Updated: Sep 6, 2020
Traditional Muslim preachers claim that prophet Muhammad was a lawmaker in his own right, with the authority to authorise good things and prohibit bad things. They cite the above verse in support of their claim.
It can be shown that this interpretation of 7:157 is inaccurate and is intended to proclaim prophet Muhammad as a lawmaker in his own right besides God!
Those who follow the messenger, the ummi prophet (Muhammad)whom they find written down in the Torah and the Injeel that are with them. He advocates righteousness