15- O people of the Book! Our messenger has come to you
to proclaim for you many things you have concealed in the
Book, while passing over much. A light and a perspicacious
Book has come to you.
5-The Feast, 15
The Quran claims that the Jews and Christians have used every
endeavor to hide or suppress many data. Some of these are related to
the tidings of the arrival of Hazrat Muhammadصلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم . In this section of our book
we shall dwell on passages that have likely been suppressed.
The three monotheistic religions have addressed mankind, bringing
almost the same message, with a few reservations that are particularly
related to rituals. That God is one and man should adore only one
God, the Omnipotent and Omniscient, are common to all the three
religions. The Day of Judgment is another common feature.
Protection of human life and of the right of possession, sharing one’s
riches with the poor, seeking peace and justice, praise of God on every
occasion, giving thanks to God and praying are some other points
shared by these three religions. As time went by, the clergy and their
ignorant followers corrupted the original tenets of the creed. The
Quran makes allusions to these men who corrupted the originality of
the religion in the garb of religious devotees (See: 2-The Cow, 75; 5-
The Feast, 13; 9- Repentance, 31-34). This issue is outside the scope
of the present work and will be the subject matter of another publication. To misconstrue meanings, to idolize and deify prophets or religious men, and to make interpolations in the scriptures have been the
salient points of this trend. Once the bigots of all the three religions
are disposed of, mankind will understand better that the messages of
all of them are the same. This is, however, beyond the scope of the
The Torah, the first Book of the three monotheistic religions, predicts the advent of Jesus AlahisSalam and Hazrat Muhammadصلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم. The gospels bear witness to
Moses and make allusions to Hazrat Muhammadصلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم, while the Quran, being the
last Book sent, confirms both Books that preceded it. The miraculous
predictions in the Quran are valid evidence that confirm the other
Books. (However, we must take due note of the fact that the Old
Testament and the New Testament may have been affected by interpolations in the course of time, although many of their fundamental
messages remain the same.)
I intend to examine the indication related to the advent of
Hazrat Muhammad صلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم . What many Christians are apprehensive about is the discrediting of the concept of the Trinity and the belief that Jesus is
merely a Prophet. If one accedes to the fact that the gospels predicted the advent of Hazrat Muhammadصلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم, the extolment of Jesus to the point of
deification will automatically cease. The signs in the gospels heralding
the advent of Hazrat Muhammadصلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم have been hushed up. The church will continue to stick to its age-old creeds in order to be able to wield its
ongoing authority and maintain its very existence. We must remember that Jesus spoke Aramaic. The oldest versions of the gospels are in
ancient Greek and Latin. Some interpolations may have taken place
during the translation into those languages.
61- And when Jesus of Mary said, “O children of Israel! I
am God’s messenger to you, confirming the Torah before
me and giving glad tidings of a messenger to come after me
whose name is praised (ahmad).”
61-The Column, 6
The Quran says that Christ gave glad tidings of the advent of
Hazrat Muhammad صلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم. Those who failed to directly recognize such an expression in the Gospels – based on the Quran’s statement that the believers in the Bible had concealed their religion – thought that the
Christians had obliterated the relevant verses in the gospels. This may
have been true for some of the verses. Some researchers have concluded that some of the meanings have been misconstrued and that
the said tidings in the Quran still existed in the Gospels.
The Quran mentions the adjective “ahmad” (meaning being more
praised). As a matter of fact the names Ahmad and Hazrat Muhammadصلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم stem
from the same root. Some are of the idea that “Ahmad” was a proper
noun. In our opinion, its literal sense should prevail here. For the name
Hazrat Muhammadصلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم is mentioned in four different places in the Quran: (See, 3-
The Family of Imran, 144; 33-The Parties, 40; 47-Muhammad, 2; 48-
Victory, 29). This is our opinion. However, nothing would change if
“Ahmad” were to be taken for a proper name. Both have some meaning and are derived from the same root, viz. H-M-D.
Let us take a look at the prediction of the Prophet in the Gospel
according to John. Jesus’ last words, exchanged with his disciples
before he was arrested and taken away at the conclusion of the Last
Supper, are recorded only in the Gospel according to John. The other
three Gospels do not mention them (ascribed respectively to Matthew,
Mark, and Luke). How should we explain, then, the absence of his conversations with his disciples in the three other gospels? Can it be that
they existed once in the other gospels, but were omitted afterward?
15- If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
16- And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another
Helper (Paraclete) to be with you forever.
John 14, 15-16
26- But the Helper (Paraclete), the Holy Spirit whom the
Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and
bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
John 14, 26
7- Nevertheless, I tell you the truth; it is to your advantage that
I go away, for if I don’t go away, the Helper (Paraclete) will
not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.
8- And when he comes, he will convince the world concerning
sin and righteousness and judgment.
John 16, 7-8
13- When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all
the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but what-
THE QURAN: UNCHALLENGEABLE MIRACLE
ever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things
that are to come.
14- He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and
declare it to you.
John 16, 13-14
Christians claim that by “Paraclete” is meant Gabriel. On the other
hand, Prof. Maurice Bucaille, who censures the interpretation of the
word “Paraclete” mentioned in the gospels as the Holy Spirit (Gabriel),
gives the following account based on the etymology of this Greek word,
pointing to its meaning: “The teaching of mankind referred to here is in
no way restricted to the inspiration provided by the Holy Spirit (Gabriel).
Due to its intrinsic meaning in the Greek that denotes spreading of knowledge, it has a concrete connotation. The Greek verbs ‘akouo’ and ‘laleo’
refer to concrete acts which can only be related to a being endowed with the
sense of hearing and speech. Therefore, attribution of such acts to Gabriel
is preposterous. The logical conclusion is that the reference in John’s Gospel
must be to a man endowed with the sense of hearing and talking, like Jesus
Christ. The Greek text categorically requires these faculties. It follows from
this that Jesus Christ had predicted that God would send after him another man who would bear God’s commandments and messages, to be transmitted to mankind like the mission of a prophet. The words in some of the
present texts referring to the Holy Spirit are interpolated. The objective was
to alter the meaning of a text in which the advent of a new prophet was
19. Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests
and Levies from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”
20. He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed “I am not the
21. And they asked him “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said,
“I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered: “No.”
John 1, 19-21
Three questions are asked to John the Baptist to which he gives negative answers:
1) Are you Christ? 2) Are you Elijah? 3) Are you the Prophet?
In the Gospel according to John, John the Baptist explicitly states
that he is not Elijah. Three different people are mentioned: 1) Jesus;
2) Elijah; 3) The Prophet. We know that John the Baptist was contemporary to Jesus. The Gospel says that Elijah had come and suffered
in man’s hands (Matthew, 17, 12).
Who was “the Prophet” then? Men had been waiting for the advent
of the Prophet mentioned in the Old Testament (Deuteronomy18, 18;
we have already examined this in the previous chapter). It is clear, then,
that “the Prophet” is a person other than Jesus. Who was, then, “the
Prophet” who had not come yet during the time of Jesus and carried
the messages of God to the people? We think that there is no other person than Hazrat Muhammadصلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم who fulfilled this mission after Jesus.
HOW TO RECOGNIZE FALSE PROPHETS?
15- Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing,
but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
16- You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles?
17- So every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree
bears bad fruit.
18- A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased
tree bear good fruit.
19- Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and
thrown into the fire.
20- Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.
Matthew 7, 15-20
Nowhere in any of the gospels does it say that no other Prophet
will come. The following criterion is given in the gospel: Examine the
fruit and distinguish between the one who speaks the truth and the
one who is a liar. If no other prophet had been predicted to come
after Jesus Christ, he might have said: Whoever comes after me claiming to be a prophet, he is a liar. The method that Jesus suggested to
distinguish between the true and the false prophets is a sufficient
proof of the advent of a prophet after Jesus. This fact should constitute an acceptable evidence for Christians. Someone who came after
Jesus, who believed in one God, who put his trust in God, who loved
Him and was instrumental in establishing societies that had gotten rid
of their idols, could not be any person other than Hazrat Muhammadصلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم.
Despite all these signs in the Old Testament and the New
Testament, rabbis and the Christian clergy have vied with one another to hush them up; the viewpoints of the Catholic and Orthodox
churches, the Pope in Rome and the archbishops, whose names are
not mentioned in any one of the Gospels, seem to be more authoritative than the Scriptures for the majority of the Christian population.
MEETING AT A COMMON POINT
Neither in the Old Testament nor in the New Testament is there anything to suggest the validity of the dogma of the Trinity. The idea of
the trinity is a forced argument. The authority of the Church has overruled the authority of the gospels. The Trinity has become the sine
qua non of Christianity. Had the dogma of Trinity been so important,
shouldn’t it be explained over and over again by God’s messengers
and prophets in the Old Testament, or at least in the gospels of the
New Testament? Christians confirm the Old Testament as an authority. How is it that the Holy Spirit (Gabriel), indicated to be one of the
three, is not mentioned as such in the Old Testament? Why is there
no mention in the Old Testament of the advent of the Son of God or
the transfiguration of God? If this were so important why do we not
encounter it anywhere in the Old Testament, which is the revelation
The problem of God the Father and God the Son was the consequence of an interpretation made by the Church. God in the contemporary Gospels is referred to as the “Father” of all men and his believers, his sons. The words “Father” and “Son” are but similes, as an
impartial reader may readily see:
So that you may be the sons of your Father who is in the heaven.
Matthew 5, 45.
Our guess is that an expression that the persons referred to in the
Aramaic language as the God and Lord of all people was rendered into
Greek as “Father” and the expression that referred to “a cherished
servant” was rendered as “Son.” The source of this distorted translation must have been the men clothed in religious garb. As we have no
Aramaic version in hand, we cannot prove this argument. However,
the way these words are used in the Gospels supports our point of
view. The religious authority that silenced all arguments against it
during the Nicene Ecumenical Council laid down the concept of the
Trinity. Before concluding, I would like to quote two more verses
from the Quran.
31- They take their anchorites, their priests and the Christ,
son of Mary, as Lords instead of God. Yet they were all
commanded to worship only one God. There is no god
except He. Glory to Him, from having the partners they
46- Do not argue with the people of the Book, except in the
nicest manner -unless they transgress- and say, “We believe
what has been sent down to us, and we believe what has
been sent down to you. Our God and your God is one and
the same. And to Him we submit.”
29-The Spider, 46