Sunday, 5 August 2018

Abbad b. Sulayman: Prophecy Continues As Long As World Remains


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

والصلاة والسلام على اشرف الابياء والمرسلين

نبينا محمد المصطفى وعلى آله واهل بيته الطيبين الطاهرين المظلومين

والعاقبة للمتقين

One of the major scholars of the Mu’tazila, namely, Abbad b. Sulayman al-Saymari (also al-Daymari) apparently believed that the institution of Nubuwwa (prophecy) is not terminated, but shall remain as long as this world remains, as the heresiographer Ibn Abd al-Karim al-Shahrastani noted:
“He also said that the gift of prophecy is a recompense for [good] deeds, and will continue to be bestowed as long as the world lasts.” (al-Milal wan-Nihal p.64):
 

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