As the apple tree is among the trees of the wood so is my beloved among the sons. In the shade of HAMADA [AHMAD ] I sat down and his fruit was sweet to my taste – Song of Solomon 2:3. [See: JPS Tanakh 1917, KJV, Leixkon Biblion]
And also it is said of him that his ways in which Lord God is pleased (Isaiah 42:1). – [NLV]
12. Mustafa Wa Mujtaba – the Chosen and Selected of ALLAH: Indeed, Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) is also known as “Mustafa” and “Mujtaba”, because ALLAH has chosen him and selected him for His task. As ALLAH, the Glorious says: “ALLAH chooses of His messengers whom He pleases; therefore believe in ALLAH and His messengers; and if you believe and guard (against evil), then you shall have a great reward” – (Quran 3:179). Again, the Holy One, says: “ALLAH chooses messengers from among the angels and from among the men; surely ALLAH is Hearing, Seeing” (Quran 22:75).
“Say (O Prophet Muhammad, on whom be peace): Praise be to ALLAH and peace on His servants whom He has chosen: Is ALLAH better, or what they associate (with Him)? Nay, He Who created the heavens and the earth, and sent down for you water from the cloud; then We cause to grow thereby beautiful gardens; it is not possible for you that you should make the trees thereof to grow. Is there a god with ALLAH? Nay! They are people who deviate” (Quran 27:59-60).
– Indeed, Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was known to Jewish Rabbis as the King Messiah and many prophets have given the tidings of his coming as the beloved, chosen, servant and Messenger of the Almighty ALLAH. For instance, it is said in Isaiah: “Behold My servant, whom I uphold; Mine elect, in whom My soul delighteth; I have put My Spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles (i.e. nations)” (42:1) – [KJV].
Indeed, Jesus (on whom be peace) also according to the Gospel of Matthew did not claim that he was that selected servant and the awaited Prophet. Instead, according to Matthew, he charged them not to speak anything and that the prophecy of Isaiah (42:1-9) was yet to be fulfilled (See: Matthew 12:17-18).
“There are today” avows David Flusser and Azzan Yadin “reputable Christian scholars who argue that Jesus never saw himself as the Messiah (awaited final Prophet-King Messiah). Is this a viable claim? Many of the arguments put forward in its support are mere curiosities, but there is one substantive issue – that the Synoptic Gospels, even after the editing of later generations, do not report Jesus as having identified himself with the Messiah or the Son of Man, speaking of the Messiah (once) and the Son of Man (often) in the third person” – (Judaism of the Second Temple Period, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids, 2009, p. 269).
13. Ghouse-ul-Malik – King Saviour – King Messiah [, melekh mashiach]: Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) is also identified as the King-Messiah in the Rabbinical texts. Although the meaning of