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    In the name of Allah[God], most gracious, most merciful

    Mohammad in the bible

He bringeth them out of darkness unto light by His decree, and guideth 
          them unto a straight path. 

Muhammad (pbuh) is mentioned by name in the Song of Solomon 5:16. 
The Hebrew word used in this verse is Mahamaddim. The ending letters 'im' is a plural of  respect, majesty and grandeur, just as in Elohim (the God). Without 'im' the name becomes Mahamadd which was translated as "altogether lovely" in the Authorized Version of the Bible or 'The Praised One', 'the one worthy of Praise.' In Arabic, Muhammad means the one who is most praised. 

     * Song of Solomon 5:16 
     His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my 
beloved, and this is my  friend, O daughters of Jerusalem. 

The phrase "he is altogether lovely" reads in the Hebrew as "he is 

     Haggai 2:7-9 
     And I will shake all nations, and the Himada of all the nations 
will come; and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts. Mine is the silver, mine is the gold, says  the Lord of hosts, the glory of my last house shall be greater than that of the first one,  says the Lord of hosts; and in this place I will give Shalom, says the Lord of Hosts. 
     (Quoted from Reference 4). 

The Hebrew words Mahmad, Mahamod, Himdah, and Hemed appearing in the Old Testament and the Arabic words Muhammad and Ahmad are all derived from the same root "H, M and D," and refer to the same general meaning. These Hebrew words convey qualities as well as the person depending on the phrase used in the Old Testament. The Hebrew word Shalom and the Arabic word Salam have the same meaning - peace. They are derived from the root alphabets "S, L and M." Islam is also derived from the same root alphabets and means the 
path of peace. 


Imran Ahmad Ali