Part 2:Why in the Bible, Muhammad is like Moses, not Jesus.

27 09 2010

In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

In Part 1, I presented several reasons why in Deuteronomy 18:18, the verse is referring to Muhammad, not Jesus like any of my Christian brethrens believe. In this posting, I will discuss the rest of the verse.

A prophet among their brethren

The verse started with “I will raise them a Prophet among their brethren…” Now we might want to ask, who are “their brethren”? Since this verse was spoken to Moses so that he will convey it to his people (the Israelites), then “brethren” here means the brethren of the Israelites.

This verse addressed the Israelites as one entity, so who are the brethren of the Jews/Israelites? The Arabs are the brethren of the Jews. You see, both Jews and Arabs came from the same father; Abraham. Abraham had two wives; Sarah and Hajar. Hajar bore Abraham’s first son; Ishmael and Sarah bore Isaac, Abraham’s second son. Isaac was very much a junior to Ishmael.

The Jews came from the lineage of Isaac and the Arabs came from Ishmael’s lineage. Hence they are brethren to each other. The verse said that the Prophet will come from among their brethren, not from among themselves. Muhammad was indeed among their brethren!

Words in the mouth

The verse proceeds: “…and I will put my words into his mouth…”

This part of the verse implies that the prophet who will be raised among the Jewish brethren will not speak out of his own word but will speak from the words of God.

Allah swt is truly the Most Magnificent when He made Muhammad (pbuh) as the successor to Jesus and also preserving Deuteronomy 18:18 in the Bible though the book has a lot of discrepancies and badly corrupted (otherwise why would the Christian authority keep changing what they believe in the Bible?).

Ironically He made Muhammad, an unlettered and not learned man to be His messenger so that people will know whatever that Muhammad said did not come from him but came from God as the verse states “…and I will put my words into his mouth..”. If this is not the case, how can you explain Al Quran which had revolutionized the Arab civilization and become a holy book of more than 1.5 billion Muslims? Truly, no unlearned man can do this unless he conveyed divine revelation. Muhammad was taught by his Creator, Allah The Almighty. Muhammad ‘put the shame to the wisdom of the learned.’

History tells us that when Muhammad (pbuh) received his first divine revelation, he was forty years of age. He was in a cave some three miles north of the city of Mecca when the Archangel Gabriel came to him and commanded him in his mother tongue: “Iqra’!” which means “Read!” or “Proclaim!” or “Recite!” Muhammad was terrified and replied “I am not learned!” The angel then commanded him the second time and Muhammad replied the same. For the third time the angel continued:

“Read! In the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, who created-“ (Al Alaq: 1)

Now, Muhammad grasped that the angel was asking to repeat after him and so he repeated the words as they were put into his mouth (and the consequent ayats until the fifth).

This first account with the archangel Gabriel is also an exact fulfillment of another prophecy in the Bible:

“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 29:12)

Wasn’t that the act of “…and I will put my words into his mouth…”? Isn’t that Isaiah 29:12 is telling about Muhammad’s encounter with Gabriel? My Christian brethrens owe the answers to themselves.

I would like to bring fellow readers to the next verse after Deuteronomy 18:18 i.e. Deuteronomy 18:19:

“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.”

In this verse, the prophecy of Muhammad is given again. Can you spot which part of the verse?

“…which he shall speak in my name…” This means that this prophet, who will come, will speak in God’s name, not Jesus. If you look in Al Quran from the first surah until the last surah, every surah begins with “In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.” In fact, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) taught the Muslims to begin every single thing in life; any work, eating, drinking etc with “Bismillahirrahmanirrahim” which means “In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.” Jesus never taught his followers to say “In the name of the Father, son and holy ghost.”

In Part 1 and Part 2, I have given more than 10 reasons that in Deuteronomy 18:18 the word ‘Prophet’ refers to Muhammad (pbuh) rather than Jesus/Isa (pbuh) as believed by the Christians. These reasons work like ‘hand in glove’ portraying that Muhammad was in fact the awaited ‘Messiah’ and the ‘Prophet’ that the Jews and the Christians have been waiting for.

Further, Deuteronomy 18:19 states that “whosoever do not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.” This means that whosoever does not listen to the words of God brought by the Prophet mentioned in Deuteronomy 18:18 will be punished. Since the Bible is the book of authority of the Christians and the place where the beliefs in Christianity stand, they owe the answers to themselves and to God Almighty.

I invite the ‘People of the Book’ (the Jews and Christians) to come on common terms that is to believe that there is no God worthy of worship except Allah swt (‘swt’ means ‘subhanahu wa ta-ala’ in Arabic or in English means ‘Glorious and exalted is He’) and do not associate Him with anything. I am just doing my job as asked by Allah swt in Al Quran:

“Say:”O People of the book! Come to common terms as between us and you: that we worship none but Allah: that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not from among ourselves Lords and patrons other than Allah.” If then they turn back, say: ye! “Bear witness that we (at least) are Muslims (bowing to Allah’s will)” (‘Al-I-‘Imran: 64)

Truth is find by investigating it, not by blind faith.

Peace be upon you.

Source: What The Bible says about Muhammad (pbuh) by Ahmed Deedat

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