How can we respond to the Christians who say that Jesus will send Muhammad?

The Details of the Question

- 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.

The Answer

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.

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