Prophet Muhammad – Total guidance, By Ahmad Deedat

“Many” and “All”, we will now combine, “I have yet Many things to say unto you” from verse twelve, with “he will guide you into All truth.” ( 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, hesitant “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 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 looking 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 have the whole Truth because of the so called “indwelling” 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, not forgetting the ‘born again’ 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:

Alcohol, Gambling, Fortune Telling, Idol Worship, Racism and Problem of Surplus Women etc.

Problem of alcohol
The Republic of South Africa with a small “white” (Of European extraction) 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 “coloureds” (A mixture between the Black and White Races) 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 “Alcohol” that the United States has 11 million Alcoholics (The Americans euphemistically call them “Problem Drinkers.”) 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 Bible.

a) “Give strong drink (hard liquor) unto him that 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.” (Proverbs 31:6-7)

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

His very first miracle
b) Jesus was no “killjoy,” the imbibers say, he turned water into wine in his very first recorded miracle in the Bible: “Jesus saith unto them, Fill the water pots 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.” (John 2:7-10)

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 – Timothy, born 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.” (1 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 advice. Rev. Dummelow 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 total. The Prophet (Spirit) Muhummad 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 Book of Truth one of the titles of the Quran 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 –

“O ye who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones, and (divination by) arrows, are an abomination,- of Satan’s handwork: eschew such (abomination), that ye may prosper.” (Quran 5:90)

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 nation the biggest society of teetotallers in the world. (Teetotaller: A person who abstains completely from All Alcoholic drinks.)

USA fails with ‘prohibition’
The question arises: how is it that this Spirit of Truth – the Prophet Muhammad 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 power 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 (intellectually) 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 Quran 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 put it through “fasting and prayer” (Matthew 17:21).

Muhummed practised what he preached. After his demise someone asked his dear wife Aisha about the life-style of her husband. She said, “He was the Quran in action.” He was the walking Quran. He was the talking Quran. He was the living Quran.

“If these men and women, noble, intelligent, and certainly not less educated than the fishermen of galilee, had perceived the slightest sign of earthliness, deception, or want of faith in the teacher himself, mohammad’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)

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, ordering 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 actual trial. I find something of a veritable hero necessary for that, of itself.” (by Thomas Carlyle, “Hero and Hero-worship”)

Problem of racism “For he (the Spirit of Truth) will guide you into All truth!”

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 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 Salat, the Muslim at Prayer. (visit a Mosque to watch the Muslims at prayer) Once a week, that is on Fridays, he has to congregate at the cathedral Mosque 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.

And, at least once in a lifetime, at the Kaaba, the Central Mosque in Mecca, 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. Is there such a 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. 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 in the world today.

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 USA has a surplus of 7,8 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 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!

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 born 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 (the Mormons believe in an unbroken chain of living prophets in their Church.) have abrogated the teaching of their Church fathers to placate American prejudice on the subject of polygamy. What is the poor American/Western/European surplus women to do? They have literally gone to the dogs. (Consult “The life of the American Female,” by Dr. Alfred Kinsey and the latest on the subject by Masters and Johnson.).

Only solution – restricted and regulated polygamy
‘Al-Amin’, the Prophet of Truth, the Spirit of Truth, under inspiration of God supplies the solution to their unfortunate plight. God ordains – “Marry 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”. (Quran 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 (Bastard: is Biblical. The Bible has used it three times: Deut. 23:2, Zech. 9:6 and Heb. 12:8) children every year. Such lecherous creatures are proudly labelled as “studs.” (a slang used for a man considered to be excessively virile. The term usually reserved for animal husbandry.) “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 Kings 11:3), 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. 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 the Spirit of Truth is come, he will guide you into All truth” (John 16:13).

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.” (John 16:13)

Please count the number of he’s in the above verse. There are seven! 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 – a man! This Christian deception 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 sturnbled across is in the Afrikaans Bible, on the very verse under discussion; they have changed the word “Trooster” (Comforter), to “Voorspraak” (Mediator), and interpolated 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. (A Christian sect which has contrived its own Bible translation.) This is how the Christians manufacture God’s word!

Nine masculine pronouns
The only other place an author has unknowingly used so Many masculine pronouns for this mighty Messenger Muhummed is given below:

“His gentle disposition, his austerity of conduct, the severe purity of his life, his scrupulous refinement, 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.” (by Sayed Amir Ali, “Spirit of Islam,”).

Al-Amin the Faithful, the Trustworthy, “even the Spirit of Truth” (As-Saadiq) (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 said about himself, “I am the way, the truth and the life…” (John 14:6), that these noble qualities are 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 Whatsoever He Shall Hear, That shall He Speak.” (John 16:13)

I have consistently been using the King James Version in my Biblical quotations, but for greater clarity, I give below, alternate renderings 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, “Al-Amin,” will not be speaking spiritual truths on his own impulse, but he will speak on the same basis as his previous Comforter – Jesus 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 I should speak … even as the Father hath saith unto me, so I speak.” (John 12:49-50)

In an identical manner God Almighty testifies His revelation to His Messenger Muhammad. “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.” (Quran 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,” 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 three Gods but one God. (?) Let an erudite Christian theologian, like the Rev. Dummelow tell us of this indivisibility, indissolubility of the Christian’s “triune” 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 leads us to an amusing and ridiculous conclusion. Jesus 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 Allowing.

Fulfilled prophecies
“And he will show you things to come.” (John 16:13)

The Christians put great weight on the fulfilment of prophecies. Muhammad fulfilled many prophecies of the Old read “What the Bible says about Muhammad and the New Testament. 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 Quran. Here are a few taken at random. “Verily He Who (God) ordained the Quran for thee, (He) will bring thee back to the Place of Return…” (Quran 28:85)

“Place of Return,” is a title of the Holy City of Mecca. The Migration was when the Prophet was fleeing from Mecca to Madinah. It was a hopeless situation. Most of his followers had already migrated to Madinah. Now it was his turn. Together with Abu Bakr Assiddeeq he had reached a place called Juhfa, when this assurance was given by God that once again he will return to his birth-place Mecca, and so he did.

He migrated as a refugee and God returns him as a conqueror, fulfilling yet another prophecy. “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 (Muhammad) came with Ten Thousand Saints (the Prophet was accompanied by 10 000 companions – veritable saints) at the conquest of Mecca) from his right hand went a fiery law for them.” (Deuteronomy 33:2)

Super-powers in conflict
“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”. (Quran 30:2-4)

The above prophecy was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad 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 polytheists of Mecca derived vicarious pleasure in the discomfiture of the Romans by the pagan Persians.

“The pagan Arabs naturally sided with the Persians in their destructive zeal, and thought that the 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 Yusuf Ali)

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

The challenge of the Quran
The Prophet claimed that the Quran 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 Chapters. 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’ (A peasant or agricultural labourer in Arab countries.). Here is the challenge of God in His Own words: “This Quran is not such as can be produced by other than Allah”. (Quran 10:37)

(Allah: A proper noun for God Almighty in the Semitic languages. read ‘What is His name?’)

“Say: If the whole of mankind and Jinns were to gather together to produce the like of this Quran, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they backed up each other with help and support.” (Quran 17:88)

“Or do they say, “He forged it”? Say: “Bring then a Chapter like unto it, and call (to your aid) anyone you can, besides Allah, if it be that ye speak the truth!” (Quran 10:38)

“And if ye are in doubt as to what We have revealed from ‘TIME’ to ‘TIME’ to Our servant, then produce a Chapter 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.” (Quran 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 Quran.

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 (“He who goes a borrowing, goes a sorrowing!”) of words and phrases verbatim from the Arabic Quran. It is an ignoble attempt! In this unashamed plagiarism, (the act of stealing and using the ideas or writings of another as one’s own. Stealing in literature.) every chapter of this new Arabic New Testament of theirs begin with the first verse of the Quran -”In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful” (Quran 1:1)

Can you beat that? There are many more challenges and prophecies in the Quran and in the Ahadeeth (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 the book of God.

Islam to prevail
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 associates may detest (it).” (Quran 61:9)

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, everyone who has a right to speak on the subject says, is Islam.” (by H.G. Wells in ‘The Shape of Things to Come’.)

“If any religion has a chance of conquering England, 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 into euphoria. 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 Religion by personal self-sacrifice. To be an effective soldier in this battle, arm yourself with John 16:7 in one or more languages, and watch how Allah fills you with more knowledge. It is our destiny to master, supersede and bulldoze every ism, never mind how much the unbeliever may be averse to the Message of Islam.

Glorifying Jesus
“He (the Spirit of truth) shall Glorify Me (Jesus): for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.” (John 16:14)

“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.” (John 15:26)

This promised Comforter, even the Spirit of Truth in whom Truth is personified, when he comes, will bear witness to the truthfulness of the Messiah and absolve him from the calumnies of his enemies. This, Muhammad, ‘Al-Amin’, the Prophet of Truth, eminently succeeded in doing. He made it possible that today, a thousand million Muslims believe in Jesus Christ as one of the mightiest Messengers of God. They believe in him as the Messiah. 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 especially 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. She placed a screen to screen herself from them; Then We sent 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. 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’. So she conceived him, and she withdrew with him to a distant place…” (Quran 19:16-22)

At the present moment a billion Muslims throughout the world accept the Immaculate Conception of Jesus on the authority of Muhammad alone. Jesus, his mother Mary and the whole Christian world can never thank Al-Amin – the Spirit of Truth, enough.

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!” (Matthew 23:37)

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 (read Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction); they charged his mother for having begotten him in sin.

“That they (the Jews) rejected Faith; and they uttered against Mary a grave false charge.” (Quran 4:156)

What was that “grave false charge”? – The nearest to uttering the actual calumny, Muhammad the true “Glorifier” of Jesus (John 16:14) is made to record.

“O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste!” (Quran 19:28)

What say the Talmudists
The Jewish charge of the illegitimacy of Jesus and the adultery of Mary is referred to here as an insinuation of the Jews, questioning Mary’s chastity. The Quran does not stoop down to even reproducing the actual monstrous slander. Now compare this Quranic 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 adulteress’ (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.” (Dummelow’s Bible Commentary page 668)

Evangelist dittos 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 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:

“Tol’doth Yeshu. Jesus is referred to as ‘ben pandera.’” (son of Pandera. A Roman soldier alleged by the Jews to have raped Mary to produce her illegitimate offspring. (God forbid!) May He forgive us for even reproducing such blasphemies.)

Yeb. IV 3; 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’ (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…” (5/35)

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 has such devoted friends (?), what need is there for him to have enemies?

Muhammad really was the true Friend, the Comforter, the Helper, the Advocate, the Glorifier, the Testifier of these prophecies in John chapters 14, 15 and 16. Let me repeat the ungrudging tribute of his enemies to this Benefactor of Jesus, his mother Mary and humanity at large: “It is interesting to notice that Mahomet indignantly repudiated these Jewish calumnies.” (Rev. Dummelow and his associates).

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 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 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: 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.” (Quran 4:171)

Christ: In the Arabic Text of the Quran the word is ‘Masih’, which is the same as the Hebrew word ‘Messiah’.

Note on the above verse:
Just as a foolish servant may go wrong by excess of zeal for his master, so in religion, people’s excesses may lead them to blasphemy or a spirit the very opposite of religion.

The Jewish excesses in the direction of formalism, racialism, exclusiveness, and rejection of Christ Jesus have been denounced in many places in the Quran.

Here the Christian attitude is condemned, which raises Jesus to an equality with God; in some cases venerates Mary almost to idolatry; attributes a physical son to God; and invents the doctrine of the Trinity, opposed to all reason, which according to the Athanasian Creed, unless a man believes, he is doomed to hell for ever.”

The attributes of Christ are mentioned here:

1. That he was the son of a woman, Mary, and therefore a man.
2. But an apostle, a man with a mission from God, and therefore entitled to honour.

3. A Word bestowed on Mary, for he was created by God’s word “Be” (kun) and he was. (Quran 3:59.)

4. A spirit proceeding from God, but not God: his life and his mission were more limited than in the case of some other apostles, though we must pay equal honour to him as a man of God.

The 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 to manage His affairs.”

Nothing from self
You give this Spirit of Truth (Muhammad) too much credit, when you allege that he wrote the preceding verses and further authored more than six thousand other verses of the Noble Quran.

He cries to us again and again in the Book of God, that this is not my handiwork “It is no less than an inspiration sent down to him (Muhammad)” (Quran 53:4).

Exactly as it was prophesied by Jesus – “for he shall not speak from himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak…” (John 16:13)

Christian ‘Trilemma’
All the testification and glorification by this “another Comforter,” does not placate the Christians. Because Muhammad did not pander to their prejudices. To them glorification meant to deify Jesus – to make him into a God. Instead of solving their dilemma (A situation that requires one to choose between two equally balanced and often equally unpleasant alternatives.) whether Jesus “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 Crusade for Christ International, in his book – “Evidence that Demands a Verdict,” actually uses his new inspired (by the “Holy Ghost”?) conundrum (Conundrum: A puzzling problem or question admitting of no satisfactory solution.) for his chapter 7:

“Trilemma – Lord, Liar or Lunatic?” You have now guessed it! The three L’s! 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’s more than any dilemma! It is actually blasphemy of the highest degree. But he is blinded by his preconceived notions. Roger Bacon, the philosopher 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!

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. Muhammad the Messenger of God condemned both these extremes, and elevated Jesus 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! This is true glorification – for, “He shall glorify me!” (John 16:14)

Historically, morally and prophetically, Muhammad the last and final Messenger of God, “The Spirit of Truth,” is the only one to guide mankind into all truth. He is preeminently the Natural Successor to Christ.

Dear reader, it has been suggested that some Christian propagandists might lure you from your exposition of the preceding paragraphs, 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 Jerusalem from far and wide for the feast. Peter with “the Eleven,” 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 all!” It reminded them of the “babbling” at Babel (Genesis 11:9).

The Christian missionaries contend that that was the fulfilment of what Jesus had prophecised 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…” (Acts 2:16)

Pentecost was the fulfilment of the prophecy of the prophet Joel and not of any predictions of Jesus. Christendom believes that Peter was inspired to record the same. Both obviously tickled by the Holy Ghost! Not a single word 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!

Please note:
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!

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 Ishmael and Ahmed?

3. On the contrary, hear what Muhammad the Comforter uttered in his trances in fulfilment of the prophecies. Get your “Future World Constitution” today! See inside back cover.

‘Time’ couldn’t stomach it! The advert on the opposite page was arbitrarily refused for publication by ‘TIME’ magazine. Why do they fear the universal message of Islam?

Only ‘Time’ can tell!
‘TIME’ magazine will not divulge the real reason for their refusal and cowardly hide behind their policy of “‘TIME’ reserves the right to reject or cancel any advertising”. What is the ulterior motive behind this cowardice?

Future world constitution or confrontation!
Believe it or not! In their reply they referred to our advertisement as “The future world Confrontation.” Is this not perhaps a reflection of ‘TIME’ magazine’s prejudicial attitude towards the Quran?

So the next time you see a Time magazine on the news-stand, remember they will not publish an advertisement on the Quran.