or an uncultured, uncivilised, barborous people like the pre-Islamic Arab bedouin tribes; or similarly, a society who have never received any messenger from God, such as the Arabs. 12 Let them give glory to the LORD. In this post, I’d like to show how Muhammad does not fit this passage. (Genesis 25:13)(www.bibleinfo.com) (Wikipedia) You may say that the Bible’s dictionary tells that Sela is Petra. To draw attention to Isaiah 42; 11, the evidence continues to pile on. It may be said that this talks about the human nature of Jesus, but this won’t be a logical solution because if God wants to foretell about his coming, He would have foretold about the divine nature not the human nature as since all of us are already human beings, so there will be nothing new in the prophecy. This Messenger would give ‘judgment’, ‘light’ and ‘law’ to the ‘Gentiles’ which is referring to the non-Jews (Isaiah 42:1-4), and (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV) Isaiah 42:11 Let the wilderness and its cities raise their voices, with the villages that Kedar inhabits. Muhammad , a descendant of Ishmael, is indeed this prophet. Islamic Fasting was predicted by Isaiah in the Bible. Also, Isaiah 42:1-13 speaks of the servant of God, His “chosen one” and “messenger” who will bring down a law. Then it tells that those who worship the idols would come into shame. Isaiah 42 is an interesting prophecy telling about Muhammad ﷺ. Let the inhabitants of Sela sing aloud, Let them shout for joy from the tops of the mountains. Timeline of Muhammad. The prophecy tells about the morals of that servant of God saying, you can read the morals section to see who Prophet Muhammad ﷺ  was, see for example these hadiths: Isaiah 42:2  He will not cry, nor lift up his voice, nor cause it to be heard in the street. If the prophecy really meant Christianity it would have mentioned a major Christian city not the center of Islam. Out of all the places on earth that Isaiah mentioned, he chose to highlight Kedar and Sela’s location so we should pay special attention. According to the Book of Genesis, Kedar was the second son of Ishmael (Gen.25:13). As we have seen, however, the evidence for Muhammad in Isaiah 42 is clear and unambiguous by comparison. “Let the wilderness of and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar does inhabit, let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains” (Isaiah 42:11). None of than the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the successor to Christ and the Seal of the Prophets. This prophecy was told in the Hadiths, there is a lot of variation between it and what is said in Isaiah, but textual variants are present much in the Bible, and there are many inaccurate quotes of the Old Testament made by writers of the New Testament. My question is: on what basis do you feel Isaiah 42 is uncorrupted which prophecies Muhammad, but Isaiah 53 is corrupted that prophesies the crucifixion of Christ? יִשְׂאוּ מִדְבָּר וְעָרָיו Let the desert and its cities lift up [their voices], יִשְׂאוּ is a qal jussive from נָשָׂא "lift up." At the same time, Jesus said that he just came to fulfill the law, not that he will have a new detailed law as the case of Moses and Muhammad ﷺ. The prophecy in Isaiah says that the things prophesied would happen within 1 year. He came as their expected Messiah. Muhammad in the Bible, (Isaiah 60), Pilgrimage to Mecca..! So I would have to say - based on the text - that it does not refer to Muhammad. Let them shout (call to prayer=Azan) from the mountaintops. Last time I checked a calendar, there was more than one year between 500 BC and 624 AD. Islam claims Isaiah 42 refers to Muhammad. He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. A dialogue between the faiths from around the globe. The Battle of Badr took place in 624 AD. Comparative religion and the role of Islam in various societies. Isaiah lived (and wrote) around 500 BC. Let the people of Sela sing for joy; shout praises from the mountaintops! So if there is more than one Seir, there could be more than one Sela, especially when we see that nothing happened in Petra with Jesus (Peace be upon him), and even if it was Petra, Petra is in Jordan which is mainly a Muslim country. The passage in Isaiah 21:13-17 which supposedly mentions the migration and the battle of Badr is in reality referring to an invasion within the Assiryian era. Afterward it was preached to the Gentiles, but the ministry of Jesus was confined almost entirely to the Jews.” (Source here). “He will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. Then the prophecy tells that he will fight God’s enemy which is certainly what Muhammad ﷺ did, while Jesus(Peace be upon him) didn’t fight. 11 Let the desert and its cities lift up [their voices], the outposts where Kedar lives; let those who live in Sela sing for joy, from the top of the mountains let them shout. Besides, the Christian faith is mainly concerned with salvation through faith only not through law and works, so when we say that the isles shall wait for his law, this couldn’t be applied on Jesus. They used to worship idols. Isaiah 42:4  He will not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set justice in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his law. I served the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) for ten years, and, by Allah, he never said to me any harsh word, and he never said to me about a thing as to why I had done that and as to why I had not done that. My Conclusion: In the above chapters in the book of Isaiah, we saw GOD Almighty going back and forth between cursing/denouncing the people of Israel, and blessing/praising them. My Servant whom I uphold, My Elect One in whom My soul delights! Updated: 14 Jan 2019, Like a warrior, crush the enemies of God who worship idols, An enemy who have yet to receive God's prophet. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was sent to a pagan environment, while Jesus (Peace be upon him) was sent to the Jews, and he was never concerned with worshiping images as the Old Testament was, because his conversation with the Jews was mainly to prove that he came from God and that he is the Messiah. Let the people of Sela sing for joy; let them shout from the mountaintops. And declare His praise in the coastlands. Like Chapter 28:1 – 11, it is incredible that Muslim scholars could also claim that the Lord’s Servant Isaiah spoke of in Chapter 42:1 – 9 was Prophet Muhammad. While Isaiah 42 has lots of open prophecies about Mohammed - Isaiah 42:11 - Join in the chorus, you desert towns; let the villages where Kedar lives rejoice! Prophet Muhammad was foretold in Isaiah 42. I never heard of an Arab church father. He came first to them. Isaiah 42:13  Jehovah will go forth as a mighty man; he will stir up his zeal like a man of war: he will cry, yea, he will shout aloud; he will do mightily against his enemies. KEDAR is a forefather of Prophet Mohammed & grandson of Ishmael. Let the inhabitants of Sela sing. (Strong’s dictionary). Let the people of Sela sing for joy; let them shout from the mountaintops.-Isaiah 42:11 [11] Sela is … You may say that the Bible’s dictionary tells that Sela is Petra. Even before Islam comes, I never heard about a main Christian church in Arabia as that in Antioch, Alexandria, Ephesus or Rome. Brethren, Not Brothers; Prophecy of Moses: Let the people of Sela (Siloh=lslam) sing for joy. This Messenger would be from ‘the villages that Kedar inhabits’ (Isaiah 42:11), which means that the Messenger would emerge from Arabia since that’s where the villages of the descendants of Kedar lived according to Isaiah 21:13-17. This can’t be applied on Jesus (Peace be upon him) according to the Christian view since Christians say that Jesus is God. Christians should adopt a methodology that is fair and consistent when it comes to finding prophecies of Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon them both) in the Old Testament. Pay attention, it’s all about you now! The “lost sheep of the house of Israel” were the Jews. I am actually quite amazed that this is used as an argument compared to some of the classic verses used to justify the claim. Besides, the verse tells that this servant shall be chosen by God, God doesn’t choose Himself but He chooses a man to be a prophet among human beings. He never criticized any food (presented him), but he would eat it if he liked it; otherwise, he would leave it without expressing his dislike.   •   Who is Kedar? Some might say that he ordered the disciples to preach the gospel to the whole world, but actually these were the disciples not Jesus himself, and this was confirmed by Albert Barnes in his commentary on Mat 15:24: “Mat_15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent … – This answer was made to the woman, not to the disciples. The Quran claims that Muhammad was described in the Torah and Gospel that the Jews and Christians had with them (7:157). However, it happens in the Bible that there is more than a place with the same name as the case of Seir for example: Formed like H8163; rough; Seir, a mountain of Idumaea and its aboriginal occupants, also one in Palestine: – Seir. Now let us summarize. They argue that verse 1 and 11 connects the awaited one with the descendants of Kedar. So at best we can consider that only the verse 42:11 (about Kedar and Sela - if it really means Salaa mountains in Medina, instead of Sela in Edom) could be possibly allluding to Muhammad, but not the rest, since his conduct contradicted other verses in Isaiah 42, … The verses of Isaiah 42 describe the coming of a Prophet who God refers to as ‘my Messenger’ (Isaiah 42:19). Let the wilderness and its towns raise their voices; let the settlements where Kedar lives rejoice. And he never used bad language. Kedar is the second son of prophet Ishmael (peace be upon him) However, Christianity in Arabia was limited in Najran in Yemen, and in the borders with the Roman country which was mostly a political alliance not a real belief. Isaiah 21:17 and the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, will be few; for Yahweh, the God of Israel, has spoken it." However, it happens in the Bible that there is more than a place with the same name as the case of Seir for example: So if there is more than one Seir, there could be more than one Sela, especially when we see that nothing happened in Petra with Jesus (… (Isaiah 42: 11). Moving to Isaiah 42:11, we see that prophecy gives 2 special places; Kedar and Sela: Kedar is the second son of Ishmael (Genesis 25:13), Sela is a mountain in Medina, and it was mentioned in some hadiths. Actions of Muhammd. Isaiah 42 describes Muhammad (This is an edited & modified version of an article that appears on www.Jews-for-Allah.com) 1- "Behold my servant, whom I uphold; Mine Elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles." Muslim's claim that Isaiah 42 is a prophecy of Muhammad. This Messenger would be from ‘the villages that Kedar inhabits’ (Isaiah 42:11), which means that the Messenger would emerge from Arabia since that’s where the villages of the descendants of Kedar lived according to Isaiah 21:13-17. Some Muslims have proposed that Isaiah 42:1-13 speaks of Muhammad. He used to say “The best amongst you are those who have the best manners and character. Kedar inhabits’ (Isaiah 42:11), which means that the Messenger would emerge from Arabia since that’s where the villages of the descendants of Kedar lived according to Isaiah 21:13-17. Kedar is the second son of Ishmael (Genesis 25:13), Sela is a mountain in Medina, and it was mentioned in some hadiths. Isaiah 42:1  Behold, my servant, whom I uphold; my chosen, in whom my soul delighteth: I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the Gentiles. He came to preach the gospel himself to the Jews only. [Isaiah 42:11] The two key words used are ‘Kedar’ and ‘Sela’ which together pinpoint an exact location for this special person. isaiah 42:11 Bible Commentary Let the inhabitants of the rock sing - It is uncertain whether the word 'rock' here (Hebrew, סלע sela‛, Greek Πέτραν Petran, 'Petra' or 'rock') is to be regarded as a proper name, or to denote in a general sense those who dwell in the rocky part of Arabia . Isaiah 42:17  They shall be turned back, they shall be utterly put to shame, that trust in graven images, that say unto molten images, Ye are our gods. 14 hrs ago | Corruption of the Quran. Let the settlements where Kedar lives rejoice. In Isaiah 42:17 God say that they false pagan gods will be put to shame. Now I went back and read Isaiah 42 and in a way, there actually are several discrepencies how this can be referring to Jesus: Isaiah 42 1 “Behold! It may be also said that this verse meant that all people will be happy with the coming of Jesus. ( Al Bukhari more than one hadith), This post is also available in: French Spanish, The Rejected Stone and the Kingdom of God. Author: Guest Isaiah 42: 11 Let the wilderness and its cities lift up their voices, The settlements where Kedar inhabits. Then the prophecy says that he will bring justice to the gentiles, this also is not Jesus (Peace be upon him) because he said: Matthew 15:24 I was not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.   Islam and other religions. Yet Isaiah 53 is one of the foremost prophecies of the crucifixion of Christ in the entire Old Testament. The Servant of the LORD - “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations. The Arabs before Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him were pagans. But as for the overwhelming majority of Arabs, they were not Christians, and Christians were very few. ... let them shout from the mountaintops. 42:11 Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: ... he will lead people of Kedar in to paths they have not known and he will make darkness light before them with Prophet Muhammad. 3  A bruised reed will he not break, and a dimly burning wick will he not quench: he will bring forth justice in truth. Why the Quran was really revealed. Isaiah 42:11 (KJV) Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains. The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, shout aloud; he shall prevail against his enemies.”(Isaiah;42:11-13) 12. GOD Almighty in Isaiah 42:11 is clearly saying that He will send the people of Kedar (i.e., the Arabs) a Prophet and they should “rejoice” and “raise their voices” in happiness. The prophecy approaches and says that the isles shall wait for his law, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ came with the final law, while Jesus (Peace be upon him) didn’t come to abolish the law but to fulfill it, and then Christians claimed that the Mosaic law was for the Jews only but they are not committed to it, that’s why they don’t circumcise, eat pork,…etc. His enemies (who were of his own clan!) The Quran has been matched. Muslims claim that the prophecy in Isaiah 42 refers to Muhammad. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. The first thing the prophecy tells about is that the one being foretold is a servant of God. They had 360 idols in the Holy City of Mecca. Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the coastlands. Isaiah 42:10 Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them. Until "... delighteth " If we consider "mine elect" as a noun then Mine elect = God’s Chosen = Mustafa (in Arabic). Isaiah 42:11 Let the wilderness and its towns raise their voices; let the settlements where Kedar lives rejoice. (Al Bukhari), The Prophet ﷺ  never took revenge (over anybody) for his own sake but (he did) only when Allah’s Legal Bindings were outraged in which case he would take revenge for Allah’s Sake. In his law the islands will put their hope.” (Isaiah 42:4). But when Islam came, all Arabs became Muslims. The verses of Isaiah 42 describe the coming of a Prophet who God refers to as ‘my Messenger’ (Isaiah 42:19). RESPONSE: Notice how Zaman has managed to read his own Islamic theology into the text of Isaiah. 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