Continuation of Messengers( Rusuls)

by jawaid ahmed,uk @, Monday, October 22, 2012, 08:33 (2408 days ago) @ Sarosh Ahsan USA

Allah in His infinite wisdom knew that mankind had reached a certain level whereby His revealed message would and could be preserved in its original form. Previous revelations, for example the Taurat, had been corrupted so a new Nabi and Rasul [one and the same because without receiving revelation one cannot pass it on! Also, the Quran does not say that you can be one without the other, it ties the two inexorably together; two faces of a coin] had to be sent to give the pristine message again. When the message was 100% guaranteed to be preserved by Allah, since man could record it in written form, kitab, book, as well as in memory, there was/is/will be no need to send another messenger. The duty of the Messenger was to convey the message; IN ORDER TO BE A GIVER OF A MESSAGE YOU HAVE TO BE A RECEIVER OF A MESSAGE.

3:20 If they argue with you (O Messenger), tell them, “I have submitted to God; I and those who follow me.” Say to the People of the Scripture, and to those who have no Scripture, “Would you submit (to God)?” If they submit, then they have been guided but if they turn away, THEN YOUR DUTY IS ONLY TO CONVEY THE MESSAGE. God is Seer of His servants.

Concerning your verses; when mankind was in its infancy they would falter and lose their way. Instead of uniting and advancing, irrational vested interest, arrogance, false pride, greed, lust etc grabbed hold of some who then dragged themselves down as well as others. Where to find the right path? Man could work things out for himself but to economise his efforts, Allah said He would send Messengers with His message to guide us.

2:213 Mankind were one single community (but selfishness divided them). So, God sent Prophets as bearers of good news and warnings. He sent down with them the scripture in absolute truth that it might judge between people wherein they differed. But again, out of mutual rivalry, they divided themselves after all evidence of the Right had come to them! So, God shows the lighted road to those who would acknowledge the truth and thus resolve their disputes. And God guides to the straight road him who wills to be guided.
[Satan, the selfish desires, had rent asunder the unity of mankind. 2:36, 10:19. Using the perceptual and conceptual faculties in all humility help people achieve guidance, while selfishness, arrogance and blind following lead them astray. 2:170, 4:88, 6:56, 7:173, 7:179, 17:36, 27:80-81, 30:22, 37:113, 40:34-35, 41:17, 56:79]

He then told us about this in 7:35 which you quoted:-

7:35 O Children of Adam! (I HAD REVEALED in the early stages of human civilization that I will keep sending My guidance to you 2:213.) When Messengers of your own come to you narrating My messages, those who will live upright and mend their ways, will have nothing to fear or grieve.

We do not need another messenger, we still have the message, unless we want to:-

7:36 But those who reject Our revelations and scorn them, will dwell in the Hellfire to live therein, forever.

Or make up stories that there will be no more Nabi’s but only Rasuls! Again, the Quran answers this:-

7:37 Who can do a greater wrong than the one who invents lies about God, or belies His revelations? They get their due share according to the Law of Respite till Our couriers of death come to them saying, “Where are those on whom you called besides God?” They will respond, “They have left us hanging.” Then they will testify against themselves that they had been disbelievers.

We have already come across the following:-

33:40 Ma kana muhammadun aba ahadin min rijalikum walakin RASOOLA Allahi wakhatama ALNNABIYYEENA wakana Allahu bikulli shay-in AAaleeman
33:40 Muhammad is not the father of any man among you, but he is God’s Messenger and the Closing Seal of all Prophets. God is Knower of all things.

What some people do is try to give Divine legitimacy to themselves by calling themselves a Rasul, while knowing full well that the office of Nabi is now sealed, stopped. The Quran shows us that the two are linked, one and the same, so why they do this is beyond me!:-

4:163Inna awhayna ilayka kama awhayna ila noohin waalnnabiyyeena min baAAdihi waawhayna ila ibraheema wa-ismaAAeela wa-ishaqa wayaAAqooba waal-asbati waAAeesa waayyooba wayoonusa waharoona wasulaymana waatayna dawooda zabooran
4:163 We have sent you the revelation as We sent it to Noah and the Prophets after him. We sent revelations to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and his progeny (the Tribes), Jesus, Job (Ayub), Jonah (Yunus), Aaron, and Solomon; and to David We gave Zaboor. [Zaboor = The Psalms = A book of Divine wisdom]
4:164 Warusulan qad qasasnahum AAalayka min qablu warusulan lam naqsushum AAalayka wakallama Allahu moosa takleeman
4:164 [We sent Our Messengers to all nations with a uniform Message] We have told you the stories of some in the Quran, of the others We have not. (However, all of them were assigned a Common Mission.) And God spoke directly to Moses
4:165 Rusulan mubashshireena wamunthireena li-alla yakoona lilnnasi AAala Allahi hujjatun baAAda alrrusuli wakana Allahu AAazeezan hakeeman
4:165 All these Messengers gave good news, as well as warning, so that humans would not have an argument against God, after the Messengers conveyed to them the guidance. God is Almighty, Wise.

Also, you cannot just read the Quran, propagate it to others and call yourself a Rasul!!!!!!!!!:-

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