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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why muslims have different ways for Wudhu (ablution)?

I know about Quran verses and the different proofs everyone brings. My question is that, why Muslims have different ways of ablution and argue on that: When the Prophet (sa) was amongst them for 23 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Did the Prophet (may peace and blessinhs be upon him) make dua for his people?

Did our Noble Prophet (may peace and blessings be upon him) make duas for the Quraysh who hit him and called him bad names (magician, liar, poet, madman)
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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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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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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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Martyred prophets name

Asslamualaikum can any one tell me? the names of seven prophets of islam who Martyred by jews? i know ony two name one is zakriya and another is yahiya alai salattuslam.
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Does abuse effect breakage of wudu? [duplicate]

I want to ask, abusing someone or just speaking some wrong words break your wudu? If ye then okay if it does not break? So what should we do if we abuse?
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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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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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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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Wasnt Prop Muhammed more powerful than Prop Suleman

Asalamualikum, Ive had this question for sometime now, but Im too afraid to ask someone in person. Prop Muhammed is deemed as the best prophet of all time, and that there were times when rock spoke ...
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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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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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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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Why didnt Prophet bring any new scientific discovery to enhance peoples life?

Why didn't Prophet bring any new scientific discovery, that would enhance peoples life and also show he had connection to a higher power that knows everything? A new medical discovery, a new ...
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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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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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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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Can we label prophet mohammed a Sunni because he was the messenger through Sunnah? [closed]

I am new to Islam. So please be forgiving and understanding, I am curious to learn. Thx.
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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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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?