Thursday, April 26, 2018

Prophets mentioned in Holy Quran


The prophet hood commenced with the descent of Prophet Adam (peace be upon him) ass the first prophet of Allah and continued till the last prophet of the prophets Muhammad (peace be upon him). The number differs, but as per a well reputed calculation, there have been 124,000 prophets that came to this world to show the enlightened path to those who had gone astray.

In the Holy Quran, a mention of 25 prominent prophets and messengers is made which stand out from the rest for they delivered special messages of Allah and a few of them, four in all, who were also given the holy scriptures for the guidance of the mankind. The Prophets mentioned by name in Holy Quran are as under:
  • Prophet Adam, peace be upon him.
  • Prophet Idris (Enoch) peace be upon him.
  • Prophet Nuh (Noah) peace be upon him.
  • Prophet Ibraheem (Abraham) peace be upon him
  • Prophet Ishaq (Issac) peace be upon him.
  • Prophet Ismail (Ishmael) peace be upon him
  • Prophet Salih, peace be upon him
  • Prophet Hūd, peace be upon him
  • Prophet Lut (Lot)  peace be upon him.
  • Prophet Shu'ayb, peace be upon him
  • Prophet Yaqub (Jacob) peace be upon him
  • Prophet Yusuf (Joseph) peace be upon him
  • Prophet Dhul Kifil (Ezekiel) peace be upon him.
  • Prophet Ayyub (Job ) peace be upon him.
  • Prophet Yahya (John) peace be upon him
  • Prophet Zakaria, peace be upon him.
  • Prophet Al Yasa, (Elisha) peace be upon him
  • Prophet Ilyas (Elias) peace be upon him.
  • Prophet Younus (Jonah) peace be upon him.
  • Prophet Sulaiman (Solomon) peace be upon him
  • Prophet Dawood (David) peace be upon him.
  • Prophet Musa (Moses) peace be upon him.
  • Prophet Haroon (Aaron) peace be upon him
  • Prophet Eesa (Jesus) peace be upon him
  • And prophet of prophets Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.
Although the mention of two prominent personalities, Khizar and Dhul Karnain, also appear in the Holy Quran, these are not taken as prophets by majority of scholar and interpretors of the Holy Quran.

We will talk some of the above named prophets in some details in our following posts and some which have already been talked about and their names have been highlighted with links.
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