His Imperial Majesty The King of Kings

Prophet Muhammad 

In the Bible

As the 54th Imam of the Prophet Muhammad´s family in the Qadiri Naqshbandi creed of Sunni Islam, His Royal Highness is eager to show the world that his great grandfather Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is indeed mentioned in the bible.

Songs of Solomon

A love ode between of a female saint for the eternal Prophet in the old Testament

Initiary comment

A man is many times annihilated in love for a certain woman, something everyone of us has witnessed. may it be a crush or your wife you are longing for, this love is so intense, that you fall in a state of trance. It is in this trance moment, that the Prophet´s and Imams hacked their mind in order to transfer this sentiment of love to God, upon which God guides his beloved servant who is underlying heart sickness, for he said in a Hadith:

"I am closest to those whose hearts are broken (f.e. because of love sickness for a woman) on my account (destiny)."

Many regard the songs of Solomon as an erotic poem, which is because they read it too literal and do not understand the metaphorical art behind it. Once there is a man and a woman they come up with bad thoughts...

In fact however in the semitic languages people -especially the Children of Israel- engaged in extreme ecstatic poetry which can also be seen until today in Abdul Qadir Gilani´s poems for example, who also used the metaphor "wine" in order to describe his love for God and not alcohol.

Jews regard the Songs of Solomon as a dialog between God and the Children of Israel in light of the children of Israel engaging in love for God in worship same as Muslims do.

But Christians regard it as an allegoration between Jesus and his bride, which actually cannot be as Jesus because the description, especially being Arab looking did not fit the Messiah.

However the expressor of these words indeed seems to be a lady, an Israelite saint, who was blessed with a vision of Prophet Muhammad, who fits the description in the songs. As this lady is similar to the Muslim saint Rabia al Basri in her love for God and the Prophet, I will call her "Rabia the Israelite".

A person whose heart was broken, so she was engaged so much in worship for God, that god manifested the light of Prophet Muhammad upon her in a vision.

This poem is the sign that prophet Muhammad´s light was even existent way before the Prophet´s birth, which is the reason we refer to him as the first last and eternal prophet of God. 

It is as Adam performed his repentance for he asked God by his beloved Muhammad to forgive him, upon which God has empowered Adam more than ever before even more powerful than in his time in paradise, as vicegerent upon earth.

1 I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.

Comments of His Serene Highness:

The dualism of honey and milk is a symbolic occasion that even happened in the ascension of Prophet Muhammad. Gabriel has offered him wine as a symbol of passion and milk as a symbol of reason upon which Prophet Muhammad has chosen Milk(reason) over Wine (passion).

So why did Prophet Muhammad chose both in the poem. The answer is simple, because in the incident of the ascension Prophet Muhammad wanted to show that reason is the direction and passion the fuel to receive confidence in the direction. Especially because mankind was too "drunken" on which occasion Prophet Muhammad wanted to rebalance Wine and Milk with adding more Milk to the pool of gnosis. In the time of Rabia the Israelite however there was a greater balance of both within the people of Israel and Prophet Muhammad wanted to show Tabia the Israelite, that she indeed excellend in Excellence in bringing Balance to Milk and Wine in the pool of Gnosis.

The 23rd and highest Imam of Prophet Muhammad´s family in the 12th century Sayyid Abdul Qadir Gilani made clear that there is the need of balance between reason (milk) and wine (passion). The children of Israel were so much reasonable that they just could not believe that a pure and virgin woman like Mary could ever bear a child without a man. That is why in excess of Milk (reason) in the pool of Gnosis they slandered upon the holy virgin Mary.

But on the other hand some Christians have become so emotional in jurispudence that they have allowed the consumption of wine out of passion as they did not know that "wine" was merely a metaphor for "love" or "passion", meaning the esoteric aspect of the religion.

Thus Imam Abdul Qadir Gilani Al Muhyuddin as Prophet Muhammad´s successor made clear again that there must be a balance. As do I right now as successor of my ancestors in the modern age.

Prophet Muhammad chose milk and Abdul Qadir chose wine, because the Abbasids in Baghdad had too much excess in reason (milk/Exotericism), whereas the Christians had too much excess in excess in Ecstasy (Wine/Esotericism) same as the Jews had too much Milk again in the pool of gnosis.

The dualism of Milk (exotericism) and Wine (esotericism) is a popular one my ancestors and predecessors since Prophet Abraham used.

It is because of Prophet Muhammad choosing Milk (reason) rather than Wine (passion) that God has commanded mankind to follow this way of reason and to stop considering Jesus as "son of God" as in light of reason it would be too farfetched to attribute a son to God, independant how romantic this metaphor might be.

Abdul Qadir Gilani in the same manner invited his friends in the Qaseeda Khamriyya, as Prophet Muhammad referred to Rabi the Israelite and invited her to be "Fanaa fillah" meaning lost in Love for God, which is sainthood, but out of respect for his ancestor Prophet Muhammad, he did not use metaphors in topics that were sensitive to Prophet Muhammad in his time, like attributing a son or wife to God.

2 I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.

Sleeping with an awakened heart is a metaphor even Prophet Muhammad in the traditions used in order to denote the last phase of the night, which is known for its mystical character when everyone is asleep.

Rabia the Israelite seemed to either had a very lucid dream or a strong vision. She obviously engaged in this vision in a meditation a practice which is known in my order as Tawajjuh upon which she was enlightened with a vision of his most beloved, which is his son Prophet Muhammad.

A matter of fact is that saints in Islam in deep meditation can see certain things (visions), which would speak for the strong vision. On the other hand, it could again also be a very lucid dream. 

3 I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?

It is especially in this night that she prepared for her beloved in the same manner as we do when we have our first dates and she did her ablution which included washing the feet in order to engage in prayer.

This practice of Tahajjud is until today widely common for practising Muslims.

They wake up in the last third of the night as their hearts are awakened, as they metaphorically "hear the call of God" to engage in prayer, which means they are mysteriously awakened. Thus they perform the ablution and fall in prostration engaged in love with their lord.

4 My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.

Meaning the depth of the love of Muhammad has entered my heart and my whole essence (bowls) is lost in love for him (moved for him).

In case it was a vision it could mean that she literally saw the Prophet reaching his hand by the door and she was emotionally moved to see him.

5 I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.

A sign of proactive answer to this feeling. As do the Arabs say in the Hajj with the "Labbayk" to Allah or in the presence of the Prophet acting in service with the honey of purity in their hands as a sign of the righteousness of their deed in acting in the name of Prophet Muhammad out of love.

Our deeds in love for Prophet Muhammad is like fragrant myrrh in our hands.

6 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.

This is a sign that this vision was so strong that it appeared like it was reality.

7 The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.

Out of longing for her beloved Prophet Muhammad, she did feel alien in the city and everyone just could not understand her in the depth of her love sickness. Let alone asking "what is wrong with you" is hurting her as they cannot understand her emotion. She was actually literally looking for him, for her vision was so strong that she literally thought that Prophet Muhammad stood by her door in order to visit her. The ignorance of the people, thinking she was crazy is smoting and wounding her which made her aggressive (loosing her veil).

8 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love.

9 What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O thou fairest among women? what is thy beloved more than another beloved, that thou dost so charge us?

10 My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand.

11 His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven.

12 His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set.

13 His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh.

14 His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires.

15 His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.

Exact description of the physical appereance which that lady saw. This appereance is totally identical with that of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in the islamic hadiths. he used to be a reddish person with a countenance of Lebanon (Arab). Well which Arab could be meant other than Prophet Muhammad?

16 His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely(MUHAMMAD´IM). This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

And there we come to the point, which is mentioning the name MUHAMMAD in the Hebrew translation. IM is a plural of respect and is used many time sin the bible to describe God (ELOH´IM). It is a pluralism majestetis, meaning a grammarical reference out of respect.

Now some mention that MUHAMMAD´IM is not mentioned, but MEHMED´IM, however even MEHMED is appealing to MUHAMMAD.

The root is H-M-D, "hamd" meaning blessed, which is in its essence a reference to the eternal blessing which God bestows upon the Holy Spirit Prophet Muhammad.

MUHAMMAD MEHMED AHMAD all these derivation are referred to him and considering the exact description of the Prophet in the verses 9-15, it can only be him.

So it is also reasonable to think that she heard the name of her beloved in her vision, because systematically this description is very precise and it is no wonder that the name was also revealed to her in her vision/dream.

On the other hand  MAHMAD is a term used many times in the bible in order to describe something of high worth for example Kings 20:6:

Yet I will send my servants unto thee to morrow about this time, and they shall search thine house, and the houses of thy servants; and it shall be, that whatsoever is pleasant in thine eyes, they shall put it in their hand, and take it away. (Kings 20:6)

In the end this saint described this spiritual man of Arab complexion (Prophet Muhammad´s holy spirit) as someone who was pleasant for her, so in this sense, we see that in the whole context MAHMAD is right now used the only time in referring to a human.

And who is this human, who was described by Jesus as pleasant "AHMAD) in the Quran (Surah 61:6)?

Prophet Muhammad, the successor and nephew of Jesus, the successor and son of David, the successor and son of Moses, the successor and son of Joseph the successor and son of Abraham.

In light of the other signs one can easily see that Prophet Muhammad is ment and no one else.