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  • Interpretation Of Allah'S Rule Of Punishment Or Annihilation?

    Posted by Nadeem Minhas on March 2, 2023 at 7:40 am

    What is the current interpretation of Allah’s rule of punishment or annihilation of a community after a messenger is sent when now the Qur’an seem to be the current messenger of Allah among us?

    Allah’s rule that he sends a messenger to a community and if the community refuses to listen to a messenger, Allah either punishes or annihilates that community.

    Allah sent the messengers to various communities in the past because communities were isolated and there was no quick or long-lasting mode of travel or communication among communities.

    Once humans were advanced enough in travel and communication, Allah sent his last messenger prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and Allah’s final message, the Qur’an.

    There was no need for additional messengers because the whole world has become one community and the communication of information and retention of information has become so advanced that it is unlikely that anyone on earth would be unable to get Allah’s message; especially if he/she wanted to look for the message.

    Considering the above, it seems like the current messenger of Allah among us is Qur’an (there is no need for a physical human being). Qur’an replaces the need for a messenger. So, in a sense Qur’an is a messenger of Allah among us.

    So, doesn’t it seem like the Allah’s rule of punishment and annihilation of community still applies at this time?

    Dr. Irfan Shahzad replied 7 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Interpretation Of Allah'S Rule Of Punishment Or Annihilation?

    Dr. Irfan Shahzad updated 7 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
  • Dr. Irfan Shahzad

    Scholar March 3, 2023 at 2:16 am

    The two cases are different in this way in the time of the messenger, not only his Inzaar is there, but things come up one by one in such a way that no excuse is left for the addressees but to get convinced that he and his message really are from God.

    Such kind of completion of Hujjah with EVIDENCES is made now. All our effort is to prove the historicity of the story of the completion of Hujjah which is a different task. To see a thing with naked eyes directly and to hear things are different.

    However, in matters of ethics, since no prophet is required therefore the Azab of God does come for nations and for individuals when they are ethically wrong and cross a certain limit in the knowledge of God. this is called halakat, not azab. This is what is indicated here (17: 58):

    وَإِن مِّن قَرْيَةٍ إِلَّا نَحْنُ مُهْلِكُوهَا قَبْلَ يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ أَوْ مُعَذِّبُوهَا عَذَابًا شَدِيدًا ۚ كَانَ ذَٰلِكَ فِي الْكِتَابِ مَسْطُورًا ‎

    However, the punishments of God for theft, murder, and adultery are therefore called azab of God in the Quran for individuals.

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