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one of those prominent prophecies for the advent of prophet muhammad (peace be upon him) can be found in the book of deuteronomy (18:18-19):

"i will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brethren; andi will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that i command him. and whoever will not give heed to my words which he shall speak in my name, i myself will require it of him."such of those who attend the sunday bible school will tell you at the impulse of the moment that the prophet referred to here was jesus (peace be upon him). similarly, christian theologians including those with credentials of the highest eminence teach the same dogma because they are programmed to believe in. the bible writers who were openly prejudiced, because of chauvinism, jingoism, jealousy, and their apparent patriotism and nationalism were include to favor prophet isaac (pbuh), the second son of prophet abraham (pbuh) bore to him by his first wife sarah. they tried to conceal and deprive prophet ismael (pbuh) the right of the firstborn. however, they failed to change the context of (deut. 21:15-17) which revealed the right of the firstborn child and the promise of god to hagar, the mother of ismael in genesis (17:20) and in genesis (21:15). prophet ismael (pbuh), the first son of prophet abraham (pbuh) by his second wife hagar (genesis 16:3 and genesis 16:11) was given a very limited historical account in the bible. described as the son of a maid, who together with his mother was banished and settled in the wilderness of paran (present name is makkah). he was later given an egyptian wife by his mother (genesis 21:21), and, out of this union, he got twelve sons who later became rulers of their respective tribes (genesis 25:13-16). most prominent among them (ismaelites) was the kedar tribe of which the quraish tribe of makkah traced its origin, and of which, was the ancestor of the parents of prophet muhammad (pbuh).

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