CD-7 The Glad Tidings of Mohammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) before his Prophet Hood
We’ll move on to the next subject, and we’re going to talk about some of the glad tidings of the coming of Prophet Mohammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم). Before, the glad tidings that came before his prophet hood.
This hadith which is mentioned by by Ibn Ishaq رضي الله عنه, he says, the one who’s stating this hadith is Salama bin Salam bin Waqsh, he said, “We had a Jewish neighbor from Banu Abdul Ashhal and he came out of his house one day to us. At that time, I was the youngest of my household. I was wearing a fur gown. A fur gown I had, and was lying in it, in the courtyard of my family’s house. The Jew talked about the Resurrection, the Day of Judgment, the Reckoning, the Scales, Paradise and Hell-fire. This he told to polytheists, idolaters who did not believe in any life after death. They replied, ‘common now, you really think people can be sent after their death to some place where there is a Paradise and a fire, where they will be punished for their deeds?’ “Yes indeed’ he said.” “By Him, by Whom oaths are sworn, anyone going into that fire will prefer being placed in the hottest oven in the house and having it covered over him, and he being let out of it, only the next day.’ Note 1
Then they said, “Good Gracious but what proof is there?”, they asked. He said, ‘A prophet is being sent from the hereabouts in these lands’, and he gestured over towards Mecca and Yemen. ‘When will we see him?’, they inquired. He looked over at me, I being the youngest one there, and he said, ‘If this lad lives a normal lifespan, he’ll live through this time.’” Salama رضي الله عنه said, “And a day and a night had scarcely passed, thereafter until God send the Messenger of Allah, who lived among us, and so we believed in him (صلى الله عليه وسلم). But he, the Jew disbelieved in him (صلى الله عليه وسلم), out of evil and envy.” So, this Jewish man who was studied, he learned from his books, learned from the Old Scripture that there is a Prophet who will be sent from the direction of Mecca, and that there is Hell Fire and Paradise, and he knew that the time was approaching, it was very near. However, when the Prophet was sent, this man refused to follow him, out of envy.
And there are many narrations similar to this. Of Jews knowing that the time of Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) has approached. In fact, the Jews were in Medina, as we mentioned, were there because they were expecting the Prophet. That’s the whole reason behind them settling in Medina. And they use to tell the Arabs of Medina, Aus and Khazraj, they used to tell them whenever they would have a dispute; that one day there is going to be a Prophet sent among us and when that happens, we are going to kill you like the People of Ad were killed. Notes 2 & 3 - (Note 3 is absolutely incredible, Must check it out)
And SubhanAllah, that was a preparation for Aus and Khazraj. Because Aus and Khazraj use to hear this from the Jews, they were aware unlike the other Arabs, they were aware that a prophet is coming. So, when they met Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) in Mecca, they immediately believed, because they knew that this was the person the Jews were talking about. In fact, what they said in that meeting, when they met with Rusool Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) on the first day, they went back to their tents, and they said, “This is the man, the Jews have been threatening us with, let’s follow him first.” Let’s be the first to follow him. Let’s not let the Jews beat us to him. So, they were in fact, in a hurry to believe. Because they wanted to be the first. But then, Al- Yahood refused to follow Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم).
We’ll talk about some of glad tidings of Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) in the present-day Bible. Obviously, there’s an on-going, the Bible went through series of development and changes, so not all of the glad tidings that were there exist, but still, there is a sufficient number in the Bible. That should be an indication to current day People of The Book to follow the message of Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم).
There’s a verse in Deuteronomy, it’s verse (18:18): This verse states,
“I God will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren like unto thee (Moses), and will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.”
Now this prophecy, fits Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) like a glove, exactly, and it fits no one else. The verse starts with I, God will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren like unto thee, Moses عليه السلام. So, Allah is saying that He will send a prophet that is like Moses عليه السلام. Now, who was the Prophet who resembles Moses عليه السلام the most? Now the Christians claim that this is talking about Jesus. So, let’s see. Who resembled Musa عليه السلام more? Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) or Isa عليه السلام?
Audio (5 min & 47 sec.)
Who Resembles Who?
1) Moses had parents, Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) had parents, while Isa عليه السلام had only a mother. So that’s the first similarity between Musa عليه السلام and Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم), which is not shared by Isa عليه السلام, Jesus.
2) Both Moses عليه السلام and Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) had children, while Jesus عليه السلام never had any children.
3) Moses عليه السلام was born in a natural way, Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was born in a natural way, while Isa عليه السلام was born in a miraculous fashion. He was born without a father.
4) Musa عليه السلام was accepted by his nation, and Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was accepted by his nation, while Jesus عليه السلام was rejected by his nation. So, that’s another resemblance. It says in the Bible: He Jesus, came unto his own, but his own received him not. He was sent to the Jews, but the Jews rejected him. While Musa عليه السلام was sent to the Jews, and over-all they accepted him. And Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم was sent to his people, and they accepted him.
5) Moses عليه السلام and Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) were kings or rulers. They were rulers on Earth. While Isa عليه السلام was not. And when we say rulers, they had the power to inflict capital punishment. We know in our Shari’a, that only the sultan can enforce hudood. Right? The hudood, which is the capital punishment and the other forms of punishment cannot be done by a scholar or any Muslim. They have to be done by the Sultan, by the leader, by the ruler. Both Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and Musa عليه السلام had that power. Note 4
For example, with Musa عليه السلام, it says there’s an incident when the Jews brought, before Musa عليه السلام, and Israelite who had been caught collecting firewood on the Sabbath. So, Musa عليه السلام had him stoned to death. That’s in Numbers (15:36). So, Musa عليه السلام did stone a person to death. And Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) did apply punishment when the woman came to him professing adultery.
But with Isa عليه السلام, when they brought him a case of a crime, he refused to inflict punishment. And he said, “My kingdom is not of this world.” My kingdom is not of this world. I’m not a ruler here. And this is in John (18:36). So now we have pointed out five similarities. 2 Notes
6) Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) came with a new law, the law of Quran. Musa (as) came with a new law and that’s law of the Torah, while Isa (as) Jesus, came to follow the law of Musa (as). He says in one verse, “I came to follow the law, dot by dot, dot by dot, letter by letter.” And he also said in
Mathew (5:17-18): “Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the Prophets. I am not come to destroy but to fulfill, for verily I say unto you till heaven and earth pass, one job, or one title shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. I came to fulfil the law of Musa.” So, these are 6 points of similarities.
7) And Subannallah, the resemblance between Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and Musa عليه السلام is striking. Musa عليه السلام has lead his people in hijra, in a mass exodus out of Egypt to the holy land. Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) has led his people in hijra. While Isa عليه السلام has never left his land, and never made hijra. And one of the most important events to us Muslims in the history of Rusool Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was hijra. And that’s why it is the beginning of our calendar. That’s where we start counting history from. So, It’s a very important event. And to the Jews, the hijra of Banu Israel, out of Egypt, is a very important event to them. In fact, many of their celebrations are based on that event. So, this is a very important point of similarity between Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and Musa عليه السلام. Note 5
8) Both Musa عليه السلام and Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلمwere victorious against their enemies. Moses عليه السلام won against Pharone, and Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم won against the ones who fought him. While Isa عليه السلام has never won in the worldly sense. He has never won in a battle in this world. In fact, the Christians believe that he was killed. This is not a belief that we share with them, but this is where they stand. So, that’s point number 8.
9) Musa عليه السلام died a natural death. Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم died a natural death. The Christians believe that Jesus عليه السلام was killed, while the Muslims believe that he was elevated. So, either way it was not a natural death. Note 6 (This note is amazing)
10) Both Musa عليه السلام and Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم are buried in the ground. While the Christians believe, Jesus عليه السلام was buried and then resurrected, while the Muslims believe he was never buried to start with.
God or Prophet?
11) Which is a similarity that we could bring up according to the Christian belief. Most Christians claim that Jesus عليه السلام is God. And the reason why we could use this as an evidence is because they are the ones that are claiming that Jesus عليه السلام is similar to Moses عليه السلام. So, if you bring up the point that he is God, and then you say that he is similar to Musa عليه السلام, which was a prophet. While the Muslims say Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم was a prophet. Resemblance between them, now we are at number 12.
12) When did Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم become a prophet? At the age of 40. When did Musa عليه السلام become a prophet? At the age of 40. And that is stated in the Bible. And the Bible states that Isa, Jesus, عليه السلام became a prophet at the age of 30. So, Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم and Musa عليه السلام were given prophethood at the same age. While Isa عليه السلام was given prophethood at a younger age.
13) Christians claim that Jesus عليه السلام was resurrected after his death. Neither Muslims nor Christians claim that Musa عليه السلام or Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was resurrected. Therefore, Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) is like more Moses عليه السلام, but Jesus عليه السلام is unlike Moses عليه السلام.
Audio (12 min & 47 sec.)
And we could go on with some further points, but I think the point has been made. That the person who most resembled Moses عليه السلام is Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم). No one came after Musa عليه السلام resembled him more than Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم). By all standards. Now we talked about the similarity between this prophet and Moses عليه السلام, like unto he. So, now let’s look at other aspects of the prophesy. Now since we have determined that Isa عليه السلام, ibn Mariam رضي الله عنها, this prophesy does not apply to him. So, who does it apply to then? Could it be someone else from among the Jews? Since Musa عليه السلام is given a prophesy and he is speaking to the Jews. Could it be someone other than Jesus عليه السلام? Well, he cannot be a Jew. The person whom this prophesy is talking about cannot be a Jew. Because it says in
“And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses.”
So, this statement makes it clear that there would be no one among Bani Israel, The Children of Israel, who is similar to Moses عليه السلام. Again, and there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses عليه السلام. So, none of the prophets of Bani Israel is comparable to Moses عليه السلام. So, who is it then? Well, the answer is right there, in the prophecy. It says, ‘prophet from among their brethren... ’, so in the prophecy it also excludes the Jews. It says from among their brethren, the brethren of the Jews. So, here we have a prophet from among the brethren of the Jews. And who are the brethrens of the Jews? Actually, there is only one nation that fulfills this description. And that is the Arabs. Why? Because Ibrahim عليه السلام had two sons. And two sons only. Isaac عليه السلام and Ismail عليه السلام. Isaac عليه السلام is the father of the Jews. Ismail عليه السلام is the father of the Arabs. Notes 7 & 8
Isaac عليه السلام had Yaqoub عليه السلام, and Yaqoub عليه السلام is the father of the 12 tribes. So, the Jews trace their ancestry to Isaac عليه السلام, while the Arabs trace their ancestry to Ismail. So, it’s, this verse is very clear. It says that here that you have a prophet, like Moses عليه السلام. And we saw the similarities between Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم and Moses (عليه السلام). And he is not a Jew, but he is among the brethren of the Jews, which are the Arabs. And then the prophecy goes on to say, ‘and will put my words in his mouth…’ . Note 9
So, God is saying, I will put my words in his mouth. In other words, this prophet will not be speaking of his own, but he will be speaking the words which are put in his mouth. And again, this fits exactly on the situation of Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم). Allah سبحانه و تعالى says in
SURAH AN-NAJM (53:3)
"Nor does he speak from (his own) inclination"
Muhammed is not speaking from his own. He is not speaking from his own desire. He is speaking the words that are put in his mouth by Allah سبحانه و تعالى. So, Jibreel عليه السلام is putting the words of Allah سبحانه و تعالى in the mouth of Muhammed (saw). And you have in Qur’an many verses, Allah سبحانه و تعالى is speaking. I am your Lord. I am your Lord, I am your God. And other verses, and the Qur’an, all of the Qur’an is the words of Allah سبحانه و تعالى put into the mouth of Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم. Now the bible is different, Christians claim that the Bible was inspired by God, but the words are the words of men. And they admit that the Bible has many authors; many different authors. And the chapters of the Bible, or the books of the Bible are named after these authors. So, you have John, you have Mathew, you have Luke. So, these are the names of the authors of these books. Dr. Gram Schrozy of the Moody Bible Institute, he says in his book, it is human, yet divine. He says, “Yes, the Bible is human. Although, some out of zeal, which is not according to knowledge, have denied this. Those books have been passed through the minds of men, are written in the language of men, where pens, by the hands of men, and bear in their style, the characteristics of men.”
Qur’an is different. Qur’an is by Allah سبحانه و تعالى, and Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم was only the one who was speaking it. But it is the words of Allah (عز و جل) put in his mouth.
The final part of the prophecy states that, “and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” Meaning he will not withhold any information. Everything that he is given, he will speak it. And Allah سبحانه و تعالى says in Quran
Surat Al Ma'idah (The Table Spread) Chapter 05: Verse 67
"O Messenger, announce that which has been revealed to you from your Lord, and if you do not, then you have not conveyed His message. And Allah will protect you from the people. Indeed, Allah does not guide the disbelieving people."
Allah سبحانه و تعالى is telling Muhammed, Oh Prophet of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم convey everything that you have received, and if you do not do so, then you have not conveyed the message. Meaning if you only withhold one word that was given to you, you have not fulfilled your role. You have not fulfilled your responsibility. So, everything that Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم received, he delivered. Even, when it was verses of Qur’an criticizing an action of his, like for example in Surah Abasa - When Rusool Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم was speaking to the noble man from Quraish, and he ignored the blind man, Abdullah ibn Umm Maktum.
Surat Abasa (He Frowned) Chapter 80: Verse 01 & 02
1) "The Prophet frowned and turned away"
2) "Because there came to him the blind man" (Abdullah bin Umm-Maktum, who came to the Prophet while he was preaching to one or some of the Quraish chiefs).
Words that are criticizing that action of Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم. And similar can be said about verses of Surah Tahrem.
SURAH AT-TAHREM (66:1)
"Prophet, why do you prohibit [yourself from] what Allah has made lawful for you, seeking the approval of your wives? And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful."
Oh, Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم, why are you making what is halah haram on yourself, in order to please your wives. And one could go on with other examples. So, Rusool Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم conveyed everything. So, that is one prophesy.
Audio (20 min. & 22 sec.)
We have another prophecy in
I’m not going to read the whole thing, I’m going to read part of it. And you determine what this is talking about. It’s pretty straight forward. It doesn’t need any interpretation or explanation. It says, “And the book is delivered to him that is not learnt, saying ‘read this’ and he says, ‘I am not learned…’” Quite obvious. The book is delivered to a man who is unlettered, illiterate. And he is told read, and he responds back, I cannot read. These are the exact words that were given by Jibreel عليه السلام to Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم in his first encounter with wahi, revelation.
And we’re going to notice here that the Bible is talking about the major events, pretty much all of the major events that happened in the life of Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم are in the Bible. You have the first revelation. You have Hijra, you have Ghazawat Badr, it talks about Fatih (Opening) Mecca. These are the major events in the life of Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم, and there all in the Bible.
Now again the verses, “And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying ‘Read this I pray thee’, and he says ‘I am not learned.”’
Now, the first verses revealed in Quran were in
SURAH AL-ALAQ (96:1-5)
1) Recite in the name of your Lord who created. 2) Created man from a clinging substance.
3) Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous – 4) Who taught by the pen
5) Taught man that which he knew not
What is even more interesting, if we would go back to the original, which is in Hebrew, the word ‘read’ is ‘qara’. So, if one would go back to the original Hebrew, it is the exact same word as Arabic, “qara”. And it is spelled in English the way it is spelled in this book (q-a-r-a). And it is pronounced (ka – raw). The author of the book says is it not amazing, is it not an amazing coincidence that the Hebrew text used not only a word with the same meaning, but the exact same word itself.
The prophecy continues and it states that before the time of this man who will receive the book, Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم, it says that 'the people would be forsaking the words of God for ‘the precept of men.’ So, it states that before the time of Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم people would neglect the law of Allah سبحانه و تعالى. And they would follow the law of man. And that is exactly what happened. Jesus عليه السلام came to fulfill the law of Moses (as). And then you have St. Paul, coming in and telling them otherwise. So, Jesus عليه السلام was circumcised. Paul says no, you don’t have to circumcise. Jesus عليه السلام says, ‘I came to fulfill the law letter by letter, dot by dot, word by word.’ Paul said no, you do not have to fulfill the law. So, they left the law of God, and they followed the law of man, which is a fulfillment of this prophecy. I could recite the whole prophesy, it says, “And the vision of all is become unto you, as the words of a book that is sealed.” So, there’s a sealed book. “Which men deliver to one that is learned, ‘Saying read this’, and he says, ‘I cannot break the seal.” So, Qur’an was sealed, and even the learned men did not have access to it before Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم because it was destined to go to the man who is unlearned. “And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying read this, and he says, I am not learned.” “Wherefore, the Lord said, ‘for as much as these people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from Me. And their fear towards me is taught by the precept of man.” So, now the people are following the words of men.
The hjirah is mentioned, is prophesied in Habakkuk (3:3)
Book of Habakkuk (3:3):
It says, “God, his guidance, came from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah. his glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.”
So, it says, “His glory covered the heavens, and the Earth was full of his praise.” It mentions two locations ‘Teman’ and ‘Paran’. Teman is according to the J. Hasting’s dictionary of the Bible, Teman is an oasis just north of Medina. So, Teman stands for Medina. Teman, which stands for Medina. It’s a locality just north of Medina. Where is Paran? Paran and, or Faran, are Mecca. These are names of Mecca. And that is according to the Bible, because the Bible states that Hajar and Ismael were left in Paran. And obviously, we know where Hajar رضي الله عنها and Ismael عليه السلام were left, they were left in Mecca. So, the name Faran, or Paran or Becca are all different names of Mecca. Note 10
So, you have God coming from Teman, which is Medina. And you have the Holy one from Mount Paran. Where did Islam spread from? Islam spread from Medina, it did not spread from Mecca. When Rusool Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was making dawah in Mecca, Islam was contained, the message was not spreading. The number that adopted, were very few. And Rusool Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) left Mecca because of the restrictions placed on him. Because he was not allowed to preach the message. So, the religion of Islam spread from Medina. That is when Islam went all over the world. So, God came from Teman, meaning the guidance of Allah سبحانه و تعالى came from Medina.
But then, the verse goes on to say, the Holy one, came from Paran. So, the Holy one which is Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم, came from Mecca. And then it states that, “His glory covered the heavens and the Earth was full of his praise.” And Muhammed’s (صلى الله عليه وسلم), his name means praise, and the earth today is full of his praise. And this cannot fit anyone more than Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم, because there is not a single person in history who is praised more than Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم. So, this prophecy fits the hijra exactly. Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) making hijrah from Mecca to Medina. His religion spreading from Medina, and the world is full of the praise of Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم).
In Deuteronomy (18:21):
“And if thou say in thine heart, how shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken?”
So here the Bible is telling us the acid test to know whether a man is speaking on behalf of God or not. How can we distinguish a liar from somebody who is telling the truth? It goes on to say…
“When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.”
If a prophet says something and claims that this is coming from Allah, and it does not come to happen, then those words are not spoken by the Prophet, therefore everything a prophet says will come to happen. Will come to pass. Qur’an, which is the words of Allah سبحانه و تعالى, given to Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم), is proven to us every day new miracles. Scientific miracles, showing the truth of Al-Qur’an. Now there might have been scientific verses in other books that preceded Quran that came to happen. But you would also find in those books, mistakes. Because they are written by man. With Quran, everything that is mentioned was proven to be true, and there are no contradictions in it. And there is nothing in Qur’an that was proved to be false. So, not only did Qur’an prophesize about things that are going to happen in the future, but Qur’an does not contain any errors in it. Because for example, out of pure coincidence and probability, a man two thousand years ago can go out and write predictions about the future, one could occur to be true, and then ten false. So, we can’t go and say that this man was receiving information about God, because it has one single thing that was mentioned in it, talking about the future. For it to be from God, then everything in it needs to be true. And that holds true to no book other than Qur’an. There is nothing in Qur’an that has been disproved, and that will never happen.
Surah 17 Al-Isra, Ayat 88
قُلْ لَّٮِٕنِ اجۡتَمَعَتِ الۡاِنۡسُ وَالۡجِنُّ عَلٰٓى اَنۡ يَّاۡتُوۡا بِمِثۡلِ هٰذَا الۡقُرۡاٰنِ لَا يَاۡتُوۡنَ بِمِثۡلِهٖ وَلَوۡ كَانَ بَعۡضُهُمۡ لِبَعۡضٍ ظَهِيۡرًا ﴿17:88﴾
(17:88) Say: "Surely, if mankind and jinn were to get together to produce the like of this Qur'an, they will never be able to produce the like of it, howsoever they might help one another."
Surah 2 Al Baqara, Ayat 23
وَإِن كُنتُمْ فِى رَيْبٍ مِّمَّا نَزَّلْنَا عَلَى عَبْدِنَا فَأْتُواْ بِسُورَةٍ مِّن مِّثْلِهِ وَادْعُواْ شُهَدَآءَكُم مِّن دُونِ اللَّهِ إِن كُنتُمْ صَـدِقِينَ
“And if you are in doubt about what We have sent down upon Our Servant [Muhammad], then produce a surah the like thereof and call upon your witnesses other than Allah, if you should be truthful.”
Surah 2 Al Baqara, Ayat 24
فَإِن لَّمْ تَفْعَلُواْ وَلَن تَفْعَلُواْ فَاتَّقُواْ النَّارَ الَّتِى وَقُودُهَا النَّاسُ وَالْحِجَارَةُ أُعِدَّتْ لِلْكَـفِرِينَ
“But if you do not – and you will never be able to – then fear the Fire, whose fuel is men and stones, prepared for the disbelievers.”
Allah سبحانه و تعالى has challenged the people in Qur’an to produce anything similar to it. And the challenge is still open, and no body has been able to face the challenge in Qur’an. And the challenge started by producing a book similar to it, and then it was reduced to ten surahs (chapters). And then finally, one chapter. Now the challenge is to produce one chapter similar to Qur’an.
Audio (31 min)
In Book of Isaiah (21:7):
“He saw a vision, and he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkened diligently with much heed”
Christians would say that the ‘chariot of asses’ is Isa عليه السلام because he was the one who would ride a donkey. Who was the prophet, who would ride a camel? Is there any other Prophet, who was known to ride a camel other than Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم)? This is a prophecy that is speaking about Jesus عليه السلام and Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم). Now it continues to say…
“And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.”
Where is Babylon? In present day Iraq. Babylon is in Iraq. The prophecy is saying that this army will destroy all of the false gods of Babylon and will erase all of the images therein. Which army is that? Who is this army? Whose army is it that would go into Iraq, and eliminate all of the idol worshiping and erase all of the images of idolatry that existed in Iraq? The only army that would fit this description is the army that was sent by Umar bin Khattab رضي الله عنه to Iraq. And they had succeeded in opening Iraq, and eliminating all of the false gods that had existed therein. So, this is another prophesy that has been fulfilled. Note 11
In Isaiah (21:14): Another reference to Hijra “The inhabitants of the land of Teman brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.”
Isaiah (21:15): “For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.”
So, Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم made hijrah and the Ansar supported him with their bread. So, this is also talking about Hijra and Al-Ansar.
In Isaiah (21:16-17)
Book of Isaiah (21:16): “For thus hath the LORD said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail”
Isaiah (21:17): “And the residue of the member of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD God of Israel hath spoken it.”
Who is Kedar? Or in English Kadar. Who is Kedar? Who is that referring to? K-E-D-A-R. Well, let’s let the Bible speak for itself. It states in
Genesis (25:13): “And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: The firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth, and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam.”
So Kedar is one of the sons of Ismael. In the Bible, when it talks about the princes of Kedar, it is referring to the Arabs. Kedar, in Arabic, it is Kedar. And the people of Quraish are descendants of Kedar. Let’s go back to the prophecy again, “For thus has the Lord said unto me. Within a year, according to the years of a hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail. And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished, for the Lord God of Israel has spoken it.” What is this referring to? We just spoke about hijrah, right? In verse Isaiah (21:14-15). We spoke about Hijra. And how the Ansar helped Rusool Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم. Now we are in verse 16 & 17. What is the event that happened one year after hijrah? And notice here that it says that the glory of Kedar shall fail. Quraish and the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar shall be diminished, they will be killed. What is this referring to? The Battle of Badr. And the battle of Badr occurred in the second year of hijrah. One year after the Hijra of Rusool Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم. So, this is referring to the Battle of Badr. And it says that the mighty men of the children of Kedar shall be diminished. In the Battle of Badr, one of the most decisive battles in the history of Islam, all of the leaders of Quraish were killed. The leaders of Quraish who were the most brutal in the war against Islam were eliminated. Abu Jahl, Umayya bin Khalaf, Uqba bin Abi Muaith and down the list, one could go down naming all of the names of the non-believers of Quraish who died during the Battle of Badr.
Audio (36 min. & 32 sec.)
In Isaiah 11, verses one and two,
Isaiah (11:1) “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.”
(11:2) “The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him. The spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might. the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.”
Who is Jesse? According to the encyclopedia biblical: “Jesse for Ismael عليه السلام.” And then it goes on to say, “The changes which proper names undergo in the mouths of small children, account for a large number of these particular abbreviations.”
Who could guess, to take modern examples, that Bob and Dick arose out of Robert and Richard? Such forms were common in later times. And many more in the Talmud, which also exhibits other kinds of abbreviation. So, you have Bob standing for Robert. Wonder how small children would make that drastic change. But anyway, Jesse it stands for Ismail, Ismael. So, now that we know that Jesse is Ismael. Let’s revisit the verse. “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse”, meaning from the descendants of Ismael. “and a branch shall grow out of his roots.” and “The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him. The spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might. the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.”
Now this prophesy cannot fit on anyone except Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم because he was the most prominent descendant of Ismael عليه السلام.
Deuteronomy (33:1): “And this is the blessing where with which Moses, the man of God, blessed the children of Israel before his death.”
(33:2) “And he said, ‘The Lord came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir onto them. He shined forth from Mount Parnan, and he came with ten thousands of saints. From his right hand went a fiery law for them…”
So now Musa عليه السلام is speaking to the children of Israel before his death, he is giving them a prophecy. He says that the Lord came from Sinai, Sinai. Rose up from Seir unto them. He shined from from Mount Parnan. Sinai is where the message of Musa عليه السلام came from. So, this is referring to himself, Sinai.
Seir in Arabic, or S-E-I-R in English, Seir, stands for Isa عليه السلام. The message of Isa, because that is a Mountain in Palestine, close to where Isa, Jesus (peace be upon him), lived. So, that is referring to Isa عليه السلام. Mount Paran, again, is Mecca. So, it’s talking about Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم. And this is similar to what was mentioned in
Surah AT-TIN (95:1-3)
By the fig and the olive:
A tin is figs, and figs is associated with Palestine, they grow a lot of figs.
And then you have وَالتِّينِ وَالزَّيْتُونِ
And also, Zaitoon, olives. So, these are referring to Musa عليه السلام and Isa عليه السلام.
سِينِينَ And [by] Mount Sinai: Is referring to the message, same thing, Isa عليه السلام and Musa عليه السلام.
وَهَـذَا الْبَلَدِ الاٌّمِينِ And [by] this secure city [Makkah],:
So, it’s a pretty similar thing in Suratul Tin.
But with this prophecy here, Musa عليه السلام is talking about his message, how that’s the beginning of a dawah, and then Isa عليه السلام will carry it further. But then it will rise, from Paran, meaning the fulfillment of the message will come from Mecca. It goes on to say, ‘And he came with ten thousands saints’. Who are the 10,000 saints? As Sahabah (ra), when they opened Mecca, Mount Faran. Fath e Mecca was done by 10,000. Rusool Allah’s صلى الله عليه وسلم had 10,000 men with him when they opened Mecca. And from his right hand went a fiery law for them. And the “right hand” stands for truth, justice, and strength.
The “paratle” also stands for Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم, there’s a few verses in which this was mentioned. It is also sometimes translated as the “comforter”.
In John (16:7-14), it states
7. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
8. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
9. Of sin, because they believe not on me;
10. Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
11. Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
12. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
13. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
14. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
I’m not going to go into all of this, but I think the meaning is clear that is referring to Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم.
So, these are some of the prophesies mentioned about Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم in the Bible, and some other things that happened during his mission.
We’re done with the pre-prophethood era. And now, Inshallah, سبحانه و تعالى, we can start with the prophethood.
1) Ibn Ishaq: His name is Muhammad ibn Ishaq ibn Yasar. He was born in Madinah about 80 AH/699 AD and died in Baghdad in 151AH/730AD. He is best known as Ibn Ishaq. His father and two uncles collected and transmitted information about the Prophet in Madinah.
2) Al-Aus and Al-Khazraj: The two great Arab tribes of Madinah, Aus and Khazraj, traced a common descent from the tribe of Azd belonging to Yemen from where successive waves of emigrants inundated the northern regions from time to time. The exodus was brought about by a variety of reasons, some of which were the unstable political conditions in Yemen.
3) Aad: In a very significant Quranic story about perished nations Quran mentioned the people called Aad or Ad, they had built an important city with very huge pillars called iram, and they had lived in a region called by Quran Al-Ahqaf which is thought to be at the south of the Arabic Peninsula.
Since about two decades there was a breakthrough in proving the facts mentioned by Quran about this amazing city. The remains of the city of Ubar, where ‘Ad lived, were found somewhere near to the coasts of Oman.At the beginning of 1990, press-releases in the well-known newspapers of the world declared “Fabled Lost Arabian city found,” “Arabian city of Legend found” and “The Atlantis of the Sands, Ubar.” What rendered this archaeological find particularly intriguing was the fact that this city is mentioned in the Qur’an. The most important evidence showing that ‘Aad were buried by a sand storm, is the word “ahqaf” used in the Qur’an to signify the location of ‘Aad.