« on: October 22, 2012, 07:38:12 AM »
"O ye Children of Adam! whenever there come to you messengers from among you, rehearsing My verses (Arabic: ayati) to you, those who are righteous and mend (their lives), on them shall be no fear nor shall they grieve" here yes
guidance from Allah continues
“We said: Go down / forth, all of you, from hence; but verily there comes to you from Me a guidance; and whosoever follows My guidance, there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve”
“He said: Go down hence, both of you, one of you an enemy to the other. But when there comes to you from Me a guidance, then whosoever follows My guidance, he will not go astray nor come to grief”
“And those who disbelieve are driven unto hell in troops till, when they reach it and the gates of them are opened, and the warders of them will say to them: Came there not to you messengers of your own, reciting to you the revelations of your Lord and warning you of the meeting of this your Day? they say: Yes, verily. But the word of doom of disbelievers is fulfilled”
“We send the messengers only to give good news and to warn: so those who believe and mend (their lives), upon them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve”
This can also be noted with respect to Prophet Noah (pbuh) who must have had support as there is a reference to a plurality of messengers.
“The people of Noah rejected the messengers”
“And the people of Noah, when they rejected the messengers, We drowned them and We made them as a Sign for mankind and We have prepared for (all) wrong-doers a grievous Penalty”
Please also note the plurality in the following verses:
“The Ad (people) rejected the messengers”
“The Thamud (people) rejected the messengers”
“The people of Lut rejected the messengers”
"The Companions of the Wood rejected the messengers"
It is clear that there seems to be more than one 'messenger' working in tandem and as an aid to the 'central figure' delivering the message of God to these communities. This is further seen in the plurality of messengers in Surah (Chapter) Yasin when two messengers were sent and were then strengthened with a third (36:14)
It appears from these verses that anyone who assists in delivering the message or acts as a henchman along with the appointed messengers, is also referred to as a ‘Messenger’
This is good explanation with regards to 07:35 & 33:40. and also 10:47 - And for every nation a Messenger.......