Shifting of Prophethood
as pointed out earlier in the fourth article of the series, that, by the
grace of allah, through his justice and wisdom, the royal authority
and the prophecy or the spiritual honor to propagate the religion of god was shifted from the israelites to the ismaelites (the progeny of prophet ismael [pbuh]), the firstborn of prophet abraham (pbuh).
the shifting of prophethood from the israelites to the ismaelites have been prophesied by the earlier prophets, like moses, jacob, david, isaiah, jeremiah and others of whom mentioned has been made in the previous issues.
for jesus (pbuh), the prophecy in mathew (21: 43) serve a good example which like the others, fulfilled and culminated in the person of muhammad (pbuh): "and whosoever shall fall on this stone (corner stone ) shall be broken, but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder."
the unprecedented spread of islam for less than a century had, in fact, fulfilled the above prophecy. many nations succumbed to the irresistible beauty and many peoples from the greater part of africa to far asia and europe.