Was The Prophet Yahya Aka John the Baptist Beheaded?

Brother of John

بِسۡمِ اللهِ الرَّحۡمٰنِ الرَّحِيۡمِ

Was John the Baptist Beheaded?


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We are told by an early historian, Josephus, that Chief Yahya/John the Baptist was put to death because of his political importance. The belief that he was executed is probably related to the New Testament story of his beheading at the behest of Salome, a story the truth of which we reject. Josephus does not mention the manner of his death. Others have stated that he was beheaded. If it be true that Chief Yahya was put to death by Herod Antipas on the suspicion of planning an insurrection, as Josephus indicates, the punishment would not have been beheading.

Under Roman law, only Roman citizens were sentenced to beheading. Any non-Roman citizen was sentenced to death by crucifixion for such activity. This was the case with Jesus, a non-Roman citizen, be- ing accused of treason and sentenced to crucifixion. In addition, we see that when Paul was sentenced to die, he pleaded that he was a Roman citizen so that he would be beheaded and not crucified (Acts 22:27-28).

Certainly, if it was the case that Chief Yahya’s followers were many, spread far and wide, as it has been reported by some, and that Josephus mentions that the Jews were greatly moved by his words, and that Herod Antipas feared that Chief Yahya’s influence over the masses would cause a rebellious uprising lead- ing to a revolt by the Jews against the Romans (Antiquities 18:5.2 116-119), then this would be in accord with the practice of capital punishment of such criminals under Roman law.

That is, that nonRoman citizens be crucified. As far as his being beheaded by Antipas, now believed to be a fiction, we know that records show Herod the Great lost his power to execute anyone. It is also known that he had to bring those whom he wanted to execute to the Roman authorities, as he had lost his title of “Caesar’s Friend.”

With that in mind, there is nothing whatsoever showing that this power to execute political prisoners was ever restored to his heirs, one of whom was Herod Antipas. If Antipas had wanted to execute Chief Yahya/John

the Baptist, he most likely would have needed permission from Rome to do so. If this be true, then the punishment would have to have been crucifixion and not behead- ing as this was reserved for Roman citizens.

Would it be fair to say that the High Priest Caiaphas, who was endorsed by Rome, had a problem with this new Black Chief whom the masses were flocking to see by the River Jordan? Would it be fair to say that Chief Yahya/ John the Baptist threatened not only the throne of Antipas, but also the Jewish religious establishment? Would it be fair to say that both Antipas and Caiaphas conspired together to do away with Chief Yahya? That thee Sanhedrin and Antipas could not execute anyone should be kept in mind. Would it be fair to say that Chief/Yahya was arrested and brought before Pilate?

The Prophet Yahya could not have been beheaded as has been stated by Muslim and Christian scholars. With regard to Jesus, in the Quran we read: “Peace on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day I will be raised up again.” (Q. 19:33)

The verse states that Jesus was given safety and security in these three situations. But what about the son of Zechariah? We find the same description for him as we find for Jesus: “Peace on him the day he is born, the day he dies, and the day he is raised up again.” (Q. 19:15) John: 1+9+1+5= 16—1+6= 7— Jesus: 1+9+3+3= 16—1+6= 7 7+7= 14—1+4= 5 Life Force How does the supposed beheading of this prophet fit in with the above Quranic verse of one given peace by his Lord? We find in the commentary of Ibn Kathir that Yahya was also given safety and security in these three situations, but the book speciously ascribed to Ibn Kathir, Stories of the Prophets, agrees with the Gospel accounts of Chief Yahya’s being beheaded and the serving of his head on a platter. How do we explain the beheading of this Prophet of God? How, then, is he one who was “safe and secure”?

Are we to say that God saved Jesus, but abandoned Yahya? Is this divine justice? Josephus’s account of the imprisonment and execution of Yahya/John the Baptist would place it in the middle of the fourth decade, say 35 or 36 AD and therefore years after the events of the supposed crucifixion of Jesus, not before.

In The New Testament: An Islamic Perspective, Crook writes, “Josephus’ evidence creates a colossal chronological problem of enormous consequences.” That is still true. Since we also know that while the gospels portray John in their narratives primarily to introduce and testify to Jesus’ superior stature, we also know from Josephus, that John/Yahya was a major player on the Palestinian stage, not just a walk-on to herald the messiahship of Jesus. Subsequently,

Pontius Pilate and Caiaphas were both removed in 36 AD. Where does the supposed crucifixion of Jesus fit in here exactly? The two principal characters in the gospels responsible for allegedly crucifying Jesus were no longer in power.

Consider the following examples of the way God dealt with his prophets: “And, certainly, Noah cried out to Us. And how excellent were the ones who answer! And We delivered him and his people from tremendous distress. And We made his off-spring—they, the ones who remain. And We left for him to say with the later ones: Peace be on Noah among the worlds. (Q. 37:79)

About Prophets Moses and Aaron: “And, certainly, We showed Our grace to Moses and Aaron. And We delivered them and their folk from the tremendous distress and helped them so that they, they had been the ones who are victors. And We gave them the manifest Book and guided them to the straight path. We left for them a good name with the later ones: Peace be on Moses and Aaron! (Q 37:114-120)

About Prophet Lot: “Truly, he was of Our servants, ones who believe. And, truly, Lot was of the ones who are sent. We delivered him and his people, one and all, but an old woman of the ones who stay behind. Again, We destroyed the others.” (Q. 37:133-136)

About Prophet Jonah: “Then, the great fish engulfed him while he was one who is answerable. If he had not been of the ones who glorify, he would have lingered in expectation in its belly until the Day they are raised up.” (Q. 37:142-144)

All of them, plus Jesus, and Muhammad—as far as we know, all the prophets mentioned by name in the Quran were delivered from their enemies. Yet, the Prophet Yahya, whose name ironically means “He Lives,” is popularly supposed to have been put to death.

Clearly, you can see how this story of the beheading creates an inconsistency with a text believed by Muslims all over the world to be internally consistent. Countless works have been published pertaining to the false crucifixion of the son of Mary by Muslims, yet the false beheading of the son of Zachariah is ignored, why?

Walakin Shubbiha وَلَٰكِن شُبِّهَ —G-Value 28-YAHYA/HE LIVES

  • Both were born miraculously: (About Yahya) He said: ‘My Lord! How can I have a son when age hath overtaken me already and my wife is barren?’ (The angel) answered: ‘So (it will be). God doeth what He will.’ (Q. 3:40) and (about Jesus): ‘She said: My Lord! How can I have a child when no mortal hath touched me?’ He said: ‘So (it will be). God createth what He will. If He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is.’ (Q. 3:47)
  • Both were given unique names: And the angels called to him as he stood praying in the sanctuary: God giveth thee glad tidings of (a son whose name is) Yahya, (who cometh) to confirm a word from God, chief, concealer [of secrets], a prophet of the righteous (Q. 3:39) and he whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, illustrious in the world and the Hereafter, and one of those brought near (unto God).” (Q. 3:45)
  • Both were given significant titles by God: Yahya: …Chief, concealer of secrets, a prophet of the righteous (Q. 3:39) and Jesus whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, illustrious in the world and the Hereafter, and one of those brought near (unto God). (Q. 3:45)
  • Both Yahya and Jesus received mercy: In regard to Yahya: … And mercy from Our presence, and purity; and he was devout. (Q. 19:13) and in regard to Jesus: …and a mercy from Us, and it is a thing ordained. (Q. 19:21)
  • Both were prophets of God: In regard to Yahya: … a prophet of the righteous. (Q. 3:39) and Jesus: He spake: ‘Lo! I am the servant of God. He hath given me the Scripture and hath appointed me a Prophet.’ (Q. 19:30)
  • Both were righteous: Yahya: …a prophet of the righteous. (Q. 3:39) and Jesus: …and he is of the righteous. (Q. 3:46)
    Both were given sagacity: Yahya: And we gave him wisdom when a child. (Q. 19:12), Jesus: And He will teach him the Scripture and wisdom… (Q. 3:48)
  • Both were associated with the Word of God: Yahya: …who confirms a Word from God (Q. 3:39); Jesus: God gives glad tidings of a Word from Him. (Q. 3:45)
    Both were respectful to their parents: Yahya: …and (he was) dutiful toward his parents (Q. 19:14); Jesus: And (God) hath made me dutiful toward her who bore me. (Q. 19:32)
  • Both were humble: Yahya: and he was not arrogant, rebellious19 (Q. 19:14); Jesus: and (God) hath not made me arrogant, villainous.20 (Q. 19:32)
  • Both were saved as infants from death; both were unknown when they returned. One baptized with water (Yahya) and the other with the Holy Spirit (Jesus). Both had followers and disciples; both were sinless; and both were sent to the Children of Israel. Both finished and completed their missions successfully and were elevated and honored with God’s peace: Yahya: Peace be upon him the day he was born, and the day he dies and the day he shall be raised alive! (Q. 19:15) and Jesus: Peace be upon me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive! (Q. 19:33)

G. Value in their Names: Zakariyah 11 Maryam 11 Esa 5 Yahya 28— 1111528= 19

Revelation to both Zakariyah and Maryam— 11+11= 22

Yahya 28 and Esa 5= 10/5—15YH Combined Forces

Yahya 28 and Esa 5= 33



لَوَّاحَةٌ لِّلْبَشَرِ

74:29 A scorcher of mankind. 28/5

Q. 74:30OVER IT IS 19″ WHAT IS THE 19 OVER? 

Q. 74:35 THE GREATEST SIGN: إِنَّهَا لَإِحْدَى Indeed it is One= GEMATRICAL VALUE 28  YAHYA

 AL’KABIR:  الْكُبَرِ The Greatest GEMATRICAL VALUE 10Y- ASHARA

The 19  is over the Ashara -10Y  

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ

Q. 113 Say: I take refuge with the Lord of Daybreak

بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ —Lord of the Dawn G. Value 22 w/doubler 24= 10

بِرَبِّ —Rabb/Lord G. Value in verse= 8 and root= 6 total 14= 5

  865= 19(10Y)

الْفَلَقِ —al-Fallaq/DayBreak G. Value in verse and root

Verse: 13831—Root: 831= 28

Count every 28th Chapter and you land on Surah 112 Ikhlas Divine Oneness 1

281121= 15YH

Chapter 113+5Verses= 10Y

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Qur’an 4:157: 

And for their saying: We killed the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, the Messenger of God. And they killed him not,

nor they crucified him. Rather, a likeness to him of another was shown to them.

And, truly, those who were at variance in it are in uncertainty about it.

There is no knowledge with them about it but they are pursuing an opinion. And they for certain killed him not.

KEY WORDS: WALAKIN SHUBBIHA (A likeness to him of another) 

وَلَٰكِن شُبِّهَ —G-Value 28-YAHYA/HE LIVES


Qur’an 4:158:

بَل رَّفَعَهُ اللَّهُ —Nay, God raised him up G. Value 28 (1)

اللَّهُ إِلَيْهِ —Towards Himself G. Value 22 (4)

وَكَانَAnd is G. Value 13 (4)

اللَّ — God G. Value 12 (3)

عَزِيزًا All Mighty —G. Value 23 (5) (adding the Nun light (5) G. Value 28)

حَكِيمًا All Wise G. Value 15YH (6)

Total Package: 1+4+4+3+5+5= 22

Total Package if you add the 5/Nun in AzizaN= 28

1+4+4+3+5+5+6= 28 

Yahya/Yu’hanan/John the Baptist is number 28 in the Qur’an


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Forensic Scriptures

Yahya 28

The Qur’an: The Greatest Sign, “THE First Sign OF LIFE” Yahya أيه

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَآمِنُوا بِرَسُولِهِ يُؤْتِكُمْ كِفْلَيْنِ مِن رَّحْمَتِهِ

وَيَجْعَل لَّكُمْ نُورًا تَمْشُونَ بِهِ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ

O YOU who have attained to faith! Remain conscious of God, and believe in His Apostle,

[and] He will grant you doubly of His grace, and will make for you a light wherein ye shall walk,

and will forgive you [your past sins]: for God is much-forgiving, a dispenser of grace.

ا ى ى  ا ل ل ذ ى  ا م ن O those who believed!  Total for root 28

 يُؤْتِكُمْ كِفْلَيْنِ مِن He will grant you doubly of  28

 رَّحْمَتِهِ —Grace upon Grace G. Value 23= 5 (23/5= 28)

رَّحْمَتِهِ —Double Ra = 25

Yahya is # 28 mentioned by name 5x in the Qur’an. Esa’s name G. Value 14= 5    

Combined Forces 5X5= 25X JesuS is mentioned by name in the Qur’an. The 2 in the 5= 7

وَيَجْعَل And He will make G. Value 13

لَكُمْ نُورًاFor you a light G. Value 23 (28)

نُورًا A Light—Nuran G. Value 19 Root letters NWR= 13

(See Q. 19:13 below)

تَمْشُونَ You will walk G. Value 8

بِهِ With it G. Value 2

With it—You Will Walk (28/10)…“Get Up and Walk”


(*5778)—Q. 57:28= #22


And by Our grace, and purity; and he was devout

5 is the number of God’s Grace 


—And by Our Grace G. Value—6855= 24= 6

Root G. Value—18= 9


 وَزَكَاةً وَكَانَ —And pure—to be G. Value 28

تَقِيًّا Devout—G. Value 7

Root G. Value 8

Total Package 15YH

قَالَ سَنَشُدُّ عَضُدَكَ بِأَخِيكَ وَنَجْعَلُ لَكُمَا سُلْطَانًا فَلَا يَصِلُونَ إِلَيْكُمَا 

بِآيَاتِنَا أَنتُمَا وَمَنِ اتَّبَعَكُمَا الْغَالِبُونَ

He said: We will strengthen thy arm through thy brother and assign to you both authority

so that they reach not out to you both. With Our signs, you two and whoever followed you two will be the ones who are victors

Q. 28:35—

Sul’tanan “Authority” G. Value 28


Proper recitation (tajwid) Confirmed the Vision “Saddaqta—Arruya” G. Value 28

وَنَادَيْنَاهُ أَن يَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ

We called out to him: O Abraham! Q. 37: 104 

قَدْ صَدَّقْتَ الرُّؤْيَا إِنَّا كَذَٰلِكَ نَجْزِي الْمُحْسِنِينَ

Verily, you have confirmed the Vision. Indeed,

We thus reward the good-doers. Q. 37: 105  


Confirmed G. Value 22

صَدَّقْتَ الرُّؤْيَا

Proper recitation (tajwid) Confirmed the VisionSaddaqta—Arruya” G. Value 28

SDDQTARRY= 9441422-1= 28

Count Every 28th Chapter and you land on Oneness (Tawhid) 

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Forensic Scriptures 28 the day break


Qur’an Sad 38:34 Kursiy 

وَلَقَدْ فَتَنَّا سُلَيْمَانَ وَأَلْقَيْنَا عَلَىٰ كُرْسِيِّهِ جَسَدًا ثُمَّ أَنَابَ

And certainly We tried Solomon, and set upon his throne a (mere) body.

Then did he repent.

وَلَقَدْ —And certainly G. Value 14= 5

Root 14= 5 (14+14=28)

فَتَنَّا —We tested G. Value 22

سُلَيْمَانَ —Solomon G. Value 19

G. Value Root 13

وَأَلْقَيْنَا —And we placed G. Value 17

Root 13 Total 

عَلَى كُرْسِيِّهِ On his throne G. Value 28

جَسَدًا  —A Body G. Value (as they appear) 14= 5

Adding the nun Jasada(n) = 19 = 10Y

ثُمَّ —then G. Value 13

أَنَابَ—He turned G. Value 8 

Root 13

Ayatul Kursi

Qur’an Baqara 2:255

اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ لَّهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ مَن ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِندَهُ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلَّا بِمَا شَاءَ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَلَا يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ

Allah! There is no deity save Him, the Alive, the Eternal.

Neither slumber nor sleep over-taketh Him.

Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth.

Who is he that intercedeth with Him save by His leave?

He knoweth that which is in front of them and that which is behind them,

while they encompass nothing of His knowledge save what He will.

His throne includeth the heavens and the earth,

and He is never weary of preserving them.

He is the Exalted, the Mighty.

Allah! (13=4) There is no deity (13=4) save Him (19=10), the Alive (5), the Eternal (8) —G. Value in verse 44158= 22

The Life AL’ Hayya 14= 5H8Y10Y10Yahya G. Value 28

The Eternal Al’ Qayyum G. Value 16= 7—Root QWM G. Value 11

‘AGRN’—‘BLK’ 1325= 11  232= 7 (Hebrew)

وَلَا يَئُودُهُ — No Slumber  G. Value root 15YH

-Hafiza= 888

ذَا الَّذِي —“Is the one” G. Value 232+3= 5 (23+5= 28)

ذَا الَّذِي —“Is the one” Root G. Value 28

28+5= 33

مَن —Man G. Value 9

ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ

—The one who can intercede G. Value root 28

وَلَا يَئُودُهُ

And nothing tires him G. Value root 15YH


From guarding both of them G. Value 33

G. Value #888


وَهُو ه و

—WaHuwa Verse and Root G. Value total 28


65656= 28

الْعَلِيُّا لْعَظِيمُ —The Exalted The Mighty G. Value 40

2+8+4+0 = 14 = 5

 وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ

Proper Recitation (tajweed) G. Value 55/Y— Ar’Rahman—God Gracious!   

Ayatul Kursiy 2:255 (22/55

Two Places the Throne (Kursiy) is Mentioned

Chapter 2:255= 14= 5 = (10)

Chapter 38:34= 18= 9 (18)

145189= 28


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