Did William Branham visit the graves of Muhammad, Buddha, and Confucius?

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William Branham said that he had visited the graves of Mohammed, Buddha and Confucius:

I've visit the grave of most all the founders of a religions; the Mohammedan, and also to--to the grave of Buddha, and Confucius, and many of the philosophers.[1]

But did he?

Did William Branham visit the grave of Confucius?

The facts are:

  1. Confucius is buried in Kong Lin cemetery which lies in Qufu in the Shandong Province.
  2. William Branham was never in China.

The conclusion: William Branham lied about visiting the grave of Confucius.

Did William Branham visit the grave of Buddha?

The facts are:

  1. Buddha was cremated.
  2. There is no grave of Buddha.
  3. Therefore, it is impossible that William Branham visited Buddha's grave.

The conclusion: William Branham lied about visiting the grave of Buddha.

Did William Branham visit the grave of Muhammad?

The facts are:

  1. Muhammad is buried in the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi ("Mosque of the Prophet") in the city of Medina in Saudi Arabia.
  2. There is no indication that William Branham was ever in Saudi Arabia. He did land in Egypt twice on his flights to and from India.
  3. William Branham also stated that he noticed at the grave of Muhammad that there was "a white horse that stands there" which is changed every four hours in preparation of him rising from the dead. However, Islam does not teach that their prophet will resurrect (other than in the general resurrection which referred to as " Yawm ad-Dīn" in Arabic) and there is no white horse standing at the grave of Muhammad.
  4. In 1958, William Branham admitted that he had been in "the country near the grave of Mohammed" (we assume he was referring to Egypt) and not the actual grave itself.[2]

The conclusion: William Branham lied about visiting the graves of Muhammed.


Footnotes

  1. William Branham, 53-0405S
  2. William Branham, 58-0128 - The Oneness Of Unity, para. 18


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