Chapter 5: Prophecy 5

Ali: Let’s go to the next one, the following Prophecy is from the book of Habakuk in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible. Before we go to the Prophecy let me inform you about the book of Habakuk, this book is named after Prophet Habakuk, who is also believed to be its author. According to bible scholars he is believed to have lived in the late 7th century B.C.

Let’s have a look at the prophecy in the book of Habakuk Chapter 3 verse 3 :

“God came from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.”1

As in most prophecies and even in the third prophecy that we discussed, ‘God’ here refers to the representatives of God. So when the prophecy says: “God comes from Teman and the Holy one from Mount Paran” it means prophets of God will rise from these two places. Now the question is, who are these two great prophets who are prophesized in the above verse? For the answer to this question, let us see where Teman and Mount Paran are.

John Gill, the famous author of the ‘Gill’s Exposition of the Bible’ mentions under the commentary of Habakuk 3:3: “Teman is a city in the land of Edom, which is five miles from Petra, in Idumea, where was Mount Seir, from whence the Lord arose” that is Jesus Christ (a.s.). Now, mount Sier is a mountain in Palestine where Jesus Christ (a.s.) preached his message. Therefore, the first part of the prophecy refers to Jesus Christ (a.s.).

We already discussed in the last prophecy about Mount Paran, let us see what your Bible scholars say about Mount Paran. According to John Gill. “the valley or plain of Paran, where Simon of Gerasa made caves and dens, and hid the treasure he plundered from the people: according to Adrichomius, it was a most dreadful barren desert, where nothing grew, or was to be had, through which the children of Israel journeyed; and was sometimes taken for the first part of the desert of Arabia”

So according to the admission of your own Bible scholars and the Bible itself in Genesis 21:21 Paran is in Arabia, the land where prophet Ishmael settled, isn’t it?

Then who is the Prophet who rose from Arabia….?

John: Muhammed peace be unto him.

Ali: Yes, the Prophet of God from Arabia is none other than Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w.a.). Furthermore, the last part of the prophecy says that “His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.”

Indeed the glory and praise of Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w.a.) filled the heavens and the earth. According to a hadith:

Lady Aminah bint Wahab (s.a.) (the mother of Prophet peace be upon him and his progeny) said: “When I became pregnant with the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him and his progeny; I had been visited by some people (perhaps angels) and they said to me: you are expecting the master of this nation (or people). So when he falls on the ground (is born) say: I seek the protection of Allah for him from every envious’s evil.

And the evidence (that he will be the master of this nation) is:

A light will come out with him and it will fill Busra’s palaces in Sham [Busra is a town in Southern Syria, part of Daraa Governorate) So if he came out you name him (Muhammed) because his name in Torah is Ahmad the people of Heavens and Earth praise him, and his name in Injeel (Bible) is Ahmad the people of Heavens and Earths praise him and his name in Furkan (Holy Quran) is Muhammed.” Lady Aminah peace be upon her said: So I named him Muhammed.2

  • 1. Habakuk 3:3
  • 2. Elamo Al-Wara be A’lamo Al-Huda, Vol. 1, p. 56. Edition: Moa’sasto Ale Al-Bait (a.s.) [Alo Al-Bait foundation]