1. According to a saying of our beloved Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, there were about 124,000 Prophets, peace be upon them, sent to various nations and tribes throughout history, the last and the final Prophet being Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. Only 25 of these Prophets have been mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, and they have been listed above in reverse chronological order as is the tradition.
2. The Holy Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, is also mentioned in the Holy Qur’an by many attributive names as given in Asma’ un Nabi, Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam.
What prophets are named in the Qur’an?:
Why has God sent prophets?:
Islam teaches that God has sent prophets to humanity, in different times and places, to communicate His message. Since the beginning of time, God has sent His guidance through these chosen people. They were human beings who taught the people around them about faith in One Almighty God, and how to walk on the path of righteousness. Some prophets also revealed God’s Word through books of revelation.
What message have the prophets brought?:
Muslims believe that all prophets gave guidance and instruction to their people about how to properly worship God and live their lives. Since God is One, His message has been one and the same throughout time. In essence, all prophets taught the message of Islam – to find peace in your life through submission to the One Almighty Creator; to believe in God and to follow His guidance.
What does the Qur’an say about the prophets?:
“The Messenger believes in what has been revealed to him from his Lord, as do the men of faith. Each one of them believes in God, His angels, His books, and His Messengers. They say: ‘We make no distinction between one and another of His Messengers.’ And they say: ‘We hear, and we obey. We seek Thy forgiveness, Our Lord, and to Thee is the end of all journeys.'” (Al-Baqarah, 2:285)