Prophet Muhammad's name in the song of Songs

By Magdy Abdalshafy

 The Holy Quran testifies to the existence of Prophet's Muhammad's name in the Holy Book:

The Holy Quran affirms that prophet Muhammad's name is mentioned in the Holy Book as the last prophet. At the time of prophet Muhammad there existed a lot of Jews living in the same city in which these verses were revealed.  Had prophet Muhammad claimed that the Jews would have belied him but, instead, some of them, including   the most influential rabbis, followed prophet Muhammad.

The Holy Quran says:  

And when there came to them (the Jews), a Book (this Quran) from Allah confirming what is with them [the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)], although aforetime they had invoked Allah (for coming of Muhammad Peace be upon him) in order to gain victory over those who disbelieved, then when there came to them that which they had recognised, they disbelieved in it. So let the Curse of Allah be on the disbelievers. (2:89)

 And verily, it (the Quran, and its revelation to Prophet Muhammad SAW) is (announced) in the Scriptures [i.e. the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] of former people. (26:196)

Prophet Muhammad( Also Ahamad) is mentioned by name in the Holy Book, especially the Hebrew version. Many attempts were made to expurgate his name or change its spelling to remain a mysterious person.

Sometimes they translate the prophet's name though proper names should not be translated. Also they use a certain phrase in the place of the proper name.  

An example of this is the phrase" the desire of all nations" in Hajji 2: 6 which is Mahamd and in another version Hamdout", this fact was discovered by David Bejamin, a former highly qualified priest in the ancient languages of the bible.

 Upon discovering this fact through his close study of the different versions in different languages, he embraced Islam. There are other cases which we will discuss in other places.

 The name "Muhammad" is written in the Bible in the original Hebrew language.

In the 5th chapter of the Shir haShirim ( שיר השירים), which is one of the five megilot or Sacred Scrolls that are part of the Hebrew Bible or for short the "Song of Solomon" (also called "Song of Songs"). That chapter is giving a prophecy about an individual to come, a mystery man. 

Song of Songs 5:15 compares this prophetic mystery man to the land of "Lebanon" which is the land of the Arabs. This implies that the mystery man would be an Arab.

Verse 15 of the NIV Bible says: “His appearance is like Lebanon", so this is an Arabic gentleman (or Arab looking). 

Verse 11 says: "his head is as the most fine gold, his locks are
wavy, and black as a raven". Verse 10 describes this man as being "radiant and ruddy" which means he was slightly light-skinned with a rosy color. This physical description matches exactly with the authentic Islamic sources.
Sahih Al Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 56, Number 747, says Muhammad was slightly light skinned, with a rosy color (and has the same hair as is mentioned in verse 11)

Song of Songs 5:10 says: "My beloved is white and ruddy, pre-eminent above ten thousand." This is a prophecy of Prophet Muhammad as he conquered Mecca. It is a well known historically documented fact that in the year 630 CE Muhammad entered Mecca as the leader of an army of "ten thousand men". 

In reading the English translation of Song of Songs 5:16 it finishes the description by saying: "He is altogether lovely" but what most people don't know is that the name of that man was given in the original megilot. Here is the name written in ancient Hebrew as it appears in verse sixteen: מחמד. It is read as : "Mahammad". 

Hebrew: חִכּוֹ, מַמְתַקִּים, וְכֻלּוֹ, מַחֲמַדִּים; זֶה דוֹדִי וְזֶה רֵעִי, בְּנוֹת יְרוּשָׁלִָם.

English: His mouth is most sweet; yea, he is ALTOGETHER LOVELY. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

There is a plural used together with this Hebrew word, with
the plural it’s pronounced “Mahamadd-im”. The ending letters 'im' is a plural of respect, majesty and grandeur for God’s prophet, just as in the word Eloh-im.

According to Ben Yehuda's Hebrew-English Dictionary, it is correctly pronounced as "Mahammad". 

If you don't believe me, go to these translator links, paste the name מחמדand then translate it into English. You will see that מחמדis translated as "Muhammad". … lator.html

You can also see and listen to the Song of Songs in its original form, in Hebrew where Muhammad is mentioned by name in the below link (please notice the "im" in Hebrew is a plural of respect):

Watch the whole video here: