I wonder, if we are allowed to refer to the last prophet as "his holiness"?

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edited Apr 25 '12 at 23:37 NesreenA ♦ 199722 NesreenA's gravatar image

a human being cant be holy if you think about the way people precive holyness its somthingthat usually you cant drop it or disrespect it or its out of the ordinary and special but the prophet has said at multiple occations that he is a human being as we all are but the only that makes him different is his message but as long as we follow that message we can be like him we all follow his sunnah does that make us holy? no there wwere times when the sahaba used to try to take over his work and tell him to sit and relax but he said he has that he is a human as they are and he can work he didnt have amazing kingdoms and castles like all the other rulers his time did he didnt make others do his work or surround himself with people that drop to the floor at his command but he had the power to do all of this its not like the popes in christianity how he hides himself in a glass car then goes home to the best of luxeries for doing absoulutly nothing this is how people precive holliness and the prophet was nothing like that we were give a title and its peace be upon him and this is greater that any title you can give after his name

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Thanks for your answer Mr. NesreenA, in regards to holiness, I'd prefer to refer to the dictionary definition, which is a state of being holy and blessed, and I cannot deny that the prophet pbuh was both of these. It may be important to note the other very important difference between us and him, he is sinless, therefore, practicing his teaching and following his way will not make us holy, for we are imperfect, it is how our Lord Allah swt created us. The pope I regard as anything but holy, he does not deserve it for he is not a holy man, but the Prophet? pbuh? yes now here is a man, who is assuredly greater than the angles, jinns and humans, and is the most beloved of all creations, supremely blessed, does that not make him holy? regardless if he is human or not?

wassalam

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yes the dictionary definition does describe him but if you refer to the prophet pbuh as his hollyiness people may take it out of context and may thing you are talking about somone else its my personal belive to just say prophet muhammad i wouldnt want prophet muhammad to be sharing the same title as the pope espetially as you agree we both know he isnt holy, wouldnt the equivilant of holy in arabic be kareem as we say al quran al kareem but it would be odd to say al nabi al kareem so i think it would be the same in english we say the holy quran but it would be odd to say the holy prophet

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The definition above 2) is what I am referring to, dedicated or devoted to the service of God, religion: a holy man. There are many instances where I have heard of the word the 'holy prophet' and not 'Holy prophet', of course, it is quite possible for people to take it out of context, but that goes for much else, many refer to a prophet (astagfirullah) as a soothsayer. There can be no comparision between the pope and the prophet pbuh, the pope cannot be holy, therefore he cannot be referred to as 'your holiness' by saying his holiness pbuh, it is not the same title as the pope. I have no question that Allah is Al-Quddus (The Holy One). In order to avoid the context issue, I'd think I'd keep the title within my proximity and no one else. In the end Allah knows best. Thanks for all your answers.

Wassalam

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