title is particular to God’s Messenger (Upon whom be blessings and peace), for “crown” means turban, for in former days, it was the Arabs who as a people, all wore the turban and headband. This definitely therefore refers to God’s Messenger (UWBP).
The term “Paraclete” in the Gospel, or “Faraqlit,” is defined in Biblical interpretation as “the one who distinguishes truth from falsehood.”1 It is therefore the name of one who in the future will lead people to the truth.
In one place in the Gospels, Jesus (Upon whom be peace) says: “I am going so that the Lord of the World may come.”2 Who other than the Noble Messenger (Upon whom be blessings and peace) has come after Jesus who will be the Ruler of the World, distinguish and separate truth from falsehood, and guide mankind in place of Jesus? That is to say, Jesus (Upon whom be peace) was constantly giving his community the good news: Another will come; no need will remain for me. I am his forerunner and herald. Confirming this is the following verse of the Qur’an:
And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said: “O Children of Israel! I am the Messenger of God unto you, confirming that which was revealed before me in the Torah and bringing the good tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name is Ahmad [the Praised One].”(61:6)
Yes, in the Gospels, Jesus gave the glad tidings many times, that the greatest leader of mankind would come. He is mentioned with various names, in, of course, Syriac and Hebrew – and has been seen by scholars – which bear the meaning of Ahmad, Muhammad, and the Distinguisher between Truth and Falsehood.3 That is to say, on many occasions Jesus (Upon whom be peace) told of the coming of Ahmad (Upon whom be blessings and peace).4
Q u e s t i o n : Why is it that while the other prophets foretell the coming of Muhammad (UWBP), Jesus (UWP) does so more fully and in the form of good news?
T h e A n s w e r : Because Ahmad (Upon whom be blessings and peace) defended Jesus (Upon whom be peace) against
Yusuf Nabhani, Hujjat Allah ‘ala’l-‘Alamin, 112.
Halabi, Sira, i, 214; John, 16:7.
Qadi Iyad, al-Shifa’, i, 234-5; ‘Ali al-Qari, Sharh al-Shifa’, i, 496-7; Nabhani, Hujjat Allah ‘ala’l-‘Alamin, 112-5; Halabi, Sira, i, 214.
At the site of the tomb of Sham’un al-Safa, the famous traveller Evliya Chelebi came across the following verses from the Gospels, written on gazelle hide: “A youth from the progeny of Abraham is to be a prophet. He will not be a liar; his birthplace will be Mecca; he will come with piety; his blessed name is Ahmad Muhammad;• those who obey him will prosper in this world and the next.” (Author)
•The word, written as Mawamit, was corrupted from Mamad, itself a corruption of Muhammad.