In the name of Allah[God], most gracious,
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
His mouth is most sweet:
yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my
beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters
The phrase "he is altogether lovely" reads in
the Hebrew as "he is
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
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