Belief in The Prophets


For We assuredly sent amongst every people a messenger (with the command) serve Allah and avoid evil. (Qur’an 16:36)

The Qur’an and the traditions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) teach that prophets are exceptionally good humans chosen by Allah to receive, transmit and teach His Message. Prophets never commit major sins, such as adultery, theft, or dishonesty. Rather, they live righteous, sinless lives and serve as role models for humanity.

Muslims do not attribute divinity to any prophet. Miracles performed by prophets are done by the power of Allah.

Muslims believe in many of the prophets mentioned in previous holy scriptures, including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Solomon, David, Moses, Zachariah, Jesus and Muhammad (may Allah's peace be upon them all).

The Qur'an mentions 25 prophets by name, although Muslims believe that other prophets were sent to other nations. The Quran says regarding this: "We did aforetime send Messengers before thee: of them there are some whose story we have related to you, and some whose story we have not related to you. "(Qur’an 40:78)

Muslims believe that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the last prophet of Allah.