Misinterpretation of 33:36

It is not for a believing man or a believing woman to have a choice in their affair
if God and His messenger issue a command. Anyone who disobeys
God and His messenger has gone far astray.

The above Quranic words have been used by the hadith followers to claim that if the messenger issues any command the believers must obey his command.
On first impression it appears that this is the correct message of 33:36. However, God's precision in choosing Quranic words always exposes all who set up partners with God in His exclusive right as the sole Law Maker, and who uphold other sources for their religion besides the word of God in the Quran.

To analyse the message in 33:36 we need to focus on the words
: If God and His messenger issue a command.
These words speak of a command "amran" that is worded in the singular and we have sources that are plural (God and the messenger). This indicates that there is only one command that is issued by both, God and the messenger. The messenger does not issue a command other than God's command.
The meaning would have been totally different if God used the word 'commands' (plural), for this would indicate that God has His commands while the messenger may also have his own commands. The deliberate use of the word "command", in the singular form, indicates that the messenger may not issue any command unless it is issued by God. This matter is further confirmed in a number of verses, such as 5:99, that confirm that the sole duty of the messenger is to deliver God's message.