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Prophet Jesus, like all the prophets of the Old Testament, had suffered so much because of the stubbornness of the Jews who rejected him though the miracles he wrought before their eyes.The Jews had killed some of their prophets, belied some and humiliated others. The following verses from the Holy Book show to what extent Jesus and the other prophets were disappointed at their misdeeds:
(1) "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! (From the KJV Bible, Matthew 23:37)"
(2) "You have h eared these things; look at them all. Will you not admit them? "From now on I will tell you of new things, of hidden things unknown to you. They are created now, and not long ago; you have not heard of them before today. So you cannot say, 'Yes, I knew of them.' You have neither heard nor understood; from of old your ear has not been open. Well do I know how treacherous you are; you were called a rebel from birth. For my own name's sake I delay my wrath; for the sake of my praise I hold it back from you, so as not to cut you off. (From the NIV Bible, Isaiah 48:6-9)"
(3) "So I will disgrace the dignitaries of your temple, and I will consign Jacob to destruction and Israel to scorn. (From the NIV Bible, Isaiah 43:28)"
(4) "But now, all you who light fires and provide yourselves with flaming torches, go, walk in the light of your fires and of the torches you have set ablaze. This is what you shall receive from my hand: You will lie down in torment. (From the NIV Bible, Isaiah 50:11)"
Seeing that that they wouldn't believe and that they were keeping on planning against his call, Jesus said rebuking them:
These words were said by Jesus after giving a parable in which he showed that they have never been righteous but rather disobedient to God, the holy text shows that Jesus had told them that God would substitute them by a nation that would take their place in looking after the ordinances of God. This nation is not a Jewish nation.
Some Christian claim that the prophecy apply to Jesus, however this prophecy doesn't refer to Jesus or his adherents simply because Jesus and his followers were from among the Jews.
The Question is who was that people who would be given "the kingdom of God"? The plain answer is they are the Muslims because no other nation came after Jesus and preceded the Muslim nation. Moreover Muslims are the sole nation that abides by God's restrictions; they don't drink or practice adultery. They have produced a spiritual and material civilization that swept the world during the medieval ages.
Who is the cornerstone?
Please note that other translations of the bible use the words capstone and stone in the place of corner stone.
The cornerstone or the capstone is Prophet Muhammad because Prophet Muhammad was:
The most successful prophet as he could change a pagan nation into a monotheistic nation in just twenty three years.
Prophet Muhammad brought a complete unprecedented ethical system.
Prophet Muhammad is the last prophet of a long series of prophets; he was the last stone in this fine structure of prophets.
Again Jesus can't have spoken about himself in this prophecy because he was a Jewish; the prophecy is talking about another nation. Moreover, he didn't stay much with the Jews.
Also note that Jesus says:
The prophecy also says
According to the above-mentioned wordsJesus can't be the cornerstone simply because Jesus was humiliated at the hands of his enemies and they tried to crucify him. He didn't even complete his message. He was even betrayed by one of his disciples and all the decuples fled leaving him alone.
Prophet Muhammad is the capstone
In a Hadith , narrated by Bukhary and Moslem , Prophet Mohammed says commenting on his position in comparison with the other prophets positions ,
By Magdy Abdalshafy