How can we respond to the Christians who say that Jesus will send Muhammad?
- We, Muslims, claim that Muhammad is mentioned in chapters 14 and 16 of John.
- Jesus says in John 16:7, (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 to you.)
- Some Christian advocates reject this claim acting upon the verse (if I depart, I will send him to you) and say that Jesus will send Muhammad, therefore Jesus is greater than Him (God).
- Of course, he is not God.
Submitted by on Thu, 12/05/2022 - 15:09
Dear Brother / Sister,
The following is stated in the Bible we have, in John 16:7:
“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 to you.”
The phrase “The comforter will not come unto you” exists in the first sentence “For if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him to you.”
This phrase is in compliance with the characteristic of our Prophet, Muhammad (pbuh), described as “a mercy to the worlds”. In addition, the verb “will not come” is used instead of “will not be sent”. It indicates that it is not question for Jesus to send him.
On the other hand, it is necessary to understand the phrase “but if I depart, I will send him to you” in the second sentence accordingly so that there will be no contradiction. That is, it necessary to consider it in the form of an expression of confirmation: “My departure will be a means for him to come; it is such a powerful means that it is as if I send him.”
As a matter of fact, the expression “But now I am going to the one who sent me” in John 16:5 states that it is Allah who sent Jesus and that he was Allah’s messenger.
That is, Jesus is not a god, but a messenger and servant of Allah.
This expression is in compliance with the following verse of the Quran telling what Jesus said when he spoke for the first time as a baby:
“I am indeed a servant of Allah. He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet.” (Maryam, 19/30)
That is, it is Allah who sent both Jesus (pbuh) and Muhammad (pbuh) as prophets; both of them are messengers of Allah.
Questions on Islam
- Hz. Muhammad (PBUH) in the Bible
- The Proofs of the Prophethood of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in the Distorted Bible.
- Who is Paraclete mentioned in the Bible?
- The First Kind is the news given by the Torah, the Bible, the Psalms and other scriptures about Muhammad (pbuh).
- What are the characteristics of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in Holy Books?
- Is it possible to find proofs for the prophethood of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the Bible, Torah and Psalms?
- Why was Jesus (pbuh) raised to the sky although some prophets were allowed to be killed why conveying the religion to people? Furthermore, one tooth of our Prophet was broken during a battle. From which property of Jesus does this incident originate?
- Although some prophets were allowed to be killed when they announced the true religion, why was Jesus ascended to the sky? Even our prophet’s tooth was broken at a battle. What feature of Jesus caused this?
- What is the reason for the difference between Jesus and the Prophet Muhammad’s conveying the message?
- Testimony of Yahya (John)