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6:9 The Prophets are mortal creatures

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If We had made it an angel, We should have sent him as a man, and We should certainly have caused them confusion in a matter which they have already covered with confusion.

Those who follow ‘the unlettered Prophet’ – Islamic Web Library

Quran 7:157:

Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered prophet, whom they find written in what they have of the Torah and the Gospel, who enjoins upon them what is right and forbids them what is wrong and makes lawful for them the good things and prohibits for them the evil and relieves them of their burden and the shackles which were upon them. So they who have believed in him, honored him, supported him and followed the light which was sent down with him – it is those who will be the successful.

The following excerpt is taken from “A Call to Jews” by the Australian Islamic Library pg. 26-31:

Let us know look at some passages from Torah to explore the
prophecies about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Muhammad (pbuh) prophesised in the book of Deuteronomy:

God Almighty speaks to Moses in Book of Deuteronomy chapter 18
verse 18:
“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.”
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is like Moses (pbuh):
i) Both had a father and a mother (unlike Jesus).
ii) Both were married and had children (unlike Jesus)
iii) Both were accepted as Prophets by most of their people in their
lifetime (unlike Jesus)
iv) Both besides being Prophets were also rulers of states (unlike Jesus)
v) Both brought new laws and new regulations for their people (unlike
Jesus who came to guide the Israelites”)
vi) Both died a natural death (Unlike Jesus who according to Christian
belief was killed on Cross and according to Muslim belief was taken to
skies alive by God)

The Arabs are the descendants of Ishmail (PBUH) and the Jews are
the descendants of Isaac (PBUH). Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s
lineage is from Ishmail (PBUH)

Words in the mouth:

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was unlettered and whatever revelations
he received from God Almighty he repeated it verbatim.

The beginning of the revelation to the Messenger of Allah,
Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, was in the form of
good dreams which came true like bright daylight; then, the love of
seclusion was bestowed upon him. He used to go in seclusion in the
cave of Hira where he used to worship Allah continuously for many
days until he desired to see his family. He would take with him food
for the stay and then come back to his wife Khadija to take his food
again, until suddenly the truth descended upon him while he was in the
cave of Hira. The angel came to him and asked him to read. He
replied, “I can’t read”. The angel repeated this again and said:

Read in the name of your Lord, who has created everything, who
has created man from a clot. Read! And your Lord is the Most
Generous.” (Quran 96:1-3)

Then Allah’s Apostle returned with the Inspiration and with his heart
beating severely. Then he went to Khadija bint Khuwailid, his wife,
and said, “Cover me! Cover me!”. She covered him until his fear
subsided and then he told her everything that happened. He said, “I
fear that something may happen to me.” Khadija replied, “Never! By
Allah, Allah will never disgrace you. You keep good relations with your
family, you help the poor and the destitute, you serve your guests
generously, and you assist those afflicted by calamities.”

Khadija then accompanied him to her cousin Waraqa bin Nawfal, a
learned Christian who had a command over Hebrew. He would write
from the Gospel in Hebrew as much as Allah wished him to write. He
was an old man and had lost his eyesight. Khadija told Waraqa about
what had happened to the Prophet. The Prophet described whatever
he had seen. Upon listening to this, Waraqa said, “This is the same one
who keeps the secrets whom Allah had sent to Moses. I wish I were
young and could live up to the time when your people would turn you
out (of your homeland).” The Prophet asked, “Will they drive me
out?” Waraqa replied, “Yes, anyone who came with something similar
to what you have brought was treated with hostility; and if I should
remain until till the day when you will be turned out then I would
strongly support you.” But after a few days Waraqa died.

This very story of first revelation was prophesised 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’.

Let us pause for a while and reflect upon this wisdom from God who
made prophet Muhammad (PBUH) un-lettered. Had he been able to
read the scripture, people would have claimed that he told things to
people after reading from scriptures. Those who wanted to do that are
no left with their mouth tightly shut. The other avenue they are left
with to depend on is to say that he was taught by some learned man,
some claim Waraqa, due to which he know all these details which no
other people knew. This false claim falls badly too as Waraqa died a few days after prophet met him. Do they claim that Prophet
Muhammad had an extra-ordinary memory that lasted for 23 years in
which he gave countless prophecies and communicated divine
guidance. Those who want to hide this glaring truth also need to
provide an answer to how and why same stories told in Quran are
different to how they were told in old and New Testament. Why
would prophet choose to disagree with other religions if he was
seeking them to accept his message as divine guidance?

Original message of all religions is the same. It is their followers who
made changes to their scriptures and claim it to be from God,
following their worldly desires and arrogance. That is the reason that
we are still able to find some prophecies about prophet Muhammad in
these books.

Following are a few verses from Quran for those who are open to
truth and willing to ponder:

Or, has he not been informed of what is in the scriptures of Musa
(Moses)? -And (of) Ibraheem (Abraham) who fulfilled (the
commandments): That no bearer of burden shall bear the burden
of another;- And that man shall have nothing but what he
strives for;- And that his striving shall soon be seen; Then
shall be rewarded for it with the fullest reward; and that to
your Lord is the goal!” (Quran 53:36-42)

And in their footsteps, We sent ‘Eesaa, son of Maryam (Mary),
confirming the Torah that had come before him. And We gave him the Injeel, in which was guidance and light and confirmation of the Tauraat (Torah) that had come before it, a guidance and an
admonition for the Allah-fearing.” (Quran 5:46)

Those who follow the unlettered Prophet, whom they find
written down with them in the Torah and the Injeel (who) enjoins
them good and forbids them evil, and makes lawful to them the
good things and makes unlawful to them impure things, and
removes from the their burden and the shackles which were upon
them; so (as for) those who believe in him and honor him and
help him, and follow the light which has been sent down with
him, these it is that are the successful.” (Quran 7:156)

“[It is] He Who has sent down the Book (the Qur’an) to you
(Muhammad «peace be upon him») with truth, confirming what
came before it. And he sent down the Torah and the Injeel.
Aforetime, as a guidance to mankind, And He sent down the
Furqaan (The Criterion) [of judgment between right and wrong
(this Qur’an)].” (Quran 3:3-4)

“This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My
Favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as a religion.”
(Quran 5:3)

“And We have not sent you [O Muhammad «peace be upon
him»] except to all of humanity, as a giver of glad tidings and a
warner, but most people know not.” (Quran 34:28)
“Indeed it is We ourselves Who have sent down the
Remembrance (the Qur’an) and surely, it is We Who shall guard it
[from distortion].” (Quran 15:9)

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A Prophet Like Moses – Islamic Web Library

The following excerpt is taken from “The Quran Code” pg. 603-611:

In the Bible, in Deuteronomy chapter eighteen, we have the words of Moses who reports that God told him that there would raise up a prophet, from among the brothers of the Israelites, like Moses. Christians wish to apply this to Jesus, to say he was the prophet like Moses. It is uncomfortable for them to recognize, however that Jesus was not very much like Moses and Jesus had no father, no wife, no children; he did not die of old age, and he did not lead a nation; all these things Moses had or did. But they say, well, Jesus will return; he will return as a victorious person, and so he will be more like Moses. Do they really expect he will return to also acquire a father and a wife and children and then die of old age? Moreover, Jesus was an Israelite. The passage of scripture says that this prophet that was foretold would be raised up among the brothers of the Israelites, not from the Israelites. In the third chapter of Acts, the disciple Peter speaks to a crowd of people and explains that Jesus has been taken up and he is in heaven. He will remain in Heaven and he cannot return until all the things that were promised by God come to pass. So what are we still waiting for, does he tell the crowd? He quotes this very saying of Moses saying: “For God will raise up a prophet from among the brothers of the Israelites like Moses…” The point is very clear. Christians like to see this prophet as being Jesus. But read carefully Acts chapter three, what it says is that Jesus awaits a return. He cannot return until the fulfillment of this prophecy, that another prophet has to come. Jesus spoke of it himself and the words survived, just barely, but they survived in the bible. Jesus spoke of God sending another ‘Paraclete’. Paraclete There is a lot of argument over the meaning of this word ‘Paraclete’. For now we can leave that aside. What is a ‘Paraclete’? It does not matter. The first letter of John shows that Jesus was a ‘Paraclete’. He is called a ‘Paraclete’ and we have Jesus promising another ‘Paraclete’ is going to be sent. We lose a lot by this word ‘another’ in English because it is ambiguous. If someone’s car breaks down, and it is a Toyota, and I say, ‘” I’ll go get you another car,” maybe I mean, “I’ll go and get you another Toyota because this one you have is broken,” or maybe I mean, “Forget Toyota, they’re no good; I’ll go and get you a Datsun.” It is an ambiguous word. But the Greeks had a word for it. When they meant ‘another’ of the same kind, they said “aloes”. When they meant another of a different kind, they said “heteroes”. The important thing there is that when Jesus, who was himself a Paraclete, said “God will send you another Paraclete” he used the word aloes, not heteroes. Christians want to say that this other ‘Paraclete’ that has been sent was different from Jesus. It was not a man, it was a spirit. What Jesus said was: God will send you another one like me, another man.” Muslims believe that Muhammad is the fulfillment of this prophecy by Jesus. The Qur’an says that this man is mentioned in the scriptures of the Jews and the Christians (see7: 157). Christians came to expect that the return of Jesus because of a Jewish misunderstanding. ‘Messiah’ and ‘Son of Man’ have been given special significance by the Jews, even though many people were called by this same name as in the Bible. The Jews came to expect a victorious leader. When Jesus did not turn out to be quite what many expected, they hatched the idea that he would return some day and fulfill all these prophecies.


Chess, Nico. The Quran Code: The last book you would ever think of reading will make you question your entire reality. (Kindle Locations 603-611). Kindle Edition.

Who is the Paraclete prophesied by Jesus? – Islamic Web Library

The following excerpt is taken from “What did Jesus really Say?” pg. 199-209:

6.12: Glorifies Jesus (pbuh):
1 John 4:1-3 “Beloved, believe not every spirit (prophet), but try the spirits whether
they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby
know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the
flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the
flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it
should come; and even now already is it in the world.”
This one is very easy to understand: Every prophet who does not confess that Jesus
(pbuh) came in the flesh was not sent by God. He is a false prophet. But any prophet that
confesses that Jesus (pbuh) came in the flesh was sent by God. What does the Qur’an
and Muhammad (pbuh) say about Jesus (pbuh)? They say that a Muslim is not a Muslim
if he does not believe in Jesus (pbuh), in his miraculous birth, in his giving life to the
dead by God’s permission, in his healing of the lepers and the blind by God’s permission,
in his piety and chastity, in his truthfulness, and in the fact that he was the Messiah (the
Christ). The Qur’an is practically overflowing with verses to this effect. For example, in
A’al-Umran(3):40 we read: “And the angles said ‘O Mary, Allah gives you glad tidings
of a Word from Him, his name is Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, High honored in this
world and the next, of those near stationed to Allah.” So now we must ask: Has
Muhammad (pbuh) fulfilled this criteria or not? Also, please read the eighth point in
chapter 6.13.
No other religion in the whole world outside Christianity makes it an article of faith for
its adherents to believe in, love and honor Jesus except Islam. Reading the Qur’an bears
testimony to that (see for example (19):16-36, A’al-Umran(3):33-68, Al-Nissa(5): 72-77).
We have the testimony of Jesus himself in the Bible that Muhammad was a prophet of
God. If Jesus’ words carry any weight at all with us then we must concede that
Muhammad was a prophet of God and therefore spoke in the name of God. So what did
Muhammad (pbuh) say? He said that God sent him to return mankind to the true religion
of Jesus (pbuh) which mankind had corrupted after Jesus’ departure.
6.13 A “Paraclete” like Jesus:
In the Bible we can find the following four passages wherein Jesus (pbuh) predicts a great
John 14:16 “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that
he may abide with you for ever”
John 15:26 “But when the 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”

John 14:26 “But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send
in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your
remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
John 16:7-14 “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. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of
sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe
not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no
more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. I have yet
many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit 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 shall shew [it] unto you.”
In these four verses, the word “comforter” is translated from the word “Paraclete” (“Ho
Parakletos” in Greek). Parakletos in Greek is interpreted as “an advocate”, one who
pleads the cause of another, one who councils or advises another from deep concern for
the other’s welfare (From the Beacon Bible commentary volume VII, p.168). In these
verses we are told that once Jesus (pbuh) departs, a Paraclete will come. He will glorify
Jesus (pbuh), and he will guide mankind into all truth. This “Paraclete” is identified in
John 14:26 as the Holy Ghost.
It must be pointed out that the original Greek manuscripts speak of a “Holy pneuma.”
The word pneuma {pnyoo’-mah} is the Greek root word for “spirit.” There is no separate
word for “Ghost” in the Greek manuscripts, of which there are claimed to be over 24,000
today. The translators of the King James Version of the Bible translate this word as
“Ghost” to convey their own personal understanding of the text. However, a more
accurate translation is “Holy Spirit.” More faithful and recent translations of the Bible,
such as the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), do indeed now translate it as “Holy
Spirit.” This is significant, and will be expounded upon shortly.
All Bibles in existence today are compiled from “ancient manuscripts,” the most
ancient of which being those of the fourth century AD. Any scholar of the Bible will tell
us that no two ancient manuscripts are exactly identical. All Bibles in our possession
today are the result of extensive cutting and pasting from these various manuscripts with
no single one being the definitive reference. There are countless cases where a paragraph
shows up in one manuscript but is totally missing from many others. For instance, Mark
16:8-20 (twelve whole verses) is completely missing from the most ancient manuscripts
available today (such as the Sinaitic Manuscript, the Vatican #1209 and the Armenian
version) but shows up in more recent “ancient manuscripts.” There are also many
documented cases where even geographical locations are completely different from one
ancient manuscript to the next. For instance, in the Samaritan Pentateuch manuscript,
Deuteronomy 27:4 speaks of “mount Gerizim,” while in the Hebrew manuscript the exact
same verse speaks of “mount Ebal.” From Deuteronomy 27:12-13 we can see that these
are two distinctly different locations. We could go on and on.
What the translators of the Bible have done when presented with such discrepancies is
to do their best to choose the correct version. In other words, since they can not know
which “ancient manuscript” is the correct one, they must do a little detective work on the
text in order to decide which “version” of a given verse to accept. John 14:26 is just such
an example of such selection techniques

John 14:26 is the only verse of the Bible which associates the Parakletos with the Holy
Spirit. But if we were to go back to the “ancient manuscripts” themselves, we would find
that they are not all in agreement that the “Parakletos” is the Holy Spirit. For instance, in
the famous Palimpsest manuscript of the Bible, written in the Syriac (around the fourth
century AD.), John 14:26 only mentions a “Spirit” and not a “Holy Spirit” (Remember,
Christ and his disciples’ native tongue was Aramaic or Syriac).
Are we just knit picking? “Spirit” or “Holy Spirit,” what’s the big deal? Obviously
they both refer to the same thing. Right? Wrong! There is a big difference. A “spirit,”
according to the language of the Bible simply means “a prophet” (see for instance 1 John
4:1-3: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God:
because many false prophets are gone out into the world,” also see 1 John 4:2), or an
inspired human, for example read 1 Corinthians 2:10, 2 Thessalonians 2:2, …etc.
We have already exhibited in chapters one and two countless documented admitted
cases of deliberate modification of the Biblical text by members of the Christian clergy
themselves, as well as deliberate large scale projects to “correct” the Bible, and the
writings of “the early fathers,” by them (such as the deliberate insertion of the verse of 1
John 5:7 which is now universally discarded). It is, therefore, possible that either:
1) The word “Holy” could have been dropped by a careless copyist., or
2) A copyist could have inserted the word “Holy” to convey his personal understanding of
the text.
Which was it? In order to arrive at the answer we must follow the same path of
detective work the Biblical scholars themselves do. We must study the characteristics of
the “Paraclete” and compare them to both the “Holy Spirit” and to a “spirit.” Muslims
believe that Muhammad was the one intended and not the Holy Ghost. In the Christian’s
own “Gospel of Barnabas” Muhammad is mentioned by name here. The Trinitarian
church, however, has done it’s utmost to obliterate all existing copies of “The Gospel of
Barnabas,” and to hide it from the masses (see chapter 13). For this reason, it becomes
necessary to show that even the Gospels adopted by Paul’s church also originally spoke
of Muhammad (pbuh).
1) Does the Holy Spirit “speak” or “inspire”:
The Greek word translated as “hear” in the Biblical verses (“whatsoever he shall hear,
that shall he speak”) is the Greek word “akouo” {ak-oo’-o} meaning to perceive sounds.
It has, for instance, given us the word “acoustics,” the science of sounds. Similarly the
verb “to speak” is the Greek verb “laleo” {lal-eh’-o} which has the general meaning “to
emit sounds” and the specific meaning “to speak.” This verb occurs very frequently in
the Greek text of the Gospels. It designates a solemn declaration by Jesus (pbuh) during
his preachings (For example Matthew 9:18). Obviously these verbs require hearing and
speech organs in order to facilitate them. There is a distinct difference between someone
“inspiring” something and him “speaking” something. So the Paraclete will “hear” and
“speak,” not “inspire.”
Muhammad (pbuh), as seen above, did indeed fulfill this prophesy. Whatsoever he
“HEARD” from Gabriel (The Qur’an), the same did he physically “SPEAK” to his
followers. In the Qur’an we read: Al-Najm(53):1-4: “(God swears) By the star when it
falls: Your comrade (Muhammad) errs not, nor is he deceived; Nor does he speak of
(his own) desire. It is naught save a revelation that is revealed (unto him).

2) The Holy Ghost was already with them:
In the above verses we read “if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you;
but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” The comforter can not be the Holy Ghost
because the Holy Ghost (according to the Bible) was “with” them already (and even quite
active) long before the coming of Jesus (pbuh) himself and then throughout his ministry.
Read for example.
1 Samuel 10:10 “And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of
prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among
1 Samuel 11:6 “And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings,
and his anger was kindled greatly.”
Isaiah 63:11 “Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying,
Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where
is he that put his holy Spirit within him?”
Luke 1:15 “For he (John the Baptist) shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and
shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost,
even from his mother’s womb.”
Luke 1:35 “And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come
upon thee.”
Luke 1:41 “And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary,
the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:”
Luke 1:67 “And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied,
Luke 2:25 “And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon;
and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the
Holy Ghost was upon him.”
Luke 2:26 “And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost (Simeon), that he should
not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.”
Luke 3:22 “And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him
(Jesus), and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I
am well pleased.”
John 20:21-22 “Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father
hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and
saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:.”
Did they or did they not already receive the Holy Ghost? Was Jesus (pbuh) not still
with them when they received the Holy Ghost? Was the Holy Ghost not with Simeon and
Mary and Elisabeth and Zacharias before the birth of Jesus (pbuh)? Was the Holy Ghost
not with Moses (pbuh) when he parted the seas? There are countless more similar verses
to be found in the Bible. In the above verses, we are told that if Jesus (pbuh) does not
depart then the “parakletos” will not come. Thus, the “Holy Ghost” cannot be the one
originally intended since it was already with them. The contradiction is quite obvious.

3) Selective translation,: Jesus (pbuh) too is a Paraclete:
The word “Paraclete” is applied to Jesus (pbuh) himself in 1 John 2:1 “My little
children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an
advocate(parakletos) with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:.” Notice how the
translators have managed to translate this exact same word one way (advocate) in
reference to Jesus (pbuh) and another (comforter) with regard to the coming “parakletos.”
Why would they want to do such a thing? Does this not seem just a little peculiar? The
reason is that the translators did not want the Christians, after reading “we have an
advocate(parakletos) with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous” to then read “And I
will pray the Father, and he shall give you another advocate(parakletos).” Can we see
why this would make them nervous?
Well, what was Jesus (pbuh)? He was a prophet! Read Matthew 21:11: “…This is
Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.” and Luke 24:19: “..Jesus of Nazareth, which
was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people”…etc.
Muhammad (pbuh) was also a prophet of God. We have already demonstrate in chapter
one how the verses of the Bible themselves prove quite conclusively that Jesus (pbuh)
was neither a god nor part of God almighty, but an elect messenger of God. The concept
of his divinity was concocted by Paul and his ministry during the first three centuries after
the departure of Jesus (pbuh) and is explicitly refuted by the Bible itself and Jesus’
apostles (see chapter 1.2.5).
4) “Another” Paraclete:
Now go back to John 14:16 and notice the words “another Paraclete.” If the comforter
is the Holy Ghost then how many Holy Ghost’s are there? The word “another” is
significant. We have already seen how this term is applied to Jesus (pbuh) himself. In
English, “another” may mean “One more of the same kind” or “one more of a different
kind.” If the latter were the one intended then the current Christian interpretation might
bear some merit. However, if “One more of the same kind” was what was intended then
this is positive proof that the coming Paraclete would be just like Jesus (pbuh), a human
being and a prophet, not a ghost. The actual Greek word used was the word “allon”
which is the masculine accusative form of “allos” {al’-los}: “Another of the SAME kind.”
The Greek word for “another of a different kind” is “heteros” {het’-er-os}.
5) “Parakletos” or “Periklytos”?:
Some scholars believe that what Jesus (pbuh) said in his own Aramaic tongue in these
verses represents more closely the Greek word “Periklytos” which means the admirable
or glorified one. This word corresponds exactly to the Arabic word “Muhammad” which
also means the “admirable one” or “glorified one.” In other words, “Periklytos” is
“Muhammad” in Greek. There are several similar documented cases of similar word
substitution in the Bible. It is also quite possible that both words were contained in the
original text but were dropped by a copyist because of the ancient custom of writing
words closely packed, with no spaces in-between them. In such a case the original
reading would have been: “and He will give you another comforter(Parakletos), the
admirable one(Periklytos)” (See examples of many similar cases in the Biblical text in
“The Emphatic Diaglott”).
In his book “Muhammed in the Bible”, Professor `Abdul-Ahad Dawud (Formerly Rev.
David Benjamin Keldani) submits a much more eloquent and scholarly presentation in
defense of these claims, far beyond the limited abilities of this humble author. For those who which to read a truly scholarly study of this matter, you may obtain a copy of that
book. The following is a very brief quotation from that book:
“The ‘Paraclete’ does not signify either ‘consoler’ or ‘advocate’; in truth, it is not a
classical word at all. The Greek orthography of the word is Paraklytos which in
ecclesiastical literature is made to mean ‘one called to aid, advocate, intercessor’ (Dict.
Grec.-Francais, by Alexandre). One need not profess to be a Greek scholar to know that
the Greek word for ‘comforter or consoler’ is not ‘Paraclytos’ but ‘Paracalon’. I have
no Greek version of the Septuagint with me, but I remember perfectly well that the
Hebrew word for ‘comforter’ (mnahem) in the Lamentations of Jeremiah (I. 2, 9, 16, 17,
21, etc.) is translated into Parakaloon, from the verb Parakaloo, which means to call to,
invite, exhort, console, pray, invoke. It should be noticed that there is a long alpha vowel
after the consonant kappa in the ‘Paracalon’ which does not exist in the ‘Paraclytos.’ In
the phrase (He who consoles us in all our afflictions) ‘paracalon’ and not ‘Paraclytos’ is
used. (I exhort, or invite, thee to work). Many other examples can be cited here. There
is another Greek word for comforter or consoler, i.e. “Parygorytys’ from ‘I
console’…..The proper Greek term for ‘advocate’ is Sunegorus and for ‘intercessor’ or
‘mediator’ Meditea” (Muhammad in the Bible, Prof. Abdul-`Ahad Dawud, pp. 208, 209)
6) “He” not “It”:
Notice the use of “he” when referring to the Paraclete and not “it.” If we read John
16:13, we will find no less than SEVEN occurrences of the masculine pronoun “He” and
“Himself.” There is not another verse in the 66 books of the Protestant Bible or the
seventy three books of the Catholic Bible which contains seven masculine pronouns, or
seven feminine pronouns, or even seven neuter genders. So many masculine pronouns ill
befits a ghost, holy or otherwise.
Mr. Ahmed Deedat, on page 51 of his booklet “Muhammad, the natural successor to
Christ,” says: “When this point of seven masculine pronouns was mooted by Muslims in
India in their debates with the Christian missionaries, the Urdu (Indian) version of the
Bible had the pronouns presently changed to SHE, SHE, SHE! so that the Muslims could
not claim that this prophecy referred to Muhammad (pbuh) – a man! This Christian
deception I have seen in the Bible myself. This is a common trickery by the missionaries,
more specially in the vernacular. The very latest ruse I have stumbled across in the
Afrikaans Bible, on the very verse under discussion; they have changed the word
“Trooster” (Comforter), to “Voorspraak” (Mediator), and interpolated the phrase – “die
Heilige Gees” – meaning THE HOLY GHOST, which phrase no Bible scholar has ever
dared to interpolate into any of the multifarious English Versions. No, not even the
Jehovah’s witnesses. This is how the Christians manufacture God’s word.”
7) He will guide you into all truth:
In the above verses Jesus (pbuh) is quoted as saying “I have yet many things to say
unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come,
he will guide you into all truth.” What does Jesus (pbuh) mean by “ye cannot bear
them now”? If we were to read the Bible, we would find many verses throughout the
Bible wherein Jesus (pbuh) bemoans the lack of understanding he was constantly greeted
with from his disciples throughout his ministry:
Matthew 8:26 “And he(Jesus) saith unto them(the disciples)…..O ye of little faith.”
Matthew 14:31 “…and (Jesus) said unto him(Peter), O thou of little faith.”

Matthew 16:8 “he (Jesus) said unto them(the disciples), O ye of little faith.”
Luke 8:25 “And he(Jesus) said unto them(the disciples), Where is your faith?”
Notice that these are not common Jews who he is saying these words to, but his own
elect disciples. The Bible vividly illustrates how he is constantly going out of his way to
simplify matters for them and to speak to them as one speaks to little children. However,
even at that, they still misunderstand. He is finally driven to frustration and made to say:
Matthew 15:16 “And Jesus said, Are ye even yet without understanding?” and
Luke 9:41 “And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long
shall I be with you, and suffer you?”
We are even told that his own people did not accept him:
John 1:11 “He came unto his own, and his own received him not.”
Jesus (pbuh) had “all truth,” but he could not give it to them because they were not fit
to receive it. Therefore, he told them that another would come after him who shall guide
them into “all truth” which they could not receive from him. He tells us that the one
who will come will “teach you all things.” This one who will guide them into “all
truth” is described as “The spirit of truth.” We have already seen how the word “spirit”
in the Bible is synonymous with the word “Prophet.” Muhammad (pbuh), even before he
became the prophet of Islam was known among his people as “Al-sadik Al-amin,” which
means “The truthful, the trustworthy.” Thus, it becomes apparent that Muhammad was
indeed “the spirit of truth.” Since the departure of Jesus (pbuh) and to this day, the
“Holy Ghost” has not taught mankind a single new truth not revealed by Jesus (pbuh)
It is important to notice the words “ALL truth” and “MANY things.” “Many” and
“All” means more than one. There were many loose ends left untied by Jesus (pbuh) at
the time of his departure because his disciples could not yet receive them. There were
many truths which needed to be introduced to complete his message, however, it was cut
short before he could complete it. For instance, alcohol abuse is a serious problem in the
West. It is claimed that the United States is home to 11 million alcoholics, and 44
million “heavy drinkers.” Many excuses have been made for them because Jesus’ first
miracle is claimed to have been the changing of water into wine (John 2:7-10). St. Paul
actually encouraged his followers to “Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy
stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities” (1 Timothy 5:23). Now the drunkards are
littering the streets. What solution has the “Holy Ghost” given which Jesus (pbuh) never
mentioned? None! Muhammad (pbuh) however, came with the decisive answer: Abolish
all drinking. Period! Through Muhammad(pbuh), God has succeeded where the great
“superpower” has failed.
There are countless problems which were left unresolved by Jesus (pbuh) at the time of
his departure which were not resolved until the coming of Muhammad (pbuh). Not
because he did not have the solution, but because his followers could not bear them.
Examples of these problems are gambling, racism, fortune telling, inheritance, limits of
modest clothing, …etc. Muhammad (pbuh) has brought answers to all of these problems.
Unlike Jesus (pbuh), Muhammad (pbuh) brought a complete and comprehensive system
of law, conduct, punishment, and worship for all mankind. What new and innovative
teachings has the “Holy Ghost” given for them which were not taught by Jesus (pbuh)?
The Qur’an says: “O mankind! The messenger (Muhammad) hath come unto you with
the truth from your Lord. Therefore believe; (it is) better for you. But if ye disbelieve still, lo! unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth. Allah is everKnower, Wise.”
8) He shall glorify me:
The Paraclete “shall glorify me” and will “testify of me.” Muhammad (pbuh) did
indeed testify of Jesus (pbuh) and did indeed glorify him and raise him and his mother to
their well deserved stations of honor and piety and even made it an article of faith for
every Muslim to bear witness to this. Just one of the many examples of this is: “And the
angles said ‘O Mary, Allah gives you glad tidings of a Word from Him, his name is
Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, High honored in this world and the next, of those near
stationed to Allah.” The Qur’an, A’al-Umran(3):40.
Nobody seems to recognize this fact as being at all extraordinary. People generally look
upon the Jews as true worshippers of God and followers of a legitimate faith, even if they
do consider them misguided by not following Jesus (pbuh) but killing him. Their book is
even incorporated into the Bible as the faultless word of God. On the other hand,
Muslims are looked down upon as followers of a false prophet and as savage blood thirsty
terrorists or barbarians. However, if we were to look at the Jewish opinion of Jesus
(pbuh) we would find that an early reference in the Babylonian “Talmud” says that “Jeshu
ha-Nocri” was a false prophet who was hanged on the eve of the Passover for sorcery and
false teaching. They further claim that he was a bastard son of a Roman adulterer among
many other allegations.
Mr. Josh McDowell is one of the leading Biblical scholars on the topic of the Jewish
Talmud’s view of his “Lord.” The Talmud, of course, is the ultimate authoritative body
of Jewish tradition, comprising the Mishnah and Gemara. In Mr. McDowell’s book,
“Evidence that demands a verdict,” he quotes extensively from the Jewish Talmud with
regard to the official Jewish view of Jesus (pbuh). The following is a small sampling
from pages 85-86 of this book:
“Tol’doth Yeshu. Jesus is referred to as ‘Ben Pandera’.” Note: ‘Ben Pandera’
means ‘son of Pandera’. He was a Roman soldier the Jews allege to have raped
Mary to produce the illegitimate son Jesus (God forbid).
Yeb. IV 3;49a: “Rabbi Shimeon Ben Azzai said (regarding Jesus): ‘I found a
genealogical roll in Jerusalem wherein was recorded, such-an-one is a bastard of an
Joseph Klausner adds:
“Current editions of the Mishnah, add: ‘To support the words of Rabbi Yehoshua’
(who in the same Mishnah says: What is a bastard? Everyone who’s parents are
liable to death by the Beth Din), that Jesus is here referred to seems to be beyond
Grolier’s encyclopedia tells us that “…the reliable Jewish sources tell us that he(Jesus)
was a Jewish teacher who was put to death for sorcery and false prophecy and that he
had a brother named James..”
At a time when such claims, and many others, were being leveled by the Jews against
Jesus (pbuh), Muhammad (pbuh) revealed the following verses of the Qur’an: “Then
because of their breaking of their Covenant and their rejection of the signs of Allah
and their slaying of the Prophets wrongfully and that they said “Our hearts are the
wrappings (which preserve Allah’s Word; we need no more)”; nay but Allah hath set
the seal on their hearts for their rejection, so they believe not save a few. And because of their disbelief and of their speaking against Mary a horrendous fabrication.” AlNissa(4):155-156.
So tremendous a sin is this lie considered with Allah, that it is not even repeated in the
Qur’an. The closest the Qur’an ever comes to actually reproducing their words is: “Then
she (Mary) brought him (Jesus) to her own folk, carrying him. They said: O Mary!
You have come with a most atrocious thing. Oh sister of Aaron! Your father was not a
wicked man nor was your mother a harlot” Mariam(19):27-28.
“And when the angels said: O Mary! Verily! Allah has chosen you, and purified you,
and preferred you above (all) the women of creation..” The Qur’an, A’Al-Umran(3):42.
9) Sin, righteousness, and error
The coming Paraclete, we are told, will demonstrate the error of the world regarding
sin, righteousness, and judgment “he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness,
and of judgment.” This is indeed what Muhammad (pbuh) did. He came to the world to
show them how they had been misguided in “sin” by believing that mankind can inherit
sin (see last quarter of chapter one, and Ezekiel 18:19-20) and that someone’s sin can be
forgiven by the sacrifice of others. He also showed them how they had been misguided in
“righteousness” by believing that a righteous person is one who has “faith” in the
crucifixion and does nothing else (Romans 3:28), or who believes that another man’s
death will make him a righteous person (Romans 5:19). And they were misguided in
“judgment” by believing that they will be judged by “faith” and other people’s deeds and
not their own deeds (Mark 16:16), or that God’s “judgment” was to punish all mankind
for the sin of one man (Romans 5:16, 5:18).
Muhammad (pbuh) taught that the unscrupulous had altered the words of Jesus (pbuh)
and his faithful followers after their passing. He taught that no one will be held
accountable by God for anyone else’s sin. Similarly, no one can bear my sin. He
emphasized that God has made this a life of work and the next life one of reward and no
work. He also revealed that mankind will be judged one at a time according to their own
individual actions and no one else’s.
10) That he may abide with you for ever:
In these verses, Jesus (pbuh) is quoted as saying that the coming Paraclete will “abide
with you forever.” What does he mean by this? Let us read John 8:51-55 “Verily, verily,
I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. Then said the Jews
unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets;
and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. Art thou
greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom
makest thou thyself? Jesus answered, If I honor myself, my honor is nothing: it is my
Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: Yet ye have not known
him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto
you: but I know him, and keep his saying.”
and also
John 10:28 “And I (Jesus) give unto them (the believers) eternal life; and they shall
never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”

Jesus (pbuh) is quoted many times in the Bible as telling his followers that they will
never taste death. However, there is not a single one of them alive to this day. Was he
lying? Of course not! As seen above, Jesus’ (pbuh) followers were constantly
misunderstanding his words. They were not yet ready to “bear” his words. He was
telling them that a man lives on without death through his faith. Jesus’ (pbuh) followers
will live on through their faith and teachings, Jesus (pbuh) lives among us through his
faith and teachings, and even Abraham (pbuh) lives on among them and us through his
faith and teachings. In a similar manner, the coming Paraclete will live eternally with us
through his faith and teachings.
The Paracletos will be the last prophet, because he will “abide with you forever” and
“he will guide you into all truth” (Greek “into the whole truth”) and “he shall teach you
all things,” so there will be no need for any further prophets. In the Qur’an, alAhzab(33):40 we read: “Muhammad is not the father of any man among you, but he is
the messenger of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets; and Allah is Aware of all things.”
And al-Maidah(5):3 “This day have I (God) perfected your religion for you (mankind)
and completed My favor unto you, and have chosen for you as religion AL-ISLAM.”
So the religion of Islam is the last message to mankind and it, as well as the Qur’an, will
abide with them forever. To this day, Muhammad (pbuh) abides with us through the
Qur’an and the Sunnah.
Jesus (pbuh) had “the whole truth” and had many things he longed to teach his disciples
but he could not give it to them because they “cannot bear them now.” These matters
would only be revealed six centuries later by God through the agency of Muhammad
(pbuh). What new truths has the Holy Spirit guided us into after the departure of Jesus
(pbuh) which Jesus (pbuh) had no say in?
11) He will show you things to come:
There were many prophesies made in the Qur’an and in the Sunnah (tradition) of the
prophet Muhammad (pbuh) himself. For instance, in the opening verses of the chapter of
al-Room (The Romans), we read:
“The Romans have been defeated. In the lowest land, and they, after their defeat will
be victorious. Within ten years. Allah’s is the command in the former case and in the
latter and in that day the believers will rejoice. In Allah’s support to victory. He helps
to victory whom He will. He is the Mighty, the Merciful. It is a promise of Allah. Allah
fails not His promise, but most of mankind know not. They know only some
appearance of the life of the world, and are heedless of the Hereafter”
When Islam was still in it’s infancy and it’s followers were being severely persecuted,
tortured, and killed by the pagan idol worshipers of Arabia (Quraish), there were two
“Superpowers” near by. They were the Romans and the Persians. The pagans of Arabia
used to like to see the Persians victorious against the Romans because the Persians were
pagans like them. However, the Muslims liked to see the Romans victorious because
they were “people of the book.” About this time, the Romans suffered a resounding
defeat to the Persians that seemed to signal the end of the Roman empire. The pagans of
Arabia were ecstatic. They went out of their way to hold this defeat over the heads of
every Muslim they would encounter. They said: “Just as the Christians in Rome have been crushed by the pagans of Persia, so shall we crush you.” This was psychological warfare against the Muslims which they were adding to the physical torture they were subjecting the Muslims to. It was at this time that these verses were revealed to Muhammad (pbuh) consoling him and the Muslims in general that matters were not as they seemed, and that the Romans would come back and defeat the Persians within
“Bidh’u” years. “Bidh’u” is an Arabic word that means “between three and nine.” This
prophesy did indeed come true and the Romans were once again victorious against the
Persians, at the same time, the Muslims achieved their first strategic victory against the
pagans of Arabia in the battle of Badr. Mr. Abdullah Yusuf Ali, in his commentary on
the Qur’an narrates the following explanation of the above verses:
“The remarkable defeats of the Roman Empire under Heraclius and the straits to which
it was reduced are reviewed in Appendix No. 6 (to follow this Sura). It was not merely
isolated defeats; the Roman Empire lost most of its Asiatic territory and was hemmed in
on all sides at its capital, Constantinople. The defeat, “in a land close by” must refer to
Syria and Palestine, Jerusalem was lost in 614-15 AD, shortly before this Sura was
The Pagan Quraish of Makkah rejoiced at the overthrow of Rome by Persia. They were
pro-Persian, and in their heart of hearts they hoped that the nascent movement of Islam,
which at that time was, from a worldly point of view, very weak and helpless, would also
collapse under their persecution. But they misread the true Signs of the times. They are
told here that they would soon be disillusioned in both their calculations, and it actually
so happened at the battle of Issus in 622 (the year of Hijrat) and in 624, when Heradius
carried his campaign into the heart of Persia (see Appendix No: 6) and the Makkan
Quraish were beaten off at Badr.
Bidh’un in the text means a short period-a period of from three to nine years. The
period between the loss of Jerusalem (614-15) by the Romans and their victory at Issus
(622) was seven years, and that to the penetration of Persia by Heraclius was nine years.
See last note.
The battle of Badr (2 A.H. = 624 AD) was a real time of rejoicing for the Believers and
a time of disillusionment for the arrogant Quraish, who thought that they could crush the
whole movement of Islam in Madinah as they had tried to do in Makkah, but they were
singly repulsed.”
There were many other prophesies made by the Qur’an which, without exception, all
came true. Another example would be that of Al-Israa(17):7. However, we will leave it
up to the interested student to research this topic in order to verify it’s authenticity.
There are many other points which could be brought up in this comparison, however, we
leave it up to the reader to study Islam, Muhammad, and the Qur’an, and arrive at their
own conclusion with regard to Muhammad (pbuh) having fulfilled all of the requirements
of the coming “Paraclete.”

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