There are many convincing evidences to reject Muhammad’s claim as a prophet of the true God. Ironically, one of the most compelling reasons can be found in the Qur’an itself. The Qur’an states that all prophets from the time of Abraham onwards will be established through his lineage. And the Qur’an qualifies this stated position of Abraham by adding that the Prophethood will thereafter continue exclusively through the lineage of Isaac and Jacob. Therefore, all prophets of the true God will henceforth be chosen only from among the descendants of Isaac and Jacob. Thus, the Qur’an disqualifies Muhammad as a prophet of the true God.
It may come as a shocking surprise for Muslims to learn that both the Holy Bible and the Qur’an disqualify Muhammad as a prophet of the true God. Read on to find out exactly how the Qur’an disqualifies Muhammad. If you are a Muslim reading this, the information presented here is of utmost importance and may help you to secure your eternal salvation. Centuries before the Qur’an came into existence, the Holy Bible speaks of the “Covenant of Jehovah.” God made a Covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob:
Exodus 2:24-25: “And God remembered his Covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. So God looked on the sons of Israel and God took notice.”
2 Kings 13:23: “But Jehovah was gracious unto them and had compassion upon them for the sake of his of his Covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”
Psalms 105:7-10: “Jehovah is our God. His judgments are in the earth. He remembers his Covenant forever. The promise he made, to a thousand generations. The Covenant which he concluded with Abraham and his sworn statement to Isaac which he established as a statue even to Jacob. And as an Everlasting Covenant to Israel.”
In recognition of this Covenant of Jehovah with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Qur’an also confirms that the Prophethood will remain in the lineage of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Three different translations of Surah 29:27 are provided below:
Surah 29:27: And We bestowed upon Abraham (a son) Isaac and (a grandson) Jacob, and caused Prophethood and Revelation to continue among his progeny. (Shabbir)
And We bestowed on him Isaac and Jacob, and We established the Prophethood and the Scripture among his seed. (Pickthall)
And We granted him Ishaq and Yaqoub, and caused the Prophethood and the Book to remain in his seed. (Shakir)
While stating that the Prophethood will be established through the lineage of Abraham, the above Qur’anic verse specifically mentions Isaac and Jacob by name as the descendants through whom the Prophethood will continue thereafter. Therefore, the Prophethood will be established exclusively through the seeds of Isaac and Jacob. In other words, the Prophethood would be entrusted only to Isaac and Jacob and to their descendants. That is why Allah confirmed that the Prophethood would “remain” in the lineage of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob. This means that anyone claiming to be a Prophet of the true God must be born in the “Prophetic Race” as specified in the Qur’an. They must be born in the lineage of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Since the Qur’an states that Prophethood would “remain” exclusively in the lineage of Isaac and Jacob, we must then ask whether Muhammad was a descendant of Isaac or Jacob. In other words, was he born in the Prophetic Race?
Muslims scholars claim that Muhammad was a descendant of Ishmael. But Ishmael is excluded completely in the Prophetic lineage of Surah 29:27. If Allah intends to include Ishmael, his name would be placed before Isaac, as he was older than Isaac by about fourteen years. But, Surah 29:27 completely omits any reference to Ishmael at the most critical moment when the lineage of the Prophethood was revealed in the Qur’an. The deliberate omission of Ishmael’s name clearly serves to confirm that the Prophetic lineage will be established only through Isaac–not Ishmael. Furthermore, Muhammad could not be a descendant of both Ishmael and Isaac at the same instant since these two are step-brothers. Therefore, if Muhammad was a descendant of Ishmael, he cannot be a descendant of Isaac. Consider now the following Qur’anic verses:
Surah 19:49-50: When (Abraham) rejected his people and what they worshipped instead of God, We gave him Isaac and Jacob and made both of them Prophets. We granted them Our blessing and high renown. (Muhammad Sarwar)
Once again we notice the omission of Ishmael’s name at a most significant moment. Ishmael’s name was completely excluded while both Isaac and Jacob are named as the immediate successors of Abraham as the Prophets of God. The following Surahs not only confirm that the “Children of Israel” were given special preferences but they were also entrusted as recipients of the Scripture and the office of the Prophethood. The “Children of Israel” are the descendants of Isaac and Jacob:
Surah 2:47: “O Children of Israel! Remember My favour wherewith I favoured you and how I preferred you to all creatures.” (Pickthall)
Surah 45:16: And verily We gave the Scripture and the Command and the Prophethood, and provided them with good things and favoured them above all peoples. (Pickthall)
Muhammad was not an Israelite but an Arab. Even though some Muslim scholars falsely claim that Muhammad was a descendant of Ishmael, it still does not qualify him as a true prophet since he is not a descendant of the Prophetic Race. Islam destroys its own credibility by admitting that Muhammad did not come from the lineage of the Prophetic Race.
Moreover, Muhammad was born into a family of pagan worshippers. Thus, Muhammad was a direct descendant of a pagan family long after the lineage of the Prophetic Race was firmly established. Renowned Arab Muslim scholar and historian, Hisham ibn al-Kalbi (737 C.E.–819 C.E.) disclosed this truth about Muhammad’s pagan origin in his esteemed work known as “Kitab al-Asnam” (The Book of Idols). On page 17, he stated:
‘We have been told that the Apostle of Allah once mentioned al-Uzza saying, “I have offered a white sheep to al-‘Uzza, while I was a follower of the religion of my people.”’
Supporting this fact, the following Qur’anic verse admits that Muhammad was not acquainted with either Revelation or Faith before his alleged calling. Allah himself stated:
Surah 42:52: “And thus have We, by Our Command, sent inspiration to thee: you knew not before what was Revelation and what was Faith. (Yusuf Ali)
Al-‘Uzza was one of the female deities worshipped by the Quraysh Pagans. While Muhammad was a direct descendant of pagan worshippers, both Moses and Jesus came from families who were devout worshippers of the true God. And both were born in the Prophetic Race. Jesus was a descendant of Abraham through the lineage of Isaac and Jacob. His genealogy is clearly recorded in the Bible linking him to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. (Matthew 1:1-17) After choosing every single one of the Prophets from among the worshippers of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, would the true God now choose a pagan worshipper from a pagan family as his final prophet? We do not think so.
Muslims simply cannot qualify Muhammad as a true Prophet without disqualifying the words of Allah in Surah 29:27. If Muslims qualify Muhammad as a true Prophet, then Surah 29:27 becomes false. This would make the Qur’an false and disqualify it as the Word of God. On the other hand, if the Qur’an is true then Muhammad is automatically disqualified as a Prophet of the true God. Either way, Islam is false. Therefore, if Muslims really value their eternal salvation, they must turn to the one who has the credentials of a true Prophet. Muslims must turn to Jesus. And this means leaving Islam. Islam stands and falls on the credentials of Muhammad. And Islam itself disqualifies him as a Prophet of the true God.
Max Shimba Ministries