Evidence from the Bible Prophet Muhammed by the name and description

“Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered prophet, whom they find written in what they have of the Torah and the Gospel…” (Quran, 7:157)

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Read מַחֲּמַדִּ֑ים {ma-ḥă-mad-dîm}, translated as “lovely” in Song of Solomon, 5:16. Note that the Hebrew word here is a masculine noun, not a verb, and the im at the end of the word is a sign of respect (e.g. eloh means God, whereas elohim is God, the Strong!)

Read aloud in Hebrew:

Transliteration: 

Note that Song of Solomon 5:16 is the ONLY place where the word ‘Muhammad’ appears in that form. The passage details his description (i.e. leader of 10,000—a clear prophecy).

DESCRIPTION

5:10 My beloved [is] white and RUDDY, the chief among TEN THOUSAND.

Leader of 10,000:

Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ) was forced to migrate to Medina from Makkah. He returned to conquer Makkah with 10,000 of saints, as also mentioned in Habakkuk 3, Jude 1 and Deuteronomy 33.

The army of the Muslims that liberated Mecca was made of 10,000 men  (From the book of “Muhammad the Prophet” by Maulana Muhammad Ali, pages 128-129).  The Bible calls them “ten thousands of saints”.  Also, in Sahidh Bukhari 59:574  and other Hadiths, including:

Narrated Ibn `Abbas
The Prophet  ( peace be upon him ) left Medina (for Mecca) in the company of ten-thousand (Muslim warriors) in (the month of) Ramadan, and that was eight and a half years after his migration to Medina. He and the Muslims who were with him, proceeded on their way to Mecca. He was fasting and they were fasting, but when they reached a place called Al-Kadid which was a place of water between ‘Usfan and Kudaid, he broke his fast and so did they. (Az-Zuhri said, “One should take the last action of Allah’s Apostle and leave his early action (while taking a verdict.”) (Sahih Bukhari).

REDDISH COMPLEXION 

Narrated Rabia bin Abi Abdur-Rahman: I heard Anas bin Malik describing the Prophet saying, “He was of medium height amongst the people, neither tall nor short; he had a rosy color, neither absolutely white nor deep brown; his hair was neither completely curly nor quite lank. (Volume 4, Book 56, Number 747) [i.e. his hair was wavy hair, as confirmed in other hadith as well, for example:

Narrated Anas: The Prophet ( peace be upon him ) had big hands, and I have never seen anybody like him after him. The hair of the Prophet was wavy, neither curly nor straight. (Sahih Bukhari, 5906)

WAVY HAIR, BLACK LIKE AN ARAB

Song of Solomon, 5:11 His head is purest gold; his hair is wavy and black as a raven.

The Hebrew word conveniently translated here as raven also means ARAB.

Christian objection: This is Solomon’s wife describing her husband.

My Response: Verse 7 says, The watchmen found me as they made their rounds in the city. They beat me, they bruised me; they took away my cloak, those watchmen of the walls! 

Imagine the king’s wife beaten by the guards. This is funny and false. The woman, whoever she is, is not talking about a person that exists in her time. She is believed to be Solomon’s wife and says that she is beaten by the guards. Why would she be beaten when she wants to meet her husband? Why is she so desperately waiting?

The answer is that this is not a literal saying but means that she is dying to meet Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) whom she mentions by name with a description.

Upon him be the eternal peace and blessings of God Almighty.

Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ) is also prophesied in Deuteronomy 18

“I will raise up for them a prophet like you [i.e. Moses] from among their brethren [i.e. Ishmaelites], and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him.”(Deuteronomy, 18:18 )

Christian objection: This is about Jesus

My response: Dear reader, Jesus is most unlike Moses – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon them – since Jesus, unlike Moses, did not come with a new Law (Matthew 5:17), was not a Warrior (John 18:36), and did not have a father and a mother (given his miraculous birth, without any male intervention; Luke 1:34), etc.

Furthermore, the above passage means nothing would be sent in form of a book like Torah and Zaboor (Psalms) but the Archangel Gabriel will come with divine revelation and that Prophet would be an “Unlettered” one, who will remember the revelation by listening it from the Angel before transmitting it to his followers orally.

The Glorious Quran testifies, He does not speak from his own desire. The Quran is nothing less than a revelation that is sent to him.” (Quran, 53: 3-4) And again, “[It is] a revelation from the Lord of the worlds. And if Muhammad had made up about Us some [false] sayings, We would have seized him by the right hand; Then We would have cut from him the aorta. And there is no one of you who could prevent [Us] from him. And indeed, the Qur’an is a reminder for the righteous.” (Quran, 69:43-46)

  Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ) is also prophesied in Isaiah 42 (verse 11 specifies!)

1- Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

THE NAME for the Prophet is “AHMAD” peace be upon him
SUBHANALLAH you can clearly the word MANIPULATED in the Dead Sea Scrolls:

1: My Servant the Chosen One…

The Hebrew word אתמך atmak could originally have been אחמד Ahmad, as per Dead Sea Scroll (DS)S Manuscript Evidence

Here is the lines extrapolated from Dead Sea Scroll (DSS) manuscript portion also known as Great Isaiah Scroll (1QIsa) at column 35) (THIRD WORD FROM THE RIGHT):


Most scholars render 1QIsa into modern hebrew alphabet as the following

Hen avdi atmak bo, bechiri ratzetah nafshi; natatti ruchi alav, mishpat laggoyim yotzi

However as we can see here the word in question is not legible with high degrees certainty. Here we also see spelling peculiarities compared to masoretic rule where ה”he” is appended to the end of word and ו “waw” is employed to stand for qamets vowel sound unlike the masoretes holam male and shuruq mater lectionis rule. Nevertheless because of the very close similarities between He He and Taw Taw  as well as Dalet Dalet  and Kaf Sofit in hand-written Qumran scripts, there is always a possibility that the scribes got it mixed-up.

The Question of the Servant of God

It is obvious that Isaiah 42 talk about the figure of the servant of God. It describes athe character of the servant, while emphasizing God greatness over idols.  Even the Gospel of Matthew sees this as a prophecy (Matt 12:18–21).

However if we have ever noticed that in all beginning chapters in Isaiah, whenever God address His servants it is always referenced by their names:

וַיֹּ֣אמֶר יְהוָ֔ה כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר הָלַ֛ךְ עַבְדִּ֥י יְשַׁעְיָ֖הוּ

“And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah…” (Isaiah 20:3)

וְהָיָ֖ה בַּיֹּ֣ום הַה֑וּא וְקָרָ֣אתִי לְעַבְדִּ֔י לְאֶלְיָקִ֖ים

“On that day I will call for my servant, Eliakim ” (Isaiah 22:20)

וְגַנֹּותִ֛י עַל־ הָעִ֥יר הַזֹּ֖את לְהֹֽושִׁיעָ֑הּ לְמַֽעֲנִ֔י וּלְמַ֖עַן דָּוִ֥ד עַבְדִּֽי

“For I will defend this city and rescue it because of Me and because of My servant David.” (Isaiah 37:35)

וְאַתָּה֙ יִשְׂרָאֵ֣ל עַבְדִּ֔י יַעֲקֹ֖ב

“But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob…” (Isaiah 41:8)

There are other examples in which God references His messiahs and His servants by proper name.

Isaiah 42  begins with the words: “Here is my servant (abdi עבדי) …” I can’t help to wonder why there is no mention here about the servant of God name here in contrast with the other passages.

It is also worth noting that the Hebrew root corresponding to the word is atmak אתמך which is tamak תָּמַך appears totally 21 times in TaNaKH but only once takes a form of. “atmak” אתמך.  Although, as a verb, it is grammatically correct as a first person imperfect singular masculine pa’al form but it seems like disjointed word as a sentence especially with the a preposition with 3rd person masculine singular pronomial affix bo בּוֹ (meaning: “in him”) following it.

The following literal translation of the opening sentence from the masoretes text (MSS)
isa 42-1 etmak

Hen avdi atmak bo, bechiri

Behold, my servant I will support in him my chosen

Now consider to replace the “atmak” אתמך with “Ahmad” אחמד:
isa 42-1 ahmad

Hen avdi atmak bo, bechiri

Behold, my servant Ahmad in him my chosen

I personally think the latter construct make more sense

Please note: The Prophet’s name is Mustafa, meaning God’s elect. Furthermore, all prophets after Jacob (peace be upon him) mentioned in the Bible came for Israelites not Gentiles. This includes Jesus (peace be upon him) — see: Matthew 15:21-26, Matthew 10:5-6, etc. And Jesus (peace be upon him) did not stay on earth long enough to reach the Gentiles (in fact, he actively avoided helping them according to the Bible). But Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ) was a Gentile and he brought message and judgment to Gentiles first.

2- He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heart in the street.

Here the word “not cry” is used as “not complain about the duty that I gave him” because we see in verse 13 God says “… he shall cry”. There is a difference between these two using of the word cry. Now if we read your Bible Matthew 26:39-42, we can not say that Jesus (peace be upon him) never complained.

But if you read the life of Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ), the history of Islam you cannot find even one complaining word of Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ) about the mission (duty) that given by God Almighty.

3- A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

This is true of just about every Prophet (peace be upon them).

4- He shall not fall nor be discouraged, till he had set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

Jesus (peace be upon him) couldn’t finish his mission which had carried out for only 3 years. He was discouraged throughout the NT and he couldn’t set judgment in the earth, because his followers were a few. And yet they “forsook him and fled”, at the time when the Roman soldiers came to arrest Jesus (peace be upon him). 

And Jesus (peace be upon him) himself says “My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence ” (John 18:36)

Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ) established a state and ruled with the Divine Law. Therefore he set judgment in the earth and he did not fall and was never discouraged!

When God says “his law”, and then in verse 9 says, “former things come to pass”, it means that the coming prophet will bring new law. But if we read the Bible again, we see that Jesus (peace be upon him) says in Matthew 5:17, “Think not I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy but fulfill”.

And if we read further we see that Jesus (peace be upon him) did not come with new law; whereas, Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ) came with a new law!

5- Thus saith God the Lord, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which come out of it ; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein;

6- I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles.

Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ) is a descendant of Abraham (peace be upon him) and came to Gentiles.

7- To open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

“To open blind eyes” is used as idiom (see verse 19), meaning that he will show people the things that they did not know and will show people how to comprehend God and His message.

Prison is used as an idiom too. If a spirit doesn’t know God and doesn’t obey Him, then that spirit is in prison of Satan, and that person is prisoner of Satan. By accepting Oneness of God and by obeying Him, the spirit of a person will be free and this makes that person free from prison of Satan. And in verse 8 God clearly states what He meant.

8- I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

(With explanation of verse 7) we understand that the person that God is talking about will come to a place that people worship idols as their gods. If we read verse 17, we may understand this better.

From verses 7 and 8, we understand that God is not talking about Jesus (peace be upon him) but Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ). Because Jesus (peace be upon him) came to Israelites and they were not worshipping idols. But Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ) came during the Jahilliya (ignorance) period of Arabs and destroy the idols. If we read verse 17, it will be understood more clearly.

9- Behold, the former things come to pass, the new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.

As we read in verse 4 and my explanation of it, the person, God is talking about, will come new law. And this person cannot be Jesus (peace be upon him) because of the reasons stated above. This person is none but the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad ( peace be upon him ).

10- Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles and inhabitants thereof.

If you want to hear this new song please listen to someone reciting the Qur’an. While the Quran is not technically “sung”, it is a recital. The new song that God talking about is Noble Qur’an. People who hear the recitation of the Noble Qur’an, consider it to be “sung”, and that explains this passage.

11- Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the Sela sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.

12- Let them give glory unto the Lord, and declare his praise in the islands.

Kedar is son of Ishmael (peace be upon him) (Genesis 25:13-16), and has nothing to do with Jesus (peace be upon him). This verse (verse 11) is not talking about Jesus (peace be upon him) but Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ). As you know Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ) is descendent of Abraham (peace be upon him) through Ishmael (peace be upon him). And the cities that they inhabited are in Arabia namely Telma (Tema/Teman), Yathrib (Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah), Paran (Makkah) etc. 

And if you observe the ritual of Muslims (especially during Hajj), you will see that cities (Makkah and Al-Madinah) lift up their voices** and people shout and glorify Allah from top of mountains, especially Mt. Arafat**. The rock is the rock that God sent to Adam from heaven, and it is located at the side of Kaba. As you know Muslim people make 7 tours around Kaba and kiss this rock while glorifying the Lord.

**In fact, you can see this in every Muslim country, when people are called to prayer, muezzins read the Adhan (calling to prayer) that sounds like a song. And even far from city you can hear this Adhan, it will look like that city lifted up its voice. Furthermore, the city of Medina (where mount Sela is located), literally sang the song “Tala al-Badru” upon the arrival of the Prophet ( peace be upon him )!

13- The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.

14- I have long time holding my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing women; I will destroy and devour at once.

God ordered Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ) to defend himself and the believers from the assault of the Polytheists of Mecca. And if you study the life of Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ) you will see that he was the commander of the army and he fought with his sword and he sacrificed one of his blessed teeth during the war. And God ended Polytheism in the Arabian Pennensula with only one Prophet ( peace be upon him ), and within the short span of 23 years!

Jesus was not a warrior. Therefore, this passage has nothing to do with Jesus (peace be upon him).

15- I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.

Here God is talking about deserts of Arabia. In desert places, mountains and hills of sand are not steady since they diminish with winds (and another one appears). And you can not find rivers except small bodies of water as described by God. As such, this passage has nothing to do with Jesus (peace be upon him).

16- And I will bring blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked thins straight. These things I will do unto them, and not forsake them.

As God says above, He did not send the pagan Arabs a Prophet until Prophet Muhammad () — see as well verse 22. Until Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ), Arabs were worshiping idols, killing baby girls, engaging in sexual immorality, drinking alcohol, gambling etc. Allah showed them the Straight Path of Islam (i.e. submitting to the One God) which they previously not know, taught them the Qur’an and sent Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ) as a guide (and “light”) before them, and made crooked things (i.e. their evil ways) straight.

This verse also has nothing to do with Jesus (peace be upon him).

17- They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that they say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.

This is exactly what pagan Arabs did, when they heard the message that given to Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ) by God. They offered money, authority and many things to our Prophet ( peace be upon him ) and he did not accept any of them. They felt ashamed because they thought that all other Arabs would belittle them, and they would lose visitors of the Kaba (at that time they were using Kaba as place for idol-worship) and this would be their economic end. And they turned to graven images and they would seek help from those images.

This verse also has nothing to do with Jesus (peace be upon him).

18- Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.

God is speaking to Christians and Jews. In verse 18: Hear you (Christians and Jews) deaf, and look you (Christians and Jews) blind, you may see that above things are happening every day in Islamic world.

19- Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the Lord’s servant?

God says, “Who is blind or deaf? My messenger (Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ) and his followers) or you?

20- Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.

You do see these things but you don’t pay attention, you don’t comprehend. You do hear the Qur’an and you know that Muslims sing new song and Muslim cities lift up their voices and they shout from top of mountains, they glorify Me, but you don’t pay attention, you don’t comprehend. Indeed, Christians and Jews think that Muslims do not see the right path (blind), when it they who are misguided and lost if they do not follow their Scriptures!

These verses also have nothing to do with Jesus (peace be upon him).

21- The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.

In many places in the Quran, God addresses His Prophets as “My friend/Beloved”. And He magnified the law and people still follow his law. Jesus did not bring new law, and non of the Christians follows the law that he was following.

This verse also has nothing to do with Jesus (peace be upon him)

22- But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.

In this verse God talks about corrupted society of pagan Arabs. And, indeed, He had not send any prophets to Arabs until Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). That’s why “none saith, Restore”. But up to Jesus (peace be upon him), many prophets had been send to Israelites. Therefore, This verse also has nothing to do with Jesus (peace be upon him)

23- Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?

Thus, in conclusion, God asks, who will become Muslim?

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