prophet Muhammad (pbuh) mentioned by name in the old testament: Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is mentioned by name in the Song of Solomon
chapter 5 verse 16: "Hikko Mamittakim we kullo Muhammadim Zehdoodeh wa Zehraee Bayna Jerusalem."
"His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem."
In the Hebrew language im is added for respect. Similarly im is added after the name of Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) to make it Muhammadim. In English translation they have even translated the name of Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) as "altogether lovely", but in the Old Testament in Hebrew, the name of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is yet present.
Further explanation in the video.
Nasheeds used: Da'ooni by Muhammad al-muqit Asteghfuru Allah by Khalid al-dabibi
4 - Mohammad(pbuh) in the Bible- The Spirit of Truth
šlama 'lokh - assalāmu ʻalaykum - shalom aleikhem = Peace be to you
Robert Baum Jewish Professor of Religious Studies and Historian. ----------- He(Jesus) Himself stood in their midst and *said to them, “Peace be to you.” - New Testament (Luke 24:36)
Jesus said to them again, “peace be with you” - New Testament (John 20:21)
"And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house." - New Testament (Luke 10:5)
"And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet in return with what is better than it, or (at least) return it equally." (Qur'an, An-Nisa 4:86)
"O you who believe! enter not houses other than your own, until you have asked permission and greeted those in them, that is better for you, in order that you remember." (Qur'an, An-Nur 24:27)
"....But when you enter houses, greet one another with a greeting from God(The Creator), blessed and good...."(Qur'an, An-Nur 24:61)
Exchanging salaam (peace) holds a high position in Islam(Sumission to The Creator alone in peace). Not only is salaam equated with many other important deeds, but it is one of the defining criteria of belief.
a man asked the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) about which aspect of Islam was best. The Prophet replied:
"Feeding the hungry, and saying salaam to those you know and those you don't know." (Bukhari and Muslim)
The Prophet also said: "You will not enter paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another: 'spread salaam' (the greeting of peace) among you." (Muslim)
The Prophet Muhammad also explained another virtue of salaam in the following Hadith:
"When two Muslims meet (give salaam), and shake hands, they are forgiven their sins before they part (with each other)." (Abu Dawud)
Finally, reflect on another saying of the Prophet , when he said:
"O people! spread salaam(peace), feed the hungry, be in touch with your kin, and pray while people are asleep (at night) you shall enter paradise peacefully." (Tirmithi)
There are several forms of exchanging salaam(peace). Each has its grade which corresponds to the extent of the phrase.
There is a Hadith(saying of the prophet pbuh) where Imran Ibn Hussayn (may God be pleased with him) narrated that:
"A man came to the Prophet and said, 'assalaamu alaykum/peace be unto you!' The Prophet returned his greeting and when the man sat down, the Prophet said: 'Ten.' Another man came and said: 'assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullah/peace be unto you and God’s mercy unto you.' to which the Prophet also responded, and when the man sat down, He said 'Twenty.' Another man came and said: 'assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh/peace be unto you and God’s mercy and blessings unto you.' The Prophet returned his greeting, and after the man sat down, he said: 'Thirty." (Abu Dawud and Tirmithi)
The Hadith has been interpreted to mean that the minimum form of the Islamic greeting which is acceptable is "assalaamu alaykum" and one is rewarded ten good deeds for saying it. The second grade, adding "wa rahmatullah", raises the reward to twenty good deeds. The best grade of salaam is "assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu", and this is worth thirty good deeds.
The response to the greeting is similar in form and rewards. The least one could say is "Wa alaykum-us-salaam/and upon you be peace" and the best response is: "Wa alaykum-us-salaam wa rahmatulahi wa barakatahu/ and upon you be peace God’s mercy and blessings".
In the time of the Prophet the Sahabah (companions of the Prophet ) would compete with each other, to see who could give salaams first.
The Prophet peace be upon said:
"The best of the two persons is the one who begins with salaam." (Related by Nawawi in his book Al-Adkar)
returning the salaams (greeting of peace) after it is offered is considered 'wagib'/obligatory, based on the first Qur'anic ayah/verse mentioned.
"You have indeed in the Messenger of God(The Creator), a beautiful pattern for anyone whose hope is in God(The Creator) and the Last Day." (Qur'an, Al-Ahzab 33:21)
These are the christians, who know how to pray and to dress... Jack Farner wrote: "Oh wow look at all those Muslims getting down to pray. Wait, they're not Muslims, they're Christians. Orthodox Christians. This is how Christians (and Jews) prayed long before the advent of Muhammad (pbuh). Look at these modern Orthodox Christians in this photo, kneeling, foreheads to the ground, men on the left and women on the right and with long dresses and full head coverings and notice the prayer mats they are using. This is how Jesus (pbuh) prayed according to Matthew 26:39: "And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed..." Even the Jews before Jesus (pbuh) prayed with there foreheads on the ground: "And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and prayed."- Exodus 34 - My conclusion is that Muhammad (pbuh) didn't bring a new religion, but rather a continuation of what God sent the earlier prophets (such as Moses and Jesus)! #MosesIsMuslim#JesusIsMuslim#IslamThePathToJannah
The Creator of the heavens and the earth sent the prophet Moses (pbuh), after him He sent prophet Jesus(pbuh), and after him He sent prophet Muhammad (the last and the seal of prophets, pbuh). Not only Jesus(pbuh) repeated word-for-word what Moses(pbuh) said but Muhammad(pbuh) repeated word for word and confirmed what Jesus and Moses (pbut) said.
The following verse from the book of Deuteronomy contains an exhortation from Moses (pbuh):
"Shama Israelu Adonai Ila Hayno Adna Ikhad". It is a Hebrew quotation which means:
"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord" [The Bible, Deuteronomy 6:4]
It was repeated word-for-word approximately 1500 years later by Jesus(pbuh) when he said “...The first of all the commandments is: Hear, O Israel; the Lord our God is one Lord.” (Mark 12:29)
Muhammad came along approximately 600 years later, bringing the same message again and confirming what Jesus and Moses (pbut) said:
…But the Christ said: "O CHILDREN OF ISRAEL! WORSHIP GOD, MY LORD AND YOUR LORD." (Qur’an 5:72)
“And your God is One God: there is no God but He...” (Quran 2:163)