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Is Prophet SAWS a noor and did he not pass away?

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People keep tellin me that prophet SAWS is a noor therefore he did not pass away. They also use quotes from the quran to prove their point.
Please assist me with this issue.


Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah’s guidance)

The Aqidah of Ahlus-Sunnah wal Jamaah is that Allah Ta’ala created the prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) with (Noor) light before any other thing and it was a created light. This noor is never a part from Allah’s noor. Anyone who believes that the prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam’s) Noor a part of Allah Ta’ala’s noor is a belief of Shirk and similitude to that of Christians.

Nabi (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, ‘Do not exaggerate in my praises as the Christians exaggerated in the praises of Eesa (Alaihis Salam), thus, raising him to the position of God.’

Allah Ta’ala states in the Qur’aan, ‘Say (O Muhammad), indeed I am a human like yourselves.’

Allah Ta’ala says in Surah Maidah, ‘Indeed there has come to you from Allah a light (noor) (Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) and a plain book (Qur’aan) wherein Allah guides all those who seek his good pleasure to ways of peace.’

In another place, Allah Ta’ala says:

“You will die (O Muhammad) and they (too) will die.”
(Surah Az Zumar v;30)

With reference to these Aayats, it means that the Prophet was a human being and the actions that emanate from the respected body of Nabi (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) was light and a means of guidance in directing people towards the straight path.

Therefore, the explanation of Rasulullah being Noor and not a human being is incorrect.

And Only Allah Ta’ala Knows Best.

Moulana Qamruz Zaman
London, UK

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