Monday, December 28, 2009

Arabs, Arabia And Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) In The Bible - Part II

Following is the continuation of mention of Arabs, Arabian lands and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in the Bible

Now as we all know that prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was born in the city of Mecca. Now, keeping this in mind, read the following verses:

1His foundation is in the holy mountains.

2The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

3Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.

4I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.

5And of Zion it shall be said, this and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.

6The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.

7As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee. (Psalms 87:1-7)

We shall now see one by one what these verses mean:

Firstly the foundation of a man is said to be in certain holy mountains. It is further said that lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob, you must of course know that Jacob (Israel) was to be the father of the twelve tribes of Israel. And it is no doubt referring to these twelve tribes that lord loves this city of Zion more than their places.

He (David (pbuh)) then is calling the attention of all the cities those he knows and others as well, to tell that this man (a certain man) is born in this city of Zion, and, that about Zion, it will be said, “this man was born here”, that is to say it will become famous as the birth place of this man.

And that Lord shall count when he is taking accounts of all men that this person was born here.
Now tell me if it is not prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his birth at Mecca that is meant here then what is it? Could not be anything near to the places of Jews for it clearly says that this Zion is dearer to Lord than the dwellings or places of Jacob.

If you still have any doubt, then please proceed further.

We shall read further in the same chapter of psalms 48:

1Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.

2Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

3God is known in her palaces for a refuge.

4For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.

5They saw it, and so they marveled; they were troubled, and hasted away.

6Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

7Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

8As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.

9We have thought of thy loving kindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

10According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

11Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.

12Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.

13Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.

14For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.

The first three verses I have already discussed above to mean Mecca and Madinah. Now to proceed further, the verses 4-7 speak of the nobles and chiefs of Mecca who when they saw the effects and influences and the spread of Islam were amazed and were in terror and in pain.

In the next verses till the end of the song this god (i.e. prophet) is being addressed and is being talked about. The verse 9 says that we have thought of thy loving kindness O prophet! In the midst of your temple (that is his kindness in the city of his mosque, that is in Madinah which has the masjid un Nabawi or mosque of the prophet).

The next verse is very interesting as it says; "according to your name", O prophet so is your praise to the end of this earth, and your right hand is righteous. Now we all know that the name “Muhammad” (pbuh) means “the praiseworthy” and hence it perfectly fits when David (pbuh) says “according to your name you shall be praised”.
His judgments are praised next.

And now is another interesting verse, (12) it says: “walk about Zion and go round about her”. Just tell me do you know any other “Zion” or place of worship were people go around it? There may be a few in the world but then they do not fit the other things stated above, but the Kaaba in Mecca fits. For those who pray there, go round about it, circumambulate it.

Next it says to speak highly to the future generations of the homes or buildings therein. The word “bulwarks” means any architectural thing, a building.

It then says that this prophet is our prophet (the word is again elohim) who is to guide us for ever and ever till death. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was the last prophet to be followed till the end of this world.
Tell me now is this all that fits him so well, AGAIN a coincidence?

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