The Prophets in Islam were extraordinary individuals sent by Allah to various communities for the purpose of being exemplary role models to inspire and spread the message of Islam. The Qur’an mentions 25 Prophets by name but it is believed there were many more as the Qur’an states, “And We certainly sent into every nation a messenger” (Surah Nahl Ayat 16). Below you can read and learn from the journeys of the 25 Prophets and how they helped make Islam the religion it is today.
Stories Of the 25 Prophets In Islam
1. The story of Prophet Ayyub (Job) is one of adversity where his faith is constantly being tested. Yet his love for Allah only grows. He remains true to himself and never questions or doubts Allah’s will for a second. We can learn to be more patient and trusting from Prophet Ayyub.
2. The story of Prophet Yunus (Jonah) was a difficult one. His commitment to Allah was questioned and he had to face the consequence of this. However, his story shows Allah’s mercy as if you are sincere in repentance then Allah will shower his Mercy.
3. The people of Sodom were prosperous and thriving. In such success people often diverge to the wrong path away from Allah. They got involved in many sinful activities, one of which being homosexuality. Allah then sent Prophet Lut to help the city of Sodom. The story of Sodom is also mentioned in the Jewish and Christian faith.
8. Prophet Yusuf (Joseph) had a dream that he was destined for greatness. Yet his life was filled with had adversity and difficulty. It seemed everything would not go his way, he was betrayed by his brothers, sold as slave, and unjustly imprisoned. Yusuf could have chosen to be bitter and question his fate by asking Allah, what happened to my dream destined for greatness? He could have easily complained “why do these things keep happening to me” as many of us would. But he knew better…
9. Prophet Saleh was a respected and wise man sent to help guide the nation of Thamud. At the time, the city grew very prosperous and began the love for short term materialistic pleasures. The Prophet sought to make sure the people knew the consequence of their actions. Read full story to find out what happened to the people of Thamud.
10. Prophet Sulaiman (Solomon) was the youngest son of Dawud (david) and the third king of the people of Israel. Allah bestowed many gifts to Sulaiman including the ability to speak with animals and rule over Jinn. He ruled justly and is often regarded as one of the greatest rulers.
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Yahya (John the Baptist)