Prophet NoahHe is the first Messenger sent by God. He was sent after his people began practicing Shirk (polytheism). Their condition deteriorated steadily and they forgot the fundamentals of their faith that were passed down to them by their forefathers who upheld the creed of Islam. God, the Exalted, says: Indeed, We sent Noah to his people, [saying], "Warn your people before there comes to them a painful punishment."(Qur’an 71:1)
They worshipped five idols named, Wudd, Suwa, Yaghooth, Ya’ooq and Nasr. Allah, the Exalted, clarifies their names in the Quran saying: And said, 'Never leave your gods and never leave Wadd or Suwa' or Yaghuth and Ya'uq and Nasr. (Qur’an 71:23)
Prophet Noah was very pious and truthful. He patiently called his people to righteousness. He called on them using a variety of different methods. God, the Exalted, says: He said, "My Lord, indeed I invited my people [to truth] night and day. But my invitation increased them not except in flight. And indeed, every time I invited them that You may forgive them, they put their fingers in their ears, covered themselves with their garments, persisted, and were arrogant with [great] arrogance. Then I invited them publicly. Then I announced to them and [also] confided to them secretly. And said, 'Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Indeed, He is ever a Perpetual Forgiver. (Qur’an 71:5-10)
In spite of all of his efforts, many of his people turned away and rejected the Message. Only a few followed him and the disbelievers amongst his people continued in their disbelief and evil ways. So Allah prevented them from receiving any rain. Noah informed them that if they were to believe they would receive rain and so they believed, but soon afterwards they returned to their disbelief. After spending long years in calling them to the path of Allah but seeing no answer, he eventually beseeched God, the Exalted, saying: And Noah said, "My Lord, do not leave upon the earth from among the disbelievers an inhabitant. Indeed, if You leave them, they will mislead Your servants and not beget except [every] wicked one and [confirmed] disbeliever. (Qur’an 71:26-7)
Allah answered his supplications and He ordered him to build an ark. Noah was a skillful carpenter and those who believed in the Message helped him. Once the ark was complete, God ordered Prophet Noah to gather a pair of each animal (a male and female). God then ordered the heavens to pour rain and the earth to release the water within it. God, the Exalted, says: The people of Noah denied before them, and they denied Our slave and said, "A madman," and he was repelled. So he invoked his Lord, "Indeed, I am overpowered, so help." Then We opened the gates of the heaven with rain pouring down. And caused the earth to burst with springs, and the waters met for a matter already predestined. And We carried him on a [construction of] planks and nails. Sailing under Our observation as reward for he who had been denied. And We left it as a sign, so is there any who will remember?(Qur’an 54:9-15)
Prophet Noah had three offspring, Saam, the father of the Arabs and Persians, Haam, the father of the African races and European races and Yaafith, the father of the Asian races.
Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim)
He is known as Khalil ar-Rahman (The one whom God chose for His love). His eldest son was Prophet Ismail and his second son was Ishaq (Isaac). From their descendants came the majority of Prophets and Messengers ...Read More +
Prophet Moses (Musa)
He is the one whom God spoke to. Allah, the Exalted, says: And when Moses arrived at Our appointed time and his Lord spoke to him, he said, "My Lord, show me [Yourself] that I may look at You." [Allah] said, "You will not see Me, but look at the mountain; if it should remain in place, then you will see Me." But when his Lord appeared to the mountain, He rendered it level, and Moses fell unconscious. And when he awoke, he said, "Exalted are You! I have repented to You, and I am the first of the believers."(Qur’an 7:143)Read More +
Prophet Muhammad is the last of Prophets and Messengers. He was sent by God to all of mankind. He is from the family of Prophet Ismail, the son of Abraham. He was born in Makkah, a few months after the death of his father. His mother later died while he was still young, and he was cared for by his Grandfather, Abdul-Muttalib, and later by his uncle Abu Talib. ...