The Name Muhammad Is in the Bible and Here Is Why
In this article I will discuss in detail insha Allah how Prophet ,Muhammad (Sal) is mentioned and prophesied in the bible. Christianity is a semitic religion and the term "Christian" is taken from the word Christ. The sacred scripture of Christianity is the Bible. The word bible is derived from the Greek word "Biblos" which means book of books.True to its name, the bible has many authors and the first fundamental criticism starts from here. The bible is devided in to two parts namely, the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old testament is accepted by the Jews as the Torah and comprises the the records of all the prophets that came before Jesus Christ (P.B.U.H).
THE PROPHET (SAL) PROPHESIZED IN THE BIBLE
God spoke to Moses and said:
"I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and I will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him."
The Christians will argue that this prophecy refers to Jesus (P.B.U.H) because Jesus was a jew like Moses and was a prophet and was like Moses. This argument is wrong because prophets who came after Moses like Solomon,Isaiah,Ezekiel,Daniel,John the Baptist and others are all Jews as well as prophets.
If you analyze the Bible carefully you will understand that it was prophet Muhammad (sal) who was like Moses.
1. Both Moses and Muhammad (sal) had a father and mother while Jesus was born miraculously. This is highlighted in the Bible Mathew 1:18 and Luke 1:35 and also mentioned in the Qur'an, Surah 3, Verses 42-47.
2. Bothe prophet Moses (P.B.U.H) and Prophet Muhammad (sal) got married and had children while Jesus did not get married and did not have children,
3. Both Moses (P.B.U.H) and Prophet (sal) died natural deaths while Jesus (P.B.U.H) was raised up by Allah Azza Wa Jal. Muhammad (sal) was among the brethren of Moses (P.B.U.H) because the Arabs came from Ismael while the Jews came from Isaac. Both Ismael (P.B.U.H) and Isaac (P.B.U.H) came from one father , prophet Ibrahim (P.B.U.H).
The prophet (sal) an "ummi" (unlettered). He got direct revelation from Allah through Gibreel (alahissalam(Gabriel)and he repeated them. This is how this prophecy is told in 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."
Apart from this, both Moses (P.B.U.H) and Muhammad (sal) brought laws for their people while Jesus (P.B.U.H) did not bring any new laws as mentioned in the below verse in the bible
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished"
Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him's name is there in the Bible.
Apart from the many prophesies in the Bible about the prophet (sal), The name "Muhammad" can be found in the Bible as well. In hebrew it says:
""Hikko Mamittakim we kullo Muhammadim Zehdoodeh wa Zehraee Bayna Jerusalem."
("His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters
(Solomon chapter 5:16)
The Christians reject this by bringing a false argument stating that this is Solomons's wife describing her husband but this is a total lie because the wife of Solomon says that she was beaten up by her guards
The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.
(Solomon chapter 5:7)
Why should she be beaten if she wanted to see her husband who is king Solomon which makes no sense and is a lie to cover up the truth. The truth is she was longing to meet the messenger of Allah peace be upon him and she mentioned it by name.
INAUTHENTICITY OF THE BIBLE.
The language spoken by Jesus Christ (P.B.U.H) was Aramaic but the bible was originally written in Greek (The old testamnet was in Hebrew). the true author of the bible is unknown. Under the order of emperor constantine the Ecumenical Council of Nicea was called with the participation of many Christian theologians in 325 A.C. The perpose was to examine and determine the authenticity of the books in the bible. It was decided that epistle of Jude was genuine and all the other books were declared doubtful. This was mentioned by Jerome the 1st in his prologue to Judith in his Vulgate version of the Bible in the 'Biblica Sacra Iuxta Vulgatam Versionem".
There is no certainty in the Bible among the Catholic and the Protestants. The entire Bible's authenticity is based on assumptions and conjectures and their is no order with an uninterrupted change of narrators. The protestant accept only 66 books of the Bible in contrast to the 73 books of the Catholics. The old testament or in other words the Torah is believed to be the words of Moses but its not authentic because the script of the old testament was found by a priest by the name of Hilkaih 18 years after Josiah's ascention to the throne. The other point is the old testament was destroyed completely in the invasion of Jerusalem by Nebuchdnazzar and there is no evidence of these books existing after this invasion. The second book of Edras 14:19-48, mentions this with detail although the protestants deny this completely. But the book of Nehemiah accepted also by the protestants mentions that the Pentateuch was destroyed and the prophet Ezra wrote and read it to the people. But this story of Ezra writing it is doubtful and cannot be accepted because of the contradictions. Rahmatullah Khairanvi's " Izhar ul haq" Page number 16 highlights these contradictions as follows,
"It is an accepted notion of all Jewish and Christian scholars that the First and Second books of Chronicles were rewritten by Ezra with help of the Prophets Haggai and Zechariah, but we note that the seventh and eighth chapters of this book consist of descriptions of the descendants of Benjamin which are mutually contradictory. These descriptions also contradict statements in the Pentateuch, firstly in the names, and secondly in counting the number of the descendants. In chapter 7 we read that Benjamin had three sons 7 and in chapter 8 we find that he had five 8 sons while the Pentateuch claims that he had ten sons . Both the Christian and the Jewish scholars are unanimous on the point that the statement made by the First Book of Chronicles is erroneous, and they have justified this error by saying that the Prophet Ezra could not distinguish and separate the sons from the grandsons, because the genealogical tables from which he had quoted were defective and incomplete. It is true that three prophets (who wrote the Pentateuch) were necessarily sincere followers of the Pentateuch. Now if we assume that the Pentateuch of Moses was the same one written by these Prophets, it seems quite illogical that they should deviate and or make mistakes in the divine book, neither was it possible that Ezra would have wrongly trusted an incomplete and defective table of genealogy in a matter of such importance. Had the Pentateuch written by Ezra been the same famous Pentateuch, they would have not deviated from it. These evidences lead us to believe that the present Pentateuch was neither the one revealed to Moses and written down by him nor the one written by Ezra by inspiration. In fact, it is a collection of stories and traditions which were current among the Jews, and written down by their scholars without a critical view to their authorities. Their claim that three prophets committed mistakes in copying the names and number of the sons of Benjamin leads us to another obvious conclusion that, according to the Christians, the prophets are not protected from wrong action and can be involved in committing major sins , similarly they can make mistakes in writing or preaching the holy books".
The same could be said on the new testament as well. The new testament mainly comprises of the gospels of Matthew,Mark,Luke and John. Lets analyze who these authors are because the bible forbids innovation.
"Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the LORD your God that I give you".
The gospel of Matthew is thought to have been authored by Matthew but there is no evidence to prove this. The New American Bible states,
"The unknown author, whom we shall continue to call Matthew for the sake of convenience, drew no only up the Gospel according to Mark but upon a large body of material (principally, sayings of Jesus) not found in Mk that corresponds, sometimes exactly, to material found also in the Gospel according to Luke. (The New American Bible, ISBN: 978-0-529-06484-4, Page 1008)"
The gospel of Mark is thought to have been authored by mark but this is not certain and in the commentary of Mark 16:9-20:
The following is mentioned.
"Serious doubts exists as to whether these verses belong to the Gospel of Mark. They are absent from important early manuscripts and display certain peculiarities of vocabulary, style and theological content that are unlike the rest of Mark. His Gospel probably ended at 16:8, or its original ending has been lost. (From the NIV Bible Foot Notes , page 1528)"
There unacceptable lies to be seen. One is in the below vers of the gospel of Matthew ,
"And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover"
The above is accepted as a forged lie attributed to Mark .This is a challenge to the christians if they are that faithful belivers then why don't they drink poison and see for themselves and why don't they go to any hospital and treat the sick and cure any sick person no matter what illness they have by just touching them? If the above verse is true then there won't be a need for doctors and all you will need is a bunch of faithful christian believers who only needing to touch a patient and then they'll be cured.
Luke is accepted as the author of the gospel of Luke is based on a peculation. This is just a speculation and cannot be proven as a fact. This speculation explained below in the NIV Bible commentary.
"Although the author does not name himself, evidence outside the Scriptures and inferences from the book itself lead to the conclusion that the author was Luke. (From the NIV Bible Commentary , page 1643)"
The gospel of John is another gospel without an author. Its like a child without a mother. The authorship is unknown and like all the other three gospels there is no concrete evidence to prove the authorship. The New American Bible puts it this way.
"Critical Analysis makes it difficult to accept the idea that the gospel as it now stands was written by one person. (The New American Bible, ISBN: 978-0-529-06484-4, Page 1136)"
It is clear that the Bible as a whole is not at all authentic and the authorship are based only on mere speculation.
The bible contains many contradictions and inaccuracies like the follows.
1. Who incited David to count the fighting men of Israel was it God or Satan?
"Again the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, "Go and take a census of Israel and Judah."
(2 Samuel 24: 1)
"Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel
(I Chronicles 2 1:1)
2. How many fighting men were found in Judah? Five hundred thousand or Four hundred and seventy thousand?
" Joab reported the number of the fighting men to the king: In Israel there were eight hundred thousand able-bodied men who could handle a sword, and in Judah five hundred thousand"
(2 Samuel 24:9)
"Joab reported the number of the fighting men to David: In all Israel there were one million one hundred thousand men who could handle a sword, including four hundred and seventy thousand in Judah.
(I Chronicles 21:5).
3. God sent his prophet to threaten David with how many years of famine? Was it Seven years or Three years?
"Three years of famine, three months of being swept away before your enemies, with their swords overtaking you, or three days of the sword of the LORD--days of plague in the land, with the angel of the LORD ravaging every part of Israel.' Now then, decide how I should answer the one who sent me."
(I Chronicles 21:12)
"So Gad came to David and told him, and said to him, "Shall seven years of famine come to you in your land? Or will you flee three months before your foes while they pursue you? Or shall there be three days' pestilence in your land? Now consider and see what answer I shall return to Him who sent me."
(2 Samuel 24:13)
4. How old was Ahaziah when he began to rule over Jerusalem? Was it twenty two or forty two/
"Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem one year. His mother's name was
Athaliah, a grand daughter of Omri king of Israel".
(2 Kings 8:26)
" Ahaziah was forty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Athaliah The granddaughter of Omri".
(2 Chronicles 22:2)
How old was Jehoiachin when he became king of Jerusalem?Eighteen or Eight ?
"Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. His mother’s Name was Nehushta daughter of Elnathan; she was from Jerusalem".
(2 Kings 24:8)
" Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD".
(2 Chronicles 36:9)
Further more, in 2nd Chronicles, Chapter No. 21, Verse No. 20, it says that ‘Joaram, the father of Ahezia, he reigned at the age of 32 – and he reigned for 8 years, and he died at the age of 40. Immediately Ahezia became the next ruler at the age of 42. Father died at the age of 40 – Immediately son takes over, who is at the age of 42. How can a son, be two years older than the father?’
1. Purify one's house by sprinkling seven times with birds blood.
"“But if the priest comes to examine it and the mold has not spread after the house has been plastered, he shall pronounce the house clean,because the defiling mold is gone. 49 To purify the house he is to take two birds and some cedar wood, scarlet yarn and hyssop. 50 He shall kill one of the birds over fresh water in a clay pot. 51 Then he is to take the cedar wood, the hyssop, the scarlet yarn and the live bird, dip them into the blood of the dead bird and the fresh water, and sprinkle the house seven times. 52 He shall purify the house with the bird’s blood, the fresh water, the live bird, the cedar wood, the hyssop and the scarlet yarn.53 Then he is to release the live bird in the open fields outside the town. In this way he will make atonement for the house, and it will be clean.”
( Leviticus 14: 48-53)
It is well known that blood is not a disinfectant rather it is the opposite. Blood attracts germs quickly and could cause diseases.
There are many things that are not authentic and some other things which authentic and the Quran is the criterion to judge what is authentic or not in the earlier scriptures sent by Allah(Swt). Allah(Swt) says,
"And We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], the Book in truth, confirming that which preceded it of the Scripture and as a criterion over it." (Al-Quran-5:48)
From All the evidence that is available in the bible, it is clear that prophet Muhammad (Sal) is indeed mentioned by name and prophesied clearly.