scepter and ruler's staff (gen. 49:10), to the arabs (descendants of prophet ishmael [pbuh]) who were then considered as a foolish nation.
god, seeing their inequity and injustice punished the israelites by shifting the
a western commentator consumed of jealousy, intellectual dishonesty, bigotry, contempt, with certain vile and venom in his tongue likened the arabs as brutes with human skins. for the arabs before islam were marauders, hence, they were called a foolish nation by those who were hostile towards them.
moreover, in the book of matthew (21:42-44), we read the following prophecy by prophet jesus (pbuh):
(verse 42): jesus said to them:
"have you never read in the scriptures: 'the very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner;"
(verse 43): "therefore i tell you, the kingdom of god will be taken from you and given to a nation bringing forth the fruit thereof;"
(verse 44): "and whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken, but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder."
god, through his infinite wisdom and justice, commissioned muhammad (pbuh) to be his messenger. god conferred o him and to his nation (the muslim ummah) the spiritual honor to propagate his religion – islam. prophet muhammad (pbuh), the seal of all the prophets brought with him a fiery law (quran) with universal and comprehensive characters for the ultimate guidance of mankind. up to the time of jesus (pbuh), the israelites were anticipating for "the prophet like unto moses" prophesied in deuteronomy (18:18) and in john (1:19-21) when they asked john the baptist: "are you that prophet?" he answered "no." they were expecting a prophet who would come with a temporal power to restore the kingdom of david and who would gather the dispersed israelites unto canaan.