Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Three religions. One message
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Judaism, Christianity and Islam are the three major religions of the world. Unfortunately these three great religions are considered to be three separate religions. We need to realize the fact that they are not. They are one. Upon analysis, we find that the prophets of these religions brought the same message and from the same God. Several facts and beliefs of these religions are the same.The common factors of these religions are enormous, according to their scriptures.
Prophet Abraham (P.B.U.H): Islam, Judaism and Christianity have common roots through their ancestor Prophet Abraham(P.B.U.H). Jesus (P.B.U.H) said: "If you were Abraham's children, you would do what Abraham did." (Gospel of Jhon; 8:39). Qur'an asks Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) to follow the religion of Prophet Abraham (P.B.U.H): "Follow the religion of Abraham, the true in faith, and he was not of those who ascribe divinity to aught beside God;" (Qur'an; 16:123).
Prophet Abraham's second wife, Hagar, had a son named Ishmael. Thirteen years later, Abraham's first wife, Sarah gave birth to a son, Isaac. Judaism and Christianity came from the descendants of Isaac and Islam came from the descendant of Ishmael i.e Muhammad (p.b.u.h). Could the three descendants of prophet Abraham, namely Moses, Jesus and Mohammad (peace be upon them all) have brought three different, separate messages? No. God chose the family of Abraham to convey His message to the people.Three great religions. One message. One God.
Monotheism: All messengers of God preached monotheism (the belief that there is only one God). Muslims worship Allah (one God), the God of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Jesus and all other prophets. The Muslims call Him 'Allah', instead of 'God'. The Arabic word 'Allah' is pure and unique. It neither has a plural form nor a feminine form. But the word 'God' can be changed to other forms. Jesus is reported to have addressed the God with the same name: "Eli, Eli, la'ma sabach-tha'ni?" (Mark; 15:34, Mathew; 27:46).
The Original Bible and the expression 'Son of God': The Bible is originally in the Hebrew language. The Hebrews believed in One God and they understood the expression "Son of God" as "Servant of God" one who, because of his faithful service, is close and dear to God, like a son is to his father. For 400 years, the Christians believed Jesus to be just a prophet because Jesus had never said anything like "I AM GOD" OR "WORSHIP ME". Christians who came from a Greek and Roman background, later distorted this term. In the Greek and Roman heritage, "Son of God" signified an incarnation of a god or someone born of a physical union between male and female gods. This was the concept in the Greek and Roman heritage, but as the Bible is in Hebrew, one should try to understand its expressions in the same language. When the Church cast aside its original Hebrew foundations, it adopted the pagan concept of "Son of God", which was completely different from the Hebrew usage. Jesus is recorded as saying: "Blessed are the peace-makers; they will be called sons of God." (Mathew; 5:9, Romans; 8:14). This clearly tells us that the term 'son of God' is used for someone who is righteous and faithful to God, but a human neverthless, not someone who is a begotten son. The word 'BEGOTTEN SON' is used in verse 16, chapter 3 in the Gospel according to John of King James Version of 1611 C.E: (John; 3:16) but has been expunged in the Revised Standard Version of Bible, being wrongly added because the word 'BEGOTTEN' does not exist in the original script.
JESUS : It is part of a Muslim's faith to believe in Jesus (P.B.U.H), the son of Mary, as a prophet of God and in His Word which He bestowed upon Mary and a Spirit proceeding from Him. He was revealed a Gospel, performed miracles and was raised alive up to God. Muslims and Christians believe that Jesus was miraculously born to pious virgin Mary without a father in 6 B.C in Bethlehem in Judea. Jesus has been mentioned in Bible as a human and Messenger of God, who came specifically for the people of Israel for their guidance:
1. The Bible says :"… and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me." (John; 14:24 & 17:3). The term 'not mine' clearly indicates that Jesus and God are not one, as the Christians later started to believe.
2. Jesus (P.B.U.H) said "I can of myself do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is righteous; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of Him that sent me." How much more clearly can the statement "I can of myself do nothing" indicate that Jesus was not God? Would God ever say "I can of myself do nothing?" What this means is that Jesus was a human being and a prophet of God, not God Himself. Thus the message of Jesus was to worship only One God and that the worship of anyone or anything besides God, or along with God, is false.
3. Jesus said: 'It is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.'" (Luke; 3:8). Jesus not only called people to this message but he also practically demonstrated it for them by bowing down in prayer (Just as Muslims do) and worshipping God himself. (Mark; 14:32, Luke 5:16.)
4. Jesus said: "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." (Mathew; 10:5-6, 15:24 & Qur'an; 3:49). "These twelve (disciples) Jesus sent out, charging them, "Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." (Mathew; 10:5-6). This clearly tells us that Jesus was sent down not for the entire humanity, but only for Israelites.
5. Jesus is mentioned as saying: "Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfill them. . . . Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these Commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven;" (Mathew; 5:17-20). By saying that he came to fulfill the law and the prophets, Jesus himself informs us that he was a successor of the previous prophets, exactly what the Muslims believe. The mission of Jesus has been confirmed in Qur'an: "And We caused Jesus, the son of Mary, to follow in the footsteps of those (earlier prophets), confirming the truth of what ever there still remained of the Torah (Law); and We bestowed on him the Gospel wherein there was guidance and a light, confirming the truth of whatever there still remained of the Torah, and as a guidance and admonition unto the God conscious." (Qur'an; 5:46).
Divinity: A study of the Christian scriptures reveals that Prophet Jesus (P.B.U.H) never claimed divinity. In fact there is not a single unequivocal statement in the entire Bible where Jesus (P.B.U.H) himself says, "I AM GOD" or, "WORSHIP ME". In fact the Bible contains statements attributed to Jesus (P.B.U.H) in which he preached quite the opposite. Allah says in Qur'an: "O people of the Book! commit no excesses in your religion: nor say of Allah aught but truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) an Apostle of Allah and His Word which He bestowed on Mary and a Spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His Apostles. Say not "Trinity": desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is One Allah: glory be to him: (for Exalted is He) above having a son. To him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs." (Qur'an; 4:171). The concepts that evolved after Jesus, by different persons against the clearly stated mission and teachings of Jesus, are considered as concoction, interpolation and misinterpretations by many Christians and Muslims alike. The term 'trinity' also does not exist anywhere in the Bible.
Jesus, the Christ : Jesus, accompanied by his 12 chosen disciples, traveled to neighboring towns and villages, proclaiming the advent of the kingdom of God, as had many of the Hebrew prophets before him. He stressed the infinite love of God. The most significant moment in Jesus' public ministry, however, was Simon Peter's realization at Caesarea Philippi that Jesus was the Christ. The last events and conspiracy against him is mentioned at John 11:48, Luke; 22:2, John; 11:47-53). It is also mentioned in Qur'an: "And (then Children of Israel) plotted and planned and Allah too planned and the best of planners is Allah. Behold! Allah said: "O Jesus! I will take thee and raise thee to Myself and clear thee (of the falsehoods) of those who blaspheme; I will make those who follow thee superior to those who reject Faith to the Day of Resurrection; then shall ye all return unto Me and I will judge between you of the matters wherein ye dispute. (Qur'an; 3:54-55). "That they said (in boast) "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary the Apostle of Allah"; but they killed him not nor crucified him but so it was made to appear to them and those who differ therein are full of doubts with no (certain) knowledge but only conjecture to follow for of a surety they killed him not. Nay Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power Wise. And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe in him before his death (As only as a Messenger of Allah and a human being); and on the Day of Judgment He (Jesus) will be a witness against them (Qur'an; 4:157,158,159).
Second Coming of Jesus: Christians and Muslims believe that Jesus will return before end of the world.
Jesus was a Muslim:
1. A Muslim is a person who SUBMITS HIS WILL TO GOD. Jesus (P.B.U.H) said; "I can of myself do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is righteous; because I SEEK NOT MINE OWN WILL, BUT THE WILL OF HIM THAT SENT ME." (John; 5:30). Jesus is a Muslim as per this definition.
2. Muslims greet in the same manner as Jesus did. Jesus greeted in Hebrew, saying 'Sholam alay kum' (Luke; 24:36), the Islamic greeting in Arabic is "Assalaamu alay kum" both meaning 'Peace be on you'.
3. The tradition of circumcision is part of the tradition of Prophet Abraham (p.b.u.h) as mentioned in Genesus; 17:10-13,24-27. Jesus was also circumcised (Luke; 2:21). The Christians have abandoned it, but Muslims, being the true faithful followers of Abraham, strictly adhere to the practice of circumcision like Jesus. Not only is it a religious obligation, but it also saves a man from various illnesses as proven by science.
4. Mary, the mother of Jesus is highly respected by Muslims. Qur'an accords her a high status:"We made her and her son a sign for the whole world." (Qura'n; 21:91). While she is cursorily mention in Bible, Qur'an names Chapter Number 19 after her and mentions her by name at least thirty three times. She is seen modestly dressed with her head covered, just like Muslim women.
5. Muslims pray five times a day by bowing down to God. Offering the prayers has been repeatedly mentioned in Bible: "And Abram fell on his face:" (Genesis; 17:3-5)[Abraham was originally known as Abram]. Jesus demonstrated the act of praying by bowing down in prayer (Just as Muslims do) and worshipping God himself; Mark; 14:32, Luke 5:16. We see here that Abraham (p.b.u.h) and Jesus (p.b.u.h) both prayed in the exact manner as Muslims do.
6. Cleanliness, purity and ablution has always been obligatory for prayer for Muslims. Muslims perform Ablution before praying by washing thier hands and their feet and following the whole process of Ablution. Ablution before prayer is also mentioned in Bible: "And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet there at:" (Exodus; 40:31).
PROPHECY OF MUHAMMAD (P.B.U.H) IN THE BIBLE:
The advent of the last Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (p.b.u.h) has been prophesized the Old Testament as well as in New Testament which may be connected: (Deuteronomy; 18:18,19, Mathew; 1:18, Luke; 1:35, Qur'an; 3:42-47 linked with John; 18:36, 1:11 & Mathew; 5:17-18). Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) is mentioned BY NAME in the Old Testament: "His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely (Muhammadim). This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem." (Song of Solomon; 5:16).:"Hikko Mamittakim we kullo Muhammadim Zehdoodeh wa Zehraee Bayna Jerusalem." In the Hebrew language "im" is added for respect. Similarly "im" is added after the name of Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) for respect. In English translation they have translated the name of Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) as "altogether lovely", but in the Old Testament in Hebrew, the name of Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) is present till now. Moreover, In 610 C.E when archangel Gabriel appeared to Muhammad (p.b.u.h) and asked him to 'Proclaim' (recite, read-Iqra) (Qur'an; 96:1). The Prophet replied, "I do not know how to read." (Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith, 1.3, ). This incidence was also mentioned in Old Testament: "And when they give the book to one who cannot read, saying, "Read this," he says, "I cannot read."" (Isaiah: 29:12).
Prophet Jesus (p.b.u.h) says: "I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth (referring to Muhammad) is come, he will guide you unto all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me" (John; 16:12-14). "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." (John; 15:26). "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." (John; 16:7).
Ahmed is another name by which Muhammad (p.b.u.h) is called by the Muslims. Both mean "the one who praises" or "the praised one" and it is almost the translation of the Greek word Periclytos. In the Gospel of John; 14:16, 15:26, and 16:7, Jesus (p.b.u.h) actually prophesized "Ahmed" by name, word 'Comforter' in Greek Paracletos, Periclytos refers to Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h). Allah says in Qur'an: "And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said, 'O Children of Israel! I am the messenger of Allah (sent) to you, confirming the Law (which came) before me and giving glad tidings of a messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmed.' But when he came to them with clear signs, they said, 'This is evident sorcery!" (Qur'an; 61:6). Ye People of the Book! Why do ye clothe truth with falsehood and conceal the truth while ye have knowledge?" (Qur'an; 3:71). [Jews and Christians are called People of the Book by Muslims]
Another prediction: "For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people." "To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear." "But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken." Remember that the Quran was revealed piece-by-piece,over 23 years, here a little, there a little (some verses were revealed in Makkah and some in Madina) in a foreign tongue to a man who recited with stammering lips.
And another: Isaiah 21:7 "And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels." Here, the chariot of horses was being referred to Moses.The chariot of asses turned out to be Jesus (pbuh) who entered Jerusalem riding on two donkeys (Matthew 21:7). Who then was of the "chariot of camels"? Who rode camels? Muhammad (p.b.u.h)!!
Examine this verse of the Bible "the Lord came from Sinai and dawned over them from Seir; He shone forth from Mount Paran" (Deuteronomy, 33:2) Prophet Moses spoke to God and received the Torah at Sinai; Prophet Jesus received Divine Revelation at Seir, a place in Palestine. Where did Muhammad receive the first revelation? Mount Paran!! It is a mountain range near Makkah.The bible also says that God will make Ishmael into a great nation.Jesus said to the Jews: "Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. (From the KJV Bible, Matthew 21:43)" This nation, is Islam. And God said about Ishmael: "And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation." (From the KJV Bible, Genesis 17:19-21) So it is predicted that Ishmael will have a great nation as his descendants. Those are, of coarse, the Muslims.
Adam (P.B.U.H):The narration of the creation of Adam in Bible and Qur'an is very similar: "then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being." (Genesis; 2:7). Allah says in Qur'an:"We created man from sounding clay, black mud moulded into shape; (Qur'an; 15:26), "then He fashioned him in due proportion and breathed into him of His spirit. He gave you ears, eyes and mind; yet you are seldom thankful." (Qur'an; 32:9).
Angels: Angels are the unseen spiritual creatures mentioned in Biblical and Islamic traditions. The primary function of angels is to praise and serve God and do His Will, this is the concept of angels in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
The Day of Judgement & Resurrection: Belief in the Day of Judgement is a very important article of faith in Islam, Christianity and Judaism.
Heaven and Hell: Paradise is the abode of enjoyment which Allah, the Exalted, prepared for the righteous. The Hell is the abode of punishment that Allah has prepared for the sinners and unbelievers. The concept of Heaven and Hell is the same with these three religions.
Fasting: Every year in the month of Ramadan, all Muslims fast from early morning till sunset. It is mentioned in the Bible: "So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, (Jonah; 3:5-8). Fasting is mentioned at: Exodus; 34:27-28, Leviticus; 16:29-30, 2 Samuel; 1:12, 2 Samuel; 12:16, Numbers; 9:1-3, Psalms; 35:13, Jeremiah; 36:6, Joel; 2:12-13, Zechariah; 8:18, Acts; 13:2-3, Mark; 9:29 & Mathew; 17:21. "And he (Jesus) said unto them (disciples), This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting" (Mark; 9:29).
Hajj: The Hajj (Pilgrimage to Makkah) is performed by Muslims once in a lifetime if one can afford financially and physically. Hajj revives the memory of pronouncement of Islamic monotheism (Tawheed) by Prophet Abraham (p.b.u.h) and his son Prophet Isma'il (p.b.u.h) while building Ka'ba at Makka over three millenniums ago. The birth of Ishmael through, Hager, the second wife of Abraham is narrated in Bible (Genisis; 16:3,16:15). Allah says in Qur'an. "Verily, the first house (of worship) appointed for mankind was that in Baca (Makkah), full of blessing, and guidance for all people." (Qur'an; 3:96). The Bible also mentions about Baca: "As they go through the valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools." (Psalms; 84:6). Baca; in the ancient dialect is synonymous with Makkah. And the spring that has been mentioned in the Bible is known as the Zamzam, which is present in Makkah. Some of the Hajj rituals (Qur'an; 5:27 & Fiqh-us-Sunnah: 5.85) , are identical as given at Genesis; 22:2, 22:4-5, Exodus; 29:26, Genesis; 4:1-5, Numbers; 8:10-16, Numbers; 6:5, 6:13, & 6:18).
Jihad: Jihad does not necessarily mean armed struggle against the enemies, but it also implies that man should preach the message of God, using all means and sacrificing his wealth or self being for the cause of God. It is mentioned in Bible: "And you shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand; and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword." (Leviticus; 26:7-8)also at Psalm; 149:6-9, Luke; 9:27, Hebrews; 11:32-34, Numbers; 31:17-18, 31:35, Joshua; 6:21, 10:28.
Women and Covering: People in the West have a huge misconception where it comes to women and Islam. The Muslim women are dressed up modestly which enhances their status to a respectable position. The women are required to be dressed modestly according to Bible as well as in Qur'an. It may be kept in view that modest dressing for women has always been a part of Judeo-Christian scriptures, according to Bible: "but any woman who prays or prophesies with her head unveiled dishonors her head — it is the same as if her head were shaven." (1 Corinthians; 11:5-9). "A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman's garment; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God." (Deuteronomy; 22:5), "also that women should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in seemly apparel, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly attire." (1Timothy; 2:9).
Polygyny: The marriage of a man to more than one woman at a time is called Polygyny. According to the Christian scriptures one can marry as many women as one wishes. It was only later, that the Christian Church restricted the number of wives to one. The Bible did not condemn polygyny. To the contrary, the Old Testament and Rabbinic writings frequently attest to the legality of polygyny. Prophet & King Solomon (p.b.u.h) is said to have 700 wives and 300 concubines (1 Kings; 11:3) Also, Prophet & King David (p.b.u.h) is said to have had many wives and concubines (2 Samuel; 5:13). The Old Testament does have some injunctions on how to distribute the property of a man among his sons from different wives (Deutronomy; 22:7). The only restriction on polygyny is a ban on taking a wife's sister as a rival wife (Leviticus; 18:18) which is also not permissible in Islam. The Talmud advises a maximum of four wives. The Qur'an is the only religious book, that contains the phrase 'MARRY ONLY ONE' with instructions of justice. Polygyny is permissible to cater for different situations like more number of women in particular society or particular time due to famine, war etc, but it is not a religious obligation. People in the West look down upon polygyny, but living without marriage and extramarital affairs have been accepted by them as a norm.
Pork: The dietary instructions are almost similar in Bible, teachings and practice of Jesus, and Qur'an. "He hath only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that on which any other name hath been invoked besides that of Allah. but if one is forced by necessity, without willful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits,- then is He guiltless. for Allah is Oft-forgiving Most Merciful." (Qur'an;:173). Similar prohibitions are also mentioned in Bible: " (Acts; 15:29), " (Deuteronomy; 14:21)," (Genesis; 9:4) Leviticus 17:14-15, Deuteronomy 12:16, 1Samuel 14:33 and Acts 15:29 also at Revelation 2:14. Pork is also prohibited in Bible: "And the swine, because it parts the hoof and is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. Of their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch; they are unclean to you." (Leviticus; 11:7-8) also Deuteronomy 14:8 & Isaiah 65:2-5. Consumption of alcohol and gambling is prohibited in Qur'an; 5:90). (Proverbs; 20:1)," (Ephesians; 5:18).
Sexual Crimes- Death by Stoning - in Bible and Qur'an: "But if the thing is true, that the tokens of virginity were not found in the young woman,: then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has wrought folly in Israel by playing the harlot in her father's house; so you shall purge the evil from the midst of you." (Deuterinomy; 22:20-21). Death by stoning is also prescribed for blasphemy (Lectivis; 24:16). Adultery is prohibited, according to Qur'an; 17:32 and Mathew; 5:28. In Islam death by stoning is prescribed for unmarried adulterer and adulteress only if four eye witness are produced or self confession by the accused takes place. (Al-Muwatta Hadith, 41.2). Death is prescribed for adultery in Bible at Leviticus; 20:10-12, Leviticus; 20:14-16). Homosexuality is strictly forbidden,Qur'an; 7:81. Bible prescribe death as the punishment for homosexuality: "If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them." (Leviticus; 20:13).
Why Muhammad (p.b.u.h) could not have been a liar: When Muhammad (p.b.u.h) started to preach Islam, there was much hostility towards him in Makkah. The Idolators were extremely offended and tried to stop him in every way. They offered him money, power or anything he wanted. But he, of coarse rejected thier offers. Now, if it had been anything else he wanted, he had an oppurtunity to get it. They offered him power to rule, and as much money as he wanted. It is pretty clear that if he had wanted anything other than to spread the message of Allah, he had the chance to get it. But he did not want any of that. He was sent down for a specific purpose which he had to deliver to the people.
Preservation : Allah says in Holy Qur’an "We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption). Al-Hijr 15:9). Allah Himself has taken the responsibility of guarding the Qur’an and we see to this day that not a word has been added to the Qur;an while the other Books sent down were corrupted by the people.
God sent down prophets as messengers to bring people to the right path, the path of truth. From Adam (p.b.u.h) to Muhammad (p.b.u.h) prophets have come, bringing God's message to the people. Before Muhammad (p.b.u.h), every prophet had been sent down to guide one particular tribe of people. Jesus said: "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." (Mathew; 10:5-6, 15:24 & Qur'an; 3:49). This clearly tells us that Jesus was sent down not for the entire humanity, but only for the Israelites. But the last and final prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) was sent down for the entire humanity, as mentioned in the Quran. Jesus himself said :"I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth (referring to Muhammad(p.b.u.h)) is come, he will guide you unto all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me" (John; 16:12-14). It is clear that Jesus himself prophecized a prophet. Muslims believe in all previous prophets and scriptures sent down by God but the Jews and Christians do not believe in prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) and the final Book that was revealed to him, the Qur'an.