The Prophets and Messengers Of Allah

The Prophets And Messengers Of Allah

The Prophets And Messengers Of Allah

Allah ﷻ says in the Qur'an:

-وَمَا خَلَقْتُ ٱلْجِنَّ وَٱلْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ
We have not created the Jinns and humans except to worship us.
(Al-Zariyat 51: 56)

To worship Allah ﷻ means to believe in Tawhid; that He is One, and no one is like Him. He is the Creator and Lord of everyone, and no one shares His power. Worshiping Him also means to follow His Shariah (Islamic laws, rules and regulations) and lead our lives according to His Will.

How can human beings know what Tawhid is, and what His Will is? Allah, in His Kindness, has sent many prophets (Anbiya') and messengers (Rusul) to lead humanity to success in the Hereafter.

A prophet (Nabi) is a human being chosen by Allah ﷻ to receive His message and deliver it to human beings. A prophet is not an angel, Jinn or other non- human creature. He is an ordinary human being, a servant of Allah, whom Allah ﷻ chooses for His Divine purpose.

One cannot choose to be a prophet, it is a gift of Allah ﷻ that he has given to whomsoever He wishes. A prophet is not required to have any special qualifications, family background or social connections. Only Allah's ﷻ, decision ordains a particular individual a prophet, and only He knows the reasons for His choice. The Prophets And Messengers Of Allah

Allah ﷻ sent His prophets to enlighten people all over the world. All of the prophets brought the same message:
  • Worship no one but one God.
  • Do not commit Shirk by accepting partners with Him 
  • Do not commit Kufr by denying His favors to humanity. 
  • Follow His religion of submission, Islām. 
  • Lead a moral life according to the divine guidance. 
  • Prepare yourself for the 'Akhirah, you will be judged for his actions committed in this world.

Thus, the message of Allah reached all the people, and Allah left no people or nations without His guidance. Yet, humans have a tendency to become forgetful, and if they are not vigilant, they lose their way. 
Sometimes, the believers were ruled by evil people who, for their personal interest, changed these pure teachings of Islam. They introduced Shirk (hypocrisy) and Kufr (disbelief) among the people. They made rules to suit their own needs, instead of adhering to the authentic rules of Shariah.

For centuries, Allah kept sending his prophets to lead humanity back to the right path. According to a tradition of the Prophet, over one hundred thousand prophets came to this world. We know some of their stories. The Prophets And Messengers Of Allah
However, there are many prophets that we know very little about besides their names. And still there were others of whom no record remains (Qur'ān 4:164). The Prophets And Messengers Of Allah

There are twenty-five prophets mentioned by name in the Qur'an: Ādam, Nūḥ, Sāliḥ, Shu'aib, Hud, Ibrāhīm, Lut, Isma'il, Ishaq, Ya`qüb, Yusuf, Yūnus, Mūsa, Härün, Ayyub, Dā'ūd, Sulaiman, Ilyas, Al-Yas'a, Dhul-Kifl, Idris, Zakariyyah, Yahya, 'Isa, and of course, Muḥammad ﷺ

A Muslim must believe and respect all the prophets. The Qur'an says:

ءَامَنَ ٱلرَّسُولُ بِمَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَيْهِ مِن رَّبِّهِۦ وَٱلْمُؤْمِنُونَ ۚ كُلٌّ ءَامَنَ بِٱللَّهِ وَمَلَـٰٓئِكَتِهِۦ وَكُتُبِهِۦ وَرُسُلِهِۦ لَا نُفَرِّقُ بَيْنَ أَحَدٍۢ مِّن رُّسُلِهِۦ ۚ وَقَالُوا۟ سَمِعْنَا وَأَطَعْنَا ۖ غُفْرَانَكَ رَبَّنَا وَإِلَيْكَ ٱلْمَصِيرُ ٢٨٥

The Messenger believes in what has been revealed to Him from His Lord, as do the believers. Each one of them believes, in Allah, and His angels, and His books and His prophets. We make no distinction between one and another of His messengers. And they say we hear and we obey. We seek your forgiveness our Lord, and to you is the end of all journeys.

(Al-Baqarah 2: 285)
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