Sunday, 26 June 2016

MYTH: Muhammad Being Prophesized in Songs of Solomon

Here I will expose a Clear Lie of Zakir Naik. He claims that Songs of Solomon 5:16 of the Bible has a word "Muhammadim" in it, which is a prophesy of Muhammad.

Analysis: Let us read verses 5:8 to 5:16 of Songs of Solomon:
http://biblehub.com/songs/5-8.htm
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http://biblehub.com/songs/5-16.htm

"Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you-- if you find my beloved, what will you tell him? Tell him I am faint with love."
"How is your beloved better than others, most beautiful of women? How is your beloved better than others, that you so charge us?"
"My beloved is radiant and ruddy, outstanding among ten thousand."
"His head is purest gold; his hair is wavy and black as a raven."
"His eyes are like doves by the water streams, washed in milk, mounted like jewels."
"His cheeks are like beds of spice yielding perfume. His lips are like lilies dripping with myrrh."
"His arms are rods of gold set with topaz. His body is like polished ivory decorated with lapis lazuli."
"His legs are pillars of marble set on bases of pure gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, choice as its cedars."
"His mouth is sweetness itself; he is altogether lovely (Machamaddim - מַחֲמַדִּ֑ים ). This is my beloved, this is my friend, daughters of Jerusalem."

My friends, it is very clear that these verses tell about a girl based in Jerusalem, describing her lover/husband.. The Hebrew word used is pronounced as  Machamaddim and written as מַחֲמַדִּ֑ים (See what i gave in brackets). Its meaning is "highly desirable" or "altogether lovely". This is not at all related to Muhammad...

So then why the confusion? The confusion is mainly because there are no vowels in Hebrew. Hence, the name "Muhammad" and the Hebrew word "Machamad" would be written in the same manner. Let us consider for the sake of discussion that the word was actually the name "Muhammad" with an "im" added for respect (as claimed by Zakir). The problem is that this verse or passage is not a prophesy at all! There is no future tense used... The poem is clearly set in the time of Solomon who is supposed to have lived in the 10th century BC. How is a girl who lived centuries before Muhammad was even born, calling him "My Beloved"? It makes no sense at all!

Then Zakir claims that the extension "im" is used in the Bible only after names (eg: Elohim) to show respect. However, that does not mean "im" cannot be used elsewhere. It is also used to stress something. For example - the word Machamad (מַחֲמַדִּ֑) means "desirable" and Machamaddim (מַחֲמַדִּ֑ים) means "highly desirable". Here is that word in an actual Hebrew sentence: http://www.morfix.co.il/מַחֲמַדִּ֑ים

And here is what it means in the context of Songs of Solomon: http://biblehub.com/hebrew/machamaddim_4261.htm

Conclusion: The verse 5:16 of Songs of Solomon is not a prophesy at all. It shows a girl based in Jerusalem describing her lover/husband as "Machamaddim" meaning "highly desirable".
 

2 comments:

  1. That will make the girl the one and only prophet of Islam. When a man is drowning, he can grasp sharp blade!
    Muhammad said Mary, the mother of Jesus, will be given to him as a wife in paradise. His shamelessness is without limit hence they will not be ashamed to say the lady was referring to him and will be one of his countless wives in 'paradise'.
    They also claimed that the Holy Spirit which was categorically stated that will live in us for ever is referring to Muhammad. The same passage stated that the Spirit of Truth (Holy Spirit) shall not be known by the world because he will not be seen, yet it did not matter to them.

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    1. I mean one and only female prophet of Islam.

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