The subject on the tidings of the Nabi Pakﷺ is very vast. In the sixth century of the Hijrah calendar, a Christian scholar embraced Islam after he had read about Nabi Pakﷺ in the sacred Books. His name is Sa’eed bin Hasan Iskandarani and he wrote a book entitled Muheet An-Nazar on this subject. The Ulama of Islam have been writing on this subject for long. Some of these Ulama have probed into the ancient books of Hindus and the Majusis too and have thrown light on the revelations in their Books concerning the Awaited person(Nabi Pakﷺ). Qur’an that has been reminding the Jews and the Nasara from the earliest time that the ancient heavenly Books do mention the sacred Messenger. Allah had decreed that His final Command should be delivered to mankind by his hands so he was mentioned in the earliest Books. People of all true religions may then join him in accordance with the covenant their Prophets had made with Allah.
“Muhammad ﷺ is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are hard against the disbelievers, merciful among themselves. You (O Prophet) see them bowing prostrating, seeking bounty from Allah and (His) good pleasure. Their mark is on their foreheads from the traces of prostration. That is their similitude in the Torah and their similitude in the Injil. (Al-Fath, 48:29)”
The mention is found in the Injil (Gospel) of St. Barnabas in detail. The attributes of the Prophet are mentioned very distinctly in it, but it is not accepted by the Christians as genuine. The rejection of these and other gospels is not based on sound grounds but was because of an augury drawn by them for this prupose. .
We are told in Surah Ash-Shu`ara, ,
Surely this (Qurān) is a revelation from the Lord of the worlds. The faithful Spirit (Jibril) has brought it down, upon your heart (O Prophet) that you may be (one) of the warners, in plain Arabic tongue. And surely it is (mentioned) in the scriptures of the ancients. (Ash-Shu’ara, 26:192-196)
The Holy Prophet ﷺ himself said once about the prophecy concerning
“I am the manifestation of the prayer of my father, Ibrahim and the glad tidings of Eesa”.
The Qurān has recalled the supplication of Prophet Ibrahim AlahisSalam in these words:
“Our Lord! And raise up in their midst a Messenger from among them who shall recite to them Your revelations, and shall teach them the Book and the Wisdom, and shall purify them. Surely You, only You, are the Mighty, the Wise!” Al – Baqrah, 2:129)
The glad tidings given by Esa AlahisSalam are found in these words And (recall) when Eesa, son of Maryam said, “O Children of Isra`il, Surely I am the Messenger of Allah to you confirming that which was revealed) before me in the Torah, and giving glad tidings of a Messenger who shall come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad”. Then, when he came to them with clear proofs, they said, “This is a manifest sorcery”. (As-Saff, 61:6).