The Adjective Ismet of Prophets and the Thoughts God-Based Narration

The mudifying adjective attributed to prophets denotes their innocence and inviolability againts vices, sins and falsehood. This attribute is considered to be an essential and indispensible one. If prophets ever committed sins, Allah would not ordain submission and obedience to them. It is a reasonable and religious matter of course that prophets should be free from vices since the faithful are ordered by the divine decree to take the prophets an example and obey their counsels. If prophets are even allowed to commit sins, then it would be lawful for their followers to do the same. On the other hand, the message of Allah revealed to the servants are also protected from the intervention of Satan and accordingly the religion of Islam, being innocent and inviolable, is also protected from any corruption and distortion. When the verses of the Qur'an are examined carefully, it will be seen that they have a God-based narrative. Aiming for a new order and divine structure in the society God will take into account the socio-economic and political situation of the society in which the inspired society. Therefore, every period of revelation since Adam (as), the miracles that prove and confirm the prophet and revelation are in accordance with the conditions of the period. İn this respect the Qur'an uses God-based language to directly intervene in the divine understanding of the Mecca society where paganism is active. Because in this understanding of the deity of society, power is not collected in one deity, on the contrary, power is divided between worthless assets. In contrast, the Qur'an gives God the only power in a God-based narrative, accordingly, Allah is the Mighty Owner of all things, everything that happens in the universe happens with his will.


Author : Ekrem BAYAT
Number of pages: 451-463
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Turkish Studies-Comparative Religious Studies
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