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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Woman “Unveiled”

By :  Izdehar Albowyha

You look at me and call me oppressed,
Simply because of the way I’m dressed,
You know me not for what’s inside,
You judge the clothing I wear with pride,
My body’s not for your eyes to hold,
You must speak to my mind, not my feminine mold,
I’m an individual, I’m no mans slave,
It’s Allah’s pleasure that I only crave,
I have a voice so I will be heard,
For in my heart I carry His word,
“O ye women, wrap close your cloak,
So you won’t be bothered by ignorant folk”,
Man doesn’t tell me to dress this way,
It’s a Law from God that I obey,
Oppressed is something I’m truly NOT,
For liberation is what I’ve got,
It was given to me many centuries ago,
With the right to prosper, the right to grow,
I can climb mountains or cross the seas,
Expand my mind in all degrees,
For God Himself gave us LIBERTY,
When He sent Islam,
To You and Me!

Childhood of the Prophet Muhammad(صلى الله عليه وسلم )

Prophet Muhammad(صلى الله عليه وسلم ) was born in 570 AD in Makkah (city in present Saudi Arabia), in the family of Banu Hashim. His mother Bibi Aamina was from Banu Zuhra family. The genealogy of this tribe shows that it is directly linked with Prophet Abraham.
His father (Abdullah) died several weeks before his birth. His mother (Aminah) died when he was six/seven years old.
After his mother's death, his grandfather (Abdul-Muttalib) assumed guardianship of him.

Muhammad(صلى الله عليه وسلم ) was eight when his grandfather died, and he was taken into the care of his uncle (Abu Talib).

Abu Talib, chief of the Bani-Hashim clan within the Quraysh, then became the guardian of Muhammad from his eighth year.

Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) was 6 year old. His mother died
When he was 6 year old, his mother decided to take him to visit his uncles in Yathrib. They stayed in Yathrib a month and Muhammad enjoyed the visit with his cousins, there he learned to swim and to fly a kite.
On their way back to Mecca, however, Aminah became ill and died. Muhammad (pbuh) returned sadly to Mecca with his mother's maid. He was now six years old and had lost both his father and mother.
He was then adopted by his grandfather, Abd al-Muttalib, who loved him dearly and kept him by his side at all times. It was the custom of Abd al-Muttalib (tribe) to sit on a blanket near the Kabah. There he was always surrounded by people who had come to speak to him. No one was allowed to sit on the blanket with him, however, except his grandson Muhammad (pbuh), which shows how close they were to each other.

Muhammad(صلى الله عليه وسلم ) was 8 year old. His grandfather died
His grandfather Abd al-Muttalib became ill and Muhammad stayed by him constantly. Abd al-Muttalib told his son, Abu Talib, to adopt Muhammad after his death, which he did.
There are many stories told about Mohammed’s youth. Some tell of how he used to take the family's sheep to graze and was always kind to them. While they grazed he would sit thinking about the mysteries of nature. Unlike those around him he never worshipped the idols and never swore by them.
He also wondered why people were always struggling for power and money, and this saddened him and made him feel lonely, but he kept his feelings to himself. He was a quiet, thoughtful boy, and rarely played with other boys of his age.

Mission complete

Prophet Muhammad's 
(صلى الله عليه وسلم ) mission complete

Revelation from God completed
God sent Muhammad to deliver His message to all humans. God had been sending message for humans through His chosen people who are known as Prophets and/or Messengers of God, from the day He made first human. The purpose of God's message is to guide humans and teach them what they don't know.
Finally God sent Muhammad as His last and final messenger. The time when Muhammad delivered the final words of God to people; his mission was completed. The message of God which He sent through Muhammad is compiled as Quran, the final Book of God.

Last sermon of Prophet Muhammad
In the 2nd year after taking control of Macca, the Prophet Muhammad left Madina with 1,24,000 companions to perform Hajj (pilgrimage).
Here he delivered his final sermon to the entire assembly of Muslims. He reminded them of their duties towards Islam, explained the rights and treatment of women, that nobody should absorb the rights of each other's property and all Muslims should honour and respect each other. The slaves also received a declaration of just treatment. False superiority of race, nation and tribe was discouraged and interest (usury) was made Prohibited.

That day the torch that brightened the Path of Truth was handed to the Ummat and Rasulullah exclaimed to his people "O Lord have I conveyed the Message?" The whole assembly of Muslims replied in one voice: "By our Lord, verily you have".

Prophet Muhammad also told his vast audience: "I leave behind among you two things. If you should hold fast to it, you shall be secure from vices and evil ways, i.e. the Quran and the Sunnah (practice) of Prophet Muhammad".

Death of Prophet Muhammad
After performing the farewell Hajj (pilgrimage), Prophet Muhammad left for Madina.
One year later he fell ill with fever which became worse from day to day and after some days he passed away.

Migration to Madina
After thirteen years of preaching in Makkah, Prophet Muhammad and his followers migrated to Madina (near city).

Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) and his followers were persecuted/tortured

The first person who died by their torture
The Quraish began to persecute Muslims by beating, torture and boycott of their businesses. Those who were weak, poor or slaves were publicly tortured. The Muslims from well-to-do families were physically restrained in their homes with the condition that if they recant they will be allowed freedom of movement.
The first person to die by this means was a Muslim women by the name Umm Ammar.
A muslim man Bilal was laid flat on his back on hot sand. A hot heavy stone was placed on his chest and he was beaten while his hands were tied behind his back.

A muslim man Usman was tied up with ropes by his uncle and beaten and tortured.

Abu Jahl beated a muslim woman Zaeerah in such a way that she became totally blind.

A muslim man Khabbab-bin-Aett was pushed into a fire.
One day Abu Jahl, an enemy of Islam, attacked Prophet Muhammad while he was resting near the hills of Safaa. Abu Jahl threw a stone and wounded him on his head. Muhammad went home bleeding a lot.
A man Omar wanted to kill the Prophet Muhammad, when he was in the way, a man informed him that your sister and brother in law has accepted Islam, he then turned to to kill them first, when he reached to his sister's house she and her husband were reading Quran. The words of Quran inspired Omar and he too (who came to kill them) accepted Islam.

Prophet Muhammad ridiculed and humiliated
He publicly ridiculed and humiliated including frequent throwing of filth on him in the street and while he prayed in the Ka’bah. In spite of great hardships and no apparent support, the message of Islam kept all Muslims firm in their belief. The Prophet was ordered by God to be patient and to preach the message of Qur’an. He advised Muslims to remain patient because he did not receive any revelation yet to retaliate against their persecutors.

Emigration to Abyssinia (modern Ethiopia)
When the persecution became unbearable for most Muslims, the Prophet advised them in the fifth year of his mission (615 CE) to emigrate to Abyssinia (modern Ethiopia) where Ashabah (Negus, a Christian) was the ruler. Eighty people, emigrated in small groups to avoid detection. When the leaders came to know this flight they sent two of their envoys to Negus to bring all of them back. However, Negus allowed them to stay under his protection after he investigated Muslim belief and heard the revelations about Jesus and Mary (peace be upon them both), which appears in Chapter 19, entitled Mary, of the Qur’an. The emigrants were allowed freedom of worship in Abyssinia.

Three year boycott on Prophet Muhammad's family
The Quraish then made life even more difficult for the Prophet by implementing total ban on contact with the Prophet’s and his family (Bani Hashim and Muttalib). They had to go and stay in a valley near Makkah. They could not buy anything, speak to anyone or sell to anyone. Sometimes they stayed without food or water for days and they suffered in this place. This boycott lasted for 3 years.

Prophet Muhammad was thrown stones on him
Once Prophet Muhammad went to Taif, his neighbour city, to preach there. The people of Taif used to worship idolaters.
On preaching to them, he found them proud and arrogant. They disrespected the Prophet in a very bad manner. They encouraged their slaves, boys and girls to follow and torture the Prophet until he left Taif. The crowd pelted them with pebbles and stones and he was bleeding so much that the blood from his body ran down into his shoes and covered his feet.

Murder Attempts to kill the Prophet
There were a number of murder attempts and plans to kill the Prophet Muhammad but God saved him from his enemies.

Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) in the beginning of his mission

When Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) announced to people that God has sent him as a Messenger and Prophet, the anger of his people was started
His people offered to accept him as their King and he would leave the preaching of his religion. But he chose to refuse their tempting offers and go on delivering God's message single-handedly in face of all kinds of insults, social boycott and even physical assault by his own people.

First Muslims

Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) started preaching of Islam from his family and friends. For the first three years, only 40 people accepted Islam. They accepted Islam by testifying that:

"There is no Deity (worthy of worship) except God (The One True God) and Muhammad is the Messenger of God."
Islam means submission of will to God and obedience of commandments of God and those who accept Islam are called Muslims, meaning submitters and obedient to God.

Beginning of Persecution

At the end of the third year the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) received the command to “arise and warn,” whereupon he began to preach in public, pointing out the wretched folly of idolatry in face of the great laws of day and night, of life and death, of growth and decay, which manifest the power of God and attest His sovereignty. It was then, when he began to speak against their gods (gods other than One True God), that Quraysh (a tribe) became actively hostile, persecuting his poorer disciples, mocking and insulting him. The one consideration which prevented them from killing him was fear of the blood-vengeance of the clan to which his family belonged. Strong in his inspiration, the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) went on warning, pleading, threatening, while Quraysh did all they could to ridicule his teaching, and deject his followers.
His uncle Abu Lahab with other leaders of Quraish tried to bribe him with money and power including an offer to make him king if he were to abandon his message. When this did not work, they tried to convince his uncle Abu Talib to accept the best young man of Makkah in place of Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) and to allow them to kill Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم )  His uncle tried to persuade the Prophet to stop preaching but the Prophet said: "O uncle, if they were to put the sun in my right hand and the moon in my left hand to stop me from preaching Islam, I would never stop. I will keep preaching until Allah makes Islam prevail or I die."

Prophet Prophet Muhammad was given the task by God was given the task by Allah

Up to the age of forty, Muhammad was not known as a statesman, a preacher or an orator. He was never seen discussing the principles of metaphysics, ethics, law, politics, economics or sociology. No doubt he possessed an excellent character, charming manners and was highly cultured. Yet there was nothing so deeply striking and so radically extraordinary in him that would make men expect something great and revolutionary from him in the future.
Muhammad believed that there was only one God, Creator of the sun, the moon, the earth, the sky, and of all living things, and that all people should worship only the true God. Muhammad would often leave the crowded city and go to the cave in Mount Hira. He liked to be alone there, away from all thoughts of the world and daily life, eating and drinking little. In his fortieth year, Muhammad left Mecca to spend Ramadan, the traditional holy religious month of retreat, in the cave. In the second half of Ramadan, God began to reveal His message for mankind through Muhammad. This first Revelation occurred as follows.
The Archangel Gabriel came to Muhammad in the cave and said:
“Read: In the Name of your Lord who created, Created man from a clot. Read: And thy Lord is the Most Generous Who taught by the pen, Taught man that which he knew not. (Quran 96:1-5) Muhammad repeated these verses, just as the Archangel had said them, then the Archangel went away. He was terribly afraid and rushed out of the cave. He was stopped by a voice from heaven which said; 'O Muhammad you are the Messenger of Allah, and I am Gabriel.' He looked up at the sky and wherever he turned he saw the Archangel Gabriel.

In a state of confusion he returned home to Khadijah. When his wife saw him she became very worried as he began to shiver, as though in a fever. He asked her to wrap him in blankets. After a while he recovered sufficiently to tell her what had happened at cave Hira. Khadijah believed all that he told her and with great respect said: 'Be happy, O son of my uncle and be confident. Truly I swear by God who has my soul in His hands, that you will be our people's Prophet. Muhammad was eased by her faith in him, but after all that had happened he was exhausted and felt fast asleep. Khadijah went to see her cousin, Waraqah Ibn Nawfal, to ask him what he thought about all that had happened. Waraqah was a very wise man who had read many books and had become a Christian after studying the Bible. He told Khadijah that Muhammad had been chosen by God to be His Messenger. Just as the Archangel Gabriel had come to Moses before and had ordered him to guide his people, so, too, would Muhammad be the Prophet of his people. But Waraqah warned that all the people would not listen to the Prophet and some would mistreat his followers. He must, however, be patient because he had a great message for all the world. From that day on, the Archangel Gabriel came often to the Prophet and the verses he taught him, the message from God to man, were later written down, and are known to us as the Holy Quran.
The mission of Prophet Muhammad (s) was to restore the worship of the One True God, the creator and sustainer of the universe, as taught by Prophet Ibrahim and all Prophets of God, and to demonstrate and complete the laws of moral, ethical, legal, and social conduct and all other matters of significance for the humanity at large.

People's lifestyle before Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم )

  • It was an age of ignorance

    They had dignified and lofty buildings, trade and political relations with great nations/countries, they had a high sense of grammar and language and literature and poetry.

    Lack of law and order
    Their life was without law and order and any government or king. They were divided into tribes and the tribes were thirsty for blood of each other.
    They fought wars for very small reasons for 50 and even 100 years.

    They were idol worshippers. They installed 360 idols in Kaaba (the first house for worship of One True God, constructed by Prophet Abraham and his son Prophet Ismail). Their worship style was clapping, whistling and dancing nude.

    Women's position
    The women were degraded among them and led the most tragic life. The birth of a girl was a bad news for them and to rise them up was a disgrace for them. They were used to bury alive their infant daughters.

    Superstitious beliefs
    They were engaged in illogical beliefs.
    ·         To ensure the rainfall people of some areas were used to tie a bundle of wood to the tell of cow. They took them to a mountain and burn the woods to burn the cow. They did so for the resemblance of fire and cry of cow due to pain with the lightning and thundering of rain. They thought it will cause rainfall.
    ·         They were used to take cow and ox together to make them drink water. If cow didn't drink water they assumed that the bad spirit is sitting between the horns of ox and it is not permitting the cow to drink, so they beat on the face of ox to drive away the bad spirit.
    ·         When a person of distinction died, they confined a camel near the grave and didn't giver it water and food to let it die, so that the dead person can ride the camel after death.
    ·         If a person was bitten by dog, they rubbed the blood of the chief of their tribe to cure him. If madness seems in that person due to dog bite, they took him to the desert and hung dirty bones in his neck to drive away the bad spirit.
    ·         They were used to make their children wear the teeth of a fox and cat to keep the harm of bad spirit away.
    ·         If child got pimples, her mother had to collect bread and dates from the houses of her tribe to give it to dogs to eat to cure her child.
    ·         While traveling they feared immorality of their wives so they were used to tie a thread to a tree. They believed that on their return from journey, if the thread is still there, their wives are innocent otherwise they assumed their wives have lost their immorality.
    ·         If the teeth of their children fell they caught them with two fingers and flung them towards the sun saying "O sun! Give him better teeth than these".
    ·         In case the children of a woman did not live (i.e. died during infancy) they believed that her children would live if she walked seven times over the slain body of a distinguished person.

Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) according to Buddhists' Scriptures

What Buddhists' scriptures say about Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم )

Buddhists' Scriptures

  • Buddha prophesised the advent of a Maitreya
  • Buddha’s doctrine was Esoteric and Exoteric
  • Devoted Servitors of the Buddhas
  • Six Criteria for Identifying Buddha
  • Buddhas are only Preachers
  • Identification of Maitreya by Buddha

Buddha prophesised the advent of a Maitreya
  1. Almost all Buddhist books contain this prophecy. It is in Chakkavatti Sinhnad Suttanta D. III, 76:
    "There will arise in the world a Buddha named Maitreya (the benevolent one) a holy one, a supreme one, an enlightened one, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe:

    "What he has realized by his own supernatural knowledge he will publish to this universe. He will preach his religion, glorious in its origin, glorious at its climax, glorious at the goal, in the spirit and the letter. He will proclaim a religious life, wholly perfect and thoroughly pure; even as I now preach my religion and a like life do proclaim. He will keep up the society of monks numbering many thousands, even as now I keep up a society of monks numbering many hundreds".
  2. According to Sacred Books of the East volume 35 pg. 225:
    "It is said that I am not an only Buddha upon whom the leadership and order is dependent. After me another Buddha maitreya of such and such virtues will come. I am now the leader of hundreds, he will be the leader of thousands."
  3. According to the Gospel of Buddha by Carus pg. 217 and 218 (From Ceylon sources):
"Ananda said to the Blessed One, ‘Who shall teach us when thou art gone?'
And the Blessed one replied, 'I am not the first Buddha who came upon the earth nor shall I be the last. In due time another Buddha will arise in the world, a holy one, a supremely enlightened one, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals. He will reveal to you the same eternal truths, which I have taught you. He will preach his religion, glorious in its origin, glorious at the climax and glorious at the goal. He will proclaim a religious life, wholly perfect and pure such as I now proclaim. His disciples will number many thousands while mine number many hundreds.'
Ananda said, 'How shall we know him?'
The Blessed one replied, 'He will be known as Maitreya'."
    1. The Sanskrit word ‘Maitreya’ or its equivalent in Pali ‘Metteyya’ means loving, compassionate, merciful and benevolent. It also means kindness and friendliness, sympathy, etc. One Arabic word which is equivalent to all these words is ‘Rahmat’. In Surah Al-Anbiya:

      "We sent thee not, but as a mercy for all creatures."
      [Al-Qur’an 21:107]

      Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was called the merciful, which is ‘Maitri’.
    2. The words Mercy and Merciful are mentioned in the Holy Qur’an no less than 409 times.
    3. Every chapter of the Glorious Qur’an, except Chapter 9, i.e. Surah Taubah begins with the beautiful formula, 'Bismillah Hir-Rahman Nir-Rahim', which means 'In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful'.
    4. The Word Muhammad is also spelt as ‘Mahamet’ or ‘Mahomet’ and in various other ways in different languages. The word ‘Maho’ or ‘Maha’ in Pali and Sanskrit mean Great and Illustrious and ‘Metta’ means mercy. Therefore ‘Mahomet’ means ‘Great Mercy’.
Buddha’s doctrine was Esoteric and Exoteric
According to Sacred Books of the East, volume 11, pg. 36 Maha-Parinibbana Sutta chapter 2 verse 32:
"I have preached the truth without making any distinction between exoteric and esoteric doctrine, for in respect of truths, Ananda, the Tathagata has no such thing as the closed fist of a teacher, who keeps something back".
Muhammad (pbuh) on the commandment of Almighty God delivered the message and doctrine without making any distinction between esoteric and exoteric. The Qur'an was recited in public in the days of the Prophet and is being done so till date. The Prophet had strictly forbidden the Muslims from hiding the doctrine.
Devoted Servitors of the Buddhas
According to Sacred Books of the East volume 11 pg. 97 Maha-Parinibbana Sutta Chapter 5 verse 36:
"Then the Blessed one addressed the brethren, and said, ‘Whosoever, brethren have been Arahat-Buddhas through the long ages of the past, they were servitors just as devoted to those Blessed ones as Ananda has been to me. And whosoever brethren shall be the Arahat-Buddhas of the future, there shall be servitors as devoted to those Blessed ones as Ananda has been to me’."
The Servitor of Buddha was Ananda. Muhammad (pbuh) also had a servitor by the name Anas (r.a.) who was the son of Malik. Anas (r.a...) was presented to the Prophet by his parents. Anas (r.a...) relates: "My mother said to him, 'Oh Messenger of God, here is your little servant'." Further Anas relates, "I served him from the time I was 8 years old and the Prophet called me his son and his little beloved". Anas (r.a...) stayed by the Prophet in peace and in war, in safety as well as in danger till the end of his life.
  1. Anas (r.a.), even though he was only 11 years old stayed beside the Prophet during the battle of Uhud where the Prophet’s life was in great danger.
  2. Even during the battle of Honain when the Prophet was surrounded by the enemies who were archers, Anas (r.a...) who was only 16 years old stood by the Prophet.

    Anas (R) can surely be compared with Ananda who stood by Gautam Buddha when the mad elephant approached him.
Six Criteria for Identifying Buddha
According to the Gospel of Buddha by Carus pg. 214:
"The Blessed one said, ‘There are two occasions on which a Tathagata’s appearance becomes clear and exceedingly bright. In the night Ananda, in which a Tathagata attains to the supreme and perfect insight, and in the night in which he passes finally away in that ultra passing which leaves nothing whatever of his earthly existence to remain.’ "
According to Gautam Buddha, following are the six criteria for identifying a Buddha.
  1. A Buddha attains supreme and perfect insight at night-time.
  2. On the occasion of his complete enlightenment he looks exceedingly bright
  3. A Buddha dies a natural death.
  4. He dies at night-time.
  5. He looks exceedingly bright before his death.
  6. After his death a Buddha ceases to exist on earth.
  1. Muhammad (pbuh) attained supreme insight and Prophethood at night-time.
According to Surah Dukhan: "By the books that makes thing clear – We sent it down during a blessed night." [Al-Qur'an 44:2-3]
According to Surah Al-Qadar: "We have indeed revealed this (message) in the night of power." [Al-Qur'an 97:1]
  1. Muhammad (pbuh) instantly felt his understanding illumined with celestial light.
  2. Muhammad (pbuh) died a natural death.
  3. According to Ayesha (r.a.), Muhammad (pbuh) expired at night-time. When he was dying there was no oil in the lamp and his wife Ayesha (r.a.) had to borrow oil for the lamp.
  4. According to Anas (r.a.), Muhammad (pbuh) looked exceedingly bright in the night of his death.
  5. After the burial of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) he was never seen again in his bodily form on this earth.
Buddhas are only Preachers
According to Dhammapada, Sacred Books of East vol 10 pg. 67:
"The Jathagatas (Buddhas) are only Preachers."
The Qur’an says in Surah Ghashiya:
"Therefore do thou give admonition, for thou art one to admonish. Thou art not one to manage (men's) affairs."
[Al-Qur'an 88:21-22]
Identification of Maitreya by Buddha
According to DhammapadaMattaya Sutta, 151:
"The promised one will be:
  1. Compassionate for the whole creation
  2. A messenger of peace, a peace-maker
  3. The most successful in the world
The Maitreya as a Preacher of morals will be:
  1. Truthful
  2. Self-respecting
  3. Gentle and noble
  4. Not proud
  5. As a king to creatures
  6. An example to others in deeds and in words".

Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) according to Parsis' Sciptures

What Parsis' scriptures say about Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم )?

Parsis' Scriptures
  • Prophet Muhammad in Zend Avesta
  • Sanctity of Prophet’s Companions
  • Prophet Muhammad in Dasatir
  • Muhammad will be the Last Prophet

Prophet Muhammad in Zend Avesta
It is mentioned in Zend Avesta Farvardin Yasht chapter 28 verse 129
(Sacred Books of the East, volume 23, Zend Avesta Part II pg. 220):
"Whose name will be the Victorious, Soeshyant and whose name will be Astvat-ereta. He will beSoeshyant (The Beneficent one) because he will benefit the whole bodily world. He will be Astvat-ereta (he who makes the people, bodily creatures rise up) because as a bodily creature and as a living being he will stand against the destruction of the bodily (being) creatures to withstand the drug of the two footed brood, to withstand the evil done by the faithful (idolaters and the like and the errors of the Mazdaynians)".
This Prophecy applies to no other person more perfectly than it does to Muhammad (pbuh):
  1. The Prophet was not only victorious at Fatah Makkah but was also merciful when he let go the blood thirsty opponents by saying:
"There shall be no reproof against you this day".
  1. Soeshyant means the ‘praised one’ (refer Haisting’s Encyclopedia), which translated in Arabic means Muhammad (pbuh).
  2. Astvat-ereta is derived from the root word Astu which in Sanskrit as well as in Zend means ‘to praise’. The infinitive Sitaudan in present day Persian means praising. It can also be derived from the Persian root word istadan which would mean ‘one who makes a thing rise up’. Therefore Astvat-ereta means the one who praised, which is the exact translation of the Arabic word 'Ahmed' which is another name for Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The Prophecy clearly mentions both the names of the Prophet i.e. Muhammad (pbuh) and Ahmed (pbuh).
  3. The Prophecy further says that he will benefit the whole bodily world and the Qur’an testifies this in Surah Al-Anbiya chapter 21 verse 107:
"We sent thee not, but as a mercy for all creatures." [Al-Qur'an 21:107]

Sanctity of Prophet’s Companions
In Zend Avesta Zamyad Yasht chapter 16 verse 95 (Sacred Books of the East, volume 23 Zend Avesta Part II pg. 308):
"And there shall his friends come forward, the friends of Astvat-ereta, who are fiend-smitting, well thinking, well-speaking, well-doing, following the good law and whose tongues have never uttered a word of falsehood."
  1. Here too Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is mentioned by name as Astvat-ereta.
  2. There is also a mention of the Prophet’s friends as companions who will be fighting the evil; pious, holy men having good moral values and always speaking the truth. This is a clear reference to the Sahabas – the prophet's companions.

Prophet Muhammad in Dasatir
The sum and substance of the prophecy mentioned in Dasatir is, that when the Zoroastrian people will forsake their religion and will become dissolute, a man will rise in Arabia, whose followers will conquer Persian and subjugate the arrogant Persians. Instead of worshipping fire in their own temples, they will turn their faces in prayer towards Kaaba of Abraham (pbuh) which will be cleared of all idols. They (the followers of the Arabian Prophet), will be a mercy unto the world. They will become masters of Persia, MadainTus, Balkh, the sacred places of the Zoroastrians and the neighbouring territories. Their Prophet will be an eloquent man telling miraculous things.
This Prophecy relates to no other person but to Muhammad (pbuh)

Muhammad will be the Last Prophet
It is mentioned in Bundahish chapter 30 verses 6 to 27 that Soeshyant will be the last Prophet implying that Muhammad (pbuh) will be the last Prophet. The Qur’an testifies this in Surah Ahzab.
"Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but (he is) the Messenger of Allah, and the Seal of the Prophets: and Allah has full knowledge of all things." [Al-Qur'an 33:40]