Juz 4: Muhammad as only man

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With the 4th Juz, we are going to touch another very interesting point of Islam: the condition of Muhammad as only Messenger. A revolutionary element that contradicts the words of many detractors.

If he died or was killed

Among the various “hot spots” of Islam there is a sure “humanity” of the prophets, including Muhammad himself. If in many other messenger and related religions they are considered as divine beings, here all this disappears, showing us these figures for what they are: men. A concept that, in addition to invalidating any malignant thesis on the mission of the Seal of the Prophets, also shows a real revelation in the way of posing.

Muhammad
Juz 4, Surat Al Imran, vv.144

Since the dawn of time, in fact, religious figures have always placed themselves above the faithful, becoming unique followers of the “true will” of God and then becoming, de facto, kindred. In this case, however, the role of Muhammad is explicit, stripping him of all that could have been a divine nature and showing him as a servant of a greater message. It is not he who must be followed, but his message, the only divine element of his Revelation. Precisely for this reason the verse closes with the reminder that Allah is enough for himself and that the death of the Prophet is only a matter of time, at which point will he have believed in him or in the one who sent the message? Particular that Abu Bakr, one of the most important companions of the Seal of the Prophets, quoted precisely this verse at the death of Muhammad, in order to motivate the rest of the Muslims not to abandon the faith.

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