Understanding the Significance of Prophethood in Islam
Prophethood is not unknown to heavenly revealed religions, such as Judaism and Christianity. In Islam, however, it has a special status and significance.
According to Islam, God (Allah) created man for a noble purpose: to worship Him and lead a virtuous life based on His teachings and guidance. How would man know his role and purpose of his existence unless he received clear and practical instructions of what Allah wants him to do? Here comes the need for prophethood. Thus God had chosen from every nation a prophet or more to covey His Message to people.
One might ask: How were the prophets chosen and who were entitled to this great honor?
What they say about Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)
877 Why Islam informational brochure.
Last sermon of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
delivered during the Hajj of Year 632 A.C
Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) – What manner of man was he ?
Biography by a Muslim
by Muhammad Hamidullah (Centre Culturel Islamique, Paris, 1969)
Biography by a Non-Muslim
by Prof. K. S. Ramakrishna Rao, Head of the Dept. of Philosophy (India)
Who was Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him)?
What do Muslims think about Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him)?
Family tree of the Prophets