05 Nov Sixteenth Sign.Part2
THE FIRST KIND
The Third Proof: (Part.1) Here, as examples, we shall point out from the Gospel, the Torah, and the Psalms, a few instances of verses concerning our Prophet (Upon whom be blessings and peace).
First: In the Psalms, there is the following verse: O God, send to us after the period between prophets one who will establish an exemplary model.
Here, “One who will establish an exemplary model” refers to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
A verse from the Gospel says: The Messiah said: “I am leaving for my father and your father, so that He may send you the Paraclete, “That is, Ahmad Muhammad.
A second verse from the Gospel: I ask from my Lord for the Paraclete that he may abide with you forever. Paraclete, meaning ‘the distinguisher of good from evil’, is the name of our Prophet in those Books.
A verse from the Torah says: Verily God told Abraham that Hagar the mother of Ismail 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.
Another verse from the Torah: And He said to Moses: “O Moses, verily I shall send them a prophet like you, from the sons of their brothers the children of Ismail; I shall place My word in his mouth, and shall punish whoever does not accept the words of the one who will speak in My name.”
A third verse from the Torah: 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.”
In those books, the name of Muhammad is given in Syriac form, such as Mushaffah, Munhamanna, Himyata, and names meaning Muhammad in Hebrew. Otherwise the name of Muhammad is explicitly mentioned only in a few places, which were also altered by the jealous Jews.
A verse from the Psalms of David states: O David! A prophet will appear after you, named Ahmad Muhammad; he will be truthful, and he will be a chief, and his Community will be forgiven.
One of the Seven ‘Abdullah’s, ‘Abdullah b. ‘Amr bin al-‘As, who made extensive studies of the earlier scriptures, and ‘Abdullah bin Salam, who was the earliest to accept Islam from among the famous Jewish scholars, and the famous scholar Ka‘b al-Ahbar from among the Children of Israel, all pointed out in the Torah, which was not then corrupted to its present extent, the following verse, which after addressing Moses, then addresses the Prophet yet to come:
O Prophet, verily We have sent you as a witness, a bearer of glad tidings, a warner and a protection for the unlettered. You are My bondsman, and I have named you ‘the Reliant on God.’ You shall not be harsh, stern, and clamorous in the market places, nor shall you requite evil with evil, but instead pardon and forgive. God shall not take you unto Himself until you straighten a crooked people by causing them to say, “No god but God.”
Another verse from the Torah: Muhammad is God’s Messenger, his birth-place is Makkah, he will emigrate to Tayba, his rule will be in Damascus, and his Community will constantly praise God.
In this verse, a Syriac word meaning Muhammad is mentioned for the word Muhammad.
Here is another verse from the Torah: You are My bondsman and messenger, and I have named you ‘Reliant on God’, which is addressed to a prophet who is to come after Moses, and is from the progeny of Isma‘il, the brother of Isaac.
In the following verse from the Torah, My chosen bondsman is not harsh or stern, the meaning of Mukhtar (chosen) is the same as ‘Mustapha,’ a name of Muhammad. In several places in the Gospels, a prophet who will come after Jesus is referred to as “the Master of the World”. He is described as:He will have with him a staff of iron with which he will fight, as will his people.
This verse indicates that a prophet will come with a sword, charged with waging jihad. Qadib min Hadid (literally, staff of iron) means sword. And so will be his community. In agreement with the Biblical verse mentioned above, and referring to it as well as some other verses, the following Qur’anic verse at the end of Sura al-Fath also states that his community, like him, will be commanded to wage jihad: And their similitude in the Gospel is like a seed that sends forth its blade, then makes it strong; it then becomes thick, and it stands on its own stem, filling the sowers with wonder and delight.
As a result, it fills the unbelievers with rage at them. In the Thirty-Third Chapter of the Fifth Book of the Torah, there is the following verse:
The Lord came from Sinai, rose up unto us from Sa‘ir and shined forth from Mount Paran.