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Katharine (Katie) Redford, is a human rights lawyer and activist who is credited with spearheading a movement to hold international companies accountable for overseas abuse in their home court jurisdictions in the Western world, and in doing so, opened up new possibilities in human rights law. She is the co-Founder and US Office Director of EarthRightsInternational(ERI), a non-profit group of activists, organizers, and lawyers with expertise in human rights, the environment and corporate and government accountability.

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One can almost hear the Prophet’s protestation as recorded in the Qur’an; “Say: I am only a mortal like you. My Lord inspireth in me that your God is only One God. And whoever hopeth for the meeting with his Lord, let him do righteous work, and make none share of the worship due unto his Lord.” (Qur’an 18:110)

The Qur’an repeatedly stresses his mortality; “Muhammad is no more than an Apostle. Apostles before him have passed away. If he dies or is slain, will ye then turn on your heels? And he who turneth on his heels shall not in the least injure Allah. And Allah will soon reward the grateful.” (Qur’an 3:144)

Abu Bakr in his wise and poignant speech at the Prophet’s death made this point clear; “O men, If you have been worshiping Muhammad , then know that Muhammad is dead. But if you have been worshiping Allah, then know that Allah is living and never dies.

The Qur’an points out that not just Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) but all of the messengers were human; “And We sent none before thee, but men to whom We made revelation — question the People of the Remembrance, if you do not know — nor did We fashion them as bodies that ate not food, neither were they immortal.” (Qur’an 21:7-8)

The Qur’an makes it clear that he is not an angel, or an incarnation of God but a human being who would live and die like other humans ; “What kept men back from Belief when Guidance came to them, was nothing but this: they said “Has Allah sent a man (like us) to be (His) Messenger? Say “If there were settled, on earth angels walking about in peace and quiet, We should certainly have sent them down from the heavens an angel for an messenger.” (Qur’an 17:94-95)

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