FAQs About Prophets

1. Why did God send Prophets?

“Allah did confer a great favour on the Believers when He sent among them a Messenger from among themselves, rehearsing unto them the Signs of Allah, sanctifying them, and instructing them in Scripture and Wisdom” (Aal-e- Imran, 164).

2. How many prophets were sent in all?

The Quran mentions about 25 of them, however there were many more who were not mentioned. Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W) had mentioned that there were about 124’000 prophets (peace be upon them) who were sent to various nations and tribes throughout the history.

3. Who was the first Prophet?

Adam (peace be upon him) was the first man and the first Prophet.

4. Who was the last Prophet?

Mohammed (peace be upon him) was the last and final prophet.

5. Did all prophets bring divine books?

No. All prophets did not bring divine revelations along with them. Some got divine revelations, while some continued with the previous revelations and commands. A new book was revealed as per Allah’s will when the previous revelation got corrupted. Quran mentions four prophets who were granted the word of God namely  Torah given to Moses, the Psalms given to David, and the Gospel given to Jesus, and the last one Quran given to Mohammed.

6. Is it true that all prophets preached the same thing?

Yes. All prophets did preach the same thing; to worship Allah as the sole creator and destroyer of this universe and not to proclaim any partners with him; to call people to obey Allah’s commands and warn about the results and rewards in the hereafter.

7. Is Jesus, son of Mary, a prophet of God?

Verily. Jesus, son of Mary is indeed a prophet of God. He is one of the prominent personalities mentioned in the Quran.

8. Are the prophets mentioned in the Bible and Quran same? How?

Yes. The prophets mentioned in the Holy Bible and the Holy Quran  are the same. This is so because the Quran is the next in line revelation form Almighty God after the Bible. The Quran is the successor of Bible, so it seconds whatever is there in the Bible, with some exceptions. These exceptions are the additions and alterations made in the Bible by people later on.