8. My Servant, Messenger, and Elect
A clearer furfillment of the prophecy of Muhammad is found in (Isaiah 42):
1. "Behold my servant, whom I uphold, mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth. I have put my spirit upon him, he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles." Also called "my messenger" in verse 19. No doubt all prophets were indeed servants, messengers, and elect of Allah. Yet no prophet) is universally called by these specific titles as Muhammad (pbuh) in Arabic “Abduhu wa Rasuluhu Al-Mustapha”, i.e. His slave servant and His elected messenger. The testimony of a person accepting Islam is: "I bear witness that there is no deity but Allah Who has no partner and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger." This same formula is repeated five times a day through the minarets as a call for prayers, another five times daily, immediately before the beginning of each prayer, nine times a day in the tashahhud during the minimum obligatory prayers, several more times if a Muslim performs additional recommended prayers. The most common title of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is “Rasulullah”, i.e."the Messenger of Allah."
2. "He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street." This describes the decency of Prophet Muhammad. (pbuh)
3. "... he shall bring forth judgment unto truth."
4. "He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his law." This is to be compared with Jesus, who did not prevail over his enemies and was disappointed because of the rejection by the Israelites.
6."I, the Lord, have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles". "And will keep thee", i.e. no other prophet will come after him. In a short time, many Gentiles were guided into Islam.
7. "To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house." "Blind eyes, life of darkness" denotes here the pagan life. "Bring out the prisoners from the prison" denotes the abolishment of slavery for the first time in the history of mankind.
8. "I am the Lord: That is my name, and my glory I will not give to another, neither my praise to graven images." Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is unique among all prophets as he is the "Seal of the Prophets" and his teachings remain undistorted until today, as compared with Christianity and Judaism.
10. "Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ...." A new song, as it is not in Hebrew or Aramaic, but in Arabic. The praise of God and His messenger Muhammad (pbuh) is chanted five times daily from the minarets of millions of mosques all over the world.
11. "Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains." From Mount Arafat near Makkah the pilgrims chant every year the following: "Here I come [for Your service] O, Allah. Here I come. Here I come. There is no partner with you. Here I come. Verily Yours is the praise, the blessings, and sovereignty. There is no partner besides You". (Isaiah 42) can never be applied to an Israelite prophet, as Kedar is the second son of Ishmael. See (Genesis 25:13).
12. "Let them give glory unto the Lord, and declare his praise in the islands." And really Islam spread to the small islands as far as Indonesia and the Caribbean Sea.
13. "... he shall prevail against his enemies." In a short period, the Kingdom of God on earth was established with the advent of Muhammad (pbuh). This 42nd chapter of Isaiah fits exactly the character of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
9. King David Called Him "My Lord"
(Psalm 110:1): "The Lord said unto my Lord: 'Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool."'
There were mentioned here two Lords. If the first Lord (the speaker) is God, the second Lord (the one spoken to) could not be God also, as David knew only One God. So it should read: "God said unto my Lord, ..." Who was that whom David called "my Lord"? The Church would say Jesus. But this was denied by Jesus himself in (Matthew 22:45), (Mark 12:37), and (Luke 20:44). He excluded himself from this title, as he was a son of David. How could David call him "my Lord" if he was his son, he argued. Jesus said (Luke 20:42-44): "How say they that Christ is David's son? And David himself saith in the book of Psalms: 'The Lord said unto my Lord, sit thou on my right hand, Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.' David therefore calleth him Lord. How is he then his son?"
Jesus must have given answer not recorded in the four canonical Gospels, but mentioned explicitly in the Gospel of Barnabas that the promise was made to Ishmael, not to Isaac. David's "Lord" was thus Muhammad (pbuh), whom he saw in spirit. No prophet ever accomplished more than Muhammad (pbuh). Even the work of all other prophets is still small compared with what Muhammad (pbuh) did within a short period of 23 years, and which remains unchanged until now.
10. Art Thou That Prophet?
The Jews sent priests and Levites to John the Baptist to ask who he really was. (John 1:20-21): "And he [John the Baptist] confessed and denied not; but confessed, 'I am not the Christ.' And they asked him: 'What then? Art thou Elias? 'And he saith: 'I am not.' 'Art thou that prophet?' And he answered: 'No."'
The crucial question here is: Art thou that prophet? Who was then the long-awaited prophet after the advent of Jesus and John the Baptist? Was he not the one like unto Moses (Deuteronomy 18:18) who is Muhammad (pbuh)?