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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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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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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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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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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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Is Muhammad the last Rasool (messenger)?

In reference to 33:40 you will find that Muhammad is the last of the Prophets (anbiya'): Muhammad is not the father of [any] one of your men, but [he is] the Messenger of Allah and last of the ...
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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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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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How are Muslims to tell the difference between a true and a false prophet?

When a person claims they are seeing the angel Gabriel giving them a message from Allah, there are a number of possibilities: The experience is real. This person is sincere, but experiencing a mental ...
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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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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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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 is it important that Prophets eat food and they are not immortal?

In Qur'an, Allah says; And We did not make the prophets forms not eating food, nor were they immortal [on earth]. Surat Al-'Anbyā' - 8 What is the Hikmah of Prophets being mortals eating food?
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Does Islam allow critically analysing the lives of the Prophets?

Is it allowed in Islam to critically analyze the lives (events and happenings etc, discussed in the Quran, hadiths or accepted as historical facts) of Prophets, specially Muhammad (Peace be upon him)? ...
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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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Mention of the Prophet Muhammad in other holy books

Did every prophet announce the mission of the next prophets? Did every prophet confirm the prior prophets? If the mission of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was announced by prior prophets, what are the ...
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What prophets came before Muhammad PBUH?

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 ...
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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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How often is Jesus quoted in the Quran?

I have heard it quoted that "Jesus is the most quoted prophet in the quran." I was wondering about the legitimacy of this claim, just out of plain curiosity.
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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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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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Is it common to debate which prophet is more significant?

I was watching a Turkish soap opera called Magnificent Century. A preacher in the series was saying that Jesus (PBUH) was more significant than Mohammed (PBUH). The Sultan ordered people to prove that ...
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In what way and why did Allah give special favours to Bani Israel?

According to Qur'an, Allah gave many special favours to Bani Israel. In what way did he favour them? What was the reason for this? How is different from the prophets he sent to the rest of ...
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What is the significance of Prophet Yahya being “hasuwran”?

Allah mentions in verse 39 of Surah Al-e-Imran: The fourth word from the end is "hasuwran" (حَصُورًا ), which Saheeh International (presumably accurately) translates as "abstaining (from women)." ...
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Is it Islamic to execute people who insult prophets other than Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)?

I understand that insulting any prophet is kufr Additionally, scholars have agreed unanimously that whoever insults, disrespects or belittles any one of the prophets, may Allaah exalt their mention,...
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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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Did angels visit all Prophets and Messengers?

Did Allah use angels as a medium of communication for all the Prophets and Messengers? I have read that Allah spoke to Musa (AS). Was he also sent an angel (malak) later?
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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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Who is the messenger in Sura 62?

I met an elderly Muslim who found out that I'm Christian. He told me that the Quran teaches the faithful should pray like Jesus prayed. We didn't have much time to talk, so he asked me to read Sura ...
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Did Prophet Joseph marry Zuleikha/Asenath?

From Wikipedia: Muslims believe that Zuleikha, after many years of suffering and longing and eventually becoming a true believer, ends up marrying Prophet Joseph. Does Islam teach that Joseph ...
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Can Maryam be considered a prophet even though she's a female? Why or why not?

Can Maryam be considered a prophet even though she's a female? She seems to have had angelic meetings/messages and held in such high esteem by both Allah and followers. I'm new to understanding ...
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Who is Elisha (الْيَسَعَ)?

Prophet Elisha (Arabic: الْيَسَعَ) is mentioned in a couple of ayaat of Qur'an. I can't recall ever reading about him or hearing anything about his biography. Who is he? Do we have any details from ...
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How many of 124000 prophets were Arab?

Someone said that there were solely four (4) Arab prophets between those 124000 prophets (Nabis). So it was not rational for me as an actual statistics, because seemingly majority of prophets were in ...
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Did Allah speak to any other Messengers other than Moses Directly?

Did Allah speak to any other Messengers other than Moses Directly ? any proof for this in Quran or Sunnah.
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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 source of firasat amals?

According to the site http://www.ruqyashariyah.org, the following amal should be done to be given inspiration on certain matters/causes of problems, which should be recited before going to sleep:: (1)...
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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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Why did Noah's wife go to hell according to Quran?

"God sets forth an example to those who disbelieve: the wife of Noah and the wife of Lot, they were both under two of Our righteous servants, but they acted treacherously towards them so they ...
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Do the Arabic names of the prophets have any meaning?

In the bible, many (most?) of the major characters are given meaningful names. For example, the name of the prophet Ishmael literally means "God has heard" in Hebrew, and is derived from the ...
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What will happen to the people who disregarded all the prophets' miracles as magic?

We know that many prophets performed miracles and many people didn't believe these prophets because they thought it was all magic. But will Allah punish these people? Why would Allah punish them in ...
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Could Muhammad have been killed in battle?

Muhammad engaged in a number of battles in his lifetime; see Wikipedia for a list. If it were anyone else, it stands to reason that he could have been killed in any of these. Of course, Muhammad had ...
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How Jesus Christ became prophet?

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 ...
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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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Authenticity of the prophets?

I have a question regarding the authenticity of the prophets. I do not mean to offend anyone, I’m just asking this to clear my own mind. How can we verify the prophets were truly sent by God, when ...
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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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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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Do we know the number of people who converted to Islam in the 23 years of Prophethood of Muhammad?

Salaam everyone. I have a question. In prophet Mohammad time as a prophet how many converted to Islam. I did a few Google search but couldn't get any results.
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Was King David a Muslim?

Someone mentioned, in a comment on one of my previous questions, that Muslims believe that King David was a Muslim. Is this indeed the generally held belief across the Muslim world? How can this be? ...
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Are there any female prophets in Quran?

Are there any female prophets in Quran? If yes, could you give me the link to that passage so I can look at it myself.
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How would a non-Muslim differentiate between Magic and Miracle of Prophet?

Is there a differentiation between Miracles of the Prophets and Magic? How would a non-Muslim differentiate between Magic and the Miracles of a Prophet? The Person may think all Prophets were ...
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What evidence is there in the Quoran that Muhammed is the seal of prophets?

The title says it all. A chapter reference, quote, and translation would be appreciated