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Meaning of Surah Baqarah, Aayah 285

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Q: Please make clear that what Surah Baqrah, Aayah 285 says. The Messenger has believed in what was revealed to him from his Lord, as did the believers. They all have believed in God, and His angels, and His scriptures, and His messengers: “We make no distinction between any of His messengers.” And they say, “We hear and we obey. Your forgiveness, our Lord. To you is the destiny.

This means that we can not make any distinction between prophets like prophet Muhammad saw is more better than others. And in Bukhari Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, “One should not say that I am better than Jonah (i.e. Yunus) bin Matta.” So, he mentioned his father Matta. The Prophet mentioned the night of his Ascension and said, “The prophet Moses was brown, a tall person as if from the people of the tribe of Shanu’a. Jesus was a curly-haired man of moderate height.” He also mentioned Malik, the gate-keeper of the (Hell) Fire, and Ad-Dajjal.

Bismillaah

A: The meaning of this verse is that we do not adopt a selective approach in believing in the Ambiyaa i.e. we believe in all the Ambiyaa without exception, unlike the Jews and Christian who believe in some and reject others.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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