Muhammed The Natural Successor To Christ


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  • Muhammed The Natural Successor To Christ


  • Muhammed, The Natural Successor To Christ --- By Ahmed Deedat




     

       CHAPTER
    TWO

     

    IN THE WORDS OF THE MASTER

     

     

     JUST ONE FULL
    PROPHECY
    1

     

    1 This site only expounds a
    single prophecy from the New Testament. See "What the
    Bible
    says about Muhammmed (pbuh)"
    for prophecies from the Old
    Testemant.

     

    A COMMON TRAIT

     

    Just a cursory glance, a
    rapid reading, a hurried look at the previous verse will satisfy the
    Muslim that Jesus Christ (pbuh) did indeed prophesy the advent of
    Muhummed (pbuh), the Messenger of God. The Muslim is puzzled at the
    stubbornness, vanity and tunnel vision of the Christian which prevents
    him from seeing his own inner light and listening to his conscience so
    as not to recognise the obvious.

    The Christian in turn is
    puzzled at the hard-hearted obstinacy of the Jews, a nation endowed
    with such creative genius, which, despite a thousand and one prophecies
    in their own Bible (the Old Testament) regarding the coming of the
    "Messiah,"
    are totally incapable of recognising their lord and
    "saviour."
    Are they both somewhat blind?

    No! Neither the Jews nor the
    Christians are necessarily impervious to truth. The trouble is that we
    all
    pick up our prejudices from childhood. The American call it
    being "programmed"

    Simply reading the verses or
    listening to lectures and getting that smug satisfaction of being in
    the know will not help spreading the truth. This is the age of the
    "EVERYMAN."
    1 The age of the
    professionals is over. It is the duty of every Muslim — man, woman or
    child to get involved. Each according to his or her capacity. Memorize
    the above verse with its meaning as well as the quotations preceding
    and those that follow so that you may feel equipped to share our Deen
    with non-Muslims. There are no short-cuts to Da'wah
    (propagation)!

    1. "EVERYMAN:" is a new series of books to
    equip everyman or woman to learn an art or trade such as – plumbing,
    pottery, woodwork, etc by studying at home.

     

    PRODUCE YOUR PROOF!

     

    Perhaps this is not the
    first time you are reading or might have heard about the prophecies in
    the Jewish and Christian Scriptures regarding the advent of the last
    and final Messenger of God — Muhummed (pbuh) the Mercy unto all
    mankind. And perhaps you have at times made some half-hearted and
    skimpy efforts at suggesting that our Nabi-e-Kareem was
    prophesised in the Holy Bible. But when proof was demanded, you simply
    not able to, because you had not done any home work Remember, there is
    no substitute for hard work. I believe what I say and I practise what I
    preach. Insha-Allah!

    I have personally memorized
    various selections from the Bible in a dozen different languages,
    including Arabic and Hebrew. Not for show but because of the openings
    these snippets of religion create for me in propagating our faith to
    various language groups. Languages are the keys to people's hearts.

     

     

    IN THE LAND OF THE PHARAOHS

     

    Notwithstanding many assurances, I got stranded in Cairo for lack of
    an entry visa. A kind gentleman from the AI-Azhar, who was trying to
    help us obtain the relevant documents, got frustrated with the delay
    and in order to attend to his Friday prayers, handed me and my son
    Yousuf to a young Egyptian lady, well-groomed in Western attire.

    After much effort and time she returned to us with the good news.
    "Forty dollars," she said. I asked, "For what?" "The visas," she
    answered. Twenty dollars for me and twenty for my son. "But I am a
    guest of the Government," I insisted. She said that she knew nothing
    about it, so I smiled and paid.

    From the lady's speech and deportment, I had sensed that she was
    well-educated and a lady of culture, so undauntedly I asked her again
    what her name was in my broken Arabic. However, her name was too novel
    for me to remember. I asked her further: "Are you a Muslim?" She said,
    "No, I am an Egyptian Christian." This was the opening I was waiting
    for. I began, "Do you know that before Jesus Christ departed from this
    world, he told his disciples," and I started to quote, now in
    meticulous Arabic, a verse from the Arabic Bible, (see next page),
    which I had memorized for opportunities just like this particular one.

     

    THE TRANSLATION


    I had no
    need to translate the above Arabic to her, because as an Arab she
    understood the verse perfectly. But for the benefit of those who do not
    know Arabic I give you its exact equivalent from the English Bible,
    which I had also taken the trouble to memorize in my spare time. You
    can create that spare time also if you have true love for Allah's Deen
    and wish to share it with others.

    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.

    (HOLY BIBLE) John 16:7

     

     

    "AL-MOOUZZI" THE COMFORTER

     

    I implore my brethren who can read the Arabic quotation to memorize
    it together with the English translation above and create opportunities
    for using it. Learn the verses in conjunction

    with other languages that you know. There will be a definite
    all-round improvement in your fluency, and proficiency in preaching
    Islam to other people.

    The word "Comforter" above is "al-Moouzzi" in Arabic.
    I asked the lady, "Who is the "al-Moouzzi" of this prophecy?"
    She said, " do not know," She was honest She did not beat around the
    bush. So I said that we are told in the Holy Qur'an that Jesus Christ
    (pbuh) had told his disciples —

     

    I continued that, *This
    Ahmed
    is another name for Muhummed, and Muhummed is Moouzzi!"
    "Very funny," she exclaimed, "these Egyptians" (meaning the Muslim
    Egyptians) "take us to the cinema, they take us" (meaning Christian
    women) "to the dance, but no one ever tells us anything about this
    Moouzzi!"
    Through her Allah soobha'nahoo-wa-ta'aalaa,
    armed me with a fourteen-pound SledgeHammer before leaving Cairo
    Airport. Alhumdo'lillah! And, did I use that
    SledgeHammer!!

    An integrated explanation of
    Comforter/Moouzzi of John 16: 7 and Ahmed/Muhummed of The Holy Qur’an
    61: 6 will be slotted in place when explaining the Ayat
    (the verse) heading this chapter.

     

    BIBLICAL CONFIRMATION

     

    Remember, that in the sixth
    century of the Christian Era, when Muhummed (pbuh) was chanting God's
    words which was systematically "put into his mouth," ' the
    Arabic Bible had not yet been translated. He could never have known
    that he was fulfilling and confirming the utterances of his predecessor
    Jesus (pbuh) to the letter.

     

     

    ONLY FOR THE ISRAELITES

     

    1.

     

     

     

     

     

    JESUS FOR JEWS ONLY

    These twelve
    Jesus sent forth, and commanded them saying,
    Go ye not into the way of the Gentiles,
    1 and into any
    city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go ye rather unto The Lost
    Sheep Of The House Of Israel.

    (HOLY
    BIBLE) Matthew 10:5-6

    1 Gentiles: non-Jews

    NOT FOR DOGS

    And behold a
    woman of Canaan
    1 came ... and
    cried unto him saying, have mercy on me ... my daughter is seriously
    possessed with a devil.

    But he
    answered her not a word.

    And his
    disciples came and begged him, saying. Send her away: for she crieth
    after us.

    But he
    answered and said, I am Not Sent But Unto The Lost Sheep Of The
    House Of Israel.

    But she came
    and knelt before him, saying. Lord, help me.

    But he
    answered her and said, It is Not Fair To Take The Children's Bread
    And Cast It To The Dogs.
    2

    (HOLY
    BIBLE)
    Matthew 15:22-26

    1.
    Mark 7.26 says that the woman was a Greek.

    2. Meaning non-Jews.

    It goes to the credit of
    this Jewish prophet, that he practised what he preached. In his
    lifetime he never converted a single Gentile (non-Jew). And of his
    hand-picked elect (his twelve disciples), he made sure that they
    belonged to his tribe so that his other prophecy might Find fulfilment:
    "when the son of man (Jesus pbuh
    referring to himself) shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye (the
    disciples) also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve
    tribes of Israel"
    (Matthew 19: 28).

     

    NO NEW RELIGION

     

    2 "LAW": The word in the Arabic text
    here is "Taurat." (Heb. "Torah.")

     

    The Messiah was no mealy-mouthed Messenger among the Jews. Like his
    predecessors Amos and Ezekiel or Isaiah and Jeremiah, he was trenchant
    in his condemnation of Jewish formalism and hypocrisies. His novel
    approach and militant preaching had created certain misgivings amongst
    the religious hierarchy. The Scribes and the Pharisees came to him
    again and again to test him as to his bona fides (His Genuineness).

    To allay their suspicions that he had brought no new fangled
    religion, and that his was the confirmation of all the teachings that
    had gone before him. He says —

     

    Think not
    that I am come to destroy the law
    (Hebrew -
    Torah), or the prophets: I am come not to destroy, but to fulfil.

    For verily I
    say unto you. Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall
    in no wise pass from the law
    (Torah),
    till all be fulfilled.

     

    Whosoever
    therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach
    men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but
    whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in
    the kingdom of heaven.

     

    HOLY
    BIBLE Matthew 5: 17-19

     

    Compare this phrase "CONFIRMING THE LAW (WHICH
    CAME) BEFORE ME"
    - these seven words at the beginning of this section
    with the three verses of Matthew above, and you will not fail to note
    that there is no wordiness in the Qur'anic diction. It conveys God's
    Message concisely, with clarity and precision.

    "THE FATHER1 OF TRUTH CHOOSES HIS
    OWN PROPHETS, AND HE SPEAKS TO THEM IN A VOICE STRONGER THAN THE VOICE
    OF THUNDERY

     

    Sayed Amir Ali in "The Spirit of Islam. "

     

    1.
    FATHER:
    The
    use of the word "Father" in relation to God was cut out from
    Islam owing to the perversion of the idea among Christians.

     

    The Qur'an had come to Confirm, Correct and Complete Divine
    Revelation, or whatever was left of it in unworthy hands.

     

     

     

    THE GOOD NEWS

     

    3.

     

    I will not apologise, nor am
    I called upon to apologise for reproducing here verbatim (a word
    for word) commentary on the word "AHMED," from ABDULLAH YUSUF
    ALI'S English translation. But before I do that permit me to pay a
    fitting tribute to the KING FAHD HOLY QUR'AN PRINTING COMPLEX in Al-Madinah
    AI-Munawarah which is turning out millions of Holy Qur'ans in many different languages.

    Their reason for using YUSUF ALI as a base for their reproduction is
    summed up in these words:

     

    "A NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS
    HAVE IN THE PAST VENTURED TO TRANSLATE THE QUR'AN, BUT THEIR WORKS HAVE
    GENERALLY BEEN PRIVATE ATTEMPTS, GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THEIR OWN
    PREJUDICES. IN ORDER TO PRODUCE A RELIABLE TRANSLATION FREE FROM
    PERSONAL BIAS, A ROYAL DECREE (No, 19888, DATED 16/8/1400 AH) WAS
    ISSUED BY THE CUSTODIAN OF THE TWO HOLY MOSQUES, KING FAHD IBN ABDUL
    AZIZ, AT THAT TIME THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER - THE TRANSLATION OF THE
    LATE USTADH ABDULLAH YUSUF ALI WAS CONSEQUENTLY CHOSEN FOR ITS
    DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS, SUCH AS A HIGHLY ELEGANT STYLE, A
    CHOICE OF WORDS CLOSE TO THE MEANING OF THE ORIGINAL TEXT, ACCOMPANIED
    BY SCHOLARLY NOTES AND COMMENTARIES."

    The Presidency of Islamic
    Researches, lfta, Call and Guidance

    Out of over six thousand
    profound explanatory notes in Yusuf Ali's translation, the following is
    just one of three explaining the prophecy in the words of Jesus (pbuh)
    regarding the advent of Muhummed (pbuh) the Messenger of God.
    Note No: 5438:

     

    "Ahmed", or "Muhummed",
    the Praised one, is almost a translation of the Greek word Periclytos.
    In the present Gospel of John 14:16, 15:26, and 16:7, the word
    "Comforter" in the English version for the Greek word "Paracletos",
    which means "Advocate", "one called to the help of another, a kind
    friend", rather than "Comforter". Our doctors contend that Paracletos
    is a corrupt reading for Periclytos and that in the original saying of
    Jesus there was a prophecy of our holy Prophet Ahmed by
    name. Even if we read Paraclete, it would imply to the Holy Prophet,
    who is "a Mercy for all creatures" (H.Q. 21:107) and "most kind and
    merciful to the Believers" (H.Q. 9:128) See also note 416 to H.Q. 3:81.

     

    4.

     

    Thus concludes (Ayat)
    verse 6 of (Sura) chapter 61 under discussion. "The Prophet of
    Islam was foretold in many ways; and when he came he showed forth many
    Clear Signs, for his whole life from beginning to end was one vast
    miracle. He fought and won against odds. Without learning from men he
    taught the highest wisdom. He melted hearts that were hard, and he
    strengthened hearts that were tender and required support. In all his
    sayings and doings men of discernment could see the working of God's
    hand;" yet the sceptics called it SORCERY — jugglery — magic!

    FORGER AND JUGGLER! NO,
    NO! THIS GREAT FIERY HEART, SEETHING, SIMMERING LIKE A GREAT FURNACE OF
    THOUGHTS, WAS NOT A JUGGLER'S.
    Thomas Carlyle, page 88 in his book -"Heroes and Hero-worship"


    And they called his miraculous fulfilment of prophecy magic,
    Jugglery, enchantment — that which became the most solid fact of human
    history — Islam!

     

     

     

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