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  1. 2. <ul><li>According to Islam, Allah appointed 124,000 Prophets for nations of the past. </li></ul><ul><li>Names of 25 Prophets are mentioned in the Quran (Peace and blessings of Allah on them) </li></ul><ul><li>First Prophet – Adam (s) </li></ul><ul><li>Last Prophet – Muhammed (s) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;And verily We have sent in every nation a messenger, (proclaiming): Worship Allah (alone) and shun false gods….(16:36) </li></ul>Allah appoints Prophets
  2. 3. Prophets of Islam
  3. 4. <ul><li>All Prophets preached the concept of submission to one God alone. </li></ul><ul><li>Submission to one God in Arabic = Islam </li></ul><ul><li>Thus, all Prophets preached Islam. </li></ul><ul><li>All Prophets submitted themselves to one God. </li></ul><ul><li>To submits to one God in Arabic = Muslim </li></ul><ul><li>Thus, all Prophets were Muslims </li></ul><ul><li>Ibrahim (Abraham) was not a Jew nor a Christian but he was (an) upright (man), a Muslim, and he was not one of the polytheists. (Quran 3:67) </li></ul>What was the religion of all the Prophets?
  4. 5. <ul><li>‘ No Prophet could (ever) be false to his trust…’(Quran 3.161) </li></ul><ul><li>Prophets are infallible in the sense that they don’t commit any sin deliberately </li></ul><ul><li>But as humans they can make innocent errors of judgment. </li></ul><ul><li>Prophet Adam ‘forgot’ Allah’s warning against shaitan (20:115) and so slipped into disobedience (2:36). </li></ul><ul><li>Prophet Muhammad (s) made an error of judgment concerning the blind man (80:1-10). </li></ul><ul><li>If our role models are angels, then our complain will be, ‘well they are angels, they don’t commit sin…we can never be like them’. </li></ul><ul><li>If our role models are human beings committing major sins, then our excuse will be…’why follow another human being who is as bad as we are’. </li></ul><ul><li>Thus, a prophet in Islam is a human being who refrains from any major or deliberate sins, and also is a human being prone to errors of judgment and then asking for Allah’s forgiveness. Therefore prophets in Islam retain credibility and we can trust in their conveying of Allah’s message to us. </li></ul>Do Prophets commit sins?
  5. 6. <ul><li>Prophets are the best role models in their society </li></ul><ul><li>Prophets receive the revelation from Allah </li></ul><ul><li>Prophets explains the revelation </li></ul><ul><li>Prophets implement the revelation </li></ul><ul><li>Prophets invite people to submit to Allah and to His guidance </li></ul>Role of the Prophets
  6. 7. <ul><li>Muhammad (SAW) is not the father of any man among you, but he is the Messenger of Allah and the last (end) of the Prophets. And Allah is Ever All-Aware of everything. (Quran 33.40) </li></ul>Last Prophet = Prophet Muhammed (s)
  7. 8. <ul><li>‘ Sunnah’ = Example of Prophet Muhammed (s), his actions, his words, how he lived, his approvals etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Life history of none of the previous prophets were preserved except that of Prophet Muhammed. </li></ul><ul><li>Every detail of his life is preserved </li></ul><ul><li>Explanation of the Quran and how to implement it in our life and society is preserved. </li></ul><ul><li>Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad SAW) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much. </li></ul>Important to follow the ‘Sunnah’ of Prophet Muhammed (s)