- Mohammed the False Prophet - Islam the False Religion
- Rivka Olenick
- "A prophet will the Lord, thy God raise unto thee, a
prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren." Deuteronomy
- The false prophet, the navi sheker, the "madman"
Mohammed, as the Rambam calls him, convinced his followers of
Islam that there are several verses in our scriptures that allude
to his being a prophet. The Rambam states: "These arguments
have been rehearsed so often that they have become nauseating.
It is not enough to declare that they are altogether feeble;
to cite as proofs these verses is ridiculous and absurd in the
extreme. Neither the untutored multitude nor the apostates themselves
who delude others with them believe in them or entertain any
illusion about them. Their purpose in citing these verses is
to win favor in the eyes of the Gentiles by demonstrating that
they believe the statement of the Koran that Mohammed was mentioned
in the Torah. The Muslims themselves put no faith in their arguments,
they neither accept nor cite them, because they are manifestly
- Mohammed claimed that Deuteronomy 18:15 specifically refers
to him. He said that it was he who God arose as "a prophet
from the midst of thee." Of course, he himself nor anyone
else ever found one word in the scriptures that proved that Mohammed
arose as a prophet. Yet, he and his blind followers accuse us
of manipulating the text of the Torah. They ignorantly claim
that we purposely removed every trace of the name of Mohammed
from it. However it was they that would not accept the main precepts
of the Torah, out of defiance to the Revelation at Sinai. So
in great desperation they created a book that horrendously warps
and taints our scriptures and undermines Moses as the greatest
Prophet. After all this they attempted to legitimize the Koran
as a book of truth.
- Isn't it amazing that exactly what they accuse us of - "altering"
the Torah text - is exactly what they altered when they made
up this "imitation" and called it the Koran. What they
believe is so obviously false, yet the world is convinced that
this is a book of truth only because of the vast numbers who
read it, and not because it contains any real truth. The Rambam
says: "Therefore, all the nations instigated by envy and
impiety rose up against us, and all the kings of the earth motivated
by injustice and enmity applied themselves to persecute us."
There arose a new sect, which combined the two methods of conquest
and controversy, into one, because it believed that this procedure
would be more effective in wiping out every trace of the Jewish
nation and religion. They claimed to prophecy and found a new
faith, Islam, contrary to the Divine religion and to contend
that it was equally God given. Thereby it hoped to raise doubts
and create confusion, since one is opposed to the other and both
supposedly emanate from a Divine source, which would lead to
the destruction of both religions. For such a remarkable plan
contrived by a man who is envious and querulous. He will strive
to kill his enemy and to save his own life, but when he finds
it impossible to attain his objective, he will devise a scheme
whereby they both will be slain." He slays them both because
he really knows that he cannot destroy God, but he cannot tolerate
God's Divine word and so out of his own insanity he kills those
who represent God and kills himself believing he will enter paradise.
- The Torah states that the prophet that will arrive "from
the midst of thee" is a person that will keep the Torah
in tact as it was given to us by Moses from God. The Ninth Principle
of our Thirteen Principles of Faith states: "I believe with
perfect faith that the Torah will not be changed, and that there
will never be another Torah given by God." As it says: "Thou
shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it." Deuteronomy
- "A prophet will the Lord thy God raise unto thee, from
the midst of thee, of thy brethren." Islam took this sentence
completely out of context and made inferences. All the statements
before and after must be understood so that the meaning and purpose
of the statements is known. The sentence quoted above was taken
from a paragraph in Deuteronomy that specifically warns the Jewish
people about the prohibitions of soothsaying, astrology, divination,
sorcery, etc. The Gentiles believe they can manipulate and use
these practices in order to predict and/or prevent future events.
They even depend on using these methods, rather than seeking
truth. Judaism adamantly opposes such practices. The Torah commands
us many times that we are not allowed to use these means. All
future events that the Jewish people will learn of will be predicted
by a Prophet and will all come true and that we would never have
to resort to astrology or any other means in order to know truths.
We rely on the truths spoken by our Prophets who will not give
us any new laws or any new additions to the Torah.
- "...of thy brethren" means that the Prophet will
be one of us, meaning the descendants of Jacob, not Esau or Ishmael.
"But My covenant will I establish with Isaac whom Sarah
will bear unto thee at this set time in the next year."
"But God said: Not so, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a
son, and thou shalt call his name Isaac. With him will I keep
My covenant for an everlasting covenant for his seed after him."
Genesis 17: 19 and 21. "It is, my co-religionists, one of
the fundamental articles of the faith of Israel, that the future
redeemer of our people will spring only from the stock of Solomon
son of David. He will gather our nation, assemble our exiles,
redeem us from our degradation, propagate the true religion,
and exterminate his opponents, as it is clearly stated in Scripture,
"I see him but not now, I behold him but not high, there
shall step forth a star out of Jacob, and a scepter shall arise
out of Israel. And shall smite through the corners of Moab, and
break down all the sons of Seth. And Edom shall be a possession,
Seir also, even his enemies, shall be a possession, while Israel
doeth valiantly." Numbers 24:17-18
- "If any heretics rise up to corrupt the people, they
will undermine the faith of the young folks and they will not
find a savior. Beware of them and know that in our opinion, it
is permitted to slay them, for they repudiate the statement in
the prophecy of Moses who commanded us to act."
- "According to the law which they shall teach thee, and
according to the judgment which the shall tell thee thou shalt
do." Deutoronomy 17:11.
- "They assert in wicked defiance that they believe most
firmly in the prophecy of Moses, as the Arabs and Byzantines
say yet they destroy and nullify his law and kill the adherents
thereof. Whoever joins them is just like his seducer." The
Rambam from Letter to Yemen.