There are some sectarian Muslims who believe that Prophet Muhammad was Made from Light in literal sense. They believe when he walked in the sunlight or in the moonlight he had no shadow because he was light. This type of concept came from the man made hadiths.
HERE ARE SOME OF THESE MAN MADE HADITHS:
Hadith 1: Sayyidina Hakeem Tirmidhi in his book Nawaadirul-Usool narrates from Sayyidina Zakwaan , a close Companion of the Prophet, the following Hadith: “The shadow of the Prophet could not be seen in the brightness of the sun, nor in moonlight”.
Hadith 2: Allamah Ibn al-Jawzi in his Kitabul-Wafa narrates a hadith from Sayyidina Abdullah ibn Abbas the cousin of the Prophet in which he said: “The Messenger of Allah had no shadow, not while standing in the sun, but the brilliance of his light (nur) surpassed the rays of the sun; nor while sitting before a burning light, but his luminous light excelled the lustre of the light”.
Hadith 3: Imam Nasafi in his Tafseer Madaarik narrates from Sayyidina Uthman ibn Affan, the son-in-law of the Prophet that he said to the Prophet : “Allah Almighty does not let your shadow fall on the ground, so that no foot of man can fall on it”.
Hadith 4: Imam Jalaludeen Suyuti in his Khasaa’is al-Kubra narrates from Ibn Saba: “This is also a unique feature of the Prophet that his shadow did not touch the ground, because he was light (nur), and when he used to walk in the sunshine his shadow could not be seen.”
NOW WHAT DOES THE QURAN SAYS ABOUT THIS MATTER ?
Nowhere in the Quran Prophet Muhammad has been referred as a light in literal sense.
According to the Quran Prophet Muhammad was a Bashar (Human being). 17:93-94, 18:110, 41:6.
According to the Quran Allah has created shadow of everything. 16:48, 25:45.
MESSENGER CAME WITH THE LIGHT
5:15 O people of the Book, Our messenger has come to you to clarify for you much of what you were hiding from the Book, and to pardon over much. A LIGHT HAS COME TO YOU FROM ALLAH AND A CLARIFYING BOOK.
64:8 Therefore, you shall believe in Allah and His messenger, AND THE LIGHT THAT WE HAVE SENT DOWN. And Allah is Expert over all that you do.
5:16 Allah guides with it whoever follows His acceptance, to the ways of peace; and IT BRINGS THEM OUT OF THE DARKNESS AND INTO THE LIGHT with His permission; and it guides them to a straight path.
4:174 O people, proof has come to you from your Lord, and WE HAVE SENT DOWN TO YOU A GUIDING LIGHT.
Quran has guidance and light. 7:157, 14:1, 42:52, 57:9, 65:11
Torah had guidance and light in it. 5:44, 6:91, 14:5
Injeel had guidance and light in it. 5:46
Enlightening Book 22:8, 311:20, 35:25, 3:184
PROPHET MUHAMMAD WAS AN ILLUMINATING LAMP
33:45 O prophet, We have sent you as a witness, and a bearer of good news, and a warner.
33:46 Inviting to Allah, with His permission, and an illuminating lamp.
PROPHETS AND MESSENGERS WERE ALL BASHAR (HUMAN BEING)
3:79 It is not for any Bashar (Human Being) that Allah would give him the Book and the authority and the prophethood, then he would say to the people: “Be servants to me rather than Allah!” Rather: “Be Devotees for what you have been taught of the Book, and of what you have studied.”
Those who twist the meanings of the Quran to prove that Prophet Muhammad was made from the light in a literal sense are astray according to the Quran.
3:78 And from among them is a group who twist their tongues with the Book so that you may think it is from the Book, while it is not from the Book, and they say it is from Allah while it is not from Allah, and they say about Allah lies while they know.
The light of the Prophet Muhammad is the light of the Message and the Guidance by which Allah guides whom He wills from among His creatures. Without doubt, the light of the Message and the light of guidance are from Allah.