He that believes on me {as to my true nature of being that one who is created and a true prophet}, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow {the sound of} rivers of living water.

But this he {Jesus} spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in him {the truth about Jesus} would receive; for the Holy Spirit {Spirit of truth} was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified {which will occur when he is lifted up and officially anointed in the Heavens as that truly one and successful Messiah to the Believers for he becomes judged in the Heavens as all men must past their final muster there and then he becomes officially anointed as the true Messiah right blessed! And he will be sent down again for 40 days (Acts chapter 1) to help strengthen the fledgling community}.                                                      John (7:38-39)

If this prophecy, and it is a prophecy, was to talk just about people claiming to believe in Jesus (pbh), then we would be hearing a lot of ‘noise’ coming from their abdominal or chest cavity region. Perhaps so if they had some kind of gas attack and would benefit from taking Milk of Magnesia or Tums. So, something must be happening here that is truthful and logical at the same time.

This is the full belief being spoken here without any attempt to dilute the Message or crimp it in any way. As one can see, it does make a lot of sense when studied properly.

For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and currents on the dry ground {the ground that has no faith other than idolatry}. I will pour out MY Spirit on your descendants, and MY blessing on your offspring {by giving them real Faith}.   Isaiah (44:3)

All those who study the so-called New Testament (the Book of the Christians) will note, if they are honest, that the Holy Spirit has already been given prior to this event. So, in order to take out the contradiction, the true word would be what was originally talked about and that was the ‘Spirit of truth’! Why? Because the Holy Spirit is that Holy Ghost which is the bringer of Revelation – Archangel Gabriel and he already came before this event being discussed to that community that would go on to believe in Jesus (pbh).

Out of his belly will flow THE SOUND of rivers which is equivalent to what I was accustomed to in growing up in upper New York State. But this would be closer to brooks or streams which have been called ‘babbling brooks’ due to the slushing sound they give off as the water flows over rocks and other impediments. Babbling brooks are not normal in the desert area of Makkah or even in Medina and so we are looking for another analogy that would be useful here for a desert people.

In a hadith there is mentioned that from the belly (abdominal area) of Muhammad (pbh) sometimes came the sound of what is called slushing or babbling. This description is compared to a boiling pot with a lid on it such that it makes that slushing sound as if in a babbling brook.

Two times some of the Companions noticed this phenomenon and saw a rope tied around the Prophet’s waist with some stones attached. This was done to stave off the pangs of hunger and this action should be dealt with in the Seerah of the Prophet presented by Sheikh Yasir Qadhi. That is the time the Muslims were thrown out of Makkah to die in the desert without food for over a year and a half and also at the battle of the Trench.

However, some have equated this sound coming from his chest area not due to lack of food but due to excessive weeping. Therefore, due to the concerns he (pbh) had for his Ummah, he wept at times when he foresaw troubles coming to the Believers causing their hardships. ALLAH ALONE knows the truth of these matters.

Although we can’t get to the ‘original writings’ found in the Book the Christians call their Testament, we can, by looking at the whole picture and in knowing man’s proclivity to alter things to their liking, get closer to the truth then just meandering our way through words that have little or no context.

So, this saying found in the Gospel of John would only make sense if there were a being or honored personage that would ‘fit the bill’! Therefore, the only thing that makes logical sense is that the personage of Prophet Muhammad (pbh) is being talked about in a form of prophecy!

Any Testament’s writings that are not guaranteed to be completely protected by the ONE GOD will be bound to undergo certain ‘changes’ or alterations planned or not planned. False prophets are called ‘false spirits’ in the Christian Holy Book so this reference gives us the notion that the human is a spirit covered in flesh. Therefore, this Spirit of truth is a human being and that makes more sense than just a ‘ghostly presence’ who provides no answers.

Hence, we can see through this sham built up over the ages to alter the thoughts of certain people into a kind of a ‘trinity of belief system’ to be intellectually both ignorant and crude. And since we are later told that this certain presence has to be obeyed or listened to due to the fact that, according to the Gospel of John, he will reveal ALL THE TRUTH and this is found in John 16:13. The word ‘all’ doesn’t mean most or some but rather the complete truth. Hence, this prophecy is further indicative of commanding the Believer to go to the knowledge of the Quran and proper hadith materials.

Therefore, we as Believers do the logical thing in going to this ‘Spirit of truth’ through the action of trying to understand the Quran and prophetic hadiths as was originally promised through this Gospel.

Concerning John (10:17-18):

“Therefore my FATHER loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it {up} Again.

No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have {been given the} power to lay it down, and I have power {been given the power} to take it {up} AGAIN. This Command {Gift as in helpmate in order to carry out GOD’s PLAN} I have received from my FATHER {and my job is to carry out HIS WILL}.”  John (10:17-18)

Jesus (pbh) is declaring simply the TRUTH! And we find from the Quran that different prophets have different ‘Gifts’. A Gift is also a type of Command in that it is part of ALLAH’s PLAN and therefore it shall be as it is DECREED! What is behind the reasoning of ALLAH’s WILL belongs to HIM ALONE and not to us!

Those messengers WE endowed with gifts, some above others: To one of them ALLAH spoke {directly}; others HE raised to degrees (of honor); to Jesus the son of Mary WE gave clear (Signs), and strengthened him with the Holy Spirit. If ALLAH had so willed, succeeding generations would not have fought among each other, after clear (Signs) had come to them, but they (chose) to wrangle, some believing and others rejecting. If ALLAH had so WILLED, they would not have fought each other; but ALLAH Fulfils HIS PLAN. Quran (2:253)

Ours is but to ‘hear and obey’ and thus it is with HIS true servants wherever they are and in whatever condition they are in. For the DOMINATE PLANNER AND THE ONLY WILL THAT SUFFICES COMES FROM HIM AND NOT THE CREATION. One can get out of sync with this harmonious thought but that leads to some sort of peril and or corruption (of the soul).

If one is a high soul and attentive to the real reality which is ALLAH’s WILL, then one knows and depends on ALLAH’s PERFECTION and goes ‘with the grain instead of going against it’! This means that one is aware and complies with ALLAH’s PLAN willingly because it is, in reality the ONLY PLAN in town!

The prophets were not blind to this and respected their ‘marching orders’ willingly and some even asked ALLAH to show them clarification to help them understand difficult concepts:

When Abraham said: “Show me, LORD, how YOU will raise the dead, ” HE replied: “Have you no faith?” He said “Yes, but just to reassure my heart.” ALLAH said, “Take four birds, draw them to you, and cut their bodies to pieces. Scatter them over the mountain-tops, then call them back. They will come swiftly to you. Know that ALLAH is Mighty, Wise.”  Quran (2:260)

As to Jesus (pbh) whom is called the Christ-soul in these pages, we find that he has been given that ‘Gift’ that would enhance his standing or purpose of him being created as a certain type of leader or one that causes others to coagulate around a certain concept. What is that concept? In a nutshell it is that ‘Your GOD is ONE GOD’!

And as leader or developer of the ‘pack’ or peoples from the generations, it becomes only natural or a natural law that he should be crowned Messiah! And if Earth reflects something of the ‘heavens’, then, generally speaking, hard work pays a lot of dividends in the end (as a reward) such that he shall see his ‘kingdom and be satisfied’!

He {the Christ-soul} shall see the labor of his soul, and be satisfied. By his knowledge MY righteous Servant shall justify many, for he shall bear their iniquities {in his own soul and overcome these things as a representative to mankind being stated that this is what a Believer is or becomes}.

Therefore I will divide him a portion with the great {he will be raised to great honor}, and he {on his earthly return} shall divide the spoil with the strong, because he poured out his soul unto death {in his varied journeys}, and he was numbered with the transgressors {by the worldly people}, and he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors {as a SIGN or representative of the community of peoples called the ‘Believers’ – hence he becomes the Messiah to the Believers }.  Isaiah (53:11-12)

Therefore, it is only just and fitting that he now wears the mantel of being called ‘The Messiah’!

O mankind! Fear your Guardian LORD WHO created you from a single person, created out of it, his mate and from those two scattered (like seeds) countless men and women; Fear ALLAH, through WHOM you demand your mutual (rights) and be heedful of the wombs (that bore you): for ALLAH ever watches over you.   Quran (4:1)

Whatever good, (O man) happens to you is from ALLAH; but whatever evil happens to you is from yourself and WE have sent you {O Muhammad} as a Messenger to instruct mankind. And enough is ALLAH for a Witness.   Quran (4:79)

Whoever intercedes in a good cause becomes a partner therein. And whoever recommends and helps an evil cause, shares in its burden. And ALLAH has POWER OVER ALL THINGS.  Quran (4:85)

And So It Goes!