Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #17

Difference between Messenger and Prophet

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 562]

Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said: 

“The scholars have said that “al-Rasool” (Messenger) can be from the humans and from the Angels, as Allaah عز وجل said about Jibreel عليه السلام:

{إنه لقول رسول كريم * ذي قوة عند ذي العرش مكين}

{Verily, this is the Word (this Qur’aan is brought by) a most honorable Messenger (Jibreel from Allaah to Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) * Owner of power (and high rank) with (Allaah), the Lord of the Throne} [Surah al-Takweer (81): 19-20]

And as for “al-Nabiy” (Prophet), there was none except that he was from amongst the humans (only).”

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