Comparative religion for all human: By TM Kamal Pasha

 Comparative Religion For all Human: 

 

By TM Kamal Pasha   

Part 1:

The Qur’an mentions in Surah Al-Araf chapter 7 verse 157:

"Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (scriptures) in the law and the Gospel".

Moses and Isaiah prophesized (pbut) the coming of Jesus (pbuh). Did Jesus and Isaiah (pbut) prophecize the coming of Muhammad (SAW)?

To understand this significant prophecy by Jesus one has to begin with the First Epistle of John, Chapter 2, Verse 1, in which Jesus Christ the righteous, is called a "Paraclete" (Parakletos, Advocate, Comforter, Helper) by John. The same term "Paraclete" is repeatedly used by the apostle in connection with the prophecy made by Jesus.

"And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Paraclete, that he may be with you into the age (to come)." John 14:16

Note: "into the age" is a literal translation of the Greek phrase; `eis ton aiona' used by John.

This shows that Jesus Christ, while speaking of "another Paraclete", was speaking of the coming of "another male figure" like himself, at a future date. The historical documents show that this also was the original concept among the Christian scholars and populace, but later on the concept of "male figure" was confused with the concept of "Holy Spirit".

The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ, besides being a "Messiah", the "Son" (not "Begotten Son") of God and the "Son" of man, was also a prophet like Moses, by his own admission. Please see John 5:46 and 9:17. Hence to say that the coming of "another Paraclete" was similar to the coming of "another Prophet" like Jesus and Moses would not be inaccurate. The concept of "Holy Spirit" is unequivocally negated by the following verse:

"But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Paraclete shall not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you." John 16:7

Note: This verse clearly tells us that the coming of the Paraclete was subject to the departure of Jesus. Whereas, the "Holy Spirit" was already existing since the day of the Creation and was hovering upon the surface of the earth (Genesis 1:2). The same "Holy Spirit" was also present with the prophets of the Old Testament and at the river Jordan when Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist.

"When the Paraclete comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of Truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness of me." John 15:26

Note: The Paraclete is called the "Spirit of Truth" and not the "Holy Spirit". These are two separate terms and independent entities. The first one takes the pronoun "he" and the second one "it".

"But the Paraclete, the Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you." John 14:26

Jesus Christ did indicate what the Paraclete to come will do in his time. Did Prophet Muhammad do those things? Let's examine;

1. "But when he, the Spirit of Truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own initiative, but whatever he hears, he will speak..." Jn.16:13

Note: The Quran is a compilation of the "Divine Revelations" that were received by Prophet Muhammad, over a period of 23 years, through the arch angel Gabriel. The prophet used to recite whatever he used to hear. Prophet's companions used to write down whatever was recited. The Quran does not contain the writings or teachings of or by Muhammad, as often mentioned by some misinformed authors.

2. "He shall glorify me." John 16:14

Note: The Quran glorifies the birth of Jesus through Virgin Mary. The Quran also confirms, Jesus was a Messiah; a Messenger of God; the Spirit from God; the Word of God and the Righteous Prophet.

3. "He shall take mine and shall disclose it to you." Jn.16:14

Note: Muhammad did declare himself a Messenger of God like Abraham, Moses and Jesus.

4. "He will teach you all things." John 14:26

Note: The Quran teaches a way of life. It guides mankind, how to live a pious life socially, politically and spiritually.

5. "He will bring to your remembrance all that I said to you." Jn.14:26

Note: The Quran speaks about the teaching of the righteous Jesus and even quotes him.

6. "He will bear witness of me" John 15:26

Note: The Quran attests the miracles performed by Jesus the Messiah. It also mentions one astonishing miracle performed by Jesus that the Gospel writers have failed to record. The Quran acknowledges that these miracles and signs were performed by Jesus with the leave of Allah. The same is also attested in the Book of Acts, 2:22.

Prophet Muhammad was a descendant of Abraham through his son Ishmael and grandson Kedar. In the next section, in sha Allah (God Willing), will examine the prophecy by Isaiah for the "new things" to happen in "the wilderness and cities" of the Land of Kedar. And, examine from the Book of Genesis the Promise of God to Abraham for the making of "a Nation also", through the son of his wife Haggar.

Allah (SWT) knows the best!!!

Part 2:

Muhammad's (SAW) prophecy has been prophesized in both the Old Testament (Jews and Christian scripture) and in the New Testament (Christian scripture) several times. One must understand the meaning of the verse with applying logic rather than simply denying the established facts, must also understand the sequence of revelation from god whom we consider the same god as Jews, Christian and Muslim worship to.

Below are the several verses from Old Testament as well from New Testament that clearly indicate about Prophet Muhammad's (SAW) coming for mankind as a prophet.

1. Deuteronomy 18:18

New International Version (NIV)

"I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him."

Regarding this verse, our Christian brothers they like to claim that this prophecy is about Jesus (pbuh). Verily this verse is not talking about Jesus (pbuh), but about Muhammad (SAW). And the reason is....

Here god saying, "I will raise up for them a prophet like you (Moses)". God is comparing similarities between Moses (pbuh) and the promised prophet. Let us have a look who is similar to Moses (pbuh), Muhammad (saw) or Jesus (pbuh).

a) Muhammad (SAW) was born naturally like Moses (pbuh) unlike Jesus (pbuh).

b) Muhammad (SAW) was married like Moses (pbuh) unlike Jesus (pbuh).

c) Muhammad (SAW) had children like Moses (pbuh) unlike Jesus (pbuh).

d) Muhammad (SAW) died naturally like Moses (pbuh) unlike Jesus (pbuh) was raised alive.

e) Muhammad (SAW) was accepted by his own people like Moses (pbuh) unlike Jesus (pbuh).

And many more not to mention.

So it is very clear that this prophecy is none other than Muhammad (SAW).

2. Isaiah 21:7 (KJV)

"And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of donkeys, and a chariot of camels; and he listened diligently with great care"

Note: This chariot of camel was ridden by nobody other than Muhammad (SAW). It corresponds with John 1:19-26 that Jews were waiting for three holy prophets to come. It can never be anybody other than Muhammad (SAW) because no other prophets have ridden a camel chariot.

3. Isaiah 29:12 (KJV)

"And the booke is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Reade this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned."

"When Archangel Gabriel commanded Muhammad (pbuh) by saying ‘Iqra’, he replied "I am not learned".

Sahih Bukhari Book 01 Volume 01 Hadith 03 (Revelation):

Narrated By 'Aisha : (The mother of the faithful believers) The commencement of the Divine Inspiration to Allah's Apostle was in the form of good dreams which came true like bright day light, and then the love of seclusion was bestowed upon him. He used to go in seclusion in the cave of Hira where he used to worship (Allah alone) continuously for many days before his desire to see his family. He used to take with him the journey food for the stay and then come back to (his wife) Khadija to take his food like-wise again till suddenly the Truth descended upon him while he was in the cave of Hira. The angel came to him and asked him to read. The Prophet replied, "I do not know how to read."

Note: Now this prophecy is word to word fulfilment of prophet Isaiah (pbuh). Other than Muhammad (SAW) no prophet claimed to be said I am not learned. So what can be a better prophecy regarding a prophets coming other than this. There is no way to fulfill this prophecy without Muhammad (SAW).

4. Song of Solomon 5:16

"Hikko Mamittakim we kullo Muhammadim Zehdoodeh wa Zehraee Bayna Jerusalem."

"His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem."

In the Hebrew language im is added for respect. Similarly im is added after the name of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to make it Muhammadim.

In the English translation they have translated the name of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as "altogether lovely", but in the Old Testament in Hebrew, the name of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is yet present !!

5. Gospel of John 1:19-26

New King James Version (NKJV)

A Voice in the Wilderness

19 Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"

20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Christ."

21 And they asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?"

He said, "I am not."

"Are you the Prophet?"

And he answered, "No."

22 Then they said to him, "Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?"

23 He said: "I am‘ the voice of one crying in the wilderness: "Make straight the way of the Lord," as the prophet Isaiah said."

24 Now those who were sent were from the Pharisees.

25 And they asked him, saying, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"

Note: Elijah and Crist were there, no issue about them, but the prophet. After Jesus (pbuh) ascention other than Muhammad (SAW) has anyone witness the prophet? No doubt he is prophet Muhammad (SAW).

6. Gospel of John 14:16

King James Version (KJV)

"And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever."

7. Gospel of John 14:26

King James Version (KJV)

26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

8. Gospel of John 14:30

Kings James versions

I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me.

9. Gospel of John 15:26

King James Version (KJV)

"But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me."

10. Gospel of John 16:7

King James Version (KJV)

"Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you."

11. Gospel of John 16:12-15

King James Version (KJV)

12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

Note: Item 6 to 10 regarding the advocate, the comforter, the Holy Spirit, the spirit of truth all those terms applied to Jesus (pbuh) as well Jesus (pbuh) applied for the promised prophet. This comforter, this advocate, this spirit of truth is no one other than Muhammad (SAW). After Jesus (pbuh) ascension to heaven only prophet Muhammad (SAW) glorified him, praised him in the holy Quran taking his name 25 times by Allah (SWT).

The same time Adam (AS) name is mentioned in Quran. It is a sign that Adam (AS) and Jesus (pbuh) are similar in term of creation.

Allah (SWT) says in Quran 3:59

Yusuf Ali

"The similitude of Jesus before Allah is as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him: "Be". And he was."

Allah (SWT) knows the best!!!

Part 3:

Does a spirit mean Holy Ghost, not a human?

No it is completely wrong; a spirit is a human soul in Hebrew ruah in Arabic ruh.

The proof is here:

Genesis 2:7 (KJV)

And the Lord God formed the man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man become living soul.

Job 33:4 (KJV)

The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the almighty hath given me life.

Matthew 12:43

When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest and finds none.

Note: Spirit goes out of a man means spirit is a part of a living human being.

Matthew 12:45

Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

Note: Jesus (pbuh) calling his disciple as spirit.

Matthew 26:41 (KJV)

Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Note: So it is very clear from this verse that a living human is made up of two different dimensions, one is physical (flesh and bone) the second is spirit or soul.

Romans 8:16:

Isaiah 11:2 (KJV)

2 And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;

Note: Here Jesus (pbuh) mentioned as spirit.

For further understanding what is spirit we look from the Wikipedia:

Spirit from Wikipedia:

The English word spirit comes from the spiritus, meaning "", but also "spirit, soul, courage, vigor", ultimately from a *(s)peis. It is distinguished from Latin anima, "" (which nonetheless also derives from an Indo-European root meaning "to breathe"). In Greek, this distinction exists between (πνευμα), "breath, motile air, spirit," and (ψυχη), "soul" (even though the latter term, ψῡχή = psykhē/psūkhē, is also from an Indo-European root meaning "to breathe": *bhes-, *bhs- in to *phs-, resulting in historical-period Greek ps- in psūkhein, "to breathe", whence psūkhē, "spirit", "soul").

The word "spirit" came into via . The distinction between soul and spirit also developed in the : Arabic nafs (نفس) opposite rúħ (روح); Hebrew neshama (נְשָׁמָהšâmâh) or (in Hebrew neshama comes from the root NŠM or "breath") opposite ruach (רוּחַ rûaħ). (Note, however, that in Semitic just as in Indo-European, this dichotomy has not always been as neat historically as it has come to be taken over a long period of development: Both נֶ֫פֶשׁ (root נפשׁ) and רוּחַ (root רוח), as well as cognate words in various Semitic languages, including Arabic, also preserve meanings involving misc. air phenomena: "breath", "wind", and even "odour".

Conclusion: Is it not now very clear that a spirit is nothing but a soul?

Three different word same meaning:

Nefesh == Instincts of the Soul

Ruach == Emotions of the Soul

Neshamah == Intellect of the Soul

Basically spirit is nothing but a soul for a living being rather than holy ghost.

Allah (SWT) knows the best!!! 

 

 

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