Posted by: mjaga | May 14, 2011

The Last Prophet and Miracles

Qur’aanic Verse 6.35:

6.35

Transliteration:

35. Wa-in kana kabura AAalayka iAAraduhum fa-ini istataAAta an tabtaghiya nafaqan fee al-ardi aw sullaman fee alssama-i fata/tiyahum bi-ayatin walaw shaa Allahu lajamaAAahum AAala alhuda fala takoonanna mina aljahileena

Translation:

35. And if their aversion is hard on you, then, if you can, seek an opening deep into the earth or a ladder up into the heavens, and then bring them a sign. And if Allah had so willed, He would certainly have gathered them all on guidance. Be not then of those who are ignorant.6

 

Study Note:

6. This is an obvious reprimand from Allah to His Messenger. HE has put this on record here to let mankind know that His Messengers too are His creatures, and not His partners in Creation. The Messengers too, being human, were prone to errors. What this Verse reveals to us is that the Prophet (peace be upon him) ardently desired Allah to give him a sign to show to his people to convince them of his being His accredited Messenger. But Allah had other plans. HE did not want His last Messenger to mankind to be recognised on the basis of any obvious sign like those given to his predecessors, Jesus and Moses. Those signs, in any case, had yielded little results. HE, in His Wisdom, knew that His last Messenger was being sent at the threshold of an era of proliferation of knowledge. Allah now wanted His last Messenger to be recognised on the basis of the intellect He had granted mankind. HE wanted the people to use this intellect, and the knowledge they are now getting, to scrutinise the character of the person sent as the last Messenger and to scrutinise the Message he was conveying to them. Allah here reminds His Messenger that He knows what to do to guide His creatures. Nothing – not even the ardent personal desire of His Messenger – can come in the way of His plans.

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The above is an extract from Qur’aanic Studies Manzil II, which will soon, inshaAllah, be published on Amazon Kindle. Manzil I of the series is already published.

Mohammad Shafi


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Responses

  1. It is suggested to deal with the question of khatm-e-nabuwwat and the beliefs of qadianis who have been declared non-Muslim minority in Pakistan who pose as Muslims and call themselves Ahmadi Muslim to deceive the unwary?
    Thanks. Regards.

    Mohammad Shafi responds:
    Qadiyaniyat is irrelevent here. Do not worry about it. Those who subscribe to that sect will get what they desreve. “As for he who disbelieves, let not his disbelief grieve you. To Us is their return and We shall inform them the reality of their deeds; surely Allah knows the secrets of the breasts.” [Q:31.23] You should worry about you yourself – whether you have correctly understood what Verse 6.35 here implies. You may not go by what others (including me) say. Study the Verse yourself and pray to Allah to grant you the correct understanding of it. Allah may ask you about it on the Judgment Day.

  2. Sura al an aam 6/35
    Exposition:-

    And (O’ messenger Salam un Alaih) If their voilation has become so heavy upon you and you have that power to dig/bore tunnel into the earth or you can find a ladder in the sky ,then bring miracle for them. And if Allah wanted to make Momin everybody(by freezing the initiative of the mankind with miracal) then He could make everybody Momin or had gathered everybody on the right path.But He ( he had accepted the mankind must use his/her own intelect to become Momin) Do not become out of those unawared(who say why Allah do not bring everybody on the right path)

  3. The term messenger is used in Quran for Angels as well as humans and we cannot find a term Khatamun mursaleen in Quran, but we read Khatamun Nabiyyeen. So the description “HIS LAST MESSENGER” is not appropriate.

    • The Qur’aan does not use the word messenger. What it uses is rasool, which literally means anyone sent for doing a task. The English word ‘messenger’ means a person who carries a message.

      • Yes I agree, The arabic word Rasool means anyone sent for doing a task and the word Nabi means a messenger of God who delivers a new scripture(2:213)
        Since the last message from Allah is Quran , Prophet Mohammed is the Khatamun Nabiyyeen (33:40). Then as per 3:81 who will do the task of ( to confirm the existing scriptures)

      • Verse 3.81 speaks of the covenant that the Prophets earlier to Muhammad had with Allah. Because of this covenant, all the earlier revealed books contained references to the last Prophet Messenger Muhammad. The Qur’aan does not contain any such reference to a future *Rasool*.

  4. Bibi Maryam was also a Nabiyya. Did she get a book too? There are many Anbiya Karaam mentioned in AlQuran that were not given the Book. Therefore, between Nabi and Rasool there is a very fine line. So, end of AlAnbiya is also end of ArRasool.

    There is another kind of Rasool, that is Zakir, does not introduce new orders only reinforce the book. Wallahualam.

  5. In 33:7, Allah points out clearly that Prophet Mohammad was indeed one of those prophets who gave his solemn pledge to God

    The peoples who lives before the revelation of Quran does not have access in Quranic verses. Quran anticipates more messengers from the children of Adam

    [7:35] “O children of Adam, when messengers come to you from among you, and recite My revelations to you, those who take heed and lead a righteous life, will have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve

    Why the Quran issues the following reminder?

    [40:34] Joseph had come to you before that with clear revelations, but you continued to doubt his message. Then, when he died you said, “GOD will not send any other messenger after him. (He was the last messenger)!”** GOD thus sends astray those who are transgressors, doubtful

    • You have hijacked the the blog post from its main theme, Brother Najeeb! Stick to the topic please to avoid confusion all around. This time, I will try to respond to the extraneous points you have raised, but if you continue with this digression in this forum I will be obliged to trash it. You may discuss the digression with me separately on my email address. My comments to the points raised by you here are displayed in italics against the respective point within your comments below.


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