Differences between Nabi and Rasool

by Mount Sinai

Nabi is the one who knows the message of Allah. Rasool is the one who conveys the message of Allah. Before conveying the message one has to know the message first. In that sense, a rasool is also a Nabi in the first place.
There is no logic for such command to obey Nabi. A Nabi (who is a human being) can convey anything. When a Nabi conveys message of Allah then he becomes (or performing as) Rasool of Allah. ‘Obey Rasool’ actually means to obey what is conveyed (the message of Allah). It doesn’t mean to obey whatever a human being says or commands.

Why I Believe in the Quran

many years ago I picked up the qur’an as an open minded athiest agnostic, honestly expecting to find nothing more than nonsense, I thought that religion was ridiculous, I had studied the Bible which I found to be full of contradictions and I expected the qur’an to be no different.

I was of course proven more wrong than I could ever imagine, I philosophically come to the conclusion that I do believe in a creator, an eternal, immaterial and intelligent source of all things, but still felt that God could not be the way religion described.

When I came to read the qur’an I was extremely skeptical, but as I read my skepticism was being absolutely destroyed, I felt like my skepticism was like a building, and the qur’an had just completely removed the foundation, now that building was quickly crashing down and fair to say, I was being moved emotionally by the wording and message of the qur’an.

Scientific fact after scientific fact, logical reasoning upon logical reason, miracle after miracle, I was blown away.

I was especially blown away by the fact that the qur’an didn’t ask me to believe blindly, which is what I of course expected from anything with an association to religion, the qur’an actually did the opposite, it asked me “do you not question?”, “do you not consider?”, “do you not use your intellect?”, the qur’an challenged me to think and to study it.

I came to believe the qur’an was true not on a religious basis, but a philosophical one, and as a person intrested in philosophy, I’ve never seen any text even come close to the logic, reasoning, and non-contradictory nature of the qur’an.
Nothing even comes close.

The Qur’an has absolutely grasped my intrest and my heart from the very day I picked it up and began reading it, and I honestly see it being a life long study for me like emoticon I’m just utterly fascinated by it.

Who is the Lord and Master?

In many popular TV programs and “Islamic lectures” in Pakistan I often hear people using the titles of “Aaqa-e-Dojahan”, “Sarkaar-e-Do’alam”, and “Sartaaj-e-‘Alam” to describe the Prophet Muhammad. So I decided to find the meanings of these terms in an Urdu Dictionary since nowhere are these titles ever used for the Prophet either in the Qur’an or by any of his companions in the recorded books of Ahadith. I used Kitabistan’s New Millennium College Dictionary (B.A.Qureshi – Kitabistan Publishing Company, Lahore, 2005), Firozul Lughaat (Firoz Sons, Lahore), and Urdu-English Dictionary (at http://urduseek.com)

Here is what the dictionaries say:

“Aaqa” – “Owner”, “Ruler”, “King”, “Lord”
“Sarkaar” – “Ruling Authority”, Government”
“Sartaaj” – “Chief”, “Sole Ruler”, “The Superior”

Thus, the titles of the Prophet (PBUH) that are in common use in Pakistan literally mean:

“Aaqa-e-Dojahan” – “Owner of the two worlds”; “Ruler of the two worlds”; “King of the two worlds”; and “Lord of the two worlds”.

“Sarkaar-e-Do’alam” – “Ruling authority of the two worlds”; and “Government of the two worlds”.

“Sartaaj-e-‘Alam” – “Chief of the Universe”; “Sole ruler of the Universe”; and “The Superior of the Universe”.

I would like people to ponder over these meanings and answer the following questions:

1. Who is the Owner, Ruler, Kind and Lord of the two worlds – God or the Prophet Muhammad?

2. Who is the Ruling Authority and Government of the two worlds – God or the Prophet Muhammad?

3. Who is the Chief, Sole Ruler and Superior of the Universe – God or the Prophet Muhammad?

Just some food for thought.