The almost sudden transformation of Arabia from a cesspool of idolatry to a shining example of Abrahamic Monotheism is nothing less than a miracle. One can expect the Bible to speak of this event from a prophetic perspective. But exactly what part of the Bible points to the rise of Islam and the warrior-prophet who established it?

Isaiah 42 confirms the arrival of a certain servant of God who :

a) Was called the “light of the Gentiles”… 
No Israelite prophet fits this. Not even Jesus, who said that he came only the lost sheep of Israel. This chapter is speaking about a servant of God who dealt with gentiles, who were towalk in ways they had not known before,(more on this later) which the former idolatrous Arabs most definitely were.

b) Influenced the people of Kedar, Sela and the wilderness… 
Let the wilderness and its towns raise their voices; let the settlements where Kedar lives rejoice. Let the people of Sela sing for joy; let them shout from the mountaintops. Let them give glory to the Lord 
Kedar = son of Ishmael, ancestor of the Arabs
Sela = Mountain in Medina where Mohammad fought a battle (wiki)
Wilderness = The harsh regions where the Arabs lived
This is a crystal-clear reference to the geographical area where Mohammad operated. No Israelite prophet had anything to do with these regions, at least not to the extent of Mohammad.

c) Worked single-mindedly towards completing his mission…
he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth.
Mohammad indeed campaigned against great odds. He endured insults and abuses and was called a madman by those who opposed his call to Monotheism. He could have easily given up at any point. But instead of faltering or becoming discouraged, he succeeded in ending idolatry and established the worship of the One true God, declaring “None has the right to be worshiped but Allah”. The law that he established over the Arabs,  also served as a judicial system.

d) Was instrumental in fighting Gods war…
The Lord will march out like a champion, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies.
Obviously, God isn’t going to personally march out or raise a battle cry. Mohammad was Gods instrument of war. His victories were victories of God, not his own.

e) Was instrumental in shaming the idolaters… 
But those who trust in idols, who say to images, ‘You are our gods,’ will be turned back in utter shame. 
Mohammad indeed shamed the idolaters when he won and destroyed their idols and established Islam. They, being Mohammads mortal enemies, would have felt even more ashamed when Mohammad forgave them after his final victory over them. Mohammads victory over the idolaters was the fulfillment of this prophecy. It is what God meant when He said “I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols.”.

f) Was instrumental in leading the people through new ways… 
I will lead the blind by ways they have not known,along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into light before them 

This is what happened when Mohammad established Islam. The former idolaters left their old ways behind and were indeed led by ways they had not known. The former idolaters accepted a religion that worshiped the One True God and revered the prophets and accepted Jesus as the Messiah.

Today, there are no more worshipers of graven images left in Arabia, so nobody is going to come along to “shame them”. The people of Kedar and the wilderness have already rejoiced. The darkness of idolatry has already turned to the light of pure Monotheism. All these prophecies have already been fulfilled with Mohammad and so it confirms that Mohammad was a “Biblical” prophet. I have presented incontrovertible evidence not from the Koran, but from the Bible itself that shows events in Islamic history were prophesied by God. So when you deny this, you deny the prophecies in your own Bibles. If you believe somebody else fits the descriptions of the servant of God of Isaiah 42, go ahead and post it along with your proofs.

Christians had a 600 year long headstart before Mohammads arrival. They had the scriptures, the time and the armies to Christianize Arabia, like Europe. They even failed to carry out the mandate of “go and make disciples of all nations”, with regard to their Arabian neighbours. And so they have no right to object or criticize Mohammads achievments in ending idolatry and establishing a religion that worshiped the God of Abraham and revered Jesus as Messiah. This is what God wanted and Gods Will was indeed carried out on earth by Mohammad, the servant of Isaiah 42. God knows best.

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