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What is Prophecy?

How many prophets do we have in Islam?

The Quran itself refers to at least four other prophets but does not name them. One less-than-sound hadith states there have been 124,000 prophets, while another scholarly source states that “their exact numbers are not known with any kind of certainty.”

The Bible and Qur’an have many characters in common.

Bible (English) Qur’an (Arabic)
Aaron Hārūn
Abel Hābīl
Abraham Ibrāhīm
Adam Ādam
Eve Ḥawwā
Amram ʿImrān
Cain Qābīl
David Dāwad
The Apostles al-Hawariyyūn
Eber Hūd
Elijah (Elias) Ilyās
Elisha al-Yasa‘
Enoch Idrīs
Ezekiel Ðū l-Kifl
Ezra ʿUzayr
Gabriel Jibrīl
Gog and Magog Ya’juj and Ma’juj
Goliath Jālūṭṭ
Haman Hāmān
Isaac Isħāq
Ishmael Ismāʿīl
Jacob Yaʿqūb
Jethro, Reuel, Hobab Šuʿayb
Jesus ʿĪsā
Joachim or Heli
Job ʾAyyūb
John the Baptist Yaḥyā Yaḥyā means ‘living’ as opposed to Yūḥānna (graceful), which comes from Hebrew Yoḥanan
Jonah Yūnus Possibly derived from Greek Ionas
Joseph Yūsuf
Joseph’s brothers Yūsuf’s brothers The Bible names them; the Qur’an does not
Korah Qārūn
Lot Lūṭ
Lot’s wife Lūṭ’s wife
Magog Majuj
Mary Maryam
Miriam Mūsā’s sister
Michael Mīkāeel
Moses Mūsā
Noah Nūḥ
Pharaoh Firʿawn
Potiphar al-ʿAzīz Literally “The Mighty”
Potiphar’s wife al-ʿAzīz’s wife; Zulayxā Her Islamic name comes from tradition
Queen of Sheba Queen of Sabaʾ; Bilqīs The name Bilqīs or Balqīs comes from ancient Arabic tradition
Samuel Ṣamū‘īl, Ṣamawāl but mentioned in tue ahadith as Šamʿūn His Islamic name comes from tradition
Saul the King Ṭālūt Literally “Tall”; Meant to rhyme with Lūṭ or Jālūṭ
Devil or Satan Iblīs or Shaytān Literally “Despaired”; Possibly derived from Greek Diabolus
Shem, Ham, and Japheth Nūh’s sons
Solomon Sulaymān
Terah Āzar Āzar is derived from Syriac Āthar (See Church History (Eusebius)), which is derived from Hebrew Táraḥ, Thara or Zarah
Zechariah Zakariyyā
Zimri (prince) al-Samiri (Islamic figure) Al-Samīri is derived from Eastern Syriac ‘Zamri, which is derived from Hebrew Zimri

Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W.W)
Category: Our Holy 14 Masumeen (A.S)

Name: Mohammad (Ahmad)
Title: Al-Mustafa, Rasulullah (S.A.W.W)
Designation: Last Prophet of Allah (S.W.T)
Kuniyat: Abul Qasim
Father: Abdullah ibn Abdul Muttalib
Mother: Aminah Bint Wahab
Born: 12th / 17th of Rabi Al-Awwal (570 AD)
Died: 28th Safar 11 AH (632 AD)
Martyred by: Natural
Buried: Madina Al-Munawwarah
Lived: 63 years

First Infallible: Mohammad Al-Mustafa (S.A.W.W) Sayings:

  • The most honored among people who is pious, and the strongest among people who depends on Allah.
  • A man giving in alms one piece of silver in his lifetime is better for him than giving one hundred when about to die.
  • To meet friends cheerfully and invite them to a feast are charitable acts.
  • To extend consideration towards neighbors and send them presents are charitable acts.
  • To acquire knowledge is binding upon all Muslims, whether male or female.
  • The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr.
  • He who travels in the search of knowledge, to him God shows the way of Paradise.
  • Acquire knowledge, because he who acquires it, in the way of the Lord, performs an act of piety; who speaks of it praises the Lord; who seeks it, adores God, who dispenses instruction in it, bestows alms; and who imparts it to its fitting objects, performs an act of devotion to God. Knowledge enables its possessor to distinguish what is forbidden from what is not; lights the way to Heaven; it is our friend in the desert, our companion in solitude, our companion, when benefit of friends; it guides us to happiness; it sustains us in misery; it is our ornament in the company of friends; it serves as an armor against our enemies. With knowledge the creatures of Allah rises to the heights of goodness and to noble position, associates with the sovereigns in this world and attains the perfection of happiness in the next.
  • Keep yourselves far from envy, because it eats up and takes away good actions, like the fire that eats up and burns wood.
  • Whoever suppresses his anger, when he has in his power to show it, God will give him a great reward.
  • He is not strong and powerful, who throws people down, but he is strong who withholds himself from anger.
  • Deal gently with a people, and be not harsh; cheer them and condemn not.
  • Much silence and a good disposition; there are no two works better than these.
  • The best of friends is he who is best in behavior and character.
  • One who does not practice modesty and does not refrain from shameless deeds is not a Muslim.
  • Paradise lies at the feet of thy mother.
  • He who wishes to enter Paradise must please his father and mother.
  • No one who keeps his mind focused entirely upon himself can grow large, strong and beautiful in character.
  • Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
  • The five stated prayers erase the sins which have been committed during the intervals between them if they have not been mortal sins.
  • God is not merciful to him who is not so to humankind. He who is not kind to God’s creation and to his own children, God will not be kind to him.
  • Whosoever visits a sick person, an angel calls from Heaven: “Be happy in the world and happy be your walking; and take your habitation in Paradise.”
  • The love of the world is the root of all evils.
  • Wealth properly employed is a blessing; and a man may lawfully endeavor to increase it by honest means.
  • One who listens to the call of a Muslim, and does not respond to it, is NOT a Muslim.
  • One, who gets up in the morning and is not concerned about the affairs of other Muslims, is NOT a Muslim.
  • Being in need of Allah is a source of pride for me and I take pride in it.
  • Honesty brings subsistence. Dishonesty brings poverty.
  • I will certainly hear him who greets me near my tomb, and I will surely respond the salaams of him who greets me from any place

About Razavi

Islamic scholar studies in Qom city, educated in master and studying in Phd(jurisprudence) A humble preacher around the world Bilingual in English & Persian

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