Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) the Prophet of Deuteronomy 18:15-19
Question: You have explained clearly that the “Advocate” in John 14:16 is Prophet of Islam. Our next Question is about Deuteronomy 18:18 which says, God Will raise up a Prophet like Moses from the brothers of Israelites. Christians says it is about Jesus Christ (peace be upon him). What are your views on this topic?
In the Name of Allah Most Merciful Most Beneficent
Let’s begin from the Chapter of Deuteronomy itself. It is said in Deuteronomy 18:15,18-19:
Deuteronomy 18:15The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him.
Deuteronomy 18:18-19 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him.I myself will call to account anyone who does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name.
Firstly, I would like to ask a question to Christians. You (Christians) says, this verse is speaking about Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him).
Our question is: You says, John 14:16-28 is not speaking about Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), one of your reasonings is that, Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) was born more than 500 years after Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him), but the Advocate is promised holy spirit who will come immediately after Jesus Christ to the disciples.
Well, if you don’t have Hypocrisy and double standard, then how can you say Deuteronomy 18:18 is speaking about Christ, when Christ came to this world a 1000 years after Prophet Moses (Peace be upon them)?. Why don’t you use the same reasoning tactics in interpreting the verses?!. Prophet Moses (Peace be upon him) said: from among your brothers a new Prophet will come like Moses (Peace be upon him). It did not say: from your descendants, or grand sons, or from offspring.
So according to your logic (?) how can Jesus (Peace be upon him) be the prophet who is to come to the brothers of Israelites, when Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) came a thousand years after Moses (Peace be upon him).
Just as you said, Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) cannot be the Advocate, who came five hundred years after Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him)?
Second question is: Prophet Moses (Peace be upon him) is a Prophet of God , not God, you preach and worship Jesus as “God” who is equal to the God of Israel in glory and power. How do you justify Jesus being a Prophet like Moses and Jesus being God at the same time? . It does not weigh on the scale of common sense perfectly.
Also, a prophet like Moses (Peace be upon him) must die and be buried and descendants should inherit his place. (Unfortunately Christian theology about Christ, do not match Christ to be a Prophet like Moses).
To be a Prophet like Moses (Peace be upon him) will not be in appearance or personal life style or in places lived and worked. Because all the Prophets had similar personal life style and commitment to God. But a Prophet like Moses (Peace be upon him) will be in bringing up a “Covenant Laws” like Moses (Peace be upon them) and establishing a religious state like that of Prophet Moses (Peace be upon him) and facing a social situation like Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) and gaining victory over enemies like Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) and then the successors establishing a Kingdom like the successors of Prophet Moses (peace be upon him)
However, Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him) did not fulfill any of this things which Moses (Peace be upon him) did. And this similarity of Prophet Moses (Alaihissalam) and the similarity of the Promised Prophet must be exclusive to both of them and no third person should share this “LIKENESS”.
When I looked at Christian arguments which they use to prove, Jesus is Prophet like Moses , those similarities they quoted to prove Jesus is the prophet like Moses (Peace be upon them) were also found in some other Prophets.
For example they says: Jesus went to Egypt and Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) did not go to egypt. But unfortunately, this points of christians are in vain. Because a Prophet like Moses foretold in the Deuteronomy, those signs are only exclusive to Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) and the awaited Prophet, and no third person shall share it. As a matter of fact, Prophet Joseph (peace be upon him) Prophet Aaron (Peace be upon him) and Prophet Joshua (peace be upon him) were also in Egypt.
Another saying is: Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) and Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) fed people supernaturally. As a matter of fact, Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) also fed people supernaturally many times.
But the Mission of Prophets has nothing directly to do with this Likeness. Because this are the incidents which is to support their mission. Original Mission is that last to generations. Not just life time events. Because many Prophets performed miracles to show people their true relationship with God Almighty.
When Christians compare Jesus to Moses (peace be upon them) they try to omit the celebrated miracles of Christ, which are: “Resurrecting the dead, healing the blind and leper, casting out demons etc!.The Only Similarities Christians quote to prove Jesus is like Moses (Peace be upon them) is also found in other Prophets.
But the exclusive similarities between Prophet Moses (Peace be upon him) and awaited Prophet (Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam) are:
1- Age of Mission (40)
2- Bringing up complete set of Laws and Commandments. (Shariah-Torah)
3- Migration due to persecution and living in foreign land.
4- Establishing a Kingdom over all the tribes they belong to (Arab tribes/Israelite tribes)
5- Expansion of Kingdom
6-Battles against infidels and pagans
7- Victory against enemies and conquest of homeland.
8- Appointing Deputies and high priests
9- Lineage of rulers (political deputies) and Imams (spiritual deputies)
10- Passing away after the mission and buried in the tomb.
11- Visiting the followers in glorious splendor.
12- Having followers from all tribes in the life time.
13- Having Children and grand Children.
Anyway, I am leaving this questions to you here. You may beat around the bush. Let me come to the point.
WHAT ARE THE EVIDENCES TO ESTABLISH ISHMAELITE PROPHET MUHAMMAD (PEACE BE UPON HIM) IS FROM THE FELLOW BROTHERS OF ISRAELITES?:
Genesis 26:34 so he (Esau) went to Ishmael and married Mahalath, the sister of Nebaioth and daughter of Ishmael son of Abraham, in addition to the wives he already had.
Genesis 36:2 Esau took his wives from the daughters of Canaan: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah and the granddaughter of Zibeon the Hivite; 3 also Basemath, Ishmael’s daughter, the sister of Nebaioth
Esau is the brother of Jacob (Peace be upon them)
Moses marrying Daughter of Jethro (peace be upon them)
Exodus 2:21 Moses agreed to stay with the man (Jethro), who gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage.
Jethro Married Sister of Israelites:
1 Chronicle 2:17 Abigail was the mother of Amasa, whose father was Jether the Ishmaelite.
2 Samuel 17:25 Absalom had appointed Amasa over the army in place of Joab. Amasa was the son of Jether, an Ishmaelite who had married Abigail, the daughter of Nahash and sister of Zeruiah the mother of Joab.
THE LAWS IN THE JEWISH TORAH DETERMINES WHO ARE THE CLOSE RELATIVES, BRETHREN:
Leviticus 18:17 “‘Do not have sexual relations with both a woman and her daughter. Do not have sexual relations with either her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter; they are her close relatives. That is wickedness.
This is the co-relation between Deuteronomy 18:15-19 and Leviticus 18:15-19 , Amazing, one explains the Prophet will come from among your brethren and the other Book explains the Laws related to close relatives!
So the term “From among your brothers” is not based on American or European cultural interpretation, but according to the Laws and Commandments.
Scripture interpret scripture, Christian apologetics hypocrisy is they avoid to interpret scripture by scripture, when they see the truth and fear to proceed the discussions!
Some Christian group says that this verse is speaking about an immediate Prophet who was to come after Christ (Peace be upon him), but Deuteronomy dismiss that claim!
Deuteronomy 34:10Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,
WHY THIS VERSE DOES NOT SPEAK ABOUT CHRIST?
Christians claim this verse speaks about Christ, when they believe Jesus is God in the flesh!. This belief of Trinity is incompatible with the Prophesy in Deuteronomy 18:15-18
Because: See Deuteronomy 18:16 For this is what you asked of the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, “Let us not hear the voice of the LORD our God nor see this great fire anymore, or we will die.”
Deuteronomy 18:17 The LORD said to me: “What they say is good.
Deuteronomy 18:18I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him.
This verses clearly states that Children of Israel will never hear the Mighty Word of God from Divine Presence. If they hear the word of God or sees His Fire , they will die, as they had experienced disaster before. So God Says what they say is Good. But the God Will Send a Prophet like Moses (Peace be upon them). Unfortunately Christian effort to fit Deuteronomy to Christ while believing Christ is God, does not work in the context of the verse!. And such a Mighty and Revengeful God to be captured by Pagans and die on their cross is not in agreement with the Scriptures. This types of incarnation stories coming from Roman paganism and eastern religions!
Deuteronomy 18:18–19says: and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him.I myself will call to account anyone who does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name.
The Prophet will tell them everything that the Lord Command him and God Will Put His World in the Mouth of the Prophet and He will not speak his own words!. But unfortunately , Jesus did not tell everything that God Command him. It is not I am saying, but Christ himself is testifying and invalidating Christian claim that “Jesus is the prophet like Moses”.
See yourself to it: John 16: 12 I still have much to tell you, but you cannot yet bear to hear it.13 However, when the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. For He will not speak on His own, but He will speak what He hears, and He will declare to you what is to come
Therefore, we can see that the Prophet of Deuteronomy 18:18 and the Advocate of John together point to Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) , not to Jesus Christ (peace be upon him). And Christians do not believe Holy Spirit is a Prophet like Moses, when they make mistake of saying “Advocate” is Holy Spirit!
Christians may try to argue and justify now that Paul saying in the Book Acts (See Acts 33:22) that, the Prophet mentioned in the Deuteronomy is Jesus Christ!. But Paul himself had made many errors and contradictions in his books which goes directly against what is in Torah and in the Words of Christ.
I am giving you two examples.
1- Paul said:(1 Corinthians 11:4) Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head.
Prophets, Christ and all others have to preach and pray head covered. Head covering and wearing Turban is a lasting Ordinance in the Law of Moses (Peace be upon him). God Honor His People by ordering the priests to cover head. But Paul views covering head is dishonor!
Exodus 28:40“For Aaron’s sons you shall make tunics; you shall also make sashes for them, and you shall make caps for them, for glory and for beauty.
See Ezekiel 44:18 “Linen turbans shall be on their heads and linen undergarments shall be on their loins; they shall not gird themselves with anything which makes them sweat.
2- Paul said: Acts 7:14 After this, Joseph sent for his father Jacob and his whole family, seventy-five in all. Then Jacob went down to Egypt, where he and our ancestors died.
IN TORAH OF THE OLD TESTAMENT:
Torah says: 70 Members in the Family of Jacob (Peace be upon him):
Genesis 46:27 With the two sons who had been born to Joseph in Egypt, the members of Jacob’s family, which went to Egypt, were seventy in all.
Exodus 1:5 The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy in all; Joseph was already in Egypt.
Deuteronomy 10:22 Your ancestors who went down into Egypt were seventy in all, and now the LORD your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky.
Therefore, we can see that Paul’s words cannot be taken itself as a proof, when many of the other facts contradicts many of the things Paul said!
Deuteronomy 18:19 I myself will call to account anyone who does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in My name.
If someone to take the Bible today, which the Jews and christians say unchanged word of God. We will find no chapter in it, which speaks in the Name of the Lord.Deuteronomy 6:13 Fear the LORD your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name.Only Quran and Islamic literatures and other Muslim activities begin in the Name of God.
We read: “Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem”
In the Name of Allah Most Merciful Most Beneficent.
However, we do not find this practice in the Bible chapters . If the Bible is written by prophets, we would have seen they are writing it in the Name of the Lord.Some Christians funnily take verses from Quran, which begins “I swear by the star” “the heaven” etc and say that Quran swearing by other names. But what they forgotten is, Quran is the Word of Allah, and God can swear by anything He Wish. But the Law is given to the creation and Creator is not bound by the Laws that is given for Creation. If we really have Holy Spirit in us, we must show a higher wisdom and Vision. We should not defile our self by displaying silly arguments.Unfortunately no chapter available in the Bible which speaks in the Name of the Lord. A Word to be purely word of God and remain as word of God, unaltered and preserved, it should begin with the Name of God, as we see, it is an everlasting law in the teachings of Prophets.
I hope that this article will open the eyes and hearts of our Christian brothers and sisters and they will come to the truth. We keep praying for the people. This days people tend to follow Youtube Pastors and Imams and are misguided to follow hate speech.
There is no hatred in Islam, Islam calls to the truth, Islam command to hate the Evil, not the Soul. Because one who do the evil polluting his own soul which God gave him from heavens.
FOOLISH ACCUSATION OF CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS:
Christian apologetics like David Wood, who lack wisdom and understanding claims that Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) is false (Nauzu’Billah) . Such false apologetics with their false doctrines quote Quran and History out of context and claim Prophet revealed false revelation from Satan and praised the false gods of Arabs (Lat,Uzza, manat etc).
David Wood then quotes Quran out of the context: See Quran 22:52 And We did not send before you any messenger or prophet except that when he spoke [or recited], Satan threw into it [some misunderstanding]. But Allah abolishes that which Satan throws in; then Allah makes precise His verses. And Allah is Knowing and Wise.##
Quran 22:53 [That is] so He may make what Satan throws in a trial for those within whose hearts is disease and those hard of heart. And indeed, the wrongdoers are in extreme dissension.
So the foolish Apologetic like David Wood (Acts 17 Apologetics) claims that Prophet is false!. Isn’t the Quran speaks truth in 22:52-53?
Definitely Quran speaks about the truth. Such situation happened with previous Prophets and Allah Strengthened the Prophets with Revelations and Power.
David Wood misquoting Deuteronomy 18:20 to attack Islam. Quran and Islamic faith is protected by God from all the schemes of devil!
See What the Bible says about God Allowing such Intervention from Satan to test the believers!
Bible Says God Sent Satan to Test Jesus:
Mark 1: 12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, 13 and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.
The Bible says, God sent Jesus (Peace be upon him) to the Wilderness to be tested by Satan, and Satan tested him for forty days!
Matthew Chapter 4:
1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be temptedby the devil.2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. ”
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6“If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
“ ‘He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’ ”
7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ ”
8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.9“All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’e ”
11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
Comments: Just as the Quran explains, Angel Gabriel and his deputies assisted Christ during this trials and made God’s Word Prevail over Satan’s False revelations (Promises/Inspirations) to Christ!
Christian apologetics who are filled with hypocrisy, lies , double standard, bigotry and skepticism cannot show a fair and decent standard in understand the truth!. Because they have chosen darkness over light!
MOSES (PEACE BE UPON HIM) MURDERING EGYPTIAN:
Exodus 2:14 The man said, “Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and thought, “What I did must have become known.”
According to the New Testament, Murder is a Work of Satan.
See John 8:44You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
According to this foolish apologetics false logic, Moses cannot be a true Prophet, as he murdered Egyptian and God Fathered Israel and Satan is the father of Murderers and Moses Murdered, so how do we trust Moses and Torah? What is the Proof it is from God?. Wake Up Jahil (Ignorant and stupid) Apologetics! , you have no Wisdom, But you are lead by False intellec!
So We can see that the events in the life of the Holy Prophets of God (Our Master Sayyidina Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam, Our Master Sayyidina Musa alaihissalam, and Our Master Sayyidina Isa alaihissalam) etc are a test for the believers and hypocrites! According to this foolish interpretation of Satanic Apologetics, if they take John 8:44 to Judge whether Prophet Moses (Peace be upon him) true or false, just as they try to Judge Last Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalatu wa salam with Deuteronomy 18:20, they only make a fool themselves!
Because this people who have malice against the Prophets are dogs of Hell Fire!
God Let Satan to Test Prophet Job (Ayub alaihissalam):
Job 2:7 So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head.
Satan Coming among Servants of God:
Job 1:6 One day the angels came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them.
Peace be upon all the Prophets.
Job 2:1 On another day the angels came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them to present himself before him.
So we can see that the false arguments of this foolish apologetics are in vain!. They are there to slander Islam. They make no goodness to them or others. Their actions are evil to their own souls. Only those who worship their ego and false deities will be astonished by the false wisdom of this scums!.
The End of this Spiritual Gamblers will be horrible!. May Allah protect the Hearts of the Believers from the mischief of this so called holy spirits!
Anyway, Allah is the Best of Planners, and through this false Scholars, God Will Expose False religions and Establish the truth in the hearts of the believers over the time. This is the promise of God, the Wise and the Mighty!
Quran 20:135 Say, “Each [of us] is waiting; so wait. For you will know who are the companions of the sound path and who is guided.”
This is a heavenly harsh warning to those who are deluded by falsehood of Sam Shamoun, David Wood, Nabeel Qureshi etc!
Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds.
~ Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al-Hassani
*Representative of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order
CHRISTIAN COMMENTS AND OUR ANSWERS:
Christian: John 5:46
Sufi Answers: Hi, yes there are Prophecies about Messiah and last Prophet in Torah. Jews await for Messiah and last Prophet since then.
As for the claim On Deuteronomy 18:15-18 while saying Jesus is god, is contradicting. See NIV Deuteronomy 18:16 For this is what you asked of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, “Let us not hear the voice of the Lordour God nor see this great fire anymore, or we will die.”
17 The Lord said to me: “What they say is good. 18I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him. 19 I myself will call to account anyone who does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name.
16 For this is what you asked of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, “Let us not hear the voice of the Lord our God nor see this great fire anymore, or we will die.”
As together we read this book before. Things what they asked God and which God granted.
1- We should not hear the voice of our God
2- Nor see his anger
And God said what they ask is good and so He Almighty will rise up a prophet like Moses
This prophecies clearly shows that one who is to come after Moses, is a Prophet like Moses. Not God in flesh, as the Israelites afraid to see the anger of God or hear His Voice.
But again we see that the Lord will March forth like a champion in Kedar (among Ishmaelite) see Isaiah 42:11-17 Not among Israelites, as the prophecy in Deuteronomy 18:15-16 fulfil that Israelites will not host God anymore as priests and leaders. See Isaiah 60:7
Isaiah 60:7 All Kedar’s flocks will be gathered to you, the rams of Nebaioth will serve you; they will be accepted as offerings on my altar, and I will adorn my glorious temple.
In the old laws of Torah only Levite priests can approach altar. That is nullified with the Prophet who come and his descendants inherit priesthood as Christ says “kingdom will be taken away from you” The laws will be glorified (Isaiah) It pleased the LORD for the sake of his righteousness to make his law great and glorious. (Isaiah 42:21)
Isaiah 60:7 also Prophecies that God Will Adorn the Temple through Kedar and Nabatean. Never been destroyed since the advent of Kedars through last Prophet ” and I will adorn my glorious temple.”
Christian: John 5:44
Sufi Answers: The Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa are living examples of this prophecy in Isaiah 60;7 to be true Yes, John 5:44 is true to its point. Quran 35:10 Whosoever desires honour, power and glory then to Allah belong all honour, power and glory [and one can get honour, power and glory only by obeying and worshipping Allah (Alone)]. To Him ascend (all) the goodly words, and the righteous deeds exalt it (the goodly words i.e. the goodly words are not accepted by Allah unless and until they are followed by good deeds), but those who plot evils, theirs will be severe torment. And the plotting of such will perish.
James 2:26 As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead (Parallel)