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Questions tagged [prophets]

Prophets are selected individuals whom Allah has chosen to deliver His message. Their commandments were valid for specific era, specific nations/tribes. They received the revelations sometimes directly from Allah, by the angels or in the form of dreams. The Quran mentions 25 Prophets.

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When the Kaaba was built, how were people worshiping Allah?

I understand that Ibrahim and his son Ismail build the Kaaba but how was worshiping Allah like? I ask this because the Kaaba was built before the Quran and before the rules of the 5 prayers were ...
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Prophets cannot sin? [duplicate]

I was learning about Sa'adyah Gaon's approach to various Biblical stories and came across this statement (footnote 37 here, bolded by me for emphasis): S. Stuber, in his article, "מפגשי בראשית – ...
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According to Islam, should I take the Shahadah even though I have some doubts regarding the prophethood?

I am an agnostic who has come to learn about Islam, and I now believe in one God. I also think that Muhammad could have been a prophet, but I still have a few doubts about this. I would say I am about ...
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Shia Muslims should curse Abram, Jacob and Isaac etc.?

I was told that the Shia Muslims, unlike Sunni Muslims, has got one of the central commandments to curse Abraham, Jacob, Isaac, Moses, David and Sara, Rabeca, Rachel and Lea. Is that true or not? If ...
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Islamic basis for Deteuronomy 18:15-20 allowing an Ishmaelite prophet fulfillment?

The Quran suggests Muhammad is written about in what we have of the Torah and the Injeel in Quran 7:157 and other verses and hadiths. Quran 7:157 "Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered ...
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Does prophet Muhammad appear in dreams and talk to a Hindu girl?

I have been really scared because early in the morning around 3-4 am, I got a dream of prophet Muhammad!I was clearly able to see his face! He wore some blue robe like old Saudi Arabians! That man ...
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How is it possible that Muhammad is a prophet (Q 29:27)?

I would like to understand how Muslims reconcile Quran 29:27 and Quran 45:16 with Muhammad being a prophet. Quran 29:27 "We gave him Isaac and Jacob, and placed the Prophethood and the Book in his ...
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What is the difference between PBUH and SAW in usage?

I know PBUH and SAW have different meanings, but I am particularly interested in when Muslims apply each phrase. To whom do we add the suffix SAW? partially addresses my question, and Whence came PBUH?...
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What is the status of Elijah in Islam?

I heard somewhere that jews and some Christians too invoke Elijah in their prayers and feasts. He is considered to be the most important after Moses in Judaism. So what I wanted to know is if Elijah ...
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Which prophet is mentioned 25 times in the Quran?

I have heard that one of the prophets was mentioned 25 times in the Quran, but I can't find which one it is. I've heard this is a commonly taught Muslim tradition, and I think it is about Prophet Isa.
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Prophets are called as عليه السلام and Sahaba are called as رضي الله عنه. What is the logic behind it?

Prophets are called as عليه السلام and sahabas are called as رضي الله عنه. What is the logic behind it? And if we called sahaba as عليه السلام, is it forbidden in Islam and if it is forbidden why it ...
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Covenant of Prophets? can someone explain this ayat

And (remember) when Allah took the Covenant of the Prophets, saying: "Take whatever I gave you from the Book and Hikmah (understanding of the Laws of Allah, etc.), and afterwards there will come to ...
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Are there any Muslim references quoting the fast of ahl al-Kitab or earlier Prophets?

Allah the almighty says: O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous - (2:183) This means that fasting or sawm was ...
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Are Prophets not among the 70000 who will enter paradise without accountability?

Abu Umamah narrated the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w)said: "My Lord promised me that seventy thousand of my Ummah shall be admitted into Paradise without a reckoning against them, Nor any punishment. ...
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What is the relationship between Ilham and leg of a bird?

What does the highlighted portion of below Hadith mean? Waki' bin 'Udus narrated that Abu Razin Al-'Uqaili said: " The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) said: " The believer's dreams are a portion of ...
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Can there be more prophets after Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)?

In the name of Allah, the most merciful and the most gracious. May I be forgiven if I commit a sin even asking this question. I read somewhere that there is a difference between Messengers (Rasuls) ...
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What were the religious views of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) before becoming a Prophet and receiving revelation?

Was Prophet Muhammad (SAW) a polytheist like others in the Quraish tribe or did he always believe in One God or was he even religious at all?
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Why Prophet Noah's age is mentioned in a wierd way in Qur'an 29:14?

Qur'an talks of Prophet Noah's age in 29:14 as follows. And We certainly sent Noah to his people, and he remained among them a thousand years minus fifty years, and the flood seized them while they ...
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What is meaning of Ismail?

I want to know what is the meaning of Ismail - the name of the son of Ibrahim (PBUH) as written in Koran. I asked many people but they said they don't know.
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Is this statement correct?- all prophets are born prophets, but some chosen ones become messengers at a later time

This question arises because I heard an allegation on group of muslims saying that the latter state Muhammad (peace be upon him) became a prophet at age of forty. Further that statement in question ...
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For Jesus' (as) miracles why does the Qur'an state “by God's permission”?

I don't recall for miracles of other Prophets or Messengers mentioned in the Qur'an that the text says "by God's permission" so why exclusively for Jesus (as)?
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Can we conclude last prophet was NOT best of entire creation?

A hadith in Sahih Muslim mentions, the prophet was called the best of creation. Prophet replied that's not me that's Ibrahim. Anas ibn Malik reported: A man came to the Messenger of Allah, peace ...
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What do the Muslims think about The Book of Revelations?

Do Muslims believe that this book was divinely inspired? Is there contradictions between what the Quran says and what is contained in the Book of Revelations?
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Was Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) best of all prophets (A.S)?

I was wondering about if Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was best of all prophets (A.S)? I hear it from almost every scholar that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was best of all prophets (A....
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What does Islam say about Samson?

I recently saw a trailer about a biblical person named Samson. I have not heard anything similar in the Islamic scriptures. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSolF3QBVBY Do we reject the story or ...
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Which prophets were killed?

From 3:112 "... they (People of the Book) have persistently disbelieved in God's revelation and killed prophets without any right" . What prophets does this passage refer to? Are there any ...
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If Allah communicates directly with Iblis, does that technically make him some kind of prophet?

It's not your everyday Joe who gets to communicate with Allah, directly or indirectly: And it is not for any human being that Allah should speak to him except by revelation or from behind a ...
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It is permissible to say God instead of Allah? [closed]

Peace be upon my brothers and sisters here. I have some questions I hope I can get an answer What does ALLAH literally mean? Can I say "God" when speaking to english speaking people? Because I know ...
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Did Allah sent a prophet to every ethnicity?

Salam alaikoum, I am wondering if Allah ta'ala sent to each ethnicity a prophet, for example countries like Russia, Japan, South america.. Thank you.
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Is celebrating the birth of the Prophet (SAW) a sinful bidah? [duplicate]

I'm a convert, but follow mostly Sunni teachings from Hanafi or Maliki. I'm wondering if celebrating the birth of the Prophet (SAW) is bidah, and thus a sin. My husband thinks so, but he tends to lean ...
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How many days did Prophet Yunus / Jonah remained inside the whale?

I want to ask does anybody know, How many days did Prophet Yunus / Jonah remained inside the whale until he was carried to the shore "according to the Quran"?
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The symbolic meaning of the colour green in islam

Why is the colour green connected with islam? Why Al-Khidr was callled "The green One"? Why favourite colour of prophet Mohamed was the colour green?
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What improvements did the Islamic prophet bring over the teaching, leadership, sacrifice and example of Jesus?

In other words, was there a defect in the revelation in Jesus (whom I understand is embraced as a prophet by Muslims) that was corrected or a truth that was brought forward that was missing from Jesus?...
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What did the seal of prophet hood look like?

According to tradition there was a marking on the prophet's back from birth or later between his shoulder blades, that wise men looked for and saw that confirmed to them his prophet hood even before ...
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Is Elijah a name of Muhammad? [closed]

Israel has been waiting for Elijah: Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD. Malachi 3 - 23 Elijah/Ilyas is mentioned in Saaffat:123-...
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Is Krishna a prophet of Allah?

Certain websites claim that in a Hadith it is mentioned the following: Prophet Muhammad declared, "There was a prophet of God in India who is dark in color and his name was Kahan." (History of ...
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Who is Dhul-Qarnayn? [closed]

I understand there are different opinions about who Dhu al-Qarnayn is, and what the name really means: وَيَسْأَلُونَكَ عَن ذِي الْقَرْنَيْنِ ۖ قُلْ سَأَتْلُو عَلَيْكُم مِّنْهُ ذِكْرًا And ...
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Can we say Abraham was also sent to entire mankind till last prophet?

I am arriving at the conclusion that abraham was sent to entire mankind till time of last prophet except for specific nations like prophet Lut based on a hadith of bukhari. Zayd bin amr bin nufayl ...
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If we are all descendants of Prophet Nuh A.S., why are we so many races?

As we are all descendants of Prophet Adam A.S., I understood the explanation of Hawa A.S. giving birth to various sets of twins of different race and thereafter the marrying of the males to females of ...
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Why didn't Yusuf (as) reveal his identity to his brothers from the start?

Why didn't Yusuf (as) reveal his identity to his brothers, when they first came to him? وَجَاءَ إِخْوَةُ يُوسُفَ فَدَخَلُوا عَلَيْهِ فَعَرَفَهُمْ وَهُمْ لَهُ مُنكِرُونَ - 12:58 And the ...
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Did prophet Lut become a prophet after Allah's covenant with Ibrahim?

Ibn Kathir mentions in stories of prophet that Lut is nephew of Ibrahim. Question: Did he become prophet after Allah's covenant with ibrahim? And also from my offspring, but my covenant does not ...
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If those who have gone astray will not harm the guided (Qur'an 5:105), why were many Prophets harmed?

O you who have believed, upon you is [responsibility for] yourselves. Those who have gone astray will not harm you when you have been guided. To Allah is your return all together; then He will inform ...
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Is it possible that Hinduism was founded by a Prophet of Allah but has been changed into polytheism?

According to Dr Zakir Naik, Allah is mentioned in Hindu scriptures: "Allah" in Rigveda Book 2 Hymn I verse II Even in the Rigveda which is the most sacred scripture of the Hindus, one of the ...
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Were there non-Imam Prophets as per Shia Islam?

From Al Islam, we have: The Shi’a believe that the rank of Imamat (the position of a divinely-appointed leader) is higher than that of prophethood and messengership. ... Prophet Muhammad (S) ...
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Did earlier prophets also travel on buraq?

Anas (ra) relates that the Prophet (saw) said, “I was brought the Buraq, a tall white beast, bigger than a donkey, smaller than a mule. It could place his hooves at the farthest boundary of his gaze. ...
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Are shia imam better than prophet ibrahim? [duplicate]

Do Shia believe 12 imams are better than Ibrahim, what's is their proof from Shia sources?
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Did the Prophet have knowledge of the unseen ('ilm al-ghayb)?

Some groups claim the Prophet possessed knowledge of unseen, as for example in this article. Indian sub-continent Barelvis say the Prophet possessed knowledge of unseen, too. Question: Did the ...
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Shia Sources for first meet between Mahdi and Eesa

I need Shia narrations of Mahdi and eesa (Jesus) bin Maryam when they meet for the first time. Kindly help me.May Allah reward you suitably. Spoke to many Shia they didn't give any source.
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Does relinquishing lead of fajr salaat to 'Eesa bin Maryam by Mahdi an indication that ameer ul mumineen need not be from progeny of Ali and Fatima?

Hudhayfah reported that the Prophet (S) said, “Al-Mahdi will turn his face to Jesus when he descends as if water were dropping from his hair, and will say to him, ‘Go ahead and say the prayer.’ Jesus ...
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Do Sunnis believe in the infallibility of Rasoolallah?

I have been on another site looking at the major differences between Sunni Muslims and Shia followers. During the course of our discussions the subject of Infallibility came up. My question is this: ...