Attributes Of Prophets In Islam
Hazrat Noah went on as follows : I but fulfill towards you the duties of my Lord’s mission: sincere is my advice to you and I know from
Attributes Of Prophets In Islam
Prophets have superior attributes related directly to their mission. The five most important attributes among them are as follows:
1- Ismah (Innocence): It is the protection of prophets by Allah from committing sins, disobedience and harams (forbidden things). Prophets never approach a secret or open sin, they are far removed from all faults, mistakes and blemishes. Prophets were kept away from sins before the prophethood and during the prophethood.
2- Amanah (Trust): It is the reliability of prophets. No doubt, a person who cannot assure men cannot succeed in his cause. That attribute is stated in several verses:
Neither does he (Muhammad – PBUH) withhold grudgingly a knowledge of the Unseen (at-Takwir, 81/24):
I am to you an messenger worthy of all trust (ash-Shuara 26/107):
3- Sidq (Loyalty): This attribute is related to prophets telling the truth. They never tell lies. That attribute is, like the others, obligatory and necessary for prophets. The opposite of it, telling lies, is impossible for prophets. That attribute is so clear and obvious in prophets that even their enemies had to appreciate that attribute although they denied their prophethood. For instance, Makkan polytheists gave Hazrat Prophet (PBUH) the nickname al-Amin (the Trustworthy) before his prophethood. While the Glorious Quran orders Hazrat Prophet to be honest (straight), it described Hazrat Idris (Eunuch), Hazrat Ibrahim (Abraham) and Hazrat Yousuf (Joseph) as siddiq (loyal) (Hood 11/112;Yousuf 12/46).
4- Fatanah (Intelligence): It is quick apprehension and comprehension. That attribute expresses that prophets are clever and intelligent.
5- Tabligh (Conveying): It is the conveying of Prophets the orders they received from Allah to people exactly. The attribute of tabligh is mentioned in several places in the Glorious Quran. Some of them are as follows:
O Messenger! proclaim the (Message) which has been sent to you from your Lord. If you did not you would not have fulfilled and proclaimed His Mission: and Allah will defend you from men (who mean mischief). For Allah guides not those who reject Faith. (al-Maeda, 5/67):
Hazrat Noah went on as follows : I but fulfill towards you the duties of my Lord’s mission: sincere is my advice to you and I know from Allah something that you know not (al-Araf, 7/62):
The Messenger’s duty is only to preach the clear (Message) (an-Noor 24/54):
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH), who is the absolute teacher and perfect guide, adopted the above-mentioned order of Allah as a guide for him, worked, and endeavored more when people did not listen to him and obey him. He understood it with the message of the verse:
You will not be able to guide everyone whom you love: but Allah guides those whom He will and He knows best those who receive guidance (al-Qasas, 28/56) that to make people listen and to guide them are the duty of God Almighty. He could not interfere with the duty of God Almighty.Tags: Allah, Almighty, faith, Islam, messenger, Muhammad, prophet, Quran, sufism