Prophets of Islam

Prophets of IslamEven though the Quran talks about many Prophets of Islam, still some will lead you to believe that Muslims only believe in the Prophet Muhammad (SAAWS).

However, the idea or concept of Muslim only believing in the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) doesn’t make any sense especially when one of the requirements of being a Muslim is to believe in all the Prophets and Messengers sent by the Almighty God, Allah (SWT) such as Jesus (Isa – PBUH), Moses (Musa – PBUH), Abraham (Ibrahim – PBUH), and so on.

Muslims believe that Allah (SWT) sent Prophets and Messengers (of Judaism and Christianity) where some are mentioned in the Quran preaching one same message, the Oneness of God (Allah – SWT).

Believing in all the Prophets and Messengers Allah (SWT) sent is one of the six article of being a Muslims which is mentioned in the Quran

“The messenger believeth in that which hath been revealed unto him from his Lord and (so do) believers. Each one believeth in Allah and His angels and His scriptures and His messengers – We make no distinction between any of His messengers – and they say: We hear, and we obey. (Grant us) Thy forgiveness, our Lord. Unto Thee is the journeying.” Al-Baqara (The Cow) 2:285 – Translation: Muhammad M. Pickthall

Prophets of Islam and Their Numbers

Muslims believe that the numbers of Prophets was great (several hundred of thousands prophets of Islam) and the first Prophet was ‘Adam’, Peace Be Upon Him, and the last prophet was Prophet Muhammad (SAAWS), also known as the Seal of the Prophets.

Muslims believe that every Prophet and Messenger of Islam conveyed the same message, which is to believe in One God and worship only Him (Allah – SWT), the belief in the Day of Judgement, the Day of Resurrection, and in the Life after death.

Some of the them told their disciple of the coming of the final Prophet and Messenger of God and mentioned Him (Prophet Muhammad – SAAWS) by name as ‘Ahmed’ which is commonly known as Muhammad.