The Battle of Badr was Prophesied in the Bible

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

The Battle of Badr was prophesied, in the Bible, by the Prophet Isaiah (a.s.).  It was described as a battle between the sons of Ishma’il (a.s.); the children of Tema who settled in Yathrib, and the children of Kedar who settled in Bakka.  Muhammad (s.a.w.) was rejected by his people in Makkah, known in the Old Testament as “Bakka”, and migrated to Madina, which was previously called Yathrib.  The specific passage is here:

Isaiah 21:13-17
13 The burden in Arabia.  In the forest at evening you shall sleep, in the paths of Dedanim.  14 Meeting the thirsty bring him water, you that inhabit the land of the south, meet with bread him that flees.  15 For they are fled from before the swords, from the sword that hung over them, from the bent bow, from the face of a grievous battle.  16 For thus says the Lord to me: “Within a year, according to the years of a hireling, all the glory of Kedar shall be taken away.  17 And the residue of the number of strong archers of the children of Kedar shall be diminished: for the Lord the God of Israel has spoken it.”

13 ἐν τῷ δρυμῷ ἑσπέρας κοιμηθήσῃ ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ Δαιδαν 14 εἰς συνάντησιν διψῶντι ὕδωρ φέρετε οἱ ἐνοικοῦντες ἐν χώρᾳ Θαιμαν ἄρτοις συναντᾶτε τοῖς φεύγουσιν 15 διὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν φευγόντων καὶ διὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν πλανωμένων καὶ διὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῆς μαχαίρας καὶ διὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν τοξευμάτων τῶν διατεταμένων καὶ διὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν πεπτωκότων ἐν τῷ πολέμῳ 16 ὅτι οὕτως εἶπέν μοι κύριος ἔτι ἐνιαυτὸς ὡς ἐνιαυτὸς μισθωτοῦ ἐκλείψει ἡ δόξα τῶν υἱῶν Κηδαρ 17 καὶ τὸ κατάλοιπον τῶν τοξευμάτων τῶν ἰσχυρῶν υἱῶν Κηδαρ ἔσται ὀλίγον διότι κύριος ἐλάλησεν ὁ θεὸς Ισραηλ

13 Onus in Arabia.  In saltu ad vesperam dormietis, in semitis Dedanim.  14 Occurrentes sitienti ferte aquam, qui habitatis terram austri; cum panibus occurrite fugienti.  15 A facie enim gladiorum fugerunt, a facie gladii imminentis, a facie arcus extenti, a facie gravis prælii.  16 Quoniam hæc dicit Dominus ad me: Adhuc in uno anno, quasi in anno mercenarii, et auferetur omnis gloria Cedar.  17 Et reliquiæ numeri sagittariorum fortium de filiis Cedar imminuentur; Dominus enim Deus Israël locutus est.

For those who know their sirah, the Quraysh eventually lost, the “glory of Kedar” was taken away, and the people of Yathrib were victorious.  Events of the Final Prophet (s.a.w.) are found in several places in the Bible, for those who know where to look.


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