Zakir Naik – The Prophecy in Deuteronomy 18-18 Fits none but Prophet Muhammad

Zakir Naik
AI: Summary © The speaker explains the prophecy in the Bible and gives examples of similarities between Jesus Christ and Moses. They discuss the meaning of brethren and how Jesus Christ is like Moses, peace be upon them. The speaker provides examples of similarities between Jesus Christ and Moses and explains that Jesus Christ is like Moses, peace be upon them.
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Let's analyze the prophecy

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in detail minutely.

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Book of Deuteronomy,

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chapter number 18, verse number 18. Almighty God

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says,

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I shall raise them up a prophet

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from among thy brethren, like unto thee. And

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I shall put my words into his mouth,

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and he shall speak all that I command

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him.

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Let's

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take the prophecy and analyze it part by

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part.

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First point is, I shall raise them up

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a prophet

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from among thy brethren.

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The first point of the prophecy is that

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the prophet to come will be amongst the

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brethren of Moses, peace be upon him. What

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is the meaning of the word brethren?

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Brethren means

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the children

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of the brothers. And we know from the

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Bible

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that Abraham, peace be upon him, had 2

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sons.

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The first son, Ishmael, peace be upon him,

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who was the son from the 2nd wife

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of Prophet Abraham, peace be upon him. He

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was the son

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of

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Hajra or Hagar.

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The second son of Abraham, peace be upon

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him, was born approximately 17 years later.

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His name was

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Isha or Isaac,

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who was born to the first wife of

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Abraham, peace be upon him, that is Sarah.

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May Allah be pleased with her. So Abraham,

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peace be upon him, had 2 sons.

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The children of both these sons, the children

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of Ishmael

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and the children of

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Isaac, peace be upon them both,

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they are brethren unto one another. They are

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the children of the brothers.

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All the descendants

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of Ishmael,

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they are Arabs.

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And the descendants

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of Isaac are Jews.

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That means the Jews and Arabs are brethren

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unto one another.

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So by analyzing the first point of the

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prophecy itself,

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I shall raise them up a prophet from

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among thy brethren. That means the prophet should

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be a brethren of Moses, peace be upon

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him. Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, wasn't

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a brethren

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of

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Moses peace be upon him. He was a

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Jew.

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He was a descendant. He was not a

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brethren.

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So the first point itself

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disqualifies

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all the Jews,

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including Jesus Christ, peace be upon him.

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And we know

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that Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, he

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was a descendant

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of Ishmael, peace be upon him.

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That means he was a brethren

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of the Jews, including Moses, peace be upon

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him.

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So this

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first point of the prophecy,

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that the prophet should be a brethren.

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The prophet that claimed prophethood

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after Ishmael alaihi wasalam, from his descendants, the

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first person was Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon

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him.

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Furthermore, if you analyze,

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I shall raise them up a Prophet from

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among thy brethren, like unto thee, like Moses,

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peace be upon him.

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Let us analyze

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whether Jesus

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is like Moses, peace be upon them,

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or whether Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him,

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is like Moses, peace be upon him.

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I can list

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several similarities

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between Moses and Muhammad, peace be upon him,

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and several

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dissimilarities

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between Jesus and Moses peace be upon them.

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Point number 1.

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Moses and Muhammad peace be upon them,

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both

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had a mother and a father.

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Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, had a

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mother, but no father. So Moses and Mohammed,

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peace be upon them.

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They are alike.

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Muhammad, peace be upon him, is like Moses,

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peace be upon him, and Jesus, peace be

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upon him, is unlike Moses, peace be upon

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him.

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