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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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We will not allow those candidates to contest the elections who were involved in amending the finality of prophethood clause in election law, which is mandatory to be signed by all candidates during submission of nomination papers,' TLYR chief Dr Muhammad Ashraf Jalali said while presenting his party's manifesto at a press conference at the press club.
The case pertains to the changes in the oath that lawmakers take regarding the Finality of Prophethood. The wording of the oath was 'mistakenly' altered, and then corrected, when the Elections Act 2017 was passed last year.
Pir Hameeduddin Sialvi said on Sunday that he would not be a part of Pakistan AwamiTehreek's(PAT) planned protest demonstrations against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government.Speaking to reporters following an All Pakistan Ulema Mashaikh Conference in Taunsa Sharif, the spiritual leader said he did not have any political agenda and his struggle was only aimed at protecting the Khatm-e-Nabuwat (the finality of the Prophethood).
The Weight in the Word: Prophethood: Biblical and Quranic (reprint, 1999)
The move was made on the eve of anniversary of Maba'th (the day when Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) was appointed to his divine prophethood) and anniversary of the liberation of the Southwestern city of Khorramshahr during the 1980-1988 Iraqi imposed war on Iran.
In an attempt to legalise prophethood after prophet Muhammed, Mr Ahmedi quotes Quranic verses in his letter (Post, Nov 13, 2003) and goes on to say that 'when Muhammed declared himself 'the last prophet' he was only referring to the former category'.
According to the spokesperson of the university, they said the Holy Prophet PBUH preached Islam on the basis of his high-quality character and announced his Prophethood on the basis of his truthfulness and honesty, demanded evidence of this fact from the Quraish tribe which was duly approved by them
He said a person cannot be Muslim unless he fully immerses in the love of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and completely believes in the finality of his prophethood.
Talking to the media in Panjpir area of Swabi on Sunday, Asad Qaiser said that we imposed that the Holy Quran be taught with translation and included the fundamental article of faith of finality of Prophethood in the syllabus in schools across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and will do the same in Punjab.
ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday ordered the Federal Government to make the Raja Zafarul Haq Committee's report pertaining to the amendment in law related to lawmakers' oath regarding Khatam e Nabuwwat (Finality of Prophethood) public.
Hamid, who tendered his resignation as law minister in November last year following protests by a religious party, said it has been that cleared he had no role in the controversial amendment to the Finality of Prophethood declaration for electoral candidates.
'The PML-N government has shut its eyes to the crisis in G-B just the way it tried to ignore the situation that emerged after changes in the clause concerning the Finality of Prophethood,' he said.
Meanwhile, speaking on a point of order, Captain (R) Mohammad Safdar said Islamabad High Court (IHC) has given historical decision about finality of the Prophethood (Peace Be Upon Him).
ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday issued a short order on a petition against an attempt to change the declaration regarding finality of Prophethood in the Elections Act 2017 and made declaration of faith mandatory before joining the judiciary, armed forces, civil services and other government jobs.
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday madeit compulsory for all Pakistani citizens to take an oath regarding their faith if they seek to join the civil service, armed forces or judiciary.The decision was given in the verdict of thecase regarding oath changes that lawmakers take regarding the Finality of Prophethood (PBUH)in the Elections Act 2017.The court, in its short order, ruled that citizens applying for jobs in state institutions must take an oath which ensures compliance with the definition of Muslim and non-Muslim provided in the Constitution.