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"Art Thou That Prophet?" by Abu Noah Ibrahim ibn Mikaal (Jason Galvan)

"Art Thou That Prophet?" by Abu Noah Ibrahim ibn Mikaal (Jason Galvan)


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"Art Thou That Prophet?" is the most vital, absolutely indispensable information you need for truly understanding God's plan for Ishmael and his progeny. Developed by a self taught "student of Knowledge", this unique, easy to understand guide gives you clear crisp insights into the Bible through Muslim eyes.
From the Old Testament to the New, each chapter of "Art Thou That Prophet?" lays out the Bible clearly and engagingly in a way that is unique to Biblical exegesis.

Ideal for use as a standard reference handbook, "Art thou That Prophet?" is a valuable resource for any Bible study, however you use it, this richly informative volume will assist you on your journey toward the truth.

"Art Thou That Prophet" by Mr. Jason D. Galvan is an astute religious manual. In it, Mr. Galvan thoroughly explores his Islamic faith, defending Muhammad as the true prophet.
His work is more than just his own deductions, but also includes a multitude of passages from the Bible and the Qur’an, evidence from secondary sources and experts, as well as many lessons in the history of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. "A.rt Thou That Prophet"
serves as a spiritual guide, a history lesson, and an intellectual exercise.
Mr. Galvan includes biographical background on Muhammad that is sufficiently in depth to provide his lineage. There is also a brief history of the Muslim faith. Mr. Galvan dissects the Bible and finds Old Testament prophesies that many people believe have been fulfilled by Jesus. He attempts to show how the passages instead refer to
Muhammad, not to Jesus. The author believes that previous generations have attempted to disguise prophecies about Muhammad. He also includes many Arabic quotations from The Qur’an accompanied by their English translations.
The author scrutinizes the Bible for passages in which a prophet is mentioned. He uses not only the King James Version, but alternate versions as well. Mr. Galvan explains why he believes the passages cannot logically refer to Jesus. He supports his argument
not only with his own intellectual judgment, but with historical evidence and outside sources. Though by no means a mean-spirited attack on the Christian faith, Mr. Galvan does explain why he believes that Islam follows the true teachings of the Bible, and even those of Jesus, more than Christianity does. For example, the author claims that Jesus
taught that only God should be worshiped. He points out that evangelists focus on worshiping Jesus.
"Art Thou That Prophet" is obviously a piece intended for a Muslim audience, or at least an audience considering the Muslim faith. However, because of its many historical lessons, its in-depth consideration of the Bible, and its elucidation of one of the world’s
largest religions, "Art Thou That Prophet" might appeal to a cerebral reader who enjoys learning. A person interested in current events might also enjoy Mr. Galvan’s work, as the Islamic world weighs heavily in many of today’s top news stories.

Quote from: Jean Wahlborg, Editorial Coordinator at Dorrance Publishing CO.
"Art Thou That Prophet?" is the most vital, absolutely indispensable information you need for truly understanding God's plan for Ishmael and his progeny. Developed by a self taught "student of Knowledge", this unique, easy to understand guide gives you clear crisp insights into the Bible through Muslim eyes.
From the Old Testament to the New, each chapter of "Art Thou That Prophet?" lays out the Bible clearly and engagingly in a way that is unique to Biblical exegesis.

Ideal for use as a standard reference handbook, "Art thou That Prophet?" is a valuable resource for any Bible study, however you use it, this richly informative volume will assist you on your journey toward the truth.

"Art Thou That Prophet" by Mr. Jason D. Galvan is an astute religious manual. In it, Mr. Galvan thoroughly explores his Islamic faith, defending Muhammad as the true prophet.
His work is more than just his own deductions, but also includes a multitude of passages from the Bible and the Qur’an, evidence from secondary sources and experts, as well as many lessons in the history of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. "A.rt Thou That Prophet"
serves as a spiritual guide, a history lesson, and an intellectual exercise.
Mr. Galvan includes biographical background on Muhammad that is sufficiently in depth to provide his lineage. There is also a brief history of the Muslim faith. Mr. Galvan dissects the Bible and finds Old Testament prophesies that many people believe have been fulfilled by Jesus. He attempts to show how the passages instead refer to
Muhammad, not to Jesus. The author believes that previous generations have attempted to disguise prophecies about Muhammad. He also includes many Arabic quotations from The Qur’an accompanied by their English translations.
The author scrutinizes the Bible for passages in which a prophet is mentioned. He uses not only the King James Version, but alternate versions as well. Mr. Galvan explains why he believes the passages cannot logically refer to Jesus. He supports his argument
not only with his own intellectual judgment, but with historical evidence and outside sources. Though by no means a mean-spirited attack on the Christian faith, Mr. Galvan does explain why he believes that Islam follows the true teachings of the Bible, and even those of Jesus, more than Christianity does. For example, the author claims that Jesus
taught that only God should be worshiped. He points out that evangelists focus on worshiping Jesus.
"Art Thou That Prophet" is obviously a piece intended for a Muslim audience, or at least an audience considering the Muslim faith. However, because of its many historical lessons, its in-depth consideration of the Bible, and its elucidation of one of the world’s
largest religions, "Art Thou That Prophet" might appeal to a cerebral reader who enjoys learning. A person interested in current events might also enjoy Mr. Galvan’s work, as the Islamic world weighs heavily in many of today’s top news stories.

Quote from: Jean Wahlborg, Editorial Coordinator at Dorrance Publishing CO.

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  • Introduction
  • Preface
  • The lineage of Muhammad
  • Acknowledgement
  • Prologue
  • Chapter One:
  • Chapter Two:
  • Chapter Three: Part One
  • Chapter Four: Part Two
  • Chapter Five:
  • Chapter Six:
  • Chapter Seven: Part One
  • Chapter Eight: Part Two
  • Chapter Nine: Part One
  • Chapter Ten: Part Two:
  • Chapter Eleven:
  • Chapter Twelve:
  • Chapter Thirteen:
  • Chapter Fourteen:
  • Conclusion

Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il

Art Thou That Prophet?
By: Jason D. Galvan
(Abu Noah Ibrahim ibn Mikaa’il)

‫أﺑﻮ ﻧﻮح اﺑﺮاهﻴﻢ اﺑﻦ ِﻴ َﺎل‬ َ ‫ﻣﻜ‬

© 2008 Jason Galvan


Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il

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No. I am not the Christ. but confessed.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il “And this is the record of John. And they asked him. when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him. I am not. What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith.” (John 1:21) © 2008 Jason Galvan 3 . Art thou that prophet? And he answered. and denied not. Who art thou? And he confessed.

His father died before he was born and his mother fell ill and died when he was six years old. was so impressed with Muhammad that she proposed to him and they were married. to gain knowledge. In the year 610 C. When he returned. and other labors. Muhammad lived a quiet life. The Most Gracious. past and present. I would like to open up this book by introducing the beloved Muhammad to those who are not familiar with him.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Introduction ‫ﺑﺴﻢ اﷲ اﻟﺮﺣْﻤﻦ اﻟﺮ ِﻴﻢ‬ ِ ‫ِ ْ ِ ِ ﱠ ِ ﱠﺣ‬ In The Name Of Allah. he was to be born into a community of which was respected throughout Arabia. it didn’t quite make much sense or feel right to worship idols.E. After his mother died he was to be looked after by his grandfather ‘Abdul Muttalib and three years later he also passed away. for this time he would have company inside the cave. his uncle got him a job working for an older widow and on a couple of occasions leading her caravans to Syria. And this is where his tradition of going to the mountain cave derived. wisdom and to pay heed to His words.E. “But I cannot read!” Again. Muhammad went up to the cave Hira on the mountain. as he usually would ever so often to meditate. in which Muhammad grew up. so his uncle Abu Talib would raise him until adulthood. trying to live a descent life and make a descent living by being a Shepard. “I cannot read. was an idolatrous and corrupt society. Muhammad used to go into seclusion from time to time to meditate and think about life in Makkah and life in general. in what is modern day Saudi Arabia. so he never did. there was a © 2008 Jason Galvan 4 .” So a force was pressed up against him and he was told to read again. may peace and blessings be upon him. and Muhammad said. as was much of Arabia. in the town of Makkah. and to Muhammad. of which could neither benefit nor harm him. but would return in a state of which he had never returned…terrified! You see. Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullah was born in 570 C. As Muhammad was meditating. whose name was Khadijah. All praise is due to Allah. he was startled by a voice that commanded him to “read!” but Muhammad replied. who has taught man to contemplate on His signs and to study his books. The Most Merciful It is my great pleasure to introduce this book to the populace of the believers and the non-believers alike. but this visit would be different. Makkah. Khadijah was fifteen years his senior. the widow he worked for. During his childhood and young adulthood. At the age of twenty-five.

and just. Muhammad had sent some of his followers to Abyssinia for a safe haven and in the year 618 C. the angel would come more frequently and Muhammad was reassured that he was the messenger of God and he was going to be responsible for preaching God’s message. Waraqah. what had happened. She suggested that they go to her uncle and ask him of what he thought. Muhammad began to preach to his relatives and close friends and then in 613 C. When Muhammad had described to her uncle. to the dissatisfaction of the Makkans.E. Over the next seven years Muhammad and his followers would be persecuted. “this is similar to what was given to Moses.E. She told him that Allah would not disgrace him for he is a good man. for the people had thought he’d gone mad. the prophet of God.” After this. would be his home. Muhammad raced home and covered himself in garments. During this period. He had no idea what had just happened and was in a state of shock. From this time on until Muhammad’s death in 632 C.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il force pressed up against him and once again he was told to ‘read!” Terrified and confused. tortured and in some instances. killed. He ordered his followers to head to Yathrib. truthful. Yathrib. After giving it some thought. to start with. but that would soon change as he started to denounce their gods (idols) and evil way of life. Waraqah replied. Abu Talib died. his wife Khadijah and his beloved uncle. honest.” (The Qur’an: Al-Alaq: 1-5) This would be his first revelation and his first encounter with the angel Gabriel. © 2008 Jason Galvan 5 . The persecution of the believers continued until the year 622 C. and he recited what was given to him by this “spirit” (angel). a town situated north of Makkah about three hundred miles. He has created man from a thing that which clings (zygote). Muhammad asked. He taught man that which he knew not. “What shall I read?” Then he was told: ‫اﻗﺮأ ِﺎﺳﻢ رﺑﻚ اﻟ ِي ﺧﻠﻖ }1{ ﺧﻠﻖ اﻟ ِﻧ َﺎن ﻣﻦ ﻋﻠﻖ }2{ اﻗﺮأ ورﺑﻚ اﻟﺄآﺮم }3{ اﻟ ِي‬ ‫ﱠﺬ‬ ُ َ ْ َْ َ ‫ْ َ ْ َ َﱡ‬ ٍ َ َ ْ ِ َ ‫َ َ َ ْﺈ ﺴ‬ َ َ َ ‫ْ َ ْ ﺑ ْ ِ َ ﱢ َ ﱠﺬ‬ {5} ‫ﻋﻠﻢ ِﺎﻟﻘﻠﻢ }4{ﻋﻠﻢ اﻟِﻧ َﺎن َﺎ ﻟﻢ ﻳﻌﻠﻢ‬ ْ َْ َ ْ َ ‫َﱠ َ ْﺈ ﺴ َ ﻣ‬ ِ ََ ْ ‫َﱠ َ ﺑ‬ “Read in the name of your Lord who has created (all that exists). He was met with little opposition at first.E. on top of everything. began to preach in public. of course. boycotted. right here in Makkah.E. Read! And your Lord is Most Generous. or Madinah as it would come to be known. when Muhammad got wind of an assassination plot to kill him. Muhammad supposed himself to be possessed or had encountered an evil spirit. but his wife would not let him convince himself of such things. After this. Who has taught (the writing) by the pen.

The Makkans. Because of this mistake. the Makkans retreated back to Makkah. So. So with seven hundred men the Muslims engaged the Makkans with great results until the archers Muhammad had instructed not to leave their posts saw their chance to gain spoils and disobeyed Muhammad’s command and gave up their positions. In 626 C. This would be a victory for the Makkans. three hundred of which deserted them before the battle began. the Makkans with ten thousand plus men advanced towards Madinah to finish what they had started at Uhud. the Muslims would also clash with one of the Jewish tribes that inhabited Madinah. turned his men back from retreat and ordered his men to circle around from behind. The Muslims were again out numbered. in which the Makkan’s tents were overturned put out all the camp fires. so they assembled three thousand warriors to attack Madinah. and blinded the eyes of the Makkans with sand. The Muslims again got advance warning of the makkan army and decided to fight from with the city this time. The Muslims got word of the approaching army and decided to leave Madinah in favor of meeting the enemy at mount Uhud. They met around three hundred Muslims at Badr.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Muhammad was accepted by the town’s people and gained many converts very quickly. A few months later another Jewish tribe clashed with the Muslims and they were also exiled. after failed attempts to enter the city and attack from within. but it would not last. © 2008 Jason Galvan 6 . the Khazraj. The Muslims began to live in peace. Khalid ibn Al Walid. At the suggestion of salman Al-Farsi. but with God anything is possible. in what some would call an unlikely victory. the Muslims dug trenches at all the key entry points of Madinah to prevent the Makkans from entering the city. the Bani Qaynuqa. Now. Shortly after. After a violent storm.e. while defending against the Makkans on one front they had to also defend against the Jews from behind and within the city itself. i. the Makkans got word of a caravan returning from Syria to be intercepted by the Muslims and they gathered a force of one thousand men to march forth to protect the caravan.E. an area not too far from Madinah. The next year the Makkans decided to get revenge on the Muslims for their defeat in the Battle of Badr. the general of the Makkan Calvary. This was to give the Makkan’s an element of surprise. the Muslims were fighting the enemy on both fronts. They had sieged Madinah for a month to no avail. and they could gather only gather one thousand men to fight a makkan force of three thousand. These were the Bani Nadir. The Muslims defeated the Makkans. struck a deal with the third and last Jewish tribe that lived in Madinah. In 642 C. Both sides took a large number of casualties and the prophet himself was wounded. against odds. and turned the scales of victory against them. They would be exiled from Madinah by the Muslims with the permission of their Arab protectors..E.

his mother. his father. Well. 632 C. but the Makkans got word of it and barred their way.E. which broke the treaty. but not before he fulfilled his mission. one filled with war upon war. Muhammad led his followers to Makkah to perform pilgrimage. The Muslims were disappointed of course. still held their ground and denied the Muslims attempt to make pilgrimage. The Muhammad who was of flesh and blood like all of us. all the men of the Jews were put to death. And when the Muslims reached Makkah. Muhammad made one last pilgrimage to Makkah from Madinah and after he returned he fell ill and died the eighth of June. and he had to watch a lot of other prominent © 2008 Jason Galvan 7 . you would not be exiled out of your city. Think how you would do today if God called you out and ordered you to preach against the atrocities committed today. You would undoubtedly be met with opposition and it would be easy to give up and quit your mission. I wanted to introduce you to the real Muhammad. This was among the terms of the contract and Muhammad agreed to it. one filled with death. but Muhammad thought it to be a victory and progress. home. the Aws. the Muslims had the Jewish tribe of Bani Qurayza judged by their protecting Arab tribe. The Makkans. the world is a lot easier today then it was back then. grandfather. they were judged by their protecting Arab tribe and their judgment was to be carried out and so would the decree of the Aws. This resulted in the treaty of Hudaibiyyah in which both sides agreed to peace for ten years and also granted peace to anyone allied to either group. what kind of man would endure so much persecution. however. but agreed to let them make pilgrimage the following year. opposition an hatred towards a desire. for which there is no guarantee? If Muhammad was a man driven by worldly gains and not ordained by God. you would not be in danger of losing your life. Most likely. as in the case with the first two Jewish tribes. He out lived five of his children. for their treason against the city of Madinah and teaming with the enemy to fight the Muslims. In 628 C. but just. Toward the end of 629 C.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il At this point. the Makkans surrendered without incident. The Muhammad who stood alone and preached God’s message under duress and threat.E. then he could not have known he would succeed in the end or on the scale that he succeeded.E. Do not think for one moment that Muhammad’s life was a desert paradise! His life was hard. the Makkans attacked a tribe allied with the Muslims.E. so imagine the adversity that Muhammad had to overcome. There are many a “scholar” who would say he was a tyrant or a liar or possessed or even a man driven by his desires. The judgment was fierce. status and disowned by your own family members. but to that I have to ask. Muhammad assembled a force of over ten thousand warriors and to Makkah they marched. for how can you defend against ten thousand or more warriors allied by God himself? In 632 C. Most likely.

and he never hesitated. Muhammad was commanded to obey his Lord and convey His message and rid Arabia of idol worship and paganism. and how did he know he would complete his mission? Because God told him he would. He was a rock. 2008 © 2008 Jason Galvan 8 . who were content with their living style of a barbaric nature. The truth is. he never quit. What did he want. Hamzah and Abu Talib. I end with stating: This is the real Muhammad. and likewise when they offered him fortune. including his two beloved uncles. the truth is. he turned them down. Sometimes it was at the hands of the opposing Makkans that his family members perished. but he endured. Contrary to what great the “great minds” have said about Muhammad. the man was isolated in a desert peninsula where conditions are harsh enough without the added responsibility of preaching God’s message to a bunch of pagans. Galvan (Abu Noah Ibrahim ibn Mikaa’l) Alligator point.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il family members pass away. if not power and fortune? What could be his motive if not fortune and power? Could it be fame? Does fame lead one to give credit to God for every victory? Does the pursuit of fame drive a man to establish a kingdom for another and not for himself? I should think not. Florida May 15. nor would he be deterred until he completed his mission. When the Makkans offered Muhammad a top position amongst them. Jason D.

32. 101. 49. 61. but most pronounce it ‘Yahweh’. 9. 92. 100. 103. 55. 104. and Elah. 106. 87. we get Yahweh Elohim or ‘O He is Elohim’. 86. or it’s rendering in English as ‘Jehovah’. © 2008 Jason Galvan 9 . For example. First of all. 78. ‘O He is’ and in its conjunction with Elohim. He says: “The Koran provides a helpful parallel to the irregular distribution of the divine names on the Pentateuch. So. The King James Version of the Bible says in the footnote of verse 28:58 of Deuteronomy: “…one of the oddities of history and revelation is the loss of the proper pronunciation of the Hebrew word YHWH…” You see. The ‘im’ suffix is to magnify greatness or honor. In some Suras (chapters) the names are intermingled. we need to clarify the name of God. 111. and Aramaic stem from one another and have an insurmountable number of words that they share or derive from one another. 105. 88. In the Qur’an God’s Name is Allah. but in others only the one or the other appears. and ‘Rabb (Lord)’. so the proper pronunciation of YHWH should be ‘Yahowah. 95. in Arabic ‘He is’ is HUWA or HOWA. we can recognize some similarities between the words: Allah. and Elah. In Josh McDowell’s book ‘More Evidence That Demands a Verdict’. This pairing of Yahweh and Elohim is frequent. and in Aramaic God’s name is said Elah. and ‘ya’ is translated as ‘O’ as in ‘O Muhammad’. the name never occurs in the following Suras: 4. Elohim is actually only ‘Eloh’. they are titles with which any being can be called by. 58. 64. 107. they sound similar. 75. 33. it is known as the plural of majesty. this word over centuries has lost its true pronunciation. 68. Page 128. Arabic. 109. No one questions the single authorship of these Arabic scriptures. 59. 94. but the truth is that it should be said ‘Yahuwah’. ‘The Lord’ and ‘God’ are not names and are impersonal. while the name “Allah” is never used in these Suras: 15. 102. you can go to any Bible dictionary and they will tell you that YHWH means ‘He is’. 113. 57. Eloh. 24. 89. The names Allah. rather than numbers. 114.’ meaning. corresponds to ‘Adonay (Lord)’ which the Jews used later to refer to ‘Yahweh’. 112. As for YHWH or ‘Yahweh’.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Preface A few things need to be discussed before we start this book. or ‘Yahowah’. Elohim. In the Bible the names for God are YHWH or ‘Yahweh’ and Elohim. 54. 62. The name ‘Allah’ parallels with ‘Elohim’. And when spoken. 63. for Hebrew. 48. 56. 93. yet they display the same phenomenon as their Hebrew relative. 83. 108. 99. Well. are linguistically related.

Ironically. or ‘Common Era’. He’s doing so to meet his own needs. The reason is that A. referring to Jesus.E. Another thing I would like to mention is that I will be using B.” Two points that I would like to point out are: 1) Josh McDowell is a prominent Christian scholar ad he points out that Allah.E. or ‘Year of Our Lord’. when A. With that being said. when referring to ‘Before Christ’. and Elohim. are one and the same and parallel to each other. both are created by man or both by God. 2008 © 2008 Jason Galvan 10 . and since I am a Muslim. While using the Qur’an to substantiate the Bible he equates the two. would be applicable.C. 2) I would like to state that Josh McDowell is using the Qur’an to substantiate the Bible. he can not fall back on the ancient Semitic literature argument. in translation means ‘Anno Domini’. Jason D. Arab Christians use Allah when referring to God. I will be using the word ‘God’ when quoting or referring to the Bible and Allah when quoting or referring to the Qur’an throughout this book. I will be using C. because an ancient Hebrew or Arabic writing can not substantiate a writing or dictation from God. Florida May 15. I will also be using quotations from the Wikipedia Encyclopedia. but in doing so he meets ours as well. They will be used to help explain my point as secondary commentary and not as my evidences.D.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il This conclusive evidence that ancient Semitic literature was capable of using two names for God. The quotations I do use will be sourced and can be verified. yet with one author. also. Galvan (Abu Noah Ibrahim ibn Mikaal) Alligator Point.D. for how can you use a book created by humans to substantiate a book created by God? So therefore. and C.

Mugheera) bin Qusai (also called Zaid) bin Kilab bin Murra bin Ka’b bin lo’I bin Ghaib bin Fahr (who was called Quraish and whose tribe was called after him) bin Malik bin An-Nadr (so called Qais) bin Kinana bin Khuzaiman bin Mudrika (who was called ‘amir ) bin Elias bin mudar bin ma’ad bin ‘Adnan.] ‘Adnan bin Add bin Humais.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il The lineage of Muhammad Muhammad bin* ‘Abdullah bin ‘abdul-Muttalib (who was called Shaibah) bin Hashim (named ‘amr) bin ‘ad Munaf (called Al. bin Yahzid bin Yalhan bin Ar’awi bin Aid bin Deshan bin Aisar bin Afriad bin Aiham bin Muksar bin Nahith bin Zarih bin Sami bin Mazzi bin ‘Awda bin Aram bin Qaidar (Kedar) ibn Ishmael son of Abraham. 5-6.Athar. Rahmatul-lil’ ‘alameen 2/11-14’52. bin Salaman bin Buz bin Qamwal bin obai bin ‘Awwam bin Nashid bin Haza bin Bildas bin Yadlaf bin Tabikh bin jaham bin Nahish bin Makhi bin Aid ‘Abqar bin ‘Ubaid bin Al-Da’a bin Hamdan bin Sanbir bin Yathrab. Talqeeh Fuhoom Ahl Al. [Rahmat-ul-lil’Alameen 2/ 14-17] * The word ‘bin’ means ‘son of’ in Arabic. © 2008 Jason Galvan 11 . 2. p. [Ibn Hisham 1/1.

And lastly. I would like to thank my fourteen year old brother for helping me in my task of transferring this book from a pencil written document to what we have today. who also happens to be my wife for believing in me and helping me to believe in myself. I beg that He accepts this work from me and by it leads more men and woman to the fold of Islam. Galvan (Abu Noah Ibrahim ibn Mikaal) Alligator Point. Florida May 19. I would like to thank my best friend. for giving me the intellect to accomplish this work and also for blessing me with Islam and thus. saving me from the Hell-fire. Jason D. The Most High. Thank you Urica Ann Galvan for every day you’ve blessed me with your companionship. Thank you Jake for helping me to type this up. I love you. a woman who supports me in every day of my life and in every situation. I would also like to thank John Hernandez for keeping my original manuscript safe and making sure I got it back when I had thought it was lost. 2008 © 2008 Jason Galvan 12 . Next. I would like to thank Dennis Frechette for proof reading my rough hand written copy and for all his advice and suggestions.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Acknowledgement First I would like to begin by thanking Allah.

We testify that there is no deity save Allah. so these who utilize it will not have to search through The Bible themselves and try to explain each and every prophecy about our beloved messenger. the conclusion is that Jesus is not the one indicated. Although. and he whom He did not guide. which we know indisputably to be in The Bible for Allah says in the Qur’an: © 2008 Jason Galvan 13 . and (do not cut off the relation of) the womb (kinship). but a word picture about an event or a person in the future and you come to realize whom or what it is pertaining to when the particulars are fulfilled in the future. and fear Allah through whom you demand (your mutual rights). because when he came into this world he was the exact picture that was painted hundreds of years before him (even though. no one can guide. We seek His help and forgiveness and seek His refuge from ourselves and from our evil deeds. then more non-Muslims accept this and Islam altogether without much opposition. and from them both He created many men and women. Surely. no one can misguide. And we testify that our master Muhammad. Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullah’. For this reason. I have written this book. but after a close examination. was His slave and messenger.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Prologue ‫َﺎ أﻳ َﺎ اﻟﱠﺎس اﺗ ُﻮا ر ﱠﻜﻢ اﻟ ِي ﺧﻠﻘ ُﻢ ﱢﻦ ﻧﻔﺲ َاﺣﺪة وﺧﻠﻖ ﻣﻨ َﺎ زوﺟ َﺎ وﺑﺚ ﻣﻨﻬ َﺎ ر َﺎﻻ‬ ً ‫ﻳ َﱡﻬ ﻨ ُ ﱠﻘ ْ َﺑ ُ ُ ﱠﺬ ََ َﻜ ﻣ ﱠ ْ ٍ و ِ َ ٍ َ ََ َ ِ ْﻬ َ ْ َﻬ َ َ ﱠ ِ ْ ُﻤ ِﺟ‬ ‫آ ِﻴﺮا وﻧ َﺎء َاﺗ ُﻮا اﻟﻠﻪ اﻟ ِي ﺗ َﺎءُﻮن ﺑﻪ َاﻷر َﺎم إن اﻟﻠﻪ َﺎن ﻋﻠﻴﻜﻢ ر ِﻴ ًﺎ‬ ‫َﺜ ً َ ِﺴ و ﱠﻘ ْ ّ َ ﱠﺬ َﺴ ﻟ َ ِ ِ و َ ْﺣ َ ِ ﱠ ّ َ آ َ ََ ْ ُ ْ َﻗ ﺒ‬ “O mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord. who created you from a single person and from him He created his wife (Eve). All praise be to Allah. who has no associates. We know that Jesus was the fulfillment of many Old Testament prophecies. peace and blessings be on him and on his kinfolk. Jesus' name was never mentioned in the Old Testament). but I’ve also numerous times been confronted with the task of flipping through every book of The Bible to track down these scriptures pertaining to Muhammad.” (Qur’an: 4:1). Apostle of Allah. the One. Many times I am confronted with my duty as a Muslim to preach the message of Islam to non-Muslims and I’ve found that if it is made apparent and crystal clear that Muhammad was indeed in The Bible and was indeed a prophet to all of mankind to be followed unquestionably. He whom Allah guided. analogy and finally through the same method of deduction that is also used for the prophecies concerning Jesus. A prophecy is nothing. Allah is Ever an All Watcher over you. there are substantial amount of prophecies that people would point in the direction of Jesus. I know that these prophecies are pertaining to Muhammad through reasoning.

’” (Qur’an: 61:6). because they are not interchangeable under close scrutiny. ‘This is plain magic. was both. our beloved light. lest you say: ‘There came unto us no bringer of glad tidings and a warner. there has come to you from Allah a light (Muhammad) and a plain book (this Qur’an). A messenger. And Allah said: ‫َﺎ أهﻞ اﻟﻜ َﺎب ﻗﺪ َﺎءآﻢ ر ُﻮﻟ َﺎ ﻳﺒ ﱢﻦ ﻟﻜﻢ آ ِﻴﺮا ﻣ ﱠﺎ ُﻨﺘﻢ ﺗﺨ ُﻮن ﻣﻦ اﻟﻜ َﺎب وﻳﻌ ُﻮ َﻦ‬ ‫ﻳ َ ْ َ ْ ِﺘ ِ َ ْ ﺟ ُ ْ َﺳ ُﻨ ُ َﻴ ُ َ ُ ْ َﺜ ً ﱢﻤ آ ُ ْ ُ ْﻔ َ ِ َ ْ ِﺘ ِ َ َ ْﻔ ﻋ‬ ‫آ ِﻴﺮ ﻗﺪ َﺎء ُﻢ ﻣﻦ اﻟﻠﻪ ُﻮر وآ َﺎب ﻣ ِﻴﻦ‬ ٌ ‫َﺜ ٍ َ ْ ﺟ آ ﱢ َ ّ ِ ﻧ ٌ َ ِﺘ ٌ ﱡﺒ‬ “O people of the scriptures (Jews and Christians)! Now has come to you Our messenger explaining to you much of that which you used to hide from the scripture and pass over much.” (Qur’an: 5:15). but a prophet is not necessarily a messenger.’ But when he (Muhammad) came to them with clear proofs. A prophet is a person whom Allah talks to and makes known His Will and is charged with reforming his people from wrong doing. Muhammad. if you will. after an absence of a prophet or messenger for around five-hundred years. they said. Indeed. From the above verse we gather that Allah (God) sent Muhammad as another prophet and/or messenger. And: ‫وإذ َﺎل ِﻴ َﻰ اﺑﻦ ﻣﺮﻳﻢ َﺎ ﺑ ِﻲ إﺳ َا ِﻴﻞ إﱢﻲ ر ُﻮل اﻟﻠﻪ إﻟﻴ ُﻢ ﻣﺼﺪ ًﺎ ﻟ َﺎ ﺑﻴﻦ ﻳﺪي ﻣﻦ‬ َ ِ ‫َِ ْ ﻗ َ ﻋ ﺴ ْ ُ َ ْ َ َ ﻳ َﻨ ِ ْﺮ ﺋ َ ِﻧ َﺳ ُ ﱠ ِ َِ ْﻜ ﱡ َ ﱢﻗ ﱢﻤ َ ْ َ َ َ ﱠ‬ ‫اﻟﺘﻮ َاة وﻣﺒﺸ ًا ﺑﺮ ُﻮل ﻳﺄ ِﻲ ِﻦ ﺑﻌ ِي اﺳﻤﻪ أﺣﻤﺪ ﻓﻠ ﱠﺎ َﺎء ُﻢ ِﺎﻟﺒﻴ َﺎت َﺎُﻮا ه َا ﺳﺤﺮ‬ ٌ ْ ِ ‫ﱠ ْر ِ َ ُ َ ﱢﺮ ِ َﺳ ٍ َ ْﺗ ﻣ َ ْﺪ ْ ُ ُ َ ْ َ ُ ََﻤ ﺟ ه ﺑ ْ َﱢﻨ ِ ﻗ ﻟ َﺬ‬ {6} ‫ﻣ ِﻴﻦ‬ ٌ ‫ﱡﺒ‬ “And (remember) when ‘Isa.’ And Allah is Able to do All Things”. and giving glad tidings of a messenger to come after me. however. son of Maryam. I use the words prophet and messenger separately.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il ‫َﺎ أهﻞ اﻟﻜ َﺎب ﻗﺪ َﺎءآﻢ ر ُﻮﻟ َﺎ ﻳﺒ ﱢﻦ ﻟﻜﻢ ﻋَﻰ ﻓﺘﺮة ﻣﻦ اﻟﺮﺳﻞ َن ﺗ ُﻮُﻮا َﺎ َﺎء َﺎ ِﻦ ﺑ ِﻴﺮ‬ ٍ ‫ﻳ َ ْ َ ْ ِﺘ ِ َ ْ ﺟ ُ ْ َﺳ ُﻨ ُ َﻴ ُ َ ُ ْ َﻠ َ ْ َ ٍ ﱢ َ ﱡ ُ ِ أ َﻘ ﻟ ْ ﻣ ﺟ ﻧ ﻣ َﺸ‬ {19} ‫وﻻ ﻧ ِﻳﺮ ﻓﻘﺪ َﺎء ُﻢ ﺑ ِﻴﺮ وﻧ ِﻳﺮ َاﻟﻠﻪ ﻋَﻰ آ ﱢ ﺷﻲء ﻗ ِﻳﺮ‬ ٌ ‫َ َ َﺬ ٍ َ َ ْ ﺟ آ َﺸ ٌ َ َﺬ ٌ و ّ ُ َﻠ ُﻞ َ ْ ٍ َﺪ‬ “O people of the scripture (Jews and Christians)! Now has come to you Our messenger (Muhammad) making (things) clear unto you. confirming the Torah before me. after a break in (the series of) messengers. whose name shall be Ahmad. said: ‘O Children of Israel! I am the messenger of Allah unto you. is a prophet who has been given a book and a Law to introduce to his people. And: ‫اﻟ ِﻳﻦ ﺁﺗﻴ َﺎهﻢ اﻟﻜ َﺎب ﻳﻌﺮ ُﻮﻧﻪ آ َﺎ ﻳﻌﺮ ُﻮن أﺑ َﺎءهﻢ اﻟ ِﻳﻦ ﺧﺴ ُوا َﻧﻔﺴﻬﻢ ﻓﻬﻢ ﻻ ﻳﺆﻣ ُﻮن‬ َ ‫ﱠﺬ َ َ ْﻨ ُ ُ ْ ِﺘ َ َ ْ ِﻓ َ ُ َﻤ َ ْ ِﻓ َ َ ْﻨ ُ ُ ﱠﺬ َ َ ِﺮ ْ أ ُ َ ُ ْ َ ُ ْ َ ُ ْ ِﻨ‬ {20} © 2008 Jason Galvan 14 . (Qur’an: 5:19). In essence a messenger is a prophet.

this one and the four preceding it. Verily. And: ‫ﻓِن ُﻨﺖ ِﻲ ﺷﻚ ﻣ ﱠﺎ َﻧﺰﻟ َﺎ إﻟﻴﻚ َﺎﺳﺄل اﻟ ِﻳﻦ ﻳﻘﺮ ُون اﻟﻜ َﺎب ِﻦ ﻗﺒﻠﻚ ﻟﻘﺪ َﺎءك اﻟﺤﻖ ِﻦ‬ ‫َﺈ آ َ ﻓ َ ﱟ ﱢﻤ أ َ ْﻨ َِ ْ َ ﻓ ْ َ ِ ﱠﺬ َ َ ْ َؤ َ ْ ِﺘ َ ﻣ َ ِْ َ َ َ ْ ﺟ َ ْ َ ﱡ ﻣ‬ {94} ‫رﺑﻚ ﻓﻼ ﺗ ُﻮﻧﻦ ﻣﻦ اﻟﻤﻤﺘ ِﻳﻦ‬ َ ‫ﱠﱢ َ َ َ َﻜ َ ﱠ ِ َ ْ ُ ْ َﺮ‬ “So. From the above verses. ‘Our Lord! We believe.” (Qur’an: 10:94). Those who have lost themselves will not believe. © 2008 Jason Galvan 15 . And also: ‫وإ َا ﺳﻤ ُﻮا َﺎ ُﻧﺰل إَﻰ اﻟﺮ ُﻮل ﺗ َى أﻋﻴﻨﻬﻢ ﺗ ِﻴﺾ ﻣﻦ اﻟﺪﻣﻊ ﻣ ﱠﺎ ﻋﺮ ُﻮا ﻣﻦ اﻟﺤﻖ ﻳ ُﻮُﻮن‬ َ ‫ﱠﺳ ِ َﺮ َ ْ ُ َ ُ ْ َﻔ ُ ِ َ ﱠ ْ ِ ِﻤ َ َﻓ ْ ِ َ ْ َ ﱢ َﻘ ﻟ‬ ‫َ ِذ َ ِ ﻌ ْ ﻣ أ ِ َ ِ ﻟ‬ {83} ‫رﺑ َﺎ ﺁﻣﱠﺎ َﺎآﺘﺒ َﺎ ﻣﻊ اﻟﺸﺎه ِﻳﻦ‬ َ ‫َﱠﻨ َﻨ ﻓ ْ ُ ْﻨ َ َ ﱠ ِﺪ‬ {84} ‫و َﺎ ﻟ َﺎ ﻻ ﻧﺆﻣﻦ ِﺎﻟﻠﻪ و َﺎ َﺎء َﺎ ﻣﻦ اﻟﺤﻖ وﻧﻄﻤﻊ َن ﻳﺪﺧﻠ َﺎ رﺑ َﺎ ﻣﻊ اﻟﻘﻮم اﻟ ﱠﺎﻟ ِﻴﻦ‬ َ ‫َﻣ َﻨ َ ُ ْ ِ ُ ﺑ ّ ِ َﻣ ﺟ ﻧ ِ َ ْ َ ﱢ َ َ ْ َ ُ أ ُ ْ َِﻨ َ ﱠﻨ َ َ ْ َ ْ ِ ﺼ ِﺤ‬ “And when they (who call themselves Christians) listen to what has been sent down to the messenger (Muhammad) you see their eyes overflowing with tears. the truth has come to you from your Lord. because of the truth they have recognized. if you (Muhammad) are in doubt concerning that which We have revealed unto you [that your name is written in the Torah and the Injeel]. They say. and why? Because.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il “Those to whom We have given the scripture (Jews and Christians) recognize him (Muhammad) as they recognize their own sons. So be not of those who doubt it.’” (Qur’an: 5:83-84). we have some note worthy points worth mentioning: 1) The Bible has an abundance of prophecies about Prophet Muhammad that the past generations have tried to cover up and disguise. 3) That the Jews and Christians know this to be true and know that Muhammad is the one indicated in numerous prophecies of The Bible and that when he appeared they recognize him as they recognize their own sons. so write us down among the witnesses. 2) That Jesus even foretold of Prophet Muhammad’s coming and called him by the name ‘Ahmad’ which is in the same nature as Muhammad. then ask those who are reading the Book (the Torah and the Injeel) before you.” (Qur’an: 6:20). for they both spring from a common root word ‘hamd’. And why should we not believe in Allah and in that which has come to us of the truth? And we wish that Our Lord will admit us (in paradise) along with the righteous people. he was also the exact picture that was painted of him hundreds of years prior to his advent.

and you (Muhammad) do not doubt it. they accept it. This sums up the reasons I’ve embarked on this mission to bring to light that which a lot of our Christian counter-parts do not know or cannot see or understand. They are looking for the truth and when they see it. The way of those on whom you have bestowed Your Grace. And may Allah open the eyes of our Christian brothers to see that Muhammad is the last and seal of all prophets. Insha’ Allah. they will accept the proofs from our Lord compiled into this one book. The Jews and Christians. Galvan (Abu Noah Ibrahim ibn Mikaal) Alligator Point. Old and New Testaments. May Allah accept it from me. which I decided to put into one compilation. Florida May 15. For Allah said: ‫اهﺪ َــــﺎ اﻟﺼ َاط اﻟ ُﺴﺘ ِﻴﻢ }6{ ﺻ َاط اﻟ ِﻳﻦ َﻧ َﻤﺖ ﻋَﻴﻬﻢ َﻴﺮ اﻟ َﻐ ُﻮب ﻋَﻴﻬﻢ وﻻ‬ َ َ ْ ِ ‫ِ ﺮ َ ﱠﺬ َ أ ﻌ َ َ ﻠ ِ ْ ﻏ ِ ﻤ ﻀ ِ َ ﻠ‬ َ ‫ﱢﺮ َ ﻤ َﻘ‬ ‫ِﻧ‬ {7} ‫اﻟ ﱠﺎﱢﻴﻦ‬ َ ‫ﻀﻟ‬ “Guide us to the straight way. nor of those who went astray (such as the Christians). 2008 © 2008 Jason Galvan 16 .” (Qur’an: 1:6-7).Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il 4) And Allah told Muhammad that if he was in doubt about him being foretold in The Bible then to ask those who know. that most Christians are not proud. for they recognize you. and save themselves from a day about which there is no doubt. not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger (such as the Jews). Jason D. 5) And finally. You see. they know you. the Christians went astray and with a pure heart and enough evidence. Allah says so many times in so many places that Muhammad is in The Bible.

For assuredly. but let’s examine each and every statement to reveal in fact who this prophecy is describing. by saying ‘brethren’. So. Moses migrated from Egypt to the doorstep of Palestine… Jesus did not migrate at all unless you include migrating to Heaven. and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. Jesus in fact said in Matthew: 5:17-19: “Do not think that I came to destroy The Law or The Prophets. I say to you.e. we have to look at who is like Moses from among the known prophets. This is a significant statement and specific. Insha’ Allah. God did not tell Moses that He would raise up a prophet from among themselves. that whosoever will not hearken unto My Words which he shall speak in My Name. Firstly. I will require it of him. God of The Bible told Moses that He would raise up a prophet from among their brethren.)…Jesus had none. till Heaven and Earth pass away. The significance is that. when I am finished it should go down smooth. Moses was married…Jesus was not. Secondly. And it shall come to pass. but powerful statement. like unto thee and I will put my words in his mouth. God specifically designated the people of whom this prophet would arise from. i. one jot © 2008 Jason Galvan 17 .” (Deuteronomy: 18:18-19) This prophecy in itself is so abundantly packed with meaning that we will take it point by point and hopefully not miss or pass over anything. And if that is hard to swallow. another small. Moses was given a book and commandments… Jesus was not given the like of what Moses was given and on the contrary to bringing some new law. more so than one would think. I did not come to destroy. God told Moses that this prophet would be like him or “like unto thee”. Moses had children (Exodus: 2:21-22. namely the Ishmaelites. but to fulfill. Moses was a lawgiver and in essence the leader of his people… Jesus was neither of the two and in fact was persecuted by his own people. but from amongst their brethren. Moses was a man born of a mother and a father…Jesus on the other hand was not. the brethren of the Israelites. God willing. then.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Chapter One: Like unto Moses “I will raise them up a prophet from amongst thy brethren. Most would say Jesus and would argue that this whole prophecy is about Jesus.

Muhammad was of ‘their brethren’ (Muhammad was a descendant of Ishmael. He was given The Noble Qur’an which is very similar to what was given to Moses. this prophecy would depict every prophet between Moses and Jesus. Whoever breaks one of these least commandments and teaches men so. was and still is surrounded by much controversy. as was Moses. Muhammad died at the ripe old age of sixty-two of natural causes.” (Matt: 5:17-19) Moses was. Numbers: 12:1). that they were both Israelites! And in that case. They are as follows: © 2008 Jason Galvan 18 . Moses died natural and non-violent death. Jesus was either the son of God or. Ishmaelites are the Israelite’s brethren]) as God had spoken of to Moses. shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven. there is a man by the name of Silas who wrote an Essay called “WHO IS THE PROPHET OF DEUTERONOMY 18:18?” in which he.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il or one tittle will by no means pass from the Law till all is fulfilled. through his examination of this prophecy at hand gives us three requirements that the would be prophet of Deuteronomy 18 must fulfill to indeed be this prophet. after vigorous analysis. at the tongues of some ‘scholars’. Now. Muhammad was a man and a prophet and no more. Muhammad migrated from Makkah to Madinah…like unto Moses (Moses migrated from Egypt to Palestine). but a man and a prophet. but whoever does and teaches them. but not least. Muhammad had children…like unto Moses. Can we equate the two? In fact. How confusing! Would God actually be so vague as to whom He was referring? And last. the brother of Isaac [i. Muhammad was a lawgiver and also a leader to his people. but one. may Allah protect us from such heresy. he shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven. whereas Jesus’ death or lack thereof. And finally. but according to the Christian theologians. let us compare Muhammad with Moses: Muhammad was married and actually had more than one wife…like unto Moses (Exodus: 2:21.e. Muhammad was born of a mother and a father…like unto Moses. God Himself. as was Moses. Now. I’ve come to the conclusion that the only similarities Moses and Jesus share are.

and wonders. Noble Qur’an is the exact speech of God as revealed to Muhammad. you will see it is full of ‘inspired’ scriptures and accounts of what God said. but it is not a word for word rendition of what God said. I have stayed amongst you a life time before this. ‘if the jinn and mankind were to agree upon producing something similar to this Qur’an. When we are finished with this book. I should not have recited it to you. 2) This future prophet would speak with God face to face.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il 1) This future prophet is to speak the words that God puts in his mouth. we will amass much more evidences in support of Muhammad being this prophet. through the angel Gabriel. For Allah said: ‫ُﻞ ﻟﻮ َﺎء اﻟﻠﻪ َﺎ ﺗﻠﻮﺗﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻜﻢ وﻻ أد َا ُﻢ ﺑﻪ ﻓﻘﺪ ﻟﺒﺜﺖ ِﻴﻜﻢ ﻋﻤ ًا ﱢﻦ ﻗﺒﻠﻪ أﻓﻼ ﺗﻌﻘُﻮن‬ َ ‫ﻗ ﱠ ْ ﺷ ّ ُ ﻣ َ َ ْ ُ ُ َ َ ْ ُ ْ َ َ َ ْر آ ِ ِ َ َ ْ َ ِ ْ ُ ﻓ ُ ْ ُ ُ ﺮ ﻣ َ ْ ِ ِ َ َ َ َ ْ ِ ﻠ‬ {16} “Say (O Muhammad). Have you then no sense?’” (Qur’an:10:16) And also: ‫ُﻞ ﻟﺌﻦ اﺟﺘﻤﻌﺖ ا ِﻧﺲ َاﻟﺠﻦ ﻋَﻰ َن ﻳﺄ ُﻮا ﺑﻤﺜﻞ َـ َا اﻟﻘﺮْﺁن ﻻ ﻳﺄ ُﻮن ﺑﻤﺜﻠﻪ وﻟﻮ َﺎن‬ َ ‫ﻗ ﱠ ِ ِ ْ َ َ َ ِ ﻹ ُ و ْ ِ ﱡ َﻠ أ َ ْﺗ ْ ِ ِ ْ ِ ه ﺬ ْ ُ ِ َ َ ْﺗ َ ِ ِ ِْ ِ ََ ْ آ‬ {88} ‫ﺑﻌﻀﻬﻢ ﻟﺒﻌﺾ ﻇ ِﻴ ًا‬ ‫َ ْ ُ ُ ْ ِ َ ْ ٍ َﻬ ﺮ‬ “Say. the Glorious. signs. If you read through the Bible. But on the contrary. they will not be able to produce anything similar to it’” (Qur’an: 17:88) And: ‫وﻣﻦ أﺻﺪق ﻣﻦ اﻟﻠﻪ ﺣ ِﻳ ًﺎ‬ ‫َ َ ْ َ ْ َ ُ ِ َ ّ ِ َﺪ ﺜ‬ © 2008 Jason Galvan 19 . 3) This future prophet would perform miracles. Verily. God said: “…And I will put My Words in his mouth and he shall speak to them all that I command him…” (Deut: 18:18) This part of the prophecy reveals to us that the prophet of whom God spoke of would in all actuality be a vessel of whom God would speak through. but for now let us deal with number one on Mr. not to. Silas' list: And then. ‘If Allah had so willed. nor would He have made it known to you.

This is on Mr. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua. in your presence.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il “And who can be more truthful in speech?” (Qur’an: 4:87) And He said: ‫ﻓﺄ ُﻮا ﺑ ُﻮرة ﱢﻦ ﻣﺜﻠﻪ‬ ِ ِْ ‫َ ْﺗ ْ ِﺴ َ ٍ ﻣ ﱢ‬ “Say. © 2008 Jason Galvan 20 . Silas' own evidence he uses. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy. he said. Allah confirmed that it was His speech to Muhammad and that the like thereof could not be reproduced. because these two verses contradict themselves and contradict Mr. 'I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you. I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. God tells Moses that no man may see God and live. but my face must not be seen. and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. the son of Nun. and I will proclaim my name. Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back. for no one may see me and live. but in Exodus 33:11.'” (Exodus: 33:18-23) So. He says that Deuteronomy 18:18 applies to Jesus and states the following as proof: “Jesus was with God prior to being revealed on earth. While he was on earth. but did he? In Exodus 33:18-23. he spoke with God face to face.' But. ‘Bring a chapter similar to it. departed not out of the tabernacle. Silas' assumption that Moses spoke to God face to face. 'There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock.' Then the LORD said. the LORD.' And the LORD said. And He also told Muhammad to tell his people that he had been among them for forty years preceding this revelation and was known as ‘Al-Amin’ (The truthful one). When my glory passes by. 'Now show me your glory. Why would he lie to them now? Now. it says that Moses spoke with God face to face: “And the LORD Spake unto Moses face to face.’” (Qur’an: 2:23) From the above verses in the Qur’an. as a man speaketh unto his friend. a young man. number two on Mr.” (Exodus 33:11) So we can conclude from these two verses that this is not sufficient for us to use to measure this future prophet. you can see that the Qur’an is Allah speaking to Muhammad and Muhammad conveying His exact Words to his people unaltered. here God explains that no man may see him and live. but He does tell Moses that he may see his back: “Then Moses said. Silas' list is that this future prophet would speak to God face to face. 'you cannot see my face.

but this only strengthens our position. It is God the only Son who is close to the Father's heart. Silas' work that he has not done an in depth study of Islam or the Qur'an. Mr. the Beloved.. And then he goes on to show how Jesus has. but actually succeeds in doing the opposite."While he was still speaking. It is recorded in the seventeenth chapter of the Qur'an. who has made him known. or Night journey. Silas goes on to say: “As stated before. then we can conclude that it was an evil spirit that was deceiving Muhammad.a spirit. You see. no one has. by proving that Muhammad did not speak to God directly. for we have shown that Moses had not seen God.The entire Quran was given to him through a medium . by the same name. Nevertheless. Muhammad never spoke with God directly. as the sign would be that this prophet would speak God’s words."No one has ever seen God. Nevertheless. Mr.then fifty prayers were enjoined on me. Silas provided. I only wanted to show that his grasp of this prophecy is lacking and he cannot be trusted to represent this prophecy as an authority. suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them. You see. we see right from the beginning that No one has ever seen God. listen to him!" From the above evidence that Mr. There is a difference of opinion if Muhmmad went with his body and spirit or the spirit alone. he spoke to Allah directly. In Sahih Al-Bukhari. 'I © 2008 Jason Galvan 21 . Do not misinterpret my words to mean that Muhammad saw Allah for he did not. 'Fifty prayers have been enjoined on me. if Jesus has. I descended till I met Moses who asked me. Silas has an idea in his head that he is trying to make manifest." Matthew 17:5 .” The first thing that I notice is that Mr. for an intricate part of the Muslim’s belief is AlIsra. according to Jesus. and most Jewish sources agree that this would not be a requirement to fulfill this prophecy. but he spoke with Him behind a screen of light. it narrates an incident in which the Prophet Muhammad meets Moses in the heavens: “."So now. because what God says to describe this future prophet is that He (God) will put His words in his (the future prophet’s) mouth.' He said. Mr. Father. Silas Makes this statement to widen the gap between Muhammad and Moses. 'What have you done?' I said. The Night Journey is when Muhammad ascended to heaven. It is obvious from reading Mr." John 17:5 . with him I am well pleased. Well.Was the spirit from God? If not. glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed. and from the cloud a voice said. "This is my Son. Silas is in fact defeated in his accusation that Muhammad never spoke to God directly. it happened and while Muhammad was in the heavens.. then this is just an extra evidence against him being like Moses. This would automatically discount the need for this prophet having to speak directly to God.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il John 1:18 .

Silas does. Burning bush) and that Muhammad also spoke to Allah directly. Silas' list. And if we accept that what is meant is that Moses spoke directly to God through the Burning bush then. If he withdraws it (the veil). In any event the prophecy does not list this as one of its requirements. His veil is the light.e. return to your Lord and request Him (to reduce the number of prayers. When I came to Moses again. then twenty. but I will say this.’" . and the deeds of the day before the deeds of the night. it is fire. that whoever will not hearken unto My Words which he shall speak in My Name. it will also have to be accepted that this is another similarity between Moses and Muhammad. he said. Ultimately Allah reduced it to five. As for number three on Mr. The deeds in the night are taken up to Him before the deeds of the day. Silas.' He repeated the same advice but I said that I surrendered (to Allah's Final Order). Silas’ work. thus widening the gap between Moses and Jesus. 'Allah has made it five only. All prophets performed miracles and I cannot see how this distinguishes one prophet from another. He lowers the scale and lifts it. I would not qualify him to be in a position of authority to make requirements in regards to Deuteronomy 18:18. In the hadith narrated by Abu Bakr. we can conclude that Moses did not speak to God face to face unless from behind a screen (i. instead of the word ‘light’.(Sahih Al-Bukhari 4:429) There is also another Hadith that explains Allah's veil: “Abu Musa reported: The Messenger of Allah (May peace be upon him) was standing amongst us and he told us five things.”(Sahih Muslim. for he has been negligent in several issues. “…And it shall come to pass. the splendour of His countenance would consume His creation so far as His sight reaches. and I shall reward a single good deed as if it were ten good deeds. So. but from behind a screen just like Moses and to this dislike of Mr. as I said.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il know the people better than you. Book 001. we will deal with the issue of miracles later as it is not relevant at this point. we will deal with that in subsequent chapters. After reviewing Mr. I will require it of him…” (Deut: 18:19) © 2008 Jason Galvan 22 . ‘I have decreed My obligation and have reduced the burden on My slaves. Your followers cannot put up with such an obligation. and it does not befit Him to sleep. Number 0343) The veil is nothing new as we find in the Bible that Moses spoke to God at the Burning bush. for otherwise the Bible contradicts itself. and then returned again to Allah for reduction and He made it thirty. then ten. So. because I had the hardest experience to bring Bani Israel to obedience. neither does it identify this future prophet unless he is going to do the exact same miracles as Moses.' I returned and requested Allah (for reduction) and He made it forty. nevertheless. and then I came to Moses who repeated the same advice. and this is what we can gather from the verses that Moses spoke face to face. 'What have you done?' I said. Allah’s apostle was addressed by Allah. I returned and (met Moses) and had a similar discussion. He said: Verily the Exalted and Mighty God does not sleep.

since he is one of the three inquired of by the priests and Levites. I ask. he said he was not ‘that prophet. I will not expound on this in great detail. and he (the prophet) is mentioned in verse John 1:25 as being endowed with the authority to baptize. Now on to the next prophecy: “Now this is the testimony of John. ‘I am not.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Here we see that God is going to punish whoever does not listen to the words this prophet speaks in His Name.’ So. who is this prophet? Another point we can make is that whoever he is. The Messiah. so © 2008 Jason Galvan 23 . ‘No’. he said he was not Elijah or Elias in some translations. excluding chapter nine for it is believed by some that chapter nine was once joined with chapter eight.’ Art thou that prophet?’ And he answered. there were priests and Levites who were curious as to his identity and the nature of his mission. ‘I am not the Christ. And he answered them “No” three times to three questions concerning three distinctly different persons. Again. Elijah of whom we know. Jesus. Second. the Most Gracious. First. Son of Mary. but who is ‘That Prophet?’ Or in some translations it is: “Are you the prophet we are expecting?” (Abundant life Bible: John: 1:21). ‘What then. he said he was not the Christ or in other words.” (John 1:19-21) From this passage we see that when John the Baptist came as a precursor of Jesus. we have Jesus. The relevance of this occurrence in every chapter is of a great magnitude and these proofs are overwhelming! May Allah keep us of those who are guided. when Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him (John the Baptist). he had not appeared by this point in The Bible and the Jews were still waiting for him. they know of whom they were waiting. the Most Merciful. And third and most importantly.” And they asked him. Surely. ‘Who are you?’ He confessed. They asked him if he was any of the long awaited persons that God had promised them in the scriptures. It will suffice to say that every chapter of the Qur’an starts with: In the Name of Allah. And: “Art thou that prophet?’ (King James Version: John: 1: 21) Who is this prophet? He is obviously of some importance. are you Elijah?’ He said. “Are you the prophet?” (NKJV: John: 1:21).

because I’ve explained in great detail who these verses (Deut: 18: 15-18) are speaking of. I will send him to you. if the first comforter was a man. meaning Advocate. the comforter is foretold and this time he says. Designate. ‘Helper’. Of judgment. This word was deleted by later interpreters and translators and changed to ‘Spirit of truth’. which would necessitate that there had been a previous comforter. that it is not applicable to a spirit.” That truly is amazing. if I do not go away. or more appropriate: “One who is sent”. One last point worth mentioning is that on the eve of Jesus’ appearance. this shows us that one comforter needed to leave. so our next task would be to find out who this first comforter was. Helper. verses 16:7-14. He is saying that after he leaves. We look to the reference and find that it says: “John: 1: 21.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il we look next to the word prophet in verse 1:21. Are you the prophet? See Deuteronomy 18:18. it is quite obvious that it is Jesus who was the first comforter. for it is of the same nature as Deuteronomy:18:18 and John:1:21. “Nevertheless. but in the original Aramaic. the comforter will not come unto you. and this is indeed what Jesus spoke. and also ‘Holy Spirit’. the word ‘comforter’ is the word ‘paraclete’ in the Greek. ‘comforter’.” (John: 14:16) This is Jesus speaking shortly before he is to leave this world.”(John: 16:7-11) Again. namely: Aramaic. he will reprove the world of sin. because I go to my father. this prophet spoken of had not yet made his entry into the world and we will soon see that it would be shortly before Jesus’ departure that this prophet would be mentioned again. I tell you that it is expedient that I go away: for if I go not away. the comforter will not come to you. righteousness and judgment. Of righteousness. because they believe not on me. for he said: “For. With that being said. and of righteousness. Also. that he may abide with you forever. Muhammad did all these things as he came and © 2008 Jason Galvan 24 . Well.” The meaning would be applicable to the word Muhammad in Arabic. that he will reprove the world of sin. And when he is come. then the second comforter would also be a man and not a spirit or a ghost. and He shall give you another comforter. it means: “one whom the people praise exceedingly. there shall come another comforter. “And I will pray the Father. so the next one could come. and of judgment: Of sin. but we can see after we look at the whole of John. but if I depart.” (John: 16:7) So. and ye see me no more. because the prince of this world is judged. and there is a star or a reference mark as to who the prophet is.

The messenger of Allah. But Allah raised him (Jesus) up unto Himself. by the fact that Jesus said “Howbeit when he….” (Qur’an: 4: 156) Muhammad also clarified the issue of Jesus.”(Qur’an 4: 157-158) “I have many things to say unto you. that shall he speak: and will shew you things to come. meaning: ‘a pure soul. so we know he would be another prophet. but whatsoever he shall hear. but it was made to appear as such. the comforter or spirit of truth would be able to fill in all the blanks. Howbeit. And those who differ therein are full of doubts. is come. For Allah said: ‫وﺑﻜﻔﺮهﻢ وﻗﻮﻟﻬﻢ ﻋَﻰ ﻣﺮﻳﻢ ﺑﻬ َﺎ ًﺎ ﻋ ِﻴ ًﺎ‬ ‫َ ِ ُ ْ ِ ِ ْ َ َ ِْ ِ ْ َﻠ َ ْ َ َ ُ ْﺘ ﻧ َﻈ ﻤ‬ “And because their (Jews) disbelief and uttering against Mary a grave false charge (that she had committed illegal sexual intercourse). when it…this shows gender and specifically the male gender. ‘spirit of truth being applicable to a human. i. nor crucified him. the mother of Jesus. as to being crucified and/or killed. but conjecture. the spirit of truth. As Allah said: ‫وﻗﻮﻟﻬﻢ إﱠﺎ ﻗﺘﻠ َﺎ اﻟﻤ ِﻴﺢ ِﻴ َﻰ اﺑﻦ ﻣﺮﻳﻢ ر ُﻮل اﻟﻠﻪ و َﺎ ﻗﺘُﻮﻩ و َﺎ ﺻﻠ ُﻮﻩ وَـ ِﻦ ﺷﺒﻪ ﻟﻬﻢ‬ ْ ُ َ َ ‫َ َ ِْ ِ ْ ِﻧ َ َ ْﻨ ْ َﺴ َ ﻋ ﺴ ْ َ َ ْ َ َ َﺳ َ ّ ِ َﻣ َ َﻠ ُ َﻣ ََﺒ ُ َﻟ ﻜ ُﱢ‬ {157} ‫وإن اﻟ ِﻳﻦ اﺧﺘﻠ ُﻮا ِﻴﻪ ﻟ ِﻲ ﺷﻚ ﱢﻨﻪ َﺎ ﻟ ُﻢ ﺑﻪ ﻣﻦ ﻋﻠﻢ إﻻ اﺗ َﺎع اﻟﻈﻦ و َﺎ ﻗﺘُﻮﻩ ﻳ ِﻴ ًﺎ‬ ‫َِ ﱠ ﱠﺬ َ ْ ََﻔ ْ ﻓ ِ َﻔ َ ﱟ ﻣ ْ ُ ﻣ َﻬ ِ ِ ِ ْ ِ ْ ٍ ِ ﱠ ﱢﺒ َ ﱠ ﱢ َﻣ َ َﻠ ُ َﻘ ﻨ‬ {158} ‫َﻞ رﻓﻌﻪ اﻟﻠﻪ إﻟﻴﻪ و َﺎن اﻟﻠﻪ ﻋ ِﻳ ًا ﺣ ِﻴ ًﺎ‬ ‫ﺑ ﱠ َ َ ُ ّ ُ َِ ْ ِ َآ َ ّ ُ َﺰ ﺰ َﻜ ﻤ‬ “And because of their (Jews) saying (in boast) ‘We killed Messiah.’ Also. but you cannot bear them now.Amin’ or in English. ‘the spirit of truth or truthful one.e. so he told them that the one that came after him. i.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il corrected the ill beliefs of the Jews about Mary. he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself. son of Mary.e. And Allah is Ever All Powerful. when he.” he did not say. we point out that this ‘spirit of truth’ is the other ‘comforter’ in which we know the first ‘comforter’ to be human. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine and shew it unto you. All Wise.’).’-but they killed him not. whereas. For assuredly. we gather that Jesus had a lot to discuss with his disciples. I want to stop and point out that up until Muhammad was forty years old and before revelation had been bestowed on him. Jesus and that the second ‘comforter’ would also be human and not a spirit (the title. but he concluded that they were not ready. they believed Mary to be unchaste and a harlot and Jesus to be her bastard son.” (John: 16:12-14) From the above verses. And if it said that the Hebrew word for ‘it’ and ‘he’ are the same word. then it will be replied by me that someone translating the Hebrew into English would know the context in which it is necessary to apply the word ‘it’ © 2008 Jason Galvan 25 . Jesus. they killed him not. Howbeit. he was known as ‘Al. They follow nothing.

” (John: 16:7) The reason I repeat this. therefore giving this figure a gender. waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. John: 14:16 and John: 16:7-14 are the same individual. Jesus said: “Nevertheless. and the same man was just and devout. the babe leaped in her womb. and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost. I tell you that it is expedient that I go away: for if I go not away. And remember. I will send him to you. we have to look elsewhere to see clearly who this ‘comforter’ is. it is translated as ‘he’. we can come to the conclusion that either Jesus lied to his disciples. So. but will be a vessel by which God will convey His Message. when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary. is because.”(Luke: 1:41) And: “And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost…” (Luke: 1:67) And lastly: And.” (Deuteronomy: 18:18) This is overwhelming evidence that the one spoken of in Deuteronomy: 18:18. he will guide you into all truth.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il or the word ‘he’ and in every translation of the Bible.” So. for Jesus told them: “I have many things to say unto you. that shall he speak…” (John: 16:13) Here we have an individual who will not talk on his own. when he. but you cannot bear them now. This ‘comforter’ will repeat what God says. and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. that. before this ‘comforter’ can come. but if I depart. is come. the question I have to ask is. what are the many things that Jesus had to say that the “Holy Spirit would make known to us? It has been two thousand years and no one can answer that question. the comforter will not come unto you. John: 1:21. whose name was Simeon. Jesus is saying that he has to depart. there was a man in Jerusalem.” (Luke: 2:25) So. Furthermore. no more or no less. Howbeit. which refers us back to the faithful verse of Deuteronomy: 18:18: “…And I will put my words in his mouth. Isn’t God Great that He gave man the intellect to use for the benefit of himself? “ © 2008 Jason Galvan 26 . for it is said several times in the book of Luke. but whatsoever he shall hear. “…for he will not speak of himself. the spirit of truth. that the Holy Spirit had already come: “And it came to pass. we can see that the Holy Ghost had already appeared prior to Jesus’ departure and this would void the connection between the ‘Comforter’ and the Holy Spirit. so to apply this title ‘comforter’ to the Holy Spirit would be incorrect. behold.

it is said by Jesus that this ‘comforter’ would glorify him.” (John: 16:14) Again..." (Collins Dictionary of the Bible. Dow in Collins Dictionary of the Bible gives further proof.” (P121. Under Moses in Islam. but MUHUMMAD is like Moses: ".THERE IS MUCH IN THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD THAT IS IMPLICITLY REMINISCENT OF THE MOSES TRADITION.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il “…he shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine. that JESUS is not like MOSES. but must believe in him (Jesus). for He (Allah): ‫وِن ﻣﻦ أهﻞ اﻟﻜ َﺎب إﻻ ﻟﻴﺆﻣﻨﻦ ﺑﻪ ﻗﺒﻞ ﻣﻮﺗﻪ وﻳﻮم اﻟﻘ َﺎﻣﺔ ﻳ ُﻮن ﻋﻠﻴﻬﻢ ﺷ ِﻴ ًا‬ ‫َإ ﱢ ْ َ ْ ِ ْ ِﺘ ِ ِ ﱠ َ ُ ْ ِ َ ﱠ ِ ِ َ ْ َ َ ْ ِ ِ َ َ ْ َ ْ ِﻴ َ ِ َﻜ ُ ََ ْ ِ ْ َﻬ ﺪ‬ “And there is none of the people of the scripture (Jews and Christians). And Muhammad did glorify Jesus by Allah’s instruction. we read: "MOSES IS HIGHLY REGARDED IN ISLAM AS THE GREAT PROPHET WHO FORETOLD THE COMING OF MUHAMMAD. Mircea Eliade (EDITOR IN CHIEF) Volume 10. Page 403) © 2008 Jason Galvan 27 . THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF RELIGION.”(Qur’an: 4:159) I shall conclude this chapter with two quotations out of the "THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF RELIGION" and out of “The Collins Dictionary”.. And on the Day of Resurrection he (Jesus) will be a witness against them. before his death. son of Mary. HIS SUCCESSOR. and shall shew it unto you. Macmillean Publishing Company) Reverend James L..The Only Man in history who can be compared even remotely to him is Mahomet.

but when Jesus came to reform their evil ways. and hedged it round about and digged a winepress in it. “Hear another parable: There was a certain householder. The stone which the builders rejected. therefore of the vineyard cometh. and stoned another. to when Jesus is telling a fantastic parable about a householder who lends out his property to evil men. and went into a far off country: And when the time of the fruit drew near. They will reverence my son. they will receive and accept him.’ Jesus saith unto them. and let us seize his inheritance. The parable is describing how God over thousands of years has sent prophets. ‘He will miserably destroy those wicked men. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken. than meets the eye. he sent his servants to the husbandmen. It is a very enjoyable story. who wished to take advantage of the man by denying him his own fruit and also robbing the man’s son of his inheritance. And the husbandmen took his servants. you will discover that for thousands of years God has sent prophets one after another to the Children of Israel with little or no results until He sent their Messiah that they had been waiting for. Surely. This is the case throughout the Bible. and killed another. and cast him out of the vineyard. But last of all he sent unto them his son. messengers and reformers to the Children of Israel and more times than not they belied the messengers. the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes? Therefore. If you read the Old Testament. But when the husbandmen saw the son. saying. And they caught him. and let it out to husbandmen. what will he do unto those husbandmen?” They said unto him. © 2008 Jason Galvan 28 . which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. Did ye never read the scriptures.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Chapter Two: The Kingdom of God Shall be taken from you. he sent other servants. they said among themselves. belittled him and set out to murder him. Again. and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen. come let us kill him. beat one. which planted a vineyard. they denied him. The Kingdom of God shall be taken from you. I say unto you. killed them. and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. and built a tower. exiled them or in the worst cases. This is the heir. that they may receive the fruits of it. more than the first: And they did unto them likewise. When the lord. but on whomsoever it shall fall. it will grind him to powder” (Matthew: 21:33-44) Moving to the New Testament. but there’s more to the story. and slew him.

God. “…When the lord. exiled. And: 2) At the time of Jesus. where it says: “And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables. i. for God gave every man intellect to decide his own path. It was only a select few who ever believed in their messengers. but most belied and slandered him. the multitude of people who believed in him took him for a prophet only.” Who were these husbandmen? We only need to go a few verses down to Matthew: 21:45.”(Matthew: 21:46) You see. He had his disciples and some among the poor who also believed him. And when Jesus came. because they took him for a prophet. Jesus was the Children of Israel’s last chance. But when they sought to lay hands on him. God sent Jesus to get them to respond to His (God) call. they turned against him (Jesus) and once again disobeyed The Command of their Lord. Jesus or “the son of the householder” was the last to come to them. they feared the multitude. for Allah in the Qur’an says: ‫ﻻ إآ َاﻩ ِﻲ اﻟ ﱢﻳﻦ َﺪ ﺗﺒﻴﻦ اﻟ ﱡﺷﺪ ﻣﻦ اﻟﻐﻲ ﻓﻤﻦ ﻳﻜﻔﺮ‬ ْ ُ ْ َ ْ َ َ ‫َ ِ ْﺮ َ ﻓ ﺪ ِ ﻗ ﱠ َ ﱠ َ ﺮ ْ ُ ِ َ ْ َ ﱢ‬ “There is no compulsion in religion.” (Matthew: 21:45-46) Two things need to be stressed here: 1) That the Children of Israel as a whole were the “husbandmen”. it was no different.e. they feared the multitude.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il As in the parable. what will God do to those who belied.” (Qur’an: 2:256) The common folk have many a time participated in the exiling of prophets and/or killing them throughout the Bible. verily the right path has become distinct from the wrong path. to follow the Messiah. i. they perceived that he spake of them. the “husbandmen. what will he do to those husbandmen?” (Matthew: 21:40) Jesus asked his people. for the verse Matthew: 21:46 it says: “…But when they sought to lay hands on him. because they took him for a prophet. and kill His messengers. Instead. especially the Messiah? © 2008 Jason Galvan 29 . learned men and common folk alike.e. therefore of the vineyard cometh. Ignorance is no excuse in religion.

God gave the Jews every chance to obey Him. I say unto you.” (Matthew: 15: 24) And he also told his disciples when. It was apparent that God would not stand for this blatant disobedience.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il “They said unto him. to love Him and to fear Him.” (Matthew: 10:5-6 KJV) Or in another translation: “Don’t go to the Gentiles or the Samaritans. ‘The stone which the builders cast out’. but it is not so. but they didn’t need it. to turn back to Him. but the lost sheep of Israel. which says: “The stone which the builders refused is become the headstone of the corner. the same is become the head of the corner: this is The Lord’s Doing and it is marvellous in our eyes?’” (Matthew: 21:42) Jesus was referring to Psalms: 118: 22-23. for he even stated several times throughout the New Testament that he was not sent to any. “Did ye never read the scriptures. verse 43 says: “…Therefore. but the lost sheep of the house of Israel. When the Canaanite woman came to Jesus to seek his help concerning her daughter. Abundant life Bible) © 2008 Jason Galvan 30 . who was vexed with a devil. and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. and let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen. but only to the people of Israel.” (Matthew: 21: 43) To explain this I will reiterate that Jesus was the Jew’s final hope and their last chance. ‘the stone which the builders rejected. it is not clear as to whom this statement is made. but in the context of Matthew: 21: 33-44. the Kingdom of God shall be taken from you and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. so Jesus said they would be destroyed: Jesus saith unto them. which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. God’s lost sheep. he told her: “I am not sent to any. this is The Lord’s Doing. it is marvellous in our eyes.” (Matthew: 10: 5-6. but they did not do any of these things.” (Matthew: 21:41) These people of whom Jesus spoke to did not have the inside scoop of what God would do to those evil men. he commissioned them with going forth and spreading his (Jesus) word: “Go not into the way of the Gentiles. it is much more apparent. At first glance it would be assumed that it is Jesus who is the rejected stone or in some translations. ‘He will miserably destroy those wicked men.”(Psalms: 118:22-23) In the context of which this scripture is found in Psalms. because following verse 42.

VOL 1. we can comprehend this to show that Jesus was not sent to any other than his people as was every other prophet before him except the one who comes after him. © 2008 Jason Galvan 31 . then would my servants fight. Hadith. but say: Would that this brick be put in its place. but given to another nation bringing the fruits thereof. ‘My similitude in comparison with the other prophets before me is that of a man who has built a house nicely and beautifully. “My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world. he answered her and said it is not meet to take the children’s bread and cast it to dogs. except for a place of one brick in a corner. if you will. The people go round about it and wonder at its beauty. that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. And two points I would like to mention are that: 1) Jesus was an Israelite. “And.” (John: 18:36) So.” (Matthew: 15:26) So.’” (Sahih Al Bukhari.” (John: 16:8) Furthermore the prophecy says: “The Kingdom of God shall be taken from you and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. for he shall… “Reprove the world of sin. dogs! “But. so I am that brick and the last of all prophets.” (Matthew: 21:43) So. from this we can deduct that the Kingdom of God was not going to be taken from the Jews and given to Jesus and his followers.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il You see. whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall. This will be apparent in subsequent commentary. and of righteousness and of judgment. it will grind him to powder. And 2) That Jesus said himself that his kingdom was not of this world. “Narrated Abu Hurairah: Allah’s messenger said. Number 735). this cornerstone. the Kingdom of God will be taken from the Children of Israel and given to another nation who will comply with God’s commandments. Jesus told his disciples to stay away from the Gentiles and it is even reported that Jesus called the non-Israelite people.” (Matthew: 21:44) The significance of this passage is but one word… “Stone”.

Mugheera) son of Qusai (also called Zaid) son of Kilab son of Murra son of Ka’b son of lo’I son of Ghaib son of Fahr (who was called Quraish and whose tribe was called after him) son of Malik son of An-Nadr (so called Qais) son of Kinana son of Khuzaiman son of Mudrika (who was called ‘amir ) son of Elias son of mudar son of Nizar son of ma’ad son of ‘Adnan. “For he is the beginning of his strength. 2. This (Ishmael’s birth) is the beginning of Abraham’s strength. which still prevails today. because this is the exact point in time in which we can trace Prophet Muhammad’s ancestry back to: Muhammad son of ‘Abdullah son of ‘abdul-Muttalib (who was called Shaibah) son of Hashim (named ‘amr) son of ‘ad Munaf (called Al. we must research this further to see how he is so confident to make such a statement. 5-6.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il This is a tradition passed down to us preserved and ruled on as authentic. [Rahmat-ul-lil’Alameen 2/ 14-17] This is the beginning of the controversy. © 2008 Jason Galvan 32 . after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan. not his concubine or his love slave. [Ibn Hisham 1/1.Athar. To bring all this together we must go into the past a few thousand years: “Then Sarai. his wife for ten years in the land of Canaan. or in other words. Firstly. to be his wife. “the Chief Corner Stone”. her maid.” (Deuteronomy: 21:17) And a final word on these verses that need to be explained is that Abraham took Hagar to be his wife. which quotes the prophet Muhammad as saying that he is the final brick to be placed in a beautiful building. the right of the first born is his. and gave her to her husband Abram. So. but was her husband and she. took Hagar. the Egyptian. nor did our patriarch Abraham commit illegal sexual intercourse with Hagar. And it is a bold statement indeed! So.] ‘Adnan son of Add son of Humaisi son of Salaman son of Aws son of Buz son of Qamwal son of obai son of ‘Awwam son of Nashid son of Haza son of Bildas son of Yadlaf son of Tabikh son of jahim son of Nahish son of Makhi son of Aid ‘Abqar son of ‘Ubaid son of Al-Da’a son of Hamdan son of Sanbir son of Yathrabi son of Yahzid son of Yalhan son of Ar’awi son of Aid son of Deshan son of Aisar son of Afriad son of Aiham son of Muksar son of Nahith son of Zarih son of Sami son of Mazzi son of ‘Awda son of Aram son of Qaidar (Kedar) son of Ishmael son of Abraham. Rahmatul-lil’ ‘alameen 2/11-14’52. he went into Hagar. Talqeeh Fuhoom Ahl Al. Abrams wife. and she conceived…” (Genesis: 16:3-4) I make mention of these verses. p. this corner stone was rejected and then come to be the most important of all.

Two questions I would like to ask: 1) Was not Ishmael of Abraham’s seed? 2) Was he not the firstborn and the beginning of his father’s strength? “This is My covenant. between Me and you and thy seed after thee. Ishmael. because people learned and unlearned alike have charged Abraham with committing illegal sexual intercourse with Hagar and resulting in an illegitimate son. Ishmael.’” (Genesis: 16:9-11) These verses do not need a lot of explanation. and I will make nations of thee and kings shall come out of thee.” (Deuteronomy: 21:17) “So.” (Genesis 17:1-2) “And I will make thee exceedingly fruitful. You shall call his name. and will multiply thee exceedingly. for he is the firstborn. “… But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn. This is obviously absurd and without foundation or facts.’. it will be evident from this.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il I emphasize this. and to thy seed after thee.” (Genesis: 16:15) A few points to emphasize and reiterate: 1) Ishmael was Abraham’s firstborn. walk before Me and be blameless and I will make My covenant between Me and you.” (Deuteronomy: 17:6-7) Here God tells Abraham that He would make a covenant between Abraham and his seed and Himself. And ye shall circumcise the flesh of © 2008 Jason Galvan 33 . Kedar. ‘Behold. “Then the angel of the Lord said to her (Hagar). it is just another way to diminish Ishmael’s importance in this whole affair we call God’s Plan. “When Abram was ninety-nine years old. And surely. and you shall bear a son. because the Lord has heard your affliction. every man child among you shall be circumcised. ‘I am Almighty God. you are with child. to be a God unto thee. Hagar bore Abram a son.e. the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him. and Abram named his son Ishmael. And I will establish My covenant between Me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant. we can say with certainty that Ishmael’s blessings would be much more than a multitude of descendants. And the angel of the Lord said to her. that God had a plan for Ishmael and sent out an angel to Hagar to reassure her that her son would be significant. which ye shall keep. ‘I will multiply your descendants exceedingly. so that they shall not be numbered. i. by giving him a double portion of all that he hath. 2) And that Muhammad is a direct descendant of Ishmael through his (Ishmael’s) second son.

Was not Ishmael circumcised? Yes. and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the self same day as God had said unto him. And Abraham said: “O that Ishmael might live before Thee!” (Genesis: 17:18) This was Abraham’s plea for his son. and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant and with his seed after him. he was. the sign of the covenant between God and Abraham and his descendants was that they be circumcised. that soul shall be cut off from his people. And: 3) God’s covenant and subsequent covenants were to be complied with from the side of Abraham and his descendants and that an everlasting covenant could be broken if not fulfilled by the house of Abraham and his seed and in that case. God replies to Abraham: “Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed.” (Genesis: 17:23) “And My covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. Following this.” (Genesis: 17:19) © 2008 Jason Galvan 34 . and all that were bought with his money. every male among the men of Abraham’s house. And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised. his son and all that were born in his house. “Abraham took Ishmael. This is where the scriptures get tricky. and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt Me and you. who he loved and had come to cherish over the last thirteen years. he hath broken My covenant. And: 2) Whoever has this circumcision would be bound to God’s covenant forever. all bets are off.” (Genesis: 17:13-14) From the above we see that: 1) Ishmael was of those circumcised. That was how you could tell who was involved in this covenant God was describing. God tells Abraham that he will also have a son by Sarah.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il your foreskin.” (Genesis: 17:10-11) Here.

Wherefore she said unto Abraham. but this time He specifies Isaac and seems to exclude Ishmael. I have heard thee: Behold. cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my own son.And this account of Esau selling his birth right to Jacob is enough to foil those who would say that the right of the firstborn was not retroactive before Moses’ time. even with Isaac. ‘We are wise. (Genesis: 21:910) © 2008 Jason Galvan 35 . as we can clearly grasp that Ishmael has been given the short end of the stick by the scribes throughout the years. “And Sarah saw the son of Hagar.” (Jeremiah: 8:8. certainly. the pen of the scribes is in vain. NKJV) So. since Esau and Jacob were also before Moses’ time. and the law of the Lord is with us?’ Lo. and we also know that Ishmael did not sell his birth right of the firstborn like Esau did with Jacob (in the account in the Bible [Genesis: 25: 30-35]) . and I will make him a great nation.’ when your teachers have twisted it by writing lies?” (Jeremiah: 8:8.’ when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely? (Jeremiah: 8:8. for we have the law of the Lord. So. because we have the Word of the Lord. the Egyptian. We know that he was the firstborn and thus. From my perspective it would seem as some sort of cover up or conspiracy to hide the fact that even though Isaac was called by God to be His vice-generate on earth by which. The discrepancies are obvious and many. God says that He shall bless Ishmael and multiply him and make him into a great nation. in due time. ‘We are wise. KJV) Or in another translation: “How can you say. God would send messengers and prophets. shouldn’t Ishmael get a double portion of whatever Isaac was given? Remember Deuteronomy: 21:17? Let’s see what God Says about it: “And as for Ishmael. ‘We are wise. but we know that Ishmael has been blessed. against popular belief. and will make him fruitful. God again reiterates His covenant with Abraham and his seed.” (Genesis: 17:20-21) Again. twelve princes shall he beget. I have blessed him. Abundant Life Bible) Or: “How can you say. be called and to a greater degree.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Now. For in Jeremiah: 8:8. which she had born unto Abraham mocking. being fruitful. has the right of the firstborn. Ishmael’s descendants would also. so he had not broken the covenant. we see the scribes being rebuked for their falsehood and lies: “How do you say. And right afterwards there is mention of Isaac being the one in which God would make His covenant with. in vain made he it. but My covenant will I establish with Isaac. that the Bible is not free from corruption. we can see that. and I will multiply him exceedingly. We know that he has been circumcised.

was enough to assure Abraham that God had a plan. nor was there any water. both the beloved and the hated. when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated which is indeed the firstborn: But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn. for he was ‘grievous’ over Ishmael and Hagar’s departure. so that she might hide her tracks from Sarah. thus securing Isaac’s inheritance. “And of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation. one beloved and the other hated. because of the lad. And God said unto Abraham.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il We can deduct from this that Sarah knew Ishmael should have the double inheritance and Isaac would not be the only heir. God is rich. because of his son. Ishmael while she used to nurse him at her breast. Some people devise plots. and because of thy bondwoman…” (Genesis: 21:11-12) I want to make note that Abraham was very upset about this ‘casting out’ of his son and bondwoman. let it not be grievous in thy sight. Would Ishmael receive nothing at all? Would Sarah’s demand of Abraham seal the deal on Ishmael? A lot of “scholars” would have you believe so. During those days there was nobody in Makkah. good or bad. Ishmael. near the Ka’bah under a tree on the spot of Zam. but we shall see that this was not the end for Ishmael. 7. and they have born him children. because even though Sarah was the first wife and even more beloved. and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated: then it shall be. Is that enough to make you cast out your firstborn? Probably not. It is recorded in a tradition according to the prophet Muhammad that God and not Sarah had actually told Abraham to take Hagar and Ishmael elsewhere: “Narrated ibn ‘Abbas [on the authority of the prophet (see Fath Al-Bari. Sarah devised a way to cut off the ties of kinship between Abraham and his son. VOL. She used a girdle. but it was alleviated by God’s promise to make Ishmael a nation. free of all wants and can give without measure and makes sure every person gets what he deserves. but God is the best of those who plot. because he is thy seed. it is written: “If a man have two wives. page 210)]: ‘The first lady to use a girdle was the mother of Ishmael. the right of the firstborn is his. but it is quite possible Abraham knew what we know not. so he © 2008 Jason Galvan 36 . because when man’s resources are depleted or withheld. for verily God had a plan. Abraham brought her and her son.zam. by giving him a double portion of all that he hath: For he is the beginning of his strength. excluding Ishmael…Or so she thought. “And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight.” (Genesis: 21:13) This only.” (Deuteronomy: 21: 15-17) So. at the highest place in the mosque.

but we will not delve into that now.’ And returned while Abraham proceeded onwards. and a small water-skin containing some water.” (Genesis: 21:14) The same account as the one above attributed to Muhammad. Ishmael was cast out by God’s decree and rejected afterwards by those who would say. Ishmael’s mother followed him saying. but he did not look back at her. and took bread and a bottle of water. the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with Isaac. ‘Then He will not neglect us. but Jesus said: “The Kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to another nation bearing the fruits thereof. and sent her away: she departed. and the child. The reason I mention Muhammad’s lineage is to make the connection between him and Ishmael and the connection between Ishmael being the rejected stone and Muhammad being the chief cornerstone. mimicking the words of Sarah aforetime. and raising both hands invoked Allah…” “And Abraham rose up early in the morning. In later chapters my commentary will be totally devoted to this light for the Gentiles. and gave it unto Hagar.” (Matthew: 21:43) © 2008 Jason Galvan 37 . and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-Sheba. and became an archer. Then she asked him. my point that I’ve been illustrating is that Ishmael was the rejected stone of Matthew: 21:42. ‘Has Allah ordered you to do so?’ He said ‘yes. Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullah ibn ‘AbdulMuttalib. through Isaac and Jacob came the Israelite prophets. messenger of Allah was of the Hashemite clan. You see. through his second son Qaidar (Kedar). and now: “The stone which the builders rejected has now become the chief cornerstone. but uncovered by those who seek the truth. and on reaching the Thaniyyah where they could not see him. (not being the prophet himself. It has been covered up by those who were bias of Isaac. leaving us in this place where there in no person whose company we may enjoy. he opted to send them away alone to wander in the wilderness. “God was with the lad and he grew. he faced the Ka’bah. nor is there anything (to enjoy)?’ She repeated that to him many times. putting it on her shoulder. And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of Egypt. and set out homeward (to Palestine). but mentioned in the same prophecies as the foretold.” (Genesis: 21:20-21) Now. prophet) to be a light for the Gentiles.’ She said.” (Matthew: 21:42) I would like to take a minute to state a fact. instead. ‘O Abraham! Where are you going.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il made them sit over there and placed near them a leather bag containing some dates. but God’s Plan has come full circle. and dwelt in the wilderness. which was one of the clans that made up the Quraish tribe which is a tribe that can be traced all the way back to Ishmael. Now Kedar is mentioned several times throughout the Old Testament in reference to a prophet of some sort. except the Bible states Abraham did not accompany Hagar and Ishmael.

and He never forgets. i. the Blackstone which is stored inside the Ka’bah (The sanctuary in Makkah. Now... May Allah protect us from pride and ignorance. to our knowledge. and therefore the Blackstone. which has been there since the time before Abraham and Ishmael. One thousand years is like a day with God. Ishmael. the covenant was only given to Abraham and his descendants who would be: Isaac. (Genesis: 25:2) Of these later sons of Abraham we can say. in the past. or his descendants.” or be no more than another nation which rejected its messenger. nor against. on account of this blessing being bestowed on Ishmael’s descendants. the brethren of these Israelites. the black. Jokshan. cube shaped building). Ishmael and of the little known Zimran. it will grind him to powder. and Shuah. Well. i. of which we have no proof either for. Abraham and his seed are an intricate part in God’s Plan and Ishmael never broke the covenant God had made with his father Abraham and Abraham’s seed. So..” (Matthew: 21:44) The stone in reference is in my opinion.e. so we must conclude that The Kingdom of God had passed from Isaac’s descendants to Ishmael’s and therefore the Arabs. for Isaiah made mention of Kedar and then a reference to the Inhabitants of the Rock: © 2008 Jason Galvan 38 . Kedar.Another nation bearing the fruits thereof. Mention of a stone as pertaining to ‘the Blackstone’ would unquestionably be a reference made towards the Arabs and specifically. was definitely nowhere to be found. the Arabs. Ishbak. that The Kingdom of God or the gift of prophecy was not given to them unless to a lesser degree. Medan. i. Midian. Idol worship was the prevalent ideology in the deserts of Arabia. “And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il So.. It is about the size of a basketball and is said to be a piece of meteorite. Now. now in Ishmael’s descendants would God give a double portion of everything that Isaac inherited. It is said that it was originally white and turned black as a consequence of the sins of mankind. God would need to choose the best of Ishmael’s descendants. because in the time to which this prophet would arise. would get a prophet of their own to follow and be “. It is a symbol of the Muslims.e. he would find a people so committed to ignorance and sin that it would truly take ‘a light’ to lead these people out of darkness.e. of whom we’ve ruled out. the pagan Arabs had maintained the Ka’bah (House of God in Makkah). Whatever Ishmael had taught of God in these areas. The God of Abraham and Ishmael had totally disappeared from their doctrines. the Kingdom of God will be taken from the Jews and given to another nation bearing fruits. but before them.

meaning of or belonging to a clan or tribe. and will hold thine hand and will keep thee. but it is a non-Jew and includes all peoples and thus. the Lord have called thee in righteousness.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il “Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice. In the King James and various other versions of the Bible it is used to refer to non-Israelite tribes or nations. the Arabs are to be considered Gentiles: “The word Gentile is an anglicised version of the Latin word gentilis. Amin. the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the Inhabitants of the Rock sing…” (Isaiah: 42:11) And earlier in this same prophecy it is stated that this person to come would be ‘a light for the Gentiles’: “I. and give thee for a covenant of the people. Today.נכרי‬It is also used to translate the New Testament Greek word εθνοι/ethnoi. May Allah open our eyes and Guide us to the Straight Path.”(From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia) This is all I can offer on verse 21: 44 of Matthew. © 2008 Jason Galvan 39 . the primary meaning of gentile is ‘non-Jew’. for a Light of the Gentiles.”(Isaiah: 42:6) Let me clarify that a gentile is not white or black or Chinese exclusively. as an English translation of the Hebrew words goy / ‫ גוי‬and nochri / ‫ .

wasting nor destruction within thy borders. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light. Therefore. and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee. for thy light is come. and their kings shall minister unto thee: For in My Wrath I Smote thee. they shall not be shut day nor night. For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish. the fir tree. The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee. Then thou shalt see. I will bring silver. to beautify the place of my sanctuary. and thine exactor’s righteousness. all they from Sheba shall come: They shall bring gold and incense. The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee. and thy gates praise. that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles. and kings to the brightness of thy rising. and they shall shew forth the praises of the Lord. thy gates shall be open continually. and they shall call thee. because He hath glorified thee. so that no man went through thee. a joy of many generations. and for iron. to bring thy son’s from afar. and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet. and be enlarged. and flow together. Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated. the Lord am thy Savior and thy Redeemer.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Chapter Three: Part One And The Gentiles shall come to thy light “Arise. Who are these that fly as a cloud and as the doves to their windows? Surely. their silver and their gold with them. those nations shall be utterly wasted. the city of the Lord. and shalt suck the breast of kings: And thou shalt know that I. they come to thee: Thy sons shall come from far. shine. and to the Holy One of Israel. the pine tree. The multitude of camels shall cover thee. and I will make the place of My Feet glorious. and that their kings may be brought. and for wood brass. but in My Favor have I had Mercy on thee. For Behold. the Zion of the Holy One of Israel. the darkness shall cover the Earth. Violence shall no more be heard in thy land. the Mighty One of Jacob. and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace. and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. and His glory shall be seen upon thee. and the ships of Tar’shish first. Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles. but thou shalt call thy walls salvation. I will make thee an eternal Excellency. yea. Because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee. and the box together. All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee. For brass I will bring gold. the dromedaries of Midian and E’phah. and see: All they gather themselves together. the isles shall wait for Me. thy God. unto the Name of the Lord. Lift up thine eyes round about. And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls. and I will glorify the house of My glory. and thine heart shall fear. the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee. © 2008 Jason Galvan 40 . the rams of Ne-bai-oth shall minister unto thee: They shall come up with acceptance on Mine Alter.

the darkness shall cover the Earth. behold. not the Israelites! They may have been disobedient.” (Isaiah: 60:1-22) Chapter sixty of Isaiah describes a person of whom God holds in high esteem. and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. and a small one. sisters and friends.” (Isaiah: 60: 1-2) This is Isaiah prophesying of one whom God would talk to in the future sometime. the work of My Hands. but not ignorant of God. We see just in these couple of verses that the one of whom God would choose would be totally unaware of how great he would be and how great he would need to be to lead these people out of the darkness that covered the Earth. and kings to the brightness of thy rising. “Lift up thine eyes round about.” (Isaiah: 60:3) Here. they come to thee: Thy sons shall come from afar. A little one shall become a thousand. the branch of My Planting. We shall see in this next verse who was of the ignorant.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Thy sun shall be no more thy light by day. the stage is set for us to see who was in darkness and in need of a light to lead them out. but Isaiah narrating a future situation in which God would talk to His chosen one. but one question. “Arise. so we will take it piece by piece and hope to cover the most important parts. for it is God’s Will that prevails. for thy light is come. a strong nation: I. A person who would be hand picked for this job of leading the Gentiles. but would integrate themselves amongst the believers and would be brothers. and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. Thy sun shall no more go down. and thy God thy glory. who were the people covered in darkness? Surely. and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. I have. They will come willingly or unwillingly. the Lord will hasten it in his time. And in the last part of this verse there is a hint that these people that are coming would not be slaves or servants. neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: For the Lord shall be thine Everlasting Light. it is not God saying these things to Isaiah. This is a long prophecy. Thy people also shall be all righteous: They shall inherit the land forever.” (Isaiah: 60:4) Here God tells this prophet to look around and see that all these non-believers shall come to him. shine. “And the Gentiles shall come to thy light. neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: But the Lord shall be unto thee an Everlasting Light. For. and see: All they gather themselves together. © 2008 Jason Galvan 41 . that I may be glorified. and gross darkness the people: But the Lord shall rise upon thee and His glory shall be seen upon thee.

because of their inherent skill for battle. friends. Mamluks were also frequently used as mercenaries. and flow together. when Islam arose. because it is mentioned in this prophecy specifically. It was replaced by a new system in which the young Turks were bought or recruited and brought up in Islam to insure loyalty. This was known as the Ghulam system. So. so you’ll buy His book. or nobles than to the sultan or caliph. it was often not possible to deal with the conspiracy without causing unrest among the nobility. we read where God tells this prophet that ‘they’. Local non-mamluk warriors were often more loyal to their tribal sheiks. and then trained and moulded within the Islamic world to ensure their loyalty to their masters. so you will be able to know without a doubt who or what He is talking about. and thine heart shall fear and be enlarged. This system ended in disaster in the 860's with the murder of 4 caliphs in a row. from Spain to Africa to India. in other words. most of whom were Kipchak Turks) and of Yoruk background. become as one. their families. for who lets their children be suckled at the side of one whom is not a family member or a friend at the very least? “Then. Why would God say. And then God talks of an abundance of the sea shall be converted unto this prophet’s religion and then finally the forces of the Gentiles. these countries were all or majority Muslim as were their Gentile forces and the Arabs used to import young Turks just for the purpose of fighting in the Muslim armies. Many mamluks had been sold into slavery by their impoverished steppe families. God is not like an author who must put in all types of details to capture your attention and imagination.” (Isaiah: 60:4) This obviously has some significance. invented by the Caliph al-Mu'tasim. in which Turkish prisoners of war became the caliphal guard. Most of those captured were of non-Muslim origin. The Mamluk system was an evolution of a previous system. If a commander conspired against the ruler. “the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee”? Because. the Turkish prisoners of war were converted into the Caliphal guard (the Muslim king’s guard). in my opinion this verse is describing how these different types of people would come to call each other believers. The main difference was that the Mamluks were captured as children. or kidnapped by slave-traders. © 2008 Jason Galvan 42 . because to me it is clear that the children of these newcomers and believers would be equal as God said: “And thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. The mamluk system gave rulers troops who had no link to any established power structure. This new system was called the Mamluk system and the new generation of Gentile Forces was known as the Mamluks: “The first mamluks served the Abbasid caliphs at the end of the 9th century Baghdad. At first. because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee. the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il I make this assertion. making them a great military asset. within one hundred years. brothers. meaning the disbelievers and the believers shall flow together. He puts in the details. the Ghulam system. thou shalt see. and the Mamluk system was created on its ruins. The mamluk slave-troops were strangers of the lowest possible status who could not conspire against the ruler and who could easily be punished if they caused trouble.” (Isaiah: 60:5) Again. sisters or at the very least. especially their skill of shooting arrows while riding on their horses. The Abbasids "recruited" them mainly from areas near the Caucasus (mainly Circassian and Georgian) and in areas north of the Black Sea (mainly Turkic. This was implemented by the Caliph Al-Mu’tasim.

including army command. many were trained as cavalry soldiers. Those enrolled in the Military would become either part of the Janissary corps. History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey. etc. and this is where you get the Mughal Dynasty of Muslims in India and Pakistan. The Sultan could also send them as far as the Muslim regions of Iberia. creating a separate social class. which served the Ottoman Sultan directly. you see Mongols=Mughals. The cavalry was commonly known as the Kapıkulu Süvari (The Cavalry of the Servants of the Porte) and the infantry were the popular Yeni Çeri (translated in English to Janissary). the soldiers to serve in these corps were selected from the slaves captured during warfare. At first their status remained non-hereditary and sons were strictly prevented from following their fathers. Upon reaching adolescence. meaning "the New Corps". These are the descendants of the Mongols. they were still obliged to serve the Sultan. A similar evolution occurred in the Ottoman Empire with the Janissaries” (Wikipedia Encyclopedia) The Ottoman Ruler. Erik (1999). but lesser amirs could have their own troops as well.” (Zürcher. the Scribes. However over time. (See Çandarlı Halil) the Ottoman ruling class slowly came to be ruled exclusively by the Devşirme. The intensive and rigorous training of each new recruit helped ensure continuity of mamluk practices. or part of any other corps. archery and treatment of wounds. the system commonly known as "devşirme" was soon adopted: in this system non-Muslim children of the rural Christian populations of the Balkans were conscripted before adolescence and were brought up as Muslims. Mamluks lived within their garrisons and mainly spent their time with each other. The Sultan kept them as an outsider force. Murat 1 also had a similar system to the Maluk system in which he developed Christian vassal soldiers and converted kapıkulları as his personal troops. The Wikipedia says this about their early history: © 2008 Jason Galvan 43 . Many mamluks rose to high positions throughout the empire. under his direct command. However. they also converted to Islam eventually. independent of the regular army. were divided into two main groups: cavalry and infantry. to use in the event of local tribal frictions. While they were no longer actually slaves after training.) A thought worth mentioning is that when the Mongol forces (Gentiles also) invaded and conquered the Muslim lands. Mamluks had to follow the dictates of furusiyya. in places such as Egypt.Art Thou That prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il After mamluks had converted to Islam. and also cavalry tactics. the Religious and the Military. At first. Arming the State. The elite forces. Sultans had the largest number of mamluks. the mamluk forces became linked to existing power structures and gained significant amounts of influence on those powers. so in all actuality the Conqueror became the conquered. horsemanship. a code that included values such as courage and generosity. Stanford (1976). ( Reference: Shaw. Their entertainments included sporting events such as archery competitions and presentations of mounted combat skills at least twice a week.) Erik Zurcher said: “Although the influence of Turkic nobility continued in the Ottoman court until Mehmet II. Volume I. these children were enrolled in one of the four royal institutions: the Palace.

After the invasion of Persia by the Mongol Empire. camels had become established in the Sahara region but 44 . when he took control of Doab and in 1526. Now. and use of artillery. this group adopted the local religion of Islam and the Persian culture. The first Mughal King.Around the second millennium BC. creating a dynasty of combined Turko-Persian. in our time. “The multitude of camels shall cover thee. signifying their status as Dhimmis. Arabian camel. originating in two lands. Babur defeated the last of the Delhi Sultans. In accordance to Islamic values. there are two kinds of camels. Its native range is unclear. the world's only population of dromedaries exhibiting wild behaviour is an introduced feral population in Australia. but was most likely introduced into these other areas from Arabia. the Arabian camel is spread from Arabia to north Africa. or simply as the "dromedary".e. Before. but now we can clearly see that at least some of these Gentiles and their forces would be from the Arab nations and their lands.” (Isaiah: 60:6) Now. though the government tended to support Islamic institutions. To my knowledge. there is the Arabian Camel from as you might have guessed…Arabia. i. it is starting to become very clear as to which people will be coming to and converting to this prophet.“The foundation for the Mughal Empire was established around the early 1500sbythe Timurid prince Babur. (The Islamic World to 1600: Rise of the Great Islamic Empires the Mughal Empire) And then it (Wikipedia) goes on to describe the religion of the Mughals in India: “The official State religion of the Mughal Empire was Islam. a descendant of Genghis Khan and Timur. verse number six describes the multitude of camels covering the land of this prophet. To elaborate further. Ibrahim Shah Lodi. Babur. which is also called dromedary: “The Dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius) is a large even-toed ungulate. Babur focused on setting a good example for the Mughal Dynasty by emphasizing religious tolerance. with the preference to the jurisprudence of the Hanafi Madhab (Mazhab). It is often referred to as the one-humped camel. Babur was invited to invade the Delhi Sultans by [[smaller than its opponents. have been attributed to their cohesion. the Arabs relied more on utilizing pack animals. Just as eastern Mongol dynasties inter-married with locals and adopted the local religion of Buddhism and the Chinese culture. the dromedaries of Midian and E’phah. Upon invading this region. However. at the First Battle of Panipat. throughout its history. the Arabian camel. the Mughals inter-married with local royalty once again. Non-Muslims were obliged to pay the Jizya tax. a regional Turko-Persio-Mongol dynasty formed. and they shall shew forth the praises of the Lord. but these three will suffice. The domesticated form occurs widely in northern Africa and the Middle East. King Babur and his descendants did this to create peace among the different religions in the region. During the reign of all the Emperors except Akbar .” There are plenty of other “Gentile forces” in which we could describe. Mongolian and Rajput backgrounds. mobility. subjects had complete freedom to practice any Religion of his choice. because when the chariots and horses were used in abundance. established the Mughal dynasty in regions spanning parts of present-day Pakistan and India. but it was probably the Arabian Peninsula. God was vague in describing these Gentiles. horse-mounted archers. First. all they from Sheba shall come: They shall bring gold and incense.

she (The Queen of Sheba) turned and went to her own country…” (2Kings: 10:13) But in Islam it is recorded that she (The Queen of Sheba) was from Yemen and her name was Bilquis. The stronger and more durable Dromedaries first began to arrive in Africa in the fourth century. from the Arab lands who would come and convert unto this prophet. were not particularly suited to trading or travel over the Sahara. all they from Sheba shall come…” (Isaiah: 60:6) Again. that these camels became common. on the east shore of the Dead Sea. The Persian camels. it would be they. A major difference between the two is the number of humps. We know Midian to be the son of Abraham (Genesis: 25:2) and his settlement was right outside of Palestine in Northern Arabia. however. they would also come and be converted unto this prophet. And the Wikipedia Encyclopedia says: Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 45 . The Persian invasion of Egypt under Cambyses introduced domesticated camels to the area. with its surrounding territory. there is mention of dromedaries. And all they from Sheba shall come. who was one of the son’s of Midian (Genesis: 25:4) and also had a settlement named after him. so from this I would conclude and pronounce that the land that the camels and/or dromedaries would cover as foretold in the prophecy would be Arabia. It was not until the Islamic conquest of North Africa. And where are they coming from? Midian. and the Romans maintained a corps of camel warriors to patrol the edge of the desert. the new links to the Middle East allowed camels to be imported en masse. the Bactrian camel has two. made up part of Midian. While the Arabian camel has one. but it only says that: “So. however. And also of E’phah.” (Wikipedia Encyclopedia) The second is the Bactrian camel which originates from what was called Bactria in central Asia and now. “The dromedaries of Midian and E’phah. Domesticated camels were used through much of North Africa. These camels were well-suited to long desert journeys and could carry a great deal of cargo. While the invasion was accomplished largely on horseback. from Afghanistan to China. So. For the first time this allowed substantial trade over the Sahara. not the Queen of Sheba. which we’ve come to know is another name for the Arabian camel. that so far. And where is Yemen located? In Arabia. so we can derive from this. Southern Arabia to be exact. This city. E’phah and from Sheba.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il disappeared again from the Sahara beginning around 900 BC. I’ve searched vigorously to find out where the land of Sheba was located in the Bible. rare journeys made across the desert were made on horse-drawn chariots. this camel is spread from central Asia.

the son of Shelah. 2) In Ishmael’s line would this prophet be called or from among ‘the Israelite’s brethren’. and the Qur'an to the woman who was the ruler of the ancient kingdom of Sheba. the son of Arphaxad. Hazarmaveth. modern day Ethiopia. another son of Noah. the descendant of Cush. And it can be argued. the descendant of Shem. listed along with Almodad. that it’s talking only of the animals of these places and people. Aharoni. Known to the Ethiopian people as Makeda ( mākidā). the son of Raamah. In addition to Sheba. Uzal. and Jobab as the descendants of Joktan. this queen has been called a variety of names by different peoples in different times.” (Isaiah: 60:7) Now. Diklah. Semitic Havilah (Beresh't 10:29) is to be distinguished from Cushite Havilah (Beresh't 10:7). Jerah. so far are those of Arab nations. in which it states very plainly: “The rams of Ne-bai-oth shall minister unto thee. In Islamic tradition she was Bilqis. Ophir. Joktan. it is becoming obvious that these Gentiles who would be led by this chosen prophet would be none other than the Arabs and especially Ishmael’s descendants. The location of the historical kingdom may have included both Ethiopia and Yemen. She is thought to have lived in the 10th century BC. the son of Ham. the son of Cush. if somebody wanted to. dromedaries and rams. Abimael. In Beresh't 10:7 there is a reference to Sheba.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il “The Queen of Sheba. Hadoram. In Beresh't 10:26-29 there is a reference to another person named Sheba.” (Isaiah: 60:7) Do rams minister? The answer to this question is quite obvious. Rainey. son of Noah. the son of Eber. refers in Ethiopian history. but in reality that would be an argument to be defeated by verse number seven. and Safrai placed the Semitic Sheba in Southern Arabia in geographic proximity to the location of the tribes descended from their ancestor. It is obvious for numerous reasons: 1) The Arabs were in fact Gentiles. I want to delve further into this verse to point out that: 1) The two names mentioned in this verse are. their camels. These are Ishmael’s first two sons or in all actuality the people and towns which sprang up from them. Avi-Yonah. and I will glorify the house of My glory. Havilah. the Hebrew Bible. Obal. both locations for Havilah are thought by these scholars to have been located in present day Ethiopia” “All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered unto thee. To King Solomon of Israel she was the Queen of Sheba. a tradition of the history of nations is preserved in Beresh't 10 (Genesis 10). Kedar and Ne-bai-oth. 46 Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan . 3) All named above. the rams of Ne-bai-oth shall minister unto thee: They shall come up with acceptance on Mine Alter. descendant of Ham. The Roman historian Josephus calls her. Sheleph. Semitic Havilah was located in Eastern Africa. Nicaula. the New Testament. In the Hebrew Bible. Hazarmaveth and Ophir were identified.

“Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles. and the box together to beautify the place of My sanctuary…” (Isaiah: 60:13) Here again. bare unto Abraham: And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael by their names. “The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee. when Muhammad took control of Makkah. the second born. it should suffice to say that every year two million people make pilgrimage to the Ka’bah in Makkah. before his firstborn brother. would understand. there is a reference to an Arab nation coming to this land to convert to this prophet. Abraham’s son.” (Genesis: 25:12-15) “And I will glorify the house of My glory. God mentions Kedar first and then Ne-bai-oth. and Tema.” (Isaiah: 60:7) Not much commentary is needed here. the fir tree. Who can say with certainty that there is another house more glorified than this? And furthermore. according to their generation: The firstborn of Ishmael. for he is Ishmael’s descendant through Kedar. and Kedar. Mibsam and Misma.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il 2) I would like to make note that Ne-bai-oth was the firstborn and Kedar is the second son of Ishmael. The one of whom God is speaking to. and their kings shall minister unto thee…” (Isaiah: 60: 10) Again. God’s chosen one. Muhammad proceeded to the Ka’bah and broke all of them and threw them in the street. and shalt suck the breast of kings…” (Isaiah: 60:16) Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 47 . Muhammad. Is this not glorifying God’s House? “And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls. Hadar. the pine tree. there is mention of these foreigners participating in the business of the town. To present my evidence. Sarah’s handmaid. Ne-bai-joth. and Mass. 3) In other words. Na’phish. is of the lineage of Kedar. so he would understand why God mentions Kedar. and Dumah. who Hagar the Egyptian. This is important. and Ke-de-mah. because it implies that Kedar is more important in the scheme of things. I will mention here the sons of Ishmael: “Now these are the generations of Ishmael. God’s House contained three-hundred and sixty idols. Jeter. and Adbeel. but here in verse seven. that through him shall all this be fulfilled.

so if there are of you a hundred steadfast persons. the Muslims mustered up 313 men to engaged a thousand of the pagan Arabs of the Quraish. If there are twenty steadfast persons amongst you. in which the Muslims were victorious. “A little one shall overcome a thousand and a small one a strong nation…” (Isaiah: 60:22) This being the last verse of the prophecy. in which they were out-numbered again. And Allah Almighty said: ‫َﺎ أﻳ َﺎ اﻟﻨﺒﻲ ﺣﺮض اﻟﻤﺆﻣ ِﻴﻦ ﻋَﻰ اﻟﻘ َﺎل ِن ﻳ ُﻦ ﱢﻨﻜﻢ ﻋﺸ ُون ﺻﺎﺑ ُون ﻳﻐﻠ ُﻮا ﻣﺌﺘﻴﻦ وِن‬ ‫ﻳ َﱡﻬ ﱠ ِ ﱡ َ ﱢ ِ ْ ُ ْ ِﻨ َ َﻠ ْ ِﺘ ِ إ َﻜ ﻣ ُ ْ ِ ْﺮ َ َ ِﺮ َ َ ِْﺒ ْ ِ َ َ ْ ِ َإ‬ {65} ‫ﻳ ُﻦ ﱢﻨ ُﻢ ﻣﺌﺔ ﻳﻐﻠ ُﻮا أﻟ ًﺎ ﻣﻦ اﻟ ِﻳﻦ آﻔ ُوا ﺑﺄﻧﻬﻢ ﻗﻮم ﻻ ﻳﻔﻘ ُﻮن‬ َ ‫َﻜ ﻣ ﻜ ﱢ َ ٌ َ ِْﺒ ْ َ ْﻔ ﱢ َ ﱠﺬ َ َ َﺮ ْ ِ َ ﱠ ُ ْ َ ْ ٌ ﱠ َ ْ َﻬ‬ “O prophet (Muhammad). Sadly. they will overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve. I will make a few references here: 1) The Battle of Badr in the year 624 C. they shall overcome two hundreds. for He knows that there is weakness in you. can be looked at from a lot of different views. and endure until all of Arabia was Muslim…A small one. Allah has lightened your (task). one thousand against three-thousand. three- 2) Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 48 . would multiply rapidly into a multitude of believers and that his small stronghold in Madinah would be attacked by those who wished to annihilate Islam from Arabia. mention is made of the two groups. in the context of whom this is concerned. The Battle of Uhud in the year 625 C.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Again. and if there are a thousand of you.” (Qur’an: 8:65) Then Allah says: ‫اﻵن ﺧﻔﻒ اﻟﻠﻪ َﻨﻜﻢ وﻋﻠﻢ أن ِﻴﻜﻢ ﺿﻌ ًﺎ ﻓِن ﻳ ُﻦ ﱢﻨ ُﻢ ﻣﺌﺔ َﺎﺑﺮة ﻳﻐﻠ ُﻮا ﻣﺌﺘﻴﻦ وِن ﻳ ُﻦ‬ ‫َ َ ﱠ َ ّ ُ ﻋ ُ ْ َ َِ َ َ ﱠ ﻓ ُ ْ َ ْﻔ َﺈ َﻜ ﻣ ﻜ ﱢ َ ٌ ﺻ ِ َ ٌ َ ِْﺒ ْ ِ َ َ ْ ِ َإ َﻜ‬ {66} ‫ﱢﻨﻜﻢ أﻟﻒ ﻳﻐﻠ ُﻮا أﻟﻔﻴﻦ ﺑﺈذن اﻟﻠﻪ َاﻟﻠﻪ ﻣﻊ اﻟ ﱠﺎﺑ ِﻳﻦ‬ َ ‫ﻣ ُ ْ َ ْ ٌ َ ِْﺒ ْ َ ْ َ ْ ِ ِ ِ ْ ِ ّ ِ و ّ ُ َ َ ﺼ ِﺮ‬ “Now. and if there be a hundred steadfast persons. that this prophet being one in number.E. the Muslims organized a force of one thousand warriors to meet the disbelievers in battle.” (Qur’an: 8:66) And this was to be fulfilled in later battles of which the Muslims were always outnumbered. Madinah would prove to be a force to be reckoned with. a strong nation. because they (the disbelievers) are a people who do not understand. urge the believers to fight.E. but in fact. believers and non-believers intermingling and suckeling together. they shall overcome two thousand with the leave of Allah: And Allah is with the Patient. they will overcome two hundreds. but I take it to mean.

E. The Muslims defeated an army of twohundred and fifty-thousand Byzantine soldiers at the hands of a mere fortythousand. steadfast Muslims. they encountered one of the world’s Superpowers. After small battles. Next. the Persians: 4) In the year 633 C. great kingdoms. the Byzantines. including Damascus.E. depleting the army of one thousand to seven hundred. 5) Chapter Four: Part Two Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 49 . In the year 636 C. but on each side of them. for the most part. or Eastern Roman Empire. in which most of Syria was taken (by the Muslims).” (Isaiah: 60: 22) And this would be tested. ancient and enduring.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il hundred of “the Muslim” fighters. there were in fact. in which the pagan Arabs assaulted the city of Madinah with ten-thousand warriors and almost became victorious. but as God said in the Bible: “A little one shall become a thousand and a small one a strong nation. It needs to be stated that the Arabs were a nomadic or Bedouin people. This battle ended in a stalemate. but by the Help of Allah. but there was no army or centralized government or kingdom. 3) The Battle of the Trench in the year 637 C. for not long after Arabia was united under the banner of Islam. who were hypocrites fled. Allahu-Akbar. There were a few towns here and there. the believers prevailed and repelled the disbelievers and humiliated them. Abu Bakr sent eight-thousand men to meet the Persians in battle at the border of Iraq and within a year most of Southern Iraq was in Muslim hands. the Muslims would now face the greatest army they’ve seen yet.E. at a place called Yarmuk.

‫‪Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il‬‬ ‫‪Arise and warn‬‬ ‫اﻟﻤﺺ }1{‬ ‫آ َﺎب ُﻧﺰل إﻟﻴﻚ ﻓﻼ ﻳ ُﻦ ِﻲ ﺻﺪرك ﺣﺮج ﱢﻨﻪ ﻟ ُﻨﺬر ﺑﻪ وذآ َى ﻟﻠﻤﺆﻣ ِﻴﻦ }2{‬ ‫ِﺘ ٌ أ ِ َ َِ ْ َ َ َ َﻜ ﻓ َ ْ ِ َ َ َ ٌ ﻣ ْ ُ ِﺘ ِ َ ِ ِ َ ِ ْﺮ ِ ْ ُ ْ ِﻨ َ‬ ‫اﺗﺒ ُﻮا َﺎ ُﻧﺰل إﻟﻴ ُﻢ ﱢﻦ ﱠﱢﻜﻢ وﻻ ﺗﺘﺒ ُﻮا ِﻦ ُوﻧﻪ أوﻟ َﺎء ﻗِﻴﻼ ﱠﺎ ﺗﺬآ ُون }3{‬ ‫ﱠ ِﻌ ْ ﻣ أ ِ َ َِ ْﻜ ﻣ رﺑ ُ ْ َ َ َ ﱠ ِﻌ ْ ﻣ د ِ ِ َ ِْﻴ َﻠ ً ﻣ َ َ ﱠﺮ َ‬ ‫و َﻢ ﱢﻦ ﻗﺮﻳﺔ أهﻠﻜ َﺎ َﺎ ﻓ َﺎء َﺎ ﺑﺄﺳ َﺎ ﺑ َﺎ ًﺎ أو هﻢ َﺂﺋُﻮن }4{‬ ‫َآ ﻣ َ ْ َ ٍ َ َْ ْﻨ ه َﺠ ه َ ْ ُﻨ َﻴ ﺗ َ ْ ُ ْ ﻗ ِﻠ َ‬ ‫ﻓ َﺎ َﺎن دﻋ َاهﻢ إذ َﺎءهﻢ ﺑﺄﺳ َﺎ إﻻ َن َﺎُﻮا إﱠﺎ آ ﱠﺎ َﺎﻟ ِﻴﻦ }5{‬ ‫َﻤ آ َ َ ْﻮ ُ ْ ِ ْ ﺟ ُ ْ َ ْ ُﻨ ِ ﱠ أ ﻗ ﻟ ْ ِﻧ ُﻨ ﻇ ِﻤ َ‬ ‫ﻓﻠﻨﺴﺄﻟﻦ اﻟ ِﻳﻦ أرﺳﻞ إﻟﻴﻬﻢ وﻟﻨﺴﺄﻟﻦ اﻟﻤﺮﺳِﻴﻦ }6{‬ ‫َ َ َ ْ َ َ ﱠ ﱠﺬ َ ُ ْ ِ َ ِ َ ْ ِ ْ َ َ َ ْ َ َ ﱠ ْ ُ ْ َ ﻠ َ‬ ‫ﻓﻠﻨﻘ ﱠ ﱠ ﻋﻠﻴ ِﻢ ﺑﻌﻠﻢ و َﺎ آﱠﺎ َﺂﺋ ِﻴﻦ }7{‬ ‫ََ َ ُﺼﻦ ََ ْﻬ ِ ِ ْ ٍ َﻣ ُﻨ ﻏ ِﺒ َ‬ ‫َاﻟﻮزن ﻳﻮﻣﺌﺬ اﻟﺤﻖ ﻓ َﻦ ﺛﻘﻠﺖ ﻣ َا ِﻳﻨﻪ ﻓﺄوَـﺌﻚ هﻢ اﻟﻤﻔﻠ ُﻮن }8{‬ ‫و ْ َ ْ ُ َ ْ َ ِ ٍ ْ َ ﱡ َﻤ َ َُ ْ َﻮ ز ُ ُ َُ ْﻟ ِ َ ُ ُ ْ ُ ِْﺤ َ‬ ‫وﻣﻦ ﺧﻔﺖ ﻣ َا ِﻳﻨﻪ ﻓﺄوَـﺌﻚ اﻟ ِﻳﻦ ﺧﺴ ُوا َﻧﻔﺴ ُﻢ ﺑ َﺎ َﺎ ُﻮا ِﺂ َﺎﺗ َﺎ ﻳﻈﻠ ُﻮن }9{‬ ‫َ َ ْ َ ﱠ ْ َﻮ ز ُ ُ َُ ْﻟ ِ َ ﱠﺬ َ َ ِﺮ ْ أ ُ َﻬ ِﻤ آ ﻧ ْ ﺑ ﻳ ِﻨ ِ ِْﻤ َ‬ ‫وﻟﻘﺪ ﻣﻜﱠﺎآﻢ ِﻲ اﻷرض وﺟﻌﻠ َﺎ ﻟﻜﻢ ِﻴ َﺎ ﻣ َﺎﻳﺶ ﻗِﻴﻼ ﱠﺎ ﺗﺸﻜ ُون }01{‬ ‫ََ َ ْ َ ﱠﻨ ُ ْ ﻓ َ ْ ِ َ َ َ ْﻨ َ ُ ْ ﻓ ﻬ َﻌ ِ َ َﻠ ً ﻣ َ ْ ُﺮ َ‬ ‫وﻟﻘﺪ ﺧﻠﻘ َﺎآﻢ ﺛ ﱠ ﺻﻮر َﺎآﻢ ﺛ ﱠ ﻗﻠ َﺎ ﻟﻠ َﻶﺋﻜﺔ اﺳﺠ ُوا ﻵدم ﻓﺴﺠ ُوا إﻻ إﺑِﻴﺲ ﻟﻢ ﻳ ُﻦ ﻣﻦ‬ ‫ََ َ ْ ََ ْﻨ ُ ْ ُﻢ َ ﱠ ْﻧ ُ ْ ُﻢ ُ ْﻨ ِ ْﻤ ِ َ ِ ْ ُﺪ ْ َ َ َ َ َﺪ ْ ِ ﱠ ِ ْﻠ َ َ ْ َﻜ ﱢ َ‬ ‫اﻟ ﱠﺎﺟ ِﻳﻦ }11{‬ ‫ﺴ ِﺪ َ‬ ‫َﺎل َﺎ ﻣﻨﻌﻚ أﻻ ﺗﺴﺠﺪ إذ أﻣﺮﺗﻚ َﺎل أﻧﺎ ﺧﻴﺮ ﱢﻨﻪ ﺧﻠﻘﺘ ِﻲ ِﻦ ﱠﺎر وﺧﻠﻘﺘﻪ ِﻦ ِﻴﻦ }21{‬ ‫ﻗ َ ﻣ َ َ َ َ َ ﱠ َ ْ ُ َ ِ ْ َ َ ْ ُ َ ﻗ َ َ َ ْ َ ْ ٌ ﻣ ْ ُ َ َ ْ َﻨ ﻣ ﻧ ٍ َ َ َ ْ َ ُ ﻣ ﻃ ٍ‬ ‫َﺎل َﺎهﺒﻂ ﻣﻨ َﺎ ﻓ َﺎ ﻳ ُﻮن ﻟﻚ َن ﺗﺘﻜﺒﺮ ِﻴ َﺎ َﺎﺧﺮج إﻧﻚ ﻣﻦ اﻟ ﱠﺎﻏ ِﻳﻦ }31{‬ ‫ﻗ َ ﻓ ْ ِ ْ ِ ْﻬ َﻤ َﻜ ُ َ َ أ َ َ َﱠ َ ﻓ ﻬ ﻓ ْ ُ ْ ِﱠ َ ِ َ ﺼ ِﺮ َ‬ ‫َﺎل َﻧﻈﺮ ِﻲ إَﻰ ﻳﻮم ﻳﺒﻌ ُﻮن }41{‬ ‫ﻗ َ أ ِ ْﻧ ِﻟ َ ْ ِ ُ ْ َﺜ َ‬ ‫َﺎل إﻧﻚ ﻣﻦ اﻟ ُﻨﻈ ِﻳﻦ }51{‬ ‫ﻗ َ ِ ﱠ َ ِ َ ﻤ َﺮ َ‬ ‫َﺎل ﻓﺒ َﺎ أﻏﻮﻳﺘ ِﻲ ﻷﻗﻌﺪن ﻟﻬﻢ ﺻ َاﻃﻚ اﻟﻤﺴﺘ ِﻴﻢ }61{‬ ‫ﻗ َ َ ِﻤ َ ْ َ ْ َﻨ َ ْ ُ َ ﱠ َ ُ ْ ِﺮ َ َ ْ ُ ْ َﻘ َ‬ ‫ﺛ ﱠ ﻵﺗﻴﻨ ُﻢ ﱢﻦ ﺑﻴﻦ أﻳ ِﻳﻬﻢ وﻣﻦ ﺧﻠﻔﻬﻢ وﻋﻦ أﻳ َﺎﻧﻬﻢ و َﻦ ﺷﻤﺂﺋﻠﻬﻢ وﻻ ﺗﺠﺪ أآﺜﺮهﻢ َﺎآ ِﻳﻦ‬ ‫ُﻢ ِ َ ﱠﻬ ﻣ َ ْ ِ َ ْﺪ ِ ْ َ ِ ْ َ ْ ِ ِ ْ َ َ ْ َ ْﻤ ِ ِ ْ َﻋ َ َ ِِ ِ ْ َ َ َ ِ ُ َ ْ َ َ ُ ْ ﺷ ِﺮ َ‬ ‫}71{‬ ‫َﺎل اﺧﺮج ﻣﻨ َﺎ ﻣﺬ ُو ًﺎ ﻣﺪ ُﻮ ًا ﻟ َﻦ ﺗﺒﻌﻚ ﻣﻨﻬﻢ ﻷﻣْﻸن ﺟﻬﻨﻢ ِﻨﻜﻢ أﺟﻤ ِﻴﻦ }81{‬ ‫ﻗ َ ْ ُ ْ ِ ْﻬ َ ْؤ ﻣ ﱠ ْﺣ ر ﱠﻤ َ ِ َ َ ِ ْ ُ ْ َ ﱠ َ َﱠ َ ﻣ ُ ْ َ ْ َﻌ َ‬ ‫و َﺎ ﺁدم اﺳﻜﻦ َﻧﺖ وزوﺟﻚ اﻟﺠﻨﺔ ﻓﻜﻼ ﻣﻦ ﺣﻴﺚ ﺷﺌﺘ َﺎ وﻻ ﺗﻘﺮ َﺎ َـﺬﻩ اﻟﺸﺠﺮة ﻓﺘ ُﻮ َﺎ ﻣﻦ‬ ‫َﻳ َ ُ ْ ُ ْ أ َ َ َ ْ ُ َ ْ َﱠ َ َ ُ َ ِ ْ َ ْ ُ ِ ْ ُﻤ َ َ َ ْ َﺑ ه ِ ِ ﱠ َ َ َ َ َﻜ ﻧ ِ َ‬ ‫اﻟ ﱠﺎﻟ ِﻴﻦ }91{‬ ‫ﻈ ِﻤ َ‬ ‫ﻓﻮﺳﻮس ﻟﻬ َﺎ اﻟﺸﻴ َﺎن ﻟﻴﺒﺪي ﻟﻬ َﺎ َﺎ ُوري ﻋﻨﻬ َﺎ ِﻦ ﺳﻮ َاﺗﻬ َﺎ و َﺎل َﺎ ﻧ َﺎآ َﺎ رﺑﻜ َﺎ ﻋﻦ‬ ‫َ َ ْ َ َ َ ُﻤ ﱠ ْﻄ ُ ِ ُ ْ ِ َ َ ُﻤ ﻣ و ِ َ َ ْ ُﻤ ﻣ َ ْء ِ ِﻤ َﻗ َ ﻣ َﻬ ُﻤ َﱡ ُﻤ َ ْ‬ ‫َـﺬﻩ اﻟﺸﺠﺮة إﻻ َن ﺗ ُﻮ َﺎ ﻣﻠﻜﻴﻦ أو ﺗ ُﻮ َﺎ ﻣﻦ اﻟ َﺎﻟ ِﻳﻦ }02{‬ ‫ه ِ ِ ﱠ َ َ ِ ِ ﱠ أ َﻜ ﻧ ََ َ ْ ِ َ ْ َﻜ ﻧ ِ َ ْﺨ ِﺪ َ‬ ‫و َﺎﺳﻤﻬ َﺎ إ ﱢﻲ ﻟﻜ َﺎ ﻟﻤﻦ اﻟﱠﺎﺻ ِﻴﻦ }12{‬ ‫َﻗ َ َ ُﻤ ِﻧ َ ُﻤ َ ِ َ ﻨ ِﺤ َ‬ ‫ﻓﺪﻻه َﺎ ﺑﻐ ُور ﻓﻠ ﱠﺎ َا َﺎ اﻟﺸﺠﺮة ﺑﺪت ﻟﻬ َﺎ ﺳﻮ َاﺗﻬ َﺎ وﻃﻔ َﺎ ﻳﺨﺼ َﺎن ﻋﻠﻴﻬ َﺎ ِﻦ ورق‬ ‫َ َ ﱠ ُﻤ ِ ُﺮ ٍ ََﻤ ذ ﻗ ﱠ َ َ َ َ َ ْ َ ُﻤ َ ْء ُ ُﻤ َ َ ِﻘ َ ْ ِﻔ ِ ََ ْ ِﻤ ﻣ َ َ ِ‬ ‫اﻟﺠﻨﺔ و َﺎ َاه َﺎ رﺑﻬ َﺎ أﻟﻢ أﻧﻬﻜ َﺎ َﻦ ﺗﻠﻜ َﺎ اﻟﺸﺠﺮة وأ ُﻞ ﻟﻜ َﺎ إن اﻟﺸﻴ َﺂن ﻟﻜ َﺎ ﻋﺪو ﻣ ِﻴﻦ‬ ‫ْ َﱠ ِ َﻧ د ُﻤ َ ﱡ ُﻤ ََ ْ َ ْ َ ُﻤ ﻋ ِ ْ ُﻤ ﱠ َ َ ِ ََﻗ ﱠ ُﻤ ِ ﱠ ﱠ ْﻄ َ َ ُﻤ َ ُ ﱞ ﱡﺒ ٌ‬ ‫}22{‬ ‫َﺎﻻ رﺑ َﺎ ﻇﻠﻤ َﺎ َﻧﻔﺴ َﺎ وِن ﻟﻢ ﺗﻐﻔﺮ ﻟ َﺎ وﺗﺮﺣﻤ َﺎ ﻟﻨ ُﻮﻧﻦ ﻣﻦ اﻟ َﺎﺳ ِﻳﻦ }32{‬ ‫ﻗ َ َﱠﻨ ََ ْﻨ أ ُ َﻨ َإ ﱠ ْ َ ْ ِ ْ َﻨ َ َ ْ َ ْﻨ َ َﻜ َ ﱠ ِ َ ْﺨ ِﺮ َ‬ ‫َﺎل اهﺒ ُﻮا ﺑﻌﻀﻜﻢ ﻟﺒﻌﺾ ﻋﺪو وﻟﻜﻢ ِﻲ اﻷرض ﻣﺴﺘﻘﺮ وﻣ َﺎع إَﻰ ِﻴﻦ }42{‬ ‫ﻗ َ ْ ِﻄ ْ َ ْ ُ ُ ْ ِ َ ْ ٍ َ ُ ﱞ ََ ُ ْ ﻓ َ ْ ِ ُ ْ َ َ ﱞ َ َﺘ ٌ ِﻟ ﺣ ٍ‬ ‫َﺎل ِﻴ َﺎ ﺗﺤﻴﻮن و ِﻴ َﺎ ﺗ ُﻮ ُﻮن وﻣﻨ َﺎ ﺗﺨﺮ ُﻮن }52{‬ ‫ﻗ َ ﻓ ﻬ َ ْ َ ْ َ َﻓ ﻬ َﻤ ﺗ َ َ ِ ْﻬ ُ ْ َﺟ َ‬ ‫‪Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan‬‬ ‫05‬ .

‫‪Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il‬‬ ‫َﺎ ﺑ ِﻲ ﺁدم ﻗﺪ َﻧﺰﻟ َﺎ ﻋﻠﻴﻜﻢ ﻟ َﺎ ًﺎ ﻳ َا ِي ﺳﻮ َاﺗﻜﻢ و ِﻳ ًﺎ وﻟ َﺎس اﻟﺘﻘﻮى ذﻟﻚ ﺧﻴﺮ ذﻟﻚ ﻣﻦ‬ ‫ﻳ َﻨ َ َ َ ْ أ َ ْﻨ ََ ْ ُ ْ ِﺒ ﺳ ُﻮ ر َ ْء ِ ُ ْ َر ﺸ َِﺒ ُ ﱠ ْ َ َ َِ َ َ ْ ٌ َِ َ ِ ْ‬ ‫ﺁ َﺎت اﻟﻠﻪ ﻟﻌﻠﻬﻢ ﻳﺬآ ُون }62{‬ ‫ﻳ ِ ّ ِ َ َﱠ ُ ْ َ ﱠ ﱠﺮ َ‬ ‫َﺎ ﺑ ِﻲ ﺁدم ﻻ ﻳﻔﺘﻨﻨﻜﻢ اﻟﺸﻴ َﺎن آ َﺎ أﺧﺮج أﺑﻮﻳ ُﻢ ﻣﻦ اﻟﺠﻨﺔ َﻨﺰع ﻋﻨﻬ َﺎ ﻟ َﺎﺳﻬ َﺎ ﻟﻴﺮﻳﻬ َﺎ‬ ‫ﻳ َﻨ َ َ َ َ ْ ِ َ ﱠ ُ ُ ﱠ ْﻄ ُ َﻤ َ ْ َ َ َ َ َ ْﻜ ﱢ َ ْ َﱠ ِ ﻳ ِ ُ َ ْ ُﻤ ِﺒ َ ُﻤ ِ ُ ِ َ ُﻤ‬ ‫ﺳﻮ َاﺗﻬ َﺎ إﱠﻪ ﻳ َاآﻢ هﻮ وﻗ ِﻴﻠﻪ ﻣﻦ ﺣﻴﺚ ﻻ ﺗﺮوﻧﻬﻢ إﱠﺎ ﺟﻌﻠ َﺎ اﻟﺸ َﺎ ِﻴﻦ أوﻟ َﺎء ﻟﻠ ِﻳﻦ ﻻ‬ ‫َ ْء ِ ِﻤ ِﻧ ُ َﺮ ُ ْ ُ َ َ َﺒ ُ ُ ِ ْ َ ْ ُ َ َ َ ْ َ ُ ْ ِﻧ َ َ ْﻨ ﱠﻴ ﻃ َ َ ِْﻴ ِﱠﺬ َ َ‬ ‫ﻳﺆﻣ ُﻮن }72{‬ ‫ُ ْ ِﻨ َ‬ ‫وإ َا ﻓﻌُﻮا َﺎﺣﺸﺔ َﺎُﻮا وﺟﺪ َﺎ ﻋﻠﻴ َﺎ ﺁ َﺎء َﺎ َاﻟﻠﻪ أﻣﺮ َﺎ ﺑ َﺎ ﻗﻞ إن اﻟﻠﻪ ﻻ ﻳﺄﻣﺮ ِﺎﻟﻔﺤ َﺎء‬ ‫َِذ َ َﻠ ْ ﻓ ِ َ ً ﻗ ﻟ ْ َ َ ْﻧ ََ ْﻬ ﺑ ﻧ و ّ ُ َ َ َﻧ ِﻬ ُ ْ ِ ﱠ ّ َ َ َ ْ ُ ُ ﺑ ْ َ ْﺸ‬ ‫أﺗ ُﻮُﻮن ﻋَﻰ اﻟﻠﻪ َﺎ ﻻ ﺗﻌﻠ ُﻮن }82{‬ ‫َ َﻘ ﻟ َ َﻠ ّ ِ ﻣ َ َ َْﻤ َ‬ ‫ﻗﻞ أﻣﺮ رﱢﻲ ِﺎﻟﻘﺴﻂ وأ ِﻴ ُﻮا و ُﻮهﻜﻢ ِﻨﺪ آ ﱢ ﻣﺴﺠﺪ َاد ُﻮﻩ ﻣﺨﻠ ِﻴﻦ ﻟﻪ اﻟ ﱢﻳﻦ آ َﺎ ﺑﺪأآﻢ‬ ‫ُ ْ َ َ َ َﺑ ﺑ ْ ِ ْ ِ ََﻗ ﻤ ْ ُﺟ َ ُ ْ ﻋ َ ُﻞ َ ْ ِ ٍ و ْﻋ ُ ُ ِْﺼ َ َ ُ ﺪ َ َﻤ َ ََ ُ ْ‬ ‫ﺗ ُﻮ ُون }92{‬ ‫َﻌ د َ‬ ‫ﻓ ِﻳ ًﺎ ه َى وﻓ ِﻳ ًﺎ ﺣﻖ ﻋﻠﻴﻬﻢ اﻟﻀﻼﻟﺔ إ ﱠﻬﻢ اﺗﺨ ُوا اﻟﺸ َﺎﻃﻴﻦ أوﻟ َﺎء ِﻦ ُون اﻟﻠﻪ وﻳﺤﺴ ُﻮن‬ ‫ﱠﻴ ِ َ َ ِْﻴ ﻣ د ِ ّ ِ َ َ ْ َﺒ َ‬ ‫َﺮ ﻘ َﺪ َ َﺮ ﻘ َ ﱠ ََ ْ ِ ُ ﱠ ََ ُ ِﻧ ُ ُ ﱠ َﺬ‬ ‫أﻧ ُﻢ ﻣﻬﺘ ُون }03{‬ ‫َ ﱠﻬ ﱡ ْ َﺪ َ‬ ‫َﺎ ﺑ ِﻲ ﺁدم ﺧ ُوا ِﻳﻨﺘﻜﻢ ِﻨﺪ آ ﱢ ﻣﺴﺠﺪ وآُﻮا َاﺷﺮ ُﻮا وﻻ ﺗﺴﺮ ُﻮا إﱠﻪ ﻻ ﻳﺤ ﱡ اﻟﻤﺴﺮ ِﻴﻦ‬ ‫ﻳ َﻨ َ َ ُﺬ ْ ز َ َ ُ ْ ﻋ َ ُﻞ َ ْ ِ ٍ ُﻠ ْ و ْ َﺑ ْ َ َ ُ ْ ِﻓ ْ ِﻧ ُ َ ُ ِﺐ ْ ُ ْ ِﻓ َ‬ ‫}13{‬ ‫ﻗﻞ ﻣﻦ ﺣﺮم ِﻳﻨﺔ اﻟﻠﻪ اﻟﺘﻲ أﺧﺮج ﻟﻌ َﺎدﻩ َاﻟﻄﻴ َﺎت ﻣﻦ اﻟﺮزق ﻗﻞ ِﻲ ﻟﻠ ِﻳﻦ ﺁﻣ ُﻮا ِﻲ اﻟﺤ َﺎة‬ ‫ُ ْ َ ْ َ ﱠ َ ز َ َ ّ ِ ﱠ ِ َ َ ْ َ َ ِ ِﺒ ِ ِ و ْ ﱠﱢﺒ ِ ِ َ ﱢ ْ ِ ُ ْ ه ِﱠﺬ َ َﻨ ْ ﻓ ْ َﻴ ِ‬ ‫اﻟﺪﻧ َﺎ َﺎﻟﺼﺔ ﻳﻮم اﻟﻘ َﺎﻣﺔ آﺬﻟﻚ ﻧﻔ ﱢﻞ اﻵ َﺎت ﻟﻘﻮم ﻳﻌﻠ ُﻮن }23{‬ ‫ﱡ ْﻴ ﺧ ِ َ ً َ ْ َ ْ ِﻴ َ ِ َ َِ َ ُ َﺼ ُ ﻳ ِ ِ َ ْ ٍ َ َْﻤ َ‬ ‫ﻗﻞ إﻧ َﺎ ﺣﺮم رﺑﻲ اﻟﻔ َاﺣﺶ َﺎ ﻇﻬﺮ ﻣﻨ َﺎ و َﺎ ﺑﻄﻦ َاﻹﺛﻢ َاﻟﺒﻐﻲ ﺑﻐﻴﺮ اﻟﺤﻖ وَن ﺗﺸﺮ ُﻮا‬ ‫ُ ْ ِﱠﻤ َ ﱠ َ َ ﱢ َ ْ َﻮ ِ َ ﻣ َ َ َ ِ ْﻬ َﻣ َ َ َ و ِ ْ َ و ْ َ ْ َ ِ َ ْ ِ ْ َ ﱢ َأ ُ ْ ِآ ْ‬ ‫ِﺎﻟﻠﻪ َﺎ ﻟﻢ ﻳﻨﺰل ﺑﻪ ﺳﻠ َﺎ ًﺎ وَن ﺗ ُﻮُﻮا ﻋَﻰ اﻟﻠﻪ َﺎ ﻻ ﺗﻌﻠ ُﻮن }33{‬ ‫ﺑ ّ ِ ﻣ َ ْ ُ َ ﱢ ْ ِ ِ ُ ْﻄ ﻧ َأ َﻘ ﻟ ْ َﻠ ّ ِ ﻣ َ َ َْﻤ َ‬ ‫وﻟﻜﻞ أﻣﺔ أﺟﻞ ﻓﺈ َا َﺎء أﺟﻠﻬﻢ ﻻ ﻳﺴﺘﺄﺧ ُون َﺎﻋﺔ وﻻ ﻳﺴﺘﻘﺪ ُﻮن }43{‬ ‫َ ِ ُ ﱢ ُ ﱠ ٍ َ َ ٌ َ ِ ذ ﺟ َ َُ ُ ْ َ َ ْ َ ْ ِ ﺮ َ ﺳ َ ً َ َ َ ْ َ ْ ِ ﻣ َ‬ ‫َﺎ ﺑ ِﻲ ﺁدم إ ﱠﺎ ﻳﺄﺗﻴﻨﻜﻢ رﺳﻞ ﱢﻨﻜﻢ ﻳﻘ ﱡﻮن ﻋﻠﻴﻜﻢ ﺁ َﺎ ِﻲ ﻓﻤﻦ اﺗ َﻰ وأﺻﻠﺢ ﻓﻼ ﺧﻮف ﻋﻠﻴﻬﻢ‬ ‫ﻳ َﻨ َ َ ِﻣ َ ْ ِ َ ﱠ ُ ْ ُ ُ ٌ ﻣ ُ ْ َ ُﺼ َ ََ ْ ُ ْ ﻳ ﺗ َ َ ِ ﱠﻘ ََ َْ َ َ َ َ ْ ٌ ََ ْ ِ ْ‬ ‫وﻻ هﻢ ﻳﺤﺰ ُﻮن }53{‬ ‫َ َ ُ ْ َ ْ َﻧ َ‬ ‫َاﻟ ِﻳﻦ آﺬ ُﻮا ِﺂ َﺎﺗ َﺎ َاﺳﺘﻜﺒ ُوا ﻋﻨ َﺎ أوﻟـﺌﻚ أﺻ َﺎب اﻟﱠﺎر هﻢ ِﻴ َﺎ َﺎﻟ ُون }63{‬ ‫و ﱠﺬ َ َ ﱠﺑ ْ ﺑ ﻳ ِﻨ و ْ َ ْ َﺮ ْ َ ْﻬ ُ ََْ ِ َ َ ْﺤ ُ ﻨ ِ ُ ْ ﻓ ﻬ ﺧ ِﺪ َ‬ ‫ﻓﻤﻦ أﻇﻠﻢ ﻣﻤﻦ اﻓﺘ َى ﻋَﻰ اﻟﻠﻪ آﺬ ًﺎ أو آﺬب ِﺂ َﺎﺗﻪ أوَـﺌﻚ ﻳ َﺎﻟﻬﻢ ﻧ ِﻴﺒ ُﻢ ﻣﻦ اﻟﻜ َﺎب ﺣﱠﻰ‬ ‫َ َ ْ َ َْ ُ ِ ﱠ ِ ْ َﺮ َﻠ ّ ِ َ ِﺑ َ ْ َ ﱠ َ ﺑ ﻳ ِ ِ ُ ْﻟ ِ َ َﻨ ُ ُ ْ َﺼ ُﻬ ﱢ َ ْ ِﺘ ِ َﺘ‬ ‫إ َا َﺎءﺗﻬﻢ رﺳﻠ َﺎ ﻳﺘﻮﻓﻮﻧﻬﻢ َﺎُﻮا أﻳﻦ َﺎ ُﻨﺘﻢ ﺗﺪﻋﻮن ِﻦ ُون اﻟﻠﻪ َﺎُﻮا ﺿﱡﻮا ﻋﱠﺎ وﺷﻬ ُوا‬ ‫ِذ ﺟ ْ ُ ْ ُ ُُﻨ َ َ َ ﱠ ْ َ ُ ْ ﻗ ﻟ ْ َ ْ َ ﻣ آ ُ ْ َ ْ ُ َ ﻣ د ِ ّ ِ ﻗ ﻟ ْ َﻠ ْ َﻨ َ َ ِﺪ ْ‬ ‫ﻋَﻰ َﻧﻔﺴﻬﻢ أﻧﻬﻢ َﺎ ُﻮا َﺎﻓ ِﻳﻦ }73{‬ ‫َ ﻠ أ ُ ِ ِ ْ َ ﱠ ُ ْ آ ﻧ ْ آ ِﺮ َ‬ ‫َﺎل ادﺧُﻮا ِﻲ أﻣﻢ ﻗﺪ ﺧﻠﺖ ِﻦ ﻗﺒﻠ ُﻢ ﱢﻦ اﻟﺠﻦ َا ِﻧﺲ ِﻲ اﻟﱠﺎر آﻠ َﺎ دﺧﻠﺖ أﻣﺔ ﻟﻌﻨﺖ أﺧﺘ َﺎ‬ ‫ﻗ َ ْ ُﻠ ْ ﻓ ُ َ ٍ َ ْ ََ ْ ﻣ َ ِْﻜ ﻣ ْ ِ ﱢ و ﻹ ِ ﻓ ﻨ ِ ُﱠﻤ َ ََ ْ ُ ﱠ ٌ ﱠ َ َ ْ ُ ْ َﻬ‬ ‫ﺣ ﱠﻰ إ َا ا ﱠار ُﻮا ِﻴ َﺎ ﺟ ِﻴ ًﺎ َﺎﻟﺖ أﺧ َاهﻢ ُوﻻهﻢ رﺑ َﺎ َـ ُﻻء أﺿﱡﻮ َﺎ َﺂﺗﻬﻢ ﻋ َا ًﺎ ﺿﻌ ًﺎ‬ ‫َﺘ ِذ د َآ ْ ﻓ ﻬ َﻤ ﻌ ﻗ َ ْ ُ ْﺮ ُ ْ ﻷ َ ُ ْ َ ﱠﻨ ه ﺆ َ َﻠ ﻧ ﻓ ِ ِ ْ َﺬ ﺑ ِ ْﻔ‬ ‫ﻣﻦ اﻟﱠﺎر َﺎل ﻟﻜ ﱟ ﺿﻌﻒ وَـ ِﻦ ﻻ ﺗﻌﻠ ُﻮن }83{‬ ‫ﱢ َ ﻨ ِ ﻗ َ ِ ُﻞ ِ ْ ٌ َﻟ ﻜ ﱠ َ َْﻤ َ‬ ‫و َﺎﻟﺖ ُوﻻهﻢ ﻷﺧ َاهﻢ ﻓ َﺎ َﺎن ﻟﻜﻢ ﻋﻠﻴ َﺎ ِﻦ ﻓﻀﻞ ﻓ ُو ُﻮا اﻟﻌ َاب ﺑ َﺎ ُﻨﺘﻢ ﺗﻜﺴ ُﻮن }93{‬ ‫َﻗ َ ْ أ َ ُ ْ ُ ْﺮ ُ ْ َﻤ آ َ َ ُ ْ ََ ْﻨ ﻣ َ ْ ٍ َﺬ ﻗ ْ ْ َﺬ َ ِﻤ آ ُ ْ َ ْ ِﺒ َ‬ ‫إن اﻟ ِﻳﻦ آﺬ ُﻮا ِﺂ َﺎﺗ َﺎ َاﺳﺘﻜﺒ ُوا ﻋﻨ َﺎ ﻻ ﺗﻔ ﱠﺢ ﻟﻬﻢ أﺑ َاب اﻟﺴ َﺎء وﻻ ﻳﺪﺧُﻮن اﻟﺠﻨﺔ ﺣﱠﻰ ﻳﻠﺞ‬ ‫ِ ﱠ ﱠﺬ َ َ ﱠﺑ ْ ﺑ ﻳ ِﻨ و ْ َ ْ َﺮ ْ َ ْﻬ َ ُ َﺘ ُ َ ُ ْ َ ْﻮ ُ ﱠﻤ َ َ َ ْ ُﻠ َ ْ َﱠ َ َﺘ َِ َ‬ ‫اﻟﺠﻤﻞ ِﻲ ﺳﻢ اﻟﺨ َﺎط وآﺬﻟﻚ ﻧﺠﺰي اﻟﻤﺠﺮ ِﻴﻦ }04{‬ ‫ْ َ َ ُ ﻓ َ ﱢ ْ ِﻴ ِ َ َ َِ َ َ ْ ِ ْ ُ ْ ِﻣ َ‬ ‫ﻟ ُﻢ ﱢﻦ ﺟﻬﻨﻢ ﻣ َﺎد و ِﻦ ﻓﻮﻗﻬﻢ ﻏ َاش وآﺬﻟﻚ ﻧﺠ ِي اﻟ ﱠﺎﻟ ِﻴﻦ }14{‬ ‫َﻬ ﻣ َ َﱠ َ ِﻬ ٌ َﻣ َ ْ ِ ِ ْ َﻮ ٍ َ َ َِ َ َ ْﺰ ﻈ ِﻤ َ‬ ‫َاﻟ ِﻳﻦ ﺁﻣ ُﻮا وﻋﻤُﻮا اﻟ ﱠﺎﻟ َﺎت ﻻ ﻧﻜﱢﻒ ﻧﻔ ًﺎ إﻻ وﺳﻌ َﺎ أوَـﺌﻚ أﺻ َﺎب اﻟﺠﻨﺔ هﻢ ِﻴ َﺎ‬ ‫و ﱠﺬ َ َﻨ ْ َ َ ِﻠ ْ ﺼ ِﺤ ِ َ ُ َﻠ ُ َ ْﺴ ِ ﱠ ُ ْ َﻬ ُ ْﻟ ِ َ َ ْﺤ ُ ْ َﱠ ِ ُ ْ ﻓ ﻬ‬ ‫َﺎﻟ ُون }24{‬ ‫ﺧ ِﺪ َ‬ ‫‪Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan‬‬ ‫15‬ .

‫‪Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il‬‬ ‫وﻧﺰﻋ َﺎ َﺎ ِﻲ ﺻ ُور ِﻢ ﻣﻦ ﻏﻞ ﺗﺠ ِي ِﻦ ﺗﺤﺘﻬﻢ اﻷﻧ َﺎر و َﺎُﻮا اﻟﺤﻤﺪ ﻟﻠﻪ اﻟ ِي ه َا َﺎ ﻟ َـ َا‬ ‫َ َ َ ْﻨ ﻣ ﻓ ُﺪ ِه ﱢ ْ ِ ﱟ َ ْﺮ ﻣ َ ْ ِ ِ ُ َ ْﻬ ُ َﻗ ﻟ ْ ْ َ ْ ُ ِّ ِ ﱠﺬ َﺪ ﻧ ِﻬ ﺬ‬ ‫و َﺎ آﱠﺎ ﻟﻨﻬﺘﺪي ﻟﻮْﻻ أن ه َا َﺎ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻟﻘﺪ َﺎءت رﺳﻞ رﺑ َﺎ ِﺎﻟﺤﻖ و ُﻮ ُوا َن ﺗﻠﻜﻢ اﻟﺠﱠﺔ‬ ‫َﻣ ُﻨ ِ َ ْ َ ِ َ َ َ ْ َﺪ ﻧ ّ ُ َ َ ْ ﺟ ْ ُ ُ ُ َﱢﻨ ﺑ ْ َ ﱢ َﻧ د ْ أ ِ ْ ُ ُ ْ َﻨ ُ‬ ‫ُورﺛﺘ ُﻮ َﺎ ﺑ َﺎ ُﻨﺘﻢ ﺗﻌﻤُﻮن }34{‬ ‫أ ِ ْ ُﻤ ه ِﻤ آ ُ ْ َ ْ َﻠ َ‬ ‫و َﺎ َى أﺻ َﺎب اﻟﺠﻨﺔ أﺻ َﺎب اﻟﱠﺎر َن ﻗﺪ وﺟﺪ َﺎ َﺎ وﻋﺪ َﺎ رﺑ َﺎ ﺣ ‪‬ﺎ ﻓﻬﻞ و َﺪﱡﻢ ﱠﺎ وﻋﺪ‬ ‫َﻧ د َ ْﺤ ُ ْ َﱠ ِ َ ْﺤ َ ﻨ ِ أ َ ْ َ َ ْﻧ ﻣ َ َ َﻧ َ ﱡﻨ َﻘ َ َ ْ َﺟ ﺗ ﻣ َ َ َ‬ ‫رﺑﻜﻢ ﺣ ‪‬ﺎ َﺎُﻮا ﻧﻌﻢ ﻓﺄذن ﻣﺆذن ﺑﻴﻨﻬﻢ َن ﻟﻌﻨﺔ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻋَﻰ اﻟ ﱠﺎﻟ ِﻴﻦ }44{‬ ‫َﱡ ُ ْ َﻘ ﻗ ﻟ ْ َ َ ْ َ َ ﱠ َ ُ َ ﱢ ٌ َ ْ َ ُ ْ أ ﱠ ْ َ ُ ّ ِ َﻠ ﻈ ِﻤ َ‬ ‫اﻟ ِﻳﻦ ﻳﺼ ﱡون َﻦ ﺳ ِﻴﻞ اﻟﻠﻪ وﻳﺒ ُﻮﻧ َﺎ ﻋﻮ ًﺎ و ُﻢ ِﺎﻵﺧﺮة َﺎﻓ ُون }54{‬ ‫ﱠﺬ َ َ ُﺪ َ ﻋ َﺒ ِ ّ ِ َ َ ْﻐ َﻬ ِ َﺟ َه ﺑ ِ َ ِ آ ِﺮ َ‬ ‫وﺑﻴﻨﻬ َﺎ ﺣ َﺎب وﻋَﻰ اﻷﻋ َاف ر َﺎل ﻳﻌﺮ ُﻮن آ ‪ ‬ﺑ ِﻴ َﺎهﻢ و َﺎدوا أﺻ َﺎب اﻟﺠﻨﺔ َن ﺳﻼم‬ ‫َ َ ْ َ ُﻤ ِﺠ ٌ َ َﻠ َ ْﺮ ِ ِﺟ ٌ َ ْ ِﻓ َ ُﻼ ِﺴ ﻤ ُ ْ َﻧ َ ْ ْ َ ْﺤ َ ْ َﱠ ِ أ َ َ ٌ‬ ‫ﻋﻠﻴﻜﻢ ﻟﻢ ﻳﺪﺧُﻮ َﺎ وهﻢ ﻳﻄﻤ ُﻮن }64{‬ ‫ََ ْ ُ ْ َ ْ َ ْ ُﻠ ه َ ُ ْ َ ْ َﻌ َ‬ ‫وإ َا ﺻﺮﻓﺖ أﺑ َﺎرهﻢ ﺗﻠ َﺎء أﺻ َﺎب اﻟﱠﺎر َﺎُﻮا رﺑ َﺎ ﻻ ﺗﺠﻌﻠ َﺎ ﻣﻊ اﻟﻘﻮم اﻟ ﱠﺎﻟ ِﻴﻦ }74{‬ ‫َِذ ُ ِ َ ْ َ ْﺼ ُ ُ ْ ِ ْﻘ َ ْﺤ ِ ﻨ ِ ﻗ ﻟ ْ َﱠﻨ َ َ ْ َ ْﻨ َ َ ْ َ ْ ِ ﻈ ِﻤ َ‬ ‫و َﺎ َى أﺻ َﺎب اﻷﻋ َاف ر َﺎﻻ ﻳﻌﺮ ُﻮﻧﻬﻢ ﺑ ِﻴ َﺎهﻢ َﺎُﻮا َﺎ أﻏ َﻰ َﻨﻜﻢ ﺟﻤﻌﻜﻢ و َﺎ ُﻨﺘﻢ‬ ‫َﻧ د َ ْﺤ ُ َ ْﺮ ِ ِﺟ ً َ ْ ِﻓ َ ُ ْ ِﺴ ﻤ ُ ْ ﻗ ﻟ ْ ﻣ َ ْﻨ ﻋ ُ ْ َ ْ ُ ُ ْ َﻣ آ ُ ْ‬ ‫ﺗﺴﺘﻜﺒ ُون }84{‬ ‫َ ْ َ ْ ِﺮ َ‬ ‫أ َـ ُﻻء اﻟ ِﻳﻦ أﻗﺴﻤﺘﻢ ﻻ ﻳ َﺎﻟﻬﻢ اﻟﻠﻪ ﺑﺮﺣﻤﺔ ادﺧُﻮا اﻟﺠﻨﺔ ﻻ ﺧﻮف ﻋﻠﻴﻜﻢ وﻻ َﻧﺘﻢ ﺗﺤﺰ ُﻮن‬ ‫َه ﺆ ﱠﺬ َ َ ْ َ ْ ُ ْ َ َﻨ ُ ُ ُ ّ ُ ِ َ ْ َ ٍ ْ ُﻠ ْ ْ َﱠ َ َ َ ْ ٌ ََ ْ ُ ْ َ َ أ ُ ْ َ ْ َﻧ َ‬ ‫}94{‬ ‫و َﺎ َى أﺻ َﺎب اﻟﱠﺎر أﺻ َﺎب اﻟﺠﻨﺔ أن أ ِﻴ ُﻮا ﻋﻠﻴ َﺎ ﻣﻦ اﻟ َﺎء أو ﻣ ﱠﺎ رزﻗﻜﻢ اﻟﻠﻪ َﺎُﻮا إن‬ ‫َﻧ د َ ْﺤ ُ ﻨ ِ َ ْﺤ َ ْ َﱠ ِ َ ْ َﻓ ﻀ ْ ََ ْﻨ ِ َ ْﻤ َ ْ ِﻤ َ َ َ ُ ُ ّ ُ ﻗ ﻟ ْ ِ ﱠ‬ ‫اﻟﻠﻪ ﺣﺮﻣﻬ َﺎ ﻋَﻰ اﻟ َﺎﻓ ِﻳﻦ }05{‬ ‫ّ َ َ ﱠ َ ُﻤ َﻠ ْﻜ ِﺮ َ‬ ‫اﻟ ِﻳﻦ اﺗﺨ ُوا ِﻳﻨﻬﻢ ﻟﻬ ًا وﻟﻌ ًﺎ وﻏ ﱠﺗﻬﻢ اﻟﺤ َﺎة اﻟﺪﻧ َﺎ َﺎﻟﻴﻮم َﻨ َﺎهﻢ آ َﺎ ﻧ ُﻮا ﻟ َﺎء ﻳﻮﻣﻬﻢ َـ َا‬ ‫ﱠﺬ َ ﱠ َﺬ ْ د َ ُ ْ َ ْﻮ ََ ِﺒ َ َﺮ ْ ُ ُ ْ َﻴ ُ ﱡ ْﻴ ﻓ ْ َ ْ َ ﻧ ﺴ ُ ْ َﻤ َﺴ ْ ِﻘ َ ْ ِ ِ ْ ه ﺬ‬ ‫و َﺎ َﺎ ُﻮا ِﺂ َﺎﺗ َﺎ ﻳﺠﺤ ُون }15{‬ ‫َﻣ آ ﻧ ْ ﺑ ﻳ ِﻨ َ ْ َﺪ َ‬ ‫وﻟﻘﺪ ﺟﺌ َﺎ ُﻢ ﺑﻜ َﺎب ﻓﺼﻠ َﺎﻩ ﻋَﻰ ﻋﻠﻢ ه ًى ورﺣﻤﺔ ﻟﻘﻮم ﻳﺆﻣ ُﻮن }25{‬ ‫ََ َ ْ ِ ْﻨ ه ِ ِﺘ ٍ َ ﱠ ْﻨ ُ َﻠ ِ ْ ٍ ُﺪ َ َ ْ َ ً ﱢ َ ْ ٍ ُ ْ ِﻨ َ‬ ‫هﻞ َﻨﻈ ُون إﻻ ﺗﺄ ِﻳﻠﻪ ﻳﻮم ﻳﺄ ِﻲ ﺗﺄ ِﻳﻠﻪ ﻳ ُﻮل اﻟ ِﻳﻦ ﻧ ُﻮﻩ ِﻦ ﻗﺒﻞ ﻗﺪ َﺎءت رﺳﻞ رﺑ َﺎ ِﺎﻟﺤﻖ‬ ‫َ ْ ﻳ ُﺮ َ ِ ﱠ َ ْو َ ُ َ ْ َ َ ْﺗ َ ْو ُ ُ َﻘ ُ ﱠﺬ َ َﺴ ُ ﻣ َ ْ ُ َ ْ ﺟ ْ ُ ُ ُ َ ﱢﻨ ﺑ ْ َ ﱢ‬ ‫ﻓ َﻞ ﻟ َﺎ ِﻦ ﺷﻔ َﺎء ﻓﻴﺸﻔ ُﻮا ﻟ َﺎ أو ﻧﺮ ﱡ ﻓﻨﻌﻤﻞ ﻏﻴﺮ اﻟ ِي آﱠﺎ ﻧﻌﻤﻞ ﻗﺪ ﺧﺴ ُوا َﻧﻔﺴﻬﻢ وﺿﻞ‬ ‫َﻬ ﱠﻨ ﻣ ُ َﻌ َ َ ْ َﻌ ْ َﻨ َ ْ ُ َد َ َ ْ َ َ َ ْ َ ﱠﺬ ُﻨ َ ْ َ ُ َ ْ َ ِﺮ ْ أ ُ َ ُ ْ َ َ ﱠ‬ ‫ﻋﻨ ُﻢ ﱠﺎ َﺎ ُﻮا ﻳﻔﺘ ُون }35{‬ ‫َ ْﻬ ﻣ آ ﻧ ْ َ ْ َﺮ َ‬ ‫إن ر ﱠﻜﻢ اﻟﻠﻪ اﻟ ِي ﺧﻠﻖ اﻟﺴ َﺎ َات َاﻷرض ِﻲ ﺳﺘﺔ أﱠﺎم ﺛ ﱠ اﺳﺘ َى ﻋَﻰ اﻟﻌﺮش ﻳﻐ ِﻲ‬ ‫ِ ﱠ َﺑ ُ ُ ّ ُ ﱠﺬ ََ َ ﱠﻤ و ِ و َ ْ َ ﻓ ِ ﱠ ِ َﻳ ٍ ُﻢ ْ َﻮ َﻠ ْ َ ْ ِ ُ ْﺸ‬ ‫اﻟﻠﻴﻞ اﻟﻨ َﺎر ﻳﻄﻠﺒﻪ ﺣ ِﻴ ًﺎ َاﻟﺸﻤﺲ َاﻟﻘﻤﺮ َاﻟﻨ ُﻮم ﻣﺴﺨ َات ﺑﺄﻣﺮﻩ أﻻ ﻟﻪ اﻟﺨﻠﻖ َاﻷﻣﺮ‬ ‫ﱠ ْ َ ﱠﻬ َ َ ُْ ُ ُ َﺜ ﺜ و ﱠ ْ َ و ْ َ َ َ و ﱡﺠ َ ُ َ ﱠﺮ ٍ ِ َ ْ ِ ِ َ َ َ ُ ْ َ ْ ُ و َ ْ ُ‬ ‫ﺗ َﺎرك اﻟﻠﻪ رب اﻟ َﺎﻟ ِﻴﻦ }45{‬ ‫َﺒ َ َ ّ ُ َ ﱡ ْﻌ َﻤ َ‬ ‫اد ُﻮا رﺑﻜﻢ ﺗﻀﺮ ًﺎ وﺧﻔﻴﺔ إﱠﻪ ﻻ ﻳﺤ ﱡ اﻟﻤﻌﺘ ِﻳﻦ }55{‬ ‫ْﻋ ْ َ ﱠ ُ ْ َ َ ﱡﻋ َ ُ ْ َ ً ِﻧ ُ َ ُ ِﺐ ْ ُ ْ َﺪ َ‬ ‫وﻻ ﺗﻔﺴ ُوا ِﻲ اﻷرض ﺑﻌﺪ إﺻﻼﺣ َﺎ َاد ُﻮﻩ ﺧﻮ ًﺎ وﻃﻤ ًﺎ إن رﺣﻤﺖ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻗ ِﻳﺐ ﻣﻦ‬ ‫َ َ ُ ْ ِﺪ ْ ﻓ َ ْ ِ َ ْ َ ِ ْ َ ِﻬ و ْﻋ ُ َ ْﻓ َ َ َﻌ ِ ﱠ َ ْ َ َ ّ ِ َﺮ ٌ ﱢ َ‬ ‫اﻟﻤﺤﺴ ِﻴﻦ }65{‬ ‫ْ ُ ْ ِﻨ َ‬ ‫‪“In The Name of Allah. the Most Merciful‬‬ ‫!‪O you (Muhammad) enveloped in garments‬‬ ‫!‪Arise and warn‬‬ ‫!)‪And Magnify Your Lord (Allah‬‬ ‫‪Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan‬‬ ‫25‬ . the Most Gracious.

And be patient for the sake of your Lord (i. So. he thought and plotted. let him be cursed: How he plotted! Then. that Day will be a hard DayFar from easy for the disbelievers. but the words of a human being!’ Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 53 . he thought. This is nothing. and was proud. Truly.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il And purify your garments! And keep away from idols! And give not a thing in order to have more (or consider not your deeds of obedience to Allah as a favor to Him). verses.e. and revelations). And children to be by his side. Then. Leave Me Alone (to deal) with him whom I Created lonely. lessons. Then. And I Granted him resources in abundance. but magic from that of old. he has been opposing Our Ayat (proofs. After all that he desires that I should Give more. when the Trumpet is sounded (the second blowing of the horn). And made life smooth and comfortable for him. he frowned and he looked in a tempered way. Then. perform you duty to Allah)! Then. evidences. signs. he turned back. let him be cursed: How he plotted! And once more. Nay! Verily. I shall oblige him to face a severe torment! Verily. he said: ‘This is nothing.

and that those in whose hearts is a disease ( of hypocrisy) and the disbelievers may say: ‘What Allah intends by this (curious) example?’ Thus. or to remain behind (by committing). Nay! And by the moon. Burning and blackening the skins! Over it are nineteen (angels as guardians and keepers of Hell). Nor we used to feed the poor: Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 54 . Allah Leads astray whom He wills and Guides whom He Wills. but one of the greatest (signs). Every person is a pledge for what he has earned. (i. in order that the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) may arrive at certainty and that the believers may increase in faith (as the Qur’an is the truth). the pious true believers). nor does it leave (anything unburnt). In Gardens (paradise) they will ask one another. About the Al-Mujrimun (criminals.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il I will cast him into the Hell-fire. And none can know the hosts of your Lord. and that no doubt may be left for the people of the Scripture and the believers. And We have set none. And by the night when it withdraws. but angels as guardians of the Fire. disbelievers).e. it (Hell) is. Verily. (and they will say to them): ‘What has caused you to enter Hell?’ They will say: ‘We were not of those who used to offer prayers. And by the dawn when it brightens. And We have fixed their number (19) only as a trial for the disbelievers. And this (Hell) is nothing else than a (warning) reminder to mankind. but He. Except those on the Right. And what will make you know (exactly) what Hell-fire is? It spares not (any sinner). A Warner to mankindTo any of you that chooses to go forward (by working righteous deeds).

Lebanon.e.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il And we used to talk falsehood (all that which Allah hated) with vain talkers. the polytheists. and gave Isaiah and future generations.” (Qur’an: 74:1-56) In the before mentioned book of Isaiah. And we used to belie the Day of Recompense. and ideologies. all the details they would need to recognize this prophet. Fleeing from a hunter. Tema is mentioned in another of Isaiah’s prophecies concerning Muhammad. The prominent names in this prophecy are: Midian. God named the land he would arise in. verily this (Qur’an) is an admonition. Sheba. or a lion. and receive admonition (from it)! And they will not receive admonition unless Allah Wills. In Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 55 . He (Allah) is the One. chapter sixty. E’phah. Until there came to us (the death) that is certain. whoever will (let him read it). idols. Tema. Ne-baioth.’ So. no intercession of intercessors will be of any use to them. Nay.. Nay.. what is wrong with them (i. specifically Kedar. we explained how God described this prophet to come. the people he would prophesy to and the people who would convert to this prophet’s religion. So. and one not mentioned here. deserving that mankind should be dutiful to Him. All of them were dis-united and all of them had a multitude of gods. and Muhammad has come with the truth from Allah). in which we will be dealing with shortly (Isaiah: 21:13) All of these named are of Arab nations and/or of Ishmael’s descendants. the disbelievers) that they turn away from (receiving) admonition? As if they were (frightened) wild donkeys. and not likely to assemble themselves or join forces under one religion. Nay! But they fear not the Hereafter (from Allah’s punishment). and He is the One Who forgives (sins). Ne-bai-oth and Tema. or a beast of prey. Then. every one of them desires that he should be given pages spread out (coming from Allah with a writing that Islam is the right religion. the people he would arise from. Kedar.

All Wise. were before. He saying that He united their hearts and Willed for them to be as one community. his hand will be against every man and every man’s hand against him. for God said in the Bible many years prior: “. they would all convert to this prophet.” (Genesis: 16:11-12) But under the prophet mentioned in Isaiah sixty. Chapter 74 of the Qur’an starts out by Allah calling the prophet: {4}ْ‫َﺎ أﻳ َﺎ اﻟﻤ ﱠ ﱢﺮ}1{ ﻗﻢ ﻓ َﻧﺬر }2{ ورﺑﻚ ﻓﻜﺒﺮ }3{ وﺛ َﺎﺑﻚ ﻓﻄﻬﺮ‬ ‫َ ِﻴ َ َ َ َ ﱢ‬ ْ ‫َ َﱠ َ َ َﱢ‬ ْ ِ ‫ُ ْ َﺄ‬ ُ ‫ﻳ َﱡﻬ ْ ُﺪﺛ‬ “O you (Muhammad) enveloped in garments! Arise and warn! And magnify your Lord (Allah)! And purify your garments!” (Qur’an:74:1-4) This is right after the angel Gabriel came to Muhammad while he was meditating on the mountain. and Allah said in the Qur’an: ‫وأﻟﻒ ﺑﻴﻦ ﻗُﻮﺑﻬﻢ ﻟﻮ َﻧﻔﻘﺖ َﺎ ِﻲ اﻷرض ﺟ ِﻴﻌﺎ ﱠﺎ أﻟﻔﺖ ﺑﻴﻦ ﻗُﻮﺑﻬﻢ وَـﻜﻦ اﻟﻠﻪ أﻟﻒ ﺑﻴﻨﻬﻢ‬ ْ ُ َ ْ َ َ ‫ََﱠ َ َ ْ َ ُﻠ ِ ِ ْ َ ْ أ َ ْ َ ﻣ ﻓ َ ْ ِ َﻤ ً ﻣ َﱠ َ ْ َ ْ َ ُﻠ ِ ِ ْ َﻟ ِ ﱠ ّ َ َﱠ‬ {63} ‫إﱠﻪ ﻋ ِﻳﺰ ﺣ ِﻴﻢ‬ ٌ ‫ِﻧ ُ َﺰ ٌ َﻜ‬ “And He (Allah) has united their (believers. This is one of this prophet’s signs. Each clan or tribe had a set of rules particular to its own mode of morality and that was the extent of the law in those parts. Arabs) hearts. He is All Mighty. We can note similarities between Isaiah sixty and the Qur’anic verses to start this chapter. So. and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.. If you had spent all that is in the Earth. And he will be a wild man. but Allah has united them. and so it was. and shalt call his name Ishmael. because the Lord hath Heard thy affliction. for he did not know what had just happened. Muhammad was terrified and ran home to his wife to be consoled.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Muhammad’s time the pagan Arabs could not even agree on the formation of a singular government. pagan Arabs. certainly.”(Qur’an: 8:63) This is Allah talking to prophet Muhammad about the believers of whom. Isaiah sixty was the prophecy and Muhammad was the fulfillment of. you could not have united their hearts. by which we would know him.And shalt bear a son. 74: 1-4.. He wrapped himself in garments and sat there shocked and Allah called out to him: “O you (Muhammad) enveloped in garments! Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 56 .

is a spectator. and thy God thy glory. “Record this Speech that I Am Giving to My chosen one. and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. He (God) is basically telling Isaiah to. for thy light is come. Compare: {34} ‫آﱠﺎ َاﻟﻘﻤﺮ }23{ َاﻟﻠﻴﻞ إذ أدﺑﺮ }33{ َاﻟﺼﺒﺢ إ َا أﺳﻔﺮ‬ َ َ ْ َ ‫و ﱡ ْ ِ ِذ‬ َ َْ َ ْ ِ ِ ْ ‫و ﱠ‬ ِ َ َ ْ ‫َﻠ و‬ “Nay! By the moon And by the night when it withdraws. and gross darkness.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Arise and warn! And magnify your Lord (Allah)! And purify your garments! And keep away from idols!” (Qur’an: 74:1-5) This sounds a lot similar to Isaiah sixty: “Arise. the spectator is the one aimed at and the one who can benefit from this discourse. neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: For the Lord Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 57 . neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: But he Lord shall be unto thee an Ever-lasting Light. shine. God is describing to Isaiah this prophet to come and his characteristics. For. Isaiah. behold. God the first and the chosen one the second. needs not to read a thirteen year old prophecy about himself. in a unique manner. the people: but the Lord shall rise upon thee. the darkness shall cover the Earth. so in essence Isaiah sixty is the prediction and chapter 74 of the Qur’an is its fulfillment. He has a direct connection with God.” (Isaiah: 60:1-2) It is not an exact parallel. but is meant to depict who this chosen one would be by means of Isaiah being the third person.” But in reality it (the speech concerning this prophet’s description) is not meant for the chosen one. The future chosen one will be talked to directly by God (Allah) and thus. And by the dawn when it brightens. But in the uniqueness of this work of art. Thy sun shall no more go down. and His glory shall be seen on thee. if you will. because in Isaiah sixty. We shall not expend a great deal of time explaining each and every verse of Chapter 74 of the Qur’an.” (Qur’an: 74:32-34) And: “The sun shall be no more thy light by day. but I will make a few comparisons and move on.

shape or form. this was not one of them. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 58 . This prophecy could in no way. Jesus. May Allah open our hearts to the truth. nor did he even preach his message to them. be a depiction of Jesus. did not unite these Arab nations under his teachings.” (Isaiah: 60:20-21) Before. The situation as it is today is that in reality.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il shall be thine Ever-lasting Light. Muhammad leading the way. For all the great things he accomplished. may Allah have Mercy on him. I would like to state a known fact here. and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. most Arab nations or peoples are Muslims and united under the banner of Islam with our Chosen One. I close out this chapter.

I will destroy and devour at once. have called thee in righteousness. and refrained Myself: Now. islands. till he have set judgment in the Earth: And the isles shall wait for his law. let them shout from the top of the mountains. Let them give Glory unto the Lord. ye that go down to the sea. Thus. and look. He that spread forth the Earth and that which cometh out of it. Sing to them a new song. light before them. and all that is therein. He that Created the Heavens. whom I uphold. I have a long time holden My peace. and declare His praise in the islands. ye deaf. and give thee for a covenant of the people. the Lord. And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not. nor lift up. that ye may see. they shall be greatly ashamed that trust in graven images. and the smoking flax shall he not quench: He shall bring forth judgment in truth. neither My praise to graven images. will I cry like a travailing woman. The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man. He shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: He shall cry. and the inhabitants thereof. I will tell you of them. the former things are come to pass. and spirit to them that walk therein: I. but My servant? Or deaf. I am the Lord: That is My Name: And My glory will I not give to another. Who is blind. He that giveth breath unto the people upon it.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Chapter Five: Let the Inhabitants of the Rock sing “Behold My servant. A bruised reed shall he not break. roar. and will keep thee. These things will I do unto them and not forsake them. He shall not fail or be discouraged. the isles. the Lord. and praise from the end of the Earth.’ Hear. to bring out the prisoners from the prison and them that sit in darkness out of the prison-house. nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. He shall not cry. Behold. for a light of the Gentiles. He shall prevail against His enemies. I have been still. I will make waste the mountains and hills. They shall be turned back. I have put My Spirit upon him: He shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice. saith God. and I will make the rivers. Mine elect. as My messenger that I sent? Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 59 . in whom My Soul delighteth. To open the blind eyes. and new things do I declare: Before they spring forth. yea. ye blind. and crooked things straight. the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: Let the Inhabitants of the Rock sing. and dry up all their herbs. I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness. and stretched them out. that say to the molten images ‘Ye are our gods. and I will dry up the pools.

But this is a people robbed and spoiled. Whom among you will give ear to this? Who will hearken and hear for the time to come? Who gave Jacob for a spoil and Israel to the robbers? Did not the Lord. and none delivereth.” (John: 12:47) So. they are all of them snared in holes. Therefore. in whom My Soul delighteth. and none saith.” (Isaiah: 42:1) We see that this servant would bring judgment to the Gentiles. In the very first verse it states: “Behold My servant. I will send him unto you. for a spoil. and the strength of battle: And it hath set him on fire round about. but later in this same prophecy. restore. Muhammad. yet he laid it not to heart. I judge him not: For I came not to judge the world. I have put My Spirit upon him: He shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. yet he knew not. We’ve already established who these Gentiles were in Isaiah sixty. and make it honorable. and believe them not. opening the ears. and blind as the Lord’s servants? Seeing many things. And when he is come. he will reprove the world of sin. whom I uphold. but to save the world.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Who is blind as he that is perfect.” (Isaiah: 42:1:25) Here is another prophecy that Isaiah prophesied about our beloved prophet. and it burned him. and of JUDGMENT…” (John: 16:7-8) Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 60 . from this statement made by Jesus himself we can all attest that Jesus is not the one spoken of in this verse as most would assert. he hath poured upon him the fury of His Anger. but the key word in this verse is judgment. and they are hid in prisons-houses: They are for a pry. but if I depart. and of righteousness. The Lord is well pleased for His Righteousness Sake. we will see again of whom is concerned. And also Jesus said: “…For if I go not away. for he did not come to judge. He will magnify the law. the Comforter will not come to you. but he heareth not. but thou observests not. He against Whom we have sinned? For they would not walk in His Ways. but another would be sent as judge. Mine elect. for Jesus said: “And if any man hear my words. neither were they obedient unto His law.

for all the years preceding revelation. minus the Jews. this servant will bring judgment to the Gentiles.” (Wikipedia Encyclopedia) This is not to say. You see. “The word Gentile is an anglicised version of the Latin word gentilis. Abundant Life Bible) This does not mean that this prophet would not proclaim God’s Message and denounce the iniquities of the disbelievers and idol worshippers.” (Isaiah: 42: 2. Today. as an English translation of the Hebrew words goy / ‫ גוי‬and nochri / ‫ . that the mention of the Gentiles only.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il So. for the prophecy in question states that this individual spoken of would: “…reprove THE WORLD of sin. God is saying in this verse that this prophet. but in the context of this verse it pertains to the non-Israelites. therefore one who is commanded to do a thing. in laymen’s terms. And in the preceding verse God says: “He will not shout or raise his voice in public. in essence does not preach by his own initiative. he will not be of the wrongdoers or the liars or of them who do good deeds to be seen of men. cannot himself. and the smoking flax shall he not quench: He shall bring forth judgment in truth. honest.” (Isaiah: 42:3) This verse does not look like much at first glance. 2) That a prophet.” (John: 16:7-8) “A bruised reed shall he not break. With that being said. this prophet will not harm anyone or anything. but it is significant and specific to our prophet. but preaches what he is commanded to preach. would be the sole people judged. and of righteousness. that most definitely comprises the rest of the world. with the exclusion of the Jews. in our terms today. He will not commit the least bit of injustice toward anyone or anything.” (Isaiah: 42:3) So. it says: “He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle. and modest. meaning of or belonging to a clan or tribe. In the Abundant Life Bible translation. but he will bring justice to all those who have been wronged. the primary meaning of gentile is ‘non-Jew’. of whom is charged with preaching God’s Word. The meaning is twofold: 1) That you will recognize this prophet. for that is the exact reason he was called by God. be said to have done anything in Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 61 . In the King James and various other versions of the Bible it is used to refer to non-Israelite tribes or nations.נכרי‬It is also used to translate the New Testament Greek word εθνοι/ethnoi. and of judgement. He will be humble. shall not even hurt a fly. not that they will not be judged likewise.

but it was Allah. and I will make rivers islands. when the prophet had been told to fight those who fight against him.” (Isaiah: 42: 13-15) Here.” (Qur’an: 8:17) This is the exact fulfillment of God exacting His punishment through His prophet. he is not the cause of the war. when these actions actually took place. convicted. And also. that He might test the believers by a fair trial from Him. but Allah killed them. He shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: He shall cry. Allah told the believers: {39} ‫أذن ﻟﻠ ِﻳﻦ ﻳ َﺎﺗُﻮن ﺑﺄﻧﻬﻢ ﻇﻠ ُﻮا وإن اﻟﻠﻪ ﻋَﻰ ﻧﺼﺮهﻢ ﻟﻘ ِﻳﺮ‬ ٌ ‫ُ ِ َ ِﱠﺬ َ ُﻘ َﻠ َ ِ َ ﱠ ُ ْ ُِﻤ َِ ﱠ ﱠ َ َﻠ َ ْ ِ ِ ْ َ َﺪ‬ Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 62 . I have been still. He’s telling Muhammad. however. it was indeed. but Allah threw. taken to court. must comply. He is not. All-Knower. it becomes clear that when this prophet appears. He shall prevail against His enemies. but by God’s Will. This soldier. because he is not asked to go to war and fight. I will destroy and devour at once. executed. tried. Later in this prophecy. Verily. A similitude is of a soldier in an army who is called to war and while engaged in combat. is held as a prisoner of war (P. I will make waste the mountains and hills and dry up all their herbs. And you threw not when you did throw. according to the rules of war.O. he is COMMANDED and therefore. This is because. so it will be the prophet physically performing the actions. roar. that pelted them. Further evidence in support of this is in the fulfillment of this prophecy.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il reality. who had a soft heart. He is doing as he is commanded. Allah who threw. I have a long time holden My Peace. it would be God All-Mighty. for Allah told His messenger: ‫ﻓﻠﻢ ﺗﻘﺘُﻮهﻢ وَـﻜﻦ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻗﺘﻠﻬﻢ و َﺎ رﻣﻴﺖ إذ رﻣﻴﺖ وَـﻜﻦ اﻟﻠﻪ ر َﻰ وﻟﻴﺒﻠﻲ اﻟﻤﺆﻣ ِﻴﻦ ﻣﻨﻪ َﻼء‬ ‫ََ ْ َ ْ ُﻠ ُ ْ َﻟ ِ ﱠ ّ َ َ ََ ُ ْ َﻣ َ َ ْ َ ِ ْ َ َ ْ َ َﻟ ِ ﱠ ّ َ َﻣ َِ ُ ِْ َ ْ ُ ْ ِﻨ َ ِ ْ ُ ﺑ‬ {17} ‫ﺣ َﻨﺎ إن اﻟﻠﻪ ﺳ ِﻴﻊ ﻋِﻴﻢ‬ ٌ ‫َﺴ ً ِ ﱠ ّ َ َﻤ ٌ َﻠ‬ “You (Muhammad) killed them not.W. His Decree and with His Help. yea. he is captured. Allah is All-Hearer. in this case. and sent away to prison or worse. and I will dry up the pools. The action commanded is attributed to the one who commands. and that when Muhammad threw a handful of rocks at the disbelievers and it became a rain of terror. and refrained Myself: Now will I cry like a travailing woman. God will accomplish all of these deeds by his ( the prophet’s) hands.) and used as a bargaining tool with the opposing army. He is not the Commander-in-Chief. in which had been foretold long before its occurrence. God says: “The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man. And I emphasize commanded. that it was not him who killed the pagan Arabs or his (Muhammad) own relatives (who waged war against Muhammad).

but Allah told the prophet: ‫َﺎ َﺎن ﻟﻨﺒﻲ َن ﻳ ُﻮن ﻟﻪ أﺳ َى ﺣ ﱠﻰ ﻳﺜﺨﻦ ِﻲ اﻷرض ﺗ ِﻳ ُون ﻋﺮض اﻟﺪﻧ َﺎ َاﻟﻠﻪ ﻳ ِﻳﺪ‬ ُ ‫ﻣ آ َ ِ َ ِ ﱟ أ َﻜ َ َ ُ َ ْﺮ َﺘ ُ ْ ِ َ ﻓ َ ْ ِ ُﺮ ﺪ َ َ َ َ ﱡ ْﻴ و ّ ُ ُﺮ‬ {67} ‫اﻵﺧﺮة َاﻟﻠﻪ ﻋ ِﻳﺰ ﺣ ِﻴﻢ‬ ٌ ‫ِ َ َ و ّ ُ َﺰ ٌ َﻜ‬ “It is not for a prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom) until he has made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. And Allah is All-Mighty. All-Wise. when he begins to reveal himself and make himself heard. and surely. it should turn heads and open ears. and mosques. Truly.” (Qur’an: 22:39-40) Here it is mentioned by Allah. nor lift up.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il ‫اﻟ ِﻳﻦ أﺧﺮ ُﻮا ِﻦ د َﺎرهﻢ ﺑﻐﻴﺮ ﺣﻖ إﱠﺎ َن ﻳ ُﻮُﻮا رﺑ َﺎ اﻟﻠﻪ وﻟﻮَﺎ دﻓﻊ اﻟﻠﻪ اﻟﱠﺎس ﺑﻌﻀ ُﻢ‬ ‫ﱠﺬ َ ُ ْ ِﺟ ﻣ ِﻳ ِ ِ ْ ِ َ ْ ِ َ ﱟ ِﻟ أ َﻘ ﻟ َﱡﻨ ﱠ ُ ََ ْﻟ َ ْ ُ ﱠ ِ ﻨ َ َ ْ َﻬ‬ ‫ﺑﺒﻌﺾ ﱠﻬ ﱢﻣﺖ ﺻ َاﻣﻊ وﺑﻴﻊ وﺻﻠ َات وﻣ َﺎﺟﺪ ﻳﺬآﺮ ِﻴ َﺎ اﺳﻢ اﻟﻠﻪ آ ِﻴﺮا وﻟ َﻨﺼﺮن اﻟﻠﻪ َﻦ‬ ‫ِ َ ْ ٍ ﻟ ُﺪ َ ْ َﻮ ِ ُ َ ِ َ ٌ َ ََﻮ ٌ َ َﺴ ِ ُ ُ ْ َ ُ ﻓ ﻬ ْ ُ ﱠ ِ َﺜ ً ََﻴ ُ َ ﱠ ﱠ ُ ﻣ‬ {40} ‫َﻨﺼﺮﻩ إن اﻟﻠﻪ ﻟﻘﻮي ﻋ ِﻳﺰ‬ ٌ ‫ﻳ ُ ُ ُ ِ ﱠ ﱠ َ َ َ ِ ﱞ َﺰ‬ “Permission to fight is given to those who are fought against. when fighting actually commenced.e. resulting in the strengthening of the Muslim forces. even in truth. It begins to sound like blah. nor cause his voice to be heard in the streets. honest and truthful and does not make a commotion in the streets. for if God did not. who uses one set of people to check another set of people and establish justice in the land.’ For had it not been that Allah checks one set of people by means of another. that it is He who gives victory and it is He. the wrongdoers would overrun the Earth. And the Will of God will always prevail. wherein the Name of Allah is mentioned much would surely have been pulled down. You desire the good life of this world (i. Allah will help those who help His (Cause). Allah is Able to give them (believers) victory-Those who have been expelled from their homes unjustly only because they said: ‘Our Lord is Allah. for he sounds the same. for one who shouts and yells all the time would not make the least bit of ripple in the water if he continues to rant and rave. the prophet. And again we have a similar situation when looking at verse two of Isaiah. synagogues. All-Mighty. chapter forty-two: “He shall not cry. blah.” (Qur’an: 8:67) So. Allah is All-Strong. blah. the money of ransom for freeing captives). Verily. the Will of Allah is not always in agreement. but Allah Desires (for you) the Hereafter.” (Isaiah: 42:2) This is God’s description of the prophet before Divine revelation was given to him (Muhammad). churches. because they have been wronged. But as for him who is humble. decided to take captives and ransom them back to their people in order to better the living conditions in Madinah and increase the wealth of its inhabitants. after being victorious in battle. quiet. monasteries. And finally. even though it was the prophet’s desire to ransom them (the disbelievers). Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 63 .

495) So. and grew up to be a truthful man. convince his followers that Muhammad was crazy. ‘I am a plain Warner to you of a coming severe punishment. will you believe me?’ They said. whereupon he said. ‘May you perish! You gathered us only for this reason?’ Then Abu Lahab went away. but although the people believed Muhammad to be truthful and one of their best kinsmen. ‘and warn your tribe (O Muhammad)’ was revealed. if they put the sun in my right hand and the moon in my left. His Will. of old age. He preached under threat and duress. by God. some of which are still in existence. he said. they promised him riches and a great status among them. So. they deemed him a mad man. if he would discontinue his newfound pastime of denouncing their way of life and Muhammad replied to his uncle: “Uncle. This is the exact description of the prophet Muhammad’s life from the very moment revelation came to him. when he began to preach that God reached out to him and made known to him.’ The people said. VOL: 6. ‘Ya sabahah! (An Arabic expression used when one appeals for help or draws attention of others to some danger). and when he ascended As-Safa’ mountain. If only they knew! “He shall not fail or be discouraged. he shouted. For twenty-three years. I wouldn’t do it until Allah make His way succeed or I died trying. When he began to preach the message of Islam and denounce the Arab’s practices. Allah’s messenger went out. friend and foe alike. He preached the message to his clan. But in reality he was fulfilling prophecy to the letter. but when they could not likewise. Ibn ‘Abbas: “When the verse. was pronounced a prophet by God Himself. they thought he had gone mad.’ Then. (Sahih Al-Bukhari. you see that.’ Abu Lahab (Muhammad’s uncle) said. Muhammad was indeed truthful before and after Allah called him to be His messenger. his relatives and the rest of the pagan Arabs. He started out as an orphan. tribe. He sent numerous letters to the kings of the Ethiopians (Abyssinia). the Persians. ‘Do you see? If I am to inform you that cavalrymen are proceeding up the side of this mountain. till he has set judgement in the Earth. He even preached to nations outside of Arabia. they gathered around him.” (Isaiah: 42: 4) Here. (Surah Al-Masad)’Perish the hands of Abu Lahab!’ was revealed. at the age of forty. we have God’s own word that this prophet will succeed and will not rest until he has completed his mission and set forth judgement in the Earth. Hadith NO. ‘What is that?’ Then. the prophet Muhammad preached the doctrine of Islamic Monotheism.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il There is a tradition recorded and attributed to the prophet in which this situation unfolds: Narrated.” Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 64 . and the Byzantines. until he passed away in the year of 632 C.E. and asked me to give up my mission. and denounced disbelief and polytheism. ‘We have never heard you tell a lie.

and He will forgive you and Allah is Oft-Forgiving. He was victorious and set judgment in Arabia. after a ten year period of living in Madinah. and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. or in other words. Verse six of Isaiah forty-two makes a statement again. and rid it of all its idols. if you are misled or ignorant and not incline to evil and transgression. prisoners of war. Muhammad was told by Allah: ‫َﺎ أﻳ َﺎ اﻟﻤ ﱠ ﱢﺮ }1{ ﻗﻢ ﻓ َﻧﺬر }2{ ورﺑﻚ ﻓﻜﺒﺮ }3{ وﺛ َﺎﺑﻚ ﻓﻄﻬﺮ }4{ َاﻟﺮﺟﺰ َﺎهﺠﺮ‬ ُْْ ‫و ﱡ َْﻓ‬ ْ ‫َ ِﻴ َ َ َ َ ﱢ‬ ْ ‫َ َﱠ َ َ َﱢ‬ ْ ِ ‫ُ ْ َﺄ‬ ُ ‫ﻳ َﱡﻬ ْ ُﺪﺛ‬ {5 } Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 65 . that this prophet would be a light for the Gentiles. but the Muslims would let the prisoners they had captured gain their freedom in the event that they denounced their idols and testified to the truth.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il And from then on. a people who would stop at nothing to bring Islam to the world. but with sincerity. that in the time of Muhammad.” (Isaiah: 42: 7) I’ll just make a brief statement. or the known world at that time. they would take captives.” (Isaiah: 42: 8) This verse is one of the biggest reasons for this prophet to arise amongst these people. “I am the Lord: that is My Name: And My glory will I not give to another. for right from the very start of his mission. the Muslims and the pagan Arabs began a back and forth feud of which would not cease until he marched to Makkah and conquered it. to bring out the prisoners from the prison. O you captives. He will give you something better than what has been taken from you (i. then Allah will give you something in which to save your soul and reestablish yourself on the Earth. He did not fail or become discouraged.’” (Qur’an: 8:70) Meaning. neither My Praise to graven images. And Allah said: ‫َﺎ أﻳ َﺎ اﻟﻨﺒﻲ ُﻞ ﻟ َﻦ ِﻲ أﻳ ِﻳ ُﻢ ﻣﻦ اﻷﺳ َى ِن ﻳﻌﻠﻢ اﻟﻠﻪ ِﻲ ﻗُﻮﺑﻜﻢ ﺧﻴ ًا ﻳﺆﺗﻜﻢ ﺧﻴ ًا ﻣ ﱠﺎ‬ ‫ﻳ َﱡﻬ ﱠ ِ ﱡ ﻗ ﱢﻤ ﻓ َ ْﺪ ﻜ ﱢ َ َ ْﺮ إ َ َْ ِ ّ ُ ﻓ ُﻠ ِ ُ ْ َ ْﺮ ُ ْ ِ ُ ْ َ ْﺮ ﱢﻤ‬ {70} ‫أﺧﺬ ِﻨﻜﻢ وﻳﻐﻔﺮ ﻟﻜﻢ َاﻟﻠﻪ ﻏ ُﻮر ر ِﻴﻢ‬ ٌ ‫ُ ِ َ ﻣ ُ ْ َ َ ْ ِ ْ َ ُ ْ و ّ ُ َﻔ ٌ ﱠ ﺣ‬ “O prophet (Muhammad) say to the captives that are in your hands! ‘If Allah knows any good in your hearts. This is a reoccurring theme to link this prophecy and the prophecy of Isaiah sixty. Most Merciful. “…to open the blind eyes. when the believers went to war.e. Islam). The prisoners could also gain their freedom by teaching a certain number of Muslim youths how to read. and put in motion.

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“O you (Muhammad) enveloped in garments! Arise and warn! And magnify your Lord (Allah)! And purify your garments! And keep away from Ar-Rujz (the idols)! (Qur’an: 74: 1-5) And:

{20} ‫أﻓﺮأﻳﺘﻢ اﻟﱠﺎت َاﻟﻌ ﱠى }91{ وﻣ َﺎة اﻟﱠﺎﻟﺜﺔ اﻟﺄﺧ َى‬ ‫َ َﻨ َ ﺜ ِ َ َ ُْ ْﺮ‬ ‫َ َ َ َ ْ ُ ُ ﻠ َ و ْ ُﺰ‬
“Have you considered Al-Lat and Al-‘Uzza (two idols of the pagan Arabs) and Manat (another idol), the other third?” (Qur’an: 53:19-20) And also:

‫إن هﻲ إﱠﺎ أﺳ َﺎء ﺳ ﱠﻴﺘ ُﻮ َﺎ َﻧﺘﻢ َﺁ َﺎؤ ُﻢ ﱠﺎ َﻧﺰل اﻟﻠﻪ ﺑ َﺎ ِﻦ ﺳﻠ َﺎن ِن ﻳﺘﺒ ُﻮن إﱠﺎ اﻟﻈﻦ‬ ‫ِ ْ ِ َ ِﻟ َ ْﻤ َﻤ ْ ُﻤ ه أ ُ ْ و ﺑ ُآ ﻣ أ َ َ ﱠ ُ ِﻬ ﻣ ُ ْﻄ ٍ إ َﱠ ِﻌ َ ِﻟ ﱠ ﱠ‬ {23} ‫و َﺎ ﺗﻬ َى اﻟ َﻧﻔﺲ وﻟﻘﺪ َﺎء ُﻢ ﱢﻦ ﱠﱢﻬﻢ اﻟﻬ َى‬ ‫َﻣ َ ْﻮ ْﺄ ُ ُ ََ َ ْ ﺟ ه ﻣ رﺑ ِ ُ ْ ُﺪ‬
“They are but names which you have named-you and your fathers-for which Allah has sent down no authority. They follow but a guess and that which they themselves desire, whereas there has surely come to them the guidance from their Lord!” (Qur’an: 53:23) These are some verses of the Qur’an denouncing idols as well, but idols can be more than stones or pictures or even statues erected to certain invented gods, for Allah said:

‫اﺗﺨ ُوا أﺣ َﺎرهﻢ وره َﺎﻧﻬﻢ أر َﺎ ًﺎ ﱢﻦ ُون اﻟﻠﻪ َاﻟﻤ ِﻴﺢ اﺑﻦ ﻣﺮﻳﻢ و َﺎ أﻣ ُوا إﻻ ﻟﻴﻌﺒ ُوا إَـ ًﺎ‬ ‫ﱠ َﺬ ْ َ ْﺒ َ ُ ْ َ ُ ْﺒ َ ُ ْ َ ْﺑ ﺑ ﻣ د ِ ّ ِ و ْ َﺴ َ ْ َ َ ْ َ َ َﻣ ُ ِﺮ ْ ِ ﱠ ِ َ ْ ُﺪ ْ ِﻟ ﻬ‬ ‫َاﺣ ًا ﻻ إَـﻪ إﻻ هﻮ ﺳﺒ َﺎﻧﻪ ﻋ ﱠﺎ ﻳﺸﺮ ُﻮن‬ َ ‫و ِﺪ ﱠ ِﻟ َ ِ ﱠ ُ َ ُ ْﺤ َ ُ َﻤ ُ ْ ِآ‬
“They (Jews and Christians) took their rabbis and their monks to be their Lords besides Allah and (they also took as their lord) Messiah, son of Mary, while they (Jews and Christians) were commanded (in the Torah and the Gospel) to worship none, but One God, none has the right to be worshipped, but He. Praise and glory is to Him (far above is He) from having the partners (idols, daughters, sons) they associate (with Him). (Qur’an: 9:31) And the prophet elaborated:

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“Once while Allah’s messenger was reciting the above verse, ‘Ad bin Hatim said, ‘O Allah’s prophet! They do not worship them (rabbis and monks).’ Allah’s messenger said, ‘They certainly do, they (i.e. rabbis and monks) made legal things illegal, and illegal things legal, and they (Jews and Christians) followed them; and by doing so they really worshipped them.’” (Narrated by Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi, and Ibn Jarir). (Tafsir At-Tabari, VOL. 10, page NO. 114) From the above proofs we see that almost anything or anyone can be an idol, if it, or they undermine the laws, with which, God has sanctioned. You see that God commanded that He, and He alone be worshipped. Not idols, stones, rocks, sun, moon, or stars. Not the animals in the sea or of the land. And to censor this evil behavior, God forbade the practice of making images, whereas, it is thought by man, to be a necessity that an image be created in an attempt to comprehend God, but the eyes cannot grasp Him, neither can man’s knowledge encompass Him. Quoting a page out of The Fundamentals of Islamic Creed by Sheikh Tahawi, May Allah be pleased with him and reward him. Tahawi writes: “‘Neither can conjectures reach Him, nor intellects grasp Him.’ Tahawi has paraphrased here the Words of Allah:

{110} ‫ﻳﻌﻠﻢ َﺎ ﺑﻴﻦ أﻳ ِﻳﻬﻢ و َﺎ ﺧﻠﻔﻬﻢ وَﺎ ﻳ ِﻴ ُﻮن ﺑﻪ ﻋﻠ ًﺎ‬ ‫َ َْ ُ ﻣ َ ْ َ َ ْﺪ ِ ْ َﻣ َ ْ َ ُ ْ َﻟ ُﺤ ﻄ َ ِ ِ ِ ْﻤ‬
i.e. ‘They cannot comprehend Him in Knowledge.’ (The Qur’an: 20:110) Jahawri has in his lexicon: ‘waham is equivelent of conjecture, while faham of knowledge.’ What the sheikh meant to say, Allah show him mercy, is that conjectures cannot fathom Him out, nor can knowledge comprehend Him. It is said that waham is what one anticipates a thing to be. That is, what one expects it to be like. In contrast, understanding is that which the intellect gains and comprehends. But no one can know what, in truth, Allah is, but Himself. We only know Him through His Attributes; such as, He is The One, SelfSufficient, was not begotten, nor gave birth, etc.” (The Fundamentals of Islamic Creed, by Sheikh Tahawi, commentary by ‘Ali ibn Abi-Al-‘Izz Al-Adhri and abridged by ‘AbdulMun’im Saleh Al-‘Ali Al-‘Izzi, page 23) And God clearly states: “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in the Heaven above, or that is in the Earth beneath, or that is in the water under the Earth.” (Exodus: 20:4)

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We can clearly see without a need for an interpreter, that God is against images depicting Him or other than Him, but for reasons unbeknown to me, there are still those that in some sort of way bow before others and create images unbefitting the Majesty of God. The biggest instance of this atrocity is in the example of the worshippers of Jesus, may Allah have Mercy on him. Roughly 30% of the world today worship Jesus or incorporate him into their worship. With that being said, and a hard saying it is, Jesus was none other than an ardent worshipper of God and taught that God is the only One worthy of worship. Let’s look at what Jesus really taught: “And, behold, one came and said unto him (Jesus), good master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, ‘why callest thou me good? There is none good, but one, that is God: But if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.’” (Matthew: 20:16-19) What we can see plainly is that when someone suggested that Jesus was a good master, Jesus wanted to separate himself immediately from their insinuations. He told the one, who asked the question, that God is the only Good One, and to follow God’s commandments in order to enter Heaven, not that Jesus wasn’t good, but the denial was meant to discourage the multitude from exalting him to the degree of Blasphemy. And again in John: 20:17: “I ascend unto my father, and your father; and my God, and your God.” (John: 20:17) Here, Jesus equates himself with the disciples. He calls his father, their father also, showing that the use of the word father for God is not to be used exclusively by Jesus alone. It was Jesus speaking figuratively. Then he follows it up by saying, his God and their God, equating himself with the disciples once again, but this time he reveals himself as a worshipper and in contrast to the worshipped, i.e. God. And some proofs from the Qur’an:

‫وإذ َﺎل اﻟﻠﻪ َﺎ ِﻴ َﻰ اﺑﻦ ﻣﺮﻳﻢ أَﻧﺖ ُﻠﺖ ِﻠﱠﺎس اﺗﺨ ُو ِﻲ وأﻣﻲ إَـﻬﻴﻦ ِﻦ ُون اﻟﻠﻪ َﺎل‬ َ ‫َ ِ ْ ﻗ َ ّ ُ ﻳ ﻋ ﺴ ْ َ َ ْ َ َ َ أ َ ﻗ َ ﻟ ﻨ ِ ﱠ ِﺬ ﻧ َُ ﱢ َ ِ ﻟ َ ْ ِ ﻣ د ِ ّ ِ ﻗ‬ ‫ﺳﺒ َﺎﻧﻚ َﺎ ﻳ ُﻮن ِﻲ أن أ ُﻮل َﺎ ﻟﻴﺲ ِﻲ ﺑﺤﻖ ِن ُﻨﺖ ﻗﻠﺘﻪ ﻓﻘﺪ ﻋﻠﻤﺘﻪ ﺗﻌﻠﻢ َﺎ ِﻲ ﻧﻔ ِﻲ وﻻ‬ َ َ ‫ُ ْﺤ َ َ ﻣ َﻜ ُ ﻟ َ ْ َﻗ َ ﻣ َ ْ َ ﻟ ِ َ ﱟ إ آ ُ ُ ْ ُ ُ َ َ ْ َِ ْ َ ُ َ َْ ُ ﻣ ﻓ َ ْﺴ‬ {116} ‫أﻋﻠﻢ َﺎ ِﻲ ﻧﻔﺴﻚ إﻧﻚ َﻧﺖ ﻋ ﱠم اﻟﻐ ُﻮب‬ ِ ‫َ ْ َ ُ ﻣ ﻓ َ ْ ِ َ ِ ﱠ َ أ َ َﻼ ُ ْ ُ ﻴ‬ ‫َﺎ ﻗﻠﺖ ﻟﻬﻢ إﻻ َﺎ أﻣﺮﺗ ِﻲ ﺑﻪ أن اﻋﺒ ُوا اﻟﻠﻪ رﱢﻲ ورﺑﻜﻢ و ُﻨﺖ ﻋﻠﻴﻬﻢ ﺷ ِﻴ ًا ﱠﺎ دﻣﺖ ِﻴﻬﻢ‬ ْ ِ ‫ﻣ ُ ْ ُ َ ُ ْ ِ ﱠ ﻣ َ َ ْ َﻨ ِ ِ َ ِ ْ ُﺪ ْ ّ َ َﺑ َ َﱠ ُ ْ َآ ُ ََ ْ ِ ْ َﻬ ﺪ ﻣ ُ ْ ُ ﻓ‬ {117} ‫ﻓﻠ ﱠﺎ ﺗﻮﻓﻴﺘ ِﻲ ُﻨﺖ َﻧﺖ اﻟﺮ ِﻴﺐ ﻋﻠﻴﻬﻢ وَﻧﺖ ﻋَﻰ آ ﱢ ﺷﻲء ﺷ ِﻴﺪ‬ ٌ ‫ََﻤ َ َ ﱠ ْ َﻨ آ َ أ َ ﱠﻗ َ ََ ْ ِ ْ َأ َ َﻠ ُﻞ َ ْ ٍ َﻬ‬
“And (remember) when Allah will say (on the Day of Resurrection): ‘O Jesus, son of Mary! Did you say unto men: worship me and my mother as two gods besides Allah?’

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Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il

He will say: ‘Glory be to you! It was not for me to say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, you would surely have known it. You know what is in my inner-self though I do not know what is in yours; truly You, only You, are the All-Knower of all that is hidden (and unseen). Never did I say to them aught except what you (Allah) did command me to say: Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord. And I was a witness over them while I dwelt among them, but when you took me up, you are a Watcher over them; And you are a Witness to All Things.” (Qur’an: 5:116-117) This sounds a lot similar to John: 17:4-5: “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on Earth: I finished the work which thou gavest me to do.” (John: 17:4-5) And John: 17:12: “While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy Name: Those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.” (John: 17:12) Basically, Jesus is stating that he will not take responsibility for those whom came after him and exceeded their limits in their religion, and while he was on Earth conveyed the message with which, he was charged. And Allah said:

‫ﻟﻘﺪ آﻔﺮ اﻟ ِﻳﻦ َﺂُﻮا إن اﻟﻠﻪ هﻮ اﻟﻤ ِﻴﺢ اﺑﻦ ﻣﺮﻳﻢ ﻗﻞ ﻓ َﻦ ﻳﻤﻠﻚ ﻣﻦ اﻟﻠﻪ ﺷﻴ ًﺎ إن أ َاد َن ﻳﻬﻠﻚ‬ َ ِْ ُ ‫ﱠ َ ْ َ َ َ ﱠﺬ َ ﻗ ﻟ ْ ِ ﱠ ّ َ ُ َ ْ َﺴ ُ ْ ُ َ ْ َ َ ُ ْ َﻤ َ ِْ ُ ِ َ ّ ِ َ ْﺌ ِ ْ َر َ أ‬ ‫اﻟﻤ ِﻴﺢ اﺑﻦ ﻣﺮﻳﻢ وأ ﱠﻪ و َﻦ ِﻲ اﻷرض ﺟ ِﻴ ًﺎ وﻟﻠﻪ ﻣﻠﻚ اﻟﺴ َﺎ َات َاﻷرض و َﺎ ﺑﻴﻨﻬ َﺎ‬ ‫ْ َﺴ َ ْ َ َ ْ َ َ َُﻣ ُ َﻣ ﻓ َ ْ ِ َﻤ ﻌ َِّ ِ ُ ْ ُ ﱠﻤ و ِ و َ ْ ِ َﻣ َ ْ َ ُﻤ‬ ‫ﻳﺨﻠﻖ َﺎ ﻳ َﺎء َاﻟّﻪ ﻋَﻰ آ ﱢ ﺷﻲء ﻗ ِﻳﺮ‬ ٌ ‫َ ُْ ُ ﻣ َﺸ و ﻠ ُ َﻠ ُﻞ َ ْ ٍ َﺪ‬
“Surely, in disbelief are they who say that Allah is the Messiah, son of Mary. Say: ‘Who then has the least power against Allah, if He were to destroy the Messiah, son of Mary, his mother and all those who are on the Earth together?’” (Qur’an: 5:17) And:

‫َﺎ أهﻞ اﻟﻜ َﺎب ﻻ ﺗﻐُﻮا ِﻲ ِﻳﻨﻜﻢ وﻻ ﺗ ُﻮُﻮا ﻋَﻰ اﻟﻠﻪ إﻻ اﻟﺤﻖ إﻧ َﺎ اﻟﻤ ِﻴﺢ ِﻴ َﻰ اﺑﻦ ﻣﺮﻳﻢ‬ َ َ ْ َ ُ ْ ‫ﻳ َ ْ َ ْ ِﺘ ِ َ َ ْﻠ ْ ﻓ د ِ ُ ْ َ َ َﻘ ﻟ ْ َﻠ ّ ِ ِ ﱠ ْ َ ﱢ ِﱠﻤ ْ َﺴ ُ ﻋ ﺴ‬ ‫ر ُﻮل اﻟﻠﻪ وآﻠﻤﺘﻪ أﻟ َﺎ َﺎ إَﻰ ﻣﺮﻳﻢ و ُوح ﱢﻨﻪ َﺂﻣ ُﻮا ِﺎﻟﻠﻪ ورﺳﻠﻪ وﻻ ﺗ ُﻮُﻮا ﺛﻼﺛﺔ اﻧﺘ ُﻮا‬ ْ ‫َﺳ ُ ّ ِ َ َِ َ ُ ُ َ ْﻘ ه ِﻟ َ ْ َ َ َر ٌ ﻣ ْ ُ ﻓ ِﻨ ْ ﺑ ّ ِ َ ُ ُِ ِ َ َ َﻘ ﻟ ْ َ َ َ ٌ َﻬ‬ ‫ﺧﻴ ًا ﻟﻜﻢ إﻧ َﺎ اﻟﻠﻪ إَـﻪ َاﺣﺪ ﺳﺒ َﺎﻧﻪ َن ﻳ ُﻮن ﻟﻪ وﻟﺪ ﱠﻪ َﺎ ِﻲ اﻟﺴ َﺎ َات و َﺎ ِﻲ اﻷرض‬ ِ ْ َ ‫ﱠﻤ و َ ﻣ ﻓ‬ ‫َ ْﺮ ﱠ ُ ْ ِ ﱠﻤ ّ ُ ِﻟ ٌ و ِ ٌ ُ ْﺤ َ ُ أ َﻜ َ َ ُ ََ ٌ ﻟ ُ ﻣ ﻓ‬ {171} ‫وآ َﻰ ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻪ و ِﻴﻼ‬ ً ‫َ َﻔ ِ ّ ِ َآ‬
“O people of the Scripture! Do not exceed the limits in your religion, nor say of Allah aught, but the truth. The Messiah Jesus, son of Mary was (no more than) a messenger of Allah and His word, which He bestowed on Mary and a spirit created by Him; so believe
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Kaseman said: “The preaching about him has almost entirely supplanted his own preaching. so that would imply that there had been.” (Isaiah: 42:10) Here. glory be to Him (Far exalted is He) above having a son. “Sing unto the Lord a new song. Say not: ‘three!’ cease! (it is) better for you. “The Father” and this is in great opposition to today’s Christians and their teachings. It can be heard “to the end of The Earth”. in Josh McDowell’s book. and His praise from the end of the Earth. previous to this.” To explain. the isles. page 271. and the inhabitants thereof. The Evangelists and Christ worshippers do not teach from what Jesus had taught. we must presume that the intended meaning is ‘a new language’.” (Qur’an: 4:171) I would like to quote Ernst Kaseman. so in essence. while talking of Jesus. it is said “to sing a new song”. as can be seen most clearly of all in the completely unhistorical Gospel of John. Here in this prophecy. Jesus never taught that anyone should be worshipped except God. Furthermore. there was not one song that was sang to unify the Israelites. Here. Mr. that it is not a song in fact. that is meant. 4B. and can be perfectly applied to this prophecy.” And Allah said: ‫وﻟﻘﺪ ﻧﻌﻠﻢ أﻧﻬﻢ ﻳ ُﻮُﻮن إﻧ َﺎ ﻳﻌﱢﻤﻪ ﺑﺸﺮ ﻟ َﺎن اﻟ ِي ﻳﻠﺤ ُون إﻟﻴﻪ أﻋﺠﻤﻲ و َـ َا ﻟ َﺎن ﻋﺮﺑﻲ‬ ‫َ َ َ ْ َ ْ َ ُ َ ﱠ ُ ْ َ ﻘ ﻟ َ ِ ﱠ ﻤ ُ َ ﻠ ُ ُ َ َ ٌ ﱢ ﺴ ُ ﱠ ﺬ ُ ْ ِﺪ َ ِ َ ْ ِ َ ْ َ ِ ﱞ َه ﺬ ِ ﺴ ٌ َ َ ِ ﱞ‬ {103} ‫ﻣ ِﻴﻦ‬ ٌ ‫ﱡﺒ‬ “And indeed. the sentence could read: “Glorify unto the Lord in a new and unified language.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il in Allah and His messengers. and from Hebrew to Arabic. for before this prophecy. and all that is therein. five times a day. we must see. There wasn’t one singular song which was to be identified as their national anthem.’ The tongue of the man they refer to is foreign. by the worlds one billion Muslims. ‘More Evidence That Demands a Verdict’. an old song or first song. We know that they (polytheists and pagans) say: ‘It is only a human being who teaches him (Muhammad). Since we have made the facts known that there was not a specific song to be identified with this prophecy. while this (Qur’an) is a clear Arabic tongue. For Allah is (the Only) One God. in many different countries.” Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 70 .” (Qur’an: 16:103) This is the transition of prophecy from the Israelites to the Ishmaelites. To Him belongs all that is in the Heavens and all that is in the Earth. The rhythmic tone of the Muslim’s prayer in Arabic in proper tajweed (proper way to recite the Qur’an) is said by many to sound similar or like a sort of singing or chanting. “singing this new song. ye that go down to the sea. this new song is a metaphor in relation to language. but teach their own invented doctrines and using the persona of Jesus to legitimize their claims.

We’ve already established that Kedar was Ishmael’s second born son. In those days. and we’ve already established in previous chapters.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il “Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice. i. for which. a township or a people would be called by their fore-father’s name or the most prominent member of their tribe. Ishmael’s second born. gave rise to. than to use the name Quraish to depict themselves. also known as Edom. The Ishmaelites. named after Esau. “The mighty men of the Children of Kedar. after Ishmael. A few examples are: 1) 2) The Children of Israel. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 71 . where his descendants are called. so a mention of Kedar as a reference to the Quraish tribe would be totally acceptable. the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: Let the Inhabitants of the Rock sing. In Isaiah’s time there was not a people called Quraish. And lastly.e. (Genesis: 36:1) Kedar was no different in this respect. An example would be the verse of Isaiah 21:17. because he is the prominent name amongst his progeny. Israel. after Jacob. so it would be for naught to tell Isaiah about them. we will break it into two parts. Kedar is a reference to the people of whom Kedar. 3) The Edomites. He is their progenitor.” Muhammad. so you see any tribe or clan that sprang from Kedar would be called Kedar or the people of Kedar. In the Bible. that Muhammad would rise amongst the people of Kedar. for his clan and tribe sprang up from the line of Kedar. because Isaiah would not have understood of whom God was referring. who was of the Quraish tribe was of an essence an offspring of Kedar. First: “Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice. the villages that Kedar doth inhabit:” (Isaiah: 42:11) This first part is dealing with the villages in which Kedar inhabited. It would be more likely for God to use the name Kedar to depict the Quraish. but it needs a little more clarification. likely.” (Isaiah: 42:11) To explain this verse. This is in God’s Wisdom that He used this name to identify the Quraish. We’ve already established that Muhammad was a direct descendant of Kedar. the Israelites are called. accurate and more than not. who were in fact. of course. let them shout from the top of the mountains.

36. I would like to state that Midian was of the sons of Abraham. that the name Midianite was synonymous with the name Ishmaelite. I would like to make mention here of the Midianites. We can deduce from the context of the verse that it is meant. is that this could relate to the people of the Black Stone. This is only one explanation. for there are others of which we will now examine to be fair and thorough in our thinking and in our final diagnosis. that Isaiah 60:6 is pertaining to the Midians of whom inhabited Midian and the offspring of Midian.5). are the true Midianites and not the Ishmaelites. The first. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 72 . his progeny. of which we’ve spoken of. the terms Ishmaelites/Midianites overlap. It is black. pages 142-143. The truth is much simpler. we have in verse six. as Josh McDowell states in his book. then it is the son of Midian.4: “It is also often asserted that Genesis 37 contains parts of two irreconcilable accounts of how Joseph was sold into Egypt: A) B) By his brothers to the Ishmaelites and so into Egypt (Genesis: 37: 25. Abraham’s son or we can say this is a name of which the Ishmaelites are also known. First. or part thereof. the Quraish and to whom this prophet would be sent. or in all likelihood. a stone which has been in Makkah since the time of Ishmael. about the size of a basketball. the Midianites and also those of E’phah. Whatever the case may be. 40:14. cf.15). Abraham’s son. of which we’ve explained thoroughly. we could say in truth. let them shout from the top of the mountains. As for the second part of Isaiah 42:11: “Let the Inhabitants of the Rock sing. but is also said in later times.28b. and By the Midianites who took him from the pit (Genesis: 37:28a. which would direct us back to our before mentioned explanation that those referred to here. jdg. by his wife Ke-tu-rah. the meaning is still intact and it still refers to the Arab nations in particular. 45:4. before in support of my theory that this is a verse concerning the people of whom possess the Black Stone. and refer to the same group in whole or in part (cf. the mention of Midian and E’phah. cf. ‘More Evidence that Demands a Verdict’.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il While we are discussing Kedar. 8:24)” (More Evidence that Demands a Verdict) With this being said. and is said to be a piece of a meteorite. and therefore refers to them.” We have mentioned this verse. As for the name E’phah mentioned. In Isaiah sixty.

Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il The second is of a more literal sense in regards to being the people of the Rock. but they were adverse to them. established a Nabatean kingdom. On the similarity of sounds. The Nabateans also invented the North Arabic script that evolved into modern Arabic script. but modern historians are cautious about an early Nabatean history. but the fact is that. Syria. and therefore dubbed. or mountain. and parts of North Arabia. It is thought by some that the Nabateans were originally Aramaean immigrants from Babylon into the land of Edom and thus. One of these people were called the Nabateans and the other were called the people of Thamud. or in other words. and we gave them our signs. And all that they used to earn availed them not. There are such a people also spoken of in the Qur’an: {81} ‫وﻟﻘﺪ آﺬب أﺻ َﺎب اﻟﺤﺠﺮ اﻟﻤﺮﺳِﻴﻦ }08{ َﺁﺗﻴ َﺎهﻢ ﺁ َﺎﺗ َﺎ ﻓ َﺎ ُﻮا ﻋﻨ َﺎ ﻣﻌﺮ ِﻴﻦ‬ َ ‫و َ ْﻨ ُ ْ ﻳ ِﻨ َﻜ ﻧ ْ َ ْﻬ ُ ْ ِﺿ‬ َ ‫ََ َ ْ َ ﱠ َ َ ْﺤ ُ ِ ْ ِ ْ ُ ْ َﻠ‬ ‫و َﺎ ُﻮا ﻳﻨﺤ ُﻮن ﻣﻦ اﻟﺠ َﺎل ﺑ ُﻮ ًﺎ ﺁﻣ ِﻴﻦ }28{ ﻓﺄﺧﺬﺗﻬﻢ اﻟ ﱠﻴﺤﺔ ﻣﺼﺒ ِﻴﻦ }38{ ﻓ َﺎ أﻏ َﻰ‬ ‫َﻤ َ ْﻨ‬ َ ‫َ َ َ َ ْ ُ ُ ﺼ ْ َ ُ ُ ْ ِﺤ‬ َ ‫َآ ﻧ ْ َ ْ ِﺘ َ ِ َ ْ ِﺒ ِ ُﻴ ﺗ ِﻨ‬ {84} ‫ﻋﻨ ُﻢ ﱠﺎ َﺎ ُﻮا ﻳﻜﺴ ُﻮن‬ َ ‫َ ْﻬ ﻣ آ ﻧ ْ َ ْ ِﺒ‬ “And verily. there were also a people who carved dwellings out of the side of mountains. But a torment overtook them in the early morning. (feeling themselves) secure. Their lands were divided between the new Byzantine Vassals Ghassanid Arabs and the Himyarite Vassals Knidite Arabs” Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 73 . These people were located in the area known as Ash-Shams. the people of the Rock. it would lead them to believe they were true Arabs who came under Aramaic influence. for Neb-bai-oth was Ishmael’s firstborn son. the dwellers of Al-Hijr (the rocky tract) denied the messengers. then that would make the Nabateans the descendants of Ishmael. By the third century the Nabateans stopped writing in Aramaic and begun to write in Greek instead.peasants. and by the fourth century they had converted to Christianity. or the area comprised of Canaan: Jordan.” If this is true. people who live in dwellings carved out of rock. The Wikipedia Encyclopedia says about them: “The Nabataean origins remain obscure. The Wikipedia offers: “The new Arab invaders who soon pressed forward into their seats found the remnants of the Nabataeans transformed into-. The Nabateans made their capital at Al-Khazneh in Petra (Rock). it could be both.” (Qur’an: 15:80-84) In the above verse. And they used to hew out dwellings from mountains. They both inhabited the same area and they both dwelt in the mountains. Their first definite appearance in the world was in 312 C. in which we examine their proper names. Jerome suggested a connection with the tribe Nebaioth mentioned in Genesis. It is said that the people of the Rock in the Qur’an were the people of Thamud and the people of the Rock in the Bible were the Nabateans. but others argue that from their inscriptions. it describes a people who dwelled in the sides of mountains.E. But historically.

and refrain from evil and mischief on the Earth. Ptolemy. but still in line with our facts. The Wikipedia says: “The oldest known reference to Thamud is a 715 BC inscription of the Assyrian king Sargon II which mentions them as being among the people of eastern and central Arabia subjugated by the Assyrians. in fact.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il If these people. if we subscribe to this theory.” Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 74 .E. those who are spoken of were are Arabs of some sort and eventually succumbed to the superiority of Islam from that in which they had previously practiced. one of their own brethren: He said: ‘O my people! worship Allah: ye have no other god but Him’ ‘And remember how He made you inheritors after the 'Ad people and gave you habitations in the land: ye build for yourselves palaces and castles in (open) plains. and carve out homes in the mountains. the other candidates we mentioned. would come to be the capital of the Muslim Nation within thirty years of the death of prophet Muhammad. for the area in question. that the Nabateans are “the Inhabitants of the Rock’. were the “Inhabitants of the Rock”. Arabic tradition has them moving north to settle on the slopes of Mount Athlab near Meda'in Saleh.’” (Qur’an: 7: 73-74) The Wikipedia Encyclopedia describes them: “The Thamud (Arabic: ‫ )ﺛﻤﻮد‬were a people of ancient Arabia who were known from the 1st millennium BC to near the time of Muhammad. so bring to remembrance the benefits (ye have received) from Allah. and Pliny. Now. They are referred to as "Tamudaei" in the writings of Aristo. are also known as the “people of the rocky tract”. that the “Inhabitants of The Rock” were of Arab descent and predestined to be Muslims. until 750 C.E. then we still have a situation in which. then it would be accurate and acceptable. So.” In the Qur'an: ‫وإَﻰ ﺛ ُﻮد أ َﺎهﻢ َﺎﻟ ًﺎ َﺎل َﺎ ﻗﻮم اﻋﺒ ُوا اﻟﻠﻪ َﺎ ﻟ ُﻢ ﻣﻦ إَـﻪ ﻏﻴﺮﻩ ﻗﺪ َﺎءﺗ ُﻢ ﺑﻴﻨﺔ ﱢﻦ‬ ‫َِﻟ َﻤ َ َﺧ ُ ْ ﺻ ِﺤ ﻗ َ ﻳ َ ْ ِ ْ ُﺪ ْ ّ َ ﻣ َﻜ ﱢ ْ ِﻟ ٍ َ ْ ُ ُ َ ْ ﺟ ْﻜ َ ﱢ َ ٌ ﻣ‬ ‫ﱠﱢﻜﻢ َـﺬﻩ َﺎﻗﺔ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻟﻜﻢ ﺁﻳﺔ ﻓﺬ ُو َﺎ ﺗﺄآﻞ ﻓﻲ أرض اﻟﻠﻪ وﻻ ﺗﻤ ﱡﻮ َﺎ ﺑﺴﻮء ﻓﻴﺄﺧﺬآﻢ ﻋ َاب‬ ٌ ‫رﺑ ُ ْ ه ِ ِ ﻧ َ ُ ّ ِ َ ُ ْ َ ً َ َر ه َ ْ ُ ْ ِ َ ْ ِ ّ ِ َ َ َ َﺴ ه ِ ُ َ ٍ َ َ ْ ُ َ ُ ْ َﺬ‬ {73} ‫أِﻴﻢ‬ ٌ ‫َﻟ‬ ‫َاذآ ُوا إذ ﺟﻌﻠﻜﻢ ﺧﻠ َﺎء ِﻦ ﺑﻌﺪ َﺎد وﺑﻮأآﻢ ِﻲ اﻷرض ﺗﺘﺨ ُون ِﻦ ﺳ ُﻮﻟ َﺎ ﻗ ُﻮ ًا‬ ‫و ْ ُﺮ ْ ِ ْ َ ََ ُ ْ َُﻔ ﻣ َ ْ ِ ﻋ ٍ َ َ ﱠَ ُ ْ ﻓ َ ْ ِ َﱠ ِﺬ َ ﻣ ُﻬ ِﻬ ُﺼ ر‬ {74} ‫وﺗﻨﺤ ُﻮن اﻟﺠ َﺎل ﺑ ُﻮ ًﺎ َﺎذآ ُوا ﺁﻻء اﻟﻠﻪ وﻻ ﺗﻌﺜﻮْا ِﻲ اﻷرض ﻣﻔﺴ ِﻳﻦ‬ َ ‫ّ ِ َ َ َ ْ َ ﻓ َ ْ ِ ُ ْ ِﺪ‬ ْ ‫َ َ ْ ِﺘ َ ْ ِﺒ َ ُﻴ ﺗ ﻓ ْ ُﺮ‬ “To the Thamud people (We sent) Salih. made his capital at Damascus and founded the ‘Umayyad dynasty which would rule for the next ninety years. the fifth Muslim in line after Muhammad. Thamud. Numerous Thamudic rock writings and pictures have been found on Mount Athlab and throughout central Arabia. Although they are thought to have originated in southern Arabia. from 661 C. Mu’awiyyah.

who belonged to the Himyar. The Himyar were succeeded by their brethren. in turn. could also be also described as “the people of Hajar” (Hagar). were succeeded. and the Jazirah have long been in Arab possession. the Himyar. but there are many traditions reported about Thamud: Ibn Khaldun “Historian and scholar.20[5] And our last possibility pertaining to identify “the Inhabitants of the Rock” is as follows: We’ve already stated that “the people of the rock” are mentioned in the Qur’an. Ibn Khaldun also mentions the Thamud several times in his great universal history al-Kitābu l-ibār ("Book of Evidence").21[4] “The Yemen. Among such nations were the 'Ad and the Thamud. There was a long period of royal authority and sedentary culture. They also founded cities and towns (there) and promoted the development of sedentary culture and luxury to the highest degree. but it is Hajar in Arabic. 2. The Amalekites were succeeded by their brethren. the rule of these areas has belonged to different (Arab) nations in succession. it reads: As-habul-hijr. the Thamud. by their brethren. striped cloth. and the other South Arabian rulers (Adhwa). They were not wiped out simultaneously with (each ruling) dynasty. The coloring of (sedentary culture) established itself firmly. Ironically. hijr means ‘rock’. They were succeeded. In Arabic. the Amalekites. Oman. which means ‘rock’ likewise. but for thousands of years. and they have become the specialty of that area. the name of Ishmael’s mother is Hagar in the Bible. took over.” —Muqaddimah Ch. Some examples from the Muqaddimah ("Introduction"): “This can be illustrated by what happened among the nations. The root letters being H-JR. the Mudar came to power. They. and finely woven garments and silks. the Amalekites and the Himyar after them. their brethren. 5. al-Bahrayn. They have remained and have always renewed themselves down to this time. The crafts became abundant and firmly rooted. Such (special Yemenite) crafts are embroidered fabrics. by the Adhwa'. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 75 . as we have stated. Then. the Tubba's.” —Muqaddimah Ch. but only in passing. When the royal authority of 'Ad was wiped out. seldom giving much information. In the Arabic. the Tubbas. likewise.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il There is not much more secular record of the people of Thamud. so it could be said that this verse about “the Inhabitants of the Rock”.

Whatever conclusion we derive from this. a second book could be written. They shall be turned back. blind or deaf. and crooked things straight. ye deaf. They may have been disobedient. and both Chronicles. These books are full of the Israelites indulging in the disgusting act of idol worship. There were however. but not impossible and more than a coincidence. and look. ye blind. But it was not the norm. ye are our gods. He will make the blind see and the deaf hear. 1st and 2nd Samuel. and as an evidence I will suggest reading the books of the Bible. I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them. for they were not idol worshippers in entirety. These things will I do unto them. but that is a whole other discussion. 1st and 2nd Kings. for which. blind. including the worship of Baal. that the Arabs are the one’s spoken of in Isaiah: 42:11. that ye may see. before the advent of God’s Mercy. that say to molten images. The people pointed out in these verses are as God said. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 76 . Hear. “And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il This is the long shot of the explanations I have provided. I would like to emphasize here. i. they shall be greatly ashamed. that trust in graven images. and not forsake them. we have one consistency. then it would be Ishmael’s descendants who would be implied and therefore the Arabs. Neither were the Israelites ignorant. And if we accept this theory as being “the Inhabitants of the Rock”. deaf and therefore chose idols as their deities. that this could not refer to the Israelites. Islam. This was an absolute description of the barbaric. pagan Arabs.e.” (Isaiah: 42:16-18) The above three verses describes how God is going to make these Gentiles see the error of their ways and He (God) will guide them to the straight path. nor accepted wide spread. Another example would be that of the worship of the golden calf. He will make them realize how foolish they were to worship idols. a few instances in which they were guilty of idol worship.

with regards to the exact region and the exact situation that was to unfold. for in preceding prophecies. a smoking gun. shall be diminished: For the Lord. This book is not for them. This prophecy is different. God gives us the setting. Now. The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty. May Allah lead them to the light. because unlike the other two afore mentioned prophecies recorded in Isaiah. The caravans had to hide from invaders (cf.” (Isaiah: 21:13-17) Right from the very start. This is for them. according to the years of an hireling. and for that matter. This book is for those who seek the truth. For. there are those who will not believe whether you explain to them in great detail or you do not explain to them at all.. O traveling companies of De-danim. I will actually quote from the King James Version of the Bible from their commentary on these verses and we will see how this event is interpreted. there was not a verse proclaiming that Arabia was the intended region to which our prophet would arise. The King James Bible says: “21:13. they prevented with their bread him that fled. verse by verse. This prophecy can be explained in totality without breaking it down. from the drawn sword and the bent bow. Judg 5:6). for those who feel something is missing in their religious life. within a year. and then I will give my explanation and let you decide for yourself. burden. and the Babylonians did the same under Nebuchadnezzar Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 77 . namely Arabia. forest. because it is one whole event that happened in real history in Arabia in the time of Muhammad. We still have those that would have the disease of doubt in their hearts and would need to be spoon fed the facts of every verse and then. God of Israel hath spoken it. as it is said. This prophecy is an actual historical event that occurred and is recorded in secular history. and all the glory of Kedar shall fail: And the residue of the number of the archers. the mighty men of the children of Kedar. this one is more specific. but now we have. “The burden upon Arabia…” (Isaiah: 21:13) This is a significant verse. For thus hath the Lord said unto me. they fled from the swords.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Chapter Six: The burden upon Arabia “The burden upon Arabia.C. life itself. See note on 13:1. and the grievousness of war. The Assyrians began to attack the Arabs in 732 B. back to the topic at hand. In the forest shall ye lodge.

I will start by saying that. by describing the events as indifferent to each other. but prophecies and also isn’t this book in the works that is called “the Prophets”? So. 21:16. 21:15.” This is the King James Bible explanation. Ezek 27:21). then fine. sword…bow. Jer 25:23). residue… shall be diminished. cf. Job 6:19. 21:14. Kedar. See 16: and note. An oasis in northern Arabia about 400 miles southwest of Babylon (cf. 16:14.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il (see Jer 25:17. and to explain that. and in the case of scholarly work. right? So. hireling. And as I have explained. no. Cf. if it is not a prophecy about the Arabs? Does God talk idly? The answer to that is. but actually it twists what was said in Isaiah 21:15. it would be reckless. right? And Isaiah is a prophet. Glory. it is a prophecy and of much more importance than the commentators suggest. sword…bow. The simple bows of the Arabs were ineffective against the swords and composite bows of Assyria. before explaining them and my proof of that is the commentary on verse 21:15. Jer 2:10). yes. Tema. of what importance is the mention of Arabs and Kedar specifically. 16:14. it gives explanations that would break up this prophecy into separate parts. and from the drawn sword and from the bent bow. nor does He talk to mankind without purpose.” Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 78 . Kedar was known for its flocks (60:7. this is the Bible. The home of bedouin tribes in the Arabian Desert. this is one event and to assume otherwise would be incorrect. 10:19. God does not talk without reason. Furthermore. but I can see many problems here with this commentary and referenced verses: This explanation alludes to the assumption that this is a prophecy at all. An Arabian tribe whose merchants activities are mentioned also in Ezek 27:20.23-24). 17:6. 21:17. Let’s look at what it really says: “For they fled from the sword. Dedanim. The simple bows of the Arabs were ineffective against the swords of Assyria. the book of Isaiah is filled with nothing. In support of my view that this is a prophecy. and from the grievousness of war. and if this satisfies the heart with you. 38:13.” This is not an explanation of Isaiah 21:15. See 14:11. obviously. Nebuchadnezzar defeated the people of Kedar (Jer 49:28-29. says: “21:15. And if there are those who say that this is not a prophecy. then I would tell those same people to read the whole book of Isaiah again to see that. but only Isaiah recording events around him. the commentator on these verses did not even pay attention to what the verses said.

Muslim fighters utterly humiliated the Quraish. it is not. forcing the Quraish to re-think their strategy. or in other words. they decided to go forth.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il So. he ordered his companions to depart for Yathrib (Madinah). They set out their caravans and were met with a warm welcome by the people of Yathrib. the poorly equipped. the Muslims of Makkah migrated to Madinah for fear of their lives. Now. but as they approached. But now. and in the year 624 C. to be more specific began performing raids against the outskirts of Madinah.E. knowing that God would protect them. and the bent bow. killing or taking prisoner one-hundred of their warriors. the Makkans raced out to meet them. armed and dangerous. They carried the minimal of weapons. prevent them from entering Makkah. but a term of the treaty prevented them (Madinans) from making pilgrimage until the next year. the Muslims decided to head for Makkah to make the annual pilgrimage. They (people of Yathrib) each took an immigrant from Makkah into their homes and became brothers.E. The Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 79 . and his descendants settled in northern Arabia. and the reputation of the Muslims preceding them. the drawn swords. resulting in small clashes between the believers and the disbelieving Makkans. With only three-hundred and thirteen men. The Makkans or Quraish. And the ‘they’ in the verse are the people of the caravan fleeing from war. So. I will attempt to give the true and historically accurate explanation. We’ve already come to indentify Muhammad as the prophet who would appear amongst the Children of Kedar. which before had been denied to them. the whole prophecy says nothing about the Assyrians at all.E. the land of Tema. in which hostilities would cease for ten years. and so they went with only the intention of visiting the House of God (the Ka’bah). and therefore. that they fled from the. It does not however compare the Arab bows with the Assyrian swords. but we’ve only touched the tip of the iceberg as to the significance of the people of Tema. Tema was Ishmael’s ninth son (Genesis: 25:15). Yathrib. sharing half of everything they had with their new brothers. God mentions yet another son of Ishmael to be incorporated into the scheme of things. swords. as they say. after a plot to kill Muhammad came to light. it was not long before the Makkan hostilities would reach Madinah. In fact. is the before mentioned commentary a just explanation? No. The subsequent battles would end similarly. So. They intended to defend against the Madinan pilgrims. But. The explanation that is given in the King James Bible is more of an assumption and could be said to be an intentional misrepresentation. for the verse itself says. and remarkably close to the township known as Madinah. In 630 C. it led to a battle that would shock the Quraish. They (Makkans) sent representatives to Muhammad to make a deal and resulted in the treaty of Hudaibiyyah. may Allah help me. in 622 C. You see. or before Islam. because they had been persecuted for thirteen years and it was getting worse and more dangerous.

in 631 C. of course. the treaty of Hudaibiyyah. Needless to say. without a fight and God’s sanctuary was restored to its Eminence. Or 2) It could refer to when the Muslims set out for pilgrimage in 631 C.” (Isaiah: 21:13) This is the region. if not including. o traveling companies of Deda-nim.” (Isaiah: 21:15) This interpretation could be twofold: 1) It could refer to when the Muslims initially migrated to Madinah under duress and threat of being persecuted or even worse. resulting in a treaty of peace called. Madinah. and the drawn sword. they prevented their bread him that fled. This verse is describing when the Madinans took the Muslims into their homes and fed them and provided for them. which was to last ten years. In either case. a few exceptions. and were met with hostility on the outskirts of Makkah. and from the bent bow. the disbelievers could not uphold their side of the bargain and attacked a tribe allied with the Muslims and killed a large amount of their people. In the forest shall ye lodge. Let’s walk through this just in the event that we missed something: “The burden upon Arabia. as if ten-thousand men weren’t an overwhelming number in those days. “For they fled from the sword.E. It is a no brainer that the Makkans surrendered. it Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 80 . but that is another story altogether. and from the grievousness of war.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Muslims returned to Madinah disappointed. A couple of weeks later a force of over ten-thousand believers headed for Makkah. Once Muhammad’s men posted up around the town. The Makkans surrendered without incident. Almost all the transgressors were forgiven and given pardon.E. for they fled with virtually nothing. killed.” (Isaiah: 21:14) We’ve explained that the land of Tema was Northern Arabia in the area. so the prophecy was fulfilled. but to Muhammad it was a viewed as a victory. Muhammad ordered his companions to have each man light a camp fire to give the appearance of a much larger army. “The Inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty. Muhammad proceeded to the Ka’bah (House of God) and rid it of all three-hundred idols that it had contained for centuries. Arabia and this is describing when the prophet Muhammad and his companions would migrate to Madinah in caravans. When they arrived. There were.

He lived in Madinah. he. was the conquest of the ideas that had prevailed. which in reality was the beginning of the end. the situation is as follows: Muhammad was of the Children of Kedar. if not. then Isaiah 21:16-17. then Isaiah 21:16-17 would refer to the Battle of Badr in 624 C. this triumphant return. Ishmael’s ninth son and it is located in northern Arabia in close proximity to . would be either after the initial migration. hath the Lord said unto me. the mighty men of the religion of Islam. When he conquered Makkah. and afterwards spent most of his life as their adversary and in exile. within a year. 2) The land of Tema is obviously a land named after its founder. But even more monumental than the conquest of Makkah itself. was victorious. if not Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 81 . They were now. God spoke the truth and brought it about where He said it would happen. refers to the conquest of Makkah and the destruction of their idols. “For thus. For centuries-these pagan Arabs had been living a barbaric way of life and with one man. to whom it would happen. if what is intended is the migration. the mighty men of the Children of Kedar. I would now like to perform a quick review of facts: 1) Arabia is our setting. and all the glory of Kedar shall fail: And the residue of the number of archers. Further clarification of verse sixteen and seventeen of Isaiah is needed. this was definitely the death blow. to the dismay of all who opposed him. In the usage of the phrase “Children of Kedar”. God united them under the banner of Islam. if what is intended is the violation of the treaty of Hudaibiyyah. Muhammad lived forty years among them prior to revelation. God’s Will took over and after a long absence from Makkah. On the other hand. either the Battle of Badr. or after the treaty of Hudaibiyyah was broken by the pagan Quraish. it is the Quraish who are the specific aim.” (Isaiah: 2116-17) Now. but in the end. demanded here: First. an end to a period of ignorance and a new beginning. it was a momentous event. or “the land of Tema” for ten years. for the Muslims had to flee from Makkah or else they would be engaged in combat. Whichever occasion is referred to.E. in which. All the mighty men of the Children of Kedar were now. and at whose hands it would happen. for it was done without any fighting or much opposition whatsoever. In the last case. or the conquest of the mother of all towns (Makkah). according to the years of a hireling.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il would be valid and accurate. as we have explained in the preceding verse. Tema. the Quraish were dealt a devastating loss and their credibility in Arabia greatly diminished. shall be diminished: For the Lord God of Israel hath spoken it. non-existent.

also Ishmael’s son. from Makkah to Madinah. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 82 . were descended from Kedar. May Allah release us from the pride in our hearts and enable us to accept the truth when is made plain. Madinah.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il encompassing. the town in which Muhammad migrated to and founded the first Islamic community. of whom. from his own people. only to return and be victorious. 4) Muhammad migrated under duress. 3) Muhammad was of the Quraish tribe.

and when ye brought it home.” (Haggai: 2:6-9) The above prophecy reveals to us that God is going to restore glory to His House. and I will shake the Heavens. God said this at a time when the House of God was non-existent. “Ye have sown much. in previous verses that He is Angry with the Israelites. earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former. and build the house. O ye. it is a little while.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Chapter Seven: Part One …And the desire of all nations shall come “For thus saith the Lord of hosts. and I will take pleasure in it. because they hastened to rebuild their own dwellings. and I will be glorified. ye eat. saith the Lord of hosts. and lo. so that He will be glorified: “Go up to the mountain. but ye have not enough. This was after the captivity.” (Haggai: 1:8) And then God tells them that. saith the Lord of hosts: And in this place will I give peace. in which the Israelites were allowed to return to Israel. Why? Saith the Lord of hosts. and bring in little. God conveys. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 83 . and the dry land. And I will shake all nations. but are not filled with drink. and the gold is mine. The silver is mine. and the sea. saith the Lord of hosts. but there is none warm. ye drink. He (God) told them to rebuild the temple. it came too little. and the Earth. I did blow upon it. but neglected to rebuild the most important house of all-God’s Temple. and the desire of all nations shall come: And I will fill this house with glory. this is the reason all their earnings came to naught. after the temple of Solomon was destroyed by the Babylonians. “Is it time for you. saith the Lord. saith the Lord of hosts. and he that earneth wages. yet once. because of Mine House that is in waste. ye clothe you. and ye run every man unto his own house. and this house lie waste?” (Haggai: 1:4) So.” (Haggai: 1:6) And: “Ye look for much. and bring wood. to dwell in your cield houses.

and upon the mountains.” (Haggai: 1:9-11) But this is the type of neglect that the Children of Israel were accustom to displaying.’ They said. ‘Do you make fun of us?’ He said. sound. and upon the oil. Anyhow. and all the labour of the hands.’ They said. Allah commands you that you slaughter a cow. ‘Now.’ They said. if Allah Wills. but (it is) between the two conditions. And I have called a drought upon the land. to us. you have brought the truth. And we can see this trend of selfishness throughout the Bible. ‘He says. Verily. nor too young. ‘He says. so do what you are commanded. Verily. and upon that which the ground bringeth forth.’ They said. and upon cattle. nor water the fields. after much discourse between God and Haggai. ‘Call upon your Lord for us to make plain what it is. they slaughtered it though they were near to not doing it. and upon the corn. pleasing to the beholders. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 84 . and the Earth is stayed from her fruit. the Jews decided to comply with God’s command to build the temple once more. they were told by God to slaughter a cow. having no other colour except bright yellow. The story goes as follows: ‫وإذ َﺎل ُﻮ َﻰ ﻟﻘﻮﻣﻪ إن اﻟﻠﻪ ﻳﺄﻣﺮآﻢ أن ﺗﺬﺑ ُﻮا ﺑﻘﺮة َﺎُﻮا أﺗﺘﺨﺬ َﺎ ه ُوا َﺎل أ ُﻮذ ِﺎﻟﻠﻪ أن‬ ْ َ ِ ّ ‫َِ ْ ﻗ َ ﻣ ﺳ ِ َ ْ ِ ِ ِ ﱠ ّ َ َ ْ ُ ُ ُ ْ َ ْ َ ْ َﺤ ْ َ َ َ ً ﻗ ﻟ ْ َ َ ﱠ ِ ُﻧ ُﺰ ً ﻗ َ َﻋ ُ ﺑ‬ {67} ‫أ ُﻮن ﻣﻦ اﻟ َﺎهِﻴﻦ‬ َ ‫َآ َ ِ َ ْﺠ ِﻠ‬ ‫َﺎُﻮا ادع ﻟ َﺎ رﺑﻚ ﻳﺒ ﱢﻦ ﻟ َﺎ َﺎ هﻲ َﺎل إﱠﻪ ﻳ ُﻮل إﻧ َﺎ ﺑﻘﺮة ﻻ َﺎرض وﻻ ﺑﻜﺮ ﻋ َان ﺑﻴﻦ ذﻟﻚ‬ َ َِ َ ْ َ ٌ ‫ﻗ ﻟ ْ ْ ُ َﻨ َﱠ َ ُ َﻴ ّﻨ ﻣ ِ َ ﻗ َ ِﻧ ُ َﻘ ُ ِ ﱠﻬ َ َ َ ٌ ﱠ ﻓ ِ ٌ َ َ ِ ْ ٌ َﻮ‬ {68} ‫َﺎﻓﻌُﻮا َﺎ ﺗﺆ َﺮون‬ َ ‫ﻓ ْ َﻠ ْ ﻣ ُ ْﻣ‬ ‫َﺎُﻮا ادع ﻟ َﺎ رﺑﻚ ﻳﺒ ﱢﻦ ﻟ َﺎ َﺎ ﻟﻮﻧ َﺎ َﺎل إﱠﻪ ﻳ ُﻮل إﻧ َﺎ ﺑﻘﺮة ﺻﻔ َاء َﺎ ِـﻊ ﻟﻮﻧ َﺎ ﺗﺴ ﱡ اﻟﱠﺎﻇ ِﻳﻦ‬ َ ‫ﻗ ﻟ ْ ْ ُ َﻨ َﱠ َ ُ َﻴ ﱠﻨ ﻣ َ ْ ُﻬ ﻗ َ ِﻧ ُ َﻘ ُ ِ ّﻬ َ َ َ ٌ َ ْﺮ ﻓ ﻗ ٌ ﱠ ْ ُﻬ َ ُﺮ ﻨ ِﺮ‬ {69} {70} ‫َﺎُﻮا ادع ﻟ َﺎ رﺑﻚ ﻳﺒ ﱢﻦ ﻟ َﺎ َﺎ هﻲ إن اﻟﺒﻘﺮ ﺗ َﺎﺑﻪ ﻋﻠﻴ َﺎ وإﱠﺎ ِن َﺎء اﻟﻠﻪ ﻟﻤﻬﺘ ُون‬ َ ‫ﻗ ﻟ ْ ْ ُ َﻨ َﱠ َ ُ َﻴ ﱠﻨ ﻣ ِ َ ِ ﱠ َ َ َ َﺸ َ َ ََ ْﻨ َِﻧ إ ﺷ ﱠ ُ َ ُ ْ َﺪ‬ ‫َﺎل إﱠﻪ ﻳ ُﻮل إﻧ َﺎ ﺑﻘﺮة ﻻ ذُﻮل ﺗ ِﻴﺮ اﻷرض وﻻ ﺗﺴ ِﻲ اﻟﺤﺮث ﻣﺴﻠﻤﺔ ﻻ ﺷﻴﺔ ِﻴ َﺎ َﺎُﻮا اﻵن‬ َ ْ ‫ﻗ َ ِﻧ ُ َﻘ ُ ِﱠﻬ َ َ َ ٌ ﱠ َﻟ ٌ ُﺜ ُ َ ْ َ َ َ َ ْﻘ ْ َ ْ َ ُ َﱠ َ ٌ ﱠ ِ َ َ ﻓ ﻬ ﻗ ﻟ‬ {71} ‫ﺟﺌﺖ ِﺎﻟﺤﻖ ﻓﺬﺑ ُﻮ َﺎ و َﺎ َﺎ ُوا ﻳﻔﻌُﻮن‬ َ ‫ِ ْ َ ﺑ ْ َ ﱢ َ َ َﺤ ه َﻣ آ د ْ َ ْ َﻠ‬ “And (remember) when Moses said to his people: ‘Verily. ‘I take Allah’s Refuge from being among the ignorant. we will be guided. And surely. and for the testing the limits. and acted in the same manner. and upon men. It is a yellow cow. and upon the new wine.’ They said. it is a cow neither trained to till the soil. it is a cow neither too old. bright in its colour.’ So.” (Qur’an: 2:67-71) The point I am trying to make is that the Jews were known for their disobedience.’ He (Moses) said. and Haggai and his people. the Heaven over you is stayed from dew.’ He said.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Therefore. ‘Call upon your Lord for us that He may make plain to us what it is!’ He said. for after they made the golden calf and worshipped it. ‘He says. all cows are alike. ‘Call upon your Lord for us to make plain to us its colour.

the lesser Anti-Christ. if it was of the magnitude proclaimed by God. “Then said the Jews. but the only recorded historical events that occurred between the building of the temple and its destruction are: The transition of power from the Persians to Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Greeks. and completed in 515 B. ‘See ye not all these things? Verily. between 334 and 330 B. and the dry land. he’s been dubbed. or even the improved temple of Herod. and the sea. he was already predicting its destruction. then we have to asked the question. Earth. And Jesus said unto them. and the Earth. yet once. He basically suppressed the act of being Jewish.C. it would seem that the prophecy in question would be referring to the temple that the Jews were rebuilding. During this period of Greek rule. what happened that can be described as a shaking of the Heavens and the Earth? Surely. but let’s let the facts speak for themselves. a king of the Seleucid dynasty arose to the throne. God. before the greater. 585 years later? This command to rebuild the temple came to Haggai. and the Jews rebuilt it by 515 B. in which the Greeks carved up amongst themselves. between a five-hundred and eighty-six year period. the Ptolemies and the Seleucids continued to dispute over the land. he prohibited the daily sacrifice of the Jews in the temple. what event had occurred between the rebuilding of the temple and it’s destruction at the hands of the Roman’s. In 175 B. the Seleucids held Palestine until the Romans invaded.C.” (Haggai: 2:6) Here. we will see that it is not so. with emphasis. “And Jesus went out.C. it is a little while. and then the renovation by Herod took forty-six years to build. there shall not be left here one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down. This is known as Hellenization. he assassinated a high priest of the Jews named Onias the third. two dynasties of Greeks. Thereafter.C. He was Antiochus the Forth Epiphanes. and departed from the temple: And his disciples came to him for to shew him the building of the temple.” (Matthew: 24:1-2) So. During his reign. states that He will shake the Heavens.C. He was so oppressive. I say unto you. and I will shake the Heavens.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Now. then it should be of some historical value. violent and vulgar. and all that they contain. until Seleucus the second was given the thrown. but as we examine each and every verse. forty and six years was this temple in building…” (John: 2:20) And by the time. His aim was to turn the Jews into Greeks. rebuilt in 20 B. Jesus had arrived on the scene. If this is referring to the temple of Zerrubbabel built beginning in 536 B. after Alexander’s death in 323 B.C. called Palestine.C. He Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 85 . “For thus saith saith the Lord of hosts.

And before that. Needless to say. “For the land is full of adultery. the temple was defiled. What is ironic is that when the temple was destroyed by the Babylonians. in which Jesus would be “crucified”. I will bring disaster upon them at a time fixed for their punishment. The book of Maccabees are full of references to the persecution under Antiochus the forth Epiphanes. and there they will fall.” (Jeremiah: 23:9-12) Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 86 . Surely. this was not what God intended when He said: “And I will shake all nations. the paths they take will become slippery. and finally. He looted the temple. But the most horrific action came in 167 B. it is a little while. Jeremiah: 23:9-12 describes the situation before the people of Judah were taken captive by the Babylonians. there had only been small periods of peace in Israel and for the most part. once more destroyed. I. wicked men. Even the priests and the prophets are ungodly. when the Romans supplanted the Greeks as Israel’s new rulers. and it lies under a curse. Therefore. approximately ninety-five years later. Surely. and I will shake the Heavens and the Earth. and the sea. The land itself is mourning. saith the Lord of hosts. the Lord have spoken.C. more times than not. when he erected an alter to Zeus inside the temple and offered it swine! Thereafter. John the Baptist was beheaded. says the Lord. it was a punishment from God for their crimes of turning towards the worship of idols and defiling the temple themselves. presented itself in the year 63 B. looted. I have seen their despicable acts right here in My own Temple. For all they do is evil and abuse what power they have. since the rebuilding of the temple.C.its wilderness pastures are dried up. this could not be what God meant when He uttered the words: “For thus saith the Lord of hosts. yet once. For. And I will shake all nations. until it’s destruction. he ordered that sacrifices to Greek deities be performed in all Judean cities. and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with Glory. give or take a few years. and defiled the alter.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il executed thousands of Jews who defied him. and the dry land. and during the foreign rule. they were subjected to the rule of foreigners. saith the Lord of hosts.” (Haggai: 2:7) The next historical event.” (Haggai: 2:6-7) To be honest. Most definitely. this is not what God meant. it was at their hands. They will be chased through the dark. and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory.

he drove them all out of the temple. and poured out the changers’ money. and swear falsely. says: “In the third year of the king Jehoiakim’s reign in Judah. make not my father’s house an house of merchandise. if ye thoroughly execute judgment between man and his neighbor. and the oxen.” (Jeremiah: 7:14-15) And why did God say this? “For. and shed not innocent blood in this place. The rebuilt temple in which. Nebuchadnezzar took them back to the land of Babylonia and placed them in the treasure house of his own god. and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. if ye oppress not the stranger.’” (John: 2:13-16) And we have to remember. ye trust in lying words that cannot profit. and found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves. Then. forever and ever. nothing had changed. king Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. and said unto them that sold the doves. the fatherless. God allowed the temple to be destroyed by the Babylonians. So. just as I did your relatives. in the land that I gave your fathers. if ye thoroughly amend your ways and your doings.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il And also: “So. and burn incense unto Baal. murder. which is called by My Name. for we have Jesus denouncing the priests of his time also: “And the Jews’ Passover was at hand. and overthrew the tables.C. all the way up to the time of Jesus. we are delivered to do all these abominations?” (Jeremiah: 7:5-10) You see. that this was the new temple. the people of Israel. and the changers of money sitting: And when he had made a scourge of small cords. and come and stand before Me in this house. most would say. this place that I gave to you and your ancestors. And I will send you out of My Sight into exile. Will ye steal.” (Daniel: 1:2) This occurred in 605 B. and the widow. and say. and commit adultery. and the sheep. The reason I present this evidence above is to make the point that. due to their own transgressions. this temple that you trust in for help. was the house mentioned in Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 87 . neither walks after other gods to your hurt. and walk after other gods whom ye know not. just as I destroyed Shiloh. Behold. of which Jesus was speaking. I will now destroy this temple that bears My Name. The Lord gave him victory over king Jehoiakim of Judah and permitted him to take some of the sacred objects of the temple of God. will I cause you to dwell in this place. ‘take these things from hence. Daniel: 1:2. and as a result of the iniquities of Judah.

that the temple of God would be destroyed indefinitely. 2) Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 88 . offering it swine. and it’s destruction in 70 C. and after contemplating on this period of Jewish history. Also of significance was the beheading of John the Baptist. another prophet of God. who persecuted the Jews in an attempt to Hellenize them. He defiled the alter of God.e.E. when He said: “And the desire of all nations shall come…” (Haggai: 2:7) These are the facts as they are. Antiochus the forth Epiphanes. as in erecting an alter of Zeus in the temple and thereafter.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Haggai: 2:7. this is not what God meant.E. about a multitude of different transgressions.C. Most assuredly. just so our facts are fresh in our minds. the Romans overtook the Greeks.E.E. Jesus. this time period was plagued by an abundance of sorrowful events: 1) The transition of power from the Persians to the Greeks. in which gave rise to the “lesser Anti-Christ”.E. and again. from 63 B. and performed the most sacrilegious actions.” (Haggai: 2:9) After the supposed “cruci-fiction” of Jesus. it would be in the year 70 C. Surely. they (Jews) defiled their own temple and convicted and sentenced an innocent man to death by crucifixion. i. i. 515 B. Now. the priest of Israel sought to kill him (Jesus). to 70 C.C. and ever since. that it was a golden era for the temple of Jerusalem. this could not be what God had meant. and as a result of the outbursts similar to this. the Jews were subjects of a foreign empire. During the period of the temple being rebuilt. when He said: “The glory of this latter house shall be greater than the former. to 70 C.C. Next. in 515 B. there has been no temple for the Jews. let us recap on Chapter seven before moving on to chapter eight. by the Romans. we cannot say with a good conscience. were more tribulations for the Jews to endure. The Romans destroyed the temple in 70 C.e. In this period. This time.

What is this desire? It is not referring to the rebuilt temple. to desire and other meanings. and the desired of all nations shall come:” (Haggai: 2:7) This is only part of verse seven. for each word in Hebrew or Arabic are so pregnant with meaning. In this verse. The Strong’s Concordance has this to offer on the word “desired” with regard to Haggai: 2:7: Lexicon Results for chemdah (Strong's H2532) Hebrew for H2532 ‫הדמח‬ Transliteration chemdah Part of Speech adjective feminine noun TWOT Reference 673b Pronunciation khem·dä' (Key) Root Word (Etymology) from H2531 Outline of Biblical Usage nf 1) Desire. and the sea. and the dry land. God was going to bring into existence some event of gigantic magnitude. let us examine the prophecy of Haggai in a different light: “For. thus saith the Lord of hosts. which comes from the root word. and the Earth. as one would suppose. yet once. i. in which everything in Heaven and Earth would be affected. in the original Hebrew is hamd. hamada.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Chapter Eight: Part Two And in this place will I give peace Now. desired. that which is desirable Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 89 . and I will shake the Heavens. “And I will shake all nations. The word in question. God is saying that after He shakes up all nations.” (Haggai: 2:6) This explains to us that. it is a little while. that it is hard to accurately render their meaning in English. He will send the desire of all these nations.e. but needs to be thoroughly explained before moving on. which means to praise or he praises. not that far off from the time this prophecy was revealed.

but the color "white" in Hebrew. whereas in Hebrew it only means "egg". The root l.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il adj 2) Pleasant. goodly 2. precious 4 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------In Arabic it is Hamda and in Hebrew it is Khamda But. sing. hamada is also the root word for the words: Ahmad.in Arabic has the meaning of "white" as well as "egg". back to ‘the desired’. The word. or 3-consonant consonantal roots (2.and 4-consonant roots also exist). adjectives. Of course. "knowledge" is represented in Hebrew by the root y-d. and Arabic are related and have an abundance of words that they share. The word madinah (root: m-d-n) has the meaning of "city" in Arabic. All Semitic languages exhibit a unique pattern of stems consisting typically of "triliteral". just as in Maltese bajda means "white" (f. bê ab-ā ab ablib bet a-wbēb libbbeyt. precious Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 25 AV — pleasant 12. For example. beloved 3. English father heart house peace tongue water ProtoSemitic * ab*lib(a)bbayt*šalām*lišān/*lašān*may- Akkadian Mehri a-yb ab- Arabic Hebrew Syriac Ge'ez Phoenician ablubbbaytā báyi . the root b-y. and verbs are formed in various ways: e. bêt səlōm əwšēn ə-mō bītu. Muhammad in Arabic.šālôm lisānmā lāšôn máyim shlomsalām salem o leššānlissān lshen o mayy. Mahmoud and as you could have guessed. For example. but in Modern Hebrew it means "state".māy maym Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 90 . and/or adding prefixes. Sometimes certain roots differ in meaning from one Semitic language to another. or words that derive from one another. Linguistically.) and also "egg". Aramaic.-m means "meat" in Arabic. by inserting vowels. and "metropolis" in Amharic. from which nouns. Due to the Semitic languages' common origin. the original meaning was most probably "food". The root l-b-n means "milk" in Arabic.but in Arabic by the roots -r-f and -l-m and in Ethiosemitic by the root -w-q and f-l. but "bread" in Hebrew and "cow" in Ethiosemitic languages. there is sometimes no relation between the roots.. or infixes. Hebrew. desire 4. doubling consonants. bētu šalāmlišānmû (root lē (ā ) lebb-o libb beyt-o bet salām. they share many words and roots in common.g. suffixes.

this last part of verse 2:7. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. is credited with being a proper noun. could care less about the temple in Judah.e. Furthermore.” (Haggai: 2:7) You see. Muhammad. the whole world besides the Israelites. Some opponents would say that this is a long shot.” (Matthew: 15:24) And: “Go not into the way of the Gentiles. at the time of Jesus. we could say. no matter how hard we try to fit him into the mold. Jesus was not the “desire of all nations”.” The word hamada becomes Muhammad by the application of the prefix Mu. If we say that this “desired” is pertaining to the rebuilt temple. in essence: “And I will shake all nations and Muhammad shall come to all nations. “And I will fill this house with glory. it is not only acceptable. between 515 B. what glory filled the house? What great event happened that can be paralleled to ‘the shaking of the Heavens. necessitates that the first part be fulfilled before the last part can come to a head. as we’ve shown previously. because Jesus was. to fulfill this prophecy. What about Jesus? Could he be the “desire of all nations?” the answer is no. for the pagans and the idol worshippers.” (Matthew: 10:5-6) So. and around the temple. saith the Lord of hosts. I am not sent. then the house of God would be filled with glory. a name. and thus. you see. he answered and said. and therefore. this house spoken of. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 91 . i.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il /*māy- *mā-/*māy) ā So. and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not. or in other words. and the nations of the Earth?” What “desire” came into existence that all the nations of the Earth were anticipating? Surely. it is the intended meaning.C. and 70 C. there were all types of atrocities going on in. but unto the lost sheep of Israel.E. Earth. and for that matter. not the temple. Jesus would have to appear and then. cannot be filled with glory until the desire of all nations has come. sent unto “the lost sheep of the house of Israel”: “But. then I ask the question again. but as we’ve pointed out earlier. but in the context of this verse.

He made it beautiful and decorated it. from here. if we believe. there is none from amongst the Jews and the Christians who hears about me and then dies without believing in the message with which I have been sent. which means God was going to do something that would shock the world. and the dry land. saith the Lord of hosts.” (Haggai: 2:6-7) Does this not parallel your feelings inside? “And the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory. hadith NO. in the Qur’an: Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 92 . it is the temple rebuilt intended in Haggai: 2:7.” (Sahih Muslim.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari) Do you see? Prophet Muhammad is the last prophet! And wouldn’t God. So. send the last chance to all mankind? Prophet Muhammad also said: “By Him (Allah) whose Hand Muhammad’s soul is. yet once. between Jesus and the destruction of the temple. more times than not. and I will shake all nations. whom every nation indeed. we have to search for alternatives.” (Haggai: 2:7) We’ve explained whom the desire of all nations is.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Jesus denounced their transgressions inside the temple. He was going to bring forth the chosen one. 1. and the Earth. and I will shake the Heavens. Allah addresses mankind. but he will be from the dwellers of the Fire. not the Israelites! Is this not shocking? Are you not shocked or overwhelmed by emotions you cannot explain? But you don’t have to explain what you are feeling. it is a little while. will lead us to the truth. I would like to add that. The book of faith. And. nothing can be singled out to prove that God’s temple was glorious. VOL. which with a pure heart. that God was going to shake up the Heavens and the Earth and all the nations. but did not commence to restore it to glory. 240) This is self explanatory. God already said it for you when He said: “For thus saith the Lord of hosts. let alone the statement that it would be greater than the former. but let’s explain why. would come to desire. and from amongst the Ishmaelites. but for a brick-space that was left vacant at a corner. admiring the structure and remarking: ‘Why didn’t he place a brick in here too?’ Lo! I am that brick. and the sea. And I am the last of the prophets. The prophet Muhammad has been recorded as having said: “My example and that of those prophets who preceded me is like a man who built a house. not just Muslims. People began going around. And the truth is. in being the Just God that He is.

saith the Lord of hosts.4 billion Muslims in the world.” (Qur’an: 4:1) So. This verse is speaking of Al-Masjidul-Haram in Makkah. the majority of Muslims are east of the Arab world.” (Haggai: 2:7) You see. they kiss the Black Stone. after the “desire’ comes.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il ‫َﺎ أﻳ َﺎ اﻟﻨﺎس اﺗ ُﻮا ر ﱠﻜﻢ‬ ُ ُ ‫ﻳ َﱡﻬ ﱠ ُ ﱠﻘ ْ َﺑ‬ “O mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord. where the Ka’bah is housed. it would seem that “the desire of all nations” was exactly that. 18% of those are to hail from the Arab world. and Africa also counting for a substantial amount of the number of Muslims. but between the time of Ishmael and Muhammad. as Allah has described to us in the Qur’an. It is by far the largest Muslim country. Haggai: 2:9 Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 93 . anything other than glorifying God’s house? For the sake of argument. so they can save themselves from a fire whose fuel is men and stones. that this house in Makkah is the third house. and prohibited the pagans or non-Muslims from even entering the Ka’bah. Ishmael. I would like to point out that today there are approximately 1. which is inside the Ka’bah. it could be said. When the “desire of all nations” (Muhammad) came. This house of God accommodates around two-million people every year who come for pilgrimage. is Indonesia. the desire of all nations! “And I will fill this house with glory. he took back the House of God from the idol worshippers. God will fill His House with glory. and I’ve heard the arguments that. as they say. are Muslim. the pagan Arabs had corrupted and defiled the Ka’bah by placing hundreds of idols inside and circumambulating the House of God while being naked. This tradition goes back to the time of Abraham and his son. for they are the ones who raised the foundation of the Ka’bah. most of which. Is this not glorifying the House of God? Who can claim a number of two-million pilgrims each year to their holy places? Is this not glorifying the House of God? Is the worshipping of millions of people bowing and prostrating in a purified state. in reality. With that being said. They pray inside and worship. of which has two-hundred and twenty-million people. prohibited the circumambulating of the Ka’bah naked. So. Muhammad was “the desire of all nations”. because of the two temples preceding it (counting the temple of Zerrubbabel and the renovated version by king Herod as one). but the single country that takes the cake.

whosoever enters it. There are no actual numbers given. and a guidance for mankind and Jinn. Allah says in the Qur’an: ‫إن أول ﺑﻴﺖ وﺿﻊ ِﻠﱠﺎس ﻟﻠ ِي ﺑﺒﻜﺔ ﻣ َﺎر ًﺎ وه ًى ﻟﻠ َﺎﻟ ِﻴﻦ‬ َ ‫ِ ﱠ َ ﱠ َ َ ْ ٍ ُ ِ َ ﻟ ﻨ ِ َﱠﺬ ِ َ ﱠ َ ُﺒ َآ َ ُﺪ ﱢ ْﻌ َﻤ‬ “Verily. will be better than the one preceding it. the one that comes next. predates the temple of Solomon. full of blessing. for those who are not aware of this fact.e. the place of Abraham.” This means. the Ka’bah in Makkah. for the rest of world at that time. the first house (of worship) appointed for mankind was that at Bakkah (Makkah). I will site a few references: “Bakkah (Arabic: ‫ )ﺑﻜﺔ‬is a place mentioned in surah 3:96 of the Qur'an. also commenced. worshipped false deities.” (Qur’an: 3:96) And He goes on to say: ‫ِﻴﻪ ﺁ َﺎت ﺑﱢـ َﺎت ﻣ َﺎم إﺑ َا ِﻴﻢ و َﻦ دﺧﻠﻪ َﺎن ﺁﻣ ًﺎ وﻟﻠﻪ ﻋَﻰ اﻟﱠﺎس ﺣﺞ اﻟﺒﻴﺖ ﻣﻦ اﺳﺘ َﺎع‬ َ ‫ﻓ ِ ﻳ ٌ َﻴ ﻨ ٌ ﱠﻘ ُ ِ ْﺮ ه َ َﻣ َ ََ ُ آ َ ِﻨ َِّ ِ َﻠ ﻨ ِ ِ ﱡ ْ َ ْ ِ َ ِ ْ َﻄ‬ {97} ‫إﻟﻴﻪ ﺳ ِﻴﻼ و َﻦ آﻔﺮ ﻓﺈن اﷲ ﻏﻨﻲ ﻋﻦ اﻟ َﺎﻟ ِﻴﻦ‬ َ ‫َ ِ ﱞ َ ِ ْﻌ َﻤ‬ ‫َِ ْ ِ َﺒ ً َﻣ َ َ َ َ ِ ﱠ‬ “In it are manifest signs (for example). number two and the restoration.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il implies that the second temple would be greater than the first temple. or the Kingdom of God.” (Qur’an: 3:97) A few points worth emphasizing are: 1) It is a well known fact that Makkah used to be called Bakkah. and to this. I reply that: 1) The exact rendering of Haggai: 2:9 is: “The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former. It is said to be the site of the first mosque. I will present a few evidences from the Bible and the Qur’an: First. the transition from the “former house” to the “latter house”. as the Ka’bah was built by Abraham and Ishmael and therefore. To substantiate our view. number three. The meaning intended to be conveyed here. is that the temple of Solomon and its restoration are the “former” house. and therefore it is identified by some Muslims with the city of Mecca. he attains security. And in support of that. which would make the temple of Solomon. for that was the focal point of God being worshipped. (both of which grow in dry places). This means it could be a valley through which the pilgrims passed during Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 94 . 2) This verse of Haggai: 2:9 is in fact an allegory statement. i. Others also identify it with the Biblical "valley of Baca" from Psalm 84 (Hebrew: ‫.)בך‬ The Hebrew Baca can be translated either as "weeping" or "balsam trees". And with the transition of prophet hood. or perhaps mastic shrubs. And pilgrimage to the house (Ka’bah) is a duty that mankind owes to Allah.

west of Meroth. saying that God has revealed to Muhammad the true religion of Abraham. In it are clear signs: the place of Abraham." Luxemberg's version of the text could with little extrapolation be interpreted to mean that the first House of God is a sacred place. the use of "Bakkah" could mean any similar area. with Bakkah apparently being another name for Mecca (Arabic "Makkah"). he would have to have come after the tribe of Judah they say). in his work Die syro-aramäische Lesart des Koran: Ein Beitrag zur Entschlüsselung der Koransprache ("The Syro-Aramaic Reading of the Qur'an: A Contribution to Deciphering the Language of the Qur'an"). a messenger. so the change is not explained. Many translations simply render Bakkah as Mecca. Bakkah and Mecca Surah 3:96-97 The first Sanctuary established for the people is the one in Bakkah. Arguments against the identification of Bakkah with Mecca As the alternative name is not used anywhere else. such as Wadi al-Bakkah in the Sinai. "Inna awwala baytin wudi`a li-n-nâsi lalladhî bibakkata mubârakan wa-hudan li-l`alamîna. This fits the passage well in context: Sura 3:96 preaches to Jews.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il their journey on their way to the temple at Jerusalem (Zion in the psalm). and does not refer to the literal city of Mecca at all. This does little. to explain the use of the Bakkah when the verse is in context. blessed. and that the passage therefore reads "the first house established for the people was that at Mecca [bibakkata]. as it is described as the location of the first mosque. there is some doubt that Bakkah and Mecca are the same city. and a home to Abraham. according to the Qur'an. it understood as "bi-Bakkata". or it could be figurative. Abraham for the Muslims is a prophet. referring to the fact that even the dry deserts of the Middle-east through which the pilgrims pass are reason for joy as they near their destination. Under Luxemberg's interpretation. Writer Christoph Luxenberg. and a guidance for the worlds. then God has no need of the worlds. who. And whoever enters it will be secure. according to the Torah was the a person to believe and worship One God. segregated (fenced in) from the profane. and a guidance to all beings. And whoever rejects. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 95 . like Moses and Noah before him." is inaccurate. and the passage is cryptic if they are not the same city. looks for a Text-critical explanation for the name discrepancy. whoever can make a path to it. Some say that because "Bakkah" is a word often found in names related to rivers and wadis. built the Kabba with his son Ishmael. a place holy. and Bakkah on the wadi in the central Galilee area. According to the Muslims Adam was the first prophet and the first Muslim (First person to believe and worship One God alone without any partners). which Islam teaches to be the Kaaba. It may because the widely accepted reading of Surah 3:96. the passage may be emphasizing the similarities of the religions and their abstract concepts of God and holiness (Something they did not share with religions that accepted idols and personal or local gods). and a Muslim not a Jew (For him to be a Jew. Arguments for the identification of Bakkah with Mecca Bakkah is thought to be an older name for Mecca. however. He notes that the change from initial B to initial M which should have produced Makkah (Mecca) from Bakkah is not standard in Arabic.. And God is owed from the people to make Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary. Since no other explanation for "bibakkata" in the verse seemed possible.

neither does it present itself anywhere in Psalm 84. for Allah said: ‫وﻟﻠﻪ ﻋَﻰ اﻟﱠﺎس ﺣﺞ اﻟﺒﻴﺖ‬ ِ ْ َ ْ ‫َِّ ِ َﻠ ﻨ ِ ِ ﱡ‬ “…A duty that mankind owes to Allah.” (Psalms: 84:5.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il This does not show that Bakkah CANNOT be Mecca.” (Psalm: 84:5) Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 96 . talks of pilgrimage. The city is restricted to Non-Muslims. the rain also filleth the pools. assumed it meant a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. The information we obtain from this translation is the mention of pilgrimage. And also in the NKJV Bible: “Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.” (Psalms: 84:4-6) I would like to point out that in other translations of the Bible. Blessed is the man whose strength is in Thee. by now you might be thinking. pilgrimage is an obligation on every person. 3) And that. the house at “Bakkah” was the first house. and the abstract realm of Godliness separated for the profane world. The word Jerusalem does not occur in this verse. make it a well. This would make more sense than either single interpretation as the passage is meant for proselytizing.shia are a sect that did not exist at the time of the Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) (Wikipedia Encyclopedia) 2) That. A hadith attributed to Imam Jafar ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq(sixth Imam of the Shi'a*) states that Bakkah is the name of the land where the Kaaba was built. wished to make pilgrimage. Who passing through the valley of Baca. that the translator of this verse. Abundant Life Bible) The translation above makes it clear that these people talked of. I would also like to point out and make clear. verse 5. It is also possible that the word intentionally has a double-meaning (Mecca/Holiness). “So what? What is this Bakkah and of what importance is it to me?” let’s find out: “Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will still be praising Thee. in whose heart are the ways of them. Selah. which could explain why "The segregated" is used instead of directly referring to it as Mecca. “Who have set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.” (Qur’an: 3:97) So. • . when making the translation. and the possible double pronunciation (Bakkah/Tayyakahu). both referring to the literal city of Mecca. while Mecca is the name of the city that grew around it.

Makkah. it is written: ‘emeq habakka’ (valley of Baca). and one that I cannot imagine how they came up with. we can say that the people passing through “the valley of Baca”. Bakkah. Baca and Bakkah. were on their way to perform pilgrimage. it still conveys the same meaning and therefore. that Hebrew and Arabic are not a language that uses an English alphabet and therefore. Egyptians say they live in Al-Misr. or even Becca.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il So. so whether we spell the word Baca. who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. Mohammed. Also. The Wikipedia Encyclopedia says: Baca and Bakkah Psalm 84:5-7 Blessed are those whose strength is in you. when words are transliterated into English could be spelled a multitude of different ways. But. the same place. that we’ve made the connection between Baca and Bakkah. Whatever the case may be. Some examples are: • • • In Arabic. other than the name. we have to understand. sound the same and would be thought to be the same place. without a doubt. In either case. As we’ve shown earlier. where is Baca? It is the same as Bakkah in the Qur’an. In the Jewish Encyclopedia. Now. and from this translation. most non-Muslims spell the name of Madinah as Medinah. for there is no ‘P’ in the Arabic language. Keep reading. And the name. or is he the one and the same. In Arabic. it is the same name. Another example is. Egypt=Al-Misr. similar or derive from each other. Mohamat. Palestinians are called Filistines. the results are the same and sound exact. when spoken. we can see that this spelling is more closely related to the Arabic spelling in the Qur’an. and also Makkah as Mecca. Muhammad? Of course. and person and no one will dispute that. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 97 . Hebrew and Arabic are sister languages and have a lot of words that are the same. Muhammad has been written. and to them I say. we shall look at the other indications that Baca and Bakkah are the same place. Another problem that needs to be brought to light is that English has a tendency to call names and places by other than what their own people call themselves or their countries. for there are still some who would call this a coincidence. or in other words. Muhammad. Does every slightly different spelling refer to different person.

who do not equate holiness with Islam. It is called the “Zam-Zam” well. the people made a well there. several passages provide descriptions of Zion. Despite the similarity of the names. after it says: “Blessed are those who dwell in your house. They go from strength to strength.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il As they pass through the Valley of Baca. Arguments against the identification of Baca with Mecca Baca and Mecca are two different places. Arguments for the identification of Baca with Bakkah or Mecca The names "Baca" and "Bakkah" are almost identical. Also. In the time of Muhammad. thousand miles apart.” (Wikipedia Encyclopedia) Now. in the Biblical Book of Isaiah. is a well there that has not run dry since it was first made. They are two different places. Zion is identified as Jerusalem many times in the Bible. in which the pilgrims to the House of God get to drink from. Only one in whose heart is a disease can deny the truth after it is made plain to them. out of the Qur’an as proof.” (Psalm: 84:4).” (Qur’an: 3:97) And in Psalm 84.” (Psalms: 84: 5-6) The parallels are amazing and cannot be denied. there is still the matter of the latter part of verse 6: “Who passing through the valley of Baca. But. Also. till each appears before God in Zion. bear striking resemblance to Mecca in Muslim eyes. we are not finished yet. there is no Biblical reason to believe Mecca is the same as Zion for Non-Muslims. Jews and Christians. which describes its prosperity. which is in Makkah. Biblical Baca is located by the Mediterranean sea in ancient Israel while Mecca is located in Saudi Arabia by Red sea. that pilgrimage is a duty upon every person. it says: “Who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. they make it a place of springs. it states that in the valley of Baca. state that Bakkah was the first house for worship and then states. the verses I used. notably Isaiah 35:8-10. If Bakkah is Mecca. ‫وﻟﻠﻪ ﻋَﻰ اﻟﱠﺎس ﺣﺞ اﻟﺒﻴﺖ‬ ِ ْ َ ْ ‫َِّ ِ َﻠ ﻨ ِ ِ ﱡ‬ “And pilgrimage to the house is a duty that mankind owes to Allah. several of which. As they pass through the valley of Baca. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 98 . it was a privilege to be the one chosen to maintain the Zam-Zam and serve the pilgrims as they passed through. and 60:16-18. the autumn rains also cover it with pools. which states that the "unclean" will not enter the city.” (Psalms: 84:6) Here. then in accordance with Muslim beliefs that Mecca is God's select city. And there indeed. make it a well. do not agree with this interpretation.

mention. and the water was flowing out after she scooped some of it. she tucked up her robe and ran in the valley like a person in distress and in trouble. till she crossed the valley and reached Al-Marwah mountain where she stood and started looking. have you got something to help me?’ And Behold! She saw an angel at the place of the ZamZam.’” And a similar account in the Bible: “And God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. She stood on it and started looking at the valley keenly. She started to make something like a basin around it. and Allah never neglects His people. As-Safa and AlMarwah and. in which.’ When she reached Al-Marwah (for the last time) she heard a voice and she asked herself to be quiet and listen attentively. Does not Psalms: 84:6. Zam-Zam would’ve been a stream flowing on the surface of the Earth. When the water in the water-skin had been used up. VOL. using her hands in this way and started filling her water-skin with water with her hands. but she could not see anybody. on the authority of the Prophet (See Fath Al-Bari. but she could not see anybody. ‘Don’t be afraid of being neglected. for she could not endure looking at him. She heard the voice again and said. Two things I would like to point out are that: 1) 2) The Valley of Makkah is between the two mountains. till water flowed from that place. 7 pg. so that she might see somebody. the Valley of Baca? “The glory of this latter house shall be greater than the former. digging the Earth with his heel (or his wing). The angel said to her. It is Narrated by Ibn ‘Abbas. She repeated that seven times. Hagar gave to her son.” (Haggai: 2:9) Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 99 . ‘Then she drank and suckled her child. Ishmael. ‘This is the source of the tradition of the going of the people between them (As-Safa and Al-Marwah). expecting to see somebody. The Prophet added. there was a well and Psalms: 84:6. ‘O (Whoever you may be)! You have made me hear your voice. this Zam-Zam well is the same water supply. points out where it is. The prophet said. Then she descended from As-Safa and when she reached the valley. she left him.’ The prophet further added.210) “Ishmael’s mother went on suckling Ishmael and drinking from the water (she had). which will be built by this boy and his father. for this is the House of Allah.” (Genesis: 21:19) In either case. She started looking at him (Ishmael) tossing in agony. ‘May Allah bestow Mercy on Ishmael’s mother! Had she let the Zam-Zam (Flow without trying to control it).Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il And a little known fact in the world of non-Muslims is that. she became thirsty and her child also became thirsty. and found the mountain of As-Safa was the nearest mountain to her on that land.

that if one is non-existent and the other has been revered for centuries. First. Is not the Western Wall located there? But anyhow. and supplications. that the latter house is Al-MasjidulHaram in Makkah. east and the west. it is stated that the latter house shall be more glorious than the former one. and secondly. make sacrifices. the Muslims faced towards Jerusalem until Haggai’s prophecy came true: “The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former. it must be established that the temple of Zerrubbabel and its restoration by Herod are meant here.’ Say O (Muhammad). he ordered them to face Jerusalem. We can all do the math and come to the same conclusion. even though the Ka’bah was there in Makkah. ‫ﺳﻴ ُﻮل اﻟﺴﻔ َﺎء ﻣﻦ اﻟﱠﺎس َﺎ وﻻهﻢ َﻦ ﻗﺒﻠﺘﻬﻢ اﻟ ِﻲ َﺎ ُﻮا ﻋﻠﻴ َﺎ ُﻞ ﻟﻠﻪ اﻟﻤﺸﺮق َاﻟﻤﻐﺮب‬ ُ ِ ْ َ ْ ‫َ َﻘ ُ ﱡ َﻬ ِ َ ﻨ ِ ﻣ َ ﱠ ُ ْ ﻋ ِ َْ ِ ِ ُ ﱠﺘ آ ﻧ ْ ََ ْﻬ ﻗ ﱢّ ِ ْ َ ْ ِ ُ و‬ ‫ﻳﻬ ِي َﻦ ﻳ َﺎء إَﻰ ﺻ َاط ﻣﺴﺘ ِﻴﻢ‬ ٍ ‫َ ْﺪ ﻣ َﺸ ِﻟ ِﺮ ٍ ﱡ ْ َﻘ‬ “The fools among the people (pagans.’” (Qur’an: 2:142) And also: ‫وآﺬﻟﻚ ﺟﻌﻠ َﺎآﻢ أ ﱠﺔ وﺳ ًﺎ ﻟﺘ ُﻮ ُﻮا ﺷﻬ َاء ﻋَﻰ اﻟﱠﺎس وﻳ ُﻮن اﻟﺮ ُﻮل ﻋﻠﻴﻜﻢ ﺷ ِﻴ ًا و َﺎ‬ ‫َ َ َِ َ َ َ ْﻨ ُ ْ ُﻣ ً َ َﻄ ﱢ َﻜ ﻧ ْ ُ َﺪ َﻠ ﻨ ِ َ َﻜ َ ﱠﺳ ُ ََ ْ ُ ْ َﻬ ﺪ َﻣ‬ ‫ﺟﻌﻠ َﺎ اﻟﻘﺒﻠﺔ اﻟ ِﻲ ُﻨﺖ ﻋﻠﻴ َﺎ إﻻ ﻟﻨﻌﻠﻢ َﻦ ﻳﺘﺒﻊ اﻟﺮ ُﻮل ﻣ ﱠﻦ َﻨﻘﻠﺐ ﻋَﻰ ﻋﻘﺒﻴﻪ وِن َﺎﻧﺖ‬ ْ َ ‫َ َ ْﻨ ْ ِ َْ َ ﱠﺘ آ َ ََ ْﻬ ِ ﱠ ِ َ َْ َ ﻣ َ ﱠ ِ ُ ﱠﺳ َ ِﻤ ﻳ َِ ُ َﻠ َ ِ َ ْ ِ َإ آ‬ Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 100 . there was no temple it was still the prayer direction and Jews to this day still face Jerusalem. I would like to look at this from another angle. and one can accommodate none. The House of God in Makkah can accommodate thousands of worshippers inside. Are these equal? One is still in existence and the other is not. Even though. This has been the case for working on fifteen-hundred years. saith the Lord of hosts. They pray.” (Haggai: 2:29) And so. the structure Abraham and Ishmael built.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Here. We’ve already discussed the atrocities committed in God’s temples in Jerusalem and that today. which houses the Ka’bah. then they are not equal. During the time of Muhammad’s ministry. hypocrites and Jews) will say. to be the former house. because it was the Holy city and where God’s temple was located aforetime. let alone. We’ve also discussed how each year approximately two-million worshippers visit God’s House in Makkah. there does not exist a temple in Jerusalem to rival the temple of Solomon. But beyond that. Is that glory? One can accommodate thousands of worshippers and still not be enough for all its pilgrims. God’s Promise was to come true. He guides whom He wills to the straight way. saith The Lord of Hosts: And in this place I will give peace. ‘To Allah belong both. ‘What has turned them (Muslims) from their prayer direction to which they used to face in prayer. the Masjidul-Haram in Makkah.

that the glory of the latter house will be greater than the former. disobey the messenger). We shall turn you to a prayer direction that shall please you.” (Qur’an: 2:144) So you see. so turn your face in the direction of Al-Masjidul-Haram (at Makkah). Firstly. to the ardent worship that goes on in. And We made the prayer direction (toward Jerusalem) which you used to face. And wheresoever you people are. in the prophecy of Haggai: 2:9. Allah is Full of Kindness. there is an apparent difference between a house being greater than its preceding house. that you be witnesses over mankind and the messenger (Muhammad) be a witness over you. that the latter house will be greater than the former. to be able to sustain over centuries of strife in the Middle East. We have made you a just (And best) nation (Muslims). we have the literal meaning. Certainly. Truly. it was great (heavy) except for those whom Allah Guided.e. And Allah would never make your faith (prayers) to be lost (i. that (your turning towards the direction of the Ka’bah at Makkah in prayers) is the truth from their Lord. Indeed. In over fifteen-hundred years. your prayers offered towards Jerusalem). we have a prophecy with an intended meaning of two kinds. we deduce that this is pertaining to the millions of devout worshippers that make the journey to the house of God every year under the harshest of desert conditions. And secondly. and a house being more glorious than its predecessor. In this interpretation. Surely.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il ‫ﻟﻜ ِﻴﺮة إﻻ ﻋﻠﻰ اﻟ ِﻳﻦ ه َى اﻟﻠﻪ و َﺎ َﺎن اﻟﻠﻪ ﻟﻴ ِﻴﻊ ِﻳ َﺎﻧﻜﻢ إن اﻟﻠﻪ ِﺎﻟﱠﺎس ﻟﺮ ُوف ر ِﻴﻢ‬ ٌ ‫َ َﺒ َ ً ِ ﱠ ََ ﱠﺬ َ َﺪ ّ ُ َﻣ آ َ ّ ُ ِ ُﻀ َ إ ﻤ َ ُ ْ ِ ﱠ ّ َ ﺑ ﻨ ِ َ َؤ ٌ ﱠﺣ‬ {143} “Thus. Under close scrutiny. Under this second interpretation. the people who were given the scripture (Jews and Christians) know well that. The Most Merciful towards mankind. the Ka’bah has never been under threat of foreign invasion or destruction. the meaning encompasses the grandeur of the house itself. there is the meaning. We have seen the turning of your (Muhammad) face towards the Heaven. only to test those who followed the messenger (Muhammad) from those who would turn on their heels (i.” (Qur’an: 2:143) And lastly: ‫ﻗﺪ ﻧ َى ﺗﻘﻠﺐ وﺟﻬﻚ ِﻲ اﻟﺴ َﺎء ﻓﻠﻨﻮﻟﻴﻨﻚ ﻗﺒﻠﺔ ﺗﺮ َﺎ َﺎ ﻓﻮل وﺟﻬﻚ ﺷﻄﺮ اﻟﻤﺴﺠﺪ اﻟﺤ َام‬ ِ ‫ﱠﻤ ََ ُ َﱢ َﱠ َ ِ َْ ً َ ْﺿ ه َ َ ﱢ َ ْ َ َ َ ْ َ ْ َ ْ ِ ِ ْ َﺮ‬ ‫َ ْ َﺮ َ َﱡ َ َ ْ ِ َ ﻓ‬ ‫وﺣﻴﺚ َﺎ ُﻨﺘﻢ ﻓﻮﱡﻮا وﺟﻮهﻜﻢ ﺷﻄﺮﻩ وإن اﻟ ِﻳﻦ أو ُﻮا اﻟﻜ َﺎب ﻟﻴﻌﻠ ُﻮن أﱠﻪ اﻟﺤﻖ ﻣﻦ رﺑﻬﻢ‬ ْ ِ ‫َ َ ْ ُ ﻣ آ ُ ْ َ َﻟ ْ ُ ُ ِ َ ُ ْ َ ْ َ ُ َِ ﱠ ﱠﺬ َ ُ ْﺗ ْ ْ ِﺘ َ َ َ َْﻤ َ َﻧ ُ ْ َ ﱡ ِ ﱠ ﱢ‬ {144} ‫و َﺎ اﻟﻠﻪ ﺑ َﺎﻓﻞ ﻋ ﱠﺎ ﻳﻌﻤُﻮن‬ َ ‫َﻣ ّ ُ ِﻐ ِ ٍ َﻤ َ ْ َﻠ‬ “Verily. And Allah is not unaware of what they do. and around the House of God that far transcends anything that has ever transpired in the temples aforetime in Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 101 . turn your faces (in prayer) in that direction.e. the enduring nature of the house.

and revelations). verses. signs. right? “And in this place will I give peace. the supplanting of the prayer direction toward Jerusalem. the facing toward Makkah instead of Jerusalem. that it is the truth. nor are you going to follow their prayer direction. So be you not one of those who doubt.” (Qur’an: 2:147) So.” (Qur’an: 2:146) ‫اﻟﺤﻖ ِﻦ رﺑﻚ ﻓﻼ ﺗ ُﻮﻧﻦ ﻣﻦ اﻟﻤﻤﺘ ِﻳﻦ‬ َ ‫ْ َ ﱡ ﻣ ﱠ ﱢ َ َ َ َﻜ َ ﱠ ِ َ ْ ُ ْ َ ﺮ‬ “(This is) the truth from your Lord. Allah tells Muhammad that even if he (Muhammad) showed the Jews and Christians. you will be one of the wrongdoers. But there is one more point to be discussed before moving to our next topic.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Jerusalem and also under this second interpretation falls. After the new prayer direction was revealed by Allah. the Jews and Christians recognized themselves. He did not say that the Jews and Christians would not comprehend that it is the truth.” (Haggai: 2:9) Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 102 . that Muhammad was the one spoken of in their scriptures and denied him even though they knew he brought the truth from their Lord.e. they would not follow your prayer direction. they would still not obey. And they will not follow each other’s prayer direction. Why obey him now. But verily. saith the Lord of hosts. Allah says: ‫اﻟ ِﻳﻦ ﺁﺗﻴ َﺎهﻢ اﻟﻜ َﺎب ﻳﻌﺮ ُﻮﻧﻪ آ َﺎ ﻳﻌﺮ ُﻮن أﺑ َﺎءهﻢ وإن ﻓ ِﻳﻘﺎ ﻣﻨﻬﻢ ﻟﻴﻜﺘ ُﻮن اﻟﺤﻖ وهﻢ‬ ْ ُ َ ‫ﱠﺬ َ َ ْﻨ ُ ُ ْ ِﺘ َ َ ْ ِﻓ َ ُ َﻤ َ ْ ِﻓ َ َ ْﻨ ُ ْ َِ ﱠ َﺮ ً ﱢ ْ ُ ْ َ َ ْ ُﻤ َ ْ َ ﱠ‬ {146} ‫ﻳﻌﻠ ُﻮن‬ َ ‫َ ْ َﻤ‬ “Those to whom We gave the scripture (Jews and Christians) recognize him (Muhammad) as they recognize their own sons. He said that they would not obey. a party of them conceal the truth while they know it. all the proofs (Haggai: 2:6-9) in the world. Verily.” (Qur’an: 2:145) So. then indeed. i. and thus. with the prayer direction toward the Ka’bah in Makkah. or in their scriptures. evidences. for in verse 2:146 of the Qur’an. if you follow their desires after that which you have received of knowledge (from Allah). Allah revealed the following verse: ‫وﻟﺌﻦ أﺗﻴﺖ اﻟ ِﻳﻦ أو ُﻮا اﻟﻜ َﺎب ﺑﻜ ﱢ ﺁﻳﺔ ﱠﺎ ﺗﺒ ُﻮا ﻗﺒﻠﺘﻚ و َﺎ َﻧﺖ ﺑ َﺎﺑﻊ ﻗﺒﻠﺘﻬﻢ و َﺎ‬ ‫ََ ِ ْ َ َ ْ َ ﱠﺬ َ ُ ْﺗ ْ ْ ِﺘ َ ِ ُﻞ َ ٍ ﻣ َ ِﻌ ْ ِ َْ َ َ َﻣ أ َ ِﺘ ِ ٍ ِ َْ َ ُ ْ َﻣ‬ ‫ﺑﻌﻀ ُﻢ ﺑ َﺎﺑﻊ ﻗﺒﻠﺔ ﺑﻌﺾ وﻟﺌﻦ اﺗﺒﻌﺖ أه َاء ُﻢ ﱢﻦ ﺑﻌﺪ َﺎ َﺎءك ﻣﻦ اﻟﻌﻠﻢ إﻧﻚ إذا ﻟﻤﻦ‬ َ ِ ‫َ ْ ُﻬ ِﺘ ِ ٍ ِ َْ َ َ ْ ٍ ََ ِ ِ ﱠ َ ْ َ َ ْﻮ ه ﻣ َ ْ ِ ﻣ ﺟ َ ِ َ ْ ِ ْ ِ ِ ﱠ َ ِ ًَ ﱠ‬ ‫اﻟ ﱠﺎﻟ ِﻴﻦ‬ َ ‫ﻈ ِﻤ‬ “And even if you were to bring to the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) all the Ayat (proofs. fulfilling the prophecy of Haggai: 2:9. to the Jews and Christians dissatisfaction.

God says. it is well known that it. that Judah shall be the chosen kingdom. meaning Shiloh. and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. which is a verb. who or what is this Shiloh? After looking through a number of Biblical indexes and references. as they say. was not Jesus a descendant of Judah? In the first page of Matthew.M. which is one who adheres to the religion of Islam or a ‘submitter’.C. indeed. which means two things. So. Before we can fully understand the meaning being expressed. where it says: “The sceptre shall not depart from Judah. The first part means. add the prefix ‘Mu’ and modify the vowels once more. Here. is another evidence that. but there is a deeper meaning here.’ and the second meaning is: ‘To acquire peace in one’s soul. this prophecy is about the Masjidul-Haram at Makkah. we must first fully examine the word “peace”. the word becomes. we get the word ‘Muslim’. and it shall not depart from them. and means ‘to submit’ or ‘he submits’. for even today Makkah is a sanctuary.” Further evidence to support this mode of thought is in Genesis: 49:10. and to whom prophecy shall be bestowed. they keep pointing me in the direction of Jesus. The word peace is our focal point of this verse.L. one of the meanings is: ‘to surrender one’s self to Allah. nor a lawgiver from between his feet until Shiloh come. which is of the same root. When the prefix ‘I’ is added and a rearrangement of vowels. until Shiloh come. verse one: Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 103 . the people of Judah are God’s chosen one’s and they will stay that way until one named Shiloh or something known as Shiloh comes and replaces them. but it was a city and was of no importance as to the ‘changing of the guard’. ‘Islam’ and therefore a noun and a proper name of the religion of the Muslims. It comes from the same root word as Islam. nor a lawgiver from between his feet. nor be taken away from them until this mysterious Shiloh comes. could be read: “And in this place will I give Islam. If we instead.” (Genesis: 49:10) In this verse. in laymen’s terms. it is said that the sceptre shall not depart from Judah. was destroyed in the early eleventh century B. the prophecy of Haggai. the root is Silm. We know that there is a Shiloh in the Bible. The common characters in each word are S.’ One who practices Islam is called a Muslim. He will give peace. The word for peace in Arabic is Salama (S-L-M). and besides. So.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il After declaring that the latter house will be greater than the former. Could Jesus be this Shiloh? To answer our own question. that in this last house. So. Chapter one. so from this we can cross this possible interpretation off our list.

prosper. 7961 shalev shaw-lave' or shaleyv {shaw-lave'}. ‘Tranquility’ or in other words. abstractly. Shiloh. to be tranquil. prosperity. the Messiah.” But in reality. 7954 shlah shel-aw' (Aramaic) corresponding to 7951. by orthographical variation from 7951 through the idea of sluggishness. security:--prosperity. 7959 shelev sheh'-lev from 7951. but let’s not count out Jesus yet. So. the same verse can be read: Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 104 . a descendant of David and Abraham: Abraham was the father of Isaac. security:--(being) at ease. privacy:--+ quietly. so all those references need to be cross-checked to assure accuracy before making such claims. (in a bad sense) careless. 7987 shliy shel-ee' from 7951. so we can be accurate. 7951 shalah shaw-law' or shalav (Job 3:26) {shaw-lav'}. to be secure:--at rest. The Abundant Life Bible translates Shiloh as: “Until the coming of the one to whom it belongs (meaning the sceptre). an epithet of the Messiah:--Shiloh. (in) prosper(-ity). peaceable. a primitive root. from 7951. the meaning of the word ‘Shiloh’ in English is.” And the NIV translates it as: “Until he comes to whom it belongs. feminine shlevah {shel-ay-vaw'}. quiet(ness). 7958 slav sel-awv' or slayv {sel-awv'}.e. tranquil. security (genuine or false):--abundance. secure or successful:--be happy. peace. quietness. there are references at the bottom of the page or their meanings of the word ‘Shiloh’ within the verse itself. tranquil. Isaac was the father of Jacob. there it is. peace(-ably).Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il “This is the record of the ancestors of Jesus. the quail collectively (as slow in flight from its weight):--quails. Not before we’ve done a thorough examination of facts. 7962 shalvah shal-vaw' from 7951. Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers…” (Matthew: 1:1-2) Yes. Here are some of them. wealthy. The Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon gives the definition as follows: Result of search for "7951": 7886 Shiyloh shee-lo' from 7951. i. be in safety. In some Bible commentaries.

For those of you who still have doubt in your hearts. the prophecy of Haggai. but a sword.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il “The sceptre shall not depart from Judah. and Islam means to acquire peace in one’s soul. The silver is Mine. The glory of this latter house (the Ka’bah in Makkah) shall be greater than of the former (the temple in Jerusalem).” (Haggai: 2:7-9) Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 105 . saith the Lord of hosts. which can be said to equal tranquility. For I came to set a man at variance against his father. I would like to quote Jesus himself: “Think not that I am come to send peace on Earth: For I came not to send peace. and the daughter against her mother. and cling to the possibility of Shiloh representing Jesus. saith the Lord of hosts: And in this place will I give Islam.” Remember? Salama equals peace. nor a lawgiver from between feet until Islam comes. may Allah have mercy on him (Jesus). could be read: “And I will shake all nations and to all nations shall come Muhammad: And I will fill this house (the Ka’bah in Makkah) with glory. saith the Lord of hosts. and the gold is Mine. and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. no it was not Jesus as so many biblical scholars would be quick to declare. saith the Lord of hosts. So.” (Matthew: 10:34-35) So.

secret book and he is not authorized to access it? In reality. he cannot understand as if it was codified. I am not learned. Read this please. and he says. the book is a regular book and it is offered to one who is fully capable of reading.) Or in another translation: “The whole vision has become to you like the words of a book that is sealed. Read this please. Then the book is delivered to one who is illiterate saying. saying. but instead. saying. and he says. I cannot for it is sealed. I am not literate. which men deliver to one that is learned.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Chapter Nine: Part One And the book is delivered to him that is not learned… “And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed.” Is someone playing tricks on this guy? Is this book some sort of prank? Or is it some sort of crafty devise. And Allah says in the Qur’an: {6} ‫إن اﻟ ِﻳﻦ آﻔ ُوا ﺳ َاء ﻋﻠﻴﻬﻢ أَﻧﺬرﺗﻬﻢ أم ﻟﻢ ُﻨﺬرهﻢ ﻻ ﻳﺆﻣ ُﻮن‬ َ ‫ِ ﱠ ﱠﺬ َ َ َﺮ ْ َﻮ ٌ ََ ْ ِ ْ َأ َ ْ َ ُ ْ َ ْ َ ْ ﺗ ِ ْ ُ ْ َ ُ ْ ِﻨ‬ {7} ‫ﺧﺘﻢ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻋَﻰ ﻗُﻮ ِﻬﻢ وﻋَﻰ ﺳﻤﻌﻬﻢ وﻋَﻰ أﺑ َﺎرهﻢ ﻏ َﺎوة وﻟﻬﻢ ﻋ َاب ﻋ ِﻴﻢ‬ ٌ ‫َ َ َ ّ ُ َ ﻠ ُ ﻠ ﺑ ْ َ َ ﻠ َ ْ ِ ِ ْ َ َ ﻠ َ ْ ﺼ ِ ِ ْ ِ ﺸ َ ٌ َ َ ُ ْ َﺬ ٌ ﻈ‬ {8} ‫وﻣﻦ اﻟﱠﺎس َﻦ ﻳ ُﻮل ﺁﻣﱠﺎ ِﺎﻟﻠﻪ و ِﺎﻟﻴﻮم اﻵﺧﺮ و َﺎ ُﻢ ﺑﻤﺆﻣ ِﻴﻦ‬ َ ‫َ ِ َ ﻨ ِ ﻣ َﻘ ُ َﻨ ﺑ ّ ِ َﺑ ْ َ ْ ِ ِ ِ َﻣ ه ِ ُ ْ ِﻨ‬ {9} ‫ﻳ َﺎد ُﻮن اﻟﻠﻪ َاﻟ ِﻳﻦ ﺁﻣ ُﻮا و َﺎ ﻳﺨﺪ ُﻮن إﻻ َﻧﻔﺴ ُﻢ و َﺎ ﻳﺸﻌ ُون‬ َ ‫ُﺨ ِﻋ َ ّ َ و ﱠﺬ َ َﻨ َﻣ َ ْ َﻋ َ ِ ﱠ أ ُ َﻬ َﻣ َ ْ ُﺮ‬ {10} ‫ِﻲ ﻗُﻮﺑ ِﻢ ﻣﺮض ﻓ َادهﻢ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻣ َﺿﺎ وﻟ ُﻢ ﻋ َاب أِﻴﻢ ﺑ َﺎ َﺎ ُﻮا ﻳﻜﺬ ُﻮن‬ َ ‫ﻓ ُﻠ ِﻬ ﱠ َ ٌ َﺰ َ ُ ُ ّ ُ َﺮ ً ََﻬ َﺬ ٌ َﻟ ٌ ِﻤ آ ﻧ َ ْ ِﺑ‬ {11} ‫وإ َا ِﻴﻞ ﻟﻬﻢ ﻻ ﺗﻔﺴ ُوا ِﻲ اﻷرض َﺎُﻮا إﻧ َﺎ ﻧﺤﻦ ﻣﺼﻠ ُﻮن‬ َ ‫َِذ ﻗ َ َ ُ ْ َ ُ ْ ِﺪ ْ ﻓ َ ْ ِ ﻗ ﻟ ْ ِﱠﻤ َ ْ ُ ُ ِْﺤ‬ {12} ‫َﻻ إﻧﻬﻢ هﻢ اﻟﻤﻔﺴ ُون وَـ ِﻦ ﻻ ﻳﺸﻌ ُون‬ َ ‫أ ِ ﱠ ُ ْ ُ ُ ْ ُ ْ ِﺪ َ َ ﻟ ﻜ ﱠ َ ْ ُ ﺮ‬ ‫وإ َا ِﻴﻞ ﻟﻬﻢ ﺁﻣ ُﻮا آ َﺎ ﺁﻣﻦ اﻟﱠﺎس َﺎُﻮا أﻧﺆﻣﻦ آ َﺎ ﺁﻣﻦ اﻟﺴﻔ َﺎء َﻻ إﻧﻬﻢ هﻢ اﻟﺴﻔ َﺎء وَـ ِﻦ ﻻ‬ ‫َِذ ﻗ َ َ ُ ْ ِﻨ ْ َﻤ َ َ ﻨ ُ ﻗ ﻟ ْ َ ُ ْ ِ ُ َﻤ َ َ ﱡ َﻬ أ ِﱠ ُ ْ ُ ُ ﱡ َﻬ َﻟ ﻜ ﱠ‬ {13} ‫ﻳﻌﻠ ُﻮن‬ َ ‫َ ْ َﻤ‬ Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 106 . it is a top. Read this.” (Isaiah: 29:11-12. I pray thee: And he saith. in which he needs a key to open it. Read this. or maybe a password? Maybe. for it is sealed: And the book is delivered to him that is not learned. The one whom the book is offered to first should have no problem reading it. First.” (Isaiah: 29:11-12. so we would assume that he would be able to read from the book without hindrance. it is offered to one who is literate and then to one who is illiterate. he answers. but has a disease in his heart and therefore. KJV. for it is sealed. “I cannot. for he is educated to the point of literacy at least. he cannot make any sense out of it.) This prophecy above describes a situation in which a book is offered to two types of people. saying. I pray thee: And he saith. which men deliver to one who is literate. I cannot. NKJV.

and blind. ‘Shall we believed as the fools have believed?’ verily. those who disbelieve.’ they say.’ while in fact. Their likeness is as the likeness of one who kindled a fire.’ but when they are alone with their devils (pagans. (So). they say: ‘We believe. A painful torment is theirs. Allah has set a seal on their hearts and on their hearing. they will not believe. They (think to) deceive Allah and those who believe.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il ‫وإ َا ﻟ ُﻮا اﻟ ِﻳﻦ ﺁﻣ ُﻮا َﺎُﻮا ﺁﻣﱠﺎ وإ َا ﺧﻠﻮا إَﻰ ﺷ َﺎ ِﻴﻨﻬﻢ َﺎُﻮا إﱠﺎ ﻣﻌﻜﻢ إﻧ َﺎ ﻧﺤﻦ ﻣﺴﺘﻬﺰ ُﻮن‬ َ ‫َِذ َﻘ ْ ﱠﺬ َ َﻨ ْ ﻗ ﻟ ْ َﻨ َِذ ََ ْ ْ ِﻟ َﻴ ﻃ ِ ِ ْ ﻗ ﻟ ْ ِﻧ َ َ ْ ْ ِﱠﻤ َ ْ ُ ُ ْ َ ْ ِﺋ‬ {14} {15} ‫اﻟﻠﻪ ﻳﺴﺘﻬﺰئ ﺑﻬﻢ وﻳﻤ ﱡهﻢ ِﻲ ﻃﻐ َﺎﻧﻬﻢ ﻳﻌﻤ ُﻮن‬ َ ‫ّ ُ َ ْ َ ْ ِ ُ ِ ِ ْ َ َ ُﺪ ُ ْ ﻓ ُ ْﻴ ِ ِ ْ َ ْ َﻬ‬ {16} ‫أوَـﺌﻚ اﻟ ِﻳﻦ اﺷﺘﺮوا اﻟﻀﻼﻟﺔ ِﺎﻟﻬ َى ﻓ َﺎ رﺑ َﺖ ﺗ َﺎرﺗﻬﻢ و َﺎ َﺎ ُﻮا ﻣﻬﺘ ِﻳﻦ‬ َ ‫ُ ْﻟ ِ َ ﱠﺬ َ ْ َ ُ ُ ْ ﱠ ََ َ ﺑ ْ ُﺪ َﻤ َ ِﺤ ﱢﺠ َ ُ ُ ْ َﻣ آ ﻧ ْ ُ ْ َﺪ‬ ‫ﻣﺜﻠﻬﻢ آﻤﺜﻞ اﻟ ِي اﺳﺘﻮﻗﺪ َﺎرا ﻓﻠ ﱠﺎ أ َﺎءت َﺎ ﺣﻮﻟﻪ ذهﺐ اﻟﻠﻪ ﺑ ُﻮرهﻢ وﺗﺮآﻬﻢ ِﻲ ﻇﻠ َﺎت‬ ٍ ‫َ َُ ُ ْ َ َ َ ِ ﱠﺬ ْ َ ْ َ َ ﻧ ً ََﻤ َﺿ ْ ﻣ َ َْ ُ َ َ َ ّ ُ ِﻨ ِ ِ ْ َ َ َ َ ُ ْ ﻓ ُُﻤ‬ {17} ‫ﻻ ﻳﺒﺼ ُون‬ َ ‫ﱠ ُ ْ ِﺮ‬ {18} ‫ﺻﻢ ﺑﻜﻢ ﻋﻤﻲ ﻓﻬﻢ ﻻ ﻳﺮﺟ ُﻮن‬ َ ‫ُ ﱞ ُ ْ ٌ ُ ْ ٌ َ ُ ْ َ َ ْ ِﻌ‬ “Verily. And when they meet those who believe. and they were not guided. they say: ‘Truly. and perceive (it) not! In their hearts is a disease and Allah has increased their disease. These are they who have purchased error for guidance. but they know not. but they perceive it not. (Qur’an: 2:618) Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 107 . they are the fools. they believe not. Allah took away their light and left them in darkness. then when it lighted all around him. because they used to tell lies.’ Allah mocks at them and gives them increase in their wrong-doing to wander blindly.’ they say. so their commerce was profitless. they could not see. dumb. it is the same to them whether you (Muhammad) warn them or do not warn them. while they only deceive themselves. we were. we are with you. And of mankind. verily.’ Verily! They are the ones who make mischief. and on their eyes is a covering. They are deaf. but mocking. hypocrites). Theirs will be a great torment. there are some who would say: ‘We believe in Allah and the Last Day. And when. so they return not (to the right path). ‘We are only peace makers. And when it is said to them: ‘Make not mischief on the Earth. it is said to them: ‘Believe as the people have believed.

verses. I pray thee: And he saith. The one of whom is spoken in the first part of this prophecy are the Jewish priests and their learned men. but subsequently failed in those (obligations). saying. over and over throughout a period of thousands of years and they modified God’s verses to meet their own evil desires. And Allah described them: ‫ﻣﺜﻞ اﻟ ِﻳﻦ ﺣ ﱢُﻮا اﻟﺘﻮ َاة ﺛ ﱠ ﻟﻢ ﻳﺤﻤُﻮ َﺎ آﻤﺜﻞ اﻟﺤ َﺎر ﻳﺤﻤﻞ أﺳ َﺎ ًا ﺑﺌﺲ ﻣﺜﻞ اﻟﻘﻮم اﻟ ِﻳﻦ‬ َ ‫َ َ ُ ﱠﺬ َ ُﻤﻠ ﱠ ْر َ ُﻢ َ ْ َ ْ ِﻠ ه َ َ َ ِ ْ ِﻤ ِ َ ْ ِ ُ َ ْﻔ ر ِ ْ َ َ َ ُ ْ َ ْ ِ ﱠﺬ‬ ‫آﺬ ُﻮا ِﺂ َﺎت اﻟﻠﻪ َاﻟﻠﻪ َﺎ ﻳﻬ ِي اﻟﻘﻮم اﻟ ﱠﺎﻟ ِﻴﻦ‬ َ ‫َ ﱠﺑ ﺑ ﻳ ِ ﱠ ِ و ﱠ ُ ﻟ َ ْﺪ ْ َ ْ َ ﻈ ِﻤ‬ “The likeness of those who were entrusted with the (obligation of the) Torah (i. they are engaged in activities that they know to be forbidden by God. the chief priests and rabbis were given the book and law of God. is as the likeness of a donkey which carries huge burdens of books (but understands nothing from them). for they have rejected the word of the Lord.” (Isaiah: 29:11) And as for the second part of this prophecy: Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 108 . to obey its commandments and to practice its laws). neither trying to hide it or conceal it (not that it could be hidden from Allah).’ when your teachers have twisted it by writing lies? These wise teachers will fall in the trap of their own foolishnesses. But back to the topic at hand. Allah can open and broaden our intellect and understanding or He can constrict it. because there is no understanding of God. signs. then He will seal his heart and will let him wander blindly in error. ‘We are wise.e. We see this in everyday life with the people who. for in Jeremiah: 8:8. I cannot: for it is sealed. so their education will not avail them aught. It is fair-seeming in their eyes. How bad is the example of people who deny the Ayat (proofs. (Qur’an: 62:5) This is the meaning of: “And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed. neither the will to obey Him by these rebellions. sing songs declaring their loyalty to God and the next minute. it says: “How can you say. And the bad thing about it is that. one minute. which men deliver to one that is learned. They had no understanding. and revelations) of Allah. but if he belies Allah’s message. Are they so wise after all?” (Jeremiah: 8:8-9) You see. wrong-doers. they do it out in the open. evidences. because we have the word of the Lord. even though they were educated. Read this. or what we should do to seek nearness to Him. disbelievers). that a person could be educated and be of a good mind. And Allah guides not the people who are Zalimun (polytheists.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Allah explains here.

we have one who has a legitimate reason for not being able to read this book. Being able to put into action that which one hears or reads. the Torah). While these verses are metaphorical in nature. and their inability to understand what God had sent down to them (i.com. he is unlearned or in other words. pupil. there is a great significance in this verse. Comprehending that which is heard or read is from God and therefore. A student. He does now know how to read. he answers the truth. Most people after reading the latter part of the prophecy. illiterate. defines it as thus: 1. could definitely. Muslims believe that a scholar of religion is one of whom acquires the required amount of knowledge and then applies the knowledge obtained. or reads. they also depict true events. 3. I am not learned. what is the underlying message here? Well.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il “And the book is delivered to him that is not learned. nor any mysteries. 2. for he cannot. “So what. the second part of the prophecy relates to one who could not read or write. compulsory. while the first part of this prophecy relates to the Jewish scribes and priests. saying. Here. You see. when he is asked to read the book. it is a prophecy fulfilled over a thousand years later in a historical event. one who has profound knowledge of a particular subject. And Dictionary. Read this. therefore. On the contrary to the western definiton of a “scholar”. would reply. In Webster’s expanded dictionary. First and fore-most. What I mean by the word “understand”. There is no catch here. but as we shall see. what is the point?” or in other words. to his everyday life.e. we find ‘scholar’ defined as: ‘A learned person’. is: 1) 2) 3) Possessing the faculties required to comprehend that which one hears.” (Isaiah: 29:12) This is the opposite of the before mentioned verse. actually. understand what was sent down to him. esp. A student who has been awarded a scholarship Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 109 . I pray thee: and he saith. A learned or erudite person.

of which he had never felt.e. “I cannot read. and then the voice repeated. Muhammad stated nervously. and therefore cannot be attributed with the title of scholar.” Muhammad suddenly felt as though he could not breathe. ‘Read!” But. and in the event. i. of which he couldn’t bear. he heard a voice that called out to him in his native tongue. So. the mysterious voice commanded Muhammad to recite: {3} ‫اﻗﺮأ ِﺎﺳﻢ رﺑﻚ اﻟ ِي ﺧﻠﻖ }1{ ﺧﻠﻖ اﻟ ِﻧ َﺎن ﻣﻦ ﻋﻠﻖ }2{ اﻗﺮأ ورﺑﻚ اﻟﺄآﺮم‬ ُ َ ْ َْ َ ‫ْ َ ْ َ َﱡ‬ ٍ َ َ ْ ِ َ ‫َ َ َ ْﺈ ﺴ‬ َ َ َ ‫ْ َ ْ ﺑ ْ ِ َ ﱢ َ ﱠﺬ‬ {5} ‫اﻟ ِي ﻋﻠﻢ ِﺎﻟﻘﻠﻢ }4{ ﻋﻠﻢ اﻟ ِﻧ َﺎن َﺎ ﻟﻢ ﻳﻌﻠﻢ‬ ْ َْ َ ْ َ ‫َﱠ َ ْﺈ ﺴ َ ﻣ‬ ِ ََ ْ ‫ﱠﺬ َﱠ َ ﺑ‬ “Read! In the Name of your Lord who has Created (all that exists). for how can someone force you to read when you are not capable of doing that which you are commanded? That would seem most unfair. that did not put into action that which he knows. he felt the same force. the word ‘Iqra’ means. speaking of this person mentioned in the second part of the prophecy. we must first look to his manifestation in real life. and as the pressure subsided. “What should I recite?” You see. Muhammad understood and asked. It is in the command form. a scholar to teach them this knowledge. we know that he was offered the book. that there was a “learned person” in the fold of Islam. “I cannot read” or “I am not literate. nor be perceived as a scholar. for he was bestowed knowledge by Allah. This man. pressing against him. he would not be followed. “Read!” Muhammad replied. In 610 C. and more than likely. and we know that he replied by stating. to “Read!” And Muhammad understood by this time. The book delivered to him is as the book delivered to his predecessors who understood not. this incident is an actual historical event. nor comprehends the book of God. from us. like he was being pressed against. for as I have mentioned. but failed to materialize this into his actions. it is sealed. to the point. Who taught (the writing) by the pen. the word ‘Iqra’. he was told once more. The Qur’an is also a word that stems from this same root and is known as “the Reading” or “the Recital”.” To understand who this person is. Arabic. for it is apparent by his actions. while Muhammad was meditating up on the mountain cave of Hira. or lack thereof. So. ‘to read’ or ‘to recite’. But.E. which is used to order someone to read or to recite. which is to say. awarded a scholarship. neither understands. he would be avoided by those who seek knowledge and therefore. that whoever called out to him wanted him to recite and not to read. in which the word ‘Qur’an’ literally denotes.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il This definition will not suffice in Islam. nor can he be. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 110 . Read! And your Lord is Most Generous. He has created man from a thing that which clings (zygote). in question. “But I cannot read!” Again.

but we will explain them.” (Qur’an: 96:1-5) So. The following excerpt was borrowed from. and. his wife’s uncle. Muhammad was illiterate. M S M Saifullah and Muhammad Ghoniem. using the Bible would necessitate him having to know how to read Hebrew as well. from their work ‘Is The Bible Really The Source Of The Qur'ân?’: “Now we turn to the fact whether an Arabic Bible was present in the hands of the people during the time of the Prophet(P). This is evident from the reference by Ghazzali.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il He taught man that which he knew not. so they go from the conjecture that he could read and write Arabic. in his book. Khâlid al-Khazrajî. in support. who had to resort to a Coptic manuscript to write his Rad. to the absurd accusation that he could also read Hebrew and Greek. Wow! Now. Fr. it did not exist during the Pre-Islamic period. came to Muhammad during seizures. none-the-less. As we’ve explained before. cAbd ar-Rahmân Robert Squires. and also some slaves of whom were Christian. if Judeo-Christian thought had really made inroads into Jahiliyyan society and culture. by Yahiya Emerick. pg. 238) Some “scholars” say that Muhammad used the Bible. ‘Idiots Guide to Understanding Islam’. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 111 . Rev. Some “scholars” have tried to explain that these verses of the Qur’an. The discrepancies are apparent. Elias Karîm. but even in the event. Chidiac searched everywhere for Gospel sources which could have served at the time of the composition of Rad. how can we not see and admit the connection? Wouldn’t we be arrogant to deny what is abundantly clear? Yes. there did not exist an Arabic edition of the Gospels at the time of Ghazzali. one would need to be able to read the Bible. Thus. for the Old Testament was not translated into Arabic until the first half of the ninth century and the Gospel was not translated until 897 C. He finally found a manuscript in the library of Leningrad written about 1060 by a certain Ibn al-Assal as the first edition of a Christian text in Arabic. Yahiya Emerick.E. I will quote a few authorities on this subject. First of all. Mustafa Ahmed. that he was literate (which he was not). Malik Ben Nabi narrates an interesting story: Moreover. In translating the work of the Arab philosopher. to gain the knowledge required to make the Qur’an and perpetuate “his” doctrine of Islam. As for the New Testament. the absence of an Arabic translation of the Bible could not be explained. Anything to disprove what has been proven. we would. Qasim Iqbal. a fortiori. a monk in Syria. it is certain that no Arabic translation of it existed in the fourth century of Hijrah. a respectable refutation of the divinity of Jesus according to the Gospel. to use the Bible as a reference. I will echo the following question: “Do epileptics conjure rapturous poems and essays in such states?” (Idiots Guide to Understanding Islam. but that doesn’t deter some “scholars” from concocting the most extravagant explanations or even falsifying evidences to meet their needs. and to borrow from are brother.

Below is the MS of the Gospel in Arabic written by Stephen of Ramleh. A colophon informs us that the MS was written by Stephen of Ramleh in the year 284 of the Arabs. Sinai. The author went on to say: The oldest. This was mainly due to the debates between Muslims and Christians concerning the status of Gospels. Rather. he says: The oldest known. it shows the scarcity of the Gospels in Arabic which made al-Ghazali go for a Coptic Gospel. The colophon of this MS informs us that one Bisr Ibn as-Sirri made the translation from Syriac in Damascus during Ramadan of the Higrah year 253.. i. It is to be noted that the above statement of Malik Ben Nabi concerning the lack of existence of an Arabic Gospel before the fourth century after Hijrah. the Acts of the Apostles.e. 897 AD. Sidney H Griffith has done extensive research on the appearance of Arabic Gospel.. It is interesting to know that the Gospels were first translated in Arabic during the first Abbasid century. as well as the concept of God. and the defense of icons in the Church. 867 AD. Regarding the manuscript evidence. It is the oldest dated New Testament manuscripts.e. Here the text of the four canonical Gospels is marked off according to the lessons of the temporal cycle of the Greek liturgical calendar of the Jerusalem Church. i. dated manuscript containing the Gospels in Arabic is Sinai Arabic MS 72. dated manuscripts containing Arabic translations of the New Testament are in the collections of St. and the Catholic Epistles. Catherine's monastery at Mt. a few years before al-Ghazali wrote his Rad.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Constance E Padwick in his article "al-Ghazali & The Arabic Versions Of The Gospels: An Unsolved Problem" mentions this perplexity even though he shows evidence of the earliest Gospel in Arabic dated around 897 CE. does not prove that there were no Arabic Gospels at all before this period. Sinai Arabic MS 151 contains an Arabic version of the Epistles of Paul. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 112 .

known as al-Ramli. hitherto unpublished. what about the Old Testament in Arabic? Ernst Würthwein informs us in his book The Text of the Old Testament that: With the victory of Islam the use of Arabic spread widely. 119 pp. after extensive study. which need was met by a number of versions mainly independent and concerned primarily for interpretation. 72. 284. Arab. arranged according to the divisions of the liturgical year of the Greeks. Further. Sidney Griffith. The photograph."[13] Concerning the presence of Arabic Gospels in the pre-Islamic period. the church faced a much different pastoral problem than was the case with the earlier missions among the pre-Islamic Arabs. Christian version of the Gospel in Arabic is that no sure sign of its actual existence has yet emerged. was taken by Dr. H. and for Jews and Christians in the conquered lands it became the language of daily life. Taufiq Iskarous of Cairo. It was written in late Kufic hand by Istipana. 6389=A. Mr. This gave rise to the need of Arabic versions of the Bible. Moritz. Muharram. Mond. Sin. Catherine at Mt. A. concludes that: All one can say about the possibility of a pre-Islamic. even if some unambiguous evidence of it should turn up as a result of more recent investigations.D. under the heading Biblica is The book of the four Gospels. No. and once Arabic has become the official and de facto public language of the caliphate. Taufiq Iskarous also supplies the following information from an unpublished report in Arabic by Dr.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Colophon of MS. to the Egyptian government on the Arabic MSS. Sinai: "The oldest of the Christian Arabic MSS. of 26 lines. late curator of Christian books at the Sultanieh Library. 13x19 cmm. dated 896 A. in the library of St. it is clear that after the Islamic conquest of the territories of the oriental patriarchates. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 113 . Moritz. photograph supplied by Mr. Furthermore. On parchment.

he is also credited with translations of Sirach and the Prophets.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Thus the first translations of the Hebrew Bible in Arabic appeared after the advent of Islam. known for his encyclopedic knowledge. Graf 1944: 126). of which a page of the oldest is shown here. probably at the monastery of St. 1475 [Add. actually the translator worked from a Syriac exemplar. The variety of Arabic versions of Job. either the Old Testament or New Testament in Arabic. The author of another version of Job is known: Pethion (Fatyun ibn Aiyub). a long and a short commentary on the Pentateuch. Pethion's text of Job is divided into fifteen chapters and (according to the London manuscript) claims to be translated from the Hebrew. the oldest dated manuscript of the Old Testament in Arabic as shown below dates from first half of the ninth century. Sabas. is representative of Arabic versions of the Bible as a whole. The version itself is from a Syro-Hexaplar base. Joseph Gaon (882-942). Mus. arab. one of which is among the earliest documents of Christian Arabic literature. who was active as a translator in Baghdad probably about the middle of the ninth century. Other versions of Job go back to the Peshitta and to the Coptic (G. and comments on and introductions to other books of the Bible. It is quite clear from the above discussion that the influence of Christian Jahiliyyah poets as well as the lack of presence of the Bible. suggests that the Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 114 . The manuscript Brit. In fact. 1475. was written in the first half of the ninth century. 26116]). is also known for his works including one of the first translations of the Bible into Arabic. There are at least four different versions of Job. The Oldest Arabic Manuscript of the Old Testament (British Museum arab. Saadiah b. which contains extensive portions of it.

there are no accounts handed down to us from the pagan Arabs. for they did not attest to Muhammad being the messenger of God. because he knew how his name was spelled after sixty years of seeing it.” (Is The Bible Really The Source of The Qur’an) And Allah says in the Qur’an: ‫وﻟﻘﺪ ﻧﻌﻠﻢ أﻧﻬﻢ ﻳ ُﻮُﻮن إﻧ َﺎ ﻳﻌﱢﻤﻪ ﺑﺸﺮ ﻟ َﺎن اﻟ ِي ﻳﻠﺤ ُون إﻟﻴﻪ أﻋﺠﻤﻲ و َـ َا ﻟ َﺎن ﻋﺮﺑﻲ‬ ‫َ َ َ ْ َ ْ َ ُ َ ﱠ ُ ْ َ ﻘ ﻟ َ ِ ﱠ ﻤ ُ َ ﻠ ُ ُ َ َ ٌ ﱢ ﺴ ُ ﱠ ﺬ ُ ْ ِﺪ َ ِ َ ْ ِ َ ْ َ ِ ﱞ َه ﺬ ِ ﺴ ٌ َ َ ِ ﱞ‬ {103} ‫ﻣ ِﻴﻦ‬ ٌ ‫ﱡﺒ‬ “And indeed. And when these theories are put to test. ‘Islam Revealed’.” Well. This point. and the Christian slaves were all in cahoots with each other. those same Christian slaves whom are being referred to converted to Islam and many were martyred in its cause. (or so they say). from sorcery to insanity. The Qur'ân defends itself from such accusations. is also mentioned in the Qur'ân. We know that they (the disbelievers) say: ‘It is only a human being that teaches him (Muhammad). this whole theory of Muhammad obtaining all this information from all these sources would entail that. although not directly. “Have we not seen with our own eyes. of which would be that.’ The tongue of the man they refer to is foreign. that Muhammad was illiterate. helped to falsify? The answer is clear.” (Qur’an: 16:103) Secondly. and crumble. we would have some historical account. the monk in Syria. Does this prove Muhammad was literate? I’m sure that most people on God’s Earth. they themselves. Anis shorrosh. Therefore. Would they die for a cause in which. can write their first and last name without question. which would be ridiculous in and of itself. But of all that they did accuse him of. the uncle of his (Muhammad’s) wife. Or wouldn’t there be someone amongst his companions who would ask. ever contesting his claim to be illiterate. ‘Muhammad ibn Abdullah’. so Muhammad crossed it out and wrote. he states that the proof of Muhammad’s literacy is that when he and the pagan Arab’s agreed to make peace. one of Muhammad’s scribes wrote: “Muhammad. Surely. in which. And Allah said: ‫و َﺎ ُﻨﺖ ﺗﺘُﻮ ِﻦ ﻗﺒﻠﻪ ِﻦ آ َﺎب وَﺎ ﺗﺨ ﱡﻪ ﺑﻴ ِﻴﻨﻚ إ ًا ﱠﺎر َﺎب اﻟﻤﺒﻄُﻮن‬ َ ‫َﻣ آ َ َ ْﻠ ﻣ َ ِْ ِ ﻣ ِﺘ ٍ َﻟ َ ُﻄ ُ ِ َﻤ ِ َ ِذ ﻟ ْﺗ َ ْ ُ ْ ِﻠ‬ Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 115 . they (slanderers) jump onto the next available hypothesis. his name.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Qur'ân is not borrowed from the Bible. in his book. Furthermore. at the top. What would they have to gain? As a matter of fact. they never accused him of being literate. this offended the pagan Arabs. This does not prove Muhammad could read and write. they drew up a treaty. the messenger of Allah. while this (Qur’an) is in a clear Arabic language. who are illiterate. “Muhammad could read and there is evidence. it can be stated with 100% accuracy. Muhammad read and write?” But there is no such account.

In fact. most of the Arabs were illiterate. it seems to be the true opinion that Mahomet never could write! Life in the Desert. they used camel shoulder-blades. I mean.” (Thomas Carlyle.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il “You (Muhammad) never read a book before this nor have you ever written one with your own hand. He was poor and was not able to obtain an education. three times over. The art of writing was but just introduced into Arabia. or hear of by uncertain rumor of speech in the obscure Arabian Desert. has to grow up so. no one directly communicates with this great soul. he could know nothing. there were no universities. He is alone there. then the Quibblers would have had legitimate reason to suspect it. Of the great brother souls. The desert was cruel and to survive. and there were not an abundance of teachers or courses to take. purifying them and teaching them the book and Al-Hikmah (wisdom). was Egyptian papyrus. Had you done either of these. they had been before in manifest error. He was an orphan by the time he was ten. Except by what he could see for himself. was all his education. so He calls the Arabs. could take in. therefore confirming that this was how their nation as a whole was known. with its experiences. you learned what was demanded of you to prevail in such harsh conditions. What of this infinite Universe he. they (Arabs) were in the heart of the desert and paper was not even known of in Arabia. Allah states that He sent among the illiterates. of the thing we call school-learning none at all. You see. And verily. from his dim place. leather scrolls or in the worst cases. this of having no books. someone would’ve seen him read or write. Reading and writing were not high on the list. so much and no more of it was he to know. Heroes and Hero worship) And Allah said: ‫اﻟ ِﻳﻦ ﻳﺘﺒ ُﻮن اﻟﺮ ُﻮل اﻟﻨﺒﻲ اﻷ ﱢ ﱠ‬ ‫ﱠ ﺬ َ َ ﱠ ِ ﻌ َ ﱠﺳ َ ﱠ ِ ﱠ ُ ﻣ ﻲ‬ Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 116 . if we will reflect on it.” (Qur’an: 29:48) Could no one contradict this at that time? Surely. reciting to them His verses. one of their own. with his own eyes and thoughts.--alone with Nature and his own Thoughts. It’s well known and Allah even declares in the Qur’an: ‫هﻮ اﻟ ِي ﺑﻌﺚ ِﻲ اﻟﺄﻣﱢﻴﻦ ر ُﻮًﺎ ﻣﻨﻬﻢ ﻳﺘُﻮ ﻋﻠﻴﻬﻢ ﺁ َﺎﺗﻪ وﻳﺰ ﱢﻴﻬﻢ وﻳﻌﱢﻤﻬﻢ اﻟﻜ َﺎب‬ َ ‫ُ َ ﱠﺬ َ َ َ ﻓ ُْ ﱢﻴ َ َﺳ ﻟ ﱢ ْ ُ ْ َ ْﻠ ََ ْ ِ ْ ﻳ ِ ِ َ ُ َآ ِ ْ َ ُ َﻠ ُ ُ ُ ْ ِﺘ‬ ‫َاﻟﺤﻜﻤﺔ وِن َﺎ ُﻮا ِﻦ ﻗﺒﻞ ﻟ ِﻲ ﺿَﺎل ﻣ ِﻴﻦ‬ ٍ ‫و ْ ِ ْ َ َ َإ آ ﻧ ﻣ َ ْ ُ َﻔ َﻠ ٍ ﱡﺒ‬ “He (Allah) it is who sent among the unlettered ones a messenger (Muhammad) from among themselves.” (Qur’an: 62:2) Here. deep down in the bosom of the Wilderness. in reality. the unlettered ones. but nobody did. Heroes and Hero worship: “One other circumstance we must not forget: that he had no school-learning. Thomas Carlyle says in his book. flame-beacons through so many lands and times. so the best they could expect. Curious. The wisdom that had been before him or at a distance from him in the world was in a manner as good as not there for him. Everyone knew this and could not attest to otherwise. Muhammad never went to school. We’re not talking Cambridge here.

he could not read. comprehend and put into action what he learned. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 117 . So. This reinforces our view and in fact. from this we can say with certainty that Muhammad could neither read. I am not learned.” (Deuteronomy: 18:18) And: “…he will guide you into all truth: For he shall not speak of himself. believe in Allah and His messenger (Muhammad). but He. I will end this chapter with a quote from Maurice Bucaille: “How could a man. but he could understand. it was opened for him. confirms it. and seems to allude to the fact that it is Muhammad spoken of in the prophecy at hand. but whatsoever he shall hear. in terms of literary merits. that shall he speak. who believes in Allah and His Words’…” (Qur’an: 7:158) So. nor write and that it is him who is referred to in Isaiah: 29:12: “And the book is delivered to him that is not learned.” (John: 16:13) You see. None has the right to be worshipped. saying. the prophet who can neither read nor write. Allah makes mention of Muhammad’s illiteracy and even makes mention that. And finally: ‫ﻗﻞ َﺎ أﻳ َﺎ اﻟﱠﺎس إ ﱢﻲ ر ُﻮل اﻟﻠﻪ إﻟﻴﻜﻢ ﺟ ِﻴ ًﺎ اﻟ ِي ﻟﻪ ﻣﻠﻚ اﻟﺴ َﺎ َات َاﻷرض ﻻ‬ ِ ْ َ ‫ُ ْ ﻳ َ ﱡﻬ ﻨ ُ ِﻧ َﺳ ُ ّ ِ َِ ْ ُ ْ َﻤ ﻌ ﱠﺬ َ ُ ُ ْ ُ ﱠﻤ و ِ و‬ ‫إَـﻪ إﻻ هﻮ ﻳﺤ ِـﻲ وﻳ ِﻴﺖ َﺂﻣ ُﻮا ِﺎﻟﻠﻪ ور ُﻮﻟﻪ اﻟﻨﺒﻲ اﻷ ﱢ ﱢ اﻟ ِي ﻳﺆﻣﻦ ِﺎﻟﻠﻪ وآﻠ َﺎﺗﻪ‬ ِ ِ ‫ِﻟ َ ِ ﱠ ُ َ ُ ْﻴ َ ُﻤ ُ ﻓ ِﻨ ْ ﺑ ّ ِ َ َﺳ ِ ِ ﱠ ِ ﱢ ُﻣﻲ ﱠﺬ ُ ْ ِ ُ ﺑ ّ ِ َ َِﻤ‬ “Say (O Muhammad) ‘O mankind! Verily. but I will let God answer it: “I will put My Words in his mouth and he shall speak all that I command him to speak. The book was given to him un-sealed and even though. I am sent to you all as a messenger of Allah-to Whom belongs the dominion of the Heavens and the Earth. I pray thee: and he saith. from being illiterate. he (Muhammad) is in the Torah and the Gospel. in the whole of Arabic literature?” The answer to this question should be obvious.” (Isaiah: 29:12) So.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il “Those who follow the messenger. the prophet who can neither read nor write. Muhammad could not read or write. for he was pure of heart. Read this. whom they find in the Torah and in the Gospel…” (Qur’an: 7:157) Here again. become the most important author. It is He who gives life and causes death.

A Byzantine Empire on its western border and the Persian Empire on its eastern border. You see. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 118 . the desert was quiet. In simpler terms. while Christianity was spreading like wild fire. In between lies a desert terrain that nobody ever took interest in. we need to examine Arabia preceding and leading up to Islam. once you think about how it would factor into God’s plan in due time. could’ve been hindered by the influence or the forces of foreign people.” (Isaiah: 29:14) So. surrounded by water. He decided also. To do this. To fully understand the conditions of the people to whom would hear the words of God’s book. nor desired to expend the energy and manpower it would take to conquer and possess it. and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. That is one of the many mysteries concerning the Middle East. Not so peculiar.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Chapter Ten: Part Two: …the blind shall see out of obscurity… “And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book. He says in Isaiah: 29:14: “For the wisdom of their wise men shall perish. To further elaborate. what this isolation accomplished was to secure a people from outside influence. to let the Arabs deal with it (The book. when God decided to bestow His book on the Arabs. after God makes it clear as to whom would receive His book and therefore. He sealed the book from those who were learned and gave the book to those who were unlearned. the message of Islam. After thousands of years of disobedience by the Israelites and the falsifying of God’s verses by the Jewish scribes. for almost four-hundred years. the Jewish priests would not be able to understand God’s word anymore. While there were pockets of Jews in Arabia. we must imagine a piece of land cut off on three sides. The meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord. Islam) amongst themselves. and out of darkness. the growth of which. thus paving the way for Islam.” (Isaiah: 29:18-19) Now. He informs us as to what nation would accept this book and hear its words. therefore leading them astray and those who were deaf and blind would now gain an understanding and as a direct result. God has had enough. it could be said that. and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity. The land which is now called Saudi Arabia has never been conquered or occupied by any foreign force that was not of Arab origin. would become true believers. and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

the Great Man was always as lightning out of Heaven. at once the symptom and cause of immeasurable change to all people in the world. on a world of what seemed black unnoticeable sand. I should not have recited it to you. within one century afterwards. but lo. of itself.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il they kept to themselves. nor would He have made it known to you. who would ultimately change the face of their nation. they (Arabs) did everything they could to ban outsiders from meddling in their religious life (if it can be called that). except only to manipulate or ridicule the Arabs. and then they too would flame. Heroes and Hero worship) And Allah said: ‫ُﻞ ﻟﻮ َﺎء اﻟﻠﻪ َﺎ ﺗﻠﻮﺗﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻜﻢ وﻻ أد َا ُﻢ ﺑﻪ ﻓﻘﺪ ﻟﺒﺜﺖ ِﻴﻜﻢ ﻋﻤ ًا ﱢﻦ ﻗﺒﻠﻪ أﻓﻼ ﺗﻌﻘُﻮن‬ َ ‫ﻗ ﱠ ْ ﺷ ّ ُ ﻣ َ َ ْ ُ ُ َ َ ْ ُ ْ َ َ َ ْر آ ِ ِ َ َ ْ َ ِ ْ ُ ﻓ ُ ْ ُ ُ ﺮ ﻣ َ ْ ِ ِ َ َ َ َ ْ ِ ﻠ‬ {16} “Say (O Muhammad) If Allah had so Willed. The Jews did not care whether the Arabs worshipped Yahuwah or their stone Idols. roaming unnoticed in its deserts since the creation of the world: a Hero-Prophet was sent down to them with a word they could believe: see. the unnoticed becomes world-notable. They (Jews) were not in the business of converting Gentiles into their sacred fraternity. “To the Arab Nation it was as a birth from darkness into light. the sand proves explosive powder. when he was given the book by Allah. the small has grown world-great. A poor shepherd people. soul-elevating. unconsciously waiting for the day when they should become notable to all the world. and could not but. a people of great qualities. any monotheistic ideology. blazes heaven-high from Delhi to Grenada! I said.” (Thomas Carlyle. Arabia first became alive by means of it. Belief is great. so soon as it believes. Thomas Carlyle. There was not even the slightest inkling of Christianity or Judaism taking foot in Arabia or for that matter. Heroes and Hero worship) To think. much was getting into confusion and fermentation among them. In fact. life-giving. of course. Have you then no sense?” (Qur’an: 10:16) Here. Arabia shines through long ages over a great section of the world. Allah tells Muhammad to tell the pagan Arabs to reflect on the whole situation and take into account. had in the course of centuries reached into Arabia too. Obscure tidings of the most important Event ever transacted in this world.” (Thomas Carlyle. and that one century. I have stayed amongst you a life time before this. Christianity was illegal within the city limits of Makkah. says about the Arabs: “In this way had the Arabs lived for long ages. Arabia is at Grenada on this hand. the rest of men waited for him like fuel. there arose one from amongst themselves. These Arabs.-glancing in valor and splendor and the light of genius. the man Mahomet. The history of a Nation becomes fruitful. with the Help of God. Their Idolatries appear to have been in a tottering state. that they all knew Muhammad to be honest and trustworthy until and after the age of forty. and incidentally.--is it not as if a spark had fallen. in his book Heroes and Hero worship. one spark. great. Verily. have produced fermentation there. Why after forty years of honesty would he (Muhammad) begin to conjure up “lies” and “stories?” Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 119 . at Delhi on that. unnoticed by the world. the Life and Death of the Divine Man in Judea.

the pagan Arabs had no one to criticize them or denounce their actions. which is the concept of protecting your own. our law.” (Isaiah: 29:18) Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 120 . and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity. mostly belonged to pagans who traveled to Makkah to partake in commerce. over centuries.e. his face becomes dark.The pagan Arabs thought it to be a great dishonor to have born to them daughters instead of sons. So. so they. These idols. And Allah said: ‫ﻳﺘ َا َى ﻣﻦ اﻟﻘﻮم ِﻦ ُﻮء َﺎ ﺑﺸﺮ ﺑﻪ أﻳﻤﺴﻜﻪ ﻋَﻰ ُﻮن أم ﻳﺪ ﱡﻪ ِﻲ اﻟﺘ َاب أﻻ َﺎء َﺎ‬ ‫َ َﻮ ر ِ َ ْ َ ْ ِ ﻣ ﺳ ِ ﻣ ُ ﱢ َ ِ ِ َ ُ ْ ِ ُ ُ َﻠ ه ٍ َ ْ َ ُﺳ ُ ﻓ ﱡﺮ ِ َ َ ﺳ ﻣ‬ ‫ﻳﺤﻜ ُﻮن‬ َ ‫َ ْ ُﻤ‬ “And when the news of (the birth of) a female (child) is brought to any of them. Pretty much. “whatever the chief of our tribe or clan says is the law is therefore.” (Qur’an: 16:59) There were also other transgressions which were legal in Arabia. they also housed idols inside Allah’s house. and out of darkness.” Visiting prostitutes. In fact. They believed in one superior God. developed beliefs and superstitions to their own liking and benefit. the only good qualities you can attribute to the pagan Arabs. and Manat. however evil. for there was no system of law. or so they would think! They had a multitude of different idols. and he is filled with inward grief! He hides himself from the people because of the evil of that whereof he has been informed. but used their idols as intercessors or mediators with Allah. of which the most known were. i. until Muhammad made his appearance in the world. Shall he keep her with dishonor or bury her in the Earth? Certainly. the Holy house of Allah. evil is their decision. was their bravery and their hospitality toward their guests. The most one could ask for was what you could call “tribal justice”. They even thought circling the Ka’bah. drinking wine and taking wives in countless numbers was also approved. They guaranteed safety for the Makkan caravans traveling through their lands in exchange for their idols to be housed in the Ka’bah. wrong or right and whatever the cost. Besides worshipping idols. shall the deaf hear the words of the book. when He said: “And in that day. and that is all one could expect. was an approved and suggested form of worship.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il You see. Among their other customs was the burying of their unwanted daughters. which accumulated to the unbelievable number of three-hundred and sixty. and as a result a lot of unwanted female babies were buried alive. now we can get an idea of what God meant. Al-Lat. the Ka’bah. sort of. Al-‘Uzza.

and even if He had made them listen. if he can make the deaf to hear or the blind to see. but have turned away with aversion (to the truth). but can you guide the blind-even though they see not? Truly. but Allah did. Allah wrongs not mankind in aught. no one could ever imagine this backward. Allah asks Muhammad.” (Qur’an: 10:42-44) And here. of course.” (Thomas Carlyle. Heroes and Hero Worship) And Allah said: ‫وﻻ ﺗ ُﻮ ُﻮا َﺎﻟ ِﻳﻦ َﺎُﻮا ﺳﻤﻌ َﺎ وهﻢ ﻻ ﻳﺴﻤ ُﻮن }12{ إن ﺷﺮ اﻟﺪ َاب ِﻨﺪ اﻟﻠﻪ اﻟﺼﻢ اﻟﺒﻜﻢ‬ ُ ْ ُ ْ ‫ِ ﱠ َ ﱠ ﱠو ﱠ ﻋ َ ّ ِ ﱡ ﱡ‬ َ ‫َ َ َﻜ ﻧ ْ آ ﱠﺬ َ ﻗ ﻟ َ ِ ْﻨ َ ُ ْ َ َ ْ َﻌ‬ ‫اﻟ ِﻳﻦ ﻻ ﻳﻌﻘُﻮن }22{ وﻟﻮ ﻋﻠﻢ اﻟﻠﻪ ِﻴﻬﻢ ﺧﻴ ًا ﱠﺄﺳﻤﻌﻬﻢ وﻟﻮ أﺳﻤﻌﻬﻢ ﻟﺘﻮﱠﻮا و ُﻢ ﻣﻌﺮ ُﻮن‬ َ ‫َ َ ْ َ ِ َ ّ ُ ﻓ ِ ْ َ ْﺮ ﻟ ْ َ َ ُ ْ َ َ ْ َ ْ َ َ ُ ْ َ َ َ ﻟ ْ ﱠ ه ﱡ ْ ِ ﺿ‬ َ ‫ﱠﺬ َ َ َ ْ ِ ﻠ‬ {23} “And be not like those who say: ‘We have heard. but can you make the deaf to heareven though they apprehend not! And among them are some who look at you. And Allah also said: ‫وﻣﻨ ُﻢ ﱠﻦ ﻳﺴﺘﻤ ُﻮن إﻟﻴﻚ أﻓ َﻧﺖ ﺗﺴﻤﻊ اﻟﺼﻢ وﻟﻮ َﺎ ُﻮا ﻻ ﻳﻌﻘُﻮن }24{ و ِﻨ ُﻢ ﱠﻦ َﻨﻈﺮ‬ ُ ُ ‫َﻣ ﻬ ﻣ ﻳ‬ َ ‫َ ِ ْﻬ ﻣ َ ْ َ ِﻌ َ َِ ْ َ َ َﺄ َ ُ ْ ِ ُ ﱡ ﱠ ََ ْ آ ﻧ ْ َ َ ْ ِﻠ‬ ‫إﻟﻴﻚ أﻓ َﻧﺖ ﺗﻬ ِي اﻟﻌﻤﻲ وﻟﻮ َﺎ ُﻮا ﻻ ﻳﺒﺼ ُون }34{ و ِﻨ ُﻢ ﱠﻦ َﻨﻈﺮ إﻟﻴﻚ أﻓ َﻧﺖ ﺗﻬ ِي‬ ‫َﻣ ﻬ ﻣ ﻳ ُ ُ َِ ْ َ َ َﺄ َ َ ْﺪ‬ َ ‫ِ َ ْ َ َ َ ﺄ َ َ ْﺪ ْ ُ ْ َ َ َ ْ آ ﻧ ْ َ ُ ْ ِ ﺮ‬ {43} ‫اﻟﻌﻤﻲ وﻟﻮ َﺎ ُﻮا ﻻ ﻳﺒﺼ ُون‬ َ ‫ْ ُ ْ َ ََ ْ آ ﻧ ْ َ ُ ْ ِﺮ‬ “And among them are some who listen to you. were also deaf and blind at one time and as Allah said in the above verse. but mankind wrongs themselves. but the meaning we can derive from it. Had Allah known of any good in them.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il You see. He would make them to listen and understand. no.” (Qur’an: 8:21-23) This verse is referring to the pagan Arabs and/or disbelievers at Muhammad’s time. but Allah can and God says exactly that in Isaiah: 29:18: “And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book (The Qur’an) and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness. He would indeed. but they hear not. have made them listen. who understand not (disbelievers). And Thomas Carlyle exclaimed: “(It is simply amazing) how one man single handedly could weld warring tribes and wandering Bedouins into a most powerful and civilized nation in less than two decades. they would. is that the Arabs who testified to the truth of Islam.’ Verily! The worst of (moving) living creatures with Allah are the deaf and the dumb. had He seen any good in them. and the answer is. He knows what men know not. illiterate nation uniting and founding an absolute monotheistic religion.” (Isaiah: 29:18) Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 121 .

dumb. purifying them and teaching them the Book and Al-Hikmah (wisdom) and verily. are hard upon the disbelievers. the word ‘manifest’ is defined as: TO SHOW CLEARLY. but they themselves could not see it. He has prepared for them gardens beneath which rivers flow. so they could see and be brought out of darkness. Allah was pleased with them and they are pleased with Him. in essence. reciting to them His verses. prostrating themselves. and blind. compassionate among themselves. and just as God said. That is the great triumph. this would mean that everyone else in the world could see that the Arabs were ‘clearly’ in error as to their mode of thought and way of life.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il And Allah said: ‫هﻮ اﻟ ِي ﺑﻌﺚ ِﻲ اﻟﺄﻣﱢﻴﻦ ر ُﻮًﺎ ﻣﻨﻬﻢ ﻳﺘُﻮ ﻋﻠﻴﻬﻢ ﺁ َﺎﺗﻪ وﻳﺰ ﱢﻴﻬﻢ وﻳﻌﱢﻤﻬﻢ اﻟﻜ َﺎب َاﻟﺤﻜﻤﺔ‬ َ َ ْ ِ ْ ‫ُ َ ﱠﺬ َ َ َ ﻓ ُْ ﱢﻴ َ َﺳ ﻟ ﱢ ْ ُ ْ َ ْﻠ ََ ْ ِ ْ ﻳ ِ ِ َ ُ َآ ِ ْ َ ُ َﻠ ُ ُ ُ ْ ِﺘ َ و‬ ‫وِن َﺎ ُﻮا ِﻦ ﻗﺒﻞ ﻟ ِﻲ ﺿَﺎل ﻣ ِﻴﻦ‬ ٍ ‫َإ آ ﻧ ﻣ َ ْ ُ َﻔ َﻠ ٍ ﱡﺒ‬ “He (Allah) it is who sent among the unlettered ones a messenger (Muhammad) from amongst themselves.” Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 122 . Allah said: ‫َاﻟ ﱠﺎﺑ ُﻮن اﻷوُﻮن ﻣﻦ اﻟﻤ َﺎﺟ ِﻳﻦ َا َﻧ َﺎر َاﻟ ِﻳﻦ اﺗﺒ ُﻮ ُﻢ ﺑﺈﺣ َﺎن رﺿﻲ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻨﻬﻢ‬ ْ ُ ْ َ ُ ّ َ ِ ‫و ﺴ ِﻘ َ َ ﱠﻟ َ ِ َ ْ ُﻬ ِﺮ َ و ﻷ ﺼ ِ و ﱠﺬ َ ﱠ َﻌ ه ِ ِ ْﺴ ٍ ﱠ‬ ‫ور ُﻮا ﻋﻨﻪ وأﻋﺪ ﻟﻬﻢ ﺟﱠﺎت ﺗﺠ ِي ﺗﺤﺘ َﺎ اﻷﻧ َﺎر َﺎﻟ ِﻳﻦ ِﻴ َﺎ أﺑ ًا ذﻟﻚ اﻟﻔﻮز اﻟﻌ ِﻴﻢ‬ ُ ‫َ َﺿ ْ َ ْ ُ ََ َ ﱠ َ ُ ْ َﻨ ٍ َ ْﺮ َ ْ َﻬ َ ْﻬ ُ ﺧ ِﺪ َ ﻓ ﻬ َ َﺪ َِ َ ْ َ ْ ُ ْ َﻈ‬ {100} “And the out strippers from among the Immigrants and the Helpers and those who followed them in good deeds. And Muhammad said in an authentic report: “No one who pledged his hand to me under the tree will enter the Fire.” (Qur’an: 9:100) And also: ‫ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ر ُﻮل اﻟﻠﻪ َاﻟ ِﻳﻦ ﻣﻌﻪ أﺷ ﱠاء ﻋَﻰ اﻟﻜ ﱠﺎر رﺣ َﺎء ﺑﻴﻨﻬﻢ ﺗ َاهﻢ رآ ًﺎ ﺳﺠ ًا‬ ‫ﱡ َ ﱠ ٌ ﱠﺳ ُ ﱠ ِ و ﱠﺬ َ َ َ ُ َ ِﺪ َﻠ ْ ُﻔ ِ ُ َﻤ َ ْ َ ُ ْ َﺮ ُ ْ ُ ﱠﻌ ُ ﱠﺪ‬ “Muhammad. you see them bowing down. Allah commends them. the messenger of Allah. just as God said. And after the Arabs (believers) had accepted the message. after the Arabs accepted Islam and Muhammad.” (Qur’an: 62:2) I would like to point out that in the dictionary. they were deaf. they had been before in manifest error. abiding therein forever. with which Muhammad was given.” (Qur’an: 48:29) So. and promises them paradise and an abundance of rewards. He would illuminate their path with a light (Muhammad). and those who are with him.

Nonetheless. made them listen…” (Qur’an: 8:23) Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 123 . Their love is religion. Ibn Mas’ud described the companions of the prophet as follows: “Allah looked upon the hearts of the people and found the heart of Muhammad as the best among them. Then He looked upon the hearts of the people. he says: “And we love the companions of the prophet. we do not go to extremes in love of anyone of them. but in good terms. and sent him with His message. As for us. He made them helpers to His messenger. And their hatred is disbelief. in his book ‘The Fundamentals of Islamic Creed’. hypocrisy. and rebellion. And Allah said: ‫وﻟﻮ ﻋﻠﻢ اﻟﻠﻪ ِﻴﻬﻢ ﺧﻴ ًا ﱠﺄﺳﻤﻌﻬﻢ وﻟﻮ أﺳﻤﻌﻬﻢ ﻟﺘﻮﱠﻮا و ُﻢ ﻣﻌﺮ ُﻮن‬ َ ‫َ َ ْ َ ِ َ ّ ُ ﻓ ِ ْ َ ْﺮ ﻟ ْ َ َ ُ ْ َ َ ْ َ ْ َ َ ُ ْ َ َ َ ﻟ ْ ﱠ ه ﱡ ْ ِ ﺿ‬ “…Had Allah known of any good in them. and then He brought them out of darkness into light.” So. which has not been extinguished in a period of over fourteen-hundred years. and talks of them in an unseemingly manner. and found the hearts of his companions as the best among the people. our ears. A light. and our hearts at anytime. He would indeed. faith and excellence. we only need to be pure of heart and pure of soul. though many have tried. after the heart of prophet. So He chose him for Himself. God did make the deaf to hear. the blind to see and the dumb to comprehend. we do not mention them. This brings us to the conclusion of Chapter Ten. Therefore. But we hate him who hates them.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il One of the companions of Muhammad. nor do we forsake anyone of them.” To quote Sheikh Tahawi. I just want to point out that God can open our eyes.

and neither does three mountains equal one.” But as we know. namely the shell. the son and the Holy Ghost. they are all New York City. I say if this is true and God is good. Sinai. so no. and rose up from Seir unto them. I say. but I have my own acid test. the egg white and the yolk. grew up in Queens and live in Brooklyn?” Of course not. one equals three. most of these “Born agains” have this deficiency in mathmatics or at the very least. And their number one acid test is the egg. and Paran are located in the Sinai Peninsula. First. “I am from New York City. my Christian brothers. I can concur.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Chapter Eleven: Sinai? Seir? Paran? Tema? “…The Lord came from Sinai. Mountains associated with the giving of the law (see Gen 21:21 and note. it would suffice to say. He shined forth from Mount Paran. “I came from New York City. eat the shell. then so should all parts of the egg. but I cannot. Does it make sense for even a human being to say. rose from the same area and shined forth from the same area. You see. it would not make sense for God to declare that He had came from the same area. agree with the “shot in the dark”. This is their similitude with the father. one does not equal three. and the yolk of the egg is quite unhealthy. Deuteronomy: 33:2. for all of it should be good! But the shell is not good to eat. They tell us that one can equal three as the egg is one. But they are not. in the same vicinity. with three distinct locations. Judg 5:4-5. The King James Version of the Bible says about them in the footnotes: “33:2 Sinai…Seir…Paran. states clearly. “…and rose up from Seir unto them…” (Deuteronomy: 33:2) Most Christians would still argue and attest to these mountains being properly placed in their true geographical location. Had they not been. that they are all in the Sinai Peninsula for numerous reasons. a fixation on the notion that one equals three somehow. Hab 3:3) With this explanation of these mountains being associated with the giving of the law. that these mountains mentioned are three distinct mountains. for if they were indeed. and came with ten thousands of saints: From His right hand went a firery law for them. then God would not have mentioned each one independently. but it is not so. however. we will Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 124 . and Jesus is good and the Holy Spirit is good. Seir. but you have three different parts.” (Deuteronomy: 33:2) According to most atlases concerning the ancient Bible lands. And to skip Sinai.

Secondly. we would see that Mount Seir is actually a region in western Saudi Arabia. There is a Lebanese Christian scholar named. and he grew. till she crossed the valley and reached Al-Marwah mountain where she stood and started looking. Kamal Salibi who said in his book. 7 pg. So. she became thirsty and her child also became thirsty. have Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 125 . She heard the voice again and said. And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of Egypt. ‘O (Whoever you may be)! You have made me hear your voice. for she could not endure looking at him. page 204. When the water in the water-skin had been used up. this by itself does not shed light on the location of Paran. if you ask the geographers of the King James Version of the Bible. so that she might see somebody. and God willing. ‘This is the source of the tradition of the going of the people between them (As-Safa and Al-Marwah). but as we’ve seen before. expecting to see somebody. in regards to Seir: “The name ‘Asir (‘sr. if we were to look at a map today. Mount Paran is as one would expect. The prophet said. or ‘Mount Seir’” “…He shined forth from Mount Paran…” (Deuteronomy: 33:2) Now. She started looking at him (Ishmael) tossing in agony. we must investigate ourselves. and dwelt in the wilderness. we can’t exactly take them at their word. She stood on it and started looking at the valley keenly. by metathesis of the Biblical ‘Seir’. the son of Abraham: “And God was with the lad. (Genesis: 21:20-21) Now.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il examine Seir first. says about Ishmael. she left him. we will have plenty to expound on with regard to Mount Sinai. Now we’ve already explained in previous chapters that Ishmael and his mother had migrated to Makkah.210) “Ishmael’s mother went on suckling Ishmael and drinking from the water (she had). but she could not see anybody. and found the mountain of As-Safa was the nearest mountain to her on that land. but she could not see anybody. Genesis: 21:20-21. they will tell you that it is in north central Sinai. but in conjunction with other evidence it will prove to be very helpful. without proof. VOL. but where exactly is the wilderness of Paran? I guess. on the authority of the Prophet (See Fath Al-Bari. called Asir. ‘The Bible Came from Arabia’. Then she descended from As-Safa and when she reached the valley. but for sake of argument.’ When she reached Al-Marwah (for the last time) she heard a voice and she asked herself to be quiet and listen attentively. and became an archer. she tucked up her robe and ran in the valley like a person in distress and in trouble. She repeated that seven times. or ‘syr’) denotes the tribal highlands around abha…The name appears to be a survival. of course. in the wilderness of Paran. I will present this as evidence once more: It is Narrated by Ibn ‘Abbas.

The Book o Jubilees claims that the sons of Ishmael intermingled with the six sons of Keturah from Abraham and were called Arabs and Ishmaelites. but that’s not to say that he did not make his mark. that Ishmael migrated to the Area of Makkah. we see from the mouth of the Prophet. "Pure Arabs" of South Arabia. such as 'Ad and Thamud. Medieval Arab genealogists divided Arabs into three groups: • "Ancient Arabs". And Arabs and non-Arabs alike will attest to Ishmael being one of the Arabs’ progenitor. The Qahtanites (Qahtanis) are said to have migrated the land of Yemen following the destruction of the Ma'rib Dam (sadd Ma'rib). In Arabic. for this is the House of Allah. ‘May Allah bestow Mercy on Ishmael’s mother! Had she let the Zam-Zam (Flow without trying to control it). I discussed how names and Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 126 . and Allah never neglects His people. and the earth was full of his praise. till water flowed from that place.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il you got something to help me?’ And Behold! She saw an angel at the place of the ZamZam. You may take note of the substitution of the ‘P’ with an ‘F’. ‘Then she drank and suckled her child. Selah. She started to make something like a basin around it. using her hands in this way and started filling her water-skin with water with her hands. of course. digging the Earth with his heel (or his wing). often mentioned in the Qur'an as examples of God's power to destroy wicked peoples.’” So. we keep running into this reoccurring theme of something big going down in Paran. which will be built by this boy and his father. where the House of Allah would be built by Ishmael himself. The angel said to her. but it is still not absolutely clear as to what geographical region we are talking about. and the water was flowing out after she scooped some of it. let’s try to get as much information as we can on this ‘Paran’. along with his father. it is said Fa’ran. and Ishmael has been linked to this region. You May also remember from chapter Eight. ‘Don’t be afraid of being neglected. The "Arabized Arabs" (musta`ribah) of center and North Arabia." (Habakkuk: 3:3) You see. The prophet added. he was not the ancestor of all Arabs as some would allege. it would’ve been a stream flowing on the surface of the Earth. Of course. (Book of Jubilees: 20:13) • • The center of Arabia is definitely not the Sinai Peninsula. descending from Qahtan. Mount Paran is said to be a series of mountains or a mountainous area located east of Makkah. His glory covered the heavens. tribes that had vanished or been destroyed. descending from Ishmael son of Abraham. So. and is not Makkah in the center of Arabia on its western side? The prophet Habakkuk also mentions Paran in a prophecy: "God (his guidance) came from Teman and the Holy One from mount Paran.’ The prophet further added.

In Arabic. the mountains of the Hijaaz. in that city. the Ka’bah. revealed] from Faaraan". are very similar in many respects due to their common ancestry. Palestinians are actually Filistines. Arabic and Hebrew. This can be found in the Qur’an: 51:50. peace be upon him. we would be justified in assuming that the Arabs should be better acquainted with where their father (and them themselves) lived than any other nation. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 127 . Indeed. one of the provinces of Samarqand. However. Philistines. In the Torah God came from Sinaa' [Sinai] and dawned from Saa`iir [Seir] and became known [or brought to light. with the help of Prophet Abraham built the Holy house of Allah. Medieval Arab geographer Yaqut al-Hamawi (d. the word Paran is pronounced ‘Fa’ran’. It has been said that it is a name for the mountains of Mekkah. as well as the one who. An Arabicized Hebrew word. Ishmael was a father of the Arabs. Hagar. this is resolved very simply by recognizing the following four points: 1) The Bible tells us in Genesis 21:21 that Ishmael. did in fact migrate as witnessed by the Bible also to this location which would later become the city of Makkah. Arabic never died out as a spoken language for many centuries as Hebrew did. 834 of the edition published in Leipzig in the 1860s contains the following entry (transl. that is to say. Thus. for example. This was transmitted from Muhammad Ibn alFadl al-Larmaani and Nasr Ibn Ahmad al-Kindi the Qur'anic scholar from whom Abu al-Hasan Muhammad Ibn Abd Allah Ibn Muhammad al-Kaaghidhi al-Samarqandi transmitted. 2) The Arabs and the Jews are ancient brethren. They descend from the same father. "Faaraan and al-Tur [literally. or as in the Bible. It is one of the names for Mekkah mentioned in the Torah. Their languages. However. I will point you in the direction of the Douay (Catholic) Version of the Bible. And to support this claim. peace be upon him." Some difference of opinion has arisen as to where "Paran" actually is with some people mistakenly concluding that it is in Sinai. Ibn Makulan Abu Bakr Nasr Ibn al-Qaasim Ibn Qudaa`ah al-Qudaa`i al-Faaraani al-Iskandari said "I have heard it is a reference to the mountains of Faaraan. Faaraan is also a village in the region of Sughd. the mountain] are two districts in southern Egypt. Abu Abd Allah al-Qudaa`i said.): “Faaraan: After the alif there is a raa' and it ends in a nun. Abraham. where it says: “…He hath appeared from Mount Pharan…” (Deuteronomy: 33:2) This is closer to the correct pronunciation in Arabic or Aramaic.” This word is used in the Qur’an to convey the meaning of “migrating to your Lord”. Ishmael and his mother. they are the mountains of Filastiin [Palestine]. and His revealing from Mount Faaraan the fact of His sending down the Qur'an upon Muhammad. and it is His sending down of the Injiil upon Isa. It is said Faaraan is the mountain of Mekkah. to whom Abu Mansuur Muhammad Ibn Bakr Ibn Isma`iil al-Samarqandi al-Faaraani traces his origins. and it is a well established fact among the Arabs that their father Ishmael was the founder of the city of Makkah. This is where he would live and die and this is where he raised all of his children. so you can see the trend.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il places are not always translated/transliterated correctly into English. 1229). which means “Two who migrated. Volume III on p. the son of Abraham and the father of the Arabs settled in ‘Paran’.

e. Judg 5:4-5. the wilderness of Paran was the place where Ishmael settled (i. but Allah knows best. Jamal Badawi says: “Deuteronomy 33:1-2 combines references to Moses. Hab 3:3) Next. it is more than likely. There is a scripture to support him in the Bible: “Then we turned. the mountainous region east of Makkah. but of the three mountains. Muhammad conquered Makkah with ten thousand Muslim warriors and this is not the only place in the Bible this is mentioned: Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 128 . and in the context of this prophecy.” (Deuteronomy: 33:2) This in whole is a prophecy pertaining to the three prophets who God sent. and rose up from Seir unto them. It is quite clear from this verse that they are two different locations: “And the Children of Israel took their journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai.e. now there should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that the Paran of the Bible is in fact. as the Lord Spake unto me: and we compassed Mount Seir in many days. that he is right. Arabia. God's revelation) coming from Sinai. we will analyze the second part of this verse: “…And came with ten thousands of saints: From His right hand went a firery law for them. i. Jesus and Muhammad.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il 3) The Bible itself distinguishes between the wilderness of Sinai and the Wilderness of Paran in Numbers: 10:12. According to Genesis 21:21. Mountains associated with the giving of the law. and the cloud rested in the wilderness of Paran. along with his explanation. Now. It speaks of God (i.” (see Gen 21:21 and note. and took our journey into the wilderness by way of the Red Sea. May Allah reward him. namely Moses.” (Deuteronomy: 33:2) As we have explained previously.” (Numbers: 10:12) So. and came with ten thousands of saints: From His right hand went a firery law for them. as it says in the King James Version: “33:2 Sinai…Seir…Paran. He shined forth from Mount Paran. specifically Mecca).” Here. he disagrees with the afore mentioned analysis that ‘Seir’ is the Arabian ‘Asir’. we shall turn our attention to this prophecy as a whole to derive our meaning: “…The Lord came from Sinai. rising from Seir (probably the village of Sa'ir near Jerusalem) and shining forth from Paran.” (Deuteronomy: 2:1) So. he could be right.e. the Fa’ran of Arabia. Jesus and Muhammad. now that we’ve established that the mountains represent the three prophets and also where their law was given to them by God. Seir is indeed the most elusive and therefore.

His locks {are} curled.” (Songs of Solomon: 5:10) And in this same book.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il “My beloved is white and ruddy. {and} black as a raven. His body {is as} polished ivory overlaid {with} sapphires. including myself attribute these prophecies with Muhammad.” (Jude: 1:14) Anyone can see that there must be some importance to these ten-thousand saints and most. the chiefest among ten thousand” (Songs of Solomon: 5:10) And: “And Enoch also. the Lord cometh with ten-thousands of His saints. there is a direct reference to him being the chief of the ten-thousand saints: “My beloved is white and ruddy. prophesied of these. saying. the chiefest among ten thousand. Pre-eminent above ten thousand. which are known to have accompanied Muhammad in the conquest of Makkah and in Songs of Solomon: 15:10. His head {is as} the most fine gold. 15:16 to be exact. as they say (i. They also mention the ten-thousand saints.e. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 129 . it says Muhammad by name in the original Hebrew: “My beloved {is} white and ruddy. Paran). His eyes {are} like doves Besides the water-brooks. Behold. His hands {are as} rods of gold set with the beryl. {as} banks of sweet herbs. the seventh from Adam. Washed with milk. a few verses down. His cheeks {are} as a bed of spices. His lips {are as} lilies. for we know the region in which they refer to is the region in which Muhammad was “born and raised”. {and} fitly set. Dropping {with} flowing myrrh.

And the Strong’s Concordance says.673e 1) Desire. and this {is} my friend. of which is used in Hebrew and Arabic.” (Song of Songs: 5:10-16) This is an allegory prophecy. And a Muslim's claim that the prophecies speak of Prophet Muhammad is on much more solid ground than the other two. as in the word. ‘Machmad’: Hebrew for H4261 ‫מחמד‬ Transliteration machmad Pronunciation makh·mäd' (Key) Part of Speech masculine noun Root Word (Etymology) from H2530 TWOT Reference 673d. it says his name and second. First. lovely 1. pleasant 3. ‘im’. which is a plural. but not a plural of numbers. he {is} altogether lovely. for the understated significant reasons. it is what you call a plural of Majesty or the plural. desire 3. set upon sockets of fine gold. goodly 1.” (Songs of Solomon: 5:16) The word Muhammad-im is the name Muhammad with an added suffix. the Church). it may not be apparent that this prophecy contains the name Muhammad. desirable thing. to exalt or to give honor. Elohim: The name of God in the Bible. beloved 1 Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 130 . The ‘im’ particle is added to the name Eloh to enhance the superiority and exalt God. Christians regard the same passages as relating to Jesus’ love for his bride (i. His mouth {is} most sweet. we will be able to see Muhammad’s name! The transliteration in Hebrew is: “HIKKO MAMITTAKIM WE KULLO MUHAMMADIM ZEHDOODEH WA ZEHRAEE BAYNA JERUSALEM. but is no less a prophecy about Muhammad. excellent as the cedars. Yea.e. pleasant thing Outline of Biblical Usage Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 13 AV — pleasant thing 4. the conquest of Makkah with ten-thousand saints. His aspect {is} like Lebanon. it makes mention of a known fact of history. but if we look into the Hebrew. This {is} my beloved.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il His legs {are as} pillars of marble. At first glance. Jews claim the allegories demonstrate God's love for Israel. O daughters of Jerusalem.

which reads: "See. desire greatly Nf 2) Desirableness. 15. NRSV) Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 131 . to execute judgment upon all. covet 4. But what about the others? In verses 14.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Gesenius's Lexicon (Help) And from the root word. covet. they are bombastic in speech. delectable things 1 Gesenius's Lexicon (Help) So. preciousness Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 21 AV — desire 11. and of all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him. ‘Chamad’: Lexicon Results for chamad (Strong's H2530) Hebrew for H2530 ‫חמד‬ Transliteration chamad Pronunciation khä·mad' (Key) Part of Speech feminine noun verb Root Word (Etymology) a primitive root TWOT Reference 673 V Outline of Biblical Usage 1) To desire. take pleasure in. Jude reproduces the words of the Enoch's Prophecy. delight in a) (Qal) to desire b) (Niphal) to be desirable c) (Piel) to delight greatly. and 16 of his Epistle. These are grumblers and malcontents.” (Jude: 1:15-16. now we can see without a doubt that at least this prophecy is about Muhammad. the Lord is coming with ten thousands of his holy ones. lust 1. they indulge their own lusts. and to convict everyone of all the deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an ungodly way. pleasant 1. flattering people to their own advantage. beauty 1. delight 2.

This. reviewed earlier. (On Thursday." (Sura 17:8) So. Karen Armstrong was a Roman Catholic nun for seven years.he rode round the Ka'aba seven times. a fact that this was a prophecy that was fulfilled in a real historical event. January 630. we have this reoccurring mention of ten-thousand saints. therefore fulfilling prophecy. maybe this clarifies the ten thousand saints. Nearly all the men in the umma had volunteered and along the road their Bedouin allies joined the expedition bringing the number up to 10. The army was offered practically no resistance... Her prestigious work and the best seller.. . 'Muhammad. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 132 .. 'History of God' have earned her an envious reputation. prior to the advent of Islam.E. a Biography of the Prophet'. Hastings’s Dictionary of the Bible: “Teman is an Oasis just North of Madinah in the Arabian Peninsula. surely falsehood is certain to vanish. went to the wilderness of Paran (Fa’ran). God willing! “God cometh from Teman. but what about Teman? According to J. because he did migrate from Paran (the mountainous region. this cannot be a coincidence. ~Selah~ His glory covereth the heavens. east of Makkah) to Teman (the area of Madinah) just as Allah said he would.D.” (Habakkuk: 3:3) We’ve thoroughly discussed where the Mount Paran (Fa’ran) is located.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Anyone who has read the biography of prophet Muhammad and the acts committed by the Pagan Arabs of Paran.000 soldiers and soon the whole city resounded with words that symbolished the final victory of Islam. On 10 Ramadan. Next Muhammad turned his attention to the 360 idols around the shrine.” So. the Meccans broke the Treaty of Hudaybiyah. ‘Fa’ran’ which means “Two who migrated”.. And again. of which are better known as the “companions” of Prophet Muhammad. Surely. he and his followers were forced to migrate from Makkah to Madinah. 20 Ramadan Hijri 8 (11 January 630) Muslim army entered the city of Mekkah. The rest stayed indoor. this would mean that Muhammad was the fulfillment of this prophecy. Only a handful of Mekkan offered resistance. About 622 C. Since 1982 she has been a TV broadcaster and a writer. Muhammad set out at the head of the largest army every to leave Madina. along with the above evidence I have given and have quoted.) Muhammad had come to Mekkah not to persecute the Quraysh but to abolish the religion which had failed them. would see the above prophecy being fulfilled with the 'Makkan Expedition' by the prophet. crowded on to their roofs and balconies. is enough to constitute a fact. And the Holy One from mount Paran. and falsehood has vanished away. she writes: “At the end of 628 A.. and the Earth is full of His praise. touching the black stone each time and crying 'al-Llahu Akbar!' The shout was taken up by his 10.000 men. the Quraysh watched him smash each idol while he recited the verse: "the truth has come. In her most recent publication. Let’s review our facts: 1) Ishmael indeed. through the person of Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdullah.

5) Muhammad migrated to Madinah (Teman) from Makkah (Paran). Muslim brethren. 6) This migration is also spoken of in Isaiah: 21:13. 4) Teman is an oasis just north of Madinah. can someone please point this out to me. No one will ever succeed in life. the more subject to ridicule he is likewise. 3) Muhammad is a direct descendant of Ishmael. with his ten-thousand. that any prophecy that Muhammad fulfills. God often speaks "I" will do this. the more ‘im backside exposed. we’ve seen it numerous times with the prophets. where it specifically describes an Arabian prophet. 7) Muhammad conquered Makkah in the year 630 C. but that did not stop those who had a sickness in their hearts and in their minds. God has put a covering on their hearing and their seeing. in the first person. and many will dispute them. He has chosen human beings to do these jobs on His behalf. somehow does not apply to him. “For thou didst it in secret: but I will do this thing before all Israel. The answer to this criticism. so my heart can be at ease? For it seems to be.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il 2) Ishmael is at least the progenitor of the Arabs of central and northern Arabia. so let them alone to destroy themselves. They were anointed by God to do their duties. declaring that He is going to do these things and how can Muhammad be the one talked about when God clearly states that He is going to perform all these actions? Well. 2 Samuel: 12:12). was not referring to him and was never the specific aim. but there will be someone to ridicule you and attack you with propaganda. I only have a few questions: Why has God not done these things yet? Are we still supposed to be waiting for this to happen. or "I" have done this. In the Old Testament. whereas.g. Ishmael’s firstborn. One such criticism is that all the above prophecies consist of God.E. These are the facts. There is a Jamaican proverb one my friends taught me one day: “More the monkey climb. but there will always be those who will attack the truth. before the sun. through Kedar.” Which means. or is this one of the many prophecies that Jesus fulfilled? If so. (E. (2 Samuel: 12:12) Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 133 . and nothing will ever change that. the higher one climbs in life or success.

God was very furious. God made good on His Promise but He didn’t lie with David’s wives. put him in position to be killed in battle.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il This is referring to when David had sinned (as reported in the Bible) by taking Uriah’s wife and thereafter. for everyone to see. but by the will of God. and told him He was going to give David’s wives to his neighbor and he would lie with them in public. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 134 . Absalom. who performed these evil deeds. it was David’s own son.

William Fry. Seir. "It was a letter penned by one of Wyatt's associates that helped Cornuke and Williams find Jabal al Lawz. But is it? Saint Catherine's Monastery located at the base of the mountain. I will actually quote those who are profound in their expertise of ancient geography. are indeed different mountains and indeed in different regions. It's built Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 135 . Paul told from his own mouth: “For this Agar is Mount Sinai in Arabia…” (Galatians: 4:25) Now. base many of their beliefs. But nobody seems to know exactly where Mount Sinai is.but now the truth is beginning to be told. and one cannot forget that Paul was very intelligent and not likely to err.com: [This was the very first national TV program that has mentioned that the late Ron Wyatt was the very first person to visit Jebel el Lawz and identify it as being the real Mount Sinai. officially labeled Jabal Musa. Paul would have said Sinai peninsula if that is what was meant.] Jerry Orbach: Two of the world's great religions. 1984. Now. a high mountain near the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula.com web site. I have saved the best for last. with his two sons. who is interviewed in this program.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Chapter Twelve: For this Agar is Mount Sinai in Arabia Now moving along to Mount Sinai. I am most certain that Paul knew what he was saying and why and that more likely than not. even their geopolitical systems on events and declarations from Mount Sinai. Sinai! Ron even appeared on the CBS Morning News on April 18. which Wyatt had concluded in 1984 was Mount Sinai" Denver Post 10-11-98. Christianity and Judaism. but I am willing to bet that Paul knew his the geography of his own area very well. Is there a real mountain that holds the secrets of God's interaction with man? Were the tablets of the Ten Commandments literally carved by the finger of God into stone from this mountain? New information seems to indicate that the real Mount Sinai is in Saudi Arabia. Now because I am the first to admit that I am not the first and foremost expert on Ancient Bible lands. a scholar of anything. indeed this is true. I don’t proclaim myself to be a scholar of geography or in fact. it was Ron Wyatt who discovered that Jebel el Lawz is the real Mt. and in those interviews they never mentioned that Ron Wyatt had been to Jebel el Lawz first . Since the fourth century AD. because I want to make it abundantly clear that Mount Sinai. but hardly anyone remembers this national television interview. and Mount Paran. was constructed by order of the Emperor Justinian between 527 and 565 AD. then it was right under our noses all the time. The reason I make this statement is that I’ve read rebuttals to the implications that this verse suggests that Arabia encompasses the Sinai Peninsula as well. the Saudi Arabian Government has erected a chain link fence and closed down all geological and archaeological excavations on this mountain in the ancient land of Midian. The following discourse is from the site. I am not an expert on Bible geography. was a co-worker with Ron Wyatt and operates the anchorstone. ArkDiscovery. The segment on this program that features Bob Cornuke's and Larry Williams' comments are from their old interviews from 19931998. has been regarded by many faithful Christians as THE Mount Sinai. and informed the world about his discovery. What I mean by that is there is a lot of discussion about Mount Sinai not even being located in the Sinai Peninsula. and interestingly enough. but like I said before. this is something truly astonishing! And what is even more amazing is that if.

he encountered a most marvelous site. None of the other proposed mountains fits all these requirements except Jebel el Lawz. Sinai in the Sinai Peninsula was selected without any scientific or archaeological evidence being considered. somehow involves this Holy mountain. and out of the burning bush. it must be located completely outside of Egypt and its controlled territories which would exclude the Sinai Peninsula. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 136 . who was wealthy in both daughters and livestock.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il around. but it was not consumed. what is it that makes today's scholars and investigators turn their attention to a mountain in Saudi Arabia called Jebel el Lawz? Dr.000 years after the fact. priests and kings are satisfied with this Mt. mother of the Emperor Constantine. One day while grazing his flock on the slopes of Mount Sinai. B. Orbach: Few places mentioned in the Bible are as important to the people of that book as Mt. Orbach: But if that is true. how did Jebel Musa and the site of Saint Catherine's Monastery get such a hold on the popular and scholarly imagination? William Fry: Unknown to most people. on the back side of the mountain there must be a vast desert as you see here. The story of the burning bush as well of other miracles performed by Moses in his effort to get the Pharoah to release the Hebrew slaves. Secondly. Sinai. The traditional site called Jebel Musa. This was to be the great exodus out of Egypt and into the promised land. sent his mother Helena to the Middle East to discover spots he had seen in visions. Michael Blaine: The biblical story of the Exodus is an eyewitness account. but it was not to be. and settled down to what he thought would be the life of a shepherd. By order of Queen Helena. Virtually every major event associated with the exodus. That being the case. The Roman Emperor Constantine the Great. certain identifying characteristics are required by the biblical account that can help us pinpoint the location of Mt. had been the cause for a great deal of skepticism over the centuries. which is in present day Saudi Arabia. What we must understand is that Mt. Sinai. Dr. Helena ordered a church built on the spot where fourth century Bedouins said they had found the burning bush. Although the writer was not a scholarly historian. geographical and archaeological tests. Sinai. the bush Moses saw burning but not consumed." The life of Moses would never be the same. what is thought by those who inhabit the monastery and many in the surrounding area. and located near Saint Catherine's Monastery. Moses married one of Jethro's daughters Zippora. fails all of the historical. Roy Knuteson: None of the suggested sites in the Sinai Peninsula fit the biblical requirements. the Jebel Musa site was selected solely on the opinion of one man. Orbach: Perhaps we should take a moment to discover exactly what these tests are and how they can be applied some 4. but what are they? Knuteson: First it had to be located in ancient Midian. a spectacular natural setting for the second largest collection of illustrated manuscripts in the world. and many critics question whether there ever was a massive exodus out of the land of Egypt. Moses heard the voice of God. This monastery is in fact. Thirdly. A collection exceeded only by the Vatican's. a bush suddenly burst into flames. The Lord told him to return to Egypt and bring the Hebrews out of bondage. "I am the God of Abraham. But if so many generations of rulers. Isaac and Jacob. To summarize the story briefly. written by a layman to his contemporaries. The account contains sufficient place names cross referenced in non-biblical Sumarian and Assyrian Cuniform tablets to confirm the accuracy of the exodus account and to assure scholars that it was not an account invented for later consumption. Eventually he came into the camp of a Midianite priest named Jethro. there are enough historical kernels indicating the account is factual from both an archaeological and Egyptian anthropological perspective. a young Moses raised as an Egyptian Prince was forced to flee into the desert to escape the rath of Pharoah after he killed an Egyptian overseer who was beating a Hebrew slave. a chapel was built over the very bush centuries ago. or perhaps we should say one man's mother.

describes Zippora as an Arab who lived in Arabia. Most of the places mentioned in Exodus are unknown. But that also means there is no tradition that supports the site in Saudi Arabia. And Philo. Fry: When the Sinai Peninsula was under Israeli control. the left hand branch of it.The location of ancient Madian can be determined from a map produced by Tolime. "Now Hagar stands for Mt.. die hard. and the two men literally sneaked into Saudi Arabia and made their way to the mountain called Jebel el Lawz on modern maps. Larry Williams: With satellite infrared photography. with any respect anyway to Moses. Sinai? Since 1956.. claims that after Moses married Zippora they made their home in the city of Madian. But it is the Apostle Paul who provides the finishing touch. that discusses the location of Mt. only a handful are Hebrew Aramaic. Scholars and investigators are still searching for the point for which the children of Israel may have crossed the Red Sea. comes down to the tip of the Sinai Peninsula. Sinai by amateur archaeologist Ron Wyatt. Catherine is now anchored in 1600 years of tradition and those who are devoted to this site show little interest in looking elsewhere. but which four years earlier had been described as the real Mt. Infrared satellite photography for example is helping to provide a clearer picture of the actual location of this fabled mountain. who went out and then went into the desert to meet Moses. The Septuagint states that Jethro was the priest of Madian. Lately however. Orbach: And the Septuagint is not alone in placing the mountain near a city in modern day Saudi Arabia. Sinai is the Septuagint. Sinai. Philo thus places Mt. modern technology has begun to have an impact on the discussion. what does the Saudi Government think of all this newfound attention? Exciting and surprising answers when we come back. they discovered nothing out of over 8.000 inscriptions from the southern half of the Sinai Peninsula. Jebel el Lawz. Orbach: Larry Williams. as apposed to say an archaeologist or scientist. other than the Torah. Sinai itself is the subject of relentless argument. He describes the Israelites wandering eastward all the way across the Sinai Peninsula to the southern edge of Palestine.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Orbach: There doesn't seem to be any firm Jewish tradition which supports Constantine's site either. enlisted the services of Robert Cornuke. he says that Moses went up the highest and most sacred of the mountains its region. stops there." Where does that leave Jebel Musa. archaeological teams have searched for evidence that Moses and the Israelites once camped here for nearly a year after their flight from Egypt.] Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 137 . Sinai somewhere in Northwestern Arabia. The Septuagint transliterates the Hebrew name for Midian as either Madian or Madiam. uh. Sinai located near the monastery of St. There is a trail that comes down the west branch of the Red Sea. a second century AD geographer in Alexandria. What is it that points scholars to this site? Fry: The earliest Jewish source. the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible begun in the third century BC. Sinai? What is there beside just the location to suggest this mountain was once the place where God communicated directly with Moses? Has anyone actually been there to see and catalog the evidence. [The Wyatt Group disagrees with this satellite scenario] appears to come out the other side and wanders north to the highest mountain. a Jewish philosopher. Philo adds one more small detail to the investigation of Mt. or the present Mt.. and the location of the mystical Mt. who might best be described as an adventurer. there have been major archaeological discoveries found throughout the world. The tradition of identifying one of the mountains in the Sinai Peninsula as the mountain of Moses was a scholar's invention without any Jewish precedence whatsoever. Demetrias the chronographer in the third century BC. Sinai in Arabia. In Galatians 4:25 he says. Orbach: Traditions.. And we did find what I think is important archaeological evidence that something took place at Jebel el Lawz. And. Sinai. in fact the Jewish Encyclopedia states flatly that there is no Jewish tradition of the geographical location of Mt Sinai. No Jews were ever interested in the Sinai Peninsula. [This was the first time that Ron Wyatt's name was mentioned on national TV in regard to the discovery of Mt. Is there some scientific evidence that proves Jebel el Lawz in northwestern Saudi Arabia is in fact the true Mt. particularly religious traditions. The Mt. a former policeman with a reputation for bravery. just before the revelation in Sinai. No one knows where they might have first set foot in Sinai.

basalt rock or deerite. the father-in-law of Moses. let alone a year.] Sandra Mackey: The Saudi government is in a very difficult political position. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 138 . a period they see as characterized by moral chaos. The other problem the House of Saud faces is external. There is a petroglyph of an Egyptian. We found at the base of this mountain twelve pillars eighteen and a half feet in diameter. Additionally at the base of the mountain we found kind of a wing shaped formation. notified the production company on this mistake after this program aired. That religious establishment is very resistant to exploring anything archaeologically before Islam. Williams: And we did find what I think is important archaeological evidence that something took place at Jebel el Lawz. Bill Fry. Because the Saudi's had no sense of nationalism when the country was unified in the 1920's. which was written on an eight foot stele and stood out in the open air. the fences were put up after Ron Wyatt showed these things to a Saudi archaeologist in 1985 -. pointing toward the mountain and there we found marble. This rock is not indigenous to that area of Saudi Arabia. Dr. we retraced the exodus route from the tip of the Sinai Peninsula into Saudi Arabia using the Bible and satellite imagery to find the actual route. possibly confirming biblical scripture that the Lord descended upon it in fire and smoke. the Saudi government closed down the Jebel el Lawz site to any foreign archaeological study. Orbach: Shortly after Cornuke and Williams visited this site. 33 km. why twelve? With the twelve tribes of Moses fitting so perfectly into that scenario. They also erected a chain link fence and placed a military guard around the mountain to prevent even clandestine exploration of the site. were taken by Cornuke and Williams. why not eleven. round marble stone. Ron Wyatt's representative who was interviewed on this program. Mt. rock types that are found at the Jebel el Lawz. Inland. The tomb of Jethro. let alone to Saudi Arabia. Sinai site in Saudi Arabia. as if the rocks had been burnt. Saudi Arabia is still run largely by a coalition between the royal family and the religious establishment. [Correction: The fences that are around the mountain and the golden calf altar were not put there after Cornuke and Williams visited the site in 1988. the Ten Commandments tablets were portable and designed to be kept as a sacred treasure.which is why the fences were already up when the 1988 pictures above. This dirt sample from the springs has been chemically analyzed and was found to contain excessive iron and dissolved salts. How does Jebel el Lawz measure up in some of these more obscure requirements? Cornuke: We found the top of the mountain to be black. there is strong evidence the Ten Commandment tablets were done in granite or marble.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Bob Cornuke: In 1988. Sinai. Sinai argument having to do with the tablets of the Law or the Ten Commandments. the House of Saud opens itself to the anger of the Arab world. but it is doubtful that the show will ever be re-edited and corrected. and Zippora. They said they had found writing in these caves indicating that Moses had come through this area. Bryant Wood: Unlike other law codes. Orbach: Archaeologists have identified another small footnote to the Mt. not an Arabic drawing. If it allows archaeological excavations of ancient Israelite sites in Saudi Arabia. the wife of Moses were found in these caves. we found the bitter springs of Mara mentioned in Exodus 15. Why not seven. making it very bitter. such as the code of Hammurabi . Orbach: An encampment area large enough for an estimated one to two million people is a major factor in determining the location of the real Mt. This is some of the stone of it. tablets and wall reliefs were usually done in limestone. the House of Saud used the theology of the mojove sect of Islam to create national unity. Although ancient Egyptian and Babylonian steles. but an Egyptian drawing of the golden calf. Continuing along the route we came to the clear water springs mentioned in Exodus 15:27. here caves were being excavated by Saudi archaeologists. foundation. Additionally on the flat in front of this mountain we found a large pile of rocks about 20-24 feet tall. But the Bible provides other clues as well. And a source of water for a group that large would be essential for an extended stay of even a month.

Sinai it seems. located and Paul said: “For this Agar is Mount Sinai in Arabia…” (Galatians: 4:25) Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 139 . Proof positive of the exact location of Mt. and still is. because there are too many gaps in our knowledge. and perhaps as some have suggested. And if the Exodus account is true. gives a long and idealized description of geography that suggests the author believed Mt.” From the information above. One thing that can be called a certainty is that. Orbach: Does this mean then that we may never really know whether or not this is the Mt.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Orbach: The evidence of the real Mt. but also ventured to Europe many times. and just like the afore mentioned Mount Paran and Seir. Robert Siblerud: According to Howard Blum in his book The Gold of Exodus. Sinai to be in the Arabian Peninsula. we can say with certainty. there appears to be considerable evidence that Mt. and not as most of the eloquent speakers portray them (the facts) to be. fragments of which were found amongst the Dead Sea scrolls. Sinai on which Moses received the Ten Commandments? Or is there some hope for future exploration? Fry: We need permission for a competent trained archaeologist to go in and excavate and record the material carefully and submit it for review by other scholars. as they are. Dr. but the ancient animosities are still preventing scientists and scholars from uncovering factual evidence that could settle the matter once and for all. can be called a certainty. so it would be safe to assume that Paul could be an authority as to where Mount Sinai was. I have provided the information available about Mount Sinai.6 million dollar Saudi military installation. It was built with the approval of the US Congress using US contractors and Air Force personnel. that mountain will be blackened by heavenly fire. And today's modern warriors are adding to the difficulty. if the information provided contains enough factual and legitimate truths to support this theory. according to Blum. however. The mountain is now part of a 5. and whether after a thorough consideration of the evidence. Sinai. Sinai being in Saudi Arabia appears to be overwhelming. Sinai is located somewhere in northwestern Saudi Arabia. [The Wyatt Group disagrees with this assumption. a place where the law was given for the preservation of Israel could potentially be used for the destruction of Israel. and now it is up to those. this theory in question. the mid second century book of Jubilees. There will be evidence of a large and sometimes boisterous encampment. Paul lived in ancient times and in ancient lands and was quite acquainted with those lands. Operation Peaceshield was originally designed as a radar installation in order to protect the Kingdom against intruders. as it is 16 miles away] called operation Peaceshield. It is ironic that what some investigators lead to be the true Mt. Paul was somewhat of a frequent traveler and had ventured not only to many countries within the Bible lands. Above. there since have been found with missiles capable of hitting targets in Israel or Iraq. that there are different views. one must examine the information available and be able to decipher the facts. with regards to the location of Mount Sinai. some remnant of the gold and jewels and other personal possessions the fleeing slaves were allowed to take with them. As a matter of fact. Orbach: Whether or not this is proven to be the mountain where Moses stood in awe before the burning bush. is literally hidden behind armed guards of the Saudi Government. any verification of Jebel el Lawz is going to be very complicated. to ascertain whether the placement of Mount Sinai in Arabia is plausible. who use their God given intellect. but the earliest post biblical Jewish sources from Palestine.

Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Chapter Thirteen: And Hagar bare Abram a son In this chapter. “How can you say we are wise and the law of the Lord is with us? Look! The false pen of the scribes certainly works falsehood. A tree can only bear fruit after its own kind. ‘There were two trees in the Garden’: “Ishmael was the result of Abraham’s lapse of patience in waiting for the Lord. there will always be enmity between that which is born of the flesh and the true seed of God.’ (Galatians: 4:23) Ishmael was of the seed of Cain. And secondly. I will modify my method. chapters. His wife suggested he lie with her maiden for his son. Ishmael was already mocking him (Genesis: 21:9).” (Genesis: 16:2) First. regardless of who we are. But first. he went in to Hagar and she conceived and gave birth to Ishmael. and lastly. slightly. That which is sown in the flesh must be reaped. in which she (Sarai) could reap the benefits of obtaining children.’ And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. Sarai requested Abram to go in unto Hagar. Abraham made a terrible mistake by not seeking The Lord about it. I will be examining Genesis: 16-21. to show that this was an accepted practice in his (Abraham’s) day and nothing abnormal about procuring children from the hand maid of one’s wife. go in unto my maid. My purpose in writing this chapter is to show how important Ishmael really was and for this reason. the Lord hath retrained me from bearing: I pray thee. would take the world back to the drawing board as to the Jews being the undisputed and everlasting children of God. he began to follow his own reasoning. instead of the leading of the spirit. Rick Joyner says in his book. A truth that if ever revealed. The effect of Abraham’s lack of patience has been a devastating historical reality. it may be that I may obtain children by her. ‘Behold now.” (Jeremiah: 8:8) “And Sarai said unto Abram. I state these two facts. Just as there has been enmity between the Arabs (Ishmael’s descendants) and the Jews (Isaac’s descendants) since that time. Wasn’t Sarai who made the suggestion in the first place? And also. By the time Isaac was weaned. I will be examining the most important and significant verses throughout Genesis. As the Apostle Paul later testifies. Finally. ‘This child was born after the flesh. 16-21. to refute those who would accuse our beloved Patriarch of being impatient with God. in Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 140 . I will be also re-examining a lot of the same verses we looked at in chapter two. not after the spirit. Abraham drove Ishmael out of his house and disallowed his inheritance. let us look at the accusation that Ishmael was the result of Abraham’s impatience. After several years of waiting for a son. but from a different angle and also a different purpose. the scribes over the centuries have done everything in their power to conceal this truth. it was at Sarai’s request that Abram went in unto Hagar. Instead of introducing a new prophecy or Biblical verse(s). as we will see. to likewise refute those who would say that Abraham partook in some kind of evil by going in unto Hagar.

and not after the spirit. we see that right from the start. 73-74. it will ultimately cause us much trouble. I know not what is in his heart.” Can none of this action be attributed to Sarai? Is she totally blameless? And why did Sarai suggest this to Abraham? “It may be that I may obtain children by her (Hagar).” (Genesis: 16:2) But. because he is thy seed. He is actually the descendant of Seth.” (There were two trees in the Garden. “After several years of waiting for a son. he then contradicts himself by saying that. Joyner’s mouth. and begat sons and daughters: 8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died. Rick Joyner says that it was Abraham who had ‘a lapse in patience’ in waiting for The Lord. If we revert to the devices of the seed of Cain. Abraham is attacked for his bringing forth this “atrocity” known as Ishmael. Then comes an on-slaught of Ishmael. because most of the facts he uses are obscured by his own desires and bias. he began to follow his own desires…” Do I believe Rick Joyner or do I believe the Bible that quotes Sarai in her own words? The contradictions are obvious. by Rick Joyner) After reading the above opinion of Rick Joyner (and I say opinion. I guess to imply that he is a murderer. pgs. Adam’s third son. but what I do know is that Ishmael was the seed of Abraham. even in an attempt to bring about the purpose of God. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 141 . “…his wife suggested he lie with her maiden for his son. 6 7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years.” (Genesis: 21:13) So. but I will not put words into Mr.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Christ. Below is the genealogy of Ishmael: “4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters: 5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he And Seth lived an hundred and five years. and Paul says Ishmael was born of the flesh. for God distinctly told Abraham this: “And also of the bondwoman will I make a nation. not Cain. In the fourth line of the first paragraph. we can see that Ishmael was not the seed of Cain. and brings Paul into the equation. (Galatians: 4:23) and then it is stated that Ishmael is the seed of Cain.). and begat Enos: died. for Cain killed Abel.

and begat sons and daughters: 11 12 13 10 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died. and he begat Enoch: And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years. and begat sons and daughters: 23 24 25 26 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not. And Cainan lived seventy years and begat Mahalaleel: And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il 9 And Enos lived ninety years. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 142 . and begat Lamech. and begat sons and daughters: 14 15 16 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died. and begat sons and daughters: 27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died. and begat sons and And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died. 18 19 daughters: 20 21 22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years. And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years. And Enoch lived sixty and five years. and begat Jared: And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years. and begat Cainan: And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years. and begat Methuselah: died. And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years. And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years. for God took him. and begat sons and daughters: 17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years.

”(Genesis: 5:4-32) And: These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old. and begat Eber: And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years. 16 17 And Eber lived four and thirty years. 18 19 And Peleg lived thirty years.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il 28 29 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years. and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood: 11 10 32 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years. and Japheth. and begat sons and daughters: 31 30 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died. because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed. this same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands. and begat Reu: And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years. and begat sons and daughters. and begat Peleg: And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years. and begat sons and daughters. and begat a son: And he called his name Noah. and begat sons and daughters. And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem. and begat Serug: And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years. 12 13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years. and begat sons and daughters. and begat sons and And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 143 . and begat Salah: daughters. And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years. and begat sons and daughters. saying. 20 21 And Reu lived two and thirty years. Ham. 14 15 And Salah lived thirty years.

In fact. as they say. and begat sons and daughters. and Kedar. 24 25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years. which is before Mamre.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il 22 23 And Serug lived thirty years. Therefore we can exclude the “guilt by association”. Nebajoth. and begat Terah: daughters. for the Bible says nothing about Ishmael murdering anyone. the Bible is vague on the actions of Ishmael after he is ‘cast out’. The Bible says: And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.” (Genesis: 21:21) And: And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah. according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael. and Haran begat Lot. then I will reply. from the above we can clearly see that Ishmael was not the seed of Cain. and begat sons and And Nahor lived nine and twenty years. and Mibsam. 26 27 And Terah lived seventy years. and Adbeel. and begat Abram. by their names. After Ishmael leaves Abraham. Or on the off chance did Rick Joyner intend this as a metaphor. whom Hagar the Egyptian. bare unto Abraham:” (Genesis: 25:12) And: And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael.” (Genesis: 25:9) And: Now these are the generations of Ishmael. bring your evidence! But he will never be able to do it.” (Genesis: 11:10-27) So. Sarah's handmaid. Abraham's son. so we can now free Ishmael of the implications that he was some sort of monster that Cain created. and Haran. and Haran. Nahor. in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite. Nahor. it hardly mentions him at all. Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram. thus implying that Ishmael was a murderer as Cain was? If that is his aim. and begat Nahor: And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years.” (Genesis: 25:13) And: “ “ “ “ Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 144 .

enables them to liken it to Jesus. no where in the Bible does it say that Ishmael killed anyone.” What Mr. by their towns. The accusations are absurd. an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died. To tell the truth. they are usually used to invoke some sort of teachings related to Christ. I have one question. can the whole Bible be about Jesus? And according to this mode of thought. and these are their names. because who cares anyway. sister of Nebajoth. To reply. twelve princes according to their nations. Rick Joyner states: “The effects of Abraham’s lack of patience has been a devastating historical reality. nor is there anything in the Bible that can be construed to be evidence of Ishmael being a murderer. most of the “facts” in these couple of paragraphs are distorted to support Rick Joyner’s view that Ishmael was the result of Abraham’s carnal desires. and was gathered unto his people.” (Genesis 28:9) And lastly: “And Bashemath Ishmael's daughter.” (Genesis 25:16) And: “And these are the years of the life of Ishmael. and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son.” (Genesis 25:17) And: “Then went Esau unto Ishmael. but like with most discourses concerning the Biblical history of the Bible. Just as there has been enmity between the Arabs (Ishmael’s descendants) and the Jews (Isaac’s descendants) since that time. The rest of the people and places matter little to them. right? It’s all about Jesus. And it is not a mistake.” (Genesis 36:3) So. so not much effort is put forth to ensure historical accuracy.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il “These are the sons of Ishmael. it is their aim. it seems from the language that Arabs cannot be Jews and neither can they be Christian. is that the Jews and Arabs will always have hatred between them. historical or spiritual. like those of the flesh and those of the seed of God. there will always be enmity between that which is born of the flesh and the true seed of God. every passage of the Bible. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 145 . Moving along to the second paragraph. I say that number one. Joyner is declaring here. to be his wife. and by their castles. the sister of Nebajoth. but we know this to be quite the contrary.

the Jews in Spain flourished within the confines of Muslim Spain (Al-Andalus) for eighthundred years. For example. Subsequently. The word “Sephardim” comes from the Hebrew word for Spain. We do know that in 305 C.” But. The Arabic word “Filastin” is derived from this Latin name. describes the Jews in Spain: “The descendants of Jews who left Spain or Portugal after the 1492 expulsion are referred to as Sephardim. Anis Shorrosh. Visigoth Rule In 409 C. all religious groups lived in peace.E. Muslims and Jews will have hatred between them always. in conformity with Roman custom.E. an Aegean people who. In fact. the Council of Gundemar of Toledo ordered that all Jews submit to baptism within the year. in 589 C.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Lebanon is an Arab country and is split down the middle with Arab Muslims and Arab Christians.E.C..D. It is believed that Jews have lived in Spain since the era of King Solomon (c. Are there not Arab Jews in Palestine (Israel) by the abundance? Yes. so I ask people who teach to choose their words more carefully..E.E.e. The Visigoths were Arian Christians. i. the Romans crushed the revolt of Shimon Bar Kokhba (132 CE). The ‘Jewish Virtual Library’ defines the name. an Arab Christian? As a matter of fact.C. there are. ‘as of late’. from 718 C. and in 612 C. Sepharad. Three years later. it was called Palestine. that the Palestinians would be the natives. I read in the newspaper recently. of an Egyptian man being baptized this week by the Pope himself. settled along the Mediterranean coastal plain of what is now Israel and the Gaza Strip. converted to Roman Catholicism and made it the state religion. the Arian Visigoths declared that “only Catholics could live in Spain. In 587 C. for I believe Mr. Palestine: “The term “Palestine” is believed to be derived from the Philistines. followers of Arius who reasoned that Jesus could not logically co-exist with God and must therefore be subservient to him. Jerusalem was “plowed up with a yoke of oxen” and renamed Aelia Capitolina. to 1492.. when the Catholics completed their conquest of Spain. Little information can be found on these Jews until the beginning of the first century. Rebecca Weiner’s article in the ‘Jewish Virtual Library’. This has persisted since 1948.965-930 B. the Council of Toledo passed an edict forbidding Jews from blessing the crops of non-Jews and prohibiting Jews and non-Jews from eating together. the time between 1948 and now is a small amount of time compared to all the time they (Jews) enjoyed under Muslim rule. the Visigoths conquered Spain.). when the Jews were handed the Palestinians’ land. so you would think by reason of logic. I mean. In reality. the Visigoth king in Spain.E. in the 12th Century B. In 638 C. this is also inaccurate.. This is generally known as the Golden age of Judaism.. Almost immediately.E.E. And in truth.” Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 146 .. King Reccared. during which Jerusalem and Judea were regained. In the second century A.. the Church was to exert powerful influence on all aspects of social life. Joyner meant to say.. that is stated in the Bible. And it is concerning the unlawful occupation of Palestine by the Israelis. Is not the Christian Scholar. this conflict that the Jews and Muslims have been engaged in as of late is exactly that. Judea (the southern portion of what is now called the West Bank) was renamed Palaestina in an attempt to minimize Jewish identification with the land of Israel. a canon was passed forbidding the marriage between Christians and Jews.

By the mid-13th century. Anti-Jewish riots broke out in 1391 in several Spanish cities and the situation worsened for the Jewish community. however. "People of the Book" (Jews and Christians) who are protected under Islamic law. they had to wear distinguishing clothing. geography. The expulsion from Spain is commemorated every year by all Jews on the holiday of Tisha B’Av. the jizha . It is estimated that 100. After the capture of Granada from Muslim forces. financial and political life of Christian Spain. A number of well-known Jewish physicians practiced during this period. In 1492. The era of Muslim rule in Spain (8th-11th century) was considered the "Golden Age" for Spanish Jewry. Christian Rule. medicine. which was more advanced than any civilization in Europe at that time. based in Cordoba.000 Jews left Spain at this time. which is a practice done before entering a mosque. poetry and philosophy. Jews also contributed to botany. economic. Those who converted became known as Marranos or New Christians. the Christians controlled most of Spain and increasingly forced Jews to convert to Christianity. Islamic culture also influenced the Jews. they were still treated as dhimmis. The Jews were given four months to leave Spain and were forced to sell their houses and businesses at low prices. Jewish intellectual and spiritual life flourished and many Jews served in Spanish courts. Jewish economic expansion was unparalleled. such as a yellow turban. Marranos are also known as crypto-Jews because they taught their children and practiced Judaism in secret. mathematics. Arabic was used for prayers rather than Hebrew or Spanish. Arab melodies were used for Jewish songs. cobblers.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il The Golden Age The situation improved in 711 when Spain fell under the rule of the Muslim Moors. Both Muslims and Jews built a civilization. then they would influence the new converts to Christianity. Solomon ibn Gabirol Judah Halevi and Moses Maimonides. Jews were forced to participate in "religious" disputes with Christians counterparts. Isabella and Ferdinand commanded that all Jews who refused to convert to Christianity be expelled from Spain. but were able to freely practice their religion. jewelers. Jews continued to work as moneylenders. Father Tomas de Torquemada felt that if the Jews remained in Spain. New Christians were tortured or killed in the Spanish Inquisition during the 15th century. They were given administrative control over their communities and managed their own communal affairs. In Toledo. The Golden Age for Jewry in Muslim Spain declined after the Almovarids gained power in 1055 and continued to deteriorate after the Almohads came to power in 1147. the Inquisition and the Expulsion of 1492 The Christians conquered Toledo in 1098 and the Jews in Christian Spain prospered. Both Jews and Muslims were involved in the cultural. Jews lived separately in aljamas (Jewish quarters). although they were not allowed to wear silk or furs. however. Jews did not have complete autonomy and had to pay a special tax. who was the doctor for the Caliph (leader of Spain). Father Torquemada convinced King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella that the Jewish community was expendable. During this period. Before entering the synagogue. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 147 . Rabbis served as judges and rendered both religious and civil legal opinions. known as Al-Andalus. tailors and tanners. while those in Muslim Spain suffered under the Almohad dynasty. intellectual. Many famous Jewish figures lived during the Golden Age and contributed to making this a flourishing period for Jewish thought. Jews wore the clothing style of their Moorish neighbors. For example. Jews lived peacefully in Al-Andulus for 400 years. These included Samuel Ha-Nagid. Jews had their own court system. Jews were involved in translating Arabic texts to the romance languages. including Hasdai Ibn Shaprut (915-970). Muslim and Jewish customs and practices became intertwined. Jews were able to coexist peacefully with their neighbors. as well as translating Greek and Hebrew texts into Arabic. known as the Bet Din. Jews washed their hands and feet. Moses ibn Ezra.

These immigrants spoke Portugese and Spanish and many adapted mainstream Western European culture. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 148 . Once they came to Israel. a large number of Jews settled in North Africa and in the Ottoman Empire. Many Sephardic rabbis in the Ottoman Empire supported Zionism and the Zionist movement spread to many Muslim countries in North Africa. especially. In 1497. Many settled in Western Europe and moved to the Americas. In the 18th century. their lives were threatened. the Sephardic Jews who lived in Amsterdam and in London. In the 1950's and 1960's. conditions for Jews in many Islamic countries grew increasingly uncomfortable and. Many times they had a secular education and often had great wealth. Bayonne and Hamburg. After the establishment of the State of Israel. such as in Egypt and Tunisia. Some Marranos had settled in Portugal and eventually moved to Holland. under duress. the Sephardic Jews were treated as elites among Jews. tens of thousands of Sephardic Jews fled from North Africa and other countries in the Middle East to settle in Israel. as dhimmis. In the first Sephardi Diaspora. World War II . but were free to practice their own religion and participate in commerce. The Sephardic communities in the Arab world were more receptive to modernity than their Ashkenazi counterparts in Europe. language (Ladino) and traditions. meaning they were among the last to be liquidated. Turkey and Greece. which allowed the practice of Judaism. in some cases. in relative peace with Muslim neighbors and rulers in North Africa and in the Ottoman Empire.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Many Spanish Jews settled in Portugal. They were considered second-class citizens. Bordeaux. usually being forced by the Muslim authorities to leave behind most of their worldly possessions. they received some preferential treatment. and most perished during the Holocaust. London. King Manuel of Portugal agreed to marry the daughter of Spain’s monarchs. In a few places. to Christianity. Spanish exiles brought with them a unique culture. Successful business enterprises were started by the Sephardim and their trade networks became famous worldwide. most of the Sephardic immigrants were put in transit camps and became dependent on welfare. Many of these immigrants continued to speak Ladino until the 20th century. Leghorn. Similar to Spain and Portugal during the Golden Era. Throughout the medieval period in Europe. One of the conditions for the marriage was the expulsion of Portugal’s Jewish community. Exiled Sephardic Communities Europe Large Sephardic communities were founded in Venice. Fear of persecution led Crypto-Jews to settle in remote villages. the Sephardic upper class in the Ottoman empire were employed as translators. Sephardic Jews lived. such as Holland. Today. The Zionist movement became popular among Sephardic Jews in North Africa. A Marrano Diaspora took place a century later. Sephardim in Europe suffered the same fate as other Jews. descendants of crypto-Jews can be found in Colorado and New Mexico. Marranos who settled in Latin America continued practicing crypto-Judaism for many years because Spain began an inquisition in its New World colonies.Present In World War II. In actuality only eight Jews were exiled from Portugal and the rest converted. however. where they were allowed to outwardly practice Judaism. tended to discriminate against non-Sephardic Jews who wanted to pray at their synagogues by forcing them to sit separately from the rest of the congregation. Portugal also expelled its Jews. North Africa and the Arab World For hundreds of years.

through treaties and agreements. filled with the Holy Spirit? Do the Arab Christians acquire a different Holy Spirit. Joyner believes Arab Christians are not the same as Non-Arab Christians. Mr. the Jews were again accorded a certain measure of freedom. we can say without a doubt that there in fact. following an appeal by Pope Urban II. the Jews defended their quarter. the Jews and Arabs have not always been in conflict and after reading Ms. In July 1099. before and after the Muslims ruled Spain. There is continual conflict between that which is born of the flesh and that which is born of the spirit. but mostly by bloody military victories." So. the Crusaders extended their power over the rest of the country.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il The conditions in these camps were very bad and it was difficult for the newcomers to work their way out of the lower rung of Israeli society because they had less education than the established Ashkenazic community. After the overthrow of the Crusaders by a Muslim army under Saladin (1187). one who professes faith in Jesus Christ become a Christian and is therefore. Joyner’s comments. by the doctrine of Christianity. “Ishmaels” brought forth by Christian ministries have been no less devastating to the body of Christ. indeed many more examples. is how they (Sephardim Jews from Spain) were treated by their own (Ashkenazi Jews) on their return to “Israel. says: “For 200 years. Consequently. in essence. after a five-week siege. Barricaded in their synagogues. one that is not as good as the Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 149 .” So. the knights of the First Crusade and their rabble army captured Jerusalem. I was of the assumption that one who is saved and accepts Christ into their heart is a Christian. treated the Jews with much more hatred than the Muslims and what is even more shocking. The ‘Jewish Virtual Library’. massacring most of the city's nonChristian inhabitants.” (Page 74) What? Did he just say that Arabs who converted to Christianity have been no less devastating to the body of Christ? So. During the next few decades. The Latin Kingdom of the Crusaders was that of a conquering minority confined mainly to fortified cities and castles. who. pilgrimages to the Holy Land became popular and. from this dissertation we can definitely see that. When the Crusaders opened up transportation routes from Europe. WITH NO HATRED! And there are. Documents of the period indicate that 300 rabbis from France and England arrived in a group. including the right to live in Jerusalem. under The First Crusades.” And this was not the only peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Jews. with some settling in Acro (Akko). Weiner’s essay. Palestine was dominated by the Crusaders. others in Jerusalem. increasing numbers of Jews sought to return to their homeland. came from Europe to recover the Holy Land from the infidels. With a second look at Mr. for he says: “The consequences of Abraham’s self seeking methods are still wreaking international havoc in the world today. Does not. we come to realize that the Christians in Spain. many worked in blue-collar professions. I noticed that maybe he was intending to convey the message that people of Arab origin were all one and the same and considered them all to be these people of the flesh. but the evidence above should suffice. only to be burnt to death or sold into slavery. at the same time. was long existing periods in which the Muslims and the Jews coexisted peacefully.

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one non-Arab Christians get? Of course this is ridiculous as is the whole assertion that “Ishmaels” have devastated the body of Christ. I will comment no further, but I will quote the prophet Muhammad. It is funny, because this was said over fourteen-hundred years ago when the world was supposed to be barbaric and uncivilized: “There is no superiority of an Arab over a non-Arab, nor of a non-Arab over an Arab, or a white over a black, or a black over a white, save by piety. People are from Adam, and Adam was made of dust.” Now, I will quote S.H. Horn, from Josh McDowell’s book, ‘More Evidence That Demands A Verdict’, to give foundation to my statement that, procuring a child by your wife’s handmaid was very normal in Abraham’s time:
“First, in the Patriarchal stories we find several strange accounts of a barren wife who asked her husband to produce a child for her by her maidservant. Sarah did this, and later also Jacob’s two wives, Rachel and Leah. Today we know that this practice was not unusual during the Patriarchal age. The laws of that period as well as ancient marriage contracts mention it. For example, in a marriage contract from Nuzi, the bride Kelim-ninu promises in written form to procure for her husband Shinnima a slave girl as a second wife, if she fails to bear him children. She also promises that she will not drive out the offspring of such a union. In no other period besides the Patriarchal age do we find this strange custom.” (More Evidence That Demands A Verdict, pg. 74)

This speaks for itself and therefore I will not add anything. “And Sarai, Abram’s wife took Hagar, her maid, the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten tears in the land of Canaan and gave her to her husband, Abram, to be his wife.” (Genesis: 16:3) This verse is mentioned here to discourage those who would say Ishmael was illegitimate, or that Hagar was Abraham’s concubine or that Abraham committed illegal sexual intercourse with Hagar, resulting in the conception of Ishmael. “And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: And when she saw that she conceived; her mistress was despised in her eyes. And Sarai said unto Abram, ‘my wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: The Lord judge between me and thee.’” (Genesis: 16:4-5) I would like to point out here, that even though, it was Sarai’s idea for Abraham to take Hagar as a wife and produce a son, she still blamed him for her own actions and she became upset. “And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction,” (Genesis: 16:11) Basically, the Lord named him, “God has heard your pain.” Not a bad name for someone who is supposed to be a monster!

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“And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.” (Genesis: 16:16) I want to emphasize that Abraham was eighty-six years old when Ishmael was born, for this will be very important shortly. Now, thirteen years later, God comes to Abraham and commands him to circumcise himself and all in his house as an everlasting covenant: “He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: And my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.” (Genesis: 17:13) “And Ishmael, his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.” (Genesis: 17:25) Now, Ishmael had entered into God’s everlasting covenant. Is there any indication anywhere in the Bible that he ever broke his side of the covenant? And what exactly, did God’s covenant consist of? What were the terms? “And I will establish My covenant between Me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee and to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee and thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. And God Said unto Abraham, ‘Thou shalt keep My covenant therefore, thou and thy seed after thee in their generations. This is My covenant, which ye shall keep, between Me and you and thy seed after thee; every man child among you shall be circumcised. And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt Me and you.” (Genesis: 17:7-12) So, God tells Abraham that He will make a covenant with Abraham and his seed, to be a God to him and his descendants also. He will give them the land of Canaan for an everlasting possession. I would like to point out, that Abraham’s seed comprises of Ishmael and Isaac, and the question asked before: Wasn’t Ishmael circumcised and as of right now, there are no other stipulations that God put on their (Abraham and his descendants) side of the covenant, other than to be circumcised? But God (as assumed in the Bible) tells Abraham that:

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“Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name, Isaac: And I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant and with his seed after him.” (Genesis: 17:19) This verse just undermined verse, 17:7-12. In one place God says that if you are circumcised, then you will be included in the covenant and in the above, God excludes Ishmael. Then the question I pose is, why did Ishmael need to be circumcised in the first place? I’m sure it was painful, being that he thirteen years old when it was done. I guess this would be a good time to use the old cliché`: “A good deed never goes unpunished.” But Abraham had asked God earlier to please let Ishmael be the one: “And Abraham said unto God, ‘O that Ishmael might live before thee!’” (Genesis: 17:18) And God answered him (as supposed in the Bible): “And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and I will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. But My covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time next year.” (Genesis: 17:20-21) What I understand this to mean is that Isaac will be given the covenant first. That does not necessarily exclude Ishmael. When we are finished, the facts will speak for themselves. “And Abraham called the name of his son born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.” (Genesis: 21:3) “And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.” (Genesis: 21:5) Now, here it says that when Isaac was born, Abraham was one-hundred years old, so that would make Ishmael fourteen, since Abraham was eighty-six, when he was born. “The child grew, and was weaned: And Abraham made a feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.” (Genesis: 21:8) Now, by this time, Ishmael would be about seventeen years of age, for it was three years before a child was weaned. Ishmael was fourteen, when Isaac was born. Therefore, three years later, Ishmael would be seventeen. A Hebrew mother is quoted in 2 Maccabees: 7:27, as saying to her son that she gave him “suck for three years.”

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When he asked Ishmael’s wife about him. she replied. which she had born unto Abraham. Abraham came after Ishmael’s marriage in order to see his family that he had left before. ‘Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son. although Christian “scholars” would have you believe Abraham. ‘We are living in misery. we are living in hardship and destitution. and he asked about our state of living. Ishmael divorced her and married another woman from amongst them (i.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian.’ Ishmael said. ‘He has gone in search of our livelihood. it was grievous in Abraham’s sight. the right of the first born was Ishmael’s. ‘Did he advise you anything?’ She replied. she replied. and when he reached the age of puberty. and. so as soon as she got the chance.” “And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight. ‘Yes. 74) This is contrary to our belief. when your teachers have twisted it by writing lies?” (Jeremiah: 8:8. “drove Ishmael out of his house and disallowed his inheritance. Ishmael. they made him marry a woman from amongst them. mocking.’ On that. but he did not find Ishmael there. she cast out Hagar and Ishmael. only to be told to “cast’ him out into the wilderness? Of course. checking on his well being and erecting the foundation of the Ka’bah together with his son. Ibn ‘Abbas. ‘When your husband returns. in the words of Rick Joyner. ‘It was my father and he has ordered me to divorce you. Be aware. on the authority of the Prophet: “…the child (Ishmael) grew up and learnt Arabic from them (the families who settled there after they found out there was a well) and (his virtues) caused them to love and admire him as he grew up. and when certainty lacks evidence. following in her husband’s footsteps.’” (Genesis: 21:9-10) From my point of view. We are wise. in which Abraham kept in contact with his son. and I told him that we were living in hardship and poverty. Abundant Life Bible) Narrated.” (There were two trees in the garden. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 153 . it seems as though Sarah knew that.’ complaining to him. He said. he loved Ishmael.’ When Ishmael came. he seemed to have felt something unusual. even with Isaac. pg. Ishmael said. Go back to your family.” (Genesis: 21:11) Could you imagine raising your son to the point of adulthood. for we as Muslims believe that Sarah was a devout Muslim (submitter to God). After Ishmael’s mother had died. so he asked his wife. he told me to convey his salutations to you and to tell you to change the threshold of your gate. an old man of such and such description came and asked me about you and I informed him.’ Then he asked her about their way of living and their condition. this is only speculation.e. because we have the word of the Lord. convey my salutations to him and tell him to change the threshold of the gate (his house). ‘Has anyone visited you?’ she replied.’ So. we say “God Knows best. But as we will see shortly: “How can we say. she said unto Abraham. Jurham). Wherefore. because of his son. ‘Yes.

he came to Ishmael’s wife and asked her about Ishmael. ‘He asked about you. He saw Ishmael under a tree near Zam-zam. Ab. Ishmael brought this stone and put it for Abraham who stood over it and carried on building. ‘O our Lord! Accept (this service) from us. He has ordered me to keep you with me. ‘We are prosperous and well off. 15).’ The prophet added. left under a shrub by his despairing mother. When he saw Abraham.’ Abraham asked her. ‘I will help you. pseudo-Jonathan to Gen. we can see another side of the story. the All-Knower. prayed to God to take his soul and not permit him to suffer the torments of a slow death (comp. he asked his wife. in the twilight (comp. ‘Then they raised the foundations of the House (i.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Then Abraham stayed away from them for a period as long as Allah wished and called on them again. He was his son.’ He said. Then Abraham said to Ishmael’s wife. the Ka’bah). his health and disposition will be badly affected. he would not just give up on him. ‘Will you help me?’ Ishmael said. he told me to give his regards to you and ordered that you should keep firm the threshold of your gate. v. xxi. ‘Yes. ‘How are you getting on?’ asking her about their sustenance and living. He would also invoke Allah to bless it.’ He said. ‘Do what your Lord has ordered you to do. and which afterward accompanied the Israelites in the wilderness (Pir e R. Abraham said. unless he lives in Makkah. and he asked about our livelihood and I told him that we were in a good condition. ‘Did anyone call on you?’ she replied.’” (See Fath Al-Bari. and called on them afterwards. a good looking old man came to me. ‘Meat. Abraham said. ‘He has gone in search of our livelihood. and when the walls became high. from the above tradition.’ The prophet added. pgs.’ On that Ishmael said. and learn that Abraham had his eye on Ishmael and visited him from time to time.’ so. ‘what do you drink?’ she said. God then commanded the angel to show Hagar the well which was created on Friday in the week of Creation. ‘water. She replied. ‘At that time they did not have a grain. She said. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 154 . ‘O Allah! Bless their meat and water. ‘Yes.’ Abraham said. ‘When your husband comes. ‘If somebody has only these two things as his sustenance. The prophet added.e. give my regards to him and tell him that he should keep firm the threshold of his gate.’ The prophet added. while Ishmael was handing him the stones. Targ. So. ‘It was my father and you are the threshold (of the gate). 6). Verily.’ Abraham asked. ‘Did he give you any piece of advice?’ she said. concerning Ishmael and Abraham: —In Rabbinical Literature: “Ishmael.’ Then Abraham stayed away from them for a period as long as Allah wished. so I informed him. Ishmael brought the stones and Abraham was building. El. sharpening his arrows. 7. ‘Allah has ordered me to build a house here. she praised him and added.’ Then she thanked Allah. ‘What kind of food do you eat?’ she said. 210) So. but did not find Ishmael.’ Ishmael said. and dwelt together for seventeen years. he rose to welcome him (and they greeted each other as a father does with his son or a son does with his father).’ Ishmael asked her. and both of them were saying. ‘O Ishmael! Allah has given me an order. VOL.’ pointing to a hillock higher than the land surrounding it. you are the All-Hearer. And what is amazing is that this is also supported by an entry in ‘The Jewish Encyclopedia’.’ When Ishmael came back.

ii. his wife refused Abraham food.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il xxx. from this helpful information above.c.” Bibliography: Beer. 20). took the hint. iv. Ishmael married a Moabitess named 'Adishah or 'Aishah (variants "'Ashiyah" and "'Aifah.).R. "Sefer ha-Yashar.). xxi.." l. named Fa imah (Pe imah. then he should keep good relations with his Kith and kin. 21. 56a).S. God replied: "But now he is innocent. Volume 8. El. El." Arabic names.. according to "Sefer ha-Yashar" (Wayera). He had four sons and one daughter. and beat her children and cursed her husband within Abraham's hearing. and I judge him according to what he is now" (Pir e R. pseudo-Jonathan to Gen. an Egyptian named Meribah or Merisah. 8. El. He then married another woman. Pir e R. Ishmael then went to Canaan and settled with his father (Pir e R. since his descendants will destroy the Israelites by thirst?" (comp. Gen. and drove away his wife. who said: "Why should Ishmael have water. Targ. R. Gen.c. Leipsic. and. "Whoever loves that he be granted more wealth and that his lease of life be prolonged then he should keep good relations with his Kith and kin. Ishmael understood that it was his father. l. Book 73. Number 13) And: Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah's Apostle saying.c. l.c. Yer. Ishmael was not within. so Abraham never did. 20. pseudo-Jonathan to Gen. This statement agrees with that of Baba Batra (16a)—that Ishmael became a penitent during the lifetime of Abraham." Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 155 .). l. He who sees Ishmael in a dream will have his prayer answered by God (Ber. but God never told him to cut off the ties of kinship. when three years later Abraham came again to see his son. we can say with certainty that Abraham did not drive out Ishmael and/or deny him his inheritance.).c. Lam.). 49 et seq. this was God’s plan and he accepted it. Book 73. R. 1859. But this was protested against by the angels. received him kindly." (Bukhari. xxi. or." (Bukhari. To Abraham. Targ. for Muhammad said: Narrated Jubair bin Mut'im: That he heard the Prophet saying. et al. who. Abraham thereupon asked her to tell Ishmael when he returned that an old man had asked that he change the peg of the tent.c. Ishmael meanwhile grew so skilful in archery that he became the master of all the bowmen (Targ. stopped at his son's tent without alighting from his camel. "The person who severs the bond of kinship will not enter Paradise. So. And this was a trend among the prophets. Leben Abraham's nach Auffassung der Jüdischen Sage. l. pseudo-Jonathan l. 2). Number 14) And also: Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah’s Apostle said. Volume 8. according to his promise to Sarah.. liii. Ta'an. Afterward Abraham went to see Ishmael. "Who ever is pleased that he be granted more wealth and that his lease of life be pro longed.. therefore Abraham asked her to tell Ishmael that the peg was good. pp.

All-Wise. the Byzantines converted to Christianity. after they had defeated the Byzantines.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il (Bukhari. A quick illustration: God gave the land of Canaan to Abraham and his seed as an everlasting possession in verse.” (Genesis: 17:14) Well.’” (Genesis: 21:12) Here. as long as they uphold their end of the covenant. hearken unto her voice. when it seems to be somewhat of a paradox? It is very simple to fix. but I want to make it clear. Isaac’s seed (the Jews) were persecuted. so how can we reconcile this verse (Genesis: 17:8) with the true events of history.” (Genesis: 17:8) But this verse is contradicted by Genesis: 21:12: Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 156 .” Was he not blessed? Did he not enter into the covenant with God through circumcision? Did not Abraham pray for Ishmael? So. God could hand over the reigns. The Byzantines had ruled until the Muslims took control. killed or exiled out of Palestine after the Romans and therefore. until 1948.E. in all that Sarah hath said unto thee. and because of thy bondwoman. God tells Abraham that all this is for the better and will work out. to Ishmael’s seed and did when it suited Him. for an everlasting possession. there was the option available to call the seed of either child. that soul shall be cut off from his people. I have a question: Does God Lie? Any person who is intelligent or otherwise. Book 73. Number 15) “And God said unto Abraham. as they say. for God says in verse. if one’s progeny failed to uphold their side of the covenant. for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. at anytime. to reiterate my point earlier. 17:14 of Genesis: “And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised. Ishmael was also of Abraham’s seed and this does not contradict God’s statement: “And I will give unto thee. he hath broken My covenant. would reply in the negative. that this does not negate the possibility of Ishmael being called. ‘let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad. not Isaac’s. 17:8 of Genesis. and thy seed after thee. the land wherein thou art a stranger. And Allah is All-Knowing. So. from 636 C. for they both were of Abraham’s seed. “to active duty. He tells Abraham that in Isaac shall his seed be called. when the Patriarch of Jerusalem agreed to hand over control of his city to the Muslims. Volume 8. and I will be their God. the land of Canaan (Palestine) was inhabited and ruled by Ishmael’s seed. all the land of Canaan.

hearken unto her voice. and gave it unto Hagar. we can notice right away that something is not right. and took bread.” (Genesis: 21:14-20) From the above verses. and the child. this is an absurd insertion on the part of the Jewish scribes. and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. Remember.” (Genesis: 21:12) But it is only contradicted. Can we believe that Hagar carried her seventeen year old son on her shoulder? Obviously. and he grew. then there is no contradiction. that even though Isaac is the son in which God will establish His covenant. ‘Let me not see the death of the child. And God heard the voice of the lad. and a bottle of water. for I will make him a great nation. and said unto her. In verse fourteen. and she saw a well of water. and gave the lad drink. And God was with the lad.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il “…in all that Sarah hath said unto thee. “And Abraham rose early in the morning. the door is open to Ishmael also. as we will soon see. and sat her down over Against him a good way off. for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. putting it on her shoulder. and sent her away: And she departed. and lift her voice and wept. and became an archer. and she went and filled the bottle with water. ‘What aileth thee. and hold him in thine hand. And the water was spent in the bottle. Arise. for Ishmael is referred to as a ‘child’ or a ‘lad’ throughout Genesis: 21:14-20. lift up the lad. but I suspect some foul play on the part of the scribes. for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.’ And she sat over against him. and dwelt in the wilderness. I told you this would be important? This is not an error. Hagar? Fear not. came after the departure of Ishmael and his mother. because he is thy seed. This is also false. the narrator tells us that Abraham took bread and a bottle of water and gave it unto Hagar. for in the next verse God tells Abraham: “And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation. And she went. and the child. and she cast the child under one of the shrubs. if we believe Ishmael was to be totally left out of the equation. in which the writer of this verse meant to convey something else. out of Heaven.’ And God opened her eyes. putting it on her shoulder.” (Genesis: 21:13) If we believe this verse to imply. to sacrifice his son. This was also forged to make us believe that God’s command to Abraham. What? Was Ishmael not a man by now? He was seventeen years old as we’ve already pointed out. and the angel of God called to Hagar. as it were a bowshot: for she said. to obscure the fact that Ishmael was to be an intricate part of God’s plan. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 157 .

” (Genesis: 21:18) It does not say to lift up the lad. In chapter 21 of Genesis. for mothers call their sons ‘child’.e. In verse 18. but his mother. hard evidence.” (Genesis: 21:15) Could Hagar manage to cast a seventeen year old boy anywhere.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il And if this verse is attempted to be explained away.” (Genesis: 21:16) This verse could. Was Ishmael not grown at seventeen? By seventeen. so we can understand how a seventeen year old.” Or “The Hebrew for this verse is hard. and unmistakable discrepancies and contradictions and cannot be explained away with the footnote.” (Genesis: 21:18) Anyone can do the math. and she cast the child under one of the shrubs. all the time. but not “the child”. would Ishmael not have learned the skills of archery. in fact. who was obviously in her later years. Ishmael is called a ‘lad’ and it is said that he grew and became an archer.” This will not satisfy us who do not follow blindly or take whatever is given to us without question. if that is ultimately what he would be. but some who wish to hide the truth will give us all types of explanations to meet their own evil needs. then the whole of chapter 21 of Genesis. should also be explained to us. and he grew. was perfectly okay? Wouldn’t Ishmael tell his mother to sit while he went in search for water? If I have this wrong. then I need it to be explained to me. there are numerous. you were an adult by age seventeen. soon to be man." (Genesis: 21:20) Again here. let alone under a shrub? And then. be understood as Hagar simply crying for her son. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 158 . and in all likelihood. “And God was with the lad. and hold his hand. and hold him in thine hand. and dwelt in the wilderness and became an archer. the meaning of: “And the water was spent in the bottle. we need answers. gross errors throughout this chapter in Genesis. it says: “…hold him in thine hand. and with rest of chapter 21. Hagar cried out: “Let me not see the death of the child. it only helps to support my point. is called a ‘child’ or ‘lad’ or how he can be on the brink of dehydration and/or death. before that. Kings have taken the throne by the age of seventeen and younger. like: “The meaning of the Hebrew in this passage is uncertain. God (as supposed in the Bible) tells Hagar to: “Lift up the lad. Now. There are obvious. i. an archer? In the ancient world. For us who use our reason.

21:11.” (Genesis: 17:18) And in verse. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 159 . that a boy can in no way be construed to be a man’s only son. seeing thou hast not withheld thy son. It is very obvious that Ishmael was the son. whom thou lovest. and said unto him. is being portrayed as a child. otherwise we have a seventeen year old ‘child’ and a man preparing to sacrifice ‘his only son’. but we know this not to be true. “And He said. ‘Take now thy son.’ And He said. Isaac was not Abraham’s only son. because of his son. if the man has already begotten a son previously. You see. for Abraham said: “O that Ishmael might live before thee. And secondly. thine only son Isaac. we will see why Ishmael of seventeen years.” (Genesis: 22:1-2) And when Abraham had satisfied God. God tells Abraham: “Let it not be grievous in thy sight. Ishmael preceded Isaac by fourteen years.” (Genesis: 22:2) This implies that Abraham did not love Ishmael. whom thou lovest. here I am. that God ordered Abraham to sacrifice and those biased of Isaac. in verse 22:2. to make clear to us what really happened. the historical accuracy of Genesis: 21-22(chapters) is scattered amongst mountains of falsehood.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il in chapter 22 of Genesis. ‘Behold. thine only son from Me. we have: “And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight. He was the firstborn.” (Genesis: 22:12) Do we not see a problem here? First. ‘Abraham’: and he said. “And it came to pass after these things that God did tempt Abraham. and get thee into the land of Moriah. because of the lad…” (Genesis: 21:12) In truth. it is said: “…thine only son.” (Genesis: 21:11) And lastly. replaced Ishmael with Isaac to meet their own agendas. He sent an angel to Abraham. ‘lay not thine hand upon the lad. lad or the equivalent. it becomes clear to us why Ishmael kept being referred to as a ‘child’ or a ‘lad’. This would fix all contradictions. and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. Now. we must place the test of Abraham (to sacrifice his only son) before Isaac had ever been born. neither do thou anything unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God. who was fourteen years younger than his older brother! Wow! Can you reconcile this? It is a no brainer.

only the firstborn. Abraham’s pride? Allah says in the Qur’an. We called out to him: ‘O Abraham! You have fulfilled the dream! Verily. but probably Ishmael slightly more. when they had both submitted themselves and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead. had the custom of taking on the title of ‘Abu’ or ‘Ab’. you will find me of the Patient. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 160 . And We ransomed him with a great sacrifice (a ram). so look what you think!’ He said. he said. So. It was not applied to other children. and was not Ishmael the firstborn. which is to mean ‘father of’. when he has two sons? And I’m sure he loved them both. he was King David’s son (1 Chronicals: 3:2).Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il How could a man sacrifice his only son. One other evidence is that. An example is: ‘Absalom’. fathers in the Middle East. ‘O my father! Do that which you are commanded.’ Verily. ‘father of Salom’. And We left for him (a goodly remembrance) among the later generations. Absalom means. that indeed was a manifest trial. when he (his son) was old enough to walk with him. And. whom he loves. while informing us about Abraham and Ishmael: {101} ‫رب هﺐ ِﻲ ﻣﻦ اﻟ ﱠﺎﻟ ِﻴﻦ }001{ ﻓﺒﺸﺮ َﺎﻩ ﺑﻐَﺎم ﺣِﻴﻢ‬ ٍ ‫َ َ ﱠ ْﻧ ُ ِ ُﻠ ٍ َﻠ‬ َ ‫َ ﱢ َ ْ ﻟ ِ َ ﺼ ِﺤ‬ ‫ﻓﻔﻠ ﱠﺎ ﺑﻠﻎ ﻣﻌﻪ اﻟﺴﻌﻲ َﺎل َﺎ ﺑﻨ ﱠ إﱢﻲ أ َى ِﻲ اﻟﻤ َﺎم أﱢﻲ أذﺑﺤﻚ َﺎﻧﻈﺮ َﺎ َا ﺗ َى َﺎل َﺎ أﺑﺖ‬ ِ َ َ ‫ََﻤ ََ َ َ َ ُ ﱠ ْ َ ﻗ َ ﻳ ُ َﻲ ِﻧ َر ﻓ ْ َﻨ ِ َﻧ َ ْ َ ُ َ ﻓ ُ ْ ﻣ ذ َﺮ ﻗ َ ﻳ‬ {103} ‫اﻓﻌﻞ َﺎ ﺗﺆﻣﺮ ﺳﺘﺠﺪ ِﻲ ِن ﺷﺎء اﻟﻠﻪ ﻣﻦ اﻟ ﱠﺎﺑ ِﻳﻦ }201{ ﻓﻠ ﱠﺎ أﺳﻠ َﺎ وﺗﻠﻪ ﻟﻠﺠ ِﻴﻦ‬ ِ ‫ََﻤ َ َْﻤ َ َﱠ ُ ِ ْ َﺒ‬ َ ‫ْ َ ْ ﻣ ُ ْ َ ُ َ َ ِ ُﻧ إ َ ﱠ ُ ِ َ ﺼ ِﺮ‬ ‫ﻓﻮ َﺎدﻳ َﺎﻩ أن َﺎ إﺑ َا ِﻴﻢ }401{ ﻗﺪ ﺻﺪﻗﺖ اﻟﺮؤ َﺎ إﱠﺎ آﺬﻟﻚ ﻧﺠ ِي اﻟﻤﺤﺴ ِﻴﻦ }501 إن ه َا‬ ‫ِ ﱠ َﺬ‬ َ ‫َ ْ َ ﱠ ْ َ ﱡ ْﻳ ِﻧ َ َِ َ َ ْﺰ ْ ُ ْ ِﻨ‬ ُ ‫َﻧ َ ْﻨ ُ َ ْ ﻳ ِ ْﺮ ه‬ {108} ‫ﻟﻬﻮ اﻟﺒَﺎء اﻟﻤ ِﻴﻦ }601{ وﻓﺪﻳ َﺎﻩ ﺑﺬﺑﺢ ﻋ ِﻴﻢ }701{ وﺗﺮآ َﺎ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ِﻲ اﻟْﺂﺧ ِﻳﻦ‬ َ ‫ِﺮ‬ ‫َ َ َ ْﻨ ََ ْ ِ ﻓ‬ ٍ ‫َ َ َ ْﻨ ُ ِ ِ ْ ٍ َﻈ‬ ُ ‫َ ُ َ ْ َﻠ ْ ُﺒ‬ ‫ﺳَﺎم ﻋَﻰ إﺑ َا ِﻴﻢ }901{ آﺬﻟﻚ ﻧﺠ ِي اﻟﻤﺤﺴ ِﻴﻦ }011{ إﱠﻪ ﻣﻦ ﻋ َﺎد َﺎ اﻟﻤﺆﻣ ِﻴﻦ‬ َ ‫ِﻧ ُ ِ ْ ِﺒ ِﻧ ْ ُ ْ ِﻨ‬ َ ‫َ َِ َ َ ْﺰ ْ ُ ْ ِﻨ‬ َ ‫َ ﻠ ٌ َ ﻠ ِ ْﺮ ه‬ ‫ﺎ ﻣﻦ اﻟ ﱠﺎﻟ ِﻴﻦ }211{ و َﺎرآﻨﺎ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ وﻋَﻰ إﺳ َﺎق و ِﻦ‬‫}111{ وﺑﺸﺮ َﺎﻩ ﺑﺈﺳ َﺎق ﻧﺒ‬ ‫َﺑ َ ْ َ ََ ْ ِ َ َﻠ ِ ْﺤ َ َﻣ‬ َ ‫َ َ ﱠ ْﻧ ُ ِ ِ ْﺤ َ َ ِﻴ ﱢ َ ﺼ ِﺤ‬ {113} ‫ذرﻳﺘﻬ َﺎ ﻣﺤﺴﻦ و َﺎﻟﻢ ﻟﻨﻔﺴﻪ ﻣ ِﻴﻦ‬ ٌ ‫ُ ﱢ ﱠ ِ ِﻤ ُ ْ ِ ٌ َﻇ ِ ٌ ﱢ َ ْ ِ ِ ُﺒ‬ “My Lord! Grant me (offspring) from the righteous. ‘O my son! I have seen a dream that I am slaughtering you (offering you in sacrifice to Allah). which could be his son. We gave him the glad tidings of a forbearing boy. thus do We reward the good doers. Fathers took on this title to show their pride of having their firstborn. if Allah Wills. Hebrew or not. ‘father of peace’.’ Then. or it could also be a nick name meaning. since he was the firstborn and also from scriptural evidence.

God Willing. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 161 . But why not? The truth will set you free. We blessed him and Isaac and of their progeny are (some) that do right. And We gave him glad tidings of Isaac-a prophet from the righteous. and the truth will lead you to all of our ultimate goal. and some that plainly wrong themselves. Heaven. indeed do We reward the good doers. he was of the believing slaves. May Allah open all of our eyes.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Peace be upon Abraham! Thus. Verily.” (The Qur’an: 37:100-113) This is the true narrative in true form and historically accurate. so we can all attain paradise. There are those who would like these truths to never be revealed.

The man was an undercover Los Angeles Police Department vice officer. or the second coming of Christ and he had a multitude of naïve followers.S. a con artist. a homosexual. with which. Ryan's delegation was originally denied access to the camp. there are those who claim only. Congressman Leo Ryan led a fact-finding mission to the Jonestown settlement in Guyana to investigate allegations of human rights abuses by relatives of Temple members in the U. And if thou say in thine heart. which included Don Harris. if the thing follow not or come to pass. that God speaks to them. "Sex in Peoples Temple. we have been given by God an acid test. a fornicator. look at what became of him. or that shall speak in the name of other gods. how shall we know the word which the Lord hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the Name of the Lord. However. where it was later learned that the residents were practicing songs and dance. even today. Jones was arrested and charged with soliciting a man for sex in a movie theater bathroom known for homosexual activity. that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Chapter Fourteen: Art thou that prophet? “But the prophet." but at least one account exists of his sexual abusing of a male member of his congregation in front of the followers.” (Wise. Are these the marquee qualities of a regular prophet. David.S. The delegation was granted access on November 17. Ryan's delegation. an NBC network news reporter. 1973. Ultimately. and then. Throughout the years there have always been those who claim to be prophets and/or those who have claimed that they were Jesus. congressman: “In November 1978. liar and a murderer. an NBC cameraman and reporters for various newspapers. Jones is on record as later telling his followers that he was "the only true heterosexual. ostensibly to prove the man's own homosexual tendencies. The group arrived in Jonestown on November 15 and spent three days interviewing residents.” (Deuteronomy: 18:20-22) The verses above describe to us how we can recognize a false prophet from a true one and this method can be applied for all time. even that prophet shall die. he was exposed as a tyrant. it left hurriedly on the morning of Saturday November 18. Jonestown Project: San Diego State University) The Wikipedia also describes the assassination of a U.S. First. which I have not commanded him to speak. after an attempt was made on Ryan's life Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 162 . let alone Jesus Christ himself? The Wikipedia Encyclopedia states about Jim Jones: “In MacArthur Park. We have many like Jim Jones. but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: Thou shalt not be afraid of him." Alternative Considerations of Jonestown and Peoples Temple. U. we can ascertain if what this claimant says is the truth or if it is only falsehood. who claimed he was Jesus incarnate. but whatever the claim is. Los Angeles on December 13. He was exposed of these things and then died a horrible death. which shall presume to speak a word in my name.

only sharing in a similar name that consists of the word ‘Islam’. Embassy at Georgetown and allegedly an officer of the Central Intelligence Agency.S. and being an African American in a time when African Americans were still being oppressed somewhat. their mouths opened with daggers. the truck with Jones' armed guards arrived and began shooting at them. When the gunmen departed. the Deputy Chief of Mission from the U. killing Congressman Ryan and five others. however. They were assembled near the central pavilion and then were divided up into groups of 30 and taken under armed escort to different parts of the settlement. The attack was thwarted. that the tranquilizers did not delay the instantaneous lethal action of the cyanide. At that time. their bodies contorted by convulsions. Jeff. Congressman Ryan and his people succeeded in taking with them fifteen People's Temple members who had expressed a wish to leave.” (Brazil. and died. Elijah Poole claimed to be a prophet.) The book. People were forced to lie on the ground with their faces down. 1999. Women were grabbed by the throat. At the same time. be a prophet? Of course not and he was exposed for his true nature.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il by a man armed with a knife. Others had poison poured into their mouths by force. a cameraman from NBC. It was easier with the children. he seemed like the answer Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 163 . However. Surviving the attack were future Congresswoman Jackie Speier. ‘Elijah Poole. bringing the visit to an abrupt end. Peoples Temple survivors reported that a group from Jonestown left shortly afterwards in a truck with the intention of stopping the delegation and members from leaving the country alive. and one defector from the Peoples Temple. Each group was told to line up so as to receive a "sedative". we will look at Elijah Muhammad. and were then injected right through their clothes." Los Angeles Times. When the last shots were fired.’ says about the mass murder in Guyana: "A special force broke through to Jim Jones' house and killed him. children and old folk. a group/cult completely unrelated to true Islam. Jones made no attempt to prevent their departure. or by his true name. An NBC cameraman was able to capture footage of the shooting. They were shot at point blank range. then a staff member for Ryan. Those who took it fell to the ground. and Bob Flick. "Jonestown's Horror Fades but Mystery Remain. a reporter from NBC. a newspaper photographer. ‘The Jonestown Carnage: a CIA Crime. The makers of this poisonous brew did not realize." Although this book is controversial in a lot of its contents. After that mass extermination of people began. drew a weapon and began firing on members of the party. Could this man indeed. Surviving delegation members later told police that as they were boarding two planes at the airstrip. Some people began to resist taking the poison. pinched their noses and poured the poison down their throats. They also used ampule injectors. a producer for NBC News. Larry Layton. six people were dead: Representative Ryan. mostly women. The "cocktail" took effect almost instantly. genuine information to this effect was supplied by those few people who survived the massacre and escaped through the jungles.” (Deuteronomy: 18:20-22) Next. one of the supposed defectors. Now everybody understood the nature of the brew offered by the murderers. there were still about 400 left alive. The murderers took them in their arms. December 16. Those who attempted to run away were killed on the spot with firearms. Richard Dwyer. Don Harris. which was a mixture of tranquillisers and potassium cyanide. “Thou shalt not be afraid of him. The murder of Congresman Ryan was the first and only murder of a Congressman in the line of duty in the history of the United States.’ He is the founder of ‘The Nation of Islam’.

But in fact. that Allah has said that Muhammad was the last prophet: ‫ﱠﺎ َﺎن ﻣﺤﻤﺪ أ َﺎ أﺣﺪ ﱢﻦ ر َﺎﻟﻜﻢ وﻟ ِﻦ ر ُﻮل اﻟﻠﻪ و َﺎﺗﻢ اﻟﻨﺒ ﱢﻴﻦ‬ َ ‫ﻣ آ َ ُ َ ﱠ ٌ َﺑ َ َ ٍ ﻣ ﱢﺟ ِ ُ ْ ََﻜ ﱠﺳ َ ﱠ ِ َﺧ َ َ ﱠ ِﻴ‬ “Muhammad is not the father of any of your men. When Fard disappeared in 1934 Muhammad succeeded him as head of the movement. and still are inconsistent with true Islam. Thus. The son of sharecroppers and former slaves. Muhammad became known especially for his flamboyant rhetoric directed at white people. with the title “Minister of Islam. he taught racism and a multitude of other teachings that were. around 1930. Wallace D.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il to their prayers. Elijah Muhammad was exposed and left without a legacy. The Encyclopedia Britannica says about him: “Leader of the black separatist religious movement known as the Nation of Islam (sometimes called Black Muslims) in the United States. whom he called “blue-eyed devils. retaining both the name and the founding principles of Elijah Muhammad's original Nation of Islam. 2. before his assassination in 1965. You see. he moderated his antiwhite tone and stressed self-help among blacks rather than confrontation between the races. and that’s when he discovered that racism was not a teaching of Islam. and in the end the truth prevailed. his son Warith Deen Muhammad took over and dismantled the ‘Nation of Islam’ and began his own community group more in line with the true Islam. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 164 .” In his later years. his most prominent disciple. Fard. he became assistant minister to the founder of the sect. and became a true Muslim. that was unbefitting a prophet. broke with the group and. as a result of which he was charged with violating the Selective Service Act and was jailed (1942–46). the doctrine Elijah Muhammad taught was widely viewed as a black separatist doctrine. 1.” (Qur’an: 33:40) But Elijah Poole would be exposed and by none other than Malcolm X.” Because of dissension within the Detroit temple. Elijah Muhammad was committing fornication with a lot of his female followers and had fathered several illegitimate children by several different women. Is this the behavior of a prophet? When Malcolm X found out. he decide to go to Makkah to find out about the true nature of Islam. so he left ‘the Nation of Islam’. Malcolm X or Malcolm Little discovered that Elijah’s teachings were inconsistent with his own behavior. helped to lend an identity to the group (once known as the American Muslim Mission and now part of the worldwide orthodox Muslim community) that split from the Nation of Islam after Muhammad's death in 1975. however. Malcolm X. Another group. When he (Elijah) died. He began to expose and preach against Elijah Muhammad. he moved to Chicago where he established Temple No. Muhammad moved to Detroit in 1923 where. His program called for the establishment of a separate nation for black Americans and the adoption of a religion based on the worship of Allah and on the belief that blacks are his chosen people. Is this the history of a prophet sent by God? Of course it is not. Because of Muhammad's separatist views. at Temple No.” And the Wikipedia Encyclopedia describes him and his teachings: “At the time. but he is the messenger of Allah and the last (end) of the prophets. Muhammad slowly built up the membership of the Black Muslims through assiduous recruitment in the postwar decades. He taught that blacks were the original people on the Earth and had been tricked out of their power. was established under the leadership of Louis Farrakhan. starting with the fact. During World War II he advised followers to avoid the draft.

regardless of race or class or color and equal membership in society with the best in civilized society.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il conquered and oppressed by the Caucasian people via a global system of white supremacy." The alternative. Under the guidance of his son. Years later. The young Malcolm developed his speaking and political outlook within the NOI and under Elijah Muhammad's tutelage. Warith said that his father started out preaching black separatism in the beginning because black people needed to show pride in themselves as a people before they could enter into a more orthodox form of Islam. equal justice under the law applied equally to all. as stated by Elijah Muhammad. religion. whose beliefs ventured further from mainstream Islam than that of the NOI. Elijah Muhammad believed that it made more sense to seek aid from independent African nations rather than going overseas to Africa while their communities at home in America were non-independent. he was forced out of NOI for the release of this information. He apparently would claim that he lived in a mostly white neighborhood. gambling." Legacy With the death of Muhammad in 1975.” And Prophet Muhammad said: Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 165 . Though Malcolm X would later leave the NOI. famously stating that "I am most probably dead already. Unlike many other black leaders in mid-twentieth century America. and he allowed George Lincoln Rockwell of the American Nazi Party to address the NOI. "a full and complete freedom. and nationhood. Such shifts away from the original black nationalist teachings of Muhammad soon caused a split within the organization. According to the official platform. Malcolm X's widow. at a time when both organizations were opposed to racial integration. "justifies our demand for complete separation in a state or territory of our own. Warith Deen Muhammad. He further taught that the white race was produced through royal blood breeding. The original organization under Warith Deen changed its name to the Muslim American Society. Warith Deen Muhammad once said in a speech that his father wanted him to change the direction of the NOI into a more orthodox view. The teachings of the NOI denounce drinking. physical abuse of black women. Elijah Muhammad showed pride in his ability to stand equal with whites. One of those Elijah Muhammad would influence was an ex-convict whom the world would come to know as Malcolm X. The name and ideology of the Nation of Islam was appropriated by a splinter group led by Elijah Muhammad's second National Representative. accused Farrakhan of taking part in her husband's murder. and the inability to protect one's family from attacks by violent white America. Simultaneously. the Nation of Islam demands. and was willing to work with them when this would further the aims of the NOI. who re-established it in 1978. The rift between Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X was largely due to Malcolm’s discovery regarding rumors that Elijah Muhammad was having sex with various young NOI women and girls working for him. as some members preferred to espouse Muhammad's original teachings. the NOI went through a brief period of upheaval. Betty Shabazz. A year later. the NOI was moved into the mainstream of Sunni Islam and began to accept white members. The best known splinter group is probably the Five Percenters. and that he had fathered their children. the influence of Elijah Muhammad on Malcolm's life was undeniable." The NOI teaches that black people must develop independence in economics. Louis Farrakhan.

save by piety. People are from Adam. The Unknown Nostradamus. so we can say with certainty that Elijah Muhammad was not a prophet. up until now. from everything I can say that I’ve read of his prophecies. In fact. After hundreds of years between the writings of his prophecies (as vague as they are). Nostredame began to move away from medicine and toward the occult. Peter. Wow! My question is. none of the sources listed offers any evidence that anyone has ever interpreted any of Nostradamus's quatrains specifically enough to allow a clear identification of any event in advance. His writings are filled with one part truth and ninety. I am puzzled on how the prophecies of Nostradamus are deciphered at all. he is a prophet. if it was so crystal clear in his writings? Wouldn’t his prophecies be of much more benefit if we could actually understand them beforehand. something will have to fit eventually. 2003) And of his ability to see the future: “After another visit to Italy. Moreover.” (Lemesurier. for the first time Latinizing his name from Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 166 . Following popular trends. An example would be how right after the attack on the twin towers. and Adam was made of dust.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il “There is no superiority of an Arab over a non-Arab. “And if thou say in thine heart. right? Well. Nostradamus? Surely.” So.” (Deuteronomy: 18:20-22) And what about the famed prophet. no one can say with certainty what Nostradamus was thinking. “Thou shalt not be afraid of him. or a white over a black. nor of a non-Arab over an Arab. he wrote an almanac for 1550. the cult of Nostradamus followers pin pointed the exact prophecy predicting this happening to the twin towers and how. most academic sources maintain that the associations made between world events and Nostradamus's quatrains are largely the result of misinterpretations or mistranslations (sometimes deliberate) or else are so tenuous as to render them useless as evidence of any genuine predictive power. before a tragedy happens. I’ve come to the realization that most of what he has written was codified so well that I cannot imagine how a lot of it is deciphered and transmitted to us to mean what his followers will have us believe they mean. Can he really be a prophet? I would have to say no. or a black over a white. we can clearly see that Elijah Muhammad’s cult taught beliefs that are in opposition with the teachings of Prophet Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullah.nines parts obscurity. why could they not fore warn us of the attack on the twin towers. or a terrorist attack? And that is my point. how shall we know the word which the Lord hath not spoken?” (Deuteronomy: 18:21-22 Wikipedia offers this on Nostradamus: “In contrast. Most of his prophecies are in the forms of metaphors and parables and could pertain to a variety of different things.

Kennedy Jr. not even the most fanatical of Nostradamus's disciples. 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.) Skeptics consider the "prophecies" of Nostradamus to be mainly gibberish. and never adjusted the figures for his clients' place or time of birth. The year 1999 seven months From the sky will come the great King of Terror..) And Also: “Some scholars believe that Nostradamus wrote not to be a prophet. a process sometimes known as "retroactive clairvoyance. 1993. This is similar to the Preterist interpretation of the Book of Revelation.com. in March. Dr Elmar.com. they are known to have contained at least 6. (Note: All quatrains below in modern French are translations from esoterism.( Gruber.* Avant après Mars régner par bonheur.” (Refer to the analysis of these charts by Brind'Amour. He was so encouraged by the almanac's success that he decided to write one or more annually. but to comment on events that were happening in his own time. from the Great Fire of London. rather than calculating them himself as a professional astrologer would have done. Before and after Mars reigns by good luck. The translator prefers to remain anonymous. says about him: “Michel Nostradamus was a 16th-century French physician and astrologer. sein Werk und die wahre Bedeutung seiner Prophezeiungen. all of them starting on January 1 and not. Nostradamus: sein Leben." There is no evidence in the academic literature (see Sources) to suggest that any Nostradamus quatrain has ever been interpreted as predicting a specific event before it occurred. (X.72)* Nobody. by way of the rise of Napoleon I of France and Adolf Hitler. When obliged to attempt this himself on the basis of the published tables of the day. had a clue what this passage might have meant before July 1999. Taken together. To resuscitate the great king of the Mongols. his wife Carolyn Bessette and her sister Lauren Bessette. as is sometimes supposed. other than in vague. 1999. Nostradamus wrote four-line verses (quatrains) in groups of 100 (centuries). However. but only ever in hindsight. Nostradamus enthusiasts have credited him with predicting numerous events in world history. writing in his elusive way — using highly metaphorical and cryptic language — to avoid persecution. and compare Gruber's comprehensive critique of Nostradamus’ horoscope for Crown Prince Rudolph Maximilian.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Nostredame to Nostradamus." Here is just one example culled from the Internet: Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 167 . For example: L'an mil neuf cens nonante neuf sept mois Du ciel viendra grand Roy deffrayeur Resusciter le grand Roy d'Angoumois. to the September 11. the retroprophets shoehorned the event to the "prophecy. general terms that could equally apply to any number of other events”. His modern followers see him as a prophet. though he generally expected his clients to supply the birth charts on which these would be based. he always made numbers of errors. It was mainly in response to the almanacs that the nobility and other prominent persons from far away soon started asking for horoscopes and 'psychic' advice from him. His prophecies have a magical quality for those who study them: They are muddled and obscure before the predicted event. See Alternative views below. after John F. as well as at least eleven annual calendars.338 prophecies. It is not only skeptics such as James Randi who suggest that his reputation as a prophet is largely manufactured by modern-day supporters who fit his words to events that have either already occurred or are so imminent as to be inevitable. but become crystal clear after the event has occurred. 2003) And Sceptic. were killed in a plane crash on July 18.

From the human flock nine will be sent away. When the son of Germany obeys no law. (II. Most of the army will be against the Lower Danube. not nine. The name has a 'k'. 1986. Other disciples were generous enough to think that Nostradamus was referring to a solar eclipse that would occur on August 11. submarines. allegedly predicting the rise of Adolph Hitler to power in Germany: Bêtes farouches de faim fleuves tranner. Some claim that Nostradamus predicted the Challenger space shuttle disaster on January 28. Plus part du champ encore Hister sera. Never mind that there were seven who died. The rest is vague enough to retrofit many different scenarios. En caige de fer le grand sera treisner. and airplanes. Of course. 'th' and an 'l'. Randi's version: Beasts mad with hunger will swim across rivers. Others feared a NASA space probe would come crashing down on earth. Quand rien enfant de Germain observa.24) Cheetham's version: Beasts wild with hunger will cross the rivers.'s airplane in July of 1999 fulfill the line "from the sky will come "the great King of Terror"? Could the human fear of death and bodily injury be the intended definition of "the great King of Terror"? It might be possible!* "It might be possible"--now there is a precise bit of terminology. Here is how James Randi and Cheetham read one of the more famous quatrains.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Could the crash of John F. The great one shall be dragged in an iron cage When the child brother will observe nothing. Here is the passage: D'humain troupeau neuf seront mis à part. Skeptics cast doubt upon the interpretation of Nostradamus's quatrains (Randi 1993). Thiokol made the defective O-ring that is blamed for the disaster. The greater part of the battle will be against Hitler. Lambda the banished dead err (I.81). 1999. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 168 . Separated from judgment and counsel: Their fate will be sealed on departure Kappa. Kappa. they didn't recognize that he had predicted it until it was too late. rockets. True believers. believe that Nostradamus foresaw the invention of bombs. Lambda mors bannis égarés. such as Erika Cheetham (The Final Prophecies of Nostradamus. He will cause great men to be dragged in a cage of iron. 1989). Thita. He predicted the Great Fire of London (1666) and the rise of Adolph Hitler and many other events. Kennedy Jr. Thita. De jugement & conseil separés: Leur sort sera divisé en départ.

Or in English. The year 1999 seven months From the sky will come the great King of Terror." by the way. It may also refer to a part of the Roman Empire.. Fire approaches the great new city. (Because Hister is an ancient name for the Danube region near Hitler's childhood home. Or in English. not a person.) September 11.. The first two lines seem to be an alteration of Centuries X. north of the Danube and east of the Rhine. a rumor was spread that Nostradamus had predicted it. The sky will burn at forty-five degrees. quatrain 72: L'an mil neuf cent nonante neuf sept mois.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Neither translation seems to make much sense. At forty-five degrees the sky will burn. 2001. These quatrains are hoaxes. quatrain 97. Du ciel viendra un grand Roi d'Angoumois. corresponding to present-day northeastern France and part of Belgium and the Netherlands.. The following quatrains were offered as proof: In the year of the new century and nine months. The remainder of VI. some think the reference is clearly to him. In the city of York there will be a great collapse. Quand on voudra des Normans faire preuue. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 169 . Feu approcher de la grand cité neuve. Fire to approach the great new city: Some rumormongers speculated that 45 degrees refers to the latitude of New York. From the sky will come a great King of Terror. 2 twin brothers torn apart by chaos While the fortress falls the great leader will succumb Third big war will begin when the big city is burning. but at least Randi's recognizes that "Hister" refers to a geographical region.." The next two lines are from Centuries VI.97 is Instant grand flamme éparse sautera. Or in English. So does "Germania.* There is no reference in Nostradamus to "the new century and nine months. Cinq et quarante degrés ciel brûlera. it refers to an ancient region of Europe. Any but the dimmest bulb should be able to shoehorn "at 45 degrees the sky will burn" with some aspect of the terrorist attacks. but the latitude in Central Park is 40° 47' N. 2001 After the terrorist skyjackings and attacks in the United States on September 11.

” And Nostradamus. I see pieces of men marching. The third big war will begin when the big city is burning. Begging God for mercy and weeping in unholy places. a group of Scandinavian raiders under the leadership of Rollo sailed up the Seine and forced the French king to cede French territory. Two brothers torn apart by Chaos. while the fortress endures.org.. 81). In fact. 2001 there were a lot of reports that Nostradamus had predicted the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York! You may have even read about the quatrain below: In the City of God there will be a great thunder. we can shoehorn just about any event to some passage in Nostradamus. In 1981.. Publishing houses will never go broke printing the latest predictions culled from the manuscripts of Nostradamus. says: “In the heightened days following September 11. there is the view of Jean-Claude Pecker of the Collège de France in Paris. Your servants are half-dead. one of the hoaxed quatrains was written in 1997 by Neil Marshall." Even the dimmest should be bright enough to find some way to connect "Normans" giving "proof" with what happened. Mikkelson's Urban Legends page." If we have some imagination. Yes it superficially resembles his style.. According to Pecker. or Bob Dylan.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il In an instant a great scattered flame will leap up. that the writings of Nostradamus are so cryptic that they can be interpreted to mean almost anything. One thing Nostradamus didn't predict was that he would become a one-man industry in the 20th century.. who claimed after the fact that they predicted the attacks. He maintains that Nostradamus described not future events but events of his own and earlier times. trying to take heaven by force. Browne even had the chutzpah to claim she couldn't tell us the details in advance because she's not "omniscient. The only thing in these lines that is even vaguely close to what happened is the mention of "a great scattered flame.. a Brock University (Canada) student. let's say straight out that this was not written by Nostradamus at all. ("In 911. When one will want to demand proof of the Normans. but there is no such quatrain and he didn't write it.. Finally.. and James Van Praagh... for that matter. First off. Marshall wanted "to demonstrate . some sites that reference this verse state it was written in 1654 which would be an impressive feat for someone who died nearly 100 years before! Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 170 . In the valley of the giants where the stars and stripes explode.. you're down to the bone. Patricia McLaine.." Coincidence?) The only thing more detestable than these hoaxes are the psychics such as Silvia Browne.. September/October 2001. which is as clear a prediction of September 11 as anything Nostradamus wrote: There's a black Mercedes rolling through the combat zone. the great leader will succumb. According to Barbara and David P. Dylan wrote a song called Angelina." One does not need to be psychic to know that. Nostradamus disguised "them in a sort of coded French" because "in his troubled period" he was "under constant threat" (Skeptical Inquirer. p...

In fact as you might expect. many quatrains including this one have been attributed to multiple events. The urban legends site Snopes.Mecca. From the sky will come a great King of Terror: To bring back to life the great King of the Mongols. His point in writing the above was to highlight that some Nostradamus quatrains are so vague as to be open to any interpretation after the fact. So are there any genuine verses that have been attributed? Yes. or a city with a lot of churches (e. Fire to approach the great new city: In an instant a great scattered flame will leap up. This quatrain barely fits even with a liberal amount of massaging. 2. Then is a "King of Terror" one airplane. Quatrain 72: The year 1999. You name it.g. the Gulf War. So who wrote this quatrain and what was their point? This quatrain was actually created by a student called Neil Marshall in an article called "A Critical Analysis of Nostradamus". One doesn't need a scholarship to realise that 1999. Tens if not hundreds of thousands died in each these conflicts.Dresden. City of God. Before and after Mars to reign by good luck. the Russia-Japan war. Allied countries. the Crimea. or two ajoining neighborhoods. or royalty where there have been numerous inter marriages. Nagasaki. How many big wars have there been since Nostradamus was alive? Even excluding WW I & II. Rome). the US Civil War. This could match anything you like . Here is Century X. And so on. assuming you can jump enough hoops to turn a Saudi into a Mongol. Jerusalem). or a city with many religions (e. Is that not big enough? A big city burning. all four.com has plenty more. the leader of the terrorists or even Osama bin Laden? How does the "King of the Mongols" relate to anything at all? Are we to believe that the Mongols. several have been cited which are listed below. London. Again this could be anything. 3. Hiroshima. the Russian Civil War. or political party coalitions. When all is considered we are left with is a verse which is so ambiguous on every line that you could with little effort match it to many different possibilities. the Napoleonic wars. seventh month is not September 2001. you should immediately think of Vietnam. Here another oft quoted verse. etc. or a city which is unusually impressive. Tokyo. We will break down the key points it raises: 1. Tends to happen in wars. the Spanish Civil War. The same form of critical analysis should be applied to each of them to find out how precise they actually are. Quatrain 97: At forty-five degrees the sky will burn. Century VI. In fact this is not the only phony verse to have been concocted after 9/11. The third big war. the American War of Independence. Two brothers torn apart by chaos. 4. seventh month. the three (that struck). let us use it as an exercise in critical thinking. Stalingrad. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 171 . Berlin.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Before we look at who did write it. Dozens alone in World War II . When one will want to demand proof of the Normans. Give me a break. whether ancient or modern can even be tenuously compared with Islamic terrorists? Maybe it's Osama again..g.

what use is a quatrain as a prediction if it is so vague that it cannot be attributed to an event even afterwards?” “When a prophet speaketh in the Name of the Lord. let's say immediately that New York is 40 43' degrees north of the equator so that wouldn't match. as in "World Trade Center". Beyond that. Besides. an oil refinery explosion. especially if accompanied by a red river of molten lava. Predicting volcanic activity in a city surrounded by volcanoes is arguably shooting fish in the barrel but clearly this quatrain has nothing to do with 9/11. Now we get why some claim this has something to do with 9/11. New Orleans. Newcastle etc. "Centre of the world" has been deliberately fudged as "world centre". that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken. "Two rocks" as "Two blocks" and so on.). a burning sky? Again this could apply to anything. James Randi takes on this particular myth. According to the BBC sales rocketed at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. falling or some other measurement. No doubt someone would try to claim it meant a flight number if one of them had contained 45. This is a straight translation from the French original but it doesn't look relevant does it? But that's because a far more embellished translation is being offered up: Sea of fire at the world centre. but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously:” (Deuteronomy: 18:20-22) Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 172 . Quatrain 87: Earthshaking fire from the centre of the earth will cause tremors around the New City. Nostradamus hits the charts A very obvious sign of the hysteria whipped up by 9/11 can be seen in the sales of Nostradamus related materials in days following. Both saw Nostradamus books enter their best seller lists. And the bogus prophecies must have played no small part in all this. After all. a bombed city. in which case what have they to do with 9/11? Again this quatrain may superficially appeal to those looking for a 9/11 "angle" (no pun intended!) but if so it doesn't stand up to scrutiny. It is even plausible that the 1538 eruption of Campi Flegrei was what spurred Nostradamus to write this quatrain to begin with. After that what are we left with? A flame. but so do a lot of cities (Newark. Naples is located between Mount Vesuvius and Campi Flegrei (two great rocks). Are the Normans meant to be the French. One cannot help feeling that Nostradamus should have been more specific if he expected us to think different. and convincingly suggests that it is referring to Naples whose Italian name of Napoli literally means New City. Then Arethusa will redden a new river. Is New York a new city? Well it has "New" in its title. Another one that appears from time to time is Century I. 45 degrees could be anything related to a temperature. an angle of something approaching. a forest fire. Two great rocks will war for a long time. one could argue that many cities are new by virtue of being bombed flat or destroyed by fire some time in their existence. Any volcanic activity by either of these or both would validate the prediction. The tower of the new city will tremble: Two great blocks will be at war for a long time. Further to that. No quatrain even bears a passing resemblance to the events of that day. a plane exploding. Conclusion It seems hard to escape the conclusion that Nostradamus did not predict 9/11. then Arethusa will redden a new river. Those which have been highlighted are so superficial that they no more match 9/11 than they match other events.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Well. if the thing follow not or come to pass.

is December 21. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 173 . this date is of enormous interest to certain doomsday prophets and New Age astrologers. 1555. (Though there are people today who are the descendants of the Maya and the Mayan culture lives on through them. thanks to my researches and the consideration of what judicial Astrology promises me and sometimes gives me to know. I in no way attribute to myself such a title here.com. a period known as The Great Circle (Diamond 2005: 167).*) Nevertheless. I have used the word prophet. and built a network of cities. known as the Classic Period. did they predict the end of the world? Could they have predicted the end of the world? Skeptics. According to Jared Diamond. These cities lay buried under jungle growth for centuries. continued their astronomical observations. until around 900 A. Obviously.e.D. I would not attribute to myself a title of such lofty sublimity — Preface to César. I do but make bold to predict (not that I guarantee the slightest thing at all). The next reset date. we can declare with 100% conviction (to the disappointment of many). since their civilization collapsed over a thousand years ago. [S]ome of [the prophets] predicted great and marvelous things to come: [though] for me. created numerous works of art and writings.872.000 days. who are spreading the good news either that the Maya knew the date when the world would end or they knew the date when a New Age of Transformation would begin. — Open letter to Privy Councillor (later Chancellor) Birague. in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula and parts of Central America. One is known as the Long Count calendar. which is reset to day 0 every 1.D. One of the important discoveries from these ruins is that the Maya had several calendars. principally in the form of warnings. my son. Not that I am foolish enough to pretend to be a prophet. by some calculations. 2012. 1558.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il And the Wikipedia says about Nostradamus’ prophet hood: “Nostradamus's reliance on historical precedent is reflected in the fact that he explicitly rejected the label 'prophet' (i.” (Deuteronomy: 18:20-22) And what about the Mayans. — Letter to King Henri II. “…Thou shalt not be afraid of him. and he testified to this himself. Not that I would attribute to myself either the name or the role of a prophet — Preface to César. During this period the Maya built temples and monuments. this calendar is of no interest to the Maya any longer. a person having prophetic powers of his own) on several occasions: Although. 1555.” So. so that folk may know that with which the celestial stars do threaten them. that Nostradamus was not a prophet. flourished from about 300 A. such as John Calleman.) Too bad they couldn't predict their own collapse.* (The Mayan glyphs and hieroglyphs aren't crystal clear about what the calendar means. says: “Mayan urban culture. 15 June 1566.

Apparently that was only part of the picture. destruction of their own environment. but we don't know what it was.. nothing very unusual appears. 3114 B." This is supposed to open up some sort of "cosmic sky portal. Drawing from an impressive amount of iconographic evidence. Probably the most exciting breakthrough in this book is her identification of the astronomical meaning of the Mayan Sacred Tree. So. it is the sacred doorway to the underworld. This is a picture of the night sky and the canoe is the Milky Way. The crossing point of Milky Way and ecliptic is this doorway and represents the sacred source and origin. In their book [A] Forest of Kings..000 days (baktun). This could be just a coincidence. On December 21.C. farming techniques and deforestation that depleted soil nutrients. 2012 A. In this way I was led astray in my search until Linda Schele provided a clue in the recent book Maya Cosmos.. 2012. such as John Major Jenkins: If we make a standard horoscope chart for December 21st. Jenkins is interpreting Pacal's sarcophagus.--just as our own calendar begins on January 1 of the first year of the Christian era.attached some significance to their own day zero. the Sacred Tree is found to be none other than the crossing point of the ecliptic with the band of the Milky Way. droughts (partly brought on by their deforestation programs). For example. Whatever virtues the Classic Mayan culture might have had. The incredible Mayan site of Palenque is filled with Sacred Tree motifs and references to astronomical events. The speculators should ask themselves: what is the likelihood that a civilization that couldn't use its vast knowledge to save itself from self-destruction was concerned with predicting what would happen in a future millennium? The Mayan leaders couldn't see far enough into the future to plan for and solve the human problems they faced: too many people on too little land.. since the areas where agriculture first emerged were not the areas where the Maya would eventually build their cities.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il The famous Maya Long Count calendar begins on August 11. and generously sharing the process by which she arrived at her discovery. there will be an "alignment between the galactic and solar planes. an incised bone from 8th century Tikal depicts a long sinking canoe containing various deities.D.. (Diamond 2005: 167) There was no writing in the New World until 2." The winter solstice sun will "conjunct the Milky Way. for the Sacred Tree that [the Mayan king] Pacal ascends in death is more than just the ecliptic. presently." You can see a picture of this alignment here. the Milky Way crosses the ecliptic through the constellation of Sagittarius and this area is rich in nebulae and Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 174 . Why should we think the Mayan prophets would be any better at seeing the distant future than the Hebrew prophets or Nostradamus? The "Cosmic" Maya Dee Finney's Mayan prophecy website promotes the idea of the "Cosmic" Mayans. predicting the future seems an unlikely one. and so on..D.*] While it is true that the sun conjuncts the Sacred Tree on December 3rd in the year 755 A. the Maya. over the centuries precession has caused the conjunction date to approach the winter solstice. [Apparently. and carrying with it deities representing the nearby constellations. Finney's source for much of the prophecy speculation is Charles Gallenkamp's book Maya: The Riddle and Rediscovery of a Lost Civilization. Schele and Freidel suggested that the Sacred Tree referred to the ecliptic.the Mayan Sacred Tree? Any astronomer will tell you that.Presumably. how close are we to perfect conjunction today? Exactly when might we expect the winter solstice sun to conjunct the crossing point of Galactic Equator and ecliptic .. the Milky Way seems to have played an important role in Mayan imagery. sinking below the horizon as the night progresses.500 years after the Mayan year zero but there is evidence of agriculture in Mesoamerica from about the time of day zero on the Mayan calendar. This fact has not stopped some very bizarre speculation about Mayan astronomy. The Mayan Long Count calendar is based on a complex system of units ranging from days (kin) to 144. which depicts the Sacred Tree emerging from what has been called an umbilical cord. But the picture can only be properly explained by an astrologer. Indeed.

April 21. their calendars predicted the coming of Cortez in 1519. Jenkins is not alone in his interpretation of the mysterious Mayan Long Count calendar. however. Jeffrey MacDonald.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il high density objects. (When I try to imagine myself in the place of the scouts seeing a fleet of ships sailing towards the shore I don't see skimming butterflies. At sunrise on December 21. The calendar that has steadily drawn global attention since 1987 is called the Tzolk'in or Cholq'ij. With the indigenous calendars. In fact. Barrios. That sounds swell and we should all look forward to having our vibration level increased. For example. The Tree of Life. cleansing it and all that dwells upon it. the One Reed date correlates to Easter Sunday. Some observers say this alignment with the heart of the galaxy in 2012 will open a channel for cosmic energy to flow through the earth. some of them charting time accurately over a span of more than ten million years. native people were waiting and watching to see how it would go. but the world will not. as it was called by the Mexicans. Mexico. and cycles has proven itself to be vast and sophisticated. a tree remembered in all the world's spiritual traditions. This cosmic cross is considered to be an embodiment of the Sacred Tree. the end of the calendar signals a transformation of some sort. According to him. However. Carlos Barrios.” And an article By G. but not the end of the world. Ce Acatal. native people have kept track of important turning points in history. I see trouble. the mundane facts indicate that the Mayan kings and nobles focused more on short-term projects like enriching themselves and building monuments (Diamond 2005: 177) than in predicting the dawning of the Age of High Vibration long after their civilization had collapsed. According to Mr. It is true that the Long Count calendar ends in December of 2012. 1519 the day that Hernando Cortez and his fleet of 11 Spanish galleons arrived from the East at what is today called Vera Cruz. That was the day when an important ancestor was prophesied to return. "coming like a butterfly. where the Milky Way crosses the ecliptic in Sagittarius also happens to be the direction of the Galactic Center. Any astronomer will probably also tell you that an alignment between our sun and any particular point in the Milky Way will just bring another day in paradise here on planet Earth. When the Spanish ships came toward shore. the daykeepers who study the calendars identified an important day in the year One Reed. In any case. Why is my hindsight different than that of Barrios? Are we shoehorning data to fit our beliefs?) What will this "transformation" be like when we reach the end of one of these 17 calendars? It will be the start of a new era resulting from and signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator. Barrios does not deny that the Mayans were prophets. raising all to a higher level of vibration. Devised ages ago and based on the cycle of the Pleiades. 2012 for the first time in 26. The billowing sails of the ships did indeed remind the scouts of butterflies skimming the ocean surface. it is still held as sacred.000 years the Sun rises to conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic. Special to USA TODAY says about the prediction: Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 175 . seasons." In the western calendar. How Barrios knows what the scouts were thinking is anybody's guess. A Guatemalan anthropologist and student of Mayan history and calendars. and the earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy. The Maya understand 17 different calendars. The Mayan Calendars comprehension of time. has a similar interpretation.

" Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 176 . especially between A. A fourth is due this fall. known for advanced writing. at least three new books on 2012 have arrived in mainstream bookstores. tracks more than 5. The buildup to 2012 echoes excitement and fear expressed on the eve of the new millennium." Garrett says." assisted by indigenous insights and psychedelic drug use. "Part of the appeal of these earth religions is that notion that we need to reconnect with the Earth in order to save ourselves. Universal Time.m. On the winter solstice in 2012. it was a huge celebration to make it to the end of a whole cycle. Daniel Pinchbeck anticipates a "change in the nature of consciousness. then resets at year zero. senior religion editor at Publishers Weekly.000 years. when the Maya's "Long Count" calendar marks the end of a 5. Authors disagree about what humankind should expect on Dec." says Sandra Noble. Journalist Lawrence Joseph forecasts widespread catastrophe in Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation Into Civilization's End. a Maya archaeoastronomer and a curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History. "we have no record or knowledge that they would think the world would come to an end at that point." Part of the 2012 mystique stems from the stars. if you will." University of Florida anthropologist Susan Gillespie says the 2012 phenomenon comes "from media and from other people making use of the Maya past to fulfill agendas that are really their own. flourished for centuries in Mesoamerica. 21. she says. What's more.126-year era. 1. 2012. Its Long Count calendar. Apocalpyto. the sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26.000 in print. which was discontinued under Spanish colonization. But scholars doubt the ancient Maya extrapolated great meaning from anticipating the alignment — if they were even aware of what the configuration would be. Astronomers generally agree that "it would be impossible the Maya themselves would have known that. In 2012. though on a smaller scale. fueled in part by Mel Gibson's December 2006 film about Mayan civilization. popularly known as Y2K. executive director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies in Crystal River. 2012. publishers are helping readers gear up and count down to this mysterious — some even call it apocalyptic — date that ancient Mayan societies were anticipating thousands of years ago. mathematics and astronomy. Maya civilization. which has been selling thousands of copies a month since its release in May and counts more than 40. The Preparation. She says publishers seem to be courting readers who believe humanity is creating its own ecological disasters and desperately needs ancient indigenous wisdom. The books also build on popular interest in the Maya." says Susan Milbrath. Spiritual healer Andrew Smith predicts a restoration of a "true balance between Divine Feminine and Masculine" in The Revolution of 2012: Vol. Fla. Since November." But scholars are bristling at attempts to link the ancient Maya with trends in contemporary spirituality. along with the fact that the environment is in the front of many people's minds these days." Joseph writes. This means that "whatever energy typically streams to Earth from the center of the Milky Way will indeed be disrupted on 12/21/12 at 11:11 p. Each arrives in the wake of the 2006 success of 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl. as a doomsday or moment of cosmic shifting. says Lynn Garrett. is "a complete fabrication and a chance for a lot of people to cash in. "For the ancient Maya. 300 and 900. To render Dec. "The convergence I see here is the apocalyptic expectations. 21.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il “With humanity coming up fast on 2012.D. she says.000 years.

"That was Gabriel who came to teach the people their religion. do we believe the Mayans and their followers or do we believe.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il But what did Jesus say? “But of that day and hour knoweth no man. Book 3. Then the Prophet said. "What is Ihsan (perfection)?" Allah's Apostle replied. Prophet Muhammad said: Volume 1. 34) then that man (Gabriel) left and the Prophet asked his companions to call him back. he proved to be reliable. Book 2. "To worship Allah Alone and none else. no. "From among the portents of the Hour are (the following): 1. (the) meeting with Him. When the shepherds of black camels start boasting and competing with others in the construction of higher buildings. "What is faith?" Allah's Apostle replied. "What is Islam?" Allah's Apostle replied." (31. 2.” And also: Volume 1. When a slave (lady) gives birth to her master. Number 47: Narrated Abu Huraira: “One day while the Prophet was sitting in the company of some people." Then he further asked. to offer prayers perfectly to pay the compulsory charity (Zakat) and to observe fasts during the month of Ramadan. His angels. "The answerer has no better knowledge than the questioner. "When will the Hour be established?" Allah's Apostle replied. Number 80: Narrated Anas: “Allah's Apostle said. And the Hour is one of five things which nobody knows except Allah. and to believe in Resurrection." Then he further asked. The Prophet then recited: "Verily. "To worship Allah as if you see Him. and if you cannot achieve this state of devotion then you must consider that He is looking at you.” (Matthew: 24:36) So. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 177 . 'Faith is to believe in Allah. Jesus? I choose to believe Jesus. not the angels of heaven. And also. but my father only. with Allah (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour-. but they could not see him. (The angel) Gabriel came and asked. Religious knowledge will be taken away (by the death of Religious learned men)." Abu 'Abdullah said: He (the Prophet) considered all that as a part of faith. 1. But I will inform you about its portents." Then he further asked. His Apostles.

when will be its appointed time? Say: "The knowledge thereof is with my Lord (alone): None but He can reveal as to when it will occur. thus the name. I will take the word of Allah and two of his most prominent prophets ever. Number 432: Narrated 'Aisha: “I heard Allah's Apostle saying. but most men know not." And also: Volume 4. the clouds and mention this or that matter decreed in the Heaven. Muhammad addresses the fortune tellers and the Jinn (the Jinn are the equivalent of spirits.’ They are nothing" They said. There are authentic reports. Drinking of Alcoholic drinks (will be very common). The devils listen stealthily to such a matter. all of a sudden will it come to you. 3. "A Jinn snatches that true word and pours it into the ear of his friend (the fore-teller) (as one puts something into a bottle) the foreteller then mixes with that word one hundred lies. that is what I believe. come down to inspire the soothsayers with it." So. Number 657: Narrated 'Aisha: “Some people asked Allah's Apostle about the fore-tellers He said. Genie): Volume 7." They ask thee as if thou Wert eager in search thereof: Say: "The knowledge thereof is with Allah (alone). Book 54. Most of the time these prophecies have one piece of truth with an Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 178 . Book 71. but God. Only. (Religious) ignorance will prevail." (The Qur’an: 7:187) So.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il 2. we can understand that most of these “prophets” are not always accurate. There will be prevalence of open illegal sexual intercourse. "The angels descend. 'O Allah's Apostle! Sometimes they tell us of a thing which turns out to be true." Allah's Apostle said. if accurate at all. Heavy were its burden through the heavens and the earth.” And Allah said in the Qur’an: “They ask thee about the (final) Hour . and the latter would add to it one-hundred lies of their own. in which. They said that no one knows the hour. 4.

the Romans moved forward and restored all what they had lost and launched their campaign toward the heart of Persia. Iraq. In the nearest land (Syria.E. when the Romans were handed defeat and then Allah tells Muhammad.e. (It is) a promise of Allah (i. Jordan. This victory was not transient. So. the Most Merciful. but most men know not. The Wikipedia describes the battle: Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 179 . For the next seven years. will be victorious.” (Qur’an: 30:2-6) This is a prophecy concerning the wars between the Persians and the Romans. and believe what is a manifest falsehood. and they after their defeat. He helps whom He Wills. but it is this one piece of truth that will get most people to swallow the falsehood likewise. and as proof I will quote Allah himself: ‫ﻏﻠﺒﺖ اﻟ ﱡوم }2{ ِﻲ أد َﻰ اﻟﺄرض و ُﻢ ﱢﻦ ﺑﻌﺪ ﻏﻠﺒﻬﻢ ﺳﻴﻐﻠ ُﻮن }3{ ِﻲ ﺑﻀﻊ ﺳ ِﻴﻦ ﻟﻠﻪ‬ ِ ‫ﻓ ِ ْ ِ ِﻨ َ ِﱠ‬ َ ‫ﻓ َ ْ ﻧ ْ َ ْ ِ َه ﻣ َ ْ ِ َ َ ِ ِ ْ َ َ ْ ِ ﺒ‬ ُ ‫ُِ َ ِ ﺮ‬ ‫اﻟﺄﻣﺮ ِﻦ ﻗﺒﻞ و ِﻦ ﺑﻌﺪ وﻳﻮﻣﺌﺬ ﻳﻔﺮح اﻟﻤﺆﻣ ُﻮن }4{ ﺑﻨﺼﺮ اﻟﻠﻪ َﻨﺼﺮ َﻦ ﻳ َﺎء وهﻮ‬ َ ُ َ ‫ِ َ ْ ِ ﱠ ِ ﻳ ُ ُ ﻣ َﺸ‬ َ ‫ْ َ ْ ُ ﻣ َ ْ ُ َﻣ َ ْ ُ َ َ ْ َ ِ ٍ َ ْ َ ُ ْ ُ ْ ِﻨ‬ {6} ‫اﻟﻌ ِﻳﺰ اﻟﺮ ِﻴﻢ }5{ وﻋﺪ اﻟﻠﻪ َﺎ ﻳﺨﻠﻒ اﻟﻠﻪ وﻋﺪﻩ وﻟﻜﻦ أآﺜﺮ اﻟﱠﺎس َﺎ ﻳﻌﻠ ُﻮن‬ َ ‫َ ْ َ ﱠ ِ ﻟ ُ ْ ِ ُ ﱠ ُ َ ْ َ ُ َ َ ِ ﱠ َ ْ َ َ ﻨ ِ ﻟ َ ْ َﻤ‬ ُ ‫ْ َﺰ ُ ﱠﺣ‬ “The Romans have been defeated. It is this dire prerequisite to know life’s uncertainty.e. Muslims) will rejoice (at the victory given by Allah to the Romans against the Persians)With the Help of Allah. Within three to nine years. And this would lead us to our beloved master. Did he prove it? The answer is also. The decision of the matter. before and after (these events) is only with Allah. the Emperor Heraclius transported his army through the Aegean Sea and unexpectedly defeated the Persian army in the decisive battle of Issus. and Allah fails not in His Promise. (Before the defeat of the Romans by the Persians. yes. which compels man to reject the teachings of Jesus Christ himself! If they will not pay heed to him. this took place in 614-15 C. that within three to nine years. and Palestine). and He is All-Mighty. It is this inclination to know what is not knowable that drives man to give up his reason. Was he a prophet? Yes. the prophecy indeed came true and Romans became victorious after seven years. Allah will give victory to the Romans against the Persians). the Romans were losing their cities to the Persians and there was no way to foresee that the Romans would stand up again. In 622 C. before it is too late. the Romans will avenge themselves and defeat the Persians. Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdullah. the believers (i.E. then who? I pray that Allah opens the hearts of mankind. This passage was revealed after the defeat of Romans (Byzantines) at the hands of the Persians. And on that day. and after the defeat of the Persians by the Romans).Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il insurmountable amount of falsehood.

On April 5. On March 25. enabling his son Heraclius the younger to claim the throne in 610 AD. agreeing to withdraw from all occupied territories.” What is more amazing is that Allah told Muhammad: ‫وﻳﻮﻣﺌﺬ ﻳﻔﺮح اﻟﻤﺆﻣ ُﻮن‬ َ ‫َ َ ْ َ ِ ٍ َ ْ َ ُ ْ ُ ْ ِﻨ‬ And on that day. Continuing south along the Tigris he sacked Khosrau's great palace at Dastagird and was only prevented from attacking Ctesiphon by the destruction of the bridges on the Nahrawan Canal. He assembled his forces in Asia Minor. devaluing the currency and melting down. in a Mughal manuscript of ca 1535. and then won a victory over the Persians.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il “Khosrau II used the pretext to attack the Eastern Roman Empire. while the Avars and Slavs took advantage of the situation to overrun the Balkans. he defeated the Persians at the Battle of Nineveh. he launched a new counter-offensive. Heraclius left Constantinople. In 626 AD the Avars and Slavs besieged Constantinople. who sailed to Constantinople from Carthage with an icon affixed to the prow of his ship. partly because of Phocas' brutal repression and the succession crisis that ensued as the general Heraclius sent his nephew Nicetas to attack Egypt. Khosrau was overthrown and killed in a coup led by his son Kavadh II. In 629 AD Heraclius restored the True Cross to Jerusalem in a majestic ceremony. inflicted a defeat on an army led by a Persian-allied Arab chief. The Roman army proceeded to Armenia. with the backing of Patriarch Sergius. 622. entrusting the city to Sergius and general Bonus as regents of his son.e. 624 Heraclius left again Constantinople with his wife Martina. bringing the Roman Empire to the brink of destruction. winning a series of victories in Azerbaijan and Armenia against Khosrau and his generals. he campaigned in the Caucasus. and captured Chalcedon on the Bosporus. probably in Bithynia. By this time the Persians had conquered Mesopotamia and the Caucasus. Persian poems are from Ferdowsi's Shahnameh Late in 627 AD Heraclius launched a winter offensive into Mesopotamia. The war initially went the Persians' way. the Persians devastated parts of Asia Minor. A major counter-attack led by Heraclius in 613 AD was decisively defeated outside Antioch. and his two children. Louvre). Cherub and Heraclius receiving the submission of Khosrau II. Heraclius strove to rebuild his army. Over the following decade the Persians were able to conquer Palestine and Egypt (by mid-621 AD the whole province was in their hands) and to devastate Anatolia. while a second Persian army under Shahin suffered another crushing defeat at the hands of Heraclius' brother Theodore. Paris. supported by a Persian army commanded by Shahrbaraz. The assassination of Khosrau II. where. and in 611 AD they overran Syria and entered Anatolia. Discredited by this series of disasters. and the Roman position collapsed. Phocas was eventually deposed by Heraclius. the believers (i. who at once sued for peace. During these years. Muslims) will rejoice (at the victory given by Allah to the Romans against the Persians) . slashing non-military expenditure. after he celebrated Easter in Nicomedia on April 15. after he revived their broken morale.(Qur’an: 30:4) Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 180 . which took on the character of a holy war. Church plate to raise the necessary funds to continue the war. and. 1160-1170. and reconquer the province of Mesopotamia. despite the desertion of the Turkish contingent which had accompanied him. but the siege ended in failure (the victory was attributed to the icons of the Virgin which were led in procession by Sergius about the walls of the city). plaque from a cross (Champlevé enamel over gilt copper.

And we see in the Bible. and thus proving the prophecies true. Heraclius overthrows Phocas and becomes Emperor. He helps whom He Wills…” (Qur’an: 30:4-5) Here is a table illustrating the synchronization of Roman/Arab events. was synchronous with the Muslims' victory over the pagans in the Battle of Badr and this is the fulfillment of the second part of the prophecy that reads: {5} ‫وﻳﻮﻣﺌﺬ ﻳﻔﺮح اﻟﻤﺆﻣ ُﻮن }4{ ﺑﻨﺼﺮ اﻟﻠﻪ َﻨﺼﺮ َﻦ ﻳ َﺎء‬ ‫ِ َ ْ ِ ﱠ ِ ﻳ ُ ُ ﻣ َﺸ‬ َ ‫َ َ ْ َ ِ ٍ َ ْ َ ُ ْ ُ ْ ِﻨ‬ “And on that day. that Jesus said: Muhammad's Year of Sorrow Muhammad's emigrates to Medina. Persian armies take Jerusalem and capture the True Cross.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il And it was fufilled when the victory by the Romans in 624 C. Arabian events Migration to Abyssinia Traditional Muslim date of the Sura al-Rum. Persians capture Egypt. Persian armies take Damascus. which come to you in sheep's clothing. Emperor Heraclius takes the field and defeats Persians in the Battle of Issus. Year AD 602 (BH 20) AD 608 (BH 14) AD 610 (BH 12) AD 613 (BH 9) AD 614 (BH 8) AD 615 (BH 7) AD 619 (BH 4) AD 622 (AH 1) AD 624 (AH 2) Roman-Persian events Byzantine Emperor Mauricius is murdered by Phocas. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 181 . Muslims victory over Meccan army “Beware of false prophets. but inwardly they are ravening wolves. advance on Chalcedon. Persian armies.E. Look closely at the highlighted years and historical events. the believers (i. beginning of Muslim calendar Battle of Badr. Sassanid King Khosrau II reopens war against the Roman (Byzantine) Empire.e. Muslims) will rejoice (at the victory given by Allah to the Romans against the Persians)-With the help of Allah. after plundering Syria and Asia Minor. Heraclius advances into northern Media.

This had been the case with all the before mentioned “prophets”. and one cannot be a prophet of God if he commits iniquities. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist. because a prophet is ‘a good tree’ and must produce ‘good fruit’. or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit. Do men gather grapes of thorns. neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. and even now already is it in the world. do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. which you heard is coming into the world and indeed is already here.” (New Living Translation) Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 182 . that person is not from God. but he adds to it. A better translation would be: “Dear friends. that person has the Spirit of God. those who come to proclaim prophethood for themselves should not be taken as true unless they meet requirements. they claimed prophethood. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down. but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. For there are many false prophets in the world. believe not every spirit. And John goes on to say in the Bible: “Beloved. This is how we know if they have the Spirit of God: If a person claiming to be a prophet acknowledges that Jesus Christ came in a real body. so they cannot be prophets. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Such a person has the spirit of the Antichrist. whereof ye have heard that it should come. He goes on to say that you will know a prophet is true if he confesses that Jesus is the Messiah (Christ) and that he came to earth (that prophet who confesses) is from God.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il Ye shall know them by their fruits. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit. But if someone claims to be a prophet and does not acknowledge the truth about Jesus.” (1 John: 4 verses: 1-3) Here. and cast into the fire. but were proven to produce this ‘bad fruit’. John says something similar to what Jesus spoke with regard to false prophets.” (Matthew: 7:15-20) What Jesus is saying is that.

then we can realize that Muhammad was a true Prophet. And to our surprise. if we measure our Prophet Muhammad by the test that John and Jesus have left for us. Allah said: ‫إذ َﺎﻟﺖ اﻟ َﻶﺋﻜﺔ َﺎ ﻣﺮﻳﻢ إن اﻟﻠﻪ ﻳﺒﺸﺮك ﺑﻜﻠﻤﺔ ﱢﻨﻪ اﺳﻤﻪ اﻟﻤ ِﻴﺢ ِﻴ َﻰ اﺑﻦ ﻣﺮﻳﻢ وﺟﻴﻬﺎ‬ ً ِ َ َ َ ْ َ ُ ْ ‫ِ ْ ﻗ َ ِ ْﻤ ِ َ ُ ﻳ َ ْ َ ُ ِ ﱠ ّ َ ُ َ ﱢ ُ ِ ِ َِ َ ٍ ﻣ ْ ُ ْ ُ ُ ْ َﺴ ُ ﻋ ﺴ‬ ‫ِﻲ اﻟﺪﻧ َﺎ َاﻵﺧﺮة وﻣﻦ اﻟﻤﻘﺮ ِﻴﻦ‬ َ ‫ﻓ ﱡ ْﻴ و ِ َ ِ َ ِ َ ْ ُ َ ﱠﺑ‬ “Behold! the angels said: ‘O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il This is our test to see who is a true prophet and who is not. there is only one religion other than Christianity that professes that Jesus is the Christ. held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 183 .’” (Qur’an: 3:45) So. the son of Mary.

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To conclude this book I will start by quoting a few pages out of Imam Tahawi’s treatise; ‘The Fundamentals of Islamic Creed,’ in which Sheikh Al-‘Izz gives the most beautiful argument of Muhammad’s prophet hood being unquestionable: “Most theologians and polemicists have argued in favor of the greatness of the prophets and messengers on the strength of their miracles. No doubt, miracles are strong evidences. But, evidences are not restricted to miracles. For, the most truthful, as well as the greatest liars, claim to be prophets. But, so far as the discerning minds are considered, this does not cast any doubt on the affair. Rather, the surrounding details speak for themselves. We know that there are several ways by which people can distinguish between a true claimant and a false one even in ordinary affairs. So, what about claims to prophethood? Hassan bin Thabit well said: ‘Even if clears signs had not been with him (Muhammad) the evidences would have reached you by report.’ Never did a false prophet rise but his ignorance, lies, corrupt ways and the devils hold of him, have been so apparent to anyone endowed with some common sense that he had no difficulty in discovering his falsity. That is because there is no recourse to a prophet, but to order some things and forbid some others. Thus, it is in the scheme of things that he should do things that render his truthfulness manifest. On the other hand, an imposter too cannot escape, but do some things and inform (about the unseen) exposing himself in doing so, in ways more than one. An authentic prophet is just the opposite of him. To be sure, if there were to be two claimants to prophet hood, one an imposter and the other a true one, then the matter would definitely end with one’s falsehood being exposed and the other’s authenticity becoming clear: Even if it takes some time. Truthfulness and virtuosity go hand in hand. Similarly, falsehood and perversion go hand and hand. The prophet, peace be upon him, said in a report preserved in the Sahihayn: ‘Adhere to the truth, for it leads to piety, and piety leads to paradise. A man keeps on uttering and pursuing the truth until he is recorded as a ‘truthful’ with Allah. And beware of lies. For lies lead to impiety and impieties lead to the fire. A man keeps on lying and pursuing lies until he is written a ‘liar’ with Allah.’ Now, when we know that a simple thing as truthfulness of a man, or his falsehood, is apparent from his behavior, then how can a false prophet avoid being detected? No one can fail to distinguish the true prophet from a false one.” And later, Al-‘Izz writes:

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“As for our prophet, his case is so obvious that denying his message is tantamount to denying Allah the Most High Himself and alleging tyranny on his (Allah’s) part-High above that is Allah. To explain: if someone thought that Muhammad, on whom be peace, was not a prophet, rather a tyrant ruler, then it implies that he ascribed a lie to God, brought before the people something not revealed by Him (Allah), then, continued to declare the lawful as unlawful and the unlawful as lawful, declared the old scriptural laws null and void, slew the people, and destroyed the true followers of earlier prophets, Yet is led to victories after victories. He claimed that all that was by Allah’s Command sent down to him. And the Lord God Himself watched him do all that in His Name, annihilating the followers of truth and continuing to lie for no less than 23 years. Indeed, Allah seemed to have helped him achieve all that, let him overcome everyone, prepared the grounds in supernatural circumstances to lead him to victories. Moreover, He even answered his prayers, destroyed those opposed to him and raised his name over all others. Now, for Allah to let someone commit all that, in His Name, and instead of uprooting him, help him in his plans is only possible if Allah Himself is a tyrant, an oppressive being, and a transgressor. Inevitably, that would lead the people to the belief that this world has no creator nor a Lord above all. Had there been one, he would have stopped this person from doing all that. Indeed, He would have punished him with an exemplary punishment for the satisfaction of the rest of the world. The ‘no action’ response does not befit even an ordinary king of this world. How then does it befit the King of kings and the Ruler of all rulers? We do not deny that many liars have been successful in their own days, and attained glory. But firstly, they did not succeed wholly, and secondly, the new situation they helped to create did not last long. In time, Allah’s messengers and their followers did away with all that they had established. This has been the Sunnah of Allah with the nations of the past. Indeed, even the disbelievers knew that. Allah said:

‫أم ﻳ ُﻮُﻮن َﺎﻋﺮ ﻧﺘﺮﺑﺺ ﺑﻪ رﻳﺐ اﻟﻤ ُﻮن }03{ ﻗﻞ ﺗﺮﺑ ُﻮا ﻓﺈﱢﻲ ﻣﻌ ُﻢ ﻣﻦ اﻟﻤﺘﺮﺑ ِﻴﻦ‬ َ ‫ُ ْ َ َﱠﺼ َ ِﻧ َ َﻜ ﱢ َ ْ ُ َ َﱢﺼ‬ ِ ‫َ ْ َﻘ ﻟ َ ﺷ ِ ٌ ﱠ َ َﱠ ُ ِ ِ َ ْ َ ْ َﻨ‬ {31}
They say, ‘A poet for whom we await the fate’s uncertainty.’ Say, ‘Wait, for I am with you one of those waiting.’ (Qur’an: 52:30-31) (That is, even the pagans were pretty sure that if the prophet was a phony, he would be destroyed and therefore, the best recourse was to wait for Divine intervention).” (The Fundamentals of Islamic Creed, by Sheikh Tahawi, commentary by, Ali ibn Abi-Al-‘Izz Adhri, pgs. 45-48) Now, I will quote several non-Islamic sources to support our position:

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“I wanted to know the best of one who holds today undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind ... I became more than convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet, the scrupulous regard for his pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle. When I closed the 2nd volume (of the prophet's biography), I was sorry there was not more for me to read of the great life.” (Mahatma Gandhi, speaking on the character of Muhammad in Young India) “He must be called the Saviour of Humanity. I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it much needed peace and happiness.” (George Bernard Shaw, The Genuine Islam, Singapore, Vol. 1, No. 8, 1936) “But do you mean to tell me that the man who in the full flush of youthful vigour, a young man of four and twenty (24), married a woman much his senior, and remained faithful to her for six and twenty years (26), at fifty years of age when the passions are dying married for lust and sexual passion? Not thus are men's lives to be judged. And you look at the women whom he married, you will find that by every one of them an alliance was made for his people, or something was gained for his followers, or the woman was in sore need of protection.” (Annie Besant, The Life and Teachings of Muhammad, Madras, 1932, p. 4.) “Head of the state as well as the Church, he was Caesar and Pope in one; but, he was pope without the pope's claims, and Caesar without the legions of Caesar, without a standing army, without a bodyguard, without a palace, without a fixed revenue. If ever any man had the right to say that he ruled by a Right Divine, it was Mohammad, for he had all the power without instruments and without its support.” (Bosworth Smith, Mohammed & Mohammedanism, London, 1874, p. 92; quoted at IslamOnLine.net ) “My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level.” (Michael H. Hart, The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History, New York: Hart Publishing Company, Inc., 1978, page. 33.) “If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astounding results are the three criteria of human genius, who could dare to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms, laws and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their eyes. This man moved not only armies, legislations, empires, peoples and dynasties, but millions of men in one-third of the then inhabited world; and more than that, he moved the altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs and souls. . . his forbearance in victory, his ambition, which was entirely devoted to one idea and in no manner striving for an empire; his endless prayers, his mystic conversations with God, his death and his triumph after death; all these attest not to an imposture but to a firm conviction which gave him the power to restore a dogma. This dogma was twofold, the unity of God and the immateriality of God; the former telling what God is, the latter telling what God is not; the one overthrowing false gods with the sword, the other starting an idea with words. Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational dogmas, of a cult without images; the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammad. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?” (Alphonse de Lamartine, Histoire de la Turquie, Paris, 1854, Vol. II, pp. 276-277.) “(It is simply amazing) how one man single handedly could weld warring tribes and wandering Bedouins into a most powerful and civilized nation in less than two decades.” (Thomas Carlyle, Heroes and Hero Worship)

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45-46) “I regard Mohammed as a great man. p. Muhammad the Orator. Nor will he be satisfied with a purely supernatural explanation.” (Simon Ockley.. Muhammad the Saint.” (W. There is Muhammad the Prophet. p. To the pagan peoples of western Arabia he had brought a new religion which. Muhammad the Protector of Slaves.) Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 187 . to do justice to his intellectual ability and to observe towards him the respectful attitude which his greatness deserves. but what were the secondary causes of the rapid growth' of the new faith.” (Johann Wolfgang Goethe. S. Ramakrishna Rao. Mohammad at Mecca. 32. AND MOHAMED. 1870. 169) “He is a prophet and not a poet and therefore his Koran is to be seen as Divine Law.. To suppose Muhammad an impostor raises more problems than it solves. the democracy of Islam is embodied five times a day when the peasant and king kneel side by side and proclaim: 'God Alone is Great'. Margoliouth. p. The modern historian will not readily believe that so great and significant a movement was started by a self-seeking imposter. Noten und Abhandlungen zum Weststlichen Dvan. 1953. and his influence was felt and never forgotten by those around him. he had established a community and a well organized and armed state. . Muhammad the Businessman. rather.. But he had done more than that. Muhammad the Statesman. I have been struck over and over again by this indivisible unity of Islam that makes man instinctively a brother.S. the power and prestige of which made it a dominant factor in Arabia. Madras. for. in all these departments of human activities.” (Bernard Lewis. whether it postulates aid of divine of diabolical origin. in the mosque. History of the Saracen Empires. and not as a book of a human being made for education or entertainment. he is alike a hero. to ask not indeed what were the first. Muhammad the Emancipator of Women.” (D. 1935. Muhammad the Refuge of Orphans. Mohammed and the Rise of Islam.” (K. p. it is most difficult to get into the whole truth of it. The Arabs in History. Only a glimpse of it I can catch.. and the greatness of his ultimate achievement . Muhammad the Reformer. 12 ) "I BELIEVE IN ONE GOD. 52.) • • • • • • By William Montgomery Watt • “His readiness to undergo persecutions for his beliefs. All in all these magnificent roles. when the call for prayer is sounded and worshippers are gathered together. 7. Ideals of Islam. translator unknown (Wikiquote/Wikipedia user[s]) “He had achieved a great deal. and his living precepts have restrained the gratitude of his disciples within the bounds of reason and religion.. Muhammad the Judge. the honor of the Prophet have never transgressed the measure of human virtues. What a dramatic succession of picturesque scenes. AN APOSTLE OF GOD" is the simple and invariable profession of Islam.. WA I. will he seek 'with becoming submission. The intellectual image of the Deity has never been degraded by any visible idol.” (Diwan Chand Sharma. in recounting the mode in which he accomplished this. with its monotheism and its ethical doctrines. From the preface. none of the great figures of history is so poorly appreciated in the West as Muhammad.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il • “Muhammad was the soul of kindness. 54) “The personality of Muhammad. like Gibbon. Moreover. I have endeavored. Montgomery Watt. London. The Prophets of the East.the construction of a state and an empire out of the Arab tribes. pp. There is Muhammad the Warrior. stood on an incomparably higher level than the paganism it replaced. the high moral character of the men who believed in him and looked up to him as leader.all argue his fundamental integrity. Calcutta.. Oxford. who solved a political problem of appalling difficulty. vide Speeches & Writings. 1918. Muhammad the Prophet of Islam ) “It was the first religion that preached and practiced democracy.” (Sarojini Naidu. He had provided that religion with a revelation which was to become in the centuries to follow the guide to thought and count of countless millions of Believers.

I do. Copyright © 2008 Jason Galvan 188 . behind these. If in some respects he was mistaken.Only a profound belief in himself and his mission explains Muhammad's readiness to endure hardship and persecution during the Meccan period when from a secular point of view there was no prospect of success. but the man was fully matched with the hour. his mistakes were not due to deliberate lying or imposture. whereas their task was mainly to criticize the conduct of those who already believed in God.” (Forward.I therefore do not believe that either the Bible or the Qur’an is infallibly true in the sense that all their commands are valid for all time. that it is Divinely inspired.” . For long.Art Thou That Prophet? By Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaa’il • “The more one reflects on the history of Muhammad and of early Islam. like the earlier prophets. however. a notable chapter in the history of mankind would have remained unwritten. the more one is amazed at the vastness of his achievement. Circumstances presented him with an opportunity such as few men have had. his trust in God and firm belief that God had sent him. Forward quoting Watt. .. Muhammad could not have caused the great upsurge in religion that he did without God’s blessing. Without sincerity how could he have won the allegiance and even devotion of men of strong and upright character like Abu-Bakr and 'Umar ? For the theist there is the further question how God could have allowed a great religion like Islam to develop on a basis of lies and deceit.) In closing. though many others continue to be valid.. . I always took the view — contrary to most previous scholars of Islam — that the Quran was not something that Muhammad had consciously produced. 106. because Muslims would have taken this to mean that everything in the Quran was finally and absolutely true. believe that Muhammad. I believe that he really did receive something directly from God. and administrator and. may peace and blessings be upon you. namely. There is thus a strong case for holding that Muhammad was sincere. As such. had genuine religious experiences. you are Muhammad. Had it not been for his gifts as seer... however.. to bring the knowledge of God to people without such knowledge. though with a different task. statesman. Martin (1998). I will ask the one question that ‘the people of the book’ (Jews and Christians) are reluctant to ask: ART THOU THAT PROPHET? Yes. I hesitated to speak of him as a prophet. I believe that the Qur’an came from God. however.. Muhammad: A Short Biography ISBN 1-85168-131-0 p. which was something I did not believe. I have said that Muhammad is a prophet comparable to the Old Testament prophets. More recently. when the form of society changes in important respects some commands cease to be appropriate.

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