Amos Muhammad! In the Qur’an God tells us: We have sent you [O Prophet] as a bearer of glad tidings and a warner for the whole of mankind, but most people have no knowledge. And the people of Kedar will shout from Mountaintops, which Muslims do every year on Mount Arafat in Pilgrimage. 2- In chapters Isaiah 43-54, we see GOD Almighty going back and forth between denouncing the Jews and praising them. I said (to him). [Chapter 33, verses 45-46]. The context is the coming of a special person who will be sent to battle idol worshippers, defeat them and turn their darkness into light – the worship of God: The Lord will march out like a champion, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies… I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. Therefore, claims the Muslim, the servant, God's chosen one (Arabic "Mustafa"), must be an Arab descendant of Kedar. When we compare the Qur’an and hadith to Isaiah 42, you cannot help but notice the remarkable resemblance between them (please click on picture to enlarge): It seems that even the early Muslims were aware of this prophecy, at least in its overall meaning, if not verbatim. The Qur’an mentions this conquest: When the victory of God has come and the conquest, And you see the people entering into the religion of God in multitudes, Then exalt [Him] with praise of your Lord and ask forgiveness of Him. Any sincere person that interprets Isaiah 42 consistently will see that it simply cannot apply to Jesus, regardless of whether one takes it as a reference to his first or second coming. Isaiah 42:1-7. [42:4], …open eyes that are blind …release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness. [Chapter 61, verses 8-9]. 95–97. Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch informs us: “In Jewish tradition the word ‘Torah’, which literally means ‘teaching’, is often used to describe the entire gamut of Jewish religious learning. I will not be arguing that this passage points to Jesus, since whomever else this passage may refer to is not relevant to showing that it is not Muhammad. As the article has shown, when you take the apparent meaning of the verses in Isaiah 42 and apply them to the life of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels, it comprehensively rules out Jesus as a candidate. Another issue with Jesus as a candidate is the target audience of the coming servant. 24 – The Jewish Study Bible, p. 867 on Isa. Isaiah 42 is among the earliest and the most common prophecies referred to by Muslims. king of the land of Qedar paid homage to me. . The most popular so-called biblical prophecy of Muhammad in recent years has been Isaiah 42. Ishmael was one hundred thirty-seven when he died. [Isaiah 42:19]. Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. From the brothers of the Israelites: Abraham had two sons, Ishmael and Isaac (Genesis 21). [2 Kings 14:7]. Any of his people among you may go up to Jerusalem in Judah and build the temple of the Lord, the God of Israel, the God who is in Jerusalem, and may their God be with them.’” [Ezra 1:1-3]. These statements provide a fascinating insight into an eighth century Rabbinic understanding of the conquests of the Muslims. 14 – Achtemeier, Paul J., Harper’s Bible Dictionary, San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1985. ( تسجيل خروج / The historian Howard Johnston describes the triumph of Islam: “Seldom, if ever, has a set of ideas had so great an effect on human societies as Islam has done, above all in the first half of the seventh century. The word translated as “justice” in Isaiah 41:1 is the Hebrew ‘mishpat’, which also means judgement according to Biblical Hebrew dictionaries. 18 – Click on this link to go to Google Maps. In conclusion, when we weigh up all the characteristics of the servant that are laid out in Isaiah 42 we find that Cyrus the Great falls short in satisfying many of them. 9 – Sebeos (1999). Linkedin. The Old Testament also tells us that the sons of Ishmael settled throughout Arabia (“East of Egypt toward Asshur”): Ishmael had settled in the land east of his brothers, and his sons settled everywhere from Havilah to Shur, east of Egypt on the way to Asshur. Incidentally, according to Islamic traditions, a Jewish convert to Islam named Ka’b al-Ahbar referred to Isaiah 42 as mentioning Muhammad (pbuh). By Your grace, give us a protector and give us a helper!’? If it is chieftainship that you desire, we are ready to make you our paramount chief, so that we will never decide on a matter without you. Bukhari 3:335 You are neither … It is clear that the special person that God is talking about will be sent to a people who worship idols. Daniel Islam) so that a traveller from Sana’a to Hadramawt will not be afraid of anybody except God.” . Both Jews and Christians understand this passage as referring to a future time when the Messiah will come in judgment. 25 – Amélie Kuhrt, The Persian Empire: A Corpus of Sources of the Achaemenid Period, pp. Even in the Old Testament, Jewish law stipulates that the priests who served in the temple must descend from Aaron. Be happy (by receiving good tidings).’ I fell down in prostration before God, realizing that relief has come… , …by God, we did not see any cloud or any patch of it, and there was neither any house or building standing between us and Sala’… . Zephaniah Here is one example: When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son. And you threw not, [O Muhammad], when you threw, but it was God who threw that He might test the believers with a good test. Forcing Muhammad into Isaiah 42. 70-72. 41 – John C. Reeve, Trajectories in Near Eastern Apocalyptic: A Post Rabbinic Jewish Apocalypse, pp. They claim that the Bible has been corrupted by Jews and Christians. For example, Isaiah 42 states that the servant will not cry out: He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. In summary, early Islamic sources reveal the following about the Jews of Medina: If we look to early Jewish sources, we find support for this. They cried, ‘The Messenger of God has arrived! Throughout Isaiah 42 there is the theme of idolatry, describing those who worship idols as “blind” and being in “darkness”. 7- to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness. Some of the most influential of these tribes were the Banu Nadir and Banu Qurayza. More important were the Banu Nadhir, Banu Quraiah and Banu Qainuqa’, who between them, occupied at one time fifty-nine strongholds and practically the entire fertile countryside… Other Jewish settlements… included Dedan, Al-Hijr, Teima, Ablaq, central Arabian Yamana, Ta-if, and possibly, Mecca” , According to Watt, a Scottish historian and Professor in Arabic and Islamic Studies, the Jewish tribes had previously dominated the political, economic and intellectual life of Madinah. He was the founder of the Achaemenid Persian Empire, and under his rule the empire expanded vastly. The servant Israel is fearful and blind, yet God loves him and will deliver him so that he can be God’s evidence to the nations that he is indeed God. Muslim apologists have had 14 centuries to find the Bible passages that mention Muhammad, but they haven't found a single one. We know that geographically, Biblical Midian is located in modern day Western Saudi Arabia (click on picture to enlarge): The Old Testament scholar Charles Foster also identifies Kedar with ‘Hedjaz’ which is Western Saudi Arabia: Namely, of the land of Kedar; which every reader conversant with Arabian geography will recognise as a most accurate delineation of the district of Hedjaz, including its famous cities of Makkah and Madina. When looking at this hadith objectively, i.e. [42:7], Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth… [42:10], Let the wilderness and its towns raise their voices… rejoice… sing for joy… let them shout from the mountaintops. . The statement “a new song” means a new way of worship. [Isaiah 42:4]. . They will be spiritually blind, trapped in the darkness of idol worship (as the next verse of Isaiah clarifies). So from their perspective, the servant of Isaiah 42 stands as an unfulfilled prophecy of nearly three thousand years as the Messiah is yet to arrive. In fact many isles did wait for his law and when the Islamic law came to them with the Muslim armies, they welcomed their liberators. Such a prophecy is nowehere to be found in the entire Bible. Al-Kahin is the Arabised version of the Hebrew ‘Kohen’, which means “priest”. Why Isaiah 42:1-13 is not about Muhammad. The Prophet Muhammad was sent as a “man of war” for those who opposed justice and mercy. During this time the Arab pagans were indulging in idolatry and revelling in evil practices. All this would be turned upside down – sin will be replaced by virtue and ignorance by knowledge. They argue that verse 1 and 11 connects the awaited one with the descendants of Kedar. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, “I will take hold of your hand. If Isaiah is speaking of the Messiah, then we would expect that he would set out criteria that only the Messiah can fulfil. Isaiah informs us that this special person will bring something new. ©añrat, Hazrat, Hadhrat: \Æ¥ä : His Holiness ©ishām: A book of early Islamic history mentioned by the name of its author. Haseeb Shehada (1989). A closer look, however, shows that Muslim apologists should be embarrassed that they have to try to force their false prophet into the Bible. You are neither discourteous, harsh nor a noise-maker in the markets And you do not do evil to those who do evil to you, but you deal with them with forgiveness and kindness. The Qur’an informs us: O People of the Scripture, there has come to you Our Messenger [Muhammad] to make clear to you [the religion] after a period [of suspension] of messengers, lest you say, “There came not to us any bringer of good tidings or a warner.” But there has come to you a bringer of good tidings and a warner… [Chapter 5, verse 19]. The argument here is that since other chapters of Isaiah refer to the nation of Israel as God’s servant, therefore the servant mentioned in Isaiah 42 must also be a reference to Israel: Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight… [Isaiah 42:1]. Details Written by Yusuf Estes Published: 18 November 2007 Hits: 3733. [Chapter 110], “Hear, you deaf; look, you blind, and see… You have seen many things, but you pay no attention; your ears are open, but you do not listen… Which of you will listen to this or pay close attention in time to come?”. Instead, the Qur’an talks about the faith of Muhammad and his companions rising when they were outnumbered by their enemies. This perfectly describes the pre-Islamic Arabs, as the whole of Arabia at the start of Muhammad’s Prophethood consisted of idol worshippers. So if Muslims cannot quote from the Bible because we believe some of it is corrupted, then the author of the New Testament book of Jude is also wrong in doing so when he quotes prophecies in Enoch. Now if Kedar has no significance in the verse, then there is no certainty as to which site is being mentioned. I s this what is talked about in … About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). 2 – Christopher North, The Second Isaiah: Introduction, Translation and Commentary To Chapters XL-LV, p. 108. The differences between him and the servant Israel are striking. The Bible mentions no such incident. Now Cyrus does indeed satisfy some of the characteristics of the servant of Isaiah 42 in a general sense. These are general statements about Israel. Another indication that the servant is not Cyrus is in the personal characteristics that Isaiah 42 outlines. The Arabian Peninsula is an unforgiving, harsh land. Sebeos, a 7th century Armenian bishop and historian, when describing the Arab conquest of his time, wrote that the Arabs “assembled and came out from Paran” , Professor Haseeb Shehada, an Israeli scholar and professor, in his translation of the Samaritan Torah suggested an identification of the wilderness of Paran with the desert of Western Arabia which is known today as Hijaz. Now that’s not to say that Cyrus isn’t mentioned at all in Isaiah, he is. I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols. Chapters 40-55 are known as "Deutero-Isaiah" and date from the time of the Israelites' exile in Babylon. He raises up over them a prophet according to his will and will conquer the land for them and they will come and restore it in greatness, and there will be great terror between them and the sons of Esau.’ Rabbi Simon answered and said: ‘How do we know that they are our salvation?’ He answered: ‘Did not the Prophet Isaiah say thus: “And he saw a troop with a pair of horsemen, etc.”’ . [Zechariah 6:5]. A careful analysis of the characteristics of Isaiah 42 shows that all the candidates typically put forward – Cyrus the Great, Isaiah himself, the Messiah and the nation of Israel – fall short in satisfying the characteristics. John N. Oswalt, an American scholar and distinguished professor of the Old Testament, rejects the notion that the righteous servant refers to the nation of Israel: The identity of this ‘servant’ [in 42:1-9] has been the source of endless controversy. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. He describes this person as: “my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight”. Muhammad conveyed God's message to leave idolatory and paganism, and return to monotheism. 28 – John Oswalt, The NIV Application Commentary, 2003, p. 470, on Isaiah 42:1-9. [Isaiah 42:8], I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. This cylinder was excavated in 1879 by the Assyro-British archaeologist Hormuzd Rassam and is kept today in the British Museum in London : The cylinder states that Cyrus the Great worshiped pagan gods such as Bel and Nabu: pray daily before Bêl and Nabû for long life for me, and may they speak a gracious word for me and say to Marduk, my lord, “May Cyrus, the king who worships you, and Cambyses, his son, their […] I permitted all to dwell in peace […]” (Cylinder, English Translation, lines 35-36). In little more than twenty years, the religious and political configuration of Arabia was changed out of all recognition. Isaiah prophesies of a time when the Prophet, a servant who has wisdom, understanding and knowledge, will open the eyes and ears of God’s blinded and deaf servant Israel. Throughout his life Prophet Muhammad never once cried out in complaint at the mission that was given to him by God Almighty, in spite of its immense difficulty and hardship. Another way that we can come to a resolution on the identity of Sela is to consider the nature and purpose of prophecy. The Old Testament states that he was handpicked by God to rebuild the Jerusalem Temple after its destruction and the exile of the Israelites into Babylon: In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the Lord spoken by Jeremiah, the Lord moved the heart of Cyrus king of Persia to make a proclamation throughout his realm and also to put it in writing. I have named you “Al-Mutawakkil” (one who depends upon God). Christians and Muslims agree that Jesus rose without bringing justice to the nations, as his handful of disciples did not possess the strength required to enforce justice. The prophecy continues saying: The prophecy approaches and says that the isles shall wait for his law, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ came with the final law, while Jesus (Peace be upon him) didn’t come to abolish the law but to fulfill it, and then Christians claimed that the Mosaic law was for the Jews only but they are not committed to it, that’s why they don’t circumcise, eat pork,…etc. 357-358. The Hebrew word which was translated to “whom I uphold” is “אתמך”(Etmokh). Isaiah 42 talks about a future prophet of God from the children of Kadar. Print; Email ; User Rating: 5 / 5. One thought on “Forcing Muhammad into Isaiah 42” Jesus is Muhammad's God says: 30 August 2018 at 8:50 pm Regarding Isaiah 42 , why don’t use Muslim’s own source to debunk them instead ? The most popular so-called biblical prophecy of Muhammad in recent years has been Isaiah 42. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Muhammad in the Bible: An Exposition on Isaiah 42. This happened in Syria, Egypt and Spain. Prophet Muhammad had to engage in many battles with the idol worshipping enemies of God and ultimately prevailed against them. Defend Christ Critique Islam (DCCI) Ministries seeks to preach the Gospel to Muslims using apologetics and polemics. Successors to Hadrat Muhammad, sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, and the Promised Messiah, ‘aliahisalam. My Servant whom I uphold, My Elect One in whom My soul delights! [Isaiah 42:16-17], This is unlikely to be a reference to Jesus because, unlike Muhammad whose lifetime opponents were primarily idol worshippers, Jesus’ opponents during his ministry were the Jewish religious leaders, the Sadducees and Pharisees. … all the splendor of Kedar will terminate. Hoshea أبلغني بالتعليقات الجديدة عبر البريد الإلكتروني. Isaiah 42:1 “Behold! Yet here Prophet Isaiah announces the advent of a figure with temporal powers who will establish global justice. Before calling them, (God) had prepared them beforehand to hold Christians in honour; thus they also had a special commandment from God concerning our monastic station, that they should hold it in honour. This prophecy was told in the Hadiths, there is a lot of variation between it and what is said in Isaiah, but textual variants are present much in the Bible, and there are many inaccurate quotes of the Old Testament made by writers of the […] My question is: on what basis do you feel Isaiah 42 is uncorrupted which prophecies Muhammad, but Isaiah 53 is corrupted that prophesies the crucifixion of Christ? Recall that Madinah, a city located in Western Saudi Arabia, is Muhammad’s city. If Christians have no issue accepting this standard of prophecy for Jesus, then in the name of fairness and consistency they should adopt at least a similar standard for Muhammad. Which leads us to ponder why were there many Jews to begin with in south Arabia. ‘The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and he has appointed me to build a temple for him at Jerusalem in Judah. In fact, we can narrow this location down further to a particular part of Arabia: According to Harper’s Bible Dictionary  the term ‘Ishmaelites’ is used synonymously with the term ‘Midianites’. He stops at verse six, but the prophecy continues. One such reference is found in Sūrah al-aʿrāf v.157, where the coming of an “ummiyy” prophet is said to have been prophesied in the Hebrew The Servant of the LORD - “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations. In summary we have established that Ishmael and his descendants, specifically Kedar, settled in modern day Western Saudi Arabia. Since the time of Muhammad, Muslims believed that it was fulfilled by no one other than him. Given that there were multiple Selas at the time Isaiah was writing, how would his audience be able to determine which Sela is being spoken of? his arrival will make their inhabitants sing with joy. You can see that this quote is virtually identical to the quotation in Jude. The texts are of great religious significance because they include the earliest known surviving manuscripts of the Old Testament, dated from approximately 150 BCE – 70 CE. There are some, such as Christians, who believe that the “spirit of God” here is God Himself as the Holy Spirit, who will be sent down to earth to support the servant. 10 – Professor. “Chosen one” is “Mustafa” in Arabic. 27 – Richard Bell, The Origin of Islam in its Christian Environment, p. 42. By the sixth century, it is clear that “Jewish tribes dominated Yathrib (Medina)… Among some twenty Jewish tribes mentioned in later Arabic literature stand out the Aramaic-sounding Banu Zaghura. 13 – Keil-Delitzsch, Commentary on the Old Testament, 1991, p. 253. 4- He will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. Here is what that prophecy says concerning the coming Messiah: “Here is My servant, whom I uphold, My chosen one, in whom My soul delights. These state that as well as there being a presence of a number of large, powerful Jewish tribes residing in and around the city of Medina, there was even a huge Jewish settlement in Arabia called Khaybar. This article is intended to supplement the following responseby providing further details showing that the Servant spoken of in Isaiah 42 is not Muhammad. Which leads us to ponder why were there many Jews to begin with in south Arabia. It seems clear that the “deaf and blind” Isaiah is talking about in this verse are those who reject Prophet Muhammad. Today there are over 2 billion Muslims in the world, that’s 1 in 4 people on earth (please click on picture to enlarge): Here Isaiah, in Biblical language, is asserting that the foretold servant will triumph against the enemies of God. ( تسجيل خروج / Recall that Isaiah 42 gives us a list of momentous achievements for the coming servant. This book contains the prophecies attributed to the prophet Isaiah, and is a part of the Books of the Prophets. 36 – Rodinson, Maxime, Mohammed, (Pelican, London, 1973), p.143, quoting the Sira of Ibn Hisham. Even the Qur’an confirms that the Spirit of God, who Muslims believe is the angel Gabriel, was sent down by God to Muhammad: We have thus revealed a Spirit to you [Prophet] by Our command: you knew neither the Scripture nor the faith, but We made it a light, guiding with it whoever We will of Our servants. My Servant, whom I uphold, My CHOSEN ONE in whom my soul delights. He said to him, “Take off the sackcloth from your body and the sandals from your feet.” And he did so, going around stripped and barefoot. 1- In chapter Isaiah 42, there is a direct and clear prophecy about the coming of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. [Hosea 11:1]. Likewise, Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible states: these are the four spirits of the heavens; or, “the four winds of the heavens”… angels are called “spirits” or “winds”, Psalm 104:3 they are created spirits, and so differ from God; are incorporeal ones, and so differ from men; and are immaterial and immortal, and so die not: they are spiritual subsistences, and spirits of the heavens, or heavenly spirits. Many respectable Bible commentaries interpret the four spirits (‘ruwach’) as four angels. So what Christians have to do instead is divide the life of Jesus into two periods, the first and second coming. The Qur’an proclaims it loud and clear as follows: Their intention is to extinguish God’s Light (by blowing) with their mouths: But God will complete (the revelation of) His Light, even though the Unbelievers may detest (it). تغيير ). According to commentators on the Bible this word “has in the total context of this passage almost the sense of ‘revelation’” . Let the people of Sela sing for joy; let them shout from the mountaintops. When we look to the Old Testament itself we will see that this cannot be the case. This makes it clear that Isaiah 42 is a prophecy about the future. What I highlighted in capital letters is Prophet Muhammad’s name which in Arabic is ‘Mustafa’ and he will bring Justice to the Gentiles (Non Jews). The acts mentioned in the prophecy could either be spiritual or physical, Muhammad could do neither, which leaves us with some one else which can do such things. With regards to war, recall that Isaiah 42 states that the servant will be a mighty warrior who will prevail against God’s enemies: “The Lord will march out like a champion, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies.” [Isaiah 42:13]. Finally, the authors of the Bible also quote from books that are considered forgeries. Yet the context of Isaiah 42 stands as part of a larger section of Isaiah (beginning in chapter 40) that speaks of the future work of the Messiah. It is true that much of the original Torah revealed to Moses has been corrupted (see this article for further information). my very soul seemed straitened to me and even the earth seemed narrow to me for all its spaciousness, there I heard the voice of one who had ascended the mountain of Sala’ calling with his loudest voice, ‘O Ka’b bin Malik! 43 – See “The Great Isaiah Scroll” online here: http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/isaiah, SALAM Initiative, Kemp House 152 - 160 City Road, London, England, EC1V 2NX. Travelling through the desert is a difficult feat to accomplish, and even today there are parts of it that are devoid of any population, due to its lack of water. So the Book of Zechariah clearly indicates that spirits are entities other than God. The Old Testament tells us that Ishmael dwelt in a place called Paran: While he (Ishmael) was living in the Desert of Paran, his mother got a wife for him from Egypt. He approached me concerning his gods (and) [Chapter 14, verse 1]. The question then arises, why were there numerous Jewish tribes within Madinah? Here Isaiah emphasises the universal mission of the coming person. Compare the above description of King Hazael, described as “king of the Arabs”, with that of his son King Iauta, who is described as “king of the land of Qedar”. Islam was victorious and Islam endured. 3370, p. 2095. Let the wilderness and its cities lift up their voice, The villages that Kedar inhabits. In fact, he is spoken of in highly favourable terms: who says of Cyrus, ‘He is my shepherd and will accomplish all that I please; he will say of Jerusalem, “Let it be rebuilt,” and of the temple, “Let its foundations be laid.”’ [Isaiah 44:28]. 10-11. [Genesis 37:36], Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. 23 – James Howard-Johnston, Witnesses to a World Crises, 2010, pp. begged my kingship. One of the startling discoveries among the Dead Sea Scrolls were the presence of apocryphal texts not found in the modern Old Testament. Isaiah informs us that this special person will bring forth a new law. But those who trust in idols, who say to images, ‘You are our gods,’ will be turned back in utter shame. However that does not mean that all of the Torah has become corrupted. So who Brought a New Law other than Prophet Moses PBUH? Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be on him. Kadar according to the bible was one of the sons of Ishmael - who is one … He simply has no link to the deserts of Saudi Arabia, nor is there any record of the inhabitants of Mecca and Madinah “rejoicing” and “singing for joy” with the advent of Jesus. When his enemies realised that nothing would discourage him from preaching his message, they turned to more aggressive tactics. 32. It’s only expected for Isaiah to actually specify which one he’s talking about. [1 Thessalonians 5:1-3], and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. ISAIAH 41:2 A righteous man [Muhammad] from the east [from the tribe of Ishmaelites, descendents of Abraham and Ishmael] will be raised up And Ishmael and his sons, and the sons of Keturah and their sons, went together and dwelt from Paran to the entering in of Babylon in all the land which is towards the East facing the desert. 49:1-6; Is. Professor of Hebrew Christopher North comments: Most commentators remark that mishpat is here used absolutely, without the definite article, and that it has the comprehensive sense of the Islamic din (‘’judgement’), which embraces both faith and practice. All this confusion disappears if we just let Isaiah 42 speak for itself: We can see that the entirety of Isaiah 42 points to Muhammad, and the big clue is the link to Kedar and Sela, an Arabian prophet. In terms of the characteristics of the coming servant, Prophet Isaiah falls short as he was not a man of war, nor did he have any historical connection with the Arabian cities of Mecca and Madinah. [Isaiah 42:13]. The main source of life are the sparse oases that dot the landscape. The first verse begins with: “Behold my Servant, whom I uphold; mine Elect…”. Isaiah 42 was not referring to Muhammad. Let the people of Sela sing for joy; let them shout from the mountaintops. he kissed my feet An important point worth mentioning is the presence of various Jewish tribes in Madinah before the advent of Muhammad. Whilst it’s true that Saudi Arabia represents a wide geographic region, the use of the word ‘Sela’ pinpoints an exact location. (PDF) The Prophet Muḥammad and Isaiah 42 | Taha Soomro - Academia.edu The Qur’an makes reference to Biblical prophecies that supposedly predict the coming of the Prophet Muḥammad. The Messenger of God has arrived!’ , Then men and women climbed upon house-tops; the boys and servants scattered in the way, and they were all calling out: ‘Muhammad! تغيير ), أنت تعلق بإستخدام حساب Facebook. To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. The 42nd chapter of the Old Testament Book of Isaiah clearly foretells the coming of an Arabian Prophet, specifically Prophet Muhammad.
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