Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

People have ideals and role models to follow; but they all do not provide complete guidance in all aspects of life. The thirst for perfection and complete guidance forced people to follow different personalities. This imperfection divided the word ideal into different categories .The only personality which provides complete perfection from social life to personal life is the personality of Holy Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
He was sent to the most uncivilized and rigid society where all kinds of social evils were found. He (ﷺ) gave them complete guidance through his practical life. He turned the most rigid society into the most civilized and reformed society He conquered those hearts which were once filled with antipathy for him. We do not find such a great example of reformation anywhere. His teachings are universal.
Today, the world is facing many troubles and conflicts like terrorism, unemployment etc. If we follow his teachings and life style, we can get rid of all these troubles. For example, before the arrival of Islam girls were buried alive in their childhood. They did not have any rights. He (ﷺ) appointed their rights and made their life peaceful. Thus, we find a complete guidance in his life and his teachings are for whole mankind.

Faith in the books of Almighty Allah عزوجل

Holy Quran and all the heavenly books are true and whatever Almighty Allah عزوجل has said through them, is to be believed in. However, due to distortion, their originality has been brought into question. The preservation of these Holy Scriptures was entrusted to their respective followers, and rather than preserving the books in their memories and on tablets, the books suffered alterations.

The outcome was that these books could not be relied upon to be the same as when they were originally revealed and those who had vested interests altered the words and letters to change the meanings in order to make them conveniently suit their personal interests. They even indulged in addition and deletion in accordance with their whims and fancies. This kind of distortion in respect of the Scriptures is called “Tahreef.

It is therefore advisable that when we come across anything mentioned in previous Scriptures. We would accept it only if it is in conformity with the Magnificent Quran. But if it is contrary to the Holy Quran we should deem it to be an outcome of “Tahreef. In the case of confusion over a thing being consistent or inconsistent with the Glorious Quran. We should neither accept those things immediately nor should we deny it outright. Our stand in such cases should be cautious.

The Glorious Quran, the Last Testament of Almighty Allah عزوجل

Almighty Allah عزوجل sent down many Holy Scriptures through many Prophets علیھم السلام Four of them are the most famous:

  1. The Taurat (Torah) revealed to Prophet Musa علیھم السلام.
  2. The Zabur (Psalms) revealed to Prophet Dawood (David) علیھم السلام.
  3. The Injeel (Bible) revealed to Prophet Isa علیھم السلام.
  4. The Glorious Quran revealed to our Beloved Prophet Sayyiduna Muhammad صلی الله علیہ وسلم, the Seal of the Prophets.

There is no scope of any superiority or inferiority as far as the Holy Word of Almighty Allah عزوجل is concerned. However, the Holy Quran stands out to be the most rewarding.

Faith in Prophethood

For Muslims, it is essential to know about the Prophets علیھم السلام. Their virtuous qualities as it is essential to know about the supreme Being the Attributes of Allah عزوجل, Most Exalted. It is also essential to have a sound knowledge about Prophethood. So that one may avoid wrong notions and misleading beliefs and avoid uttering anything that may amount to degradation of the Prophets علیھم السلام .

Prophets علیھم السلام were all men

Prophet علیھم السلام is the person to whom the Divine Revelation from Allah عزوجل, Most Exalted, is bestowed for the guidance of mankind. Such a person is also called an Apostle or Messenger of Allah عزوجل, Most Exalted.

All the Prophets علیھم السلام sent by almighty Allah عزوجل, were human beings and men. No woman was ever accorded the status of a Prophet. It was not obligatory for almighty Allah عزوجل, to send His Prophets علیھم السلام. Nevertheless, out of His extreme kindness He عزوجل, sent the Prophets علیھم السلام for the guidance of mankind. A Prophet must receive Wahi or Divine Revelation. Whether it is bestowed upon him through Angles or through any other means.


The prominent Prophets علیھم السلام of Almighty Allah

Allah عزوجل, the Most High, sent down many Prophets علیھم السلام for the guidance of mankind from the time of Prophet Adam علیھم السلام to Prophet Muhammad صلی الله علیہ وسلم. While some of them have been mentioned specifically in the Holy Quran, many others have not figured in it. The Prophets علیھم السلام who have been given prominence in the Holy Quran are:. Prophet Ãdam, Prophet Idris (Enoch), Prophet Nuh (Noah) Prophet Ismail (Ishmael), Prophet Ishaaq (Isaac), Prophet Lut (Lot), Prophet Ya’qoob (Jacob), Prophet Yusuf (joseph), Prophet Harun (Aaron), Prophet Dhul Kifl (Ezekiel), Prophet Dawood (David), Prophet Sulaiman (Solomon), Prophet Zakariya (Zecharia), Prophet Yahya (John), Prophet Isa (Jesus Christ) and the Leader of all Prophets Sayyiduna Muhammad صلی الله علیہ وسلم.

How many Prophets علیھم السلام?

It is not advisable to put an exact figure on the number of Prophets علیھم السلام sent down by Allah عزوجل, the Most Wise, for the guidance of mankind because the opinion on this point differs. The safest way is to believe and say that Allah عزوجل sent more or less 124,000 prophets علیھم السلام.