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It was always a question for me, How God chose prophets?
for example why Muhammad was chosen and not other prophet.
I have being told that God tests them before choosing them. Now it is a question for me
how Christ being chosen? He became prophet in the time he was born. How was he tested?

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Allah is the Creator, He created them so He already knows them before they exist. Allah knows (as He is who created them) that they are good men and they are capable to fully conduct His message to people. Allah says in the "Mulk"(67) Chapter of the Holy Quran:

{أَلَا يَعْلَمُ مَنْ خَلَقَ وَهُوَ اللَّطِيفُ الْخَبِيرُ(14)}

In this Allah asks (not really asking but for negation) if He wouldn't know whom He did created when He is the All-Subtle, the All-Aware!

So we learn from this Ayah that Allah knows people because He is already Who created them.

And Allah knows best.

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  • I agree to Umer, and those good men are called SOULS SELECTED by Allah (Subhanah-o-wa ta'ala)
    – Arshad Ali
    Feb 27 '14 at 7:00
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The names of all the Prophets were written on a wall in Jannah long before they were prophets, as Allah knows best. As for the tests of nabi Issa I'm not sure of any befor he was a Prophet only hardships and trials during his life.

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  • You mean God chose some people(prophets) to be good and chose their destination before they were born? Feb 24 '14 at 12:11
  • @Reign Please provide reference for your answer (the names of all the Prophets were written on a wall in Jannah long before the were prophets)
    – goto
    Feb 24 '14 at 12:15
  • So is there any algorithm in choosing prophets ? they were chosen before they born and before they do anything good, is this Adl ( عدل ) ? Feb 24 '14 at 15:52
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How did Jesus Christ become a prophet? The miraculous birth of Jesus (pbuh) is the most important reason for his heavenly mission. Jesus Christ son of Mary (pbuh) had the power of miracles and the spirit of piety. From the beginning of his childhood, like an adult man, he has the power to speak and preach. Jesus Himself was fully aware of His special relationship with God and His great mission, even from childhood. In fact, in Islam, there is a clear distinction between the birth of Jesus (pbuh) from Mary and the birth of other human beings. The Qur'an considers Jesus (pbuh) as a prophet and messenger of God. He, like other prophets, has a mission in this world. The reason for the power of his miracles lies in his words and deeds, the signs or miracles that he brought to God from birth to ascension. It is stated in the Qur'an: His mission in that world and in all this world is considered great and he was finally trusted by God. At the same time, the Qur'an mentions Jesus (pbuh) as the forerunner of other great prophets in the eyes of Islam and emphasizes the role of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as a necessity for the historical evolution of divine revelation.

Ref: https://www.irna.ir/news/83604011/%D8%AD%D8%B6%D8%B1%D8%AA-%D8%B9%DB%8C%D8%B3%DB%8C-%D9%85%D8%B3%DB%8C%D8%AD-%D8%B9-%D9%86%D9%88%DB%8C%D8%AF%D8%A8%D8%AE%D8%B4-%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%AD%DB%8C%D8%AF%DB%8C

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