Posted by: mjaga | August 5, 2012

Seal of the Prophets

Qur’aanic Verse 33:40:

33:40

Transliteration:

40. Ma kana muhammadun aba ahadin min rijalikum walakin rasoola Allahi wakhatama alnnabiyyeena wakana Allahu bikulli shay-in AAaleeman

Translation:

40. Muhammad is not father to any of you men, but he is Messenger of Allah and Seal of the Prophets.8 And Allah does know all things.

Study Note:

8. It is noteworthy that this Verse describes Muhammad (peace on him) as Seal of the Prophets, and not of Messengers. Rasool literally means one who is sent or deputed. So a rasool could be one sent with a message, in which case we can rightly call him a messenger. Or, a rasool could be one sent to accomplish an errand. The Qur’aan, for instance, has described angels sent to take the soul of a person at his/her death as Allah’s rusool. Such errand-performing rusool could always be coming till the Last Day. These could be coming in human forms as well. Suppose, you miss a plane because someone caused a delay in your reaching aerodrome in time. And then that plane crashes! Without his knowing anything about it, that someone who caused the delay could be a rasool sent to save you. But that is no reason for Rashad Khalifa to claim fraudulently that he is a rasool from Allah come to expunge two Verses from the Glorious Qur’aan. Nobody, but a duly authorized Prophet, can effect a change in a divine scripture. And there is no Prophet after Muhammad!


 The above is an extract from Qur’aanic Studies Manzil V, which will soon, inshaAllah, be published on Amazon Kindle. Manzil IMabzil II,  Manzil III and Manzil IV of the series are already published.

Mohammad Shafi

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Responses

  1. Complicating matters for common folks….. Mullah-ism! ISLAM is the Way of Life of Mankind………….. being evolved over times; initially led by Prophets who rode the spiritual wave-length, and will continue its evolution within the parameters of Guidance encapsulated in the Qur’an.

    Mohammad (pbuh) Rasul Allah, conveyed the Guidance, taught, made them understand, and practice under his sublime leadership. Of course, he neither appointed a successor nor unraveled the phenomena of the march of mankind – till Bubble Burst only because that was the function of Beni Adam as enabled by Allah (swt) ….. and, that is continuing to evolve.

    It has been WILLED and will happen; only not in our times! Obviously, it is many a millennium away – seeing the rate of progression by Mankind. Relax and play our part as well as each one of us can…. together, as Beni Adam we are ordained to fulfill HIS WILL. It is our minuscule part that we may concern about and do our best…..

    “Apni tukmeel ker raha hoon maen,
    Warna Tujhe se tou mujhe ko pyar nahin.”

    Allah (swt) is RAHMAN UR RAHEEM and expresses HIMSELF through His Creative Miracle – we, the Beni Adam and we should reflect this in our self-esteem as Rusools. Sher Suleman

    • There can be no Rasool to effect a change in the Qur’aan as Rashad Khalifa purported to do.


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