Muhammad ﷺ and Madinah in the Bible
Channel: Mohammed Hijab
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The 42nd chapter of the book of Isaiah in the Bible clearly foretells the coming of an Arabian Prophet, specifically, Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, I say describes itself as a prophecy about the future. God states that the former things have taken place and new things I declare, God starts the chapter by drawing our attention to a very special person that he will send. He describes this person as my servants whom I uphold my chosen one in whom I delight, at least three of the names of the Prophet Mohammed I mentioned, servant, Chosen One, and in whom I delight.
I say it is originally written in Hebrew, Arabic and Hebrew shall have common words because they are both Semitic languages. I say it uses the Hebrew word, Abbot for servant. The Arabic word for seventh is a
prophet Mohammed is known as God's servant in Arabic, up to law, Chosen One is Mustafa in Arabic. This is another of the names of the Prophet Mohammed, the one in whom God delights in shows that this person is beloved to God. habibollah in Arabic, which means beloved of God, also happens to be one of the Prophet Mohammed's names.
In I say God also reveals the location of this special person, he states let the wilderness and its towns raise their voices. Let the settlements where K dad lives rejoice. Out of all the nations on earth they got inspired. I say a to mention, he chose to highlight k dolls location, so we should pay special attention. throughout the Bible, k dot and his sons are linked to Arabia, for example, the book of Ezekiel tells us that Arabian all the princes of Qaeda were your favorite dealers and lambs, RAMs, and goats. Indeed, they did business with you.
In Isaiah, God goes on to narrow the location down further to a specific city within Arabia. He states that the people of Silla should sing for joy, let them shout from the mountaintops. The place Salah pinpoints the exact location in Arabia, the place being spoken of is the city of Medina in Saudi Arabia, because Salah is the name of a famous mountain in Medina.
Medina was the city of the Prophet Mohammed.
An important point worth mentioning is that historically, we know there was a presence of various Jewish tribes in Medina before the advent of the Prophet Mohammed, both Jewish historians and Islamic history records this fact. The question then arises, why were the numerous Jewish tribes within Medina? The answer is that the learner Jews were aware of this prophecy in Isaiah, and we're anxiously awaiting the coming of a new prophet. Islamic history records the fact that whenever a dispute arose between the Jews and the Arabs in Medina, the Jews used to tune their pagan Arab neighbors by saying, When our Prophet arrives, we shall obliterate you. The Koran also affirms this,
God says, Is it not assigned to them that the learned men of the children of Israel knew it as true.
In Isaiah, God informs us that the special person will bring something new, mankind is told that we will sing to the Lord a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth. The statement a new song means a new law, a new way of worship. This is exactly what Islam represents. The emphasis on the new song here is singing the praise of God all over the earth. The Quran opens with the statement, Praise be to God Lord of the worlds and is recited by Muslims all over the world during prayers every day. The new sound cannot refer to Jesus because He did not bring about anything new. Rather, he confirmed the law of Moses that was already there. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus said, think
not I am come to destroy the law or the prophets. I am not come to destroy but fulfill. Jesus obeyed and follow the law of Moses throughout his life. Jesus didn't sing a new song, he sang the same song of Moses the Torah. Moreover, the disciples of Jesus also follow the law of Moses, even after Jesus departed. In the book of Acts, we are told that the disciples look to the Torah for guidance
The Law of Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times.
In Isaiah, God emphasizes the universal mission of the coming person by mentioning that he will be made a covenant or the people and a light for the Gentiles. Gentiles means non Jews. The Quran confirms the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was sent to the whole of mankind, Jews and Gentiles alike. In the Quran, God tells us, we have sent you a prophet as a bearer of glad tidings and a water for the whole of mankind. But most people have no knowledge. The verse in Isaiah cannot apply to Jesus, because in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus said, I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel. And I said, God further states that he will lead the blind by ways they have not known along
unfamiliar paths, I will guide them. The pagan Arabs at the time of the Prophet Mohammed fit this description perfectly, because they have not been sent a messenger prior to Mohammed. The Koran bears witness to this, God states that Mohammed was sent to Warner people to whom no water has come before the verse and I say it cannot apply to Jesus, because his people, the Israelites had already received a multitude of profits from God.
In Isaiah, God emphasizes that this special person will be sent to those who trust in idols who say to images, you are gods, the whole of Arabia at the start of Muhammad's Prophethood, consisted of idol worshipers. Again, this cannot be a reference to Jesus because his people, the Israelites were monotheists and not either worshipers. Moreover, Jesus explicitly told His disciples to stay away from the idol worshipping Gentiles, the exact opposite of what God prophesized in Isaiah, the Gospel of Matthew tells us that these 12 Jesus sent out with the following instructions do not go among the Gentiles. In Isaiah, God states that this special person will be a warrior and will go forth as a
mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war, he shall cry, yay, roar, he shall prevail against his enemies. Throughout history, God has dealt sternly with those who are sent guidance and persist in disbelief. Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him had to engage in many battles with the idol worshiping enemies of God and ultimately prevailed against them. By comparison, Jesus did not triumph over his enemies. According to Christians, he was crucified by them. Moreover, Jesus wasn't interested in fighting. He was not a man of war. He was a pacifist, according to the Bible, he said such things as for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. And my kingdom is not of this
world. If my kingdom were of this world, they would my servants fight.
In Isaiah, God gives us a list of momentous achievements for this special person. Chief of these is that the idol worshipers will be turned back in utter shame. Not only did the Prophet Mohammed conquer Mecca, the pagan capital of Arabia, but by the end of his life in just 23 short years of prophethood, Arabia had shunned idol worship, and now worship the one true God of Abraham. This cannot apply to Jesus as it was Christians themselves who were humiliated and greatly ashamed for hundreds of years after Jesus. They were persecuted at the hands of the Roman Empire, who are idol worshippers, they executed some of the Apostles of Jesus such as Peter and Paul, Christians were
tortured and even fed to the lions.
Finally, I say a closes with an admonishment from God. Here you deaf, look, you blind and see, you have seen many things, but you pay no attention. Your ears are open, but you do not listen. Which of you will listen to this or pay close attention in time to come? It seems clear that the Deaf and Blind God is talking about in this verse are those who reject Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him? Who among you will heed God by acknowledging him who will listen and pay close attention in time to come levena