Missionof God’s Messengers

 

وَلِکُلِّ  اُمَّۃٍ رَّسُوۡلٌۚ فَاِذَا جَآءَ رَسُوۡلُہُمۡ قُضِیَ بَیۡنَہُمۡ بِالۡقِسۡطِ وَہُمۡ لَا یُظۡلَمُوۡنَ.(47:10)

And for each community, there is a messenger. Then when their messenger comes, their fate is decided with justice and they are not wronged. (10:47)

 

اِنَّ  الَّذِیۡنَ یُحَآدُّوۡنَ اللّٰہَ وَ رَسُوۡلَہٗۤ اُولٰٓئِکَ فِی  الۡاَذَلِّیۡنَ. کَتَبَ اللّٰہُ  لَاَغۡلِبَنَّ  اَنَا وَ  رُسُلِیۡ ؕ اِنَّ اللّٰہَ  قَوِیٌّ عَزِیۡزٌ. (58: 20-21)

Indeed those who oppose God and His Messenger shall be disgraced. The Almighty has ordained: “I and My messengers shall always prevail.” Indeed, God is Mighty and Powerful. (58:20-21)

 

 

Infallibility of the Prophets

 

اِلَّا مَنِ ارۡتَضٰی مِنۡ رَّسُوۡلٍ فَاِنَّہٗ یَسۡلُکُ مِنۡۢ  بَیۡنِ یَدَیۡہِ  وَ مِنۡ خَلۡفِہٖ رَصَدًا.لِّیَعۡلَمَ  اَنۡ  قَدۡ  اَبۡلَغُوۡا رِسٰلٰتِ رَبِّہِمۡ وَ اَحَاطَ بِمَا لَدَیۡہِمۡ وَ اَحۡصٰی کُلَّ  شَیۡءٍ عَدَدًا.(72: 27-28)

As for those whom God chooses as His messengers [they can say nothing on their own authority] because He guards them from behind and from the front so that He may know if they have communicated the messages of their Lord; and He surrounds whatever is around them and keeps count of all their things. (72:27-28)

 

Obedience to the Prophets

 

وَ مَاۤ اَرۡسَلۡنَا مِنۡ رَّسُوۡلٍ اِلَّا لِیُطَاعَ بِاِذۡنِ اللّٰہِ.(64:4)

And every Messenger that We sent forth was to be obeyed by God’s directive. (4:64)

 

فَلَا وَ رَبِّکَ لَا یُؤۡمِنُوۡنَ حَتّٰی  یُحَکِّمُوۡکَ فِیۡمَا شَجَرَ  بَیۡنَہُمۡ ثُمَّ  لَا  یَجِدُوۡا فِیۡۤ  اَنۡفُسِہِمۡ حَرَجًا  مِّمَّا قَضَیۡتَ  وَ یُسَلِّمُوۡا  تَسۡلِیۡمًا. (65:4)

I thus swear by your Lord [O Muhammad (sws)!] that they cannot be believers until they accept your verdict in their disputes and they submit to whatever you decide with full willingness. (4:65)

 

قُلۡ  اِنۡ کُنۡتُمۡ تُحِبُّوۡنَ اللّٰہَ فَاتَّبِعُوۡنِیۡ یُحۡبِبۡکُمُ اللّٰہُ وَ یَغۡفِرۡ لَکُمۡ ذُنُوۡبَکُمۡ ؕ وَ اللّٰہُ غَفُوۡرٌ  رَّحِیۡمٌ. (31:3)

Tell [them]: “If you love God, obey me; God [as a result] will love you and forgive your sins and God is Most Forgiving and Ever Merciful.” (3:31)

 

یٰۤاَیُّہَا الَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا لَا  تُقَدِّمُوۡا بَیۡنَ یَدَیِ  اللّٰہِ  وَ رَسُوۡلِہٖ وَ اتَّقُوا اللّٰہَ ؕ اِنَّ اللّٰہَ  سَمِیۡعٌ عَلِیۡمٌ. یٰۤاَیُّہَا  الَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا لَا تَرۡفَعُوۡۤا اَصۡوَاتَکُمۡ  فَوۡقَ صَوۡتِ النَّبِیِّ وَ لَا تَجۡہَرُوۡا  لَہٗ  بِالۡقَوۡلِ کَجَہۡرِ بَعۡضِکُمۡ لِبَعۡضٍ اَنۡ تَحۡبَطَ اَعۡمَالُکُمۡ  وَ اَنۡتُمۡ  لَا تَشۡعُرُوۡنَ. اِنَّ  الَّذِیۡنَ یَغُضُّوۡنَ  اَصۡوَاتَہُمۡ عِنۡدَ رَسُوۡلِ اللّٰہِ  اُولٰٓئِکَ الَّذِیۡنَ امۡتَحَنَ اللّٰہُ قُلُوۡبَہُمۡ  لِلتَّقۡوٰی ؕ لَہُمۡ  مَّغۡفِرَۃٌ  وَّ اَجۡرٌ عَظِیۡمٌ.(49: 1-3)

Believers! Do not give preference to your opinion before God and His Prophet. Have fear of God. Indeed, God hears and knows all. Believers! Do not raise your voices above the voice of the Prophet nor address him in a loud voice as you do to one another, lest your deeds should come to nothing and you are not even aware of this. Indeed, those who keep their voices subdued in the presence of God’s messenger are the very people whose hearts God has chosen for nurturing piety. For them are forgiveness and a great reward. (49:1-3)

 

 

Predictions about Muhammad (sws) in the Bible

 

اَلَّذِیۡنَ یَتَّبِعُوۡنَ الرَّسُوۡلَ النَّبِیَّ الۡاُمِّیَّ الَّذِیۡ یَجِدُوۡنَہٗ مَکۡتُوۡبًا عِنۡدَہُمۡ فِی التَّوۡرٰىۃِ وَ الۡاِنۡجِیۡلِ ۫ یَاۡمُرُہُمۡ بِالۡمَعۡرُوۡفِ وَ یَنۡہٰہُمۡ عَنِ الۡمُنۡکَرِ وَ یُحِلُّ لَہُمُ الطَّیِّبٰتِ وَ یُحَرِّمُ عَلَیۡہِمُ الۡخَبٰٓئِثَ وَ یَضَعُ عَنۡہُمۡ اِصۡرَہُمۡ وَ الۡاَغۡلٰلَ الَّتِیۡ کَانَتۡ عَلَیۡہِمۡ ؕ فَالَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا بِہٖ  وَ عَزَّرُوۡہُ وَ نَصَرُوۡہُ  وَ اتَّبَعُوا النُّوۡرَ الَّذِیۡۤ اُنۡزِلَ مَعَہٗۤ ۙ اُولٰٓئِکَ  ہُمُ  الۡمُفۡلِحُوۡنَ.(157:7)

Those who follow the Messenger – the Unlettered Prophet – whom they find described to them in the Torah and the Gospel. He enjoins virtue upon them and forbids them to do vice. He makes good things lawful to them and prohibits what is foul. He relieves them of their burdens and shackles that weigh upon them. So, those who profess faith in him, honour him, support him and follow the light sent down with him shall surely succeed. (7:157)

 

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