is that God's help, were the people of Medina who embraced the holy Prophet Muhammad (SAAW), and the message he brought with him, and then later on the people of Medina came to the help of the holy one, Muhammad (SAAW), on their entry into Mecca or Paran as it is called in the bible. Please do keep in mind that this research is according to J. Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible, and not br. Jamal Badawi. But Praise be to Allah, br. Badawi has used thsi information from J. Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible to prove his point as such.
Peace to you Sherly.
To Sherlly Issac:
Please refer to the original language of that particular verse
"Hikow mamtaqiym wkulow mahamadiym zeh dowdiy wzeh ree`iy bnowt yruushaalaaim."
The truth shall prevail.
Why do people like Badawi like to gloss over this point? I'll tell you: because it doesn't fit the Islamic goal of revisionist history.
Deut. 18:18. Muslims like to ASSUME that "brethren" refers to the Ishmaelites. But if you use a good concordance to search for the use of that word, you will see that this is not really the case. "Brethren" often refers just to the Israelites themselves. Remember that Jacob had 12 sons; they were a large nation of "brethren" on their own.
As for the "prophet like unto Moses", most of the points used to compare Moses and Muhammad could also be used to compare Moses with practically any other prophet in Israelite history, too. Nothing at all unique about it.
I could go on and on....
Just stick with Quran. The Bible says nothing whatsoever about Muhammad. One day, you will all know that for certain.
Is this article saying that Muhammad was God?
Thanks and God bless
Muslims, as a whole, trample their feet upon the Bible, claiming it's distortion and corruption by the so-called "evil zionist" Christians and Jews.
Why then is it SO important to try to stuff Muhammad into the Bible somewhere? If it's corrupt, why refer to it at all?
More importantly, let's just be real. There IS no Muhammad in the Bible ANYWHERE. Any attempt to find some sort of prophecy about him is an exercise in futility. Every verse that is pointed to has been shown and proven to NOT be about Muhammad.
No true Christian can ever be deceived into believing such nonsense.
Why not stick to Quran alone and let that be sufficient as opposed to giving audience to these people who lie and deceive, trying to get people to believe that Muhammad was actually somehow spoken of in the Bible.
I have investigated every scripture used to promote this idea (honestly and truthfully) and have found it absolutely laughable.
This is ridiculous.
1Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God.
16By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.
22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control
Please tell me, what are the fruits that the world have witnessed from you.
In the Passion, Christ lived/died this commandment-total selflessness and complete LOVE. It is ALL about LOVE. God's way is love. The question is, Do we see God's way or do we see our own way?
But you see prejudices die hard, they say. I was discussing these same prophecies with my boss, and I said "you see after reasoning a little..." He caught me short in the middle of the sentence and exclaimed "Who said you should reason?" I said my religion. He said as you long as you reason here you will never get the truth. My boss is telling me to have blind faith in whatever he tells me the Bible says.
I implore all christians to read the entire Bible with open mind to finding out the truth. Believe in the last messenger and prophet of God, Muhammad(SAW) who came and glorified Jesus attesting to his(Jesus) mission as one of the mightiest prophet, who came and confirmed Moses(AS) teachings to the house of Irael, before it is too late.
TO BE FORWARN IS TO BE FORARM.
May Allah continue to guide us unto the path that is straight to Him, Ameen.
How I wish he has time to travell the entire world, especially Europe "to spread the message" like Sheikh Ahmed Deedat, the world of Christendom would have revert to the true teachings of Jesus(AS) in millions.
May Allah contnue to strengthen Br. Jamal to continue his good work to humanity, Ameen.
I remember when Dr. Gamal Badawi presented on Islam at a school in my hometown in Minnesota. The beauty of brother Badawi's presentation was that he showed both the beauty and rationalism of Islam. Let's just say his speech had a profound impact on me because soon after I said my shahada on Islamicity.com.
I mention my story because I think we could all learn from Dr. Badawi on how to present our deen to non-Muslims, who, unfortunately, know so little about Islam. The key to Br. Badawi's approach, I believe, is that he does not ridicule other faiths and people but instead works to build a common ground. It's not as if he's trying to assimilate Islam into western way of life; rather, he shows how Allah is the Master of both the East and the West, regardless of the many different cultures that reside in them. Br. Badawi, from the bottom of my heart, thanks for making a difference in this umma and in this brother's life. May Allah continue to guide you in your endeavor to teach us about Islam.
Regarding 'Muhammad in the Bible' ... I feel that Dr. Badawi should acknowledge his debt to the original researcher and author, Prof. Abdul Ahad Dawud. Prof. Dawud was a Christian Bishop from Armenia who converted to Islam in Sarajevo in 1896. He had command of Hebrew, Aramaic, Arabic, Farsi and many other languages including English. His original research published in the form of,'Muhammad in the Bible', is a fascinating book. It is still available ... free ... from:-
Presidency of Shariya Court & Religious Affairs
Doha, Qatar. (Published in 1980)
I think a religious trust in South Africa also published this book for free circulation. I will advise every Muslim to read this book. Dr. Badawi will render a great service by mentioning this book. I have a copy of this book and this book is also published on the World Wide Web ... I can't remember the address but it should be relatively easy to find if one makes a determined effort.