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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

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 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 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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Mufti Intekhab Ahmad Noori said political game is being played on the issue of the finality of Prophethood (PBUH).
Chapter 28: The Fact Pertaining to the Seal of his Prophethood, its Characteristic Feature and its Location on his Body
Islam and Judaism are very close - much closer to each other than either is to Christianity - because the idea of God and prophethood is central to both traditions.
A change in the declaration of the finality of prophethood caused the PML-N to face strong opposition from religious parties.
While hearing the case on oath changes that lawmakers take regarding the Finality of Prophethood (PBUH), IHC Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui ordered the deputy attorney general to deliver the complete record in a sealed envelope on March 6.
Imran alleged that the PML-N government had secretly tried to make changes in the oath regarding the finality of the prophethood to please an international lobby already working on the agenda of shaking the Muslims' belief in their prophet and consequently on the Holy Quran.
Masood Khan said that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), with his advent and teachings, finalized prophethood and all revealed religions.
Denying that the campaign was over, Sialvi said that public gatherings and rallies will be held over t Khatam-e-Nabuwat [Finality of Prophethood (PBUH)].
In his brief address to participants of the conference, Pir Sialvi said he is not a political person and the agenda of calling this conference solely revolves around finality of the Prophethood (Khatm-e-Nabuwwat).
He discusses various pertinent topics: messengers with burdens; the casting, the saying, the weighting; prophetic personality; prophethood and language; prophet and situation; prophethood and conscience; prophethood in suffering; prophethood and God, and ongoing finality.
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'.
ISLAMABAD -- An amicus curie in the case related to finality of Prophethood stated before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that an apostate should not be given capital punishment.
This was stated during the hearing of a petition concerning amendments to the Election Act 2017 regarding the finality of Prophethood.
He was referring to the report of the committee investigating the amendment in the oath of elected candidates affirming the Finality of Prophethood.
The government established a committee investigation issue of change in law of finality of prophethood oath in constitution.