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Re: Are we the "Crown of Creation"? - Brain-teaser
By:irfan
Date: Wednesday, 7 March 2012, 6:11 pm
In Response To: Re: Are we the "Crown of Creation"? - Brain-teaser (jawaid ahmed,uk)

I agree with Jawaid Sahib completely. In the Qur’an, I don't find any case being made for the superiority of the Last Prophet of Allah over other prophets. Since he was the Last one in a closing series, he was declared as a messenger to "all mankind" for that reason. However, the entire Qur'an is 'no new-fangled religion' as Allah tells us and all the prophets and messengers have IDENTICAL mission and similar challenges. Even though what Moses and Jesus brought, we are told, was for the Children of Israel, but the benefit of their teaching were not confined to COI alone, otherwise there wouldn’t Christians today all over the world (they are more diverse than Muslims today). So we can't make a solid case for ANY messenger being superior compared to others. We are actually told NOT to make distinction even between Allah and His messengers---which speaks volumes about the pronoun "We" in the Qur'an as a team with a common mission. Messengers' mission cannot be different than Allah's--hence no distinction between Allah and His Messengers should be understood in that respect! If we understood this special “No Distinction—4:150-152”, the thick, fat line between Qur’an and Hadith as two sources will instantly disappear.
Irfan

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Are we the "Crown of Creation"? - Brain-teaser
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Tuesday, 6 March 2012, 3:58 pm
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Helen, UK -- Tuesday, 6 March 2012, 4:49 pm
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*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Tuesday, 6 March 2012, 5:52 pm
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Helen, UK -- Tuesday, 6 March 2012, 8:25 pm
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Helen, UK -- Tuesday, 6 March 2012, 8:28 pm
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Wednesday, 7 March 2012, 8:59 am
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*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Wednesday, 7 March 2012, 2:37 pm
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Thursday, 8 March 2012, 8:42 am
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*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Friday, 9 March 2012, 8:14 pm
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irfan -- Wednesday, 7 March 2012, 6:11 pm
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Tuesday, 6 March 2012, 5:00 pm
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*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Tuesday, 6 March 2012, 5:43 pm
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Noman Waseem, New Jersey -- Wednesday, 7 March 2012, 3:40 am
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*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Wednesday, 7 March 2012, 2:45 pm