Is Muhammad mentioned in previous scriptures with his name Muhammad?
In the books of other Prophets, God’s Messenger, upon him be peace and blessings,
is mentioned with such Syriac and Hebrew names as correspond to Ahmad, Muhammad
and Mukhtar. In the Pages of the Prophet Shu‘ayb, upon him be peace, his name
is Mushaffah, meaning Muhammad. In the Torah, he is mentioned as Munhamanna,
which means Muhammad, and as Himyata, meaning ‘the Prophet of al-Haram’. In
the Psalms, he is named al-Mukhtar, and again in the Torah, al-Hatam al-Khatam.
Both in the Torah and the Psalms, he is referred to as Muqim al-Sunna, which
means the one who establishes and enforces the Divine way for mankind. In the
Pages of Abraham, upon him be peace, and in the Torah, he is mentioned as Mazmaz,
and again in the Torah, as Ahyad.
God’s Messenger himself said, My name in the Qur’an is Muhammad, in the Bible
Ahmad, and in the Torah Ahyad. In the Bible, he is also referred to as ‘the
Possessor of the Sword and the Staff’. In-deed, among the Prophets who carried
the sword, the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, is the greatest
one, who was also commanded to perform Jihad together with his community. The
Gospel refers to him also as the one who wears a crown. What is meant here by
crown is turban, and it is the Arabs who have worn head covers with a wrapper
around them since ancient times. Hence, the reference is undoubtedly to the
Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings.
In the tomb of Shamun al-Safa, the famous traveler Awliya’ Calabi saw the
following verses in the Gospel, written on a gazelle hide: ‘I’tun (A youth)
Azribun (from the progeny of Abraham) peruftun (is to be a Prophet.) Law ghıslin
(He will not be a liar.) Bent afzulat (His birthplace is Makka;) ki kalushir
(he will come with righteousness;) tunuminin (his blessed name) mavamid (is
Ahmad Muhammad.) Isfedus (His followers) takardis (will prosper in this world,)
bist bith (and also in the next.)
Certainly, Jesus frequently gave in the Gospels the glad tidings that the
most significant leader of mankind would come, and mentioned him with some names
in Syriac and Hebrew, which mean, as observed by meticulous experts, Ahmad,
Muhammad, and Faruq (who distinguishes the truth from falsehood).