When Moses said to his people, O my people! why do ye hurt me, when ye know that I am the apostle of God to you? and when they swerved, God made their hearts to swerve; for God guides not the people who work abomination!
And when Jesus the son of Mary said, O children of Israel! verily, I am the apostle of God to you, verifying the law that was before me and giving you glad tidings of an apostle who shall come after me, whose name shall be Ahmed!2but when he did come to them with manifest signs, they said, This is manifest sorcery!
Note 2. Ahmed is equivalent in meaning to Mohammed, and means Praised, Laudable. The allusion is to the promise of the Paraclete in John XVi. 7, the Muslims declaring that the word \??\ has been substituted in the Greek for \??\ which would mean the same as Ahmed. [back]