Predictions of False prophets and Messiahs
in Islam and Christianity.
"Muhammed is not the father of any man among you, but is the
messenger of ALLAH and is the SEAL on all prophets; and ALLAH is aware
of all things." (33-40)
"This day, I have perfected your faith and completed all my favours
upon you; and have chosen ISLAM for you as your religion."(5/5)
Hazrat Abu Hurrairah (Allah be pleased with him) narrated that Allahís
Messenger e said;
"Certainly my example and the example of prophets earlier than
me is like the example of a palace most elegantly and most beautifully
constructed by a person except (That he left in it) a space for a break
in one of itís corners and that made the people (who were) going around
it wonder (at its beauty) and exclaimed (in consternation) "Why is there
no brick in- laid here?" The prophet e
said; " I am that (corners last) break and I am the last of the prophets."
Its narrated by Hazrat Thauban (Allah be pleased with him) that
the prophet (sallahu alayhi wasallam) said; "in my Ummah there shall arise
thirty liars, each of them will pretend that he is a prophet, but I am
the last of the prophets; there is no prophet after me."
Hazrat Ibn Masood (Allah be pleased with him) has narrated that
Prophet (sallahu alayhi wasallam) said; "The Doomsday would not happen
until 30 kazzabs (anti-Christs) each of them will pretend he is a prophet;
Although I am the last of the prophets there is none after me."
When the prophet (sallahu alayhi wasallam) said that, "I am the last
prophet; there is none after me," he instantly warned his Ummah
that there would arise liars claiming prophethood, as has been mentioned
in the last Ahadith. This being so, when you look into Muslim history,
you come across similar incidents of liars claiming prophethood. The Muslim
Ummah not only strongly refuted the deceptions of such liars, but sacrificed
their lives for the protection, honour and grandeur of KHATEM UN NABIYEEN.
If we cast a glance at the Bible, we find relevant verses which are
to our amazement and astonishment, similar to the Hadiths of the prophet
Muhammad (sallahu alayhi wasallam), in the sense that they both give a
clear description of the distinctive features of the true Messiah and that
both have warned the people to be aware of the emergence of false Messiahs,
pretenders and imposters.
Similarly the Bible has also warned the Christians by recording the
ĎIf a man shall say unto you, Lo here is Christ, or there; Believe
it or not. For there shall arise false Christís and false Prophets, and
shall shew great signs and wonders; in so much that if it were possible,
they shall deceive the very elect.í (St Mathew 24:23, 24)
As he sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately
"Tell us when shall these things be? And what shall be the signs
of thy coming and of the end of the World?" Jesus answered and said unto
them, "Take heed that no man deceives you. For many shall come in my name,
saying, I am Christ, and shall deceive many."
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