believe in all Rusul (Messengers) that Allah (God) had sent
for the guidance of mankind. These Rusul (Messengers) were sent to different
places at different times. All of these Rusul (Messengers) had brought
the same Message of Allah (God).
Each Rasul (Messenger)
faithfully delivered the Message of Allah (God) to his people and
presented a perfect way of life as example. These Rusul (Messengers) invited
people to the path of Allah (God).
People altered and modified
the Messages of Allah (God) for their own benefits and whenever
it happened, Allah (God) sent His Message over through another Rasul
Rusul (Messengers) performed the same job of delivering Messages of
Allah (God) to mankind. Muslims respect all Rusul (Messengers)
of Allah (God) equally and do not consider any Rasul
(Messenger) better or superior than others. Muslims also believe that all
Rusul (Messengers) were normal human beings, who were picked-up
by Allah (God) at various ages of their lives for this responsibility.
Allah (God) gave special powers of performing miracles to some of
His Rusul (Messengers).
first Rasul (Messenger) of Allah (God) was Adam
A (Adam) and
the last one was Muhammad S. Although, most of the Rusul
(Messengers) from the three major religions Islam, Christianity
and Judaism were from Middle Eastern origins; Allah (God)
had sent His Rusul (Messengers) to each and every part of the world.
of twenty-five Rusul (Messengers) of Allah (God) are mentioned
in the Qur-an. Twenty-one of these Rusul (Messengers) are
also mentioned in the Bible: Adam
Idris A (Enoch)
Nuh A (Noah)
Lut A (Lot)
Isma’il A (Ishmael)
Ishaq A (Isaac)
Musa A (Moses)
Harun A (Aaron)
Dawud A (David)
Dhul-Kifl A (Ezekiel)
Sulayman A (Solomon)
Ilyas A (Elijah)
Al-Yasa’ A (Elisha)
Yunus A (Jonah)
Ya’qub A (Jacob)
Yusuf A (Joseph)
Ayyub A (Job)
Zakariyya A (Zechariah)
Yahya A (John)
‘Isa A (Jesus)
in all of Allah (God)’s Rusul (Messengers) is a part of the
basic Iman (Belief) of Muslims.
Muslims believe in all the Rusul (Messengers), they do not believe
in the existing texts of the Messages brought by them, because that was deliberately
changed by their followers to suit them.
also believe that Muhammad S was the last Rasul
(Messenger) of Allah (God), and He would not send any more Messages
or Messengers to mankind. The Messenger of Allah, Muhammad S
delivered the Qur-an, the final version of the Message
of Allah (God). Allah (God) has promised to
protect it till the end of the world.
believe that the life of the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad
S is a perfect example of leading one’s life strictly according to
the Commandments of Allah (God). Detailed life-sketches of Rusul
(Messengers) of other religions are not available.
details are only available on all aspects of the life of the Messenger
of Allah, Muhammad S. His life was like an open book where
each and every detail was available.
S taught what Allah (God) taught him, a way of life that
pleases Allah (God). Though Muhammad S lived fourteen
millenniums ago, those fundamental principles remain the same for ever.
"I tell you not that with me are the treasures of Allah, nor do I know
what is hidden, nor do I tell you I am an angel. I but follow what is revealed
to me." Say: "Can the blind be held equal to the seeing?" Will you then consider
Surah (Chapter) Al-An’am
(The Cattle) The Qur-an 6:50
The Messenger of Allah, Muhammad S lived his life
according to the Islamic principles and Allah (God) has commanded
Muslims to follow him.
who obeys the Messenger (Muhammad S), has indeed obeyed Allah, but
he who turns away, then We have not sent you (O Muhammad S) as a watcher
Surah (Chapter) An-Nisa”
(The Woman) The Qur-an 4:80
Messenger of Allah, Muhammad S commands
ultimate respect from Muslims.