How many prophets do we have in Islam?
The Bible and Qur’an have many characters in common.
|Bible (English)||Qur’an (Arabic)|
|Gog and Magog||Ya’juj and Ma’juj|
|Jethro, Reuel, Hobab||Šuʿayb|
|Joachim or Heli|
|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’s brothers||Yūsuf’s brothers||The Bible names them; the Qur’an does not|
|Lot’s wife||Lūṭ’s wife|
|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|
|Terah||Āzar||Āzar is derived from Syriac Āthar (See Church History (Eusebius)), which is derived from Hebrew Táraḥ, Thara or Zarah|
|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