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rasul  Term Image (rasūl) Script Image
(Language:  Arabic)
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Short Description: Envoy, messenger.
Long Description: In theology: divine messenger. It is in his function of rasūl that a prophet (nabī) promulgates a new sacred law; not every prophet is necessarily a rasūl, although he enjoys divine inspiration, but every rasūl is by implication a nabī.
Source(s): Introduction to Sufi Doctrine (by Titus Burckhardt)
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms