MUHAMMAD IN THE BIBLE
The idea that the Bible contains prophecies about the coming of Muhammad (peace be upon him), may surprise many people. It isn’t di cult to understand why, since the general perception people have of Muhammad (pbuh) is that of a man with no connection to Biblical Prophets or prophecies. However, taking a closer look at Muhammad’s (pbuh) life, it becomes clear that he upheld the basic tenets that the Biblical Prophets came with, and led millions to do the same. Indeed it was because of the teachings of Muhammad (pbuh) that billions of Muslims since his time up until today have revered the persons of Jesus, Moses and Abraham (peace be upon them all). In this booklet, you will discover how both the Old and New Testament contain numerous verses which describe the coming of a new Prophet. Additionally, verses from the Bible itself will clearly show us that Muhammad (pbuh) is that Prophet.
JOHN AND THE PRIESTS
In the Chapter of John, some Jewish priests quizzed John the Baptist about three people who they were informed about in their scriptures. They asked him:
According to Deuteronomy 18:18 God speaks to the Prophet Moses and tells him that he will raise up a new Prophet who has certain clearly identiﬁable characteristics:
John confessed (he didn’t deny but confessed), “I’m not the Christ.” They asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?” John said, “I’m not.” “Are you the prophet?”
“Who are you?”
John answered, “No.” (John 1:19-21)
So they then asked him, “Why do you baptize if you aren’t the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?” (John 1:25)
I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him. (Deuteronomy 18:18-19)
The priests were expecting three people as prophesied by their books, so they asked about Christ, Elijah and ‘the Prophet’ Who is . ‘the Prophet’? This cannot be a reference to Jesus as he is the Christ. Looking at a copy of the Bible with cross-referencing, we ﬁnd that the words ‘the Prophet’ which occur in John 1:25 refer to the prophecy of Deuteronomy 18:18 in the Old Testament, which also mentions a forthcoming Prophet.
In the prophecy above, God is telling Moses how he will raise a prophet like him, who would be from ‘among their brethren’ . Since these verses are directed to Moses and the Jewish People, the ‘brethren’ mentioned here are the brethren of the Jewish people.
The River Jordan is where Jesus and John (pbut) met
God spoke to Moses (pbuh) on Mount Sinai according to Leviticus 25:1
Abraham, the forefather of the Jewish nation had two sons, Ishmael and Isaac (Genesis 21). The children of Isaac are the Jews and the children of Ishmael are the Arabs. ‘Brethren’ in the language of the Old Testament can refer to the Jews themselves (Numbers 32:6), or to the ancestral cousins of the Jews such as the Arabs, Edomites and others (see Deuteronomy 2:4,8 for usage of the word ‘brethren’). So the Arabs are considered the brethren of the Jews.
MOSES AND MUHAMMAD (PBUT) Some people may claim that Jesus is the new Prophet being referred to in Deuteronomy 18:18. However, ‘the Prophet’ mentioned in John 1:25 can’t be Jesus because he is described as a separate person to ‘the Christ’ In addition to this, the verse informs . us that the Prophet will have the characteristic of being someone who is ‘like’ Moses. Jesus was very di erent to Moses, but what about Muhammad (pbuh)? The table below compares the lives of the three men: Description Married Moses Muhammed Jesus Natural Birth Children
United various tribes under one cause Statesman Survived attempt on life Forced migration by enemies
Victory over enemies
Natural cause of death
New Legal Laws bought Rejected by his own people (i.e Jews/Arabs)...
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