Anecdotes from the Life of the Prophet Muhammad

by Mumtaz Ahmad Faruqui

Appendix B: Prophecies about the Holy Prophet Muhammad: Prophecies in the Parsi Scripture

The Parsi religion is one of the oldest religions in the world. It has two collections of scriptures — the Dasatir and the Zand Avasta. In the Dasatir, Number 14, which is associated with the name of Sasanil, a clear prophecy about the advent of the Prophet Muhammad is given. The translation from the original Pahlavi (Persian) language is given below:

“When the Persians should sink so low in morality, a man will be born in Arabia whose followers will upset their throne, religion and everything. The mighty stiff-necked ones of Persia will be overpowered. The house which was built (referring to Abraham building the Kabah in Mecca [Makkah]) and in which many idols have been placed will be purged of idols, and people will say their prayers facing towards it. His followers will capture the town of Persia and Taus and Balkh and other big places roundabout. People will embroil with one another. The wise men of Persia and others will join his followers.”