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Are Prophets only male? Among the scholars there are a few who count a couple of women among the prophets (Peace be upon them): abu al-Hassan al-Ash'ari, Imam al-Qurtubi and ibn Hazm. And these have consensus in counting Mariam (Peace be upon her) as one of the female prophets, and they also counted Hawa'/Eve, Sarah, the mother of Musa/Moses, Hajar and ...


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Prophets received message from God and messengers deliver the message. As all the prophets delivered the message as well Prophets are also messengers but all messengers are not Prophets; as all the messengers didn't receive message from God. I may quote the verse below to ponder: "Say: We believe in Allah and (in) that which had been revealed to us, and (in)...


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It's just as easy to find examples of the 'good tidings' as well. More so, actually :) The most prominent example of good tidings that Prophets preached is the promise of Paradise for those who do good. The Qur'an itself gives this good tiding and it is mentioned throughout. إن هذا القرآن يهدي للتي هي أقوم ويبشر المؤمنين الذين يعملون الصالحات أن لهم أجرا ...


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The founder of the Ahmadiyya sect (who is a false prophet by the consensus of Muslims) believed that Buddha was a prophet as well as Krishna. I came across this answer of his belief from a Buddhist - it's an interesting read: http://wenshuchan-online.weebly.com/a-buddhist-response-to-hadrat-mirza-ghulam-ahmad-of-qadian.html


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In verse 3:81 we learn that this pledge has been taken from the Prophets (Anbiya'), where they promise to believe and follow (and support) a (any) Messenger (Russul) that might come later (while they are alive) and in verse 33:7 it was taken from Prophets and Messengers too (including Muhammad). So at first sight there seem to be a difference. About the ...


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I understand your question completely and applaude your courage in asking it. Islam is a religion that encourages inquiry and the pursuit of knowledge at every turn, and I encourage you to never fear asking controversial questions with such respect and hikma. I chose to answer because, despite the brother's helpful methods of answering this question, I ...


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This definition of messenger is debatable and has issues with it. To answer your question though, we know for a fact that Adam (AS) was not a messenger without resorting to any theorized definitions. It comes in a hadith regarding the Day of Judgement: Allah will gather the believers on the Day of Resurrection in the same way (as they are gathered in this ...


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This is to make Muslims and Christians understand that Jesus(peace be upon him) is not God. Whatever miracles Jesus did was purely by God's help and permission.


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Did Angels visit all Prophets/Messengers? Yes, of course. There are two angels that aways stay with us. A angel visits us right before we die and some other types of angels visit us during our lifetime. Angels visit everyone and therefore they visited all prophets and messengers (peace be upon them all). Did Allah use angels as a medium of communication to ...


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You are saying you have been atheist for a long time. Then let me tell you something. You are just one step away from Islam. How is that? to be a Muslim, the first thing you do is saying the "Shahadah". The first part of Shahadah is "I bear witness that there is no god but ALLAH" So as atheist, you do believe that there is no god. So,...


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Sheikh Yasir Qadhi, in one of his Seerah classes, probably the 10th or 11th halaqa of the Seerah lectures given at Memphis, had said that there are several opinions in this regard, the most correct probably being that the Rusul were those whose ummahs rejected them, and the Anbiya were those whose people accepted them. This is attested by all examples and ...


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Quran 3:33 : Indeed, Allah chose Adam and Noah and the family of Abraham and the family of Amran over the worlds. The families of Noah and Abraham were selected. Selected for what? Quran 57:26 : And We have already sent Noah and Abraham and placed in their descendants Prophethood and Books; and among them is he who is guided, but many of them ...


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