Benefit: The Responsibilities of a Messenger
In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
1) That he is a witness for and against the creation. He is a witness for them in that which they actualize of his Sunnah and the legislation of Allāh which he came with. He is a witness against them in that which they don’t actualize and what they abandon of his Sunnah and the legislation of Allāh.
2 )To give glad tidings and warnings. The glad tidings of Paradise are given to the obedient and the warnings — which are reminders of the punishments — are given to the disobedient.
3) To judge between the people and resolve their disputes.
4) To educate the people about the legislation of Allāh.
Shaykh ʿUbayd al-Jābirī
Source: Itḥāf al-ʿUqūl bi-Sharḥ Thalāthat al-Usūl. Pg. 29.
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī