What is the difference between Nabi and Pegamber.

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what is the difference between Nabi and Pegamber.


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Diff between prophets and messengers

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 none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


The office and rank of a  ‘Rasool’ (Messenger) is a bigger degree and rank than a ‘nabi’ (Prophet).  Every ‘rasool’ is a also a ‘nabi’,   but every ‘nabi’ is not necessarily a ‘rasool’ …..just as every ‘general’ in the army is also a soldier,  but every soldier is not a general!


A ‘Rasool’ is the appointed Messenger of Allah, who is honored by Allah Subhanah with a new Shariah or Law.  A ‘nabi’ is the appointed Prophet of Allah, who confirms, follows, and guides mankind to follow the Shariah brought by the Rasool/s before him.      


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


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