Category Archives: PROPHET AND PROPHECY

The Necessary Being is other than the possible beings

Being may be taken to mean as such (al-wujud al-mutlaq), which will comprehend the Necessary Being as well as the possible being. In this sense being is a common universal which does not exist except in mind or in word. … Continue reading

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Approaching God through the Prophet

The wasilah, the means which God has asked us to take in order to approach Him, only means that we should perform obligatory and supererogatory works. It means nothing else. Furthermore, what obligatory duties and what supererogatory works we should … Continue reading

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The way to knowledge of the Unseen is through prophethood

No one can dispense with the revelations to the Prophet in matters unseen. His word guarantees the truth. The experience of a mystic, or his reason cannot sit in judgment over his word. The view held by various esoteric groups, … Continue reading

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Infallibility of the prophets

(a) Prophets  neither  default  nor  commit  any  error  in communicating God 's revelations to the people. But they may err in judgment (ijtihad); however, they are soon corrected. They are completely innocent of major sins, but may commit some minor … Continue reading

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The authority of the prophet

The way to truly obeying God passes through the Prophet. He is infallible in whatever he conveys from God; he must be believed in whatever he says; and must be obeyed in whatever he commands. All other authorities, religious and … Continue reading

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Approaching God through the Prophet

The wasilah, the means which God has asked us to take in order to approach Him, only means that we should perform obligatory and supererogatory works. It means nothing else. Furthermore, what obligatory duties and what supererogatory works we should … Continue reading

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False prophets

False prophets and how their experiences differ from the experiences of the friends (awliya') of God. Some experiences are devilish.         `Abdullah Ibn Sayyad who appeared at the time of the Prophet had some such experiences on account of which … Continue reading

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How philosophers interpret prophethood and revelation

The view of Ibn Sind and Al-Fdrabi regarding wahi and prophethood, its refutation. A number of people who say that they believe in the Prophet and the prophets before him and in what has been revealed to them have an … Continue reading

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Revelation and its forms

Wahi means fast and secret communication. Sometimes one sees a light or hears a voice which does not come from anywhere outside the viewer, but only from within himself. This form of wahi is given to prophets as well as … Continue reading

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The meaning of nabi and rasul

A nab! – prophet – is one to whom God reveals a message to communicate to his people. If he is sent to a people who are non-believers and pagans he is a rasul – messenger. but if he is … Continue reading

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