ataa' b. yasaar, with whom allah is pleased, said: 'i met abdullah b. amr b. al-aas, with whom allah is pleased, and i asked him:
'tell me about the description of the messenger of allah, may allah exalt his mention, in the torah.' he said: 'he is described in the torah with some of what he is described in the qur'an; 'we have indeed sent you as a witness (over mankind) and one who gives glad-tidings, and warns others, and one who protects and safeguards the commoners. you are my slave and messenger; i called you mutawakkil (the trusted one). you are neither ill-mannered nor rude, nor do you raise your voice. you do not pay evil with evil; rather, you forgive and pardon. i will not collect his soul until i guide the nations, and until they say, 'there is no true god worthy of being worshipped except allah alone' and until they clearly see the truth.'
ata, with whom allah is pleased, said: i met ka'b, the rabbi, and asked him about this narration, and he did not differ with abdullah b. amr b. al-aas, with whom allah is pleased, except for a minor difference in the wording of the narration.' (baihaqi #13079)
abdul-ahad dawud, said: 'but i have tried to base my arguments on portions of the bible which hardly allow of any linguistic dispute. i would not go to latin, greek, or aramaic, for that would be useless: i just give the following quotation in the very words of the revised version as published by the british and foreign bible society.
we read the following words in the book of deuteronomy chapter xviii. verse 18: "i will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee; and i will put my words in his mouth." if these words do not apply to prophet muhammad, they still remain unfulfilled. prophet jesus himself never claimed to be the prophet alluded to. even his disciples were of the same opinion: they looked to the second coming of jesus for the fulfillment of the prophecy. so far it is undisputed that the first coming of jesus was not the advent of the "prophet like unto thee," and his second advent can hardly fulfill the words. jesus, as is believed by his church, will appear as a judge and not as a law-giver; but the promised one has to come with a "fiery law" in "his right hand."
in ascertaining the personality of the promised prophet the other prophecy of moses is, however, very helpful where it speaks of the shining forth of god from paran, the
in these words the lord has been compared with the sun. he comes from sinai, he rises from seir, but he shines in his full glory from paran, where he had to appear with ten thousands of saints with a fiery law in his right hand. none of the israelites, including jesus, had anything to do with paran. hagar, with her son ishmael, wandered in the wilderness of
the words of the prophecy in habakkuk are especially noteworthy. his (the holy one from paran) glory covered the heavens and the earth was full of his praise. the word "praise" is very significant, as the very name muhammad literally means "the praised one." besides the arabs, the inhabitants of the wilderness of paran had also been promised a revelation: "let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains. let them give glory unto the lord, and declare his praise in the islands. the lord shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war, he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies" (isaiah).
in connection with it there are two other prophecies worthy of note where references have been made to kedar. the one runs thus in chapter 1x. of isaiah: "arise, shine for thy light is come, and the glory of the lord is risen upon thee ... the multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of midian and ephah; all they from
if ishmael inhabited the wilderness of paran, where he gave birth to kedar, who is the ancestor of the arabs; and if the sons of kedar had to receive revelation from god; if the flocks of kedar had to come up with acceptance to a divine altar to glorify "the house of my glory" where the darkness had to cover the earth for some centuries, and then that very land had to receive light from god; and if all the glory of kedar had to fail and the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of kedar, had to diminish within a year after the one fled from the swords and from the bent bows - the holy one from paran (habakkuk iii 3 ) is no one else than prophet muhammad. prophet muhammad is the holy offspring of ishmael through kedar, who settled in the wilderness of paran. muhammad is the only prophet through whom the arabs received revelation at the time when the darkness had covered the earth.
through him god shone from paran, and
again, the mention of 10,000 saints in deuteronomy xxx 3 is very significant. he (god) shined forth from paran, and he came with 10,000 of saints. read the whole history of the wilderness of paran and you will find no other event but when
the words clearly show that the comforter had to come after the departure of jesus, and was not with him when he uttered these words. are we to presume that jesus was devoid of the holy ghost if his coming was conditional on the going of jesus: besides, the way in which jesus describes him makes him a human being, not a ghost. "he shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear that he shall speak." should we presume that the holy ghost and god are two distinct entities and that the holy ghost speaks of himself and also what he hears from god? the words of jesus clearly refer to some messenger from god. he calls him the spirit of truth, and so the koran speaks of prophet muhammad, "no, indeed, he has brought the truth, and confirmed the messengers." ch.37:37- (1)
1-muhammad in the bible, abdul-ahad dawud.