S:7v157. “Those who follow the Apostle,
The unlettered Prophet,
Whom they find mentioned
In their own (Scriptures),—
In the Law and the Gospel;—
S:61v6. And remember, Jesus,
The son of Mary, said:
“O Children of Israel!
I am the apostle of God
(Sent) to you, confirming
The Law (which came)
Before me, and giving
Glad Tidings of an Apostle
To come after me,
Whose name shall be Aḥmad.”
These are two quotes from the Quran which Islam claims as proof that there are predictions in the Holy Bible fore-telling the coming of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam.
Let us examine these. But first a further quote from sura 7v186;’ Those whom Allah sendeth astray, there is no guide for them. He leaveth them to wander blindly on in their contumacy’ (stubborn disobedience).
In the Holy Bible, St.John chapters 14,15,16, Jesus tells His disciples that after He left, He would ’send the Spirit of Truth’, ‘Whom the world cannot receive’, ‘Who would dwell in you’ and ‘be with you forever.’ He is called Another Comforter, the Holy Ghost or the Holy Spirit, Who can be blasphemed (Matthew 12v31). Does this sound like a man?
Islam will claim Muhammad was indeed ‘the Holy Ghost’! We would ask, how can a man be a Ghost!?
In the Pickthall ‘Explanatory Translation’, S:61v6 reads;
‘And when Jesus son of Mary said: O Children of Israel! Lo! I am the messenger of Allah unto you, confirming that which was (revealed) before me in the Torah, and bringing good tidings of a messenger who cometh after me, whose name is the Praised One(2).Yet when he hath come unto them with clear proofs, they say: This is mere magic’.
In footnote no’2, as regarding the ‘praised one’, we read; “Ahmad, a name of the prophet of Arabia. The promised ‘Comforter’ was believed by many Christian communities of the east to be a prophet yet to come, and most of them accepted Muhammad as that prophet.”
This ,of course is Islamic propaganda and can not be proven. However, it is quite clear that Pickthall and Islam hold to this claim that Muhammad was ‘the Comforter’, the ‘Holy Ghost’.
But when reading the Quran we see a striking thing. In footnote 3 when commenting on S:2v87 as regards the identity of the Holy Spirit, Pickthall, one of the most reputable translators of the Quran, if you read the introduction, states; “The Holy Spirit’ is a term for the angel of revelation, Gabriel (on whom be peace)!!! So, was Muhammad the angel Gabriel? It does not say ‘a Holy Ghost’, but ‘The Holy Ghost’. What a confusion! To say he was not the angel Gabriel would be to deny what the Quran says,but to insist Muhammad was “the Comforter”, “the Holy Ghost”, “the Holy Spirit” is absurd and confusing. How can a man be the angel who supposedly brought the Quran to him!!!?
But there’s more. In sura 19 and sura 66, we read about the miraculous birth of Jesus. The Quran says that it was by the Holy Spirit that Jesus was put into Miriam’s womb. Are we to understand that “the Comforter”, “the Holy Spirit”, Muhammad (as Islam insists) was the father of Jesus!!! This is the logical conclusion one comes to when taking all these accounts into consideration.
Have set veils over their hearts
Lest they should understand this,
and over their ears, deafness.
If thou callest them
To guidance, even then
Will they never accept guidance.
S:35v8; Is he, the evil of whose deeds is made fairseeming unto him so that he deemeth it good, (other than Satan’s dupe) ? Allah verily sendeth whom He will astray, and guideth whom He will;
Muslims must accept the god they worship will mislead them if allah so wishes to. We however, will accept what the Holy Bible says about God, that He is not the author of confusion. He is long-suffering and patient towards us, not willing for any to perish but that all should come to the knowledge of Truth and repent believing in the Lord Jesus unto everlasting life.
S:28v15;He said:.. “This is a work
Of Evil (Satan): for he is
An enemy that manifestly