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As-Salam aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa baraketuh dear brother Osama,

Thank you for such a kind of info akhi. It will help me now to get a much clearer view of some Old Testament passages. Excellent!
Thank you once again, and jazaka Allahu khayran, and also for brother Mohamed Saif for some additional hints on this topic.

Take care, and salam
Ahmed (Poland, Warsaw)

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As-Salam aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa baraketuh,

great pieces of info brother Osama! Jazaka Allah khayran akhi. So, we can conclude that Mecca and the desert of Arabia are hidden under many names: Paran, Zion, Baka, ...Babylon ?? Again, just for clarifying: the "Daughter of Babylon" is Mecca or Arabia ?

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As-Salam aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa baraketuh dear brother Osama,

thank you for the explanation. Interesting, I didn't know about this, since I thought that Babylon is referring maybe to the territories of modern Iraq. The camel driver from Isaiah 21:7 is almost certainly Prophet Mohammed (pbuh), but which Babylon Isaiah has in mind two verses later (i.e. Isaiah 21:9)? Is he talking about Iraq or pagan Arabia ?

As to the Future Babylon, which is called "THE GREAT harlot", some Christians says that it refers to the Roman Catholic Church, precisely the Vatican, and it seems they have a pretty good argument.

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Salam aleikum,

I have found in answering-christianity.com the following Old Testament quotation: "Arabia has not yet met its threshold, and "and the time of her harvest shall come." (Jeremiah 51:33)

Where did the word Arabia appear in this verse ? It is about Babylon here not Arabia. I think this is an error to mention Arabia in Jeremiah 51:33, but maybe I'am wrong.

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I have one more doubt.  How do we know that the "Zion" mentioned in Isaiah is not literally the Zion in Jerusalem.  How do you know it refers to the Holy city of Mecca?

The term Zion either refers exclusively to Mecca alone or there are perhaps two Zions. This expression is used in so many different ways, but in the Book of Isaiah, as I remarked almost every time it is applied to Mecca, or in some cases to Kaaba itself! For example, reading Isaiah 1:26 according to the text of LXX, Zion will be called the “Mother City”, and in Masoretic Text is called the “Faithful City” or rather the “Safety City”. Now, both of these titles are given only to Mecca in Islam’s teaching (see Quran 6:92, and 16:112). In Isaiah 28:16 it is said that God lays in Zion for a foundation some special stone, a very precious stone which is to be placed on the corner of Zion’s building. According to Islam’s tradition, when Abraham and Ismail (peace be upon them) were laying the foundation of Kaaba and then was almost finished, Allah gave to them a heavenly stone, which is now called the “Black Stone” placed in the corner of the wall of Kaaba (zawiya mukarrama). In Psalm 48:12, pilgrims are told to encircle Zion. It is well known in Islam that pilgrims must encircle Kaaba (see Quran 22:29). There are few other striking allusions as well.

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My other question is that if Prophet Muhammad fulfilled most of the messianic prophecies then why is Jesus Christ called the Messiah in Islam. Did he do anything special to gain the title? We know that he only came to confirm the law and the gospel and give glad tidings of a messenger to come after him. And we also know that he didn't liberate the jews from the Roman Empire. Then why was he given this title?

As I tried to explain you in my previous posts, personally I do not believe in other Messiah besides Jesus (pbuh), because my source - i.e. the Quran and hadiths – mentions zero about two messiahs like in this corrupted Torah in which you will find e.g. that David is called Messiah, and now even Moses in Qumran texts is called the Messiah. Why the Jews were calling them by this title, I don’t know, but I know that Allah has cursed them, and exposed them in many ways. For instance, Allah has revealed in the Quran that the Jews and Christians calls themselves “Sons of God”. Isn’t written in Psalm 82:6 “You are gods, and all of you are sons of the Most High” ? This is of course a wishful thinking, since they desired so to be called in such a manner, but Allah didn’t affirm it, in contrary, He explicitly refused their claims, and this automatically mean that the words “You are gods, and all of you are sons of the Most High” from Psalm 82:6 must have been inserted by those arrogant Jews who abolished Allah’s law. So, this weird Jewish teaching about many Messiahs – paradoxically excluding Jesus (pbuh) from this group! – is insane and have no support from Islam sources.

Take care, and salam
Ahmed (Poland, Warsaw)

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I actually thought that Isaiah 59:20 where it says that the "redeemer shall come unto Zion" and Isaiah 62:3 where it says that "Thou shalt be a crown of glory" is talking about the same servant. That is what I meant.

Correct, these two passages talks about the same person, since were applied messianically by the ancient Synagogue. The Redeemer and Zion should be understood as a reference to Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) coming back to Mecca, saving his people from idolatry and other great sins.

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I was actually going through your previous posts and found some interesting facts. In one of your previous posts you said that the name Ahmed existed in Isaiah in the Armenian Bible.  If you could actually prove that then the whole book of Isaiah is almost dedicated to Prophet Muhammad. If the servant songs referred to the same person and Prophet Muhammad's name existed there then the entire song is about him.

Yes, there is a curious indication which could prove that the name Ahmad originally appeared in Isaiah 42:10. It is Haydar ‘Ali al-Qurayshi, a Muslim historian quoted by Rahmatullah al-Hindi, who reported that in the year 1666, an Archbishop called Voscan Yerevantsi or Auscan Erewanci, have translated the Book of Isaiah into Armenian language in which he supposedly mentioned Ahmed in chapter 42:10, but for now I’am too sceptical to this report until I will be able to check it for myself with the help of friends professor insha’Allah.

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It cannot refer to Christ since Prophet Muhammad suffered far more than him. Christ suffered Three years of persecution while Prophet Muhammad suffered 13 years. So who is the suffering servant?  The answer now is almost obvious!

Well, certainly Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) in his lifetime suffered much more than Jesus (pbuh). He was suffering physically and psychically as well.

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Your works are highly scholarly and professional. Keep up the good work brother Idris

Thank you, I hope that my work will be fruitful for all Muslims!

Take care, and salam
Ahmed (Poland, Warsaw)

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Wa aleikum, a-Salam wa rahmatullahi wa baraketuh,

I don't know in what manner you are asking ? I did not analyzed passages of Isaiah 60, 62, but I encourage you to do your own research. If you are interested in Old Testament studies, then it is advisable that you should learn Hebrew, since without it you could be easily refuted by any person influent in Hebrew.

As to the Four Servant Songs, only Isaiah 52:13-53:12 has been identified as a "Suffering Servant". Early Jewish tradition from 200-500 A.D. apply this to the Messiah, but obviously they did not meant Jesus pbuh, since they have already rejected him. I personally do not understand this weird Jewish view of many messiahs. If there were indeed many messiahs, Allah would mentioned other than Jesus (pbuh). Even from the hadith, we do not heard of any Messiah beside Jesus (pbuh), so I think that, since Jews had such a powerful Kings like David (pbuh), after Babylonian exile, they started dreaming about a perfect Kingly Messiah, who will be a king, a priest, and a warrior-prophet, and who will be a saviour to them. When Jesus (pbuh) came, they were deeply disappointed, because he was weak, he did not like to fight, nor had some special authority etc. and after his ascension, they still have this weird idea about a Kingly Messiah (ironically even Muslims sometimes are forced to use it when they want to refer to Prophet Muhammad pbuh as a last of many messiahs). Therefore, I think that this whole concept about many messiahs - Royal and Priestly Messiah -  is merely a Jewish joke, a wishful thinking, a pious hope... In other words, if it would be true, I 'am sure that Allah or Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) would have spoke at least one phrase about other messiah - or anointed one - than Jesus (pbuh), but we have nothing, thus it is a Jewish invention !

As to the Suffering Servant from Isaiah 52:13-53:12 it does apply in many ways, but I did not finished my work on this, and it is in early stage of research, but there are some striking allusions which proves that the section of Isaiah 52:13-53:12 is - or was - originally a description of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh), and Allah knows best!

Take care, and salam
Ahmed (Poland, Warsaw)



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Wa aleikum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa baraketuh dear brother Mohamed Saif,

MS #96, according to Kennicot’s classification, lacks the word “Israel” in the passage of Isaiah 49:3 ! (See the critical apparatus in the link below, under VARIAE LECTIONES, p. 63)

Link: https://archive.org/stream/vetustestamentum02kenn#page/62/mode/2up

Firstly, notice that in the same passage it appears a Hebrew word פאר for “glory, praise”, and it is most likely that the word ישׂראל (i.e. Israel) is an early interpolation inserted to the text of Isaiah 49:3. For the scholars themselves, the absence of ישׂראל in MS #96 plays an important factor. Secondly, Isaiah 42:1 according to LXX is talking about Jacob/Israel being a Chosen servant, while neither MT (Masoretic text), TJ (Targum Jonathan), SP (Syriac Peshitta), nor 1QIsa (The Great Isaiah Scroll) contains such words, so the Jews were certainly manipulating with these particular fragments. NO DOUBT!

Rabbi Ibn Ezra, a great Jewish scholar and author of the best exegesis on the Book of Isaiah, states that the servant mentioned in Isaiah 42:1-4, Isaiah 49:1-6, Isaiah 50:4-9, Isaiah 52:13-53:12 is basically the same person.

The Targum and some early rabbinic sources agree with that the Four Servant Songs refers specifically to the Messiah (i.e. the last and final Prophet). However, the Jews are an entrusted people – very few of them you will find honest – who for sure tempered their text, especially when the “Royal Messiah”, the long awaited prophet, came to them (and they refused him just because he was an Arab, and not an Israeli one)

Take care, and salam
Ahmed (Poland, Warsaw)

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GENERAL TOPICS | BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS / Re: Gospel of Barnabas
« on: February 16, 2017, 08:28:34 AM »
As-Salam aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa baraketuh,

You’re right brother Dawud, and I did noticed now that I wrongly expressed my self when I’ve said in my above post: „…but it cannot be said also that is entirely a forgery”. Of course, I also believe that the Gospel of Barnabas is not a forgery, Muslims could not wrote it, since it contains some contradictions, and Muslims would not contradict the Quran. If Barnabas quote it from his memory, then it is possible that he could have make some errors, it is natural.

This Gospel has intrigued me since I've discovered some very interesting parallel allusion to the text of Isaiah, and I think it can resolves some puzzled passages relating to the old testament prophecies! The Gospel of Barnabas should be systematically studied especially by Muslims.

Take care, and salam
Ahmed (Poland, Warsaw)

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GENERAL TOPICS | BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS / Re: Gospel of Barnabas
« on: February 15, 2017, 04:37:53 PM »
As-Salam aleikum wa rahmatullahi  wa baraketuh,

to be honest, the Gospel of Barnabas is incorrect when it comes to 2nd temple customs and geography. Although the Latin text could be a revision of some older document, possibly of that one mentioned in Decretum Gelasianum (ca. 492-96 A.D.) were it is putted amongst prohibited books. What makes the Gospel of Barnabas also problematic – this time comparing it to the Quran - is the statement of Jesus (pbuh) in which he denies to be the Messiah! I’m afraid that the argument of brother Adeel that "Other Prophets have also been called by this title" is weak from my perspective. If Jesus (pbuh) would have said: “I’am not THAT Messiah of whom you are looking for” it would be quite understandable, since by this he clearly suggests that there is some another Messiah apart of him who has not been send yet. However, according to the Gospel of Barnabas, Jesus (pbuh) totally denied being EVEN the Messiah, which contradicts the Quran. Is there anyone besides Jesus (pbuh) in Islam's teaching who is recognized as the Messiah or anointed ??

No doubt, the Gospel of Barnabas contains many truths, e.g. that Jesus (pbuh) is only a human and servant of God, that he prophesied Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) etc. It is interesting that the Church of Rome has officially rejected this Gospel before the appearance of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh). Since Constantine chose to make Jesus (pbuh) as a final Saviour to all of humanity - a decision of Nicene Council in 325 A.D. - it would automatically mean that they were obliged to erase every passage – or destroy every Gospel - which predicts another prophet after Jesus (pbuh) ! It is worthy to notice here that Codex Sinaiticus - i.e. the oldest complete Bible which contains Old and New Testament – comes from 380 A.D., thus after the Council of Nicaea. In other words, we do not have any complete Gospel from the Pre-Nicene Church, and this is caused perhaps partly by the mass burning campaign of Christian books initiated through the orders of Roman Emperors like Severus, Decius, and Valerian.

It cannot be said that the Gospel of Barnabas which we have today is wholly authentic, since it contains some serious misconceptions, but it cannot be said also that it is entirely a forgery, since it tells many things which the Quran confirms, and Allah knows best !

If you are interested in this topic I can recommend you the following positions by Omar Zaid and Ibn Yasin:

Link: https://zaidpub.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/forgotten-saint-final-revision-dec-cover-2010.pdf
Link: https://archive.org/details/TheAuthenticityOfTheGospelOfBarnabasIbnYasinGoogleBooks
Link to Google preview: https://books.google.pl/books?id=t5rH2RwYSpIC&pg=PA3&lpg=PA3&dq=The+Authenticity+of+the+Gospel+of+Barnabas+Ibn+Yasin&source=bl&ots=WUYhodkcIJ&sig=_XWJiiVHDmC-yyXWwJ3swrQdpTc&hl=pl&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjEwNO_kZPSAhVB1RQKHXqBCtsQ6AEISDAG#v=onepage&q=The%20Authenticity%20of%20the%20Gospel%20of%20Barnabas%20Ibn%20Yasin&f=false

Take care, and salam
Ahmed (Poland, Warsaw)

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As-Salam aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa baraketuh,

If you are interested in Daniel's prophecies about „seventy weeks”, then you should read the article linked below written by Rabbi Ben Abrahamson who reveals many exciting historical info about Jewish past and their waiting for the final „Messiah”, i.e. final prophet:

Link: http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~jkatz/The%20Persian%20conquest%20of%20Jerusalem%20in%20614CE%20compared%20with%20Islamic%20conquest%20of%20638CE.pdf

You can read it from the beginning or skip to p. 20, and read the text under the title „Signs of the Coming of the Prophet”, as you wish, but I would prefer to read the whole article, so to that all can be clear to you. If you want to pose some question concerning this particular issue, you can contact Rabbi Ben Abrahamson in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ben613

I apologize for the delay in responding to your message, since you've asked me in a private box. Unfortunately, I did not make any research in Daniel's "seventy weeks", but the article of Ben Abrahamson is excellent on this topic, and for that reason I'am sharing it with you here. A much more spectacular prophecy however, relating to the birth date of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh), I would consider that one described in an apocryphal book called "The Assumption of Mose" or "The Testament of Moses". See Appendix IV (p. 237) from the book of Abdul' Sattar al'Ghauri linked below:

Link: http://www.muslim-library.com/dl/books/English_Muhammad_Foretold_in_the_Bible_by_Name.pdf

This is an amazing prophecy! Abdul Sattar have done a nice research, and I have found some important additional pieces of info, e.g. a narration from Israiliyyat in which Ka'b al-Ahbar affirms that Allah revealed to Moses (pbuh) in the Torah the date of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) coming, and that he informed his community about his appearance. According to the prophecy found in "The Assumption of Moses", Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) would come to the world exactly 1750 years after the death of Moses (pbuh), and this was spoken by Moses (pbuh) to Joshua, son of Nun!

Take care, and salam
Ahmed (Poland, Warsaw)

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Dear brother Idris

You said that you research on prophecies of Prophet Muhammad in the bible. Do you actually write articles on your work and publish them online.  If so can you provide the links. 

As-aleikum aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa baraketuh,

Yes, but I didn’t published any official articles on this topic, not yet. This is a big project which require a long time of research, but through the last two years I did many notes and observations that led me to discover amazing things, never noticed before by any Muslim. Alhamdulillah! I have some few people who helps me occasionally in my study, but speaking honestly, I’ve always dreamed of a Muslim team which would cooperate with me all the time.

I have at my disposal a huge library of e-books of many scholarly works: articles and books concerning the Bible history, rabbinic and patristic exegesis etc. (all the most important sources)

I know what to do, where to search, which info need to be checked etc.

So, everything is actually prepared, but the problem is that I’am alone. And this is too much for me. The works dealing with the Biblical prophecies of Mohammed (pbuh) written by our Muslim scholars in many points are not sufficiently explored, but at the same time I’am collecting every important info from their writings and adding my own, so the work is unique.

I can’t tell how much time it took before I publish my work. If I would have a few willing Muslim brothers which are passionate with this subject (and of course to whom I can trust), the work will gain a chance to be published much faster.

Take care, and salam
Ahmed (Poland, Warsaw)

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King of Kings is a title for Babylon king in jewish books.
And the teachings of Islam has influenced the Jews as well where the title king of kings belonging only to Yhwh.

From where did you taken this information ? Brother submit, do you have some reference note to this claim ? I would require it in my study.

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As-Salam aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa baraketuh,

I was also surprised when I’ve read this article denying the Miraj of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh). I confirm of what brother fadi quotes from the Quran, and even in authentic sunna you can find hadiths relating the moment of ascension of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) who - by passing through all seven heavens - saw in his way prophets like Adam (pbuh), Jesus and John the Baptist (pb upon them), Noe (pbuh), Idris (pbuh), Moses (pbuh) and Abraham (pbuh). So, the ascension of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) indeed took place, there is no doubt of that.

Also, remember my post about the White Horse from the Book of Revelation ? This description clearly shows that the rider was in heaven, and to be honest, we don’t recognize anyone who could fits this person from Revelation besides Prophet Mohammed (pbuh). Allah knows best!

It would be better brother Osama to correct your statement on that particular issue. As a Muslims, we should correct each other  :)

Take care, and salam
Ahmed (Poland, Warsaw)

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GENERAL TOPICS | BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS / Re: Jesus Christ visited India
« on: December 10, 2016, 01:29:02 PM »
As-Salam aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa baraketuh,

In regards to the claim that Jesus (pbuh) visited India, it is possible, but to say that he studied there Buddhism and preached it in Israel is an absurd and against the monotheistic prophethood as well as the teachings of Allah SWT.

There are few internal and external evidences which may indicates in some points that Jesus (pbuh) travelled to India, probably looking for the lost sheeps of Israel.

Firstly, it can be noticed that the New Testament tells nothing about the life and ministry of Jesus (pbuh) between the ages of 14 and 29. Thus, many scholars and historians asked where he have been and what he was doing in this period ?
There is a book written by Nicolas Notovitch, a Russian-Jewish journalist and adventure who claimed that during his trip in India, he have found an ancient document that reportedly contains a conversation between a Buddist King and an Israeli prophet named Isa and that the Church - specifically the Vatican - deliberately hiding this truth because it reveals inconvenient information. This could be true since the Church never refers to Jesus (pbuh) as Isa, only the Quran!

Here is the book of Nicolas Notovitch: https://archive.org/details/unknownlifeofjes00notorich

However, some modern scholars like Wilhelm Schneemelcher, Bart D. Ehrman, Gordon Stein, Robert M. Price called it a hoax and that his story is not based on facts.

Secondly, Eusebius (ca. 264-340 A.D.) writes that according to one of the traditions, the Apostle Bartholomew left in India a Hebrew version of Matthew's Gospel. Eusebius writes further that around the year 200 A.D. Pantaenus the Philosopher, on his mission to India, indeed have found there the Gospel of Matthew in Hebrew letters. Eusebius is convinced that it was Bartholomew the Apostle, who took it there. A similar story gives Jerome (d. 420 A.D.), another early church father.

Now, critically thinking, if the Notovitch whole story about his travel experiences in India is a lie and invention (as some scholars have said), we should ask why 2000 years ago, one of Jesus’s disciples went on a long journey to India (a place situated maybe over 2000 km from the borders of Palestine) just to bring there a Hebrew Gospel of Matthew ?? Certainly the Apostles have preached the Gospel in various countries, but was there some Hebrew speakers in India ? It would make sense only if we assume that the lost tribes of Israel was found there, although it is difficult for me to say whether this info are correct.

By the way, it is curious that according to some hadith, Adam (pbuh), after committed a sin by eating from the forbidden tree, Allah SWT send him into India. Now, the Quran says that Jesus (pbuh) is like Adam (pbuh), of course in the way of creating these two, but the fact itself that Adam (pbuh) was brought to India is interesting if we accept the view the Jesus (pbuh) too went there in his lifetime.
Allah knows best!

Take care, and salam
Ahmed (Poland, Warsaw)

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