Bism Allah Ar-rahman Ar-rahim

Assalam alaikum

Inshallah this will be the first in a series of articles

which will prove the claims of the Qur'an regarding the Bible.

Let us start with a clear prophesy of Mohammed (pbuh) in the

Bible:

Three distinct prophesies:

In the Bible we read of the test that the Jews applied to Jesus (pbuh) in

order to ascertain is truthfulness. The Jews had a prophecy that

required Elias to come before Jesus (pbuh): "Elias verily cometh

first" Mark 9:12. They had not seen Elias yet so they doubted the

claim of Jesus (pbuh). Jesus, however, responded to them that Elias

had already come but that they did not recognize him. In Matthew

17:12-13 we read: "But I say unto you, That Elias is come already,

and they knew him not.........Then the disciples understood that he

spake unto them of John the Baptist". John, however refutes the

claims of Jesus (pbuh). This is one of the Christian's "dark sayings of

Jesus" that their scholars have tried to reconcile for centuries. We will

leave this matter for them to work out among themselves.

 

Now, in John 1:19-21 we read "And this is the record of John, when

the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who

art thou?. And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I AM

NOT THE CHRIST. And they asked him, What then? ART THOU

ELIAS? And he saith, I am not. ART THOU THAT PROPHET?

And he answered, No".

 

We notice that there are three distinct prophecies here:

  1. Elias,
  2. Jesus,
  3. That prophet.

The Jews were not waiting for two prophecies,

but three. This can be further clarified by reading John 1:25: "And

they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou

be:

a) not that Christ,

b) nor Elias,

c) neither that prophet?"

 

If "that prophet" were Jesus (pbuh) wouldn't the third question in both

verses be redundant?. If we are to believe that "that prophet" is the

holy ghost, then did John look like a ghost?. Further, we must

remember that "That prophet" can not apply to any prophet before the

time of Jesus (pbuh) because at the time of Jesus (pbuh) the Jews were

still waiting for all three. Notice how when we let the Bible speak for

itself, without forcing the holy spirit or other supernatural meanings on

it in the commentary, or forcing three questions to be only two, how

clear these verses become.

 

It is quite obvious from the above verses that the followers of Jesus

(pbuh) recognized that the Jews were waiting for THREE prophesies

to be fulfilled. The Bible, to one degree or another, confirms

that both the first and second prophesies were fulfilled. However, it

provides no logical explanation for the third prophesy. As usual, most

"professional" Christians with something to lose by recognizing the

obvious will tenaciously cling for dear life to the established beliefs they

were taught no matter how clear the evidence is. On the other hand,

those Christians who are not "professionals" are usually the more open

minded and are not prevented by fear of a loss of their job...etc. to see

the obvious.

 

Inshallah this is only the first of a series of articles which will prove:

1) That Mohammed (pbuh) was indeed prophesied by Jesus (pbuh) and

the previous prophets.

2) That the "trinity", "son of God", "initial sin", and "atonement" were

all fabrications of mankind

3) The tampering fingers of the unscrupulous have left countless

contradictions between the verses of the Bible, such that some

Christian sources claim that the contradictions number close to 50,000

errors.

4) Historical details of when the bible was altered, by whom, why they

did that, and how it was accomplished.

 

May Allah almighty guide us to see the obvious and be guided to the

truth of his elect messenger Jesus (peace be upon him).

 

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Inshallah this will be the second in a series of articles

which will prove the claims of the Qur'an regarding the

Bible. In the first post, a very clear prophesy of Mohammed

(pbuh) was presented from the Bible. We will continue with

two more prophesies of Mohammed (pbuh) in the Bible:

 

Glorifies Jesus (pbuh):

 

1 John 4:1-3 "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".

 

This one is very easy to understand: Every prophet who does

not confess that Jesus (pbuh) came in the flesh was not

sent by God. He is a false prophet. But any prophet that

confesses that Jesus (pbuh) came in the flesh was sent by

God. What does the Qur'an and Mohammad (pbuh) say about

Jesus (pbuh)?. They say that a Muslim is not a Muslim if

he does not believe in Jesus (pbuh), in his miraculous

birth, in his giving life to the dead by God's permission,

in his healing of the lepers and the blind by God's

permission, in his piety and chastity, in his truthfulness,

and in the fact that he was the Messiah (the Christ). The

Qur'an is practically overflowing with verses to this

effect. For example, in A'al-Umran-3:40 we read: "And the

angels said 'O Mary, Allah gives you glad tidings of a Word

from Him, his name is Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, High

honored in this world and the next, of those near stationed

to Allah". So now we must ask: Has Mohammad (pbuh)

fulfilled this criteria or not?. Also, please read the

eighth point in the following:

 

A "Paraclete" like Jesus:

 

In the Bible we can find the following four passages

wherein Jesus (pbuh) predicts a great event:

John 14:16 "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give

you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever"

 

John 15:26 "But when the Comforter is come, whom I will

send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth,

which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me"

 

John 14:26 "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost,

whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you

all things, and bring all things to your remembrance,

whatsoever I have said unto you".

 

John 16:7-14 "Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is

expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the

Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will

send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove

the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness,

because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of

judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. I

have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear

them now. 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. He shall glorify me:

for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you".

 

In these four verses, the word "comforter" is translated

from the word "Paraclete" ("Ho Parakletos" in Greek).

Parakletos in Greek means an advocate, one who pleads the

cause of another, one who councils or advises another from

deep concern for the other's welfare (From the Beacon Bible

commentary volume VII, p.168). In these verses we are told

that once Jesus (pbuh) departs, a Paraclete will come. He

will glorify Jesus (pbuh), and he will guide mankind into

all truth. This "Paraclete" is identified in John 14:26 as

the Holy Ghost.

 

It must be pointed out that the original Greek manuscripts

speak of a "Holy pneuma". The word pneuma {pnyoo'-mah} is

the Greek root word for "spirit". There is no separate

word for "Ghost" in the Greek manuscripts, of which there

are claimed to be over 24,000 today. The translators of

the King James Version of the Bible translate this word as

"Ghost" to convey their own personal understanding of the

text. However, a more accurate translation is "Holy

Spirit". More faithful and recent translations of the

Bible, such as the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), do

indeed now translate it as "Holy Spirit". This is

significant, and will be expounded upon shortly.

 

All Bibles in existence today are compiled from "ancient

manuscripts", the most ancient of which being those of the

fourth century AD. Any scholar of the Bible will tell us

that no two ancient manuscripts are exactly identical. All

Bibles in our possession today are the result of very extensive

cutting and pasting from these various manuscripts with no

SINGLE one being the DEFINITIVE reference. There are

countless cases where a paragraph shows up in one

manuscript but is totally missing from many others. For

instance, Mark 16:8-20 (twelve whole verses) is completely

missing from the most ancient manuscripts available today

(such as the Sinaitic Manuscript, the Vatican #1209 and the

Armenian version) but shows up in more recent "ancient

manuscripts". There are also many documented cases where

even geographical locations are completely different from

one ancient manuscript to the next. For instance, in the

Samaritan Pentateuch manuscript, Deuteronomy 27:4 speaks of

"mount Gerizim", while in the Hebrew manuscript the exact

same verse speaks of "mount Ebal". From Deuteronomy 27:12-

13 we can see that these are two distinctly different

locations. We could go on and on.

 

What the translators of the Bible have done when presented

with such discrepancies is to do their best to choose the

correct version. In other words, since they can not know

which "ancient manuscript" is the correct one, they must do

a little detective work on the text in order to decide

which "version" of a given verse to accept. John 14:26 is

just such an example of such selection techniques.

John 14:26 is the only verse of the Bible which associates

the Parakletos with the Holy Spirit. But if we were to go

back to the "ancient manuscripts" themselves, we would find

that they are not all in agreement that the "Parakletos" is

the Holy Spirit. For instance, in the famous Palimpsest

manuscript of the Bible, written in the Syriac (around the

fourth century AD.), John 14:26 only mentions a "Spirit"

and not a "Holy Spirit" (Remember, Christ and his

disciples' native tongue was Aramaic or Syriac).

Are we just knit picking?. "Spirit" or "Holy Spirit",

what's the big deal?. Obviously they both refer to the

same thing. Right?.

Wrong!. There is a big difference.

A "spirit", according to the language of the Bible simply

means "a prophet" (see for instance 1 John 4:1-3: "Beloved,

believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they

are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into

the world", also see 1 John 4:2), or an inspired human, for

example read 1 Corinthians 2:10, 2 Thessalonians 2:2,

...etc.

 

We will describe in the future Inshallah countless documented

admitted cases of deliberate modification of the Biblical

text by members of the Christian clergy themselves, as well

as deliberate large scale projects to "correct" the Bible,

and the writings of "the early fathers", by them (such as

the deliberate insertion of the verse of 1 John 5:7 which

is now universally discarded). It is, therefore, possible

that either:

 

1) The word "Holy" could have been dropped by a careless

copyist., or

2) A copyist could have inserted the word "Holy" to convey

his personal understanding of the text.

 

Which was it?. In order to arrive at the answer we must

follow the same path of detective work the Biblical

scholars themselves do. We must study the characteristics

of the "Paraclete" and compare them to both the "Holy

Spirit" and to a "spirit". Muslims believe that Mohammad

was the one intended and not the Holy Ghost. In the

Christian's own "Gospel of Barnabas" Mohammad is mentioned

BY NAME here. The Trinitarian church, however, has done

it's utmost to obliterate all existing copies of "The

Gospel of Barnabas", and to hide it from the masses (God

willing, the details of this will be presented in future

posts). For this reason, it becomes necessary to show

that even the Gospels adopted by Paul's church also

originally spoke of Mohammad (pbuh).

 

Does the Holy Spirit "speak" or "inspire":

The Greek word translated as "hear" in the Biblical verses

("whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak") is the

Greek word "akouo" {ak-oo'-o} meaning to perceive sounds.

It has, for instance, given us the word "acoustics", the

science of sounds. Similarly the verb "to speak" is the

Greek verb "laleo" {lal-eh'-o} which has the general

meaning "to emit sounds" and the specific meaning "to

speak". This verb occurs very frequently in the Greek text

of the Gospels. It designates a solemn declaration by

Jesus (pbuh) during his preachings (For example Matthew

9:18). Obviously these verbs require hearing and speech

organs in order to facilitate them. There is a distinct

difference between someone "inspiring" something and his

"speaking" something. So the Paraclete will "hear" and

"speak", not "inspire".

 

Mohammad (pbuh), as seen above, did indeed fulfill this

prophesy. Whatsoever he "HEARD" from Gabriel (The Qur'an),

the same did he physically "SPEAK" to his followers. In

the Qur'an we read: Al-Najm(53):1-4: "(God swears) By the

star when it falls: Your comrade (Mohammad) errs not, nor

is he deceived; Nor does he speak of (his own) desire. It

is naught save a revelation that is revealed (unto him)".

 

The Holy Ghost was already with them:

In the above verses we read "if I go not away, the

Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will

send him unto you".

The comforter can not be the HolyGhost because

the Holy Ghost (according to the Bible) was

"with" them already (and even quite active) long before the

coming of Jesus (pbuh) himself and then throughout his

ministry. Read for example:

 

1 Samuel 10:10 "And when they came thither to the hill,

behold, a company of prophets met him; and the Spirit of

God came upon him, and he prophesied among them".

1 Samuel 11:6 "And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he

heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly".

Isaiah 63:11 "Then he remembered the days of old, Moses,

and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up

out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he

that put his holy Spirit within him?"

Luke 1:15 "For he (John the Baptist) shall be great in the

sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong

drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even

from his mother's womb".

Luke 1:41 "And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard

the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and

Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:"

Luke 1:67 "And his father Zacharias was filled with the

Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,"

Luke 2:26 "And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost

(Simeon), that he should not see death, before he had seen

the Lord's Christ."

Luke 3:22 "And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape

like a dove upon him (Jesus), and a voice came from heaven,

which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well

pleased."

 

However, probably the clearest of all verses is:

John 20:21-22 "Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be

unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith

unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:".

 

Did they or did they not already receive the Holy Ghost?.

Was Jesus (pbuh) not still with them when they received the

Holy Ghost?. Was the Holy Ghost not with Peter and Paul

and many others while Jesus was still with them?. Was the

Holy Ghost not with Elisabeth and Zacharias before the

birth of Jesus (pbuh)?. Was the Holy Ghost not with Moses

(pbuh) when he parted the seas?. There are countless more

similar verses to be found in the Bible. In the above

verses, we are told that if Jesus (pbuh) does not depart

then the "parakletos" will not come. Thus, the "Holy

Ghost" cannot be the one originally intended since it was

already with them. The contradiction is quite obvious.

 

Selective translation: Jesus (pbuh) too is a Paraclete:

The word "Paraclete" is applied to Jesus (pbuh) himself in

1 John 2:1 "My little children, these things write I unto

you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an

advocate(parakletos) with the Father, Jesus Christ the

righteous".

Notice how the translators have managed to

translate this exact same word one way (advocate) in

reference to Jesus (pbuh) and another (comforter) with

regard to the coming "parakletos". Why would they want to

do such a thing?. Does this not seem just a little

peculiar?. The reason is that the translators did not want

the Christians, after reading "we have an

advocate(parakletos) with the Father, Jesus Christ the

righteous" to then read "And I will pray the Father, and he

shall give you another advocate(parakletos)". Can we see

why this would make them nervous?.

 

Well, what was Jesus (pbuh)?. He was a prophet!. Read

Matthew 21:11: "...This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee".

and

Luke 24:19: "..Jesus of Nazareth, which was a

prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the

people"...etc.

Mohammad (pbuh) was also a prophet of God.

We will demonstrate in the future God willing how the verses

of the Bible themselves prove quite conclusively that Jesus

(pbuh) was neither a god nor part of God almighty, but an

elect messenger of God. The concept of his divinity was

concocted by Paul and his ministry during the first three

centuries after the departure of Jesus (pbuh) and is

explicitly refuted by the Bible itself and Jesus' apostles

 

"Another" Paraclete:

Now go back to John 14:16 and notice the words "another

Paraclete". If the comforter is the Holy Ghost then how

many Holy Ghost's are there?. The word "another" is

significant. We have already seen how this term is applied

to Jesus (pbuh) himself. In English, "another" may mean

"One more of the same kind" or "one more of a different

kind". If the latter were the one intended then the

current Christian interpretation might bear some merit.

However, if "One more of the same kind" was what was

intended then this is positive proof that the coming

Paraclete would be just like Jesus (pbuh), a human being

and a prophet, not a ghost.

The actual Greek word used was

the word "allon" which is the masculine accusative form of

"allos" {al'-los}: "Another of the SAME kind". The Greek

word for "another of a different kind" is "heteros" {het'-

er-os}.

 

"Parakletos" or "Periklytos"?

Some scholars believe that what Jesus (pbuh) said in his

own Aramaic tongue in these verses represents more closely

the Greek word "Periklytos" which means the admirable or

glorified one. This word corresponds exactly to the Arabic

word "Mohammad" which also means the "admirable one" or

"glorified one". There are several similar documented

cases of similar word substitution in the Bible. It is

also quite possible that both words were contained in the

original text but were dropped by a copyist because of the

ancient custom of writing words closely packed, with no

spaces in-between them. In such a case the original

reading would have been: "and He will give you another

comforter(Parakletos), the admirable one(Periklytos)" (See

examples of many similar cases in the Biblical text in

"The Emphatic Diaglott").

 

"He" not "It"

Notice the use of "he" when referring to the Paraclete and

not "it". If we read John 16:13, we will find no less than

SEVEN occurrences of the masculine pronoun "He" and

"Himself". There is not another verse in the 66 books of

the Protestant Bible or the seventy three books of the

Catholic Bible which contains seven masculine pronouns, or

seven feminine pronouns, or even seven neuter genders. So

many masculine pronouns ill befits a Ghost, holy or

otherwise.

 

Mr. Ahmed Deedat, on page 51 of his booklet "Mohammad, the

natural successor to Christ", says: "When this point of

seven masculine pronouns was mooted by Muslims in India in

their debates with the Christian missionaries, the Urdu

(Indian) version of the Bible had the pronouns presently

changed to SHE, SHE, SHE! so that the Muslims could not

claim that this prophecy referred to Muhammed (pbuh) -a

man! This Christian deception I have seen in the Bible

myself. This is a common trickery by the missionaries,

more specially in the vernacular. The very latest ruse I

have stumbled across in the Afrikaans Bible, on the very

verse under discussion; they have changed the word

"Trooster" (Comforter), to "Voorspraak" (Mediator), and

interpolated the phrase - "die Heilige Gees" - meaning THE

HOLY GHOST, which phrase no Bible scholar has ever dared to

interpolate into any of the multifarious English Versions.

No, not even the Jehovah's witnesses. This is how the

Christians manufacture God's word".

 

He will guide you into all truth:

In the above verses Jesus (pbuh) is quoted as saying

"I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear

them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come,

he will guide you into all truth".

What does Jesus (pbuh) mean by "ye cannot

bear them now"?. If we were to read the Bible, we

would find many verses throughout the Bible

wherein Jesus (pbuh) bemoans the lack of understanding he

was constantly greeted with from his disciples throughout

his ministry:

Matthew 8:26 "And he(Jesus) saith unto them(the

disciples).....O ye of little faith".

Matthew 14:31 "...and (Jesus) said unto him(Peter), O thou

of little faith".

Matthew 16:8 "he (Jesus) said unto them(the disciples), O

ye of little faith".

Luke 8:25 "And he(Jesus) said unto them(the disciples),

Where is your faith?".

 

Notice that these are not common Jews who he is saying

these words to, but his own elect disciples. The Bible

vividly illustrates how he is constantly going out of his

way to simplify matters for them and to speak to them as

one speaks to little children. However, even at that, they

still misunderstand. He is finally driven to frustration

and made to say:

Matthew 15:16 "And Jesus said, Are ye even yet without

understanding?". and

Luke 9:41 "And Jesus answering said, O faithless and

perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and

suffer you?".

We are even told that his own people did not accept him:

John 1:11 "He came unto his own, and his own received him

not".

 

Jesus (pbuh) had "all truth", but he could not give it to

them because they were not fit to receive it. Therefore,

he told them that another would come after him who shall

guide them into "all truth" which they could not receive

from him. He tells us that the one who will come will

"teach you all things". This one who will guide them into

"all truth" is described as "The spirit of truth". We have

already seen how the word "spirit" in the Bible is

synonymous with the word "Prophet". Mohammed (pbuh), even

before he became the prophet of Islam was known among his

people as "Al-sadik Al-amin", which means "The truthful,

the trustworthy". Thus, it becomes apparent that Mohammed

was indeed "the spirit of truth". Since the departure of

Jesus (pbuh) and to this day, the "Holy Ghost" has not

taught mankind a single new truth not revealed by Jesus

(pbuh) himself.

 

It is important to notice the words "ALL truth" and "MANY

things". "Many" and "All" means more than one. There were

many loose ends left untied by Jesus (pbuh) at the time of

his departure because his disciples could not yet receive

them. There were many truths which needed to be introduced

to complete his message, however, it was cut short before

he could complete it. For instance, alcohol abuse is a

serious problem in the West. It is claimed that the United

States is home to 11 million alcoholics, and 44 million

"heavy drinkers". Many excuses have been made for them

because Jesus' first miracle is claimed to have been the

changing of water into wine (John 2:7-10).

St. Paul actually encouraged his followers to "Drink no longer

water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and

thine often infirmities" (1 Timothy 5:23).

 

Now the drunkards are littering the streets. What solution has the

"Holy Ghost" given which Jesus (pbuh) never mentioned?.

None!. Mohammed (pbuh) however, came with the decisive

answer: Abolish all drinking. Period!. He has succeeded

where the great "superpower" has failed.

There are countless problems which were left unresolved by

Jesus (pbuh) at the time of his departure which were not

resolved until the coming of Mohammed (pbuh). Not because

he did not have the solution, but because his followers

could not bear them. Examples of these problems are

gambling, racism, fortune telling, inheritance, limits

of modest clothing, ...etc. Mohammed (pbuh) has brought

answers to all of these problems. Unlike

Jesus (pbuh), Mohammad (pbuh) brought a complete and

comprehensive system of law, conduct, punishment, and

worship for all mankind. What new and innovative teachings

has the "Holy Ghost" given for them which were not taught

by Jesus (pbuh)?.

The Qur'an says: "O mankind! The messenger (Mohammad)

hath come unto you with the truth from your Lord. Therefore

believe; (it is) better for you. But if ye disbelieve, still,

lo! unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the

heavens and the earth. Allah is ever Knower, Wise".

 

He shall glorify me:

The Paraclete "shall glorify me" and will "testify of me".

Mohammad (pbuh) did indeed testify of Jesus (pbuh) and did

indeed glorify him and raise him and his mother to their

well deserved stations of honor and piety and even made it

an article of faith for every Muslim to bear witness to

this. Just one of the many examples of this is: "And the

angles said 'O Mary, Allah gives you glad tidings of a Word

from Him, his name is Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, High

honored in this world and the next, of those near stationed

to Allah". The Qur'an, A'al-Umran(3):40.

 

Nobody seems to recognize this fact as being at all

extraordinary. People generally look upon the Jews as true

worshippers of God and followers of a legitimate faith,

even if they do consider them misguided by not following

Jesus (pbuh) but killing him. Their book is even

incorporated into the Bible as the faultless word of God.

 

On the other hand, Muslims are looked down upon as

followers of a false prophet and as savage blood thirsty

terrorists or barbarians. However, if we were to look at

the Jewish opinion of Jesus (pbuh) we would find that an

early reference in the Babylonian "Talmud" says that "Jeshu

ha-Nocri" was a false prophet who was hanged on the eve of

the Passover for sorcery and false teaching. They further

claim that he was a bastard son of a Roman adulterer among

many other allegations.

 

Mr. Josh McDowell is one of the leading Biblical scholars

on the topic of the Jewish Talmud's view of his "Lord".

The Talmud, of course, is the ultimate authorative body of

Jewish tradition, comprising the Mishnah and Gemara. In

Mr. McDowell's book, "Evidence that demands a verdict", he

quotes extensively from the Jewish Talmud with regard to

the official Jewish view of Jesus (pbuh). The following is

a small sampling from pages 85-86 of this book:

"Tol'doth Yeshu. Jesus is referred to as 'Ben Pandera'".

Note: 'Ben Pandera' means 'son of Pandera'. He was a Roman

soldier the Jews allege to have raped Mary to produce the

illegitimate son Jesus (God forbid).

Yeb. IV 3;49a: "Rabbi Shimeon Ben Azzai said (regarding

Jesus): 'I found a genealogical roll in Jerusalem wherein

was recorded, such-an-one is a bastard of an adulteress".

Joseph Klausner adds:

"Current editions of the Mishnah, add: 'To support the

words of Rabbi Yehoshua' (who in the same Mishnah says:

What is a bastard? Everyone who's parents are liable to

death by the Beth Din), that Jesus is here referred to

seems to be beyond doubt..".

Grolier's encyclopedea tells us that "...the reliable

Jewish sources tell us that he(Jesus) was a Jewish teacher

who was put to death for sorcery and false prophecy and

that he had a brother named James.".

 

At a time when such claims, and many others, were being

leveled by the Jews against Jesus (pbuh), Mohammed (pbuh)

revealed the following verses of the Qur'an: "Then because

of their breaking of their Covenant and their rejection of

the signs of Allah and their slaying of the Prophets

wrongfully and that they said "Our hearts are the wrappings

(which preserve Allah's Word; we need no more)"; nay but

Allah hath set the seal on their hearts for their

rejection, so they believe not save a few. And because of

their disbelief and of their speaking against Mary a

horrendous fabrication". Al-Nissa(4):155-156.

 

So tremendous a sin is this lie considered with Allah, that

it is not even repeated in the Qur'an. The closest the

Qur'an ever comes to actually reproducing their words is:

"Then she (Mary) brought him (Jesus) to her own folk,

carrying him. They said: O Mary! Thou hast come with a most

atrocious thing. Oh sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a

wicked man nor was thy mother a harlot" Mariam(19):27-28.

 

"And when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah hath chosen

thee, and purified thee, and preferred thee above (all) the

women of creation.". The Qur'an, A'Al-Umran(3):42.

 

Sin, rightousness, and error:

The coming paraclete, we are told, will demonstrate the

error of the world regarding sin, righteousness, and

judgment "he will reprove the world of sin, and of

righteousness, and of judgment". This is indeed what

Mohammed (pbuh) did. He came to the world to show them how

they had been misguided in "sin" by believing that mankind

can inherit sin (see Ezekiel 18:19-20) and that

someone else's sin can be forgiven by the sacrifice

of others. He also showed them how they had

been misguided in "righteousness" by believing that a

righteous person is one who has "faith" in the crucifixion

and does nothing else (Romans 3:28), or who believes that

another man's death will make him a righteous person

(Romans 5:19).

And they were misguided in "judgment" by

believing that they will be judged by "faith" and other

people's deeds and not their own deeds (Mark 16:16), or

that God's "judgment" was to punish all mankind for the

sin of one man (Romans 5:16, 5:18).

 

Mohammed (pbuh) taught that the unscrupulous had altered

the words of Jesus (pbuh) and his faithful followers after

their passing. He taught that no one will be held

accountable by God for anyone else's sin. Similarly, no

one can bear my sin. He emphasized that God has made this

a life of work and the next life one of reward and no work.

He also revealed that mankind will be judged one at a time

according to their own individual actions and no one

else's.

 

That he may abide with you forever:

In these verses, Jesus (pbuh) is quoted as saying that the

coming Paraclete will "abide with you forever".

What does he mean by this?. Let us read John 8:51-55 "

Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall

NEVER SEE DEATH. Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know

that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets;

and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never

taste of death. Art thou greater than our father Abraham,

which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou

thyself? Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is

nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say,

that he is your God: Yet ye have not known him; but I know

him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar

like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying".

 

and also

 

John 10:28 "And I (Jesus) give unto them (the believers)

eternal life; and they shall NEVER PERISH, neither shall

any man pluck them out of my hand".

 

Jesus (pbuh) is quoted many times in the Bible as telling

his followers that they will never taste death. However,

there is not a single one of them alive to this day. Was

he lying?. Of course not!. As seen above, Jesus' (pbuh)

followers were constantly misunderstanding his words. The

were not yet ready to "bear" his words. He was telling

them that a man lives on without death through his faith.

Jesus' (pbuh) followers will live on through their faith

and teachings, Jesus (pbuh) lives among us through his

faith and teachings, and even Abraham (pbuh) lives on among

them and us through his faith and teachings. In a similar

manner, the coming Paraclete will live eternally with us

through his faith and teachings.

 

The Paracletos will be the last prophet, because he will

"abide with you forever" and "he will guide you into all

truth" (Greek "into the whole truth") and "he shall teach

you all things", so there will be no need for any further

prophets. In the Qur'an, al-Ahzab(33):40 we read:

"Muhammad is not the father of any man among you, but he is

the messenger of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets; and

Allah is Aware of all things".

And al-Maidah(5):3 "This day have I (God) perfected your

religion for you (mankind) and completed My favor unto you,

and have chosen for you as religion AL-ISLAM". So the

religion of Islam is the last message to mankind and it, as

well as the Qur'an, will abide with them forever. To this

day, Mohammed (pbuh) abides with us through the Qur'an and

the Sunnah.

 

Jesus (pbuh) had "the whole truth" and had many things he

longed to teach his disciples but he could not give it to

them because they "cannot bear them now". These matters

would only be revealed six centuries later by God through

the agency of Mohammad (pbuh). What new truths has the Holy

Spirit guided us into after the departure of Jesus (pbuh)

which Jesus (pbuh) had no say in?.

 

He will show you things to come:

 

There were many prophesies made in the Qur'an and in the

Sunnah(tradition) of the prophet Mohammed (pbuh) himself.

For instance, in the opening verses of the chapter of al-

Rum (The Romans), we read:

"The Romans have been defeated. In the lowest land, and

they, after their defeat will be victorious. Within ten

years. Allah's is the command in the former case and in the

latter and in that day the believers will rejoice. In

Allah's support to victory. He helps to victory whom He

will. He is the Mighty, the Merciful. It is a promise of

Allah. Allah fails not His promise, but most of mankind

know not. They know only some appearance of the life of the

world, and are heedless of the Hereafter"

 

When Islam was still in it's infancy and it's followers

were being severely persecuted, tortured, and killed by the

pagan idol worshipers of Arabia (Quraish), there were two

"Superpowers" near by. They were the Romans and the

Persians. The pagans of Arabia used to like to see the

Persians victorious against the Romans because the Persians

were pagans like them. However, the Muslims liked to see

the Romans victorious because they were "people of the

book". About this time, the Romans suffered a resounding

defeat to the Persians that seemed to signal the end of the

Roman empire. The pagans of Arabia were ecstatic. They

went out of their way to hold this defeat over the heads of

every Muslim they would encounter. They said: "Just as the

Christians in Rome have been crushed by the pagans of

Persia, so shall we crush you". This was psychological

warfare against the Muslims which they were adding to the

physical torture they were subjecting the Muslims to. It

was at this time that these verses were revealed to

Mohammed (pbuh) consoling him and the Muslims in general

that matters were not as they seemed, and that the Romans

would come back and defeat the Persians within "Bidh'u"

years.

"Bidh'u" is an Arabic word that means "between

three and nine". This prophesy did indeed come true and

the Romans were once again victorious against the Persians,

at the same time, the Muslims achieved their first

strategic victory against the pagans of Arabia. Mr.

Abdullah Yusuf Ali, in his commentary on the Qur'an

narrates the following explanation of the above verses:

"The remarkable defeats of the Roman Empire under Heraclius

and the straits to which it was reduced are reviewed in

Appendix No. 6 (to follow this Sura). It was not merely

isolated defeats; the Roman Empire lost most of its Asiatic

territory and was hemmed in on all sides at its capital,

Constantinople. The defeat, "in a land close by" must refer

to Syria and Palestine, Jerusalem was lost in 614-15 A.D.,

shortly before this Sura was revealed.

 

The Pagan Quraish of Makkah rejoiced at the overthrow of

Rome by Persia. They were pro-Persian, and in their heart

of hearts they hoped that the nascent movement of Islam,

which at that time was, from a worldly point of view, very

weak and helpless, would also collapse under their

persecution. But they misread the true Signs of the times.

They are told here that they would soon be disillusioned in

both their calculations, and it actually so happened at the

battle of Issus in 622 (the year of Hijrat) and in 624,

when Heradius carried his campaign into the heart of Persia

(see Appendix No: 6) and the Makkan Quraish were beaten off

at Badr.

 

Bidh'un in the text means a short period-a period of from

three to nine years. The period between the loss of

Jerusalem (614-15) by the Romans and their victory at Issus

(622) was seven years, and that to the penetration of

Persia by Heraclius was nine years. See last note.

The battle of Badr (2 A.H. = 624 A.D.) was a real time of

rejoicing for the Believers and a time of disillusionment

for the arrogant Quraish, who thought that they could crush

the whole movement of Islam in Madinah as they had tried to

do in Makkah. but they were singly repulsed"

 

There were many other prophesies made by the Qur'an which,

without exception, all came true. Another example would be

that of Al-Israa(17):7. However, we will leave it up to

the interested student to research this topic in order to

verify it's authenticity.

 

There are many other points which could be brought up in

this comparison, however, we leave it up to the reader to

study Islam, Mohammad, and the Qur'an, and arrive at their

own conclusion with regard to Mohammad (pbuh) having

fulfilled all of the requirements of the coming "Paraclete".

 

In the West, people have developed the system of giving

people abbreviated names. For instance, a man called

William would be called "Bill" by his friends, Robert would

be called "Bob", Joshua would be called "Josh"....etc. In

a similar manner, Mohammed (pbuh) was known by two names:

"Mohammad" and "Ahmed". I mention this to clarify the

following verse:

"And when Jesus son of Mary said: O Children of Israel!

verily! I am the messenger of Allah unto you, confirming

that which was (revealed) before me in the Torah, and

bringing good tidings of a messenger who cometh after me,

whose name is Ahmed(the praised one). But when he came to

them with clear proofs, they said: This is clearly magic"

The Qur'an, Al-Saf(61):6

This has been the second in a series of articles which will

prove:

 

1) That Mohammed (pbuh) was indeed prophsised by Jesus

(pbuh) and the previous prophets.

 

2) That the "trinity", "son of God", "initial sin", and

"atonement" were all fabrications of mankind

 

3) The tampering fingers of the unscrupulous have left

countless contradictions between the verses of the Bible,

such that some Christian sources claim that the

contradictions number close to 50,000 errors.

 

4) Historical details of when the bible was altered, by

whom, why they did that, and how it was accomplished.

 

May Allah almighty guide us to see the obvious and be

guided to the truth of his elect messenger Jesus (peace be

upon him).



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