I am interested in researching the words of the other prophets as well as Muhammad PBUH, but I am unclear on who came before. I would like to know where people lost, confused, or abandoned their messages. Wikipedia has an entry, but I'd prefer Qur'anic verses or hadiths, of course.
Specifically, I would like to know
- How many prophets came before Muhammad PBUH?
- Who were they?
- Where can I find out about them? (Scholarly resources preferred)