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Benefit: The Responsibilities of a Messenger

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

The definition of a messenger, linguistically, is one who was sent with a message. Islamically, a messenger is a man from the children of Ādam who Allāh has sent down revelation to regarding His legislation. The responsibilities of a messenger — as found in the Qurʾān and authentic Sunnah — are:

1) That he is a witness for and against the creation. He is a witness for them in that which they actualize of his Sunnah and the legislation of Allāh which he came with. He is a witness against them in that which they don’t actualize and what they abandon of his Sunnah and the legislation of Allāh.  

2 )To give glad tidings and warnings. The glad tidings of Paradise are given to the obedient and the warnings — which are reminders of the punishments — are given to the disobedient.

3) To judge between the people and resolve their disputes.

4) To educate the people about the legislation of Allāh.

Shaykh ʿUbayd al-Jābirī

Source: Itḥāf al-ʿUqūl bi-Sharḥ Thalāthat al-Usūl. Pg. 29.
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī

Benefit: Who Was the First Prophet?

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Question: Who was the first Prophet, Idrīs or Nūḥ (may Allāh be pleased with them)?

Answer: The first prophet to appear after the prevalence of shirk in the people was Nūḥ (ʿalayhi al-sʿalám). Before that it was Ādam. Our father Ādam (ʿalayhi al-sʿalám) was the first Prophet and Messenger. His progeny were upon Islām for ten generations, then shirk appeared within the people of Nūḥ, so Allāh sent Nūḥ, thus Nūḥ became the first messenger after the appearance of shirk.

Imām ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn ʿAbdullāh ibn Bāz (raḥimahullāh)

Source: Ibn Bāz: The First Prophet of Islam
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣomālī

Prophet King or Slave Messenger

  al-Ḥāfiẓ ibn Rajab al-Ḥanbalī

By al-Ḥāfiẓ Ibn Rajab al-Ḥanbalī (d. AH 795). This is an excerpt from the last chapter of Ibn Rajab's famous book: al-Khushūʿ fī-al-Ṣʿalát. Here, he deals with the status of a slave-messenger which the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhī wa-sallam) actually selected for himself when given the choice. The chapter expounds upon the nobility of such a choice and the reasons behind it. Pay special attention to the advice of Ibrāhīm Ibn Adham at the end, although it is ḍāʿīf jiddan in its chain, it is tremendous in meaning