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At the first time i heard about this concept,i laught...well i know the jewish scripts and never bumped into Muhammad...
The base to this theory is this verse:
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 him. (Deuteronomy 18:18)
If you ask evry little Jewish boy,he would say that the meaning of this verse is that there will be prophets from the Jewish people,so how could Dr Naik say that this verse talk about Muhammad?
This is Dr Naik explaination:
Muhammad (pbuh) is from among the brethren of Moses (pbuh). Arabs are brethren of Jews. Abraham (pbuh) had two sons: Ishmail and Isaac. The Arabs are the descendants of Ishmail (pbuh) and the Jews are the descendants of Isaac (pbuh).
There's a verse ,few verses before,that say:
A prophet will the LORD thy God raise up unto thee, from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; (Deuteronomy 18:15)
So lets do a little exercise in reading comprehension :
Moses speak in front of the Jewish people and say to them that God will raise a prophet from the midst of them.
So is there any other way to understand it that this prophet will be from the Jewish people?!
I Can understand why Dr Naik brought the 18:18 Verse and not the 18:15-
In 18:15 Moses speak to the Jews,so there no room to say he ment to Ishmailies.
In 18:18 God Speak to Moses,So one without sharp eye won't notic...
The meaning of the word Brother
But lets go back to 18:18...
Can the word brethren can tolarate the interpataion that it means Ishmailies and not Jews?
When Moses speak about the relationship between Jews,he say brethren
There's a lot examples ,i will bring few:
1.And ye may make them an inheritance for your children after you, to hold for a possession: of them may ye take your bondmen for ever; but over your brethren the children of Israel ye shall not rule, one over another, with rigour. (Leviticus 25:46)
2.thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose; one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee; thou mayest not put a foreigner over thee, who is not thy brother.(Deuteronomy 17:15)
3.The priests the Levites, even all the tribe of Levi, shall have no portion nor inheritance with Israel; they shall eat the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and His inheritance. And they shall have no inheritance among their brethren; the LORD is their inheritance, as He hath spoken unto them.(Deuteronomy 18:1-2)
4.And Moses said unto the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben: 'Shall your brethren go to the war, and shall ye sit here? And wherefore will ye turn away the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which the LORD hath given them? (Numbers 32:6-7)
Do Jews and arabs are really brothers?
Another little thing Dr Naik didn't mentiond:
Abraham had two sons: Ishmail and Isaac.
Isaac had two sons : Jacob and Esau.
So if the Arabs are the descendants of Ishmail and The Jews are the descendants of Jacob
that make them cousins not brothers...
Does Muhammad is like Moses?
Here Dr Naik give a very sharp observation:
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is like Moses (pbuh):
i) Both had a father and a mother.
ii) Both were married and had children.
iii) Both were accepted as Prophets by their people in their lifetime.
iv) Both besides being Prophets were also kings i.e. they could inflict capital punishment.
v) Both brought new laws and new regulations for their people.
vi) Both died a natural death.
So insdet of understand the prophet like moses In the immediate way -like moses,A Jew like moses,Dr Naik interpret it -like moses,Same biography.
So does Muhammad has the same biography as moses?
i)Moses was Jew,Muhammad wasn't
ii)Moses was raised as a prince,Muhammad was a trader
and above all:
iii)Muhammad was illiterate,Moses wasn't - And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Write this for a memorial in the book...' (Exodus 17:14)
and it will be easy to find more gap between Moses to Muhammad
Words in his Mouth
Another claim by Dr Naik is :
d) Words in the mouth:
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was unlettered and whatever revelations he received from God Almighty he repeated it verbatim.
"I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him."
We can find this kind of term about Prophet Jeremiah:
And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying: Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee; I have appointed thee a prophet unto the nations. Then said I: 'Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak; for I am a child.' But the LORD said unto me: say not: I am a child; for to whomsoever I shall send thee thou shalt go, and whatsoever I shall command thee thou shalt speak. Be not afraid of them; for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD. Then the LORD put forth His hand, and touched my mouth; and the LORD said unto me: Behold, I have put My words in thy mouth; (Jeremiah 1:4-9)
So we can find the exact terms of Deuteronomy (18:18) fulfilled in Jeremiah!
But for Muhammad we can see different term:
Say: Whoever is an enemy to Gabriel-for he brings down the (revelation) to thy heart by Allah's will, a confirmation of what went before, and guidance and glad tidings for those who believe,- (2:97)
So who is more like "Words in his Mouth" ,Muhammad or Jeremiah ?
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is mentioned by name in the Song of Solomon ?!
well that is the Joke of the year!
Dr Naik is trying to prove that Muhammad Name is in bible so he bring this verse,In Hebrew:
Hikko Mamittakim we kullo Muhammadim Zehdoodeh wa Zehrace Bayna Jerusalem. (Song of Songs 5:16)
What is Muhammadim - It's a word for candy...the im in the end of the word is for plural so it's candys...
Beside Hebrew and Arabic are cousin languages so finding word in bible that is similar to Arabic Name isn't surprising...
My Name is also in Bible:
And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon. (1 Kings 9:28)
So does that mean this blog was prophesy?