Shone Forth From Mount Paran
“The Lord came from Sinai and dawned from Seir upon us; he shone forth from Mount Paran; he came from the ten thousands of holy ones, with flaming fire at his right hand.” (Deuteronomy 33:2)
The prophet who shone forth from Mount Paran could be no other than the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) of Arabia, as Paran is the ancient name of the part of Arabia where the children of Ishmael, the ancestors of Prophet Muhammad, settled. At the time of the conquest of Mecca, 10,000 companions followed the Holy Prophet Muhammad and he was the bearer of the law of the Holy Qur’an.
A Prophet Like Moses
Moses had also foretold of a great prophet in clear and precise words. When Moses went to Mount Horeb under the command of God he addressed the Israelites saying:
“The Lord thy God will raise unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me, unto him ye shall hearken.” (Deuteronomy 18:15)
And again, God’s words to Moses:
“I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass that, whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.” (Deuteronomy 18:18-19)
Moses foretold that a law-bearing prophet will appear after him, and who will to be from among the brethren of Israel. That he was to be a law-bearer and not an ordinary prophet is obvious from the words “like unto Moses,” since Moses was also a law-bearing prophet.