I am not like you; my Lord always makes me eat and drink."
Volume 9, Book 90, Number 348
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle forbade Al-Wisal. The people said (to him),
"But you fast Al-'Wisal,"
"Who among you is like me?
'say: i am a man (bashar) like you, it is revealed (WAHI) to me that your god is One God'.(41:6)
This is one ayaah from the Quran and the differentia of revelation(wahi) would have been enough for its sincere understanding, nevertheless, topical exegesis(tafseer mauzoey) means to read all the ayaat of the Quran and sahih hadith about a single concept and then make a judgement.
Wahabis/Deobandis, actually, most of them give this Ayah to prove that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is only a Bashr and not Noor:
"Say! I am a human being like you," [18:110]
Ask the Wahhabi/Salafi-Deobandis...etc
"Say!" to whom ? Muslims or to Kuffars?
Also Ask them! Which part of this Ayah indicates that our Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihe-e-Wa-Sallam) is not Noor.?
Secondly, the reason for this is that 'your god is One God' this ayah came to SAVE Tauheed and not to demean Prophethood because look, Quran says that jews called Uzair (A) son of God (9:30), why because He performed miracles, which they could not comprehend.
Imagine the untold miracles Rasool Allah(SWT) performed so there was a danger that these people would call him God so Allah(SWT) revealed the ayaah with Your God is One at the end of it.
Thirdly, first person to focus upon Prophets being bashar was the shaytan himself, more details in the Quran. Remember, we are looking at all ayaat on 'Missal'(likeness) and 'Bashar'(Man like us).
Allah(SWT) in the Quran mentions and quotes kuffar saying to the Prophets(PBUH) you are a man like us to deny their Prophethood, to quote just three out of many:
Namrood and company says to Ibraheem (A)you are a man(bashar) like(missal) us. (11:27)
Firaun and company says to Moosa (A) you are a man(bashar) like(missal) us.(26:186)
Abu Jahal and co says to Muhammad Mustafa(S): you are a man (bashar) like(missal) us.
Allah(SWT) in these ayaat is not praising namrood, firaun and abu jahal but rather condemning their aqeedah.
[Hadith transmitted by at-Tirmidhi, Ibn 'Abd al-Wahhab, Mukhtasar Sirat ar-Rasul;, al-Bayhaqi, Ahmad, al-Hakim and adh-adh-Dhahabi declare it to be sahih]
- (Muwahibul Laduniya; Anwaarul Muhammadiyah)
Hazrat Abu Hurairah (R.A) states that when the Beloved Prophet (s.a.w) smiled, the walls use to glow with his Noor.
- (Muwahibul Laduniya; Shifa Shareef)
Hazrat Anas (R.A) states that the day in which the Rasulallah (s.a.w) arrived in Madinatul Munawwarah, everything in Madinatul Munawwarah became bright through his Noor.
- (Tirmizi Shareef; Ibn Majah)
Ummul Mumineen, Hazrat Aisha (R.A) is recorded to have said: "In total dark nights,I used to put the thread into a needle with the help of the Noor of Rasulallah (s.a.w)."
- (Shara Shifa Bar Hashia Naseemur Riaz)
Hazrat Imam-e-Azam Abu Hanifa (R.A) praises Rasulallah (s.a.w) in the following poem: "You are such Noor that the full Moon is brightened by your Noor, and you are with your beauty and elegance a shining sun."
- (Qasidatul Nu'maan)