According to the "scholarly" apologetics of Muslim Zakir Naik, Muhammad was not only a false prophet but also a homosexual and a necrophiliac. A necrophiliac is someone who has an erotic attraction to, and/or likes to have intercourse with, corpses. Zakir Naik informs us that Muhammad was a homosexual who was attracted to dead women when he claims that Muhammad is mentioned by name in Song of Solomon 5:16. Observe:
"His mouth is full of sweetness. And he is wholly desirable. This is my beloved and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem." (Song of Solomon 5:16)
Song of Solomon is a short book about a loving, physical, sexual relationship between Solomon and his bride. Is Muhammad actually mentioned in this book by name? Let us examine the context:
Bride: I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
If you find my beloved,
As to what you will tell him:
For I am lovesick.
Bride's Friends: What kind of beloved is your beloved,
O most beautiful among women?
What kind of beloved is your beloved,
That thus you adjure us?
Bride: My beloved is dazzling and ruddy,
Outstanding among ten thousand.
His head is like gold, pure gold;
His locks are like clusters of dates
And black as a raven.
His eyes are like doves
Beside streams of water,
Bathed in milk,
And reposed in their setting.
His cheeks are like a bed of balsam,
Banks of sweet-scented herbs;
His lips are lilies
Dripping with liquid myrrh.
His hands are rods of gold
Set with beryl;
His abdomen is carved ivory
Inlaid with sapphires.
His legs are pillars of alabaster
Set on pedestals of pure gold;
His appearance is like
Lebanon Choice as the cedars.
His mouth is full of sweetness.
And he is wholly desirable.
This is my beloved and this is my friend,
O daughters of Jerusalem.
Solomon's bride is asked by her friends why she thinks her beloved, Solomon, is better than all other men. Her response to them is found in verses 10-16. How do Muslims get "Muhammad" out of this passage? The word translated "lovely" (KJV, NIV, NKJV) or "desirable" (NASB, ESV) in verse 16 is treated by certain Muslim "scholars" (term used very loosely), such as Zakir Naik, as a prophecy of the coming of Muhammad. This Hebrew plural noun (מחמדים, consonant letters m-h-m-d-y-m) appears only once in the Bible, and means "desirable, delightful, pleasant." The basic, literal meaning of the name Muhammad (consonant letters -m-h-m-d) in the Arabic is "One who is praised." Having the same consonants does not make it the same word. That is just illogical and fallacious. This is known as the Phonic Fallacy.
According to Muslims, this verse actually reads, "His mouth is full of sweetness. And he is wholly Muhammad. This is my beloved and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem." Muslims like Zakir Naik claim that "In the Hebrew language im (ים) is added for respect," which is completely false. The im is added to pluralize it. There is no plural of respect in the Hebrew language. This word is plural because it is referring back to וכלו—literally, "and all of him,"which is referring back to his head, his eyes, his cheeks, his lips, his hands, his abdomen, his legs, and his mouth—head to toe, he is "altogether lovely." But once again, ignorant Muslims fail to pay attention to the context of the passage. This verse is not a prophecy of the false prophet Muhammad; it is a description from Solomon's bride to her friends regarding her beloved, Solomon. You need to read the entire book to grasp the full context of what is happening. The entire book is a love story; not a prediction or a prophecy. Yet again, Muslims like Zakir Naik display the full extent of their ignorance and lack of intelligence.
Returning to the Phonic Fallacy, if two words in two different languages that sound the same are supposed to be the exact same word and mean the same thing, then Islam has a problem. The Hebrew word for "mouse" is akbar (עכבר). Thus, every time a Muslim says, "Allahu Akbar" (meaning "Allah is Greater"), what he/she is truly saying is "Allah is a mouse!"
Song of Solomon 5:16 is the bride of Solomon speaking. If she is delivering a prophecy about Muhammad, that makes her a prophet. If she is speaking of Muhammad in this so-called prophecy, she is guilty of lusting after another man through a vision given to her by God Himself. There is something wrong with this picture... If verse 16 is about Muhammad, Solomon's bride called Muhammad her "beloved." In 7:10, she says, "I am my beloved's, And his desire is for me." In other words, the desire of her beloved, Muhammad, is for her. The desire spoken of throughout the Song of Solomon is one of sexual desire. That means that Muhammad's sexual desire was for Solomon's bride. At the time in which Muhammad would have been desiring her, she had already been dead for 15 centuries! According to Zakir Naik, Muhammad was lusting after a dead woman, which makes their false prophet a Necrophiliac.
If the word machmad is supposed to mean Muhammad, then we need to be consistent in applying it to all other verses it appears in.
"And the word of the LORD came to me saying, 'Son of man, behold, I am about to take from you the desire (מחמד) of your eyes with a blow; but you shall not mourn and you shall not weep, and your tears shall not come. Groan silently; make no mourning for the dead. Bind on your turban and put your shoes on your feet, and do not cover your mustache and do not eat the bread of men.'" Ezek. 24:15-17According to Zakir Naik, what this verse is really saying is, "[Ezekiel], behold, I am about to take from you the Muhammad of your eyes with a blow." In other words, Muhammad was married to Ezekiel. Who was the woman in this homosexual relationship? Muhammad! Ezekiel was the man, Muhammad was the wife.
"Speak to the house of Israel, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am about to [desecrate] My sanctuary, the pride of your power, the desire (מחמד) of your eyes and the delight of your soul; and your sons and your daughters whom you have left behind will fall by the sword."'" Ezek. 24:21According to Zakir Naik, what this verse is really saying is, "Behold, I am about to desecrate . . . the Muhammad of your eyes and the delight of your soul." In other words, God is telling Israel that He is going to destroy Muhammad. According to Muslims like Zakir Naik, Muhammad was a homosexual necrophiliac. This should not be surprising considering these Islamic texts:
The word "slept" can refer to sexual intercourse (as in the English sentence, "He slept with her"). Regardless of whether it is true or not that Muhammad had sex with Ali's mother's corpse, Muslim apologist Zakir Naik, according to his own arguments, is the one who has claimed that Muhammad was a homosexual and a necrophiliac by claiming that Muhammad is mentioned by name in Song of Solomon 5:16 and that the Hebrew word machmad always means "Muhammad." Apparently we do not need to point out how ridiculously nonsensical Islam is because Muslims will do it for us.Musnad Ahmad 16245— "Mua'wiya said: "I saw the prophet sucking on the tongue or the lips of al-Hassan son of Ali . . . For no tongue or lips that the prophet sucked on will be tormented (by hell fire).""
Kanz al-Ummal— "Narrated by Ibn Abbas: 'I (Muhammad) put on her my shirt that she may wear the clothes of heaven, and I slept with her in her coffin (grave) that I may lessen the pressure of the grave. She was the best of Allah’s creatures to me after Abu Talib' . . . The prophet was referring to Fatima , the mother of Ali."