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PROPHET HOOD

PROPHET HOOD. The commonest term for prophet-hood in the Islamic religious vocabulary is nubuwah, from the Arabic root n-b-', meaning "elevate" or "announce." The latter meaning is predominant in the Qur'anic understanding of the prophet, nab!, as "one who announces." The first meaning is also employed by Islamic religious scholars to express the elevated status of the prophet among humankind or the elevating effect of the prophet's communication on those who receive it. The Qur'an uses the ter ...more

NUBUWAH

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