likes to quote, in his words, “the book of Isaiah, chapter number 12, verse number 29” (actually, it is chapter 29, verse 12!
) as a prophecy of Muhammad in the Bible. As Dr Naik quotes it, it seems an impressive prophecy:
“the book is given to a prophet who is not learned”
However if we actually open any Bible and look at this verse ourselves, we see first of all that Naik has deceptively inserted the word “prophet” which doesn’t appear in the original Hebrew text:
“…give the book to one who cannot read, saying, “Read this,” he says, ‘I cannot read'” (Isaiah 29:12)
Now if we look at the wider context, this verse is speaking of how the Israelites make lame excuses for ignoring Isaiah’s revelation.…