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I found an entertaining site regarding prophecy in the Quran. I think this guy is actually serious about his site.http://www.alislam.org/library/articles/prophecies.html
Here are some of the more entertaining highlights:
Their skins will bear witness against them as to what they have been doing (41:21)
The finger prints system at borders, criminal investigation cells and immigration centres prove the fulfillment of this Quranic prophecy.
Even crediting the wildly preposterous leap from "skins" to modern fingerprinting techniques would this really constitute prophecy considering: "In ancient Babylon, fingerprints were used on clay tablets for business transactions. In ancient China, thumb prints were found on clay seals." http://onin.com/fp/fphistory.html
In other words, if someone tried to impersonate a seal, or conduct fraudulent business with the wrong print, over a thousand years before Mohammed was born
, their print would have borne witness against them.
"Corruption has spread on land and sea because of what men’s hands have wrought" (30:42)
One of the interpretations of the above verse of the Holy Quran is the environmental pollution, caused by human being. And that is spread both in land and sea due to our own inventions, i.e., fumes from chimneys of factories, chemical and nuclear waste, huge traffic in the cities, noise and creation of ozone hole are manifest testimonies of the fulfillment of this prophecy.
Land and sea warfare were around from long before Mohammed.
Most importantly this "prophecy" is in the past tense
. "Corruption has spread
..." making it a historical account, not a prophecy.
"They will alter Allah's creation." (4:120)
The holy Quran has prophesied the plastic surgery, genetic engineering and cloning in this short and concise sentence.
"...plastic surgery, genetic engineering and cloning..."
Then again moving a little dirt with a shovel also fulfills this prophecy. The leaps made here are really a good representation of all of the claims of Mohammed's "fulfilled prophecy".
ROADS IN MOUNTAINS
"And when the mountains are made to move." (81:4)
Centuries before the invention of dynamite, the holy Quran prophesied the blowing up and moving of the mountains.
Does dynamite really move mountains or do they remain in the very same place where they began? Are mountains "blown up" Doesn't dynamite simply alter, or change the face of a mountain, the same way a shovel would, only on a larger scale? Mohammed prophesied dynamite?
Why not say Mohammed prophesied the Gem of Egypt
, the giant coal strip mining machine that gobbled up big pieces of hills within hours? "Hmmmm.... yeaaaaa .... like dat, like dat.... the Gem of Egypt ..... yea like dat! Mohammed prophesied the Gem of Egypt! Of course!!!!"
NEW TRANSPORT SYSTEMS
"And when the she-camels, ten months pregnant are abandoned." (81:5)
"And He has created horses and mules and asses that you may ride them, and as a source of beauty. And He will create what you do not yet know." (16:9)
As we know people, specially those living in deserts, have now abandoned camels and other animals for travelling. But this prophecy of invention and emergence of new transport systems is on-going as we witness new and faster modes of transportation emerging all the time.
Does the verse even say camels are abandoned? No. It says "...she-camels, ten months pregnant are abandoned."
Did the author never hear of the Arabian horse? Wasn't even Mohammed supposed to have ridden through the sky on such a beast in his fanciful night flight? How is the riding of horses supposed to be prophecy? What animals has God created since?
"And when the wild beasts are gathered together." (81:6)
Nobody could ever imagine that one day wild beasts shall be captured, tamed and put together in closed and open parks. The establishment of zoo have fulfilled this prophecy.
"Nobody could ever imagine that one day wild beasts shall be captured, tamed..."? I have news for the author. Wild beasts of all sorts were captured and tamed long before Mohammed was born."... and put together in closed and open parks. The establishment of zoo have fulfilled this prophecy"
Perhaps the author has never been to the zoo. The beasts in the zoo are not put together, but rather separated from each other by their own cages. Specifically unlike
in the wild where they indeed are together and can eat each other.
Wild beasts are gathered together all over the Serengeti. Wild beasts tend to gather closer together in inclement weather. Dogs run in packs. Wildebeest are gathered together for their annual migration.
Herding is a natural instinct, but Mohammed prophesied zoos!
MODERN COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
"And when various people are brought together." (81:8)
Fast transport systems, telephone, satellite systems and internet have brought so close to each other proving the truthfulness of the holy Quran.
One of the most preposterous leaps yet. Tribal and inter-clan meetings have taken place throughout the history of mankind. This one speaks for itself. Also smacks of author's exposure to telephone advertising.
"And when the female-infant buried alive is questioned about – For what crime was she killed." (81-9,10)
Modern-day women rights and liberation associations may be brain-child of freedom-loving and egalitarian humanist / feminist people but foretold by Quran centuries ago.
Where are female infants "buried alive" anywhere in the world? What would that have to do with women;s rights?
We do, however, have an example of an adult Muslim female who was buried alive in an "honor" killing.http://brotherpete.com/index.php?topic=1040.0
BOOKS PUBLISHED AND SPREAD
"And when books are spread abroad." (81:11)
The invention of printing press and publication houses and consequently spread of books every where is one of the marvellous prophecies of the Quran made in the dark ages of ignorance and illiteracy.
Copying and then carrying a book abroad fulfilled this prophecy long before Mohammed's day. Consider the stunning Library of Alexandria in ancient Greece. Bringing copies of books for the library was treated as a medium of exchange - of imported wealth - from visiting travelers.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Alexandria
In fact, the Quran has rekindled the dark ages, with over 2 million slain at the hands of Islam in the Sudan alone, and over 13,000 deadly Islamic terror attacks around the world just since 9-11: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/
Surah 9.29 Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. 30 The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth! http://www.beholdthebeast.com/great_tribulation.htm
"And among His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and of whatever living creatures He has spread forth in both. And He has the power to gather them together whenever He pleases." (42:30)
Having discourse with aliens is still an unrealized dream, but science is progressing in that direction. The presence of extra-terrestrial life has been proved by scientists. The next step is to see them and making a link with them. No religious scripture, except Quran, even hints about this great scientific discovery.
"Having discourse with aliens is still an unrealized dream, but science is progressing in that direction."
Is it time for a big guffaw yet? Science is progressing in the direction of having discourse with aliens? What does it have to do with science? Don't you have to have the aliens first? Simple belief in ETs makes one a prophet? Or a kook?
"No religious scripture, except Quran, even hints about this great scientific discovery." What "discovery"? Who has discovered ETs? Are we to imagine that Mohammed was alone in nurturing this fantasy? The first in history to imagine beings from space? Isn't it the very kind of thing that could be suggested, and then the child-like mind of a desert dwelling illiterate might seize on, to entertain itself with?
AIR TRAFFIC SYSTEM
"And by the heaven full of tracks" (51:8)
While prophesying about modern transport systems, Quran also foretold the air-traffic system which is an essential part of aviation. A person living in desert 1400 years ago cannot talk about such advance technologies unless revealed to him by God Almighty.
Try tracks of a meteorite shower or comets. But look at the leap! Mohammed prophesied the air-traffic system!
I think perhaps Mohammed was prophesying the tracks of wild animals across the sky..... yea like dat!
There is one prophecy the author mentioned that is indeed a stunning fulfilled prophecy:
"It never happens that permissiveness overwhelms a people to the extent that they display their acts of sex shamelessly and they are not uniquely punished by God. Among them, invariably, pestilence is made to spread and such other diseases, the like of which have never been witnessed by their forefathers." (Ibn-e-Majah, Kitab-ul-Fitan)* see footnote
Venereal disease is a new thing? It was likely well known around Mohammed and his men with all the wives and concubines and captured sex slaves from foreign places like Africa, etc.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJhSejBDTPI
That it would become observably more prevalent and varied among them would not be a surprise.
Particularly with Mohammed's instruction regarding the prostituting your sex slaves.http://brotherpete.com/index.php?topic=456.0
Finally an actual prophecy with literal fulfillment of it!
ESTABLISHMENT OF ISRAEL
"And after him We said to the Children of Israel, Dwell Ye in the promised land; and when the time of the promise of the Latter Days come, We shall bring you together out of various people." (17:105)
Creation of Israel and gathering of Sephardic, Ashkenazi and the Jews of many other different races in Israel proves the authenticity of this prophecy and hence Quran.
But was this a prophecy Mohammed's or simply more of his plagiarism? Let's start with Mohammed's x-"christian" friend Jabr whom the locals nicknamed "holy spirit" because Mohammed so often got a "revelation" right after meeting with Jabr. Their relationship even necessitated a special "revelation" to disclaim "inspiration" from Jabr, for damage control.http://brotherpete.com/index.php?topic=452.0
And Mohammed's having access to his first wife's Christian sister, all of the Jews and Christians in his travels in business, or as a child with his uncle, or later on his Jewish secretary that was fluent in 3 languages, and Christian and x-Christian wives, concubine slaves, and Jewish wife (or concubine as the record is unclear of her ever having consented to marriage with Mohammed, whom also eventually poisoned him). Would it be a surprise then that Mohammed was exposed to just one of the prophesies of the restoration of the Jews to their land prophesied in the Word of God?
Sorry my Muslim friends. The restoration of the Jews to their land was prophesied a couple thousand years before Mohammed spoke of it. Page with verse links:http://www.beholdthebeast.com/parable_of_the_fig_tree.htm#jewish_restoration
"Old Testament verses that regard the restoration of the Jews to their land:
Leviticus 26:44-45 Here scripture tells us the restoration of Israel is unconditional.
Isaiah 11:11 Here again scripture talks about a second restoration of the Jews. What would be the point of this if they were not part of the elect.
Isaiah 26;20-27:1 Talks of hiding the children of Israel followed by Satan's complete judgment. There again why hide them if not to save the elect.
Isaiah 27:12-13 talks about the final regathering of Israel.
Jeremiah:30:4-8 talks about the time of Jacobs troubles and the future restoration.
Jeremiah 30:18-24 Tells us that a restoration for the tents of Jacob will take place in the latter days, I don't believe that this is the first restoration of 536 B.C.
Jeremiah 31:35-37 Talks about the permanent nation of Israel.
Jeremiah 33:24-26 Talks about the unconditional covenant with Jacob's descendants.
Ezekiel 16:60-63 Here again it's talking about an unconditional everlasting covenant with the Jews.
Ezekiel 37:1-28 Again it's talking about the unconditional future restoration of Israel followed closely by Armageddon in Ezekiel: 38-38.
Hosea 11:9-10 It talks about the future restoration of Israel from the West.
Joel 3:1-3 Predicts the restoration of Juda followed by Armageddon.
Amos 9:11 -15 Talks about an Israel restored to the land.
Zechariah 8:7-8 Speaks of a post-exilic unconditional restoration of the Jews to Jerusalem and the land.
Zechariah 10 & 12 Here again are more prophecies of the future restoration of the Jews.
Zechariah 14 Talks of Armageddon with the Jews in Jerusalem.
Now let's looks at what the New Testament has to say on this subject.
Luke 21:24 Speaks of a dispersion, the time of the Gentiles, and the restoration that follows.
Romans 11:11 Tells us that the Jews have not fallen.
Romans 11:17 Tells us that only some of the branches were broken off.
Romans 11:17 Tells us that the church (I believe to be the Christians) was grafted in among the Jews(olive tree).
Romans 11:28 Tells us that Gospel age Jews are still elect.
Romans 11:29 Tells us that Gods calling of the Jews is irrevocable (irrevocable means cannot be undone).
Revelation 7:4-9 Speaks of the 12 tribes of Israel in the Christian era.
Revelation 12:1-6 Again it speaks of Israel in the Christian era.
Revelation 15:3 Is a passage primarily about the Christian era, there are two songs, one for the Jews, and one for the Gentile church."
Besides those copy and pasted from another author's site is the stunning fulfillment of Daniel predicting the exact years of 1948 and 1967 - right to the year - and he did it 2500 years in advance:http://brotherpete.com/index.php?topic=77.0
Sorry my Muslim friends. You follow a "prophet" from whom not a single prophecy has ever been fulfilled.
A prophet whom not a single soul in history EVER WITNESSED the voice of Gabriel or Allah speak a word to.
You follow a false prohpet that was, and taught, the EXACT OPPOSITE of Jesus Christ and all of the New Testament prophets and disciples.
The perfect manifestation of the spirit of antichrist as the most important fundamental of his STAND-ALONE 7th century religion.http://brotherpete.com/index.php?topic=252.0
Rejecting even the record of the Old Testament prophets.http://brotherpete.com/index.php?topic=148.0
Perhaps the author of the website cited here didn't get Mohammed's fulfilled prophesy. If you know of any actually fulfilled prophecy that can prove Mohammed, like those in the original post prove the Word of God, please share them with us.
Otherwise you cannot deny that you REJECT ALL of the bible's messengers to follow an empty shell, whose own personal abhorrent behavior is well detailed, in your own books. http://brotherpete.com/index.php?topic=336.0