Muhammad (pbuh) in the Various World Scriptures
(Hyderabad, India, 21st May 2006)

Lecture 

 

(Duration – 1 hour 18 minutes)

 

 

Mansoor Shaikh: Nahmaduhu wa nusalli ala Rasoolihil Kareem
ama ba'd fa audhubillahi min ashshaitani arrajeem
 Bismillahi Arrahmani Arraheem

Brothers and sisters I am Manzoor Sheikh the host for today’s programme. We begin our programme with the recitation of the holy Quran. Zikra Naik will recite before you Surah Ala, Zikra Naik. 

 

Zikra Naik: (Arabic) It’s me Zikra Naik. (Arabic)…. (Recitation of Surah Ala)

 

Manzoor Shaikh: Jazak Allah Zikra Naik. Now I call upon Rushda Naik. She will do the Qirat of Surah Duha.

 

Rushda Naik: Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rehmatullahi wa barkathu! Aoozu Billahi minash shaitaanir rajeem. Bismillah hir Rehmaanhir Raheem (Recitation of Surah Duha)

 

Mansoor Shaikh: This was Rushda Naik, Alhamduillah. Now I call upon Fariq Naik. He will present a Islamic song M-U-S-L-I-M

 

Fariq Naik: One billion strong, all year long,
Prayers to Allah even in Hong Kong
You can never be wrong if you read the Qur'an
Cause it's never been changed since day one.
Others be brag, say that we lag,
But they don’t know all the power we had
The power we had, the power we have
So Muslimoon don't you ever feel sad
Take many looks, go read their books,
You'll see all the facts that your friends overlooked,
So always be proud, you can say it out loud
I am proud to be down with the Muslim crowd!
M-U-S-L-I-M I'm so blessed to be with them.
M-U-S-L-I-M I'm so blessed to be with them.
Don’t know about you, I know about me,
I'm proud to be rolling Islamically
Everywhere I see, even on TV,
People talking trash about the way I be.
But what they all hate, is if we get great
Cause you are the one with your heads on straight
Don’t ever frown, or your head looking down,
If you read the Qur'an you're the best in the town.
Y'all have doubt say- we have no clout
But-within-a-few years see how we've come about.
Were back on the scene, The number-one deen,
I'm proud to be down with the Muslimeen!
M-U-S-L-I-M I'm so blessed to be with them...
 M-U-S-L-I-M I'm so blessed to be with them.

 

Manzoor Shaikh: Jazak Allah, Fariq. Now we have Rushda Naik delivering a song, Islamic song, I believe in Allah.

 

Rushda Naik: Assalamu Alaikum wa Rehamtullahi wa barkatahu!

I stand in line and pray

And Zakah I pay.

I fast in Ramadhan,

Cause I believe in Allah.

 

I’m nice to my fellowmen,

I’m kind to my parents,

My elders I respect 

Cause I believe in Allah. 

 

Watching over me,

All things Allah can see,

I want to be Shaheed

So he is happy with my deeds. 

 

He answers me in prayer,

When I call He’s always there.

He helps me through the day

Yes I believe in Allah.

 

I love to hear the Adhan,

I love my deen Islam

I hope to go to Makkah

Cause I believe in Allah.

 

I believe, I believe

I believe in Allah.

I believe I believe

Yes, I believe in Allah.

 

Manzoor Shaikh: Now Rushda Naik will deliver a Islamic song, Talk to me about Muhammad pbuh. I request the audience, especially for this song please carefully pay attention to each and every word of this song. It will InshaAllah touch the strings of your heart. 

 

Rushda Naik:

It would be such a pleasure to have you come along with me,
I accept your gracious offer of kindness and company.
But as we walk along young man and as you help me with the load,
I have only one request as we travel down this road,

Don’t talk to me about Muhammad.
Because of him there is no peace and I have trouble in my mind,
so don’t talk to me about Muhammad.
And as we walk along together we will get along just fine,
I have only one request as we travel down this road
 Don’t talk to me about Muhammad.


That man upsets me so, so much more than you could know,
I hear of his name and reputation everywhere I go.
Though his family and his clan once knew him as an honest man,
he’s dividing everyone with his claim that God is One.

 So don’t talk to me about Muhammad.

And as we walk along together we will get along just fine,

I have only one request as we travel down this road
 Don’t talk to me about Muhammad.


Thank you now young man, you’ve been so really kind
Your generosity and smile are very rare to find.
Let me give you some advice, since you’ve been so very nice,
From Muhammad stay away, don’t heed his words or emulate his way.

And don’t talk to me Muhammad,
you will never have true peace and trouble is all you’ll find.
So don’t talk about Muhammad
Now before we part and go, if it’s alright just the same,
may I ask, my dear young man, who are you? What is your name?

Forgive me - what was that? Your words weren’t very clear,
my ears are getting old - sometimes its difficult to hear.
It is truly rather funny, though I’m sure I must be wrong,
but I thought I heard you said that your name is Muhammad......

Muhammad?

Ash haduallah ilaha il Allah wa Ash hadu ana Muhammad ur-Rasulullah.

Hmm…hmm talk to me Muhammad!
Upon you I pray for peace for you have eased my troubled mind!
Hmm…hmm talk to me Muhammad
and as we walk along this road we will get along just fine,
 As I travel down this road I will get along just fine.

 

Manzoor Shaikh: Jazak Allah , Rushda for a very impressive song indeed. Now I call upon Sayyed Shah Hussain Qadri to deliver the welcome note. 

 

Sayyed Shah Hussain Qadri: Nahmaduhu wa nusalli ala Rasoolihil Kareem ama ba'd

I Sayyed Shah Hussain Qadri welcome all of you with a Islamic Greetings Asalauailkum wa Rehamtullahi wa barkatahu! It’s an honor and privilege for me to welcome a world famous orator on universal brotherhood and comparative religion, Dr. Zakir Naik. Chair person Manzoor Shaikh. I also welcome the staff and crew of IRF, Islamic Research Foundation, Bombay. I am gratified by the presence of such a huge and enthusiastic crowd waiting patiently to know about the presence of Muhammad SAW in world religious scriptures. I pray to Allah SWT that all doubts prevailing in your mind regarding the topic are cleared. Thank you. JazakAllah Khair.

 

Manzoor Shaikh: Brothers and sisters the presence of all of you in several thousands here is definitely an indication to me that you are all very eager to listen to Dr. Zakir and therefore I shall not take much of your time in introducing the esteemed speaker to you. I will only take a few words to tell you about him.

 

Dr. Zakir, basically a medical doctor by profession turned around completely and came out to serve the cause of Allah. His activities for the past two decades have brought a revolution in the field of Da’wah and to project the correct picture of Islam in its right perspective. Dr. Zakir has traveled to several countries in the world mainly USA, UK, Canada and many other countries of Europe. His zeal to project Islam in the right perspective has brought laurels for him and cleared the misconception about Islam to many people. He resorted to creating a new field for Da’wah by studying comparative religion and he studied many books on Islam and comparative religion. He calls himself most humbly as the student of Islam and comparative religion. He has also traveled to several cities in this country to deliver his talk and has been in the forefront of the Da’wah activities. 

 

I take upon this unique opportunity to request him to deliver his talk on the topic ‘Muhammad pbuh in the various world religious scriptures.’

 

 

Dr. Zakir Naik: Alhamdulillah, Was Salaatu Was Salaam Aala Rasoolillah Wa Ala Aalihi Wa Ashaabihi Wa Ajma’een, Amma Baad. A’uzu Billahi Minash Shaytan Nir-Rajeem, Bismillah Hirrahman Nirraheem.

 

Ma kana Muhammadun abaahadin min rijalikum walakin rasoola Allahiwakhatama annabiyyeena wakana Allahubikulli shay-in aleema

 

Rabbish rahli Şadri Wa Yassir Li 'Amri Wa Ahlul `Uqdatan Min Lisani Yafqahu Qawli

 

My respected elders and my dear brothers and sisters, I welcome all of you with the Islamic greetings… ‘As-Salaamu Alaikum, Wa Rahmatullahi, Wa Barkatahu’… ‘May Peace, Mercy and Blessings of Allah (swt) be on all of you.  

The topic of this evenings talk is - ‘Muhammad (pbuh) In The Various World Religious Scriptures’ 

Many people have a misconception that Islam is a new religion, which came into existence 1400 years ago and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is the founder of this religion. In fact, Islam is there, for time immemorial - since man set foot on this earth. And Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), is not the founder of this religion, but he is the last and final messenger of Allah (swt) of Almighty God which was sent for the whole of humankind. 

The Glorious Qur’an says in Surah Fatir, Chapter No. 35, Verse No. 24,

“Wa-in min ommatin illa khalafeeha natheer”

“There is not a nation to whom we have not sent a warner.”

Allah says in Surah Rad, Chapter No. 13, Verse No. 7, 

“Walikulli qawmin had”

“And to every nation have we sent a guide.”

By name there are 25 Prophets of Almighty God mentioned in the Qur’an. For example Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad (Peace be upon them all). There are no less than 25 Prophets mentioned in the Glorious Qur’an by name. 

But Allah also says in the Qur’an in Surah Nisa, Chapter No. 4, Verse No. 164, and Surah Ghaafir, Chapter No. 40, Verse No. 78,

“We narrate to you the stories of some of the messengers, of some of the Prophets, of the others we don’t.”

That means all the Prophets have not been mentioned by name in the Glorious Qur’an. 

And our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw) said, it’s a Saheeh Hadith which is mentioned in Mishkaat Al Masaabih, Vol. No. 3, Hadith No. 5737, our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw) said that, 

“Allah (swt) has sent about 1,24,000 Prophets on the face of the earth.” 

But by name only 25 are mentioned in the Qur’an. But all the messengers that came before the last and final Messenger Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), they were only sent for their people, and their complete message which they brought was only meant to be followed in totality till a particular time period. All the Messengers that came before Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) they were only meant for a particular group of people. For example Isa (a.s.), Jesus Christ (pbuh) was only sent for the Jews, for the Bani Israel. 

Allah says in the Qur’an in Surah Ale ‘Imran Chapter No. 3, Verse No. 49, that Jesus Christ (pbuh) was sent as a Messenger to the Bani Israel, to the Children of Israel. 

The same message is repeated in Surah Saff, Chapter No. 61, Verse No. 6, Jesus Christ (pbuh) says to the Bani Israel, “I’ve been sent as a Messenger to you”

And the same message is even repeated in the Bible. Its mentioned in the Bible, in the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter No. 10, Verse No. 5 and 6, Jesus Christ (pbuh) says, he tells to his Apostles that, 

“Go ye not into the way of the Gentiles”

Who are the Gentiles? The Non Jews, the Hindu’s, the Muslims.

“Go ye not into the way of the Gentiles, enter ye not into the city of the Samaritans: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 

The same message is repeated in the Gospel of Matthew Chapter No. 15, Verse No. 24, where Jesus Christ (pbuh) himself says, that,

“I have not been sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

That means according to the Qur’an and the Bible, Jesus Christ (pbuh) was only sent for the Bani Israel, only for the Jews, for the children of Israel. 

But Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was the last and final Messenger. 

I started my talk by quoting a verse from the Glorious Qur’an from Surah Ahzaab, Chapter No. 33, Verse No. 40, which says,

Ma kana Muhammadun abaahadin min rijalikum walakin rasoola Allahiwakhatama annabiyyeena wakana Allahubikulli shay-in aleema

 

“Muhammad (pbuh) is not the father of any of you men, but he is the Messenger of Allah and he is the seal of the Prophets. Allah is all-knowing full of knowledge”

Because Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was the last and final Messenger of Almighty God, he was not sent only for the Muslims or only for the Arabs, Allah says in the Qur’an in Surah Al–Ambiya’ Chapter No. 21, Verse No. 107,

“Wa Maa Arsalnaaka Illa Rahmatal lil Aalameen”

“We sent Thee not, but as a Mercy to all the worlds, as a Mercy to all the creatures, as a Mercy to the whole of humanity”

Allah repeats the message in Surah Sabaa’, Chapter No. 34, Verse No. 28

“Wa Maa Arsalnaaka Illah Kaaf fatal Lin Naas Bashiraw Wa Nazeera” 

“We have sent Thee not but as a universal Messenger giving glad tidings, and warning them against sin, but most of the human beings yet do not know.” 

Because Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was the last and final messenger, and no other Messenger, no other Prophet is going to come after him that’s the reason he was not sent only for the Muslims or for the Arabs, he was sent for the whole of Humankind.

We Muslims, because we believe that the Glorious Qur’an is the word of Allah (swt), is the last and final revelation of Almighty God, whatever the Qur’an says we believe. That’s why we also believe that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is the last and final messenger and we also believe that he was sent for the whole of Humankind.

But most of the Non Muslims, the Non Muslims in general they do not believe that the Qur’an is the word of God. That’s the reason they may not agree that Prophet  Muhammad (pbuh) is the last and final messenger of God and was sent for the whole of Humanity. That’s the reason to convince the Non Muslim I’m taking the help and guidance of one of the verses of the Qur’an which I consider as the master key for Da’wah, for conveying the message to the Non Muslims. 

Allah says in Surah Ale ‘Imran, Chapter No. 3, Verse No. 64,

 

“Ta`alaw 'Ilá Kalimatin Sawa'in Baynana Wa Baynakum”

 

 “Come to common terms as between us and you”

 

When we are speaking with different types of people the best way is as the Qur’an says, 

 

“Ta`alaw 'Ilá Kalimatin Sawa'in Baynana Wa Baynakum”

 

“Come to common terms as between us and you”

 

So let us analyze what do the various world religious scriptures have to speak about Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). So the Non Muslims, if they believe in these scriptures which they follow, if its mentioned in the scriptures, if they consider it to be the word of God then they have to even believe in the message of these scriptures. 

 

Let us first discuss Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in the Hindu scriptures. 

 

The Hindu scriptures can be broadly divided into 2 categories. The Shrutis and the Smritis. 

Shruti means that which is revealed, which is understood, which is heard. The Shruti according to the Hindu scholars is considered to be the word of God and they are divided in to two parts, the Veda and the Upanishads. 

The Sanskrit word ‘Veda’ is derived from the word ‘Vid’, which means knowledge par excellence. And there are four types of Vedas. Rig-Veda, Yajur-Veda, Sama-Veda and Atharva-Veda. Though exactly when did these Vedas come into existence is not know. But according to Swami Dayanand Saraswati, who’s the founder of Arya Samaj, he says the Vedas are 1310 million years old. But the majority of the Hindu scholars they say the Vedas are approximately 4000 years old. In which part of the world did it first come is not known. Who was the person to whom it was first given is not known. Inspite of all these ambiguities it is yet considered to be the word of God and it is the most authentic and the most higher scriptures amongst all the Hindu scriptures. 

The next in the authority are the Upanishads, derived from the Sanskrit word, ‘Upa’ which means near, ‘Nee’ means down, ‘Shad’ means sit, “sitting down near.” When the pupils and students sat next to the teacher to acquire knowledge, it’s called as Upanishad. Which means knowledge which removes ignorance. There are more than 200 Upanishads, but the Indian culture gives a figure of 108 out of which some are picked up as the principal Upanishads. Some may have picked up tens, some twelve. Sri Radhakrishnan has picked up 18 and   written a Book “The Principal Upanishads.”

The next type of scriptures, are the Smritis. Smriti means that which is remembered. It means memory. The Hindu scholar say Smritis are scriptures written by human beings, by Rishis. And they are next after the Shrutis. The Shrutis are higher than the Smritis. They are also called as the Dharm Shastra, because they tell how a life should be lead by an individual, by the community and by the society.

One of the most important Smritis is the Puranas. Purana means ancient. It talks about the stories of deities, about the creation of the universe, about literature. And Maharishi Vyas, has compiled the Puranas into 80 voluminous parts. One of the most important Puranas is called as The Bhavishya Purana. Bhavishya means future. This Puranas speaks about the future.

And It’s mentioned in the Bhavishya Purana, Parva III, Khand 3, Adhyay 3 Shloka 5 to 8, 

 

“A Malechha will come along with his companions from the desert and his name shall be Muhammad (pbuh). And Raja Bhoj will give this Maha Dev Arab a bath in the Panch Garv and will welcome him with honour and address him with reverence and say, ‘O pride of humankind you have created a great force to fight against the evil people’”.

 

This prophecy of Bhavishya Purana, Parva III, Khand 3, Adhyay 3 Shlokas 5 to 8, it says a Malechha will come. Malechha in Sanskrit means a foreigner. He will come along with his companions talking about the Sahabaas. From a Marusthal. Marusthal in Sanskrit means a sandy tract or a desert. His name shall be Muhammad (pbuh) Raja Bhoj will address this Mahadev Arab with reverence and say, ‘O pride of humankind’, we know that Muhammad (saw) is a pride of humankind as Allah says in the Qur’an in Surah Qalam, Chapter No. 68, Verse No. 4,

 

“Wa Innaka La’ala Khulukin Azeem” 

 

“Verily thou art standeth on the highest standard of character”

 

Allah says in the Qur’an in Surah Ahzaab, Chapter No. 33, Verse No. 21,

 

“Laqad Kaana Lakum Fi RasulAllahi Uswatun Hasana” 

 

“Verily in the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) you will find a very beautiful pattern of conduct”

 

He further says he will collect a great force to fight against the evil people. And we know that was done by Prophet Muhammad (saw). This prophecy refers to no one but Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). 

 

Some people may say that the Raja Bhoj mentioned in this prophecy was present in the 11th Century, 500 years after Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and was the descendant of the 10th generation of Raja Shilavahan. These people they fail to realize that like the monarchs of Egypt they were given the title Pharaohs, there were many Pharaohs. There was not one Pharaoh. Like the Kings of Rome were called as Caesars, there was not one Caesar there were many Caesars. Similarly the kings of India were given the title ‘Bhoj’, so there was not one Raja Bhoj, there were many Raja Bhoj. So this Raja Bhoj is not the one they are talking about of the 11th Century. It is much earlier before the 11th Century. 

 

Further its mentioned in it’s mentioned in the Bhavishya Purana, Parva III, Khand 3, Adhyay 3 Shloka 10 to 27,

 

“The land of the Malechha’s have been spoiled. There was an enemy who was killed earlier now he is been sent by a more powerful enemy. I will send a man, by the name Muhammad (pbuh) to guide this people to the straight path. O Raja Bhoj, you need not go to the land of the Pishachas, because I, through my kindness will purify you where you are. Then a man with a angelic disposition, comes to Raja, and tells him, “That Arya Dharma will prevail in this world. I have been sent by Ishwar Parmatma. My follower shall be circumcised. Who doesn’t have a tail on the head, who will grow a beard, who will create a revolution, who give the call for prayer. He will eat all lawful things. He will eat all sorts of animal but will not eat the flesh of swine. He will not be purified by herbs and shrubs but will be purified by warfare. He will be called as Musalman.”

 

This prophecy refers to no one but the last and final Messenger Prophet Muhammad (saw). It says that my follower shall be a person who is circumcised, and we know the Muslims are circumcised. He will not have a tail on the head, that’s a Shendy. He will grow a beard. He will create a revolution. He will give the call for prayer, that’s talking about the Adhaan, like we Muslims give.

 He will eat all lawful things, he will eat all sorts of animal but will not eat the flesh of swine and Allah says in the Qur’an in no less than four different places,

 

In Surah Baqarah, Chapter No. 2, Verse No. 173,

Surah Ma’idah, Chapter No. 5, Verse No. 3, 

Surah An’aam, Chapter No. 6, Verse No. 145,

And Surah Nahl, Chapter No. 16, Verse No. 115,

“Hurrimat alaykumual maytatu waddamuwalahmu alkhinzeeri wama ohilla lighayri Allahibihi”

 “Forbidden for you are dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and any food on which any name besides Allah’s name is taken.”

So because the Qur’an in no less than four different places, that flesh of swine is prohibited, we Muslims don’t eat pork. 

 

The prophecy further says they will not be purified by herbs and shrubs but will be purified by warfare. And they will be called as Musalmaan. This prophecy clearly indicates about the coming of the last and final Messenger Prophet Muhammad (saw). 

 

Its further mentioned in Bhavishya Purana, Parva III, Khand 1, Adhyay 3, Shloka 21 to 23, that 

 

“The seven sacred cities of Kashi have been filled with corruption and Rakshas. In the land of the Malechha, the followers of the Malechha Dharm are good people. All good qualities are found in them. And in this country we find all sorts of vices‘O Rishi glorify the name of thy Lord.’

 

Here too it is talking about Prophet Muhammad (saw) and his followers.

 

He is prophesized in Atharva Veda in book no.20 of Hymn No. 127, Mantra No. 1 to 14. It is called as ‘Kuntap suktas’. ‘Kuntap’ means ‘hidden gland in the abdomen.’ That means the meaning of these verses are hidden. And you will come to about it later on. Kuntap also means ‘Free from misery’ also means ‘Peace’, similar to Islam. It’s also related to the centre of the earth and we know Makkah is the centre of the earth. And Allah says in the Qur’an in Surah Ale ‘Imran, Chapter No. 3, Verse No. 96, that

 

“The first place of worship was Bakkah”

 

Which is another name for Makkah.

 

Time will not permit me to go through all the 14 Mantras. I’ll just briefly speak about the first four Mantras.   

 

Atharva Veda in book no.20 of Hymn No. 127, Mantra No. 1 says, He is Narashansah, He is Kaurama, who has been protected from 60,090 enemies.

 

Mantra No. 2 says 

He is a camel-riding Rishi.

Mantra No. 3 says

He is Mamah Rishi

 

Mantra No. 4 

He is Vachyesv Rebh

 

The first Mantra says, He is Narashansah

 

‘Nar’ in Sanskrit means a human being or a man. Shansa means ‘Prashansa’, praise worthy. A man who is praise worthy which is exactly the translation of the Arabic word ‘Muhammad’ which was the name of the last and final Messenger Muhammad (saw).

 

It says, he is Kaurama. One of the meaning of Kaurama, is a ‘Prince of Peace’ and our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw) was a prince of peace. The other meaning is an emigrant, and we know Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) migrated from Makkah to Madina and he was an immigrant. 

 

First Mantra also says, he will defeat 60,090 enemies. And approximate population of the people of Makkah who were against prophet Muhammad (saw) was approximately 60,000 thousand. 

 

Mantra No. 2 says 

He will be a camel-riding Rishi

 

No Indian Rishi, or a Brahmin will ever ride a camel, because according to Manu Smriti Chapter No. 11 Verse No. 202 it says “A Brahman is forbidden to ride a camel or an ass.” Therefore it has to be a Prophet who is a foreigner 

 

Third Mantra says, He is Mamah Rishi. A Maha Rishi ‘Mamah’d some verses say Mohammad some say great rishi  

 

 

Mantra No. 4 says he is Rebh. Rebh means one who praises which is the meaning of the other name of Prophet Muhammad (saw). One who praises in Arabic is called as Ahmed which was the other name of Prophet Muhammad (saw). 

 

Muhammad (saw) is also prophesized in Atharvaved, Book No. 20, Hymn No. 21, Mantra No. 6, it says, it speaks about the Battle of Ahzaab, the battle of allies. And it says that he will be protected from 10,000 enemies and he will win the battle without fighting it. He will be a ‘Karu’. Now ‘Karu’ in Sanskrit means ‘a person who praises’, in Arabic it means Ahmed which is another name for Muhammad (saw). It says he will win the battle without a fighting it. Talking about the Battle of Ahzaab which was won without fighting it.  And we know the approximately population the enemies at that time were 10,000.

 

It further says in Atharvaved, Book No. 20, Hymn No. 21 Mantra No. 7, that Almighty God will overthrow 20 Kings and he will protect the Abhandu from 60,099 enemies. Abhandu in Sanskrit means an orphan. The other meaning of Abhandu means praise worthy which is translation of Muhammad into English (pbuh). So Abhandu in Sanskrit if you translate into Arabic means Muhammad (saw). 

 

It says that Almighty God will overthrow 20 Kings and we know that there were approximately 20 Chieftains in Makkah at the time of Muhammad (saw). And Muhammad (saw) won all of them. And the enemies against Muhammad (saw) at that time were approximately    he will be an orphan and we know today from history that they were approximately 20 Chiefs of Makkah which were defeated by Muhammad (saw) and the population of Makkah against the Prophet was approximately 60,000. 

 

The same prophecy is also repeated in Rigveda Book No. I, Hymn No. 53 Mantra No. 9. But the Sanskrit word used is Sushrama. Sushrama also means one who is praise worthy which is the meaning of Muhammad (saw). 

 

And Prophet Muhammad (saw) is also prophesized in Agni, Mantra No. 64, and it says that this Rishi will not drink the milk of his mother. He will not be breastfed by his mother. And we know Prophet Muhammad (saw) was not breastfed by his own mother and Bibi Halima (may Allah be please with her) she was the one who breastfed Mohammad (saw). Prophet Muhammad (saw) is also prophesized as “Ahmad” – “One who praises” in several places 

 

in Uttararchika, Mantra 1500  

in Indra, Chapter No. 2 Mantra No. 152

in Yajurveda, Chapter No. 31, Verse No. 18  

In Rigveda, Book No. 8, Hymn No. 6, Mantra No. 10 

In Atharva Veda, Book No. 8 Hymn No. 5 Mantra No. 16, 

In Atharva Veda, Book No. 20, Hymn No. 126, Mantra No. 14 

 

Prophet Muhammad (saw) besides being prophesized as Ahmad is even prophesized in several places as Narashansah. As I mentioned earlier Narashangsa is derived from ’Nar’ which means a human being or a man. And Shansa, comes from the word Prashansah, which means praise. A man who is praised worthy. Prophet Muhammad (saw) is prophesized by name as Muhammad(saws) as Narashansah in several places in the Hindu Scriptures.

 

In Rigveda Book No. 1 Hymn No. 13 Mantra No. 3 

In Rigveda Book No. 1 Hymn No. 18 Mantra No. 9 

In Rigveda Book No. 1 Hymn No. 106 Mantra No. 4 

In Rigveda Book No. 1 Hymn No. 142 Mantra No. 3 

In Rigveda Book No. 2 Hymn No. 3 Mantra No. 2 

In Rigveda Book No. 5 Hymn No. 5 Mantra No. 2 

In Rigveda Book No. 7 Hymn No. 2 Mantra No. 2 

In Rigveda Book No. 10 Hymn No. 64 Mantra No. 3 

In Rigveda Book No. 10 Hymn No. 182 Mantra No. 2 

Yajurveda Chapter 20 Mantra 37 

Yajurveda Chapter 20 Mantra 57 

Yajurveda Chapter 21 Mantra 31 

Yajurveda Chapter 21 Mantra 55 

Yajurveda Chapter 28 Mantra 2 

Yajurveda Chapter 28 Mantra 19 

Yajurveda Chapter 28 Mantra 42

 

You can go on only giving references of the Hindu Scriptures where Prophet Muhammad (saw) is mentioned by name. 

 

Time does not permit us, we can give lecture for a full day only on Muhammad (saw) in Hindu Scriptures. 

 

Due to limitation of time I’ll just mention one more prophecy about Muhammad (saw) in Hindu Scriptures, i.e. about Kalki Avtaar. 

 

It’s mentioned in Bhagavata Purana Khand, 12 Adhyay 2, Shloka 18-20, it says that,

 

“In the house of Vishnuyash, the noble souled Brahmin, the Chief of the village of Sambhala will be born Kalki. He will be given superior qualities and will be given eight supernatural qualities. He will ride a white horse and carry the sword in the right hand. 

 

It’s further mentioned in Bhagavat Purana, Khand 1, Adhyay 3, Mantra No. 25 that, 

 

“In ‘Kalyug’ when Kings will be like robbers, In ‘Kalyug’ when Kings will be like robbers, in the house of Vishnuyash will be born ‘Kalki’.

 

He’s even prophesized in Kalki Purana, Chapter No. 2, Mantra No. 4, it says that, 

 

“In the house of Vishnuyash the noble souled Brahmin, the Chief of the village of Sambhala will be born Kalki.”

 

It’s mentioned in Kalki Purana Chapter No. 2, Mantra No. 5, 

 

“He will be helped by four companions to fight the evil people”

 

It’s mentioned in Kalki Purana Chapter No. 2 Mantra No. 7, 

 

“He will be helped by the Devtas or the angels in the battle field.”

 

It’s mentioned in Kalki Purana Chapter No. 2 Verse No.11,

“He will be born in the house of Vishnuysas. In the womb of Sumati.” 

 

It’s mentioned in Kalki Purana Chapter No. 2 Verses No. 15, 

 

“He will be born on the 12th day of the month of ‘Madhav’.

 

In short all these verses of the Hindu scriptures they speak about the Kalki Avatar. I will just mention in brief the few points which is prophesized in the scripture.

 

Point No.1, his fathers name will be Vishnuyash. Vishnu means God. ‘Yasas’ means the servant. It means the servant of God. If you translate into Arabic it means Abdullah which was the name of the father of Prophet Muhammad (saw). 

 

The mothers name will be Sumati. Sumati in Sanskrit means ‘Serenity’, ‘Calm’, ‘Peace’, in Arabic it means ‘Aaminah’ which was the name of the mother of Prophet Muhammad (saw). 

 

It says he will be born in the village of Sambhala. Sambhala means a place of serenity and peace and similarly and we know Makkah was called as Darul Aman means a house of peace. And Prophet Muhammad (saw) was born in Makkah. It further says he will be born in the house of the Chief of the village of Sambhala, and we know Muhammad (saw) born, in house of the chief of Makkah.

 

It further says he’ll be born on the 12th day of the month of Madhav and we know Muhammad (saw) was born on the 12th date of Rabbi Awwal. 

 

It further says that he will be the last Rishi, the last Prophet, the Antim Rishi. 

And we know it’s mentioned in the Qur’an in Surah Ahzaab, Chapter 33, Verse No. 40,

 

“Ma kana Muhammadun abaahadin min rijalikum walakin rasoola Allahiwakhatama annabiyyeena wakana Allahubikulli shay-in aleema”

 

“Muhammad (saw) is not the father of any of you men but he is the Messenger of Allah and is the seal of the Prophets. Allah is all knowing and full of knowledge.”

 

The Qur’an says that he will be the last Messenger, Prophet Muhammad (saw). 

 

It further says that this Rishi, this Kalki Avatar he will get the knowledge, the enlightenment, the first one at night time in a cave and then he will go towards north and come back. We know Muhammad (saw), the first Wahi he got was at night time in Gaar-e-Hira, in Jabl-al-Noor. 

 

And the Qur’an says in 

Surah Dukhaan, Chapter 44, Verse No. 2 and 3, 

as well as Surah Qadr, Chapter 97, Verse No. 1 which says,

 

“Inna Anzalnahu Fi Lailatuq Qadr”

 

   

“Verily we have revealed the Qur’an in the night of power.”

 

And we know Muhammad (saw) migrated to Madinah which was in north direction of Makkah and then he came back to Makkah.

 

It further says he will be given extremely good qualities. It further says he will be given eight super natural qualities. The eight mentioned in the Hindu scriptures is wisdom, self control, revealed knowledge, respected lineage, valour, measured speech, gratefulness and utmost charity. All these eight qualities Al Hamdulillah are found in the last and final messenger Prophet Muhammad (saw). 

 

It further says that he will be a Messenger for the whole of humankind. As Allah says in Surah Saba, Chapter No. 34, Verse No. 28,

 

“Wa Maa Arsalnaaka Illah Kaaf fatal Lin Naas Bashiraw Wa Nazeera” 

“We have sent thee not but as a universal messenger giving glad tidings and warning them against sin but most of the human beings yet do not know”

 

It further says that he will be given a white horse and we know Muhammad (saw) was given the Buraaq by which he did the Me’raj.

 

It also says that he will ride a horse carrying the sword in the right hand. And we know Muhammad (saw) even took part in battle most of which were in self defense. He actively took part and he even had the sword in the right hand. 

 

The prophecy further says he will guide the ignorant people to the straight path and we know Muhammad (saw) guided the Arabs, those days were called as ‘Yaum-ul-Jahiliyah’ the days of ignorance and Muhammad (saw) with the help of Allah (swt), with the help of the Qur’an he guided the Arabs from darkness to light. 

 

It further says he’ll be helped by four companions, referring to the four Sahaabas, the Khulafa Rashedeen: Hazrat Abu Bakr, Hazrat Umar, Hazrat Uthman and Hazrat Ali (may Allah be pleased with them all). 

 

And it says that he will be helped by the Devtas, the angels in the battlefield and we know the Qur’an mentions in 

Surah Ale ‘Imran, Chapter No. 3 Verse No. 123 to 125 

as well as in Surah Anfaal Chapter No. 8, Verse No. 8 and 9, that 

 

“The angels helped Muhammad (saw) in the battle of ‘Badr’ and because of them Muhammad (saw) was victorious.

 

This was in brief talking about the Kalki Avtar which is mentioned in the Hindu Scriptures. For more details on Muhammad (saws) in Hindu Scriptures you can refer to my video cassette on this Topic which gives more details on Muhammad (saws) in the Hindu Scriptures. 

 

Let us discuss the prophecy of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in the Parsi scriptures.

 

Zoroaster was the founder of Zoroastrianism also known as Parsism. It originated in Persia about 2,500 years ago. It is also called as a religion of Magianism or a religion of fire worshipers. 

 

The sacred scriptures of the Parsis are the Dasaatir and the Avesta. Avesta is also called as the Zend Avesta. The Dasaatir is further divided in Khurda Dasatir and Kalan Dasatir.

The Avesta is also further divided into Khurda Avesta and Kalan Avesta also known as Zend and Maha-Zend.

 

If you read these Parsi scriptures, in several places Prophet Muhammad (saws) has been prophesized. It’s mentioned in the avesta in parvadin yasht chapter no. 28 verse no. 129 it says that his name will be victorious, his name will be astvet areta, he will be called as Soeshyant it says that he will be called as victorious as Soeshyant, his name will be astveth Aretha 

 

and we know Prophet Muhammad (saws) was victorious in fateh Makkah and the word Soeshyant according to Hastings encyclopedia means a person who is praiseworthy which is the translation of the Arabic word Muhammad (pbuh).

 

So Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is mentioned by name in the Parsi scriptures. It also says he will be Astveth areta. Astveth Areta means a person who praises which is the translation of the second name of Muhammad (saws) that is Ahmad, Ahmad also means one who praises. 

 

Further it’s prophesized in the avesta in Zamiyad yasht, chapter no. 16 verse no. 95 that his friends will come, the friends of astveth areta who will be fighting against the evil they will be well thinking, well speaking and well doing and their tongue will not utter a single falsehood. 

 

This is talking about the sahabaa and the name again is mentioned astveth areta which means one who praises that is Ahmad (pbuh) which is the other name of Muhammad (saws). It talks about the sahaaba-that the companions of the Prophet will be good people they will be well thinking, speaking good things, they’ll be doing good things and their tongue will never utter a falsehood that means they will not tell a single lie. And we know from history that all the sahabaa MashaAllah they were truthful.

 

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is also Prophesized in the Dasaatir that is the other scripture of the Parsis. Dasaatir means dus and atir a book containing ten parts, it is also a plural of dastur, dastur means a religious law so it is a book containing ten parts a religious law.

 

It’s mentioned in the dasaatir when the Parsis will forsake the religion, when the Zoroastrians will forsake the religion and they will become décolleté, a man will arise from the deserts, his followers will subjugate the Persians and will concur the arrogant Persians. They will be a mercy to the human kind, they will not worship the fire in the temple but will pray in the direction of the house of god of Abraham which will be free from idols. They will be the masters and rulers of Persia tusk, bulk and the other religious places of Parsis and their Prophet will be an aliquant person doing miraculous things. 

 

This prophecy also refers to no one but the last and final Messenger Prophet Muhammad (saws). 

 

It’s further mentioned in the bundahish ch. No. 30 verses 6-27 that the Soeshyant shall be the last prophet. Soeshyant as I mentioned earlier according to Histing encyclopedia means one who is praiseworthy referring to Muhammad (saws) and it says in the Prophecy Muhammad (saws) will be the last Prophet. This was in brief regarding Muhammad (saws) in the Parsi scriptures.

 

Lets discus the Prophecy of Prophet Muhammad (saws) in the Buddhist Scriptures.

Almost all the Buddhist scriptures, they speak about a maitri to come, it’s also mentioned in Chikkvati Sinhnad Suttanta D 111. 76 it says that another Buddha will come by the name of maitri the holy one the supreme one the enlighten one and endowed with wisdom and conduct, auspicious having knowledge of the universe, whatever he will get from supernatural knowledge he will preach to the whole world, he will preach a religion which will be glorious at the beginning, glorious at the climax and glorious at the end. He will preach a way of life which will be truthful and wholly perfect. He will have several thousands of monks as I have several hundreds of monks. 

 

This Prophecy is also repeated in the Sacred books of the East vol. 35 page no. 235 that a maitri will come with such and such criteria and qualities and further it says, that he will be a leader of thousands of people as I’m a leader of hundred’s of people. 

 

It’s further mentioned in the gospel of Buddha page no. 217-218 that Anandahe asks Buddha that ‘O blessed one after you have gone who will guide us so the blessed one Buddha he replied that I am not the first Buddha in this world neither am I the last there will be another Buddha who will come the holy one the supreme one the enlighten one endowed with wisdom and conduct the auspicious having knowledge of the universe, he will preach a good religion he will preach a religion will be glorious at the beginning, glorious at the climax and glorious at the end. He will teach a religion which will be based on truth and will be a perfect way of life and he will have many thousands of disciples as I have only hundreds of disciples. 

 

The Ananda asks Buddha the blessed one, how will we know him? So Buddha replies, he will be called as Maitri. Maitri means the “Merciful” “Loving” “Kind” “Compasionate” one equivalent Arabic word is “Rahmah” and Allah says in the Qur’an in Surah Ambiya chapter 21 verse 107: 

 

“Wa Ma Arsalnaaka Illa Rahmatal lil Aalameen”

 

107. we sent Thee not, but As a Mercy to all the worlds as a mercy to all the creatures as a mercy to whole of humanity.

 

This word “Rahmah” mercy and its derivatives are mentioned in the Qur’an in no less than 409 times and every chapter of the Qur’an except for Surah Taubha chapter no. 9 begins with a beautiful formula “Bismillah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem” In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful. 

 

So the Buddhist scriptures almost all of them prophesize about the Maitri i.e. Prophet Muhammad (saws) to come.

 

Muhammad (saws) is further prophesized in the Buddhist scriptures which is mentioned in the sacred books of the East Vol. 11 page no. 36 Maha-Parinibbana Sutta ch. 2 verse 32 it says that as for the Buddha there are no exoteric or esoteric teachers and O Ananda the Tata Ghattas that means the teachers have nothing like a close fist we cannot keep the knowledge to ourselves it should be proclaimed and we know Muhammad (saws) whatever he received as a wahi from Allah (swt) he proclaimed to the whole of humanity and he told his disciples that never keep it away from human kind proclaim it and spread it that’s what’s mentioned in the prophecy, theres nothing like esoteric or exoteric, everything should be told to human kind. 

 

It’s further mentioned in the Buddhist scriptures in the sacred books of the East Vol. 11 page no. 97 Maha-Parinibbana Sutta ch. 5 verse 36 it says that As Buddha had a servitor by the name of Ananda so shall the Maitri have a servitor and we from history from the seerat of Muhammad (saws) the servitor of Muhammad (saws) was Anas (r.a) who was the son of Malik (r.a) and Hazrat Anas (r.a) he says says that my parents gave me to the prophet at the age of 8 and his mother told the prophet: 

 

“O Messenger of Allah take this to be your servant” and Anas (r.a.) said that the Prophet Referred to him as his son or the little beloved one and we know Hazrat Anas (r.a), he always stood by the Prophet, in times of peace and in times of war, in times of safety and in times of danger he can very well be compared to Ananda, we know when the mad elephant rushes at Buddha, Ananda stood by Buddha. 

 

Similarly we know Hazrat Anas (r.a.) in the battle of Uhud at the age of 11, even when the enemies were close to Prophet Muhammad (saws) Hazrat Anas (r.a) stood by the Prophet. Even in the battle of Hunayn at the age of 16 when the enemies who were the archers surrounded the Prophet, yet Hazrat Anas (r.a) he stood by the Prophet. He can very well be compared like Ananda when a mad elephant rushes at Buddha and Ananda stays by Buddha.So this is a fulfillment of a Prophecy that the Maitri will have a servito, 

 

Its is further mentioned in the gospel of Buddha page no. 214 that this maitri to come, this other budha to come will have 6 qualities

 

The first is – he will get enlightenment at night 

No. 2 – He will become bright when he gets enlightened 

No. 3 – He will have a natural death

No. 4 – He will die at night 

No. 5 – when he dies he will become bright

And No. 6 – Once he dies, he will never be seen in the bodily form in this earth again

 

These 6 qualities and criteria befit no one but the last and final Messenger Prophet Muhammad (saws). 

 

We know that Muhammad (saws) the first wahi he got was at night time as I mentioned earlier as the Qur’an says in Surah Dukhan ch. 44 verses 2-3 and Surah Qadr chapter 97 verse no. 1 that the Qur’an was revealed in the night of power. 

 

It further says he will be lit up and we know Muhammad (saws) had become bright he was enlightened; it further says that he will die a natural death and we know Muhammad (saws) had a natural death. Point no. 4 he will die at night and we know from the hadith of Hazrat Aisha (r.a.) that she did not have oil in the lamp so she borrowed the oil from the neighbor indicating it was night when Prophet Muhammad (saws) died. It further says that he will become bright at the time of death and Hazrat Anas (r.a.) says that Prophet Muhammad (saws) looked bright when he died and the last point is that when he dies he will never be seen in the bodily form on this earth and we know Prophet Muhammad (saws) when he died in the bodily form he is buried in Madina and he was never seen in bodily form again. 

 

All these criteria mentioned in the Buddhist scriptures befit no one but he last and final Messenger Prophet Muhammad (saws)

 

It’s further mentioned in the Budhist Scriptures in the Sacred Books of the East vol. 10 page no. 68 it says that the tatta ghattas they are only preachers that means the Buddhas to come they can only preach and Allah says in the Qur’an in Surah Ghashiyah ch. 88 verse 21 

 

“Fazakkir Innama Anta Muzakkir”

 

Allah says to the Prophet – Your job is to deliver the Message, giving Hidaaya is in the hands of Allah (swt). 

 

It’s further mentioned in Sacred Books of the East vol. 10 page no. 67 that to go to paradise even your good deeds are responsible, your good deeds are responsible for you to go to paradise and Allah says in Surah Asr chapter 103 verses 1-3 

 

“Wal Asr Inna al-insana lafee khusrIlla allatheena amanoowa aamiloos salihati watawasaw bilhaqqi watawasaw bis sabr”

 

 

Which means 

 

By the Token of time Verily man is In loss, except those who have faith those who have righteous deeds those who exhort people to truth and those who exhort people to patience and perseverance 

 

One of the criteria to go to Jannah is aamilus saalihaat – righteous deeds which is mentioned in the Buddhist scriptures and further it’s mentioned in Dhammapada Mattaya Sutta 151 it gives the criteria of the Buddha, the final Maitri to come. It says that he will be a mercy to human kind, he will be gentle, he will be an example to the human kind it says he will be kind he will be truthful so all these criteria befit no one but the last and final Messenger Prophet Muhammad (saws) this was in brief regarding Muhammad (saws) in the Buddhist Scriptures. 

 

Lets discuss the prophecy of Prophet Muhammad (saws) in the Jewish and the Christian Scriptures. 

 

The Jewish and the Christian Scriptures we know that the Bible is divided into Old Testament and the New Testament the Bible according to the Catholics has 73 books according to the protestants, they have thrown out 7 books as a apocrypha-doubtful from the old testament so total Bible contains 66 books. 

 

So the new testament of the Catholics and the Protestants contain 27 books but the old testament of the Catholics 46 books of the Protestant it contains 39 books. The Old Testament speaks about the stories about the Prophets that came before Jesus (pbuh) and the New Testament speaks about the life and the times of Jesus Christ (pbuh).

 

We’ll first discuss the Prophecy of Prophet Muhammad (saws) in the Jewish Scriptures.

 

It’s mentioned in the Old Testament in the book of Deuteronomy ch. No. 18 verse 18 it says, Almighty God says 

“I shall raise them a Prophet from among their brethren like unto thee and I shall put my words into his mouth and he shall speak all that I command him”. This prophecy says I shall raise them a prophet like unto thee like Moses (pbuh). 

 

So the Christians they say that this prophecy refers to no one but Prophet Jesus Christ (pbuh) and when we ask them why does it refers to Jesus Christ (pbuh) they tell us because the prophecy says the prophet to come should be like Moses (pbuh) and Jesus Christ (pbuh) was like Moses (pbuh) and when we ask them how are they alike they tell us that Moses and Jesus (pbut) both of them were prophets of God and both of them were Jew that’s why this prophecy is talking about Jesus Christ (pbuh). If these two are the only criteria, If these two are the only criteria for the fulfillment of the prophecy that he should be a Jew and he should be a prophet of God then all the Prophets mentioned in the Bible after Moses (pbuh) fulfill this prophecy. For e.g. Prophet Solomon, Ezekiel, Isiah, Daniel, Hosiah, Joel, John the Baptist (pbut) all of them were prophets of God and all of them were Jew all of them fulfilled the prophecy. 

 

If we analyze we come to know that this prophecy befits no one better than the last and final Prophet Muhammad (saws)

 

Let’s analyze what does the Prophecy says, the prophecy says I shall raise them a prophet among their brethren like unto thee, like unto Moses (pbuh)

 

If we analyze Moses and Muhammad (pbut) both of them were born naturally but Jesus Christ (pbuh) he was not born naturally he was born without any male intervention and this is mentioned in the Qur’an in Surah ale Imran ch. 3 verse 45-47 and is also mentioned in the Bible in the Gospel of Mathew ch. No. 1 verse no. 18 and the Gospel of Luke ch. 1 verse 35 that he was born without nay male intervention, he was born miraculously. 

 

Therefore Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is like Prophet Moses (pbuh) and Prophet Jesus is unlike Prophet Moses (pbut).

 

Further if we analyze Prophet Muhammad and Prophet Moses (pbut) both of them were married and they had children but according to the Bible Jesus Christ (pbuh) was not married and he had no children, so Jesus is unlike Moses and Muhammad is like Moses (peace be upon them all).

 

Further if we analyze Prophet Moses and Prophet Muhammad (pbut) both of them they died a natural death. But Prophet Jesus Christ (pbuh) he did not have a natural death according to the Qur’an we believe that Jesus Christ (pbuh) he was raised up alive. Surah Nissah ch. 4 verse no. 157-158. he did not die...We believe.

 

Even if you read the Christian Bible correctly, even according to the Christian Bible..we can prove he did not die, he was not crucified but the Christians think that Jesus Christ (pbuh) he dies on the cross he was crucified. For more details regarding this topic refer to my video cassette and the debate “Was Christ really crucified”. But even if we agree for sake of argument what they say is right we have to agree that Jesus Christ (pbuh) he did not have a natural death, according to the Christian reading of the Bible which is not correct. They believe he died on the cross which was not a natural death. We believe he was raised up alive. Both ways we agree that he did not have a natural death. 

 

Therefore Jesus Christ (pbuh) is not like Moses (pbuh) and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was like Moses (pbuh).

 

Further if we analyze Prophet Moses and Prophet Muhammad (pbut) both of them brought new laws but according to the Bible Jesus Christ (pbuh) did not get new law its mentioned in the Gospel of Mathew ch. No. 5 verse no. 17-18  Jesus Christ (pbuh) says 

 

“Think not that I have come to destroy the law or the prophets I have come not to destroy but to fulfill”

 

Further Muhammad and Moses (pbut) besides being prophets of God they were even worldly kings, that means they could give the punishment of life and death to the person who deserved it, they could give the punishment of death to the person who deserved it where Prophet Jesus (pbuh) he could not do that and It’s mentioned in the Gospel of John ch. 18 verse 36 Jesus Christ (pbuh) says “My Kingdom is not of this world” 

 

And further if we analyze Moses and Muhammad (pbut) both of them, their people they accepted them as Prophets of God as a whole but Jesus Christ (pbuh) his people as a whole they did not accept him as a Prophet. It’s mentioned in Gospel of John ch. 1 verse 11 that they all forsook him. So here when we analyze we come to know that Moses and Muhammad (pbut) are alike and Moses and Jesus (pbut) they are unlike.

 

So this prophecy refers to no one but Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

The prophecy further says I shall raise them a prophet from among thy brethren and we know that the Arabs are the cousins of the Jews.

 

Moses was a Jew, Prophet Muhammad was an Arab (pbut). Arabs and Jews are cousins further more the prophecy says I shall raise them a prophet from among thy brethren like unto thee and I shall put my words into his mouth and he shall say all that I command him. 

 

We know that Muhammad (saws) used to get the wahi from Allah (swt) and he used to repeat verbatim whatever was revealed to him it was as though words were put into his mouth and he used to repeat whatever God Almighty used to say. So this prophecy refers to no one but the last and final Messenger Prophet Muhammad (saws).

The next verse further says in the book of Deuteronomy ch. No. 18 verse no. 19 it says that “if you harken not unto my words I will require of thee or I will take revenge” that means all those who do not harken not unto the words of this Messenger to come from Prophet Muhammad (saws), Almighty God will take revenge. 

 

It’s further mentioned in the Book of Isaiah ch. 29 verse no. 12 it says that the book shall be given to him whose not learned, the book shall be given to a Prophet whose not learned and when it is said ‘read this’ I pray thee, he will say I am not learned. And we know when the first wahi came to Muhammad (saws) and when arch angel Gabriel said “IQRA” “READ” our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saws) replied “Ma ana biqaari” which means “I’m not learned” this is the verbatim fulfillments of the prophecy of the book of Isaiah ch. 29 verse no. 12 that when the book is given to the person who is unlearned, we know Prophet Muhammad (saws) was unlettered he was an Ummi and when it would be said to him “Read” he will say “I’m not learned” and that’s what he said “Ma ana biqaari” 

 

Prophet Muhammad (saws) is also mentioned by name in the Old Testament. It’s mentioned in the song of Solomon ch. No. 5 verse no. 16 it says in Hebrew 

 

“Hikko Mamittakim We Kullo Muhammadim Zehdoodeh Wa Zehrayee Baina Jerusalem” which means 

 

“His mouth is more sweet, He’s altogether lovely, He’s my beloved, He’s my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem” 

 

They’ve translated Muhammadim as altogether lovely but in the semitic languages like Arabic and Hebrew they add ‘IM’ as      a respect like to ‘Allo’ God ‘Allohim’ for respect so to the name of Muhammad they added Muhammadim for respect (pbuh). So he is mentioned by name in the original manuscript but now when we read it’s translated to altogether lovely.

 

Now let’s discuss the Prophecy of Prophet Muhammad (saws) in the New Testament. As far as the Christians are concerned whatever is mentioned in the Old Testaments they have to believe because it is a part of the scripture that’s part of the Bible. And Allah says in the Qur’an in Surah A’araaf chapter 7 verse 157 

 

“They follow the unlettered Prophet which is mentioned in their law and Gospel” 

 

It’s further mentioned in Surah Saff chapter no. 61 verse no. 6 that Jesus Christ (pbuh) says to Bani Israel, The children of Isreal “I’ve been sent as a Messenger to you confirming what came before me and giving glad tidings of a Messenger to come whose name shall be Ahmad” and when we read the new testament there are several prophecies of Prophet Muhammad (saws) mentioned in the New Testament.

 

It’s mentioned in the Gospel of John chapter no. 14 verse no. 16 it says, Jesus Christ (pbuh) says 

 

“I shall pray to my father to send you a comforter who shall abide with you forever “  

 

It’s mentioned in the Gospel of John chapter no. 15 verse no. 26 

“And when the comforter will come whom my father will send he will glorify me.”

 

It’s mentioned in the Gospel of John chapter no. 16 verse no. 7

“Nevertheless I tell you the truth it is expedient for you that I go away, for if I go not away the comforter shall not come, for if I depart shall I send him”

 

Many of the Christians say that this comforter refers to the Holy Spirit.

 

Now carefully note the prophecy of Gospel of John chapter no. 16 verse no. 7 says, Jesus Christ (pbuh) is saying 

 

“Nevertheless I tell you the truth it is expedient for you that I go away, for if I go not away the comforter shall not come, for if I depart shall I send him”

 

The criteria for the comforter to come are that Jesus Christ (pbuh) should depart only if he departs the comforter will come. We know that the Holy Spirit was there when Jesus Christ (pbuh) was being baptized; the Holy Spirit was also there before Jesus Christ (pbuh) was born he was in the womb of Elizabeth several places it’s mentioned in the Bible.

 

So surely this comforter cannot refer to the Holy Spirit and further more the word comforter, if you go to the Greek Aramaic the present scripture it says it is “PARACLETE” and they translated as “COMFORTER”. 

 

Paraclete actually means an Advocate and if you go into research the right word is “PARACLETOS” which means one who praises or one who is worth praising. Irrespective which is the name of Muhammad (saws) Ahmad and Muhammad (saws) Irrespective whether it is “PARACLETOS” the one who praises or the praiseworthy or it is “PARACLETE” whether advocate or comforter. Allhumdulillah all these meanings befit no one better than the last and final Messenger Muhammad (saws).

 

Further it’s mentioned in the Gospel of John ch. No. 16 verse no. 12-14 Jesus Christ (pbuh) says 

 

“I have many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now, for he when the spirit of truth shall come he shall guide you unto all truth he shall not speak of himself, all that he hear shall he speak, he shall glorify me, he shall show you things to come” 

 

This prophecy says I have many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now Jesus Christ (pbuh) tells the people I have many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now, for he when the spirit of truth shall come he shall guide you unto all truth he shall not speak of himself, all that he hear shall he speak. 

 

We know Muhammad (saws) whatever was revealed to him, he spoke verbatim, he shall not speak of himself, all that he hear shall he speak, he shall show you things to come, , he shall glorify me and we know Muhammad (saws) has glorified Jesus Christ (pbuh) in the Qur’an and in several Ahadith. 

 

We consider Jesus Christ (pbuh) to be one of the mightiest Messengers of Allah (swt)

 

We believe that Jesus Christ (pbuh) was the Messiah translated Christ 

We believe that he was born miraculously without any male intervention which many modern day Christians today do not believe 

We believe that he gave life to the dead with God’s permission

We believe that he healed those born blind leapers with God’s permission 

 

So Prophet Muhammad (saws) did glorify Jesus Christ (pbuh). So this prophecy refers to know one but the last and final Messenger Prophet Muhammad (saws)

 

This was in brief regarding the mention of Muhammad (saws) in the Christian scriptures. Time doesn’t permit me to go and give more quotations but this is just a nutshell the tip of an iceberg, regarding the mention of Muhammad (saws) in the various world religious scriptures.

 

I would like to end my talk with the quotation of the glorious Qur’an where Allah says in ch. No. 108 verse 1-3 Allah says :

 

“Inna a’tayna kal kawthar Fasalli lirabbika wanhar Inna shani-aka huwa al-abtar”

 

Which means 

 

“We have granted him the fountain of abundance Al Kauthar and Pray to Thy Lord and sacrifice in the name of thy Lord and anyone who hateth thee…hateth Muhammad (saws) he will be cut of from all future hope.”

 

Wa Aakhiru Da’waana Anil Hamdulillahi Rabbil Aalameen……..!