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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Are we supposed to say 'Alaihi Salam' on any Prophet's name during recitation of the Quran?

Are we supposed to say 'Alaihi Salam' during recitation when the name of any prophet is mentioned in Quran? Will we be sinful if we dont say alaihi salam?
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What is the source of the story of Ayyub (AS)'s promise to punish his wife?

Allah says in the Quran (to Ayyub A.S.): ‘Take a small bunch of grass in your hand, and strike [her] with that so as not to break your oath.’ We found him patient in adversity; an excellent servant!...
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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) is has ...
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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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For the sake of argument if fadak was to be inherited who are the inheritors other than fatima?

Some people only champion for the cause of fatima, if fadak was to be inherited who are the beneficiaries? Why people dont stand up for the cause of other beneficiaries? I feel fatima and prophets ...
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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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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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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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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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Did revelations occur to people other than prophets as in the mother of Prophet Moses? If yes, why are they not considered as Prophets?

While going through the below question: Can Maryam be considered a prophet even though she's a female? Why or why not? I came across this comment: You may want to include the stance of Maryam as one ...
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What are the conditions for Allah's great punishments to be sent down upon nations that rejects prophets?

As in for Allah to send down his punishment, do the kafirs just have to reject the prophets and disbelieve, or do they have to be known for other evil deeds like hypocrisy, sexual promiscuity, ...
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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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Can the grave of the Prophet ever be worshipped?

The hadith : O Allah, do not turn my grave into an idol that is worshiped. Musnad ahmad and Muwaata imam Malik. Some people derive from this that the Prophet's grave would never be worshipped as ...
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Do we have an idea of which prophet was sent to the indus valley civilsation?

Hinduism is a very old religion and I'm wondering if we know which messengers were sent to these people as they have parts of monotheism in their scriptures and I thought that Allah swt sent a ...
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Were any Prophets sent to athiests?

Are there any verses in the Qur'an or any authentic hadiths that show a Prophet who was sent to athiests?
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Claims of Prophet hood

The hadith says there will appear thirty great liars who will claim prophet hood . Does any one have a list of the prominent and famous people who claimed it and had a following and the number it ...
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How many units of prayer did the prophet pray at home on most days?

Most of the muslims in india are unknown to the topic called "ar-riya". People go to mosques to show that they are God fearing in many cases. Since the prophet prayed regularly at his house, my ...
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Did Prophet Solomon posses horses that were able to fly?

In a hadith, Prophet Muhammed found Aisha's dolls had horses with wings on it. On the Prophet's enquiry, she replied suleiman's horses had wings. The reason I'm asking this is many critics/ ...
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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 and ...
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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 partition ...
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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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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?