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 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.

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.

In conclusion, 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)

 

 

 

22 Comments

  1. THERE IS NO RELIGION LIKE ISLAM.

  2. Ramla Rizwan says:

    not a surely precised answer.

  3. Steven McDonough says:

    THERE IS NO GOD LIKE JESUS

  4. Steven McDonough says:

    JOHN 3:16 FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.(HOLY BIBLE)

  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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