2.It is stated in Deuteronomy 33: 2, "And he said, The Lord came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran…"

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2.It is stated in Deuteronomy 33: 2, "And he said, The Lord came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran…"

 

Seir in the Torah is the name of a mountain in Palestine.

     Mount Paran is in the mountains of the Holy City of Mecca to which Ishmael (pbuh) migrated with his mother, Hagar.

     Confirming that Mount Paran is among the mountains of Mecca is this passage from the Torah, "And he (Ishmael) dwelt in the wilderness of Paran…" [Genesis 21: 21]

     In translation of the Samarian Torah, punlished in 1851, it states that Ishmael lived in the wilderness of Paran in the Hijaz. This confirms that Mount Paran is in the mountains of the Holy City of Mecca.

     This is further established by the full passage from their books. In Genesis 21: 14-21, it says,

 

And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.

   And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.

   And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bow shot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.

   And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? Fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

   Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.

   And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

   And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.

   And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran…

 

The "lad" here is Ishmael (pbuh), and the "well" is the well of Zamzam.

     Therefore, the wilderness of Paran is that which is at the Holy City of Mecca, and this is the undeniable truth.

    

To return to our first point about Deuteronomy 33: 2,

     The quote from the Book of Deuteronomy resembles the prophecy of Moses (pbuh) about the coming of the morning, "The Lord came from Sinai."

     It also resembles the prophecy of Jesus (pbuh) about the breaking of morning, "And dawned on them from Seir."

     Likewise, it resembles the prophecy of Muhammad (pbuh) concerning the rising of the sun and the shining of its light over the horizon, for he (pbuh) is the Seal of the Prophets and Messengers, and there will be no prophet or messenger after him (pbuh): "He shone forth from Mount Paran."

     Similar to the passage we have quoted from Deuteronomy is a Verse from the Holy Quran. In the Words of Allah Almighty,

 

{By the fig, and the olive, * By Mount Sinai, * And by this city of security (Mecca)...}

[Al-Tin 95: 1-3]

 

"The fig" and "the olive" refer to the place they grow, which is the land from which Jesus (pbuh) appeared.

     "Mount Sinai" refers to the place Moses (pbuh) was called from.

     "This city of security" refers to the place Muhammad (pbuh) was called from: the Holy City of Mecca, and before him, Ishmael (pbuh).

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