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ISLAM: The True Message of
MOSES, JESUS and MUHAMMAD

 

 

Chapter 5: Muhammad - the Prophecy of Moses and Jesus
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A-Texts from the Old Testament:

 

1. The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him. (Deuteronomy 5:15)

2. I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brethren; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him. (Deuteronomy 5:17)

3. Give the people these orders: ‘You are about to pass through the territory of your brothers the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir. They will be afraid of you, but be very careful. Do not provoke them to war, for I will not give you any of their land, not even enough to put your foot on.’ I have given Esau the hill country of Seir as his own. (Deuteronomy 2:4-5)

4. This is the blessing that Moses the man of God pronounced on the Israelites before his death He said: “The Lord came from Sinai  and dawned over them Seir; he shone forth from Mount Paran. (Deuteronomy 33:1-2)

5. Or if you give the scroll to someone who cannot read, and say, “Read this, please,” he will answer. “I don’t know how to read.” (Isaiah 29:12)

6. An oracle concerning Arabia: You caravans of Dedanites, who camp in the  thickets of Arabia, bring water for the thirsty; you who live in Tema, bring food for the fugitives They flee from the sword, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow  and from the heat  of battle. (Isaiah 21:13-15)

7. Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them. Let the desert and its towns raise their voices; let the settlements where Kedar lives rejoice. let the people of Sela sing for joy; let them shout from the mountaintops. Let them give glory to the Lord and proclaim his praise in the islands. (Isaiah 42:10-12)

8. Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. Lift up your eyes and look about you: All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the arm. Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come. Herds of camels will cover your land, young camels of Midian and Ephah. And all from Sheba will come, bearing gold and incense and proclaiming the praise of the Lord. All Kedar’s flocks will be gathered to you, the rams of Nebaioth will serve you; (Isaiah 60:1-7)

 

Commentary Analysis:

       All these corroborated Biblical prophecies affirm the prophethood of Muhammad (peace by upon him). The description of the promised prophet mentioned here apply only for him:
 

1. A prophet like Moses

       The first and second Biblical prophecies talk about a prophet like Moses. This likeness is fit for Muhammad, not Jesus:

        *Moses and Muhammad were born in the normal, natural course, i.e. the physical association of man and woman, but Jesus was created by a special miracle.

        *Moses and Muhammad married and begot children, but Jesus remained a bachelor all his life.

       *Moses and Muhammad brought new laws and new regulations for their people, but Jesus came only to fulfil the old law of Moses.

        *Both Moses and Muhammad died natural deaths and were buried, but Jesus was raised to heaven.

        *Unlike Moses and Muhammad, who were accepted as prophets by their people in their very lifetime, Jesus was deserted even by his closest disciples.

        *Both Moses and Muhammad ruled and legislated besides their being prophets. This was not the case with Jesus.

        *The only likeness between Moses and Jesus was that both belonged to the Children of Israel, like all other Israelite prophets such as Solomon, David, Isaiah, Daniel, Joshua, Zechariah, John, and many others.
 

2. A prophet from among their brothers

       If Ishmael and Isaac are the sons of the same father Abraham, then they are brothers. So the children of the one are the brothers of the children of the other. The children of Isaac are the Jews and the Children of Ishmael are the Arabs, so they are brothers to one another. Thus the phrase “from among their brothers” refers to Prophet Muhammad. If the reference here were to a prophet from among the Jews, the phrase would go like this: “from among them” or “from among you”. This is further substantiated by the third prophecy “your brothers the descendants of Esau” and the word “Kedar” in the seventh and eighth prophecies. Both Esau and Kedar descended from Ishmael, the forefather of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).  
 

3. A prophet from among the Arabs  
       The “Mount Paran” referred to in the fourth prophecy is located in the area between the mounts of Abu Qubais, Qi`an and Hira’ in Mecca. This is corroborated by what is stated in Genesis regarding the coming of Abraham and his son Ishmael to Paran:

*And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder … And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer. And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt  (Genesis 21: 14, 20-21)

 

The prophecy of Isaiah (6) clearly mentions the Arab lands and the descending of revelation and confrontation of injustice with struggle and the final victory of Islam there. Also the “shouting from the mountaintops” refers to the annual assembling of pilgrims in the mountains of `Arafah, Muzdalifah and Mina, uttering loudly: ‘Labbayka Allahumma Labbayk’ (Here I come O Allah), a main rite of pilgrimage. This majestic matchless congregation continued for more than 14 centuries, and gains even more splendor over the years (over two millions in the last season).  
 

4.His universal message:

      The two prophecies of Isaiah (7,8) stress the universality of the message with which the promised prophet is sent. This again is a description which applies only to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The prophet Moses was sent exclusively to the Jews, a fact that still survives until today.  The prophet Jesus also was sent to the Jews to reform the distortions that they introduced to their legislation, a fact that he himself confessed:

*He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel. (Matthew 15:24)

*These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. (Matthew 10:5-6)

*Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. (Matthew 5:17)

*I am not sent but unto the people of Israel (Barnabas 21)  
 

     Qur’an similarly mentions that Jesus was sent to the Children of Israel only, in about these words (English meaning):

*And Allah will teach him the Book and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel, and (appoint him) a Messenger to the Children of Israel, … (3:48-49)

*…But said Christ: "O Children of Israel! Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord …" (5:72)

*And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said: "O Children of Israel! I am the Messenger of Allah (sent) to you, confirming the Law (which came) before me, …" (61:6)

*Say: "O men! I am sent unto you all, as the Messenger of Allah, …" (7:158)

*And no reward dost thou ask of them for this: it is no less than a Message for all creatures. (12:104)

*We sent thee not, but as a mercy for all creatures. (21:107)

*Blessed is He Who sent down the Criterion to His servant, that it may be an admonition to all creatures; (25:1)

*We have not sent thee but as a universal (Messenger) to men, giving them glad tidings, and warning them (against sin), but most men understand not. (34:28)

*This is no less than a Message to (all) the Worlds. "And ye shall certainly know the truth of it (all) after a while." (38:87-88)

*But it is nothing less than a Message to all the worlds. (68:52)

*Verily this is no less than a Message to (all) the Worlds: (81:27)

In a tradition (hadith), the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

“Every apostle was sent particularly to his own people, whereas I have been sent to all people.” Narrated by Al-Bukhari.
 

5. He cannot read:

     The description “who cannot read” in the fifth Isaiah prophecy is an indication that fits the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), since he was  unlettered, which is not the case with Moses and Jesus. The phrase “… and say, “Read this, please,” he will answer. “I don’t know how to read.” Accurately describes the events that took place during the first revelation received by Muhammad (peace be upon him):

*…till Truth came upon him while he was in the cave of Hira'. There came to him the angel and said: Read, to which he replied: I do not know how to read. He took hold of me (the Apostle said) and pressed me, till I was hard pressed; thereafter he let me off and said: Read. I said: I do not know how to read. He then again took hold of me and pressed me for the second time till I was hard pressed and then let me off and said: Read, to which I replied: I do not know how to read. He took hold of me and pressed me for the third time, till I was hard pressed and then let me go and said: (Read in the name of your Lord Who created, created man from a clot of blood. Recite. And your Most Bountiful Lord is He Who taught the use of pen, taught man what he knew not) Then the Prophet returned therewith, his heart was trembling… (narrated by Al-Bukhari)  
 

6. The Qur’anic revelation:

     The Holy Qur’an continued to be sent down to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) according to different occasions throughout the period of his mission. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to repeat with haste what he heard from Gabriel, exactly as described in the second prophecy “I will put my words in his mouth”. The Qur’an says (English meaning):

*Follow what thou art taught by inspiration from thy Lord: there is no god but He: and turn aside from those who join gods with Allah. (6:106)

*Thus have We sent thee amongst a People before whom (long since) have (other) Peoples (gone and) passed away; in order that thou mightest rehearse unto them what We send down unto thee by inspiration; yet do they reject (Him), the Most Gracious! … (13:30)

*And recite (and teach) what has been revealed to thee of the Book of thy Lord: none can change His Words, … (18:27)

*High above all is Allah, the King, the Truth! be not in haste with the Qur-an before its revelation to thee is completed, … (20:114)

*And thou wast not (able) to recite a Book before this (Book came), nor art thou (able) to transcribe it with thy right hands: in that case, indeed, would the talkers of vanities have doubted. (29:48)

*It is not fitting for a man that Allah should speak to him except by inspiration, or from behind a veil, or by the sending of a Messenger to reveal, with Allah's permission, what Allah wills: for He is Most High, Most Wise. And thus have We, by Our command, sent inspiration to thee: thou knewest not (before) what was Revelation, and what was Faith: … (42:51-52)

*Say: "I am no bringer of new-fangled doctrine among the Messengers, nor do I know what will be done with me or with you. I follow but that which is revealed to me by inspiration: I am but a Warner open and clear. (46:9)

*It is no less than inspiration sent down to him: He was taught by one Mighty in Power, Endued with Wisdom: for he appeared (in stately form.) While he was in the highest part of the horizon: Then he approached and came closer, And was at a distance of but two bow-lengths or (even) nearer; So did (Allah) convey the inspiration to His Servant; (conveyed) what He (meant) to convey. (53:4-10)

*Move not thy tongue concerning the (Qur-an) to make haste therewith. It is for Us to collect it and to promulgate it: But when We have promulgated it, follow thou its recital (as promulgated): Nay more, it is for Us to explain it (and make it clear): (75:16-19)  

 

B. Texts from the gospels:  


1. Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this and it is marvelous in our eyes? Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a  people who will produce its fruit.(Matthew 21:42 – 43)

2. And I will ask the Father and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. (John 14:14)

3. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. (John 14:26)

4. When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me. (John 15:26)

5. I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.          (John 16:12 – 13)

6. But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the  Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. (John 16:7)

7. You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Christ but am sent ahead of him’. (John 3:28)

8. Now this was John’s testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Christ.” (John 1:19-20)

9. He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. (John 1:27)  

     These phrases, quoted from the gospels, predict a prophet that would come after Jesus: “…I will ask … and He will give you” in the second prophecy, “whom the Father will send” in the third prophecy, “whom I will send” in the fourth prophecy, “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes” in the fifth prophecy, ” Unless I go away, the  Counselor will not come to you” in the sixth prophecy, “I am not the Christ but am sent ahead of him,” in the seventh prophecy, “He is the one who comes after me” in the eighth prophecy. The prophecies further emphasize that the promised prophet would be the last and seal of prophethood: “…another Counselor to be with you forever”, “will teach you all things”, “he will guide you into all truth”. Also they emphasize that he would put right the image of Jesus and defend his message: “and will remind you of everything I have said to you”, and: “he will testify about me”. The promised prophet will also report accurately what is revealed to him as the fifth prophecy says: “He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears”. This phrase is synonymous with the phrase quoted from the Old Testament: “I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him.” (Deuteronomy 18:18)  
 

     On the other hand, the first prophecy (Matthew 21:42-43) gives an indication similar to that of the Torah concerning the descending of messengership to a people other than the Children of Israel in a barren desert land with poor resources “the stone the builders rejected” which would later become a meeting place, “the capstone” that would be visited by millions of people. 
 

      As for the word “Counselor” and its Arabic equivalent “Mu`azzi”, both are translations of the Greek “Paracletos”. The Hebrew origin is “Birklit”, meaning the advocate, proponent or intercessor. It is similar to the word “Periclytos” meaning “the praised one” in English or “Muhammad – Ahmad) in Arabic. The original Hebrew of this word is “Barklit”, meaning “praiseworthy”. It is noted that diacritization was not introduced to the Hebrew language, from which Greek and other translations were made, until the 5th century A.D., which led to the mistake of pronouncing the word “Birklit” instead of “Barklit”, though the second is the correct pronunciation, which is close to the Arabic meaning of: ‘Muhammad’ or ‘Ahmad’.  
 

     A word remains here to say regarding the word “Christ”. The “Christ” was the promised prophet long awaited by the Jews before the coming of Jesus. When Jesus came, he himself assured that he was a prelude to the promised Christ, as the seventh prophecy told: “I am not the Christ but am sent ahead of him”. He further stressed that the promised prophet would occupy the supreme status among all prophets as reported in the ninth prophecy. 

 

     A linguistic analysis of the Syriac version of the Bible suggested that the original quotation “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace rests to men on whom His favor rests” (Luke 2:14) should mean: “Praise be to Allah in the highest, Islam is pending to spread over the earth, conveyed by Ahmad”.  

Barnabos prophecy: 

     In this gospel Jesus obviously prophesied the coming of Muhammad.

1. But after me shall come the Splendour of all the prophets and holy ones, and shall shed light upon the darkness of all that the prophets have said, because he is the messenger of God (Barnabas 17)

2. Adam, having sprung up upon his feet, saw in the air a writing that shone like the sun, which said: ''There is only one God, and Mohammed is the messenger of God.'' Whereupon Adam opened his mouth and said: ''I thank thee, O Lord my God, that thou hast deigned to create me; but tell me. I pray thee, what meaneth the message of these words: ''Mohammed is messenger of God.'' Have there been other men before me? (Barnabas 39)

3. Then said Jesus: ‘‘I am a voice that crieth through all Judaea, and crieth: Prepare ye the way for the messenger of the Lord, even as it is written in Esaias.” They said: 'if thou be not the Messiah nor Elijah, or any prophet, wherefore dost thou preach new doctrine, and make thyself of more account than the Messiah?' Jesus answered: “The miracles which God worketh by my hands show that I speak that which God willeth; nor indeed do I make myself to be accounted as him of whom ye speak. For I am not worthy to unloose the ties of the hosen or the latchets of the shoes of the messenger of God whom ye call Messiah, who was made before me, and shall come after me, and shall bring the words of truth, so that his faith shall have no end.” (Barnabas 42)

4. Verily I say unto you, that every prophet when he is come hath borne to one nation only the mark of the mercy of God. And so their words were not extended save to that people to which they were sent. But the messenger of God, when he shall come, God shall give to him as it were the seal of his hand, insomuch that he shall carry salvation and mercy to all the nations of the world that shall receive his doctrine. He shall come with power upon the ungodly, and shall destroy  idolatry,  insomuch that he shall make Satan confounded; for so promised God to Abraham, saying: ‘‘Behold, in thy seed I will bless all the tribes of the earth; and as thou hast broken in pieces the idols, O Abraham, even so shall thy seed do.” (Barnabas 43)

5. I therefore say unto you that the messenger of God is a splendour that  shall give gladness to nearly all that God hath made, for he is adorned with the spirit of understanding and of counsel, the spirit of wisdom and might, the spirit of fear and love, the spirit of prudence and temperance, he is adorned with the spirit of charity and mercy, the spirit of justice and piety, the spirit of gentleness and patience, which he hath received from God three times more than he hath given to all his creatures. O blessed time, when he shall come to the world! Believe me that I have seen him and have done him reverence, even as every prophet hath seen him: seeing that of his spirit God giveth to them prophecy. And when I saw him my soul was filled with consolation, saying: “O Mohammed, God be with thee, and may he  make me worthy to untie thy shoelatchet, for obtaining this I shall be a great prophet and holy one of God.” And having said this, Jesus rendered his thanks to God. (Barnabas 44)

6. With tears drew near unto Jesus he who writeth this, saying: ‘O master, tell me, who is he that should betray thee?' Jesus answered, saying: “O Barnabas, this is not the hour for thee to know him, but soon will the wicked one reveal himself, because I shall depart from the world.” Then wept the apostles, saying: ‘O master, wherefore wilt thou forsake us? It is much better that we should die than be forsaken of thee!’ Jesus answered: “Let not your heart be troubled, neither be ye fearful: for I have not created you, but God our creator who hath created you will protect you .As for me, I am now come to the world to prepare the way for the messenger of God, who shall bring salvation to the world. But beware that ye be not deceived, for many false prophets shall come, who shall take my words and contaminate my gospel.” Then said Andrew: ‘Master, tell us some sign, that we may know him.’ Jesus answered: “He will not come in your time, but will come some years after you, when my gospel shall be annulled, insomuch that there shall be scarcely thirty faithful. At that time God will have mercy on the world, and so he will send his messenger, over whose head will rest a white cloud, whereby he shall be known of one elect of God, and shall be by him manifested to the world. He shall come with great power against the ungodly, and shall destroy idolatry upon the earth. And it rejoiceth me because that through him our God shall be known and glorified, and I shall be known to be true; and he will execute vengeance against those who shall say that I am more than man. Verily I say to you that the moon shall minister sleep to him in his boyhood, and when he shall be grown up he shall take her in his hands. Let the world beware of casting him out because he shall slay the idolaters, for many more were slain by Moses, the servant of God, and Joshua, who spared not the cities which they burnt, and slew the children; for to an old wound one applieth fire. He shall come with truth more clear than that of all the  prophets, and shall reprove him who useth the world amiss. The towers of the city of our father shall greet one another for joy: and so when idolatry shall be seen to fall the ground and confess me a man like other men,  verily I say unto you the messenger of God shall be come. (Barnabas 72)

7.  But believe me, a time will come that God will give his mercy in another city, and in every place it will be possible to worship him in truth. And God in every place will have accepted true prayer with mercy.” The woman answered:  ‘We look for the Messiah; when he cometh he will teach us.’ Jesus answered: “Knowest thou, woman, that the Messiah Must come?” She answered: ‘ Yea, Lord.’ Then Jesus rejoiced, and said: “So far as I see, O woman, thou art faithful: know therefore that in the faith of the Messiah shall be saved every one that is elect of God; therefore it is necessary that thou know the coming of the Messiah.” Said  the woman: ‘O Lord, perchance thou art the Messiah.’ Jesus answered: “I am indeed sent  to the house of Israel as a prophet of salvation; but after me shall come the Messiah, sent of God to all the world;  for whom God hath made the world. And then through all the world will God be worshipped, and mercy received, insomuch that  the year of jubilee, which now cometh every hundred years, shall by the Messiah be reduced to every  year in every place.” ( Barnabas 82 )

8. Jesus answered: “As God liveth, in whose presence my soul standeth, I am not the Messiah whom all the tribes of the earth expect, even as God promised to our father Abraham, saying: In thy seed will I bless all the tribes of the earth. But when God shall take me away from the world, Satan will raise again this accursed sedition, by making the impious believe that I am God and son of God, whence my words and my doctrine shall be contaminated, insomuch that scarcely shall there remain thirty faithful ones: whereupon God will have mercy upon the world, and will send his messenger for whom he hath made all things; who shall come from the south with power, and shall destroy the idols with the idolaters; who shall take away the dominion from Satan which he hath over men. He shall bring with him the mercy of  God for salvation of them that shall “Believe in him, and blessed is he who shall believe his words.” (Barnabas 96)

9. Then answered Andrew: ‘Now how shall the truth be known?’ Jesus answered: “Everything that conformeth to the book of Moses, that receive ye for true: seeing that God is one, the truth is one; whence it followeth that the doctrine is one and the meaning of the doctrine is one; and therefore the faith is one. Verily I say unto you that if the truth had not been erased from the book of Moses, God would not have given to David our father the second. And if the book of David had not been contaminated, God would not have committed the Gospel to me; seeing that the Lord our God is unchangeable, and hath spoken but one message to all men. Wherefore, when the messenger of God shall come, he shall come to cleanse away all wherewith the ungodly have contaminated my book.” (Barnabas 124)

10. Then shall the messenger of God say: ‘O Lord, there are of the faithful who have been in hell seventy thousand years. Where, O Lord, is thy mercy? I pray thee, Lord, to free them from those bitter punishments.’ Then shall God command the four favourite angels of God that they go to hell and take out every one that hath the faith of his  messenger, and lead him into paradise. And this they shall do. (Barnabas 137)

11. The disciples answered: ’O Master , who shall that man be of  whom thou speakest, who shall come into the world?’ Jesus answered with joy of heart: “He is Mohammed, messenger of God, and when he cometh into the world, even as the rain maketh the earth to bear fruit when for a long time it hath not rained, even so shall he be occasion of good works among men, through the abundant mercy which he shall bring.” (Barnabas 163)

12. And though I have been innocent in the world, since men have called me ‘God’ and ‘Son of God,’ God, in order that I be not mocked of the demons on the day of judgement, hath willed that I be mocked of men in this world by the death of Judas, making all men to believe that I died upon the cross. And this mocking shall continue until the advent of Mohammed, the messenger of God, who, when he shall come, shall reveal this deception to those who believe in God's law”. ( Barnabas 220 )

 

13. Unworthy though I am to untie his hosen, I have received grace and mercy from God to see him.”  Then answered the priest, with the governor and the king, saying: 'Distress not thyself, O Jesus, holy one of God, because in our time shall not this sedition be any more, seeing that we will write to the sacred Roman senate in such wise that by imperial decree none shall any more call thee God or son of God.’ Then said Jesus: “With your words I am not consoled, because where ye hope for light darkness shall come; but my consolation is in the coming of the messenger, who shall destroy every false opinion of me, and his faith shall spread and shall take hold of the whole world, for so hath God promised to Abraham our father. And that which giveth me consolation is that his faith shall no end, but shall be kept inviolate by God.” The priest answered: ‘After the coming of the messenger of God shall other prophets come?' Jesus answered: “There shall not come after him true prophets sent by God, but there shall come a great number of false prophets, whereat I sorrow. For Satan shall raise them up by the just judgement of God, and they shall hide themselves under the pretext of my gospel.” Herod answered: “How is it a just judgement of God that such impious men should come?' Jesus answered: “It is just that he who will not believe in the truth to his salvation  should believe in a lie to his damnation. Wherefore I say unto you, that the world hath ever despised the true prophets and loved the false, as can be seen in the time of Michaiah and  Jeremiah. For every  like loveth his like.” Then said the priest: 'How shall the Messiah be called, and what sign shall reveal his coming?' Jesus answered: “The name of the Messiah is admirable, for God himself gave him the name when he had created his soul, and placed it in a celestial splendour. God said: 'Wait Mohammed; for thy sake I will to create paradise, the world, and a great multitude of creatures, whereof I make thee a present, insomuch that whoso shall bless thee shall be blessed, and whoso shall curse thee shall be accursed. When I shall send thee into the world I shall send thee as my messenger of salvation, and thy word shall be true, insomuch that heaven and earth shall fail, but thy faith shall never fail.' Mohammed is his blessed name.” Then the crowd lifted up their voices, saying: 'O God, send us thy messenger:  O Mohammed, come quickly for the salvation of the world!'  ( Barnabas 97 )  
 

Texts from the Qur’an (English Meaning)
 

*Behold! Allah took the Covenant of the Prophets, saying: "I give you a Book and Wisdom; then comes to you a Messenger, confirming what is with you; do you believe him and render him help." Allah said: "Do ye agree, and take this my Covenant as binding on you?" They said: "We agree." He said: "Then bear witness, and I am with you among the witnesses." If any turn back after this, they are perverted transgressors. Do they seek for other than the religion of Allah? While all creatures in the heavens and on earth have, willing or unwilling, bowed to His Will (accepted Islam), and to Him shall they all be brought back.” (3:81-83)

*And there are, certainly, among the People of the Book, those who believe in Allah, in the revelation to you, and in the revelation to them, bowing in humility to Allah: they will not sell the Signs of Allah for a miserable gain! for them is a reward with their Lord, and Allah is swift in account.” (3:199)

*… he said: "With My Punishment I visit whom I will; but My Mercy extendeth to all things. That (Mercy) I shall ordain for those who do right, and practise regular charity, and those who believe in Our Signs. 157-"Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (Scriptures) - in the Law and the Gospel - for he commands them what is just and forbids them what is evil; he allows them as lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits them from what is bad (and impure); he releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them. So it is those who believe in him, honour him, help him, and follow the Light which is sent down with him, it is they who will prosper." (7:157)

*Without doubt it is (announced) in the revealed Books of former peoples. Is it not a Sign to them that the Learned of the Children of Israel knew it (as true)?” (26:196-197)

*And thus (it is) that We have sent down the Book to thee. So the People of the Book believe therein, as also do some of these (Pagan Arabs) and none but Unbelievers reject Our Signs. And thou wast not (able) to recite a Book before this (Book came), nor art thou (able) to transcribe it with thy right hands: in that case, indeed, would the talkers of vanities have doubted. (29:47-48)

*Say: "See ye? If (this teaching) be from Allah, and ye reject it, and a witness from among the Children of Israel testifies to its similarity (with earlier scripture), and has believed while ye are arrogant, (how unjust ye are!) truly, Allah guides not a people unjust." (46:10)

*And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said: "O Children of Israel! I am the Messenger of Allah (sent) to you, confirming the Law (which came) before me, and giving Glad Tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad." But when he came to them with Clear Signs they said, "This is evident sorcery!" Who doth greater wrong than one who invents falsehood against Allah, even as he is being invited to Islam? And Allah guides not those who do wrong. Their intention is to extinguish Allah's Light (by blowing) with their mouths: but Allah will complete (the revelation of) His Light, even though the Unbelievers may detest (it). It is He Who has sent His Messenger with Guidance and the Religion of Truth, that he may proclaim it over all religion, even though the Pagans may detest (it).” (61:6-9)