ISAIAH – Story of Al – AlakIsaiah’s vision: He foretold the story of “Al-alak” that is in the Noble Quran about Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
Isaiah 29:12-18 describes the whole story. It says that the last prophet will be unlettered and the first revelation will be Read and he will reply, I cannot read.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was illiterate.
“Read(Iqraa): In the name of your Lord who created, Created man from a clot. Read(Iqraa): And your Lord is the Most Bounteous, Who teaches by the pen, Teaches man that which he knew not.” (The noble Qur’an, Al-Alak(96):1-5)
Prophet Muhammad used to meditate in the cave of Hira. After many years of this, and having reached the age of forty (610AD), the angel Gabriel suddenly appeared before him and ordered him to “Iqra!” (read, recite, repeat, proclaim). Muhammad (peace be upon him), in his terror thought he was being asked to read, so he stammered: “I am unlettered.” The angel Gabriel again ordered him to “Iqra!” Muhammad (peace be upon him) again replied: “I am unlettered.” The angel Gabriel now took a firm hold of him and commanded him “Iqraa in the name of Allah who created!”. Now Muhammad (peace be upon him) began to understand that he was not being asked to read, but to recite, to repeat. He began to repeat after him, and Gabriel revealed to him the first verses of the Qur’an, those at the beginning of the chapter of Al-Alak(96).
Response to Objections: The unlettered ProphetSome silly people have tried to put this prophecy for Prophet jesus (peace be upon him) and they have done so by twisting the Arabic of the Quran, changing the meaning of unlettered and then applying that Arabic word to the unlettered of the Bible. See the rebuttal in the link yourself to see how low these foolish missionaries have sunk when it comes to deceit.