God’s messengers are known as prophets.. They areunique because they are called to speak for God and not for themselves. Aprophet speaks the words of God. Therefore, a prophet cannot speak without getting something wrong. They have to make mistakes to learn from themself.
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Read on to learn more about prophecies, their types, and how to avoid them in your life.this article will outline Sins of the Prophets.
Prophets are mortal humans; they are susceptible to error just like any other person:-
Sins of the Prophets:
1- A prophet, like all humans, has a human soul. God states in
the Quran the following concerning every human soul: “And the soul and He
who proportioned it. And inspired it with its wickedness and its righteousness.
Successful is he who purifies it. Failing is he who corrupts it.”(91:7-10).
2- A prophet is a member of humanity. God says regarding
humanity in the Quran: “If God were to punish the people for what they have
earned, He would not leave a single living creature on its
surface.”(35:45) This scripture indicates that if God were to punish
everyone for their crimes, they would all perish along with all other living
things. This consists of prophets.
3- Prophets are humans as long as they are alive. These passages
from the Quran pertain to all humans, including prophets: “Indeed, the
human being is ungrateful to his Lord. And the human being bears witness to
that. And the human being is fierce in love of wealth.” (100:6-8),
“In fact, man oversteps all bounds. When he considers himself
exempt.” (96:6-7), and “Perish man! How thankless he is!”(80:17).
Sins of the Prophets:evidences
1- Having established that prophets are mortal humans, the Quran
asserts that they are the finest of humanity and that God picked them for
divine revelation and prophetic duty. Allah states in the Quran: “God
chooses messengers from among the angels, and from among the people. God is
Hearing and Seeing.” (22:75). God has picked the greatest of humanity to
convey His word to others via them. We find the following in the
Quran:”…God knows best where to place His message…”(6:124).
2- God sends His messengers of the same country and ethnicity as
the recipients. If these individuals were Arabs, the prophet sent to them must
also be Arab. We find the following in the Quran: “It is He who sent among
the people a messenger from themselves” (62:2). If angels roamed the earth
and securely inhabited there, an angel-prophet would have been sent to them.
“Say: If there were angels on earth, walking around in peace, We would
have sent down to them from heaven an angel messenger.” (17:95).
3- God has instructed and disciplined His prophets and
messengers. For example, the Quran mentions Joseph in the following verse:
“And thus your Lord will choose you, and will teach you the interpretation
of events, and will complete His blessing upon you and upon the family of
Jacob, as He has completed it before upon your forefathers Abraham and
Isaac…”(12:6). Likewise, the Quran states about the Prophet Muhammad:
“Were it not for God’s grace towards you, and His mercy, a faction of them
would have managed to mislead you. But they only mislead themselves, and they cannot
harm you in any way. God has revealed to you the Scripture and wisdom, and has
taught you what you did not know. God’s goodness towards you is great.”
(4:113). This verse is preceded by previous verses that describe how Muhammad’s
parents conspired to conceal the truth from him by deceiving him and compelling
him to support an unjust offender. In this passage, we have the assurance that
God taught Muhammad the Scripture and wisdom; he was ignorant of both before to
the divine revelation, which revealed to him any mistakes he may have committed.
Prophet Muhammad is solely infallible in relation to the divine revelation that leads, disciplines, and directs him:
1- God speaks in the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad:
“Whatever good happens to you is from God, and whatever bad happens to you
is from your own self. We sent you to humanity as a messenger, and God is
Witness enough” (4:79). That is, whatever negative that occurred to him
was his fault. Yet, God has pardoned him and forgiven him of all his sins:
“That God may forgive you your sin, past and to come, and complete His
favors upon you, and guide you in a straight path.”(48:2). This means that
he had faults that were forgiven and that he was directed by God.
2- The Quran teaches unequivocally that if a prophet errs, it is
due to his own self and thoughts; God alone provides guidance. The Quran
instructs Mohammed: “Say, “If I err, I err only to my own loss; but
if I am guided, it is by what my Lord inspires me…” (34:50).
Sins of the Prophets: evidences passages from the Quran
Sins of the ProphetsNoah gladly repented and God pardoned him when he pleaded for
God’s forgiveness for his non-believing son.”And Noah called to his Lord.
He said, “O My Lord, my son is of my family, and Your promise is true, and
You are the Wisest of the wise.”He said, “O Noah, he is not of your
family. It is an unrighteous deed. So do not ask Me about something you know
nothing about. I admonish you, lest you be one of the ignorant.”He said,
“O My Lord, I seek refuge with You, from asking You about what I have no
knowledge of. Unless You forgive me, and have mercy on me, I will be one of the
losers.””(11:45-48). This serves as a reminder for us to repent.
He was gently rebuked for attempting to argue against the
annihilation of the people of Lot when the heavenly decree to destroy them
arrived. He was worried and concerned for the safety of Lot and the other
believers. “When Abraham’s fear subsided, and the good news had reached
him, he started pleading with Us concerning the people of Lot. Abraham was
gentle, kind, penitent. “O Abraham, refrain from this. The command of your
Lord has come; they have incurred an irreversible
The essential lesson from Sins of the Prophets
prophet Muhammad was a human; his sphere of not committing mistakes or faults
was limited to drafting and distributing the holy revelation of the Quran among
humans. However, Muhammadans, who worship the prophet as an immortal deity in
addition to God, do not comprehend this.