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Messenger ,Prophet, and Imam

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in response to reader comment: For: Rizal: "there is a difference between a messenger and a prophet"

Submitted by Harrak (Canada), Jul 2, 2006 at 00:40

In Islam

The prophet is some one sent by god to play the guidance role.

Messenger is the Prophet that comes with a book that either states newthings or deletes old things and replace it by new orders all depends. Messengers have the book of authority or the book of devine law and not necessarily prophets.

Imam (Shiism exclusively) is the person that can and can not be prophet or messenger, but does the role of both.

All the preceding can not be elected, they are selected by devine order. They are infallible (not like Rashad I guess who may not have missed table dance just like me). Infallibility is absolute in Shiism and deed-relative in Sunnism.

I am none of the above mentioned..by the way. That means I am not looking for followers. Foolowers maybe..

I think Rashad was killed in the kitchen by one of his followers...too bad, orlese I could have driven him crazy with his number 19 theory..

Dhimmi, long time no see! I missed your encyclopaedia..

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