4.Belief in the Prophets, peace be upon them

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4. Belief in the Prophets, peace be upon them:

It is to have a firm belief that Allaah The Almighty sent into every nation a messenger to call them to worship Allaah The Almighty alone, without associating others with Him in worship, and to disbelieve in all what can be worshiped besides Allaah The Almighty. Allaah The Almighty says: {And We certainly sent into every nation a messenger, [saying], "Worship Allaah and avoid Taghut."} [An-Nahl: 36]

We have also to believe that they all are truthful, dutiful, right- minded, noble, righteous, faithful, and guides who are upon correct guidance.

It is also obligatory to believe that they are created human beings and that they are the best of mankind. They have nothing to do with the characteristics of Lordship; rather, they are just slaves (to Allaah The Almighty) whom Allaah The Almighty honored with the message. Allaah The Almighty says: {Their messengers said to them, "We are only men like you, but Allaah confers favor upon whom He wills of His servants.} [Ibraaheem: 11]

He The Almighty also says: {Allaah chooses from the angels messengers and from the people. Indeed, Allaah is Hearing and Seeing.} [Al-Hajj: 75]

We have to believe in the prophets whom Allaah The Almighty named in His Noble Book or the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, in his tradition and according to the way that the texts mentioned them such as mentioning their names, reports, virtues and characteristics. Allaah The Almighty preferred some of them to others; Allaah The Almighty says: {Those messengers - some of them We caused to exceed others. Among them were those to whom Allaah spoke, and He raised some of them in degree.} [Al-Baqarah: 253]

The best of them are the Messengers of strong will. They are five: Nooh (Noah) and Ibraaheem (Abraham) and Moosa (Moses) and ‘Isa (Jesus), the son of Mary and Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. Allaah The Almighty says: {And [mention, O Muhammad], when We took from the prophets their covenant and from you and from Noah and Abraham and Moses and Jesus, the son of Mary; and We took from them a solemn covenant.} [Al-Ahzaab: 7]

The best of them all are Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, and his message to all of the two races of mankind and jinn. So every one of them (the prophets, peace be upon them) has to follow him and believe in his message. Allaah The Almighty says: {And We have not sent you except comprehensively to mankind as a bringer of good tidings and a warner.} [Saba’: 28]

He The Almighty says: {Blessed is He who sent down the Criterion upon His Servant that he may be to the worlds a warner.} [Al-Furaqaan: 1]

 He, peace and blessings be upon him, was made the last of the prophets and Messengers, peace be upon them. Allaah The Almighty says: {Muhammad is not the father of [any] one of your men, but [he is] the Messenger of Allaah and last of the prophets.} [Al-Ahzaab: 40]

We have to believe them in all what they came with and that they are sent by their Lord to convey what Allaah The Almighty ordered them to convey for those whom they are sent, We have not to make distinction between any of them. Allaah The Almighty says: {And We did not send any messenger except to be obeyed by permission of Allaah.} [An-Nisaa’: 64]

He The Almighty says: {Indeed, those who disbelieve in Allaah and His messengers and wish to discriminate between Allaah and His messengers and say, "We believe in some and disbelieve in others," and wish to adopt a way in between. Those are the disbelievers, truly.} [An-Nisaa’: 150-151]

We have also to believe that the basic element of their invitation is to call for the worship of Allaah The Almighty alone; however, their laws are different. Allaah The Almighty says: {And We sent not before you any messenger except that We revealed to him that, "There is no deity except Me, so worship Me.} [Al-Anbiyaa’: 25]

He The Almighty also says: {To each of you We prescribed a law and a method.} [Al-Maa’idah: 48]

We have to believe also that they have conveyed all what they have been sent with in the clearest way. Thus the argument was established against the creation as a whole. Allaah The Almighty says: {[We sent] messengers as bringers of good tidings and warners so that mankind will have no argument against Allaah after the messengers.} [An-Nisaa’: 165]

They, peace be upon them, will die as all of the humans do; however, their bodies do not disintegrated. Allaah The Almighty says addressing His Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him: {Indeed, you are to die, and indeed, they are to die.} [Az-Zumar: 30]

He The Almighty also says: {Every soul will taste death.} [Aal-‘Imraan: 185]

Except what Allaah The Almighty has said about ‘Isa, peace be upon him, that He The Exalted raised him (‘Isa) to Himself as Allaah The Almighty says: {[Mention] when Allaah said, "O Jesus, indeed I will take you and raise you to Myself and purify you from those who disbelieve.} [Aal-‘Imraan: 55]

So he, peace be upon him, is alive in the heaven and did not die. Allaah The Almighty has told about the time of his death before the Hour when he will descend at the end of time and kill Al-Maseeh Ad-Dajjaal (Anti-Christ). Allaah The Almighty says: {And there is none from the People of the Scripture but that he will surely believe in Jesus before his death. And on the Day of Resurrection he will be against them a witness.} [An-Nisaa’: 159] 

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