Is Mohammed like Moses?
Q4. Host: Is Mohammed like Moses in anyway? Do they claim there is any prophecy in the Bible? (5:05)
Dr. Labib: Dr. Labib: Mohammed like Moses? Well, you know, the Muslim clerics say that the prophecy in the book of Deuteronomy Chapter 18, and I should go to the book of Deuteronomy here. They say that this prophecy is concerning Mohammed. And I would like to go to the book of Deuteronomy Chapter 18, and I think that it will show exactly the difference between Moses and Mohommed. In the book of Deuteronomy Chapter 18, beginning with verse 15: "The Lord, your God, will raise up for you a Prophet, like me," Moses is saying, "like me, from your midst, from your brethren; him you shall hear."
Well, is Mohammed like Moses? Moses was educated with all the wisdom of Egypt. Mohammed was illiterate. Moses, when he was a child, was about to be killed by Pharaoh, according to the command he gave to throw the infants in the River Nile. Mohammed was not exposed to such a thing. Moses was a miracle worker. Mohammed never performed one miracle. Moses lived a very pure life. Mohammed didn't live a pure life. And we continue to see, Moses appeared with the Lord Jesus Christ on the Mount of Transfiguration. Mohammed died, and that was the end of his life. How could we say that Mohammed is like Moses, a prophet like Moses? Again, the verse saying, "The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me," Moses speaking, "from your midst," that is from the Jewish people. Mohammed was Arab, not Jewish. And then he said, "from your brethren," from his own brethren. You see, when God commands Jewish people, He said, "you take a king from your brethren," that means that king should not be a foreigner. Mohammed was a foreigner. He was not Jewish, he was not from the people of Israel. How could you compare Mohammed with Moses? And then again, him you shall hear. When Mohammed died, he died on the lap of Aysha, as I mentioned, but Moses when he died, God attended his funeral. The Michael angel, the angel Michael attended his funeral. But Mohammed died on the lap of his wife, and that was the end of him.
So the one who is really a prophet like Moses is the Lord Jesus Christ. Moses was to be killed when he was an infant. Jesus was to be killed by Herod when he was an infant. Moses is miracle worker. Jesus is a miracle worker. Moses was educated with all the wisdom of the Egypt. In Jesus, all the fullness of wisdom incarnated. Jesus is a prophet like Moses, and He is from the Israelis, from among you. He is from their brethren. He is from the tribe of Judah, according to Mary. So, the prophet like Moses is Jesus. And when Jesus talked to the Israelis, He said, "Moses wrote about me." He didn't say, "Moses wrote about Mohammed." He said, "Moses wrote about me." And when Peter spoke, after the day of Pentecost, he said to the Israelis that this prophecy of the Deuteronomy 18:15 was fulfilled in the Jesus Christ. To say that Mohammed is a prophet like Moses is out of order. That's it.