Muhammad As Last Prophet Recongnized By Early ChristiansBismillah Hir Rehman Ir Raheem
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Who Firstly Recongnzied Muhammad As Prophet:
Do Christians know that the first one who declared that Muhammad (peace be upon him) will be a Prophet was also a Christian man. According to historians and Muslims scholars when Abu Talib took Muhammad with him on journey to Syria he met there a Christian monk. The monk began looking at the Muhammad (peace be upon him)’s face very carefully. The monk name was Bahira (real name Gorges).
He readily recognized the Prophet (Peace be upon him) and said while taking his hand: “This is the master of all humans. Allah will send him with a Message which will be a mercy to all beings.” Abu Talib asked: “How do you know that?” He replied: “When you appeared from the direction of Aqabah, all stones and trees prostrated themselves, which they never do except for a Prophet.
I can recognize him also by the seal of Prophethood which is below his shoulder, like an apple. We have got to learn this from our books.
” He also asked Abu Talib to send the boy back to Makkah and not to take him to Syria for fear of the Jews. Abu Talib obeyed and sent him back to Makkah with some of his men servants.
Recorded In Books Of:
Ibn Hisham 1/180-183
Za'd Al-Ma'ad 1/17
Not only this, Moreover
Second man one who confirmed that Muhammad (peace be upon him) was a Prophet was also a Christian whose name was Waraqa bin naufal, cousin of Hazrat Khadija, Prophet’s first wife.
According to Hadis bukhari Sahih al-Bukhari:
Narrated 'Aisha(R): Volume 4, Book 55, Number 605:
"..The Prophet returned to Khadija (after receiving revelation) while his heart was beating rapidly. She took him to Waraqa bin Naufal who was a Christian convert and used to read the Gospel in Arabic. Waraqa asked (the Prophet), "What do you see?" When he told him, Waraqa said, "That is the same angel whom Allah sent to the Prophet) Moses. Should I live till you receive the Divine Message, I will support you strongly."
The other hadith is:
Narrated 'Aisha(R): Volume 1, Book 1, Number 3 Khadija then accompanied him to her cousin Waraqa bin Naufal bin Asad bin 'Abdul 'Uzza, who, during the pre-Islamic Period became a Christian and used to write the writing with Hebrew letters. He would write from the Gospel in Hebrew as much as Allah wished him to write. He was an old man and had lost his eyesight. Khadija said to Waraqa, "Listen to the story of your nephew, O my cousin!" Waraqa asked, "O my nephew! What have you seen?" Allah's Apostle described whatever he had seen. Waraqa said, "This is the same one who keeps the secrets (angel Gabriel) whom Allah had sent to Moses. I wish I were young and could live up to the time when your people would turn you out." Allah's Apostle asked, "Will they drive me out?" Waraqa replied in the affirmative and said, "Anyone (man) who came with something similar to what you have brought was treated with hostility; and if I should remain alive till the day when you will be turned out then I would support you strongly."
But after a few days Waraqa died Waraqa knows that some signs already there in the previous books about a new prophet will come and that is why he said "I will support you strongly". Waraqa (a Christian) man confirmed that Muhammad was a prophet as it was said in his books (bible). We can also judge that Waraqa had faith in Prophet Muhammad as he wished to support Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) strongly. Thus, the first persons who confirmed that Muhammad (peace be upon him) was Prophet were Christians.
However, Now days Christians don’t claim Muhammad peace be upon him as Allah’s last messenger