And he will show you things to come.
(HOLY BIBLE) John 16: 13
REFUGEE: ONLY FOR A WHILEThe Christians put great weight on the fulfilment of prophecies. Muhummed (pbuh) fulfilled many prophecies of the Old1 and the New Testaments. To them, the prediction of events is considered to be the function of true prophecy true prophethood.
The Prophet of Islam uttered many prophecies which are recorded for posterity in the Holy Qur'an. Here are a few taken at random.
1. Verily. He
Who (God Almighty) ordained the Qur'an for thee, (He) will bring thee back to the Place of
(SURA QASAS) Holy Qur'an 28: 85
"Place of Return," is a title of the Holy City of Makkah. During the Hijrat (Migration) when the Holy Prophet was fleeing from Makkah to Madinah. It was a hopeless situation. Most of his followers had already migrated to Madinah. Now it was his turn. Together with Abu Bakr (as-Siddiq) he 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.
He migrated as a refugee and God returns him as a conquerer, fulfilling yet another prophecy.2
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 (Muhummed)
came with Ten Thousand Saints:3from
his right hand went a fiery law For them.
(HOLY BIBLE) Deuteronomy 33: 2
1 You will finds some of these prophecies expounded in "What the Bible says about Muhummed (pbuh)".
2. For a detailed exposition of this book read "Muhummed (pbuh) in the Bible" by Abdul-Ahad Dawud; former Bishop of Uramiah.
3. The Holy Prophet was accompanied by 10 000 SAHABAS (companions veritable saints) at the conquest of Makkah.
SUPER-POWERS: IN CONFLICT
2. 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 God is
In the Past and in the Future:
On that day shall the Believers rejoice
(SURA RUM) Holy Qur'an 30: 2-4
The above prophecy was revealed to the Holy Prophet Muhummed (pbuh) in the year 615/16 of the Christian era. The Christian Empire 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 Mushriks (polytheists) of Makkah derived vicarious pleasure in the discomfiture of the Romans by the pagan Persians.
ARABS NATURALLY SIDED WITH THE PERSIANS IN THEIR DESTRUCTIVE ZEAL, AND THOUGHT 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 WAS REVEALED TO HIM THAT THE PERSIAN VICTORY WAS
SHORT-LIVED AND THAT WITHIN A PERIOD OF A FEW YEARS THE ROMANS WOULD CONQUER AGAIN AND
DEAL A DEADLY BLOW AT THE PERSIANS."
Abdullah Yusuf Ali (Commentator on the english translation of the Holy Quran)
Within ten years of the revelation of this Divine prediction, the prophecy was fulfilled!
CHALLENGE OF THE QURAN
3. The Holy Prophet claimed that the Holy Qur'an was from God Almighty, and that it was revealed to him by inspiration. The proof of its Divine authorship is its own beauty and nature, and the circumstances in which it was promulgated. To prove the veracity of his claim, he has placed before you many Suras. Can the unbeliever produce one like it? This is a standing challenge! An eternal prophecy of mankind's inability to equal or excel, or to rival successfully any of its chapters.
Your plea, "I don't know Arabic," is useless. There are millions of Christian Arabs living today. The Christians boast that there are at least 10-15 million Coptic Christians in Egypt alone and these are not all fellaheens.1 Here is the challenge of God in His Own words
(a) This Qur'an is not such as can be produced by other than Allah.2
Holy Qur'an 10:37
(b) Say: "If the whole of mankind and Jinns were to gather together to produce the like of this Qur'an, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they backed up each other with help and support."
(SURA BANI ISRAIL) Holy Qur'an 17: 88
(c) Or do they say. "He forged it"? Say: "Bring then a Sura like unto it, and call (to your aid) anyone you can, besides Allah, if it be that ye speak the truth!"
(SURA Y-UNUS) Holy Qur'an 10:38
(d) And if ye are in doubt as to
what We have revealed from time to time to Our servant, then produce a Sura like
And call your witnesses or helpers (if there are any) besides Allah. If your (doubts) are true.
But if ye cannot And of a surety ye cannot
Then fear the Fire whose fuel is Men and Stones, which is prepared for those who reject Faith.
(SURA BAQARA) Holy Qur'an 2:23 24
It is now fourteen hundred years since the above challenges, but mankind has singularly failed to produce anything similar or something better. This is an Eternal Testimony of the Divine Origin of the Holy Qur'an.
1. Fellaheen: A peasant or agricultural labourer in Arab countries
2. Allah: A proper noun for God Almighty in the Semitic languages. See "What is his name?" which explains the word in detail
CHRISTIAN ARABS HAD A TRY!
The Arab Christians in the Middle East, not to be outwitted, launched a sixteen-year project lately and produced selected portions of the New Testament in Arabic, with a wholesale borrowing1 of words and phrases verbatim from the Arabic Qur'an. It is an ignoble attempt! In this un-ashamed plagiarism, every chapter of this new Arabic New Testament of theirs begin with the First verse of the Holy Qur'an
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.(SURA FATIHA) Holy Qur'an 1:1 Can you beat that? There are many more challenges and prophecies in the Holy Qur'an and in the Ahadith (traditions of the Prophet) which can be expounded. It is a neglected field. Perhaps books can be written on the subject. I trust that Muslim scholars will take up the challenge. But let me end this theme of prophecy with one last reference from Allah's Kalaam (the book of God). 1. "He who goes borrowing, goes a sorrowing!" ISLAM TO PREVAIL
(e) It is He who has sent His Messenger with Guidance and the Religion of Truth.
(SURA SAFE) Holy Qur'an 61:9Within decades the above promise became true. Islam prevailed. The two superpowers of the day, the Persian and the Roman Empires crumbled at the hands of the Muslims. And for centuries the power of Islam predominated from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Alas, the Muslims are in the doldrums today. But fear not, the world of Islam is arising. There is hope. Even non-Muslim Visionaries in the West have predicted its destiny to be in the skies. "AFRICA IS A FAIR FIELD FOR ALL RELIGIONS, BUT THE RELIGION WHICH THE AFRICAN WILL ACCEPT, IS A RELIGION WHICH BEST SUITS HIS NEEDS: AND THAT RELIGION, EVERYONE WHO HAS A RIGHT TO SPEAK ON THE SUBJECT SAYS IS ISLAM." "The Shape of Things to Come" KG. Wells "IF ANY RELIGION HAS A CHANCE OF CONQUERING ENGLAND, NAY EUROPE WITHIN THE NEXT HUNDRED YEARS, THAT RELIGION IS ISLAM." George Bernard Shaw Without any real effort on the part of the Muslims, we are told by the Westerners themselves that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world today. I hope, this pleasant news does not lull us to sleep. The promise of God is true, the destiny is there, only a little exertion is required on our part. Allah can transform nations and peoples by His Own Will, but He has given us the privilege of serving His Deen by personal self-sacrifice. To be an effective soldier in this battle, arm yourself with John 16: 7 in one or more languages, and watch how Allah fills you with more knowledge. It is our destiny to master, supercede and bulldoze every ism, never mind how much the unbeliever may be averse to the Message of Islam. GLORIFYING JESUS (PBUH)
He (the Spirit of truth)1 shall Glorify Me (Jesus): for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
(HOLY BIBLE) John 16:13But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall Testify of Me.
(HOLY BIBLE) John 15:26This promised Comforter, even the Spirit of Truth in whom Truth is personified, when he comes, will bear witness to the truthfulness of the Messiah and absolve him from the calumnies of his enemies. This Muhummed (pbuh), Al-Amin, the Prophet of Truth, eminently succeeded in doing. He made it possible that today, a thousand million Muslims believe in Jesus Christ (pbuh) as one of the mightiest Messengers of God. They believe in his miraculous birth, which many modem day Christians, even Bishops do not believe. And they also believe in his many miracles, including those of giving life to the dead by God's leave; and healing those born blind and the lepers by God's leave. What a mighty testimony! Listen to the moving terms of the story of his Annunciation: 1. The same John who supposedly wrote this Gospel, says in 1 John 4:6 "We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth from the spirit of error."
(SURA MARYAM) Holy Qur'an 19: 16-22At the present moment a billion Muslims throughout the world accept the Immaculate Conception of Jesus (pbuh) on the authority of Muhummed (pbuh) alone. Jesus (pbuh), his mother Mary and the whole Christian world can never thank Al-AMIN the Spirit of Truth, enough. JEWISH RESPONSE TO JESUS O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I (Jesus) have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gatheretb her chickens under her wings, but ye would not let me! (HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 23:37 That mighty Messenger of God went after the Jews like a hen after her chickens, but they turned on him like vultures to tear him into pieces. Not satisfied with their relentless assaults and harassment and the eventual attempt on his life1; they charged his mother for having ill-begotten him in sin.
That they (the Jews) rejected Faith;and they uttered against Mary a grave false charge.
(SURA NISAA) Holy Qur'an 4: 156
What was that "grave false charge"? The nearest to uttering the actual calumny, Muhummed (pbuh) the true "Glorifier" of Jesus (John 16: 13) is made to record."O sister of Aaron! thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste!"
(SURA MARYAM) Holy Qur'an 19: 281. For a detailed record of how God foiled the Jewish plot on the life of the Messiah, see "Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction?" WHAT SAY THE TALMUDISTS The Jewish charge of the illegitimacy of Jesus (pbuh) and the adultery of Mary is referred to here as an insinuation of the Jews, questioning Mary's chastity. The Holy Qur'an does not stoop down to even reproducing the actual monstrous slander. Now compare this Quranic terminology with what the erudite and famous Rev. Dummelow, backed by no less than a team of sixteen Christian divines, all Reverends and D.D.s; as to their choice of words in recording the calumny of the enemies of Christ: THE JEWISH TALMUD1STS SAID, THE SON OF THE ADULTERESS' (I.E. OF THE VIRGIN MARY) BROUGHT MAGIC OUT OF EGYPT. BY CUTTINGS WHICH HE HAD MADE IN HIS FLESH. JESUS PRACTICED MAGIC AND DECEIVED. AND DROVE ISRAEL TO IDOLATORY. IT IS INTERESTING TO NOTICE THAT MAHOMET INDIGNANTLY REPUDIATED THESE JEWISH CALUMNIES." (Emphasis added) Dummefow's Bible Commentary page 668
EVANGELIST DITTOS JEWSJosh Me Dowell. described as a graduate of Wheaton College and magna cum laude graduate of Talbot Theological Seminary, and who is reputed to have spoken to more than Five million students and faculty at over 550 universities in 53 countries, seems to have done more research than the whole galaxy of Biblical scholars mentioned above, on the subject of the Jewish Talmud regarding the birth of his "Lord." In his book "Evidence that Demands a Verdict," just to prove that Jesus (pbuh) was not a myth but a historical person, he quotes extensively from the Jewish Talmud without any inhibitions. I give you below a few brief excerpts from pages 85/86 of his book. "Toldoth Yeshu. JESUS IS REFERRED TO AS BEN PANDERA. "1 Yeb.IV3;49a: "R. SHIMEON BEN AZZAI SAID (CONCERNING JESUS): I FOUND A GENEALOGICAL ROLL IN JERUSALEM WHEREIN WAS RECORDED, SUCH-AN-ONE IS A BASTARD OF AN ADULTERESS. " Joseph Klausner adds to the above: "CURRENT EDITIONS OF THE Mishnah, ADD: TO SUPPORT THE WORDS OF R. YEHOSHUA' (WHO IN THE SAME Mishnah, SAYS: WHAT IS A BASTARD? EVERYONE WHOSE PARENTS ARE LIABLE TO DEATH BY THE BETH DIN). THAT JESUS IS HERE REFERRED TO SEEMS TO BE BEYOND DOUBT..." 5/35
1. "BEN PANDERA:" Means son of Pandera. A Roman soldier alleged by the Jews to have raped Mary to produce her illegitimate offspring. (God forbid!) May he forgive us for even reproducing such blasphemies.MISSIONARY LOLLS HIS TONGUE Josh McDowelL the great evangelist, "born-again" Christian; worshipper of Christ, filled with the Holy Ghost (?) lolls his tongue when quoting calumnies of the enemies against his Lord and God Jesus! And the Christian world laps it up. His books are bestsellers in Christendom. A taste for Filth and insults has been created in the votaries of Christ. I refuse to quote further from that filthy narration. If Jesus (pbuh) has such devoted friends (?). what need is there for him to have enemies. Muhummed (pbuh) really was the true Friend, the Comforter, the Helper, the Advocate, the Glorifier, the Testifier of these prophecies in John chapters 14, 15 and 16. Let me repeat the ungrudging tribute of his enemies to this Benefactor of Jesus (pbuh) his mother Mary and humanity at large: "It is interesting to notice that Mahomet1 indignantly repudiated these Jewish calumnies." (Rev. Dummelow and his associates). 1. "Mahomet": It is a pity that scholars of Christianity of the highest eminence still misspell the name of the Holy Prophet, even at the end of the twentieth century.
Extremism CondemnedWe will now allow the Spirit of Truth to lay the Ghost of Jewish and Christian extremism, and put the records straight regarding their controversies about the Messiah. The Jews said that Jesus (pbuh) was the illegitimate son of Mary because he could not point a finger to a father. The Christians for the same reason made him into a God and the "begotten" son of God. Just one verse to debunk this lie! O People of the Book! Do not go to extremes in your religion: nor say of Allah anything but the truth. Verily, Christ1 Jesus the son of Mary was no more than a messenger of Allah, and His Word which he bestowed upon Mary, And a Spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and his messengers. Say not "Trinity": desist: it will be better for you: For your Allah is One God: Glory be to Him: (Far Exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belongs all things in the heavens and the earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.
(SURA NISAA) Holy Quran 4:1711. Christ: In the Arabic text of the Holy Quran the word is Masih, which is the same as the Hebrew word Messiah. Note 657/6 on the above verse
Just as a foolish servant may go wrong by excess of zeal for his master, so in religion people's excesses may lead them to blasphemy or a spirit the very opposite of religion.
The Jewish excesses in the direction of formalism, racialism, exclusiveness, and rejection of Christ Jesus have been denounced in many places in the Holy Qur'an.
Here the Christian attitude is condemned, which raises Jesus to an equality with God; in some cases venerates Mary almost to idolatry; attributes a physical son to God; and invents the doctrine of the Trinity, opposed to all reason, which according to the Athanasian Creed, unless a man believes, he is doomed to hell for ever."
The attributes of Christ are mentioned here:
1. That he was the son of a woman, Mary, and therefore a man.
2. But an apostle, a man with a mission from God, and therefore entitled to honour.
3. A Word bestowed on Mary, for he was created by God's word "Be" (kun) and he was. H.Q. 3:59.
4. A spirit proceeding from God, but not God: his life and his mission were more limited than in the case of some other apostles, though we must pay equal honour to him as a man of God.
The doctrines of Trinity, equality with God and sonship, are repudiated as blasphemies. God is independent of all needs and has no need of a son to manage His affairs."Abdullah Yusuf Ali NOTHING FROM SELF You give this Spirit of Truth (Muhummed pbuh) too much credit, when you allege that he wrote the preceding verses and further authored more than six thousand other verses of the Noble Quran.
He cries to us again and again in the Book of God, that this is not my handiwork "IT IS NO LESS THAN AN INSPIRATION SENT DOWN TO HIM (Muhummed)" (Holy Quran 53:4). Exactly as it was prophesied by Jesus (pbuh)... for be shall not speak from himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak... (HOLY BIBLE) John 16: 13
CHRISTIAN "TRILEMMA" All the testification and glorification by this "another Comforter," does not placate the Christians. Because Muhummed (pbuh) did not pander to their prejudices. To them glorification meant to deify Jesus (pbuh) to make him into a God. Instead of solving their dilemma whether Jesus (pbuh) "died" on the cross as a man, or as a God? They have now invented a trilemma. A word not to be found in any dictionary in the world. Josh McDowell the Travelling Representative for Campus Crusade for Christ International, in his book "Evidence that Demands a Verdict," actually uses his new inspired (by the "Holy Ghost"?) conundrum1 for his chapter 7 "TRILEMMA -Lord, Liar or Lunatic?" You have now guessed it! The three L's! He wants his readers to answer whether Jesus Christ is your LORD (God), or was he a LIAR, or a LUNATIC? Very ingenious, you will agree! No Muslim could utter that Jesus Christ was a liar, or a lunatic: then what? Its more than any dilemma! Its actually blasphemy of the highest degree. But he is blinded by his preconceived notions. Roger Bacon, the philosopher who was bom too soon, rightly said: "IT IS EASIER FOR A MAN TO BURN DOWN HIS OWN HOUSE THAN TO GET RID OF HIS PREJUDICES."
1. Conundrum: A puzzling problem or question admitting of no satisfactory solution.WISDOM OF THE CHILD To say of any man that he is God, the "begotten" son of God, or that his father is God; is not an honour but an insult. A French peasant understood this distinction better than the millions of erudite Christian scholars walking the earth today. It is reputed that Louis XV, King of France was a very lecherous person. No woman was safe from his debaucheries. After his death, when his son was well settled on the throne, a rumour spread around Paris that an exact duplicate of the young king was seen roaming about the capital. The King was naturally intrigued to see his double. It did not take the Kings men long to have the rustic from the countryside presented before the King. The King was amused by the stark resemblance to himself and his late father. He was tickled to have a dig at the poor farmer. He politely asked. "Did your mother ever visit Paris during my father's reign?" "No!" the rustic replied, "But my father did!" This was a death-knell for the King, but he had asked for it! DONT GO TO EXTREMES The rank hatred of the Jews which lead them to slander Jesus and his mother is bad, and the over infatuation of the Christians for Christ is also bad. Muhummed (pbuh) the Messenger of God condemned both these extremes, and elevated Jesus (pbuh) to his true status, as the Messiah, a great prophet and reformer. Love him, respect him, revere him, follow him; but do not worship him! For worship is due to God alone, the Father in heaven: ALLAH!'
This is true glorification for,
"He shall glorify me!"John 16:14 Historically, morally and prophetically, Muhummed (pbuh) the last and Final Messenger of God, "The Spirit of Truth," is the only one to guide mankind into all truth. He is pre-eminently the Natural Successor to Christ. Your further inquiries, comments and criticisms are welcome. Dont just sit there, for the sake of God, act now! AHMED DEEDAT (Servant of Islam) EPILOGUE Dear reader, it has been suggested that some Christian propagandists might lure you from your exposition of the preceding pages, by dangling before you the "Pentecostal" experience. Pentecost was a Jewish festival day celebrated on the Fiftieth day after the beginning of corn harvesting. The Jews gathered in Jerusalem from far and wide for the feast Peter with "the Eleven"1 together with others were in one place, when suddenly they heard the roaring of a mighty windstorm in the skies above them where they were sitting. This electrified the people and they began to "speak in tongues," in dialects and languages foreign to themselves. Some marvelled while others mocked, saying, "They're drunk, that's all!" It reminded them of the "babbling" at Babel (Genesis 11:9).
The Christian missionaries contend that that was the fulfilment of what Jesus (pbuh) had prophecised in John chapters 14, 15 and 16. Astounding as the whole drama may sound, Peter, the one, the Master had appointed to "feed my lambs .. . feed my sheep" (John 21: 15-16), rose to defend the disciples, saying. "These men are not drunk! It's much too early for that! People dont get drunk so early in the morning!"
But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel .. 2(HOLY BIBLE) Acts 2: 16 Pentecost was the fulfilment of the prophecy of the prophet Joel and not of any predictions of Jesus (pbuh). Christendom believes that Peter was inspired to record the same. Both obviously tickled by the Holy Ghost! Not a single word3 is recorded anywhere as to what these apostles of Christ had babbled or murmured on Pentecost day, yet as to the Comforter, he was to guide mankind "into all Truth!" Proving once again that the Comforter is not the Holy Ghost! 1. "The Eleven" Acts 2: 14). No Bible commentator dare discuss as to who these eleven were, because Judas the traitor was long since dead. The Holy Ghost failed to inform Luke. That at best there could only be ten beside Peter and not eleven! 2. "Prophet Joel:" In "The New English Bible." published by The Bible Societies in association with the Oxford University Press in their fourteenth impression of 1984, expunged the name JOEL, without an apology. He was too insignificant (?) a prophet, having written only two pages in a thousand of the Bible. If Christendom can edit out names of their own prophets, what will they not do to names like Ishmael and Ahmed? 3. On the contrary, hear what Muhummed (pbuh) the Comforter uttered in his trances in fulfilment of the prophecies. See The Holy Quran online.
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