Allaah Sent Prophets and Messengers
[Taken from Interpretations of the Meanings of The Noble Quran in the
English Language Page 1008]
Ever since people innovated the dogma of joining others in worship along with Allaah (SWT), Allaah (SWT) had been sending Prophets and Messengers to His devotees in order to invite them to the worship of Allaah (SWT) and Allaah (SWT) Alone, to order them not to ascribe partners unto Him and bring them out of the darkness of polytheism and into the light of Monotheism. All the Prophets preached the belief in the Oneness of Allaah (SWT). The following Verses from the Noble Qur'aan illustrate this fact:
"Indeed, We sent Nooh to his people and he said: 'O my people! Worship
Allaah! You have no other Ilaah (God) but him. (Laa ilaaha ill Allaah, none has the right to be worshipped but Allaah). Certainly, I fear for you the torment of a great Day!'" (Al-A'araaf 7:59)
"And to 'Aad (people, We sent) their brother Hood. He said: 'O my people! Worship Allaah! You have no other Ilaah (God) but Him. (Laa ilaaha ill Allaah, none has the right to be worshipped but Allaah). Will you not fear (Allaah)?'" (Al-A'araaf 7:65)
"And to (the people of) Madyaan (Midian), (We sent) their brother Shu'ayb. He said: 'O my People! Worship Allaah! You have no other Ilaah (God) but Him. (Laa ilaaha ill Allaah, none has the right to be worshipped but Allaah). Verily, a clear proof (sign) from your Lord has come unto you, so give full measure and full weight and wrong not men in their things, and do not make mischief on the earth after it has been set in order, that will be better for you, if you are believers.'"
"And to Thamood (people, We sent) their brother Saalih. He said: 'O my
people! Worship Allaah! You have no other Ilaah (God) but Him. (Laa ilaaha ill Allaah, none has the right to be worshipped but Allaah).'"
"And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): Worship Allah (Alone) and avoid (or keep away from) Taaghoot (all false deities etc. do not worship Taaghoots besides Allah)." (An-Nahl 16:36)
Every Prophet was sent unto his own nation for their guidance, but the
Message of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was general for all mankind and jinns.
"Say [O Muhammad (SAW)]: 'O mankind! Verily, I am sent to you all as the Messenger of Allaah.'" (Al-A'araaf 7:158)
So the aim of sending these Prophets and Messengers to men and jinns was only that they should worship Allaah (SWT) Alone, as Allaah (SWT) said:
"And I (Allah) created not the jinns and men except they should worship Me (Alone)" (Adh-Dhaariyaat 51:56)
And to worship Allaah (SWT) means to obey Him and to do all that He (SWT) has ordained, - and to fear Him by abstaining from all that He (SWT) has forbidden. Then those who will obey Allaah (SWT) will be rewarded in Paradise, and those who will disobey Him will be
in the Hell-fire.
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