The Great Prophets of God

All Prophets and Messengers were sent with one Message. God says: Or have they taken gods besides Him? Say, [O Muhammad to them], "Produce your proof. This [Qur'an] is the message for those with me and the message of those before me." But most of them do not know the truth, so they are turning away. And We sent not before you any messenger except that We revealed to him that, "There is no deity except Me, so worship Me." (Qur’an 21:24-5)

The belief in the Oneness of God was the central message delivered by all Prophets and Messengers to their respective peoples. God, the Exalted, says: He has ordained for you of religion what He enjoined upon Noah and that which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what We enjoined upon Abraham and Moses and Jesus - to establish the religion and not be divided therein. Difficult for those who associate others with Allah is that to which you invite them. Allah chooses for Himself whom He wills and guides to Himself whoever turns back [to Him]. (Qur’an 42:13)

Peoples Need for Prophets and Messengers

As we mentioned previously, people are in need of Prophets and Messengers as they are in need of food and drink to sustain themselves. The Scholar Ibn al-Qayyim, may God have mercy on him, said: ...

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The Wisdom of God in Choosing His Prophets and Messengers

The Message and prophethood is a divine gift, which God gives to whomever He pleases. It is not given to one on account of their lineage, authority or position in society. God, the Exalted, says: Allah chooses from the angels messengers and from the people. Indeed, Allah is Hearing and Seeing.(Qur’an 22:75) ...

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The Creation of Adam, the Father of Humankind

Allah has ordained that the ones chosen by Him will inhabit earth. They would work the lands and build thereon. They would be tested in the material realm so it would be established who is obedient and pious and who is ignoble.