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FAQ15: If Angels and Prophets can have these powers, why not Ahlulbayt?

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FAQ15: Our Imams (as) are higher in position than the Angels and previous Prophets (as), so if Allah (swt) has given these supernatural powers to Angels and previous Prophets (as), how is it possible that He did not give these powers to our Imams (as)?

 Answer:

  •  There is not Qat’y proof that the Imams (as) are higher than the Angels and previous Prophet (as). It’s actually illogical to compare Imams (as) with Angels, we cannot compare apples and oranges. We can compare two entities who have the same duties and tasks, where as the Imam (as) have totally different duties than angels.

 

  • Let’s assume that the claim that Imams (as) are higher in status than Angels and previous Prophets (as) is true, how does that prove that they should have the same or more powers that Angels and previous Prophet (as) had? This logic itself is “Dhann”.

 

Has Allah (swt) informed us in the Quran that I will give more supernatural powers to the one who is higher in position? No, there is no such rule, therefore even if we assume that the Imams (as) are higher in status, still it’s impossible to prove such supernatural powers for them.

  • Lets assume that the rule stated in point 2 is true, then how can we assume that “giving of supernatural powers” is greater in the eyes of Allah (swt) than “giving the task of teaching and spreading the religion of Islam” ? Isn’t it possible that in the eyes of Allah (swt) the latter is greater?

As we can see, this argument is full of “Dhann”.

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