Peoples Need for Prophets and Messengers

As we mentioned previously, people are in need of Prophets and Messengers as they are in need of food and drink to sustain themselves. The Scholar Ibn al-Qayyim, may God have mercy on him, said: There is no path to happiness and success except through what the Messengers have given us. One would only be able to discern between good and bad through what the Messengers have conveyed us (in terms of revelation) from God. People of guidance are distinguished by their obedience to the Message. The necessity of knowing the Message is a more pressing need (for man) than finding food and beverages. The example of the importance of guidance to mankind is similar to the importance of water to a whale. If taken out of water, it would die; similarly, no one will truly realize the explicit need of spiritual guidance except one who has a living heart.”

The Wisdom of God in Choosing His Prophets and Messengers

The Message and prophethood is a divine gift, which God gives to whomever He pleases. It is not given to one on account of their lineage, authority or position in society. God, the Exalted, says: Allah chooses from the angels messengers and from the people. Indeed, Allah is Hearing and Seeing.(Qur’an 22:75) ...

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The Creation of Adam, the Father of Humankind

Allah has ordained that the ones chosen by Him will inhabit earth. They would work the lands and build thereon. They would be tested in the material realm so it would be established who is obedient and pious and who is ignoble.

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The Expulsion of Adam and His Wife from Jannah

When the Devil refused to bow down before Adam, he sealed his own fate. He informed God that he would mislead the children of Adam and take them with him to the evil abode of Hell. ...