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    Prophethood is not unknown to heavenly revealed religions, such as Judaism and Christianity. In Islam, however, it has a special status and significance.


    According to Islam, Allah created man for a noble purpose: to worship Him and lead a virtuous life based on His teachings and guidance. How would man know his role and purpose of his existence unless he received clear and practical instructions of what Allah wants him to do? Here comes the need for prophethood. Thus Allah had chosen from every nation a prophet or more to covey His Message to people. One might ask: How were the prophets chosen and who were entitled to this great honor?


    Prophethood is Allah's blessing and favor that He may bestow on whom He wills. However, from surveying the various messengers throughout history, three features of a prophet may be recognized:
    1. He is the best in his community morally and intellectually. This is necessary because a prophet's life serves as a model for his followers. His personality should attract people to accept his message rather than drive them away by his imperfect character. After receiving the message he is infallible. That is, he would not commit any sin. He might make some minor mistakes which are usually corrected by revelation.


    2. He is supported by miracles to prove that he is not an impostor. Those miracles are granted by the power and permission of God and are usually in the field in which his people excel and are recognized as superiors. We might illustrate this by quoting the major miracles of the three prophets of the major world religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Moses' contemporaries were excellent in magic. So his major miracle was to defeat the best magicians of Egypt of his days. Jesus' contemporaries were recognized as skillful physicians. Therefore, his miracles were to raise the dead and cure the incurable diseases. The Arabs, the contemporaries of the Prophet Mohammed, were known for their eloquence and magnificent poetry. So Prophet Muhammad's major miracle was the Quran, the equivalent of which the whole legion of the Arab poets and orators could not produce despite the repeated challenge from the Quran itself. Again Muhammad's miracle has something special about it. All previous miracles were limited by time and place, i.e., they were shown to specific people at a specific time. Not so the miracle of Muhammad, the Quran. It is a universal and everlasting miracle. Previous generations witnessed it and future generations will witness its miraculous nature in terms of its style, content and spiritual uplifting. These still can be tested and will thereby prove the divine origin of the Quran.


    3. Every prophet states clearly that what he receives is not of his own but from God for the well-being of mankind. He also confirms what was revealed before him and what may be revealed after him. A prophet does this to show that he is simply conveying the message which is entrusted to him by the One True God of all people in all ages. So the message is one in essence and for the same purpose. Therefore, it should not deviate from what was revealed before him or what might come after him.



    Prophets are necessary for conveying God's instructions and guidance to mankind. We have no way of knowing why we were created. What will happen to us after death? Is there any life after death? Are we accountable for our actions? In other words, is there any reward or punishment for our deeds in this life? These and so many other questions about God, angels, paradise, hell, etc. can not be answered without revelation from the Creator and Knower of the unseen. Those answers must be authentic and must be brought by individuals whom we trust and respect. That is why, messengers are the select of their societies in terms of moral conduct and intellectual ability.


    Hence, the slanderous Biblical stories about some of the great prophets are not accepted by Muslims. For example, Lot is reported to have committed fornication while drunk, with his daughters; or David sent one his leaders to death to marry his wife. Prophets to Muslims are greater than what these stories indicate. These stories can not be true from the Islamic point of view. The prophets are also miraculously supported by God and instructed by Him to affirm the continuity of the message.


    The content of the prophets' message to mankind can be summarized as follows:


    Clear concept about God: His attributes, His creation, what should and should not be ascribed to Him.
    Clear idea about the unseen world, the angels, jinn (spirits), Paradise and Hell.
    Why has God created us? What does He want from us and what is the reward or punishment for obeying or disobeying Him? How to run our societies according to His will? That is, clear instructions and laws that, when applied correctly and honestly, will result in a happy and ideal society.


    It is clear from the above discussion that there is no substitute for prophets. Even today with the advancement of science, the only authentic source of information about the supernatural world is revelation. Guidance can be obtained neither from science nor from mystic experience. The first is too materialistic and too limited; the second is too subjective and frequently too misleading.


    Now one might ask: How many prophets has God sent to humanity? We do not know for sure. Some Muslim scholars have suggested 240 thousand prophets. We are only sure of what is clearly mentioned in the Quran, that is, God has sent a messenger (or more) to every nation. That is because it is one of God's principles that He will never call a people to account unless He has made clear to them what to do and what not to do. The Quran mentions the names of 25 prophets and indicates that there have been others who were not mentioned to the Prophet Mohammed. These 25 include Noah, the man of the Ark, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad. These five are the greatest among God's messengers. They are called 'the resolute' prophets.


    An outstanding aspect of the Islamic belief in prophethood is that Muslims believe in and respect all the messengers of God with no exceptions. Since all the prophets came from the same One God, for the same purpose - to lead mankind to God - belief in them all is essential and logical; accepting some and rejecting others has to be based on misconceptions of the prophets' role or racial bias.


    The Muslims are the only people in the world who consider the belief in all the prophets of God an article of faith. Thus the Jews reject Jesus Christ and Muhammad; the Christians reject Muhammad and in reality reject Moses because they do not abide by his laws. The Muslims accept them all as messengers of God who brought guidance to mankind. However, the revelation which those prophets brought from God has been tampered with in one way or the other. The belief in all the messengers of God is enjoined on the Muslims by the Quran.


    "Say (O Muslims): we believe in Allah and that which is revealed to us and that which was revealed to Abraham and Ishmael, and Isaac and Jacob, and their children, and that which Moses and Jesus received and that the prophets received from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them and unto Him we have surrendered." (2:136)
    The Quran continues in the following verses to instruct the Muslims that this is the true and impartial belief. If other nations believe in the same, they are following their own whims and biases and God will take care of them. Thus we read: "And if they believe in what you believe, then they are rightly guided. But if they turn away, then they are in disunity, and Allah will suffice you against them. He is the Hearer, the Knower. This is God's religion and Who is better than God in religion?" (2:137-38)


    There are, at least, two important points related to prophethood that need to be clarified. These points concern the roles of Jesus and Muhammad as prophets who are usually misunderstood.


    The Quranic account of Jesus emphatically rejects the concept of his 'Divinity' and 'Divine Sonship' and presents him as one of the great prophets of God. The Quran makes it clear that the birth of Jesus without a father does not make him son of God and mentions in this respect Adam who was created by God without a father and mother: "Truly the likeness of Jesus, in God's

    sight, is as Adam's likeness; He created him of dust, then said He unto him, 'Be', and he was." (3:59)
    Like other prophets Jesus also performed miracles. For example, he raised the dead and cured the blind and lepers, but while showing these miracles he always made it clear that it was all from God. Actually the misconceptions about the personality and mission of Jesus found a way among his followers because the Divine message that he preached was not recorded during his presence in the world, rather it was recorded after a lapse of about hundred years. According to the Quran he was sent to the children of Israel; he confirmed the validity of the Torah which was revealed to Moses and he also brought the glad tidings of a final messenger after him. "And when Jesus son of Mary said, 'Children of Israel, I am indeed the Messenger to you, confirming the Torah that is before me, and giving good tidings of a Messenger who shall come after me, whose name shall be the PRAISED ONE." (61:6) (The capitalized portion is the translation of Ahmad which is Prophet Muhammed's name.)


    However, the majority of the Jews rejected his ministry. They plotted against his life and in their opinion crucified him. But the Quran refutes this opinion and says that they neither killed him nor crucified him, rather he was raised up to God. There is a verse in the Quran, which implies that Jesus will come back and all the Christians and Jews believe in him before he dies. This is also supported by authentic sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)


    The last prophet of God, Muhammad, was born in Arabia in the sixth century C.E. Up to the age of forty, people of Makkah knew him only as a man of excellent character and cultured manners and called him AL-AMEEN (the trustworthy). He also did not know that he was soon to made a prophet and receiver of revelation from God. He called the idolaters of Makkah to worship the only one God and accept him as His prophet. The revelation that he received was preserved in his life-time in the memory of his companions and was also recorded in pieces of palm leaves, leather etc... Thus the Quran that is found today is the same that was revealed to him; not a syllable of it has been altered as God Himself has guaranteed its preservation. This Quran claims to be the book of guidance for the whole humanity for all times, and mentions Muhammad as the last Prophet of God.

    نقره لتكبير أو تصغير الصورة ونقرتين لعرض الصورة في صفحة مستقلة بحجمها الطبيعي

    تحمَّلتُ وحديَ مـا لا أُطيـقْ من الإغترابِ وهَـمِّ الطريـقْ
    اللهم اني اسالك في هذه الساعة ان كانت جوليان في سرور فزدها في سرورها ومن نعيمك عليها . وان كانت جوليان في عذاب فنجها من عذابك وانت الغني الحميد برحمتك يا ارحم الراحمين

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    Strange article, where does the belief of 240 thousand prophets come from??? If the Quran mentions only 25? Also it's wrong to suppose that the Biblical prophets all brought the same message.. They did not, they were entrusted with various messages dependant on what God was wishing to be made known and to who He was making it known to.. (Usually the Israelites). However, as it is according to the Quran then I guess we can overlook that discrepancy.

    I am am sure the Quran's idea of what a prophet is is very different from what the understanding is for the Jews and Christians in the Bible. What is the difference between a Prophet and an Apostle in the Quran please? I was wondering to post something on the various types of Prophets Apostles etc for comparison. Do you feel there is enough on Prophets on the forum already? Although, I do think it is an important subject and also an interesting one.

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    Strange article, where does the belief of 240 thousand prophets come from?
    ome Muslim scholars have suggested 240 thousand prophets. We are only sure of what is clearly mentioned in the Quran, that is, God has sent a messenger (or more) to every nation. That is because it is one of God's principles that He will never call a people to account unless He has made clear to them what to do and what not to do. The Quran mentions the names of 25 prophets and indicates that there have been others who were not mentioned to the Prophet Mohammed





    And [We sent] messengers about whom We have related [their stories] to you before and messengers about whom We have not related to you. And Allah spoke to Moses with [direct] speech.


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    I am am sure the Quran's idea of what a prophet is is very different from what the understanding is for the Jews and Christians in the Bible. What is the difference between a Prophet and an Apostle in the Quran please?

    The well-known difference between a Prophet and a Messenger is that a Messenger is one to whom a law is revealed and he is commanded to convey it, whilst a Prophet is one to whom a law is revealed but he is not commanded to convey it. But this distinction is not free of problems, because a Prophet is also commanded to call people, convey the Message and judge among the people. Hence Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said: The correct view is that the Messenger is one who is sent to a disbelieving people, and the Prophet is one who is sent to a believing people with the sharee’ah of the Messenger who came before him, to teach them and judge between them, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
    “Verily, We did send down the Tawraat (Torah) [to Moosa (Moses)], therein was guidance and light, by which the Prophets, who submitted themselves to Allaah’s Will, judged for the Jews”
    [al-Maa’idah 5:44]
    So the Prophets of the Children of Israel judged by the Tawraat which Allaah had revealed to Moosa.
    With regard to the aayah,
    “but he is the Messenger of Allaah and the last (end) of the Prophets” [al-Ahzaab 33:40]
    and why it did not say the last of the Messengers – the end of the Message does not mean the end of Prophethood, but the end of Prophethood does mean the end of the Message. Hence the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There will be no Prophet after me,” and he did not say, there will be no Messenger after me.
    Thus we know that there is no Messenger and no Prophet after him (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him); he was the last of the Prophets and of the Messengers, (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).



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    I was wondering to post something on the various types of Prophets Apostles etc for comparison. Do you feel there is enough on Prophets on the forum already? Although, I do think it is an important subject and also an interesting one.
    Messengers of faith and respect is part of Islam

    Express their position in Islam is not enough space in Forum
    نقره لتكبير أو تصغير الصورة ونقرتين لعرض الصورة في صفحة مستقلة بحجمها الطبيعي

    تحمَّلتُ وحديَ مـا لا أُطيـقْ من الإغترابِ وهَـمِّ الطريـقْ
    اللهم اني اسالك في هذه الساعة ان كانت جوليان في سرور فزدها في سرورها ومن نعيمك عليها . وان كانت جوليان في عذاب فنجها من عذابك وانت الغني الحميد برحمتك يا ارحم الراحمين

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    ome Muslim scholars have suggested 240 thousand prophets. We are only sure of what is clearly mentioned in the Quran, that is, God has sent a messenger (or more) to every nation. That is because it is one of God's principles that He will never call a people to account unless He has made clear to them what to do and what not to do. The Quran mentions the names of 25 prophets and indicates that there have been others who were not mentioned to the Prophet Mohammed





    And [We sent] messengers about whom We have related [their stories] to you before and messengers about whom We have not related to you. And Allah spoke to Moses with [direct] speech.


    http://islamqa.info/en/95747
    240 thousand prophets is an amazingly high figure to just pluck out of the air, with no basis in proof. I find the way the prophets are dealt with in Islam is unsatisfactory.. I can see why there is confusion about the message they brought because it does not demonstrate a clear understanding of why God sent which Prophet, to who and why.. It seems you are left to fill in the gaps, and thus have scholars making remarkable claims like 240 thousand prophets, which cannot be substantiated. As muslims pride themselves on the need for logical proof I find this strange indeed.



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    The well-known difference between a Prophet and a Messenger is that a Messenger is one to whom a law is revealed and he is commanded to convey it, whilst a Prophet is one to whom a law is revealed but he is not commanded to convey it. But this distinction is not free of problems, because a Prophet is also commanded to call people, convey the Message and judge among the people. Hence Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said: The correct view is that the Messenger is one who is sent to a disbelieving people, and the Prophet is one who is sent to a believing people with the sharee’ah of the Messenger who came before him, to teach them and judge between them, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
    “Verily, We did send down the Tawraat (Torah) [to Moosa (Moses)], therein was guidance and light, by which the Prophets, who submitted themselves to Allaah’s Will, judged for the Jews”
    [al-Maa’idah 5:44]
    So the Prophets of the Children of Israel judged by the Tawraat which Allaah had revealed to Moosa.
    With regard to the aayah,
    “but he is the Messenger of Allaah and the last (end) of the Prophets” [al-Ahzaab 33:40]
    and why it did not say the last of the Messengers – the end of the Message does not mean the end of Prophethood, but the end of Prophethood does mean the end of the Message. Hence the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There will be no Prophet after me,” and he did not say, there will be no Messenger after me.
    Thus we know that there is no Messenger and no Prophet after him (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him); he was the last of the Prophets and of the Messengers, (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).
    That's interesting.. In the Bible the titles of Prophet and Apostle speak of two different but closely related ministries. The prophet is a spokesman for God, given a message to pass on to others. An apostle is God's ambassador who is appointed, called or commissioned to the authoritative and special ministry of initially presenting the gospel to an ethnic people group who have not heard it. The title of prophet is used in both the Old and New Testaments, while the title of apostle is used only in the New Testament. Lord Jesus the Messiah is "the Apostle" commissioned by God the Father. There were 12 "Apostles" commissioned by Jesus the Messiah to represent him, and there were numerous other apostles (Barnabas, Timothy, etc.) later commissioned by God’s Holy Spirit.

    What at about Joseph Smith? He claimed to be a Prophet sent revelation through an angel from God.. His followers in the world number around 15 million..no small number considering his revelation was received in the 1800s.. Fairly recently if you consider the timescale of previous revelations. I am sure you as muslim and I as Christian would agree that he was a false prophet, however, it does not change the fact that millions of people believe his message. You will judge him a false prophet because the Prophet of Islam said their would be no prophets after him.. I judge him false because God gave us the criteria to judge by what was false and truth in the Bible.


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    Express their position in Islam is not enough space in Forum
    You have 25 named.. The Bible has 133 named prophets plus at least 626 unnamed prophets whose works are mentioned which equals a total of at least 759 prophets in the Bible. Included in this number are the 16 women prophets. I was not thinking to mention each and every one!!

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    I think that your words do not need to answer me

    What do you want me to exactly

    Surprised why the prophets better than humans do not be surprised that God chooses a false prophet or a fornicator, to carry his message

    Terrible contradiction in your minds
    نقره لتكبير أو تصغير الصورة ونقرتين لعرض الصورة في صفحة مستقلة بحجمها الطبيعي

    تحمَّلتُ وحديَ مـا لا أُطيـقْ من الإغترابِ وهَـمِّ الطريـقْ
    اللهم اني اسالك في هذه الساعة ان كانت جوليان في سرور فزدها في سرورها ومن نعيمك عليها . وان كانت جوليان في عذاب فنجها من عذابك وانت الغني الحميد برحمتك يا ارحم الراحمين

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    I think that your words do not need to answer me

    What do you want me to exactly

    Surprised why the prophets better than humans do not be surprised that God chooses a false prophet or a fornicator, to carry his message

    Terrible contradiction in your minds
    Dear heart, there is no contradiction in my mind just misunderstanding in yours. YHWH of course would not choose a "false prophet" any man or woman chosen to bring Gods will to mankind can only be true. I will not cast such aspersions upon the prophets as you do... They were men and women chosen by God they were not chosen because they were special.. It was being chosen that made them special.

    We just see prophets differently. You are happy with your fairy tale version of perfect men above ordinary men.. Yet we know they are sinners even the Quran acknowledges that the prophets were at times in need of Gods mercy and forgiveness.. That would only be required if they were sinners.

    Maybe the contradiction is within yourself.

    Peace and blessing during this time of Ramadan, may God hear your prayers and show you the way to His grace.

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    They were men and women chosen by God they were not chosen because they were special.. It was being chosen that made them special. .
    This is true; in fact, it is true of everyone being special to God in different ways. it is written many are called but few are chosen. That could be because few choose to be chosen.

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    We just see prophets differently. You are happy with your fairy tale version of perfect men above ordinary men.. Yet we know they are sinners even the Quran acknowledges that the prophets were at times in need of Gods mercy and forgiveness.. That would only be required if they were sinners. .
    even the Quran states that Allah's messenger was found wandering and Allah had to put him on the correct path. So, I don't know where Kuslim get the idea that Prophets are beyond ordinary men. It is a form of man idolatry and or worship.
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    Peace and blessing during this time of Ramadan, may God hear your prayers and show you the way to His grace.
    I second this. I hope they allow us to post directly.

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    Regretfully Burninglight ... I do not think this will happen. I'm not sure why this rule exists as it seems to create more work for the moderators. Still I'm sure this rule must serve some purpose we may not understand.. I guess we'll just have to roll with it.

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    Regretfully Burninglight ... I do not think this will happen. I'm not sure why this rule exists as it seems to create more work for the moderators. Still I'm sure this rule must serve some purpose we may not understand.. I guess we'll just have to roll with it.

    God bless and keep you.
    I understand why they have that rule. They do it for all new comers, but after 100 or so or less posts they can post directly if they abide by forum rules. Christians are obviously and exception to the rule and are discriminated against in this way. This shows or proves also what we would look forward to under sharia law. Christians would be taxed and oppressed until they find themselves subdued as the Quran states.

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