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The Purpose of Messengers

Wednesday 07/07/2010

One might ask, is it fair to create an object, and then allow it to function without any rules and regulations and finally call it to account and punish it for breaking rules?

Having created man with the power of thought and free will, Allah, in His infinite wisdom, decided to send prophets and messengers as a guide for mankind. Each prophet was sent to his particular people to remind them of the need to worship the one God and refrain from associating partners with him. They were not gods, sons or partners of God, but were simply the best of mankind, chosen because of their humility in their behavior, morals, peacefulness and knowledge of Allah .
Allah sent a long chain of prophets from the, first days of mankind, from Prophet Aadam (Adam, the grandfather of human beings, may Allah exalt his mention) - and sealed them with Prophet Muhammad,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), the final prophet. This long chain included the prophets of the people of Israel and the five great Messengers who came with the most important messages: Nuh (Noah), Ibraaheem (Abraham), Moosaa (Moses), ‘Eesaa (Jesus) and Muhammad, may Allah exalt the mention of them all.
Prophets were the leaders of humanity who knew how to worship the one God. They knew about the Hereafter, about good morals and human rights and they guided their people to the same. The Holy Quran tells us that every Messenger addressed to his people saying (what means):
·        {O my people, worship Allah; You have no deity other than Him...}[Quran 7:59]
·        {Indeed, Allah orders justice and good conduct and giving to relatives and forbids immorality and bad conduct and oppression. He admonishes you that perhaps you will be reminded.}[Quran 16:90]
Muhammad,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), was the final of these messengers, who brought Allah's message for the whole of mankind from the first day of revelation to the final day of our existence. Because of this we see Muslims from all over the globe, of all colors and races, accepting and respecting all of the Prophets of Allah, as they were all on the same path of worshipping the one true God.

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