Names of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) in the Bible
1. Muhammad – the Most Praised, the Admirable, the Illustrious, the Glorious: Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) blessed name “Muhammad”† in Arabic it is written as , which means Glorious, Illustrious, Praised, Esteemed i.e., from the root word [H.M.D], which means “praised”. ALLAH calls His beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) as “Muhammadur Rasul ALLAH” – Muhammad is the Messenger of ALLAH – (Quran 48:29).
“When ALLAH made Adam He revealed to Adam to ask Him: O ALLAH! Why have you made my kuniyah (name) as ‘Abu Muhammad’? ALLAH said: O Adam! Lift your head. He lifted his head and saw the noor (light) of the Prophet of ALLAH (Sall ALLAH hu ‘alaihi wasallam) on the ‘Arsh (Throne). Adam asked: O ALLAH! Whose is this noor? ALLAH said: It is a Prophet from your progeny. His name is Ahmad (Sall ALLAH hu ‘alaihi wasallam) in the skies and Muhammad (Sall ALLAH hu ‘alaihi wasallam) on the earth. If he were not created, I would not have created you or the skies and the earth” – (See: Imam Saif ad-Din Abu Ja’far bin Umar al-Humairi al-Hanafi in his ‘al-Durr al-tanzeem fee mawlid al-nabi al-kareem’).
It might be surprising to note that even Rabbis confirm this that he was: “…given a name in the presence of the Lord of the Spirits, even before the creation of the sun and the moon, and before the creation of the stars” – (See: I Enoch 48.2, Messianic Expectations in 1st Century Judaism).
– Muhammad: Prophet Muhammad’s (Peace Be Upon Him) name appeared thirteen times in Hebrew Tanakh (i.e. Torah) as using the same Semitic letters “Meem”, “Hai”, “Meem” and “Daal” and it can be well read as MAHAMAD/MOHAMMED/MUHAMMAD. For instance, Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was prophesied in the words of Prophet Ezekiel that ALLAH will send MUHAMMAD (Peace Be Upon Them) and so therefore son of Adam (should) do not lament. As it was said in Hebrew:
† Cyril Glassé and Huston Smith avows: “Tradition assigns two hundred [and one] names to Muhammad, including: Habib ALLAH (“Beloved of God”), an-Nabi (“the Prophet”), ar-Rasul (“the Messenger”), Abu-l-Qasim (“Father of Qasim”, a son who died in infancy), Ta’ Ha’, Ya’Sin (names of Surahs of the Koran), Dhikru-Llsah (“Remembrance of God”), Miftah ar-Rahmah (the “Key of Mercy”), Miftah al-Jannah (the “Key of Paradise”), Sayyid al-Kwan (“Master of the Two worlds”), Ruh al-Haqq (“the Spirit of Truth”), Khatim al-Anbiya’ (“Seal of the Prophets”), Khatim ar-Rusul (“Seal of the Messengers”), Sahib al-Mi’rah (“He of the Night of Ascent”), Sa’d ALLAH (“Joy of God”), Sa’d al-Khalq (“Joy of Creation”), ‘Ayn an-Na’im (“Fount of Beneficence”), Sayf ALLAH (“Sword of God”), Al-Amin (“The Trusty”) and so forth” – (The Encyclopaedia of Islam, AltaMira Press, Maryland, USA, 2003, p.320).