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

Questioning the concept of Trinity

4 04 2010

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

I have thought about this Christianity concept of god since I was in school. I was wondering how can it make sense to have 3 Gods but actually they are 1 God. 3 in1 and 1 in 3. This is the most basic belief in Christianity and every Christian should try to reason the logical aspect of it. Failing to believe in this but to believe in 1 God will make a Christian almost a Muslim. The rest of the part is to believe in Muhammad saw as the final messenger of Allah swt. Hence before going into any other aspect of the Christian fundamental beliefs, anyone who is trying to search the truth must seriously think and reason this important concept.

Now, to talk about this topic I must talk from credible referrals or from someone who really understands Christianity. Who is better to tell about it other than a high ranking priest?

I am right now looking at a book titled “Muhammad in the Bible” written by Prof. ‘Abdul Ahad Dawud, most probably in the early 20th century. Who is this man? Well, before his convertion to Islam in 1904 in Constantinople, he was known as Reverend David Benjamin Keldani, a Roman Catholic priest of Uniate-Chaldean sect. Born in 1867 in Urmia, Persia, he was a former Bishop at Urmia.  He put a lot of work and effort to propagate Christianity especially in Urmia. He was well verse in several languages including Greek, Hebrew, French and the ancient language of Aramaic. What I discuss in this posting will be entirely from his book.

Back to the main point, many know the auspicatory formula in Christianity: ” In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost.” Suprisingly this formula does not even mention the word God! This formula is like the formula of Bismillahirrahmanirrahim of Quran in Islam but with a total contrast compared to the Christian formula. The Quranic formula means: ” In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful”.

Let’s get to the bottom of this. Christianity gives different distinct personal properties to each person and make use of family names similar to those in paganism. Allah is not a father to a son. He has no mother or father. The belief in Trinity is a flagrant denial of the Oneness of God, a confession in three imperfect beings that unitedly or separately, cannot be the true God.

Prof. ‘Abdul reason this mystery with a simple mathematical logic. Mathematics as a positive science taught us that every number is from the unit one. 5 units for example, is the summation of 5 of 1 units. But Christianity taught Christians that 1 + 1 + 1 = 1! Christians admit that each person of the trinity is as perfect as the other two, so the fact that 1 + 1 + 1 = 1 is a total absurdity! You’re either too arrogant when you try to prove that 3 units equal to one ; or too cowardly to admit that three ones equal to three ones! In the former you are trying to get a wrong answer with a wrong solution and in the latter you do not have the courage to confess your belief in 3 gods.

Then Christians are told that each person of the trinity have some kind of different ranks. The father is always superior than the son and the holy ghost is always the third in rank. If they coexist or coeval, why is the need of rank? If they are coeval, there is no need for such important order. If they coexist, then the holy ghost or the son can be place in front of the father. But the question is, if they coexist, why is the need of three? It is really mind boggling.

It is obvious that Christianity is in great denial. Prophet Muhammad saw did not bring a new religion to the world. But it is rather a completion of what Jesus, Moses, Abraham and other prophets who appear in the Bible were delivering. Jesus when asked which is the first commandment of all said in Mark 12:29, ” And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord. ” Moses, speaking to the Israelites after he met God at Mount Sinai told his people that, ” Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” This can be found here in Exodus 20:3.

Muhammad(pbuh) then delivered nothing new. When asked what is his concept of God by a Christian deputation, Allah swt sent a revelation to him by Surah Al Ikhlas (112:1-4), telling him what to say, ” Say: He is Allah the One and Only; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth, not nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him.” Those who said that Muhammad brought a new religion are clearly not reading the bible, has been blindly corrupted by the paganism in Christianity and or in state of denial. Where in the bible that Jesus(pbuh) said “I am God. Worship me” ?

Most of Christians do not read their bible thoroughly and they only read a few verses which were chanted on Sundays in their churches. It is the job of Muslims to tell them the truth, reason with logic and enlighten the non-muslims and leave the rest to Allah swt. Sad to tell, a lot of Muslims just don’t seem to care. The late Sheikh Ahmed Deedat once said, we are given by Allah swt the opportunity to do the work of the prophet.

This posting does not meant to ridicule Christians, but to ask them to reason and think clearly about their faith. Finally, I leave readers with the video of Brother Joshua Evans, a former Christian minister from California who converted to Islam after reading the bible cover to cover. Be sure to watch until the 8th part. Jazakallah khair.