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What is the reason for having no prophetess in Islam?

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What is the reason for having no prophetess in Islam? 

 

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Why no woman prophet in Islam

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Allah Subhanah Who created everything in existence also bestowed on each of His creation its distinct nature, and according to its distinct and specific nature The All-Knowing, All-Wise laid upon each, as a test from Him, their duties and their responsibilities.




 

The first and foremost duty and responsibility of the one whom Allah chooses and appoints as His Prophet is to announce, declare, and convince mankind regarding his appointment to the state of Prophethood and to convey the Message of his Lord to mankind. The physical and mental challenges that the Prophets of Allah face in their this Noble Mission, the opposition from the opponents of the Truth, the pressures, the migrations, the organization of the believing Ummah, the treaties during peace and during war, the battles, the availability and the ability to lead, guide, judge and rule, lead their lives as an example for all mankind, etc., are just not consonant with the nature bestowed by the Lord Creator upon the women.

 

If truth be told, neither are these noble qualities found in all men, but only a very select few whom Allah Subhanah has honored and appointed them as His Prophets, to convey His Message to all mankind.

 

It is not to say that the women has some inherent fault or deficiency, but the nature that has been bestowed by the All-Wise, All-Knowing Lord upon the women is just not consonant with the role that is played by the Prophets of Allah. To ask why no women has been chosen as a prophetess would be to ask why no man can deliver a child?? It is just not consonant with the nature that the Lord has Decreed, Willed, and Bestowed upon each in His Creation!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verses 74-76:

74 No just estimate have they made of Allah: for Allah is He Who is Strong and able to carry out His Will.

75 Allah chooses Messengers from amongst Angels and from men: for Allah is He Who Hears and Sees (all things).

76 He knows what is before them and what is behind them: and to Allah go back all questions (for decision).

 

The All-Knowing, All-Wise Lord does whatever He Wills and Pleasesneither does he consult any amongst His creation as to who should be appointed His Messengers, nor does He need to ask or take permission from amongst His Angels or amongst men whether or not they wish to become His Messengers! Allah Subhanah Alone Chooses, Determines, and Decrees whomever He Wills to be appointed His Messengers.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

Burhan

 


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