In the Qur'an, God says that there has never been raised any people to whom a messenger or a warner was not sent to them.
I read that there were 124,000 Prophets sent to Mankind from the time of our Father Prophet Adam till the last and final Messenger of Allah, Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam.
All these information I got from many kitabs and resources online and offline. We were all not there during the times of the 124,000 prophets were we or even lived during the times of the prophets whom we know from the Qur'an, Bible, Torah, Vedas, Puranas, etc.
Faith is a matter that concerns Belief and Trust in the Holy Scriptures. The prophecies I am going to share with you here are from such sources.
For all we know, these prophecies are there in all the various holy scriptures of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity , etc.
The priests and persons responsible for the recording and preservation of all these holy scriptures have altered and left out these prophecies from the original scriptures for reasons best known to themselves.
Even the Bible which contains the prophecies of the coming of Prophet Muhammad have been changed and left out. I understand that the Douay Bible contains the prophecies but the Church had chosen to negate the Bible and came up with several versions excluding the prophecies.
The Gospel of Barnabas contains proof of the prophecies of the coming of Prophet Muhammad but naturally the Church authorities have banned the said Gospel!
Blogger Otto commented to me asking that if Muslims do not accept the present Holy Scriptures of all the other faiths to be the true revelations of God, how come I go ahead and publish proof of the prophecies of the coming of Prophet Muhammad as the 'Maitreya' foretold by Gautama Buddha?
Well, please read the following information about all the prophecies in the holy scriptures of other faiths that contain the prophecies being mentioned.
The scriptures of today have been amended and the prophecies removed from them by each religious authorities when they republish them through the ages.
True students of comparative religious studies from all faiths can do this. Go and research the authentic sources of such scriptures if you can get access to them and see whether the prophecies are there or not!
I will also keep researching about these prophecies. Whatever I manage to locate, I will share it with you.
A good source to start with is here : http://sacred-texts.com/index.htm
It is easy to dismiss off this and that and claim that all these is propaganda and whatever , but History records that through time, there has always been efforts by those who knew the truth about all these prophecies chose to keep it secret from the people and to this day, many truths are still being kept secret and out of the people's reach.
Let's just be openminded and try to access as much info on all these as best as we can. As bloggers, we are accountable to whatever we post here. A matter as important as this is not something one does to pass time. Time for each and everyone of us is ticking by , with each passing second, our life is ticking closer and closer to our demise from this earthly life!
We are enjoined to seek knowledge and the truth. To me as a Muslim, I feel obliged to share whatever I come to learn with you my readers.
Truth can never be kept a secret. It breaks out and exposes itself, just as lies if they were even to be repeated through the centuries, one fine day, it's gonna be exposed for what it is and when it does, there is nothing that can stop the truth from shining out as bright as the burning sun! Wallahi wabillahi!
Read with an open and unbiased mind. Whatever we decide to accept or refuse doesn't change the reality of destiny and the truth will always prevail! Ameen.
Prophecies On The Coming of
Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him)
in Other Scriptures
To many, it may be a great wonder and almost unbelievable if it is said that PROPHECIES - regarding the coming of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) - appear in the Sacred books of OTHER RELIGIONS.
The Sacred books are supposed to have been revealed, or written, many centuries before the coming of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w). In order to understand how these prophecies appear in other religious Scripture, one must understand this:-
From the time of appearance of Man on earth - from the time of Prophet Adam (a.s.) - God has been appointing a most righteous man among each society as a prophet of that period, to guide mankind towards truth and ultimate goal of reaching Him, whenever mankind slips into moral disaster and aimless life.
All prophets - from the first to the last (and there were more than one hundred thousand of them (peace be upon all of them)) Preached the same message, namely:-
- "There is no god except the only God - the Creator and Sustainer of the whole universe and its contents."
- "Pray only Him, and no others."
- "Believe and follow the messenger (of that period of time)."
- "Do good; and avoid evil."
In this Sanskrit Language, there is a scripture known as "BHAVISHA PURANA". This is supposed to have been written by the Sage, Maha Rishi Viyasar.
In this Verse (Parvam:3 Part 3, chapter3; verse 5-8), the name "Muhammad" is mentioned directly as "Mahaamat" at the beginning of the second sentence.
Also, in this, there is very clear prophecy regarding Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.).
The translation reads as follows:-
"A 'Milechar' (a foreigner) will appear as a teacher of a new religion, with the help of his friends. His name would be 'Mahaamat'.
A king of this land will give great respect to his teaching; and praise him. Cleansing himself with Ganges water and Panjagouyam,he would say, "I whole-heartedly follow you". He (Mahaamat) would be devoid of all sins.
Coming from dry (desert) land, he would be very holy. He will fight against evil forces. He will gather warriors, for this purpose. He will give protection even to enemies."
"King of this land" giving great respect to Mahaamat's teachings - refers to a South Indian King by name of Cheramaan, who had trade contacts with the Arabs and later became a Muslim at the time of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.).
"Adarva Veda" is the Sanskrit Scripture, that was written even before "Bhavisha Purana." It is not known how many hundreds of years before the birth of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) was the Adarva Veda written.
In this scripture, in Episode (Kandam) 20, Chapter (Sutra) 127 Verse (Mantra) 1, 2, 3 reads as follows (translation) :-
"Oh Mankind, listen with complete belief: A man, who will be of all praise, will be created amongst mankind. We shall provide him sanctuary against his sixty thousand and ninety enemies. He and his friends will come in twenty camels; the dust stirred by these camels will be so much as to cover the horizon. He will give gold, horses and cows as gifts."
- "Man of praise" refers to Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.). In fact the actual meaning of the Arabic word 'Muhammad' means "be praised."
- It is not known exactly how many enemies Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) had at his time; but it is however established that there were thousands.
- When he made his Hijrah (emigration) from Makkah to Madinah, he went on camels.
- Whatever gold, horses and cattles that Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) received, he gave away as gifts to the poor and needy.
In another chapter of 'Adarva Veda' - Chapter 1, Verse 10 - the translation reads as follows:-
"Allah is complete. (The word 'Allah' does appear in the original Sanskrit text). The whole universe belongs to Him. Mahamat (Here again, the word 'Mahamat' do appear in the original text) whoglorifies God's existence, is His Messenger. Oh, God! Oh, God! God, who activated the universe, is the Creator and Sustainer of the Earth. There is only One God, no one else. Behold the magnitude of The Formless God! God, who revealed this Adarva Veda containing "On Herim', created mankind, cattle and everything. Pray only to The Formless One -God. Mahamat, who will destroy the evil with 'On Reem' prayer, is Allah's Messenger. There is no other god except the Omnipresent God" (Allobanished 1:10)
(In the Al-Quran, Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) is refered to as "Rahmatu - Lil -Aalamin". Meaning "Blessing for the whole world" - the same phrase as it appears in the above quotation. Also, the mention of ten thousand people refers to the ten thousand sahabat (Companions of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) who accompanied him when he marched into Makkah.
In Sama Veda - one of four Vedas of Hinduism - too, this is prophesied as:
"A man called Mamma (Muhammad) will attain victory with ten thousand people.".
In the Bible too, in Deutronomy, this coming with ten thousand people is stated as below:-
"...................... he shone from Mount Paran he came with the ten thousands of holy ones "
Pharsee Religion (the religion that was practised in Iran in pre-Islamic era) is one of the oldest religions on the world. Its Scriptures are known as "Dasatir" and "Jant Avasthe".
In the 'Dasatir' in its 14th Verse, Islamic principles appear with administrative laws.
In these Verse, Prophesy about Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) are stated very clearly.
It says (translation):
"When Persian morality declines to lowest, a man will appear from Arabia. Those following him will choke the Persian Crown, religion and everything. The authority and control of Persia will go to them.
The idols in their (Arabic) permanent temple (Kaaba) built by their ancestors will be removed.
But, people will give immense honour to the empty temple.
Das and Bulk (two big cities of that time in Persia) will fall.
The learned people and others of Persia, will join those who follow him (Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.).
This older Persian scripture is still found in present - day Iran.
Due to ignorance of the true concepts of the teachings of Gautama Buddha, many Buddhists believe that in Buddhism there is no place for BELIEF IN GOD!
But, many archaelogical findings prove to the contrary - Gautama Buddha has emphasised to believe in One God and he has prophesied the coming of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.).
A famous scholar, Arthur Lily, says that the following was seen as an inscription on a stone - slab as the sayings of Gautama Buddha:-
"Believe in God and do whatever righteous things He has commanded you to do; because He is the Only One, Who is fit to be prayed and showed your humbleness.
I declare openly that there is no other way equal to this belief (of One God) to attain the Bliss of Heaven. So oh, my people, put in all your efforts, to attain this highest goal".
'Thikanikaya' is one of the Buddhist Scriptures. In it, is stated that the 'Maitriya' will finally come.
(The word "Maiteiya' - or 'Metteya' in Bali language and all corresponding words used in Burmese, Chinese Tibetian, or Japanese - all carry the same meaning; namely same as "Rahmat" in Arabic, meaning "Blessed". And Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) has been proclaimed by God Himself in Al-Quran as "Rahmatu-Lil-Aalameen"- Blessing for the whole world).
It is stated in book "Arshagyanam" (Page 282), as Gautama Buddha having said:
"All must believe the 'Maitriya', the Prophet to come."
In the Christian Scriptures - The Holy Bible - in 'Song of Solomon' 5:16 reads as follows :
(in the original Hebrew Language)
"Hikko Manittadim Vikkulu Mahamadim Zahyudi Vezeur Raai Benute Yafus Halam".
"His speech is most sweet (= His teaching are most sweet). He is Mahamad.
He is my beloved; he is my friend. Oh, daughters of Jerusalam, I love him very much".
In this song, in Hebrew language, the word Mahamad is mentioned very clearly.
The last two letters-- im' which come with that word, are used as 'word of respect' in Hebrew language.
The Jews do sing this hymn even today; but do it as some sort of rites; without really realising what they are reading.
(In the Bible of other languages -- English etc, that phrase has been translated as "He is altogether lovely" -- the original word Mahamad being left out and replaced with "altogether lovely" !! -- for reasons known only to the translators.
Also, in Deutronomy 18:18, it says as God saying to Moses:
"I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and I will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command".
Although Christians may say that this prophecy refers to Jesus Christ, if the verse is carefully analysed, it can be clearly understood that it refers to Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.).
a) Other than the fact that both Moses and Jesus were Jews and that both were prophets there are no other similarities.
b) If it is to be said that Jesus befits this verse because of these facts, then it can also be claimed that the Prophets Solomon, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Malachi, John The Baptist etc., also fit into the meaning of this verse; as all of them were Jews and they were Prophets.
- Moses and prophet Muhammad (s.s.w.) both brought new covenants to the people of the time. Jesus did not bring any new covenant but he came to affirm and testify to the existing laws brought by Moses as he himself says in Matthews 5:17 - 18:-
- Moses and Muhammad both had a father and a mother. Jesus had a mother, but not a father.
- Moses and Muhammad (s.a.w.) married and be got children. Jesus remained a bachelor.
- Both Moses and Muhammad (s.a.w.) died natural deaths. Jesus according to Christianity, was violently killed on the cross. Muslims believe Jesus did not die and was raised to the Heavens.
- Both Moses and Muhammad (s.a.w.) finally attained leadership and authority over their society. They were both unproclaimed kings of their people. Jesus did not attain this.
Ishmael (Ismail) and Isaac (Ishak) are sons of the same father, Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim a.s); and so they are brothers. Thereby, the children of one are the 'BRETHREN' to the children of the other.
The children of Isaac (Ishak) are Jews; and the children of Ishmael (Ismail) - who are Arabs are their "BRETHREN".
The Bible affirms this:-
"And he (Ishmael) shall dwell in the presence of ALL HIS BRETHREN".
The children of Isaac (Ishak) are brothers of Ishmaelites (Arabs).
Likewise Muhammad (s.a.w.) is from among the BRETHREN of the Israelis (Followers of Moses) because Muhammad (s.a.w.) was a descendent of Ishmael (Ismail), the son of Abraham - fulfilling the prophecy of the verse:
".... from among their brethren"
Also, the verse goes on: ".....AND I WILL PUT MY WORDS INTO HIS MOUTH".
Not even one of the Quranic verses are words of Muhammad (s.a.w.) himself.
They are words, which he heard through Archangel Gabriel (Jibrael) and repeated word for word.
None of them are his. He merely repeated what "was put into his mouth".
AND, Jesus too confirms this, by saying:
"I have much more to say to you, more than you can 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"