Jesus (pbuh) spoke of a paraclete
coming after him, I've seen alot of claims to its greek meaning, I never liked the greek version of the bible because of all the obvious misinterpetations and the difference of pronouncations used for all the prophets names and the names of the places that took events in biblical times. I always relied on the Aramaic
version of the bible since Armaic was the native language Jesus
(pbuh) was using. Paraclete in Aramaic has the same meaning as Mohammed in Arabic.
Dead sea scrolls:
In the book of Haggi
in the gospel of Barnabas
, the name of the Messiah
who was to come after Jesus
appears in chapter two, verse seven:
Translation: 'And the desire of all nations shall come'.
The word "desire" was translated from the 3 letter root HMD. From the HMD root we can derive many names such as ahmad, hamed, hamad, and of course mohamed.
Hindoism predates Christianity
, I dont have an exact time frame, perhaps some one can fill it up later. Bhavishya Purana means: future history. Hindo monks have claimed that these passages are authentic and were written before Islam. Whats impressive about Bhavishya Purana is the acurate way it goes on to describe the future all the way by using names, a way most fortune tellers try to avoid by making abstract guesses.
Parv 3, Khand 3, Adhya 3, Shalok 5-8:
"Just then, an illiterate man with the epithet 'Teacher,' Muhammad by
name, came along with his companions. Raja
(Bhoja in a vision) to that
, the denizen
of Arabia, purifying with the Ganges
with the five things of cow offered sandal wood, and pay worship to him.
and Lord of the Holies, to thee is my adoration. O
thou who has found many ways and means to destroy the devils of the world.
O pure one from among the illiterates, O sinless One, the Spirit of Truth
and absolute master, to thee is my adoration. Accept me at thy feet."
Atharva Veda, Kanda 20, Sukta 127, Mantra 1-2:
"O people, 'the man of praise' will be raised among the people. We take
the emigrant in our shelter from sixty thousand and ninety enemies whose
conveyances are camels and she-camels, whose loftiness of position touches
the heaven and lowers it."
man of praise = Mohammed name in arabic.
Emigrant = the journy from Mecca
Zoroastrianism is one of the oldest monothiest relegions of all time, older than Hindoism. again, historical scrolls cant be disqualified.
"When the Persians should sink so low in morality, a man will be born in Arabia,
whose followers will upset their thrones, religion, and everything. The mighty
stiff necked ones of Persia will be overpowered. The House which was built and in
which many idols have place will be purged of idols and the people will
offer their prayers facing it. His followers will capture the towns
of the Parsis Tus and other large places around these. People will
embroll with one another. The wise men of
Persia and others will join his followers."
Qur'an 29:49: Truly, here are signs self-evident in the hearts of those who have knowledge/understanding. And none but the unjust reject Our signs.
Qur'an 7:157: "Those who follow the apostle the unlettered prophet whom they find mentioned in their own (Scriptures); in the law (Torah) and the Gospel"