In the name of Allah the Most Beneficent the Most Merciful,
وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا مِن قَبْلِكَ إِلاَّ رِجَالاً نُّوحِي إِلَيْهِم مِّنْ أَهْلِ الْقُرَى أَفَلَمْ يَسِيرُواْ فِي الأَرْضِ فَيَنظُرُواْ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَةُ الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَدَارُ الآخِرَةِ خَيْرٌ لِّلَّذِينَ اتَّقَواْ أَفَلاَ تَعْقِلُونَ
“And We sent not before you [as messengers] except men to whom We revealed from among the people of cities. So have they not traveled through the earth and observed how was the end of those before them? And the home of the Hereafter is best for those who fear Allah; then will you not reason?”
Dear reader Allah our Kind Lord informs us in this verse of some of the qualities of His Messengers.(Messenger is a more comprehensive term than Prophet in Islamic terminology).These qualities are:
- Gender; Allah our Wise Lord did not reveal religious and legislative laws to any woman from the daughters of Adam.Obviously this is due to the Complete Knowledge and Absolute Wisdom that our Lord has.Far removed is He from preferring one gender over the other.Being as it were He is our Creator who knows the secrets of the heavens and the earth He knows best what our capabilities are and He does not burden us with more than we can bear.
- Species; All the Messengers of God have been human beings.No nations was sent an Angel or a Jinn as a Messenger to them.God in His Kindness,Wisdom and Perfection sent human Messengers to the human race.Praise is due to Allah as befits the Magnificence of His Face and the Greatness of His Sovereignty.
In the trade travels of the Arabs at the time of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, they saw the dwellings of previous nations who denied their prophets such as the people of Thamud. They saw what happened to these nations who rejected their Messengers.Allah destroyed the disbelievers and saved the believers.That is His way with His Creation
Thus, just as Allah saved believers in this life He has guaranteed those who have taqwa(fulfill the commands of Allah and abstain from His prohibitions) safety in the next life thus its better not for all the people but only for the people of taqwa.
Thus Allah asks us,”Will you reason?”
Will we reason?
and Allah knows best.
Asalaam aleykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh(May peace,and the Mercy and Blessings of Allah be upon you)