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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Is there any evidence in Qur'an or Hadith which states that there were 124,000 Prophets/Messengers of Islam?

Almost all scholars say there were 124,000 prophets sent by Allah. Where does this number come from and what is the evidence to support it?
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What is the difference between “nabi” and “rasul”?

In English, we use the word prophet, but in Quran two different names are used for prophets: rasul and nabi. What is the difference between rasul and nabi?
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Were the prophets such as Christ infallible in Islam's point of view?

I want to know if Jesus of Nazareth (PBUH) was infallible form Islam's point of view? Do we consider him free of error and sin just as our own prophet Muhammad (S.A.) was. What about other Abrahamic ...
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How to know this dream is really Ro'ya?

How do I know that I had a Roya? I know if I saw the Prohphet (PBUH), then I really saw him: Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: He who saw me in a dream in ...
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Why were there no female Prophets?

There have been roughly about 124,000 Prophets sent by Allah (swt) to mankind. Now all of these have been male. Is there a reason why none of them were female? I know that there are many women in ...
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Do these hadith discredit all other hadiths? [closed]

Abu Sa'id Khudri reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Do not take down anything from me, and he who took down anything from me except the Qur'an, he should efface that and ...
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What is the Islamic ruling regarding depiction of prophets or companions of prophets in movies?

What is the Islamic ruling regarding depiction of prophets (peace be upon them all) or companions of Prophet Muhammad (God bless them) in movies and TV shows?
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What is the difference between a Prophet and an Imam according to Shi'ite theology?

So, with my elementary readings in Shi’ite theology, specifically the Ithnā‘ashariyyah or the Twelver Shi'a branch, I couldn't differentiate between a Prophet and a Shi'ite Imam. The Prophets are ...
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Are we all descendents of Noah (Nuh AS)?

When I heard the story of prophet Nuh (AS) I always assumed it was only him and his sons left in the whole entire world, but recently I've heard theories that only Nuh's tribe was drowned and other ...
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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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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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Why is there a difference in the names of prophets between Muslims, Christians and Jews?

Why is there a difference between the names of prophets in christianity, islam and Judaism, for example we refer to Jesus (AS) as Isa(AS). How did this difference occur and why? A name is a name no ...
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Why so careful about honorifics?

Muslims will pretty much always include some honorific after the names of prophets and other religions figures (such as PBUH, etc.) Why are people so careful to always do this every time? Is this ...
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Why did God send prophets only to Arabia?

Why were the rest of the world ignored, don't they have the right to get a messenger from God? I could argue that no prophet was ever sent to Australia, Asia, North America, South America. In other ...
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How does the Shi'ite view of Infallibility of the Prophets and the Imams reconcile with the examples in Qur'an?

As I understand, the subject of infallibility of the Prophets (peace be upon all of them) is dealt differently in Sunni and Shi'ite theology. I believe it is necessary to present my understanding of ...
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Frequent change in message from the creator (God, Allah)

If I understand correctly, according to Quran before Prophet Muhammad, there were other prophets such as Jesus, Moses and message delivered by them was time bound. Message of Prophet Muhammad is till ...
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To whom do we add the suffix (SAW)?

Prompted from this discussion, there are various opinions as to who we are allowed to add the suffix sallah Allahu allehe wa salam. Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet: O ye that ...
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Why Muhammed is the last prophet and God doesn't send anyone else?

Looking at the fact that we always need guidance from god, I wonder why God decided not to ever send any prophet again?? just think how good it would be when we could ask anything from a prophet and ...
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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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Are all prophets alive in their graves?

Is there any reference which evidence that all prophets are alive in their graves. When ever we visit graveyard its common practice to say 'Assalam o Alaikum Ya ehlal qaboor' and its a common ...
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Did Jesus really appear to the disciples after resurrection?

For a commoner, the very next question which comes into mind after this How does Muslim teaching on the person of Jesus differ from that of Christian teaching? is, what about those instances where ...
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Out of the Prophets mentioned in the Quran how many were known to comman man in 6th century in Arabia?

I read that Quran mentions 25 prophets by name. It is believed that there were many more prophets sent by the creator on earth. Is there any reason for mention of these 25 prophets only? On what ...
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What justification does the Ahmadiyya movement have that Prophet Muhammad wasn't the last prophet?

I was wondering how it is acceptable for the Ahmadiyya movement with not considering Prophet Muhammad the last prophet when that seems to be so central to Islam? I thought the belief that Prophet ...
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Why does Allah use prophets to spread his message to humanity?

Through out the ages, Allah has sent prophets amongst mankind to spread his message of compassion, mercy and obedience to his will. But this system is open to abuse by the unworthy among men, ...
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What is the Difference Between Prophets and Angels?

I know that the obvious differences are that prophets are made of clay and angels are made of Nur (light) and that angels have no free will while prophets do and prophets can die by the hand of humans ...
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What is the meaning of Meethaaq taken from the prophets (Anbiaa)?

A Solemn pledge was taken from the prophets (Anbiaa) to believe in any Messenger (Rasool) coming after them (Verse 3:81). This pledge seems to be mentioned again in verse 33:7. What is the exact ...
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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 do we use different phrases for different prophets?

I would like to know the difference between salla allah alayhi wa salam, which we use for the prophet Muhammad and aleyhi salam, which we use for all the other prophets. Why don't we use a ...
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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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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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Is Al Khidr alive? [closed]

Qu'ran mentions this mysterious wise man sage Al Khidr and his story with Moses, and there is mention of "fountain of life" that he drank from, so is he alive forever to this day? If he is, is he ...
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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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Are depictions of the prophet PBUH forbidden Islamically? [duplicate]

I always thought this question was asked but can not seem to find it on the website. I would like the input/knowledge of people on their interruption of the ruling of Islam when it comes to drawing ...