*Jesus for the Jews and Muhammad for Mankind*
Jesus for the Jews and Muhammad for-Mankind
All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds, to afford me an opportunity to be able to-write this booklet which is aimed at-introducing Islam to the people and redirecting thepeople of the Christian faith who disbelieve in Muhammad, may Allah bless him and-grant him peace, who came as a mercy of God to All mankind after Jesus the Christ,peace be upon him.
If it can be read with an open mind,without prejudice it will reveal to the reader new undisputed truths while at the-same time it serves as a book of reference and a weapon-by which Muslims will protect-themselves against the Christian who knock on their-doors inviting them to their “Salvation?, it will also strengthen the faith of Muslims inMuhammad, SallaIlahu “alayhi wasallam.
The book is mainly about proving to Christians and the people at large that the person-who was sent to the whole of mankind was actually Muhammad, may Allah bless him-and grant him peace. Not Jesus Christ, peace be upon him.
I hope that the reader will find it-making sense and should-anybody find any mistakes or-misquotations of any sort-please bring that to my attention as to be able to correct them in-the following edition of this book.
May Allah bless and guide to-his-way all the readers of this book and for give me for my-shortcomings.
Imaam Ismaaeel Nggoyiyana
According to Most people among-Christians, Muslims do not believe in Jesus, the Christ. We came to this conclusion after many dialogues we held with them. In the past we held-a lot of discussions with Christians, from-those discussions we discovered that most of-them are frightened of Muslims and the Islamic religion and they are sceptical and-reluctant to have any-form of dialogue with Muslims-but at the same time they consider-Muslims to be lost and as such in need of guidance. There are some among them who-even go a step further by labelling-Muslims as “anti Christ”. This booklet, God willing,will remove this misconception and it is our humble attempt to prove that the Prophet-who was sent for all people was not Jesus but-Muhammad, may Allah bless him and-grant him peace. And to state also our position as far as Jesus Christ is concerned.
SCRIPTURES AS OUR SOURCES OF BELIEF
We will do this by consulting the-Scriptures viz. the Holy Bible and the Holy Quran and-also the teachings or traditions ofthe Prophets. It should also be mentioned that the Bible-is a compilation of the word of God,sayings of the Prophets and the narrations of the-historians who were uninspired humans while the Holy Qur’an contains only the word of-God and in some translations it contains the interpretations or commentaries of the-translators but as either endnotes or footnotes. In the Qur’an the words of the commentator are never mixed up with the main text which is the word of God but rather-they are written separately from the text to-indicate to the reader that they are not part of-the text. Moreover the Qur’an is the Qur’an in Arabic-not the translation. The translation-of the Qur’an into any language is merely a close-rendering of the meaning of what it-implies but not exactly what Allah says in Arabic.
By God, we sincerely and honestly do not intend to bash or insult those who follow-Christianity at all. If anything we are about to say or that which we have already said in-this book amounts to that, please pardon us in advance, itis not what we aimed at.
While we intend to faithfully-explain every verse we-shall quote here as honestly as we-can, we are aware of the fact-that each Christian sect has its own way of interpreting the-Bible, and each sect thinks it is the only one entitled to interpret the Bible and each(especially the Gospel ones) thinks it is the only one that possess the gift of the Holy-Spirit.
EVERYTHING IN ITS PROPER PLACE
We would also like to mention to the reader that in Islam, things are placed in their-rightful places, God is God with His Godly gualities, He does Godly things, He is a-Creator not the begetter, He never stoops-down to be a human, He is never overtaken by-death, God does not die, let alone three days-and three nights as the Christians claim, He-never dies even for a second, a human is-Human with his humanly qualities, he begets-children and then dies to be risen up by God some day. The Words of Allah in Islam are-never mixed with the words of humans. Books containing the teachings or sayings of the-Jesus for the Jews and Muhammad for Mankind
Holy Prophet Muhammad, may-Allah bless him and grant him peace, which are called-ahadith, are written separately from theQur’an which is the word of Allah.
Regrettably in the Holy Bible-everything is mixed up with-the word of God and it is most-of the time if not always, difficult for Christians to differentiate and the majority of them-are always adamant that-everything in the Bible is the-word of God including the letters-of Paul that he wrote to his various churches while this is not-the case. To illustrate: read-the following: “And God spoke all these words, I am the LORD your God, who brought you-out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before Me.”
(Exodus 20 verse 1-3)
The above embolden words of theBible are said to be from God therefore we shall say it-is God speaking.
How do the words of Jesus sound? The words of Jesus are the following: “These twelve-Jesus sent out with the following instructions: Do not go to any Gentile territory or any-Samaritan towns. Instead you are to go to the lost sheep of the people of Israel.””
(Matthew 10 verse 5)
Again here the words of Jesus are-the embolden ones but please dear reader these words-are found in the Bible not embolden, I have-made them bold just to distinguish them out-from the words of the reporter, for you to-see what I am trying to establish.
The example of the words of a-human found in the Bible are as follows and I have not-made them bold this time:
“In the beginning was the Word,and the word was with God,and the Word was God. He-was with God in the beginning…” (John 1 verse 1-3)
Although these words of a human, happen to be the mostoft-repeated verses of the-Christian Bible for the deification of Jesus, they are-words of an unknown person, they-are neither words of God nor of Jesus. It is doubtful to attribute them even to John-because every erudite Christian scholar of the Bible acknowledges them as being the-words of another Jew, by the-name of Philo of Alexandria,who translated them from the-works of ancient philosophers who lived 500 years before John and Jesus were born and-this Philo claimed no Divine inspiration about them.(The New Encyelopaedia Britannica, vol. 7, pg 440).
Let us leave this at that because-our main goal is actually-to reason with the Christians-and make it plain to them and other people that-Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless-him and grant him peace, was not only one of the major Prophets of Allah but he is the-only one who was sent to the whole world and not Jesus, peace be upon him, who was-sent only to the Israelites.
THE REVELATION OF THE QUR’AN-600 YEARS AFTER THE BIBLE
In many of our encounters with-Christians who do not want to-accept Muhammad as theProphet of God, sent to the whole-of mankind, in the townships we are continuously told-by the Christians that the Bible was revealed before the Qur’an and the Qur’an wa-revealed only after six hundred years, therefore according to them, the Qur’an cannot be-the word of God because it was revealed later than the Bible.
Our response to this is that: it is-neither God nor Jesus who gave Christians this way of-rating Scriptures. And we strongly disagree with their negative attitude towards the-Qur’an and our Holy Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.
If we can apply this attitude to all-the Prophets of Christendom then, many will be false-including Jesus whom they call “Lord”. for example: according to the Christian-historians: Abraham-precedes Moses by 600 years because he lived 2000 years before-Christ while Moses lived-1400 years before Christ. Does this gap of 600 years between-Abraham and Moses make Moses a false Prophet? I-don’t think so. Moses brought the-book of God called Torah,which consists of five books-known as Genesis, Exodus,Leviticus, Numbers and-Deuteronomy, and all of these-form the first part of the Bible,surprisingly they are believed and read in churches and-synagogues while Prophet-Abraham and Moses have a gap of 600 years apart.
A 1000 years before Christ,Prophet David was born. The gap between Moses and David-is 400 years. David brought a book of God called Psalms. Shall we consider the book of-Psalms to be false just because it came 400-years after the Torah of Moses? Not at all. The gap between Prophet David and Malachi, the last Prophet of the Old Testament is-550 years, for he-was born 450 before Christ. The last book of the Old Testament as we-have already mentioned above is that of Malachi, shall we not read it because it was-revealed to Malachi 550 years long after the demise of David? It is illogic to think like-this. Again 450 years-after Prophet Malachi, Jesus the son of Mary, was born and he-brought the Gospel. Are we-to reject the Gospel of Jesus-on account that it was revealed-to him 1400 years after the Torah, a 1000 years after the-book of Psalms, 750 years after-the book of Isaiah and 450 years after Malachi? To do this, would be completely-irrational on our part.
If we accept the Gospel which was-revealed to Jesus 1400 years after the Torah, why-should we reject the Holy Quran merely on the basis that it was revealed 600 years after-the Gospel? Aren’t we-trying to guestion the wisdom of God Almighty Who sent all these-prophets with His Message at His chosen times and intervals?
(The above biblical record of the-chronology of the Prophets is found on page 362-364 of the Good News Bible as-outline chart of history of the Prophets)
Or are we trying to say-why God did not send all His Scriptures at one and the same time?
If the Christians are right to reject-the Qur’an, then the Jews-who rejected Jesus were right-because Jesus was born-1400 years after Moses and the Jews rejected Jesus claiming that-they were disciples of Moses. (John 9 verse 28). Now Christians are doing the same thing-to Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, which was done to Jesus by-the Jews.
The bottom line is: we cannot question the wisdom of God. We can only question our stubbornness and our heart hardened behaviour. The gap-between the Prophets is just not-one of the criteria to determine whether some one is a true Prophet or not.
Allah says: “O people of the book (Jews and Christians)! Now has come to you Our-Messenger (Muhammad) making (things) clear to you, after a break in (the series of)Messengers, lest you say: “There came to us no bringer-of glad tidings and no warner. But now has come to you a bringer of glad tidings and a warner. And Allah is Able to do
all things.” (5:19)
DID JESUS SAY HE IS THE LAST-PROPHET ON EARTH?
When discussing about Islam and-Muhammad with Christians, one is sure to hear-statements like: Jesus said: “Beware of the false prophets””, thereby insinuating that-Muhammad is a false prophet. (We seek Allah’s refuge from this). They continue and-say: “We need no prophet, we have the Son of God who died for our sins” says the-Christian. Some of them go further in as far as saying: “All prophets who came after-Jesus were false.” But this is also another one big mistake these people are making-because Jesus,peace be upon him did not say all prophets after him will be false nor did-he say he is the final Prophet. All he said was: “For,false Messiahs and false prophets will-appear. They will perform-miracles and wonders in order to deceive even God’s chosen people, if-possible. Be on guard! I have told you everything before the time comes.”(Mark 13 verse 22-23)
This verse does not say all-prophets after Jesus will be-false, it only says: “false prophets-and false messiahs will-appear.” But Christians shake their heads when you point out this fact-which leaves you with no other alternative but to quote from their Scripture:
“During this time some prophets-came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. One of them, named-Agabus, stood up and through the Spirit predicted that a severe famine would spread over the entire-Roman world. (This happened during the reign of Claudius.)” (Acts chapter 11 verse 27)
(In the church at Antioch there-were prophets and teachers:Barnabas, Simeon called Niger,Lucius of Cyrene, Manaem (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul.”
(Acts chapter 13 verse 1)
Yudas and Silas, who themselves-were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the-brothers.” (Acts chapter 15 verse 32)
These were prophets according to-the Christian Bible and-Christians accept them while-they were prophets after-Jesus. They say they have no-need of another Prophet but God-did not see that, He gave them more prophets after Jesus and they accepted them. I see-this as having double standards on the part of the Christians to accept them and reject-Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.
NOT MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE.
All Christians claim that they-cannot believe in Muhammad, may Allah bless him and-grant him peace, because his-coming on earth is not mentioned in their scripture. This is-their own criterion too, not God’s or Jesus’. What they tend to ignore is that not all-prophets’ coming on earth had to be foretold in the Bible.
There are many great personalities-and Prophets whose-coming on earth was not foretold-such as the above mentioned Prophets, i.e. Agabus-Judas, Silas, Simon, Lucius and-Manaen, why are they-not rejected if that is the case? This criterion is very flimsy and-horribly irrational. It is not a stipulation of God Almighty that before a person can be-recognised as a Prophet of God, aught to be-first mentioned by name in the Bible.
WHO IS MUHAMMAD?
Muhammad, may Allah bless him-and grant him peace is the one about whom Prophet-Moses prophesied in the book of Deuteronomy chapter 18 verse 18 where Allah revealed-to Moses on whom be peace. That “I will raise-up for them a prophet like you (Moses) from-among their brothers, I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him”
(Deuteronomy chapter 18 verse 18)
Christians and the disciples of-Jesus have mistakenly considered this prophecy to refer to-Jesus whereas it refers to Muhammad, may Allah bless him-and grant him peace. Why do-we say that is because: Jesus is regarded as God or Son of God by Christians while-Moses and Muhammad were regarded as prophets only. And Allah says he will raise-them up a prophet who will be like Moses not like God or Son of God. And again the-Prophet in question had to come from the-brothers of the Israelites not from the Israelites-themselves. Jesus is from the Israelites themselves but Muhammad is from their brothers,the Arabs. In short, the Prophecy says this prophet will be like Moses and Jesus-according to Christians is-not like Moses. In fact they even sing: “Akekh’ofana naye.”
(there is none like him) But Muhammad is like Moses. Moses was called a Prophet of-God and Muhammad is called Rasulullah (Prophet of God). Jesus is called the Son of-God and the second person in Godhead.
Even after we have shown these-differences and similarities, Christians still shake their-heads, claiming that this prophecy referred to Jesus. But when we read in the Gospel-according to John. We discover that in the time of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ, the-Jews were still waiting-for the fulfilment of the prophecy of Deuteronomy 18 verse 18. Actually they were waiting for the fulfilment of three prophecies. One was about the-coming of Elijah, who according to Jesus turned out to be John the Baptist, the second-one was about the-coming of Christ who according to the Christians turned out to be-Jesus and the third one was about the coming of the Prophet who turned out to be….
whom if it was not Muhammad? Well according to Muslims the Prophet turned out to be Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. Let us read in the Bible:
“Now this was John’s testimony-when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and the Levites to ask him-who he was. He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, I am not the Christ.”
(John chapter one verse 19-20)
They asked him, “then who are you? Are you Elijah?”
He said, I am not.” (John chapter 1 verse 21). Here is some contradiction because in the Gospel of Matthew chapter 11 verse14 Jesus said John is Elijah while John himself-denies it.
Any way, they continued asking-him, “Are you the Prophet?” He answered, “No.”
(John chapter 1 verse 21)
The Jews asked John about three-people: Christ, Elijah, and-the Prophet and he denied-being any of them. But-somehow Christians see only two people here whereas they were-three. Let us check in verse-24 in the same chapter the next guestion they posed to John:
“Now some Pharisees who had-been sent questioned him, “Why then do you baptise if you are not the:Christ,or Elijah,nor the Prophet?” (John 1 verse 24)
Here it becomes very clear that-they were expecting three persons not two at all.
We Muslims have no problem-about Jesus being the-Christ, John being Elijah, but we-have a problem if the issue of “the Prophet’ is going to be swept under carpet. Why?because there is a danger in hiding the fact that there is a Prophet about whom Moses-prophesied, and whether-we accept it or not, that Prophet was Muhammad, may Allah-bless him and grant him peace. And we praise Allah the Almighty God for making us Muslims and made us to be his followers because in verse 19 of Deuteronomy chapter 18,God warns: if anyone does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name, I myself will call him to account.” (Deuteronomy chapter 18 verse 19)
This means every one who does not follow Muhammad now is going to face the music,but do Christians care? Not at all, instead they boast about being the children of God,saved by the blood-of Jesus, living under grace above the law of God, etc. This is nothing-but daring on the part of-Christians. For what purpose-was the Prophet to be sent if he-was not to be followed? Why God Almighty took trouble of making Moses prophesy-about this Prophet if his coming was not important for Christians including Jews? Instead-the Christians disregard this Prophet who happened to be Muhammad and the message he-was sent with, the Holy Qur’an. They prejudicially consider him to be a false prophet but-not using their prescribed way of examining the prophets
THE AUTHORISED CHRISTIAN-WAY OF DISTINGUISHING THE TRUE FROM THE FALSE
Let us be fair enough and remind-the Christians that they were given some ways of-testing any would be claimant of prophet hood whether they were genuine or false and-one of those ways is in the book of John the apostle: “This-is how you can recognise the Spirit-of God, Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every-spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God…”
(Bible New International Version’, John 1 Chapter 4 verse 2-3)
Not every verse of the Bible-appearing in this book is g/quoted from the New International Version but-Most of the guotations are from this version because of its being widely read.
It should also be borne in mind-that the spirit referred to here is a Prophet
(We find this in verse 1 where it says: “Dear friends do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see-whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world…”(1 John 4:1-3)” Here it is clear that the spirit and the prophet are synonymous)
How does-Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him-peace, depict Jesus? Does he-say he came to this world as a-ghost? Doesn’t he acknowledge him? Of course he does.
We read in the Holy Qur’an that: “The Messiah (Jesus Christ), son of Mary was no-more than a Messenger (Prophet):, many were-the Messengers that passed away-before him. His mother (Mary) was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their(daily) food. See how Allah makes His signs clear to them, yet see in what ways they-are deluded away from the truth!” (Holy Qur’an chapter 5 verse 78)
By implication the above Verse is-proving beyond any reasonable doubt that Jesus was in-flesh and a human in all respects, because him and his mother ate food to prove that they-were in flesh like all other human beings.
Let us point it out also that the-Qur’anic Verse we have quoted above proves two points-here:
1. Jesus was not god.
2. He was in flesh and bones in-other words he was a human.
You may ask, What does eating food have to do with one being in flesh?’ To answer-you, allow me to enguire: Did not Jesus ask his-disciples to look at his hands and his-feet, to prove that it was himself? Did he not ask them to touch him and see: and told-them that a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as they saw him? Well if your answer is-yes to these guestions, it is also stated in the same place in the Bible that “When he said-this, he showed them his hands and feet. And while they still did not believe it because of joy and-amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to-eat?” They gave him a piece of-broiled fish and he took it and ate it in their presence. ” (Luke 26: 40-43)
To prove what? That he was indeed-flesh and bones. And now 600 years later, Allah uses-the same proof for us in the Qur’an 5 Verse 78 to understand.
And John further says, “every-spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God.”But again Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, acknowledges Jesusexplicitly in the verse below which reads:
“And in their footsteps We sent-Jesus the son of Mary,confirming the Law that had-come before him, We sent him the Gospel: Therein was guidance and light, and a-confirmation of the Law that had come before him-and a guidance and admonition-to those who fear Allih.” (Holy Qur’an chapter 5 verse 49)
So, Muhammad, may Allah bless-him and grant him peace, has passed the test of John-because he acknowledged-that Jesus came in flesh and he-acknowledged him being the-Messenger of God according to the verse we have just quoted. Maybe it is here where we-have to explain our position with regard to Jesus. We Muslims on the authority of the-Holy Qur’an and under the teachings of Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him-peace, we believe in Jesus who is also called Christ, the Son of Mary. We do not worship-him.
We worship none except Allah, the-Lord of the worlds. We believe that he was created by-a special miracle by Allah and he was sent as a Prophet to the children of Israel who-rejected him, he healed the sick, born blinds and raised the dead by Allihs permission. And never by his power, for he had no power of his own except Allah’s. Any body-among Muslims who can express his disbelief in Jesus, can never be regarded as a-Muslim in the truest sense of the word because it is part of the pillars of our faith to-believe in all the Prophets of Allah. Which makes us complete. The Jews are very-incomplete because they are short of two last Prophets, Jesus and Muhammad. The-Christians are not complete as well because they are short of one Prophet of God,Muhammad, the final Messenger of Allah. Muhammad is the stone that the builders-refused which happened to be the cornerstone.
Another criterion is found in the book of Deuteronomy which reads: You may say to-yourselves, “How-can we know when a message has not been spoken by the LORD?” If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the-LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.” (Deuteronomy Chapter 18 verse 21-22)
At times it is futility to pursue any-discussion regarding these matters with many among-Christians because almost none of them has even the-slightest bit of knowledge about the-life style of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may Allah-bless him and grant him peace,especially South African-ones. They do not know what he stood for, what he preached,what were his deeds, teachings, what did he prophecy-and came through and what is yet-to come. But all of them are ready to give verdicts that he was not a Prophet of God, his-religion was false and the Our’in came later than the Bible and so on. It makes one-wonder, how does a person expresses his opinion about something or some one he has no-knowledge of. Some among them are even afraid to read the Holy Qur’an when they are-given one as a gift. In any event, we will provide some of the prophecies which were-made by Muhammad as recorded in the Holy Qur’an.
History of Islam tells us that the-Holy Prophet Muhammad, may AllaAh bless him and-grant him peace, immediately after he started his prophetic mission in Makkah, the place-of his birth, he was severely persecuted by his people, the Arabs who were pagans. He-and some of his-disciples had to migrate to another town called Madinah which was-further away from Makkah, escaping their evil plot of-trying to murder him. While on his-way to Madinah, he receives a revelation From Allah: “Verily, He Who (God-Almighty) ordained the Our’an for you, He will bring you back to the Place of-Return…”
“Place of Return,” is a title of the-Holy City of Makkah. Because due to circumstances-he had to leave it, now he was told by God Almighty that he was to return, in victory of-course. But at that moment the situation was hopeless. Most of his followers had already-migrated to Madinah.Now it was his turn to move to this place of safety. Together with-Abu Bakr, his disciple had reached a place called Juhfa, when this assurance was given-by God that once again he will return to his birth-place-Makkah, and so he did with ten-thousand of his disciples he marched to Makkah, conguered it and destroyed all statues-and every thing that represented idol worship in the whole of Makkah, thus making-Makkah a Holiest city of all the holy places on planet earth.
And this happened as was foretold-in the Bible: “And he (Moses) said, the Lord came from-Sinai, and rose from Seir unto-them he shined forth from mount Paran (that is in Arabia) and he(Muhammad) came with ten-thousand Saints’, from his right hand went a flery law for them.” (Deuteronomy 33 verse 2)
“and he(Muhammad) came with ten-thousand Saints”
(In the newer English versions of-the Bible you can no longer get these words “ten thousand saints’, in the-New International Version, the words “ten thousand saints” have been replaced by “myriads of holy ones”,probably to hide the-fact that it is a reference to the-Holy Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and-grant him peace, who returned to Makkah and conguered it with ten-thousand holy soldiers. But in the-Xhosa Bible and other languages it is still there, thanks to-God Almighty for preserving it)
It was an era during which the-Christians, Emperor of Rome had lost Jerusalem to the-Persians, and Christianity had-been humbled in the dust. In-this holocaust between two of
the Superpowers of the day, the-pagans of Makkah derived vicarious pleasure in thediscomfiture of the Romans by the pagan Persians. Allamah Abdullah Yusuf Ali in his-translation of the Holy Qur’an, explains this in this manner:
“THE PAGAN ARABS NATURALLY SIDED WITH THE PERSIANS IN THEIR-DESTRUCTIVE ZEAL, AND THOUHGT THAT THE DESTRUCTION OF THE-CHRISTIAN POWER OF ROME WOULD ALSO MEAN A SETBACK TO THE MESSAGE OF THE PROPHET, THE TRUE SUCCESSOR TO CHRIST… WHILE-THE WHOLE WORLD BELIEVED THAT THE ROMAN EMPIRE WAS BEING-KILLED BY PERSIA, IT WA REVEALED TO HIM THAT THE PERSIAN-VICYTORY WAS SHORT-LIVED AND THAT WIHTIN A PERIOD OF A FEW-YEARS THE ROMANS WOULD CONGUER AGAIN AND DEAL A DEADLY-BLOW AT THE PERSIANS.”
Below here is the actual wording of the prophecy:
“The Roman Empire has been defeated in a land close by: But they, (even) after(this) defeat of theirs, will soon be victorious-Within a few years. With Allih is the-decision, In the Past and in the Future, on that day shall the Believers rejoice”(Qur’an chapter 30 Verse 2-4)
This was revealed to the Holy-Prophet Muhammad, may-Allah bless him and grant himpeace, in the year 615/16 of the-Christian era. And within ten years of the revelation of-this Divine prediction, the prophecy was fulfilled. These are two-prophecies among many-that were fulfilled during his life time and shortly after he passed away which we think-should suffice as a proof to those who would like to put the Prophet of Islam to the test as-stated in the Deuteronomy 33:2. and there are a lot more of-the things the Holy Prophet-Muhammad, may Allah-bless him and grant him peace predicted some of which we have-witnessed their fulfilment-and some of which we are still awaiting their fulfilment, praise-be to Allah, our Holy Prophet has again passed this test too.
A TREE AND ITS FRUIT
The following one was given by the-master, Jesus himself to his-followers: “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in-sheep’s clothing, but inwardIy-they are ferocious wolves. By their-Fruit you will-recognise them. Do people-pick grapes from thorn-bushes, or figs from thistles? Like wise-every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit.Every tree that does-not bear good fruit is cut down and thirown into the fire. This, by their fruit you-will recognise them.” (Matthew chapter 7 verse 16-20)
Let us in this case consider the-tree to be Muhammad, may-Allah bless him and grant him-peace. His fruit, the revelation-sent down to him as well as his teachings called ahidith
and see what type of tree he was.
We shall read the Qur’an which is the word of Allah sent down to the world via the-mouth of Muhammad, and among many things the Qur’an teaches is:
“It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces towards East or West, but it is-righteousness to believe in Allah and the Last Day, and the angels, and the Book (Qur’an), and the Messengers, to spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for-your kin, for-orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the-ransom of slaves, to be-steadfast in prayer, and practice regular charity: to fulfil the-contracts which ye have made. (Qur’an chapter 2 Verse 177)
The above Verse is self-explanatory, I do not even have to make any comment, it is about-good. Can any person disagree with that fact? Here is another one below:
And spend of your substance in-the cause of Allah and make not your own hands-contribute to (your destruction), but do good, for Allih loves those who do good.
(Qur’an chapter 2 Verse195)
Just listen to the following one here below:
“Verily Allah commands that you should render back the trusts to those to whom-they are due: and that when you judge between-people, you judge with justice. Verily, how excellent is the teaching which He (Allah) gives you! Truly Allah is Ever-All Hearer, All seer.” (Qur’an chapter 4 Verse 58)
These are the teachings of The-Holy Qur’an. If they are not good then nothing is good.What did he, Muhammad, may Allah-bless him and grant him-peace, personally teach hisfollwers?
Narrated Abi Huraira, may Allah be-pleased with him, that the Prophet (Muhammad,may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said: “A man came to Allah’s Messenger and-said, “O Allah’s Messenger! Who is more entitled to be treated with the best companionship by me?’ The Prophet said: “Your mother. The man said. Who is-next?” The Prophet said, “Your mother.” The man further said, “Who is next?” The-Prophet said, “Your mother.?’ The man asked for the forth time, “Who is next?” The-Prophet said, “Your father.” (Bhukhari Vol. 8 page 2, Hadeeth 2)
Now every sensible parent would-like his or her child to-become as close as possible to-him or her than any other-person, especially these times of peer pressure where the youth-are exposed to harmful-substances, pornography and the destructive Satanic worship.
Narrated Abu Bakra may Allah be-pleased with him, that: The Prophet (Muhammad, mayAllah bless him and grant him peace, said thrice: “Shall I not inform you of the biggest-of the great sins?”We said, “Yes O Allah’s Messenger.” He said, “To join partners in-worship with Allah: to be undutiful to one’s parents.” The Prophet sat up after he had-been reclining and added, “And I warn you against giving forged statement and a false-witness: I warn you against giving a forged statement and a false witness.” The-Prophet kept on saying that warning till we thought he would not stop.” (Bhukhari Vol. 8 page 6, Hadeeth 6)
Narrated Abdullah bin “Amr, may Allah be pleased with him, that: the Prophet(Muhammad, may Allah-bless him and grant him peace) said: “It is one of the greatest-sins that a man should-curse his parents.” It was asked (by People), “O Messenger of-Allah! How does a man curse his parents?” The Prophet said, “The man abuses the-father of another man and the latter abuses the father of the former and abuses his-mother.” (Bhukhari Vol. 8 page 3, Hadeeth 4)
Narrated Abu Huraira, may Allah be pleased with him, that: Allih’s Messenger(Muhammad, may Allah-bless him and grant him peace) said: “Whosoever believes in-Allah and the Last Day should not harm his neighbour, and whosoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should entertain his guest, and whosoever believes in Allah and-the Last Day should talk what is good or keep quiet.”
(Bukhari Vol. 8 page 29, Hadeeth 47)
Once again from his teachings we-find him teaching good and Jesus, advises his-followers that they will recognise the false prophets by their fruits. We get good fruits-from, the tree-Muhammad, may Allih bless him and grant him peace, any body who-deems these teachings as not being good, he does not really know what it is meant by“good”. In the above hadith he says:
“Whosoever believes in Allah and the Last Day-should not harm his neighbour.” How many people-harm their neighbours by musical-noise, bad parking, talking ill of them, revealing their unpleasant status to other people, and worse of all committing adultery with their neighbours? All of that is condemned in-Islam. Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, went on to give mankind-guidance even on matters that Jesus Christ was silent about. Things such as, gambling,foretelling, alcoholism, inheritance, usury (interest), Devil worship (Satanism),racism and the-problem of surplus woman. These things and many others are dealt-with thoroughly in the Our’in and the sayings of the HolyProphet Muhammad, may-Allah bless him and grant him peace. Jesus peace-be upon him, did not address them-because his-disciples were not ready then-and he knew that the Holy Prophet,Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace-would come and address them.
“I-have much more to say to you,more than you can 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.” (John 16 verse 12-13)
These words cannot refer to any-other one except Muhammad, may Allah bless him and-grant him peace, because every Muslim knows that he never spoke of his own desire, let-us quote from the Holy Qur’an: “Nor does he say (aught) of his own desire. It is no-less than, inspiration sent down to him. He was taught by one mighty in power.”(Qur’an 53 Verse 3-5)
Muhammad is a fulfilment of this-prophecy of Jesus, But-Christians disagree with this-fact, claiming that the above-prophecy was about the Holy Spirit which came down in the-day of the Pentecost.
Undoubtedly this is a mistake on the part of the Christians because
the Holy Spirit was seen descending like a dove and heard by the people during thebaptismal of Jesus by John (Matthew 3 verse 13-17), and this incident took place before-the Pentecost. Jesus-could not have been referring to the Holy Spirit because after his-baptismal the Holy Spirit was always with him, if the-Christians insist on saying he had-to go some where to fetch this Holy Spirit, then we would like to know, was he perhaps-not telling the truth when he said he is driving out the demons by the Spirit of God(Matthew 12 verse 28) if he was driving them out by the Spirit of God then the Spirit of-God was with him, he did not have to go anywhere in order that the Spirit descends-down. Let us guote his actual words: “But I tell you the-truth: It is for your good that I am-going away. Unless I go away, the Counsellor will not come to you: but if I yo, I will send him toyou
(John chapter 16 verse 7)
If he was referring to the Holy-Spirit of the Pentecost, it does not make sense to say “Unless I go away, the Counsellor will not come to you”, when the Holy Spirit was always with-him. But if we accept that theCounsellor he was referring to was Muhammad, then it-makes a lot of-sense because Muhammad, came when he was away but the Holy Spirit-was here even before Jesus was born. Was he not-conceived through the same Holy-Spirit? (Luke chapter 1 verse 35)
And there are other few places in-the Bible where the Holy Spirit is quoted to have been-present and working in People as we read in: (Luke 1:15), (Luke 1:41), (Luke 1:67) and-all this was before his birth.
The truth is: Jesus needed not to-go away for the Holy Spirit to be with his disciples-because at one stage he said: “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, Receive the Holy Spirit”.
(John 20 verse 21-23)
And this also happened before the-Pentecost. Was he deceiving them when he was telling-them to receive the Holy Spirit? It is clear then therefore that he was going to fetch some-one who was not on earth yet because the Holy Spirit was already on earth but-Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was still not on earth, he was-born only after he left.
If they disagree again with this-same fact and insist on the Spirit of the Pentecost than we-would like to draw their-attention to these points of-the prophecy and see which one of-them did the Pentecostal Spirit accomplished.
• He will guide people into all truth
Into which truth did the-Pentecostal Spirit guide people except bubbling in unknown-languages? Since when-did speaking in an unknown-or known language became all-truth?
In guiding people to all truth,Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, onthe other hand said: “The (Hell) fire is surrounded by all kinds of desires and passions,while Paradise is surrounded by all kinds of disliked and undesirable things. ”(Bukhari Vol. 8 page 327 hadeeth 494)
That is the truth no religious-person can deny about these two places, viz. Hell andParadise.
• He must not speak on his own
What did the Holy Spirit speak that day which was not his own? But the Prophet of-Islam did not speak-of his own he was speaking under inspiration whenever he spoke. In fact nowhere in the Holy Qur’an Muhammad expresses his own opinion. and the-Qur’an bears-testimony to this: “Nor does he say (aught) of his own desire. It is no-less than, inspiration sent down to him. He was taught by one mighty in power.” (Qur’an 53 Verse 3-5)
• “And He must tell people what is yet to come”
what did the Pentecostal Spirit say-will come, other than causing the beholders to-think that those who were bubbling in those foreign-languages were drunk, until Peter-had to stand up and reassure the audients that they weren’t so?
(Acts 3 verse 15)
By the way, what was the purpose-behind speaking in-foreign languages? Was it to give-some guidance or merely to show that the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit?With regard to tell people what is yet to come,Muhammad told the people: “And-behold! God will say: “O Jesus the son of Mary! Did you say unto mankind,“Worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of Allih?” He (Jesus) will say:“Glory to You! Never could I say what I had no right (to say) Had I said such a-thing, You would indeed have known it. You know what is in my heart, though I do-not know what is in Yours. For You know in full all that is hidden.”
(Qur’an chapter 5 Verse 119)
Behold, they will dispute with each other in the Fire! The weak ones (who followed)will say to those who had been arrogant, we but followed you: can you then take (on-yourselves) from us some share of the Fire? Those who had been arrogant will say:“we are all in this (Fire) truly, God has judged-between (His) servants!’ Those in-the Fire will say to the Keepers of Hell: “Pray to your Lord to lighten us the penalty-for a day (at least) They will say: Did there-not come to you your apostles with-clear signs? They will say, “Yes,” they will reply,“Then pray (as you like)! But the-prayer of those without faith is nothing but (futile wandering) in (mazes of) error!” (Qur’an 40:47-50)
The above guotations of the Holy-Qur’an are telling us what is yet to come. And there are-many more things the Prophet of Islam predicted but we cannot not deal with them one-by one in this book because the Book is not for that purpose. But as far as the promise of-Jesus is concerned regarding:
(a) he will guide you into all truth
(b) he will not speak of his own
(c) he must tell people what is yet-to come, none of the above is reported to have been-obtained from the Pentecostal Holy Spirit. But only from Muhammad, may Allah-bless him and grant him peace.
To tell you the truth dear reader, the Holy Spirit that descended on the day of Pentecost-was a fulfilment of the Prophet Joel’s prophecy. (Joel 2 verse 28-32) and not of Jesus that-we find written about in the book of John 16 verse 12-13 and if Peter said it was, he was-definitely wrong and badly mistaken. (Acts 2 verse 16) as we have proven above.
Peter being badly mistaken should-not surprise us because all of the disciples of Prophet-Jesus as a whole used not to understand him at times. And there are many instances-where Jesus used to complain to them about their lack-of faith and understanding. Due to-their same misunderstanding of Jesus they even spread rumours that there was one-disciple among them about whom Jesus said he would-not die till he (Jesus) comes again. But now the disciple had died while Jesus has still not come. (John 21 verse 23)
Unfortunately on our part, we had-to receive the message of-Jesus from the same people-who did not understand-Jesus, the same disciples who, on the last minute ran and forsook-him. (Mark 14 verse 50)
And they dare come and tell us-about what happened on the way to Golgotha and on the-cross when none of them was an eyewitness.
TRANSFORMATION OF THE NATION
It is true the Ourin was revealed-600 years after the Bible and during that 600 years-before the revelation of the Qur’in Arabs almost as a whole were barbaric in the strictest-sense of the word. Arabs worshipped idols, in the-form of statues, superstitions were-governing their lives, The strong among them preyed on the weak, gambling was-rampant, Murder, killing of infant girls,alcoholism, adultery, fornication, theft, cheating-in business, bad manners-and-everything evil you can think of, but when the Prophet of-Islam started his mission, all-those social ills were wiped out from the Arabian peninsula,only in 23 years” time and up to now no man before and after Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him-peace was ever so successful-in transforming the lives of the-people as Muhammad did. And right now as we speak,only God Almighty is worshipped-in Makkah and Madinah, no worship of any idol in whatever form or manner, there is not-a single case of robbery, car hijacking, burglary and theft, rape, public indecency and-there is not a single bottle store in the streets of Makkah and Madina which is where-Islam was born.
As for Christianity in the same-Arabia, could not do-anything about the social evils-mentioned above in a period-of a whole 600 years. Christians were like a salt that is no-longer salty about which Jesus said it would be thrown out and be trampled by men. (Matthew 5 verse 13)
Strangely enough, in spite of that,Christians still seethemselves as better guided than-other people while among them there are still-sects that are bowing down to statues in-their churches in the name of Jesus and his mother,while almost all of them claim the-possession of a Holy-Spirit, are worshipping God-as three persons in one God or one-person in three Gods which is nothing but polytheism called-trinity. While all of them-regard Jesus, peace be upon-him to be the son of God in a literal sense when he regarded-himself to be the son of-God figuratively. God called-many individual Prophets as His-sons. David is one of them and He said to him: “the Lord hath said-unto me, (David) Thou art-My son: this day have I begotten thee.”(Psalms chapter 2 verse 7)
Begotten : Again the Christians have removed the words“begotten” in the latest versions to give you an impression-that only Jesus is-referred to as the begotten Son of God no one else. But in the-Xhosa version the words“begotten” are still there.
“Jesus said unto her (Mary-Magdalene)…I ascend unto My Father and your Father, and to my God-and your God.” (John 20 verse 17)
Muslims under the leadership of-Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace,worship Allah as one God only and one God only. No partners, and no sons form part of-God at all in Islam and this is the divine message all the Holy Prophets of God taught.None of them taught these three gods in one god and one god in three gods. This teaching-is new and has nothing to do with Jesus, it was formulated long after Jesus had gone from-this earth by Roman Christians who were formally idol worshipers in the year 325 after-Christ.