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THE “PARAQLEITA (COMFORTER)” IN THE GOSPEL OF BARNABAS

“Then said the priests, how shall the comforter be called? And what signs shall revealed his coming? Jesus answered the name of the comforter is ADMIRABLE, for God gave him the name when he had created his soul and place it in a celestial splendor. God said, wait O MUHAMMAD; for thy seek I will create paradise, the world a great multitude of creatures where of I made thee a present in so much that whosoever shall bless thee shall be blessed, and whosoever shall cursed thee shall be cursed. When I shall send thee into the world, I shall send thee as my messenger of salvation; heaven and earth shall fell; but thy word shall never fell. Muhammad is his blessed name. Then the crowed lifted up their voice saying; O God, send us thy messenger. O Muhammad, come quickly for the salvation of the world. [Gospel of Barnabas 97:10-17]

It is interesting seeing that the above passage from the Gospel of Barnabas was compatible with the narration reflected in the Holy Quran.

And giving glad tidings of a messenger to come after me (Jesus) whose name shall be Ahmad. [Quran 61:6]

Ahmad is the second name of our beloved prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), which corresponding English meaning is Admirable. It is even more enthusiastic that the name Muhammad was clearly stated in the passage.

Even though, the Gospel of Barnabas was declared an apocrypha, but history makes it clear that the early Christians had attested to the canonicity of the Gospel, and was accepted and used by the early Christian Churches. However, we have comprehended that the banning of the Gospel of Barnabas by the church was because it contained the name of our beloved prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), and described Jesus Christ in exactly the same way as the Qur’an. Through this, the incapable Christians were enticed with the dubious word APOCRYPHA.

Originally, the meaning of “Apocrypha” is “hidden or secret”, but the church is seditious to vitiate the meaning as full of doubt or not genuine. What however the meaning may be; the Bible described Barnabas as a good man and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith (Act 11:24). And in Colossians 4:10, Paul described Barnabas Saying,
(Barnabas) “Concerning whom you receive commandments, if he comes to you; receive him”.

Here, Paul refers to the commandments of Jesus. But in objection to this Biblical testimony, the church rejected the Gospel of Barnabas, and the four gospels canonized by the Church were full of contradictions and discrepancies.

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ Mentioned in Hindu Scripture

Kalki Autar

By: Prof. Pundit Vaid Parkash

Reviewed by: Mir Abdul Majeed

Pundit verifies Messenger was foretold

The Last Kalki Autar (Messenger) that the Veda has foretold and who is waited on by Hindus is the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ ibn Abdullah.

The author of this important research work “Kalki Autar” i.e. “guide and Prophet of whole universe” comes of a Bengali race and holds an important portfolio at Ilahabad University.

Pundit Vaid Parkash is a Brahman Hindu and a well known Sanskrit scholar and research worker. Pundit Vaid Parkash, after a great deal of toil and hard-work, presented the work to as many as eight great Pundits who are themselves very well known in the field of research in India, and are amongst the learned religious leaders.

Their Pundits, after thorough study of the book, have acknowledged this to be true and authentic research work. Important religious books of India mention the guide and prophet by the specific name of “KalkiAutar” it denotes the great man Muhammad ﷺ who was born in Makkah. Hence, all Hindus where-ever they may be, should wait no longer for any other ‘Kalki Autar’ but to embrace Islam and follow in the footsteps of the last Messenger of Allah Ta’ala who was sent in the world about fourteen hundred years ago with a mission from Him and after accomplishing it has long ago departed this world.

As an argument to prove the authenticity of his research, Pundit Vaid Parkash quotes from the Veda, a sacred book among Hindus:

1. Veda mentions that ‘kalki autar’ will be the last Messenger / Prophet of Bhagwan (Allah) to guide the whole world. Afer quoting this reference the Pundit Parkash says that this comes true only in the case of Muhammad ﷺ.

2. According to a prophecy of Hinduism, ‘Kalki Autar’ will be born in an island and that is the Arab territory which is known as ‘jazeeratul Arab‘.

3. In the ‘sacred’ book of Hindus the father’s name of ‘kalki autar’ is mentioned as ‘Vishnu Bhagat’ and his mother’s name as ‘somanib’. In sanskrit, ‘vishnu’ stands for Allah ﷺ and the literal meaning of ‘bhagat’ is slave. ‘Vishnu Bhagat’ therefore, in the Arabic language will mean Allah’s slave (Abdullah). ‘Somanib’ in Sanskrit means peace and tranquility which in Arabic is denoted by the word ‘Amina’. Whereas the last Messenger Muhammad’s (S.A.W) father and mother’s names were Abdullah and Amina respectively.

4. In the big books of Hindus, it is mentioned that ‘Kalki Autar’ will live on olive and dates and he will be true to his words and honest. In this regard Pundit Parkash writes, “This is true and established only in the case of Muhammad ﷺ”.

5. Veda mentions that ‘Kalki Autar’ will be born in the respected and noble dynasty of his land. And this is also true as regards Muhammad ﷺ as he was born in the respected tribe of Quraish who enjoyed great respect and high place in Makkah.

6. ‘Kalki Autar’ will be taught in the cave by Bhagwan through his own messenger. And it is very true in this matter. Muhammad ﷺ  was the only one person in Makkah who has taught by Allah’s Messenger Gabriel in the cave of Hira.

7. It is written in the books which Hindus believe that Bhagwan will provide ‘Kalki Autar’ with the fastest of a horse and with the help of which he will ride around the world and the seven skies/heavens. The riding on ‘Buraq’ and ‘Meraj’ by the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ proves what?

8. It is also written in the Hindus’ books that ‘Kalki Autar’ will be strengthened and heavily helped by Bhagwan. And we know this fact that Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was aided and reinforced by Allah Ta’ala through His angels in the battle of Badr.

9. Hindus’ books also mention that ‘Kalki Autar’ will be an expert in horse riding, arrow shooting, and swordsmanship. What Pundit Vaid Parkash comments in this regard is very important and worth attention and consideration. He writes that the age of horses, swords, and spears is long ago gone and now is the age of modern weapons like tanks, missiles, and guns, and therefore it will be unwise to wait for ‘Kalki Autar’ bearing sword and arrows or spears. In reality, the mention in our books of ‘Kalki Autar’ is clearly indicative of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ who was given the heavenly book known as Al-Qur’an.

کالکی اوتار

حال ہی میں بھارت میں شائع ہونے والی کتاب ”کالکی اوتارا“ نے دنیا بھر ہلچل مچا دی ہے۔ اس کتاب میں يہ بتایا گیا ہے کہ ہندووں کی مذہبی کتابوں میں جس کا کالکی اوتار کا تذکرہ ہے ‘ وہ آخری رسول محمد صلی اﷲ علیہ وسلم بن عبداﷲ ہیں۔

اس کتاب کا مصنف اگر کوئی مسلمان ہوگا تو وہ اب تک جیل میں ہوتا اور اس کتاب پر پابندی لگ چکی ہوتی مگراس کے مصنف پنڈت وید پرکاش برہمن ہندو ہیں اور الہ آباد یونیورسٹی سے وابستہ ہیں۔وہ سنسکرت کے معروف محقق اور اسکالر ہیں۔ انہوں نے اپنی اس تحقیق کو ملک کے آٹھ مشہور معروف محققین پنڈتوں کے سامنے پیش کیاہے جو اپنے شعبے میں مستند گرادنے جاتے ہیں۔ ان پنڈتوں نے کتاب کے بغور مطالعے اور تحقیق کے بعد يہ تسلیم کیاہے کہ کتاب میں پیش کيے گئے حوالے جات مستند اور درست ہیں۔ انہوں نے اپنی تحقیق کا نام ”کالکی اوتار“ یعنی تمام کائنات کے رہنما رکھا ہے۔

ہندووں کی اہم مذہبی کتب میں ايک عظیم رہنما کا ذکر ہے۔ جسے ”کالکی اوتار“ کا نام دیا گیا ہے اس سے مراد حضرت محمد صلی اﷲ علیہ وسلم ہیں جو مکہ میں پیدا ہوئے۔ چنانچہ تمام ہندو جہاں کہیں بھی ہوں، ان کو کسی کالکی اوتار کا مزید انتظار نہیں کرنا ہے، بلکہ محض اسلام قبول کرنا ہے، اور آخری رسول صلی اﷲ علیہ وسلم کے نقش قدم پر چلنا ہے جو بہت پہلے اپنے مشن کی تکمیل کے بعد اس دنیا سے تشریف لے گئے ہیں۔ اپنے اس دعوے کی دليل میں پنڈت وید پرکاش نے ہندووں کی مقدس مذہبی کتاب”وید“ سے مندرجہ ذیل حوالے دلیل کے ساتھ پیش کےے ہیں۔

1۔ ”وید“ کتاب میں لکھا ہے کہ”کالکی اوتار“ بھگوان کاآخری اوتار ہوگا جو پوری دنیا کوراستہ دکھائے گا۔ان کلمات کاحوالہ دينے کے بعد پنڈت ویدپرکاش يہ کہتے ہیں کہ يہ صرف محمد صلی اﷲ علیہ وسلم کے معاملے میں درست ہو سکتا ہے۔

2۔”ہندوستان“ کی پیش گوئی کے مطابق”کالکی اوتار“ايک جزیرے میں پیدا ہوں گے اور يہ عرب علاقہ ہے، جیسے جزیرة العرب کہا جاتا ہے۔

3۔ مقدس کتاب میں لکھا ہے کہ ”کالکی اوتار“ کے والد کا نام ’‘ وشنو بھگت“ اور والدہ کا نام ” سومانب“ ہوگا۔ سنسکرت زبان میں ” وشنو“ اﷲ کے معنوں میں استعمال ہوتا ہے اور” بھگت“ کے معنی غلام اور بندے کے ہیں۔ چنانچہ عربی زبان میں ”وشنو بھگت“ کا مطلب اﷲ کا بندہ یعنی ”عبداﷲ“ ہے۔سنسکرت میں ”سومانب“کا مطلب امن ہے جو کہ عربی زبان میں ”آمنہ“ ہوگا اور آخری رسول (صلی اﷲ علیہ وسلم) کے والد کا نام عبداﷲ اور والدہ کا نام آمنہ ہے۔

4۔وید کتاب میں لکھا ہے کہ ”کالکی اوتار“ زیتون اور کھجور استعمال کرے گا۔ يہ دونوں پھل حضور اکرم صلی اﷲ علیہ وسلم کو مرغوب تھے۔ وہ اپنے قول میں سچا اور دیانت دار ہو گا۔ مکہ میں محمد صلی اﷲ علیہ وسلم کے لئے صادق اور امین کے لقب استعمال کيے جاتے تھے۔

5۔ ”وید “ کے مطابق”کالکی اوتار“ اپنی سر زمین کے معزز خاندان میں سے ہوگا اور يہ بھی محمد صلی اﷲ علیہ وسلم کے بارے میں سچ ثابت ہوتا ہے کہ آپ قریش کے معزز قبیلے میں سے تھے، جس کی مکہ میں بے حد عزت تھی۔

6۔ہماری کتاب کہتی ہے کہ بھگوان ”کالکی اوتار“ کو اپنے خصوصی قاصد کے ذريعے ايک غار میں پڑھائے گا۔ اس معاملے میں يہ بھی درست ہے کہ محمد صلی اﷲ علیہ وسلم مکہ کی وہ واحد شخصیت تھے، جنہیں اﷲ تعالی نے غار حرا میں اپنے خاص فرشتے حضرت جبرائیل کے ذريعے تعلیم دی۔

7۔ ہمارے بنیادی عقیدے کے مطابق بھگوان ”کالکی اوتار“ کو ايک تیز ترین گھوڑا عطا فرمائے گا، جس پر سوار ہو کر وہ زمین اور سات آسمانوں کی سیر کر آئے گا۔محمد صلی اﷲ علیہ وسلم کا” براق پر معراج کا سفر“ کیا يہ ثابت نہیں کرتا ہے؟

8۔ ہمیں یقین ہے کہ بھگوان ”کالکی اوتار“ کی بہت مدد کرے گا اور اسے بہت قوت عطا فرمائے گا۔ ہم جانتے ہیں کہ جنگ بدر میں اﷲ نے محمد صلی اﷲ علیہ وسلم کی فرشتوں سے مدد فرمائی۔

9۔ ہماری ساری مذہبی کتابوں کے مطابق” کالکی اوتار“گھڑ سواری،تیز اندازی اور تلوار زنی میں ماہر ہوگا۔

پنڈت وید پرکاش نے اس پر جو تبصرہ کیا ہے۔ وہ اہم اور قابل غور ہے۔ وہ لکھتے ہیں کہ گھوڑوں،تلواروں اور نیزوں کا زمانہ بہت پہلے گزر چکاہے۔اب ٹینک،توپ اور مزائل جیسے ہتھیار استعمال میں ہیں۔ لہذا يہ عقل مندی نہیں ہے۔ کہ ہم تلواروں،تیروں اور برچھیوں سے مسلح”کالکی اوتار“ کا انتظار کرتے رہیں۔حقیقت يہ ہے کہ مقدس کتابوں میں ”کالکی اوتار“ کے واضح اشارے حضرت محمد صلی اﷲ علیہ وسلم کے بارے میں ہیں جو ان تمام حربی فنون میں کامل مہارت رکھتے تھے۔ ٹینک توپ اور مزائل کے اس دور میں گھڑ سوار، تیغ زن اور تیرا نداز کالکی اوتار کا انتظار نری حماقت ہے۔

PROPHET MUHAMMAD ﷺ IN PARSI SCRIPTURES

The Epistle of Sasan I in Dasatir contains the prophecy about Prophet Muhammad. Sasan I was a reformer of the Zoroastrian religion. It is believed that this Epistle is a part of the teachings of Zoroaster, to which Sasan I added his explanatory notes. Some scholars have suggested that the word ‘Dasatir’ means ten (das) parts (tir) while others contend that this word is derived from Dasatur, meaning religious law. The Zoroastrians are also known as ‘Magians’ and ‘Fire Worshipers.’

The Epistle of Sasan I describes future events at a time when Zoroastrians will have forsaken their religious practices. The English translation of the Epistle of Sasan I is presented below.

“When the Persians will do such deeds, a man from among the Arabs will be born whose followers shall overthrow and dissolve the kingdom and religion of the Persians.
And the arrogant people (Persians) will be subjugated.
Instead of the temple of fire and the house of idols they will see theHouse of Abraham without any idols as their Qibla.

And they (Muslims) will be a mercy to the worlds.
And they will capture the places of temples of fire, Madain (Ctesiphon), nearby lands, Tus and Balkh, and other eminent and sacred places (of Zoroastrians).
And their leader (Prophet Muhammad) will be an eloquent man whose words and message will be clear and far-reaching.

The word by word translation of the Epistle of Sasan I is given below. The text of this Epistle is taken from Dasatir published by Mulla Pheroze during the reign of Shah Nasiruddeen Kachar of Persia. Mulla Pheroze lived in Bombay (India) and he was an eminent scholar of Pahlavi, Zend, Persian, and Arabic languages. He consulted with several famous Zoroastrians priests to authenticate his translation. The original text is in Pahlavi.

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There are many prophecies in Dasatir and in Zend Avesta, the other sacred book of the Zoroastrians. The word ‘Astvat-ereta’ in the prophecies means ‘the praised one’ which is Muhammad in Arabic. Some prophecies are found in Farvardin Yasht XIII:17 and XXVIII:129, Zamyad Yasht: 95, and Atash Nyayish: 9.

References:
1. Abdul Haq Vidyarthi, “Muhammad in World Scriptures,” Adam Publishers, 1990. (includes chapters on Zoroastrian and Hindu Scriptures)

2. A.H.Vidyarthi and U. Ali, “Muhammad in Parsi, Hindu & Buddhist Scriptures,” IB.

Prophet Muhammad is “The Prophet” of the Gospel of John

As promised, the “Prophet like Moses” will be further identified as Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam).

Keep in  mind that during the time  of  Christ, the Jews were  still waiting for the fulfillment  of three distinct prophecies. The Gospel of John tells us: 

“Now this is the testimony  of  John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem  to  ask him,  ‘Who are you?’  He confessed, and did  not  deny, but confessed, ‘I am  not the Christ.’ 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). 

Hence the three promised luminaries are

1)  Elijah

2) Christ (the Messiah) and

3) the Prophet.

Certainly John (Qur’anic Yahya alayhissalaam) was  a  prophet,  just not “the  Prophet”. If John the Baptist is Elijah or in the spirit of Elijah and Jesus is the Christ,  then who is the Prophet? The  Christian will say  “Jesus!(?)” He  simply meshes together the Prophet and Messiah and claims  that they  are one and the same person. But there  are  three figures  mentioned, not two!  I quoted Harris in Chapter 4 who said: “In the original texts,  neither the Mosaic prophet nor  the anonymous servant (Isaiah 53) is associated with the Messiah, and we do not know whether these two unidentified figures were given messianic emphasis before the Christian period.”

The “Prophet like Moses” is not the Messiah

The Christian notion that the Prophet and Messiah  are  the same person is completely  exploded when we continue to examine the Fourth Gospel. In John 7:40 we are told that the people of Palestine,  in wonderment of Jesus (‘Eesa ibn Maryam alayhissalaam), cannot agree upon  his spiritual identity:

“Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.  Others said, This is the Christ. But some  said, shall Christ come out of Galilee? Hath not the scripture said,  that Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out  of the town of Bethlehem, where David was? So there was a division among the people because of him”  (John 7:40-43). 

From this it is clear that there was a difference of opinion regarding the mission of the son of Mary  and that the Jews  of the first  century  did  not believe Deuteronomy 18:18 to be a messianic prophecy. The Prophet  and the Messiah are two distinct persons, not one and the same. Yet the Christians call John as Elias (Elijah) and Jesus as the Christ as well  as the Prophet? Why? Because the Prophet never came? Tell your Christian buddy, “My friend, he did come. His name was Prophet Muhammad, a Mercy unto all mankind, and  you  are missing the bus!” The people further reason that if Jesus is the Christ, he had to have come from  Bethlehem. We read in Micah 5:2:

“But thou, Bethlehem, small  as  you are among the towns of Judah; from  you shall arise a king (Christ)  who shall shepherd my  people, Israel (Micah 5:2).”

Obviously these common folk were not aware of the fact that Jesus was actually born in that city.

We are told:

“Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came  to  Jesus by  night, being one of them,)  Doth our law judge  [any]  man, before it hear  him, and know what he doeth? They  answered  and said unto him,  Art thou also  of  Galilee? Study the scriptures,  the Prophet does not come from Galilee. And every man went unto his own house” (John 7:50-53).

The Pharisees, the educated doctors and lawyers of the Torah, stress to  the people that the Prophet definitely  does not come from Galilee. Therefore, Jesus  is not the Prophet. It’s quite interesting that the Pharisees do not seem to dispute the possibility that Jesus is the Christ. This may be due to the fact that these older, more educated men  might have had some sort of background knowledge of Jesus and his mother Mary and their story many years prior in Bethlehem. The Prophet, however, was to come from the Israelite brethren, the Ishmaelites, from  the lineage of Kedar, not David. The argument of the Pharisees is so convincing that we are told:

“And every man went unto his own house.”

Yet they are continually held in suspense regarding the question of Jesus as the Christ. In John 10:24, just three chapters later, they ask him outright:

“If you are the Christ, tell us  plainly.”

It seems that the Jews have collectively abandoned the idea that Jesus is the Prophet of Deuteronomy 18:18 because the Prophet is never mentioned again in the Fourth Gospel.

John further  says:

“Then those men, when they had seen the  sign that Jesus did, said, ‘This is truly the Prophet who is to come  into the world.’  Therefore when Jesus perceived that they  were about to come and take Him  by force to make Him king, he departed again to the mountain by Himself alone” (John 6:14-15). 

Let’s not forget that the crowds who saw Jesus perform his miracles were for the most part the peasants of the Jewish society. Although the works of the Messenger of God Jesus easily softened their hearts, they were by no means scholars of scripture. It becomes clear from  the text that it was  because  they  perceived him to be the Prophet that they  schemed  to force his earthly kingdom, the purist Islamic Kingdom of God spoken of by the Baptist and  Jesus himself. Jesus knowing their error, since he was not the Prophet, departed to the mountain alone.

Apparently “Peter” (Acts 7:37) should have given his proofs as to why he thought Jesus was the  one foretold in Deuteronomy  18:18, yet he is as silent as a mouse. In fact, the real apostle Peter (Shimon bar Yonah) would not make such an ignorant and erroneous statement, but Luke, being a disciple of the notorious Paul would, and has.