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Muhammad in World Scriptures

Muhammad in World Scriptures

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Muhammadin World Scriptures
Prophecies about the Holy Prophet Muhammad in the scriptures of major world religions
Maulana Abdul Haq Vidyarthi
Scholar of Hebrew, Sanskrit, and other ancient languages,Writer and Researcher on Islam and Comparative Religion, Missionary and Debator of Islam.
 New U.S.A. Edition
Volume 1:
The Bible
Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha‘at Islam Lahore Inc. U.S.A.Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.
First Urdu edition,
1936 (Part I), 1950 (Part II)
Second Urdu edition both parts in 1 volume,
First English edition,
1940 (Part I), 1955 (Part II)
Second Enlarged 3-volume English edition,
1966 (vol. I), 1969 (vol. II), 1975 (vol. III)
 New U.S.A. edition,
Volume 1, 1999© 1999 by Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha‘at Islam Lahore, Inc.1315 Kingsgate Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221 U.S.A.
 All rights reserved throughout the world.
Copyright notice:
No reproduction of this Edition, in whole or part, onany medium whatsoever, is allowed without the express permissionof the Publisher, except that quotations from it may be incorpo-rated in reviews and other publications, provided that the book,author and Publisher are acknowledged. Warning is hereby giventhat the Publisher will take the most serious action in case of anyviolation of Copyright of this Edition in any part of the world.
Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha‘at Islam
(Ahmadiyya Association for thePropagation of Islam) was founded at Lahore, Pakistan, in 1914 by theprominent followers of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. It exists topromote a liberal, tolerant and peaceful picture of Islam, as found in theHoly Quran and the life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. It haspublished a vast quantity of highly-regarded literature on Islam invarious languages, and has branches and members in several countries.Library of Congress Catalog Card Number:ISBN: 0–913321–59 –1
Editorial Note
This is Volume 1 of the new U.S.A. Edition of the well-known researchwork 
Muhammad in World Scriptures,
in which the author brought to lightprophecies from all major world scriptures relating to the coming of the greatPromised One that were fulfilled through the advent and life of the HolyProphet Muhammad (may peace and the blessings of Allah be upon him).This Volume consists of the material relating to prophecies found in theBible, and corresponds to the second volume of the last 3-volumed edition,printed in Pakistan during the years 1966 to 1975.In producing the present Edition, it was absolutely essential to carry outa substantial and thorough revision, correction and rearrangement of the pre-vious edition. The main reason was that the previous publication was marredby frequent misprints, typesetting errors and mispositioning of text, many of which caused serious confusion in the text, and indeed in some places madeit impossible to follow the meaning. We, the Editors, briefly describe belowthe necessary revision and correction work that we carried out.Many of the misprints referred to above occurred within quotations givenfromencyclopaedias, commentaries,dictionaries andsimilarreferenceworks.It was therefore necessary to find these original sources for comparison andchecking. This was no easy task, and required much time and perseverance.We painstakingly searched through the computerised indexes of Universitylibraries in England as well as the Library of the Ohio State University inColumbus, Ohio, U.S.A., which are available on the Internet. The vastmajority of the sources was located, the quotations were checked andcorrected, and full references added in the present edition. While searchingfor these quotations, there were a few instances when we found some addi-tional extracts in support of the point being argued by the author. These havebeen added to the present edition.Checking references in the Bible and the Holy Quran was, of course, aconsiderably easier task, though time-consuming nonetheless. As regards thequotations from the Bible, which naturally form the backbone of this volume,the author had used the King James Version, known also as the AuthorisedVersion (
). In view of the archaic language of this version, we decided toreplace it by the Revised Standard Version (
), which is much easier to

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