Today I was in a discussion about previous prophets before Mohammed. Then we asked ourselves: Judaism and Christianity came before Islam so the prophets before Islam started were of a different religion unless the Jews and Christians used the prophets 'stories' to change them and make a religion. Someone also said that the previous prophets were muslims but the people changed the religion to suit their lifestyle. So my question are: Before islam started, Were the previous prophets originally muslims? if so then why did the people change them to christians and jews?

Sorry if this all seems confusing. I am confused myself!


the religion has always been One, Islam The very first human being, Adam, was also a muslim. Islam means submission to will of Allah (the Only true God). So you can say they might have used different names for same God, might have changed religion name, but it had always been islam. In Quran.

So it had been the same religion always, from Adam , to all prophets, till prophet Muhammad.


First of all, Prophet Muhammed (s.w) didn't invent Islam. Prophet completed the Islam. He was the last messenger. He wasn't assigned with something new. The message was already given. But was corrupted. All the prophets came with same message. It was always the same region. People named it differently, that's all.


Previous prophets and their true followers were Muslims.

Or do you say that Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Descendants were Jews or Christians? Say, "Are you more knowing or is Allah ?" And who is more unjust than one who conceals a testimony he has from Allah ? And Allah is not unaware of what you do.

Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was one inclining toward truth, a Muslim [submitting to Allah ]. And he was not of the polytheists.

Neither the name or identity of "Jew" nor "Christian" is present in the Taurat and Injil, these names were invented later on.

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