Why did Mohammed go to the Jews? The only message that he had for them was that he was a prophet. A prophet whose only message is his claim to be a prophet must be a false prophet because God is always the centre of the message, not the prophet himself, as is the case with Mohammed

We know that one of the reasons that Mohammed confronted the Jews was that he coveted their wealth and lands.

Another reason why the Jews had to reject Mohammed was that Mohammed was not a Jew. All the prophets of the OT during the national old covenant form of Israel of the Mosaic covenant were Israelites. It could not be otherwise.

He knew that the Jews had to reject him because he could have no relevance for them and he had no ethnic right to be a prophet of Israel . He knew that this would provide an excuse, among others, for him to attack them. This was a calculated strategy from the get go.

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One Response to Why did Mohammed go to the Jews? The only message that he had for them was that he was a prophet. A prophet whose only message is his claim to be a prophet must be a false prophet because God is always the centre of the message, not the prophet himself, as is the case with Mohammed

  1. θ says:

    First of all, Moses didn’t need the Canaanites either (except the Kenites and certain Midian family of Jethro) when paving the way for kingdom of Jehovah on the earth. Does it mean Moses is not the true Prophet? Certainly not.

    Qur’an related the story of Dhulqarnayn (Alexander Romance) in Q.18, v.83 and the return of Jewish captivities under the reign of Cyrus of Persia in Q.17, v.6, as well as the effort of rebuilding of 2nd temple and recollection of the Old Testament by Ezra in Hadiths. The purpose of knowledge is to attract a religious attention of Jews. By that, we Moslems can debate, examine or question consistency of their belief. Both Alexander and Cyrus were not Jewish but still Israelites accept their religious significance. Hence, they should accept Prophet Muhammad as well.

    Nevertheless, Prophet Muhammad is typical of Alexander of Macedon whose history is adapted in the Alexander Romance. Alexander’s achievement is a vastness of earthy kingdom under Jehovah. Prophet Muhammad’s achievement is a greater religious kingdom thru Islam. No one of Jewish kings and rulers is able to expand Jewish kingdom and Judaism outside of the Canaan land. Judaism is a closed and limited faith, hence its influence is also limited even local.

    For Mekkah’s heathens, Jewish religion is about a story of loss and failures. Jews have lost lands, kingdoms, and temple twice. For Jews, story of Gentile’s kings (Cyrus and Alexander) is a story of success, glory, and acceptance in religious sense.

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