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a prophet is not without honor save in his own country

One will not be regarded as a figure of authority or knowledge within one's own community, as the people there will not feel like one has the right to preach to them. Spoken by Jesus in the Bible passage Mark 6:4 in reference to the fact that the people of Nazareth refused to believe in him as a prophet. He has a very large following in parts of Europe and Asia, even though he is largely denounced as a dangerous radical here. A prophet is not without honor save in his own country.

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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

a ˌprophet of ˈdoom


a ˈdoom merchant

a person who always expects that things will go very badly: Various prophets of doom have suggested that standards in education are worse than ever.
See also: doom, of, prophet
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It came with this precious prophet, or whatever he calls himself, who taught her to stare at the hot sun with the naked eye.
And the prophet lost five hundred thousand pounds and committed one of the most brutal and brilliant murders in human history for nothing."
Pilgrims are always keen to visit the Quba Mosque and pray in it after paying homage to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and praying at his mosque.
Ibn Jaz states: "I have not seen anyone who smiled more than the Messenger of Allah (sa)." (Tirmidhi) Jarir bin Abdullah (rtam) says regarding the Prophet (sa): "Whenever he saw me, he would receive me with a smile." (Bukhari) Even though he was a prophet of Allah (swt), and had a lofty status among his people, he never considered it beneath himself to appear cheerful or to express his pleasure with a smile at the small things in life.
In addition to this, a lady of rare qualities was blessed with the Holy Prophet (PBUH) presence, and the opportunity to spend her youth in the auspicious household of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Muthoni's family had accused the controversial prophet and his Repentance and Holiness Ministry of forcefully seizing properties worth over Sh1.5 billion in Westlands, Nairobi.
Justice Zia said the principles and Sunnah of the prophet Mohammad (PBUH) was the structure of such a welfare state where all citizens are equal, social and economic justice prevails in the society.
The conference was aimed at promoting peace, harmony and friendly relations between various segments of the society as well as different religious groups in the country by highlighting various aspects of the life of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).
Addressing the two day conference titled 'Finality of Prophethood and responsibilities of Muslims in the light of teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)', he said the Holy Prophet (PBUH) brought revolutionary changes in the lives of the people and accorded respect to daughters.
The prime minister also urged the West to avoid blasphemy of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in the name of 'freedom of expression' and vowed to launch an international campaign to safeguard the sanctity and respect of all the holy prophets and religions.
'Making the Prophet Muhammad as an example to be emulated or as a model in the life of a person is never a loss.
The Prophet's Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the world and the second holiest site in Islam after the Grand Mosque in Makkah.
Julu and the church's Prophet Momham Keita's fight started in a meeting that was called by Pastor Julu and the church membership.
present ourselves as true followers of the Prophet Muhaamad (PBUH) whose whole life was embodiment of compassion for all.
Only Allah knows about Prophet and his dignity and superiority.