The Shiites will use a certain verse from the Quran to Show that the Status of Imam is higher than the status of a Prophet,
here it is:
وإذ ابتلى إبراهيم ربه بكلمات فأتمهن قال إني جاعلك للناس إماما قال ومن ذريتي قال لا ينال عهدي الظالمين
[2:124]And [mention, O Muhammad], when Abraham was tried by his Lord with commands and he fulfilled them. [ Allah ] said, “Indeed, I will make you a Imam (leader) for the people.” [Abraham] said, “And of my descendants?” [ Allah ] said, “My covenant does not include the oppressors.”
ok So according to the Shiite twisted logic and explanation, Abraham PBUH was a prophet THEN ALLAH MADE HIM AN IMAM … thus Ali RAA is greater than everyone else because Imamat is after Prophet-hood LoL …
But may be the fool parrots miss that Prophet Abraham has also been cited as a nation in Surah 16.120, which would make the status of a nation even higher.
“إِنَّ إِبْرَهِيمَ كَانَ أُمَّةً قَـنِتًا لِلَّهِ حَنِيفًا وَلَمْ يَكُ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ – شَاكِراً لانْعُمِهِ اجْتَبَـهُ وَهَدَاهُ إِلَى صِرَطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ
[16:120]Verily, Ibrâhim (Abraham) was an Ummah (a leader having all the good righteous qualities), or a nation, obedient to Allâh, Hanifa (i.e. to worship none but Allâh), and he was not one of those who were Al-Mushrikûn (polytheists, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh, and those who joined partners with Allâh).
This verse clearly says finally Ibrâhim was ummah.
Can you cite references for Adam and the prophet (saw) being “raised” to the status of Imam from the Quran?
Also, if a prophet has to be tried with Allah’s commands to become an Imam, it would imply that only prophets can become Imams. Nobody other than a prophet can become an Imam.
ok now Check this other verse which the Shiites miss:
يَا دَاوُودُ إِنَّا جَعَلْنَاكَ خَلِيفَةً فِي الْأَرْضِ
038.026 O David! We did indeed make thee a Caliph on earth: so judge thou between men in truth (and justice): Nor follow thou the lusts (of thy heart), for they will mislead thee from the Path of God: for those who wander astray from the Path of God, is a Penalty Grievous, for that they forget the Day of Account.
Thus now I will say that the Status of Caliph is higher than that of a prophet. thus Abu bakr RAA is greater than everyone else LoL…
Silly explanations arn’t they?