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1-  Prophet "AHMAD" is found in the Dead Sea Scrolls:


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You can also read this 195-page PDF file [2] [3] in Arabic.  I am currently working on translating all of it into English.  It will be available soon, insha'Allah (if Allah Almighty is Willing).

Prophet Muhammad's prophetic Name, "Ahmed", was found in the Dead Sea Scrolls, and it was mentioned precisely in the Glorious Quran for the Prophet to be foretold by this very Name, Ahmed:

"And when Jesus the Son of Mary said, O children of Israel, verily I am the Apostle of God sent unto you, confirming the law which was delivered before me, and bringing good tidings of an Apostle who shall come after me, and whose name shall be Ahmed. And when he produced unto them evident miracles, they said, this is manifest sorcery.  (The Noble Quran, 61:6)"

Prophet Jesus here has shed the light on the old Prophecy of the coming Prophet, Ahmed.  So Ahmed was prophesied before Christ and also during Christ's lifetime.

This film was also taken from this Youtube Channel.  As the author of the video said, look at the Aramaic alphabets in the Wikipedia link given, below.  See how Hhet and Tav are written.  They look very similar.  See also how the Dalet and Khaf are written, and how they're similar.  Now create your own "AHMAD" and "ETMAK" from these alphabets.  Now, compare the two words, and see how similar they look.  Compare the two words with the DSS by ignoring the vowels and accent ending.  Which word look similar?  Now read the whole chapter of Isaiah 42.  And even if the DSS was not tampered with, was it written wrongly as the letters are very similar?  The error could have gone back even before the DSS was written.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aramaic_alphabet
http://www.ancient-hebrew.org/28_chart.html

Manuscript
http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/qum-35.htm
http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/isaiah#42:3

Again, you can also read this 195-page PDF file [2] [3] in Arabic.  I am currently working on translating all of it into English.  It will be available soon, insha'Allah (if Allah Almighty is Willing).

  
  

2-  Prophet Muhammad in the Bible and Old Scriptures [1]:
  

  • First, I'd like to ask you to keep the following verses in mind: 
       
    1. Jeremiah 51:33 Arabia has not yet met its threshold, and the time of her harvest shall come.
    2. Jeremiah 31:31 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah.
    3. Isaiah 41:8-13GOD Almighty assures the House of Jacob that they are still loved and chosen by GOD Almighty.  Do not be afraid (of this Servant).”  Never was this said to an Israelite Prophet.  THE ENTIRE HOUSE OF JACOB were commanded to not be afraid of him, because he will be a NON-ISRAELITE Prophet.
        
    4. Book of Revelation:  The Glory of GOD will come from the EAST, the New Covenant will come from Arabia, the New Servant will ride the WHITE HORSE (that's Prophet Muhammad when he rode his White Horse Buraq or Barack), and the New Song (Revelation) will come from Arabia, and that is the Glorious Quran.  See the ample quotes here.
        
    5. Isaiah 41 and 42:6, 42:10-13  The Arabian Prophet will come from the people of Kedar with The New Covenant Read more...
        
      
  • Proofs that early Christian believers' title was MUSLIMS from the Jews' and Christians sources themselves.  Also, Greek wasn't even the first language in Palestine, nor was it even hardly spoken by the natives there.
      
  • Also, ample proofs that Jesus also spoke and preached in Arabic, and there were many early manuscripts written in Arabic that spoke about the coming of Prophet Muhammad in details.
      
  • Prophet Muhammad in the Early Christians' writings.  Did the early Christians in Rome and Antioch and other places learn about the coming of Prophet Muhammad?  Yes they did.  It's in the Bible's NT too.
      
  • Circumambulation (tawaaf) 7 times around the Kaaba is also by the exact number in the Bible.  The Kaaba and pilgrimage to Mecca were also prophesied in the Bible.  Also, there is possible proof that Prophet Muhammad's name found in the Hebrew of John 18:37-38 [2].
      
  • Also visit: The path to Mecca is called the "Path of Holiness" in the Bible.
  • The House of GOD Almighty will be established in the Desert of Kedar.
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    2. With this in mind, please now go through the following links:


         

  • Aside from the thorough articles in this section below, I demonstrated [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8 ***] in my debate how Prophet Muhammad was Prophesied in the Bible, and how he is the Final and Special Prophet that was going to be sent to all of mankind, according to the Bible itself.  See also the many detailed articles below in this section under this table.  The Bible in the Old and New Testaments made DIRECT Prophecies about: 
       
    1. The Prophet who will come from the "EAST". The Bible defined "EAST" to mean Arabia, and the lands of Kedar and Teman (Saudi Arabia today).
    2. The Prophet who will come from "Arabia".
    3. The Prophet who will come from the lands and "tents of Kedar" and "lands of Teman".  Kedar and Teman (also called "Tema" in the Bible) are two of Ishmael's sons: Genesis 25:13-15.
    4. The Prophet who will "crush the idols of the deserts of Kedar".
    5. The Prophet who will "fight the idol worshipers" in the deserts of Kedar.
    6. The people of Kedar will Glorify GOD Almighty, and GOD will Glorify His Holy Temple "in Kedar".
    7. "Arabia will rejoice and blossom".
    8. The Prophet who will come from the "Desert". Again, the Bible also defined the "Desert" to mean the lands of Arabia, Kedar and Teman.
    9. The Prophet of the "New Law" & "New Covenant", whom the Jews "must not fear".
    10. The Prophet who is "like Moses".  Both Muhammad and Moses brought new Laws.  There is the Law of Moses, which the entire Bible is built on, and there is the Law of the Holy Quran, which Islam is built on.
    11. Also in the New Testament, Christ is recorded to have said this to the Jews: "So [For this reason; Therefore] I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to people [a nation] who do the things God wants in his kingdom [will produce its fruit]." (Matthew 21:43).  Jesus Christ here spoke about foreign people; non-Jews.  Jesus was a Jew and was speaking with Jews.  Read more ...
        
      -  By the way, the "Kingdom of God" here means
      THE COVENANT & RELIGION OF GOD on earth to the new nation.
        
      Also, "(GOD's) burden shall be upon Arabia" (Isaiah 21:13) [1], means GOD Almighty's Divine Assignment to His Warriors and True Believers shall be put upon the shoulders of the Arabs through Islam and also through the 2nd return of Jesus Christ from Arabia, according to both Islam and the Bible [1]:
        
        
        
      Jesus Christ returning FROM THE ARAB MUSLIMS in Syria:
        
      The Bible also supports Islam's claim about Jesus Christ returning FROM THE ARAB MUSLIMS in Syria.  Also, more details and proofs on this further below.
        
      Matthew 24:25-27
      25 See, I have told you ahead of time.
      26 “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.
      27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
        
      A
      lso in the Bible, there are many passages in the OT that literally say "THE GLORY OF GOD SHALL COME FROM THE EAST".  Also, the book of Jeremiah says "Arabia has not yet met its threshold, and the time of her harvest shall come".
        
      And also in the book of Isaiah, we read "THE BURDEN SHALL BE PLACED UPON ARABIA" (Isaiah 21:13) [1] [2], which means GOD Almighty's Divine Assignment to His Warriors and True Believers shall be put upon the shoulders of the Arabs through Islam and also through the 2nd return of Jesus Christ from Arabia, according to both Islam and the Bible [1] [2]. 
        
      More details and proofs on this further below.
        
        
        
      The Awaited Prophet and Awaited Messiah:
        
      John 1:19-21 John was asked if he were the Messiah, Elijah, and then "The Prophet": John 1:21.
      John 7:40-44, Jesus was supposed to come from David's line, while the Prophet was NOT.  He was a foreigner.
           
      -  Here are two captured images of John 1:19-21 and John 7:40-44.  Click on the images to expand:
        
          
         Click to expand.
        
      So the awaited Messiah and the awaited "the Prophet" were clearly
      TWO DIFFERENT PERSONS, who are strangers to each others, and are not from the same bloodline.
        
        
      1-  The expected Christ and the expected Prophet:

      Again, in John 1:19-21 John was asked if he were the Messiah, Elijah, and then "The Prophet": John 1:21.  In John 7:40-44, Jesus was supposed to come from David's line, while the Prophet was NOT.  He was a foreigner.  So the awaited Messiah and the awaited "the Prophet" were clearly TWO DIFFERENT PERSONS, who are strangers to each others, and are not from the same bloodline.

    12. Does the NT say Jesus is THE PROPHET? [2]  A closer look at: Matthew 21:11, Mark 6:15, John 9:17, John 6:14, John 1:19-21, John 7:40-44, Acts 7.  Also, looking closer at Stephen's prediction.
    13. Let us look at the text of verses of John 1:19-21 and John 7:40-44 in details to see the two different persons to come: the Messiah (Christ) and the Prophet:

        

      John 1:19-21
      John the Baptist Tells People About Jesus
      19 Here is the ·truth
      John told [testimony John gave; witness of John; 1:6] when the ·leaders [Jewish leadership; L Jews; C John often uses the term “Jews” to refer to the religious leaders in opposition to Jesus, rather than to the Jewish people generally] in Jerusalem sent ·priests and Levites [C the religious authorities; priests oversaw temple worship; Levites were members of the tribe of Levi who assisted them; 1 Chr. 23:24–32] to ask him, “Who are you?

      20 John ·spoke freely [confessed] and did not ·refuse to answer [deny it]. He said, “I am not the ·Christ [Messiah].
      21
      So they asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?” [C Elijah, an OT prophet, was expected to come back before the Messiah; 1 Kin. 17—2 Kin. 2; Mal. 4:5–6.]

      He answered, “No, I am not.”

      Are you the Prophet?” [C the Prophet like Moses predicted in Deut. 18:15–19] they asked.
      He answered, “
      No.

        
      John 7:40-44
      The People Argue About Jesus
      40 When the people heard Jesus’ words, some of them said, “
      This man really is the Prophet [1:21; C the “prophet like Moses” of Deut. 18:15–18].”
      41
      Others said, “He is the ·Christ [Messiah].” Still others said, “The ·Christ [Messiah] will not come from Galilee.

      42 The Scripture says that the ·
      Christ [Messiah] will come from David’s ·family [offspring; L seed; 2 Sam. 7:12–16; Ps. 89:3–4; Is. 9:7; 55:3] and from Bethlehem, the ·town [village] where David lived [Mic. 5:2].”
      43 So ·the people did not agree with each other [L there was a division in the crowd] about Jesus.
      44 Some of them wanted to ·arrest [seize] him, but no one was able to ·touch [L lay a hand on] him.

      Again, here are two captured images of John 1:19-21 and John 7:40-44.  Click on the images to expand:
        
          

         Click to expand.

      For a thorough proof that Islam is the Divine Truth, and trinity is a man-made falsehood, please visit:

    14. What is the best way to convert a non-Muslim to Islam?
    15. This website's main sections.
        
    16. Does the NT refute the Prophethood of Muhammad? [2]  A closer look at: Matthew 21:11, Mark 6:15, John 9:17, John 6:14, John 1:19-21, John 7:40-44, Acts 7.
        
    17. Does the NT say Jesus is THE PROPHET? [2]  A closer look at: Matthew 21:11, Mark 6:15, John 9:17, John 6:14, John 1:19-21, John 7:40-44, Acts 7.  Also, looking closer at Stephen's prediction.
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      2-  An Arabian Prophet was expected by the Jews of Arabia:

      1. From some of the Muslim sources, see the following references:
          
        "Bring forward the most learned among you before me."  When that man came forward, he and Muhammad spoke in private.  Finally Muhammad asked him, "Do you know that I am the Apostle of Allah?"  The rabbi answered, "By Allah! Yes, and the people know what I know.  Verily your attributes and qualities are clearly mentioned in the Torah, but they are jealous of you."  (History of Muhammad Ibn Sa'd, Volume I, Pages 188)
          
        "...and he is the Prophet of these people; he is an Arab and the Jews are jealous of him wishing that he should have been an Israelite..."  (History of Muhammad Ibn Sa'd, Volume I, Pages 177)
          
        1. Also, see the other great Arabian Prophets in the Bible.
        2. Jesus will return from Arabia in Matthew 24:25-27.

          
        Other sources:
        History of Muhammad Ibn Is'haq, page 80.
        Sahih Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58, Number 250.
        The Glorious Quran: 6:20, 7:157, 2:109, 2:90.
          

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      3-  Jesus will return as an Arab, not as an Israeli (or Israelite):

      1. Again, the Bible declares in Matthew 24:25-27 that Jesus will return as an Arab, not a Jew:
          
        Matthew 24:25-27
        25 See, I have told you ahead of time.
        26 “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.
        27 For as lightning that comes
        from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
          
        The Bible, throughout its books, has thoroughly defined the "East" to be the Arabs: [1] [2] [3].
          
      2. Not only that, but the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls also predicted the coming of Prophet Ahmed from the east.  Ahmed is Prophet Muhammad's prophetic name.
          
      3. Prophet Muhammad said that Jesus Christ will return from Damascus.
          
      4. So why won't Jesus Christ return as a Jew from Israel?  See the Islamic Prophecies about the ONE-EYED dajjal (anti-Christ).
          
      5. Sheikh Hamza Yusuf (Muslim convert Mark Hanson) on some of Islam's STUNNING End of Times Prophecies [1] [2] including ISIS:


          
          

      6. The following debate thoroughly demonstrates that ISIS is not Islamic, and that it was made by the zionists to pave the way for the "Another 9/11":



        IS ISIS ISLAMIC?
        Osama Abdallah vs David Wood Debate
        Saturday 12/06/2014

        The Debate PowerPoints contain the written material for my presentation and rebuttals.

          

      7. Also visit this website's Youtube Channel at: www.youtube.com/QuranSearchCom.

        
        

    19. The Prophet who will bring the "Message of Peace" to mankind.  Islam means being at Peace with GOD Almighty and Submitting in Peace to Him, the Almighty.
    20. The Prophet who is the "Light of the Gentiles".
    21. "Let the WORLD have a new heart (fresh start)!"
    22. The House of GOD will be "built in the desert" (the Kaaba in Mecca). The path of the desert will be called "the Path of Holiness". And the Prophet will lead 10,000 Saints to liberate it. Perfectly fulfilled in Islam!
    23. After John the Baptist, two were expected to come: (1) The Prophet, and (2) the Messiah.
    24. Also, Prophet Muhammad's Name, "Ahmed", was also found in the Dead Sea Scrolls, and it was mentioned precisely in the Glorious Quran for the Prophet to be foretold by this very Name, Ahmed. [1] [2]
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    3-  Jesus will return as an Arab, not as an Israeli (or Israelite):

    1. Again, the Bible declares in Matthew 24:25-27 that Jesus will return as an Arab, not a Jew:
        
      Matthew 24:25-27
      25 See, I have told you ahead of time.
      26 “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.
      27 For as lightning that comes
      from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
        
      The Bible, throughout its books, has thoroughly defined the "East" to be the Arabs: [1] [2] [3].
        
    2. Not only that, but as we've seen above, the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls also predicted the coming of Prophet Ahmed from the east.  Ahmed is Prophet Muhammad's prophetic name, as we've seen above.
        
    3. So why won't Jesus Christ return as a Jew from Israel?  See the Islamic Prophecies about the ONE-EYED dajjal (anti-Christ).

      

    Muslims and Islam before Prophet Muhammad:  

  • Proofs that early Christian believers' title was MUSLIMS from the Jews' and Christians sources themselves.  Also, Greek wasn't even the first language in Palestine, nor was it even hardly spoken by the natives there.
      
  • Also, ample proofs that Jesus also spoke and preached in Arabic, and there were many early manuscripts written in Arabic that spoke about the coming of Prophet Muhammad in details.
      
  • Prophet Muhammad in the Early Christians' writings.
      
  • Circumambulation (tawaaf) 7 times around the Kaaba is also by the exact number in the Bible.  The Kaaba and pilgrimage to Mecca were also prophesied in the Bible.  Also, there is possible proof that Prophet Muhammad's name found in the Hebrew of John 18:37-38 [2].
      
  • Also visit: The path to Mecca is called the "Path of Holiness" in the Bible.
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    This article was written by my dear friend Qais Ali (may Allah Almighty always be pleased with him).  I have modified some of it, but most of it is from his work.  You can also find the combined articles of this page at  http://members.aol.com/IslamTeam/ac.htm.

      

    Isaiah's vision:

    Isaiah saw a vision of two riders.

  • "And he saw a chariot [with] a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, [and] a chariot of camels .." (Isaiah 21:7)
  • Who was the rider upon the ass? Every Sunday school student will tell us that this was a prophecy of Jesus (peace be upon him), as stated in John:

  • "And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written," (John 12:14)
  • but who is the promised prophet who would ride the camel? If it is not Muhammad (peace be upon him) then this prophecy has yet to be fulfilled. Let us read on...

  • "And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, [with] a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground." (Isaiah 21:9)
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    Babylon did indeed fall before Islam and the Islamic nation under the guidance of Muhammad (peace be upon him) did indeed succeed in eradicating the worship of idols from Babylon replacing it with the worship of God alone. In fact, the Muslims were the only believers in the God of Isaiah to ever succeed in fulfilling this prophesy.

  • "The burden upon Arabia ..." (Isaiah 21:13)
  • What does the word "burden" mean? Let us ask the Scofield Study Bible:

  • "…which also means an oracle is a word sometimes used in the prophetical writings to indicate a divine message of judgment" (Scofield Study Bible New King James Version, note 1, p. 792)
  • So the Muslims of Arabia (and subsequently Muslims everywhere) would be assigned the burden of God's message.

  • "The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled. For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war" (Isaiah 21:14-15)
  • In "The Dictionary of the Bible," bearing the Nihil Obstat, Imprimatur, and Imprimi Potest (official Church seals of approval), by John McKenzi, we read that "Tema" is:

  • "a place name and tribal name of Arabia; a son of Ishmael.... The name survives in Teima, an oasis of the part of the Arabian desert called the Nefud in N Central Arabia."
  • This word, Tema, is the name of the ninth son of Ishmael (the father of the Arabs), in Genesis 25:13-15 we read:

  • "And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah" (Genesis 25:13-15).
  • Strong's concordance tells us that this name was also applied to the land settled by Tema the son of Ishmael. It goes on to explain how this word is "probably of foreign derivation". Indeed, this word, Teima, is an Arabic word which means "Barren desert". It remains the name of a city in the Arabian peninsula just north of "Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah," or "Madinah" for short (Please see Map 1, page 491). Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his companions were given sanction to migrate. They departed Makkah during the night and left all of their possessions behind. Upon reaching Madinah they were greeted by its citizens with open arms and Muhammad (peace be upon him) assigned each one of the Muhajireen (citizens of Makkah) to one of the Ansar (citizens of Madinah) to house and feed them until they could strike out on their own. This became the first year of the Arab "Hijra" (Emigration) calendar used in Islamic countries to this day.

  • "For thus hath the LORD said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail. And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD God of Israel hath spoken [it]." (Isaiah 21:16-17)
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    Kedar is the second son of Ishmael, the father of the Arabs:

  • "And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam." (Genesis 25:13)
  • Kedar is also synonymous with all of Arabia in general, as in Ezekiel:

  • "Arabia, and all the princes of Kedar." (Ezekiel 27:21)
  • The Arabs of Makkah, the capital of the paganistic tribes of Arabia of the day, were indeed defeated by the Muslims in the second year after their forced immigration from Makkah to Madinah (The Hijra). This victory signaled the turning point for Islam and a transition from a position of weakness to one of power and victory .

    It should be pointed out here that, as mentioned at the beginning of this chapter, the children of Israel, from the tribe of Levi, were distinctly aware of this prophesy. Indeed this is the very reason why they had begun to immigrate from the lush and fertile pastures of their holy land of Israel to the barren parched deserts of Arabia, specifically to Madinah and the surrounding areas of Khaibar, Tema, and others. Because they knew that this is where the final prophet would appear. As mentioned above, these children of the Jews were constantly threatening the Arab inhabitants of Madinah (the tribes of Al-Aws and Al-Kazraj) with his impending arrival and how they would follow him and, through his leadership, they would utterly destroy these Arabs. They had hoped that this prophet would be from their tribe and that their presence in this location might facilitate this hope.

    When their awaited prophet finally did come, they rejected him. They wanted a Jewish prophet from their own tribe and not an Arab from the sons of Ishmael. Thus, they allowed their pride to come between them and the truth which they recognized. However, their efforts were not totally in vain. So continuous were their efforts in threatening the inhabitants of Madinah with the final prophet's imminent arrival that when Muhammad (peace be upon him) finally did come, the inhabitants of Madinah immediately recognized him and hastened to follow him before the Jews. These inhabitants of Madinah would later become among those very first followers of Muhammad (peace be upon him) who would one year later go on to fulfill the prophesy of Isaiah by defeating the "mighty men of Kedar" in the very first battle of the Islamic nation, the battle of Badr.

    As the prophesy requires, one year after prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his followers escaped from the torture and persecution of the people of Kedar and emigrated to Madinah, the men of Makkah decided to once and for all put an end to Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his followers. They assembled an army consisting of 750 footmen and 200 horsemen, all of their very best fighters, and all very well armed. The leaders of this army consisted of the majority of the leaders of Kedar (see chapter ten). They were confident of victory and bragged that after this massacre they would be feared throughout all of Arabia.

    The Muslims heard of this amassing of troops and prepared as best they could. They collected 313 footmen with two horses and seventy camels. The Muslims fought long and hard with the men of Kedar and were finally granted victory. This battle ended in the death of these leaders of Kedar and a resounding victory for the Muslims.

    In this battle, only fourteen Muslims and seventy pagans from Kedar were killed. Twenty four of those who died from Kedar were their leaders. In addition, seventy others from Kedar were taken as prisoners and later ransomed back to their people (for more see chapter ten).

    This was the great turning point for the Islamic nation. This battle could be said to have been the beginning of the end for the reign of idolatry and paganism within the land of Arabia. This Muslim nation would then go on to expand to many other nations until it spread from Spain to China, fulfilling many more prophesies in the Bible, including Daniel 2:44, Genesis 15:18-21, and many others.

    An unfortunate misconception which has managed to creep into many Western beliefs is that Islam was only spread through force and the sword. Today, however, this notion is beginning to be recognized for the absurdity that it was. A Christian missionary, Sir Thomas W. Arnold says:

  • "...of any organized attempt to force the acceptance of Islam on the non-Muslim population, or of any systematic persecution intended to stamp out the Christian religion, we hear nothing. Had the caliphs chosen to adopt either course of action, they might have swept away Christianity as easily as Ferdinand and Isabella drove Islam out of Spain, or Louis XIV made Protestantism penal in France, or the Jews were kept out of England for 350 years. The Eastern Churches in Asia were entirely cut off from communion with the rest of Christendom throughout which no one would have been found to lift a finger on their behalf, as heretical communions. So that the very survival of these Churches to the present day is a strong proof of the generally tolerant attitude of Mohammedan [sic] governments towards them" (The Preaching of Islam, A History of the Propagation of the Muslim Faith, Sir Thomas W. Arnold, Westminster A. Constable & Co., London, 1896, p. 80).
      
  • "Against unbelievers he (Muhammad) enjoined his followers to undertake a holy warefare, but only when attacked. The earlier Moslem[sic] leaders did not try to impose their faith upon other nations" (The History of Christianity in the Light of Modern Knowledge, A Collective Work, Harcourt Brace and co., p. 520)
  • Muslims did indeed wage many wars, just as many Jews and Christians did both before and after this. Muslims waged their wars in self-defense or in order to abolish idolatry, tyranny, slavery, and oppression. Muslims were commanded to not attack those who did not attack them, to not cut down a fruit tree, to not kill the animals, to not take the people's property, to not harm women or children or old people so long as they did not fight with them, and to not burn crops.

    When they were victorious, the Muslims were commanded not to destroy the churches nor the synagogues, nor to force the people to convert to Islam. The people were allowed to continue to practice their religion without persecution or being forced to convert (Compare for example with Numbers 31, and Deuteronomy 20. Please also compare with the great Spanish inquisitions).

  • "There is no compulsion in religion. The right path is henceforth distinct from misguidance" (The noble Qur'an, Al-Bakarah(2):256.)
  • If Islam was indeed spread by the sword and not by its spiritual appeal, then how do we explain, for example, the fact that Islam is the religion of the majority of the people of the country of Indonesia even though no Muslim army ever set foot on their land and they can by no stretch of the imagination be labeled as Arabs? The only contact these people ever had with Islam was through Muslim traders who passed through their lands.

    If the truth were to be known, in almost every single battle the Muslims ever participated in, they were almost always vastly outnumbered. For example, when the Muslims finally overthrew the pagan Byzantine superpower in the battle of Al-Yarmook of the year 636 C.E., the Muslim army consisted of 40,000 fighters verses 200,000 solders in the Byzantine army. So although many historians may like to attribute the fall of this superpower to any number of factors such as claiming that they were taxed and weary from previous battles with the Romans, (while not claiming that the Muslims were taxed and weary from their previous battles), and although they refuse to believe that this victory could have come from the Almighty, still, one needs to wonder if this victory were not through divine intervention then how do we explain the fact that an ill-equipped army of Bedouin sheep herders who were outnumbered more than four to one could so resoundingly defeat one of the two "superpowers" of their age?

  • "The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam and in the contemporary world. There is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue." (The Genuine Islam, Vol. 1, George Bernard Shaw, No. 81936.)
      
  • "I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to me to possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence which can make itself appeal to every age. I have studied him-the wonderful man and in my opinion far from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Savior of Humanity. I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness: I have prophesied about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today." (Hamilton Gibb, Whither Islam, London, 1932, p. 379).
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