𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐢𝐝𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐭𝐡
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
By Umar Hassan
Praise is to Almighty Allah and Peace and Blessings of Almighty Allah be upon all His Messengers.
In this article of mine, I shall be dealing with two topics, which are almost of same nature. These two topics were written by an unknown author on a Christian site without the name of an author. The links to these topics are:
This (‘Reality’) article of mine is just an introduction to the ‘Big one’. This ‘Big one’ is my upcoming article under the heading “THAT PROPHET”.
Any how, in this article (‘Reality’) of mine, I would be calling the author(s) of these topics as ‘Mr. Author’.
Successions are of many kinds like the birthright of the “first-born” as in Jewish law. Or, the ascending of the eldest son or daughter to the kingly throne. Or, by election, to select a candidate by the vote of the majority. Or Theologically, an appointment by Divine Decree of God’s chosen Messengers. Like the call of Abraham, Moses, Jesus or Muhammad – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon them – who were appointed or “anointed” in consecration to their office.
Muhammad’s – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – succession to Jesus Christ – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – is multifaceted.
1. Chronologically, in history as a sequence of event in time.
2. By being Chosen by God.
3. In the fulfillment of the prophecies of his predecessors, and but not in the least…
4. By bringing the Guidance of God to perfection “For he will Guide you into all Truth.” said. Jesus Christ
God Almighty chooses His Own Messengers; He uses His Own Standards although we may not always understand the wisdom of it. Paul cries the anomaly –
For the Jews require a sign (miracles to convince) and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
(HOLY BIBLE) I Corinthians 1: 22
But worldly wise as Paul was, he found that his wisdom was “a stumbling-block” to the Jews and “foolishness” to the Greeks.
GOD’S CHOICE FOR PROPHETS
MOSES – PEACE AND BLESSINGS OF ALMIGHTY ALLAH BE UPON HIM
God chose Moses – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – a man who was a fugitive from justice and a stuttered. The Holy Bible calls him a man with “uncircumcised lips.” (Exodus 6: 12).
Despite his difficulties when commissioned to confront Pharaoh, the greatest tyrant of the age, Moses – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – cries out to the God of Mercy —
(Moses) said: “O my Lord! expand for me my breast;” 1
Make my task easy for me;
“And remove the impediment from my speech,
“So that they may understand what I have to say:
“And give me a Minister from my family,
“Aaron, my brother; “Add to my strength through him, “And make him share my task:
“That we may celebrate Thy praise without stint,
“And remember Thee without stint:
‘For Thou art He that (ever) regardeth us. (God) said: “Granted is thy prayer, O Moses!”
(SURA TA’HA) Holy Qur’ân 20:25-56
1. Meaning – give me courage, make me bold.
JESUS – PEACE AND BLESSINGS OF ALMIGHTY ALLAH BE UPON HIM
Jesus Christ – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – though spiritually rich in wisdom, light and truth; philosophized light-heartedly about the beggars of the world, when he said:
There came unto him (Jesus) a woman having an albaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head…
But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
For this ointment might have been sold For much, and given to the poor.
… he (Jesus) said unto them … For ye have the poor always with you, but (poor) me ye have not always.
(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 26: 7-11
But when destitution stared him in the face. When poverty, penury and need touched his own dear self; he cried pathetically:
And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the son of man (referring to himself) hath not where to lay his head.
(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 8: 20 also repeated in Luke 9: 58
And yet God chose him Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –: Unique and inscrutable are Thy ways O Lord!
M-U-S-T-A-F-A THE CHOSEN ONE
It is He Who sent amongst the unlettered a messenger from among themselves, to rehearse to them His Signs, to sanctify them, and to instruct them in Scripture and Wisdom, — although they had been, before, in manifest error;-
(SURA JUMUA) Holy Qur’ân 62: 2
Amazing as it may seem, I am not amazed anymore! For this is His way — He chooses an Ummi 1 non-literate Prophet for an Ummi illiterate nation.
“A POOR SHEPHERD PEOPLE, ROAMING UNNOTICED IN ITS DESERTS SINCE THE CREATION OF THE WORLD: A HERO-PROPHET WAS SENT DOWN TO THEM WITH A WORD THEY COULD BELIEVE: SEE, THE UNNOTICED BECOMES WORLD -NOTABLE, THE SMALL HAS GROWN WORLD-GREAT; WITHIN ONE CENTURY AFTERWARDS, ARABIA IS AT GRENADA (Spain) ON THIS HAND, AT DELHI (India) ON THAT; – GLANCING IN VALOUR AND SPLENDOUR AND THE LIGHT OF GENIUS, ARABIA SHINES THROUGH LONG AGES OVER A GREAT SECTION OF THE WORLD. BELIEF IS GREAT, LIFE-GIVING. THE HISTORY OF A NATION BECOMES FRUITFUL, SOUL ELEVATING, GREAT, SO SOON AS IT BELIEVES. THESE ARABS, THE MAN MAHOMET, AND THAT ONE CENTURY, – IS IT NOT AS IF A SPARK HAD FALLEN, ONE SPARK, ON A WORLD OF WHAT SEEMED BLACK UNNOTICEABLE SAND; BUT LO, THE SAND PROVES EXPLOSIVE POWDER, BLAZES HEAVEN HIGH FROM DELHI TO GRENADA! I SAID, THE GREAT MAN WAS ALWAYS AS LIGHTNING OUT OF HEAVEN; THE REST OF MEN WAITED FOR HIM LIKE FUEL, AND THEN THEY TOO WOULD FLAME.“
Thus concluded the speech of Thomas Carlyle, one of the greatest thinkers of the past century. It was Friday, the 8th of May 1840. His theme — “The Hero as Prophet” His audience: were Anglicans — English Christians.
1. UMMI: “Unlettered.” “One other circumstance we must not forget: that speech of Thomas Carlyle, one of the greatest thinkers of the past century. he had no school-learning; of the thing we call school-learning; none at all.” Thomas Carlyle in his “HEROES AND HERO-WORSHIP”
GOD’S CHOICE FOR PEOPLE
God chooses His Messengers and God chooses His People, In the realm of the Spirit no nation was as favored as the Jews and yet Moses – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – is made to bewail against his own people —
Ye have been rebellious against the Lord from the day I knew you. HOLY BIBLE Deuteronomy 9: 24
In this last will and testament of Moses – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – the Israelites frustrate their “meek and gentle” Messenger who is forced to rail against their continual stubborn resistance and arrogant attitudes to God’s guidance —
For I knew thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the lord; and how much more after my death? HOLY BIBLE Deuteronomy 51:27
Alas how true! I am not going to philosophize on God’s choice. But in the very next chapter the fire of God’s anger is kindled to a blaze and He decries the Jews –
They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they (the Jews) have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are Not A People; I will provoke them to anger with a Foolish Nation. HOLY BIBLE Deuteronomy 32:21 (Emphasis mine)
Anyone with a modicum of Scriptural knowledge will be able I guess who in the eyes of these arrogant, racist Jews is “not a people” — a non-entity and “a foolish nation” if not the Ishmaelite cousins — the Arabs who in the words of Thomas Carlyle have been “ROAMING UNNOTICED IN ITS DESERT SINCE THE CREATION OF THE WORLD.”!?
THE ARABS. Alexander the Great passed them by: the Persians passed them by; the Egyptians passed them by; and the Romans; passed them by. It would have been an absolute liability for any nation to conquer and colonize them. But the Creator did not pass them by. He picked them up from the depths of darkness and transformed them into torch-bearers of light and learning to the world.“I will move them (the Jews) to Jealousy“. This jealousy is a cultivated sickness. Remember, Sarah and Hagar the two wives of Abraham – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – the Friend of God. The jealousy of Sarah was bequeathed to her children and onto the nations and tribes yet unborn.
If the Romans or the Greeks had displaced the Jews as the “Chosen of God” then the envy would not have been as acute or as intolerable to the Jews. A Jewish medical man paid the tribute to his Semitic (Arab) cousins:
Start quote — “GOAT HERDS AND CAMEL DRIVERS SITTING ON THE THRONE OF THE CAESERS” — End quote.
Full of spite, venom and sarcasm, but how true! This is what God did and always does. He honors whom He wills. This is what He does to show His Mighty Hand (Power)?
Dr. Maurice Bucaille, in his – best selling book of it’s time – “The Bible, The Qur’ân and Science” says:
Start quote — “John is the only evangelist to report the episode of the last dialogue with the Apostles. It takes place at the end of the Last Supper and before Jesus’ arrest. It ends in a very long speech: four chapters in John’s Gospel (14 to 17) are devoted to this narration which is not mentioned anywhere in the other Gospels. These chapters of John nevertheless deal with questions of prime importance and fundamental significance to the future outlook. They are set out with all the grandeur and solemnity that characterizes the farewell scene between the Master and His disciples.
This very touching farewell scene which contains Jesus’ spiritual testament, is entirely absent from Matthew, Mark and Luke. How can the absence of this description be explained? One might ask the following. Did the text initially exist in the first three Gospels? Was it subsequently suppressed? Why? It must be stated immediately that no answer can be found; the mystery surrounding this huge gap in the narrations of the first three evangelists remains as obscure as ever.
The dominating feature of this narration-seen in the crowning speech-is the view of man’s future that Jesus describes, His care in addressing His disciples, and through them the whole of humanity, His recommendations and commandments and His
concern to specify the guide whom man must follow after His departure. The text of John’s Gospel is the only one to designate him as Parakletos in Greek, which in English has become ‘Paraclete’”. — End quote.
I personally suggest my readers to study this beautiful book by such a knowledgeable man, Dr. Maurice Bucaille. I further quote the research work done on this very word “Paracletos” by this knowledgeable man:
Start quote — “On a cursory reading, the text which identifies the Greek word ‘Paraclete’ with the Holy Spirit is unlikely to attract much attention. This is especially true when the subtitles of the text are generally used for translations and the terminology commentators employ in works for mass publication direct the reader towards the meaning in these passages that an exemplary orthodoxy would like them to have. Should one have the slightest dimculty in comprehension, there are many explanations available, such as those given by A. Tricot in his Little Dictionary of the New Testament (Petit Dictionnaire du Nouveau Testament) to enlighten one on this subject. In his entry on the Paraclete this commentator writes the following:
“This name or title translated from the Greek is only used in the New Testament by John: he uses it four times in his account of Jesus’ speech after the Last Supper  (14, 16 and 26; 15, 26; 16, 7) and once in his First Letter (2, 1). In John’s Gospel the word is applied to the Holy Spirit; in the Letter it refers to Christ. ‘Paraclete’ was a term in current usage among the Hellenist Jews, First century A.D1., meaning ‘intercessor‘, ‘defender‘ (. . .) Jesus predicts that the Spirit will be sent by the Father and Son. Its mission will be to take the place of the Son in the role he played during his mortal life as a helper for the benefit of his disciples. The Spirit will intervene and act as a substitute for Christ, adopting the role of Paraclete or omnipotent intercessor.” (Emphasis mine)
1. ‘A.D’ means “After Death of Christ”. Muslims (Isaiah 56:5: Muslim is the future believers’ name. Sons and daughters titles will be “no more“) unknowingly use many such impressions, which are against our faith. As a Muslim, we should avoid using such impressions. Instead, of using ‘A.D’, Muslims (Isaiah 56:5: Muslim is the future believers’ name. Sons and daughters titles will be “no more“) should use ‘A.C’ i.e. “After Christ’s Birth” or ‘C.E’ i.e. “Christian Era”.
This commentary therefore makes the Holy Spirit into the ultimate guide of man after Jesus’ departure. How does it square with John’s text?
It is a necessary question because a priori it seems strange to ascribe the last paragraph quoted above to the Holy Spirit: “for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.” It seems inconceivable that one could ascribe to the Holy Spirit the ability to speak and declare whatever he hears . . . Logic demands that this question be raised, but to my knowledge, it is not usually the subject of commentaries.
To gain an exact idea of the problem, one has to go back to the basic Greek text. This is especially important because John is universally recognized to have written in Greek instead of another language. The Greek text consulted was the Novum Testamentum Graece.
Any serious textual criticism begins with a search for variations. Here it would seem that in all the known manuscripts of John’s Gospel, the only variation likely to change the meaning of the sentence is in passage 14, 26 of the famous Palimpsest version written in Syriac. Here it is not the ‘Holy Spirit’ that is mentioned, but quite simply the ‘Spirit’. Did the scribe merely miss out a word or, knowing full well that the text he was to copy claimed to make the Holy Spirit hear and speak, did he perhaps lack the audacity to write something that seemed absurd to him? Apart from this observation there is little need to labor the other variations, they are grammatical and do not change the general meaning. The important thing is that what has been demonstrated here with regard to the exact meaning of the verbs ‘to hear’ and ‘to speak’ should apply to all the other manuscripts of John’s Gospel, as is indeed the case.
The verb ‘to hear, in the translation is the Greek verb ‘akouô’ meaning to perceive sounds. It has, for example, given us the word ‘acoustics’, the science of sounds.
The verb ‘to speak’ in the translation is the Greek verb ‘laleô’ which has the general meaning of ‘to emit sounds’ and the specific meaning of ‘to speak’. This verb occurs very frequently in the Greek text of the Gospels. It designates a solemn declaration made by Jesus during His preachings. It therefore becomes clear that the communication to man, which He here proclaims, does not in any way consist of a statement inspired by the agency of the Holy Spirit. It has a very obvious material character moreover, which comes from the idea of the emission of sounds conveyed by the Greek word that defines it.
The two Greek verbs ‘akouô’ and ‘laleô’ therefore define concrete actions, which can only be applied to a being with hearing and speech organs. It is consequently impossible to apply them to the Holy Spirit.
For this reason, the text of this passage from John’s Gospel, as handed down to us in Greek manuscripts, is quite incomprehensible if one takes it as a whole, including the words ‘Holy Spirit‘ in passage 14, 26. “But the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name” etc. It is the only passage in John’s Gospel that identifies the Paraclete with the Holy Spirit.
If the words ‘Holy Spirit’ (to pneuma to agion) are omitted from the passage, the complete text of John then conveys a meaning which is perfectly clear. It is confirmed moreover, by another text by the same evangelist, the First Letter, where John uses the same word ‘Paraclete’ simply to mean Jesus, the intercessor at God’s side. According to John, when Jesus says (14, 16): “And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Paraclete”, what He is saying is that ‘another‘ intercessor will be sent to man, as He Himself was at God’s side on man’s behalf during His earthly life.
According to the rules of logic therefore, one is brought to see in John’s Paraclete a human being like Jesus, possessing the faculties of hearing and speech formally implied in John’s Greek text. Jesus therefore predicts that God will later send a human being to Earth to take up the role defined by John, i.e. to be a prophet who hears God’s word and repeats his message to man. This is the logical interpretation of John’s texts arrived at if one attributes to the words their proper meaning.
The presence of the term ‘Holy Spirit‘ in today’s text could easily have come from a later addition made quite deliberately. It may have been intended to change the original meaning which predicted the advent of a prophet subsequent to Jesus and was therefore in contradiction with the teachings of the Christian churches at the time of their formation; these teachings maintained that Jesus was the last of the prophets.” — End quote. (Emphasis mine)
Now, what do you say?
See, what ‘Programming’ can do. You see, but, you don’t see. You hear, but you don’t hear.
The Church fathers had developed a sickness by translating names of people, for which they had no right to do. For example like Esau to Jesus, Messiah to Christ, Cephas to Peter and so on.
The closest one can ever get to the original utterance of Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – in the Christian Scriptures is the Greek word “Para-cletos” which also has to be rejected because the Master did not speak Greek! But let’s not be difficult for the purpose of this discussion and accept the Greek word Paracletos and its English equivalent Comforter.
Above was a whole research on one word ‘Paracletos’ done by Dr. Maurice Bucaille, now I come to a Biblical evidence, which every sensible, logical person can identify.
But the Comforter, Which is The Holy Spirit, 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. HOLY BIBLE John 14: 26 (Emphasis mine)
Now analyze the above verse with care (for your convenience I have underlined the logical point). You do not have to be a Bible scholar of any caliber to sense that the expression “which is the Holy Spirit” is actually an interpolation. It ought to be in parenthesis, in brackets, like my words which have been interpolated in the quotation, i.e. “(emphasis added).” Although the editors of the RSV have expunged dozens of interpolations from their boasted Revised Standard Version, they have retained this jarring phrase, which contradicts other explicit predictions of Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – on the subject of the Comforter itself.
The same John, who is supposed to have authored the Gospel bearing his name, also penned three more Epistles, which are also part of the Christian Bible. Amazingly he has used the same terminology of “Holy Spirit” for “Holy Prophet.”
Beloved, believe not every Spirit, but try the Spirits whether they are of God; because many false Prophets are gone out into the World. HOLY BIBLE 1 John 4: 1(Emphasis mine)
You can observe that the word spirit is used here synonymously with a prophet. A true spirit is a true prophet, and a false spirit is a false prophet But for the so-called “born-again” Christians who see only with eyes of emotion, I recommend that they lay their hands on C.I. Scofield’s Authorized King James Version of the Bible who with an Editorial Committee of 9 D.D.’s adding their notes and comments. When they come to the First word “spirit” in the above verse they should give a notation to compare it with Matthew 7: 15 which confirms that false prophets are false spirits. So according to St. John the Holy Spirit is the Holy Prophet, and the Holy Prophet is Muhammad – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – the Messenger of God.
St. John does not leave us in the air, guessing the true from the false. He gives us an acid test for recognizing the true Prophet, he says —
Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every Spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God.
HOLY BIBLE 1 John 4: 2(Emphasis mine)
According to John’s own interpretation in verse one above the word “spirit” is synonymous with the word prophet So verse two “Spirit of God” would mean Prophet of God and “Every spirit” would stand for every Prophet You have a right to know as to what the Holy Prophet Muhammad – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – says about “Jesus Christ.”
Jesus Christ – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – is spoken by name no less than 25 times in the Holy Qur’ân. He is honored as —
Isa ibn Maryam (Jesus, the son of Mary)
An-nabi (The Prophet)
As-saaliheen (The Righteous)
Kalimatu’Llah (Word of God)
Ruhu-Llah (Spirit of God)
Masih-uLlah (Christ of God)
Behold the angels said: “O Mary! God giveth thee Glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held In honour in this world and The Hereafter and of (the Company of) those nearest to God- Holy Qur’ân 3:45
Now, Mr. Author further in his article on the link http://www../Morin/removed.html says:
Start quote — “Furthermore, this “paracletos” which Jesus promised would come to his disciples from the Father did indeed come during the lifetime of his disciples. Muhammad came long after the deaths of Jesus’ disciples — over five hundred years!” — End quote. (Emphasis mine)
If it is said that the Comforter was promised to the immediate disciples of Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – and not to a people six hundred years later:
and he (God) shall give You another Comforter, that he may abide with You for ever. HOLY BIBLE John 14:16 (Emphasis mine)
Surprisingly, the Christian sees no difficulty in justifying the fulfillment of prophecies “since the world began,” (Acts 3:21) and after over a millennium when Peter in his second sermon to the Jews, reminds them:
For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord Your God raise up unto You of Your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear In all things what-so ever he shall say unto You. HOLY BIBLE Acts 3: 22 (Emphasis mine)
All these “YE, YOU and YOURS” are from the Book of Deuteronomy, chapter 18, when Moses – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – addressed his people and not the Jews at the time of Peter, thirteen hundred years later. The Gospel writers have put the same compromising words in the mouth of their Master which are begging for fulfillment for two thousand years. I think just one example will suffice:
But when they persecute You in this city, flee Ye into another: for verily (most assuredly) I (Jesus) say unto You, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel till the son of man (Jesus) be come. HOLY BIBLE Matthew 10: 25 (Emphasis mine)
The Comforter is definitely not the “Holy Spirit” because the coming of the Comforter was conditional whereas that of the Holy Spirit was not as we observe in the prophecy —
Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I go for If I Go Not Away, The Comforter Will Not Come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. HOLY BIBLE John 16: 7 (Emphasis mine)
“If, I don’t go, he won’t come, but, if I go, I will send him.” There are numerous instances in the Holy Bible about the coming and going of the HOLY SPIRIT, before the birth and departure of the Messiah. Do yourself a favor; please verify these references in your Bible –
B.C. BEFORE CHRIST’S BIRTH:
1. … and he (John the Baptist) shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb. HOLY BIBLE Luke 1: 15 (Emphasis mine)
2. … and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. HOLY BIBLE Luke 1: 41 (Emphasis mine)
3. And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit. HOLY BIBLE Luke 1:67 (Emphasis mine)
A.C. AFTER CHRIST’S BIRTH:
4. … and the Holy Spirit was upon him (Simeon). HOLY BIBLE Luke 2:26 (Emphasis mine)
5. And the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him (Jesus). HOLY BIBLE Luke 3:22(Emphasis mine)
And, now, this ‘Holy Spirit’ is with the disciples
…as my Father hath sent me, even so I send you (the disciples of Jesus), And when he had said this, be breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive Ye The Holy Spirit HOLY BIBLE John 20: 21 –22 (Emphasis mine)
The disciples receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. So if the “Holy Spirit” was with (1) John the Baptist, (2) Elizabeth. (3) Zacharias. (4) Simeon. (5) Jesus and (6) the Disciples of Jesus; then all this makes nonsense of the saying that “if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you.” Therefore the Comforter is not the Holy Spirit.
You see, so simple it is to find the reality. You just have to use a common sense and there you are with the SOLUTION.
Now, I come to the second topic written by an unknown author, which you can find on the following link
Mr. Author, in his topic says:
Start quote — First let us deal with the phrase “from among their brothers.” We get a better understanding of what this means from a similar usage when God instructed the Israelites about choosing a king. Notice Deuteronomy 17:14-15.
When … you say “Let us set a king over us like the nations around us, “be sure to appoint over you the king the Lord your God chooses. He must be from among your own brothers. Do not place a foreigner over you, one who is not a brother Israelite. — End quote. (Emphasis mine)
From this verse Mr. Author wants to put an innocent impression upon his reader, that, this verse PROVES ‘No non-Israelite king over Israel’. In fact, this is not the reality.
If you analyze this verse carefully, by keeping the facts in your mind, you will come to know that Ishmael and Isaac, both were brothers. And, in this sense their children are brothers to each other. Now, when the verse says “your own brothers” it may mean ‘Either Ishmaelites, either Isaacs’. Similarly, when it says “foreigner”, it may mean ‘From outside your family’ as it is reflected from further reading “not a brother Israelite”. So the possibility of the king being an Ishmaelite is not demolished by any sense.
Further, in the comparison done between Moses and Muhammad – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon them – in the background of Deuteronomy 34:10-12 Mr. Author draws following points:
Start quote — From the Holy Scriptures we know that (1), Moses was an Israelite; (2) he was known by God “face to face,” meaning God spoke to him directly, — not through an intermediary; and (3) he performed awesome miracles. Muslims (Isaiah 56:5: Muslim is the future believers’ name. Sons and daughters titles will be “no more“) claim Muhammed is the fulfillment of Deuteronomy 18:18. Christians, however, are convinced that the “prophet like Moses” is none other than Jesus the Messiah, and base their claim according to the following comparisons: — End quote. (Emphasis mine)
It must be kept in mind, that, a thing should be of such a nature, that it CONVINCES all the class and not ONE class, like 2+2=4 for all the people i.e. for Muslims (Isaiah 56:5: Muslim is the future believers’ name. Sons and daughters titles will be “no more“), Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, etc. In the above reference, you can see Mr. Author saying, that “Christians, however, are convinced that the “prophet like Moses” is none other than Jesus”.
Now, allow me to deal with this point. If these are the only criteria for discovering a candidate for this prophecy of Deuteronomy 18:18, then in that case the criteria could fit any one of the following Biblical personages after Moses:- Solomon, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Malachi, John the Baptist – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon them – etc., because they were also ALL “Jews” as well as known by God “face to face,” . Why should we not apply this prophecy to any one of these prophets, and why only to Jesus? Why should we make fish of one and fowl of another?
As far as Miracles are concerned, they do not prove even Prophethood, or whether a man is true or false. Jesus himself said:
“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” Matthew 24:24
If false prophets and false Christs can perform miraculous feats, then these wonders or miracles do not prove even the geniuses or otherwise, of a prophet.
John the Baptist, according to Jesus, was the greatest of the Israelite prophets. Greater than Moses, David, Solomon, Isaiah and all, not excluding himself – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon them –: in his own words:
“Verily I say unto you, among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist…” (Matthew 11:11)
1. Not excluding Jesus– peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – : because, was he not born of a woman – Mary – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon her –?
2. The Baptist – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –, greater than “all”, yet he performed not a single miracle! Miracles are no standards of judging truth and falsehood.
So, you see, Miracles; prove nothing, just nothing. The reality is, that Jesus is most likely UNLIKE Moses – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon them –. In the following, I will give you just a glance of these UNLIKINGS:
“In the FIRST place Jesus is not like Moses, because, according to Christendom – ‘JESUS IS A GOD’, but Moses is not God. “Therefore, Jesus is not like Moses – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon them –!
“SECONDLY, according to Christendom – ‘JESUS DIED FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD’, but Moses did not have to die for the sins of the world. “Therefore Jesus is not like Moses – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon them –!”
“THIRDLY, according to Christendom – ‘JESUS WENT TO HELL FOR THREE DAYS’, but Moses did not have to go there. “Therefore Jesus is not like Moses – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon them –!”
These are just a glance for this article of mine, almost ‘a full jug’ would be presented to you in my upcoming article under the heading “THAT PROPHET”. Inshâ’Allah
At the end Mr. Author, out of the context quotes an incomplete verse from the Holy Qur’ân
Start quote — “But (now) when the Truth has come to them from Ourselves, they say, “Why are not (Signs) sent to him (Muhammad), like those which were sent to Moses.” Surat-ul Qasas (28:48)” — End quote.
The reality is that, if you analyze this verse fully and along with its context, you will find that Almighty God is talking about the arrogant people, who reject the signs no matter who brings it, whether Moses, Jesus or Muhammad – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon them –.
Praise is to Almighty Allah and Peace and Blessings of Almighty Allah be upon all His Messengers.