Were The Messengers of Allah Immortal? 21: 7-9

وَمَآ أَرۡسَلۡنَا قَبۡلَكَ إِلَّا رِجَالاً۬ نُّوحِىٓ إِلَيۡہِمۡ‌ۖ فَسۡـَٔلُوٓاْ أَهۡلَ ٱلذِّڪۡرِ إِن كُنتُمۡ لَا تَعۡلَمُونَ (٧) وَمَا جَعَلۡنَـٰهُمۡ جَسَدً۬ا لَّا يَأۡڪُلُونَ ٱلطَّعَامَ وَمَا كَانُواْ خَـٰلِدِينَ (٨) ثُمَّ صَدَقۡنَـٰهُمُ ٱلۡوَعۡدَ فَأَنجَيۡنَـٰهُمۡ وَمَن نَّشَآءُ وَأَهۡلَڪۡنَا ٱلۡمُسۡرِفِينَ (٩)

Before thee, also the messengers we sent were but men, to whom We granted inspiration: if ye know this not, ask of those who possess the Message. (7) Nor did We give them bodies that ate no food, nor were they exempt from death. (8) In the end We fulfilled to them Our promise, and We saved them and those whom We pleased, but We destroyed those who transgressed beyond bounds. (9)


Prophet Muhammad and the preceding Messengers were human, despite the miracles they were endowed with: e.g. Jesus AS could raise people from the dead by the izm of Allah, Moses had his staff that parted the sea, and Saleh (AS) had the she camel.

Nevertheless they ate food and walked in the street and they all eventually died.

There are those who live by Allah’s words and live on the emaan of his words, conscious of the fact that they will be evaluated on the day of Judgment. And then there are those who ignore all this.

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One thought on “Were The Messengers of Allah Immortal? 21: 7-9

  1. The Divine Book ( QURAN) and the prophet’s traditions (HADITH) provide the ultimate criteria to test and distinguish the true from the false. Let us first look into Quran. The following few verses clearly explain the idea:-
    1. “You (O, Muhammad) will surely (die and ) they too will die”. (Zumur-30)
    2. “We appointed immortality for none before you. So,if you die, will thy be ever living? Every soul has to taste death”.(Al-Umbia-34-35)
    3.”Everything shall perish save Him”.(Al-Qasus-88)

    4. “Those (unto )whom they cry out for help besides ALLAH created nothing; they are created beings) they are totally dead and are not living at all and do not (even) know when they will be raised from their graves )”.(Al -Nahl 20-21)

    The last verse states a universal truth with no exception whatsoever, not even prophets and saints. It emphasizes that the death does not leave a spark of life. Then, how to expect a dead to see, listen or respond?

    Many a prophets have been wrongly called out for help in the hours of need ad in misery. It can, however, be seen that if the prophets were any exception it would have been certainly indicated in Quran and such a categorical statement would not have been made. Moreover:
    “Then, after this, you shall surely die.Then on the Day o Resurrection only you shall be raised .”(Al-Momninoon-15-16).
    It is thus established that every dead person will be raised only on the Day of Resurrection and the belief in the revival of life in this worldly grave before the Day of Judgement is evidently baseless.
    “And behind (the dead ) is a Barrier until the Day they are raised (again). (Al-momninoon-100)HADITH BURKHART
    Imam Bukhari has brought a number of HADITH (Prophet’s Sayings) which disapprove
    the notion of revival of Prophet’s life (in the grave).

    From these HADITH it is established that the Prophet (S.A.W.) is of course alive, not in the worldly grave, but at the most exalted place in Burzakh.


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