The Messenger does not have Power to harm or give Guidance

Concerning Allah's statement,

﴿قُلْ إِنِّى لاَ أَمْلِكُ لَكُمْ ضَرّاً وَلاَ رَشَداً ﴾

(Say: "It is not in my power to cause you harm, or to bring you to the right path.'') meaning, `say: I am only a man like you all and I have received revelation. I am only a servant among the servants of Allah. I have no control over the affairs of your guidance or your misguidance. Rather all of these things are referred to Allah.' Then he (the Prophet) says about himself that no one can save him from Allah either. This means, `if I disobey Allah, then no one would be able to rescue me from His punishment.'

﴿وَلَنْ أَجِدَ مِن دُونِهِ مُلْتَحَداً﴾

(and nor can I find refuge except in Him.) Mujahid, Qatadah and As-Suddi all said, "No place to escape to.''