The latest trending debate between the Christians and Muslims is wheter Muhammad is really a prophet of God to the Christians as well or not. What happens in these debates is that Christians put forward a big bunch of arguments against Muhammad and allege that Muhammad committed sins and then they ask the Muslims that how can he be a prophet of God after all this? Then the Muslims spend hours answering all these allegations one by one. That sounds like an endless debate:) Also quite counter-productive as all this ends without any conclusion and creates more chaos and confusion.

Prophet Mohammed (pbuh)

This is the main argument that Christians brothers and sisters put forward for denying the prophethood of Muhammad. If God wills, in this post will discuss a conclusive answer to the above questions through a brief Comparative study.

Muslims believe that prophets may make minor mistakes, but can not commit any major sins and the Muslims believe that the prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) and the other prophets of God did not commit any major sins.

The Christians believe in the theory of fallen prophets and fallen angels. The Christians believe that both the prophets as well as the angels commit sins. So when the Bible says that someone is a prophet, the question that whether he committed sins or not, becomes irrelevant for the Christians. So even if the Christians keep their present belief that Muhammad committed sins and Muslims keep their own belief that prophet Muhammad and the other prophets did not commit any major sins, the Christians still can not deny the prophethood of Muhammad based on this one argument. Because they already believe in the theory of fallen prophets, theory of prophets committing sins.

So the Question whether Muhammad committed any sins or not becomes irrelevent for our Christian brothers and sisters. The main question that the Christian brothers and sisters should now think about is, what does the Bible say about Muhammad?

Lets analyze what does the Bible say about prophet Muhammad. I will quote some references about prophet Muhammad from both the Old Testament as well as the New Testament. You can read more references about prophet Muhammad in our post, Prophet Mohammed in the Bible.

Prophet Mohammed in the Old Testament

Muhammad (pbuh) is prophesied in the book of Isaiah chapter 29 verse 12:

"And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned."
When Archangel Gabrail commanded Muhammad (pbuh) by saying Iqra - "Read", he replied, "I am not learned".

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is mentioned by name in the Song of Solomon chapter 5 verse 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. Similarely im is added after the name of Prophet Muhammad    
(pbuh) to make it Muhammadim. In English translation they have even 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.

All the prophecies mentioned in the Old Testament regarding Muhammad (pbuh) besides applying to the Jews also hold good for the Christians.

Prophet Mohammed in the New Testament

Gospel of John chapter 16 verse 7:

"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".

"Ahmed" or "Muhammad" meaning "the one who praises" or "the praised one" is almost the translation of the Greek word Periclytos. In the Gospel of John 14:16, 15:26, and 16:7. The word 'Comforter' is used in the English translation for the Greek word Paracletos which means advocate or a kind friend rather than a comforter. Paracletos is the warped reading for Periclytos. Jesus (pbuh) actually prophesised Ahmed by name. Even the Greek word Paraclete refers to the Prophet (pbuh) who is a mercy for all creatures.

Some Christians say that the Comforter mentioned in these prophecies refers to the Holy Sprit. They fail to realise that the prophecy clearly says that only if Jesus (pbuh) departs will the Comforter come. The Bible states that the Holy Spirit was already present on earth before and during the time of Jesus (pbuh), in the womb of Elizabeth, and    again when Jesus (pbuh) was being baptised, etc. Hence this prophecy refers to none other than Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

Gospel of John chapter 16 verse 12-14: 

"I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth 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 shew you things to come. He shall glorify me".
The Sprit of Truth, spoken about in this prophecy referes to none other than Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Now we leave it up to you to read and analyze these and the other prophecies in our post Prophet Muhammad in the Bible and decide for yourself whether Muhammad is a prophet of God or not. You do not need to tell us or anyone else out there what you decided, just be honest to yourself and ask God Almighty to guide you to the truth no matter whatever it maybe. You can also get your free copy of the Holy Qur'an revealed to Muhammad (pbuh) and analyze it yourself.

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Student of BA in Islamic Studies at the Islamic Online University. Can be reached at @LiaqatQazi
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