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prophet of doom

A person who always warns others about possible negative consequences of decisions or actions. Don't tell Rodney about your new plan—he's such a prophet of doom that he'll completely kill your motivation.
See also: doom, of, prophet

prophet is not without honor save in his own country

Prov. Everyone recognizes that a wise person is wise, except for the people close to him or her. (Biblical.) No one in the novelist's country would publish her books, but last year she won the Nobel Prize. A prophet is not without honor save in his own country.

a prophet of doom

someone who always expects bad things to happen My father is convinced that this venture will fail, but then he's always been a prophet of doom.
See also: doom, of, prophet
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Islam and Catholic Christianity, therefore, both very much include the belief in a post-Christic prophet: post-Christic prophethood is a fundamental aspect of the Catholic self-understanding; to deny the very possibility of post-Christic prophets would be for the Church to undermine its own status as magisterium, or inerrant teacher.
In Muslim sources Bahira is the Christian monk of Syria who, endowed with foreknowledge of Muhammad's call to prophethood, singled him out for future greatness when he hosted the young Muhammad and his uncle, Abu Talib, to a meal on one of their caravan trading trips to Syria.
Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam, with the Faith or belief in the Oneness of God and the finality of the prophethood of Muhammad, establishment of the daily prayers, concern for and almsgiving to the needy, and the pilgrimage to Makkah for those who are able.
1) The testimony of faith:Aa Faith in the oneness of Allah and the finality of the prophethood of Mohammad (PBUH).
While it made Smith's prophethood more real for his followers, it also provided a compelling proof they could display to outsiders.
Anyway, why are these people so offended at being called non-Muslims when Mirza Gulam Ahmad in his own writings has called those who do not believe his prophethood to be non-Muslims (Roohani Khazain).
8) The five pillars of Islam are Shahada (belief in Oneness of God and the prophethood of Muhammad), Salat (daily prayers), Zakat (almsgiving to the needy), Sawm (self-purification through fasting), and Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca).
In the Memar Marqah, a fundamental Samaritan text from the 4th century, God tells Moses to "take from me divinity and with it make your prophethood strong.
Fayemiwo states, "The Sunnis believed that succession to the Prophethood of Muhammad after his death in 620 A.
James Luther Adams, "The Prophethood of all Believers," in The Prophethood of all Believers, edited by George K.
Those wishing to be listed as a Muslim on such documents had to swear a belief in the finality of the prophethood and denounce the Ahmadiyya movement's founder as a false prophet and his followers as non-Muslims.
Much of the book is written in rhymed Arabic prose, and Muslims believe that the rich text is humanly unmatchable, and thus a miracle confirming Muhammad's prophethood.
Indeed, she goes so far as to recount her own childish hopes of attaining prophethood, a thoroughly un-Islamic ambition.
Entitled The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, the 272-page book contains authoritative English translations of six major works written by Baha'u'llah in the latter half of the 19th century Collectively, the works clearly enunciate Baha'u'llah's claim to prophethood and offer a prescription for peaceful and just leadership in the modern world.
During one such retreat, when he was 40 years old, he experienced the call to prophethood, said to be the first revelation.