“GOD and His angels help and support the prophet. O you who
believe, you shall help and support him, and regard him as he
should be regarded.” 33:56
The verse quoted above is one of the most abused verse in the
Quran. Millions of muslims, having fallen into Satan’s trap use
this verse to commemorate prophet Muhammad, a human; instead of
commemorating our Almighty Creator, God.
This is what verse 33:56 really says:
1. Whenever prophet Muhammad is described as a prophet (Nabi), it
is used exclusively when Muhammad was alive and never after his
death. For example in 49:2 the commandment was not to raise voice
above the voice of the prophet. Obvioulsy the commandment in 49:2
does not apply now. For the reader to verify forhimself/herself I
have found the following to be all the verses which refer to
Muhammad as a Nabi, the verses applicable when he was alive
3:68,79,161; 5:81; 7:157,158; 8:64,65,70; 9:61,73,113,117;
33:1,6,13,28,30,32,38,40,45,50,53,56,59; 49:2; 60:12; 65:1; 66:1,3;
2. The words YUSALLOON or SALOO or YUSALLEE or SALAT are all
derived from the root word WASALA, the noun being WASL or contact.
“SALLOO ‘ALAYHI” in 33:56 thus means to keep in contact with the
prophet which is only possible when he was alive.
3. Only a few verses before 33:56, we see a powerful commandment to
commemorate God; and that God and His angels support (Yasalloon)
the righteous believers.
“O you who believe, you shall remember GOD frequently.
You shall glorify Him day and night.
He is the One who helps you, together with His angels, to lead you
out of darkness into the light. He is Most Merciful towards the
4. The prophet was ordered to MAKE SALAT (keep in contact or
encourage) the believers.
“Take from their money a charity to purify them and sanctify them.
And encourage them, for your encouragement reassures them. GOD is
Hearer, Omniscient. 9:103
PROPHET MUHAMMAD – POWERLESS HUMAN LIKE OTHER HUMANS
“Say, “I have no power to benefit myself, or harm myself. Only what
GOD wills happens to me.” 7:188, 10:49
PROPHET MUHAMMAD – DEAD
“You (Muhammad) will surely die, just like they will die.” 39:30
NONE OF THE IDOLS CAN DO THE FOLLOWING
“GOD is the One who created you. He is the One who provides for
you. He is the One who puts you to death. He is the One who
resurrects you. Can any of your idols do any of these things? Be He
glorified. He is much too exalted to have any partners. 33:40
THE GREAT CRITERION
“When GOD ALONE is mentioned, the hearts of those who do not
believe in the Hereafter shrink with aversion. But when others are
mentioned beside Him, they become satisfied.” 39:45