Why does the Quran say that Prophet Muhammed did not know what will be done to him or to you?

Towards understanding Qur’an 46:9

“Say, “I am not something unprecedented among the messengers, and I do not know what will be done to me or to you. I do not follow anything but what is revealed to me, and I am only a clear warner.”  Quran (46:9)

The above verses were revelations from Almighty Allah to prophet Muhammad, which means prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was not speaking on his own authority as he could do nothing by himself.

In quoting d above Qur’an text, non-Muslims usually and Christians particularly and their So-called personal Lord and Savior made similar statements in several Verses of the Bible to prove his own weakness before the Almighty God.

Let us read and compare between the current Bible words of Jesus with the Glorious holy Qur’an:

Jesus statements from the Bible:

Jesus can do NOTHING by himself

John 5:30-31

30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.

Jesus know NOTHING about the time and day of Judgment Day

Mark 13:32

The Day and Hour Unknown

32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father

Jesus was beaten and Slapped

Mark 14:65

65 Then some began to spit at him; they blindfolded him, struck him with their fists, and said, “Prophesy!” And the guards took him and beat him.

Luke 22:63-65

The Guards Mock Jesus

63 The men who were guarding Jesus began mocking and beating him. 64 They blindfolded him and demanded, “Prophesy! Who hit you?” 65 And they said many other insulting things to him.

Now the Question is:

If Jesus can neither acquire benefits nor avert evil from himself as we read in the above verses of the Bible, why blame Prophet Muhammed for uttering similar words?

Does Mark 13:32 of the Bible not say that Jesus did not know hidden things?

As we read from the Holy Qur’an:

“The chiefs of his people, who were arrogant, said, “O Shu‘aib, we will expel you and those who believe with you from our town, or you shall have to turn to our faith.” He said, “Even if we hate it?” Quran (7:88)

Mark 14:65 clearly stated that Jesus was mocked blindfolded and even slapped, yet he was helplessly crying and groaning.

Secondly:

Jesus was a Mortal (human being) like us

If Jesus was immortal, he would not have died at the hand of the Jews as Christians think, of course we Muslims believe he was saved by Almighty Allah. But according to your own Christian belief he perished.

Jesus was a mortal being in all respects according to o the following verses from the Bible:

Acts 2:22

22 “Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.

I Timothy 2:5

For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,

John 8:40

40 As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things.

The funniest part Christians God (Jesus) Man God was even circumcised like us Muslims

Luke 2:21

21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Now let us Open one of the accredited Clarifications” Tafsir” of the Glorious Holy Qur’an to understand the Clarification and meaning of Verse 46:9

[9-10] Say to them, “I am not a novel Messenger, I do not know what shall befall you tomorrow nor what shall befall me. I only follow that which is revealed to me, and I am no more than a warner.”

12 O Prophet, say to them, “Have you ever considered that if this (Qur’an) were really from Allah, and yet you denied it, (what would be your end)?

13 And a witness from among the children of Israel has already borne witness to the like of it; he believed while you showed arrogance.14 Allah does not show guidance to such wrongdoers.”

12Its background is this: When the Holy Prophet presented himself as Allah’s Messenger, the people of Makkah raised different kinds of objections against it. They said: “what kind of a Messenger he is who has a family, who moves about in the streets, eats and drinks and lives a common man’s life.

There is nothing special about him, which might distinguish him above the other people and therefore we may know that Allah has specially made this man His Messenger.

“Then they said: “Had he ban appointed a Messenger by God; He would have sent an angel as an attendant with him who would have announced that he was God’s Messenger and would have punished with a scourge every such person who had behaved insolently Towards him.

How strange that God should appoint a person as His Messenger and then should leave him alone to roam the streets of Makkah and suffer every kind of humiliation.

If nothing else Allah should at least have created a magnificent palace and a blooming garden for His Messenger. He should not have been left to depend on his wife’s resources so that ‘when they were exhausted the Messenger should be forced to go without food and should not even afford a conveyance to Ta’if.”

Besides, these people demanded different kinds of miracles from him and asked for news of the unseen. They thought that a person’s being God’s Messenger meant that he should possess supernatural powers so that mountains should move at his bidding and deserts at once turn into green fields; he should have the knowledge of the past and the future events and of everything hidden from others.

An answer to the same has been given in these sentences, and each sentence contains a world of meaning.

First, it is said: ‘tell them: I am not a novel Messenger. ” That is, “My being appointed as a Messenger is not a novel event of its kind in the world so that you may have some confusion about the characteristics of a Messenger. Many Messengers have come to the world before me, and I am not any different from them.

Never has a Messenger come, who did not have a family, who did not eat and drink, or who did not live a common man’s life. Never has an angel descended as an attendant with a Messenger, heralding his prophethood and carrying a whip before him.

Never have gardens and palaces been created for a Messenger and never has a Messenger ban spared of the hardships which I am suffering.

Never has a Messenger shown a miracle by his own power or known everything by his own knowledge. Then, how is it that you are bringing forth these strange criteria only to judge my Prophethood?”

Then it is said: Tell them also: “I do not know what shall befall you tomorrow nor what shall befall me. I only follow that which is revealed to me.” That is, “I am not a knower of the unseen so that everything of the past and present and future should be known to me, and I should have the knowledge of everything in the world. Not to speak of your future, I do not even know my own future.

I only know that of which I am given knowledge by revelation. More than that I have never claimed to know, nor has there ever been a Messenger in the world, who made that claim. It is not a Messenger’s job to tell the whereabouts of the lost articles or tell whether a pregnant woman will deliver a boy or a girl, or whether a sick patient will live or die.”

In conclusion:

it is said: “Say to them: I am no more than a plain warner.” That is, “I do not possess Divine powers so that I may show you the wonderful miracles that you demand from me every next day. My only mission is that I should present the right way before the people and should warn of an evil end those who do not accept it. “

13This same theme has been expressed in another way in Surah Ha-Mim As-Sajdah: 62 above. For explanation, see E.N. 69 of the said Surah.

14A large number of the commentators have taken this “witness” to imply Hadrat ‘Abdullah bin Salam, who was a famous Jewish scholar of Madinah, and who believed in the Holy Prophet after the migration. As this thing happened in Madinah, these commentators say that this verse was revealed at Madinah.

This commentary is based on a statement of Hadrat Sa`d bin Abi Waqqas according to which this verse was sent down in respect of Hadrat `Abdullah bin Salam (Bukhari, Muslim, Nasa’i Ibn Jarir); and on the same basis have several major commentators like Ibn `Abbas, Mujahid, Qatadah, Dahhak, Ibn Sirin, Hasan Basri, Ibn Zaid and `Auf bin Malik al-Ashja`i accepted this commentary.

But, on the other hand, ‘Ikrimah and Sha`bi and Masruq say that this verse cannot be about `Abdullah bin Salam (may Allah be pleased with him) for this entire Surah was sent down at Makkah. Ibn Jarir Tabari also has preferred this view. He says: The whole previous discourse is an address directed to the pagans of Makkah and the following discourse also is directed to them.

In this context it is not conceivable that a verse revealed at Madinah was inserted here. The later commentators who have accepted this second version, do not reject the tradition of Hadrat Sa’d bin Abi Waqqas, but have opined that as this verse also applies to Hadrat ‘Abdullah bin Salam’s affirmation of the faith, Hadrat Sa`d expressed the opinion, in the tradition of the ancients, that it was sent down with regard to him.

This does not, however, mean that when he believed, it was revealed then about him only, but that this verse precisely applied to him and his acceptance of Islam.

Apparently, this second view seems to be more correct and reasonable.

Now. the question that remains to be answered is: Who is implied by this witness?” Some of the commentators who have accepted the second view say that it implies the Prophet Moses (peace be upon him), but the following sentence: “He believed white you showed arrogance”, bears no relevance to this explanation. What seems to be nearer the truth is that which the commentators Nisaburi and Ibn Kathir have stated. They say: Here, by “a witness” does not mean any particular person but a common Israelite.

The meaning is this; “The teachings that the Qur’an is presenting before you are not new so that you could deny them by offering the excuse that they were novel teachings which had never been presented before man in the past.

Before this these very teachings have been similarly revealed and exist with the Israelites in the form of the Torah and other scriptures, and a common Israelite has already believed in them, and also admitted that Allah’s Revelation is a means of the coming down of these teachings.

Therefore, you cannot make the claim that Revelation and these teachings are incomprehensible. The only thing that hinders you from believing is your arrogance and baseless conceit.

For More information about Salvation in Islam please read these links

Did Prophet Muhammed know what will happen to him on Judgment Day???

Where is Prophet Muhammed Now? He did not save himself. How can he save others?

Salvation in Islam

Conclusion:

If you are a non-Muslim and find the need to lie about Islam to try to advance your own corrupt faith by lies. No one else to blame on Judgment Day but yourself.

If you genuinely seek the truth about Islam, feel free to ask us and we are more than happy to clarify any ambiguous matters you might encounter.

Reference:

https://www.alim.org/quran/tafsir/maududi/surah/46/9/

Almighty Allah is the highest and most knowledgeable, and the attribution of knowledge to him is the safest.

Right from Almighty Allah and wrong from me and Satan

Prepared by Mohamad Mostafa Nassar- Australia.

www.IslamCompass.com 

Make sure to copy and email this post for your reference, you might need it later.

Arrogance is not only a sign of insecurity, but also a sign of immaturity. Mature and fully realised persons can get their points across, even emphatically without demeaning or intimidating others.

Why does the Quran say that Prophet Muhammed did not know what will be done to him or to you?

Towards understanding Qur’an 46:9

“Say, “I am not something unprecedented among the messengers, and I do not know what will be done to me or to you. I do not follow anything but what is revealed to me, and I am only a clear warner.”  Quran (46:9)

The above verses were revelations from Almighty Allah to prophet Muhammad, which means prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was not speaking on his own authority as he could do nothing by himself.

In quoting d above Qur’an text, non-Muslims usually and Christians particularly and their So-called personal Lord and Savior made similar statements in several Verses of the Bible to prove his own weakness before the Almighty God.

Let us read and compare between the current Bible words of Jesus with the Glorious holy Qur’an:

Jesus statements from the Bible:

Jesus can do NOTHING by himself

John 5:30-31

30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.

Jesus know NOTHING about the time and day of Judgment Day

Mark 13:32

The Day and Hour Unknown

32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father

Jesus was beaten and Slapped

Mark 14:65

65 Then some began to spit at him; they blindfolded him, struck him with their fists, and said, “Prophesy!” And the guards took him and beat him.

Luke 22:63-65

The Guards Mock Jesus

63 The men who were guarding Jesus began mocking and beating him. 64 They blindfolded him and demanded, “Prophesy! Who hit you?” 65 And they said many other insulting things to him.

Now the Question is:

If Jesus can neither acquire benefits nor avert evil from himself as we read in the above verses of the Bible, why blame Prophet Muhammed for uttering similar words?

Does Mark 13:32 of the Bible not say that Jesus did not know hidden things?

As we read from the Holy Qur’an:

“The chiefs of his people, who were arrogant, said, “O Shu‘aib, we will expel you and those who believe with you from our town, or you shall have to turn to our faith.” He said, “Even if we hate it?” Quran (7:88)

Mark 14:65 clearly stated that Jesus was mocked blindfolded and even slapped, yet he was helplessly crying and groaning.

Secondly:

Jesus was a Mortal (human being) like us

If Jesus was immortal, he would not have died at the hand of the Jews as Christians think, of course we Muslims believe he was saved by Almighty Allah. But according to your own Christian belief he perished.

Jesus was a mortal being in all respects according to o the following verses from the Bible:

Acts 2:22

22 “Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.

I Timothy 2:5

For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,

John 8:40

40 As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things.

The funniest part Christians God (Jesus) Man God was even circumcised like us Muslims

Luke 2:21

21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Now let us Open one of the accredited Clarifications” Tafsir” of the Glorious Holy Qur’an to understand the Clarification and meaning of Verse 46:9

[9-10] Say to them, “I am not a novel Messenger, I do not know what shall befall you tomorrow nor what shall befall me. I only follow that which is revealed to me, and I am no more than a warner.”

12 O Prophet, say to them, “Have you ever considered that if this (Qur’an) were really from Allah, and yet you denied it, (what would be your end)?

13 And a witness from among the children of Israel has already borne witness to the like of it; he believed while you showed arrogance.14 Allah does not show guidance to such wrongdoers.”

12Its background is this: When the Holy Prophet presented himself as Allah’s Messenger, the people of Makkah raised different kinds of objections against it. They said: “what kind of a Messenger he is who has a family, who moves about in the streets, eats and drinks and lives a common man’s life.

There is nothing special about him, which might distinguish him above the other people and therefore we may know that Allah has specially made this man His Messenger.

“Then they said: “Had he ban appointed a Messenger by God; He would have sent an angel as an attendant with him who would have announced that he was God’s Messenger and would have punished with a scourge every such person who had behaved insolently Towards him.

How strange that God should appoint a person as His Messenger and then should leave him alone to roam the streets of Makkah and suffer every kind of humiliation.

If nothing else Allah should at least have created a magnificent palace and a blooming garden for His Messenger. He should not have been left to depend on his wife’s resources so that ‘when they were exhausted the Messenger should be forced to go without food and should not even afford a conveyance to Ta’if.”

Besides, these people demanded different kinds of miracles from him and asked for news of the unseen. They thought that a person’s being God’s Messenger meant that he should possess supernatural powers so that mountains should move at his bidding and deserts at once turn into green fields; he should have the knowledge of the past and the future events and of everything hidden from others.

An answer to the same has been given in these sentences, and each sentence contains a world of meaning.

First, it is said: ‘tell them: I am not a novel Messenger. ” That is, “My being appointed as a Messenger is not a novel event of its kind in the world so that you may have some confusion about the characteristics of a Messenger. Many Messengers have come to the world before me, and I am not any different from them.

Never has a Messenger come, who did not have a family, who did not eat and drink, or who did not live a common man’s life. Never has an angel descended as an attendant with a Messenger, heralding his prophethood and carrying a whip before him.

Never have gardens and palaces been created for a Messenger and never has a Messenger ban spared of the hardships which I am suffering.

Never has a Messenger shown a miracle by his own power or known everything by his own knowledge. Then, how is it that you are bringing forth these strange criteria only to judge my Prophethood?”

Then it is said: Tell them also: “I do not know what shall befall you tomorrow nor what shall befall me. I only follow that which is revealed to me.” That is, “I am not a knower of the unseen so that everything of the past and present and future should be known to me, and I should have the knowledge of everything in the world. Not to speak of your future, I do not even know my own future.

I only know that of which I am given knowledge by revelation. More than that I have never claimed to know, nor has there ever been a Messenger in the world, who made that claim. It is not a Messenger’s job to tell the whereabouts of the lost articles or tell whether a pregnant woman will deliver a boy or a girl, or whether a sick patient will live or die.”

In conclusion:

it is said: “Say to them: I am no more than a plain warner.” That is, “I do not possess Divine powers so that I may show you the wonderful miracles that you demand from me every next day. My only mission is that I should present the right way before the people and should warn of an evil end those who do not accept it. “

13This same theme has been expressed in another way in Surah Ha-Mim As-Sajdah: 62 above. For explanation, see E.N. 69 of the said Surah.

14A large number of the commentators have taken this “witness” to imply Hadrat ‘Abdullah bin Salam, who was a famous Jewish scholar of Madinah, and who believed in the Holy Prophet after the migration. As this thing happened in Madinah, these commentators say that this verse was revealed at Madinah.

This commentary is based on a statement of Hadrat Sa`d bin Abi Waqqas according to which this verse was sent down in respect of Hadrat `Abdullah bin Salam (Bukhari, Muslim, Nasa’i Ibn Jarir); and on the same basis have several major commentators like Ibn `Abbas, Mujahid, Qatadah, Dahhak, Ibn Sirin, Hasan Basri, Ibn Zaid and `Auf bin Malik al-Ashja`i accepted this commentary.

But, on the other hand, ‘Ikrimah and Sha`bi and Masruq say that this verse cannot be about `Abdullah bin Salam (may Allah be pleased with him) for this entire Surah was sent down at Makkah. Ibn Jarir Tabari also has preferred this view. He says: The whole previous discourse is an address directed to the pagans of Makkah and the following discourse also is directed to them.

In this context it is not conceivable that a verse revealed at Madinah was inserted here. The later commentators who have accepted this second version, do not reject the tradition of Hadrat Sa’d bin Abi Waqqas, but have opined that as this verse also applies to Hadrat ‘Abdullah bin Salam’s affirmation of the faith, Hadrat Sa`d expressed the opinion, in the tradition of the ancients, that it was sent down with regard to him.

This does not, however, mean that when he believed, it was revealed then about him only, but that this verse precisely applied to him and his acceptance of Islam.

Apparently, this second view seems to be more correct and reasonable.

Now. the question that remains to be answered is: Who is implied by this witness?” Some of the commentators who have accepted the second view say that it implies the Prophet Moses (peace be upon him), but the following sentence: “He believed white you showed arrogance”, bears no relevance to this explanation. What seems to be nearer the truth is that which the commentators Nisaburi and Ibn Kathir have stated. They say: Here, by “a witness” does not mean any particular person but a common Israelite.

The meaning is this; “The teachings that the Qur’an is presenting before you are not new so that you could deny them by offering the excuse that they were novel teachings which had never been presented before man in the past.

Before this these very teachings have been similarly revealed and exist with the Israelites in the form of the Torah and other scriptures, and a common Israelite has already believed in them, and also admitted that Allah’s Revelation is a means of the coming down of these teachings.

Therefore, you cannot make the claim that Revelation and these teachings are incomprehensible. The only thing that hinders you from believing is your arrogance and baseless conceit.

For More information about Salvation in Islam please read these links

Did Prophet Muhammed know what will happen to him on Judgment Day???

Where is Prophet Muhammed Now? He did not save himself. How can he save others?

Salvation in Islam

Conclusion:

If you are a non-Muslim and find the need to lie about Islam to try to advance your own corrupt faith by lies. No one else to blame on Judgment Day but yourself.

If you genuinely seek the truth about Islam, feel free to ask us and we are more than happy to clarify any ambiguous matters you might encounter.

Reference:

https://www.alim.org/quran/tafsir/maududi/surah/46/9/

Almighty Allah is the highest and most knowledgeable, and the attribution of knowledge to him is the safest.

Right from Almighty Allah and wrong from me and Satan

Prepared by Mohamad Mostafa Nassar- Australia.

www.IslamCompass.com 

Make sure to copy and email this post for your reference, you might need it later.

Arrogance is not only a sign of insecurity, but also a sign of immaturity. Mature and fully realised persons can get their points across, even emphatically without demeaning or intimidating others.

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