Revelation To The Non-Prophetic Figures

Question

Are there any individuals other than the Prophets who received the Divine guidence?


Answer

The Holy Qur'an has called the Holy Prophet (sws) 'Khātam al-Nabiyyīn' i.e. 'the last of the Prophets'. It entails that Allah has closed down the process of direct revelaion of the religious guidance. It implies that no further religious guidance through revelation can be expected after the demie of the Holy Prophet (sws). Those who claim of receiving the divine revelations are liars deflected by Satan. The Holy Prophet (sws), clarifying this reality, has been reported to have said:

Abu Hurayrah (rta) narrates that once he heard the Holy Prophet (sws) say: Nothing of revelation remains save the 'mubashshirāt'. The people asked: What are 'mubashshirat'? He replied. It is a good dream.

A good dream does not signify the divine guidance either. If we interpret it as the divine revelation, the narrative would clearly contravene the Holy Qur'an.

(Translated into English by Abid Mahmood)

About the Author

Talib Mohsin


Mr Talib Mohsin was born in 1959 in the district Pakpattan of Punjab. He received elementary education in his native town. Later on he moved to Lahore and passed his matriculation from the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Lahore. He joined F.C College Lahore and graduated in 1981. He has his MA in Islamic Studies from the University of Punjab. He joined Mr Ghamidi to learn religious disciplines during early years of his educational career. He is one of the senior students of Mr Ghamidi form whom he learnt Arabic Grammar and major religious disciplines.

He was a major contributor in the establishment of the institutes and other organizations by Mr Ghamidi including Anṣār al-Muslimūn and Al-Mawrid. He worked in Ishrāq, a monthly Urdu journal, from the beginning. He worked as assistant editor of the journal for many years. He has been engaged in research and writing under the auspice of Al-Mawrid and has also been teaching in the Institute.

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