Biblical Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم
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1. Isaiah 29:12
One of the most powerful verses of the Bible prophesying the coming of Prophet Mohammad is Isaiah 29:12 which says:
"Then the book will be given to the one who is illiterate, saying,
"Please read this." And he will say, "I cannot read." "
This verses fits perfectly Prophet Mohammad (p) because he was illiterate and the Quran refers to him as such in verse 157 of Sura 7:
الرسول النبي الأمي الذي يجدونه مكتوبا عندهم في التوراه و الإنجيل The Messenger, the Prophet, the illiterate, whom they can find written about, with them, in the Torah and the Gospel (verse 157 of Sura 7)
Furthermore, it is known that in the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Mohammad, Angel Gabriel asked Prophet Mohammad (p) to read. Prophet Mohammad (p) replied: " I am not someone who can read". Then, Angel Gabriel started reciting the first revelation of the Quran which are the first 5 verses of Sura 96, which start with: "Read in the name of your Lord ..."
2. Deuteronomy 18: 18
We read the following words addressed to Moses in the Book of Deuteronomy Chapter 18: verse 18:
"I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee ; and I will put my words in his mouth." (Deuteronomy 18: 18)
“A prophet from among their brethren” means from the brethren of the Jews, meaning the Arabs. Abraham had two sons. His first born son was Ishmael (from whom the Arabs descend) and a his second born son is Isaac (from whom Jews descend).
“Like unto thee” means the expected prophet will be like Moses. Jesus is not like Moses, but Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم is like Moses.
Comparison between Moses, Muhammad and Jesus (Peace be upon them)
“I will put my words in his mouth" describes perfectly how Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم received revelation of the exact words of God in the form of the verses of the Quran. Whereas the Gospel was inspired by God, but not the exact/literal word of God.
If this verse does not apply to Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم , the prophecy in this verse will be unfulfilled. Prophet Jesus himself never claimed to be the Prophet alluded to in this verse. Even his disciples were of the same opinion: they looked to the second coming of Jesus for the fulfillment of this prophecy (Acts 3: 17-24). So far it is undisputed that the first coming of Jesus was not the advent of this anticipated prophet and his second advent can hardly fulfill the prophecy. Jesus, as is believed by his Church, will appear as a Judge and not as a law-giver; but the promised one has to come with a "fiery law" in "his right hand."
Muhammad Asad (formerly known as Leopold Weiss), a Jewish scholar who converted to Islam said:
The 'brethren' of the children of Israel are obviously the Arabs, and particularly the Musta'ribah ('Arabianized') group among them, which traces its descent to Ishmael and Abraham: and since it is this group that the Arabian Prophet's own tribe, the Quraish, belonged, the above biblical passages must be taken as referring to his advent."
For more in-depth analysis of how Moses (p.b.u.h.) in Deuteronomy 18:18 prophesies the advent of Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم
3. John 1:19-21
In the Gospel of John, John the Baptist was asked by a delegation of priests:
"And this is the record of John (the Baptist), when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who are you? And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. And they asked him, What then? Are you Elijah (Elias) ? And he says, I am not. Are you that prophet? And he answered, No." (John 1:19-21)
Matthew 11:14 and Matthew 17:10-13 make it clear that John was Elijah (Elias), but was not recognized as such. In the annunciation narrative in Luke, an angel appears to Zachariah, John's father, and tells him that John "will turn many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God," and that he will go forth "in the spirit and power of Elijah (Elias) (Luke 1:16-17)."
What John 1:19-21 refers to as "That Prophet" is most likely Prophet Mohammad (s.a.w.).
For explaining these verses, read Chapter 6: Muhammad in the Bible, of "What Did Jesus Really Say?" book
4. Deuteronomy 33: 2
In ascertaining the identity of the promised prophet, the other prophecy of Moses is, however, very helpful where it speaks of the shining forth of God from Paran (Mecca).
The words in the Book of Deuteronomy, Chapter 33: verse 2, run as follows:
"And he (Moses) said, the Lord came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints; from his right hand went a fiery law for them." (Deuteronomy 33: 2)
In this verse, the Lord (through his Prophets/Messengers) is compared with the sun. He comes from Sinai, he rises from Seir, but he shines in his full glory from Paran (Mecca), where he appear with ten thousands of saints (followers) with a fiery law (Quran) in his right hand.
“He comes from Sinai” refers to Moses. “He rises from Seir (mountain in Palestine)” refers to Jesus. "He shines in his full glory from Paran (Mecca)" refers to prophet Mohammad.
None of the Israelites, including Jesus, had anything to do with Paran (Mecca). Please note also the order in which the three locations are mentioned, Sinai, Seir, and Paran. This is a further indication that the prophet from Paran will appear after Jesus.
"God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar (Abraham's second wife and the mother of Abraham's first son, Ishmael) from heaven and said to her, "What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy (Ishmael) crying as he lies there. Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation. Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink. God was with the boy as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became an archer. While he was living in the Desert of Paran, his mother (Hagar) got a wife for him from Egypt." (Genesis 21: 17-21)
Ishmael, through his second-born child, Kedar, gave descent to the Arabs of Paran (Mecca). The other Arabs are descendents of Ishmael’s other children. The above verses of Genesis 21 make it clear that Ishmael was a child blessed by God, so God saved him and "God was with the boy as he grew up". Furthermore, God promises to "make him into a great nation", meaning to make him the father of a great nation (the Arabs).
“And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.” (Genesis 25: 13-16)
Since Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم traces his ancestry to Ishmael through Kedar and he appeared as a prophet in the wilderness of Paran (Mecca) and re-entered Mecca victoriously with ten thousand followers, in a bloodless conquest, after 8 years of having to flee from Mecca and migrate to Medina, and brought a fiery law (Quran) from God, isn’t the prophecy above-mentioned fulfilled to its very letter?
The mention of "he came with 10,000 saints" in Deuteronomy 33 is very significant. Read the whole history of the wilderness of Paran and you will find no other similar event in which Mecca was conquered. Prophet Muhammad comes with 10,000 followers from Medina and re-enters Mecca. He gives the fiery law to the world, which reduced to ashes all other laws.
Genealogical Table from Abraham to Muhammad
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5. Isaiah 60: 1-7
"Arise, shine for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee ... The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come.. All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory." (Isaiah 60: 1-7)
Prophet Muhammad is the holy descendant of Ishmael through Kedar, who settled in the wilderness of Paran. Muhammad is the only Prophet through whom the Arabs received revelation at the time when the darkness had covered the earth. Through him, God shone from Paran (Mecca). Mecca is the only place where the House of God is glorified and the flocks of Kedar come with acceptance on its altar.
6. Isaiah 21: 13-17
"The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim. The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled. For they fled from the swords and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war. For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail: And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished." (Isaiah 21: 13-17)
Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم was persecuted by his people and had to leave Mecca. He was thirsty and fled to Tema (Medina) from the drawn sword and the bent bow, and within about a year after his flight, the Meccans (the mighty men of Children of Kedar) fought the Muslims led by Prophet Mohammad. The Meccans were defeated by the Muslims in the battle of Badr and all the glory of Kedar started to vanish.
If Prophet Muhammad is not to be accepted as the fulfillment of all these prophecies, they will still remain unfulfilled. "The house of my glory" referred to in Isaiah 60: 7 is the House of God (the Kaaba) in Mecca and not the Church of Christ as thought by Christian commentators. The flocks of Kedar (Arabs of Mecca), as mentioned in Isaiah 60: 7 have never come to the Church of Christ in mass numbers.
7. Habakkuk 3: 3
"God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise." (Habakkuk 3: 3)
This verse says "God came from Teman" because the message of Islam did not become established until prophet Mohammad migrated to "Teman" or "Tema" (Medina). "The Holy One from mount Paran" refers to the fact that prophet Mohammad was born in Paran (Mecca) and the Quran was revealed to him while he was meditating in a cave in a mountain near Mecca. "His glory covered the heavens" is validated by the fact that Muslims believe that Allah and his angels pray for prophet Mohammad. "The earth was full of his praise" refers the way Muslims always praise Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم whenever they mention him and also in their 5 daily prayers.
8. Psalms 72: 8-17
"He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust……. prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.….His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed." (Psalms 72: 8-17)
Psalms 72 is about Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم . Islam spread and ruled across continents. Those in the wilderness (deserts of Arabia) offered allegiance to him. Muslims whenever they mention Prophet Mohammad's name, they pray for him and praise him; in Arabic, Muslims say "Salla Allah Alayhi wa Sallam" which means " May Allah pray for him and bestow peace upon him" and during each of their 5 daily prayers, Muslims praise prophet Mohammad. "All nations shall call him blessed" accurately describes the fact that his name "Mohammad" means "the blessed or praised One". Today, the name "Mohammad" is the most common name for boys in the world.
9. Isaiah 42: 1-13
"Behold my servant, whom I uphold; Mine Elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles…Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains. Let them give glory unto the Lord, and declare His praise in the islands. The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war, he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies." (Isaiah 42: 1-13)
“Mine Elect” means My Chosen One. “Al-Mustafa” is one of titles of prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم mentioned in the Quran which means The Chosen One (or Anointed One).
“He shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles” refers to the fact that prophet Mohammad was sent according to the Quran as a “mercy to all humanity” which indicates his mission was to deliver his message to all people including the Gentiles, unlike the previous prophets including Jesus who were sent to preach only to specific people.
“The Rock” could refer to the sacred Black Rock which housed on a corner of the Ka'ba from the time of Abraham.
The “singing” refers to recitation of the Quran.
“Let them shout from the top of the mountains” refers to Muslims’ call for prayer.
“A man of war, he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies” refers to prophet Mohammad acting as a military leader and prevail against the enemies.
10. John 4: 19-23
19"Sir," the woman said, "I can see that you are a prophet. 20Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem."
21Jesus declared, "Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. (John 4: 19-23 )
Jesus here is prophesying the faithful believers will become Muslims and worship God neither in the Samaritans' Mountain nor in Jerusalem, but rather in a totally different location. It obvious that this new worship location is Mecca.
11. Micah 4: 1-2
" But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the House of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: ..." (Micah 4: 1-2)
During pilgrimage, Muslims must go to Mount Arafat in Mecca as part of the pilgrimage rituals. The main House of Worship (House of the Lord) of Muslims is in Mecca and that is where the Ka'ba is located. These verses obviously describe the Mount Arafat, the most blessed mountain of the world, and the nation of Muhammad, upon him be peace, together with the prayers and praises that would be offered by the pilgrims who would flock there from all over the world.
12. Psalm 84: 1-10
1 How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty!
2 My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
3 Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young— a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you. Selah
5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.
6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
7 They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.
8 Hear my prayer, O LORD God Almighty; listen to me, O God of Jacob. Selah
9 Look upon our shield, O God; look with favor on your Anointed One.
10 Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. (Psalm 84: 1-10 )
These verses of Psalm 84 are clearly about Muslims' main House of Worship in Mecca, the annual pilgrimage of Muslims, as well as the daily worship there. Verse 6 mentions Baca which is an old name of Mecca (Macca in Arabic). Baca is mentioned in the Quran in reference to Mecca. The "Springs" mentioned in verse 6 refers to Zamzam springs in Mecca. Verse 9 mentions Anointed One which means the Chosen One refers to Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم. Prophet Mohammad's title is Al-Mustapha which means the Chosen or Anointed.
13. Isaiah 28: 10-11
"For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people." (Isaiah 28: 10-11)
The Quran was revealed in sections over a span of twenty-three years. It is interesting to compare this with Isaiah 28: 10 which speaks of the same thing, "For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little."
The anticipated prophet according to Isaiah 28: 11 will speak another tongue (another language), not Hebrew like the Jews do. We believe this language is Arabic.
14. Matthew 21: 42-44
"Jesus said to them, Have you never read in the Scriptures: The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes? Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed." (Matthew 21: 42-44)
The ‘capstone’ (or corner stone) mentioned in the verses cannot be the Prophet Jesus because the verses refer to the crushing victories that the followers of the ‘capstone’ will win against their enemies. No people were ever broken to pieces or crushed because they resisted Christianity. Christianity was adopted by the Roman Empire only after it agreed to incorporate pagan doctrines common in pagan Mithraic beliefs of the Romans. The Western dominion over the world came after the secular thought’s triumph over the medieval Christian view of nature and was realized in the form of a ruthless colonialism.
Whereas, Islam ruled almost half of the old world for many centuries as a religion in its original purity and its enemies were many times defeated before it. In its struggle with other religions, Islam has always been successful. It is, again, Islam which is on the rise as both a pure, authentic religion and as a way of life, and which is the hope of salvation for humanity.
Prophet Jesus himself alludes in the verses above to this fact by stating explicitly that "the kingdom of God will be taken away from you (the Jews) and given to a people who will produce its fruit (meaning the Arabs and Muslims).
"The stone the builders rejected" refers to either Ishmael or Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم. Both were rejected: Ishmael was rejected by Sarah (first wife of his father, Abraham) and Mohammad was initially rejected by his tribe. However, whether the rejected stone is Ishmael or Mohammad does not matter because either way, these verses are about transfer of the Kingdom of God to the nation/people of Mohammad and Ishmael.
Furthermore, in a telling Hadith in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, describes himself as the ‘capstone’ completing the building of Prophethood.
For further explanation of how these verses, please read Chapter 6: Muhammad in the Bible, of "What Did Jesus Really Say?" book
15. Daniel 9: 24-27
Daniel 9:24-27 (King James version)
24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times.
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Daniel 9:24-27 (New International version)
"Seventy 'sevens' are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy. Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven 'sevens,' and sixty-two 'sevens.' It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. After the sixty-two 'sevens,' the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven'. In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him."
Our interpretation of this prophecy is as follows:
Verse 24: Year of birth of Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم
We have discovered that the first part of Daniel's prophecy (verse 24) prophesises the year of birth of Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم.
The desolation of the Jews due to Jews-Roman war lasted from 66 AD until 73 AD. Each "week" (also translated as "seven") may refer to either a period of 7 years or alternatively as one year. In this verse, we believe a "week" refers to 7 years. Based on this prophecy, we can calculate the date of birth of the "Anointed One" or "the Most Holy" as follows: 73 + (70 x 7) + 7= 570 AD which is the year of birth of Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم .
Furthermore, verse 24 says "to seal up the vision and prophecy". This is clear reference to Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم who has been designated in the Quran as the Seal of the Prophets, meaning he is the final prophet and he seals prophecy.
Note that the the Anointed One means the Chosen One. One of Prophet Mohammad's صلى الله عليه وسلم titles is Al-Mustapha which means the Chosen One.
These verses refer to Prophet Mohammad's صلى الله عليه وسلم time and conquest of Jerusalem by Muslims as well as to the second time when Muslims will conquer Israel and enter Jerusalem again.
The First Conquest of Jerusalem
Verse 25 tells that the Anointed One will come after 62 sevens (or weeks) from the decree to re-build Jerusalem. The 62 sevens can be calculated as follows: (62 + 7) X 7 = 69 X 7 = 483 years. Emperor Hadrian made a proclamation to rebuild Jerusalem in 130 AD. Therefore, the Anointed One will come in: 483 years + 130 AD = 613 AD which is the year in which Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم started preaching the message of Islam publicly. He started receiving the revelations of the Quran in 610 AD, but he only was able to preach it secretly for the first 3 years.
Verse 26 says that after 62 weeks (here we will interpret "weeks" as years), he will be cut-off, meaning he will die. Indeed, Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم died at age 62.
Verse 27 says: "In the middle of the seven (or week)". This means after about 3.5 years. Omar bin Al-Khattab, the second Caliph (successor in leadership of Muslims) conquered Jerusalem about 3.5 years after the death of Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم . He signed a treaty to protect the residents of Jerusalem and honored it.
Note that verse 26 says "people of the prince". Omar bin Al-Khattab's title was Prince of the Believers.
16. Isaiah 29: 11-12
" And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned." (Isaiah 29: 11-12)
For an explanation of how these verses fit perfectly the way Quran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammad who was illiterate and "not learned" person, please read Chapter 6: Muhammad in the Bible, of "What Did Jesus Really Say?" book
17. Isaiah 11: 1-2
"And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD." (Isaiah 11: 1-2)
Jesse is a nick-name of Abraham's son Ishmael. These verses declare that the awaited prophet shall be a descendent of Ishmael. Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم is a descendant of Ishmael. For further explanation of these verses, please read Chapter 6: Muhammad in the Bible, of "What Did Jesus Really Say?" book
18. Genesis 49: 10
"The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.." (Genesis 49: 10)
"Shiloh" is prophet Mohammad. For further explanation of this verse, please read Chapter 5 of Bishop Kildani's book "Articles on Muhammad in the Bible" . However, this verse is clearly saying that the Spectre (or line of prophets) will depart from Judah to other people, so even if we assume that Shiloh is Jesus, that means after the Jews reject Jesus as a Messiah, the next prophet will be from people other than Judah (or the Jews). We believe that indeed this materialized with Prophet Mohammad who is an Arab (Arabs are cousins of the tribe of Judah).
19. Malachi Chapter 3: verse 1
"See, I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord (Adonai) you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come," says the LORD Almighty." (Malachi 3: 1)
The lord (Adonai) in this verse fits perfectly Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم who made a miraculous overnight heavenly journey from Ka'ba in Mecca to the site of Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem. For further explanation of this verse, please read Chapter 2 of Bishop Kildani's book "Articles on Muhammad in the Bible"
20. Son of Man
The Son of Man referred to in the Bible is Mohammad, not Jesus. For in-depth explanation of this matter, please read Chapter 16 of Bishop Kildani's book "Articles on Muhammad in the Bible" .
21. Mark 1: 7-8
John the Baptist says "After me will come one more powerful than I, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." Mark 1: 7-8
In these verses (Mark 1: 7-8), prophet John the Baptist (p.b.u.h.) is prophesying about another prophet who will come later, after John the Baptist dies, so this other prophet cannot be Jesus (p.b.u.h.) because John the Baptist was a contemporary of Jesus, meaning they lived during the period.
22. Revelation 19: 11-15
11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. 12His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 14The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron specter." (Revelation 19: 11-15)
The rider on the white horse is most likely Prophet Mohammad. Verse 11 is saying that he is called Faithful and True. It is well known Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم was known as, even before he became a prophet, Al-Sadiq Al-Ameen which can be translated as "The Honest and Faithful". After he became a prophet, he indeed acted as a judge and he led the Muslims in the fights against the enemies. Verse 12 says "He has a name written on him", Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم had a seal of mentioning his as Messenger of God inscribed underneath his skin, this natural seal was a sign of that he is a prophet & Messenger from God. Verse 14 describes faithful Muslims (who are destined to Paradise/Heaven) who wear white linen outfit. Furthermore, the Quran (in Tauba verse 26 and Al-Omran verse 124) says that Muslims in the fights have been supported by angels.
23. 1 Corinthians 13: 9-10
9For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. (1 Corinthians 13: 9-10 )
These verses admit that what was known was only a part or a portion of the complete knowledge about God's religion. "When that which is perfect comes" is reference to the Quran & the message of Prophet Mohammad which completed the transmission of everything God wants humans to know and follow, in a perfect, preserved, and complete form. Thus, the verse goes on to say, "Then that which is in part shall be done away" meaning previous scriptures such as the Gospel & Torah will no longer be needed after Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم.
24. Genesis 21
11 The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son.
12 But God said to him, "Do not be so distressed about the boy and your maidservant. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspring [b] will be reckoned.
13 I will make the son of the maidservant into a nation also, because he is your offspring."
17 God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, "What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. 18 Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation."
19 Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink.
20 God was with the boy as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became an archer. 21 While he was living in the Desert of Paran, his mother got a wife for him from Egypt.
Verse 13 in Genesis 21 indicate clearly that God recognized Ishmael as a son of Abraham, even though his mother, Hagar, is a maidservant, according to the Bible. Furthermore, verse 18, shows that God was really interested in protecting Ishmael and telling Hagar that he will become a great nation. The Arabs are the descendants of Ishmael. These verses indicate the God has blessed the Arabs. The Arabs never became a Great Nation until Prophet Mohammad brought the message of Islam to them. Thus, Islam is the fulfilment of God's blessing of the Arabs and God's promise that he will the descendants of Ishmael (the Arabs) a great nation. Furthermore, Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم has emphasized that Muslims are an Umma which means a Nation, despite the fact the Islam is a religion and people from different countries may join it.
25. Genesis 17: 20
20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation. (Genesis 17: 20)
This verse also shows that God blessed Ishmael (the father of the Arabs) and promised to make him a great Nation.
26. Genesis 17: 5-8
5 No longer will you be called Abram ; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations. 6 I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you. 7 I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. 8 The whole land of Canaan, where you are now an alien, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God." (Genesis 17: 5-8)
These verses are a clear indication that God's covenant was with Abraham and all his descendants, which means including his son Ishmael (the father of the Arabs).
Mohammad Passes Two Tests of True Prophets
1. The test of true prophets prescribed by Moses
"But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die." (Deuteronomy 18: 20)
2. The test of true prophets prescribed by Jesus
"Beloved, believe not every spirit (prophet), but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world." (1 John 4:1-3)
For an explanation of how prophet Mohammad passes these tests, please read Chapter 6: Muhammad in the Bible, of "What Did Jesus Really Say?" book
Three prophecies mention prophet Mohammad's name
1. Song of Solomon 5: 16
"His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is Altogether Lovely. This is my beloved and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem." (Song of Solomon 5:16)
The Hebrew version of the Bible, a variation of prophet Mohammad's name appears instead of "Altogether Lovely".
The following 2 video clips explains this further:
2. Haggai 2: 7-9
" I will shake all nations, and the desired (Himdah) of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,' says the LORD Almighty. 8 'The silver is mine and the gold is mine,' declares the LORD Almighty. 9 'The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,' says the LORD Almighty. 'And in this place I will grant peace (Shalom),' declares the LORD Almighty." (Haggai 2: 7-9)
" The desired " is Himdah in Hebrew which refers to Mohammad. For further explanation of these verses, please read Chapter 2 of Bishop Kildani's book "Articles on Muhammad in the Bible"
3. John 16: 7-13
The Comforter - the Spirit of Truth - (some Bibles refer to this person as "The Helper") spoken about by Prophet Jesus in John Chapter 16 was no other than Prophet Muhammad. It cannot be taken as the Holy Ghost as many Christian theologians erroneously claim.
"It is expedient for you that I go away," says Jesus, "for if I go not away the Comforter will not come unto you, but if I depart I will send him unto you." (John 16: 7)
"I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now." (John 16: 12)
"Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come." (John 16: 13)
The words clearly show that the Comforter had to come after the departure of Jesus, and was not with Jesus when he uttered these words. Are we to presume that Jesus was devoid of the Holy Ghost if the coming of the Comforter was conditional on the going of Jesus? Besides, the way in which Jesus describes him indicates that the Comforter is a human being, not a ghost:
"He shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear that he shall speak." (John 16: 13)
Should we presume that the Holy Ghost and God are two distinct entities and that the Holy Ghost "speaks" of himself and also what he "hears" from God? The words of Jesus clearly refer to some messenger from God. Jesus calls him the Spirit of Truth, and so does the Quran speak of Prophet Muhammad, "No, indeed, he has brought the truth, and confirmed the Messengers." (Quran 37: 37)
"He shall hear that he shall speak" perfectly fits the way Quran was revealed to prophet Mohammad. Angel Gabriel said the verses and prophet Mohammad heard them and recited them. Unlike the Bible, the Quran does not contain prophet Mohammad. The Quran strictly is God's message to people. It is clear to whoever reads the Quran that it is God addressing people through the verses of the Quran.
Jesus in John 16: 13 is in his way confirming what Moses prophesied in Deuteronomy 18: 18 "I will put my words in his mouth".
For more information about John 16: 7-13, visit:
Clip from Passion of Christ movie - depicting Jesus telling his followers about Prophet Mohammad
(Jesus in this clip is speaking in Aramaic language, the language that Jesus & Jews at his time actually spoke)
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