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(Fatwa 1) Why Allah sent the Prophets and Messengers.

Question: Why did Allah The Almighty send Prophets and Messengers?

Answer: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify

that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad (PBUH) is His Messenger.

Allah The Almighty sent the Prophets and Messengers so that people will have no argument against Him on the Day of Judgment in terms of saying that they did not receive His message. Some of the verses that prove this are:

**The verse where Allah The Almighty says:"O People of the Scripture, there has come to you Our Messenger to make clear to you (the religion) after a period (of suspension) of messengers, lest you say, There came not to us any bringer of good tidings or a warner. But there has come to you a bringer of good tidings and a warner'." (Holy Quran 5:19)

** The verse where Allah The Almighty says:"We sent messengers as bringers of good tidings and warners." (Holy Quran 4:165)

Commenting on this verse, Ibn Katheer mentioned that the Messengers promise those who obey Allah The Almighty that they will be rewarded, and warn those who disobey Him that they will be punished.

**The verse where Allah the Almighty says:"So that mankind will have no argument against Allah after the messengers. And ever is Allah Exalted in Might and Wise." (Holy Quran 4:165)

Allah The Almighty ordered the Messengers to convey His message to people so that no one will have an excuse for not obeying Him. Allah The Almighty says:"And if We had destroyed them with a punishment before him, they would have said, Our Lord, why did You not send to us a messenger so that we could have followed Your verses before we were humiliated and disgraced?" (Holy Quran 20:134)

In an authentic Hadeeth on the authority of Ibn Mas ood the Messenger of Allah, mentioned that Allah The Almighty sent the Prophets as bearers of good tidings and warners so that no one will have an excuse on the Day of Resurrection for disobeying the commands of Allah The Almighty. (Al-Bukhri and Muslim)

Allah Knows best.

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Date:Dec 6, 2013
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