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The Prophets of Allah

Q.1 What do you mean by the belief in all the Prophets of Allah ?

Ans : By belief in all the Prophets of Allah I mean that at different stages of the History of Mankind, Allah sent Prophets as His Messengers for the guidance of mankind. I believe in all of them in general, and in those whose names are mentioned in the Holy Quran in particular.

Q.2 Can you give the a list of the Prophets whose names are mentioned in the Holy Quran ?

Ans : Yes, Among the Prophets whose names are mentioned in the Holy Quran are :

Adam, Idrees, Noah, Hood, Saleh, Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma’il (Ishmael), Ishaq (Isaac), Ya’qoob (Jacob), Yusuf (Joseph), Ayyoob, Shu’aib, Moosa (Moses), Haroon (Aaron), Loot (lot), Yoonus (Jonah), Al-Yas’a, Zulkifil, Dawood (David), Sulaiman (Solomon), Ilyas (Elias), Zakaria (Zacharias), Yahya, ’Isa (Jesus) and Muhammad

Q.3 Who are the most important from among these prophets ?

Ans : They are :- 

Adam, Noah, Ibrahim, Moosa, ’Isa and the last and the greatest of a Prophets Muhammad.

Q.4 Who is a Prophets and what is his duty ?

Ans : A Prophets is servant and Messenger of Allah who receives the Divine revealations. He is a model for human beings and teaches and practices the Commands of Allah.

Q.5 Do you worship any of the Prophets ?

Ans : No, I do not worship any of the Prophets, but only loves and revere them and consider them as models of conduct for myself as well as humanity at large. The Prophets themselves worshipped Allah and taught us to do the same.

Q.6 Did any of the Prophets claim Divinity ?

Ans : None of the Prophets claimed Divinity, for, besides being Messengers and Servants of Allah, they themselves were human beings.  

Q.7 Can any of the Prophets be called God ?

Ans : None of the Prophets can be called God, for they were created by Allah Who is Self-Existing and has no partner.

Q.8 Is there any need of a Prophets  after Prophet Muhammad ?

Ans : No, there is no need of a Prophet after Prophets Muhammad, for the Message, i.e. the Holy Quran (that he has brought for the whole world) is the final and the complete Code of Religion, and is and will be preserved for all time absolutely intact in its original form, besides the authentic record ,of the Prophet’s eventful life covering all human activities is also extant, and will always remain as a Model for mankind. Hence no Prophet either with code and commandments, or without, is required after him, and therefore the Holy Quran says that, Prophet Muhammad is the last and the Seal of all Prophets.