Belief in the Prophets and Messengers of God

Belief in the Prophets and Messengers of God

Believing in God’s Prophets and Messengers is a fundamental part of Islam. Muslims believe God sent Prophets and Messengers to convey his Message to mankind. The Holy Quran stated:

“And We certainly sent into every nation a messenger, [saying], “Worship Allah and avoid false deities” And among them were those whom Allah guided, and among them were those upon whom error was [deservedly] decreed…” (Quran 16:36)

Every people, every nation was given a Prophet and they were sent with the tongue of their people. Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad is the only universal Prophet meant for the whole Globe since he is the last and final Messenger. All other Prophets and Messengers including Prophet Moses and Prophet Jesus were only sent for a particular group of people/ tribe who lived before us. Whereas some of the minor, finer details were different from one nation or Book to another, Theology and God never changed.

Due to God’s Mercy and Love to mankind, God continued to send Prophets and Messengers to deliver good news and warning to their people. The general Message was whoever worships the One God and follows His commandments will go to Paradise. And whoever worships other than Allah and goes against His Commandments will enter the Hell Fire. The Prophets also came to teach their people how to purify themselves. Every Messenger was given Inspiration from God. Some of those Inspirations were written down and complied to become larger Books. The Prophet & Messengers that God sent to humanity to convey His Message cannot make mistakes when it comes to speaking on behalf of God regarding His Message. Mankind could not attain true knowledge of morality and ethics without their Creator revealing what is truly good and truly wrong. Muslims believe that God communicates His guidance through human Prophets. These Prophets were sent to guide their people, not only by preaching but by example with their actions.Islam's Prophets Islam's MessengersA Messenger (Rasool in Arabic) has a higher rank than a Prophet (Nabi in Arabic). A Messenger is someone sent to a tribe or people that do not believe in the Message of God and is generally sent with new Revelation (Divine Laws). A Prophet is someone sent to a people or a tribe that already believes in the Message and a Prophet carries and continues the same Revelation from the prior Messenger before Him. Every Messenger is a Prophet, but not every Prophet is a Messenger, by default. The Islamic Tradition states there are about 124,000 Prophets that were sent to people and nations and 310 and some Messengers. There are 25 Prophets mentioned by name in the Holy Quran.

Prophet Adam
Prophet Enoch (Idris in Arabic)
Prophet Noah (Nuh in Arabic)
Prophet Eber or Heber (Hud in Arabic)
Prophet Methusaleh (Salih in Arabic)
Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim in Arabic)
Prophet Lot (Lut in Arabic)
Prophet Ishmael (Ismail in Arabic)
Prophet Isaac (Ishaq in Arabic)
Prophet Jacob (Yaqub in Arabic)
Prophet Joseph (Yusuf in Arabic)
Prophet Job (Ayoub in Arabic)
Prophet Jethro (Shauib in Arabic)
Prophet Moses (Musa in Arabic)
Prophet Aaron (Harun in Arabic)
Prophet Ezekiel (Dhul-Kifl in Arabic)
Prophet David (Daud in Arabic)
Prophet Solomon (Sulaiman in Arabic)
Prophet Elijah (Ilyas in Arabic)
Prophet Elisha (Al-Yasa in Arabic)
Prophet Jonah (Yunus in Arabic)
Prophet Zachariah (Zakariya in Arabic)
Prophet John (the Baptist), (Yahya in Arabic)
Prophet Jesus (Isa in Arabic)
Prophet Muhammad

Muslims believe all Prophets and Messengers were mere human beings, not divine or semi-divine. They do not have the right to be worshipped or venerated, nor did they claim so.

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