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Prophet Muhammad Pbuh Is Noor Or Bashar

Even though this look a totally sectarian topic to discuss but it is very important and a matter of the soundness of one's deen. There are some people who say that Muhammad pbuh was noor, some say he was part of the noor of Allah swt. While some say that he pbuh was both noor and bashar. While all these people who have these beliefs, they say that Allah swt is not Noor.


Now this is totally wrong. It is wrong to make dicisions on our level about our creator and His messenger. It is just like those Jews and Christians who made their messengers, God's sons just because they could not think of anything else. Making some one God's son or calling him a part of God are both wrong. Allah swt is one and only, no one can share Him, nor can one get anything from Him. Here, we will see what Quran speaks about this matter.

First about the status of prophet Muhammad pbuh, is he pbuh mentioned as noor or bashar in Quran!;
[041:006] Say, “In fact, I am a human being like you. It has been revealed to me that your god is only One God! So, seek the path (that leads) straight to Him, and seek His forgiveness. Misery is for those who associate partners (with Allah).” 
Thus, Muhammad pbuh was a human being not noor or something. Another proof that all messengers , which were sent to us were human beings like us is in the following verse;
[003:079] It is not (possible) for any human being unto whom Allah had given the Scripture and wisdom and the prophet hood that he should afterwards have said unto mankind: Be slaves of me instead of Allah; but (what he said was): Be ye faithful servants of the Lord by virtue of your constant teaching of the Scripture and of your constant study thereof.
This verse is a clear indicator and warning for those who try to put Muhammad pbuh on the status which belongs to Allah swt alone. It is no disrespect to call Muhammad pbuh a human being because he was. Instead, it is a great thing that Allah swt created a human being so full of good that He Himself said that Muhammad pbuh is an excellent example for all of us to follow. The following verse further confirms that Muhammad pbuh was a prophet of Allah on his mission to spread the message of Allah swt.
[003:144] Muhammad, (SAW) is no more than a messenger. (Many other) messengers have gone by before him. If he dies, or is slain, will you retreat and turn around on your heels? Anyone who turns back on his heels, would never hurt Allah a bit. Soon, Allah will reward the grateful ones! 
This verse further clears the misconception of those who think Muhammad pbuh is not dead because he is noor. So, they disrespect the beloved prophet with their lack of knowledge about him pbuh.

Allah swt says in Quran that He is the light of guidance for all. He describe the manner of His pure light as follows;
[024:035] Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth. An example of its brilliance: there is a lamp in a luminous niche. The lamp is in a glass which itself gleams like a radiant star. It is lit by the oil of the blessed tree _ neither from the West nor the East. The oil of the lamp is ready to glow by itself even without being kindled. The bright luminous light is atop another brilliant light. Allah guides towards this light whomever He wants and Allah quotes this parable for the people. Allah is knowledgeable of all things! 
Therefore, it is wrong to make up new things to relate with Allah swt or His messenger, Muhammad pbuh it is also not right to assume somethings about Allah swt and His creation. Rather, the better way is to learn Quran with open eyes and open hearts. As Allah swt Himself says that He guides whom He wills. We should ask for His guidance and help rather then deciding about Him. 
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