MUHAMMAD, THE LAST PROPHET

As a verse of the Qur’an reveals, “… Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah and the Final Seal of the Prophets.” (Surat al-Ahzab: 40), the Prophet Muhammad (saas) was sent to mankind as the last prophet. He was a living example of the sublime morality of Allah’s last revelation. He was a friend of Allah and inspired humanity by his nearness to Him. He was His representative, noble in His sight, and a friend to all believers.

As Allah has revealed in another verse, “We will impose a weighty Word upon you…” (Surat al-Muzammil: 5), he charged His last prophet, Muhammad (saas) with a heavy responsibility. Due to the Prophet (saas)’s strong faith in Allah, he fulfilled that responsibility in the best possible way, called mankind to the path of Allah and Islam, and illuminated the way for all believers.

Although we have never seen the Prophet (saas), we can still do our very best to come to know his exemplary behavior, his sayings and the pleasing morality he displayed, by means of the verses of the Qur’an and the hadiths (the sayings and teachings of the Prophet (saas). We can try to be like him, in order to be close to him in the hereafter. People today, and the young in particular, take many individuals as role models, imitate the way they behave, speak and dress, and try to be like them. Yet, since the great majority of thesepeople are not on the right road themselves, they lack proper morality and attitudes. It is therefore a serious responsibility to lead people to the truth and the best morality and behavior. A Muslim needs to try to emulate the behavior and the morality of the Prophet Muhammad (saas). Allah confirms that in a verse:

You have an excellent model in the Messenger of Allah, for all who put their hope in Allah and the Last Day and remember Allah much. (Surat al-Ahzab: 21)
Like the Prophet Muhammad (saas), the other prophets were also role models for believers, and enjoyed Allah’s good pleasure. Allah says in one verse:

There is instruction in their stories for people of intelligence. This [the Qur’an] is not a narration which has been invented but confirmation of all that came before, a clarification of everything, and a guidance and a mercy for people who believe. (Surah Yusuf: 111)

“Verily, I have left amongst you the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Apostle which if you hold fast, you shall never go astray,”1 a Muslim’s two truest guides are the Qur’an and Sunnah (the practice of the Prophet Muhammad (saas)). The Prophet Muhammad (saas) was an example to all humanity with his morality, to which he called on mankind to live by. It was the Prophet (saas) who said “I was sent to perfect good character”and “By One in whose hand there is my life: None shall enter Paradise except one who has got good conduct.”3

Those Muslims who follow the way of the Prophet (saas) need to be foremost in their morality and behavior, and to invite others to adopt that same morality.

We only send the Messengers to bring good news and to give warning. Those who disbelieve use fallacious arguments to deny the truth. They make a mockery of My Signs and also of the warning they were given.(Surat al – Kahf:56)

 

1. Prophet Muhammad’s Last Sermon (http://www.stanford.edu/~jamila/Sermon.html

2. Malik’s Muwatta, Book 47, Number 47.1.8 
3. Imam Ghazzali’s Ihya Ulum-Id-Din (The Book of Religious Learnings), Islamic Book Service, New Delhi, 2001, Islamic Book Service, New Delhi, 2001, Volume II, p.236

ALKITAB YANG BERISI PREDIKSI JESUS CRISTUS TENTANG NABI YANG AKAN DATANG, MUHAMMAD DITEMUKAN DI TURKI ————————————

secret Bible in which Jesus is believed to predict the coming of the Prophet Muhammad to Earth has sparked serious interest from the Vatican.

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And (remember) when ‘Isa ibn Maryam said: “O Children of Israel, I am a messenger of Allah unto you, confirming the book before me,That is the Torah, and giving khabar happy with (the coming) of an Apostle who will come after me, whose name is Ahmad(Muhammad) . ”

Qur’an : Surah As Shaf : 6

Dan (ingatlah) ketika Isa Ibnu Maryam berkata: “Hai Bani Israil, Sesungguhnya aku adalah utusan Allah kepadamu, membenarkan kitab sebelumku, Yaitu Taurat, dan memberi khabar gembira dengan (datangnya) seorang Rasul yang akan datang sesudahku, yang namanya Ahmad (Muhammad).”

secret Bible in which Jesus is believed to predict the coming of the Prophet Muhammad to Earth has sparked serious interest from the Vatican.

Pope Benedict XVI is claimed to want to see the 1,500-year-old book, which many say is the Gospel of Barnabas, that has been hidden by the Turkish state for the last 12 years.

The £14million handwritten gold lettered tome, penned in Jesus’ native Aramaic language, is said to contain his early teachings and a prediction of the Prophet’s coming.

The leather-bound text, written on animal hide, was discovered by Turkish police during an anti-smuggling operation in 2000.

It was closely guarded until 2010, when it was finally handed over to the Ankara Ethnography Museum, and will soon be put back on public display following a minor restoration.

A photocopy of a single page from the handwritten ancient manuscript is thought to be worth £1.5million.

Turkish culture and tourism minister Ertugrul Gunay said the book could be an authentic version of the Gospel, which was suppressed by the Christian Church for its strong parallels with the Islamic view of Jesus.

He also said the Vatican had made an official request to see the scripture – a controversial text which Muslims claim is an addition to the original gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke and John.

In line with Islamic belief, the Gospel treats Jesus as a human being and not a God.

A secret Bible in which Jesus is believed to predict the coming of the Prophet Muhammad to Earth has sparked serious interest from the Vatican.

Pope Benedict XVI is claimed to want to see the 1,500-year-old book, which many say is the Gospel of Barnabas, that has been hidden by the Turkish state for the last 12 years.

The £14million handwritten gold lettered tome, penned in Jesus’ native Aramaic language, is said to contain his early teachings and a prediction of the Prophet’s coming.

Secret Bible: The 1,500-year-old tome was is said to contain Jesus' early teachings and a prediction of the Prophet's comingSecret Bible: The 1,500-year-old tome was is said to contain Jesus’ early teachings and his prediction of the Prophet’s coming
Ancient: The leather-bound text, written on animal hide, was discovered by Turkish police during an anti-smuggling operation in 2000Ancient: The leather-bound text, written on animal hide, was discovered by Turkish police during an anti-smuggling operation in 2000

The leather-bound text, written on animal hide, was discovered by Turkish police during an anti-smuggling operation in 2000.

It was closely guarded until 2010, when it was finally handed over to the Ankara Ethnography Museum, and will soon be put back on public display following a minor restoration.

A photocopy of a single page from the handwritten ancient manuscript is thought to be worth £1.5million.

Turkish culture and tourism minister Ertugrul Gunay said the book could be an authentic version of the Gospel, which was suppressed by the Christian Church for its strong parallels with the Islamic view of Jesus.

He also said the Vatican had made an official request to see the scripture – a controversial text which Muslims claim is an addition to the original gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke and John.

In line with Islamic belief, the Gospel treats Jesus as a human being and not a God.

Serious interest: The Vatican, under Pope Benedict XVI, is said to want to see the recently re-discovered BibleSerious interest: The Vatican, under Pope Benedict XVI, is said to want to see the recently re-discovered Bible
Historic: The £14million handwritten gold lettered tome is penned in Jesus' native Aramaic languageHistoric: The £14million handwritten gold lettered tome is penned in Jesus’ native Aramaic language

It rejects the ideas of the Holy Trinity and the Crucifixion and reveals that Jesus predicted the coming of the Prophet Muhammad.

In one version of the gospel, he is said to have told a priest: ‘How shall the Messiah be called? Muhammad is his blessed name’.

WHO WAS ST BARNABAS?

Born in Cyprus as Joseph, Barnabas was an Early Christian later named an apostle. His story appears in the Acts of the Apostles, and Paul mentions him in some of his epistles.The date, place, and circumstances of his death are historically unverifiable.But Christian tradition states that he was martyred at Salamis, Cyprus.He is traditionally identified as the founder of the Cypriot Church, with his feast day on June 11.

And in another Jesus denied being the Messiah, claiming that he or she would be Ishmaelite, the term used for an Arab.Despite the interest in the newly re-discovered book, some believe it is a fake and only dates back to the 16th century.The oldest copies of the book date back to that time, and are written in Spanish and Italian.

Protestant pastor İhsan Özbek said it was unlikely to be authentic.This is because St Barnabas lived in the first century and was one of the Apostles of Jesus, in contrast to this version which is said to come from the fifth or sixth century.He told the Today Zaman newspaper: ‘The copy in Ankara might have been written by one of the followers of St Barnabas.

‘Since there is around 500 years in between St Barnabas and the writing of the Bible copy, Muslims may be disappointed to see that this copy does not include things they would like to see.

‘It might have no relation with the content of the Gospel of Barnabas.’Theology professor Ömer Faruk Harman said a scientific scan of the bible may be the only way to reveal how old it really is.

Alkitab di mana Yesus diyakini memprediksi kedatanganNabi Muhammad ke bumi telah memicu minat yang serius dari Vatikan.

Paus Benediktus XVI mengaku ingin melihat buku 1.500 tahun, yang banyak yang mengatakan adalah Injil Barnabas, yang telahdisembunyikan oleh negara Turki selama 12 tahun terakhir.

Emas £ 14million tulisan tangan berhuruf buku tebal, ditulis dalam bahasa Aram Yesus, yang disebut berisi ajaran-ajaran awal dan prediksi Nabi yang akan datang.

Teks yang bersampul kulit, yang ditulis pada kulit hewan, ditemukan oleh polisi Turki selama operasi anti-penyelundupan pada tahun 2000.

Kitab ini dijaga ketat hingga 2010, ketika itu akhirnya diserahkan ke Museum Etnografi Ankara, dan akan segera kembali padatampilan publik setelah restorasi kecil.

Sebuah fotokopi satu halaman dari naskah kuno tulisan tangandianggap dihargai 1.5million £ .

Budaya Turki dan menteri pariwisata Ertugrul Gunay mengatakan buku tersebut bisa menjadi versi asli dari Injil, yang ditindas oleh Gereja Kristen untuk paralel yang kuat dengan pandangan Islam tentang Yesus.

Dia juga mengatakan Vatikan telah membuat permintaan resmiuntuk melihat kitab – sebuah teks kontroversial yang Islam katakan adalah tambahan kitab-kitab Injil asli dari Markus, Matius, Lukasdan Yohanes. Sejalan dengan keyakinan Islam, Injil memperlakukan Yesus sebagai manusia dan bukan Tuhan.

Sebuah rahasia Alkitab di mana Yesus diyakini memprediksi kedatangan Nabi Muhammad ke bumi telah memicu minat yang serius dari Vatikan. Paus Benediktus XVI mengaku ingin melihat buku berumur 1.500 tahun, yang banyak yang mengatakan adalah Injil Barnabas, yang telahdisembunyikan oleh negara Turki selama 12 tahun terakhir.

Alkitab tulisan tanganini ditulis dengan berhuruf buku tebal. Dia ditulis dalam bahasa Aram, Bahasa yang dipakai Yesus kristus dalam kehidupannya. Kitab ini adalah kitab  yang disebut berisi ajaran-ajaran kristen awal dan salah satunya terdapat prediksi tentang adanya Nabi yang akan datang setelah Jesus Kristud

Allah is the Most Merciful

A man from among those who were before you was called to account. Nothing in the way of good was found for him except that he used to have dealings with people and, being well-to-do, he would order his servants to let off the man in straitened circumstances [from repaying his debt]. He [the Prophet Muhammad Shalallhu Alayhi Wassalam said that Allah said, We are worthier than you of that [of being so generous]. Let him off.

[Collected by Imam Muslim [also by Imam Al-Bukhari and an-Nasa’i].