Belief in Prophets

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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)

 

 

 

47 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.

  22. Ahmed Ahmed says:

    HOW COME GOD DIED AND YOU ARE ALIVE ? HAVE SOME COMMON SENSE BUDDY , JESUS PBUH DID NOT DIE HE WILL RETURN SOON NOT AS A GOD OR CHRISTIAN BUT AS A FOLLOWER OF ISLAM

  23. Ahmed Ahmed says:

    Kadijha Owens I ASK YOU ONE THING , IF EVERY ONE HAS THEIR OWN GOD , THEN HOW COME ALL THE PROPHETS AND MESSENGERS WORSHIPPED SAME GOD , RIGHT FROM THE ADAM PBUH TO LAST MESSENGER PROPHET MOHAMMAD , MOSES , JESUS , ABRAHAM, ISMAIL,ISSAC,DAVID, AYUB, SULAIMAN ALL WORSHIPED ONE GOD ……AND QURAN SAYS AND CAHLLENGES BOTH MANKIND AND JINN KIND IN SURAH RAHMAN , HOW MANY BOUNTIES OF YOUR LORD WOULD YOU BOTH DENY ?

  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.

  38. man wrote the bible, God wrote the quran in a type of poetry that cannot be replicated by man. it is that simple.

  39. TRINITY
    Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be THY name. Thy kingdom come. THY will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give US day by day OUR daily bread. And forgive US OUR sins; for WE also forgive every one that is indebted to US. And lead US not into temptation; but deliver US from evil. (Luke 11:2-4)

    Let us ask ourself another question Did Jesus ever pray? And if he did pray to whom he prayed? If He prayed to God that means he WAS NOT God because God Pray To No One.

    Christians says Jesus will sit on the RIGHT HAND SIDE OF GOD… how is that possible, if All Three Are ONE…. how can God sit on HIS OWN RIGHT SIDE? it's impossible…. APPLY LOGIC and YOU WILL SEE THE TRUTH…. do one thing read the Bible and think that Jesus is NOT God but a Prophet…. everything will make sense hopefully.

    The following are only a few: In Matthew 21:11, the people of his time are recorded as referring to Jesus (Peace be upon him) as a prophet:
    “And the crowds said, ‘THIS IS THE PROPHET JESUS of Nazareth of Galilee.’ ” (Matt 21:11)

    “And Jesus said to them, ‘A PROPHET IS NOT WITHOUT HONOUR, except in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.’ ”( Mark, 6:4,) (Luke 13:33)

    “Those who believe in the doctrine of the Trinity says Jesus is God himself in the form of man”

    “Can you ever conceive anyone to be
    the IMMORTAL GOD and at the same time be A MORTAL (man) to be caught in the hands of other mortals to suffer death?
    Can anything be HIGH and at the SAME TIME LOW,
    BLACK, and at the SAME TIME WHITE?
    Can there be DARKNESS and the SAME TIME LIGHT?
    What philosophy is this?”

    I would like you to ponder a little over How the belief of Jesus being God Himself or the Son of God, coincides with the fact that he was so terrified at the impending crucifixion that he shouted:

    “Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachtani?” (meaning: My God, My God, why has thou forsaken me?) Mathew27:46)

    ”WHAT PHILOSOPHY IS THAT?

    If Jesus was God Himself, does it mean that GOD WAS FORSAKEN BY GOD HIMSELF AND CAN THAT BE GOD WHO FELT HOPELESS AND SHOUTED TO BE RESCUED?”

    None of the above beliefs are supported by the Bible! JESUS NEVER CLAIMED TO BE GOD.
    HE NEVER SAID THAT HE HAD COME TO DIE FOR OUR SINS.

    And you can scour the Bible from cover to cover.
    You WILL NOT find the word Trinity in it!.
    Several questions arose in the mind about the above mentioned beliefs.

    Why would God personally need to come down to earth IF HE HAS ALL POWER?

    If He wants to get something done, all He needs to do is say the word and it is done!

    Jesus was a MAN. If he was God, then HOW COULD HE DIE?

    CAN GOD DIE?

  40. John (the Baptist),
    When Jesus claimed to be the Messiah of the Jews, the Jews began to esquire as to where was Elias? “Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. But I say unto you, that Elias is come already, and they knew him not ,..then the Disciples understood that he spoke unto them of John the Baptist.” (Mathew 17:11-13).
    And this is the record of John (the Baptist), when the Jews sent priests and levites from Jerusalem to ask him, ‘Who art thou?’, and He Confessed and Denied Not; but confessed, ‘I Am Not The Christ’ ” (This was only natural because there Can’t Be Two Messiahs At The Same Time. If Jesus was the Christ then John couldn’t be the Christ!) “And they asked him: ‘What Then? Art thou Elias?’ And he saith: ‘I Am Not’ ”
    On the testimony of Jesus himself, John the Baptist was the greatest of the Israelite prophets: “Verily I Say Unto You, Among Them That Are Born Of Women, There Has Not Risen A Greater Than John The Baptist” (Matthew 11:11).
    We Muslims know John the Baptist as Yahya. We revere him as a true prophet of Allah. The Holy Prophet Jesus known to us as Eesa, is also esteemed as one of the mightiest messenger of the Almighty.
    We Muslims are really interested in the LAST QUESTIONS POSED TO JOHN THE BAPTIST BY THE JEWISH ELITE –
    ART THOU THAT PROPHET? And he answered, “NO.”(John 1:21).
    Three Questions!
    Please note that three different and distinct questions were posed to John the Baptist, and to which he gave three emphatic No’s as answers. To recapitulate:
    “ART THOU THE CHRIST?”
    “ART THOU ELIAS ?”
    “ART THOU THAT PROPHET?”
    But the LEARNED MEN OF CHRISTENDOM SOMEHOW ONLY SEE TWO QUESTIONS IMPLIED HERE. To make doubly clear that the Jews definitely had three separate prophecies in their minds when they were interrogating John the Baptist. Let us read the remonstrance of the Jews in the verses following:
    “And they asked him, and said unto him: ‘Why baptizest thou then, if
    THOU BE NOT THAT CHRIST..
    NOR ELIAS..
    NEITHER THAT PROPHET ?’ ” (John 1:25).
    The Jews were waiting for the fulfillment of three distinct prophecies:( a) the coming of Christ. (b) the coming of Elias, and(c) the coming of that Prophet.
    If we look up any Bible which has a concordance or cross-references, then we will find in the marginal note where the words the Prophet, or that Prophet occur in John 1:25, That These Words Refer To The Prophecy Of Deuteronomy 18:15 And 18. And That That Prophet – The Prophet Like Moses – “Like Unto Thee”, we have proved through overwhelming evidence that he was Muhammad and not Jesus!
    Muslims are NOT DENYING that Jesus was the Messiah, which word is translated as Christ. We are not contesting the Thousand and One Prophecies which the Christians claim abound in the Old Testament foretelling the coming of the Messiah. What we say is that Deuteronomy 18:18 does not refer to Jesus Christ but It Is An Explicit Prophecy About The Prophet Muhammad!.”
    Why Not Apply That Acid Test Which The Master Himself Wanted You To Apply To Any Would Be Claimant To Prophethood? He had said:
    “By their fruits ye shall know them. Do men gather grapes from the thorns, of figs from the thistles? Every good tree will bear good fruit and every evil tree will bear evil fruit… By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them”. (Mathew 7:16-20).
    Do not be afraid to apply this test to the teachings of Muhammad. You will find in the Last Testament of God, the Holy Quran, the true fulfilment of the teachings of Moses and Jesus which will bring to the world the much needed peace and happiness.
    George Bernard Shaw was quoted as saying:
    “If a man like Muhammad were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness.”

    Himda : Hebrew name of Ahmad.
    7And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.
    8The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts.
    9The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts. Haggai 2:7-9
    In Isaiah 42, Isaiah prophesies about a chosen “Servant of the Lord” whose prophetic mission would be to all mankind, unlike the Hebrew prophets whose missions were limited to Israel. “1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him, he will bring forth justice to the nations… He will not fail or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his law… Let the desert and its cities lift up their voice, THE VILLAGES THAT KEDAR INHABITS.” This particular servant of the Lord is the ONLY ONE identified with Kedar, According to the Book of Genesis, KE’DAR WAS THE SECOND SON OF ISHMAEL (Gen. 25:13). The best known prophet who came from Ishmael’s descendants is Muhammad. His enemies (who were of his own clan!), who were misled by their leaders or mighty men (as described in Isaiah 21:17) ultimately embraced Islam and were embraced by it. Indeed they had reason to “LIFT UP THEIR VOICE”, TO “SING” PRAISE OF GOD, AND “SHOUT FROM THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAINS”. is that possibly a reference to the shouting of:

    “Here I come (for your service)
    0 Allah. Here I come. Here I come. There is no partner with You . Here I come. Verily Yours is the Praise, the blessings and sovereignty. There is no partner besides You.”
    This “Shouting” Is Chanted Annually By Multitudes Of Muslims From All Over The World From Mount ‘Arafat As Part Of The Annual Rites Of Hajj (Pilgrimage).
    The 42nd chapter of Isaiah is indeed a fascinating one.It is not a casual or ambiguous reference to that servant and messenger of God who was to come centuries later. It is rather a comprehensive profile which not only fits Prophet Muhammad But Fits No One Else. After all, the chapter relates this profile to Ke’dar son of Ishmael and no other descendants of Ishmael fits these descriptions but Muhammad (peace be upon him).
    In some Bible verses, "Kedar" is synonymous with "Arab" in general, as in Ezekiel 27:21: "Arabia, and all the Princes of Kedar …"
    Hajj In the Bible :

    Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.
    Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools. (Psalms 84:5-6)
    This Verse is talking about the holy city of Makkah, which is also known as Bacca. The Well is the Well of ZamZam: The people described in these verse are Muslims who go there for Hajj Pilgrimage and Umrah

    10,000 bring God's law to Makkah :
    The Prophet liberated Makkah with 10,000 holy Companions
    And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them. Deut.33:2

    Chariot of Asses and Chariot of Camels
    The vision of Isaiah of the two riders in Isaiah 21:7: “ And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels,…”
    WHO WAS THE RIDER UPON AN ASS? Every Sunday School student will know him. That was Jesus (John 12:14): “And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written.”
    WHO, THEN, IS THE PROMISED RIDER ON A CAMEL? This powerful Prophet has been overlooked by Bible readers. This is the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). If This Is Not Applied To Him, Then The Prophecy Has Yet To Be Fulfilled. That is why Isaiah mentioned further in the same chapter (21:13) “THE BURDEN UPON ARABIA….” Which means the responsibility of the Arab Muslims, and of course now of all Muslims, to spread the message of Islam.

  41. Follow the Truth where ever it may lead us

    And Remember There Is No Compulsion In Religion Truth Stands Out Clear From Error. Quran(2:256)

    From this we understand no one can be made to believe anything by force. Rather, it must be by their own decision.
    I am sure You are not a person who follows opinions of others without doing your own research,”

    O seeker of truth, if you really seek the truth put aside all preconceived notions, and open your heart….do not let others judge or make a decision for you.

    And do not follow (blindly) any information of which you have no (direct) knowledge.(Using your faculties of perception and conception, you must verify it for yourself. (In the Court of your Lord,) YOU WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOUR HEARING, SIGHT, AND THE FACULTY OF REASONING. " (Quran17:36)

    Pray to Allah,Elohim,God,Dieu,Dius,Buh,Gott etc. by whatever name you know Him.
    Pray to your Creator, the Creator of the Universe and everything in it and in-between with sincerity ask Him to Guide You In Your Heart and in Your Mind to The Religion Of Truth and to make you pleased with it and you will find if you are sincere
    He will answer your Prayer and you will find the religion of truth enters your heart.

    So don’t trust me—trust Our Creator. Read the Quran, read books and study good websites. But whatever you do, get started, take it seriously, and Pray For Our Creator To Guide You.
    Your Life May Not Depend On It, But Your Soul Most Definitely Does.

    If you are among those who sincerely Seek For The One True God, please read, Contemplate And Ponder Upon The Authentic Words Of Allah. Let the following very enlightening concrete proofs from the Qur’an open your heart and mind to accept Allah as the Only True God who Alone deserves our sincere worship:

    Read The Last & Final Testament Of God The Quran On Line With An Open Mind

    Read about Jesus(Peace be upon him) Quran Chapter 3:33-84 Chapter 5:72-78 and Chapter 19 Surah Maryam

    http://dar-us-salam.com/TheNobleQuran/index.html
    Please Read this Book On Line
    Book Name: The cross and the crescent
    Author: Jerald F. Dirks
    http://islamhouse.com/en/books/427627/

    http://islamicbooks.info/H-1-Iman/01-Allah.htm

    http://www.islamhouse.com/pg/9661/books/1

    http://www.islamicbook.ws/english/english-034.pdf

    http://islam101.net/
    http://www.islamtomorrow.com/default.asp

  42. Christopher Cilley
    Islam is not a new religion. In fact Islam has been present since man set foot on the earth. Muhammad (peace be upon him) was not the founder of Islam but he was the last Messenger of God, chosen by God to spread the message of peace, Islam to the world.

    Islam demands the belief in the great caravan of prophets of which ABRAHAM is the vanguard. His offspring includes ISAAC, ISHMAEL, JACOB, JOSEPH, DAVID, SOLOMON, MOSES, JESUS, AND MUHAMMAD (peace be upon them all). They are the teachers and examples to mankind whose stations were solely assigned by Allah. Thus, to attribute sinful behavior to any of them, which even ordinary people would be ashamed of committing, would be to question the wisdom of Allah in choosing such people. Hence, Islam emphatically maintains the high moral and ethical status of such men. Furthermore, to deny or reject any of the prophets would be the abandonment of faith. Hence, preserving the integrity of the prophethood and its lineage paves the way for cooperation of the people of faith.

    The Quran says:
    PRAISE BE TO ALLAH, THE CHERISHER AND SUSTAINER OF THE WORLDS. Quran Sura 1, The Opening, verse 1.
    Say: we believe in Allah and that which is revealed to us; we believe in what was revealed to Abraham, ISHMAEL, ISAAC, JACOB AND THE TRIBES; TO MOSES AND JESUS AND THE OTHER PROPHETS, WE MAKE NO DISTINCTION BETWEEN ANY OF THEM, and TO GOD WE HAVE SURRENDERED OURSELVES. Quran Sura 2, The Cow, verse 136. i.e. in full submission and obedience.

    Islam with followers surpassing the one and a half billion mark, Islam is the world’s second largest religion. It is also the fastest growing religion in the world and in the United States. In ten years, the population of Muslims (followers of Islam) in the United States went from four million to eight million, making Islam the second largest religion in the United States (Young, 1997).

    Islam is not a new religion. Islam’s final message was revealed to Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, 1,400 years ago. Allah, or God, revealed this message to him through the angel Gabriel. This message was preserved in the Holy Qur’an during the holy month of Ramadan. Earlier revelations consist of the Torah of Moses (peace be upon him) and the Injeel, or Bible, of Jesus (peace be upon him).

    Man, however, has corrupted these revelations over time and because of this the final revelation of the Qur’an was deemed necessary.

    Read about Jesus(Peace be upon him) Quran Chapter 3:33-84 Chapter 5:72-78 and Chapter 19 Surah Maryam

    http://dar-us-salam.com/TheNobleQuran/index.html

    Read on line Books( Islam, Muhammad, Jesus, Mary etc.)
    http://www.islamhouse.com/pg/9661/books/1

    http://www.islamicbook.ws/english/english-034.pdf

  43. Christopher Cilley
    Is Islam worshipping Satan Or Christians worshipping Satan?
    First Of All what does Islam Means?
    Islam means peace acquired by SUBMITTING YOUR WILL TO THE WILL OF GOD AND OBEDIENCE TO HIS LAW.
    Islam dates back to the age of Adam and its message has been conveyed to man by God's prophets and messengers, including Abrahim, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad.
    All Prophets from Adam to Muhammad (pbut) were sent with ONE Message, that is, THE TOTAL SUBMISSION OF MANKIND TO ALLAH (One God). Jews call Him Elohim,Jehova and Yaweh. This submission in Arabic is called Islam.
    ISLAM IS A WAY OF LIFE

    Who Is a Muslim?

    The name Muslim in Arabic means “ONE WHO SUBMITS TO THE WILL OF GOD.”
    Muslims believe that all those who submitted to the will of God in line with divine revelation received BEFORE THE ADVENT OF FORMAL ISLAM with Prophet Mohammed, WERE THEMSELVES ALSO MUSLIM.
    So coming from this understanding, Muslims believe that we are part of one continuing faith community with Adam,Abraham,Noah,Moses Jesus and Mary. Mary, Jesus, and the disciples were all “Muslims” because they Submitted To God.

    “…IT IS HE WHO NAMED YOU MUSLIMS BOTH BEFORE AND IN THIS SCRIPTURE, THE Qur’aan.” Qur’aan, (22):78
    The foundation of Jesus’ message was SUBMISSION TO THE WILL OF GOD, because that is the foundation of the religion which God prescribed for man since the beginning of time. God says in Chapter Aal ‘Imraan, the third chapter of the Qur‘aan, verse 19:
    “TRULY, THE RELIGION IN THE SIGHT OF ALLAAH IS ISLAAM [submission].3:19
    Say (O Muslims): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed to us and that which was revealed to Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the tribes, and that which Moses and Jesus received, and that which the prophets received from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we have surrendered. [Arabic "Muslimoon"] (Quraan 2:136)

    ALLAH
    The word Allah in the Arabic language means God, or more accurately, The One and Only Eternal God, Creator of the Universe, Lord of all lords, King of all kings, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.
    The word Allah to mean God is also used by Arabic speaking Jews and Christians.
    The most concise definition of God in islam is given in the four verses of surah Ikhlas which is Chapter 112 of the quran:
    “SAY: HE IS ALLAH, THE ONE AND ONLY.
    “ALLAH, THE ETERNAL, ABSOLUTE.
    “HE BEGETS NOT, NOR IS HE BEGOTTEN.
    AND THERE IS NONE LIKE UNTO HIM.(Quran Chapter 112)

    “THERE IS NOTHING LIKE HIM (HE IS BEYOND ALL COMPARISON), AND HE IS THE ALL-HEARING, THE ALL-SEEING”. (Quran 42:11)

    If you say Muslims Worshipped Satan
    The Quran makes it clear that God is the author of the Quran…
    Surah 55:1-2 The Most Beneficent (Allah)! Has taught (you mankind) the Qur'an (by His Mercy).

    One may asked why in the Holy Qur’an and the traditions of the Prophet (S) and his Vicegerents (a.s.) is Isti’adha or seeking Allah (S.w.T.)’s HELP TO PROTECT ONE AGAINST THE MANOEUVRINGS OF SATAN.
    Tell me now How Can Satan Be the Author of the Quran When The Quran Says BEFORE YOU START READING THIS BOOK SEEK REFUGE WITH ALLAH FROM SATAN THE ACCURSED.
    This is done by saying the words audhu billahi min ash-shaitanir rajeem.
    NOT ONLY THAT THE QURAN OPPOSES SATAN AS A STAUNCH ENEMY… TO MANKIND IN MANY VERSES.
    Surah 2:168
    O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and wholesome in the earth, AND FOLLOW NOT THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE DEVIL. LO! HE IS AN OPEN ENEMY FOR YOU.
    Surah 7:200
    AND IF A SLANDER FROM THE DEVIL WOUND THEE, THEN SEEK REFUGE IN ALLAH. Lo! He is Hearer, Knower.
    Surah 16:98
    And when thou recitest the Qur'an, SEEK REFUGE IN ALLAH FROM SATAN THE OUTCAST.
    Surah 36:60
    Did I not charge you, O ye sons of Adam, THAT YE WORSHIP NOT THE DEVIL – LO! HE IS YOUR OPEN FOE! –
    NOW ANYONE WHO STUDIES THE QURAN AND KNOWS ABOUT ITS SCIENTIFIC MIRACLES (*), PROPHECIES (*), FALSIFICATION TESTS (*) ETC. CAN DO NOTHING BUT CONCLUDE THAT IT CAME FROM A SUPERNATURAL SOURCE.
    Now Christian missionaries get desperate and say THAT THIS SUPERNATURAL SOURCE IS SATAN.
    However, if Jesus Christ heard this argument he would have rebuked it just like HOW HE REBUKED THE PHARISEES WHO ACCUSED HIM OF CASTING OUT SATAN WITH THE POWER OF SATAN…
    THE QURAN WAS WRITTEN BY THE DEVIL
    Compare the attitude of someone like this, to the attitude of the Jews who knew Jesus and opposed him until the very end. There is an episode reported in the Bible where Jesus raised a man from the dead, one Lazarus, who had been dead for four days. When Lazarus came out of the tomb, alive again those Jews who were watching, what did they do? Did they suddenly say that this man is a true prophet and become believers? No, the Bible says they immediately discussed among themselves that "since this man is working on his signs soon everyone will believe in him. We've got to find a way to kill him," and they attributed his miraculous powers to the devil. He raised that man by the power of the devil.
    Now, the Christians who read that episode will feel very sorry for those Jews who had clear evidence right before their very eyes and attribute the miracles to the devil. Does it not appear that they may be doing the same thing when we illustrate what we have in the Qur'an and their final excuse is only: "It originated with the devil."
    Mark 3:22-26
    22And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, "He is possessed by Beelzebub[c]! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons."
    23So Jesus called them and spoke to them in parables: "How can Satan drive out Satan? 24If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come.
    The story is repeated in the gospel of Matthew…
    Matthew 12:24-26
    24But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "It is only by Beelzebub,[d] the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons."
    25Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. 26If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?

  44. Jessica Cole says:

    not all the prophets were mentioned because theyre were so many of them, however Allah mentioned the most relevent to the people living in 7th centry arabia, where the revelation was orginally given. Also, these were some of the most well known and influential prophets. In a elementry class, most American kids only learn about Washington, Lincoln, Obama and a few other infulential presidents, but mostly they are presented with the ideas in the bill of rights. Islam is presented inmuch the same ay. its ment to be simple so ALL people can understand it. Thats why the Holy Koran mentions only a few prophets and mostly contains the REASON behind there message. The doctrine, the significance of what they stood for, WHY they did what they did and why the mesage is still as relivant today as it was thosands of years ago. It was not ment to be a personal biography to these individuals, but to show what we can learn from them. They are the side show-not the main attraction

  45. Jessica Cole Muslims believe there are up to 124,000 prophets; surely there must be ONE for Malaysia. But there ain't any. Your 'reasoning' is kids' stuff. Typical of Muslims.

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