Belief in Prophets




According to Islam, God created humans for a noble purpose: to worship Him and lead a virtuous life based on His teachings and guidance. In order to convey the purpose of their existence to humans, God sent clear and practical instructions through His prophets.

Muslims believe that a prophet was selected for every nation at some point in its history. Some of the prophets of God include Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad, peace be upon them all. Muslims believe there were about 124,000 prophets in all, of whom only 25 are mentioned by name in the Quran, the holy book of Islam.

Each prophet conveyed the same essential message

Each prophet conveyed the consistent divine message of worshiping one God and living a morally upright life. However, the message of these prophets was lost, abandoned, or changed over time, with only parts of the original message remaining intact. God sent Muhammad (pbuh) as the final prophet to all of humanity in the 7th century C.E. to restore the divine message of all prophets. (Learn more about Prophet Muhammad.)

Islam, Judaism and Christianity share the core concept that God sent prophets to guide their fellow people. However, Islam also differs from these two faiths on important aspects related to prophethood. For instance, Islam teaches that all prophets of God were of high moral character and did not succumb to the sins their people committed. Therefore, Islam exonerates Aaron even though the Old Testament depicts him as someone who worshipped the golden calf. In addition, Islam strongly rejects deification of prophets. So, Jesus is revered as a prophet of God. At the same time, Islam recognizes that prophets were capable of human errors of judgment, but these unintended mistakes did not diminish their superior integrity. (Read more about Jesus.)

Muslims honor all prophets

Muslims are obligated to believe in and honor all of the prophets, and to testify that prophethood has been completed with the coming of Prophet Muhammad.

“Say, ‘We believe in God and in what was sent down to us and what was sent down to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and what was given to Moses, Jesus, and all the prophets by their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we devote ourselves to Him.’” (Quran, 2:136)






  2. Ramla Rizwan says:

    not a surely precised answer.

  3. Steven McDonough says:


  4. Steven McDonough says:


  5. LindaMichelle Borden says:

    God did not send Muhammad!!! He was a false prophet!!! and Jesus is The son of God.. He is of God!!!! He is the only way to eternal life in Heaven with our Father….. In the name of the Father. The Son, and The Holy Ghost!! The Lord rebuke thee Satan!!!

  6. how was he a false prophet if he called people to worship the One true God? if your bible talks about another prophet after Jesus (the baptist, the messiah and the other prophet) who do you think this other prophet it? you say Jesus is the son of God, how so? there are plenty of others also called son of God in the bible, not only jesus, so do you worship them as well? that doesnt make sense. satan is keeping you blinded from the worship of the one true God, satan is keeping you traped in polytheism…that is what you should be rebuking and seeking refuge against.

  7. in the bible david is also the begotten son, solomon and jacob are also the son of god among many others. you can find about 20 bible verses where jesus is considered a prophet and servant of God. if he says this about himself then shouldnt you if you really believe he is who he says he is?

  8. also i think it would be good for you to learn that most contemporary bibles are removing "begotten" frpm this verse bc it is a fabrication. so how can we trust bible authenticity?

  9. truly Islam is the true religion, so everybody should convert

  10. Hs Abbasi says:

    Shanada Lewis greatly said…..

  11. Hs Abbasi says:

    definitely there is no God like Jesus as He is a a fabricated one who has no ability to create,maintain the balance of universe and to change the The World order in any way'

  12. Adélaïde Snape Leroy says:

    Assalamu alaykum everyone :)
    I have a question related to prophets in Islam. As it is written on this page, "Muslims believe that a prophet was selected for every nation at some point in its history. [...] Muslims believe there were about 124,000 prophets in all, of whom only 25 are mentioned by name in the Quran".
    I searched a list of those prophets' names on the internet and found out that prophets named in the Quran are only prophets whose names can be found in the Bible (except Muhammad saw of course). So my question is: why? Why can't we find in the Quran names of prophets unknown to the Jews and Christians, who appeared for other peoples elsewhere in the world, like Chinese or Indians?
    Hope someone can bring me some light on this question. Thanks in advance!

  13. Kadijha Owens says:

    With that being said, it does not matter what GOD u serve, as long as u believe with all you're heart & soul your GOD is REAL, he will do unto u as u believe. I believe that everyone has a GOD, and no matter what YOUR race, sex, or religion is, it should not effect the next person…..

  14. Walaikum asalaam,
    Its important to remember that there are distinctions between prophets and messengers and they're not necessarily interchangeable. One group is sent with the message which is alssupported by a text/scripture and they are also supported with miracles to show their prophethood. Whereas the messengers are just affirming what has been mentioned before them, they do not have the scriptures or miracles/signs as prophets, they only relay the message

  15. So their mentioning is based on their significance and the stories and lessons. The bible has other prophets/messengers which are not mentioned in the Qur'an and the Qur'an has stories of these prophets which are not mentioned in the bible. But the point is the lessons to be learned from them. If we have all these prophets and over 100k of them are relaying the same message, it does not need to be told individually. If we understand that the children of Israel had a habit of killing every prophet sent to them, its suffient to say this and not list every single one, nc the lesson is in their disobedience, not in their murder tally. I hope this helps…sorry if it doesn't. Allah knows best.

  16. Shanada Lewis: Muhammad was known as both prophet and messenger of God.

  17. Eng Abdikariin Tacshiir says:

    jesus is not allah Indeed, the example of Jesus to Allah is like that of Adam. He created Him from dust; then He said to him, "Be," and he was.

  18. Eng Abdikariin Tacshiir says:

    Hs Abbasi And [make him] a messenger to the Children of Israel, [who will say], 'Indeed I have come to you with a sign from your Lord in that I design for you from clay [that which is] like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird by permission of Allah . And I cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the dead – by permission of Allah . And I inform you of what you eat and what you store in your houses. Indeed in that is a sign for you, if you are believers.

  19. Eng Abdikariin Tacshiir says:

    Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah ; and those with him are forceful against the disbelievers, merciful among themselves. You see them bowing and prostrating [in prayer], seeking bounty from Allah and [His] pleasure. Their mark is on their faces from the trace of prostration. That is their description in the Torah. And their description in the Gospel is as a plant which produces its offshoots and strengthens them so they grow firm and stand upon their stalks, delighting the sowers – so that Allah may enrage by them the disbelievers. Allah has promised those who believe and do righteous deeds among them forgiveness and a great reward.

  20. LindaMichelle Borden says:

    Amusing and sad at the same time…. Jesus is the only salvation…. and the gates of hell are wide for a reason

  21. LindaMichelle Borden says:

    Matthew 28:18-20 KJV
    [18] And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. [19] Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: [20] Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

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  24. Shaik Zoheb says:

    feeling sad for my christian brothers. may allah guide them to right path…

  25. You're right, there is no god like Jesus (pbuh) because Jesus (pbuh) is not God.

  26. While I do agree with one of the comments listed in this thread where it was said that Jesus is the son of God and he is the begotten son at that because he came from the virgin Mary because God mad that possible. I will have to disagree with the same comment and say that Muhammad wasn't sent by God. Allah is Hebrew for God therefore Allah and God are one in the same. I believe that maybe both Muslims and Christians should learn about each others religions before bashing each other. There are a lot of similarities, they also worship the same God. That being said, Muhammad was one of the many prophets sent by God to spread his will and to show people how they should live their lives.While I do not obtain every detail nor do I know everything there is to know about either religion I must say that it is shear ignorance to bash either religion. Jesus was also another person sent by God to spread his will and to show the same thing the other who were sent to do. Different time frame same purpose. I will also add that the Holy Bible has been changed numerous amount of times while the Quran (the equivalent of the christian bible) has not changed once. It has been preserved for over 1400 years. You can do your own research and find out that the Quran says the exact same thing as it did when it was first brought about. The Holy Bible however, is a translation from this book and since the book was written in Hebrew, when it was translated into English it lost a lot of information due to there being a different meaning in English. This was only because at the time there was no right way to translate it until just recently. But again, the Bible has been changed many times and you can look that up for yourself and see that it was. Many people misinterpret the Bible, thus giving off different translations. To each his own, learn for yourself and decide what path you wish to take. Don't bash other people for wanting to believe in something they truly believe with their heart and soul for Muslims and Christians worship the same God there are only different Representations.

  27. The Holy Priesthood was bestowed upon man long before Islam came along! Sorry but you are wrong! Islam is the plan that Lucifer, who was cast out of Heaven even he who was then called Satan, in the pre-mortal life we all had before coming to Earth to receive our bodies. Our Heavenly Father rejected Satan's plan and accepted the plan that Jesus Christ presented. Islam is NOT the true religion.

  28. Shanada Lewis, we honor the other prophets who are of God The Father,but Jesus Christ is the ONLY Begotten Son of our Heavenly Father! Even Jesus Christ has said many times to worship ONLY His Father, who is our Spiritual Father as well. Jesus Christ is the ONLY name whereby we can enter Heaven!! None other name will gain any of us admittance into Heaven!. If a prayer is like a letter, then the letter is written unto the Lord God Almighty, and the address on the envelope is 'In the Name of Jesus Christ Amen!"
    Linda Borden has the right of it…. the Lord has told us 'by their fruits shall ye know them', and the fruits of Islam founded by Muhammad are not of righteousness! For the deaths of millions is by the judgement of other men, and that Judgement of life or death is the sole authority of our Heavenly Father, the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and His name is NOT Allah.

  29. Eng Abdikariin Hassan Tacshiir , and yet you deny that Jesus Christ is the Only Begotten son of the Most High and instead worship Muhammad who could not perform such miracles!! Even Jesus Christ has instructed us NOT to worship Jesus Christ himself, but to worship ONLY His Father, the Holy of Holies!
    I can see no justification in calling the Supreme God of the Universe, even the Holy of Holies by the name Allah… for you say that Allah says there are no other Gods, but the Supreme God of the Universe has said, "Thou shalt have no other Gods before me." And being the Supreme God He cannot and will not LIE! If there were no such beings as other Gods, He could NOT make that statement! So when you tell me that Allah says there are no other Gods, ask yourself who is telling the truth – the one who says there are other lesser Gods, or the one who says there are NO other Gods? Anyone and everyone who has eyes to see knows that there are powers, beings, and principalities greater than us mortals!!
    This wisdom I give you in the name of Jesus Christ Amen!

  30. Shanada Lewis , I have a question for you,… " If we understand that the children of Israel had a habit of killing every prophet sent to them, its sufficient to say this and not list every single one, nc the lesson is in their disobedience, not in their murder tally." your quote…. You claim the children of Israel had a habit of killing every prophet, which BTW is untrue, Then allow me to ask you, why is the Islamic religion so disobedient unto the commands of the Holy of Holies when He has said to be forgiving and help they brother, but You slay ANYONE who commits errors in judgement or understanding, not giving them the time (more than 30 seconds before taking their life), if Muslims are such wonderful and holy people as you claim, and Islam is the best, then why not give people who aren't Muslim or follow the Islamic religion, the time to grow and become Muslims instead of just killing them outright!???
    No thank you sir or madam, I will Keep the teachings and ways of the Supreme God of the Universe, and His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ in my life!
    The ways and teaching of Allah are not of any great a value to me, and for that matter to any and all of mankind!
    Seek ye the Holy Ghost! For it is written in Moroni 10:5 "And by the power of the holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things."
    I pray that the Lord God Almighty to open your eyes to righteous understanding, that you may know the truth of what I say and as the Book of Proverbs says, 4:7, "Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom; and with all they getting, get understanding." In the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

  31. Christopher Cilley Dear Christopher, praises that you were named after Isa (Jesus Christ). You need to really think about one thing. God said have no idols or Gods before me. But Christians have begun worshipping the trinity. They pray to Jesus as if he were God, but he was created by God. I know that he is God in the flesh, but what about all of the other prophets who brought the same exact message? No where does Christ say he is God. He says, "I am the way, the truth and the life!" But, he is saying follow me: the way I live, the way I treat people, follow my life, live like me." But that has been interpreted that he is God. I was a Christian for many years, it was only when I found Islam that I found peace in my heart and the answers to all the questions I had my whole life about Mary, peace be upon her, who the Holy Ghost actually is. All of the prophets came for their own people, (Moses for the Jews, etc). Mohammad was brought for all mankind. In one of the original bibles Jesus says, the comforter, Ahmed, will follow me. But of course anything like that was removed from the Constantine era. By the way, one cannot be a Muslim without loving and praising Jesus Christ as he is the messiah–but he is not God. God created him and sent him. As Muslims we know that the anti-Christ is yet to come as is predicted in the Quran. May God guide you.

  32. Dear Linda,
    By worshiping the trinity, you are breaking God's laws. He says: Have no Gods before me, and yet Christians have begun praying to the Holy Ghost, use the cross as an idol, as well as statues. Do you know who the Holy Ghost really is? I did not find out until I became a Muslim. I was a Christian my whole life, and could never find peace until Islam. As Muslims we love Jesus and know he is the Messiah, but he is part of the creation, no the creator. It is only God, and God alone who can answer your prayers. May God guide you.

  33. Armand Nidea says:

    Qur'an 3:84. Say, "We believe in God, and in what was revealed to us; and in what was revealed to Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the Patriarchs; and in what was given to Moses, and Jesus, and the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we submit." 85. Whoever seeks other than Islam as a religion, it will not be accepted from him, and in the Hereafter he will be among the losers.
    Qur’an 3.19 : "Truly the only religion acceptable to Allah is Islam."

  34. If there is a prophet for every nation, who is the prophet for the Malays or Malaysia?

  35. Who told you Islam is the true religion? If god is so smart, he would have sent down a holy book himself, a book made of material NOT FOUND in the Periodic Table. This would startle even Einstein, Feynman et al.

  36. Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) is seal of prophets (Last Prophet) and messenger to whole mankind. Regardless of race or country. Holy Quran also for whole mankind. So you better to open Quran and read it for answer. You can read in Quran in English and hope you understand.

  37. Atan Abdul Aziz Open Holy Quran and read first. You better to be smart. “They will never comprehend Allah(God) with their knowledge.” [Sûrah TâHâ: 110]. So you try to get knowledge first by reading Quran. All your questions will be answer by Quran.

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