Al Ahram relates that two rabbis in Syria spotted a rising star that signified that a new prophet was about to be born, and they went to Mecca where one proclaimed "O people of Mecca will be born in this month, the prophet of this nation...Under this star shall be born The Most Praised."
In another version the Jew said "O People of Makkah! Very soon a child will be born among you. Arabs and rest of world will follow him and he will conquer the rest of world. His time of birth is close. Who ever will obey him, he will be successful and who ever will go against him, he will fail."
The idea of a star heralding the birth of a prophet was told to Moses and passed down from generation to generation of Jews.
Another legend says that at the moment that Amina gave birth, a light came from her and her baby, a light which was so bright that it lit up distant palaces, so that Amina could see the necks of the camels in Bosra. Then the baby raised himself up, saying, “There is no God but Allah, and I am his prophet.” His aunt Safia, who was there with Amina, said that she did not have to cut the baby’s umbilical cord. [Others say he was born circumcised - EoZ] And some people say three personages, as bright as the sun, appeared: one presented a silver goblet to the child, one an emerald tray, and the third a silken towel; these three personages washed the baby seven times, then blessed him, calling him the Prince of HumanityA different version of a three visitor legend names them as Hagar, Mary and "Queen Asiya" who raised Moses.
But there is another legend about Jews and the birth of Mohammed that is a bit less Christian-sounding:
On the day of the birth of Abdullah, the father of Muhammad (PBUH), the Jewish elders in Syria saw the blood-stains become fresh and drip off miraculously from John the Baptist’s (PBUH) preserved blood-stained clothes, until they became pure white. Thereupon some of the learned Jews came from Palestine and Syria to Mecca to enquire about this newborn child. When they saw the ‘Nur-e-Muhammadi’ (Light of Muhammad) on the forehead of the child Abdullah, they recognised him and said this is ‘Nur-e-Muhammadi’ of the Promised Prophet. Hence they realised that Abdullah was going to be the father of the Promised Prophet; as foretold by Jesus Christ (PBUH) in relation to the blood-soaked clothes of John the Baptist (PBUH).
Amongst these Jews, there were some who had grown proud and jealous. Not realising the Will of Allah, they did not wish to see an Arab prophet. Their pride enshrouding them in darkness, they decided to send an armed band of 70 persons from Syria to kill Abdullah. This incident took place when Abdullah had grown up into a young man, before he got married. They conspired to prevent the birth of the Promised Prophet, so as to ensure that the prophethood which had for so long been amongst the children of Isaac (PBUH), may not get transferred to the children of Ishmael (PBUH) as foretold repeatedly in the Holy Bible. Before the 70 attackers could even touch Abdullah, a number of horsemen came down from the sky and slew them all.
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