The Proofs of the Prophethood of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in the Distorted Psalms
The Psalms, which is the second one of the divine books, is mentioned in three different verses of the glorious Qur’an. These verses are as follows:
“We have sent thee inspiration as We sent it to Noah and the Messengers after him; We sent inspiration to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes to Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon, and to David, We gave the Psalms.” (An-Nisa, 4/163)
“And it is your Lord that knoweth best all beings that are in the heavens and on earth: We did bestow on some Prophets more (and other) gifts than on others: and We gave to David (the gift of) the Psalms.” (Al-Isra, 17/55)
“Before this We wrote in the Psalms, after the Message (given to Moses): My servants, the Righteous shall inherit the earth.” (Al-Anbiya, 21/105)
The first two of these verses inform that the Psalms, which is one of the four of divine books, was given to David (AS) and the third verse informs that Psalms was sent after the Torah…
Now, we are going to look at the parts of the Psalms, where there are signs for the prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
1. “You are the most excellent of the sons of men. Grace has anointed your lips, therefore God has blessed you forever. Strap your sword on your thigh, mighty one: your splendor and your majesty. In your majesty ride on victoriously on behalf of truth, humility, and righteousness. Let your right hand display awesome deeds. Your arrows are sharp. The nations fall under you, with arrows in the heart of the king’s enemies. Your throne, God, is forever and ever. A scepter of equity is the scepter of your kingdom. You have loved righteousness, and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows…” (The Psalms, 45:2-7)
Now, let us see how these expressions of Psalms explicitly refer to the prophet Muhammad (PBUH):
a. “You are the most excellent of the sons of men…”
The apparent beauties of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that assembled on his blessed body and which also point to his esoteric beauties do not exist in anyone. Furthermore, Imam Qurtubi relates that the beauty of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) did not appear completely. If his apparent beauty had completely been visible, the Companions could not have had the strength to look at him. (1)
Jabir bin Samura (RA) narrates; “I saw the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), who was the sun of the universe in a moonlit night. He was wearing a red mantle. I began to look at his shining face and the moon to decide which one has more beauty. I swear by God that the holiness face of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), who was near me, was more beautiful than the moon.” (2)
Hz. Aisha (RA) describes the beauty of the prophet (PBUH) with the following words: The women who saw the beauty of Hz. Joseph (AS) cut their fingers by losing themselves; if they had seen the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), they would have cut their arms.”
b. “Strap your sword on your thigh…”
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) says the following in one of his Hadiths: “I have been sent with sword in a period close to doomsday…” (3) This verse of Psalms also shows that the Prophet who will come is called “Sahib as-Saif”; that is, he will be the owner of sword and responsible for jihad. And his ummah is also called Sahib as-Saif; that is, they will be responsible for jihad. This news of Psalms can be seen in the Prophet’s life (PBUH) and in his community in the strict sense.
c. “On behalf of truth, humility, and righteousness. Let your right hand display awesome deeds.”
This sentence of Psalms also mentions about the justice of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). In fact, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was the most judicious one of humanity. The following is narrated: A woman from Mahzumi tribe committed a theft. Quraishis did not want this woman, who came from an honorable tribe to be punished. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) loved Usama bin Zayd very much. They knew that the prophet would not hurt his feelings. For this reason, they requested the prophet not to punish this woman by putting Usama as an intermediary. The prophet (PBUH) said to Usama as follows:
“The sons of Israelites were destroyed just because they took sides. They used to punish the poor very severely but they did not punish the rich and influential ones. I swear by God that if my own daughter Fatima committed this crime, I would punish her in the same way.” (4)
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) did not make any religious discrimination when he made legal decisions. If a Jew was the rightful side, He gave the Jew His due by taking it from the Muslim. Sirah books are full of stories about the Prophet’s unique justice.
c. “Your arrows are sharp. The nations fall under you, with arrows in the heart of the king’s enemies…”
The truth of this news of Psalms is also seen in Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) life. For Persia, Byzantium, India, China and lots of countries were conquered and the majority of their folks were converted and became the ummah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). And this expression of Psalms is stated in the verses of the Qur’an as follows:
“What Allah has bestowed on His Messenger (and taken away) from the people of the townships belongs to Allah to His Messenger and to kindred and orphans, the needy and the wayfarer; in order that it may not (merely) make a circuit between the wealth among you. So take what the Messenger assigns to you, and deny yourselves that which he withholds from you. And fear Allah; for Allah is strict in Punishment.” (Al-Hashr, 59/7)
d. “You have loved righteousness, and hated wickedness.”
This sentence informs about the two attributes of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as these attributes are expressed in the Qur’an as follows:
“Ye are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah. If only the People of the Book had faith it were best for them; among them are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted transgressors.” (Aal-e-Imran, 3/110)
2. “Your sons will take the place of your fathers. You shall make them princes in all the earth. I will make your name to be remembered in all generations. Therefore the peoples shall give you thanks forever and ever.” (The Psalms 45:16-17)
These sentences of Psalms are also about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) because, although 1400 years have passed since the death of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH), believers have been reciting salawats by saying“Salli ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala ali Muhammad…” especially after five daily prayers through the ages. So is there anyone whose name is mentioned as much as the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on earth? Of course not. So, is it possible that the person who is mentioned in Psalms is not the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)?
3. “He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, from the River to the ends of the earth. Those who dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him. His enemies shall lick the dust. The kings of Tarshish and of the islands will bring tribute. The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. Yes, all kings shall fall down before him. All nations shall serve him. For he will deliver the needy when he cries; the poor, who has no helper. He will have pity on the poor and needy. He will save the souls of the needy. He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence. Their blood will be precious in his sight. They shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba. Men shall pray for him continually. They shall bless him all day long. Abundance of grain shall be throughout the land. Its fruit sways like Lebanon. Let it flourish, thriving like the grass of the field. His name endures forever. His name continues as long as the sun. Men shall be blessed by him. All nations will call him blessed. Blessed be his glorious name forever! Let the whole earth be filled with his glory!” (The Psalms 72, 2-19 summary)
Anyone who listens to those sentences of the Psalms will approve that they describe the Prophet (pbuh). All of the attributes mentioned in those verses of the Psalms are present in the Prophet (pbuh).
Up to this part of our study, we have studied some of the parts of the distorted Gospel, Torah and Psalms that indicated the Prophet (pbuh). We have proved with the certainty of two plus two equaling four that the heavenly books mention Muhammad (pbuh) and give glad tidings that he will arrive. Although those heavenly books were distorted so much and especially the verses related to the Prophet (pbuh) were tried to be changed and removed, Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) shines brightly in the present heavenly books like the sun.
 Peygamberimizin Şemaili, Prof.Dr. Ali Yardım, Damla Yayınları.
 Darimi, Muqaddima, 10.
 Tirmidhi Vol. 3 p. 213; Ahmad bin Hanbal V/218.
 Bukhari, Anbiya 54, Hudud 12; Muslim, Hudud 8, 9.