Hawzah News Agency – Specific Prophecy
In the previous sections we addressed the principle of prophecy in its general aspect; here we intend to address the specific prophecy pertaining to the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad ibn 'Abd Allah. We had noted that prophecy can be proved in three ways:
(a) by miracles accompanying the prophetic call; (b) by the accumulated evidence from companions and witnesses in support of the truth of the call; and (c) by the verification provided by the previous Prophet. The prophecy of the Messenger of Islam can be confirmed by each of the above means, as we shall briefly show below.
Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani, Doctrines of Shii Islam, A Compendium of Imami Beliefs and Practices, Translated and Edited by Reza Shah-Kazemi, published by I.B.Tauris Publishers, London • New York 2003.