Noel Freedman, Astrid B Beck, Allen C Myers, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1 Sep 2000, p.654).
93. Prophet like Abraham: Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) is indeed the prophet like Abraham too and was the one who restored Islam – the religion of all the Divine prophets. As ALLAH says in the Quran: “Abraham (Peace Be Upon Him) was not a Jew nor a Christian but he was (an) upright (man), a Muslim (surrendered to ALLAH), and he was not of the idolaters. Lo! those of mankind who have the best claim to Abraham (Peace Be Upon Him) are those who followed him, and this Prophet (Muhammad, on whom be peace) and those who believe (with him); and ALLAH is the Protecting Guardian of the believers” (Quran 3:67-8).
– “Messiah will be bolder in affirming his trust in God and Israel than were Abraham, Moses and angels. These three distinguish themselves in glorifying God; Abraham at great risk withdrew from idolatry; Moses fearlessly faced Pharaoh and demandded the realase of the Hebrews; the angels bestir themselves…The Messiah, however, will surpass them all in the heroic performance of his gigantic task” – (Joseph Sarachek. The Doctrine of the Messiah in Medieval Jewish Literature; Wipf and Stock Publishers, Eugene, USA, 2008, pp. 184-5).
“Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)”, also affirms Maxime Rodinson “was a Prophet like Abraham (Peace Be Upon Him) who was but a Pure Muslim, the one who submitted his will to ALLAH, and thus it is incumbent upon the Jews and Christians to believe in him.”
“Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian; yet he had been a True Prophet, and both acknowledge him as such. So was it now with Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him); so let them acknowledge him! But they persisted in rejecting him. And yet they were very sinful. They did not live according to the precepts, which ALLAH had sent them through Moses and Jesus, in the Torah and the Gospel. They had added new things of their own invention to these precepts. They, who had been so highly favoured as to be called to Monotheism long ago, had sinned mortally by committing the ultimate crime, by associating sons and wives with ALLAH, exactly like the Meccan polytheists in the days of Jahiliyah. The Jews claimed that ‘Uzayz (Esdras or Ezra) was the son of God, a status which the Christians attributed to Jesus” (Rodinson, op. cit., 2002, p.238).
94. Prophet like David and Solomon: Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was a prototype like David and Solomon (Peace Be Upon Him) and it was also his mission to restore their sanctity and of earlier prophets. Indeed, ALLAH Himself exhorts Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) to be like David: “Bear patiently (O Muhammad, on whom be peace) what they say, and remember Our servant David, the possessor of power; surely he was frequent in returning (to ALLAH)” – (Quran 38:17). Well, Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was also like the Kingly Prophet Solomon (Peace Be Upon Him). ALLAH says of him: “And Solomon was