Allah has not sent messengers only to Arabia, Allah has said in the Qur'an that he has sent a messenger every people:
وَلَقَدۡ بَعَثۡنَا فِى ڪُلِّ أُمَّةٍ۬ رَّسُولاً أَنِ ٱعۡبُدُواْ
ٱللَّهَ وَٱجۡتَنِبُواْ ٱلطَّـٰغُوتَۖ فَمِنۡهُم مَّنۡ هَدَى ٱللَّهُ
وَمِنۡهُم مَّنۡ حَقَّتۡ عَلَيۡهِ ٱلضَّلَـٰلَةُۚ فَسِيرُواْ فِى
ٱلۡأَرۡضِ فَٱنظُرُواْ كَيۡفَ كَانَ ...
A loose definition in English is that a Nabi (pl. Anbiya) is a Prophet, and a Rasul (pl. Rusul) is a Messenger. Linguistically, a Nabi is someone who has been given revelation or news (of an important nature, immediately concerning themselves or their communities). A Rasul, linguistically, is someone given a message to deliver.
There are two main classical ...
Hasan Ibn Abbas Marufi wrote a letter to Imam Reza a.s. (the 8th Imam) and asked this question. So Imam wrote in response:
عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ
مَرَّارٍ قَالَ كَتَبَ الْحَسَنُ بْنُ الْعَبَّاسِ الْمَعْرُوفِيُّ إِلَى
الرِّضَا ع جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ أَخْبِرْنِي مَا الْفَرْقُ بَيْنَ
الرَّسُولِ وَ النَّبِيِّ وَ ...
This number comes from a long hadith in Musnad Imam Ahmad, narrated by Abu Umamah al-Bahili relating a conversation that Abu Dharr (ra) had with the Prophet (saws). This is some text from toward the end of that hadith:
قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ كَمْ وَفَّى عِدَّةُ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ قَالَ مِائَةُ أَلْفٍ وَأَرْبَعَةٌ وَعِشْرُونَ أَلْفًا الرُّسُلُ مِنْ ذَلِكَ ...
Allah the Exalted says in Surah Al-Azhab:
مَّا كَانَ مُحَمَّدٌ أَبَا أَحَدٍ مِّن رِّجَالِكُمْ وَلَـٰكِن
رَّسُولَ اللَّـهِ وَخَاتَمَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَكَانَ اللَّـهُ بِكُلِّ
Interpretation of the meaning:
Muhammad is not the father of [any] one of your men, but [he is] the
Messenger of Allah and last of the prophets. And ever is ...
It is a common misconception that Muhammad somehow "invented" Islam. Rather, the term "Muslim" means one who submits himself to God. King David, who ruled the kingdom of Israel under God's command while still submitting to His authority, was as much a Muslim as Muhammad was.
It has nothing at all to do with being in Mecca.
You can read the story of Noah (AS) in these six chapters of Qur'an in detail:
And the most detailed one is the Hud chapter in which you can read about Noah (AS) in 25 verses ( 25 to 49 ).
In verse 11:40, Quran states:
حَتَّىٰ إِذَا جَاءَ أَمْرُنَا وَفَارَ التَّنُّورُ ...
As far as I know, Ahmadiyyas do believe that Prophet Mohammad was the last prophet. However, they believe that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (whom they are named after) is the promised Mahdi. As such, Ahmaddiyas believe that he is more of a reformer commissioned by Allah and not a prophet. You can read more about Mirza Ghulam Ahmad's claim in this article.
Is there mention of life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in earlier messages?
I know I would not be able to answer this question better than at the following articles by Dr. Zakir Naik.
Muhammad in Christian scriptures.
Muhammad in Jewish scriptures.
Muhammad in Hindu scriptures
Muhammad in Buddhist scriptures
So the answer is 'yes'. Muhammad ...
This is proper adab that is taught by Quran.
إِنَّ اللَّـهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا 33:56
For Prophets and Angels:
37:181 وَسَلَامٌ عَلَى الْمُرْسَلِينَ
وَالسّـٰبِقونَ الأَوَّلونَ مِنَ المُهـٰجِرينَ وَالأَنصارِ وَالَّذينَ اتَّبَعوهُم ...
The Arabic term الأميين (translated in 62:2 as "the unlettered") is used more than once in the Qur'an to refer specifically to people who don't have knowledge of the Scripture. In the context of this verse, it is commonly interpreted to mean the pagan Arabs who were not People of the Book (i.e. neither Christian nor Jewish).
The obvious interpretation of ...
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 ...
I would refer you to the following verse of the Holy Quran.
آمَنَ الرَّسُولُ بِمَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْهِ مِن رَّبِّهِ وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ كُلٌّ آمَنَ بِاللّهِ وَمَلآئِكَتِهِ وَكُتُبِهِ وَرُسُلِهِ لاَ نُفَرِّقُ بَيْنَ أَحَدٍ مِّن رُّسُلِهِ وَقَالُواْ سَمِعْنَا وَأَطَعْنَا غُفْرَانَكَ رَبَّنَا وَإِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيرُ
The Messenger has believed in what ...
Let me first give some explanation of the Shi'ite viewpoint on the subject. In your quotation from Sunni view:
We believe that the Prophets are infallible with respect to all they
conveyed from Allah, in word, deed and what they approved of.
Shia Muslims believe the prophets to be infallible in any way not restricted only to their prophecy. This also ...
The reason is simply because of the core message of Islam: Laa ilaaha illa Allah. The word ilah, in Arabic, means anything that anyone worships. It includes idols, false gods, Allah, and others. And worship, in Islam, is everything from du'a to sacrifical animals, to more.
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "May Allah's curse be ...
A Prophet is one who has received revelation from Allah but is not required or told to spread it, While a messenger receives revelation and is told to spread it. And every Rasool is a Nabi, but not every Nabi is a Rasool. Nooh (peace be upon him) as is mentioned in the Hadith of Shafa'ah is the first Rasool:
يَا نُوحُ أَنْتَ أَوَّلُ الرُّسُلِ إِلَى ...
In a sense, your question doesn't make sense. Allah says:
Translation: Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad SAW) you have a good example to follow [...] (Surah Al-Ahzab, verse 21)
And in Surah Yusuf:
Translation: There was certainly in their stories a lesson for those of understanding. [...] (Surah Yusuf, verse 111)
These verses make it pretty ...
According to Shia Islam yes. There is no limit about asking any question about God, any prophet, any wife of prophet, any Caliph, any war or any of 12 Imams of Shia.
Only if contains insult it has problem and it is recommended the asker first increase his knowledge about their life.
Asked from online answering service of Official website of ...
King David, also known as Dawood (peace be upon him), was one of the great Prophets of Allah, and he is mentioned in the Quran. And as is known all Prophets came with the same message, and that was Islam, though the practices may defer according to their times their message is theologically the same. Furthermore, Dawood (peace and blessings be upon him) ...
Allah mentions stories to educate us and provide a source of wisdom. Personal details that happen frequently in the normal human life are not mentioned as long as they do not provide any wisdom or ethical lessons. For example, Mose's Pharaoh is not surely known, the value of the story is mentioned many times, but the name of the Pharaoh was never mentioned.
Yes, the Prophet could have gotten killed in battle.
In the Holy Qur'an 3:144, it says
ﻭَﻣَﺎ ﻣُﺤَﻤَّﺪٌ ﺇِﻻَّ ﺭَﺳُﻮﻝٌ ﻗَﺪْ ﺧَﻠَﺖْ ﻣِﻦ ﻗَﺒْﻠِﻪِ ٱﻟﺮُّﺳُﻞُ ۚ ﺃَﻓَﺈﻦ ﻣَّﺎﺕَ ﺃَﻭْ ﻗُﺘِﻞَ ٱﻧﻘَﻠَﺒْﺘُﻢْ ﻋَﻠَﻰٰٓ ﺃَﻋْﻘَٰﺒِﻜُﻢْ ۚ ﻭَﻣَﻦ ﻳَﻨﻘَﻠِﺐْ ﻋَﻠَﻰٰ ﻋَﻘِﺒَﻴْﻪِ ﻓَﻠَﻦ ﻳَﻀُﺮَّ ٱﻟﻠَّﻪَ ﺷَﻴْـًٔﺎ ۗ ﻭَﺳَﻴَﺠْﺰِﻯ ٱﻟﻠَّﻪُ ٱﻟﺸَّٰﻜِﺮِﻳﻦ
From the Sahih International ...
On one hand let me ask you this question: What do you think about a rich person giving hope to the poors that if they will be patient the good days will come? The rich never understand how would be like to be poor, the hope giving would not be honest then, I guess. The prophets were not prevented from doing sins either, they were given desires much stronger (...
Even if his claim is true, it does not mean that he is a prophet. There will be no prophet after Prophet Muhammad (May Allah's blessings and peace be upon him), anyone who claims to be a prophet is either a liar or a crazy person.
There will be no prophet after me.
لاَ نَبِيَّ بَعْدِي
In your question, you state:
Prophets mentioned in the Jewish and Christian holy books can be for example assumed to be known to common people.
Of the 25 prophets mentioned in the link you supply, 22 are mentioned in the Hebrew Bible (which is called the Old Testament by Christians), and 24 are mentioned in the Christian Scriptures (Yahya and 'Isa, ...
سورة الأحزاب، الآية 40
Muhammad is not the father of [any] one of your men, but [he is] the
Messenger of Allah and last of the prophets. And ever is Allah , of
all things, Knowing.
Surat Al-'Aĥzāb, Ayah 40
You can find an authentic record for stories of the prophet in the medieval book Stories of Prophets by the famous scholar Ibn Kathir.
Here are the prophets mentioned in the table of contents:
Prophet Idris (Enoch)
Prophet Nuh (Noah)
Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham)
Prophet Isma'il (Ishmael)
Prophet Ishaq ...
The origin of the name of 'Isa (peace be upon him)
Well according to Arabic Wikipedia the original name of Jesus or 'isa (peace be upon him) is derived from Aramaic (which looks like Muhammad in Arabic) to hebrew and it's pronounced Yasho' يشوع this is a combined name from two different words Yehwa sho' يهوه شوع (Yehoshua)which means God/Allah/Yehowa ...
Can Maryam be considered a prophet even though she's a female? Why or
In the Quran we find that Allah sent revelations only to men:
And We sent not before you, [O Muhammad], except men to whom We
revealed [the message], so ask the people of the message if you do not
know. [Quran 21:7]
This clearly indicates that one of the prerequisites ...