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About Prophecy


I got the following information from a friend. He is young Syrian. The informtion is helpful to me so I share.

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in
the Old Testament:
The Qur’an mentions in Surah
Al-Araf chapter 7 verse 157:
"Those who follow the
Messenger, the unlettered
Prophet, whom they find
mentioned in their own
(scriptures) in the law and the
Almighty God speaks to Moses in
Book of Deuteronomy chapter
18 verse 18:
"I will raise them up a Prophet
from among their brethren, like
unto thee, and I will put my
words in his mouth; and he
shall speak unto them all that I
shall command him."
The Christians say that this
prophecy refers to Jesus (pbuh)
because Jesus (pbuh) was like
Moses (pbuh). Moses (pbuh)
was a Jew, as well as Jesus
(pbuh) was a Jew. Moses (pbuh)
was a Prophet and Jesus (pbuh)
was also a Prophet.
If these two are the only criteria
for this prophecy to be fulfilled,
then all the Prophets of the Bible
who came after
Moses (pbuh) such as Solomon,
Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea,
Joel, Malachi, John the Baptist,
etc. (pbut) will
fulfill this prophecy since all were
Jews as well as prophets.
However, it is Prophet
Muhammad (pbuh) who is like
Moses (pbuh):
i) Both had a father and a
mother, while Jesus (pbuh) was
born miraculously without any
male intervention.
[Mathew 1:18 and Luke 1:35 and
also Al-Qur'an 3:42-47]
ii) Both were married and had
children. Jesus (pbuh) according
to the Bible did not marry nor
had children.
iii) Both died natural deaths.
Jesus (pbuh) has been raised up
alive. (4:157-158)
Muhammad (pbuh) is from
among the brethren of Moses
(pbuh). Arabs are brethren of
Jews. Abraham (pbuh) had two
sons: Ishmail and Isaac (pbut).
The Arabs are the descendants
of Ishmail (pbuh) and the Jews
are the descendants of Isaac
Words in the mouth:
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was
unlettered and whatever
revelations he received from
Almighty God he repeated them
"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."
[Deuteronomy 18:18]
iv) Both besides being Prophets
were also kings i.e. they could
inflict capital punishment. Jesus
(pbuh) said, "My kingdom is
not of this world." (John 18:36).
v) Both were accepted as
Prophets by their people in their
lifetime but Jesus (pbuh) was
rejected by his
people. John chapter 1 verse 11
states, "He came unto his own,
but his own received him not."
iv) Both brought new laws and
new regulations for their people.
Jesus (pbuh) according to the
Bible did not bring any new
laws. (Mathew 5:17-18).
2. It is Mentioned in the book of
Deuteronomy chapter 18:19
"And it shall come to pass, that
whosoever will not harken unto
my words which he shall speak
in my name, I will require it of
3. Muhammad (pbuh) is
prophesised in the book of
It is mentioned in the book of
Isaiah chapter 29 verse 12:
"And the book is delivered to
him that is not learned, saying,
Read this, I pray thee: and he
saith, I am not learned."
When Archangel Gabrail
commanded Muhammad (pbuh)
by saying Iqra - "Read", he
replied, "I am not learned".
4. prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
mentioned by name in the old
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is
mentioned by name in the Song
of Solomon chapter 5 verse 16:
"Hikko Mamittakim we kullo
Muhammadim Zehdoodeh wa
Zehraee Bayna Jerusalem."
"His mouth is most sweet: yea,
he is altogether lovely. This is my
beloved, and this is my friend, O
of Jerusalem."
In the Hebrew language im is
added for respect. Similarely im
is added after the name of
Prophet Muhammad
(pbuh) to make it Muhammadim.
In English translation they have
even translated the name of
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
as "altogether lovely", but in the
Old Testament in Hebrew, the
name of Prophet Muhammad
(pbuh) is yet present