One of the greatest tricks the corrupters of religion had recourse to was to deceive people by turning what was to be revered in religious terms into mere idols.
80 – Nor would He command you to set up angels and the prophets as lords. Would he order you to disbelieve after becoming submitters.
3 The Family of Imran, 80
The deceivers try to taunt the innocent faithful people, asking them such questions as ‘Can it be that you do not love Christ?’ ‘How can you deny the presence of Muhammad?’ In the face of such challenges, the candid people whose love for the prophet is not adulterated remain puzzled. To instill into the brains of ingenuous persons the idea of worshiping things other than God has been their secret aim. The traditionalist Islamist’s attempt at this has been writing books of baseless hadiths collected at random suiting their own ends.
50 – Say: “I tell you not that with me are the treasures of God, nor do I know what is hidden, nor do I tell you I am an angel. I but follow what is revealed to me.”
6 The Cattle, 50
The verse explicitly points out that the Prophet is a human being like all of us and owes allegiance to what is revealed in the Book.