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Qur’an 8:41 - Should Muhammad get paid or not?

There are different answers to the question in the Qur’an:

Muhammad get paid - Qur’an 8:41, 59:7

"And know that anything you obtain of war booty - then indeed, for Allah is one fifth of it and for the Messenger and for [his] near relatives and the orphans, the needy, and the [stranded] traveler." (Qur’an 8:41) “Of their goods, take alms, that so thou mightest purify and sanctify them; and pray on their behalf. Verily thy prayers are a source of security for them: And Allah is One Who heareth and knoweth.” (Qur’an 9:103). "And what Allah restored to His Messenger from the people of the towns - it is for Allah and for the Messenger and for [his] near relatives and orphans and the [stranded] traveler - so that it will not be a perpetual distribution among the rich from among you." (Qur’an 59:7).

Muhammad didn’t get paid - 6:90, 12:104, 25:57, 36:21

"Say: ’I ask of you no wage for it; it is but a reminder unto all beings.’" (Qur’an 6:90) "Thou askest them no fee for it." (Qur’an 12:104) "I do not ask of you for it any payment." (Qur’an 25:57) "Follow those who do not ask of you [any] payment, and they are [rightly] guided." (Qur’an 36:21)

Conclusion

Some verses are telling us that Muhammad get paid, while other verses talk about a denial of it.With two different answers there is a contrast about the same question. Therefore we have a difficulty in the Qur’an. The mentioned verses show a contradiction in the Qur’an.

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