Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) in The Bible
The idea that the Bible contains prophecies about the coming of Muhammad (peace be upon him), may surprise many people. It isn't difficult to understand why, since the general perception people have of the Muhammad (pbuh) is that of a man with no connection to Biblical Prophets or prophecies.
However, taking a closer look at Muhammad's (pbuh) life, it becomes clear that he upheld the basic tenets that the Biblical Prophets came with, and led millions to do the same. Indeed it was because of the teachings of Muhammad (pbuh) that billions of Muslims since his time up until today have revered the persons of Jesus, Moses and Abraham (peace be upon them all).
In this article, you will discover how both the Old and New Testament contain numerous verses which describe the coming of a new Prophet. Additionally, verses from the Bible itself will clearly show us that Muhammad (pbuh) is that Prophet.
Moses foretells of Muhammad's coming. (Peace be upon them)
"I (God) will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee (moses), and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him." Deuteronomy 18:18
There are many verses in the Old Testament that predict the coming of Jesus (pbuh). This one, however, is not one of them. This can be clearly seen from the following four points:
a) Like unto moses
Muslims believe in all of the previous prophets. They make no distinction between them, nor do they place one above the others in piety. However, they are all human, and as humans they differ from one another in their characteristics. Let us compare these characteristics:
1) Both Christians and Muslims agree that both Moses and Muhammad (pbut) had fathers and mothers. They both also believe that Jesus (pbuh) had only a mother and no father. Therefore, Muhammad is like Moses, but Jesus is unlike Moses.
Da’wah to Jews
Beliefs of Judaism
Belief in One God . Claim to believe in and follow The Prophets Abraham and Moses (PBUT).
The future coming of The Messiah or great leader; Jews reject Jesus as their Messiah.
They are the chosen people - God chose them above all others
Believe in a book The Talmud: (‘Teachings’). Somewhat similar to commentaries of the Old Testament.
Talmud contains sayings of Rabbis. First written down during the third and fourth century C.E. (Christian era).
How to Invite Jews to Islam-
A. Discuss Similarities: Belief in One God. Old Testament Prophets. (E.g. Abraham, David, Moses, Joseph but NOT Jesus)
B. Prophet Abraham Was a Muslim: Discuss the life and teachings of The Prophet Abraham (PBUH) and show that he was a Muslim and that Muslims are following him.
Haman and Pharaoh
The Qur'an relates the life of the Prophet Musa (as) with great clarity. As it tells of the conflict with the Pharaoh and his dealings with the Children of Israel,
the Qur'an reveals a wealth of information about ancient Egypt. The significance of many of these historical points has only recently come to the attention of the learned people of the world. If one considers these points with reason, it quickly becomes clear that the Qur'an, and the fountain of information contained within it, has been revealed by the All-Wise Allah for it correlates directly with all major scientific, historic and archaeological finds in recent times.
One such example of this wisdom can be found in the Qur'anic references to Haman: a character whose name is mentioned in the Qur'an, along with the Pharaoh. He is mentioned in six different places in the Qur'an, in which it informs us that he was one of Pharaoh's closest allies.