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ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY 

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AHMED DEEDAT 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Born in the Surat district of India in 1918, Ahmed Hoosen 
Deedat had no recollection of his father until 1926. His father a 
tailor by profession had emigrated to South Africa shortly after 
the birth of Ahmed Deedat. 

With no formal education and fighting off the extreme pangs of 
poverty, he went to South Africa in 1927 to be with his father. 
His farewell to his mother in India in 1927 was the last time he 
saw her alive for she passed away a few months later. 

In a foreign land, a boy of nine with no formal schooling and 
command of the English language began preparing for the role 
he was to play decades later without realizing it. 

Applying himself with diligence to his studies, the little boy not 
only was able to overcome the language barrier but excelled in 
school His avid passion for reading helped him gain promotions 
until he completed standard 6. Lack of finance interrupted his 
schooling and at the early age of about 1 6 he took on the first 
of many jobs in retailing. 

The most significant of these was in 1 936 where he worked at a 
Muslim owned store near a Christian seminary on the Natal 
South Coast. The incessant insults of the trainee missionaries 
hurled against Islam during their brief visits to the store infused 
a stubborn flame of desire within the young man to counteract 
their false propaganda. 

As fate would have it, Ahmed Deedat discovered by pure chance 
a book entitled Izharul-Haq, meaning the Truth revealed. This 
book recorded the techniques and enormous success of the 
efforts of Muslims in India in turning the tables against Christian 
missionary harassment during the British subjugation and rule of 
India. In particular the idea of holding debates had a profound 
effect on Ahmed Deedat. 

Armed with this new found zeal, Ahmed Deedat purchased his 
first Bible and began holding debates and discussions with the 



trainee missionaries. When they beat a hasty retreat in the face 
of his incisive counter arguments, he personally called on their 
teachers and even priests in the surrounding areas. 

These Successes spurred Ahmed Deedat in the direction of 
Da'wah. Not even his marriage, birth of children and a 3 year 
sojourn to Pakistan after its independence dampened his en- 
thusiasm or dulled his desire to defend Islam from the deceitful 
distortions of the Christian missionaries. 

With missionary zeal to project the Truth and beauty of Islam, 
Ahmed Deedat immersed himself into a host of activities over 
the next three decades. He conducted classes on Bible studies 
and gave numerous lectures. He established the As-Salaam, an 
institute to train propagators of Islam. He, together with his 
family, almost single-handedly erected the buildings including the 
masjid which is still a landmark today. 

He was a founder member of the Islamic Propagation Centre 
International (IPCI) and became its President, a position he still 
holds today. He has published over 20 books and distributed 
millions of copies free of charge. He has delivered thousands of 
lectures all over the world and successfully engaged Christian 
Evangelists in public debates. Several thousand people have come 
into the fold of Islam as a result of these efforts. 

In a fitting tribute to this monumental achievement, he was 
awarded the King Faisal International award in 1986, a presti- 
gious recognition of enormous value in the world of Islam. 

No number of awards and honours can truly capture the man's 
essence and zeal for Islam. This anthology of books is no 
exception. It demonstrates Sheikh Deedat's analytical compilations 
drawn from personal encounters and experiences against 
Christian distortions. 

May Allah (SWT) bless him for this book, the ones to follow and 
all his efforts for Islam, Insha-Allah! 

EBI LOCKHAT 

20 SHAWWAL 1413 / APRIL 13. 1993 
DURBAN. SOUTH AFRICA 



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CONTENTS PAGE No. 

PART 1 

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS 
ABOUT MUHUMMED (PBUH) 

MY FIRST MAJOR ENCOUNTER 2 

EIGHT IRREFUTABLE ARGUMENTS 9 

FURTHER PROOFS 15 

NEW TESTAMENT ALSO CONFIRMS 22 

COME LET US REASON TOGETHER 28 

PART 2 

MUHUMMED (PBUH) THE NATURAL 
SUCCESSOR TO CHRIST (PBUH) 

THE FINAL MESSENGER 30 

IN THE WORDS OF THE MASTER 40 

MUHUMMED (PBUH) IS THE "PARACLETE" 51 

TOTAL GUIDANCE! 68 

FULFILLED PROPHECIES 84 

EXTREMISM CONDEMNED 95 

PART J 

MUHUMMED (PBUH) THE GREATEST 

EVERYBODY'S CHOICE 102 

FROM THE HISTORICAL PAST 118 

FASTEST GROWING RELIGION TODAY 132 

PART 4 

AL-QURAN - THE MIRACLE OF MIRACLES 

A STANDING CHALLENGE 163 

SCIENCE AND THE QUR'ANIC REVELATIONS 1 75 
AL-QUR'AN ABSOLUTELY UNIQUE IN ITS RECORDING 189 

MIRACULOUS BOOK OF TELEGRAMS 205 

GOD - UNIQUE IN HIS ATTRIBUTES 218 

SOLVING CONTROVERSY 223 




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1 1 







CHAPTER ONE 



My First Major Encounter 



SAY: "DO YOU SEE? WHETHER THIS MESSAGE BE 
FROM ALLAH (God Almighty), AND YET YOU REJECT IT, 
AND A WITNESS FROM AMONG THE CHILDREN OF 

ISRAEL 1 BORE WITNESS OF ONE LIKE HIM " 

(SURA AHQAF) Holy Qur'an 46: 1 



Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, 

The subject of this evening's talk* — "What the BIBLE says 
about MUHUMMED (Peace be upon him) M — will no doubt 
come as a surprise to many of you because the speaker is a 
Muslim. How does it come about that a Muslim happens to be 
expounding prophecies from the Jewish and Christian Scriptures? 

As a young man, about 30 years ago, I attended a series of 
religious lectures by a Christian theologian, a certain Rev. Hiten, 
at the "Theatre Royal", Durban. 

* This is the text of a lecture delivered by the author in the early seventies. 

POPE OR KISSINGER? 

This Reverend gentleman was expounding Biblical prophecies. He 
went on to prove that the Christian Bible foretold the rise of 
Soviet Russia, and the Last Days. At one stage he went to the 
extent of proving that his Holy Book did not leave the Pope out 
of its predictions. He expatiated vigorously in order to convince 
his audience that the "Beast 666" mentioned in the Book of 
Revelation — the last book of the New Testament — was the 



i. This refers to Moses. See Yusuf Mi's commentaries Nos. 4783/4 to this verse. His 
translation with tot and commentary available from the l.P.C.L 124 QUEEN STREET. 
DURBAN 4001, R.S.A. 



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POPE, who was the Vicar of Christ on earth. It is not befitting 
for us Muslims to enter into this controversy between the Roman 
Catholics and the Protestants. By the way, the latest Christian 
exposition of the 'Beast 666" of the Christian Bible is Dr. 
Henry Kissinger.' Christian scholars are ingenious and inde- 
fatigable in their efforts to prove their case. 

Rev. Hiten's lectures led me to ask that if the Bible foretold so 
many things — not even excluding the "Pope" and "Israel 1 ', — 
then surely it must have something to say about the greatest 
benefactor of mankind 2 — the Holy Prophet Muhummed (may 
the peace of Allah be with him). 

As a youngster 1 set out to search for an answer. I met priest 
after priest, attended lectures, and read everything that I could 
lay my hands relating to the field of Bible prophecies. Tonight I 
am going to narrate to you one of these interviews with a 
dominee 3 of the Dutch Reformed Church. 



LUCKY THIRTEEN 

I was invited to the Transvaal 4 to deliver a talk on the occasion 
of the Birthday celebration of the Holy Prophet Muhummed. 
Knowing that in that Province of the Republic of South Africa, 
the Afrikaans language is widely spoken, even by my own 
people, I felt that 1 ought to acquire a smattering of this lang- 
uage so as to feel a little more "at home" with the people. I 
opened the telephone directory and began phoning the Afrikaans- 

1. Christian exegetists give progressive numerical values by sixes, to the English alphabet 
and add up to get the total 666 i.e. A = 6, B = 12, C = 18, D = 24 and so on. 
Progression by 6's because the number of the Beast in the Bible is "666". Try it for Dr. 
Kissinger. 

2. The writer has just delivered another talk in the City Hall, Durban on the 10th December, 

1975 on the subject — "Muhummed the Greatest", booklet on that topic now 
available FREE from the Centre. 

3. "Dominee" is the Afrikaans equivalent of priest, parson and predikanL 

4. One of the Provinces of the Republic of South Africa 



What the Bible sa?s about Muhummed (pbuh) 



speaking churches. I indicated my purpose to the priests that I 
was interested in having a dialogue with them, but they all 
refused my request with "plausible" excuses. No. 13 was my 
lucky number. The thirteenth call brought me pleasure and relief. 
A dominee Van Heerden agreed to meet me at his home on the 
Saturday afternoon that I was to leave for the Transvaal. 

He received me on his verandah with a friendly welcome. He 
said if I did not mind, he would like his father-in-law from the 
Free State (a 70-year-old man) to join us in the discussion. I did 
not mind. The three of us settled down in the dominee's library. 

WHY NOTHING? 

I posed the question: "What does the Bible say about Muhum- 
med?" Without hesitation he answered, "Nothing!" I asked: "Why 
nothing? According to your interpretation the Bible have so 
many things to say about the rise of Soviet Russia and about the 
Last Days and even about the Pope of the Roman Catholics?" He 
said, "Yes, but there was nothing about Muhummed!" I asked 
again, "Why nothing? Surely this man Muhummed who had 
been responsible for the bringing into being a world-wide 
community of millions of Believers who, on his authority, believe 
in — 

( 1 ) the miraculous birth of )esus, 

(2) that Jesus is the Messiah, 1 

(3) that he gave life to the dead by God's permission, and 
that he healed those born blind and the lepers by God's 
permission. 



The word "Messiah" comes from the Arabic and Hebrew word masaha which means to 
rub, to massage, to anoint The religious significance is "the one who Is anointed' — 
priests and kings were anointed in consecration to their offices. Messiah translated Christ 
does not mean God. Even the heathen Cyrus is called "Christ" in the Bible, (Isaiah 

45:1). 



M? First Major Encounter 5 

Surely this book (the Bible) must have something to say about 
this great Leader of men who spoke so well of Jesus and his 
mother Mary?" (Peace be upon them both). 

The old man from the Free State replied. "My son,* I have been 
reading the Bible for the past 50 years, and if there was any 
mention of him, 1 would have known it" 

l was much younger and clean shaven then, 

NOT ONE BY NAME! 

I enquired "According to you, are there not hundreds of 
prophecies regarding the coming of Jesus in the Old Testament." 
The dominee interjected: "Not hundreds, but thousands!" I said, "1 
am not going to dispute the 'thousand and one* prophecies in 
the Old Testament regarding the coming of Jesus Christ, because 
the whole Muslim-world has already accepted him without the 
testimony of any Biblical prophecy. We Muslims have accepted 
the de facto Jesus on the authority of Muhummed alone, and 
there are in the world today no less than 900,000,000 ' followers 
of Muhummed who love, respect and revere this great Messenger 
of God — JESUS CHRIST — without having the Christians to 
convince them by means of their Biblical dialectics. Out of the 
'thousands' of prophecies referred to, can you please give me just 
ONE single prophecy where Jesus is mentioned by name? The 
term 'Messiah', translated as 'Christ', is not a name but a title. Is 
there a single prophecy where it says that the name of the 
Messiah will be JESUS, and that his mother's name will be 
MARY, that his supposed father will be JOSEPH THE CAR- 
PENTER; that he will be born in the reign of HEROD THE 
KING, etc. etc.? No! There are no such details! Then how can 
you conclude that those 'thousand' prophecies refer to Jesus?" 



This was first written in 1976. 



What the Bible sa?s about Muhummed (pbuh) 



WHAT IS PROPHECY? 

The dominee replied: "You see, prophecies are word-pictures of 
something that is going to happen in the future. When that 
thing actually comes to pass, we see vividly in these prophecies 
the fulfilment of what had been predicted in the past" I said: 
"What you actually do is that you deduce, you reason, you put 
two and two together." He said: "Yes." I said: "If this is what 
you have to do with a 'thousand* prophecies to justify 
your claim with regards to the genuineness of Jesus, why 
should we not adopt the very same system for Muhum- 
med?** 1 The dominee agreed that it was a fair proposition, a 
reasonable way of dealing with the problem. 

I asked him to open up Deuteronomy, chapter 18, verse 18 (the 
fifth Book of the Christian and Jewish Bibles), which he did. I 
read from memory the verse in Afrikaans, because this was my 
purpose in having a little practice with the language of the ruling 
race in South Africa 2 

W PROFEET SAL EK VIR HULLE 

VERWEK UIT DIE MIDDE VAN HULLE BROERS, 

SOOS JY IS, 

EN EK SAL MY WOORDE IN SY MOND L& 

EN HY SAL AAN HULLE SB 

ALLES WAT EK HOM BEVEEL Deut 18:18. 

The English translation reads as follows:— 

I will raise them up a Prophet 
from among their brethren, 



1. Muhummed is mentioned by name in the Song of Solomon 5:16. The Hebrew word used 
there is Mahammudim. The end letters 1M is a plural of respect, majesty and grandeur. 
Minus "1m" the name would be Mahammud translated as 'altogether lovely" in the 
Authorised Version of the Bible or 'The Praised One' - 'the one worthy of praise 1 i.e. 
MUHUMMED! (P.B.U.H.) 

2. If this booklet is translated into any language, please change the Afrikaans words into 
the local dialect and do not try a free hand translation of the Biblical quotations. Obtain 
a Bible in the language in which translation is being made and transcribe exactly as the 
words occur in that Bible. 



My Firsl Major Encounter 7 

like unto thee, 

and I will put my words in his mouth; 

and he shall speak unto them 

all that I shall command him. 

(HOLY BIBLE) Deuteronomy 18:18 

PROPHET LIKE MOSES 

Having recited the verse in Afrikaans, I apologised for my 
uncertain pronunciation. The dominee assured me that I was 
doing fine. I enquired: "To whom does this prophecy refer?" 
Without the slightest hesitation he answered: "JESUS!" I asked: 
"Why Jesus — his name is not mentioned here?" The 
dominee replied: "Since prophecies are word-pictures of some- 
thing that is going to happen in the nature, we find that the 
wordings of this verse adequately describe him. You see the most 
important words of this prophecy are 'SOOS JY IS' (like unto 
thee), — LIKE YOU — like Moses, and Jesus is like Moses. I 
questioned: "In which way is Jesus like Moses?" The answer 
was: "In the first place Moses was a JEW and Jesus was also a 
JEW; secondly, Moses was a PROPHET- and Jesus was also a 
PROPHET - therefore Jesus is like Moses and that is exactly 
what God had foretold Moses - "SOOS JY IS M . "Can you think 
of any other similarities between Moses and Jesus?" I asked. The 
dominee said that he could not think of any. I replied: "If these 
are the only two criteria for discovering a candidate for this 
prophecy of Deuteronomy 18:18, then in that case this criteria 
could fit any one of the following Biblical personages after 
Moses: - Solomon, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Malachi, 
John the Baptist, etc., because they were also ALL "Jews" as well 
as "Prophets." Why should we not apply this prophecy to any 
one of these prophets, and why only to Jesus? Why should we 
make fish of one and fowl of another?" The dominee had no 
reply I continued: "You see, my conclusions are that Jesus is 



8 Whai the Bible says about Muhummed (pbuh) 

most unlike Moses, and if I am wrong I would like you to 
correct me." 

THREE UNLIKES 

So saying, 1 reasoned with him: 

In the FIRST place Jesus is not like Moses, because, according to 
YOU — 'JESUS IS A GOD\ but Moses is not God, Is this true?" 
He said: "Yes." 1 said: "Therefore Jesus is not like Moses! 

"SECONDLY, according to YOU - 'JESUS DIED FOR THE SINS 
OF THE WORLD', but Moses did not have to die for the sins of 
the world. Is this true?" He again said "Yes:* I said: "Therefore 
Jesus is not like Moses!" 

"THIRDLY, according to YOU -'JESUS WENT TO HELL FOR 
THREE DAYS', but Moses did not have to go there. Is this true?" 
He answered meekly: "Y-e-s." I concluded: "Therefore Jesus is 
not like Moses!" 

"But dominee," 1 continued: "these are not hard facts, solid facts, 
tangible facts; they are mere matters of belief over which the 
little ones can stumble and fall. Let us discuss something very 
simple, very easy that if your little ones are called in to hear the 
discussion, they would have no difficulty in following it, shall 
we?" The dominee was quiet happy at the suggestion. 



CHAPTER TWO 



Eight Irrefutable Arguments 



FATHER AND MOTHER 

(1) "Moses had a father and a mother. Muhummed also had a 
father and a mother. But Jesus had only a mother, and no 
human father. Is this true?" He said: "Yes." I said: DAAROM 
IS JESUS NIE SOOS MOSES NIE, MAAR MUHUMMED IS 
SOOS MOSES!" Meaning: "THEREFORE JESUS IS NOT 
LIKE MOSES, BUT MUHUMMED IS LIKE MOSES!" (By 
now the reader will realise that I was using the Afrikaans 
language only for practice purposes. 1 shall discontinue its 
use in this narration). 

MIRACULOUS BIRTH 

(2) "Moses and Muhummed were born in the normal, natural 
course, i.e. the physical association of man and woman; 
but Jesus was created by a special miracle. You will recall 
that we are told in the Gospel of St. Matthew 1:18 
"... BEFORE THEY CAME TOGETHER, (Joseph the Car- 
penter and Mary) SHE WAS FOUND WITH CHILD BY 
THE HOLY GHOST." And St Luke tells us that when 
the good news of the birth of a holy son was announced 
to her, Mary reasoned: "... HOW SHALL THIS BE, SEEING 
I KNOW NOT A MAN? AND THE ANGEL ANSWERED 
AND SAID UNTO HER, THE HOLY GHOST SHALL COME 
UPON THEE f AND THE POWER OF THE HIGHEST SHALL 
OVERSHADOW THEE ..." (Luke 1:35). The Holy Qur'an 
confirms the miraculous birth of Jesus, in nobler and sub- 
limer terms. In answer to her logical question: *0 my 
Lord! How shall I have a son when no man hath 



1 Whal the Bible sa?s aboui Muhummed (pbuh) 

touched me?' the angel says in replv: *Even so: Allah 
createth what He willeth: when he hath decreed a 
Plan, He but saith to it "BE 1 * and it is!" 1 (Holy Quran 
3:47). It is not necessary for God to plant a seed in man or 
animal. He merely wills it and it comes into being. This is 
the Muslim conception of the birth of Jesus. (When 1 
compared the Qur'anic and the Biblical versions of the birth 
of Jesus to Rev. Dunkers the head of the Bible Society in 
our largest city, and when I enquired: "Which version would 
you prefer to give your daughter, the QUR'ANIC version or 
the BIBLICAL version?" The man bowed his head and 
answered: "The Qur'anic") In short, I said to the domineer 
"Is it true that Jesus was born miraculously as against the 
natural birth of Moses and Muhummed?" He replied 
proudly: "YES!" 1 said: "THEREFORE JESUS IS NOT LIKE 
MOSES, BUT MUHUMMED IS LIKE MOSES. And God 
says to Moses in the Book of Deuteronomy 18:18 "UKE 
UNTO THEE" (Like You, Like Moses) and Muhummed is 
like Moses." 

MARRIAGE TIES 

(3) "Moses and Muhummed married and begot children, but 
Jesus remained a bachelor all his life. Is this true?" The 
dominee said: "Yes" I said THEREFORE JESUS IS NOT 
LIKE MOSES, BUT MUHUMMED IS LIKE MOSES." 

JESUS REJECTED BY HIS PEOPLE 

(4) "Moses and Muhummed were accepted as prophets by their 
people in their very lifetime. No doubt the lews gave endless 



1. Please open the Holy Qur'an 3:42 and 19:16 where the birth of Jesus is spoken about; 
read it with the commentary, and draw the attention of your Christian friends to the high 
position which Jesus and his mother occupy in Islam. 



Eight Irrefutable Arguments 1 1 



trouble to Moses and they murmured in the wilderness, but 
as a nation, as a whole, they acknowledged that Moses was 
a Messenger of God sent to them. The Arabs too made 
Muhummed's life impossible. He suffered very badly at their 
hands. After 13 years of preaching in Mecca, he had to 
emigrate from the city of his birth. But before his demise, 
the Arab nation as a whole accepted him as the Messenger 
of Allah. But according to the Bible — 'HE (Jesus) CAME 
UNTO HIS OWN, BUT HIS OWN RECEIVED HIM NOT/ 
(John' 1:11). And even today t after two thousand years, 
his people — the Jews, as a whole, have rejected him. 
is this true?" The dominee said "Yes." I said "THERE- 
FORE JESUS IS NOT LIKE MOSES, BUT MUHUMMED 
IS LIKE MOSES." 

"OTHER-WORLDLY" KINGDOM 

(5) "Moses and Muhummed were prophets as well as kings. By 
prophet I mean a man who receives Divine Revelation for 
the Guidance of Man and this Guidance he conveys to 
God's creatures as received without any addition or deletion. 
A king is a person who has the power of life and death 
over his people. It is immaterial whether the person wears a 
crown or not, or whether he was ever addressed as king or 
monarch: if the man has the prerogative of inflicting capital 
punishment — HE IS A KING. Moses possessed such a 
power. Do you remember the Israelite who was found 
picking up firewood on the Sabbath Day, and Moses had 
him stoned to death? (Numbers 15:36). There are other 
crimes also mentioned in the Bible for which capital 
punishment was inflicted on the Jews at the behest of 
Moses. Muhummed too, had the power of life and death 
over his people. 

There are instances in the Bible of persons who were given 
gift of prophecy only, but they were not in a position 



1 2 What the Bible &aq& about Muhummed (pbuh) 



to implement their directives. Some of these holy men of 
God who were helpless in the face of stubborn rejection of 
their message were the prophets Lot, Jonah, Daniel Ezra 
and John the Baptist They could only deliver the message, 
but could not enforce the Law. The Holy Prophet Jesus 
unfortunately also belonged to this category. The Christian 
Gospel clearly confirms this: when Jesus was dragged before 
the Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate, charged for sedition, 
Jesus made a convincing point in his defence to refute the 
false charge: JESUS ANSWERED, 'MY KINGDOM IS NOT 
OF THIS WORLD': IF MY KINGDOM WERE OF THIS 
WORLD, THEN WOULD MY SERVANTS FIGHT, THAT I 
SHOULD NOT BE DELIVERED TO THE JEWS; BUT NOW IS 
MY KINGDOM NOT FROM HENCE" (John 18:36). This 
convinced Pilate (A Pagan) that though Jesus might not be 
in full possession of his mental faculty, he did not strike 
him as being a danger to his rule. Jesus claimed a spiritual 
kingdom only; in other words he only claimed to be a 
prophet Is this true?" The dominee answered "Yes." I said: 
"THEREFORE JESUS IS NOT LIKE MOSES BUT 
MUHUMMED IS LIKE MOSES.* 1 

NO NEW LAWS 

(6) "Moses and Muhummed brought new laws and new regu- 
lations for their people. Moses not only gave the Ten 
Commandments to the Israelites, but a very comprehensive 
ceremonial law for the guidance of his people. Muhummed 
comes to a people steeped in barbarism and ignorance. They 
married their stepmothers; they buried their daughters alive; 
drunkenness, adultery, idolatry and gambling where the 
order of the day. Gibbon describes the Arabs before Islam in 
his 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire", THE 
HUMAN BRUTE, ALMOST WITHOUT SENSE, IS POORLY 
DISTINGUISHED FROM THE REST OF THE ANIMAL 



Eight Irrefutable Arguments 1 3 



CREATION.' There was hardly anything to distinguish 
between the "man" and the "animal" of the time; they were 
animals in human form. 

From this abject barbarism, Muhummed elevated them, in 
the words of Thomas Cariysle, 'into torch bearers of light 
and learning/ TO THE ARAB NATION IT WAS AS A 
BIRTH FROM DARKNESS INTO LIGHT. ARABIA FIRST 
BECAME ALIVE BY MEANS OF IT. A POOR SHEP- 
HERD PEOPLE, ROAMING UNNOTICED IN ITS DE- 
SERTS SINCE THE CREATION OF THE WORLD. SEE, 
THE UNNOTICED BECOMES WORLD NOTABLE, THE 
SMALL HAS GROWN WORLD-GREAT. WITHIN ONE 
CENTURY AFTERWARDS ARABIA WAS AT GRANADA 
ON ONE HAND AND AT DELHI ON THE OTHER. 
GLANCING IN VALOUR AND SPLENDOUR, AND THE 
LIGHT OF GENIUS, ARABIA SHINES OVER A GREAT 
SECTION OF THE WORLD ...' The fact is that 
Muhummed gave his people a Law and Order they never 
had before. 

As regards Jesus, when the Jews felt suspicious of him that 
he might be an imposter with designs to pervert their 
teachings, Jesus took pains to assure them that he had not 
come with a new religion — no new laws and no new 
regulations. I quote his own words: THINK NOT THAT 1 
AM COME TO DESTROY THE LAW, OR THE PROPHETS: I 
AM NOT COME TO DESTROY, BUT TO FULFIL FOR 
VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU f TILL HEAVEN AND EARTH 
PASS, ONE JOT OR ONE TITTLE SHALL IN NO WISE PASS 
FROM THE LAW, TILL ALL BE FULFILLED: (Matthew 
5:17-18). 

In other words he had not come with amy new laws or 
regulations; he came only to fulfil the old law. This is what 
he j^ve the Jews to understand — unless he was speaking with 



1 4 What the Bible sa?s about Muhummed (pbuh) 



the tongue in his cheek trying to bluff the Jews into accepting 
him as a man of God and by subterfuge trying to ram a new 
religion down their throats. No! This Messenger of God would 
never resort to such foul means to subvert the Religion of 
God. He himseif fulfilled the laws. He observed the command- 
ments of Moses, and he respected the Sabbath. At no time did 
a single Jew point a finger at him to say, 'why don*t you 
fast* or 'why don't you wash your hands before you 
break bread', which charges they always levied against his 
disciples, but never against Jesus. This is because as a good 
Jew he honoured the laws of the prophets who preceded him. 
In short, he had created no new religion and had brought no 
new law like Moses and Muhummed. Is this true?" I asked 
the dominee, and he answered "Yes." I said: "THEREFORE 
JESUS IS NOT LIKE MOSES BUT MUHUMMED IS LIKE 
MOSES.' 

HOW THEY DEPARTED 

(7) "Both Moses and Muhummed died natural deaths, but 
according to Christianity, Jesus was violently killed on the 
cross. 1 Is this true?" The dominee said: "Yes." I averred: 
"THEREFORE JESUS IS NOT LIKE MOSES BUT MU- 
HUMMED IS LIKE MOSES." 

HEAVENLY ABODE 

(8) "Moses and Muhummed both lie buried in earth, but according 
to you, Jesus rests in heaven. Is this true? The dominee 
agreed. I said: * 'THEREFORE JESUS IS NOT LIKE MOSES 
BUT MUHUMMED IS LIKE MOSES." 



1 . For full exposition of this topic see Vol. II under "CRUCIFIXION OR CRUCI-FICTION? 



CHAPTER THREE 



Further Proofs 



ISHMAEL THE FIRST BORN 

Since the dominee was helplessly agreeing with every point, I 
said, "Dominee, so far what I have done is to prove only one 
point out of the whole prophecy — that is proving the phrase 
'LIKE UNTO THEE 1 — 'like you' - 'like Moses.' The prophecy 
is much more than this single phrase which reads as follows: '7 
WILL RAISE THEM UP A PROPHET FROM AMONG THEIR 
BRETHREN LIKE UNTO THEE ..." The emphasis is on the words 
— "From among their brethren/ Moses and his people, the 
Jews, are here addressed as a racial entity, and as such their 
'brethren* undoubtedly be the Arabs. You see, the Holy Bible 
speaks of Abraham as the "Friend of God". Abraham had two 
wives — Sarah and Hagar. Hagar bore Abraham a son — HIS 
FIRST-BORN — '... And Abram 1 called HIS SON'S name, 
which Hagar bare, IshmaeL' (Genesis 16:15). 'And Abraham 
took Ishmaet HIS SON ..." (Genesis 17:23). 'And Ishmael 
HIS SON was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised 
In the flesh of his foreskin.' (Genesis 1 7:25). Up to the age of 
THIRTEEN Ishmael was the ONLY son and seed of Abraham, 
when the covenant was ratified between God and Abraham. God 
grants Abraham another son through Sarah, named Isaac, who 
was very much the junior to his brother IshmaeL 

ARABS AND JEWS 

If Ishmael and Isaac are the sons of the same father Abraham, 
then they are brothers. And so the children of the one are 

l According to the Bible Abraham's name was Abram before it was changed by God to 
Abraham. 



1 6 What the Bible sa?s about Muhummed (pbuh) 



the BRETHREN of the children of the other The children of 
Isaac are the Jews and the children of Ishmael are the Arabs — 
so they are BRETHREN to one another. The Bible affirms, AND 
HE (ISHMAEL) SHALL DWELL IN THE PRESENCE OF ALL HIS 
BRETHREN/ (Genesis 16:12). 'AND HE (ISHMAEL) DIED IN 
THE PRESENCE OF ALL HIS BRETHREN.' (Genesis 25:18), 
The children of Isaac are the brethren of the Ishmaelites. In like 
manner Muhummed is from among the brethren of the Israelites 
because he was a descendant of Ishmael the son of Abraham. 
This is exactly as the prophecy has it — TROM AMONG THEIR 
BRETHREN'. (Deui 18:18). There the prophecy distinctly men- 
tions that the coming prophet who would be like Moses, must 
arise NOT from the 'children of Israel' or from 'among 
themselves*, but from among their brethren. MUHUMMED 
THEREFORE WAS FROM AMONG THEIR BRETHREN! 

WORDS IN THE MOUTH 

The prophecy proceeds further: '... AND I WILL PUT MY WORDS 
INTO HIS MOUTH ../ What does it mean when it is said 'I will 
put my words in your mouth'? You. see, when I asked you 
(the dominee) to open Deuteronomy, chapter 18, verse 18, at the 
beginning, and if I had asked you to read, and if you had read: 
would I be putting my words into your mouth? The dominee 
answered: "No." But, I continued "If I were to teach you a 
language like Arabic about which you have no knowledge, and if 
I asked you to read or repeat after me what I utter i.e. 

SAY: HE IS ALLAH THE ONE AND ONLY; 

ALLAH, THE ETERNAL ABSOLUTE; 

HE BEGETTETH NOT, NOR IS HE BEGOTTEN: 



Further Proofs 1 7 



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AND THERE IS NONE LIKE UNTO HIM. 

(SURA IKHLAS) Holy Qur'an 112:1-4 

Would I not be putting these unheard words of a foreign tongue 
which you utter, into your mouth?" The dominee agreed that it 
was indeed so. In an identical manner, I said, the words of the 
Holy Qur'an, the Revelation vouchsafed by the Almighty God to 
Muhummed were revealed. 

History tells us that Muhummed was forty years of age. He was 
in a cave some three miles north of the City of Mecca It was 
the 27th night of the Muslim month of Ramadaan. In the cave 
the Archangel Gabriel commands him in his mother tongue: fj5| 
which means READ! or PROCLAIM! or RECITE! Muhummed Is 
terrified and in his bewilderment replies: ^jfcL) taffl which 

means: I AM NOT LEARNED! The angel commands him a 
second time with the same result For the third time the angel 
continues: y >. <•>•> ^ * * 

Now, Muhummed, grasps, that what was required of him was to 
repeat! to rehearse! And he repeats the words as they were 
put into his mouth: , y/ , , 



"READ! IN THE NAME OF THY LORD AND CHERISHER, WHO 
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1 8 What the Bible says aboui Muhummed (pbuh) 



HE WHO TAUGHT (THE USE OF) THE PEN, - 

TAUGHT MAN THAT WHICH HE KNEW NOT." 

(SURA 'ALAQ) Holy Qufan 96:1-5 

These are the first five verses which were revealed to Muhum- 
med which now occupy the beginning of the 96th chapter of the 
Holy Qufan. 

THE FAITHFUL WITNESS 

Immediately the angel had departed, Muhummed rushed to his 
home. Terrified and sweating all over he asked his beloved wife 
Khadija to 'cover him up!' He lay down, and she watched by 
him. When he had regained his composure, he explained to her 
what he had seen and heard She assured him of her faith in 
him and that Allah would not allow such a terrible thing to 
happen to him. Are these the confessions of an imposter? Would 
imposters confess that when an angel of the Lord confronts 
them with a Message from on High, they get fear-stricken, 
terrified, and sweating all over, run home to their wives? Any 
critic can see that his reactions and confessions are that of an 
honest, sincere man, the man of Truth — 'AL-AMIN* — THE 
Honest, the Upright, the Truthful. 

During the next twenty-three years of his prophetic life, words 
were 'put into his mouth 1 , and he uttered them. They made an 
indelible impression on his heart and mind: and as the volume 
of the Sacred Scripture (Holy Qur'an) grew, they were recorded 
on palm-leaf fibre, on skins and on the shoulder-blades of 
animals; and in the hearts of his devoted disciples. Before his 
demise these words were arranged in the order in which we find 
them today in the Holy Qur*an. 



Further Proofs 1 9 



The words (revelation) were actually put into his mouth, 
exactly as foretold in the prophecy under discussion: 'AND I 
WILL PUT MY WORDS IN HIS MOUTH.' (HOLY BIBLE) Deut 18:18. 

UNLETTERED PROPHET 

Muhummed's experience in the cave of Hira, later to be known 
as Jabal-un-Noor — The Mountain of Light, and his response 
to that first Revelation is the exact fulfilment of another Biblical 
prophecy, tn the Book of Isaiah, chapter 29, verse 12, we read: 
"AND THE BOOK" (al-Kitaab, al-Qur'an - the 'Reading', the 
'Recitation') "IS DELIVERED TO HIM THAT IS NOT LEARNED/' 
Cf,*$\£f&\ the unlettered Prophet, Holy Qur'an 7:158) 

"SAYING, READ THIS, I PRAY THEE:" (the words 'I pray 
thee'\ are not in the Hebrew manuscripts, compare with the 
Roman Catholics' "Douay Version" and also with the "Revised 
Standard Versions") 'AND HE SAITH, I AM NOT LEARNED." ("I 
am not learned." is the exact translation of the words 
*jkL> (Tjf^ which words Muhummed uttered twice to the 

Holy Ghost # — the Archangel Gabriel, when he was com- 
manded fj5| "READ!"). 

Let me quote the verse in full without a break as found in the 
"King James Version," or the "Authorised Version" as it is more 
popularly known: 'AND THE BOOK IS DELIVERED TO HIM 
THAT IS NOT LEARNED, SAYING. READ THIS, I PRAY THEE: 
AND HE SAITH, I AM NOT LEARNED." (HOLY BIBLE) Isaiah 29:12. 

It may be noted that there were no Arabic Bibles' in existence in 
the 6th Century of the Christian Era v/hen Muhummed lived and 
preached! Besides, he was absolutely unlettered and unlearned. 
No human had ever taught him a word. His teacher was 
his Creator — 



1 There are today Arabic Bibles in fifteen different scripts and dialects for the Arabs alone. 
See "The Gospels in many tongues", a reproduction, in Book 1 of Vol. II under the 
heading "A MUSLIM DICTIONARY OF THE BIBLE." Alternative title "COMBAT 
KIT" AGAINST BIBLE THUMPERS. 



20 What the Bible-sa?s aboul Muhummed (pbuh) 



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M HE DOES NOT SPEAK (AUGHT), OF (HIS OWN) DESIRE 

IT IS NO LESS THAN INSPIRATION SfNT DOWN TO HIM: 

HE WAS TAUGHT BY ONE MIGHTY IN POWER," 

(SURA NA)M) Holy Qufan 53:3-5 

Without any human learning, *he put to shame the wisdom of 
the learned'." 

GRAVE WARNING 

"See!" I told the dominee, "how the prophecies fit Muhummed 
like a glove. We do not have to stretch prophecies to justify their 
fulfilment in Muhummed" 

The dominee replied, "All your expositions sound very well, but 
they are of no real consequence, because we Christians have 
Jesus Christ the "incarnate" God, who has redeemed us from the 
Bondage of Sin!" 

I asked, "Not important?" God didn't think so! He went to a 
great deal of trouble to have His warnings recorded. God knew 
that there would be people like you who will flippantly, light- 
heartedly discount his words, so he followed up Deuteronomy 
18:18 with a dire warning: the very next verse, "AND IT SHALL 
COME TO PASS," (it is going to happen) 'THAT WHOSO- 
EVER WILL NOT HEARKEN UNTO MY WORDS WHICH HE 
SHALL SPEAK IN MY NAME, I WILL REQUIRE IT OF HIM" 
(in the Catholic Bible the ending words are — "I will be the 
revenger" , — I will take vengeance from him — I will take 
revenge!) "Does not this terrify you? God Almighty is threat- 
ening revenge! We shake in our pants if some hoodlums 
threaten us, yet you have no fear of God's warning?" 



Further Proof s 21 



"Miracle of miracles! in the verse 19 of Deuteronomy chapter 18, 
we have a further fulfilment of the prophecy in Muhummed! 
Note the words - '... MY WORDS WHICH HE SHALL SPEAK 
IN MY NAME/' In whose name is Muhummed speaking?" 1 
opened the Holy Qur'an — Allama Yusuf Ali*s translation, at 
chapter 1 14 — 'Stira N$s\ or 'Mankind 1 — the last chapter, and 
showed him the formula at the head of the chapter: 

and the meaning: "IN THE NAME OF GOD, MOST GRACIOUS, 
MOST MERCIFUL" And the heading of chapter 113: ( 

and the meaning: "IN THE NAME OF GOD, MOST GRACIOUS, 
MOST MERCIFUL". And every chapter downwards 112, 111, 110 
... was the same formula and the same meaning on every page, 
because the end SURAS (chapters) are short and take about a 
page each. 

"And what did the prophecy demand? \„ WHICH HE SHALL 
SPEAK IN MY NAME, 1 and in whose name does Muhummed 
speak? *IN THE NAME OF GOD, MOST GRACIOUS, MOST 
MERCIFUL' The Prophecy is being fulfilled in Muhummed to the 
letter! 

"Every chapter of the Holy Qur'an except the 9th begin with the 

formula , ^ JgQ\Jb\* ^ IN ™ E NAME 0Y G0D * M0ST 

GRACIOUS, MOST MERCIFUL/ The Muslim begins his every 
lawful act with the Holy formula But the Christian begins: "In 
the name of the Father, son and holy ghost."' 

Concerning Deuteronomy chapter eighteen, I have given you 
more than 15 reasons as to how this prophecy refers to 
Muhummed and NOT to Jesus. 

1 The Christian theologians are ignorant of even the "name of God. Becaise "God" is not 
a name, and "Father" is also not a name. Write for "WHATS HIS IAME?" from the 
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CHAPTER FOUR 



New Testament Also Confirms 



BAPTIST CONTRADICTS JESUS 

In New Testament times, we find that the Jews were still 
expecting the fulfilment of the prophecy of 'ONE LIKE MOSES'; 
refer John 1:19-25. When Jesus claimed to be the Messiah of the 
Jews, the Jews began to enquire as to where was Elias? The 
Jews had a parallel prophecy that before the coming of the 
Messiah, Elias must come first in his second coming. Jesus 
confirms this Jewish belief: 

"... ELIAS TRULY SHALL FIRST COME, AND RESTORE ALL 
THINGS. BIT I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT ELIAS IS COME 
ALREADY, AND THEY KNEW HIM NOT, ... THEN THE DIS- 
CIPLES UNDERSTOOD THAT HE SPAKE UNTO THEM OF 
JOHN THE BAPTIST." (HOLY BIBLE) Matthew \7-.u-l3. 

According tc the New Testament the Jews were not the ones to 
swallow the words of any would-be Messiah. In their investi- 
gations they underwent intense difficulties in order to find their 
true Messiah And this the Gospel of John confirms: "AND THIS 
IS THE RECORD OF JOHN," (the Baptist) "WHEN THE JEWS 
SENT PRIES* AND LEVITES FROM JERUSALEM TO ASK HIM, 
WHO ART THOU? AND HE CONFESSED AND DENIED NOT; 
BUT CONFISSED, I AM NOT THE CHRIST." (This was only 
natural becaise there can't be two Messiahs 1 at the same time. If 
Jesus was tie Christ then John couldn't be the Christ!)" "AND 
THEY ASKED HIM, WHAT THEN? ART THOU ELIAS? AND HE 
SAITH, I Art NOT" (Here John the Baptist contradicts Jesus! 
Jesus says ttat John is "Elias" and John denies that he is what 
Jesus ascribes him to be. One of the TWO (Jesus or John), God 



1 . The Jews wevtcxpecting a single Messiah not two. 



New Tesiameni Also Confirms 23 

forbid! is definitely not speaking the TRUTH! On the testimony 
of Jesus himself, John the Baptist was the greatest of the 
Israelite prophets: ''VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, AMONG THEM 
THAT ARE BORN OF WOMEN THERE HAS NOT RISEN A 
GREATER THAN JOHN THE BAPTIST: ... " (HOLY BIBLE) Matthew l u i. 

We Muslims know John the Baptist as Hazrut YAHYAA Alai- 
his-salaam (peace be upon htm). We revere him as a true 
prophet of Allah. The Holy Prophet Jesus known to us as Hazrut 
ISAA Alai-his-salaam (peace be upon him), is also esteemed as 
one of the mightiest messengers of the Almighty. How can we 
Muslims impute lies to either of them? We leave this problem 
between Jesus and John for the Christians to solve, for their 
"sacred scriptures" abound in discrepancies which they have been 
glossing over as the "dark sayings of Jesus". ■ We Muslims 
are really interested in the last question posed to John the 
Baptist by the Jewish elite — "ART THOU THAT PROPHET? 
AND HE ANSWERED, NO." (HOLY BIBLE) John 1:21. 

THREE QUESTIONS! 

Please note that three different and distinct questions were posed 
to John the Baptist and to which he gave three emphatic 
"NO's** as answers. To recapitulate:— 

(1) Art thou the Christ? 

(2) Art thou Elias? 

(3) Art thou that prophet? 

But the learned men of Christendom somehow only see two 
questions implied here. To make doubly clear that the Jews 
definitely had T-H-R-E-E separate prophecies in their minds 
when they were interrogating John the Baptist, let us read the 
remonstrance of the Jews in the verses following — 



1. See the "TIMES" Marine December 30th, 1974, article "How true is the Bible?" 
And write for your free copy of "50,000 Errors in the Bible?" - a reproduction from the 
Christian Magazine "AWAKE!" September 8, 1 957. 



24 What the Bible says aboul Muhummed (pbuh) 



"AND THEY ASKED HIM, AND SAID UNTO HIM, WHY BAPTI- 
ZEST THOU THEN, IF THOU BE 

(a) NOT THAT CHRIST, 

(b) NOR EL1AS, 

(C) NEITHER THAT PROPHET?" 

(HOLY BIBLE) John 1:25 

The Jews were waiting for the fulfilment of THREE distinct 
prophecies: One, the coming of CHRIST. Two, the coming of 
ELIAS, and Three, the coming of THAT PROPHET. 

"THAT PROPHET" 

If we look up any Bible which has a concordance or cross- 
references, then we will find in the marginal note where the 
words "the prophet", or "that prophet" occur in John 1:25, 
that these words refer to the prophecy of Deuteronomy 18:15 
and 18. And that 'that prophet' — 'the prophet like Moses* 
— "LIKE UNTO THEE", we have proved through overwhelming 
evidence that he was MUHUMMED and NOT Jesus! 

We Muslims are not denying that Jesus was the "Messiah", 
which word is translated as "Christ". 1 We are not contesting the 
"thousand and one prophecies" which the Christians claim 
abound in the Old Testament foretelling the coming of the 
Messiah. What we say is that Deuteronomy 18:18 does NOT 
refer to Jesus Christ but it is an explicit prophecy about the Holy 
Prophet MUHUMMED!" 

The dominee, very politely parted with me by saying that it was 
a very interesting discussion and he would like me very much to 
come one day and address his congregation on the subject A 
decade and half has passed since then but I am still awaiting 
that privilege. 

1 . How the word Messiah was transmuted to Christ? Refer Part 2 following. 



New Testament Also Confirms 25 

1 believe the dominee was sincere when he made the offer, but 
prejudices die hard and who would like to lose his sheep? 

THE ACID TEST 

To the lambs of Christ 1 say, why not apply that acid test which 
the Master himself wanted you to apply to any would be 
claimant to prophethood? He had said "BY THEIR FRUITS YE 
SHALL KNOW THEM, DO MEN GATHER GRAPES FROM THE 
THORNS, OR FIGS FROM THE THISTLES? EVERY GOOD TREE 
WILL BEAR GOOD FRUIT AND EVERY EVIL TREE WILL BEAR 
EVIL FRUIT ... BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM. 

(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 7:16-20. 

Why are you afraid to apply this test to the teachings of 
Muhummed? You will find in the Last Testament of God — the 
Holy Quran — the true fulfilment of the teachings of Moses 
and Jesus which will bring to the world the much-needed peace 
and happiness. "IF A MAN LIKE MOHAMED WERE TO 
ASSUME THE DICTATORSHIP OF THE MODERN WORLD, HE 
WOULD SUCCEED IN SOLVING ITS PROBLEMS THAT WOULD 
BRING IT THE MUCH NEEDED PEACE AND HAPPINESS." 

{George Bernard Shaw) 

THE GREATEST! 

The Weekly News magazine "TIME" dated July 15, 1974, carried 
a selection of opinions by various historians, writers, military 
men, businessmen and others on the subject: "Who Were 
History's Great Leaders?" Some said that it was Hitler; others 
said — Gandhi, Buddha, Lincoln and the like. But Jules 
Masserman, a United States psychoanalyst put the standards 
straight by giving the correct criteria wherewith to judge. He said: 



26 Whal the Bible says about Muhummed (pbuh) 



"LEADERS MUST FULFIL THREE FUNCTIONS:- 

( 1 ) Provide for the well-being of the led, 

(2) Provide a social organization in which people feel 
relatively secure, and 

(3) Provide them with one set of beliefs." 

With the above three criteria he searches history and analyses — 
Hitler, Pasteur, Caesar, Moses, Confucius and the lot, and 
ultimately concludes:— 

"PEOPLE LIKE PASTEUR AND SALK ARE LEADERS IN THE 
FIRST SENSE. PEOPLE LIKE GANDHI AND CONFUCIUS, ON ONE 
HAND, AND ALEXANDER, CAESAR AND HITLER ON THE 
OTHER, ARE LEADERS IN THE SECOND AND PERHAPS THE 
THIRD SENSE. JESUS AND BUDDHA BELONG IN THE THIRD 
CATEGORY ALONE. PERHAPS THE GREATEST LEADER OF 
ALL TIMES WAS MOHAMMED, WHO COMBINED ALL 
THREE FUNCTIONS. To a lesser degree, MOSES DID THE 
SAME." 

According to the objective standards set by the Professor of the 
Chicago University, whom I believe to be Jewish, — JESUS and 
BUDDHA are nowhere in the picture of the "Great Leaders of 
Mankind" , but by a queer coincidence groups Moses and 
Muhummed together thus adding further weight to the argument 
that JESUS is not like MOSES, but MUHUMMED is like MOSES: 
Deut 18:18 "UKE UNTO THEE" - Like Moses! 

Reverend James L. Dow in Collins Dictionary of the Bible gives 
further proof, that JESUS is not like MOSES, but MUHUMMED is 
like MOSES: U AS A STATESMAN AND LAWGIVER MOSES IS 
THE CREATOR OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE. HE FOUND A LOOSE 
CONGLOMERATION OF SEMITIC PEOPLE, NONE OF 



New Testament Also Confirms 



27 




THE ONLY 

MAN OF HISTORY 
WHO CAN BE COM- 
PARED EVEN RE- 
MOTELY TO HIM IS 

MAHOMET," 

(Rev. James L Dow) 



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In conclusion, I end with a quotation of a Christian Reverend the 
commentator of the Bible, followed by that of his Master. 

"THE ULTIMATE CRITERION OF A TRUE PROPHET IS THE 

MORAL CHARACTER OF HIS TEACHINGS" 

Prof, Dummelow.) 



"BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM." 



(Jesus Christ) 



28 



COME LET US REASON TOGETHER! 



SAY: "O PEOPLE OF THE BOOK! 

COME TO COMMON TERMS AS BETWEEN US AND YOU: 

THAT WE WORSHIP NONE BUT GOD; 

THAT WE ASSOCIATE NO PARTNERS WITH HIM; 

THAT WE ERECT NOT, FROM AMONG OURSELVES, 

LORDS AND PATRONS OTHER THAN GOD." 

IF THEN THEY TURN BACK, 

SAY: "BEAR WITNESS THAT WE (AT LEAST) 

ARE MUSLIMS (BOWING TO GOD'S WILL)." 

(SURA AlI'UARAN) Holy Qur'an 3:64 

"PEOPLE OF THE BOOK" is the respectful title given to the 
Jews and the Christians in the Holy Qur'an. The Muslim is here 
commanded to invite — "O People of the Book!" — 

Learned People! People who claim to be the recipients of 
Divine Revelation, of a Holy Scripture; let us gather together onto 
a common platform — "that we worship none but God", 
because none but God is worthy of worship, not because 'THE 
LORD THY GOD IS A JEALOUS GOD VISITING THE INQUITY OF 
THE FATHERS UPON THE CHILDREN UNTO THE THIRD AND 
FOURTH GENERATION OF THEM THAT HATE ME." (Exodus 
20:5). But because He is our Lord and Cherisher, our Sustainer 
and Evolver, worthy of all praise, prayer and devotion. 

In the abstract the Jews and the Christians would agree to all the 
three propositions contained in this Qur'anic verse. In practice 
they fail. Apart from doctrinal lapses from the unity of the One 
True God, (ALLAH subhanahu wa ta-ala) there is the 
question of a consecrated Priesthood (among the Jews it was 
hereditary also), as if a mere human being — Cohen, or Pope, 
or Priest, or Brahman, — could claim superiority apart from his 



Come Let Us Reason Together! 29 



learning and the purity of his life, or could stand between man 
and God in some special sense. ISLAM DOES NOT RECOG- 
NISE PRIESTHOOD! 

The Creed of Islam is given to us here in a nutshell: 

Say ye: "We believe in Allah, 

And the revelation given to us, 

And to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, 

Jacob, and the Tribes, 

And that given to Moses and Jesus 

And that given to (all) 

Prophets from their Lord: 

We make no difference 

Between one and another of them: 

And we bow to Allah (in Islam). 1 * 

(SURA BAQARA) Holy Qur'an 2:136. 

The Muslim position is clear. The Muslim does not claim to have 
a religion peculiar to himself. Islam is not a sect or an ethnic 
religion. In its view all religions are one, for the Truth is one. IT 
WAS THE SAME RELIGION PREACHED BY ALL THE EARLIER 
PROPHETS. (Holy Qur'an 42:13). It was the truth taught by all 
the inspired Books. In essence it amounts to a consciousness of 
the Will and Plan of God and a joyful submission to that Will 
and Plan. IF ANYONE WANTS A RELIGION OTHER THAN 
THAT, HE IS FALSE TO HIS OWN NATURE, AS HE IS 
FALSE TO GOD'S WILL AND PLAN. Such a one cannot 
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CHAPTER ONE 



The Final Messenger 



"... AND GIVING GLAD TIDINGS Wi ^J>T^ 

OF A MESSENGER 

TO COME AFTER ME, ^^ii^ 

WHOSE NAME SHALL BE AHMED/ 9 ±0^\'&\ 

(SURA SAFF) Holy Qur'an 6h6 l 

MULTI-FACETED SUCCESSION 

Successions are of many kinds like the birthright of the "flrst- 
Ix>rn" as in Jewish law. Or the ascending of the eldest son or 
daughter to the kingly throne. Or by election, to select a 
candidate by the vote of the majority. Or Theologically, an 
appointment by Divine Decree of God's chosen Messengers. Like 
the call of Abraham, Moses, Jesus or Muhummed (May the Peace 
and Blessings of God be upon them all) who were appointed or 
"anointed" 2 in consecration to their office. 

Muhummed's (pbuh) succession to Jesus Christ (pbuh) is multi- 
faceted. 

1. Chronologically, in history as a sequence of event in time. 

2. By being Chosen 3 by God. 

3. In the fulfilment of the prophecies of his predecessors, and 
last but not least ... 

1. In this book as well as in my other publications, 1 quote extensively from the Arabic 
Qur'an not only for blessings or adornment. It presents a golden opportunity for my 
learned brethren to memorize these quotations with their meanings and to share their 
knowledge with others. 

2. "ANOINTED:" or appointed; Hebrew word "Messiah" See my book "Christ In 
Islam," for fuller explanation. 

3. "CHOSEN:" Arabic - Mustafa. A title of the Prophet of Islam. 



The Final Messenger 3 1 



4. By bringing the Guidance of God to perfection - 

"For he will Guide you into all Truth.' 1 said, jesus Christ 

HISTORICALLY 

The Holy Prophet Moses preceded )esus Christ (pbuh) by some 1300 
years and Muhummed (pbuh) succeeded to that high office vacated 
by Jesus some six centuries later. 

It was the 12 of Rabi I., in the year of the Elephant, or the 29th of 
August 570 of the Christian Era' that Muhummed the Praiseworthy, 
to whom all praise is due, was born in the sacred city of Makkah in 
pagan Arabia. His people the Quraish remembered the year of his 
birth as the "Era of the Elephant", because just two months before 
the birth of the child Abraha al-Ashram, the Abyssinian viceroy of 
Yemen had attacked the sacred sanctuary at Makkah at the head of 
his troops riding a huge African elephant A terrifying sight never to 
be erased from their memory and a still more shocking end i:o' the 
invasion — the miraculous destruction of Abraha and his army as 
recorded in Siira Fil or the Elephant — 

Seest thou not how thy Lord dealt 
with the Companions of the 
Elephant? 

Did He not make their treacherous 
plan go astray? 

And He sent against them 
flights of Birds, 

Striking them with stones 
of baked clay. 

Then did He make them like an 
empty field of stalks and straw, 
(of which the corn) has been 

eaten Up. (SURA FIL) Holy Qu'ar. 1 J5:l-5- 

1 Always use AC. (After Christ) or C.E. (Christian Era) and not AD. as Mi^lirr.s -^ften do 
unthinkingly. 

2 Consult Yusuf Ali's commentary on these verses. We will help you to c -vn this 

encyclopaedia. See inside back cover tor a most tempting offer 



32 Muhummed (pbuh) the Natural Successor to Christ (pbuh) 



GODS OWN STANDARDS 

God Almighty chooses His Own Messengers. He uses His Own 
Standards although we may not always understand the wisdom 
of it. Paul cries the anomaly - 

For the jews require a sign 

(miracles to convince) and the 
Greeks seek after wisdom; 

(HOLY BIBLE) \ Corinthians h 22 

But worldly-wise as Paul was, he found that his wisdom was "a 
stumbling-block" to the Jews and "foolishness" to the 
Greeks. 

God chose Moses (pbuh) a man who was a fugitive from justice 
and a stutterer. The Holy Bible calls him a man with "uncir- 

CUmcised UpS." (Exodus 6: 12). 

Despite his difficulties when commissioned to confront Pharaoh, 
the greatest tyrant of the age, Moses (pbuh) cries out to the God 
of Mercy — 

(Moses) said: *'0 my Lord! 
expand for me my breast;"' 

Make my task easy for me; 

44 And remove the impediment from 
my speech, 

"So that they may understand what 
I have to say: 

"And give me a Minister from 
rny family, 

"Aaron, my brother; 

fc *Add to my strength through him, 

"And make him share my task: 

"That we may celebrate Thy praise 
without stint, 

1 Mi'.n:: ^ivr me ouraee. make me hold. 



The Fina! Messenger 33 

"And remember Thee without stint: 

•Tor Thou art He that (ever) regardeth us. 
(God) said: "Granted is thy 
prayer, O Moses!" 

(SURA TA-¥A) Holy Qur'an 20: 25-36 

WHY "SUPPOSED 1 ? 

Then comes Jesus (pbuh) who was choser by God. According to 
Christian teachings, he was a carpente' and the son of a 
carpenter, with a dubious genealogy as recorded in the Gospels — 

And Jesus himself began to be 
about thirty years of age, bein$ 
(as was supposed) the son of 
Joseph ... 

(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 3 23 

Acknowledged today by a thousand million Muslims that Jesus 
Christ (pbuh) was born miraculously - without any male 
intervention; the followers of Christ created two separate gene- 
alogies for a man who had no genealog} Between the Gospels 
of Matthew and Luke they give this migity Messenger of God 
sixty-six fathers and grandfathers. And :f these two separate 
lists only one name is common to these wc lists and that is of 
Joseph the Carpenter, who does not fit in anywhere because, as 
Luke records above, he was only the "SUPPOSED" father 
of Jesus. 2 

EVEN BISHOPS DOUBT 

In a "SHOCK SURVEY OF ANGLICAN BlSiC PS" in June 1984 it 
was revealed that 31 of their 39 Bishops :heught that "Christ's 
miracles, the virgin birth and the resurrection might not 
have happened exactly as described in the Bible. M 



The words you see here in brackets are the exact repha :"-.?rr the King lames and the 
Roman Catholic Versions of the phrase " (as was supposed) brackets and all. 
Consult - 'is the Bible God's Word?" VOL. II PA*T 2 -;r a fuller explanation ot 
these anomalies 



34 Muhu imed (pbuh) (he Natural Successor lo Christ (pbuh) 



In deference to the Bishops of the Church of England (the 
"Anglicans") the Church of Scotland most respectfully omitted 
any reference ti the "Virgin Birth" from its most recent 
publication "A STATEMENT OF FAITH." The topic of the 
miraculous conception of Jesus (pbuh) is getting increasingly 
hotter for Westen Christianity to handle as you see here: 



The Daily News 



DURUN, TUESDAY, MAY 22, 1990 



Virjin Birth omitted 
by Church of Scotland 



LONWN; Direct refcrcacc to the Virtue Bath 

omittt^ ra the Dure* «f ScotiMft new H-- 
AStmfct«K of Faith, to "■»o4d^rt«tW*rWo. 
the chawa** 






The lr* Dari* Beckett, secretory of Ac special 
workieef party that pre aa cii the sahakatioa, sett the 
oait soia wM aw M wove the Choree of Scotiaae away trees 
tra4ftil«*J Aagie-Catheik thceiegy mi tower** the 
eaere flftreJ fecttoa of the Chares of Bagiaae chaw 
*©•** ttheBiahooof Devhae* DatM JeexJes. 

The aw aocaaaeat was eehatee 1 hy the Choree of 
S ratt aae fi aaaaei Geaerat An tm M) ia f«atar§h. De- 
stine*' t*txacmtWWe»taMaoterCoafessioa»writteafe 
the 164*, hi a atere ap t* «es t hiagaigi; the chorea** 
Pud OMJoctrit alto took the ippe cta i i t* to taier the 
text oa t» Vkrfia Birth. 

SaW lr Beckett: "We waatei to ceeac ap with 
a i tsh — a « that wat taehwrre rather thaa aWehe. Oae 
that weal he wesceooo i hy the wheat charca, at jaat 
thaae weh accept the Vtrfia Birth at a historical fact, 
he«alaa>Vthoeewhoreear4Natawaaryaktorialthee4- 



dahB the Westssiaster 



The Final Messenger 35 



AND GOD CHOSE JESUS (PBUH) 

Jesus Christ (pbuh) though spiritually rich in wisdom, light and 
truth; philosophised light-heartedly about the beggars of the 
world, when he said: 

There came unto him (Jesus) a 
woman having an albaster box 
of very precious ointment, and 
poured it on his head ... 

But when his disciples saw it, they 
had indignation, saying, To what 
purpose is this waste? 

For this ointment might have been 
sold for much, and given to the 
poor. 

... he (Jesus) said unto them ... 
For ye have the poor always with 
you, but (poor) me ye have not 
always. 

(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 2c. 7- 1 1 

But when destitution stared him in the face, when poverty, 
penury and need touched his own dear self; he cried pathetically: 

And Jesus saith unto him, 
The foxes have holes, and the 
birds of the air have nests; but 

the son of man (referring to himself) 
hath not where to lay his head. 

(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 8: 20 also repeated <n Luke 9: 58 

And yet God chose him (Jesus pbuh): Unique and inscrutable are 
Thy ways Lord! 



36 Muhummed (pbuh) the Nahiral Successor io Christ (pbuh) 



MUSTAFA THE CHOSEN ONE 

It is He Who sent amongst the 
unlettered a messenger from 
among themselves, to rehearse to 
them His Signs, to sanctify 
them, and to instruct them in 
Scripture and Wisdom, — 
although they had been, before, 
in manifest error;- 

(SURA JUMUA) Holy Qutan 62; 2 

Amazing as it may seem, I am not amazed anymore! For this is 
His way — He chooses an UmmV non-literate Prophet for an 
Umml illiterate nation. 

"A POOR SHEPHERD PEOPLE, ROAMING UNNOTICED IN ITS 
DESERTS SINCE THE CREATION OF THE WORLD: A HERO- 
PROPHET WAS SENT DOWN TO THEM WITH A WORD THEY 
COULD BELIEVE: SEE, THE UNNOTICED BECOMES WORLD- 
NOTABLE, THE SMALL HAS GROWN WORLD-GREAT; WITHIN 
ONE CENTURY AFTERWARDS, ARABIA IS AT GRENADA 
(Spain) ON THIS HAND, AT DELHI (India) ON THAT; — 
GLANCING IN VALOUR AND SPLENDOUR AND THE LIGHT OF 
GENIUS, ARABIA SHINES THROUGH LONG AGES OVER A 
GREAT SECTION OF THE WORLD. BELIEF IS GREAT, LIFE- 
GIVING. THE HISTORY OF A NATION BECOMES FRUITFUL, 
SOUL ELEVATING, GREAT, SO SOON AS IT BELIEVES. THESE 
ARABS, THE MAN MAHOMET, AND THAT ONE CENTURY, - 
IS n NOT AS IF A SPARK HAD FALLEN, ONE SPARK, ON A 
WORLD OF WHAT SEEMED BLACK UNNOTICEABLE SAND; 
BUT LO, THE SAND PROVES EXPLOSIVE POWDER, BLAZES 
HEAVEN HIGH FROM DELHI TO GRENADA! I SAID, THE 

1 L 4MJ : "Unlettered" "One other circumstance we most not forget: that he had no 
school-learning; of the thing we call school-learning; none at all." Thomas Cariyie 
ir his "HEROES AND HERO- WORSHIP" 



The Final Messenger 37 



GREAT MAN WAS ALWAYS AS LIGHTNING OUT OF HEAVEN; 
THE REST OF MEN WAITED FOR HIM LIKE FUEL, AND THEN 
THEY TOO WOULD FLAME." 

Thus concluded the speech of Thomas Carlyle, one of the 
greatest thinkers of the past century. It was Friday, the 8th of 
May 1840. His theme - "The Hero as Prophet/* His 
audience: were Anglicans — English Christians. 

THE CHOSEN PEOPLE 

God chooses His Messengers and God chooses His People. In the 
realm of the Spirit no nation was as favoured as the Jews and 
yet Moses (pbuh) is made to bewail against his own people — 

Ye have been rebellious against the 
Lord from the day I knew you. 

(HOLY BIBLE) Deutronomy 9: 24 

In this last will and testament of Moses (pbuh) the Israelites 
frustrate their u meek and gentle" Messenger who is forced to rail 
against their continual stubborn resistance and arrogant attitudes 
to God's guidance — 

For I knew thy rebellion, and thy 
stiff neck: behold, while 1 am yet 
alive with you this day, ye have 
been rebellious against the lord; 
and how much more after my death? 

(HOLY BIBLE) Deutronomy 3 V. 27 

Alas how true! 1 am not going to philosophise on God's choice. 
But in the very next chapter the fire of God's anger is 
kindled to a blaze and He decries the Jews - 

They have moved me to jealousy 
with that which is not God; they 
(the lews) have provoked me to 
anger with their vanities: 
and 1 will move them to jealousy 



38 Muhummed (pbuh) the Naiural Successor to Christ (pbuh) 



with those which are Not A 
People; I will provoke them to 
anger with a Foolish Nation. ' 

(HOLY BIBLE) Deutronomy 32: 2 1 

JEWS SUBSTITUTED 

Anyone with a modicum of Scriptural knowledge will be able to 
guess who in the eyes of these arrogant, racist )ews is "not-a- 
people" — a nonentity and 'a foolish nation" if not their 
Ishmaelite cousins — the Arabs who in the words of Thomas 
Carlyle have been "ROAMING UNNOTICED IN ITS DESERTS 
SINCE THE CREATION OF THE WORLD.'!? 

THE ARABS. Alexander the Great passed them by; the Persians 
passed them by; the Egyptians passed them by; and the Romans 
passed them by. it would have been an absolute liability for any 
nation to conquer and colonise them. But the Creator did not 
pass them by. He picked them up from the depths of darkness 
and transformed them into torchbearers of light and learning to 
the world. *i will move them (the Jews) to jealousy." 2 This 
jealousy is a cultivated sickness. Remember, Sarah and Hagar the 
two wives of Abraham (pbuh) — the Friend of God. The jealousy 
of Sarah was bequeathed to her children and on to nations and 
tribes yet unborn. 

Not so long ago I read a book on the discovery of medicine 
written by a Jewish medical man. I can unfortunately not 
remember the name of the author and failed to retrace the book. 
However, the wordings of the tribute paid by this Jewish author 
to his Semitic ^Arab) cousins have made an indelible impression 
on my mind. And I quote from memory: 

I Kmphasis are mr 

J It the Romans or the Greeks had displaced the lews as the "Chosen of U\1" then ihe 
env\ would nor ha-e been as acute or as intolerable to the jews 



The Final Messenger 39 



"GOATHERDS AND CAMEL DRIVERS SITTING ON THE 
THRONE OF THE CAESARS." 

Full of spite, venom and sarcasm, but how true! This is what 
God did and always does. He honours whom He wills. This is 
what He does to show His Mighty Hand (Power)! 

IF YE TURN BACK (FROM THE PATH), \ jjy£ ^jj 

HE WILL SUBSTITUTE IN YOUR STEAD,, ., 9 , , , 
ANOTHER PEOPLE; v J±s>j*J, Uy? JO^JJS 

THEN THEY WOULD NOT k''CL 9 1r<>\?>V& < 'A 

BELIKE YOU! ©f=Vla«l L*L^ * V 

(StiKA MUHAMMAD) Holy Qur'an 47:38' 

IT IS SURELY ONE OF THE GREATEST MIRACLES OF HISTORY 

THAT FROM THE BACKWATER OF ARABIA THERE SHOULD 

HAVE EXPLODED A GROUP OF MEN, COMPANIONS OF A 

PROPHET, WHO WITHIN THE SPACE OF A FEW BRIEF 

DECADES WERE ABLE TO CREATE A MAGNIFICENT CIVILISATION 

EXTENDING FROM THE PYRENEES TO THE GATES OF CHINA 
Abdul Wadod Shalabi in "Islam Religion of Lift" 

THE LAST WARNING 

The foregoing is the exact fulfilment of Jesus Christ's (pbuh), (the 
last of the great Jewish prophets) own prediction of the 
displacement of the Jewish race in the spiritual guidance of man. 
In the words of the Master himself — 

Therefore I say unto you (Jews), 
The kingdom of God 2 shall be 
taken away from you (Jews), and 
shall be given to a nation bringing 
forth the fruits thereof. 

(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 21:43 

1 . With this book still in your hands, please memorize the Arabic words with their meaning 
phrase by phrase; For its commentary obtain your own volume of the Holy Qur'an, 
obtainable from the I.P.C.I. 

2. "Kingdom of God:" The honour, the privilege of being God's chosen people to guide 
mankind - "Ye (Jews) shall be unto me (God Almighty) a kingdom of priests, and a 
holy nation." (Exodus 19:6). This grand commission ended with Jesus (pbuh). 



CHAPTER TWO 



In The Words Of The Master 

JUST ONE FULL PROPHECY 1 

\ND REMEMBER, JESUS, "*' >* s* I^m' 

THE SON OF MARY, SAID: ftfW <S*!& J» ■> \3 

"O CHILDREN OF ISRAEL! Q£j J 1 Ji^li), &u 

I AM THE MESSENGER OF ' "' w '\~ 

GOD (SENT) TO YOU, pN# *» * 

CONFIRMING THE LAW ^t £*/&& g60j$& 

(WHICH CAME) BEFORE ME/ ^ ^ * -' ' 

AND GIVING GLAD TIDINGS OF ,^, , •• *,,•<•*-',• 

A MESSENGER ^^&4$i y^xi4^ 

TO COME AFTER ME, 

WHOSE NAME SHALL BE AHMED." * tCi\ «ti-i I 

(SURA SAFF) Holy Qur'an 61: 6 

A COMMON TRAIT 

Just a -cursory glance, a rapid reading, a hurried look at the 
previous verse will satisfy the Muslim that Jesus Christ (pbuh) 
did indeed prophesy the advent of Muhummed (pbuh), the 
Messenger of God. The Muslim is puzzled at the stubbornness, 
vanity and tunnel vision of the Christian which prevents him 
from seeing his own inner light and listening to his conscience 
so as not to recognise the obvious. 

The Christian in turn is puzzled at the hardhearted obstinacy of 
the Jews, a nation endowed with such creative genius, which, 



1 This section only expounds a single prophecy from the New Testament. Refer to Part 1 
of this volume - "What the Bible says about Muhummed (pbuh)" for prophecies 
from the Old Testament. 



In the Words of the Master 4 1 

despite a thousand and one prophecies in their own Bible (the 
Old Testament) reading the coming of the "Messiah," are 
totally incapable of recognising their lord and "saviour." Are 
they both somewhat blind? 

No! Neither the Jews nor the Christians are necessarily imper- 
vious to truth. The trouble is that we all pick up our prejudices 
from childhood The Americans call it being "programmed." 

Simply reading the verses or listening to lectures and getting that 
smug satisfaction of being in the know will not help spreading 
the truth. This is the age of the "EVERYMAN: 11 The age of the 
professionals is over. It is the duty of every Muslim — man, 
woman or child to get involved. Each according to his or her 
capacity. Memorize the above verse with its meaning as well as 
the quotations preceding and those that follow so that you may 
feel equipped to share our Deen with non-Muslims. There are no 
shortcuts to Da'wah (propagation)! 

PRODUCE YOUR PROOF! 

Perhaps this is not the first time you are reading or migjtt have 
heard about the prophecies in the Jewish and Christian Scriptures 
regarding the advent of the last and final Messenger of God — 
Muhummed (pbuh) the Mercy unto all mankind And perhaps 
you have at times made some half-hearted and skimpy efforts at 
suggesting that our Nabi-e-Kareem was prophesied in the Holy 
Bible. But when proof was demanded you simply not able to, 
because you had not done any homework. Remember, there is 
no substitute for hard work. I believe what I say and 1 practise 
what I preach. Insha-AHah! 



1 "EVERYMAN:" is a new series of books to equip every man or woman to learn an art 
or trade such as - plumbing, pottery, woodwork, etc by studying a; home. 



42 Muhummed (pbuh) the Natural Successor to Christ (pbuh) 

I have personally memorized various selections from the Bible in 
a dozen different languages, including Arabic and Hebrew. Not 
for show but because of the openings these snippets of religion 
create for me in propagating our faith to various language 
groups. Languages are the keys to people's hearts. 

IN THE LAND OF THE PHARAOHS 

Notwithstanding many assurances, I got stranded in Cairo for 
lack of an entry visa. * A kind gentleman from the Al- Azhar, who 
was trying to help us obtain the relevant documents, got 
frustrated with the delay and in order to attend to his Friday 
prayers, handed me and my son Yousuf to a young Egyptian 
lady, wefl-groomed in Western attire. 

After much effort and time she returned to us with the good 
news. "Forty dollars," she said. 1 asked, "For what?" "The visas," 
she answered Twenty dollars for me and twenty for my son. 
"But I am a guest of the Government," I insisted. She said that 
she knew nothing about it, so I smiled and paid. 

From the lady's speech and deportment, I had sensed that she 
was well-educated and a lady of culture, so undauntedly 1 asked 
her again what her name was in my broken Arabic. However, 
her name was too novel for me to remember. I asked her further: 
"Are you a Muslim?" She said, "No, I am an Egyptian Christian." 
This was the opening I was waiting for. 1 began, "Do you know 
that before Jesus Christ departed from this world, he told his 
disciples," and 1 started to quote, now in meticulous Arabic, a 
verse from the Arabic Bible, (see next page), which I had 
memorized for opportunities just like this particular one. 

l. The Muslims of South Africa have a very rough time in all the O.A.U. and Arab 
countries. The poor ignorant customs officers do not know the difference between the 
oppressors and the oppressed of my country. 



In the Words of the Master 43 









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J.** 1 * ,*'**' *" 








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THE TRANSLATION 

I had no need to translate the above Arabic to her, because as 
an Arab she understood the verse perfectly. But for the benefit of 
those who do not know Arabic 1 give you its exact equivalent 
from the English Bible, which I had also taken the trouble to 
memorize in my spare time. You can create that spare time also 
if you have true love for Allah's Deen and wish to share it with 
others. 

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 1 depart, I will send 
him unto you. 

(HOLY BIBLE) John 16: 7 



(i 



AL-MOOUZZI" THE COMFORTER 



I implore my bretheren who can read the Arabic quotation to 
memorize it together with the English translation above and 
create opportunities for using it. Learn the verses in conjunction 



44 Muhummed (pbuh) the Natural Successor to Christ (pbuh) 



with other languages that you know. There will be a definite all- 
round improvement in your fluency, and proficiency in preaching 
Islam to other people. 

The word "Comforter" above is <v-£tf "al-Moouzzi" in Arabic. 
I asked the lady, "Who is the *-£$ "al-Moouzzi" of this 
prophecy?" She said, "1 do not know." She was honest She did 
not beat around the bush. So I said that we are told in the Holy 
Qur'an that Jesus Christ (pbuh) had told his disciples — 

"... AND GIVING GLAD TIDINGS $5 J^pLCy 

OF A MESSENGER '" * *'\ 

TO COME AFTER ME, , y ',1 

WHOSE NAME SHALL BE AHMED." h <XtJ*\ kiJi | 

(SURA SAFF) Holy Qur'an 61:6 

I continued that, "This Ahmed is another name for Muhummed, 
and Muhummed is Moouzzi!" "Very funny," she exclaimed, 
"these Egyptians" (meaning the Muslim Egyptians) "take us to 
the cinema, they take us" (meaning Christian women) "to the 
dance, but no one ever tells us anything about this Moouzzi!" 
Through her Allah soobha-nahoo-wa-taaalaa, armed me with 
a fourteen-pound sledgehammer before leaving Cairo Airport. 
Alhumdo-Mah! And, did I use that sledgehammer!! 

An integrated explanation of Comforter/Moouzzi of John 16: 7 
and Ahmed Muhummed of The Holy Qur'an 61: 6 will be slotted 
in place when explaining the Ayat (the verse) heading this 
chapter. 



BIBLICAL CONFIRMATION 

Remember, chat in the sixth century of the Christian Era, when 
Muhummed (pbuh) was chanting God's words which was 
systematically "put into his mouth," 1 the Arabic Bible had not 

1. Muhummed (pbuh) fulfils yet another prophecy, see page 16 of Pan 1 "What the Bible 
says about Muhummed (pbuh)" for this aspect 



In the Words of the Master 45 



yet been translated. He could never have known that he was 
fulfilling and confirming the utterances of his predecessor (Jesus 
pbuh) to the letter. 

ONLY FOR THE ISRAELITES 

1 AND REMEMBER, JESUS 'S*£\jZ*Mlti 

THE SON OF MARY, SAID: ^T<^ <> "^ 

"0 CHILDREN OF ISRAEL! U^iH* <$& 

I AM THE MESSENGER OF GOD js' » >\,9'*~ x 

(SENT) TO YOU" (the Jews) pr>? 0, <J^ ^\ 

JESUS FOR JEWS ONLY 

These twelve Jesus sent forth, and 
commanded them saying, 

Go ye not into the way of the Gentiles, ' 

and into any city of the Samaritans 
enter ye not: 

But go ye rather unto The Lost 
Sheep Of The House Of Israel. 

(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 1 0: 5-6 

NOT FOR DOGS 

And behold a woman of Canaan 2 
came ... and cried unto him saying, 
have mercy on me ... my daughter 
is seriously possessed with a devil. 

But he answered her not a word. 

1. Gentiles: non-Jews. 

2. Mark 7: 26 says that the woman was a Greek. 



46 Muhummed (pbuh) the Natural Successor to Christ (pbuh) 



And his disciples came and begged 
him, saying, Send her away: for 
she crieth after us. 

But he answered and said, I am 
Not Sent But Unto The Lost 
Sheep Of The House Of Israel. 

But she came and knelt before him, 
saying, Lord, help me. 

But he answered her and said, _tt 
Is Not Fair To Take The 
Children's Bread And Cast It To 

DO fl S * (HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 15:22-26 

It goes to the credit of this Jewish prophet, that he practised 
what he preached. In his lifetime he never converted a single 
Gentile (non-Jew). And of his hand-picked elect (his twelve 
disciples), he made sure that they belonged to his tribe so that 
his other prophecy might find fulfilment: "when the son of 
man (Jesus pbuh referring to himself) shall sit on the throne 
of his glory, ye (the disciples) also shall sit upon twelve 
thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel" (Matthew 19: 28). 

NO NEW RELIGION 
2. "CONFIRMING THE LAW 2 irf (£^ Vfc W„U^fl* 

(WHICH) CAME BEFORE ME, " £/ *£M 

The Messiah was no mealy-mouthed Messenger among the Jews. 
Like his predecessors Amos and Ezekiel or Isaiah and Jeremiah, 
he was trenchant in his condemnation of Jewish formalism and 
hypocrisies. His novel approacli and militant preaching had 

1. Meaning non-Jews. 

2. "LAW": The word in the Arabic text here is Taurat." (Heb. "Torah.") 



In the Words of the Master 47 



created certain misgivings amongst the religious hierarchy. The 
Scribes and the Pharisees came to him again and again to 
test him as to his bona fides* ' 

To allay their suspicions that he had brought no newfangled 
religion, and that his was the confirmation of all the teachings 
that had gone before him. He says — 

Think not that 1 am come to 
destroy the law (Hebrew - Torah), or 
the prophets: I am come not to 
destroy, but to fulfil. 

For verily I Say unto you, Till 
heaven and earth pass, one jot or 
one tittle shall in no wise pass 
from the law (Torah), till all be 
fulfilled. 

Whosoever therefore shall break 
one of these least commandments, 
and shall teach men so f he shall 
be called the least in the kingdom 
of heaven: but whosoever shall 
do and teach them, the same shall 
be called great in the kingdom of 
heaven. 

HOLY BIBLE Matthew 5: 17-19 

Compare this phrase "CONFIRMING THE LAW (WHICH 

CAME) BEFORE ME," - these seven words at the beginning of 
this section on page 40 with the three verses of Matthew above, 
and you will not fail to note that there is no wordiness in the 
Qur'anic diction. It conveys God's Message concisely, with 
clarity and precision. 

I. His Genuineness. 



48 Muhummed (pbuh) the Natural Successor to Christ (pbuh) 

"THE FATHER 1 OF TRUTH CHOOSES HIS OWN PRO- 
PHETS, AND HE SPEAKS TO THEM IN A VOICE STRONGER 
THAN THE VOICE OF THUNDER." 

Sayed Amir Ali in "The Spirit of Islam. " 

The Qur'an had come to Confirm, Correct and Complete Divine 
Revelation, or whatever was left of it in unworthy hands. 

THIS QURAN IS NOT SUCH y "££jt \OJt ($ Zf) 

AS CAN BE PRODUCED i. > ;> > *<.:£,*< 

BY OTHER THAN ALLAH; #* &* & *"***> W 1 

ON THE CONTRARY IT IS A (S&\$oJj5 $3 



9 SS 



CONFIRMATION OF (REVELATION) ..„, 9 , 

THAT WENT BEFORE IT, $#H yO 



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AND A FULLER EXPLANATION c ^Cj | /U^V? 

OFTHEBOOK * ' w> ■ 

WHEREIN THERE IS NO ®(J&*)\ ty(lr?£& Sr3-> ^ 

DOUBT FROM THE LORD OF THE WORLDS. 

(SURA Y-UNUS) Holy Qur'an 10:37 

THE GOOD NEWS 

3. "AND GIVING GLAD TIDINGS OF £l5 J^jpj&J 

A MESSENGER 
TO COMEAFTERME f £~^h*' 

WHOSE NAME SHALL BE AHMED. " h j^( ^Jj | 

I will not apologise, nor am I called upon to apologise for 
reproducing here verbatim (a word for word) commentary on 
the word "AHMED," from ABDULLAH YUSUF ALTS English 
translation. But before I do that permit me to pay a fitting tribute 
to the KING FAHD HOLY QURAN PRINTING COMPLEX in 

1. FATHER: The use of the word "FATHER" in relation to God was cut from Islamic 
terminology owing to the perversion of the idea among the Christians. 



In the Words of ihe Master 49 

Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah which is turning out millions of Holy 
Qur'ans in many different languages. 

Their reason for using YUSUF AL1 as a base for their repro- 
duction is summed up in these words: 

"A NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS HAVE IN THE PAST VENTURED 
TO TRANSLATE THE QUR'AN, BUT THEIR WORKS HAVE 
GENERALLY BEEN PRIVATE ATTEMPTS, GREATLY INFLU- 
ENCED BY THEIR OWN PREJUDICES. IN ORDER TO PRODUCE A 
RELIABLE TRANSLATION FREE FROM PERSONAL BIAS, A 
ROYAL DECREE (No. 19888, DATED 16/8/1400 AH) WAS 
ISSUED BY THE CUSTODIAN OF THE TWO HOLY MOSQUES, 
KING FAHD 1BN ABDUL AZIZ, AT THAT TIME THE DEPUTY 
PRIME MINISTER ... THE TRANSLATION OF THE LATE USTADH 
ABDULLAH YUSUF ALI WAS CONSEQUENTLY CHOSEN FOR 
ITS DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS, SUCH AS A HIGHLY 
ELEGANT STYLE, A CHOICE OF WORDS CLOSE TO THE 
MEANING OF THE ORIGINAL TEXT, ACCOMPANIED BY 

SCHOLARLY NOTES AND COMMENTARIES." 

The Presidency of Islamic Researches. Ifta, 

Call and Guidance 

Out of over six thousand profound explanatory notes in Yusuf Ali's 
translation, the following is just one of three explaining the 
prophecy in the words of Jesus (pbuh) regarding the advent of 
Muhummed (pbuh) the Messenger of God. 

Note No: 5438: 

""Ahmed", or "Muhummed", the Praised One Is almost 

a translation of the Greek word Periclyms. !n cw present 

Gospel of |ohn 14: 1 to. ioC;(\ and !<•■". the word 
; "Comforter" in. the English version for the Creek word 
: ^Pamdei-os*** which means "Advocate 1 ', ; om called to the 
j help of another, a kind friend", rather than 0O"fruofier" Ow 

I doctors contend that Paracletos is a corrupt wailing for. 

. coo. Nraovu; 



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Periclytos. and thai in the original saving of Jesus there 

was a prophecy of our holy Prophet Ahmed by r^rrte. 
Even, if we read Paraclete, it would imply to the Holy 
Prophet, who is **a Mercy for all creatures'* {H.Q, 21:107) 
and "most kind and merxiftil to the Believers" (H.Q. 
9:12$) See also note 416 to H.Q. 3:8 1. 1 



B UT WHEN HE CAME TO THEM 
WITH CLEAR SIGNS, 



THEY SAID: ' *THIS IS ( > 

EVIDENT SORCERY!" 






Thus concludes (Ay at) verse 6 of (Sura) chapter 61 under 
discussion. "The Prophet of Islam was foretold in many 
ways; and when he came he showed forth many Clear Signs, 
for his whole life from beginning to end was one vast 
miracle. He fought and won against odds. Without learning 
from men he taught the highest wisdom. He melted hearts 
that were hard, and he strengthened hearts that were tender 
and required support. In all his sayings and doings men of 
discernment could see the working of God's hand;" yet the 
sceptics called it SORCERY — jugglery — magic! 

FORGER AND JUGGLER! NO, NO! THIS GREAT 
FIERY HEART, SEETHING, SIMMERING LIKE A 
GREAT FURNACE OF THOUGHTS, WAS NOT A 
JUGGLER'S. 

Thomas Carlyle, page 88 in his book - 
"Heroes and Hero-worship" 

And they called his miraculous fulfilment of prophecy magic, 
jugglery, enchantment — that which became the most solid 
fact of human history — Islam! 

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CHAPTER THREE 



Muhummed (pbuh) Is The "Paraclete 



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To the sincere seekers of Truth it is obvious that Muhummed 
(pbuh) is the promised Paraclete or Comforter, alternatively 
called Helper, Advocate, Counsellor, etc of the prophecies of Jesus 
(pbuh) in the Gospel of St. John. There are millions of Christians 
— men and women like our good lady at the Cairo Airport (see 
page 42) who are hungry for this simple straightforward 
Message. But alas, we can only weep with Jesus (pbuh) for 
our utter ineptitude — 

The harvest truly is plenteous, but 
the workers are few. 

(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 9: 3 7 

LANGUAGE OF JESUS (PBUH) 

In the Holy Qur'an God Almighty puts the name ''Ahmed* 
which is another name for Muhummed (pbuh) in the mouth of 
Jesus (pbuh). The Christian controversialist, Bible-thumper, Hot 
Gospeller flippantly scoffs at the suggestion. The Christian 
missionary does not deny that Jesus (pbuh) did make a prophecy 
about someone coming after him. But "Ahmed" to him seems too 
far-fetched. 

The most commonly accepted name by Christendom is "Com- 
forter/' It does not really matter. Comforter or any other 
equivalent term will do. We will settle for Comforter as used in 
the most popular Bible Translation the "King James Version." 

Ask your adversary, your disputant whether Jesus (pbuh) spoke 
the English language? "Most definitely not!" any Christian will 
say. If you are sharing this with an Arab Christian then you can 
ask him whether his "lord" used the word "MOOUZZI?" Surely 

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not, because Arabic was not his language. Did Jesus (pbuh) 
prophesy "uMthokozisi?" (Comforter in Zulu) or "Trooster" 
from the Afrikaans Bible? The answer again is a definite NO!" 

The Christians are rightfully boasting that they now have 
translated the complete Bible into hundreds of different lang- 
uages, and the New Testament (in which this prophecy abounds) 
into more than two thousand different languages and dialects. So 
the Christian genius has invented more than 2000 different 
names in 2000 different languages for this one candidate — 
Comforter! 

PNEUMA: GHOST OR SPIRIT? 

The Church fathers had developed a sickness by translating 
names of people, for which they had no right to do. For example 
like Esau to Jesus, Messiah to Christ, Cephas to Peter 1 
and so on. 

The closest one can ever get to the original utterance of Jesus 
(pbuh) in the Christian Scriptures is the Greek word "Para- 
cletos," which also has to be rejected because the Master did 
not speak Greek! But let's not be difficult for the purpose of this 
discussion and accept the Greek word Paracletos and its English 
equivalent Comforter. 

Ask any learned Christian man as to who the Comforter is? You 
will unmistakingly hear - "The Comforter is the HOLY 

GHOST!** from John 14: 26. This sentence is only part of verse 
twenty six. We will deal with the verse fully in due course. But 
first we must educate the Christian mind with regards to this 
misnomer — "Holy Ghost/ 1 "Pneuma/' is the Greek root word 
for SPIRIT. There is no separate word for GHOST in the Greek 
manuscripts of the New Testament, and the Christians now boast 
24,000 different manuscripts in their possession of which no 
two are identical! 

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Muhummed (pbuh) is the "Paraclcie" 53 

The editors of the KJV (The King James Version) alternatively 
called AV (The Authorised Version) and the DOUAY (The 
Roman Catholic Version) of the Bibles gave preference to the 
word "GHOST" instead of the word SPIRIT when translating 
"pneuma." 

The revisers of the RSV (Revised Standard Version), 1 the 

most up-to-date version of the Bible, are going back, as claimed, 
to the Most Ancient manuscripts. These revisers, described as 
"thirty-two scholars of the highest eminence, backed by 
fifty co-operating denominations/' who courageously re 
placed the shady word "ghost" with the word "spirit" Hence 
from now on you will read in all modern translations — "The 
Comforter which is the Holy SPIRIT" I However, the Christian 
crusaders and the televangelists stubbornly cling to the spooky 
(*'ghost"-ly) past They will not opt for the Newer Versions. It's 
better fishing with the old bait - the KJV and the RCV 
(Roman Catholic Version). 

With the new change in spirit, the verse under scrutiny will read: 

But the Comforter, Which Is The 
Holy Spirit, whom the Father 
will send in my name, 

he shall teach you all things, and 
bring all things to your remem- 
berance, whatsoever I have said 
unto you. (Emphasis added). 

(HOLY BIBLE) John 14: 26 

You do not have to be a Bible scholar of any calibre to sense 
that the expression "which is the Holy Spirit" is actually an 
interpolation. It ought to be in parenthesis, in brackets, like my 
words which have been interpolated in the quotation, i.e. 

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** (emphasis added). " Although the editors of the RSV have 
expunged dozens of interpolations from their boasted Revised 
Standard Version, they have retained this jarring phrase which 
contradicts other explicit predictions of Jesus (pbuh) on the 
subject of the Comforter itself. 



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HOLY SPIRIT" IS HOLY PROPHET 



(i) It may be noted that no Biblical scholar of any standing has 
ever equated the "paracletos" of John in the original Greek 
with the Holy Ghost Now we can say with one breath that if 
the Comforter is the "Holy Spirit" then that Holy Spirit is 
the Holy Prophet! 

As Muslims we acknowledge that every true prophet of God is' 
Holy and without sin. But whenever the expression "The Holy 
Prophet" is used among Muslims it is universally accepted as 
referring to the Holy Prophet Muhummed (pbuh). So even if we 
accept the above incongruous saying — "the Comforter which 
is the Holy Spirit," as Gospel truth, even then this prophecy 
will fit Muhummed (pbuh) like a glove, without any stretching 
of its meaning. 

The same John, who is supposed to have authored the Gospel 
bearing his name, also penned three more Epistles which are 
also part of the Christian Bible. Amazingly he has used the same 
terminology of "Holy Spirit" for "Holy Prophet." 

Beloved, believe not every Spirit, 

but try the Spirits whether they 

are of God; because many false 
Prophets are gone out into the 

WOrtd- (HOLY BIBLE) 1 John 4. 1 

You can observe that the word spirit is used here synonymously 
with a prophet. A true spirit is a true prophet, and a false spirit 



Muhummed (pbuh) is the "Paraclete" 55 



is a false prophet. But for the so-called "born-again" Christians 
who see only with eyes of emotion, 1 recommend that they lay 
their hands on CI. Scofield's Authorized King James Version of 
the Bible who with an Editorial Committee of 9 D.D.'s adding 
their notes and comments. When they come to the first word 
"spirit" in the above verse they should give a notation to 
compare it with Matthew 7: 15 which confirms that false 
prophets are false spirits. So according to St. John the Holy 
Spirit is the Holy Prophet, and the Holy Prophet is Muhummed 
(pbuh) the Messenger of God. 

A VALID TEST 

But St. John does not leave us in the air, guessing the true from 
the false. He gives us an acid test for recognising the true 
Prophet, he says — 

Hereby know ye the Spirit 1 of 
God: Every Spirit that con- 
fessed that Jesus Christ is come 
in the flesh is of God. 

(HOLY BIBLE) 1 John 4 2 

According to John's own interpretation in verse one above the 
word "spirit" is synonymous with the word prophet. So verse 
two "Spirit of God" would mean Prophet of God and "Every 
spirit" would stand for every Prophet. You have a right to know 
as to what the Holy Prophet Muhummed (pbuh) says about 
"Jesus Christ" 2 

Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) is spoken by name no less 
than 25 times in the Holy Qur'an. He is honoured as — 

Isa ibn Maiyam (Jesus, the son of Mary) 

1 For SPIRIT, read PROPHET. 

2. See Vol. Ill Part 1 — "Christ In Islam" for detailed information of the high position 
that Jesus (pbuh) occupies in the house of Islam. 



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As-saaliheen (The Righteous) 

Kalimatu-Llah (Word of God) 

Ruhu-Llah (Spirit of God) 

Masih-uLlah (Christ of God) 

Behold the angels said: 
"O Mary! God giveth thee 
Glad tidings of a Word from 
Him: his name will be Christ 
Jesus, the son of Mary, held 
In honour in this world and 
The Hereafter and of (the 
Company of) those nearest to God. 

(SURA AL-i 'IMRAN) Holy Qur'an 3: 45 l 

MUHUMMED (PBUH) IS THE "OTHER" 

(ii) The Comforter in John 14: 26 can never be the "Holy 
Ghost" because Jesus (pbuh) had already explained — 

And I will pray the Father, and he 
shall give you Another Com- 
forter, that he may abide with 
you for ever 

(HOLY BIBLE) John 14:16 

The emphasis here is on the word "ANOTHER" an other, a 
different one, an additional one, but of the same kind, yet 
distinctly different from the first. Who is then the first Comforter? 
The Christian world is unanimous that in this case the speaker 
himself — }esus Christ (pbuh) is the first Comforter; then the 
other, the one to follow must be of like nature, subject to the 
same conditions of hunger, thirst, fatigue, sorrow and death. 



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Muhummed (pbuh) is the "Paraclete" 5 7 

But this promised Comforter was to "abide with you for 
EVERT No one lives for ever. Jesus (pbuh) was mortal so must 
the coming Comforter also be mortal. No son of man can ever 
be immortal! 

Every soul shall have a taste 
of death. 

(SURA AL-i-'IMRAN) Holy Qur'an 3: 1 85 

ALIVE IN THEIR TEACHINGS 

The soul does not really die, but when it separates from the 
body at the time of the death of the body, the soul will get a 
taste of death. But our Comforter was to "ABIDE," continue, 
endure for ever. All Comforters abide with us for ever. Moses is 
here with us today in his teachings. Jesus is here with us today 
in his teachings and Muhummed also is here with us in his 
teachings today (May the peace and blessings of God be upon 
them all). This is not my novel idea trying to justify the 
preposterous. I say this with conviction and on the authority 
of Jesus Christ (pbuh) himself 

In Luke, chapter sixteen, Jesus (pbuh) tells us the story of the 
"Rich Man, Poor Man." At death both find themselves at 
opposite ends — one in Heaven and the other in Hell. The rich 
man (Dives) simmering in Hell cries to Father Abraham to send 
the beggar (Lazarus) to assuage his thirst. But when every plea 
fails, he, as a last favour, requests that Father Abraham send the 
beggar back to earth to warn his living brothers against their 
impending doom if they heeded not the warnings of God. 

But Abraham said, "If they (those 
still alive on earth) won't listen to 
Moses and the prophets, they 
won't listen even though someone 
rises from the dead." (to warn them) 

(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 1 6. 3 1 



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Jesus (pbuh) uttered the above fact centuries after the demise of 
the prophets of Israel like Jeremiah, Hosea, Zechariah, etc and 
over thirteen hundred years after Moses (pbuh). The Pharisees at 
the time of Jesus (pbuh) and we today can still listen to 
"MOSES AND THE PROPHETS," for they are still alive, and 
with us here today in their teachings. 

'YOIT OF THE TIME 

If it is said that the Comforter was promised to the immediate 
disciples of Jesus (pbuh) and not to a people six hundred 
years later: 

and he (God) shall give You another 

Comforter, that he may abide 
with You for ever. 

(HOLY BIBLE) John 14: 16 

Surprisingly, the Christian sees no difficulty in justifying the 
fulfilment of prophecies "since the world began/* 1 and after 
over a millennium 2 when Peter in his second sermon to the 
Jews, reminds them: 

For Moses truly said unto the 
fathers, A prophet shall the Lord 
Your Cod raise up unto You of 

Your brethren, like unto me; him 

shall ye hear in all things what- 
soever he shall say unto You. 

(HOLY BIBLE) Acts 3: 22 

All these "YE, YOU and YOURS" are from the Book of 
Deuteronomy, chapter 18, 3 when Moses (pbuh) addressed his 

1 . Acts 3: 2 1 

2. Millennium: A thousand years. 

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people and not the Jews at the time of Peter, thirteen hundred 
years later. The Gospel writers have put the same compromising 
words in the mouth of their Master which are begging for 
fulfilment for two thousand years. 1 think just one example 
will suffice: 

But when they persecute You in 
this city, flee Ye into another: 

for verily (most assuredly) / (Jesus) 
say unto You, Ye shall not have 
gone over the cities of Israel till 
the son of man (Jesus) be come. 

(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 1 0: 23 

SCANNING THE CLOUDS 

These early followers of the Messiah, forever ran, forlornly fleeing 
persecution. They ran from one city to another in Israel scanning 
every dark cloud for the descent of Jesus (pbuh) in his second 
coming. The missionaries see no anomaly in their millennium of 
unfulfilled prophecies. God Almighty did not keep them waiting 
for even a quarter of the time for the advent of the "para- 
cletos," — the Comforter or Ahmed which is another name for 
the Praised One. Let them show gratitude to God by accepting 
this Last and Final Messenger of God — Muhummed (pbuh)! 

ADVENT OF COMFORTER CONDITIONAL 

(iii) The Comforter is definitely not the "Holy Ghost" because 
the coming of the Comforter was conditional whereas that of the 
Holy Ghost was not as we observe in the prophecy — 

Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: 
It is expedient for you that 1 go 
for If I Go Not Away, The 
Comforter Will Not Come unto 



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you; but if I depart, I will send 
him unto you. 

(HOLY BIBLE) John 16: 7 

"If I don't go he won't come, but if I go, I will send him." 

There are numerous instances in the Holy Bible about the 
coming and going of the HOLY GHOST, before the birth and 
departure of the Messiah. Do yourself a favour, please verify 
these references in your Bible - 

B.C. BEFORE CHRIST'S BIRTH: 

1. ... and he (John the Baptist) shall be 
filled with the Holy Ghost, 

even from his mother's womb. 

(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 1:15 

2. ... and Elizabeth was filled 
with the Holy Ghost. 

(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 1:41 

3. And his father Zacharlas was 
filled with the Holy Ghost. 

(HOLY BIBLE) Luke U67 

A.C. AFTER CHRIST'S BIRTH: 

4. ... and the Holy Ghost was 
upon him (Simeon). 

(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 2. 26 

5. And the Holy Ghost descended in 

a bodily shape like a dove upon 

him (Jesus). 

(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 3: 22 

From the above quotations, before and after the birth of Jesus 
(pbuh), one cannot help admiring St. Luke who appears to be a 



Muhummed (pbuh) is the Paraclete" 6 1 

specialist on the Holy Ghost We may well ask the Christians, 
after the descent of the "dove", with whose help did Jesus 
(pbuh) perform his many miracles if not with the help of the 
Holy Ghost? Let the Master himself tell us. When accused by his 
own people, the Jews, that he was working in league with 
Beelzebub (the chief of the devils) to work his miracles, Jesus 
(pbuh) rhetorically questions them, "How can Satan cast out 
Satan?" The Jews imputed that this spirit of holiness - the 
Spirit of God - which was helping him, was devilish. This was 
treason of the highest order. So he gives them a dire warning: 

... but the blasphemy against the 
Holy Ghost, it shall never be 
forgiven ... 

(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 12:31 

This "Holy Ghost" is none other than what Matthew himself 
has described in three verses before quoting the Master: 

But if I (Jesus) cast out devils by 
the Spirit Of God, then the 

kingdom of God is come upon 
you. 

(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 12: 28 

Compare the same statement by another Gospel writer 1 

But if l (Jesus) by the Finger Of 

God cast out devils, no doubt the 

kingdom of God is come upon 
you. 

(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 11:20 

You do not have to be a Bible scholar to understand that the 
expressions (a) "Finger of God" (b) "Spirit of God* 1 and (c) 
"Holy Ghost" are all synonymous phrases. So the Holy Ghost 



Give a second glance at the two verses, top and bottom and you cannot help concluding 
that they are almost identical. Why? The answer is in "Is the Bible G<xTs Word?" 

<U»*> Vrtt 11 Part 7 



1. 

See Vol. II Part 2. 



62 Muhummed (pbuh) the Natural Successor to Christ (pbuh) 

was helping Jesus (pbuh) in his ministry. The Holy Ghost was 
also helping his disciples on their missions of preaching and 
healing. If there is still any doubt in your minds about the 
workings of the Holy Ghost then please read: 

EMPTY PROMISE 

... as my Father hath sent me, even 
so I send you (the disciples of Jesus), 

And when he had said this, he 
breathed on them, and saith unto 
them, Receive Ye The Hoiy 
Ghost 

(HOLY BIBLE) John 20: 21-22 

This was surely no empty promise. The disciples must have 
received the gift of the Holy Ghost So if the "Holy Ghost" was 
with (1) John the Baptist, (2) Elizabeth, (3) Zacharias, 
(4) Simeon, (5) Jesus and (6) the Disciples of Jesus; then all this 
makes nonsense of the saying that "if I go not away, the 
Comforter will not come unto you." Therefore the Com 
forter is not the Holy Ghost! 

The verse under discussion is John 16: 7. I remember the thrill 
and joy I got out of it when quoting it in Arabic to the Coptic 
Christian lady in the land of the Pharaohs (Page 42). The 
pleasure is immense when expounding Biblical verses in the 
standard native language of a country or locality. I have done it 
in a dozen different vernaculars. Won't you master the above 
verse in a language or two of your choice for the good of Islam? 

AFRIKAANS A UNIQUE LANGUAGE 

Of all the languages in which I have mastered the verse in 
question, I have derived the greatest excitement and benefit from 
Afrikaans. It is a language of the ruling race in South Africa. It 



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is the youngest of the world's languages. The language is unique. 
In fact every language is unique. But Afrikaans is in a class of 
its own. It also happens to be the mother tongue of half the 
Muslim population of South Africa who were brought here as 
prisoners of war and enslaved by the Christians; that is simply 
by force of circumstances. For their immediate benefit and for 
your information I reproduce the verse here: 

Maar ek si julle die waarheid: dit is 
vir Julie voordelig dat ek weggaan; 
want as ek Nie weggaan Me, sal 
die Trooster' Me na julle kom 
Nie; maar as ek weggaan, sal ek 
horn na julle stuur. 

Johanrtess 1 6: 7 

Believe it or not! It is the genius of this language that it uses 
four negatives NIE, NIE, NIE, NIE, to prove a positive! The 
departure of Jesus is an absolute imperative for the coming of 
the "Trooster," the Comforter to come! This verse in this 
language has opened many doors for me, other than religious, 
and it locks the door against the idea of the "Comforter 
which is the Holy Ghost" (John 14: 26). 

DISCIPLES NOT FIT 

We now come to the four most comprehensive and decisive 
verses in John, chapter sixteen to solve the enigma of the 
Successor to Christ. For Jesus (pbuh) did truly say: 

/ have yet Many Things to say 
unto you, but Ye Cannot Bear 
Them Now . 

(HOLY BIBLE) John 16: 12 



Trooster: Now changed to * VOORSPRAAK!" See page 80 



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We will later tie up the phrase "many things'* from the above 
verse with "guide you into all truth" from the verse that 
follows, when discussing it. 1 For now, let us discuss the 
phrase — "YE CANNOT BEAR THEM NOW" 

The truth of this statement "ye cannot bear them now" is 

repeated monotonously throughout the pages of the New 
Testament: 

* And he (Jesus) saith unto them (the 
disciples), Why are ye fearful 

O Ye Of Little Faith? 

(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 8: 26 

* And (Jesus) said unto him (Peter) 
O Thou Of Little Faith ... 

(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 14:31 

* ... he (Jesus) said unto them (the 
disciples), O Ye Of Little Faith, 
why reason among yourselves ... 

(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 1 6. 8 

* And he (Jesus) said unto them (his 
disciples). Where Is Your Faith? 

(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 8: 25 

We must bear in mind that this is not the indictment of Jesus 
(pbuh) on the indecivisiveness of the Jews, but on his very own 
elect. He stoops down to the level of little children to make 
things plain to his disciples but he is compelled to burst 
out in frustration — 

* And Jesus said, 

Are Ye Even Yet Without 



Understanding? 

(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 15: 16 



E>isaisseii on page 68 



Muhummed (pbuh) is the "Paraclete" 65 

And when he was provoked to breaking point, he rails against 
his chosen ones — 

* ... o Faithless And Perverse 



Generation , how long shall I 

be with you, how long shall I 
bear with you? 

(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 9: 4 1 

OWN FAMILY THOUGHT HIM MAD 

If Jesus (pbuh) would have been a Japanese instead of a Jew, he 
would happily have committed that honourable "harakiri" 
(suicide). Sadly, he was the most unfortunate of God's Mes- 
sengers. His family disbelieved him For neither did his (Jesus') 
brethren believe in him (John 7: 5). In fact they went to the 
extent of wanting to apprehend him, believing that he was mad. 

And when his reiatives heard of it, 
they went out to lay hold on him 
(Jesus); for they said, he is beside 
himself. 

(HOLY BIBLE) Mark 3: 2 1 

Who were these friends and relatives of Jesus (pbuh) which had 
concern for his sanity? Let Rev. J.R. Dummelow, M.A. in his One 
Volume Bible Commentary tell us. On page 726 he says — 

"FROM V.31" (just 10 verses following the above quotation) 
"THEY APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN HIS MOTHER AND BRETHREN 
... HIS FAMILY SAID 'HE IS BESIDE HIMSELF/" (meaning 
that he is not right in his head); 'THE SCRIBES SAID, HE IS 
POSSESSED BY THE DEVIL HIMSELF/ IT IS NOT, HOW 
EVER, IMPLIED AT ALL THAT HIS FAMILY WAS IN SYM- 
PATHY WITH THE SCRIBES" (the learned men of the Jews), 



Emphasis in all the six quotations are mine. 



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"THEIR APPREHENSION BEING SIMPLY THAT HIS MIND WAS 
UNSETTLED, AND THAT HE NEEDED TO BE PUT UNDER RESTRAINT: 

JESUS - REJECTED BY HIS NATION 

That was the verdict of the close relations of Jesus (pbuh). What 
then was the response of his own nation, the Jews, after all his 
beautiful preachings and mighty miracle workings? His disciple 
puts it very mildly: 

He came unto his own (the Jews) and 
his own received him (Jesus) not 

(HOLY BIBLE) John VAX 

Actually "his own" mocked him, scorned him and vehemently 
rejected him. To the extent of making an attempt to crucify him. 1 
Despite two thousand years of Christian persecutions and po- 
groms, and now their overweening love and infatuation for them, 
so as to salve their own conscience, the Jews as a people and as 
a whole can never accept Jesus as their Saviour, their Deliverer, 
their God, simply because of their one sound judgement — 

"THAT NO JEW CAN EVER ACCEPT ANOTHER 
JEW AS A GOD!" 

It is only in Islam that the Jews, the Christians and the Muslims 
can find accommodation — all believing in Jesus Christ (pbuh) 
for what he really was — one of the mightiest Messengers of 
God; and not as God or His son! 

DISCIPLES DESERTED HIM 

What was the response of the chosen twelve; of his own 
"mother and bretheren!" (Mark 3: 34), as he called them? I 
will allow Professor Momerie to describe it in his own inimitable 
words — 



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"HIS IMMEDIATE DISCIPLES, WERE ALWAYS MISUNDER- 
STANDING HIM AND HIS WORK: WANTING HIM TO CALL DOWN 
FIRE FROM HEAVEN; WANTING HIM TO DECLARE HIMSELF KING 
OF THE JEWS; WANTING TO SIT ON HIS RIGHT HAND AND ON HIS 
LEFT HAND IN HIS KINGDOM; WANTING HIM TO SHOW THEM THE 
FATHER, TO MAKE GOD VISIBLE TO THEIR BODILY EYES; 
WANTING HIM TO DO, AND WANTING TO DO THEMSELVES, 
ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THAT WAS INCOMPATIBLE WITH 
HIS GREAT PLAN. THIS WAS HOW THEY TREATED HIM UNTIL THE 
END. (and) WHEN THAT CAME, THEY ALL FORSOOK HIM, AND 
FLED." 

Quoted from Sayed Amir Ali in his "The Spirit of Islam" page 31. 

It was most unfortunate that Jesus Christ (pbuh) had no real choice in 
selecting his disciples. They let him down as no other group of 
devotees had ever let down their prophet before. It was no fault of the 
Master. He bewailed his plight: "The spirit indeed is willing, but 
the flesh (clay) is weak 1 ' (Matthew 26: 41). Truly, this is not the clay 
out of which a new Adam could be made. He passes on that 
responsibility to his Successor, whom he calls here — "The Spirit of 
Truth/' ie the Prophet of Truth, the Prophet of Righteousness! 

"SPIRIT" AND "PROPHET" SYNONYMOUS 

Howbeit when he, the Spirit Of 
Truth, is come, he will guide you 

into all truth (HOLY BIBLE) John 16:13 

It has already been established that, Biblically, the word "Spirit'' is 
used synonymously for "Prophet," by the same author in 1 
John 4: 1 (see page 53). 

Hence the "Spirit of Truth" would be the Prophet of Truth. A prophet in 
whom Truth is personified. He had walked through life so honourably 
and industriously that he had won for himself even from his pagan 
fellow countrymen the noble designation of as-Saadiq (the Truthful 
One) and al-Amin, "the Honest," "the Upright," "the Trustworthy;" the 
Man of Faith who never broke his word. His life, his personality, his 
teachings are the veritable proof of Muhummed (pbuh) being the 
embodiment of Truth (al-Amin) — the Spirit of Truth! 



CHAPTER FOUR 



Total Guidance! 



"MANY AND "ALL" 

As promised on page 62, we will now combine, "I have yet 
MANY things to say unto you" from verse twelve, with "he 
will guide you into ALL truth." From John 16: 12 and 13. 

If the Christian still persists that the Spirit of Truth of this 
prophecy is the Holy Ghost then ask him or her whether in their 
language does "MANY" means more than one? Also if "ALL" 
in the above verse means more than one? If you get a halting, 
wavering, hesistant "yes" then close the book, it is not worth 
pursuing dialogues with opinionated fools. But if you get the 
answer "yes!" with alacrity then proceed ... 

The one prophesied by Jesus (pbuh) was to unravel many things 
which he had left unsaid, as well as to guide humanity into all 
truth. There are many problems facing mankind today, for which 
we are fumbling for answers. Can you please give me one new 
thing that the alleged Holy Ghost gave to anybody in the past 
two thousand years, which Jesus Christ had not already given in 
so many different words? I don't want many, I am Iookine 
for just one! 

NO SOLUTION FROM HOLY GHOST 

Believe me, in my forty years of questioning, I have not come 
across a single Christian with a single "new Truth" inspired by 
the Holy Ghost, yet the promise was that the coming Comforter 
"he will guide you into all truth!" if the Spirit of Truth of 
this prophecy is the Holy Ghost then every Church and 
denomination, and every 'born-again* Christian is claiming the 
gift of the Holy Ghost. The Roman Catholics claim that they 



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have the whole Truth because of the so-called "in-dwelling" of 
the Holy Ghost. The Anglicans make the same claim, and the 
Methodists, the Jehovah's Witnesses, the Seventh Day Adventists, 
the Baptists, the Christadelphians, etc, etc, not forgetting the 
'born-agains' who claim to be numbering over 70 million 
in the United States alone. 

You have the right to demand solutions from them, on the 
authority of the Holy Ghost, for the problems listed below: 

1. Alcohol 

2. Gambling 

3. Fortune Telling 

4. Idol Worship, Devil Worship 

5. Racism 

6. Problem of Surplus Women etc etc. 

PROBLEM OF ALCOHOL 

The Republic of South Africa with a small "white" 1 population of 
4 million among its total population of 30 million, has over 
300,000 alcoholics. In neighbouring Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda 
calls such people "drunkards!" It is recorded that the "col- 
oureds" 2 in South Africa have five times the amount of 
alcoholics as any other race in the country. For the Indians and 
the Africans no statistics are available for their respective drunkards. 

Jimmy Swaggart the televangelist records in his book "AL- 
COHOL" that the United States has 1 1 million alcoholics 3 and 44 
million "heavy drinkers!", and he, like a good Muslim, goes on to 
say that he sees no difference between the two. To him they are 
all drunkards! The rampant evil of drunkenness is universal. 
The Holy Ghost has not yet made its pronouncement on this evil 
through any Church. Christendom winks at drunkenness on three 
flimsy pretences based on the Holy Bible. 

1 . Of European extraction. 

2. A mixture between the Black and White Races. 

? The Americans euphemistically call them "Problem Drinkers." 



70 Muhummed (pbuh) ihe Nahiral Successor to Christ (pbuh) 

(a) Give strong drink (hard liquor) to 
him who is perishing (one who is 
dying) And wine to those who 
are bitter of heart. 

Let him drink and forget his 
poverty, And remember his 
misery no more. 

J (HOLY BIBLE) Proverbs 31: 6-7 

A very good philosophy to keep the subject nations under 
subjugation, you will agree. 

HIS VERY FIRST MIRACLE 

(b) Jesus (pbuh) was no "killjoy,'* the imbibers say, he 
turned water into wine in his very first recorded miracle in the 
Bible: 

Jesus saith unto them, Fiii the 
waterpots with water And they 
filled them up to the brim. 

And he saith unto them, Draw 
out now... 

When the ruler of the feast had 
tasted the water that was made 
wine ... 

And saith ... (why) thou hast kept 
the good wine until now. 

(HOLY BIBLE) John 2: 7- 1 

Since this alleged miracle, wine continues to flow like water 
in Christendom. 

SOBER ADVICE 

(c) Saint Paul the thirteenth self-appointed disciple of Christ, the 
real founder of Christianity, advises his new convert protege — 



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Timothy, bom of a Greek father and a Jewish mother: 

Drink no longer water, but use a 
little wine for thy stomach's 
sake and thine often infirmities. 

(HOLY BIBLE) I Timothy 5: 23 

The Christians accept all the Bible quotations on stimulating and 
intoxicating drinks given above as the infallible word of God. 
They believe that the Holy Ghost inspired the authors to pen 
such dangerous advices. Rev. Dummelow (see page 62) seems to 
have some qualms about this verse. He says, 

"IT TEACHES US THAT IF THE BODY NEEDS THE STIMULANT 
OF WINE, IT IS RIGHT TO TAKE IT IN MODERATION." 

ABSTINENCE THE ONLY ANSWER 

There are thousands of Christian priests who have been lured 
into alcoholism by sipping the so-called mild wine in the Church 
rite of the Holy Communion. Islam is the only religion on the 
face of the earth which prohibits intoxicants in toto. The Holy 
Prophet (Spirit) Muhummed (pbuh) had said, "WHATEVER 
INTOXICATES IN GREATER QUANTITY, IS FORBIDDEN EVEN IN 
SMALLER QUANTITY." There is no excuse in the house of Islam 
for a nip or a tot. The Kitab-al-Haq, the Book of Truth (Haq) 
one of the titles of the Holy Qur'an condemned in the strongest 
terms not only the evil of alcohol but also items 2, 3, and 4, 
namely "gambling," "fortune telling and "idol worship," with just 
a single stroke — 

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(SURA MAlDA) HotyQur'an 5: 93 l 

When this verse was revealed, wine barrels were emptied in the 
streets of Madinah, never to be refilled. This simple straight- 
forward directive has created of the Muslim Ummah (religious 
community) the biggest society of teetotallers 2 in the world. 



U.S.A. FAILS WITH "PROHIBITION 



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The question arises, how is it that this Spirit of Truth — the 
Holy Prophet Muhummed (pbuh) succeeded with one verse 
whereas mighty America with the brain power of the nation and 
the money power of the Government, supported by its powerful 
propaganda machinery failed with "Prohibition," the law 
outlawing alcohol? 

Who coerced the American nation to enact prohibition? Which 
Arab nation threatened this mighty power with if you do not 
prohibit alcohol in your country, we will not supply you with 
oil? Not the Arabs as there was no such thing as oil as a 
"POLITICAL INSTRUMENT" 3 in the hands of the Arabs during 
the twenties to egg the United States. It was an intellectual 
awareness among the American (founding) fathers, based on 
study and statistics which brought them to the conclusion that 
intoxicants must be banned. They failed, notwithstanding the fact 
that the overwhelming majority of the nation was Christian, and 
that it was they who had voted their Congressmen into power. It 
is rightly said that that which comes from the brain (intel- 



I See Yusuf Ali's commentary For further clarification. I hope you are heeding my plea to 
memorize these Qur'anic quotations with their meanings. 

2. Teetotaller: A person who abstains completely from all alcoholic drinks. 

3. From "YAMANI - THE INSIDE STORY" by Jeffrey Robinson. 



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lectually) tickles the brain, but that which comes from the heart 
and soul of a man, will move the heart. The verse just quoted 
above from the Holy Qur'an on prohibition, had and has the 
power for change; we will allow Thomas Carlyle to reveal the 
source of that power: 

"IF A BOOK COME FROM THE HEART, IT WILL CONTRIVE TO 
REACH OTHER HEARTS; ALL ART AND AUTHORCRAFT ARE 
SMALL AMOUNT TO THAT. ONE WOULD SAY THE PRIMARY 
CHARACTER OF THE KORAN IS THIS OF ITS GENUINENESS, 
OF ITS BEING A BONA FIDE BOOK" 

HIGH SPIRITUALITY - A SOURCE OF POWER 

All the beautiful thoughts, words and expressions, never mind 
how artistically constructed, remain like ringing bells or clanking 
cymbals unless they are backed up by a powerful personality 
charged with high spirituality. And that type of super spirituality 
comes only as Jesus (pbuh) put it through "fasting and 
prayer" (Matthew 1 7: 2 1 ). 

Muhummed (pbuh) practised what he preached. After his demise 
someone asked his dear wife Ayesha Siddiqa about the life-style 
of her husband. She said, "He was the Qur'an in action." He 
was the walking Qur'an. He was the talking Qur'an. He 
was the living Qur'an. 

"IF THESE MEN AND WOMEN, NOBLE, INTELLIGENT, AND 
CERTAINLY NOT LESS EDUCATED THAN THE FISHERMEN OF 
GALILEE, HAD PERCEIVED THE SLIGHTEST SIGN OF EARTH- 
LINESS, DECEPTION, OR WANT OF FAITH IN THE TEACHER 
HIMSELF, MOHAMMED'S HOPES OF MORAL REGENERATION 
AND SOCIAL REFORM WOULD ALL HAVE BEEN CRUMBLED 
TO DUST IN A MOMENT." 

"Spirit of Islam" by Sayed Amir Ali, page 21 



74 Muhummed (pbuh) the Natural Successor to Christ (pbuh) 

CRITIC'S HERO 

If it is said that these are the words of a devoted Believer about 
his beloved, then let us hear what a sympathetic Christian critic 
had to say about HIS "Hero Prophet!" 

"A POOR, HARD-TOILING, ILL-PROVIDED MAN; CARELESS OF 
WHAT VULGAR MEN TOIL FOR. NOT A BAD MAN, I SHOULD 
SAY; SOMETHING BETTER IN HIM THAN HUNGER OF ANY 
SORT, - OR THESE WILD ARAB MEN, FIGHTING AND 
JOSTLING THREE-AND-TWENTY YEARS AT HIS HAND, IN 
CLOSE CONTACT WITH HIM ALWAYS, WOULD NOT HAVE 
REVERENCED HIM SO! 

"... THEY CALLED HIM PROPHET, YOU SAY? WHY, HE STOOD 
THERE FACE TO FACE WITH THEM; BARE. NOT ENSHRINED 
IN ANY MYSTERY; VISIBLY CLOUTING HIS OWN CLOAK, 
COBBLING HIS OWN SHOES; FIGHTING, COUNSELLING, ORDER- 
ING IN THE MIDST OF THEM: THEY MUST HAVE SEEN WHAT 
KIND OF A MAN HE WAS, LET HIM BE CALLED WHAT YOU 
LIKE! NO EMPEROR WITH HIS TIARAS WAS OBEYED AS THIS 
MAN IN A CLOAK OF HIS OWN CLOUTING. DURING THREE- 
AND-TWENTY YEARS OF ROUGH ACUTAL TRIAL. 1 FIND 
SOMETHING OF A VERITABLE HERO NECESSARY FOR THAT, 
OF ITSELF," 

"Hero and Hero-worship" by Thomas Carlyle, page 93 

PROBLEM OF RACISM 

... For he (the Spirit of Truth) will guide 
you into all truth! 

(HOLY BIBLE) John 16:13 

NOT WITHOUT A SYSTEM 

It is very easy for the followers of any religion to talk glibly 
about "THE FATHERHOOD OF GOD AND THE BROTHERHOOD 



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OF MAN" but how is this beautiful idea to be implemented? 
How to devise a system to bring mankind into a single 
brotherhood? Five times a day, every Muslim is obligated to 
gather together at the local mosque to strengthen himself 
spiritually. The black and the white; the rich and the poor; people 
of different nationalities, of varying hues are made to rub 
shoulders in the daily Salaat, the Muslim at Prayer. 1 Once a 
week, that is on Fridays, he has to congregate at the cathedral 
Mosque (the Jaame Musjid) for a wider gathering from the 
surrounding districts. And twice a year during the two Eids at 
still a larger venue, preferably in the open air, for a vaster 
communion. A-n-d, at least once in a life-time at the Kaaba, the 
Central Mosque in Makkah, for an international gathering; where 
one can witness the blonde-haired Turk, the Ethiopian, the 
Chinese, the Indian, the American and the African, all get 
levelled-up in the same pilgrim's garb of two unsewn sheets. 
Where is there such a great leveller in the religious rites 
of other faiths? 

The infallible precept as enunciated in the Book of God is that 
the only standard recognised by God is on the basis of one's 
conduct, one's behaviour towards one's fellow human beings and 
not because of one's race or riches. These are the only true bases 
on which the "Kingdom of God" can be established. 2 All this 
does not mean that the Muslim is immaculate, that he is 
altogether free from this sickness of racism, but you will find the 
Muslim the least racist of all the religious groupings strutting 
the world today. 



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PROBLEM OF SURPLUS WOMEN 

Nature seems to be at war with mankind. It appears that it 
wants to take revenge for his cleverness. Man will not listen to 
the healthy, practical solution to his problems, which a Beneficial 
Benevolent Providence offers him. So it says, "go simmer 
in your SOUP!" (in a manner of speaking). 

It is an accepted fact that at birth the ratio of male and female is 
about equal everywhere. But in child mortality more males die 
than females. Amazing! The "weaker sex"? At any given time 
there are more widows in the world than widowers. Every 
civilized nation has a surplus of women. Great Britain 4 million. 
Germany 5 million. Soviet Russia 7 million, etc. But a solution 
acceptable to the problem of the mighty United States of 
America, will be a solution acceptable to nations everywhere. The 
statistics of this most sophisticated nation on earth is more 
readily verifiable. 

AMERICA, O AMERICA! 

We learn that the U.S.A. has a surplus of 7& million women. It 
means that if every man in America got married, there would 
still be 7 800 000 women left over, women who would be 
unable to get their share of a husband. One thing we do know, 
and that is that every man will never get married for so many 
different reasons. Man gets cold feet and finds many excuses. A 
woman, even if frigid, would not mind getting married. She 
would marry, even if it is just for shelter and protection. 

But the American problem of surplus women is compounded. 
Ninety-eight percent of its prison population is male. Then they 
have 25 million sodomites. Euphemistically they call them 
"gays" a once beautiful word meaning — happy and joyous 
— now perverted! 



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America does everything in a big way. She produces everything 
mighty. Mighty in promoting God and also mighty in promoting 
the Devil. Let us for once, join the mighty televangelist (now 
fallen) Jimmy Swaggart, in his prayer. In his well-researched 
book - ' HOMOSEXUALITY/' he cries, 

'AMERICA - GOD WILL JUDGE YOU (meaning that God 
will destroy you), FOR IF HE DOES NOT JUDGE YOU (destroy 
you), HE (God) MIGHT HAVE TO APOLOGIZE TO SODOM 
AND GOMORRAH" for their hasty, utter destruction because of 
their practice of homosexuality or their wanton gratification 
of unnatural lust 

NEW YORK AS AN EXAMPLE 

The City of New York has one million more women than men. 
Even if the total male population in this city mustered enough 
courage to unite with the opposite sex in matrimony; there 
would still remain 1 000 000 women without husbands. 

But to make things worse, it is reputed that one third of the 
male population in this city is "gay" (homosexuals/sodomites). 
The Jews, a very vociferous lot in every controversy, remain quiet 
as mice, for fear of being labelled backward Easterners. The 
Church, with their millions of bom again votaries claiming to be 
the dwelling houses of the Holy Ghost, are also silent on 
this topic. 

The founders of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith and Brigham 
Young, claiming a new revelation in 1830 preached and practised 
unlimited polygamy to solve the problem of surplus women. The 
present day prophets of Mormonism ' have abrogated the teaching 
of their Church fathers to placate American prejudice on the 
subject of polygamy. What is the poor American/Westem/Euro- 
pean surplus women to do? They have literally gone to the dogs. 2 



1 The Mormons believe in an unbroken chain of living prophets in their Church. 

2. Consult "The life of the American Female," by Dr. Alfred Kinsey and the latest on 
the subject by Masters and Johnson. 



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ONLY SOLUTION - RESTRICTED AND REGULATED POLYGAMY 

AI-Amln, the Prophet of Truth, the Spirit of Truth, under 
inspiration of God supplies the solution to their unfortunate 
plight. God ordains — 

... Many women of your choice, 

two, or three, or four; 

But if you fear that you will 

not be able to deal justly (with them) 

Then (marry) only one ... 

(SURA NISAA) Holy Qur'an 4: 3 

The Western world feigns tolerance towards the millions of 
sodomites and lesbians in their midst. It is a joking matter in the 
West for a man to keep a dozen mistresses, and beget a dozen 
bastard' children every year. Such lecherous creatures are proudly 
labelled as "studs." 2 "Let him sow his wild oats, but don't 
hold him responsible!" says the West. 

Islam says: 'make man responsible for his pleasures." There is a 
type of man who is prepared to take on extra responsibility, and 
there is a type of woman who is prepared to share a husband. 
Why place obstacles in their way? You mock at (polygamy), 
which was practised by the prophets of God as recorded in the 
Holy Bible, you forget that Solomon The Wise had a thousand 
wives and concubines as recorded in the Good Book ( 1 King 1 1 : 
3), a healthy solution to your momentous problem, and yet 
smugly wink at the gratification of unnatural lusts by sodomites 
and lesbians! What a perversion? Polygamy was practised by the 
Jews and the pagans in the time of Jesus (pbuh). He did not say 
a single word against it. Not his fault. The Jews gave him no 
peace to propound solutions. His was a natural cry, "when he 

1 . Bastard: is Biblical. The Holy Bible has used it three times: Deut. 23: 2. Zech. 9: 6 and 
Heb. 12:8 

2. Stud: a slang used for a man considered to be excessively virile. The term usually 
reserved for animal husbandry. 



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the Spirit of Truth is come, he will guide you into All 

mrtft"(Johnl6:13). 

COMFORTER TO BE A MAN 

If I take the liberty of quoting the prophecy under discussion, 
with an emphasis on the pronouns, you will agree without any 
persuasion that the coming Comforter was to be a man and 
not a ghost. 

Howbeit when He, the Spirit of 
Truth, is come, He will guide you 
into 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. 

(HOLY BIBLE) John 16:13 

Please count the number of HE'S in the above verse. There are 
s-e-v-e-n! Seven masculine pronouns in a single verse! There is 
not another verse in the 66 books of the Protestant Bible or in 
the 73 Books of the Catholic Bible with seven masculine 
pronouns, or seven feminine pronouns, or with seven neuter 
genders. You will agree that so many masculine pronouns in one 
verse ill befits a Ghost, holy or not! 

NON-STOP INTERPOLATIONS 

When this point of the seven masculine pronouns in a single 
verse of the Bible was mooted by the Muslims in India in their 
debates with the Christian missionaries, the Urdu version of the 
Bible had the pronouns presently changed to SHE, SHE, SHE! so 
that the Muslims could not claim that this prophecy referred to 
Muhummed (pbuh) — a man! This Christian chicanery; deception 



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I have seen in the Urdu Bible myself. This is a common trickery 
by the missionaries, more specially in the vernacular. The very 
latest ruse I have stumbled across is in the Afrikaans Bible, on 
the very verse under discussion; they have changed the word 
"Trooster" (Comforter), to "Voorspraak" (Mediator), and inter- 
polated the phrase — "die Heilige Gees" — meaning THE 
HOLY GHOST, which phrase no Bible Scholar has ever dared to 
interpolate into any of the multifarious English Versions. No, not 
even the Jehovah's Witnesses.' This is how the Christians manu- 
facture God's word! 2 

NINE MASCULINE PRONOUNS 

The only other place an author has unknowingly used so many 
masculine pronouns for this mighty Messenger Muhummed 
(pbuh) is given below: 

"HIS GENTLE DISPOSITION, HIS AUSTERITY OF CONDUCT, 
THE SEVERE PURITY OF HIS LIFE, HIS SCRUPULOUS REFINE- 
MENT, HIS EVER-READY HELPFULNESS TOWARDS THE POOR 
AND THE WEAK, HIS NOBLE SENSE OF HONOUR, HIS 
UNFLINCHING FIDELITY, HIS STERN SENSE OF DUTY HAD 
WON HIM, AMONG HIS COMPATRIOTS, THE HIGH AND 
ENVIABLE DESIGNATION OF AL-AMIN, THE TRUSTY." 
"Spirit of Islam," by Sayed Amir Ali, page 14 

"AL-AMIN," the Faithful, the Trustworthy, "even the Spirit of 

Truth" (John 14: 17). This expression is a figurative way of 
saying that SPEAKING TRUTH would be so characteristic of him 
that people would regard him as TRUTH PERSONIFIED: exactly 
as Jesus (pbuh) said about himself, "I am the way, the truth 
and the life . . ." (John 14: 6), that these noble qualities are 



1. Jehovah's Witnesses: an incorrigible Christian sect which has contrived its own Bible 
translation. 

2. See Vol. II Pan 2 "Is the Bible God's Word?" and learn, how the Christian has been 
interpolating his own prejudices in a Book he claims to be from God 



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personified in me. Follow me! But 'when he the Spirit of 
truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth" (John 
16: 13), then you must follow him! But prejudices die hard, 
therefore we must work harder. But believe me, with the laser 
truth that Allah has given us, we can change the world with 
only a fraction of the energy that the Christian is expending. 

SOURCE OF REVELATION 

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of 
truth, is come, he will guide you 
into all truth! For He Shall Not 
Speak From Himself But What- 
soever He Shall Hear, That 
Shall He Speak. 

(HOLY BIBLE) John 16: 13 

I have consistently been using the King lames Version in my 
Biblical quotations, but for greater clarity, I give below, alternate 
rendering from some different versions of the above emphasised 
sentence: 

1. for he will not speak on his Own 
Authority, But will tell only what he hears. 

The New English Bible 

2. He will not speak On His Own; He will 
Speak Only what He Hears, 

New International Version 

3. for he will not be presenting His Own Ideas. 
But He Will Be Passing On To You 

What He Has Heard. 

The Living Bible 

This "Spirit of Truth," this Prophet of Truth, "AI-Amin," will 
not be speaking spiritual truths on his own impulse, but he will 



82 Muhummed (pbuh) the Natural Successor to Christ (pbuh) 

speak on the same basis as his previous Comforter — Jesus 
(pbuh) had spoken: 

For I speak not from myself; but 
the Father that sent me, he hath 
given me the commandment, what 
I should say, and what 1 should 
speak. 

... even as the Father hath saith 
unto me, so I speak. 

(HOLY BIBLE) John 12: 49-50 

In an identical manner God Almighty testifies His revelation 
to His Messenger Muhummed (pbuh). 

Nor does He say (aught) 
of (His own) desire. 

It is no less than, 
inspiration sent down to Him. 

He was taught by one 
mighty in power. 1 

(SURA NAJM) Holy Qufan 53: 3-5 

This is how God communicated with all His chosen Messengers, 
whether Abraham* Moses or Jesus. It would be absurd to think 
that this "Spirit of Truth" is the Holy Ghost, because we are 
told that "he will not speak from himself, but what he 
hears/ 9 surely not from himself? 

GOD - A TRINITY? 

It is universally accepted in Christendom, all orthodox Christians 
who believe in what they call the Holy Trinity; that the Father is 
God, the son is God and the Holy Ghost is God, but they are not 

1. All Quranic Commentators understand this to refer to the archangel Gabriel. Call him the 
"Holy Ghost" if you like. 



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three Gods but one God. (?) Let an erudite Christian theologian, 
like the Rev. Dummelow tell us of this indivisibility, indissolu- 
bility of the Christian's 'triune 1 ' God. Commenting on "We will 
come" of John 14: 23 he says — 

WHERE THE SON IS, THERE OF NECESSITY IS THE 
FATHER ALSO, AS WELL AS THE SPIRIT, FOR THE 
THREE ARE ONE, BEING DIFFERENT FORMS OF 
THE SUBSISTENCE AND MANIFESTATION OF THE 
SAME DIVINE BEING, THIS PASSAGE ILLUSTRATES 
THAT THE PERSONS OF THE HOLY TRINITY ARE 
INSEPARABLE, AND CONTAIN ONE ANOTHER. 

Please don't worry. You are not really expected to understand the 
above verbiage. In short the Christian believes that the "THREE" 
(I beg your pardon, the Christian says, "ONE!"), all the three are 
supposed to be Omnipresent and Omniscient and as such lead 
us to an amusing and ridiculous conclusion. Jesus (pbuh) 
according to the Christians agonized on the cross at Calvary. 
Being "inseparable," the Father and the Holy Ghost also must 
have agonized with the Son, and when he died, the other two 
died with him! Little wonder we hear the cry in the West — 
"God is Dead!'* Don't laugh. All this imposes on us a more 
sombre responsibility of extricating our Christian brethren from 
the spiritual quagmire into which they are wallowing. 



CHAPTER FIVE 



Fulfilled Prophecies 



And he will show you things to come. 

(HOLY BIBLE) John 16:13 



REFUGEE: ONLY FOR A WHILE 

The Christians put great weight on the fulfilment of prophecies. 
Muhummed (pbuh) fulfilled many prophecies of the Old 1 and the 
New Testaments. To them, the prediction of events is considered 
to be the function of true prophecy — true prophethood. 

The Prophet of Islam uttered many prophecies which are 
recorded for posterity in the Holy Qur'an. Here are a few 
taken at random. 

1. Verily, He Who (God Almighty) 
ordained the Quran for thee, (He) 
will bring thee back to the Place 
of Return ... 

(SURA QASAS) Holy Qur'an 28: 85 

"Place of Return/' is a title of the Holy City of Makkah. 
During the Hijrat (Migration) when the Holy Prophet was 
fleeing from Makkah to Madinah. It was a hopeless situation. 
Most of his followers had already migrated to Madinan. Now it 
was his turn. Together with Abu Bakr (as-Siddiq) he had 
reached a place called Juhfa, when this assurance was given by 
God that once again he will return to his birthplace Makkah, 
and so he did 

He migrated as a refugee and God returns him as a conqueror, 
fulfilling yet another prophecy. 2 

1 . You will find some of these prophecies expounded in Part 1 — "What the Bible says 
about Muhummed (pbuh)" in this volume. 

2. For a detailed exposition of this prophecy read "Muhummed (pbuh) in the Bible" by 
Abdul-Ahad Dawud, former Bishop of Uramiah obtainable from the Centre. 



Fulfilled Prophecies 85 



And he (Moses) said, the Lord came 
from Sinai, and rose from Seir 
unto them; he shined forth from 
mount Paran (that is in Arabia), and 
he (Muhummed) came with Ten 
Thousand Saints : 1 from his right 
hand went a fiery law for them. 

(HOLY BIBLE) Deuteronomy 33: 2 

SUPERPOWERS: IN CONFLICT 

2. The Roman Empire has been defeated 

In a land close by; 
But they, (even) after (this) 
Defeat of theirs, will soon be 
victorious — 

Within a few years. With God is 
the Decision, 

In the Past and in the Future: 
On that day shall the Believers 
rejoice — 

(SURA RUM) Holy Qufan 30: 2-4 

The above prophecy was revealed to the Holy Prophet Muhum- 
med (pbuh) in the year 615/16 of the Christian era. The 
Christian Empire of Rome had lost Jerusalem to the Persians, and 
Christianity had been humbled in the dust In this holocaust 
between two of the superpowers of the day, the Mushriks 
(polytheists) of Makkah derived vicaripus pleasure in the dis- 
comfiture of the Romans by the pagan Persians. 

'THE PAGAN ARABS NATURALLY SIDED WITH THE PERSIANS 
IN THEIR DESTRUCTIVE ZEAL, AND THOUGHT THAT THE 

1. The Holy Prophet was accompanied by 10 000 SAHABAS (companions — veritable 
saints) at the conquest of Makkah. 



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DESTRUCTION OF THE CHRISTIAN POWER OF ROME WOULD 
ALSO MEAN A SETBACK TO THE MESSAGE OF THE PROPHET, 
THE TRUE SUCCESSOR TO CHRIST.' ... WHILE THE WHOLE 
WORLD BELIEVED THAT THE ROMAN EMPIRE WAS BEING 
KILLED BY PERSIA, IT WAS REVEALED TO HIM THAT THE 
PERSIAN VICTORY WAS SHORT-LIVED AND THAT WITHIN A 
PERIOD OF A FEW YEARS THE ROMANS WOULD CONQUER 
AGAIN AND DEAL A DEADLY BLOW AT THE PERSIANS:* 

Abdullah YusufAli 

Within ten years of the revelation of this Divine prediction, 
the prophecy was fulfilled! 

CHALLENGE OF THE QUR'AN 

3. The Holy Prophet claimed that the Holy Qur'an was from 
God Almighty, and that it was revealed to him by inspiration. 
The proof of its Divine authorship is its own beauty and nature, 
and the circumstances in which it was promulgated. To prove the 
veracity of his claim, he has placed before you many Suras. Can 
the unbeliever produce one like it? This is a standing challenge! 
An eternal prophecy of mankind's inability to equal or excel, 
or to rival successfully any of its chapters. 

Your plea, "I don't know Arabic," is useless. There are millions of 
Christian Arabs living today. The Christians boast that there are 
at least 10-15 million Coptic Christians in Egypt alone and these 
are not all fellaheens, 2 Here is the challenge of God in 
His Own words — 



(a) This Qur'an is not such as can be 
produced by other than Allah. 3 



Holy Qur'an 10:37 



1. The emphasis is mine. Though I own Yusuf Mi's translation for over half-a-century, 1 
have only very recently come across the above phrase for the first time. 

2. Fellaheen: A peasant or agricultural labourer in Arab countries. 

3. Allah: A proper noun for God Almighty in the Semitic languages. See Vol III, Part 3 — 
"What is His name?" which explains this word in detail. 



Fulfilled Prophecies 8 7 

(b) Say: "If the whole of mankind 
and Jinns were to gather 
together to produce the like of 
this Qur'an, they could not 
produce the like thereof, even if 
they backed up each other with 
help and support/* 

(SURA BANl ISRA-iL) Holy Qur'an 1 7: 88 

(c) Or do they say, "He forged it"? 
Say: "Bring then a Sura like 
unto it, and call (to your aid) 
anyone you can, besides Allah, 
if it be that ye speak the truth!" 

(SURA Y-UNVS) Holy Qur'an 10:38 

(d) And if ye are in doubt as to what 
We have revealed from time to 
time to Our servant, then 
produce a Sura like thereunto; 

And call your witnesses or helpers 

(if there are any) besides Allah. If 
your (doubts) are true. 

But if ye cannot — 

And of a surety ye cannot — 

Then fear the Fire whose fuel is 
Men and Stones,— which is 
prepared for those who reject Faith. 

(SURA BAQAKA) Holy Qur'an 2: 23-24 

It is now fourteen hundred years since the above challenges, but 
mankind has singularly failed to produce anything similar or 
something better. This is an Eternal Testimony of the Divine 
Origin of the Holy Qur'an. 



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CHRISTIAN ARABS HAD A TRY! 

The Arab Christians in the Middle East, not to be outwitted, 
launched *a sixteen-year project lately and produced selected 
portions of the New Testament in Arabic, with a wholesale 
borrowing 1 of words and phrases verbatim from the Arabic 
Qur'an. It is an ignoble attempt! In this unashamed plagiarism, 2 
every chapter of this new Arabic New Testament of theirs 
begin with the first verse of the Holy Qur'an — 




In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful 

(SURA FATIHA) Holy Qur'an 1: 1 

Can you beat that? 

There are many more challenges and prophecies in the Holy 
Qur'an and in the Ah&dith (traditions of the Prophet) which can 
be expounded It is a neglected field. Perhaps books can be 
written on the subject. I trust that Muslim scholars will take up 
the challenge. But let me end this theme of prophecy with 
one last reference from Allah's Kalaam (the book of God). 

ISLAM TO PREVAIL 

(e) It is He who has sent His 
Messenger with Guidance and 
the Religion of Truth. 

That he may proclaim it over all religion. 

Even though the associators may 
detest (it). 

(SURAHS AFF) Ho\yQ\lfan6U9 

t . "He who goes a borrowing, goes a sorrowing!" 

2. Plagiarism: the act of stealing and using (the ideas or writings of another) as ones 
own. Stealing in literature. 



Fulfilled Prophecies 89 

Within decades the above promise became true. Islam prevailed. 
The two superpowers of the day, the Persian and the Roman 
Empires crumbled at the hands of the Muslims. And for centuries 
the power of Islam predominated — from the Atlantic to 
the Pacific. 

Alas, the Muslims are in the doldrums today. But fear not, the 
world of Islam is arising. There is hope. Even non-Muslim 
Visionaries in the West have predicted its destiny to be in 
the skies, 

"AFRICA IS A FAIR FIELD FOR ALL RELIGIONS, BUT THE 
RELIGION WHICH THE AFRICAN WILL ACCEPT, IS A RELIGION 
WHICH BEST SUITS HIS NEEDS: AND THAT RELIGION, EVERY- 
ONE WHO HAS A RIGHT TO SPEAK ON THE SUBJECT SAYS, 

IS ISLAM/ 

"Tlie Shape of Things to Come" H.G. Wells 

"IF ANY RELIGION HAS A CHANCE OF CONQUERING ENG- 
LAND, NAY EUROPE WITHIN THE NEXT HUNDRED YEARS, 

THAT RELIGION IS ISLAM." 

George Bernard Shaw 

Without any real effort on the part of the Muslims, we are told 
by the Westerners themselves that Islam is the fastest growing 
religion in the world today. I hope, this pleasant news does not 
lull us to sleep. The promise of God is true, the destiny is there, 
only a little exertion is required on our part. Allah can transform 
nations and peoples by His Own Will, but He has given us the 
privilege of serving His Deen by personal self-sacrifice. To be an 
effective soldier in this battle, arm yourself with John 16: 7 in 
one or more languages (see page 43), and watch how Allah fills 
you with more knowledge. It is our destiny to master, supercede 
and bulldoze every ism, never mind how much the unbeliever 
may be averse to the Message of Islam. 



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GLORIFYING JESUS (PBUH) 

He (the Spirit of truth) shall Glorify 
Me (Jesus): for he shall receive of 
mine, and shall shew it unto you. 

(HOLY BIBLE) John 16: 13 

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. 

(HOLY BIBLE) John 15: 26 

This promised Comforter, even the Spirit of Truth in whom Truth 
is personified, when he comes, will bear witness to the truth- 
fulness of the Messiah and absolve him from the calumnies of 
his enemies. 

This, Muhummed (pbuh), Al-Amin, the Prophet of Truth, 
eminently succeeded in doing. He made it possible that today, a 
thousand million Muslims believe in Jesus Christ (pbuh) as 
one of the mightiest Messengers of God. They believe in 
his miraculous birth, which many modern day Christians, 
even Bishops do not believe. And they also believe in his 
many miracles, including those of giving life to the dead 
by God's leave; and healing those born blind and the 
lepers by God's leave. What a mighty testimony! Listen to the 
moving terms of the story of his Annunciation: 

MIRACULOUS CONCEPTION 

And mention in the Book, the 
story of Mary, when she 
withdrew from her people to a 
place in the East. 



Fulfilled Prophecies 9 1 



And she placed a screen to screen 
herself from them; 
Then we sent unto her Our 
Spirit, that appeared to her as 
a man in all respects. 

She said, "I take refuge in the 
All-Merciful from you. 
If you fear Allah ..." 

He said, **I am but a messenger 
come from your Lord, to 
announce to you the gift of a 
holy son. 1 ' 

She said, "How can I have a 
son, seeing that no man has 
touched me, and I am not 
unchaste?" 

He said, "Even so your Lord has 

said: 

'Easy is that for Me, and that 

We may appoint him a sign unto 

men and a mercy from Us; it is 

a thing decreed 1 ." 

So she conceived him, and withdrew 
with him to a distant place ... 

(SURA MARY AM) HolyQur'an 19: 16 22 

At the present moment a billion Muslims throughout the world 
accept the Immaculate Conception of Jesus (pbuh) on the 
authority of Muhummed (pbuh) alone. Jesus (pbuh), his mother 
Mary and the whole Christian world can never thank Ai-Amin 
— the Spirit of Truth, enough. 



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JEWISH RESPONSE TO JESUS 

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou 
that killest the prophets, and 
stonest them which are sent 
unto thee, how often would I 
(Jesus) have gathered thy children 
together, even as a hen gathereth 
her chickens under her wings, 
but ye would not let me! 

(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 23; 3 7 

That mighty Messenger of God went after the Jews like a hen 
after her chickens, but they turned on him like vultures to tear 
him into pieces. Not satisfied with their relentless assaults and 
harassment and the eventual attempt on his life 1 ; they charged- 
his mother for having ill-begotten him in sin. 

That they (the Jews) rejected Faith; 
and they uttered against Mary a 
grave false charge. 

(SVRA NISAA) Holy Qur'an 4: 156 

What was that *' grave false charge"? — The nearest to 
uttering the actual calumny, Muhummed (pbuh) the true "Glori- 
fier" of Jesus John 16: 13) is made to record. 

"O sister of Aaron! thy father was 
not a man of evil t nor thy 
mother a woman unchaste!" 

(SURA MARY AM) Holy Qur'an 1 9: 28 

WHAT SAY THE TALMUD1STS 

The Jewish charge of the illegitimacy of Jesus (pbuh) and the 
adultery of Mary is referred to here as an insinuation of the 
lews, questioning Mary's chastity. The Holy Qur'an does not 

1 For a detailed record of how God toiled the Jewish plot on the life of the Messiah, 
consult Vol 11. Pan 3 "Crucifixion or Cruci fiction? 



Fulfilled Prophecies 93 

stoop down to even reproducing the actual monstrous slander. 
Now compare this Qur'anic terminology with what the erudite 
and famous Rev. Dummelow, backed by no less than a team of 
sixteen Christian divines, all Reverends and D.D.s; as to their 
choice of words in recording the calumny of the enemies of Christ: 

THE JEWISH TALMUDISTS SAID, THE SON OF THE AD- 
ULTERESS 1 (I.E. OF THE VIRGIN MARY) 'BROUGHT MAGIC 
OUT OF EGYPT, BY CUTTINGS WHICH HE HAD MADE IN HIS 
FLESH/ 'JESUS PRACTISED MAGIC AND DECEIVED, AND 
DROVE ISRAEL TO IDOLATRY.' IT IS INTERESTING TO 
NOTICE THAT MAHOMET INDIGNANTLY REPUDIATED 
THESE JEWISH CALUMNIES." (Emphasis added) 

Dummelow's Bible Commentary page 668 

EVANGELIST CORROBORATES JEWS 

Josh Mc Dowell, described as a graduate of Wheaton College and 
magna cum laude graduate of Talbot Theological Seminary, and 
who is reputed to have spoken to more than five million 
students and faculty at over 550 universities in 53 countries, 
seems to have done more research than the whole galaxy of 
Biblical scholars, mentioned above, on the subject of the Jewish 
Talmud regarding the birth of his "Lord." 

In his book — "Evidence that Demands a Verdict/' just to 
prove that Jesus (pbuh) was not a myth but a historical person, 
he quotes extensively from the Jewish Talmud without any 
inhibitions. I give you below a few brief excerpts from pages 
85/86 of his book. 

"ToVdoth Yeshu. JESUS IS REFERRED TO AS 
'BEN PANDERA.' "' 



i. 



"BEN PANDERA:" means - son of Pandera. A Roman soldier alleged by the Jews to 
have raped Mary to produce her illigitimate offspring, (May God forbid!) May He forgive 
us for even reproducing such blasphemies. 



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Yeb.lV3;49a: 

"R. SHIMEON BEN AZZAI SAID (CONCERNING 
JESUS): 'I FOUND A GENEALOGICAL ROLL IN 
JERUSALEM WHEREIN WAS RECORDED, SUCH- 
AN-ONE IS A BASTARD OF AN ADULTERESS.' " 

Joseph Klausner adds to the above: 

"CURRENT EDITIONS OF THE Mishnah, ADD: 
TO SUPPORT THE WORDS OF R. YEHOSHUA 1 
(WHO IN THE SAME Mishnah, SAYS: WHAT IS 
A BASTARD? EVERYONE WHOSE PARENTS 
ARE LIABLE TO DEATH BY THE BETH DIN), 
THAT JESUS IS HERE REFERRED TO SEEMS TO 
BE BEYOND DOUBT ..." 

MISSIONARY LOLLS HIS TONGUE 

Josh McDowell the great evangelist, "born-again" Christian; 
worshipper of Christ, filled with the Holy Ghost (?) lolls his 
tongue when quoting calumnies of the enemies against his Lord 
and God — Jesus! And the Christian world laps it up. His books 
are bestsellers in Christendom. A taste for filth and insults has 
been created in the votaries of Christ. I refuse to quote further 
from that filthy narration. If Jesus (pbuh) has such devoted 
friends (?), what need is there for him to have enemies. 

Muhummed (pbuh) really was the true Friend, the Comforter, the 
Helper, the Advocate, the Glorifier, the Testifier of these prop- 
hecies in John chapters 14, 15 and 16. Let me repeat the 
ungrudging tribute of his enemies to this Benefactor of Jesus 
(pbuh), his mother Mary and humanity at large: "It is inte- 
resting to notice that Mahomet 1 indignantly repudiated 
these Jewish calumnies." (Rev. Dummelow and his associates). 

1. "Mahomet": it is a pity that scholars of Christianity of the highest eminence still mis- 
spell the name of the Holy Prophet, even at the end of the twentieth century. 



CHAPTER SIX 



Extremism Condemned 



We will now allow the Spirit of Truth to lay the Ghost of Jewish 
and Christian extremism, and put the records straight regarding 
their controversies about the Messiah. The Jews said that Jesus 
(pbuh) was the illegitimate son of Mary because he could not 
point a finger to a father. The Christians for the same reason 
made him into a God and the "begotten" son of God. 
Just one verse to debunk this lie! 

O People of the Book! 

Do not go to extremes in your 
religion; nor say of Allah 
anything but the truth. 

Verily, Christ 1 Jesus the son of 
Mary was no more than a 
messenger of Allah, and His 
Word which he bestowed upon 
Mary, 

And a Spirit proceeding from Him: 
so believe in Allah and his 
messengers. 

Say not "Trinity": desist: it will be 
better for you: 

For your Allah is One God: 
Glory be to Him: 

1 . Christ: in the Arabic Text of the Holy Qur'an the word is Maslh, which is the same as 
the Hebrew word Messiah. 



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(Far Exalted is He) above having 

a son. To Him belongs all 

things in the heavens and the earth. 

And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs. 

(SURA NISAA) HolyQur'an 4: 1 71 

Note 657/6 on the above verse 



Just as a foolish servant may go m^)$ em%m of Jieal 
for his master, so to Migom jpeo^Ki : : 'epe$ser : irtf feri 
them to blasphemy or a split the veir ol^^ ^fiiyDtt. 

The Jewish excesses in the dtaetfeii of fowatom i^Wsbi, 
e&ctasiveiiess, and rejection of M$0k *jNjA* : hiff nbein ite- 
nouneed in mai^ places in rtit Md%#Bf^i 

Here the Christian attitude is condei which e$ Jesus 
to an equality wife God; to & ; Maiy 

almost to idolattys attributes a p -soft to oi and 

invents she doctttee of. the Itinky, apposed to dl leastm* 
which according to die Ailuvasim \Crn6, ttpfeg$ * man 
believes, he is doomed to 

The atfrtoitei of Cttf^ : «K-wiricinM--tae ■ 

1. That he was the son of a woman, Maiy, and 

2. But an || 




3. A Woift tatfOMtiA-oo-- 
w&rt "Be* (In) and he wi& jjft 

4. A spirit proceeding from Gc* but Mt Go& tfe-Hk tti 
hit mission were more tasked than in t|ie case pf some 
other apostles, though we must pay equal honour to 

him as a man of God. 



Extremism Condemned 97 



Hie doctrines of Trinity, equality with God, and sonship, are 
repudiated as blasphemies. God is independent of all needs 
and has no need of a son 10 manage His aflaiis." 

Abdullah Yttttif All 1 



NOTHING FROM SELF 

You give this Spirit of Truth (Muhummed pbuh) too "much credit, 
when you allege that he wrote the preceding verses and further 
authored more than six thousand other verses of the Noble 
Qur'an. 

He cries to us again and again in the Book of God, that this is 
not my handiwork — "IT IS NO LESS THAN AN INSPI- 
RATION SENT DOWN TO HIM (Muhummed)" (Holy Qur'an 53: 
4). Exactly as it was prophesied by Jesus (pbuh) — ' 

. . . for he shall not speak from 
himself; but whatsoever he shall 
hear, that shall he speak . . . 

(HOLY BIBLE) John 16: 13 

CHRISTIAN "TRILEMMA" 

All the testification and glorification by this "another Com- 
forter," does not placate the Christians. Because Muhummed 
(pbuh) did not pander to their prejudices. To them glorification 
meant to deify Jesus (pbuh) — to make him into a God. Instead 
of solving their dilemma 2 whether Jesus (pburn "died" on the 
cross as a man, or as a God? They have now invented a 
trilemma. A word not to be found in any dictionary in the 
world. Josh McDowell the Travelling Representative for Campus 



1. The above consists of just two notes out of over six thousand explanatory notes from 
Yusuf Ali's translation. See inside back cover for an irresistible ofTer. 

2. Dilemma: A situation that requires one to choose between two equally balanced and 
often equally unpleasant alternatives. 



98 Muhummed (pbuh) the Natural Successor to Christ (pbuh) 

Crusade for Christ International, in his book — "Evidence that 
Demands a Verdict," actually uses his new inspired (by the 
"Holy Ghost" ?) conundrum 1 for his chapter 7 — "TRILEMMA - 
Lord, Liar or Lunatic?" You have now guessed it! The three 
Us! He wants his readers to answer whether Jesus Christ is your 
LORD (God), or was he a LIAR, or a LUNATIC? Very 
ingenious, you will agree! No Muslim could utter that Jesus 
Christ was a liar, or a lunatic: then what? It is more than any 
dilemma! It is actually blasphemy of the highest degree. But he 
is blinded by his preconceived notions. Roger Bacon, the philo- 
sopher who was born too soon, rightly said: "IT IS EASIER FOR 
A MAN TO BURN DOWN HIS OWN HOUSE THAN TO GET 
RID OF HIS PREJUDICES." 

WISDOM OF THE CHILD 

To say of any man that he is God, the "begotten" son of God, 
or that his father is God; is not an honour but an insult. A 
French peasant understood this distinction better than the 
millions of erudite Christian scholars walking the earth today. 

It is reputed that Louis XV, King of France was a very lecherous 
person. No woman was safe from his debaucheries. After his 
death, when his son was well settled on the throne, a rumour 
spread around Paris that an exact duplicate of the young king 
was seen roaming about the capital. The King was naturally 
intrigued to see his double. It did not take the King's men long 
to have the rustic from the countryside presented before the 
King. The King was amused by the stark resemblance to himself 
and his late father. He was tickled to have a dig at the poor 
farmer. He politely asked, "Did your mother ever visit Paris 
during my father's reign?" "No!" the rustic replied, "But my 
father did!" This was a death-knell for the King, but he 
had asked for it! 



1. Conundrum: A puzzling problem or question admitting of no satisfactory solution. 



Extremism Condemned 99 



DON'T GO TO EXTREMES 

The rank hatred of the Jews which lead them to slander Jesus and 
his mother is bad, and the over-infatuation of the Christians for 
Christ is also bad. Muhummed (pbuh) the Messenger of God 
condemned both these extremes, and elevated Jesus (pbuh) to his 
true status, as the Messiah, a great prophet and reformer. 

Love him, respect him, revere him, follow him; but do not 
worship him! For worship is due to God alone, the Father 
in heaven: ALLAH! 1 

This is true glorification — for, 

-He shall glorify me!" (H0LY BlBLE) John 16:14 

Historically, morally and prophetically, Muhummed (pbuh) the last 
and final Messenger of God, "The Spirit of Truth," is the only 
one to guide mankind into all truth. He is pre-eminently the 
Natural Successor to Christ, 

Your further inquiries, comments and criticisms are welcome. 
Don't just sit there, for the sake of God, act now! 



/ 




\M\ / tA / WlMW^ 



AHMED DEEDAT 

(Servant of Islam) 



EPILOGUE 

Dear reader, it has been suggested that some Christian propa- 
gandists might lure you from your exposition of the preceding 
pages, by dangling before you the "Pentecostal" experience. 

Pentecost was a Jewish festival day, celebrated on the fiftieth day 
after the beginning of corn harvesting. The Jews gathered in 

1. ALLAH: The name for God Almighty in the Semitic languages See Vol. III. Part 3 - ''What 
is His Namc7" from the 1PC1. 



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Jerusalem from far and wide for the feast. Peter with "the 
Eleven," 1 together with others were in one place, when suddenly 
they heard the roaring of a mighty windstorm in the skies above 
them where they were sitting. This electrified the people and they 
began to "speak in tongues," in dialects and languages foreign 
to themselves. Some marvelled while others mocked, saying, 
"They're drunk, that's ailr It reminded them of the "bab- 
bling" at Babel (Genesis 11:9). 

The Christian missionaries contend that that was the fulfilment of 
what Jesus (pbuh) had prophesied in John chapters 14, 15 and 16. 
Astounding as the whole drama may sound, Peter, the one, the 
Master had appointed to "feed my lambs . . . feed my sheep" 
(John 21: 15-16), rose to defend the disciples, saying "These men 
are not drunk! It's much too early for that! People don't 
get drunk so early in the morning!" 

But this is that which was spoken 
by the prophet Joel . . . 2 

(HOLY BIBLE) Acts 2: 16 

Pentecost was the fulfilment of the prophecy of the prophet Joel 
and not of any predictions of Jesus (pbuh). Christendom believes 
that Peter was inspired to record the same. Both obviously tickled 
by the Holy Ghost! Not a single word 3 is recorded anywhere as to 
what these apostles of Christ had babbled or murmured on 
Pentecost day, yet as to the Comforter, he was to guide mankind 
"into all Truth!" Proving once again that the Comforter is 
not the Holy Ghost! 



1. "The Eleven" (Acts 2: 14). No Bible commentator dare discuss as to who these eleven 
were, because Judas the traitor was long since dead The Holy Ghost failed to inform Luke. 
That at best there could only be ten beside Peter and not eleven I 

2. "Prophet Joel:" In "The New English Bible," published by The Bible Societies in 
association with the Oxford University Press in their fourteenth impression of 1984, 
expunged the name JOEL, without an apology. He was too insignificant (?) a prophet! 
having written only two pages in a thousand of the Bible. If Christendom can edit out names 
of their own prophets, what will they not do to names like lshmael and Ahmed? 

3. On the contrary, hear what Muhummed (pbuh) the Comforter uttered in his trances in 
fulfilment of the prophecies. Get your "Future World Constitution" today! See inside 
back cover. 










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CHAPTER ONE 



EverybodY's Choice 

AND MOST CERTAINLY, 

THOU (0 MUHUMMED) ^ \\.' J> \'l '\* s 

ART OF MOST SUBLIME ®4&* ^^ ^ > 

AND EXALTED CHARACTER. 

(SURA QALAM) Holy Quran 68:4 ' 

HOW THE TOPIC AROSE 

About ten years ago, a distant cousin of mine - Mr. Mohamed 
Mehtar (Farooki) 2 gave me a typed quotation by the French 
historian, Lamartine. The quotation 3 purported to prove that 
Muhummed (pbuh), the prophet of Islam, was the greatest man 
that ever lived. Mr. Mehtar was in the habit of passing 
information on to me, believing that I might put the same to 
some good use at the proper time and place. Before this he had 
presented me with "The Call of the Minaret" an expensive 
book written by (Bishop Kenneth Cragg). By analysing this book 
I discovered the masterful deceit of the Christian orientalists. 

Lamartine's tribute to our prophet inspired me and 1 had a great 
desire to share his thoughts about our Nabee with my Muslim 
brethren. The opportunity to do so was not long in coming. 

I received a phone call from the Muslim community in Dann- 
hauser, a small town in Northern Natal, who were organising a 
birthday celebration of the Holy Prophet. They invited me to give 
a lecture on that auspicious occasion. So I deemed it an honour 
and a privilege, I readily agreed. When they inquired, in view of 



urge my Muslim brethren to memorize the verse in Arabic and its meaning. 

tfr Mehtar was for a long time editor of the Muslim 
/lews," in South Africa 

3. A detailed exposition of the quotation will be found on page 1 37. 



2. Mr Mehtar was for a long time editor of the Muslim newspaper "The Indian 
Views," in South Africa 



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their advertising needs, as to the subject of my lecture, I 
suggested on the inspiration from Lamartine, "Muhummed 
(pbuh) the Greatest.'* 

REPEATED LET-DOWNS 

On my arrival in Dannhauser, 1 noticed a lot of posters 
advertising the meeting which in essence said that Deedat would 
be lecturing on the subject "MUHUMMED THE GREAT." 1 was 
somewhat disheartened and, on inquiring was told that the 
change in the title was due to a printer's error. 

Some two months later, 1 got another, similar invitation. This 
time from the Muslim community of Pretoria the administrative 
capital of South Africa. The subject I had mooted was the same 
— * 'Muhummed (pbuh) the Greatest.** To my dismay the 
topic was again changed to "MUHUMMED THE GREAT." 
Identical reasons and excuses were given. Both these incidents 
happened in South Africa, my own country. But, let me give you 
one more example of our inferiority complex — so much part of 
the sickness of the Ummah. 

USA NO DIFFERENT 

On my lecture tour of the mighty United States in 1977, I 
discovered that our soldiers in the New World also had feet of 
clay. Out of the many sad experiences I have had, I think that 
this one will suffice to prove the point. 

The Muslims of Indianapolis were advised to organise a lecture 
for me on the subject "What the Bible says about Muhum- 
med (pbuh)'V They agreed to advertise- just that but their 
timidity did not permit them to do so. They thought the topic 
was too provocative, so they, in their wisdom (?), toned it down 
to "A PROPHET IN THE BIBLE." A lifeless, insipid title you will 

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no doubt agree. Which Hindu, Muslim, Christian or Jew would be 
intrigued to attend? What does "A PROPHET" mean? To most 
A PROPHET means ANY PROPHET, and who would be inte- 
rested in attending a meeting where just any prophet in the 
Bible was debated? Job, Joel, Jonah, Ezra, Elisha, Ezekiel are just 
a few of the many mentioned in the Bible. As was to be 
expected the attendance left much to be desired 

INFERIORITY COMPLEX 

What is the cause of this sickness? This inferiority complex? 
"Yes!" We are an emasculated people. Dynamism has been 
wrung out of us, not only by our enemies but by our own 
spiritless friends. We even dare not repeat Allah's Own testimony 
regarding his beloved — 

And Most Certainly, 
Thou (0 MUHUMMED) 
Art of most sublime 
And Exalted Character. 



Holy Qur'an 68:4 



THE MOST INFLUENTIAL 



Normally it is quite, natural for anyone to love, praise, idolize or 
hero-worship one's leader, be it a guru, saint or prophet: and 
very often we do. 

However, if I were to reproduce here 2 what great Muslims have 
said or written about our illustrious prophet, it could be played 
down as exaggeration, fancy or idolization by the sceptics and 
the opponents of Islam. Therefore, allow me to quote unbiased 
historians, friendly critics and even avowed enemies of that 
mighty Messenger of God - Muhummed (pbuh). If the tributes of 



1. This verse, together with \ts Arabic text heads this chapter; memorize the verse with its 

meaning. 

2. For an example >ee Appendix "A" at the end of this book. 



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the non-Muslims do not touch your hearts, then you are in the 
wrong faith. Opt out of Islam! There is already too much dead- 
wood on the "ship" of Islam. 

In recent times, a book has been published in America titled 
"The 100," or the Top One Hundred, or the Greatest Hundred 
in History. A certain Michael H. Hart, described as a historian, 
mathematician and astronomer has written this novel book. He 
has searched history, seeking for men who had the greatest 
influence on mankind. In this book he gives us the hundred 
most influential men, including Asoka, Aristotle, Buddha, Con- 
fucius, Hitler, Plato, and Zoroaster. He does not give us a mere 
chart of the topmost "one hundred" from the point of view of 
their influence on people, but he evaluates the degree of their 
influence and rates them in order of their excellence from No. 1 , 
through to No. 100. He gives us his reasons for the placing of 
his candidates. We are not asked to agree with him, but we 
cannot help admire the man's research and honesty. 

The most amazing thing about his selection is that he has put 
our Nabee-e-Kareem, the Holy Prophet Muhummed (pbuh) as 
No. I, 1 the first of his "100!" Thus confirming, unknowingly, 
God's Own testimony in His Final Revelation to^the World: 

MOST CERTAINLY, YOU HAVE 4f=0 Q& & 

IN THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH 2 | J^'j J- ( \gf 

AN EXCELLENT PATTERN (OF BEHAVIOUR) ' 9 ' 

(SURA AHZAB) Holy Qufan 33:2 1 

JESUS (PBUH) No. 3! 

Hart placing the Prophet of Islam as No. 1, has naturally pleased 
the Muslims. But his choice has shocked the Non-Muslims, more 



With the kind permission of Mr. Hart, we have just reproduced the whole chapter on 
Muhummed (pbuh) from the "Top 100". Get your FREE copy now from the I. P.C.I. 

Allah; A proper noun for God Almighty in the Semitic languages; i.e. m the languages of 
Moses. ]esus and Muhummed {Peace be on them all). For more detai.s obtain "What is 
His Name?" from the l.P.C.I. 



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specially the Jews and the Christians, who consider this as an 
affront. What? Jesus (pbuh) No. 3 and Moses (pbuh) No. 40! 
This is for them very difficult to stomach, but what says Hart? 
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PAUL THE FOUNDER OF CHRISTIANITY 

According to Hart, the honour for founding Christianity is to be 
shared between Jesus (pbuh) and St. Paul The latter he believes 
to be the real founder of Christianity. 

I cannot help agreeing with Hart. Out of the total of 27 Books of 
the New Testament, more than half is authored by Paul. As 
opposed to Paul, the Master has not written a single word of the 
twenty-seven books. If you can lay your hands on what is called 
"A Red Letter Bible,* 1 you will find every word alleged to have 
been uttered by Jesus (pbuh) — in red ink and the rest in 
normal black ink. Don't be shocked to find that in this so-called 
"Injeel," the Gospel of Jesus, over ninety percent of the 27 
Books of the New Testament is printed in black ink! 

This is the candid Christian confession on what they call the 
"Injeel/ 9 In actual confrontation with Christian missionaries, you 
will find them quoting one hundred percent from Paul. 

NO ONE FOLLOWS JESUS (PBUH) 

Jesus (pbuh) said, 

"If you love me, keep my commandments" 

John 14:15 

He said further, 

Whosoever therefore shall break one of 
these least commandments, and shall 
teach men so, he shall be called the 
least in the kingdom of heaven ..." 

(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 5:19 

Every Christian controversialist you question, "Do you keep the 
laws and the commandments?" will answer, "No!" if you ask 
further, "Why don't you?" he will if he is a Bible-thumper, 
invariably reply, "The law is nailed to the cross!" Meaning 
the law is done away with. "We are now living under grace!" 



1 08 Muhum med (pbuh) the Greatest 



Every time you prod him with what his Lord and Master Jesus 
(pbuh) had said, he will confront you with something from 
Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, etc. If you ask, 
"Who are they?" You will hear, "Paul, Paul, Paul!" "Who is your 
master? you question, and he will say, "Jesus!" But he will ever 
and anon contradict his own Jesus (pbuh) by his Paul! 

No learned Christian will ever dispute the fact that the real 
founder of Christianity is St. Paul. Therefore, Michael H. Hart to 
be fair, had to place Jesus (pbuh), in slot number three. 

WHY PROVOKE YOUR CUSTOMER? 

This placing of Christ in the number three spot by Michael H. 
Hart poses a very serious question for us. Why would an 
American publish a book of 572 pages in America and selling in 
America for $15 each, go out of his way to provoke his 
potential readers? 

Who will buy his books? Surely, not the Pakistanis and the 
Bangladeshis, neither the Arabs nor the Turks! Except for a few 
copies here and there, the overwhelming number of his cus- 
tomers will be from the 250 million Christians and the 6 million 
Jews of America. Then why did he provoke his customers? Did 
he not hear the dictum — "the customer is always right!" Of 
course he did. Then why his daring choice. But before I close 
this episode of Hart, 1 will allow him to make his one last 
apology for his "temerity; 

"MY CHOICE OF MUHAMMAD TO LEAD THE UST 
OF THE WORLD'S MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS 
MAY SURPRISE SOME READERS AND MAY BE 
QUESTIONED BY OTHERS, BUT HE WAS THE 
ONLY MAN IN HISTORY WHO WAS SUPREMELY 
SUCCESSFUL ON BOTH THE RELIGIOUS AND 
SECULAR LEVEL" Michael H. Hart 

"The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in 
History", New York: Hart Publishing Company, Inc., 1978. p.33. 



Everybody's Choice 109 

WHO WERE HISTORY'S GREAT LEADERS 
TIME, JULY 15, 1974 

The world famous "Time" 1 carried the above rubric on its front 
cover. Inside the magazine were numerous essays as to 'What 
makes a great leader? 1 'Throughout history, who quali- 
fies?' TIME asked a variety of historians, writers, military men, 
businessmen and others for their selections. Each gave his 
candidate according to his "light" as objectively as is humanly 
possible, depending on one's own awareness and prejudice. 

WHO KNOWS DR. SALAZAR? 

It is my habit and pleasurable duty to take non-Muslims on a 
guided tour 2 of the largest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere 
— "The Jumma Musjid", Durban. 

On one occasion I was hosting a Portuguese couple, a husband 
and wife team. At some stage during the discussion the 
Portuguese gentleman said that "Dr. Salazar was the greatest 
man in the world!" I did not debate the point with him as I 
personally knew little about Dr. Salazar except that he was a 
one-time dictator of Portugal albeit to many a great benefactor to 
his nation. My poor visitor was, however, speaking according to 
his own knowledge, point of view and prejudice. 

MUHUMMED (PBUH) CANNOT BE IGNORED! 

Among the contributors to the "Time," it seems that none could 
ignore Muhummed (pbuh). 

1. "Time" We are at loggerhead with this magazine. Believe it or not; they have spumed 
our paid advertisement as shown on the last page of this volume. The words "FUTURE 
WORLD CONSTITUTION" was referred back to us in their correspondence as "The 
Future World CONFRONTATION." 

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110 Muhummed (pbuh) the Greatest 



WILLIAM MCNEILL, a United States historian, of the University 
of Chicago, records: 

"IF YOU MEASURE LEADERSHIP BY IMPACT, 
THEN YOU WOULD HAVE TO NAME JESUS, 
BUDDHA, MOHAMMED, CONFUCIUS, THE GREAT 
PROPHETS OF THE WORLD ..." 

McNeill does not go into details, nor does he give us any 
explanation as to why he placed Jesus (pbuh) first and Muhum- 
med (pbuh) number three. Perhaps it was by force of habit. It is 
very likely that McNeill is a Christian. However, we will not 
argue with him. Then comes — 

JAMES GAVIN, described as a United States army man, a 
retired lieutenant general. He says — 

"AMONG LEADERS WHO HAVE MADE THE 
GREATEST IMPACT THROUGH AGES, I WOULD 
CONSIDER MOHAMMED, JESUS CHRIST, MAYBE 
LENIN, POSSIBLY MAO. AS FOR A LEADER 
WHOSE QUALITIES WE COULD MOST USE NOW, I 
WOULD CHOOSE JOHN F. KENNEDY." 

The General does not say much more, yet we have to salute him. 
It calls for tremendous fortitude to pen the name Muhummed 
before that of Christ (peace be upon them both). It surely, 
was no slip of the pen. 

JULES MASSERMAN, United States psychoanalyst and pro- 
fessor of the Chicago University, gives us, unlike the other 
contributors, the basis for making his selection. He gives us his 
reason for choosing his greatest LEADER of all times. 

He wants us to find out, what we are really looking for in the 
man, the qualities that sets him apart. We may be looking for 
any sets of qualities. As in the case of Michael H. Hart, he was 



Everybody's Choice 111 



looking for a person wielding the MOST influence. ' 

However, Masserman does not want us to depend on our fancies 
or prejudices: he wants to establish objective standards for 
judging, before we confer greatness upon anybody. 

He says that "Leaders must fulfil three func- 
tions 

No. 1 THE LEADER MUST PROVIDE FOR THE 
WELL-BEING OF THE LEAD . . . 

The leader, whoever he is, must be interested in your welfare. He 
must not be looking for milking cows for his own greed like the 
Rev. Jim Jones of Jonestown, Guyana, of the "Suicide Cult" 
notoriety. You will remember him as the man who committed 
suicide together with 910 of his followers, all at the same time 
EN MASSE! 

The United States Government was on his trail and he was on 
the verge of being caught for certain felonies. But before they 
could apprehend him, he thought it wise to eliminate himself, 
together with all his followers, so that no one would be left to 
testify against him. He laced lemonade with cynide and inspired 
his devotees to drink it, and so they did and they all died in 
disgrace! In the meantime, it was discovered that the Rev. Jim 
Jones had salted away fifteen million dollars and stacked it in his 
own account in banks throughout the world. All his victims were 
his milking cows and he was exploiting them to satisfy his own 
lust and greed. Masserman's hero must be found to benefit his 
sheep, his flock, and not himself. 

No. 2 THE LEADER OR WOULD BE LEADER MUST 
PROVIDE A SOCIAL ORGANIZATION IN WHICH 
PEOPLE FEEL RELATIVELY SECURE ... 

— — — — » 

1. Since Hart published his 'TOP 100" many people have published books with the same 
theme "100 GREAT GOLFERS,*' or "100 GREAT BATSMEN." Many more will no 
doubt follow. 



112 Muhummed (pbuh) the Greatest 



Unlike the Marxist, the Fascist, the Nazi, the Neo-Nazi, the 
Ashkenazi, 1 the Zionist, and their fellow-travellers, Professor 
Masserman, in his brief essay in the TIME magazine, did not 
spell this out. But his beliefs and feelings are abundantly clear. 
He is in search of a Leader who will provide a social order free 
of selfishness, and greed and racism: for all these "isms" carry 
within them the seeds of their own destruction. 

There's still with us much sorrow and sin, 
Injustice, oppression, wrong and hate. 
Still does Arrogance deaden Conscience, 
Rob struggling souls of e'en the crumbs 
Of Pity, and make, of loathsome flesh 
And crumbling dust, fair-seeming Idols 
For worship. Still does Ignorance blow 
A mighty Horn and try to shame 
True Wisdom. Still do men drive Slaves, - - 
Protesting smoothly the end of Slavery! 
Still does Greed devour the substance 
Of helpless ones within her power. 
Nay, more, - - the fine Individual Voice 
Is smothered in the raucous din 
Of groups and Crowds that madly shout 
What they call Slogans New, - - 
Old Falsehoods long discredited . . . 

Abdullah Yusuf All 

No. 3 THAT THIS LEADER MUST PROVIDE HIS 
PEOPLE WITH ONE SET OF BELIEFS . . . 

It is easy to talk of the Fellowship of Faith and the Brotherhood 
of Man, but in South Africa today, there are a thousand different 

1. Askhenazi: the Jews from Germany. Central Europe and Eastern Europe, mostly from 
Russia who are in unlawful occupation of Palestine. There is something prophetic in the 
name itself - the Jews are doing to the people of the occupied territories exactly what 
the Nazis did tc them. What an irony! 



Everybody's Choice 113 



sects and denominations among the Whites (people of European 
descent) and three thousand among the Blacks (of African 
descent). 

The White Churches in my country are spawning "Black" 
Bishops, fast t but in the first three hundred years of European 
conquest, they did not produce a single Black Bishop. Even now, 
the Black, the White, the Coloured and the -Indian cannot pray 
together in most of the Dutch Reformed Churches. The hatred 
between the Christian sects was aptly described by the Christian 
Emperor Julian, who said: 

"NO WILD BEASTS ARE SO HOSTILE TO MAN AS 
CHRISTIAN SECTS IN GENERAL ARE TO ONE 
ANOTHER." 

Sayed Amir Ali in his "Spirit of Islam," page lii. 

With the foregoing three standards, Masserman searches history 
and analyses Louis Pasteur, Salk, Gandhi, Confucius, Alexander 
the Great, Caesar, Hitler, Buddha, Jesus and the rest; 1 finally 
coming to the conclusion that — 

PERHAPS THE GREATEST LEADER OF ALL TIMES 
WAS MUHAMMED, WHO COMBINED ALL THREE 
FUNCTIONS, (and) TO A LESSER DEGREE, MOSES 
DID THE SAME 

We cannot help marvelling at Masserman, that as a Jew he 
condescends to scrutinize even Adolf Hitler, the arch-enemy of 
his people. He considers Hitler to be a great leader. His race, 
the mighty German nation of 90 million people, was ready to 
march to destiny or destruction at his behest. Alas, he led them 
to ruin. 

Hitler is not the question. The question is why would Masser- 
man, as an American Jew, a paid servant of the Government 



1 For Masserman's full essay see Appendix "C" on page 160. 



114 Muhummed (pbuh) the Greaiest 



proclaim to his countrymen of over two hundred million Jews 
and Christians that not Jesus, not Moses but Muhummed 1 was 
"The greatest Leader of all times!" ACCOUNT FOR THAT! 

WHAT SAY THE SCEPTICS? 

Michael H. Hart put Muhummed No. 1 on his list and 
his own Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (pbuh) No. 3. 

Why? "Was he bribed!" (?) 

William McNeill considers Muhummed as worthy of honour in 
his list of the first three names of his. 

Why? "Was he bribed!" (?) 
James Gavin puts Muhummed (pbuh) before Christ (pbuh). 

Why? "Was he bribed!" (?) 

Jules Masserman adjudges Muhummed (pbuh) No. 1 and his 
own hero Moses (pbuh) a close second 

Why? "Was he bribed" (?) 

"ARE WE TO SUPPOSE THAT ALL THE GLOWING 
ADULATION OF MUHUMMED (PBUH) WAS A 
MISERABLE PIECE OF INTELLECTUAL LEGERDE- 
MAIN, HOCUS POCUS ... I, FOR MY PART, CANNOT 
FORM ANY SUCH SUPPOSITION ... ONE WOULD BE 
ENTIRELY AT A LOSS WHAT TO THINK OF MAN- 
KIND AT ALL- IF QUACKERY SO GREW AND 
FLOURISHED IN THE WORLD." 2 

Yet the scoffers bemoan anyone who has anything good to say 
about Muhummed (pbuh) or Islam AS HAVING BEEN BRIBED by 
the Arabs! They are giving too much credit to my bretheren. I 
repeat: "It is possible, but it is improbable!" 

During the Second World War, Norway produced only one 
"Quisling." 3 He was tried for treason and executed. It is unlikely 

1 . Blessings of God on all His Messengers. 

2. With apologies to Thomas Cariyle and his "Hero and Hero worship. " 

3. "Quisling" has come to mean a person who is a traitor to his nation and his country. 



Everybody's Choice 115 



that America and the Western world have just reached puberty 
to spawn a breed of Quislings nurtured by hot petrodollars from 
the Middle East. Please do not demean your honest, courageous 
men, who without fear or favour are prepared to suffer obloquy 
for their convictions. We must all admire them! 

We can now justifiably conclude that the God of Mercy, Who 
forever recognises the sincere efforts of His servants, is only 
fulfilling His Promise to Muhummed (pbuh) His Chosen 
Messenger — 



AND HA VE WE NOT RAISED HIGH 
THE ESTEEM (IN WHICH) THOU 



(ART HELD)? 

(SURA INSHIRAH) Holy Qur'an 94:4 

Alternative renderings:' 

(a) Have We not exalted thy fame? 

(b) And have We not raised thy name for 
thee? 

(c) Have We not given you high renown? 

Friends and foe alike, as if by some secret compulsion are made 
to pay unsolicited tributes to this mighty Messenger of God, But 
the Almighty enlists even the devil into His service, as He had 
done in the time of Jesus (pbuh), (Matthew 4:1-11). Even 
the devil sometimes speaks Gospel truths. 

Professor K.S. Ramakrishna Rao, a Hindu philosopher, in his 
book "MUHUMMED - The Prophet of Islam/' 2 quotes the 
arch-devil himself, yes, Adolf Hitler, to prove the unique great- 
ness of Muhummed (pbuh). 

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116 Muhummed (pbuh) the Greatest 



The Professor, like Jules Masserman who had evaluated the 
Prophet of Islam on three grounds (see appendix "C" on page 
160) also saw in Hitler's "Mein Kampf" a three-faceted jewel, a 
rare commodity which he found in our hero under discussion. 
Quoting Hitler, he says: 

"A GREAT THEORIST IS SELDOM A GREAT LEADER. 
AN AGITATOR IS FAR MORE LIKELY TO POSSESS 
THESE QUALITIES. HE WILL ALWAYS BE A BETTER 
LEADER. FOR, LEADERSHIP MEANS THE ABILITY TO 
MOVE MASSES OF MEN. THE TALENT TO PRODUCE 
IDEAS HAS NOTHING IN COMMON WITH THE CAPA- 
CITY FOR LEADERSHIP.'' Hitler continues, "THE 
UNION OF THE THEORIST, ORGANISER, AND LEA- 
DER IN ONE MAN IS THE RAREST PHENOMENON 
ON THIS EARTH; THEREIN CONSISTS GREATNESS." 
Professor Rao concludes, in his own words, "IN THE 
PERSON OF THE PROPHET OF ISLAM THE 
WORLD HAS SEEN THIS RAREST PHENOMENON 
ON EARTH, WALKING IN FLESH AND BLOOD." 

SHARE THE ANGER 

Before anyone assails the Professor of undue bias and "bri- 
bery/* let me give them a few more names of admirers 
of Muhummed (pbuh). 

1. "MUHUMMAD WAS THE SOUL OF KINDNESS, 
AND HIS INFLUENCE WAS FELT AND NEVER 
FORGOTTEN BY THOSE AROUND HIM." 

A Hindu scholar — Diwan ChandSharma in his 
"The Prophets of the East," Calcutta 1935, p. 122. 

2. "FOUR YEARS AFTER THE DEATH OF JUSTINIAN, 
A.D. 569, WAS BORN AT MAKKAH, IN ARABIA 
THE MAN WHO, OF ALL MEN EXERCISED THE 



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GREATEST INFLUENCE 1 UPON THE HUMAN 

RACE . . . MOHAMMED . . ." 

John William Draper, M.D., LLD.. in his "A History of the 
Intellectual Development of Europe,' * London 1875 

3. "I DOUBT WHETHER ANY MAN WHOSE EX- 
TERNAL CONDITIONS CHANGED SO MUCH EVER 
CHANGED HIMSELF LESS TO MEET THEM." 

R.V.C. Bodley in 
"The Messenger," London 1946, p.9. 

4. "I HAVE STUDIED HIM - THE WONDERFUL 

MAN — AND IN MY OPINION FAR FROM BEING 

AN ANTI-CHRIST, HE MUST BE CALLED THE 

SAVIOUR OF HUMANITY." 

George Bernard Shaw, in 
"The Genuine Islam/' Vol 1, No 81936. 

5. "BY A FORTUNE ABSOLUTELY UNIQUE IN HIS- 
TORY, MOHAMMED IS A THREEFOLD FOUNDER 
OF A NATION, OF AN EMPIRE, AND OF A 
RELIGION/' 

R. Bosworth-Smkh in 
"Mohammed and Mohammedanism," 1946. 

6. "MOHAMMED WAS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL OF 
ALL RELIGIOUS PERSONALITIES." 

Encyclopedia Britannica, 1 1 th Edition 



1 wonder whether Michael H. Hart, as a historian, had stumhled across Draper's remark 
to inspire him to write his "THE 100," a ranking of the Most Influential Persons in 
History? See page 105. Have you written for your FREE copy cf the chapter on 
Muhummed (pbuh) from the "TOP 100," yet? 



CHAPTER TWO 



From the Historical Past 

It is not difficult to reproduce a further dozen or more eulogies 
by the admirers and critics of Muhummed (pbuh). Despite all 
their objectivity, jaundiced minds can always conjure up some 
aspersions. Let me take my readers deep down in past history. 

It was Friday the 8th of May, 1840, that is about a hundred and 
fifty years ago, at a time when it was a sacrilege to say 
anything good about Muhummed (pbuh), and the Christian West 
was trained to hate the man Muhummed (pbuh) and his religion, 
the same way as dogs were at one stage trained in my country 
to hate all black people. 1 At that time in history, Thomas Carlyle, 
one of the greatest thinkers of the past century delivered a series 
of lectures under the theme — "Heroes and Hero-worship." 

DEVELOPED SICKNESS 

Carlyle exposed this blind prejudice of his people at the 
beginning of his talk. He made reference to one of the literary 
giants a Dutch scholar and statesman, by the name of Hugo 
Grotius, 2 who had written a bitter and abusive invective against 
the prophet of Islam. He had falsely charged that the Holy 
Prophet had trained pigeons to pick out peas from his ears, so 
that he could by this trick bluff his people that the Holy Ghost 
in the shape of a dove was revealing God's Revelation to him, 
which he then had them recorded in his Bible the Qur'an, 
Perhaps Grotius was inspired into this fairy-tale from his reading 
of his own Holy Scriptures: 



1. By the way "dogs are colour blind!" Yet it can be done. 

2. From page 57 of the book - "On Heroes Hero-worship and the Heroic in History" bv 
Thomas Carlyle, London 1359. 



From the Historical Past 119 

Then Jesus, when he had been 
baptized (by John the Baptist in the Jordan 
River), came up immediately from the 
water; and behold, the heavens were 
opened to him f and he saw the 
Spirit of Cod Descending Like A 
Dove and alighting upon him. 

(Emphasis added) (holy bible) Matthew 3:io 

WHERE'S THE AUTHORITY 

Pococke, another respected intellectual of the time, like "doubting 
Thomas" (John 20:25), wanted proof about Muhummed (pbuh), 
the pigeons, and the peas? Grotius answered THAT THERE 
WAS NO PROOF!" 

He just felt like inventing this story for his audience. To him and 
his audience the "pigeons and peas" theory was more plausible 
than that of the Archangel dictating to Muhummed (pbuh). These 
falsities wrung the heart of Carlyle. He cried: 

'THE LIES, WHICH WELL-MEANING ZEAL HAS 
HEAPED ROUND THIS MAN, ARE DISGRACEFUL TO 
OURSELVES ONLY." 

Thomas Carlyle 

THE HERO PROPHET 

Carlyle was a man of genius and God gifted him with the art of 
articulation. In his own way, he wanted to put the records 
straight. He planned to deliver a lecture and he chose a very 
provocative topic "The Hero as Prophet." and he chose his 
hero-prophet to be the most maligned man of his time, 
"MUHUMMED (PBUH)!" Not Moses. David, Solomon, or Jesus 
but Muhummed! 1 To placate his overwhelming Anglican (belong- 

l May the Peace and Blessings of God be upon all his servants. 



1 20 Muhummed (pbuh) the Greatest 

ing to the Church of England) fellow countrymen, he apologised - 

"AS THERE IS NO DANGER OF OUR BECOMING, ANY 
OF US, MAHOMETANS, 1 I MEAN TO SAY ALL THE 
GOOD OF HIM I JUSTLY CAN." 

In other words he, as well as his elite audience, were free from 
the fear of converting to Islam, and could take a chance in 
paying some compliments to Muhummed (pbuh). If he had any 
fears regarding the strength of their faith, he would not 
have taken that chance. 

In an era of hatred and spite towards everything Islamic and to 
an audience full of scepticism and cynicism, Carlyle unfolded 
many a glowing truth about his hero - Muhummed (pbuh). To 
the ^praiseworthy/' indeed be praise. For that is what the 
very name Muhummed means - the Praised One - the 
Praiseworthy There are times when Carlyle uses words and 
expressions which might not be too pleasing to the believing 
Muslim, but one has to forgive him as he was walking a cultural 
tightrope, and he succeeded eminently. 

He paid our hero many ardent and enthusiastic tributes, and 
defended him from the false charges and calumnies of his 
enemies; exactly as the Prophet had done in the case of 
Jesus (pbuh) and his mother. 2 

HIS SINCERITY 

la. 'THE GREAT MAN'S SINCERITY IS OF THE KIND 
HE CANNOT SPEAK OF : NAY, 1 SUPPOSE, HE 
IS CONSCIOUS RATHER OF INSINCERITY; FOR 
WHAT MAN CAN WALK ACCURATELY BY THE 
LAW OF TRUTH FOR ONE DAY? NO, THE 



"Mahometans" means Muslims 

Sec "Muhummed the Natural Successor to Christ" bv the author, Part 2 of this 

volume. 



From the Historical Past 121 

GREAT MAN DOES NOT BOAST HIMSELF SIN- 
CERE, FAR FROM THAT; PERHAPS DOES NOT 
ASK HIMSELF IF HE IS SO: I WOULD SAY 
RATHER, HIS SINCERITY DOES NOT DEPEND 
ON HIMSELF: HE CANNOT HELP BEING 

SINCERE!" 

Heroes and Hero- Worship, p.59 

b. "A SILENT GREAT SOUL; HE WAS ONE OF 
THOSE WHO CANNOT BUT BE IN EARNEST; 
WHOM NATURE HERSELF HAS APPOINTED TO 
BE SINCERE. WHILE OTHERS WALK IN FOR- 
MULAS AND HEARSAYS, CONTENTED ENOUGH 
TO DWELL THERE, THIS MAN COULD NOT 
SCREEN HIMSELF IN FORMULAS; HE WAS 
ALONE WITH HIS OWN SOUL AND THE 
REALITY OF THINGS . . . SUCH SINCERITY, AS 
WE NAMED IT, HAS IN VERY TRUTH SOME- 
THING OF DIVINE. THE WORD OF SUCH A 
MAN IS A VOICE DIRECT FROM NATURE'S 
OWN HEART. MEN DO AND MUST LISTEN TO 
THAT AS TO NOTHING ELSE; - - - ALL ELSE IS 

WIND IN COMPARISON." 

Heroes and Hero Worship, p. 7 1 

In his lengthy speech Carlyle did not have the opportunity to 
inform his audience about the sources of his inferences. I may 
furnish just one incident from the life of the Prophet An in- 
cident which reflects the highest degree of his sincerity in 
recording a Revelation in the Holy Quran even if it seems to 
reprove him for some natural and human zeal. 

ADMONITION AS REVEALED 

It was in the early days of his mission in Makkah. Muhummed 
(pbuh) was deeply engrossed in trying to invite the leaders of 
the Pagan Quraish to his teachings. Apparently one of them was 



1 22 Muhummed (pbuh) the Greafesi 

giving him an attentive hearing when a poor blind man by the 
name of Abdullah ibn Umm-i-Maktum tried to barge in into 
the discussion and wanted to draw attention to himself. The 
blessed Prophet said nothing, but a thought went through his 
mind (why don't you have a little patience, can't you see (sense) 
that because of your impatience I might lose these customers). I 
believe that lesser men t sinners and saints, will not be questioned 
for such lapses, but not so for Muhummed (pbuh). Did not God 
choose him and honour him with that lofty status as recorded? 

And Most Certainly, 
Thou (0 MUHUMMED) 
Art of most sublime 
And Exalted Character. 

(SURA QALAM) Holy Qur'an 68:4 

HE FROWNED 

Whilst in the midst of the conversation with his pagan fellow 
tribesmen, God Almighty sends Gabriel, the Angel of Revelation, 
with this admonition: 

(THE PROPHET) FROWNED Q?\"' '" 

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ADMONITION, AND THE TEACHING ■. >. ,„ „ 

MIGHT PROFIT HIM? <£-lty\ <*&* 

(SURA ABAS A) Holy Qur'an 80:1-4 

The holy Prophet (pbuh) had naturally disliked the interruption. 
Perhaps the poor man's feelings were hurt. But he whose gentle 
heart ever sympathised with the poor and the afflicted, got new 



From the Historical Past 123 

Light (Revelation) from his Lord, and without the least hesitation, 
he immediately published it for all eternity! 

Subsequently, everytime he met this blind man, he received him 
graciously and thanked him that on his account the Lord had 
remembered him. During Muhummed's (pbuh) absences from 
Madinah, the blind man was made the Governor of the City 
twice. Such was the sincerity and gratitude of Carlyle's Hero 
Prophet. 

HIS FIDELITY 1 

2. "IT IS A BOUNDLESS FAVOUR. - - - HE 
NEVER FORGOT THIS GOOD KADIJAH. LONG 
AFTERWARDS, AYESHA HIS YOUNG FAVOURITE 
WIFE, A WOMAN WHO INDEED DISTINGUISHED 
HERSELF AMONG THE MOSLEMS, BY ALL MAN- 
NER OF QUALITIES, THROUGH HER WHOLE 
LONG LIFE; THIS YOUNG BRILLIANT AYESHA 
WAS, ONE DAY, QUESTIONING HIM: 'NOW AM 
NOT I BETTER THAN KADIJAH? SHE WAS A 
WIDOW; OLD, AND HAD LOST HER LOOKS: YOU 

LOVE ME BETTER THAN YOU DID HER?' 

'NO, BY ALLAH!' ANSWERED MAHOMET: 'NO, BY 
ALLAH! SHE BELIEVED IN ME WHEN NONE 
ELSE WOULD BELIEVE. IN THE WHOLE WORLD I 

HAD BUT ONE FRIEND, AND SHE WAS THAT! ,M 

Heroes and Hero-Worship, p. 76 

It would have been easier to repel the temptation of the devil 
than to succumb to the ego of a young, loving, brilliant and 
beautiful wife like lady Ayesha Siddiqa. Why not let her hear the 
soft soothing balm of flattery; it will not harm anyone. Even the 
sou! of Bibi Khadija, the mother of the Faithful would look light- 

I . A few poetic verses on fidelity will be found in Appendix "D" on page '60. 



124 Muhummed (pbuh) (he Greaiest 



heartedly at the ruse. There is no shamming, no innocent "white 
lies" with Muhummed (pbuh). Traits of this kind show us the 
genuine man, brother of us all brought visible through fourteen 
centuries, the veritable son of our common mother. 

AL AMEEN, THE FAITHFUL' 

3a. "A MAN OF TRUTH AND FIDELITY; TRUE IN 
WHAT HE DID. IN WHAT HE SPAKE AND 
THOUGHT. THEY NOTED THAT HE ALWAYS 
MEANT SOMETHING. A MAN RATHER TACI- 
TURN IN SPEECH; SILENT WHEN THERE WAS 
NOTHING TO BE SAID; BUT PERTINENT, WISE, 
SINCERE, WHEN HE DID SPEAK; ALWAYS 
THROWING LIGHT ON THE MATTER. THIS IS 
THE ONLY SORT OF SPEECH WORTH 
SPEAKING!" 

Heroes and Hero-worship, p. 69 

b. "MAHOMET NATURALLY GAVE OFFENCE TO 
THE KORE1SH, KEEPERS OF THE KAABAH, 
SUPERINTENDENTS OF THE IDOLS. ONE OR 
TWO MEN OF INFLUENCE HAD JOINED HIM: 
THE THING SPREAD SLOWLY, BUT IT WAS 
SPREADING, NATURALLY HE GAVE OFFENCE 
TO EVERYBODY." 1 

Heroes and Hero-Worship, p. 77 

c. "NOT A MEALYMOUTHED MAN! A CANDID 
FEROCITY, IF THE CASE CALL FOR IT, IS IN 
HIM; HE DOES NOT MINCE MATTERS! THE 
WAR OF TABUC IS A THING HE OFTEN SPEAKS 
OF: HIS MEN REFUSED, MANY OF THEM, TO 

1. The Jews hated the Prophet the Christians hated the Prophet: the Mushdks {the 
Polytheists) hated the Prophet, and the Munaflqeen (the hypocrites) hated the Prophet. 
It is the nature of Falsehood to hate the Truth. Light eliminates Darkness, but darkness 
does not take kindly to Light 



From Ihe Historical Pasi 125 



MARCH ON THAT OCCASION; PLEADED THE 

HEAT OF THE WEATHER, THE HARVEST, AND 

SO FORTH; HE CAN NEVER FORGET THAT. 

YOUR HARVEST? IT LASTS FOR A DAY. WHAT 

WILL BECOME OF YOUR HARVEST THROUGH 

ALL ETERNITY? HOT WEATHER? YES, IT WAS 

HOT; 'BUT HELL WILL BE HOTTER!' SOMETIMES 

A ROUGH SARCASM TURNS UP: HE SAYS TO 

THE UNBELIEVERS, YE SHALL NOT HAVE 

SHORT WEIGHT!" 

Heroes and Herc-Worship, p. 95/6. 

Remember, Thomas Carlyle uttered these words, and many more 
to a shocked and bewildered Christian audience in England, a 
hundred and fifty years ago. History did not record for us the 
lively arguments and debates which his lecture must naturally 
have caused He kept to his promise: "I mean to say all the 
good of him (his Hero Prophet) I justly can," and he went on 
in his talk to defend Muhummed (pbuh) against the false 
charges, slander and calumnies of his enemies: 

CHARGE OF FALSITY 

4a "A FALSE MAN FOUND A RELIGION? WHY, A 
FALSE MAN CANNOT BUILD A BRICK HOUSE! 
IF HE DOES NOT KNOW AND FOLLOW TRULY 
THE PROPERTIES OF MORTAR, BURNT CLAY 
AND WHAT ELSE HE WORKS IN, IT IS NO 
HOUSE THAT HE MAKES, BUT A RUBBISH 
HEAP. IT WILL NOT STAND FOR TWELVE 
CENTURIES, 1 TO LODGE A HUNDRED- AND- 
EIGHTY MILLIONS; 2 IT WILL FALL STRAIGHT- 
AWAY . . . SPECIOSITIES ARE SPECIOUS 3 ... IT 

1 . Now, fourteen centuries. 

2. A thousand million today. 

3. Specious: Having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually false. 



126 Muhum med (pbuh) ihe Greatest 



IS LIKE A FORGED BANK NOTE; THEY GET IT 

PASSED OUT OF THEIR WORTHLESS HANDS: 

OTHERS, NOT THEY, HAVE TO SMART FOR IT. 

NATURE BURSTS-UP IN FIRE-FLAMES, FRENCH 

REVOLUTIONS AND SUCH-LIKE, PROCLAIMING 

WITH THE TERRIBLE VERACITY THAT FORGED 

NOTES ARE FORGED." 

Heroes and Hero-Worship, p. 58 

b. "IT GOES GREATLY AGAINST THE IMPOSTER 
THEORY, THE FACT THAT HE LIVED IN THIS 
ENTIRELY UNEXCEPTIONABLE, ENTIRELY QUIET 
AND COMMON PLACE WAY, TILL THE HEAT OF 
HIS YEARS WAS DONE. HE WAS FORTY BE- 
FORE HE TALKED OF ANY MISSION FROM 
HEAVEN . . ALL HIS 'AMBITION/ SEEMINGLY, 
HAD BEEN, HITHERTO, TO LIVE AN HONEST 
LIFE; HIS 'FAME,' THE MERE GOOD OPINION 
OF NEIGHBOURS THAT KNEW HIM . . ." 

Heroes aruLHero-Worship, p. 70 

c. "AMBITION? WHAT COULD ALL ARABIA DO 
FOR THIS MAN; WITH THE CROWN OF GREEK 
HERACLIUS, OF PERSIAN CHOSROES, AND ALL 
THE CROWNS IN EARTH; - WHAT COULD 
THEY ALL DO FOR HIM? IT WAS NOT OF THE 
HEAVEN ABOVE AND OF THE HELL BENEATH. 
ALL CROWNS AND SOVEREIGNTIES WHATSO- 
EVER, WHERE WOULD THEY IN A FEW BRIEF 
YEARS BE? TO BE SHEIK OF MAKKAH OR 
ARABIA, AND HAVE A BIT OF GILT WOOD PUT 

INTO YOUR HAND, WILL THAT BE 

ONE'S SALVATION? I DECIDEDLY THINK, NOT, 
WE WILL LEAVE IT ALTOGETHER, THIS IM- 
POSTER HYPOTHESIS, AS NOT CREDITABLE; 
NOT VERY TOLERABLE EVEN, WORTHY CHIEF- 
LY OF DISMISSAL BY US." 

Heroes and Hero-Worship, p. 72/3 



From the Historical Past 127 



CHARGE OF SINNING 

5. "FAULTS? THE GREATEST OF FAULTS, I 
SHOULD SAY, IS TO BE CONSCIOUS OF NONE. 
READERS OF THE BIBLE ABOVE ALL, ONE 
WOULD THINK, MIGHT KNOW BETTER. WHO IS 
CALLED THERE 'THE MAN ACCORDING TO 
GOD'S OWN HEART? DAVID, THE HEBREW 
KING HAD FALLEN INTO SINS ENOUGH; BLACK- 
EST CRIMES; THERE WAS NO WANT OF SINS. 1 
AND THEREUPON THE UNBELIEVERS SNEER 
AND ASK, IS THIS YOUR MAN ACCORDING TO 
GOD'S HEART? THE SNEER, I MUST SAY, 
SEEMS TO ME BUT A SHALLOW ONE. WHAT 
ARE FAULTS, WHAT ARE THE OUTWARD DE- 
TAILS OF A LIFE; IF THE INNER SECRET OF IT, 
THE REMORSE, TEMPTATIONS, TRUE, OFTEN- 
BAFFLED, NEVER-ENDED STRUGGLE OF IT BE 
FORGOTTEN? 'IT IS NOT IN MAN THAT WALK- 
ETH TO DIRECT HIS STEPS.' OF ALL ACTS, IS 
NOT, FOR A MAN, REPENTANCE THE MOST 
DIVINE? THE DEADLIEST SIN, 1 SAY, WERE THE 
SAME SUPERCILIOUS CONSCIOUSNESS OF NO 
SIN; THAT IS DEATH; THE HEART SO CON- 
SCIOUS IS DIVORCED FROM SINCERITY, HUMI- 
LITY, AND FACT; IS DEAD: IT IS 'PURE' AS 

DEAD DRY SAND IS PURE." 

Heroes and Hero- Worship, p. 6 1 

CHARGE OF "THE SWORD" 

The greatest crime, the greatest "sin" of Muhummed (pbuh) in 
the eyes of the Christian West is that he did not allow himself to 

I. This is the Jewish and Christian concept of God's prophets. They charge their prophets 
with incest, adultery' and even murder, They impute horrendous crimes to them on the 
authority of the Holy Bible. 



128 Muhummed (pbuh) Ihe Greatest 

be slaughtered, to be "crucified" by his enemies. He ably 
defended himself, his family and his followers; and finally 
vanquished his enemies. Muhummed's (pbuh) success is the 
Christians' gall of disappointment he did not believe in any 
vicarious sacrifice for the sins of others. He believed and behaved 
naturally. "IN THE STATE OF NATURE, EVERYONE HAS A 
RIGHT TO DEFEND HIS PERSON AND POSSESSIONS, AND 
EXTEND HIS HOSTILITIES TO A REASONABLE AMOUNT 
OF SATISFACTION AND RETALIATION," says Gibbon, the 
master historian in his "Decline and Fall of the Roman 
Empire." His struggle and victory over the forces of unbelief 
and evil made the editors of the Encyclopedia Britannica to 
exclaim, Muhummed (pbuh) to be — — — "THE MOST 
SUCCESSFUL OF ALL RELIGIOUS PERSONALITIES." 

How can the enemies of Islam account for Muhummed's 
phenomenal achievements except to decry that he spread his 
religion at the point of the sword? He forced Islam down 
peoples 1 throats!? 

6a. "HISTORY MAKES IT CLEAR HOWEVER, THAT 
THE LEGEND OF FANATICAL MUSLIMS SWEEP- 
ING THROUGH THE WORLD AND FORCING 
ISLAM AT THE POINT OF THE SWORD UPON 
CONQUERED RACES IS ONE OF THE MOST 
FANTASTICALLY ABSURD MYTHS THAT HIS- 
TORIANS HAVE EVER REPEATED." 

De Lacy O'Leary in 
"Islam at the Crossroads" London, 1923. p.8 

You do not have to be a historian like O'Leary to know that the 
Muslims ruled Spain for 736 years. The longest the Christians 
ever ruled over Muslims was 500 years in Mozambique, a 
territory captured from an Arab governor by the name of Musa- 
bin-baique, a name they could not properly pronounce, hence 
the name Mozambique. Even today, after five centuries of 
Christian overlordship the country is still 60 percent Muslim. 



From the Historical Pasi 129 



However, after eight centuries in Spain the Muslims were totally 
eliminated from that country so that not even one man was left 
to give the Azaan (the Muslim call to prayer). If the Muslim had 
used force, military or economic there would not have been any 
Christian left in Spain to have kicked the Muslims out. One can 
blame the Muslim for exploitation if you like but one cannot 
charge them with using the sword to conven Spaniards to 
the Islamic religion. 

Today, Islam is still spreading all over the world — and 
Muslims have NO sword!! 1 

The Muslims were also the masters of India for a thousand 
years, but eventually when the sub-continent received indepen- 
dence in 1947, the Hindus obtained three-quarters of the country 
and the Muslims the balance of the one-quarter. Why? Because 
the Muslims did not force Islam down the Hindus' throat! In 
Spain and in India, the Muslims were no paragons of virtue, yet 
they obeyed the Qur'anic injunction to the letter — 

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DISTINCT FROM ERROR: 



(SURA BAQARA) Holy Qur'an 2:256 



The Muslim conquerors understood from this command that 
"compulsion" was incompatible with true religion: because 

(a) Religion depends on faith and will, and these 
would be meaningless if induced by force. Force 
can conquer but cannot convert. 

(b) Truth and Error have been so clearly shown up 
by the Mercy of God that there should be no 
doubt in the minds of any person of goodwill 
as to the fundamentals of faith. 

1 See chart on page 133, "the fastest growing faith on earth". 



1 30 Muhummed (pbuh) Jhe Greaiesi 



(c) God's protection is continuous and His Plan is 
always to lead us from the depths of dark- 
ness into the clearest light. 1 

Except for some eccentrics here and there, the Muslims as a 
whole adhered to the commandment of God in the lands over 
which they held sway. 

But what can the enemy say about countries where no single 
Muslim soldier had set foot? 

(i) INDONESIA: It is a fact that over a hundred 
million Indonesians are Muslim, yet no con- 
quering Muslim army ever landed on any of 
its over two thousand islands. 

(ii) MALAYSIA: The overwhelming number of its 
people in this country are Muslims yet no 
Muslim soldier had landed there either. 

(iii) AFRICA: The majority of the people on the 
East coast of Africa as far down as Mozam- 
bique, as well as the bulk of the inhabitants 
on the West coast of the continent are Mus- 
lims, but history does not record any invading 
hoards of Muslims from anywhere. What 
sword? Where was the sword? The Muslim 
trader did the job. His good conduct and moral 
rectitude achieved the miracle of conversion. 

"All what you say seems incontrovertible, Mr. Deedat," says the 
Christian controversialist, "but we are talking about Islam at its 
very beginning, the way in which your prophet converted the 
pagans to his faith! How did he do it if not with the sword?" 



I- (a), (b) and (c) are Yusuf Mi's comments on verse 256. Obtain his translation with over 
6000 explanatory- footnotes from the IPCI. 



From the Historical Past 131 



ONE AGAINST ALL? 

We can do no better than to allow Thomas Carlyle himself to 
defend his Hero Prophet against this false charge; 

7. "THE SWORD INDEED: BUT WHERE WILL YOU 

GET YOUR SWORD! EVERY NEW OPINION, AT 

ITS STARTING, IS PRECISELY IN A MINORITY OF 

ONE. IN ONE MAN'S HEAD ALONE, THERE IT 

DWELLS AS YET. ONE MAN ALONE OF THE 

WHOLE WORLD BELIEVES IT; THERE IS ONE 

MAN AGAINST ALL MEN. THAT HE TAKE A 

SWORD, AND TRY TO PROPAGATE WITH THAT, 

WILL DO LITTLE FOR HIM. YOU MUST FIRST 

GET YOUR SWORD! ON THE WHOLE, A THING 

WILL PROPAGATE ITSELF AS IT CAN. WE DO 

NOT FIND, OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION EITHER, 

THAT IT ALWAYS DISDAINED THE SWORD, 

WHEN ONCE IT HAD GOT ONE. CHARLEMAGNE'S 

CONVERSION OF THE SAXONS WAS NOT BY 

PREACHING." 

Heroes and Hero-Worship, p. 80 

At the age of forty when Muhummed (pbuh) declared his Divine 
mission from heaven, there was no political party, or royalty, and 
certainly no family or tribe to back him up. His people — the 
Arabs, immersed in idol-worship and fetishism were not by any 
means a docile people, they were no easy meat. They were a 
very volatile people, given to internecine and fratricidal wars: 
subject to "all kinds of fierce sincerities" (Carlyle). One man, 
single-handed, to wean such a people from barbarism required 
nothing short of a miracle. A miracle did happen. God alone 
could have made Islam and Muhummed (pbuh) to triumph 
through with flimsy, gossamer support. God fulfilling His promise: 

And have We not raised high 
the esteem (in which) thou (O 
Muhummed art held)? 

(SURA INSHIRAH) Holy Qur'an Q4A 



CHAPTER THREE 



Fastest Growing Religion Today 



THE SWORD OF THE INTELLECT 

The enemy, the sceptic, the missionary and their passive camp 
followers will not stop bleating that "Islam was spread at the 
point of the sword!" but they will not venture to answer our 
question - - "WHO BRIBED CARLYLE!?" In 1840 when 
Carlyle defended Muhummed (pbuh) and refuted the allegation 
about the sword, there was nobody around to bribe. The whole 
Muslim world was in the gutters. The countries of Islam were all 
under subjugation by the Christians, except for a few like — 
Persia, Afghanistan and Turkey who were only nominally inde- 
pendent. There were no riches to flaunt and no petro-dollars 
to bribe with! 

That was yesterday and many yesterdays ago, but what about 
today, in modern times? It is claimed from the chart on the 
next page that "Islam is the fastest growing religion in the 
world." The overall increase of all the sects and denominations of 
Christianity was a staggering 138 per cent with the incredible 
increase of Islam by 235 per cent in the same period of time of 
half-a-century. It is further affirmed that in Britain and the 
United States of America, Islam is the fastest growing faith. It is 
said that in Britain "There are more Muslims than Metho- 
dists in the country." You have a right to ask, "What sword?" 
The answer is, "THE SWORD INDEED!" (Thomas Carlyle) 1 It is 
the sword of the intellect! It is the fulfilment of yet another 
prophecy;— 

IT IS HE (God Almighty) WHO HAS JJijf&aJl-** 

SENT HIS MESSENGER (Muhummed) , , u ',,,, 

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(SURA FAT-H) Holy Qur'an 48:28 

The destiny of Islam is spelt out here in the clearest terms. Islam 
is to master, overcome and supersede every other faith — 

That He (God Almighty) make it (Islam) 
prevail over all religions . . . 

In Arabic the word is Dee/i 1 (literally meaning "Way of Life"), to 
supersede all, whether it be Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianism, 2 
Judaism, Communism or any other "ism." This is the destiny 
of Allah's Deen. 

The same Qur'anic Verse is repeated in chapter 61 verse 9 which 
ends with this slight variation — 

(Never mind) Though the unbelievers 
might be averse to it (Islam). 

TRIUMPH OF ISLAM 

Islam will prevail. It is the promise of God, and His Promise is 
true. But how? With the sword? Not even if we had the laser 
gun! Could we use it? The Holy Qur'an forbids us to use force as 
a means of converting! Yet the verse prophesies that Islam 
would be the most dominant of all religions. The triumphs of its 
doctrines have already started and is gaining hold over the 
religious ideology and doctrines of the various schools of thought 
in the world. Though not in the name of Islam, but in the name 
of reformation and amendments, the doctrines of Islam are being 

i . Usually translated a> Religion, which literally Islam is not. 

2. In the time of Thomas Car'yle this was the term applied to Christianity. 



Fastest Growing Religion Toda? 135 



fastly grafted into the various religious orders. Many things 
which are exclusively Islamic and which were formerly unknown, 
or which were being opposed before with tooth and nail by the 
other creeds, are now part of their beliefs. 

The Brotherhood of man 

The abolition of the Caste system and 

untouchabiiity 

The right of women to inherit 

Opening the places of worship to all 

Prohibition of all intoxicants 

The true concept of the Unity of God 

etc, etc. 

Just one word on the last subject above, before we proceed 
further. Ask any theist, polytheist, 1 pantheist, 2 or trinitarian: how 
many Gods he believes in? He will shudder to say anything 
other than ONE! This is the EFFECT of the strict monotheism of 
Islam. 

THE CREED OF MOHAMED IS FREE FROM 
THE SUSPICIONS OF AMBIGUITY AND THE 
KORAN IS A GLORIOUS TESTIMONY TO 

THE UNITY OF GOD. 

Gibbon in his 
"Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." 

VERDICT OF NON-MUSLIM ORIENTALS 

Almost all the defenders of Muhummed (pbuh) who spoke out 
against the false theory that he spread his religion at the point 
of the sword, were Westerners. Let us now hear what some non- 
Muslim Easterners have to say on the subject: 

l Polytheist: One who believes in many gods. 

2. Pantheist: The one who believes that everything is god. Of course the "trinitarian," 
you already know. 



136 Muhummed (pbuh) the Greatest 



8a. THE MORE 1 STUDY THE MORE 1 DISCOVER 

THAT THE STRENGTH OF ISLAM DOES NOT 

LIE IN THE SWORD. 

Mahatma Gandhi — the father of modem 
India, in "Young India." 

b. THEY (Muhummed's critics) SEE FIRE INSTEAD 
OF LIGHT, UGLINESS INSTEAD OF GOOD. 
THEY DISTORT AND PRESENT EVERY GOOD 
QUALITY AS A GREAT VICE. IT REFLECTS 
THEIR OWN DEPRAVITY . . . 
THE CRITICS ARE BLIND. THEY CANNOT SEE 
THAT THE ONLY 'SWORD' MUHAMMAD 
WIELDED WAS THE SWORD OF MERCY, 
COMPASSION, FRIENDSHIP AND FORGIVE- 
NESS - THE SWORD THAT CONQUERS ENE- 
MIES AND PURIFIES THEIR HEARTS. HIS 
SWORD WAS SHARPER THAN THE SWORD 

OF STEEL. 

Pandit Cyanandra DevSharma Shastri, 
at a meeting in Gorakhpur (India). 1 928 

C. HE PREFERRED MIGRATION TO FIGHTING HIS 

OWN PEOPLE, BUT WHEN OPPRESSION WENT 

BEYOND THE PALE OF TOLERANCE HE TOOK 

UP HIS SWORD IN SELF-DEFENCE. THOSE 

WHO BELIEVE RELIGION CAN BE SPREAD BY 

FORCE ARE FOOLS WHO NEITHER KNOW 

THE WAYS OF RELIGION NOR THE WAYS OF 

THE WORLD. THEY ARE PROUD OF THIS 

BELIEF BECAUSE THEY ARE A LONG, LONG 

WAY AWAY FROM THE TRUTH. 

A Sikh journalist in "Nawan Hindustan," 
Delhi, 17 November 1947. 

It was Rudyard Kipling who said, "East is East and West is 
West, never the twain shall meet!" He was wrong! In the 
defence of Muhummed (pbuh), all, who are not blinded by 
prejudice will converge. 



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THREE OTHER STANDARDS 

Fourteen years after Thomas Carlyle had delivered his lecture on 
his Hero Prophet, a Frenchman by the name of Lamartine 
wrote the history of the Turks. Incidentally, the Turks being 
Muslims, Lamartine touched on some aspects of Islam and its 
founder. Like our Jules Masserman (see page 105) of current 
times, who had conceived three objective standards for dis- 
covering greatness of leadership; Lamartine had over a century 
ago thought of three other objective standards for conferring 
GREATNESS. We must give credit to the Westerner for this type 
of insight. Lamartine opines: 

9. IF GREATNESS OF PURPOSE, SMALLNESS 
OF MEANS AND ASTOUNDING RESULTS 1 

ARE THE THREE CRITERIA OF HUMAN GEN- 
IUS, WHO COULD DARE TO COMPARE ANY 
GREAT MAN IN MODERN HISTORY WITH 
MUHUMMED? (Lamartine ends his lengthy seg- 
ment of literary masterpiece with the words): ... 
PHILOSOPHER, ORATOR, APOSTLE, LEGISLA- 
TOR, WARRIOR, CONQUEROR OF IDEAS, RE- 
STORER OF RATIONAL BELIEFS, OF A CULT 
WITHOUT IMAGES: THE FOUNDER OF TWENTY 
TERRESTRIAL EMPIRES AND OF ONE SPIRI- 
TUAL EMPIRE, THAT IS MUHUMMED. AS 
REGARDS ALL STANDARDS BY WHICH 
HUMAN GREATNESS MAY BE MEASURED, 
WE MAY WELL ASK, IS THERE ANY MAN 

GREATER THEN HE? 

Lamartine, "Historie de la Turquie," Paris 1 854 

The answer to his question, "Is there any man greater than 
he?" is reposed in the question itself. By implication he is 

1 . The full quotation from Lamamne's book will be found in appendix "B" page . 59. 



1 38 Muhummed (pbuh) the Greatest 



saying . . . 'THERE IS NO MAN GREATER THAN MUHUMMED. 
MUHUMMED IS THE GREATEST MAN THAT EVER LIVED!" 

And have We not raised high the 
esteem (in which) thou 
(O Muhummed art held)? 

(SURA ISHIRAH) Holy Qur'an 94:4 

MOST CERTAINLY THOU HAST, 0, MY LORD! 

Before we absolve Lamartine of any favouritism, partiality, or of 
the charge of being bribed, we will scrutinize his three standards, 
and whether they can be justified in the case of Muhummed 
(pbuh). 

1. GREATNESS OF PURPOSE 

History of the time will tell you that it was the darkest period in 
the history of mankind when Muhummed (pbuh) was com- 
manded to declare his mission. The need was for the raising of 
prophets in every corner of the world, or the sending of one 
Master Messenger for the whole of mankind, to deliver them 
from falsehood, superstition, selfishness, polytheism, wrong and 
oppression. It was to be the reclamation of the whole of 
humanity. And God Almighty in His wisdom chose His prophet 
from the backwaters of Arabia as His universal Messenger. Thus 
He records in His Noble Book — 

AND WE SENT THEE NOT{0 Muhummed), %&1&J \ Ui 
BUTASAMERCY „ <\\t*s 9 ' 

UNTO (all) THE WORLDS. OCtt-jMt **^ 

(SURA ASBIYAA) Holy Qur'an 21-107 

"There is no question now of race or nation, of a 
"chosen people" or the "seed of Abraham,"; or the 
"seed of David"; or of Hindu Arya varta; of Jew or 
Gentile. Arab or 'Ajam (Persian), Turk or Tajik, 
European or Asiatic, White or Coloured; Aryan, 



Fasiesl Growing Religion Toda? 1 39 



Semitic, Mongolian, or African; or American, Austra- 
lian, or Polynesian. To all men and creatures who 
have any spiritual responsibilty, the principles 

universally apply" 

Abdullah Yusuf Ali 1 

JESUS (PBUH) DISCRIMINATES 

MuhummecTs (pbuh) immediate predecessor advised his disciples, 
"Give not that which is holy unto the dogs'* (meaning non- 
Jews), "Neither cast ye your pearls before swine" (meaning 
non-)ews, Matthew 7:6). The Gospel writers are unanimous in 
recording that Christ lived by the precepts which he preached. In 
his lifetime he did not preach to a single non-Jew. In fact he 
spurned a gentile woman who sought his spiritual blessings 
("the woman was a Greek" Mark 7:26). Then during the 
"passover" season in Jerusalem when the master with his 
disciples had congregated for the occasion, certain Greeks hearing 
of his reputation sought an audience with him for spiritual 
enlightenment, but Jesus (pbuh) gave them the "cold shoulder" 2 
as narrated by St, John: 

And there were certain Greeks 
among them that came up to 
worship at the feast: 

The same came therefore to Philip 
. . . and desired him saying, Sir, we 
would see Jesus, 

Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: 
and again Andrew and Philip tell 
Jesus 

(HOLY BIBLE) jchn 12:20-22 

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1 40 Muhummed (pbuh) the Greatest 

SELF-GLORIFICATION 

The verses that follow do not even record the courtesy of "Yea, 
yea;" or "Nay, nay;" (Yes, yes or no, no of Matthew 5:37). 
They continue with his own praise — 

And Jesus answered them (Andrew and 
Philip), saying, The hour is come, that 
the son of man (referring to himself) 
should be glorified, 

(HOLY BIBLE) John 12:23 

HIGHEST STANDARDS 

Muhummed (pbuh) could never afford any such latitudes. 
Remember, how the Almighty reminded him of the highest 
etiquette required from him. Even the thought of being ruffled by 
the untimely intrusion of a blind man, was not accepted from 
him (see page 117 "He frowned"). As a universal Messenger, 
God set for him the most lofty standards: 

And Most Certainly, 
Thou ((0 Muhummed) 
Art of most sublime 
And Exalted Character. 

(SURA QALAM) Holy Qur'an 68:4 

And his diocese, his field of mission? The whole of mankind! 

And We sent thee not 

(O Muhummed), but as 

a Mercy unto (all) the worlds. 

(SURA ANBIYAA) Holy Qur'an 21:107 

UNIVERSAL MESSENGER 

These are not mere platitudes; beautiful sentiments bereft of 
action. Muhummed (pbuh) practised what he preached. Among 
his first Sahabas (companions) and converts, beside the Arab 



Fastest Growing Religion Toda? 141 

can be counted Bilal the Abyssinian, Salman the Persian and 
Abdullah Bin-Salaam the Jew. The sceptics may say that his 
outreach was simply incidental but what can they say about the 
historical fact that before his demise, he sent out five epistles, 
one to each of the five surrounding countries, inviting them to 
accept the religion of Islam. 

1. The Emperor of Persia 

2. The King of Egypt 

3. The Negus of Abyssinia 

4. The Emperor Heraclius at Constantinople, and 

5. The King of Yemen 

Thus he set the example for the fulfilment of his impelling 
mission, his "greatness of purpose," the reclamation of the 
whole of humanity into the Master's fold. Is there another 
example of such universality in another religion? Muhummed 
(pbuh) was not out to set or to break any records, he was 
simply carrying out the trust that was reposed in him by 
the Lord of Creation! 

2. SMALLNESS OF MEANS 

Muhummed (pbuh) was born with no silver spoon in his mouth. 
His life begins with infinitesimal support. His father had died 
before he was born. His mother dies by the time he was six 
years old. He was doubly-orphaned at this tender age, his 
grandfather Abdul-Muttalib takes charge of the child, but within 
three years he also died. As soon as he was able, he began to 
look after his uncle Abu Talib's sheep and goats for his keep. 
Contrast this poor, doubly-orphaned Arab child with some of the 
great religious personalities that preceded him, and you must 
marvel at what Destiny had in store for him! 

Abraham (pbuh) the spiritual father of Moses, Jesus and 
Muhummed (May the peace of God be upon them all), was the 
son of a very successful businessman of his time. Moses (pbuh) 



1 42 Muhummed (pbuh) the Greatest 

was reared in the house of Pharaoh. Jesus (pbuh) though 
described as "a carpenter and the son of a carpenter,- was 

well endowed with learning as well as material means. Peter 
Philip, Andrew, etc. all downed tools and followed him to be at 
his beck and call, not because he had any halo 1 on his head* 
there was no such thing, but because of his affluent attire and 
pnncely bearing. He could command mansions in Jerusalem for 
himself and his disciples even during the height of the festive 
season; and have sumptuous suppers arranged; and you could 
hear him reproach the materialistic Jews — 

And when they found him (Jesus) 
on the other side of the sea, they 
said to him, "Rabbi, when did you 
come here?" 

Jesus answered them and said, "most 
assuredly, I say to you, you seek me, 
not because you saw the signs, 2 but 
because you ate of the haves and 
were filled. 

(HOLY BIBLE) John 6:25-26 

NOTHING TO OFFER 

Muhummed (pbuh) had no bread nor meat to offer; no sugar- 
plums of any kind, in this world or the next! The only thing he 
could offer his bedraggled, poor shepherd people was trial and 
tabulations and the strait-jacketing of their lives here on earth 
and the good pleasures of God in the Hereafter. The life of the 
Prophet was an open book before them. He had shown them as 
to what he was; the nobility of his character, his integrity of 
purpose, his earnestness and fiery enthusiasm for the truth he 

1 wn!n°in An ^^ luminous rin § or disc surrounding the head of saintly men and 
women in religious paintings. 

2. The veracit} of the Messiah's message and his mission. 



Fastest Growing Religion Today 1 43 



had come to preach revealed the hero; and they followed him. 
Mr. Stanley Lane Poole's estimate of our hero is so beautiful and 
yet so truthful that 1 cannot resist the temptation of quoting it 

here: 

HE WAS AN ENTHUSIAST IN THAT NOBLEST 
SENSE WHEN ENTHUSIASM BECOMES THE SALT 
OF THE EARTH, THE ONE THING THAT KEEPS 
MEN FROM ROTTING WHILST THEY LIVE. 

ENTHUSIASM IS OFTEN USED DESP1TEFULLY, 
BECAUSE IT IS JOINED TO AN UNWORTHY CAUSE, 
OR FALLS UPON BARREN GROUND AND BEARS 
NO FRUIT. SO WAS IT NOT WITH MOHAMMED. 
HE WAS AN ENTHUSIAST WHEN ENTHUSIASM 
WAS THE ONE THING NEEDED TO SET THE 
WORLD AFLAME, AND HIS ENTHUSIASM WAS 
NOBLE FOR A NOBLE CAUSE. 

HE WAS ONE OF THOSE HAPPY FEW WHO HAVE 
ATTAINED THE SUPREME JOY OF MAKING ONE 
GREAT TRUTH THEIR VERY LIFE-SPRING. 

HE WAS THE MESSENGER OF THE ONE GOD; 
AND NEVER TO HIS LIFE'S END DID HE FORGET 
WHO HE WAS, OR THE MESSAGE WHICH WAS 
THE MARROW OF HIS BEING. HE BROUGHT HIS 
TIDINGS TO HIS PEOPLE WITH A GRAND DIGNITY 
SPRUNG FROM THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF HIS HIGH 
OFFICE, TOGETHER WITH A MOST SWEET HUMI- 
LITY, WHOSE ROOTS LAY IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF 
HIS OWN WEAKNESS." 

It may easily be conceded that Muhummed (pbuh) was blessed 
with the flimsiest of human resources. In fact the odds were 
loaded against him. But what about his fortune cowards the end 
of his earthly sojourn? He was the overlord of the whole of 



1 44 Muhumnted (pbuh) the Greatest 

Arabia! What about the endless means at his disposal then? We 
will allow a Christian missionary to answer that — 

HE WAS CAESAR AND POPE IN ONE; BUT HE 
WAS POPE WITHOUT THE POPE'S PRETENTIONS, 
AND CAESAR WITHOUT THE LEGIONS OF CAE- 
SAR: WITHOUT A STANDING ARMY, WITHOUT A 
BODYGUARD, WITHOUT A PALACE, WITHOUT A 
FIXED REVENUE; IF EVER ANY MAN HAD THE 
RIGHT TO SAY THAT HE RULED BY THE RIGHT 
DIVINE, IT WAS MOHAMMAD, FOR HE HAD ALL 
THE POWERS WITHOUT ITS INSTRUMENTS AND 

WITHOUT ITS SUPPORTS." 

R. Bosworth Smith 
"Mohammad and Mohammadanism", London 1874, p. 92 

HIS HANDICAPS 

His "weakness" was his strength. The very fact that he had no 
material means of support made him to put his entire trust in 
God, and God the Merciful did not forsake him. His success was 
all the more staggering. May not the Muslims justly say, the 
entire work was the work of God? And Muhummed (pbuh) 
His instrument? 

3. OUTSTANDING RESULTS 

In the words of Thomas Carlyle — "One man against all 

men/" to a hundred and twenty four thousand at the Farewell 
Pilgrimage alone. How many were left behind of men, women 
and children, believers all? 

On the 12th of RABI 1., in the 11th year after the Hijra, 2 
approximating to the 8th of June 632 of the Christian Era, whilst 



1 . See full quotation by Thomas Carlyle on page 131 

2. Hijra: literall> means Migration. 



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praying earnestly in whisper, the spirit of the great Prophet took 
flight to the "blessed companionship on high" (Ibn Hisham). 

Hazrat Omar (May Allah be pleased with him), on receiving the 
sad news of the demise of the Holy Prophet, lost his bearings. 
He was so shocked that he blurted out "If anyone says that 
Muhummed is dead, I will chop off his head!" Hazrat Abu Bakr 
As-Siddiq presently verified that the Master had indeed departed 
from this world; and coming out from the Prophet's apartment 
announced to the gathering throng outside, that, "Muhummed 
(pbuh) had indeed passed away. Those that worshipped 
Muhummed/' he said, "Let them know that Muhummed is 
dead, but those who worship Allah, let them know 
that Allah lives for ever!" 

This brought Omar al-Farooq (R.A.) back to his senses. Could 
this man who was to become the second great Khaleefah of 
Islam at this moment imagine that fourteen hundred years later 
there would be a thousand million followers of Muhummed 
(pbuh) at one time? Could he have visualized that the religion of 
the Prophet would be the fastest growing religion in the world? 1 

Christianity had a 600-year start on Islam. Numerically the 
Christians claim to outnumber the followers of any other faith; 
this is true but let us look at the picture in its true perspective — 

THERE ARE MORE PROFESSING CHRISTIANS 
IN THE WORLD THAN PROFESSING MUS- 
LIMS, BUT THERE ARE MORE PRACTISING 
MUSLIMS IN THE WORLD THAN PRAC- 
TISING CHRISTIANS. 
(Emphasis added) 

R.V.C. Bodley(the American) in 
"The Messenger: The Life of Mohammed.*' U.S.A. 1969 

1 . See chart on page 1 33 



1 46 Muhummed (pbuh) the Greatest 



I understand from the above that Mr. Bodley is trying to tell us 
that there are people in the world who, when filling their census 
forms, will tick off the term Christian under "Religion " It is not 
necessarily that they believe in the dogmas of Christianity. They 
could actually be atheists or bush-Baptists,' as opposed to 
being a Jew or Hindu or Muslim; coming from a Christian 
background they would for the purpose of convenience label 
themselves "Christian/* From that point of view, and from the 
point of view that a person who practises what he believes, there 
would be more Muslims in the world than Christians. 

Chronologically, Islam is six hundred years behind Christianity, 
but amazingly it is a very close second, and is catching up fast 
— the fastest growing religion in the world today (see chart on 
page 133). "One Billion'* The figure is outstanding and the 
sincerity and practice of the Believers astonishing! 

Taking into account his own three objective standards: (a) 
"greatness of purpose;** (b) "smallness of means;** and (c) 
"outstanding results;** does Lamartine dare to produce another 
candidate greater than Muhummed (pbuh)? He further awes his 
readers with the multifarious roles of Muhummed (pbuh) in 
which he excelled, ie. "Philosopher, Orator, Apostle, Legis- 
lator, Warrior, Conqueror of Ideas, the Restorer of Rational 
Beliefs, of a Cult without Images, the Founder of twenty 
Terrestrial Empires and of one Spiritual Empire, that is 
Muhummed. As regards ALL standards (1 repeat "ALU) by 
which Human Greatness may be measured, we may well 
ask, "IS THERE ANY MAN GREATER THAN HE?** 
(Emphasis added). 

No! Muhummed (pbuh) was the greatest man that ever lived! 
According to Lamartine the French historian. And God Almighty 
questions — 



1. "bush-Baptist": There are forty different Baptist Churches in the United States of 
America But bush -Baptists are people with strong religious feelings yet will not go to 
any Church; and will not affiliate with any sect or denomination. 



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And have We not raised high 
the esteem (in which) thou 
(O Muhummed art held)? 

(SURA ISHIRAH) Holy Qur'an 94:4 
MOST ASSUREDLY THOU HAST, MY LORD! 

THE QUALITY OF MERCY 

The Christian propagandists make the wild boast that there is 
nothing in the history of mankind to compare with the merciful 
and forgiving cry of Jesus (pbuh) on the cross ... 

"Father, forgive them, for they know 
not what they do." 

(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 23:34 

Amazing as it may sound, of the four writers of the Canonical 
Gospels, only St. Luke was inspired by the Holy Ghost (?) to pen 
these words. The other three — Matthew, Mark and John never 
heard these words or they felt them to be too insipid or not 
important enough for recording. St. Luke was not even one of 
the twelve disciples selected by Jesus (pbuh). According to the 
revisers of the Revised Standard Version (RSV) of the Bible, these 
words are not in the most ancient manuscripts which by 
implication means that they are an interpolation. 

In "The New King James Version/* (Copyrighted by the 
Thomas Nelson Publishers in 1984), we are told that these 
words are "not in the original text" of the Greek manuscripts 
of St. Luke. In other words they have been fabricated by some 
pious gentleman. Although the quotation is unauthentic, we will 
still entertain it because it demonstrates great piety of loving 
one's enemies and of unsurpassed forgiveness as preached 
by the Master himself. 

For forgiveness to be of any worth, the forgiver must be in a 
position to forgive. If the victim of injustice is still in the clutches 



1 48 Muhummed (pbuh) the Greatest 



of his enemies; in that helpless position and he would cry out, "I 
FORGIVE YOU!" it would be meaningless. But if the aggrieved 
party had turned the tables on his enemies and was in a 
position of taking revenge or exact retribution, and yet say "I 
forgive you!", only then would it mean something! 

MUHUMMED'S (PBUH) CLEMENCY 

Contrast the alleged forgiveness from the "cross" with the 
historical bloodless conquest of Makkah by Muhummed (pbuh) 
at the head of ten thousand "saints" 1 (his companions). 

"THE CITY WHICH HAD TREATED HIM SO 
CRUELLY, DRIVEN HIM AND HIS FAITHFUL BAND 
FOR REFUGE AMONGST STRANGERS, WHICH HAD 
SWORN HIS LIFE AND THE LIVES OF HIS DE- 
VOTED DISCIPLES, LAY AT HIS FEET. HIS OLD 
PERSECUTERS RELENTLESS AND RUTHLESS, WHO 
HAD DISGRACED HUMANITY BY INFLICTING 
CRUEL OUTRAGES UPON INOFFENSIVE MEN AND 
WOMEN, AND EVEN UPON THE LIFELESS DEAD, 
WERE NOW COMPLETELY AT HIS MERCY. BUT IN 
THE HOUR OF HIS TRIUMPH EVERY EVIL 
SUFFERED WAS FORGOTTEN, EVERY INJURY 
INFLICTED WAS FORGIVEN, AND A GENERAL 
AMNESTY WAS EXTENDED TO THE POPULATION 

OF MAKKAH ..." 

Sayed Amir AH in "The Spirit of Islam. " 

Calling before him the populace of the vanquished city, he 
addressed them with "What do you expect at my hands 
today?" His people had known him too well, even from his 
childhood so they replied, "Mercy, generous brother and 
nephew!" Tears came into the eyes of the Prophet, and he said, 



1. A fulfilment of another prophecy in Muhummed (pbuh). "...He came from mount 
Paran (that is in Arabia), and he came with ten thousand saints ..." Deuteronomy 332. 



Fastest Growing Religion Toda? 1 49 

"I will speak to you as Joseph spoke unto his brethren, I 
will not reproach you today; go you are free!" 

And now a scene was enacted of which there is really no 
parallel in the history of the world. Hosts upon hosts came 
forward and adopted the religion of Islam, God almighty testifies 
as to the lofty and exalted behaviour of His Messenger — 

Ye have indeed in the Messenger 
of Allah a beautiful pattern (of 
conduct) 

(SURA AHZAB) Holy Qur'an 33:21 

How well has Lamartine 1 unknowingly echoed these sentiments — 

" AS REGARDS ALL STANDARDS BY WHICH 
HUMAN GREATNESS MAY BE MEASURED, WE 
MAY WELL ASK, IS THERE ANY MAN GREATER 
THAN HE?" 

In reply, we too can say once more, "No! there is no man 
greater than Muhummed (pbuh). Muhummed (pbuh) was 
the greatest man that ever lived!'* 

So far, our hero has earned the unsolicited and ungrudging 
tributes from many non-Muslims of different religious per- 
suasions and from varying intellectual fields of endeavour. But all 
this still remains incomplete without the Master's verdict; Mu- 
hummed's (pbuh) predecessor — Jesus Christ (pbuh). We will 
now apply his own standard for evaluating greatness. 

JOHN THE BAPTIST 

John the Baptist, 2 known throughout the Muslim world as Hazrat 
Yahya Alaihis-salaam (Peace be upon him) was, a contemporary 



1 . Full quotation of Lamartine will be found in Appendix "B" on page 1 58. 

2. "JOHN" not to be confused with John the disciple of Jesus (pbuh). A very common 
name among the Jews and Arabs, even today, like Tank Aziz the current Iraqi Minister of 
Foreign Affairs. Real name Tank Hanna Aziz; "Hanna" short for Yuhanna meaning 
John. No one in the non-Arab Muslim world knowing that our friend is a Christian 
Marxist 



1 50 Muhummed (pbuh) the Greatest 

prophet of the Messiah. They were also cousins. Here is what 
the Master has to say of him: 

Verily I say unto you, Among them 
that are bom of women there hath 
not risen a greater than John the 
Baptist: 

(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 11:11 

Every son of man is "born of women.* 1 By this very fact John 
the Baptist is greater than Moses, David, Solomon, Abraham or 
Isaiah; none of the Israelite prophets excluded. What gives John 
this ascendency over every other prophet? It could not be any 
miracle, because the Bible records none to his credit. It could not 
be his teachings, because he brought no new laws or regulations. 
Then what makes him the greatest? Simply because he was the 
heralder, a precursor, a harbinger of the happy news of the 
coming of the Messiah. This is what made John the greatest, but 
Jesus (pbuh) claims that he himself was even greater than the 
greatest (ie. John). Why? 

But I have greater witness than 
that of John (the Baptist): For The 
Works which the Father hath given 
me to finish: (Emphasis added) 

(HOLY BIBLE) John 5:36 

It is the "witness," the commission which God Almighty had 
entrusted him with, which makes Jesus (pbuh) greater than even 
John. Applying these very standards as enunciated by the 
Master, we find that — 

1. John the Baptist was the greatest of all the 
Israelite prophets, because he heralded the 
mighty Messiah (Jesus pbuh). 

Similarly Jesus (pbuh) would be greater than 
even John because he heralded "The Spirit 



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of Truth, the Comforter," who was to guide 
mankind into all Truth (of the Gospel 
of St. John, chapter 16).' 

2. The diocese, the mission of Jesus (pbuh), or 
"the works which God had given him to 
accomplish, M was limited to the Lost sheep 
of the House of Israel (Matthew 15:24), 
whereas the mission of Muhummed (pbuh) 
was universal. He had been told — 

And we have sent thee not 
(O Muhummed), hut as a 
Mercy unto (all) the worlds. 

(SURA ANBIYAA) Holy Qufan 21:107 

In keeping with his grand commission, Muhummed (pbuh) 
consistently delivered his Message to one and all who would 
hear, irrespective of race, class or creed, He welcomed them all in 
the religion of God, without any discrimination. He had no 
thought of dividing the creatures of God into "dogs and pigs M 
(Matthew 7:6) or into "sheep and goats" (Matthew 25:32). He 
was the Messenger of the One True God, who was sent as a 
Mercy unto all mankind, nay, unto the whole universe (H.Q. 
21:107 above). And, he never forgot this mission even right 
up to his dying day. 

Towards the end of his earthly sojourn, when he could look back 
to a hectic and dangerous past, now crowned with success; he 
now feels that he could sit back and enjoy the fruits of his toil; 
he dreams of a life free from turmoil and full of satisfaction and 
relaxation. Not for him! There is no time to rest or relax. There is 
work still to be done. God Almighty reminds him- 

WE HAVE NOT SENT THEE *Z ~ * ^ <t / { \>* 9 'p' 

(0 MUHUMMED) BUT TO THE {j}\ty%J £^clilwj! Uj 
WHOLE OF MANKIND, 

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AS A GIVER OF GLAD TIDINGS ftffi \Jfo 

AND AS A WARNER, "' '"' 

BUT MOST OF MANKIND ^J&s{, J<mZ«{& 



STILL DO NOT KNOW. @Uj ^ "' w '~ - ' ^' ^ 

(SVRA SABA) Holy Qutan 34:28 l 

How was he to respond to this new challenge in his ripening old 
age? There were no electronic gadgets of modern communication 
methods at his disposal; there were no telex and fax machines 
which he could exploit What could he do? Being an ummi 
(unlettered), he called the scribes and dictated five letters, one 
each to the Emperor at Constantinople, the King of Egypt, the 
Negus of Abyssinia, the King of Yemen and to the Emperor in 
Persia. He called forth five Sahaaba (his holy companions) with 
five Arab steeds and set them out in five different directions 
inviting the nations of the world to the universal religion of God. 

1 had the good fortune of seeing one of those holy epistles in 
the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul (old Constantinople) Turkey. 
That letter is collecting dust! Materially the Turks have preserved 
the parchment. But the Message is collecting dust, as I have said. 

The letter begins, "From Muhummed the Messenger of God, 
to Heraclius the Emperor at Constantinople: Accept Islam 
and be benefited/' 

Followed by this exhortation from the Book of God 

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1 . This is your last chance to memorize the text and the translation of this verse. If you are 
lackadaisical, we can only mourn your loss, 

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good for learning Allah's Ka/aam. Don't ignore this opportunity. Memorize the verses as 
they occur. 



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THAT WE WORSHIP 'L < u ' > .'*' 

NONEBUTGOD; 4«cU^ 



THAT WE ASSOCIATE 
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SAY YE: "BEAR WITNESS ^ *^ T:r / 

THAT WE (AT LEAST) ARE @ ^JJjLli &L 

MUSLIMS (BOWING TO GOD'S WILL)" 

(SURA XL-i-'IMRAN) tfo/y Qur'an 3:64 

After the above Qur'anic insertion in the letter, it is concluded 
with felicitation in the Prophet's own words, ending with a seal 
on which is inscribed — "There Is no other object of 
worship but Allah, and Muhummed is His Messenger/' 

The letter in Turkey arouses our curiosity; and interest with 
regards to its preservation, but the preservation itself is lost upon, 
the sightseer. The same Qur'anic Message is in almost every 
Muslim home; being read and re-read a thousand times over 
without the reader being moved to deliver its Message to 
the adressees! 

Glance once more at the above verse. It is addressed to the 
"ahle-Kitaab," — the People of the Book, the Jews and the 
Christians. But, for over a thousand years we have utterly ignored 
that great directive at our own peril. We are sitting on that 
Message like a cobra on a pile of wealth, keeping the rightful 
heirs at bay. This utter neglect will continue to inflict untold 
suffering to the Ummah for generations to come. 

After over fourteen hundred years of our reading, and chanting 
the Qur'an in every rhythmic style, we still hear this poignant 
cry: 



1 54 Muhummed (pbuh) the Greaiesi 



But Most of mankind still 
do not know. 1 

(SURA SABA) Holy Qur'an 34:28 

This is the concluding phrase cf the verse revealed fourteen 
hundred years ago. It was the factual situation of the then 
religious world. The question which must be asked is: "Is it any 
different today?" Not at all! There are today more Mushriks in 
the world than there are believers in the One True God. 

Is there any hope of changing this situation? Allah commanded 
His Prophet then as He is commanding us now through the first 
seven verses of Sura Muddaththir (chapter 74). 

1. O THOU WRAPPED UP y % ^. .,^ 

(IN A MANTLE) ! j^UuM Q& 

"As usual there is these wonderful early mystical 
verses (including the ones that follow), a triple 
thread of thought: 

(a) A particular occasion or person is referred to; 

(b) a general spiritual lesson is taught, and 

(c) a more profound mystical reverie is suggested. 

As to (a), the Prophet was now past the stage 
of personal contemplation. Wearing his mantle; he 
was now to go forth and boldly deliver his 
Message and publicly proclaim Allah The One 
True God. His heart had always purified, but now 
all his outward doings must be dedicated to God, 
and conventional respect for ancestral customs or 
worship must be thrown aside. The work of his 
Messengership was the most generous that could 
flow from his personality, but no reward or 

l. For the full context of this verse, see page 152. 



Fastest Growing Religion Toda? 1 55 



appreciation was to be expected from his people, 
but quite the contrary; there would be much call 
on his patience, but his contentment would arise 
from the good pleasure of God. 

As to (b), similar stages arise in a minor degree 
in the life of every good man, for which the 
Prophet's life is to be a universal pattern. 

As to (c) t the Sufis understand, by the mantle 
and outward wrappings, the circumstances of our 
phenomenal existence, which are necessary to our 
physical comfort up to a certain stage; but we 
soon outgrow them, and our inner nature should 
then boldly proclaim itself; not that it brings any 
credit or reward with men; the very hope of 
expectation of such would be inconsistent with 
our higher nature, which should bear all checks 
and rejoice in the favour of God." 

2. ARISE AND DELIVER 0jjo\j JS 

THY WARNING! ^ ' ~ 

3 AND THY LORD | j&h 36 jS 

DO THOU MAGNIFY! 

4. AND THY GARMENTS ©H$£ <^>^£? 
KEEP FREE FROM STAIN! 

5. AND ALL ABOMINATION $j4*i^J>^S 
SHUN! (a) 

"(a) Rujz or Rijz means abomination and is 
usually understood to mean idolatry. It is even 
possible that there was an idol called Rujz. But 
these days it has a wider significance as including 
a mental state opposed to true worship, a state of 
doubt or indecision. 1 ' 



1 56 Muhummed (pbuh) the Greatest 

6. NOR EXPECT, IN GIVING, QJ&J2 &£ *3 

ANY INCREASE (FOR THYSELF)! (b) 

"(b) The legal and commercial formula is that 
you give in order to receive what is worth to you 
a little more than you give, but expect nothing 
from the receiver. You serve God and God's 
creatures." 

7 BUT, FORTHY LORD'S (CAUSE) ©A^&jS^ 

BE PATIENT AND CONSTANT! (c) ' ^ v 

(SURA MVDDATHTHIR) Holy Qur'an 74:1-7 

"(c) Our zeal for God's Cause itself requires that 
we should not be impatient, and that we should 
show constancy in our efforts for His Cause. For 
we have faith, and we know that He is All-Good, 
All-Wise, and All-Powerful, and everything will 
ultimately be right." 

Abdullah Yusuf All 2 

To the Arabs in general and to our Holy Prophet in particular "a 
mantle*' was the protective covering used for protection against 
the sun, wind and sand. He was so to say girding himself, 
rolling up his sleeves, to accomplish his task. Although most of 
the Muslims in the world do not cover themselves with shawls 
(mantles), in their day to day living, they carry a host of mantles 
in the way of inferiority complexes. 

WHAT CAN WE DO TO MAKE GOD'S LIGHT 
SHINE FORTH THROUGH THE DARKNESS 
AROUND US? 

WE MUST FIRST LET IT SHINE IN OUR OWN 
TRUE SELVES 



1 . Remember to memorize Allah's Kalaam with its meaning! 

2. The English translation and the commentaries was by Abdullah Yusuf Ali. Obtain your 
volume from the 1PCI at a specially subsidised price. Also order a volume for your 
non-Muslim friend. 



Fastest Growing Religion Toda? 157 



WITH THAT UGHT IN THE NICHE OF OUR 

INMOST HEARTS 

WE CAN WALK WTIH STEPS BOTH FIRM AND SURE: 

WE CAN HUMBLY VISIT THE COMFORTLESS 

AND GUIDE THEIR STEPS. NOT WE, BUT THE 

UGHT WILL GUIDE! BUT OH! THE JOY OF 

BEING FOUND WORTHY TO BEAR THE TORCH, 

AND TO SAY TO OUR BRETHREN: "I TOO WAS 

IN DARKNESS, COMFORTLESS, AND BEHOLD, I 

HAVE FOUND COMFORT AND JOY IN THE 

GRACE DIVINE!" 

THUS SHOULD WE PAY THE DUES OF 

BROTHERHOOD, 

BY WALKING HUMBLY SIDE BY SIDE, 

IN THE WAYS OF THE LORD, 

WITH MUTUAL AID AND COMFORT, 

AND HEARTFELT PRAYER, 

BACKED BY ACTION, 

THAT GOD'S GOOD PURPOSE 

MAY BE ACCOMPLISHED 

IN US ALL TOGETHER! 

Abdullah Yusuf Alt 



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BUT MOST OF MANKIND 
STILL DO NOT KNOW 



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AAMEEN! 



1 58 Muhummed (pbuh) the Greatest 



APPENDIX "A" 



He attained the height of eminence by his perfection; 

He dispelled the darkness (of the world) by his grace; 

Excellent were all his qualities; 

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Pray for blessings on him and his descendants. 

Shaikh Sa'di Sheeraazi (RA) 



APPENDIX "B" 

Muhummed (pbuh } The Greatest 

"If greatness of purpose, 
smallness of means 
and astounding results 

are the three criteria of human genius, who could dare to 
compare any great man in modern history with Muhummed? 

The most famous men created arms, laws and empires only. 
They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers 



Fastest Growing Religion Toda? 1 59 



which often crumbled away before their eyes. This man Muham- 
med moved not only armies, legislations, empires, peoples and 
dynasties, but millions of men; and more than that the altars, the 
gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs and the souls. 

On the basis of a Book, every letter of which has become law, 
he created a spiritual nationality which blended together peoples 
of every tongue and of every race . . . 

The idea of the unity of God, proclaimed amidst the exhaustion of 
fabulous theologies, was in itself such a miracle that upon its 
utterance from his lips it destroyed all the ancient superstitions . . . 

His endless prayers, his mystic conversations with God, his death 
and his triumph after death: all these attest not to an imposture 
but to a firm conviction which gave him the power to restore a 
dogma. This dogma was twofold, the unity of God and the 
immateriality of God; the former telling what God is, the latter 
telling what God is not , . . 

. . . PHILOSOPHER, ORATOR, APOSTLE, LEGISLATOR, WAR- 
RIOR, CONQUEROR OF IDEAS, RESTORER OF RATIONAL BE- 
LIEFS, of a cult without images; the founder of twenty terrestrial 
empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammed. AS 
REGARDS ALL STANDARDS BY WHICH HUMAN GREAT- 
NESS MAY BE MEASURED, WE MAY WELL ASK, IS 
THERE ANY MAN GREATER THAN HE?" 

(Lamarti'ne, Historic de la Turquie, Paris 1854, Vol U pp. 276-277). 



1 60 Muhummed (pbuh) the Greatest 



APPENDIX "C" 



JULES MAgSERMAN, U.S. psychoanalyst: 

TIME, JULY 15, 1974 

Leaders must fulfil three functions provide for the well- 
being of the led provide a social organization in which people 
feel relatively secure, and provide them with one set of beliefs. 
People like Pasteur and Salk are leaders in the first sense. 

People like Gandhi and Confucius, on one hand, and Alexander, 
Caesar and Hitler on the other, are leaders in the second and 
perhaps the third sense. Jesus and Buddha belong in the third 
category alone. PERHAPS THE GREATEST LEADER OF ALL 
TIMES WAS MOHAMMED, WHO COMBINED ALL THREE 
FUNCTIONS. To a lesser degree Moses did the same. (Emphasis 
added) 



APPENDIX "D" 

Fidelity is said to be a human attribute, 

Which makes the modern gentleman distinguished 
from the brute, 

But that supreme fidelity, inborn in every hound, 

Which is the mark of man's best friend, 

In man, it's rarely found! 

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CHAPTER ONE 



A Standing Challenge 



SAY: IF THE WHOLE, f^^/M^^U^ i$ 

OF MANKIND AND JINNS 1 <^ lj <^^<5^ V *V3 J O 5 

WEKE TO GATHER TOGETHER 



TO PRODUCE 

THE LIKE OF THIS QURAN, 






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(BANl ISRA-IL) Holy Qur'an 17:88 

WHAT IS A MIRACLE 

1 think it is necessary that we have a clear picture of what we 
mean by a miracle. Here are some definitions:— 

"An event that appears so inexplicable by 
the laws of nature, that it is held to be 
supernatural in origin or an act of God." 

"A person, thing or event that excites 
admiring awe." 



1 linns - "I think from a collation and study of the Qur'anic passages, that the meaning 
is simply a spirit, or an invisible or hidden force." A Yusuf Ali. Obtain his text, 
translation and commentary from the 1PCI. in his INDEX under Jinns" he gives five 
Quranic references and as many annotations on the subject. 

2 The proof of the Qur'an is in its own beauty and nature, and the circumstances in which 
it was promulgated The doubters of the world are challenged to produce a Book 
like it and has produced none, it is the only revealed Book whose text stands pure 
and uncorrupted today, after 1 400 years! 



1 64 AI-Quran — The Miracles of Miracles 



"An act beyond human power, an im- 
possibility.*' 

It is logical that greater the impossibility, greater the miracle. For 
example, should a person expire before our very eyes and is 
certified dead by a qualified medical man t yet later on a mystic 
or a saint commands the corpse to 'arise!', and to everybody's 
astonishment the person gets up and walks away, we would 
label that as a miracle. But if the resurrection of the dead took 
place after the corpse had been in the mortuary for three days, 
then we would acclaim this as a greater miracle. And if the dead 
was made to arise from the grave, decades or centuries after the 
body had been decomposed and rotted away then in that case 
we would label it the greatest miracle of them all! 

A COMMON TRAIT 

It has been a common trait of mankind since time immemorial 
that whenever a Guide from God appeared to redirect their steps 
into the Will and Plan of God; they demanded supernatural 
proofs from these men of God, instead of accepting the Message 
on its merit 

For example, when Jesus Christ (pbuh) began to preach to his 
people — "The Children of Israel" — to mend their ways and to 
refrain from mere legalistic formalism and imbibe the true spirit 
of the Laws and Commandments of God, his "people" demanded 
Miracles from him to prove his bona fides,' as recorded in the 
Christian Scriptures: 

Then certain of the Scribes and the Pharisees 
answered, saying Master, we would have a 
SIGN (Miracle) from thee. 

But he answered and said unto them, "An 
evil and adulterous generation seeketh after 



Bona fides — his authenticity, his genuineness. 



A Standing Challenge 1 65 



a SIGN (Miracle) and there shall no SIGN 
(Miracle) be given to it, but the SIGN (Miracle) 
of the Prophet Jonas: 1 (Emphasis added) 

(Holy Bible) Matthew 12:38-39 

Though on the face of it, Jesus (pbuh) refuses to pamper the 
Jews here, in fact, he did perform many miracles as we 
learn from the Gospel narratives. 

The Holy Bible is full of supernatural events accredited to the 
Prophets from their Lord. In reality ail those "signs" and 
"wonders'* and "miracles" were acts of God, but since those 
miracles were worked through His human agents, we describe 
them as the Miracles of Prophets, Le. Moses or Jesus (peace be 
upon them) by whose hands they were performed 

QUIRK CONTINUES 

Some six hundred years after the birth of Jesus Christ (pbuh), 
Muhummed (pbuh) the Messenger of God was born in Makkah 
in Arabia. When he proclaimed his Mission at the age of forty, 
his fellow countrymen, the MUSHRIKS 2 of Makkah made an 
identical request for Miracles, as had the Jews, from their 
promised Messiah. Textbook style, it was as if the Arabs had 
taken a leaf from the Christian records. History has a habit of 
repeating itself! 



AND THEY SAY: 

WHY ARE NOT SIGNS 3 a£w!J^SV{£'Vm 

SENTDOWNTOHIM 

FROM HIS LORD? 



(SURA 'ANKABUT) Holy Qur'an 29:50 



1 What was the outcome of the "only sign" that )esus (pbuh) was prepared to give? 

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which furnishes a detailed exposition. 
2. MUSHRIR — pagans, idol worshippers, polytheists. 
3 "Signs" The Arabic word used is 'AAYAAH' which literally means 'signs', and which 

is really more to the point The Holy Qur'an does not mention the word MU'JAZAH' (miracle) 



1 66 AKJur'an — The Miracles of Miracles 



SIGNS! WHAT SIGNS? 

"MIRACLES? CRIES HE, WHAT MIRACLES WOULD 
YOU HAVE? ARE NOT YOU YOURSELVES 
THERE? GOD MADE YOU, 'SHAPED YOU OUT 
OF A LITTLE CLAY.' YE WERE SMALL ONCE, A 
FEW YEARS AGO YE WERE NOT AT ALL YE 
HAVE BEAUTY, STRENGTH, THOUGHTS, 'YE 
HAVE COMPASSION ON ONE ANOTHER/ OLD 
AGE COMES ON YOU, AND GREY HAIRS; YOUR 
STRENGTH FADES INTO FEEBLENESS: YE SINK 
DOWN, AND. AGAIN ARE NOT. 'YE HAVE 
COMPASSION ON ONE ANOTHER* : THIS 
STRUCK ME MUCH: ALLAH MIGHT HAVE 
MADE YOU HAVING NO COMPASSION ON ONE 
ANOTHER, - HOW HAD IT BEEN THEN! THIS 
IS A GREAT DIRECT THOUGHT, A GLANCE AT 
FIRST-HAND INTO THE VERY FACT OF THINGS ..." 
"On Heroes and Hero-worship and the Heroic In History" by Thomas Carlyle 

THIS STRUCK ME MUCH" 

This, that — "Ye have Compassion on one another/' 

impressed Thomas Carlyle most from his perusal of an English 
translation. I presume, the verse that motivated this sentiment is: 

1. And among His signs is this, that He created 
for you mates from among yourselves, 

That ye may dwell in TRANQUILLITY WITH 
THEM, and He has put love and mercy 
between your (hearts): 

Verily in that are signs for those who reflect. 

(Emphasis added) 

(SURA RUM) HolyQur'an 30:21 
Translation by A. Yusuf Ali. 



A Standing Challenge 167 



2. And one of his signs it is, that he hath 
created wives for you or your own species 

That YE MAY DWELL WITH THEM, and 
hath put love and tenderness between you. 

Herein truly are signs for those who reflect. 

(Emphasis added) 

Translation by Rev. J.M. Rodwell (M.A.) 

3. By another sign he gave you wives from 
among yourselves, 

That ye might LIVE IN JOY WITH THEM, 
and planted love and kindness into your 
hearts. 

Surely there are signs in this for thinking 
men. (Emphasis added) 

Translation by N.J. Dawood 

The first example is from the translation by A. Yusuf Ali, a 
Muslim. The second is by a Christian priest the Rev. Rodwell and 
the last example is by an Iraqi Jew, N.J. Dawood 

Unfortunately Thomas Carlyle had no access to any one of these 
because none of them had seen the light of day in his time. The 
only one available to him in 1840 was as he said on page 85 of 
his book under reference — 

'WE ALSO CAN READ THE KORAN 1 ; OUR 
TRANSLATION OF IT, BY SALE, IS KNOWN TO 
BE A VERY FAIR ONE." (Emphasis added) 

TAINT IS IN THE MOTIVE 

Carlyle is veiy charitable to his fellow countiyman. The motives 
of George Sale who pioneered an English Translation of the Holy 

1 . The Arabic word is Qur'an, it starts with a "Q" and not a "K" 



1 68 Al-Qur'an — The Miracles of Miracles 



Qur'an, were suspect He makes no secret of his antagonism to 
the Holy Book of Islam. In his preface to his translation in 1 734 
he made it known that it was his avowed intention to expose 
the man Mohammed and his forgery: He records: 

"WHO CAN APPREHEND ANY DANGER FROM 
SO MANIFEST A FORGERY? ... THE PROTES- 
TANTS ALONE ARE ABLE TO ATTACK THE 
KORAN WITH SUCCESS; AND FOR THEM, I 
TRUST, PROVIDENCE HAS RESERVED THE 
GLORY OF ITS OVERTHROW." 

George Sale 

And he set to work with his prejudiced translation. You will be 
able to judge how "fair" and scholarly George Sale was from 
the very verse which "Struck*' (Carlyle) "much!" Compare it 
with the three examples already given by a Muslim, a Christian 
and a Jew: 

And of his signs another is, 
that he had created for you, out of 
yourselves, wives that YE MAY 
COHABIT WITH THEM, and hath put 
love and compassion between you, 

(Emphasis added) 

I do not think that George Sale was "a male chauvinist pig" of 
his day to describe our mates, wives or spouses as sexual 
objects. He was only keeping to his promise, which Carlyle 
overlooked. The Arabic word which he (Sale) perverted is "/i- 
tas-kunoo" which means to find peace, consolation, composure 
or tranquility; and not "cohabit" meaning "To live together in 
a sexual relationship when not legally married." (The 
Reader's Digest Universal Dictionary). 

Every word of the Qur'anic text is meticulously chosen, chiselled 
and placed by the All-Wise Himself. They carry God's 'finger- 
print", and are the Signs of God. And yet, the spiritually 
jaundiced ... 



A Standing Challenge 1 69 



ASK FOR A SIGN 

What Signs? They mean some special kinds of signs or 
miracles such as their own foolish minds dictate. Everything is 
possible for God, but God is not going to humour the follies of 
men or listen to their false demands. He has sent His Messenger 
to explain His Signs clearly, and to warn them of the conse- 
quences of rejection. Is that not enough? The trend of their 
demand is generally as follows: 

In specific terms they asked that he — Muhummed (pbuh) — 
'Put a ladder up to heaven and bring down a book from God in 
their very sight* - "THEN WE WOULD BELIEVE," they said. 
Or "Ye see the mountain yonder, turn it into gold' — "THEN 
WE WOULD BELIEVE." or 'Make streams to gush out in the 
desert - "THEN WE WOULD BELIEVE." 

Now listen to the soft, sweet reasoning of Muhammed (pbuh) 
against the unreasonable and sceptical demands of the MUSH- 
RIKS — "Do I say to you, verily 1 am an angel? Do I say 
to you, verily in my hands are the treasures of God? Only, 
what is revealed to me do I follow." 

Listen further to the most dignified reply he is commanded by 
his Lord to give the Unbelievers. 

SAY (O MUHUMMED): h , ,,..- - 

THE SIGNS (MIRACLES) ^ 0C$ ^o 2 \ Ul> J, Js 

ARE INDEED WITH ALLAH: 

AND MOST CERTAINLY @ ^J^ $ ©|^ 

I AM ONLY A CLEAR WARNER!* "*' ~' 

(SURA 'ANKABUT) Holy Qur'an 29:50 

In the following AAYAAW (verse) the Holy Prophet is made to 
point to the Holy Qur'an itself as an answer to their hypocritical 

1. AAYAAH In the Holy Qur'an stands for "a sign" as well for "a verse." There are over 
six thousand AAYAAHS or verses in the Book of God. and every verse is a sign of God. 



1 70 Al-Qur'an — The Miracle of Miracles 



demand for some special kind of "Sign" or "Miracle 11 for 
which their foolish, pagan mentality craved. For indeed all 
miracles are "signs"; and it is their disbelief, their scepticism, 
their lack of faith which motivates their request for a sign. They 
are asked to — 'Look at the Qur'an" And again, "Look at the 
Qur'an!" 



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SURA ANKABUT) HolyQur'an 29:51 



TWO PROOFS 

As proof of the Divine Authorship and the miraculous nature of 
the Holy Qur'an, two arguments are advanced by the Almighty 
Himself: 

1. "THAT WE" (God Almighty) have revealed to YOU (0! 
Muhummed!) "THE BOOK to YOU" who art absolutely an 

1. WE is a plural of respect and honour and not of numbers. In every Eastern language, 
including Hebrew, this is their method of grammar. In the English Language it is called 
the "Royal Plural." 

2. Memorize the verse with its meaning while the Book is still in your hands. 



A Standing Challenge 171 



unlearned person. An "UMMI" Prophet One who cannot 
read or write. One who cannot sign his own name. Let 
Thomas Carlyle 1 testify regarding the educational quali- 
fications of Muhummed — 

"ONE OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE WE MUST NOT 
FORGET: THAT HE HAD NO SCHOOL-LEARNING; 
OF THE THING WE CALL SCHOOL-LEARNING 
NONE AT ALL" 

Moreover the Divine Author (God Almighty) Himself testifies 
to the veracity of Muhummed's (pbuh) claim that he could 
never have composed the contents of the Holy Qur'an; he 
could not have been its author: 

AND THOU (O MUHUMMED) f , ^ 

WAS NOT (ABLE) tyaJ && \^S 

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BEFORE THIS (BOOK ^»^J^» ^J 

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NOR ART THOU (ABLE) gL*r, {tjgMf 

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WITH THY RIGHT HAND: 

INTHATCASE, INDEED, &^M\06M 

WOULD THE TALKERS OF w*?* VV^ ^ 

VANITIES HAVE DOUBTED 2 

(SURA ANKABUT) Holy Qur'an 29:48 

The Author of the Qur'an is reasoning with us, that had 
Muhummed (pbuh) been a learned man, and had he been 
able to read and write, then in that case the babblers in the 
market-places might have had some justification to doubt his 

1 . Already referred to on page 1 66. 

2. Get into the habit of learning off by heart the verses with their meanings as they occur 
in this Book. 



1 72 Al-Quran — The Miracle of Miracles 



claim that the Holy Qur'an is God's Word In the event of 
Muhummed (pbuh) being a literate person, the accusation of 
his enemies that he had probably copied his Book (AI- 
Qur'an) from the writings of the Jews and the Christians, or 
that perhaps he had been studying Aristotle and Plato, or 
that he must have browsed through the "Torat," the 
"Zabur" and the "Injeel** 1 and had rehashed it all in a 
beautiful language, might have carried some weight Then, 
"THE TALKERS OF VANITIES" might have had a point. 
But even this flimsy pretence has been denied to the 
unbeliever and the cynic: a point hardly big enough to hang 
a fly upon! 2 

2. The Book 1 ? Yes, the "BOOK" itself, carries its own evidence 
proving its Divine Authorship. Study the Book from any 
angle. Scrutinize it. Why not take up the Author's challenge 
if your doubts are genuine? 

DO THEY NOT CONSIDER >&\$\&JJ$0SJ iSf 

THE QURAN (WITH CARE)? " " 

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(SURA NISAA) Holy Qur'an 4.82 



1. TORAT/ZABUR/INJEEL: These are the Arabic terms of the original revelations God 
granted Moses, David and Jesus (peace be upon them all) respectively. 

2. The Bible was not translated into Arabic until the tenth century of the Christian Era, so 
no Arab living before the year 1000 would have had the opportunity to examine the 
written text of the Bible in his own language. 

3. If you cannot muster enough enthusiasm to leam the verses with their meanings, why 
not hand over the Book to someone who will make better use of it? 



A Standing Challenge 173 

CONSISTENCY 

It is inconceivable that any human author would remain con- 
sistent in his teachings and his preachings for a period of over 
two decades. From the age of forty, when Muhummed (pbuh) 
received his first call from Heaven to the age of sixty-three when 
he breathed his last, for twenty-three years the Holy Prophet 
practised and preached Islam. In those twenty-three years, he 
passed through the most conflicting vicissitudes of life. Any man, 
during the course of such a mission, would be forced by 
circumstances to make "honourable" compromises, and cannot 
help contradicting himself. No man can ever write the same 
always, as the Message of the Holy Qur'an is: CONSISTENT 
WITH ITSELF, throughout! Or is it that the unbelievers' 
objections are merely argumentative, refractory, against their own 
better light and judgement? 

Furthermore, the Holy Qur'an contains or mentions many matters 
relating to the nature of the universe which were unknown to 
man before but which subsequently through evolution and 
discoveries of Science have fully confirmed — a field where an 
untutored mind would have most certainly lost in wild and 
contradictory speculations! 

SELF-EVIDENT PROOF 

Again and again when miracles were demanded from the 
Prophet of God by the cynical and frivolous few, he is made to 
point to the Qur'an — Message from High — as "The Miracle.'' 
THE MIRACLE OF MIRACLES! And men of wisdom, people with 
literary and spiritual insight, who were honest enough to 
themselves, recognised and accepted Al-Qur'an as a genuine 
miracle. 



1 74 Al-Qur'an — The Miracle of Miracles 

Says the Holy Qur*an: 

NAY, HERE ARE £&&{£/£ 

SIGNS SELF-EVIDENT y -5^-L^ 

INTHEHEARTS , , ^ „ . ,^ ^ 

OF 7H05E ENDOWED h p^\ \j>]>\ <J$J3<X& \ 

WITH KNOWLEDGE:* 

AND NONE BUT ^s'A&rt^i \' "\" 

THE UNJUST REJECT ® <^t^' *A3rfU U*wjtjUj 

OUKSJGNS. 2 

(StfRA 'ANKABtfT) Ho/y Qufan 29:49 



1. "Knowledge" ('ilm) means both power of judgement in discerning the value of truth 
and acquaintance with previous revelations. It implies both literary and spiritual insight. 
To men so endowed, God's revelations and Signs are self-evident They commend 
themselves to their hearts, minds, and understandings, which are typified in Arabic by 
the word sadr, "breast". 

2. Now the argument is carried a stage farther. Such rejection is also a mark of injustice, a 
deliberate perversity in going against obvious Signs, which should convince all honest 
men. 



CHAPTER TWO 



Science and the Quranic Revelations 



UNGRUDGING TRIBUTES 

Today, there are in the world some one thousand million 
Muslims who unhesitatingly accept that the Holy Qur*an is the 
"WORD OF GOD" and that it is a "Miracle." 

Why should they not, when even avowed enemies are paying 
unsolicited tributes regarding the miraculous nature of this Book 
of God. The Rev. R. Bosworth-Smith in his book "Mohammed 
and Mohammedanism" 1 opines about the Qur*an: 

(a) M A MIRACLE OF PURITY OF STYLE, OF WISDOM AND OF 
TRUTH. 

Another Englishman — A.J. Aibeny, in the preface of his English 
translation of the Holy Qufan — says: 

(b) "WHENEVER I HEAR THE QUR'AN CHANTED, IT IS AS 
THOUGH I AM LISTENING TO MUSIC, UNDERNEATH THE 
FLOWING MELODY, THERE IS SOUNDING ALL THE TIME 
THE INSISTENT BEAT OF A DRUM, IT IS LIKE THE 
BEATING OF MY HEART." 

From these words and the rest of his preface he sounds like a 
Muslim, but regretfully he died outside the pale of Islam. And yet 
another Briton, Marmaduke Picktall in the foreword to his 
translation of the Holy Qur'an, describes it as: 

(c) 'THAT INIMITABLE SYMPHONY, THE VERY SOUND OF 
WHICH MOVE MEN TO TEARS AND ECSTASY." 



1. There is no such thing as 'Mohammedanism", and no such thing as a "Moham- 
medan." The name of the Religion is Islam and its followers are Muslims. 



1 76 Al-Qur'an - The Miracle of Miracles 

This Author embraced Islam before translating the Qur'an, and 
we are not in a position to verify whether he wrote the previous 
effect before or after his conversion. 

(d) "NEXT TO THE BIBLE 1 IT (The Qur'an) IS THE MOST 
ESTEEMED AND MOST POWERFUL RELIGIOUS BOOK IN 
THE WORLD." 

J. Christy Wilson in 'Introducing Islam" New York 1 950 

(e) "the koran is the mohammedan bible, and is 
more reverenced than any other sacred book, 
More than the Jewish old testament or the 
christian new testament." 

J. Shillidy, D.D., in "The Lord Jesus in the Koran," Surat 1913, p.l 1 1 

We can quite easily adduce a dozen more eulogies to the above 
list Friends and foes alike pay ungrudging commendations to the 
Last and Final Revelation of God — the Holy Qur'an. The 
contemporaries of Muhummed (pbuh) saw in its beauty and 
majesty, the nobility of its Call and the magnanimity of its 
Message, the Sign and Miracle of God's Handiwork, and accepted 
Islam. To all the tributes and testimonies the unbeliever and the 
sceptic may say that these are all subjective feelings. He might 
further seek refuge in the pretext that he does not know Arabic. 
He is heard to say, "I do not see what you see, nor do I feel as 
you feel How am I to know that God exists and that it is He 
Who inspired His Messenger Muhummed (pbuh) with that 
beautiful Message; the Qur'an?" He continues "I am not averse to 
the beauty of its philosophy, its practical ethics and high 
morality, I am prepared to concede that Muhummed (pbuh) was 
a sincere man and that he gave many beautiful precepts for 
human welfare. What I cannot subscribe to is what you Muslims 
claim, *a supernatural authority for his dicta'. " 



1. Coming from a Christian critic of Islam, we will not take exception to his placing the 
Qur'an in the second place. 



Science and the Quranic Revelations 177 



REASONED LOGIC 

To this kind of sympathetic, yet sceptical mentality, the Author 
of the Book (Al-Qur'an) uses various types of arguments to 
resolve his doubts. To the atheists and agnostics, the cynics and 
the sceptics, who have a super-abundance of scientific knowledge 
and who consider themselves to be "intellectual giants," the point 
is driven home that they are in reality like stunted "dwarfs." 
They are like the dwarf who may have acquired abnormal 
development in any one particular direction at the expense of 
other parts of his faculty, like an oversized head on a puny body, 
the Supreme Creator questions him. 

But before we pose God's question to him, let me satisfy my 
own curiosity. "You men of science who have studied astronomy 
and who study our Universe through your mighty telescopes as 
if scrutinising an object in the palm of your hand; tell me how 
did this Universe come into being?" This man of science though 
lacking in spiritual insight, is nevertheless most generous in 
sharing his knowledge. He readily responds. "Well," he begins, 
"Billions of years ago our Universe was a single piece of matter, 
and there happened a "Big Bang" in the centre of that huge 
lump of matter and mighty chunks of matter began flying in all 
directions. Out of that "big bang" our solar system came into 
being as well as the galaxies, and since there is no resistance in 
space to that primordial momentum generated by the initial 
explosion, the stars and the planets swim along in their orbits ..." 

At this juncture, my memory tickles me — Our materialist friends 
appear to have been secretly imbibing their knowledge from the 
Sura Yaa-Seen: ' 



AND THE SUN RUNS HIS i £ ' 9 l 

COURSE 






1 Yaa-Seen: is the 36th chapter of the Holy Qur'an. The verses here are Laid out for you 
to memorize in a very easy form, together with their meanings. Take advantage of it! 



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FOR A PERIOD DETER- 
MINED FOR HIM: 

THAT IS THE DECREE 

OF (HIM) THE EXALTED IN 

MIGHT THE ALL-KNOWING. 

AND THE MOON, WE HAVE 
MEASURED FOR HER MANSIONS 
(TO TRAVERSE) 

TILL SHE RETURNS LIKE THE 
OLD (AND WITHERED) LOWER 
PART OF A DATE - STALK 



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IT IS NOT PERMITTED 
TO THE SUN TO OVER 
TAKE THE MOON, 

NOR CAN THE NIGHT 
OUTSTRIP THE DAY: 









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EACH (JUST) SWIMS ALONG s„*,e f<9 .* , 

IN (ITS OWN) ORBIT ©d^Vi^4c)^»J 

(ACCORDING TO LAW). 

(SURA YAStN) HOLY QVR'AN 36:38-40 

The atheistic scientist continues. "Ours is an 'expanding' 
universe. The galaxies are receding away from us at a faster and 
faster rate, and once they reach the speed of light,' we will not 
be able to see them anymore. We must construct bigger and 
better telescopes as quickly as possible to study the sights, if not 
we will miss the bus!" 

"When did you discover these faiiy tales?" we ask. "No, these 
are not fairy tales but scientific facts!" our friend assures us. "All 
right, we accept your facts for what you say they are, but when 



1 . Light is said to travel at a speed of a hundred and eighty six thousand miles per second 
(7.5 times around the world in one second!). 



Science and the Quranic Revelations 1 79 



did you really stumble upon these facts?" "Only yesterday!" he 
replies. Fifty years, after all; is only •yesterday' in the history of 
the human race. "An unlettered Arab in the desert over 1400 
years ago could never have had your knowledge of the 4 big 
bang* and of your 'expanding universe/ could he?" we ask. "No 
never!" he retorts boastingly. "Well then listen to what this 
ummi 1 Prophet uttered under inspiration:" 

DO NOT THE UNBELIEVERS ^ r? x ,^ ,, ,,,, 

(THE ATHEISTS AND THE !},/£=> y^J \ ji j*>5 1 

AGNOSTICS) SEE 

THAT THE HEAVENS t ^t>S)VoU£l» wt 

AND THE EARTH ^ 

WERE JOINED TOGETHER (AS s, j , j^r £.? • f • • & 

ONE UNIT OF CREATION) ^U^S^U>j\X^D 

BEFORE WE CLOVE THEM ASUNDER? ... 

(SURA ANBIYAA) HOLY QUR'AN 21:30 

AND IT IS HE (GOD AL- < < s<s ' > 

MIGHTY) WHO CREATED j^\ j Jl3 \ $L ij$\y± j 
THE NIGHT AND THE DAY, 

AND THE SUN AND THE uJ$\\' '\ %\ \$ 

MOON: J ^ ^^ 



ALL (THE CELESTIAL BODIES) 
SWIM ALONG, EAC1 
ROUNDED COURSE. 



ALL (THt CELESTIAL BUVILX) s 9 ,s,< >' 9 .\>f 

SWIM ALONG, EACH IN ITS oyfrnJ^i c|c>=* 

(SURA ANBIYAA) HOLY QUR'AN 21:33 



'BIG BANG' THEORY 

Can't you see that the words "The Unbelievers" in the first 
quote above are specifically addressed to You — the men of 



Ummi: means unlettered, unlearned. "And the Book is given to him that Is NOT 
LEARNED, saying, Read this, l pray thee-, and he aayeth, 1 un not learned" 

Isaiah 29:12. See how this prophecy finds fulfilment in Muhummed (pbuh). Obtain your 
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science — the geographers, the astronomers, who, after having 
made amazing discoveries and conveyed these discoveries to 
mankind, still remain so 'BUND' as not to 'SEE' its Author? 
"With our Sciences and Encyclopaedias, we are apt to 
forget the Divineness, in those laboratories of ours" 1 says 
Thomas Carlyle. 

Where on earth could a camel driver in the desert have gleaned 
'Your facts' fourteen hundred years ago, except from the 
Maker of the *Big Bang' Himself? 

ORIGIN OF LIFE 

"And You biologists who seem to have your fingers on all 
organic life, and yet have the temerity to deny the existence of 
the Source of that Life, i.e. God: tell me, according to your 
vaunted research; where and how did life originate?* 1 

Like his 'unbelieving' astronomer companion in science, he too 
begins — "Well, billions of years ago primaeval matter in the sea 
began to generate protoplasm out of which came the amoeba; 
and out of that mire in the sea came all living things. In one 
word ALL LIFE came from the sea, i.e. Water!" 

"And when did you discover this fact that all living things came 
from water?" The answer is no different from that of his fellow 
scientist the astronomer — "Yesterday!** "No man of learning, 
no philosopher or poet could ever have guessed your biological 
discovery fourteen centuries back, could he? M we ask, and our 
biologist is as emphatic as the astronomer. "No, never!** says 
he. "Well, then, you just listen to this untutored son of the desert!" 

AND WE MADE FROM WATER 2 

EVERY LIVING THING >fa$ j^gl gggjgj 

1 From "Heroes and Hero Worship" by Thomas Carryie. 

2. Protoplasm is the basis of all living matter, and "the vital power of protoplasm seems to 
depend on the constant presence of water" (Lawson's Text Book of Botany. London 
1922). Textbooks on Zoology are also clear on this point For further explanation see 
Yusuf Ali's translation and commentary, available from the 1PC1. 



Science and the Quranic Revelations 181 



WILL THEY (THE UNBELIEVERS, ^ p 9f 

THE ATHEISTS AND THE AGNOSTICS) Oyi&l ^ 

THEN NOT BELIEVE? 

(SURA ANBIYAA) Holy Qur'an 21:30 

The above statement is further elaborated in the Book of God: 

AND ALLAH HAS CREATED ^ , . 'y' ty £[ f *\. ' 

EVERY ANIMAL FROM *&*& $j\>J>d^^3 

WATER: 1 

OF THEM THERE ARE 9 * \ * 9 ,Z * ' 

SOME THATCREEPON ^<&& ^ JpiuJ ^i l£if 

THEIR BELLIES; 

SOMETHATWALKON *^&vg£U& 

TWO LEGS; <fi^^ ^' ^ \ 

AND SOME THAT WALK ^fe^^^J 

ON FOUR. P J ^^ Tr ' LT-J*v~-' 

ALLAH CREATES WHAT ^ C £ul &» 

HE WILLS; * ^^* 

FOR VERILY ALLAH HAS 9,6 •'* W^'* \ <\ 

POWER OVER ALL THINGS, ® A# %&* $ &*»\ ®\ 

(SURA SVR) Holy Qur'an 24:45 

It will not be difficult for you to note that these words of the 
Omnipotent, Omniscient Creator of the Universe were addressed 
to YOU men of knowledge in answer to your scepticism TODAY. 
Their real import was beyond the dwellers of the desert fourteen 
centuries ago. The Author (God Almighty) is reasoning with 
YOU, you men of science, how can YOU not believe in God? 
YOU should be the LAST to deny His existence and yet you are 
the FIRST! What sickness has overtaken YOU that you allow 
your egos to overshadow your sense of logic? 



See Note No, 2 at bottom of page 1 80 



1 82 AI-Qur'an — The Miracle of Miracles 

AND to the botanists and the zoologists and the physicists who, 
despite their amazing insight into the nature of things, refuse to 
acknowledge a Master Creator. Let them then account for these 
utterances of Muhummed (pbuh) the mouthpiece of God 

GLORY BE TO HIM >jl £^ 

(GOD ALMIGHTY) ' (: ^ - 

WHO CREATED IN <%r<M 2& 

PAIRS* ALL THINGS ^^* 



THAT WHICH THE EARTH PRODUCES 
(THE VEGETABLE KINGDOM), 






AS WELL AS THEIR OWN (HUMAN) JUJttf >' 

KIND (THE ANIMAL KINGDOM) f>' <j93 

AND (OTHER) THINGS OF WHICH <> >>^<JU' 

THEY HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE 0U>**J»U^ 

(LIKE OF PHYSICS) 1 

(SURA YA-SiN) Holy Qu^an 36:36 

* "CREATED IN PAIRS" "The mystery of sex runs through 
all creation, — in man, in animal life, in vegetable life, 
and in other things of which we have no knowledge. Then 
there are pairs of opposite forces in nature, e.g. positive 
and negative electricity, etc. The atom itself consists of a 
positively charged nucleus or proton, surrounded by 
negatively charged electrons. The constitution of matter 
itself is thus referred to as pairs of opposite energies." 
(Comment by A. Yusuf Ali) 2 



1. Here is another verse from YA-SiN. Further to footnote No. 1 on page 171, a special plea 
is made to Muslim readers who already know the Sura in Arabic, to now master its 
English meaning as well. Equip yourself for all the good work! 

2. Obtain your volume of Yusuf Airs translation with over 6000 such explanatory notes at 
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Science and the Quranic Revelations 1 83 



SIGNS OF GOD 

The verses of this "Perspicuous Book/' the Holy Qur'an are 
evidently self-explanatory. Students of the Qur'an saw the 
unmistakable Finger of God in every discovery that man made. 
These were the "Signs," the "Miracles" from his Beneficent 
Lord and Cherisher so as to remove his doubts and strengthen 
his faith. 

... IN THESE ARE SIGNS FOR © £yuU3j d> if <*\)!s l\ ft\ 

A PEOPLE OF LEARNING. 

(SURA RUM) Holy Qur'an 30:22 

What an irony! It is the 'people of learning* who are actually 
rebellious! Their vast material knowledge has inflated them with 
pride. They lack the genuine humility which goes together with 
all true knowledge. 

In the words of a modern Frenchman: 

"THE ABOVE OBSERVATION (HIS OWN THESIS) 
MAKES THE HYPOTHESIS ADVANCED BY THOSE 
WHO SEE MUHAMMAD AS THE AUTHOR OF 
THE QUR'AN UNTENABLE. HOW COULD A MAN, 
FROM BEING ILLITERATE, BECOME THE MOST 
IMPORTANT AUTHOR, IN TERMS OF LITERARY 
MERITS, IN THE WHOLE OF ARABIC LITE- 
RATURE? 

"HOW COULD HE THEN PRONOUNCE TRUTHS 
OF A SCIENTIFIC NATURE THAT NO OTHER 
HUMAN BEING COULD POSSIBLY HAVE DEVE- 
LOPED AT THAT TIME, AND ALL THIS WITH- 
OUT ONCE MAKING THE SLIGHTEST ERROR IN 

HIS PRONOUNCEMENT ON THE SUBJECT?" 

See "The Bible, the Qur'an and Science" p. 125 by Maurice Bucaille 



1 84 Al-Qur'an — The Miracles of Miracles 



EARLY INSPIRATION 

The seeds of this booklet, "AL-QUR'AN - The Miracle of 

Miracles/* was probably sown by the Roving Ambassador of 
Islam, the silver-tongued orator — Maulana Abdul Aleem Siddiqui. 
I was only a schoolboy when he visited South Africa on a 
lecture tour in 1934. Among his many erudite speeches, I heard 
him talk on 'Cultivation of Science by the Muslims." 
Subsequently, a booklet under the same title was published by 
the World Federation of Islamic Missions, Karachi, Pakistan, 
which brings back the earlier joy and thrill of the discourse I 
heard in my teens. In memory of that great servant of Islam, I 
reproduce here, for posterity, a few words of what the Maulana 
had to say on the relationship between the Holy Qur'an and the 
branches of scientific knowledge: 

EXHORTATIONS TO THE SCIENCES 

"The stress which the Holy Qur'an has laid on the 
scientific study of the universe is a phenomenon unique in 
the religious literature of the world. Repeatedly it calls our 
attention to the multifarious phenomena of nature oc- 
curing around us. Repeatedly it exhorts the Muslims that 
the pursuit of scientific knowledge is one of their religious 
duties. Repeatedly it emphasises the great truth unknown 
to the pre-Qur'anic world that everything in nature is for 
the service of man and should he harnessed by him for 
his use. It exhorts us to study the structure and function 
of the human organism, the structure, functions and 
distribution of animals, the form, structure, functions, 
classification and distribution of plants, and these are 
problems of BIOLOGY. 

* 'It exhorts us to study the order of nature and the 
general properties of matter as affected by energy, which 
is the problem of modern PHYSICS. 



Science and ihe Quranic Revelations 1 85 



"It exhorts us to study the properties of substances both 
elementary and compound and the laws of their combi- 
nation and action one upon another which is the problem 
of modern CHEMISTRY. 

"It exhorts us to study the structure and mineral consti- 
tution of the globe, the different strata of which it is 
composed, the changes that take place in its organic and 
inorganic matter, etc, etc., which are the problem of 
modern GEOLOGY. 

"It exhorts us to study the general description of the 
earth, its physical divisions into seas, rivers, mountains, 
plains, etc., and the minerals, plants and animals in each, 
and its political divisions which are the problems of 
modern GEOGRAPHY. 

"It exhorts us to study the causes which bring about the 
alternation of day and night, the variation of the seasons, 
the movement of the planets and other celestial pheno- 
mena, which are the problems of modern ASTRONOMY." 

"It exhorts us to study the movements of winds, the 
formation and evolution of clouds and the production of 
rain, and other similar phenomena, which are the pro- 
blems of modern METEOROLOGY." 

For centuries, Muslims were world leaders in the field of 
scientific learning. Then slowly, the leadership began to slip 
away from their hands. Muslims had failed in their leadership 
role and materialistic Europe moved forward to fill the vacuum in 
leadership created by the Muslims. 

Further, the Maulana records the contribution made by the 
Muslims as follows: 

"The intellectual upheaval created by Islam was a gigantic 
one. There is not a single department of learning which 
the Muslim scholars have left untouched and which they 



1 86 Al-Qur'an — The Miracle of Miracles 

have not carved out a high position for themselves. 

In truth, Islam intends the Muslim community to be a 
community of intellectuals, and the cultivation of science 
and all other forms of learning is one of the primary aims 
of Islam. Had it not been for the Muslims, Europe would 
never have seen its way to the Renaissance and the 
modern scientific era would never have dawned. Those 
nations who have received their knowledge of science 
from Europe are in fact indirectly the disciples of the 
Islamic community of the past. Humanity owes to Islam a 
debt which it can never repay and gratitude which it can 
never forget." 

The silver-tongued orator (the Maulana) ended his masterful 
exposition of tiie topic - "CULTIVATION OF SCIENCE BY 
THE MUSLIMS/' with the words: 

"Before I conclude, let me affirm once more that the Muslim 
community is out and out a creation of Islam which in its turn 
is rooted in Divine revelation. Nothing but belief in and the 
practice of Islam can make an individual a Muslim. Islam has 
laid it down as a religious duty that a Muslim should enquire 
into the reality of objects around him, so that his scientific 
enquiry may lead him to the knowledge of his Creator. Scientific 
enquiry in Islam is not an end but a means to the attainment of 
a higher end. And this is really the true end of humanity. TO 

ALLAH WE BELONG AND TO ALLAH IS OUR RETURN' 

Holy Qur'an 2:156 

MY ABORTED LECTURE 

I had the privilege of hearing the above speech in 1934 from the 
lips of the master himself. In the late thirties I had the speech in 
my hands as a booklet. I memorized it with some changes and 
modifications, whilst still working in a Muslim shop at Adams 
Mission Station. I was so enthused that I made arrangements 



Science and the Quranic Revelations 187 



with Adam's College to speak to the students and their lecturers on 
the same subject At that time 1 might not have fully grasped the 
enormity of my task but I will never know for sure as my Muslim 
Boss came to my rescue? He threatened me with dismissal if I did 
not cancel my first public lecture. I backed out My employer was no 
doubt ignorant of Allah's warning. I too, knew no better. 1 cannot 
say what stand I would have taken then if 1 was programmed with 
this admonition: - jq . ^ jj 

SAY: IF IT BE YOUR FATHERS; V " ^J^X 

OR YOUR SONS, r^w' J 



OR YOUR BROTHERS, 



OR YOUR MATES, '£:&&* &<X& 

OR YOUR RELATIONS; (■— -u-c-r^ f~T -w -7 

OR THE WEALTH THAT CiljSjO t'T! l>« t j 
YE HAVE AMASSED; 

OR THE LOSSES YE FEAR L^ IISp fc£>SAo SjUJj 

JJV FOUR BUSINESSES: 

OR THE DWELLINGS IN ^y&£> &&* S 
WHICH KOI/ TAKE DELIGHT - 

IF YOU LOVE (ANY OF THESE) <& \ ^J l^sCJ^cJA 



MORE THAN YOU LOVE ALLAH, 

OR HIS MESSENGER, 

OR THE STRIVING IN A^ \ \ ^Jl 

HIS CAUSE; •W<Z.2«TJ 






THEN WAIT UNTIL ALLAH 
BRINGS ABOUT HIS DECISIONS W 



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AND ALLAH GUIDES l '* + lit "^u "o^t'' 

NOT A REBELLIOUS ® ty-h s)] ^>^ ^*£i> *UMj 

PEOPLE 1 

(SURA TAUBA; Ho/y Qur'an 9:24 

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Thanks (?) to our timid brother, my first ever lecture to Christian 
missionaries and trainee priests which I had so assiduously 
planned, memorized and rehearsed came to nothing. Perhaps I 
was set back ten years in my career in public speaking. There 
are millions like my Muslim boss who are just as terrified by 
material considerations enumerated in the above verse who not 
only will not deliver the Message of Islam themselves but 
obstruct those prepared to do the job. Yet they display in their 
bearing the utmost piety: to no avail — Allah describes such as 
"Perverted transgressors! " 

TAKE UP THE CHALLENGE 

In the foregoing speech the Maulana had drawn our attention to 
the Qur'anic exhortations for us to ponder on, Biology, Physics, 
Chemistry, Geology, Meteorology etc. Scholars like Maurice Bucaille, 
Keith Moore and Sheikh Zindani have written on different 
scientific aspects of the Holy Qur'an in recent times. But the 
scope is limitless. The noble Qur'an is an ocean of Knowledge. In 
this world of specialization Muslim scientists must take up the 
challenges hinted at by the Maulana in the mid-thirties. They do 
not have to dabble in every field. To each his own particular 
speciality. The youth of Islam is hungry for information and 
articles and small tracts on different scientific subjects in order to 
whet their appetites. Encyclopaedias may follow. Insha-Allah! 

I do not have to apologise for leaving the exposition of Qur'anic 
sciences to Muslim scientists. Even non-Muslims should be 
encouraged to explore the depths of Wisdom as enshrined in the 
book of God. For my part, as a layman, I will share with you the 
miraculous nature of the Holy Qur'an in what appears to me to 
be in simple, ordinary facts. 



CHAPTER THREE 



Al-Qur'an Absolutely Unique In lis 
Recording 



Among all the extant religious literature of the world, the Holy 
Qur'an is absolutely unique. Its recording and preservation are 
miraculous! Because it stands out distinctly from the ordinary 
human pattern of narration; the short-sighted and the inimical 
say that it is incoherent or incongruous. The pattern definitely is 
different It is unique. It is miraculous. Let me substantiate what I 
assert. 

HUMAN STYLE 

Every other religious book is set on the pattern of, "Once upon 
a time ..." or "The fox and the grapes ... the wolf and 
lamb/ 1 etc, etc. i.e. 

la. IN THE BEGINNING (Once Upon a Time) 
God created the heaven 1 and the earth ... 

(Emphasis added) (holy bible) Genesis i a 2 

b. IN THE BEGINNING (Once Upon a Time) 
was the word, and the word was with 
God, and the word was God 3 ... (Emphasis 

a <*ded) (HOLY BIBLE) John 1:1 

1. The first verse of the Bible speaks about "the heaven and the earth" in the singular. In 
the Holy Qur'an the word earth is always singular whereas the word heavens is in the 
plural. Some thing to ponder upon! 

2. The word "Genesis" itself means the beginning, this is, after all how every human tale 
ought to start It should begin with the "beginning!" 

3. In the original Greek manuscripts of the new Testament there is no such thing as a 
capital letter and a small letter. The Christian theologians have contrived capitals 
according to their religious prejudices into their translations of the Bible i.e. God and god. 



1 90 Al Quran — The Miracle of Miracles 



c. THIS IS THE GENEALOGY (The Origin, 
The Beginning) of Jesus Christ, the son of 
David, the son of Abraham ... (Emphasis 

a ' (HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 1 -A 

2 NOW AFTER THE DEATH OF MOSES 
THE SERVANT OF THE LORD IT CAME 

TO PASS (So It Happened, Once Upon a 
Time), that the Lord spake unto Joshua 

... (Emphasis added) (H0LY BIBL£) }oshw} u 

3. NOW AFTER THE DEATH OF JOSHUA IT 
CAME TO PASS (So It Happened, Once 
Upon a Time), the children of Israel asked 
the Lord ... (Emphasis added) 

(HOLY BIBLE) Judges hi ' 

4. NOW IT CAME TO PASS (So It Happened, 
Once Upon a Time) in the days when the 
Judges ruled, that there was famine in 
the land ... (Emphasis added) 

(HOLY BIBLE) Ruth hi 2 

5. NOW THERE WAS A CERTAIN MAN 

(Once Upon a Time) of RamathaUnzophim, 
of the mount Ephraim ... (Emphasis 
added) 

(HOLY BIBLE) ISamuelhl 2 

6. NOW IT CAME TO PASS (So It Happened, 
Once Upon a Time) after the death of 
Saul ... (Emphasis added) 

(HOLY BIBLE) 2 Samuel 1 . 1 



1 The editors of the RSV (the Revised Standard Version) of the Bible; supported by 32 
scholars of the highest emminence; backed by 50 co-operating denominations, concluded 
their verdict regarding its authorship - NOT God but "Possibly Samuel!" 

2. Their verdict again - "Not definitely known, perhaps Samuel!" Most definitely NOT God! 

3. Amazingly, the inspired editors of the RSV say about the authorship of the Book of 
Judges - "Possibly Samuel;' and for the Book of Ruth - "Perhaps Samuel", but when 
they come to the Bcok of Samuel (?) himself they declare — Author - "Unknown!" 



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7. NOW (Once Upon a Time) King David was 
old {Gone Cold) and stricken in years, 
and they covered him with clothes, but 

he gat no heat. (holy bible) i King ui l 

8. NOW (Once Upon a Time) in the first year 
of Cyrus King of Persia ... 

(HOLY BIBLE) Book of Ezra 1:1 2 

9. NOW IT CAME TO PASS (So It Happened 
Once Upon a Time) in the days of Aha- 
suerus ... (Emphasis added) 

(HOLY BIBLE) Book of Esther 1 : 1 

10, NOW IT CAME TO PASS (So It Happened, 
Once Upon a Time) in the thirtieth year, 
in the fourth month, in the fifth day of 
the month ... (Emphasis added) 

(HOLY BIBLE) Ezekiel 1:1 

If these examples do not confuse and bewilder you, then nothing 
else will! You are inevitably struck with the "once upon a 
time* 1 syndrome. You have cultivated a predilection for man 
made stories, even if they be true. The style, the pattern, the 
narration is what 1 am speaking about. This is how humans 
think, talk and write. No blame on them for humans will be 
humans! 

All the above references are from the authorised King James 
Version (KJV) which is the most popular version among the 
Christians of the world. You must have noted that every verse in 
the above quotations is 1:1, 1:1, meaning the first chapter and 
the first verse of every book of the Bible. Which start with 
NOW, NOW, now!". Try it out, see for yourself how many more 

1 . The same (editors' verdict) — Author — "Unknown!" 

2. Again they unashamedly confess — Author — "Probably written or edited by Ezra!" 
Note their guarded semantics - "Possibly, perhaps, probably, etc. Get my book "Is the 
Bible God's Word?" from the 1PC1 for a fuller insight. 



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such beginnings you can find in the "Book of Books," 1 I must, 
however warn you that your Bible Concordances will not help 
you. You will have to page through the Bible the same way as I did 

CONCORDANCES WONT HELP 

1 consulted two Bible Concordances. The one was published by 
the Jehovah's Witnesses — The fastest growing Christian sect in 
Christendom. The second is "Young's Analytical Concordance 
to the Bible/' Both these concordances boast over 300 000 
entries each. The latter has no less than 277 now's listed, but 
there is not a single "NOW" (once upon a time) of the examples 
given above. You can guess the reason! 2 

I do not want to tax your patience any further. I realise that you 
will want proof. "Alright now, please tell us your story about 
your Qur'anic revelation!": 

"It was the night of the 27th of the month of Ramadaan that 
Muhummed (pbuh) the prophet of Islam, was in cave of Hira, in 
the outskirts of the City of Makkah. He used to retire to Mount 
Hira for peace, quiet and contemplation. He used to worry about 
the problems of his people — their drunkenness, adulteries, 
idolatries, wars, their rank injustices and cruelties. So much so 
that Gibbon, the master historian, was constrained to record in 
his "Decline and Fail of the Roman Empire": 

"THE HUMAN BRUTE (THE ARAB), ALMOST 
WITHOUT SENSE, IS POORLY DISTINGUISHED 
FROM THE REST OF THE ANIMAL CREATION.' 1 

The recluse of Hira was yearning for a solution. He was wont to 
retire to his retreat often alone, but sometimes with his dear wife 
Umm-ul-Mo'mineen (Mother of the Faithful) Khadija-tuI-Kubra. 

1 . Book of Books: A title of the Holy Bible. 

2. Because they represent childish redundancies ("ONCE UPON A TIME"), which ill-befits 
the word of God even according to their own standards. 



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THE FIRST CALL 

One night — the night of Lailatul-Qadr — (the Night of Power 
and Excellence) when Divine peace rests on creation, and all 
nature is lifted up towards its Lord — in the middle of that night 
the book of God was opened to the thirsting soul. Gabriel the 
angel of God, appears to him, and commands him in his mother 
tongue. tjS| Iqra 1 , which mean "read!" or "recite" or "re- 
hearse!" or "proclaim" aloud! Muhummed (pbuh) was too terrified 
and was totally unprepared for this shock. This was no 
graduating or gowning ceremony. In fear and trepidation he cries 
out /jlv&fCj Maa ana beqaa Ri'in "I am not learned!" 
The angeKrepeats the command Iqra 9 for the second time, with 
the identical response from Muhummed (pbuh). Gabriel embraces 
him hard and commands him the third time: 

READ! IN THE NAME OF &£> (9* t !£l 

THY LORD AND CHERISHER * 'j> s 

WHO CREATED,.. 



GtfUtfgjI 



Muhummed (pbuh) now grasps that what he was required to do, 
was repeat what was being said, since this Arabic word Iqra 
means all these things — read, recite or repeat! Following the 
above first verse of Sura Al-'Alaq (Chapter 96 of the Holy 
Qur'an), four more verses were repeated and recited on Muhum- 
med's (pbuh) first call and subsequently recorded in written form 
in the Holy Qufan ... (see page 194). 

"Hold it, Mr Deedat!" 1 can almost hear you shriek. All this that 
you are telling us about your 'Qur'anic revelation* is no 

different from the other numerous examples you have to prove to 
have had a human hand in it. Were they all fallible and not 
divine?" 

Exactly! I am happy tha: you see clearly how the subjective 
mind of man thinks, talks, and records. From the time you asked 
me (above page 192) "please tell us your STORY about your 



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Qur'anic revelation, 1 ' and 1 began to respond — "It was the 
night of the 27th of the month of Ramadaan ..." up to — 
"and subsequently recorded in written form in the Holy 
Quran" were my own words, borrowed from the Holy Qur'an, 
from the Books of Tradition, from history and from the lips of 
learned men, I heard over the decades. The Qur'anic Scripture has 
no such taint from the hands of men. This is how it is 
preserved. I list below the first five verses of the first revelation 
to Muhummed ,pbuh), for your critical observation and study — 

Iqraa, or Read ! or Proclaim I 

Or 'Alaq, or The Clot of Congealed 

Blood. 
In tht name of God, Mo$t Gracious, 

Mott Merctful 

1. proclaim ! (or Read I)*** 
In the name*"** 
Of thy Lord and Chensher, 
Who created — 

2. Created man, out of 
A (mere) clot 
Of congealed blood ;•*■ 

3. Proclaim f And thy Lord 
1* Most Bountiful — 

4. He Who taught 
(The use of) the Pen,— 1 * 

5. Taught man that 
Which he knew not"* 






(8&RA 'ALAQ) HofyQutsn 9&.US 



A UNIQUE RECORD 

Every Qur'anic text, in Arabic or in a translated form in any 
language will follow this pattern. There are no ifs and buts. You 
will NOT find in the text or translation that Muhummed (pbuh) 
"WAS FORTY YEARS OLD WHEN HE RECEIVED HIS FIRST 
CALL." You will NOT find that "HE WAS IN THE CAVE OF 



Al-Quf an Absolutely Unique in its Recording 1 95 

MOUNT HIRA " You will NOT find that "HE SAW THE ANGEL 
GABRIEL." Or that "HE WAS TERRIFIED/' or how he reacted 
and responded to the command "Iqra'l" That when the angel 
departed after having completed the first five verses, "MUHUM- 
MED RAN HOME SOME THREE MILES SOUTH TO MAKKAH 
TO HIS DEAR WIFE KHADIJA AND RELATED WHAT HAD 
HAPPENED AND REQUESTED HER TO COVER HIM UP, COVER 
HIM UP!" All this is what 1 call a "Once upon a time!' 1 style. 
The Holy Qur'an narrates nothing of this, it is absolutely unique 
in its narration and its preservation. In short it is Miraculous! 

Further, unlike any human endeavour of literary art, where every 
thing begins with the beginning: the first word and the first 
verse of the Qufanic inspiration is not the first chapter and 
the first verse of the Holy Qur'an - IT OCCUPIES THE 
NINETY-SIXTH CHAPTER OF THE HOLY QUR'AN, as the divine 
Author (GOD ALMIGHTY) had instructed His Chosen Messenger 
Muhummed (pbuh). No religious Book on earth is like it or 
follows this pattern, because no alleged Revelation was preserved 
in its pristine purity when it was revealed! 

A CANADIAN PSYCHOLOGIST 

I had the privilege of sharing my thoughts on the first call of 
Muhummed (pbuh), as contained in the first five verses of Sura 
Al-'Alaq (chapter 96) as seen on page 194, with a young man 
from Canada. 1 was taking him on a guided tour of the largest 
Mosque in the southern hemisphere. Whilst chatting, 1 enquired 
as to his occupation. He said that he was doing a post-graduate 
course, majoring in psychology. "Psychology?" 1 said, and im- 
mediately drew his attention to the first five verses of the 
chapter under discussion. 1 asked him as to how he would 
account for the Message and experience of Muhummed (pbuh), 
speaking about "Reading, Writing and learning things un- 
known before/' things which were not his immediate problem 



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nor the problem of his people. How could the subjective mind of 
man, as if out of the blue 1 rehearse these words. I said, 
" Account for it!" He said that he could not. He confessed that he 
had already grappled with that problem. I said, "In that case we 
would have to accept the man at his word.' 1 And I quoted the 
first verses from Sura Najm: 



BY THE STAR 2 v " ' **■>' 

WHEN IT GOES DOWN, - 



&(&&\$&& 



YOUR COMPANION 3 IS t s < <\'"Y> f x S'* f 

NEITHER ASTRAY NOR ° ^>* ^* J f^rU? J^t* 
BEING MISLED. 

NOR DOES HE SAY (AUGHT) & ±$\ J> &£& 

OF (HIS OWN) DESIRE. ^ ^'* 



IT IS NO LESS THAN INSPIRATION 4 X L>'? ( >1/ X 'I 
SENT DOWN TO HIM: 






HE WAS TAUGHT BY ONE 
MIGHTY IN POWER. 5 

(SURA NAJM) Holy Qur'an 53:1-5 

And Muhummed (pbuh) is repeatedly made to tell the people: 

SAY: I AM BUT A MAN ^"j&BfButf 

LIKE YOURSELVES, J^^J^i w i ^>U* 

(BUT) THE INSPIR 
HAS COME TO ME, 



(BUT) THE INSPIRATION <ft T»J» 

cilery 



1. Blue: as from nowhere! 

2. "By the Star": an oath, an adjuration. 

3. Meaning Muhummed (pbuh) the Messenger of God. 

4. Inspiration: Our concept of the revelation to Muhummed (pbuh) is a verbal inspiration. 
The words of the Holy Qur'an were so to say "put into his mouth" (Deut. 18:18). Get 
your FREE copy of "What the BIBLE says about MUHUMMED (pbuh)" from the 
IPCI 

5. This is referred to by the Commentators to the archangel Gabriel through whom the 
revelation came. 



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THAT YOUR «£jj %\j^$&\ 

GOD IS ONE GOD ... ' ^-*r>~i- 

(SURA KAHF) Holy Qur'an 18:110 

The young Canadian politely responded, "I will have to give this 
matter serious thought." 

If only we would familiarize ourselves with the facts from the 
Holy Qur'an, we would be able to open a conversation with the 
specialists in any science. 

MIRACLE OF JOURNALISM 

Being a beehive of activity, the IPCI Centre attracts a lot of 
people for dialogue and discussions, including the journalist and 
the newspaperman. As soon as 1 discover that my interviewer's 
field of activity is journalism, I tell him that I would like to show 
him the Holy Qur'an as a "Miracle of Journalism!" No one 
refuses to hear. 1 begin with the story of the Holy prophet Moses 
(pbuh), in the style and pattern of "Once upon a time." It 
can't be helped. Yet we cannot afford the luxury of the details of 
"Moses and the Bulrushes," or even the details of "his 
childhood, mother, and his sister," (Holy Qur'an 20:38-40 and 
28:7-13). We have to skip the details. 1 begin with — 

HIS MISHAP IN THE CITY 

Moses (pbuh) came upon two men fighting, a man belonging to 
his own tribe and the other an enemy of his people. He went to 
help the Jew against the Egyptian and in the altercation slapped 
the tyrant too hard so that he died. 

Moses (pbuh) then fled the country into the Sinai Desert and 
found himself among the Midianites. Here tie helped two 
damsels in distress and was offered a job by their father Jethro. 
After having completed his indenture for a period of over eight 
years, Moses (pbuh) was beginning to get bored with his rustic 



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existence. For a man who had grown up with royalty in the 
midst of the hustle and bustle of the city, he was getting 
restless. He wanted a change and asked for permission to 
become independent from his in-laws. Jethro was a very reason- 
able, and a practical man. He grants Moses (pbuh) leave. 

MOSES PIONEERS A TREK 

Moses (pbuh) left with his wife and children, together with his 
share of the sheep and the goats which he used to herd for his 
father-in-law. 

After some time he found himself with his family in the Sinai. 
He had lost direction from the last habitation with whom he had 
rested. He had run out of stocks of the braised meat that he was 
carrying. There was still enough Matzos the dried unleavened 
bread of the Jews. The problem was the meat. He had to 
slaughter a sheep or a goat. That would be easy. The difficulty 
was to start a fire which was a laborious task. It could take as 
long as half a day of rubbing two dissimilar materials. Obviously 
there were no matches or ligthers in those days. He was 
procrastinating. Putting things off for today, or tomorrow and his 
meat problem would be solved, he thought ... •' Where is the 
promised miracle!" Mr. Deedat? 

So far I have given only the background to the story. The miracle 
is to condense all the above and more in just four terse verses 
— four short sentences in the most beautiful prose. But to 
appreciate the feat, I must draw your attention to what I would 
like you to notice in what is to me, the acme of journalism. 

NEWSPAPER PLACARDS 

I live some thirty kilometres north of the City of Durban, where I 
have my offices. Prior to the construction of the N2 (Freeway) 
linking the City of Durban, 1 usually took the beach (seaside) 



Al-Qur*an AbsoluielY Unique in its Recording 1 99 

road to Durban. This route took me past the amphitheatre on the 
Durban beachfront. At the intersection of the amphitheatre I 
regularly observed a news vendor offering the morning paper — 
"The Natal Mercury," for sale. He had a placard daily with 
headline to attract buyers. Again and again on reading the 
placard, I made up my mind not to buy the newspaper that day, 
but on parking my car in central Durban on passing other news 
vendors, 1 nevertheless bought the paper. 

After numerous such changes of decision, 1 began to question 
myself as to the reasons for my change of mind. 1 discovered 
that though the same newspaper was being offered for sale the 
placards were different. On the beachfront the placards were 
made appealing to European clientele whereas the placards in 
the area i passed were directed to the Asian community. By 
extension the placard for the African and the Coloured areas 
would be slanted to induce them to buy the same paper. 

So the master journalist would be the one who could invent a 
single placard that would appeal to the four major race groups 1 
each day. 

That would be the masterpiece of journalism! Journalists no 
doubt all agree with this reasoning. Let us then analyse the Holy 
Qur'an on this basis. 

UNIVERSAL APPEAL 

Muhummed (pbuh), the prophet of Islam is in Madeenah, and is 
surrounded by Jews, Christians, Muslims. Mushriks 2 and 
Munaafiqs' in the City. The Holy Prophet is to broadcast his 
news (Divine Revelation) to all these various people. What must 
he write on his placard to attract the attention of each of these 
varied groups? He is made to proclaim: 



1 . Under the "Apartheid" system, the four groups live in separate areas. 

2. "Mushriks": the pagans, the idoiators of Makkah. 

3 "Munaafiqs": the hypocrites, running with the hare and hunting with thr hounds. 



200 Al-Quran - The Miracle of Miracles 

HAS THE STORY OF ^i^^O^^I J£j 

MOSES REACHED YOU? 1 

(SURA TAfiA) HolyQur'an 20:9 

Can you imagine the excitement? The Christians and the Jews 
would be waiting to hear further, wanting Muhummed (pbuh) to 
make a fool of himself, for they reason within themselves what 
could this Arab know about Moses (pbuh) since he is an ummi 
(unlettered). The Muslims are thirsty for knowledge, they would 
be yearning — please tell us everything you can about Moses 
(pbuh). 

The Mushriks (The polytheists) and the Munaafiqs (the hypo- 
crites) were lolling their tongues to enjoy the three-sided debate 
on Moses (pbuh): between the Muslims, the Christians and the 
Jews. Everybody is "all-ears" (acutely attentive)! Muhummed 
(pbuh) 2 continues 

BEHOLD, , ,,. 

HE SAW A FIRE! ] J V U ^ 

Dramatisation! You can almost visualize the scene. Muhummed 
(pbuh) is talking telegraphically. It took about two thousand 
years after the birth of Jesus Christ (pbuh) for the largest 
Christian and Jewish nations on earth (the mighty United 
States) 3 to reach the height of perfection in the advertising field 
to formulate the slogan, in the words of the Western Union 
Telegraph Company, "Don't Write - Telegraph!'* Which 
school of journalism did Muhummed (pbuh) attend to master this 
super American sizzlemanship? 4 He is made to carry on: 



1 . I urge my Muslim brethren to memorise the Qur'anic text with its meaning. 

2. Actually, these are not the words of Muhummed (pbuh) but the veritable Words of God 
as dictated to the Prophet. We say, "Muhummed continues," because this is what the 
unbeliever is thinking. Then let him give full credit to God's human mouthpiece. 

3. The mightiest Christian nation on earth is the USA because it boasts a Christian 
population of over 200 million. The USA is also the largest Jewish nation because there 
are more lews in America than in Israel or in any other country. 

■4 Sizzlemanship: The an of American high-pressure salesmanship. 



Al-Qur'an Absolutely Unique in its Recording 201 



SO HE SAID TO HIS ffifa £jfy$& 

FAMILY, " * 

-TARRY YE; \% ^y\\ 

1 PERCEIVE A FIRE; ' 



PERHAPS I CAN BRING YOU 
SOME BURNING BRAND 
THEREFROM, 

OR FIND SOME GUIDANCE ®<S (X6jj^\ J*lWl j* 

AT THE FIRE. 1 ' 



(SURA TA-HA) Holy Qur'an 20:10 



DICTATING SHORTHAND 

Please compare the above with any other English translation of 
the Holy Qur'an by friend or foe, and you will find the same 
brevity and economy of words. Muhummed (pbuh) was not 
doing any exercise in precis writing. He was only articulating 
God's Words as they were whispered into his heart and mind 
through the medium of the Archangel Gabriel. We must re- 
member that there was no Arabic Bible, in the sixth century of 
the Christian era, when the Holy Prophet dictated the Qur'an. 

Now do yourself a favour. Please contrast this Qur'anic Reve- 
lation with the Biblical story as contained in the second Book of 
the Holy Bible, the Book of Exodus, chapters 1, 2 and 3 which 
discusses this very aspect of the life of the Holy Prophet Moses 
(pbuh) we are dealing with here. I quote the beginning of the 
story from the Bible — 

NOW * these are the names of the children of 
Israel, which came into Egypt; every man 
and his household came with Jacob. 



"NOW!" Here we start again - the "Once upon a time" story! Gve another glance 
to all the other examples on the preceding pages 1 89 to 191. 



202 Al-Qur*an — The Miracle of Miracles 



Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Is-sa-char, 
Ze-bu-lun, and Benjamin, Dan, and Naph-ta- 
li, Gad, and Asher, 

And all the souls that came out of the loins 
of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was 
in Egypt already, 

(HOLY BIBLE) Exodus 1:1-5 

MOSES SET-UP 

Simply wanning up! Is this how God speaks? Please compare 
these five verses from the Bible with the four verses from the 
Holy Qur'an reproduced below. 

To continue with the Qur'anic narrative, Moses (pbuh) was 
hungry for two things whilst wondering in the Sinai with his 
flock and family. He wanted fire' to cook his meat, and 
'direction' to some hospitable community in the desert. Allah was 
unfolding his plan. Moses (pbuh) was being 'SET-UP 1 for his 
mission from the illusion of burning coal to the reality of the 
spiritual fire burning in the souls of mankind for thousands of 
years and a true direction for the guidance of humanity. 

The Tire' that Moses (pbuh) saw, was no ordinary fire. To him it 
meant an easy kindling of his own fire, the fire also indicated 
the presence of other human beings from whom he could get 
information: and guidance. 

BUT WHEN HE CAME , , ,,s , -s *, yp,/ 



TO THE FIRE, A VOICE ®&j*d <S$*> ^' Ub 

WAS HEARD: * 'O MOSES! 

"VERILY I AM THY LORD! - J U ^ 



THEREFORE (IN MY PRESENCE) z 'a <*< 'Jlfc 

PUT OFF THY SHOES: ^^ ^^^ 



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THOU ART IN THE SACRED ®^^&A^>i 

VALLEY OF TUWA." J"U?v** -L>"£<-v> 

(SURA TA-HA) Holy Qur'an 20:11-12 

The spiritual history of Moses (pbuh) begins here and this was 
his spiritual birth. In Biblical terminology — 'This day have I 
begotten thee! 1 This is how God spoke to David (pbuh) about 
his appointment, in the Book of Psalms 2:7 

The whole Qur'anic passage above is full of the highest mystic 
meaning, which is reflected in the short rhymed verses in the 
original. Both the rhythm and the meaning in the text suggest 
the highest mystery. For easier comparison 1 reproduce the four 
verses together — 

Has the story of Moses 
reached you? 

Behold, he saw a fire: 

so he said to his family, 

"tarry ye; I perceive a fire, 

perhaps I can bring you some 

burning brand therefrom, 

or find some guidance at the fire." 

But when he came to the fire, 
a voice was heard: "O Moses! 

Verily I am thy Lord! 
therefore (in my presence) 
put off thy shoes: for thou art 
in the sacred valley of Tuwa. * 

(SURA TA-HA) HolyQufan 20:9-12 

* Tuwa was the valley just below Mount Sinai, where subse- 
quently Moses (pbuh) was to receive the Law. In the parallel 
mystic meaning, we are selected by trials in this humble life, 
whose valley is just as sacred and receive God's glory just as 



204 AI-Qur*an — The Miracle of Miracles 



much as the heights of the Mount (Tar) Sinai, if we but have the 
insight to perceive it And the 'shoes* were to be put off as a 
mark of respect In the parallel mystic meaning again, Moses 
(pbuh) was now to put away his mere worldly interests, and 
anything of mere worldly utility, he having been chosen by the 
Most High God 

WHAT IS YOUR VERDICT? 

*<■- 

How is one, inured to folklore and fairy tales to evaluate this 
pure elixir from Heaven? Even a sympathetic critic like Thomas 
Carlyle, one of the greatest thinkers of the past century could not 
fathom its incisive brevity and perspicuousness. He called the 
Qur'anic reading — 

"A WEARISOME CONFUSED JUMBLE CRUDE, 
INCONDITE; — INSUPPORTABLE STUPIDITY ..." 

Incondite, meaning a badly constructed literary or artistic 
composition: and insupportable stupidity?* After contrasting 
the Qur'anic and the Biblical narrations, how would your verdict 
go? I have yet to come across a journalist who failed to 
recognise the brilliance of Muhummed (?) (peace be upon him), 
in dictating direct facts, without any attempt on his part at 
analysing or interpreting it exactly as a master journalist would 
do for today's newspaper or magazine. It is nothing short of 
the miraculous! Do you agree? 



CHAPTER FOUR 



Miraculous Booh of Telegrams 



The Holy Qur'an can be appropriately described as 'A Book of 
Telegrams.' For this is how the Book was revealed in the form 
of telegraphically addressed Messages in answer to the questions 

on: 

1 . ALCOHOL AND GAMES OF CHANCE 

THEY ASK THEE CONCERNING *" ' '* *'>'*'.' 

WINE AND GAMBLING. 

SAY:' "IN THEM IS 
GREAT SIN f 

AND SOME PROFIT, 
FOR MEN; 

BUT THE SIN IS GREATER 
THAN THE PROFIT/* 

AND THEY ASK THEE 
HOW MUCH THEY ARE 
TO SPEND (IN CHARITY); 

SAY: 2 "WHAT IS 
BEYOND YOUR NEEDS, " 

THUS DOTH ALLAH MAKE 
CLEAR TO YOU HIS SIGNS: 

IN ORDER THAT YE MAY 
REFLECT- 







(SURA BAQARA) Holy Qur'an 22 1 9 3 



1. "SAY!" That is Muhummed (pbuh) is commanded to answer: 'Tell them!" 
Muhummed! "Proclaim, express it in words, utter aloud, pronounce, speak out!" 

2. The same command with the same import 

3. I cannot urge too strongly upon my Muslim brethren to memorize the verses with their 
meaning and share it with all who will give you a hearing. 



206 AI-Qur'an — The Miracle of Miracles 

QUIT AN AND HADITH 

The above is just one example of how God speaks! Other 
examples are to follow. Can any sincere seeker of truth be 
convinced in any easier way? The answer is 'No!* Yet He (God) 
Reasons with the recalcitrant in the following words: — 

Say: 'Are the blind equal 
With those who see?" 

(SURA RA'D) Holy Qur'an 13:16 

Of course not! 

Now compare the above Words of God Almighty on the subject 
of 'WINE* (intoxicants) with the words of His Chosen Messenger 
Muhummed Mustafa (pbuh), NOT FORGETTING that the above 
verse 2:219 and what follows from the Hadith below were 
heard from the lips of the Prophet (pbuh) and recorded by his 
Companions: 

Ibn Anas (RA) reported that the Messenger of Allah cursed every 
one who was associated in any way with the production and 
consumption of any kind of intoxicating beverages. He said: 

1 Cursed is he who grows grapes for brewing, ' 

2. Cursed is he who sells its. 

3. Cursed is he who crushes it. 

4. Cursed is he who bottles its, and 

5. Cursed is he who drinks it, or words to this effect. 

The Holy Prophet (pbuh) is also reported to have said: 

4 'Whatever intoxicates if taken in greater 
quantity is also forbidden in smaller quantity.'* 



1. It is the brewing or fermenting that invites the curse. Otherwise, the planting of fruit 
trees for the purpose of eating or selling their fruits is an act of virtue for which Allah 
will reward us 



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There is no excuse in the House of Islam for a nip or a tot, 
unlike Paul's advice to Timothy — 

"Drink no longer water, but use a little wine 
for thy stomach's sake and thine often 
infirmities. 

(HOLY BIBLE) 1 Timothy 5:23 

Or Solomon's sanguine yet humorous recommendation for en- 
slaving and subjugating a conquered people: 

"Give strong drink 1 unto him that is ready 
to perish, and wine unto those that be of 
heavy hearts." 

"Let them drink, and forget his poverty, and 
remember his misery no more. " 

(HOLY BIBLE) Proverbs 31:6-7 

Lest we forget, please look again at the Qur'anic diction and the 
words of the Prophet (pbuh) above, and you cannot help 
agreeing that the two are worlds apart in style, structure, and 
sublimity though articulated by the same lips. 

Another example of replying telegraphically to a question re- 
garding the — 

2. NEW MOONS 

They ask thee concerning the new 
moons. 

Say: they are but signs 

to mark fixed periods of time 
in (the affairs) of men, and for 
pilgrimage. 

(SURA BAQARA) HdyQur'an 2:189 

\ . "Hard liquor is for sick men at the brink of death and wine for those in deep 
depression." Is the alternative rendering of the verse in the "Living Bible," not a sure 
death to the dying? 



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"There were many superstitions connected with the New Moon, 
as there are to the present day. We are told to disregard such 
superstitions. As a measure of time, where the lunar calendar is 
used, the New Moon is one great sign, for which people watch 
with eagerness. Muslim festivals, including the Pilgrimage are 
fixed by the appearance of the New Moon." 

A, Yusuf AH ' 

A telegram, in an identical vein to the question of — 

3. CHARITY 

They ask thee (0 Muhummed!) what 
they should spend (in charity). 

Say: whatever ye spend that is good, 

Is for parents and kindred and orphans 
and those in want and for wayfarers. 

And whatever ye do that is good, — 
Allah knoweth it well 

(SVRA BAQARA) Holy Qur'an 2:215 

"Three question arise in charity: 

(a) What shall we give? 

(b) To whom shall we give? 

(c) How shall we give? 

The answer is here, giving anything that is good, useful, helpful, 
valuable. It may be property or money; it may be a helpful hand; 
it may be advice, it may be a kind word: •* WHATEVER YE DO 
THAT IS GOOD" is charity. On the other hand, if you throw 
away what is useless, there is no charity in it. Or if you give 
something with harmful intent, e.g. a sword to a madman, or a 



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and commentary from the IPC1 at a highly subsidised price. A veritable encyclopaedia of 
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drug or sweets or even money to some one whom you want to 
entrap or corrupt, IT IS NO CHARITY BUT A GIFT OF 
DAMNATION." 

TO WHOM SHOULD YOU GIVE? 

It may be tempting to earn the world's praise by a gift that will 
be talked about, but are you meeting the needs of those who 
have the first claim on you? If you are not, YOU ARE A 
PERSON WHO DEFRAUDS CREDITORS: it is not charity! 

"Every gift is judged by its unselfish character: the degree of 
need or claim is a factor which you must consider; if you 
disregard it, there is something selfish behind it. 

HOW SHOULD IT BE GIVEN? 

As in the sight of Allah; it shuts out all pretence, show, and 

inSinCerity " A.YusufAli 

Muhummed (pbuh) received yet another telegram in answer to 
the query in the nature of :— 

4. THE SOUL 

They ask thee (O Muhummed!) 
concerning (the nature of) the soul. 

Say: "The soul is by the command 
of my Lord: 

and of the knowledge of it very 
little is communicated to you, (0 Men!)" 

(SURA BANI ISRAiL) Holy Qur'an 1 7:85 

I cannot help over-emphasising the fact that THE RECITATION 
OF THE HOLY QUR'AN IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER BOOK ON 
EARTH. IT SPEAKS STRAIGHT AND TO THE POINT. THERE 
ARE NO IFS AND BUTS, NO PREVARICATIONS, NO BEATING 



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ABOUT THE BUSH. In the whole vast volume you will not get 
the type of script out of which a "box-office hit," or a record 
breaking film like the "Ten Commandments," "Samson and 
Delilah/' cr a "David and Bath-sheba" can be produced for 
the silver screen — the cinema. In this regard the Holy Bible is 
the script writer's delight. It is all there for easy transmuting into 
pots of gold! 

While we are at it, let me remind my readers that search as you 
may you will not find within the covers of the Holy Qur'an even 
the name of Muhummed's (pbuh) father or mother. You will not 
discover the names of his wives or the names of his daughters, 
nor the names of his beloved companions. Amazingly! though 
you will find a whole chapter dedicated to Mary, the mother of 
Jesus Christ (pbuh) ... Sura Maryam, or Mary, chapter 19 of the 
Holy Quran Jesus (pbuh) is mentioned in this Book of God 
no less than twenty -five times, whereas the name of the 
Prophet (pbuh) only five times. Reason? Are Jesus and his 
mother more important than Muhummed and his mother (peace 
be upon them all)? "No! not at all" Then why this inordinate 
coverage? Simply because the integrity of Jesus and his mother 
(peace be upon them) was at stake. There were various false 
charges, insinuations and innuendos against mother and son 
which had to be cleared. Hence the story of the annunciation, 
the immaculate conception and the birth of Jesus (pbuh) had to 
be recorded. Nobody ever questioned the genealogy of the 
Prophet of Islam at any time, therefore not a word was wasted 
in the whole book about the Prophet's birth or parentage. The 
Qur'an is not a biography of Muhummed (pbuh)! This is 
difficult for the unbeliever to understand. 

Let us give one more example of the telegraphic communication 
from the Holy Qur'an on the subject of the Last Day, the End of 
Time, that is — 



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5. THE FINAL HOUR 

They ask thee (0 Muhummed!) about 
the (final) hour — when will 
be its appointed time? 

Say: "the knowledge thereof is 

with my Lord (alone): none but He 
can reveal as to when it will occur. 

Heavy were its burden through the 
heavens and the earth. 
Only, all of a sudden will it come 
to you." 

(SURA A'RAF) Holy Qur'an 7:187 

It will be worth while to compare this one verse above 
with the whole of chapter thirteen of the Gospel of St. 
Mark, which uses all of the thirty-seven verses there to 
reach the conclusion of the single aayah (verse) above. A 
simple test to distinguish man-made books from the Word 
of God. You will find the Qur'an free from frills and 
verboseness! 

Many other examples can be given from the Book of God 
to prove that its narration is not in the style of men; that 
it is an absolutely unique Book. In fact a volume can be 
written on this theme itself. However we will end this 
chapter with one last example from the Holy Qur'an. It is a 
classical short chapter of only four verses. All the four 
verses put together are less in wording than the five 
examples of a single verse each given above. I give you 
on the next page a replica of that short sura ^chapter). 



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/M'*fc or Purity (of Faith). 

In the nam* of God, Most Gracious, 

Most Merciful, 

1- Jffifay : He is God/"* 
The One and Only f" 

2. God, the Eternal, Absolute ; "* 

3. He begetteth not, 

Nor is He begotten ; * m 

4. And there is none 
Like onto Him. *** 







(SURA IKHLAS) Holy Qur'an 112:1-4 

In the English translation on previous page, you will note five 
numbers to the four verses, Nos. 6296 to 6300. In the complete 
translation of A. Yusuf Ali, 1 you will find his learned com- 
mentary, You may or may not agree with his elucidations. They 
are not infallible. The word of God IS THE ARABIC TEXT you 
see above, and the English is accepted as the best human effort 
at translation. 

I will now give you my own observation from the angle of 
Revelation that we are discussing, eg., Divine inspiration — Word 
of God, under the title: 



6. ACID TEST OF THEOLOGY 

On the authority of the Messenger of Allah, it is universally 
accepted that a Muslim reciting the above four verses in its 
original form, three times, will derive the spiritual blessings of 
reading the whole Qur'an. What makes this short Sura (chapter) 
so invaluable? It is not the sound, nor the music of that 



1. You will do yourself and your Muslim and non-Muslim friends a great favour by making 
this translation available to them. 



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inimitable symphony which move men to ecstasy and tears. It is 
the Message, that acid test of religion which gives it that high 
and sublime status. 

There is not a theology, or a concept of God which is out of the 
purview of these four short verses. They are the touchstones 
about the knowledge of God Through these you can accept or 
reject any idea of God, or know right from wrong. This is exactly 
like the "touchstone* 1 the jewellers use for testing gold. Ask a 
jeweller friend how a touchstone works. How did our Qur'anic 
touchstone come about? 

FROM THE "HEAD COMPUTER" 

Arrangements were under way for me to visit Zambia on a 
lecture tour in mid- 1975. I received a phone call from Lusaka 
that an air ticket was sent to Durban which I could pick up from 
the headquarters of the South African Airways in the city 
centre, I walked up to the airways office and approached the 
information counter and told the man in charge that I had come 
to pick up my air ticket which had been sent from Lusaka. He 
told me to see one of the ladies, out of a dozen that were seated 
in a semi-circle, each with a computer terminal with a visual 
screen in front. As most of them were attending to other 
customers, I asked "Which one?" The officer was obviously 
irritated and flayed his hands and said roughly, "Any one!" 
pointing in the direction of the seated ladies. 

At that moment, I could not understand the reason for this 
otherwise polite gentleman getting ruffled with my humble and 
innocent question. I was looking forward to receiving a long 
booklet of ticket vouchers. 1 had handled and used them a few 
times before in my life so there was no mistaking in what I was 
anticipating. How can any one of those women have my ticket? 
I wondered. But the irritated tone of the man's voice left me no 
choice but to seek further information as indicated. 



214 Al-Qur'an — The Miracle of Miracles 

Sheepishly, I approached the first lady that I saw free to serve 
and told her of my mission. I was informed about a ticket 
waiting to be picked up. She asked me my name which I spelled 
out for her As 1 spelt it, she began typing it on the keyboard 
before her. She was watching the screen as she typed I could 
not see the wording from where I stood. She nodded her head 
and said, "Yes", suggesting that she had got it. I said that I 
wanted to leave Durban for Johannesburg on the Tuesday 
evening. She offered me a 6 p.m. flight which 1 accepted, and 
she punched a few more words on the keyboard. I told her, 
further, that I wanted to leave Johannesburg to arrive in Lusaka 
at about 3 p.m. the next day. That was the instruction from my 
hosts there as they wanted the news media and the TV news to 
cover my arrival. She typed some more words and enquired 
whether I wanted to go to Lusaka via Gaborone or Maputo. 
I said, it didn't matter as long as 1 arrived at my destination on 
Wednesday at 3 p.m. She hit the keyboard again and scanning 
the screen said, "1 am sorry but you are booked on Zambian 
Airlines and we cannot transfer your ticket to another airline 
because we cannot contact Zambian Airlines today as they are 
closed on account of a national holiday in that country." So I 
was asked to return the next day. Very interesting' I thought, but 
I was sorely disappointed as the ticket was almost within my 
reach but not within my grasp. I still imagined that she had the 
tickets in her desk drawer. 

IGNORANCE REMOVED 

In my puzzlement, I asked her, "Where did you get all that 
information from?" She said, "It was from the Head Computer in 
Johannesburg." She was kind enough to explain further that 
every other computer in the country with similar end terminals 
had access to that computer at the press of a button, I enquired 
that whilst she was trying to book me on that 6 p.m. flight to 



Miraculous Boob of Telegrams 215 

Johannesburg, and if there was only one seat left, and if there 
were other terminals trying for that seat, what would happen? 
She said the first one within the second would get the seat and 
the rest would draw a blank. I thanked her profusely and left the 
airways building. 

On my way back to my office, my mind began to buzz with 
ideas. This is how it happened, 1 thought. I mean the wahy (the 
Revelation of God to Muhummed (pbuh) His Chosen Messenger, 
came from the "Head Computer" — THE PRESERVED TABLET! 

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A TABLET PRESERVED! * ^ ' 

(SURA BURUJ) Holy Qufan 85:21-22 

This "Tablet" is not like the one Moses (pbuh) used for 
inscribing the Ten Commandments, a tablet of stone. It is unlike 
the ones teachers use in schools, called "blackboards" or "green 
boards". Neither it is the Tablet of a computer screen or the 
silicone chip. It is God's Own tablet guarded and protected; it is 
not to be understood in any material sense for it is not made of 
stone or metal, IT IS SPIRITUAL! How does it operate? We can 
only guess — 

CHRISTIANS FROM NAJRAN 

Whilst Islam was getting a firm foothold in Madeenah, the 
reputation of the Messenger of God spread throughout the length 
and breadth of Arabia. A community of Arab Christians living in 
Najran, around Yemen, heard that an Arab in Arabia was now 
claiming Divine inspiration and had proclaimed himself to be the 
mouthpiece of God — a Prophet. A deputation set out for 
Madeenah to cross-examine the Prophet, to match their wits 
against his to test his knowledge about God and religion in 
general. 



216 AI-Qur'an — The Miracle of Miracles 



On their arrival they were housed in the Musjid-e-Nabawi (the 
mosque of the Prophet): a simple structure of mud walls with a 
thatched roof of palm leaves. The Christians, ate and slept in the 
Mosque and had discussions with the Messenger of Allah for 
three days and three nights in the mosque. The details of the 
dialogue can be found in the Books of Traditions. 

During the course of the dialogue, the spokesman for the 
Christians, amongst many other things, posed the question, 
"Now tell us O Muhummed, what is your concept of 
God?" The Prophet did not prevaricate, he did not beat around 
the bush, fumbling for words and ideas, to gather his thoughts, 
as anyone of us would have done if we did not have a ready 
answer, Muhummed (pbuh), so to speak, presses his spiritual 
buttons (there were no buttons to press) but as I said; "So to 
speak." as if, like the lady above, in the airways office 
contacting the "Head Computer" He is seeking an answer from 
Allah through the "PRESERVED TABLET*, the head computer of 
all revelational knowledge. He is asking again I said, so to speak 
"0 my Lord! What shall I say?" Came the answer - 

Say: (0 Muhummed) He is Allah 
the one and only; 

Allah, the eternal absolute; 

He begetteth not, 
nor is He begotten, 

And there is none 
like unto him. 

(Stira IkM&s) Holy Quran 112:1-4 

After uttering the above formula on the Purity of Faith, the 
conversation returned to the usual discourse of words. No Arab 
worth his name could have missed the difference in tone and 



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intensity between the two discourses. The words above were not 
the Prophet's but were God's words. They were literally being put 
into his mouth. White he recited them, he was only being used 
as a mouthpiece of God, like the "speaker" in the radio. This 
data material was programmed into his own, God-given, com- 
puter, into his heart and mind a decade earlier in Makkah, under 
identical circumstances. At that time he was being prodded by 
the Jews who were trying to trip him on the subject of the 
"identity and genealogy of God." Not unlike the Pharisees of 
old who were dogging the footsteps of Jesus, their awaited 
Messiah (pbuh). 

The foregoing is a perfect example of how God Almighty sent 
His revelation to his chosen Messenger — by verbal inspiration 
— and how His Messenger had it protected and preserved, and 
how His human mouthpiece used and re-used that Message, and 
how we, the followers of the Prophet (pbuh), are to have that 
Message imbibed to use it at every opportunity. 

In the religious literature of the world there is nothing to 
compare with even this short chapter of Sura Ikhlaas quoted 
above! If this chapter 112 is the acid test of theology — God's 
concentrated word, then the rest of the Qur'anic text is its 
explanation, with which we are to discover the Qualities of God, 
and avoid the pitfalls into which men and nations have fallen 
repeatedly in trying to understand God 



CHAPTER FIVE 



God — Unique In His Attributes 



God Almighty is absolutely unique in His Person and in His 
attributes. In no way is he to be compared, or comparable, with 
any other person or thing that we know or can imagine. In the 
last verse of the Sura quoted in the preceding chapter, we are 
reminded that not only "Is nothing like Him, but nothing is 
in the likeness of Him that can be imagined/* Then how 
can we know Him? We will realise him through His attributes. 

The last and Final Revelation of God — the Holy Qur'an gives us 
ninety-nine attributes of God with the crowning name —ALLAH! 
These ninety-nine attributes or names called the Asma-ul-husna 
(the Most Beautiful names) are interspersed throughout the 
whole Qur'anic text, like a beautiful necklace of pearls with a 
magnificent pendant — Allah. 

Here is a sample segment of that necklace: 

HE1S ALLAH, ,, « ^ « . „ 

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NO OTHER GOD; 



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THE SOVEREIGN, THE HOLY ONE f 
THE SOURCE OF PEACE 
(AND PERFECTION), 

THE GUARDIAN OF FAITH, ^S^ 1 a£$t 

THE PRESERVER OF SAFETY, 

THE EXALTED IN MIGHT, j, J&$\ 'j£sl I >ji3 1 

THE IRRESISTIBLE, THE SUPREME: '' " ' 

GLORY TO ALLAH: (HIGH IS HE) ,,„,,,, I , , ,, 

ABOVE THE PARTNERS THEY ©WX^i V.V jtt»l ^V 

ASCRIBE TO HIM, 



God — Unique in His Attributes 219 

HE IS ALLAH, THE CREATOR, ; w/ ,i {/ > lytf.,1'* 
THEEVOLVER, THEBESTOWER J^f^SJ^ (J)*\ 4»\j* 
OF FORMS (OR COLOURS). 

TO HIM BELONG THE *< i-LSJl \fo& I it 

MOST BEAUTIFUL NAMES: ^ 

ALL THAT IS IN THE 

HEAVENS AND THE .J^SV »3l L& % k% 

EARTH t DOTH DECLARE ^ '*^ ' r * " 

HIS PRAISE AND GLORY: 

AND HE IS THE EXALTED ©fO?^ Jj^ ' **J 

IN MIGHT, THE WISE. 

(SURA HASHR) Holy Qur'an 59:23-24 



"THE MOST BEAUTIFUL NAMES" 

In the two verses quoted above, we count thirteen of the ninety- 
nine attributes interspersed throughout the Holy Qur'an, Even the 
most jaundiced and inimical opponent of Islam will be forced to 
admit that even in its translated form the attributes and the 
phraseology are beautiful and unique. In its original Arabic the 
wordings and their construction are absolutely inimitable and 
sublime. 

How could an ummi, an unlettered person, among an ummi — 
unlearned nation contrive such a rhapsody of God fourteen 
hundred years ago? We must remember that there were no 
encyclopaedias or treatises that Muhummed (pbuh) could consult 
even if they were lying around in the deserts of Arabia. From 
where, then, did Muhummed (pbuh) get this treasure trove of 
theology? He said, "It is all given to me by God through 
inspiration! M How else can we account for it? 

It would be a good experiment to ask the most learned of our 
learned friends to conjure up some attributes of God for us. I 
assure you that with all their acquired knowledge the professors 



220 A!-Qur*an — The Miracle of Miracles 



of theology and the doctors of divinity will not be able to 
recount even a dozen. The worldly-wise will say that "You see, 
Muhummed was a genius, and after all a genius can excel 
ten times better than us!" To which we respond: "It is true 
that a genius can do ten times better than us. The Prophet 
(pbuh) gave us ninety-nine attributes, but what makes his list 
MIRACULOUS and DIVINE is the one he left out of his list" 
The word "Father", that is Miracle! 

THE FATHER IN HEAVEN 

In our human list, no contributor will fail to utter the word 
FATHER in the first half-a-dozen attributes. The miracle of 
MuhummecTs (pbuh) list 1 is not the "ninety-nine " but this 
particular one which he (?) kept out of his (?) Qur'an. The word 
"father" as an attribute of God was dangled before him for the 
twenty-three years of his prophetic life. He eschewed it. He kept 
it out of his vocabulary (consciously or unconsciously) for over 
two decades and hence out of the theology of Islam. 

You have a right to ask me, "What about the Christians 1 Lord's 
Prayer?" Yes, what about it? Read it Mr Deedat! So I read: 

"O out father which art in heaven, hallowed 
be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be 
done on earth as it is in heaven." 

"What is wrong with that?" you ask. "Nothing!" Then why are 
the Muslims so allergic to it? I am not so jaundiced as our 
opponents. We have to acknowledge that the Christian prayer is 
a beautiful prayer but there are certain deficiencies in it. You see 
my child will never ever learn God's- name through this prayer. 
What is His Name? 2 In all the twenty-seven books of the New 

1 This is not MuhummecTs list. The Qur'an is not his handiwork. I am using these terms 
in a manner of speaking to the unbeliever. 

2. A book under the same title: "What is His Name?" is available from the IPC1 FREE 
of charge. 



God — Unique in His Attributes 22 1 



Testament God's name does not occur even once! "Father" is 
given here as a substitute. This is not His Name! As an attribute, 
meaning — Lord, God, Creator, Provider, I can take no exception 
to it. "The loving Father in Heaven. O our Heavenly 
Father!" etc. We Muslims take exception to the new meaning, 
the acquired connotation of the word Father. 

ONLY BEGOTTEN SON ETC. 

In Christian theology, this simple, innocent word "Father" has 
acquired a novel meaning. He is, according to Christianity, the 
One Who BEGOT the son Jesus. They say in their catechism ' 
"Jesus is the very God of very God, begotten of the Father, 
begotten NOT made." If words have any meaning, what does 
this mean? Of course it means what is says! God has many sons 
according to the Holy Bible. Adam, Israel, Ephraim, David, 
Solomon, etc ... But all these are metaphorical sons. God 
Almighty as the Creator and Cherisher is metaphorically the 
father of His every creature; every animal or human being: but 
Jesus (pbuh), the Christians say, is not like these. He was 
BEGOTTEN, not MADE! This according to Islam is the most 
abominable utterance, attributing to God an animal nature — the 
lower animal function of sex! 

MEANINGS CHANGE 

In the beginning the word "Father" for God did not carry any 
blasphemous associations, but words do change in their meanings 
at times. I will give you just two as examples: "Comrade" and "gay." 

"Comrade": originally a beautiful and innocent 
word, meaning — a friend, an associate or a 
companion derived from the Old French comrade, 
roommate or soldier sharing the same room. But 
today the same word stinks in the nostrils of the 
Americans as a "commy", a communist, a member 

1. Catechism: A short book giving, in question-and-answer form, a brief summary of the 
basic principles of a religion, especially Christianity. 



222 AI-Quran - The Miracle of Miracles 



of the Marxist-Leninist party, any radical viewed 
as a subversive or revolutionary who should be 
eliminated as a pest or parasite. If any foolish 
friend addresses you today as COMRADE in the 
United States, he could jeopardise your career, as 
well as your life! 

"Gay: M What is wrong with this word? Nothing at all! I learnt 
this word in my early schooling as showing or characterised by 
cheerfulness and light-hearted excitement; a merry person. I 
was taught to sing — 

"GENTLE LORDS AND LADIES GAY 
ON THE MOUNTAIN DAWNS THE DAY." 

I have forgotten the balance of the poem. Here, I understood the 
meaning of the word "gay" to mean happy and joyous. I did 
not have the slightest inkling that one day such an innocuous 
word which children learn at school would in time acquire a 
filthy, dirty meaning of being homosexual: sodomites and cata- 
mites in its very primary sense. So "LADIES GAY" would mean 
today — LADIES LESBIAN! In like manner the respectable word 
"Father 1 ' has become contaminated by the belief of — "the 
only BEGOTTEN of the Father!" etc. 

RABB OR ABB? 

God Almighty through Muhummed (pbuh) has protected Islam 
and the Muslims by keeping the word "Father" (ABB) for God, 
out of its religious vocabulary. It is a miraculous fact that though 
the Holy Qur'an lists ninety-nine attributes to God, including the 
word RABB which means — Lord, Cherisher, Sustainer, Evolver, 
etc, (this attribute Rabb occurs dozens of times in the Book of 
God) — But the easier word Abb, meaning "Father" in Arabic 
and in Hebrew, is not used even once, thus preserving the 
Muslims from the blasphemy of the only BEGOTTEN son! To 
whom must we give credit for this feat: Allah or Muhummed 
(pbuh)? The Holy Prophet (pbuh) disclaims any credit, always 
saying that all this is given to him by inspiration, the words ye 
hear are not his, they are God's Word as dictated to him! 



CHAPTER SIX 



Solving Controversy 



The Holy Qur'an is one huge Miracle. It is a Book of Miracles 
which may be expounded from innumerable points of views. 1 
have tried from some simple aspects to share with you that 
which I, as a layman was enthralled with. There is no end to 
this research. 1 leave this task to my more learned brethren, and 
the erudite scholars of Islam. May I live to see their efforts. Let 
me end with this, my final example, for this short publication. 

CALL TO SWAZILAND 

A few years ago, a controversy arose in Swaziland. King Sobuza 
lost his Queen elect. The Christian Churches in the country began 
quibbling on the subject of the period of waiting before a man 
can remarry. It was not such a serious problem for discussion 
because the King still had eight more wives. So the topic 
changed to "How long must a woman wait if her husband 
dies." As the debate was raging furiously in the tiny Kingdom, 
the benevolent King ordered a synod of all the Churches in the 
country to thrash out the problem. 

Mr. Moosa Borman, a Swazi brother who had embraced Islam, 
sought permission from the King to have his "Church" (Islam) 
also represented in the debate. With the King's blessings, I too 
was honoured to attend the discussion. 

One Sunday morning, in the King's kraal, representatives of the 
various denominations of Christianity gathered to arrive at some 
consensus on the period of widowhood. 

Speaker after speaker delivered his discourse. God Almighty had 
gifted the African, each and everyone is a potential Billy Graham 
or Jimmy Swaggart! 



224 Al Quran - The Miracle of Miracles 



At the end of each sermon the audience applauded enthu- 
siastically. The next speaker came and he brushed off his 
predecessor with the expression "paalish" (meaning porridge), 
implying rubbish, garbage! and performed to resounding applause. 
From morning to evening the performance went on. Around 5 
p.m. my turn came. With the volume of the Holy Qur'an you see 
on the cover of this booklet, in my hands, I began, "From 
morning till night, we have been fumbling for an answer, as to 
how long is a woman to wait before remarrying after the demise 
of her husband: and we have heard what the Old Testament says 
and what the New Testament says, and what the New 
Testament says and what the Old Testament says, but we have 
not yet got the answer! because the solution to our problem is in 
the — 

"LAST TESTAMENT" 

'The Last Testament' was a bombshell for the Christian priests 
and preachers. They had never heard the expression THE LAST 
TESTAMENT in their lives. "Quoting OLD and NEW, NEW, and 
OLD will not help because the answer is in the LAST TESTA- 
MENT of God to mankind!" I brandished the Book above my 
head, and read only the English of the Holy Qur'an, chapter 2 
verse 234. A reference which is very easy to remember — 2:234 
just 2234! 

If any of you die 

and leave widows behind, 

They shall wait 

concerning themselves 
four months and ten days: 

When they have 

fulfilled their term, 
there is no blame on you 



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if they dispose of themselves 
in a just and reasonable manner. 

And God is well acquainted 
with what ye do. 

(SURA BAQARA) Holy Qur'an 2:234 

I asked the audience, "FOUR MONTHS AND TEN DAYS, do you 
need any interpretation! T They all answered in chorus, "NO!", 1 
explained to the learned clergy the wisdom behind the period of 
"four months and ten days." In the preceding verses, in this Last 
and Final Testament of God, we are told about the period of 
waiting after divorce: 

Divorced women shall wait 
concerning themselves 
for three monthly periods ... 

(SURA BAQARA) Holy Qur'an 2;228 

This is in order to see that the marriage conditionally dissolved 
was likely to result in an issue. Whereas in the case of 
widowhood an extra period of one month and ten days are 
prescribed. Very logical everyone will agree, but what is mira- 
culous about all this? Any wise man could have guessed these 3 
months period after divorce and 4 months and ten days after the 
demise of the husband. Muhummed's (pbuh) guess is as good as 
anybody else's! This is true, but the proof that all this healthy 
useful teaching is not Muhummed's (pbuh) handiwork is in the 
verse following the 4 months and ten days period: 



There is no blame on you 
if ye make an 
offer of betrothal 
or hold it in your hearts. 

God knows that ye cherish 
them in your hearts: 



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But do not enter into 
a secret contract with 
them except in terms 
honourable, 

Nor resolve on the tie of 
marriage till the term 
prescribed is fulfilled. 

(SURA BAQARA) Holy Qur'an 2:235 

GOD'S FINGERPRINT 

"Do not resolve to the tying of the marriage knot till the fixed 
period of waiting is over." This is not Muhummed's (pbuh) 
cleverness! This is the Wisdom of the All-Wise God. The 
Omniscient Creator knows the weaknesses of his creatures. Man 
in his greed and cupidity will take unfair advantage of the poor 
distraught widow. She has just lost her backbone and support 
the breadwinner She has a number of little mouths to feed and 
she has also perhaps lost her looks and value in the marriage 
market has diminished. She is likely to clutch at any straw. In 
her emotional unsettled condition when a predator makes the 
proposal. In her haste and insecurity she might readily accept 
The Master Psychologist (not Muhummed pbuh) is fully aware 
of, all the snares laid by men. Hence the warning — "NO 
CONTRACT until the appointed term is fulfilled!" 

The 'iddat' ' after a divorce is three months. Here she is given 
an extra 40 days to regain her equilibrium and equanimity. In 
the meantime, if suggestions of marriage had come, she would 
Jiave the opportunity of discussing the matter dispassionately 
with her friends and relatives. She could avoid the pitfalls of a 
hasty acceptance with a long drawn out and painful development. 

1 iddat': period of waiting after divorce or after bereavement. 



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Did Muhummed (pbuh) think and work out all these ramifi- 
cations in the desert fourteen hundred years ago? Alas, you give 
him too much credit! He is made to repeat again and again that 
the Qur'anic Wisdom is not of his making, "It is no less than 
an inspiration sent down to him 1 by his Benevolent Creator. 
If you still doubt his testimony then meet his challenge. He is 
made to say: 

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(SURA BAM ISRA-IL) Holy Qur'an 1 7:88 

The world is challenged to produce a Book like the Holy Qur'an 
and has not produced one in fourteen centuries. The Arab 
Christians who boast a population of 15 million today, not to be 
out done, have produced the Christian gospels in Qur'anic style. 
They have plagiarised 2 the Holy Qur'an by stealing words and 
phrases and even the style, not forgetting the BismittahP Every 
chapter of their most modern invention begins with the first 
verse of the Qur'anic Revelation. You have to see it to believe it. 
Here is a photostat of their new man-made "revelation". 

1. Holy Qur'an 53:4 

2. Plagiarise: To steal and use (the ideas or writings of another) as one's own. 

3. The Formula — "In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful," with which 
each chapter of the Holy Qur'an begins. 



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Here is another proof, if proof was needed that the Qur'an is 
inimitable. Try as you might. The challenge still stands. The Holy 
Qur'an is God's Word revealed to Muhummed (pbuh) and it is 
the Miracle of Miracles! 



"AND A MIRACLE INDEED IT IS!*' 

Rev. Boswonh Smith