In the name of Allāh,
the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Peace and Blessings of Allāh on Mohammad.
Allāh–the Glorious and the High,
Lord of the worlds
Mohammad–who brought the world
to our feet and eternity to our arms.
JESUS LIKE MOSES
“The Lord thy God will raise up unto
thee (Israelites) a Prophet from the midst
of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me (Moses);
unto him ye shall hearken”
“And I will raise them up a Prophet
from among their brethren,
like unto thee (Moses),
and will put my words in his mouth;
and he shall speak unto them
all that I shall command him”
(Deuteronomy 18:15, 18)
That Moses and Jesus were Israelites, their infant lives threatened, spoke face-to-face with God, and performed miracles does not makes Jesus the inheritor of this prophecy of Deuteronomy 18:15, 18. In this vein of argument there are more social similarities between Moses and Mohammad than between Moses and Jesus.
Moses and Mohammad were humans; had fathers; raised up outside their homes –Moses in Pharaoh’s and Mohammad by Lady Halimah– married; had child(ren); received revelation on/in a mountain; migrated; fought wars; liberated their people; died and buried; Mohammad also performed miracles.
But this prophecy of Deut 18:15, 18 is not about nationality or events; it is about the status of the prophet –he would be given a Law and deliver his people from bondage; as Moses was given a Law and delivered his people from Pharaoh.
Jesus brought no Law –he instructed his followers to obey the law of Moses (Matt. 23:1-3)– he did not deliver his people from bondage. Mohammad brought Law –the Qur’an– and delivered his people from the bondage of idolatry, tribalism, and intellectual stagnation, as well as delivered Muslims from those who fought him.
A brother/brethren is “a male who has the same parents as another or has one parent in common with another.”1 Ishmael and Isaac had one common parent, Abraham. Thus, their children –Arabs and Israelites– are “brethren” of the other. Mohammad is the prophet like Moses.
That Jesus was like Moses because God spoke face-to-face with him is humorous. If Jesus is God, God would be soliloquizing. (?)
Again, God said about this prophet like Moses: “I…will put my words in his mouth”–(Deut. 18:18-19). If Jesus is God then God will put “His” words in “His” own mouth.
(If Jesus was the prophet like Moses and if the Holy Ghost was the Comforter as Christians claim, then considering that Christians say that Godhead consists of God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Ghost, then instead of being a Trinity the Christians’ Godhead would be a “Quintity” –God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, God the prophet like Moses, and God the Comforter. So, is the Christians’ Godhead a Trinity or a Quintity? And if the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are one, as Christians say, and if Jesus is the prophet like Moses then Jesus sent himself as this prophet like Moses and put his words in his own mouth).
As shown, Mohammad is the Prophet like Moses. And the Qur’an is the Book of “all truth.” The Qur’an consists of, exceeds, and supersedes all other Scriptures.
Through the Qur’an/Islam Mohammad brought the world to our feet and eternity to our arms. And as no religion can be shown to be superior to, or equal with, Islam, those who reject Islam/ Mohammad is going to Hell–(cf. Qur’an 3:84-85; 9:113. Muslim, Vol, 1; # 284).
This is corroborated by Moses who admonished his people that whoever does not follow the prophet like him will have to answer to God for their rejection of this prophet:
“I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee (Moses), and will put my words in his mouth (and the words of the Qur’an were put into the mouth of the Prophet Mohammad by God through the Angel Gabriel). And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I WILL REQUIRE IT OF HIM”(“I Myself will call him to account” as The Jewish Publication Society of America has it)–(Deut. 18:16-19).
Notably, Mohammad does not need the Bible or any other Scripture to substantiate his claim to Divine Messengership; the Qur’an –with its prophecies [that have already manifested]; scientific pronouncements [which have been verified], and inimitability [Qur’an 2:23; 10:38; 11:13; 17:88; 52:33]– is his proof. In fact, the Qur’an is not only proof of Mohammad’s Divine Messengership it is a refutation of atheism, for no man in Mohammad’s time could have known about some of the things that Mohammad taught).
Jesus says you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free (from lies, falsehood, and blasphemy). And the Divine truth is, Jesus was a prophet of God sent ONLY FOR JEWS, to give the them the good news of the coming of the Comforter who will guide them into “all truth” and who will “abide for ever” and whom all are to follow.
But Christians consigned Jesus to the bed of celibacy, crowned him with Divinity, made him scapegoat for non-existent inherited sin, and ruler of “future-world”. (See JESUS-LIKE DAVID).
1. Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary; brother.