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PROPHETIC TEACHING OF THE BOOK
« on: August 05, 2013, 01:05:18 PM »
Salam brother Joseph and all other brothers and sisters in the forum.


Pls kindly treat these verses of the Quran( 2:129,151; 3:163 and 62:2). Especially looking at teaching the book by the prophet.  How does the prophet teaches Quran?

Salam

Offline Joseph Islam

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Re: PROPHETIC TEACHING OF THE BOOK
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2013, 11:19:54 PM »
Dear Kabiru74

As-salam alaykum

In the post below, I made the following humble observations:

Was the Prophet of God Akin to a Postman Who Simply Delivers a Message?
https://www.facebook.com/joseph.a.islam/posts/247680292035772


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Prophet Muhammad had two major roles during his ministry. His task was to deliver the revelations inspired in him by way of the Quran to mankind and in the same stroke, to implement its guidance in the complete sphere of his life during his Prophetic ministry.

The Prophet made use of the Quran as a clarification (tibiana lekulli shaye 16:89) and a guide to apply to his particular circumstances where:

  • He made judgments by making use of the Quran's guidance. (24:48)
  • He was an arbitrator and settled disputes (24:51; 8:46)
  • He was a counsellor / consultant (58:12)
  • He was a military leader and made use of the Quran's guidance to conduct his affairs during war (8:1; 8:7)
  • He was a community leader (60:12) and consulted with his contemporaries to make best decisions for the community (3:159)
  • He was the state leader of a chain of commands (4:59)
  • He was the community's treasurer (8:41)
  • He was a spiritual leader and was tasked to proclaim the message and deliver warnings (38:70)
  • He was a spiritual guide in his personal sphere (e.g. with his wives 33:33)

In all that he did engulfing his ministry and in dealing with his wider circumstances, the Prophet made use of God's guidance as revealed to him by the Quran.

If one were alive during His ministry and took ‘baya'a’ (oath of allegiance) with him (60:12; 48:18), then as a believer, one would be expected to follow / obey the Prophet's commands. A 'baya'a' with the Prophet would be akin to making an oath with God Himself (48:10).

However, the Prophet is not alive today to take 'baya'a with nor are the circumstances present for the Prophet to implement the Quran's guidance. We all exist in different communities, at a different time with differing circumstances and challenges.

Prophetic practice refers to the practical responses of a Prophet in his capacity as a guide sent by God to deal with the circumstances that he is presented with during his ministry. In such a capacity, a Prophet makes use of Divine guidance revealed to him and implements them in the best possible manner to his circumstances. Therefore, for the Prophet's Sunna to have any intrinsic relevance, the circumstances of 7th century Arabia that the Prophet faced would also inevitably need to exist.


Please also see the following related article which may help God willing.

TIME-BOUND SUNNA
http://quransmessage.com/articles/timebound%20sunna%20FM3.htm

Regards,
Joseph.
'During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act' 
George Orwell

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Re: PROPHETIC TEACHING OF THE BOOK
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 05:04:12 AM »
Salam brother joseph.

Thanks so much for d clarification. May Allah continue to increase u in knowledge. Ameen