about the Advent of the Prophet Mohammad (SAS) in
the Old and the New Testament
By Bashir Ahmad, MD
From Ms. Manjie’s
book “The Trouble with Islam”, the fact
emerges that she is faithfully following in the
footsteps of the arch enemies of Islam whose attempts
at defaming the Qur’an and its Holy Prophet
are glaring evidence that they either do not understand
their scriptures or fail to follow them.
In these scriptures - in the Old and the New Testaments
- there are numerous, very clear and firm prophecies,
which I shall be quoting in this article, wherein
the advent of a great law-giving prophet is mentioned.
Even his name Ahmad has been given in some verses.
in the Old Testament
“The Lord thy
God will raise into thee a prophet from the midst
of thee of thy brethren like unto me; unto him ye
NOTE: “Like unto me” in this verse signifies
that the promised prophet would be a lawgiver as
the Prophet Moses was. “I will raise them
up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto
thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he
shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.”
NOTE: “Speak unto them all” underlines
the universality of his mission: “Put my words
in his mouth” denotes God’s revelations
to him. The Qur’an is the revealed book.
The wordings in these verses “raise a prophet
from the midst of thee of thy brethren” and
“raise unto thee a prophet from the midst
of thee of thy brethren . . . “ are prophecies
pointed towards Prophet Mohammad (S.A.S.).
Prophet Abraham was the Progenitor of both Jews
and Arabs through his sons, the Prophet Isaac and
the Prophet Ishmael; therefore Prophet Mohammad
has a brotherly relationship with the Jews.
Christian scholars and Evangelists claim that “thy
brethren” does not refer to Prophet Mohammad
(S.A.S.) but to Jesus Christ.
A prominent Hindu scholar Dr Ved Parakash Upaddhayya
of Sanskrit Frayag University (India) writing his
book “Muhammad in the Vedas and the Puranas”
while commenting on the biblical verses mentioned
above, points out that only Muhammad (SAS) was like
Moses and not the Jesus Christ. He gives the following
1. Muhammad did fight to subdue the forces who were
opposed to his mission.
2. Before their birth, the people of both Moses
and Muhammad had fallen into worshiping idol.
3. Like Moses, Muhammad also defeated his enemies
and became victorious over them.
4. Like Moses, no disciple of Muhammad was successful
in betraying him.
5. Like Moses, Muhammad was born of a father and
a mother and had wives and children.
6. Moses delivered his people from the tyranny of
Pharaoh and Egyptians. Muhammad also emancipated
his followers from the persecution of the Qurash.
7. With the instructions of Moses, his successors
sent forces to capture Palestine and Syria. Muhammad
also left instruction to his successors, and during
the rule of Umar, forces were sent to capture Palestine
8. Both Moses and Muhammad received a new set of
laws from God.
9. Both Moses and Muhammad were accepted as leaders
by their respective people.
10. Both Moses and Muhammad had a family life and
completed their earthly life with a natural death.
11. Moses along with his followers had to leave
his place of birth and migrate to another land.
Muhammad too had to leave his birthplace Mecca and
migrate to Medina with his disciples.
12. Both Moses and Muhammad commanded their disciples
to flight their enemies and joined the fight themselves.
These arguments prove beyond any doubt that Muhammad
was like Moses. (Pages 20 & 21 Muhammad in the
VEDAS and PURANAS)
In the Qur’an there are very clear and direct
references in various verses to the biblical verses
regarding the advent of the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.S.)
1. “Verily, we have sent unto you a messenger
who is a witness over you, even as we sent a messenger
unto Pharaoh” Al-Muzzammil 73/16
2.”And for those who follow the messenger,
the Prophet, the immaculate one, whom they find
mentioned in the Torah and the Gospels, which are
with them. He enjoins on them good and forbids them
evil, declares lawful for them things wholesome
and forbids them things harmful and removes from
them their burdens and shackles that bound them.
So those who shall believe in him and support him,
and help him and follow the light that is sent down
with him, they shall prosper” Al-A’RAF
NOTE: “Their burdens and shackles that bound
them” probably refers to the evil customs
and traditions that their culture has imposed upon
3. “Ask them if my revelation is from ALLAH
and you rejected it, would it not be strange that
a witness from among the children of Israel should
have foretold the advent of one like himself and
should have believed in him, while you deny him
in your arrogance? Surely ALLAH guides not the wrong
doing people.” AL-AH QAF 46/11
Reference to the advent
of a great prophet in the New Testament
“And I will pray the Father, and he shall
give you another comforter that may abide with you
forever.” John 14 :16
NOTE: Abide with you forever” denotes that
the great prophet, shall bring God’s everlasting
message - the Holy Qur’an.
“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.” John
“I have yet many things to say unto you, but
ye cannot hear them now. How beit 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
show you things to come”. John 16/12-13
NOTE: Prophet Muhammad (S.A.S.) was called Sadiq
and Ameen, meaning truthful and honest by everyone
who knew him. “Whatsoever he shall hear, that
shall he speak -----------” refers to God’s
revelation to him.
Holy Qur’an also refers to the prophecies
of Jesus Christ about the advent of Prophet Mohammad
(S.A.S). “Call to mind also when Jesus, son
of Mary said, O children of Israel, surely I am
Allah’s messenger unto you, fulfilling the
prophecies contained in the Torah, which was revealed
before me, and giving glad tidings of a messenger
who will come after me who’s name will be
Ahmad. But when he came to them with clear proofs,
they said: This is clear deception.” AL-SAFF
Name of Prophet Muhammad (SAS) is mentioned as Ahmad
in the Book of Prophet Haggi.
“And I will shake all nations, and the desire
of all nation shall come: and I will fill this house
with glory, saith the Lord of Host. The silver is
mine, and the gold is mine saith the Lord of Hosts.
The glory of this latter house shall be greater
than the former, saith the Lord of Host: and in
this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of
Professor Abdul-Ahad Dawud, a former Bishop of Uramiah,
commenting on Prophet Haggi’s verses writes
the following in his book “Muhammad in the
“…..But let us consult the English version
of the Bible which we find have rendered the original
Hebrew word “Himda” and “Shalom”
into “desire” and “peace”
respectively. ...Christians have given it utmost
importance to the double promise contained in the
above prophecy. They both understand a messianic
prediction in the word “Himda”. Indeed
there is wonderful prophecy confirmed by the usual
biblical formula of the Divine Oath, says “the
Lord Sabaoth” four times repeated. If this
prophecy be taken in the abstract sense of the word
“Himda” and “Shalom” as
“desire” and “peace” then
the prophecy becomes nothing more than an unintelligible
aspiration. But if we understand by the terms “Himda”
a concrete idea, a person and reality, and in the
word “Shalom”, not a condition, but
a living and active force and a definitely established
religion, then this prophecy must be admitted true
and fulfilled in the person of Ahmad and the establishment
Professor Abdul-Ahad Dawud also writes: “.---The
Gospel of St John, being written in Greek, uses
the name “Paracletos” a barbarous form
unknown to classical Greek literature. But “Periclytos”
which corresponds exactly with Ahmad in its signification
of “illustrious”, “glorious”
and “praised” in its superlative degree
must have been the translation into Greek of “Himda”
or probably “Hemida” of the Aramic form
as uttered by Jesus Christ” “Muhammad
in the Bible Pages 23-24”
Glorified in the Qur’an
Prophet Muhammad (SAS) is praised and glorified
as the most exalted prophet who was revealed the
most complete book - The Qur’an -- for the
guidance of the whole mankind.
1. “Proclaim, O prophet: O mankind verily
I am Allah’s messenger to you all.”
2. Muhammad is not the father of any of your men,
but he is the messenger of Allah and the seal of
prophets. Allah has the full knowledge of all things.”
Khatam is derived from Khatama which means, he sealed,
stamped or imprinted the thing. Khatam means a signet
ring; a seal or stamp. It also means the best and
most perfect. (Lane, Mufradat,Qurqani).
“As a Summoner unto Allah by his command and
a Light Giving Sun.” AL-AHZAB 33/47
“Allah sends down blessings on the prophet,
and his angels invoke blessing on him. O ye who
believe, do you also invoke blessings on him and
salute him with the Salvation of Peace.” AL-AHZAB
held in Highest Esteem by Scholars
Numerous glowing tributes
and accolades have been paid in honor of Prophet
Mohammad s.a.s., even by the ardent enemy of Islam
like Sir William Muir. This is what he writes:
“The condition of the world at the time of
the advent of Mohammad has been summed up in the
Holy Qur’an as: Corruption has appeared on
land and sea in consequence of people’s misdeeds”
(30/42). This is amply borne out by the testimony
that we have cited above. Thus, it is clear that
the state of the world, at the time of the advent
of the Holy Prophet, called loudly for universal
and comprehensive divine guidance, to be set forth
in God’s words, and to be illustrated by a
messenger who’s life would be multifaceted
and who would serve as an exemplar for mankind.
Such was Mohammad. Another striking factor in his
support is that no one else even remotely approaching
his stature and his qualities appeared to guide
mankind at the time of its greatest need. The conclusion
is irresistible that he was beyond doubt the pre-determined
instrument of God for the revival of mankind”/
(Sir William Muir - Life of Muhammad).
Michael Hart in his book, The One Hundred. A Ranking
of most influential person in history writes:”My
choice of Muhammad to lead the list of world’s
most influential persons may surprise some readers
and be questioned by others, but he was the only
man in history who was supremely successful on both
religious and secular levels.”
“ Muhammad is the most successful of all prophets
and religious personalities”. Encyclopedia
Britannica (11th edition, article Koran).