Monday, July 18, 2016

Muhammad in Bible (Song of Solomon : 5 : 10-16)

          Below are verses which I got from Song of Solomon. These verses told about someone who became the beloved one of Solomon. All described on the description and the body of the person. This verse was revelation and included in the list of Old Testament, therefore, we don't need to be doubtful to believe it.

            My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand. His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven. His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set. His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh. His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires. His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars. His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem. (King James Version)

            If we admired someone, then we will be enchanted to him. Whether it is his personality, his words, or his face. In this prophecy, we see a man who was created by beauty and bright. The beauty which will make anyone falls in love. Prophet Solomon admired the beauty of the person he loved so that his words were full of meaning.
            Same like Prophet Solomon, people who lived with and witnessed Prophet Muhammad also described his face and body. Even though we never saw him like what, it's enough for us to see him like his companions said. One thing that we have to know, the Prophet's companions were people who were well known for their honesty in saying. They were not people who like to add more or tell lie. If they saw A, then they would say A. If they heard B, then they would say B. Most sources about Prophet Muhammad's appearances below are coming from book of Mukhtashar asy-Syamâil al-Muhammadiyyah written by Syaikh al-Albâni rahimahullah. Most Hadits below are considered Shahih (true and correct) and can be used for argumentation.

Muhammad in Bible (Isaiah 33: 17-23)

            Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off. Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers? Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand. Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken. But there the glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby. For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; he will save us. Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail: then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey. (King James Version)

            The prophecy which will we read is about the coming of a King who would enter Jerusalem. He would come in his beauty and honor. That was he came with his commanders and troops. He would be seen by the inhabitants of Jerusalem who in that time were in the frightening situation. Because they had seen and experienced the horror of the attack and assault of King's troop. The nation was known as fierce (uncivilized) nation and didn't have high civilization as them (Byzantine or Christians).

Muhammad in Bible (Isaiah : 32:1-8)

          Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment. And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land. And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken. The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly. The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful. For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the Lord, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right. But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand. (King James Version)

In this verse, we would see a King who would reign in righteousness. After the King passed away, he would be succeeded by his successors who were also righteous (just). Why I include this verse to the prophecy about Muhammad. What was the relation with him. As I said at the beginning, prophecy is something that has full-of-allegory and symbolic meaning, it doesn't say to the point but it has a wider meaning about the supposed event. You may not realize that verily the prophecy about Prophet Muhammad had a keyword which if we see it we will find it. The keyword about him in the Old Testament was illiterate. It was like what Allah said in sura Al-Araaf which I wrote in the previous chapter. This keyword which will be an opener to see those prophecies.