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For: Rizal: "there is a difference between a messenger and a prophet"

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jul 1, 2006 at 18:21

So is there a difference between the word prophet and messenger in the Arabic language as you claim?

Well let us see: the word Rasul or prophet means, as per JM Cowan Arabic dictionary and for this see page 338B: "messenger, emissary, envoy, apostole, al-rasul or rasul Allah, the messenger of God (i.e: Muhammad)" So you see my dear Rizal Messenger= Prophet = Rasul. Sorry I cannot help you here.

Now, if we are to turn to the Arabic word: Sa'ee (see page 137A and 243A in Wortabet Arabic dictionary) which means a messenger but a secular messenger. It describes a low paid man who does the odd jobs around the work place from brewing tea to checking the mail to helping the lazy boss buying his lunch etc... I doubt that this is what Rashad Khalifa had in mind to describe himself as a messenger.

So did I help you my dear Rizal?...

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