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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 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: ...
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Are images of the Prophets more haram than images of other beings with souls?

In a series of YouTube videos, IQRA Cartoon gives a series of cartoons which describe the Prophets' lives. One example is Yunus (AS) - Prophet story (No Music) - Islamic Cartoon and this is an idea ...
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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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Besides Muhammad, who else claim that they are prophets around his time and place?

I've heard that there are many "copycats". They claim they are prophets too. Of course, anyone can claim they are prophets. They have many followers too. Who are they? Any lists? Anyone compile ...
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Is there any Prophet among Jinn?

Assalamu'alaikum, As we know Holy Qur'an is for both Mankind, and Jinn, there are lots of warnings, and guidance for both. But is there any Warner like our Prophets among Jinn for them? If no, then ...
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I want to know a definitive lineage of all the prophets for whom the details are available [closed]

From Prophet Adam (pbuh) to Prophet Muhammadh sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, can anyone provide the lineage of all the prophets, whichever is available with you. I heard recently in a speech, that ...
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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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Is there any prophet who is alive?

In this week's Friday prayer that I attended at a new mosque, the speaker told a story of a Prophet was praying and the angel of death came to him and told him he is there to take his spirit. The ...
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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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Why is Hindu food not allowed? How are they najis?

Why are we not allowed to eat Hindu food? The answer given is coz they are najis! How are they najis? And during the Prophet's time, there were many non-Muslims, yet they had a good relation with the ...
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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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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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Which of the prophets and messengers are known to have drunk alcohol (if any)?

Drinking alcohol is haram: They ask you about wine and gambling. Say, "In them is great sin and [yet, some] benefit for people. But their sin is greater than their benefit." And they ask you what ...
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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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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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why did the quran says only the people of jonah benefited from faith?

Then has there not been a [single] city that believed so its faith benefited it except the people of Jonah? When they believed, We removed from them the punishment of disgrace in worldly life and gave ...
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Is Prophet Muhammed(PBUH) part of Ibrahims(PBUH)'s family?

One of my Christian friend and I were discussing about Islam and Christianity. I am not well versed with Prophets and their history. He told me that in the Bible, it is said that the descendants of ...
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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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Muhammad (saw) wanting to marry daughter of Ibn Abbas is this hadith authentic?

Muhammad (saw) wanting to marry daughter of Ibn Abbas is this hadith authentic? Muhammad saw Um Habiba the daughter of Abbas while she was fatim (age of nursing) and he said, "If she grows up while I ...
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Is it allowed to make Prophets in movie or book?

Prophets appeared in movies like Prophet Moses appeared in 'Prince of Egypt' if you have seen it before. Prophets' faces can be showed in child's books, some of books aren't. For example, Prophets' ...
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Why is prophet Muhammad different from other prophets and why this makes him so important?

Why is prophet Muhammad different from other prophets and why does this make him so important?
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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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Is Adam (a.s.) considered a rasul?

I know that in the Quran that the five messengers: Nuh (A.S.), Ibrahim (A.S.), Musa (A.S.), Isa (A.S.), and Muhammad (S.A.W.) are considered the Ulul'azm Anbiya but I was just wondering if Adam (A.S.) ...
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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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All Prophets apart from the 25 mentioned in Quraan

Apart form the 25 Prophets mentioned in Quraan, how can we find at least the names of the other Prophets and mabybe some story of theirs.
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Isn't the whole concept of prophetism unjust?

As far as I know, the prophets will go directly to the paradise. Since it is God who chooses them, then how is this just ? Isn't it unfair for others who are not chosen by the God ? Sure prophets ...
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Is it true that the Prophets and Allah hate and don't care for this dunya?

I was feeling depressed and I heard that Allah couldn't care less of this dunya because Adam (S) was sent here as punishment. Is it true that humans can never be happy here no matter what Allah gives ...
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Did early prophets use to offer salah?

Did early prophets use to offer salah? As salah was made farz when Muhammed (pbuh) was there. Did early prophets use to recite Quran in their salah?
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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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Story of Prophet Yoosuf

The story of Prophet Yoosuf is narrated in the Quran. In which part of the Quran is Surah Yoosuf mentioned and write the number of verses in Surah Yoosuf.
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According to Islamic sources, did any prophet kill people for having the wrong religion?

If I remember correctly, the Bible mentions the fact that Elijah was killing people (directly or by ordering for them to be killed) because they were worshiping some idols and Baal and maybe to some ...
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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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Will Hazrat Isa A.S come with his miraculous powers again?

This question has been bothering me since a year. I have a lot of knowledge about Islam but what I doubt is about that Will Hazrat Isa (A.S) come back with all his power like Resurrecting someone by ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Was Prophet Eesa/Jesus (alaihas salaam) the second last prophet before Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)?

I know there were more than a hundred-thousand prophets. But was wondering if Hazrat Eesa (alaihas salaam) was among the last prophets mentioned in the Quran?
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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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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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Is the rank of Imams (spiritually) higher than other prophets? (Except Prophet Mohammad (s)) (Shia view)

I know that the rank of Prophet Mohammad (s) is higher than Imams and other people, but somebody orally told me that: the rank of the Imams (I mean 12 Imams of Shiite) is spiritually higher than ...
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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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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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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 ...