Surah 3:84


Dr. Zohurul Hoque & Husain Nuri


3:84  You say: "We believe in Allâh and that has been revealed to us, and what was revealed to Ibrâhîm and Ismâ'îl and Ishâq and Ya'qûb and to the tribes, and what was given to Mûsâ and 'Isâ, and to the nabis from their Rabb.  We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we are submissive."

3:84 Islamic worldview, unparalleled in any other religion, finds its best expression when God requires believers to recognize messengers came to all communities in the world, implying thereby God was not exclusive to a specific nation and His guidance was not restricted to one nation to the exclusion of rest of the humanity. Islam requires believers to unequivocally declare faith in all the prophets (2:4,136,253,285; 4:152; 5:48) and in addition to that, not to make any distinction between any of them. This declaration points out few key thoughts: (a) God is One God, whether He is God of Mûsâ or God of Ibrâhîm or God of Muhammad, (b) all prophets brought God's message, (c) such message carried fundamental teaching about One God and importance to worship Him alone; (d) such teachings asked whole hearted submission to God.







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