Is it possible to find proofs for the prophethood of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the Bible, Torah and Psalms?

The Proofs of the Prophethood of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in the Distorted Bible.

It is significant that we have named the Bible as “distorted” in the heading. Distorted means falsified and changed. All proofs that we are going to present here are proofs about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that were carefully removed from the Bible and hence distorted. Despite the precise and careful works of the distorting process to remove each verse that informed about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) from the Bible, there remained so many proofs. If there are so many signs for Him (PBUH) in the distorted Bible, then how many signs were there in the authentic Bible that was revealed to the Jesus (AS)? Just think of it!

The distortions that Christians and Jews made in their books especially their removing the verses of news that informed about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) are mentioned in the Qur’an as follows:

“Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands, and then say: "This is from Allah" to traffic with it for a miserable price! Woe to them for what their hands do write and for the gain they make thereby.”(al-Baqara, 2/79)

“O People of the Book! there hath come to you Our Messenger, revealing to you much that ye used to hide in the Book, and passing over much (that is now unnecessary): there hath come to you from Allah a (new) Light and a perspicuous Book.―”(al-Maeda, 5/15)

The Qur’an informs us that Christians covered up a lot of information that was revealed to Jesus (AS). Some portion of this information is the expression in the Bible about the coming of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). In this section, we are going to analyze the expressions about the coming of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that exist in the Bible.

1. Jesus said; “If you love me, you will obey my commandments. Then I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Paraclete to be with you forever —“ (John 14:16,17)

2. Jesus said; “But the Paraclete, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and will cause you to remember everything I said to you.” (John 14: 26)

3. Jesus said; “I have told you now before the Paraclete comes, so that when he comes you may believe.” (John 14: 29)

4. Jesus said; “When the Paraclete comes, whom I will send you from the Father – will testify about me…” (John 15: 26)

5. Jesus said; “But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I am going away. For if I do not go away, the Paraclete will not come to you, but if I go, I will send him to you.” (John 16: 7)

6. Jesus said; “… But when the Paraclete comes, he will guide you into all truth. For he will not speak on his own authority, but will speak whatever he hears, and will tell you what is to come.” (John 16: 13)

7. Jesus said; “… The Paraclate will glorify me, because he will receive from me what is mine and will tell it to you.” (John 16: 14)

The original word of the Biblical expression given above as Paraclete and given as good news by the prophet Jesus (PBUH) is “Munhamenna” in Syriac and “Periklytos” in Greek. The equivalent word of it in Arabic is “Ahmad”.

The Greek expression of Periklytos of the Bible, that is, “Ahmad” exists as “Briklitus” in some sources. As “Ahmad” (PBUH) is a name of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), it is expressed by the Qur’an that His name is “Ahmad” in the Bible. (See. Saff, 61/6)

And also all characteristics that were mentioned above are owned only by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Then, it is the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who is mentioned as the awaited person in the Bible and given the good news about.

Besides, the word of “Paraclete” is explained in Biblical interpretations as "the rightful person who will distinguish the truth and falsehood"; that it, is the name of the person who will lead humans to the truth after Jesus (AS). Can anyone other than Hz. Muhammad (PBUH) who performed this duty more than him be shown in this world?

8. Jesus said; “But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I am going away. For if I do not go away, the Paraclete will not come to you, but if I go, I will send Him to you.” (John 16: 7)

Who other than Hz. Muhammad (PBUH) exists in this world and gives real consolation to the mankind? Yes, it is the prophet (PBUH) that saves man from eternal execution of death and gives them real consolation.

9. Jesus said; “I shall not speak with you for much longer, for the ruler of the world is coming, and I am nothing compared with him.“ (John 14: 30)

10. Jesus said; “…When he comes, he will give the world convincing evidence concerning its sin, its righteousness, and its judgment.” (John 16:8)

After the Prophet Jesus (AS), who came other than the Prophet Muhammad (PUBH)as the master of the world and distinguished the right from the wrong and showed humans the true path? And who is worthy of having the title of “the ruler of the world” other than him? And which prophet after Hz. Dawud (AS) other than the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) spread his religion from the west to the east and established a tax system in countries and conquered the hearts of sultans and one fifth of the humanity praised him with prayers and glorification every day? Who can other than Hz. Muhammad (PBUH) be shown as a single person who performed them all? So, the expression used for the person after the Jesus (AS) in the Bible as “the ruler of the world” is for the prophet Muhammad (PBUH). His famous title is “the pride of universe”.

11. “The testimony of John the Baptist is as follows; He confessed – he did not deny but confessed – “I am not the Christ!” So they asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not!” “Are you the Prophet?” He answered, “No!”…” (John 1:20-21)

The prophet John (Yahya) is asked three questions and his answers to all of the three questions are negative:

a.Are you the Christ, that is, Jesus?

b.Are you Elijah?

c.Are you that Prophet?

So, three different prophets are mentioned in the Bible of John. They are Jesus (AS), Elijah and the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)!..

What is understood from these expressions is that; “that Prophet” is different from Jesus (AS). So, who is the person that revealed to the people of what he heard from God and that not lived during the time of the Prophet Jesus and mentioned as “that Prophet” other than the Prophet Jesus? Of course; the prophet Muhammad (PBUH). For no other person apart from the Prophet Muhammad can be shown as a second person after Jesus (AS) who performed the duty of the prophethood and gained an important place in history.

12. “Watch out for false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are voracious wolves. You will recognize them by their fruit. Grapes are not gathered from thorns or figs from thistles, are they? In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree is not able to bear bad fruit, nor a bad tree to bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will recognize them by their fruit.” (Matthew 7:15-20)

No part of the Bible says that there is no prophet after Jesus (AS). However, the following criterion is given in order to recognize the ones who claim prophethood:

“Recognize them by their fruit and identify the liar and truthful…”

If there had not been any prophets after Jesus (AS), he could have given a short and decisive answer like this: “There will not be any prophets after me, He who claims prophethood after me, is definitely a liar.” So, the method of Jesus (AS) for identifying the liar and truthful prophet is a proof which is enough for the coming of a new prophet after Jesus.

The coming of a prophet after Jesus (AS) is also enough for the prophethood of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) because after Jesus (AS), the fruitful result of the forming of societies who believe in God, reliance for God, love for God and quitting of idol worshipping was achieved only with the religion that was brought by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

13. Jesus (AS) comes to Jerusalem. He starts to preach every day. However, prominent figures, oracles and religious figures want to kill him. Jesus (AS) gives them the following message:

“If you do not believe in these truths, God will bestow them on another nation that will believe and live according to them…”

In one of his teachings, he explains the example given below and the truth behind it to the oracles;

The parable of Landowner (Matthew 21:33-46; Mark 12:1-12; Luke 20:9-19)

“Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a fence around it, dug a pit for its winepress, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and went on a journey. When the harvest time was near, he sent his slaves to the tenants to collect his portion of the crop. But the tenants seized his slaves, beat one, killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other slaves, more than the first, and they treated them the same way. Finally he sent his son to them,  saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him and get his inheritance!’ So they seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him. Now when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?”

They replied to Jesus as follows:

“He will utterly destroy those evil men! Then he will lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him his portion at the harvest.”

Jesus asked them:

“Have you never read in the scriptures? “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This is from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes!” For this reason, I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. The one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, and the one on whom it falls will be crushed.” (Matthew 21:43)

When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they realized that he was speaking about them.

They wanted to arrest him, but they were afraid of the crowds, because the crowds regarded him as a prophet.

“…For this reason I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit…”

“The Stone”stated in those sentences are definitely the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the people who will be given the property of God are the ummah (community) of Islam… The efforts of interpreting “the stone” as Jesus (AS) by Christian scholars are in vain.

a.It is certainly understood from the sentence that the person explained with the imagery of stone will be different from Jesus (AS) who is claimed as the son of God. (God forbid).

b.According to their claim, Jesus (AS) was killed by Jews. Is not appropriate to ask what is the point of falling of the stone on them as the one on whom it falls will be crushed?

c. Jesus (AS) said in the Bible of John, 12:47; “If anyone hears my words and does not obey them, I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world…” as this is against the function being a “stone” as explained above because according to the expression of the Bible, the one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, and the one on whom it falls will be crushed.”

d.In Psalms, it is stated that it was astonishing that the stone became the cornerstone with the expression, “… and it is marvelous in our eyes.” According to the claim of Christians, David (AS) respected Jesus (AS) so much that –God forbid- he used to think that Jesus is God. So why does he find it astonishing that Jesus is the cornerstone? So, this person must be different from Jesus (AS) and his prophethood must be regarded astonishing. The reality behind this is as follows: Since the Sons of Israelites were not born from Hz. Hajar and do not come from this family, they see the Sons of Ishmael as equivalent with themselves and actually no appearance of any prophets from the family of Ishmael (AS) may be the cause of their bewilderment.

e.The prophet Muhammad (PBUH) whose trueness and rightness is proved by certain proofs, expressed in the following hadith that the stone was himself:

“The simile of the prophets before me and me is like a mansion which is made so beautiful but a stone of it is missing. The people who look at it are amazed with its beauty; however, they wonder about the missing stone. Here that mansion is completed with me and the prophethood end with me.” (1)

14. In the Bible, it is mentioned about the prophet that will come and that will become the master of the universe as “the one who has got Sayf and staff.” (2) The Arabic word of Sayf here means sword. So, the prophet has a duty of Jihad. So, this person cannot be Jesus (AS) because he was not appointed to make Jihad and He did not fight in a war. “The owner of sword” can only be the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). For the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and His ummah was appointed  to make Jihad. Besides, the Prophet Muhammad has a staff and he used to carry a staff with him.

15. And again, the prophet that will come in the future is mentioned as “Sahib-ut Taj” (the owner of crown). (3) This is also peculiar to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Taj means turban that is wrapped around the head. In ancient times, the people who used to wear turban (head dress) among nations were Arabs. So ‘Sahib-ut Taj’ mentioned in the Bible certainly means Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

QESTION:Why is it that while the other prophets foretell the coming of Muhammad (PBUH), Jesus (PUH) does so more fully and in the form of good news?

THE ANSWER:Because Ahmad (PBUH) defended Jesus (PBUH) against the terrible denials and slanders of the Jews, and saved his religion from corruption. Furthermore, in the face of the burdensome Shari‘a of the Children of Israel, who did not recognize Jesus, he came with an elevated Shari‘a which was easy, all-encompassing, and completed the deficiencies of Jesus’ Shari‘a. For these reasons, Jesus often gave the good news that "the Ruler of the World" will come!

[1]Sahihu’l-Bukhari, IV, 162- 163
[2]Nabhani, Hujjatullah ala’l-Alamin, 99, 114.
[3] Nabhani, Hujjatullah ala’l-Alamin, 113,114; Ali al-Qari, Sharhu’sh-Shifa, 1:739.

 

 

The Proofs of the Prophethood of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in the Distorted Torah.

The Qur’ansays that Jews distorted the book of their religion, the Torah, by changing the places of its words and their meaning. That is why the signs about the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) were aimed to be distorted and changed by Jews. The People of the Book, who distorted the actual meanings of the words, made it difficult to understand the signs of explanations for the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

The verses that indicate the issue from the Qur’an are as follows:

“Of the Jews there are those who displace words from their (right) places and say: "We hear and we disobey…”(an-Nisa, 4/46)

“They change the words from their (right) times and places; they say "If ye are given this, take it, but if not, beware…” (al-Maeda, 5/41)

Now we are going to look at the expressions of the Torah that indicate the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH):

1. This is what the Lord Almighty says: “In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land… And I will shake all nations, and the Himada of all the nations will come; and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts.” (The Old Testament Haggai 2:6-7)

The good news of his coming and the word of "Himada" in the original text of the Torah come from the same root of the name Muhammad in Arabic and the letters of the wordsAhmad as “Ha, Mim and Dal” and they usually have the same meaning. So, the word which gives the meaning of the name of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is mentioned with a magnificent event that will take place in the future according to the expression of the verse.

So, what can be more magnificent than the coming of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), who spread the existence of God to billions after the Old Testament? So this verse of the Torah informs about the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Islam’s triumph over all world states, which is a magnificent and glorious event.

2.Part 42 of Isaiah of the Old Testament virtually informs about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his coming… Let us first read the related part of the Old Testament and then analyze these expressions, which are present in the Torah:

“Here is my servant whom I support, my chosen one in whom I take pleasure. I have placed my spirit on him; he will make just decrees for the nations. He will not cry out or shout; he will not publicize himself in the streets. A crushed reed he will not break, a dim wick he will not extinguish; he will faithfully make just decrees. He will not grow dim or be crushed before establishing justice on the earth; the coastlands will wait in anticipation for his decrees.” This is what the true God, the Lord, says – the one who created the sky and stretched it out, the one who fashioned the earth and everything that lives on it, the one who gives breath to the people on it, and life to those who live on it: “I, the Lord, officially commission you; I take hold of your hand. I protect you and make you a covenant mediator for people, and a light to the nations, to open blind eyes, to release prisoners from dungeons, those who live in darkness from prisons. The Lord Intervenes I am the Lord! That is my name! I will not share my glory with anyone else, or the praise due me with idols. Look, my earlier predictive oracles have come to pass; now I announce new events. Before they begin to occur, I reveal them to you.” Sing to the Lord a brand new song! Praise him from the horizon of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and everything that lives in it, you coastlands and those who live there! Let the desert and its cities shout out, the towns where the nomads of Kedar live! Let the residents of Sela shout joyfully; let them shout loudly from the mountaintops.”

There is a great conformity between the expressions that are present in Isaiah of the Old Testament part 42, and the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The expression of these future events is also very important. So, this good news was not revealed in the time of Moses (AS) or much before. This will come true in the future… The good news stated here is the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and let us see this by analyzing the expressions one by one:

a. “Here is my servant whom I support, my chosen one in whom I take pleasure. I have placed my spirit on him; he will make just decrees for the nations.” (The Old Testament 42:1)

This sentence of the Old Testament totally indicates the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). For God supported him, had consent for him and selected him among humans. Besides, God sent Him Gabriel (AS) (the Archangel) and exposed justice among nations with him. So, five qualities of the person that was given the good news in the expression exist in him. This sentence of the Torah totally gives the good news of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) with all of its words.

b. “He will not cry out or shout; he will not publicize himself in the streets. A crushed reed he will not break, a dim wick he will not extinguish; he will faithfully make just decrees…” (The Old Testament 42:2-3)

These expressions, which are present in the Torah, inform about the high ethics of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). While the Qur’an expresses this characteristic of the prophet Muhammad with “And thou (standest) on an exalted standard of character” (1), the Torah informs this as given above. So, the person about whom the good news given will have high ethics. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has such high ethics with the approval of everyone.

c. “He will not grow dim or be crushed before establishing justice on the earth; the coastlands will wait in anticipation for his decrees…” (The Old Testament 42:4)

This expression of the Torah also informs about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). For the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) ruled the earth while he was still alive and secured the justice. And he never lost his courage. Even when the verse has revealed to him, “Allah will defend thee from men (who mean mischief)” (2), he sent the guards who were waiting in front of his tent away and told them; “Now Allah will defend me, you don’t need to wait here.” (3) The people and nations who were almost tortured with oppression waited for this person. So, this expression informs about the courage of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), his securing of the justice and the waiting of the people of coastland; for this reason, it indicated and even defined the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

d. “I, the Lord, officially commission you; I take hold of your hand. I protect you and make you a covenant mediator for people, and a light to the nations…”(The Old Testament 42:6)

The person about whom the good news was given by the Torah was said to be protected by God and for this reason, in most difficult situations and even at times when surviving is almost impossible, he was protected and reached safety as recorded in history. Even during migration, when the possibility of being captured by the polytheists was close at hand at the cave where they sheltered and while his loyal friend, Abu Bakr (RA), was weeping for him, he informed the existence of this divine protection to his loyal friend with solidity by saying “Do not fear, God is with us.” (4) In every phase of the Prophet’s (PBUH) life, this divine protection is seen. Those who know the life of the Prophet will understand this better.

Besides, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) made people get on well with one another. Blood feuds came to an end  and enemies became loyal friends thanks to him … and again nations found the true path thanks to him and virtually became a source of light. So, the person about whom the good news was given has three qualities in the Torah: I. God protects him, II. He will get on well with people, III. He will become a guide for nations; they are the qualities which are known by everyone.

e. “to open blind eyes, to release prisoners from dungeons, those who live in darkness from prisons…” (The Old Testament 42:7)

This expression of the Torah informs about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) too. For blunt hearts and ill minds were healed thanks to him. With the help of him, souls are freed from the captivity of the evil and those who live in the darkness of polytheism reached the light of tawhid (the oneness of God).

f. “I am the Lord! That is my name! I will not share my glory with anyone else, or the praise due me with idols…” (The Old Testament 42:8)

This expression of the Torah is significant. For, with this verse, God informs that the person about whom He gave the good news would destroy polytheism. The biggest struggle of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was against the polytheists and when He conquered the city of Mecca, the first thing he did was to destroy idols.

Besides, in this verse, God says, “He will not allow praising for idols” The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) performed this task and with the expression “Alhamdulillah”, he informed that all praises are made for God. So the person about whom the good news is given is the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) because the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) successfully accomplished the duty of the person about whom the good news was given.

g. “Let the desert and its cities shout out, the towns where the nomads of Kedar live! Let the residents of Sela shout joyfully; let them shout loudly from the mountaintops.” (The Old Testament 42:11)

This expression of the Torah informs about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) too. Since, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was a member of the community that was coming from the descendants of Kadar, who was the son of Ishmael (PBUH), the son of Abraham (AS). So this expression indicates the ancestors of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

In short,these parts of the Old Testament have a complete conformity with the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Besides, in the continuation of this part of the Old Testament, verse 17, the humiliation of polytheists is significant because this humiliation was performed by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Yes, with a more detailed analysis, one may find many more signs in the Old Testament. So, as many sciences from embryology to astronomy, from geology to archeology approve what the Qur’an says, the signs of the Old Testament approve his (PBUH) prophethood.

3. “I will raise up a prophet like you for them from among their fellow Israelites. I will put my words in his mouth and he will speak to them whatever I command.” (The Old Testament, the Book of Deuteronomy, 18:18)

4. “Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your brothers. You must obey him in everything he tells you. Every person who does not obey that prophet will be destroyed and thus removed from the people.’ And all the prophets, from Samuel and those who followed him, have spoken about and announced these days.” (The New Testament, Acts 3:22)

Now let us analyze these two sentences taken from the Bible:

a.The addressing of Hz. Moses (AS) as “your brothers” to the sons of Israelites, who were coming from the race of Ishaq (AS), who was the son of Hz. Abraham (AS), is sign for the descendants of Hz. Ishmael (AS) who was the brother of Hz. Ishaq (AS), that is, for the sons of Ishmael. The prophet who came from the sons of Ishmael can only be the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) because only the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) came from the race of Ishmael. Hz. Joshua (AS) and Jesus (AS) did not come from the descendants of Hz. Ishmael race but from the sons of Israelites.

b.By saying “a prophet like me”, Hz. Moses (AS) implied the prophet Muhammad (PBUH). For it is the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who resembles to Hz. Moses by up to twenty qualities such as jihad, the laws and rules that he imposed, the punishments he established and his community’s obedience to him… but not Hz. Joshua or Jesus (AS).

c.The expression in the verse, “I will put my words in his mouth” is an implication for the illiteracy of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and though he did not know how to read and write, he memorized the word of God easily and read it to people. This news came true as exactly as it had been said.

And we want to point out to an expression that is present in the verses 18 and 19 of The Old Testament, the Book of Deuteronomy: In these sentences, it is emphasized “that prophet speaks with Lord’s name”. One of the most important characteristics of the Qur’an that was revealed to the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is that, 113 surahs of 114 starts with “Basmala” that is “B-ismi-llahi r-rahmani r-rahim” ("In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful"). Besides, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) started reading the verses of the Quran and everything with Basmala and advised his ummah to do so. Thus, the person about whom the good news was given in the Old Testament and was informed that he would start with God’s name is the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

5. “The Lord came from Sinai and revealed himself to Israel from Seir. He appeared in splendor from Mount Paran, and came forth with ten thousand holy ones. With his right hand he gave a fiery law to them.” (The Old Testament, the Book of Deuteronomy, 33:2)

a.In this expression of the Torah:“coming from Sinai” is a sign for Hz. Moses (AS) and the revelation of divine commandments to him; on the other hand, “revealing from Seir” is a sign for Jesus (AS) and the revelation of Bible to him, and finally “the splendor at Mount Paran” is a sign for the Prophet Muhammad’s appearance in Mecca. Since Paran is pronounced as Faran in Arabic language and Faran is one of the old names of Mecca.

Besides, the sentences that Hz. Ishmael resides in the desert of Paran in Genesis in the Old Testament are also proof for this. For Hz. Ishmael (AS) used to reside in Mecca. So, Paran is Mecca with the sign of the Old Testament. With the expression of the Torahi, God informs that “this splendor is at Mount Paran”. Who can be this splendor other than the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)?

b.What is meant with holy ones in the expression given as “came forth with ten thousand holy ones” is Prophet Muhammad’s Ahl al-Bayt and his Companions. In a very short time, this holy community reached up to ten thousands even hundreds of thousands.

c.The expression “The fiery law on the right” stands for jihad and it is a sign that future prophets have a duty of Jihad. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his community are responsible for jihad; so, the person indicated in the related expression proves that this person is the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). So, this expression of the Torah informs about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) with triple signs.

6. But God said to Abraham, “Do not be upset about “the boy or your slave wife.” Do all that Sarah is telling you because through Isaac your descendants will be counted. But I will also make the son of the slave wife into a great nation, for he is your descendant too.” Early in the morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He put them on her shoulders, gave her the child, and sent her away. So she went wandering aimlessly through the wilderness of Beer Sheba. When the water in the skin was gone, she shoved the child under one of the shrubs. Then she went and sat down by herself across from him at quite a distance, about a bowshot away; for she thought, “I refuse to watch the child die.”So she sat across from him and wept uncontrollably. But God heard the boy’s voice.”

“The angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and asked her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Don’t be afraid, for God has heard the boy’s voice right where he is crying. Get up! Help the boy up and hold him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.”Then God enabled Hagar to see a well of water. She went over and filled the skin with water, and then gave the boy a drink. God was with the boy as he grew. He lived in the wilderness and became an archer. He lived in the wilderness of Paran. His mother found a wife for him from the land of Egypt.” (Genesis 21, 12-21)

In this part of the Torah, it is informed that a nation will be created from Hz. Hagar’s son. This nation is the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the ummah of Islam. For no other prophets came from the descendants of Hz. Ishmael except the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

7. “Verily God told Abraham that Hagar -the mother of Isma‘il- will bear children. There will emerge from her sons one whose hand will be above all, and the hands of all will be opened to him in reverence.” (The Old Testament, Genesis, 17)

These expressions of the Torah also informs about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). As we have explained before, no other known and famous prophets came from the descendants of Ishmael (AS), who was the son of Hagar except the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

8. “Moses said: “O Lord! Verily I have found in the Torah the best of Communities that will emerge for the benefit of humanity, that will enjoin good and forbid wrong, and that will believe in God. Let it be my Community!” God said: “That is the Community of Muhammad…” (The Old Testament, Isaiah, 42)

The nameMuhammad is mentioned as Mushaffah, Munhamanna, and Himyata, in the form of Assyrian names in Hebrew, in the heavenly books. The name Muhammad in its original form was present only in a few places. And those few occurrences were distorted by Jews. Besides, the sentences that Moses made to describe the community he saw in the Torah are very interesting.

When Moses described that community, he said, “They are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah.” The same words are used in verse 110 of the chapter of Aal-i Imran in the Quran:

“Ye are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah”

As it is seen, there is a complete conformity between the expression of Moses in the Torah and in the Quran. This conformity proves that the community that Moses saw was the ummah of Muhammad.

9. “In the last days the mountain of the Lord's temple will be established as chief among the mountains; Many nations will come and walk in the name of the Lord our God… (Old Testament, Micah 4 verses 1, 2, 5)

That sentence of the Torah describes clearly the holiest mountain among the mountains, and the takbirs and worshipping of hajjis coming from all over the world; that is, “ummah of Muhammad” known as “ummah given mercy”

10.The Old Testament, Daniel, chapter 2: In this chapter, Nebuchadnezzar, who subverted the state of Assyria, who made the city of Babylon a center and who reigned for forty-three years, the dream he saw and Daniel, who interpreted his dream are mentioned. The summary of the story is as follows:

Daniel, who was in the prison of cruel Nebuchadnezzar, told the king about his dream before Nebuchadnezzar told Daniel about his dream. The king confirmed what he said in astonishment and said, “This was the dream, and now interpret it to me.” Daniel said:

“That sculpture is the dominion in the world. You are the head of it.  After you, another kingdom will rise; it is represented by silver since it is inferior to yours. Then, two more kingdoms will come and will enlarge. Another kingdom of iron will crush and break all the others. Then, it will be replaced by many kingdoms, some of which are strong and some weak; iron and clay cannot be mixed; similarly those kingdoms will not come together and unite. Then, God will demolish those kingdoms and will send a real sultan whose sultanate will continue till Doomsday; that holy person will lead people to bliss in the world an in the hereafter. This is the meaning of the enlargement of the rock that fell from the sky in your dream and broke the idol into pieces.“

Those sentences of the Torah, through which the dream that Daniel interpreted is narrated, inform us about a holy person who will continue living until Doomsday with the religion that he will bring. There is no doubt that that person is our Prophet (pbuh). For the Prophet (pbuh) broke the idols into pieces and conquered the world with his material sultanate and the hearts with his spiritual sultanate.

[1] al-Qalam, 68/4.
[2] al-Maida, 5/67.
[3] Tirmidhi, Tafsîr, 5/6.
[4] Abu Nuaym, Dalail, Vol. 2,p. 328

 

The Proofs of the Prophethood of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in the Distorted Psalms.

The Psalms, which is the second one of the divine books, is mentioned in three different verses of the glorious Qur’an. These verses are as follows:

“We have sent thee inspiration as We sent it to Noah and the Messengers after him; We sent inspiration to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes to Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon, and to David, We gave the Psalms.” (An-Nisa, 4/163)

“And it is your Lord that knoweth best all beings that are in the heavens and on earth: We did bestow on some Prophets more (and other) gifts than on others: and We gave to David (the gift of) the Psalms.” (Al-Isra, 17/55)

“Before this We wrote in the Psalms, after the Message (given to Moses): My servants, the Righteous shall inherit the earth.” (Al-Anbiya, 21/105)

The first two of these verses inform that the Psalms, which is one of the four of divine books, was given to David (AS) and the third verse informs that Psalms was sent after the Torah…

Now, we are going to look at the parts of the Psalms, where there are signs for the prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

1. “You are the most excellent of the sons of men. Grace has anointed your lips, therefore God has blessed you forever. Strap your sword on your thigh, mighty one: your splendor and your majesty. In your majesty ride on victoriously on behalf of truth, humility, and righteousness. Let your right hand display awesome deeds. Your arrows are sharp. The nations fall under you, with arrows in the heart of the king’s enemies. Your throne, God, is forever and ever. A scepter of equity is the scepter of your kingdom. You have loved righteousness, and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows…” (The Psalms, 45:2-7)

Now, let us see how these expressions of Psalms explicitly refer to the prophet Muhammad (PBUH):

a. “You are the most excellent of the sons of men…”

The apparent beauties of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that assembled on his blessed body and which also point to his esoteric beauties do not exist in anyone. Furthermore, Imam Qurtubi relates that the beauty of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) did not appear completely. If his apparent beauty had completely been visible, the Companions could not have had the strength to look at him. (1)

Jabir bin Samura (RA) narrates; “I saw the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), who was the sun of the universe in a moonlit night. He was wearing a red mantle. I began to look at his shining face and the moon to decide which one has more beauty. I swear by God that the holiness face of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), who was near me, was more beautiful than the moon.” (2)

Hz. Aisha (RA) describes the beauty of the prophet (PBUH) with the following words: The women who saw the beauty of Hz. Joseph (AS) cut their fingers by losing themselves; if they had seen the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), they would have cut their arms.”

b. “Strap your sword on your thigh…”

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) says the following in one of his Hadiths: “I have been sent with sword in a period close to doomsday…” (3) This verse of Psalms also shows that the Prophet who will come is called “Sahib as-Saif”; that is, he will be the owner of sword and responsible for jihad. And his ummah is also called Sahib as-Saif; that is, they will be responsible for jihad. This news of Psalms can be seen in the Prophet’s life (PBUH) and in his community in the strict sense.

c. “On behalf of truth, humility, and righteousness. Let your right hand display awesome deeds.”

This sentence of Psalms also mentions about the justice of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). In fact, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was the most judicious one of humanity. The following  is narrated: A woman from Mahzumi tribe committed a theft. Quraishis did not want this woman, who came from an honorable tribe to be punished. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) loved Usama bin Zayd very much. They knew that the prophet would not hurt his feelings. For this reason, they requested the prophet not to punish this woman by putting Usama as an intermediary. The prophet (PBUH) said to Usama as follows:

“The sons of Israelites were destroyed just because they took sides. They used to punish the poor very severely but they did not punish the rich and influential ones. I swear by God that if my own daughter Fatima committed this crime, I would punish her in the same way.” (4)

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) did not make any religious discrimination when he made legal decisions. If a Jew was the rightful side, He gave the Jew His due by taking it from the Muslim. Sirah books are full of stories about the Prophet’s unique justice.

c. “Your arrows are sharp. The nations fall under you, with arrows in the heart of the king’s enemies…”

The truth of this news of Psalms is also seen in Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) life. For Persia, Byzantium, India, China and lots of countries were conquered and the majority of their folks were converted and became the ummah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). And this expression of Psalms is stated in the verses of the Qur’an as follows:

“What Allah has bestowed on His Messenger (and taken away) from the people of the townships belongs to Allah to His Messenger and to kindred and orphans, the needy and the wayfarer; in order that it may not (merely) make a circuit between the wealth among you. So take what the Messenger assigns to you, and deny yourselves that which he withholds from you. And fear Allah; for Allah is strict in Punishment.” (Al-Hashr, 59/7)

d. “You have loved righteousness, and hated wickedness.”

This sentence informs about the two attributes of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as these attributes are expressed in the Qur’an as follows:

“Ye are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah. If only the People of the Book had faith it were best for them; among them are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted transgressors.” (Aal-e-Imran, 3/110)

2. “Your sons will take the place of your fathers. You shall make them princes in all the earth. I will make your name to be remembered in all generations. Therefore the peoples shall give you thanks forever and ever.” (The Psalms 45:16-17)

These sentences of Psalms are also about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) because, although 1400 years have passed since the death of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH), believers have been reciting salawats by saying “Salli 'ala Muhammadin wa 'ala ali Muhammad…” especially after five daily prayers through the ages. So is there anyone whose name is mentioned as much as the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on earth? Of course not. So, is it possible that the person who is mentioned in Psalms is not the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)?

3. “He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, from the River to the ends of the earth. Those who dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him. His enemies shall lick the dust. The kings of Tarshish and of the islands will bring tribute. The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. Yes, all kings shall fall down before him. All nations shall serve him. For he will deliver the needy when he cries; the poor, who has no helper. He will have pity on the poor and needy. He will save the souls of the needy. He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence. Their blood will be precious in his sight. They shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba. Men shall pray for him continually. They shall bless him all day long. Abundance of grain shall be throughout the land. Its fruit sways like Lebanon. Let it flourish, thriving like the grass of the field. His name endures forever. His name continues as long as the sun. Men shall be blessed by him. All nations will call him blessed. Blessed be his glorious name forever! Let the whole earth be filled with his glory!” (The Psalms 72, 2-19 summary)

Anyone who listens to those sentences of the Psalms will approve that they describe the Prophet (pbuh). All of the attributes mentioned in those verses of the Psalms are present in the Prophet (pbuh).

Up to this part of our study, we have studied some of the parts of the distorted Gospel, Torah and Psalms that indicated the Prophet (pbuh). We have proved with the certainty of two plus two equaling four that the heavenly books mention Muhammad (pbuh) and give glad tidings that he will arrive. Although those heavenly books were distorted so much and especially the verses related to the Prophet (pbuh) were tried to be changed and removed, Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) shines brightly in the present heavenly books like the sun.

[1] Peygamberimizin Şemaili, Prof.Dr. Ali Yardım, Damla Yayınları.
[2] Darimi, Muqaddima, 10.
[3] Tirmidhi Vol. 3 p. 213; Ahmad bin Hanbal V/218.
[4] Bukhari, Anbiya 54, Hudud 12; Muslim, Hudud 8, 9.

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