Monday, September 27, 2010

Muhamed At The Bible

Mohamed.. The Illiterate Prophet, who Neither Read Or Write...

- When Prophet Muhammad was in solitude in the cave on Mount Hira. He was startled by the Angel of Revelation, Gabriel, the same who had come to Mary, the mother of Jesus, who seized him in a close embrace. A single word of command burst upon him: ‘Iqra’ - ‘Read![1]’ He said: ‘I am not able to read!’ but the command was issued twice more, each with the same response from the Prophet. Finally, he was grasped with overwhelming force by the angel. Gabriel released him, and the first ‘recitation’ of the Quran was revealed to him:

“Read in the name of your Lord who created -created man from a clot. Read: for your Lord is Most Bountiful, who teaches by the pen, teaches man that which he knew not.” (Quran 96:1-5)"

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
Then the book will be given to the one who is illiterate, saying, "Please read this." And he will say, "I cannot read."

"Those who follow the apostle, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (scriptures),- in the law and the Gospel;- for he commands them what is just and forbids them what is evil; he allows them as lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits them from what is bad (and impure); He releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them. So it is those who believe in him, honour him, help him, and follow the light which is sent down with him,- it is they who will prosper." (Quran 7:157)

Mohamed "a prophet from the line of Ishmael" God Said To Moses About Him :

The Lord said to me (Moses): "What they say is good. I will raise up for them a Prophet like you among their brothers; I will put My words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him. If anyone does not listen to My words that the Prophet speaks in My Name, I will Myself call him to account." (Deuteronomy 18:17–19)

The phrase "a prophet like you among their brothers" clearly refers to a prophet from the line of Ishmael, the brother of Isaac, who is the forefather of Moses' people (the Children of Israel).

The only prophet who came from this line after Moses and resembled him in many ways (e.g., bringing a new law, and waging war on his enemies), is Prophet Muhammad.

Also, Deuteronomy 34:10 clearly states that no Prophet like Moses ever appeared among the Israelites: "[With respect to his virtues and awesome deeds,] a Prophet like Moses, whom the Lord knows face to face, no longer appeared among Israel."

The Quran points to the same fact,

[We have sent to you a Messenger as a witness over you, even as We sent to Pharaoh a Messenger] (Al-Muzzammil 73:15).

The sentence: "I will put My words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him", in the above Biblical verse, means that the promised prophet will be unlettered and speak whatever is revealed to him.

God states this in the Quran what means,

{ He does not speak out of [his own] desire. It is but a Revelation revealed } (An-Najm 53:3–4).

Mohamed.. The Prophet Who Came From Mount Paran .. Mecca,

"the Lord came from Sinai and dawned over them from Seir; He shone forth from Mount Paran" (Deuteronomy, 33:2), refers to the prophethood of Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad, respectively, upon them be peace.

Prophet Moses spoke to God and received the Torah at Sinai; Prophet Jesus received Divine Revelation at Seir, a place in Palestine; and God manifested Himself to humanity for the last time through His Revelation to Prophet Muhammad at Paran, a mountain range near Mecca.

The Torah mentions (Genesis 21:21) Paran as the desert area where Prophet Abraham, upon him be peace, left Hagar and their son Ishmael. The Zamzam well also is located there. As stated explicitly in the Quran (Ibrahim 14:35–37), Abraham left them in the valley of Makkah, at that time an uninhabited place within Paran's mountain ranges.


"But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Paraklit will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment." (John 16:7-8)

In these verses, Prophet Muhammad is referred to as Paraklit, a Greek word meaning "the Distinguisher between Truth and Falsehood." Christian interpreters have given this word different meanings, such as "Counselor" (Gideon's International), "Helper" (American Bible Society), or "Comforter" (The Company of the Holy Bible), and claimed that it refers to the Holy Spirit. But they have never been able to establish whether the Holy Spirit came and did what Jesus foretold it would do.

If, according to Christians, the Holy Spirit is Archangel Gabriel, he came many times to Prophet Muhammad to bring Divine Revelation. Further, Jesus mentioned and predicted the Paraklit with various names, but always with the same function, as seen in the following verses:

"When the Paraklit comes — the Spirit of Truth — who comes from the Father, he will testify about me." (John 15:26)

I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of Truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking what is mine and making it known to you (John 16:12–14)

These are only a few of the Bible's allusions to Prophet

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