The Prophecy of the coming of a “Messenger” after Jesus Christ(pbuh):-

PBUH- Peace Be Upon Him

John 14:16:-

Jesus Christ said “And I will pray the father, he shall send another comforter, that he may abide with you”

John 15:26:-

Jesus Christ said “And when the comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the father, even the spirit of truth, who proceedeth from the father, he shall testify me”.

John 16:12–14:-

Again Jesus Christ said ” I have many things to say unto you but you cannot bear them now. How be it, when he the spirit of truth is come, he will guide you unto all truth, he shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, that he shall speak, he shall show you things to come. He shall glorify me.”
The above verses clearly refer to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as he was the the only religious figure after Jesus Christ who testified Jesus Christ as an article of faith. He ‘glorified’ Jesus Christ and Muslims are the only other people who believe in Jesus Christ. No Muslim is a Muslim if he doesn’t believe in Jesus Christ. . . . . But as a Mighty Messenger of God and not as Son of God.

The following verse confirms that the comforter being prophesied is indeed Prophet Muhammad.
The following verse confirms that the comforter being prophesied is indeed Prophet Muhammad.

Again, Isaiah 29:12 :-

” And the book is delivered to him who is not learned, saying read this, I pray thee, and he saith, I am not learned”.

When angel Gabriel commanded Prophet Muhammad by saying ‘Iqra’ meaning ‘read’, Prophet Muhammad replied ‘ I am not learned’.

These lines are the first verses of the Qur’an which were revealed upon Prophet Muhammad(pbuh).
Yes, Muhammad (pbuh) was mentioned in the Bible and Old Testament.
Muhammad (pbuh) is prophesised in the book of Isaiah:

It is mentioned in the book of Isaiah chapter 29 verse 12:

“And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.”

When Archangel Gabrail commanded Muhammad (pbuh) by saying Iqra – “Read”, he replied, “I am not learned”.

So this verse is talking about Muhammad (pbuh) as he was not learned, and the first word revealed to him was ‘read’ just as the verse mentioned.
Here is another verse from the Bible:

“I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” (Deuteronomy 18:18)

In this verse, God is telling Moses that there will be a prophet ‘like unto thee’, which means that there will be a prophet like Moses.

Who is this referring to?

Jesus is like Moses because he was also a Jew and a prophet.

However, that means that this verse could also apply to Solomon, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Malachi, John the Baptist etc., because they were also ALL ‘Jews’ as well as ‘prophets’.

This verse is not referring to Jesus as him and Moses only have two similarities.

This verse is referring to Muhammad (pbuh) because he was like Moses.
Here are a few reasons why Muhammad was like Moses (peace be upon them both):

1. Moses had a father and mother. Muhammad (pbuh) had a father and a mother. Jesus only had a mother.

2. Muhammad and Moses were both born in the normal, natural course. But Jesus was created by a special miracle (Gospel of St. Matthew 1:18)

3. Muhammad and Moses married women and begot children, but Jesus remained unmarried.

4. Moses and Muhammad were accepted as prophets by their people although they went through hardships. But Jesus was rejected by his people (John 1:11).

5. Muhammad and Moses both brought new laws, but Jesus did not (Mathew 5: 17-18).

6. Muhammad and Moses both died natural deaths, but according to Christianity Jesus was killed on the cross.

7. Muhammad and Moses both lie buried in earth, but Jesus rests in the Heavens.

8. Muhammad and Moses were both spiritual and national leaders, Jesus was only a spiritual leader.

9. Muhammad and Moses were both victorious morally and spiritually, Jesus had a spiritual victory.

Therefore Jesus is not like Moses but Muhammad is like Moses, (Peace be upon them all)
The above verse also says ‘From among their brethren’. Moses and his people, the Jews, are addressed as a racial entity, and as such their brethren are the Arabs.

Ishmael and Isaac are the sons of the same father Abraham, then they are brothers. And so the children of the one are thebrethren of the children of the other.

The children of Isaac are the Jews and the children of Ishmael are the Arabs; they are brethren to one another. The children of Isaac are the brethren of the Ishmaelites.

Muhammad (pbuh) is from the brethren of the Israelites because he was a descendant of Ishmael.

The prophecy mentions that the coming prophet who would be like Moses, must NOT arise from the ‘Children of Israel’ or from ‘among themselves’but from their brethren.

Muhammad (pbuh) therefore was among their brethren and he was the prophet mentioned in the prophecy.
Muhammad is also mentioned by NAME in the Hebrew Bible and Songs of Solomon.

John 14:15-16—

“If you love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father and He shall give you another Comforter that he may abide with you forever.”

Muslim theologians have said that “another Comforter” is Muhammad (PBUH), the Messenger of Allah; and him to “abide forever” means the perpetuity of his laws and way of life (Shari ‘ah) and the Book (Quran) which was revealed to him.

John 15:26-27 —

“But when die Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.”

John 16:5-8 —

“But now I go my way to Him that sent me and none of you asketh me ‘Whither goest thou?’ But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and approve righteousness and judgment.”

John 16:12-14 —

“l have yet many things to say unto you. but you cannot bear them now. How be it when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak; and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and he shall shew it unto you.”

John 16:l6—

“A little while and ye shall not see me: and again a little while, ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.”
Muslim theologians have stated that the person who is described by Jesus to come after him — in the above verses — does not comply with any other person but Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) the Messenger of Allah.

This ‘person’ whom Jesus prophesied will come after him is called in the Bible ‘Parqaleeta’.

This word was deleted by later interpreters and translators and changed at times to ‘Spirit of Truth’, and at other times, to ‘Comforter’ and sometimes to ‘Holy Spirit’.

The original word is Greek and its meaning is ‘one whom people praise exceedingly.’

The sense of the word is applicable to the word ‘Muhammad’ (in Arabic).

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