The commissioning of Muhammad (pbuh)
this topic may come as a bolt from the blue to non-muslims, and may even
bewilder some to the extent to conclude that it is a kind of hoax that the
unlettered prophet muhammad (peace be upon him) was indeed prophesized on
many occasions in the bible. right reason tells that the truth prevails over
falsehood, as allah says:
"that the truth stands out clear from error..."
we are also told in the quran that allah, by his mercy, sent prophets to all
nations of the world and the last of them was muhammad (pbuh), the seal of all
prophets. while each of the previous prophets was sent to a certain tribe with a
particular mission and at a specific time, prophet muhammad (pbuh) was sent
for all mankind. his message was the final revelation, the last testament and
the complete code of life with a universal and comprehensive characters
applicable to all mankind until the last day.
it was long after the departure of jesus (pbuh), around the early part
of the seventeenth century, that during the so called dark ages that muhammad
(pbuh) was commissioned as prophet. he was unschooled, yet a wonderful
counselor and a prince of peace. he was the one who established a government
(law) unparalleled in justice and was the "counselor" and "prince of peace"
revealed to isaiah (pbuh). he was the "prophet like unto moses", revealed to
moses (pbuh), and the progeny of kedar, ismael and abraham, peace be upon
them. he was the one spoken to "my lord" by prophet david (pbuh), and the
one alluded to and expected by jesus (pbuh) as the "counselor" or "comforter",
the "holy spirit" and the "spirit of truth" to come. he was "the prophet" whom
john and the baptist predicted to come. the one who he said would be mightier
than he and whose shoes he is not worthy to bear. his name was prophet muhammad
(pbuh), whose message was same in essence and purpose as the
previous revelations which calls for man's total submission to the will of allah
(the worship of the only true god).