Was Luqmaan a prophet?


بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

▪️Was Luqmaan a prophet?▪️

Our Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Hizaam -may Allaah preserve him- was asked the following question:

📩 Question:

The questioner says: Was Luqmaan a prophet or a wise man?

📝 Answer:

Luqman was a wise man, as the verse clearly indicates; Allah said:
{وَلَقَدۡ ءَاتَیۡنَا لُقۡمَـٰنَ ٱلۡحِكۡمَةَ أَنِ ٱشۡكُرۡ لِله}
‘Indeed, We blessed Luqmân with wisdom, ˹saying˺, “Be grateful to Allah’
[Surat Luqman 12]

Had he been blessed with prophethood or messengership, Allah would have mentioned that instead; because when speaking of His gratuitous kindness (Imtinaan), Allah makes mention of the highest quality / the greatest blessing.


Translated by:
Abu Ishaq Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ba Alawi

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Original Fatwa:
https://t.me/ibnhezam/4048