The Parable of Landowner

The Bible informs people about Hz. Muhammad (pbuh)

The Parable of Landowner

13. Jesus comes to Jerusalem. He starts to preach every day. However, the prominent people, oracles and religious scholars want to kill him. Jesus 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 not ever 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.”

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.

and (Matthew 21:43)

“…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 is 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  by Christian scholars are in vain.

1- It is certainly understood from the sentence that the person explained with the stone will be different from Jesus, who is claimed to be the son of God. (God forbid).

2- According to their claim, Jesus was killed by Jews. Is it 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?

3- 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 on whom this stone falls will crush him, and the one who falls on this stone will be broken into pieces.”

4- 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 respected Jesus 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 and his prophethood must be regarded astonishing. The reality behind this is as follows: Since the Sons of Israel were not born from Hz. Hagar and do not come from this family, they see the Sons of Ishmael as equal to them; and actually not any prophets coming from the family of Ishmael may be the cause of their bewilderment.

5- 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 ends with me.”

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