Believing in the prophets






Skill Level

45 h





As an article of faith, one of the pillars of faith is to believe in all the prophets of God. God conveys His message and relates His will through human prophets. They are the recipients of God’s word, this process is called al-wahy. God does not send angels to human beings nor does he open up the heavens for every individual to see, rather his mode of communication with human is through the angel which then transmit revelation to a chosen human, who is the best human of that time.
Blessed are those people who listen and follow the prophets, and destroyed are the ones who deny, mock, ridicule, fight against and belie the prophets. They faithfully delievered the message, without hiding, altering or corrupting it. Rejecting a prophet is equal to rejecting all of the prophets.
God did not leave any nation accept that he sent them a prophet. And all of these had the same job description, but just to different people at different times.
“And ask (O Muhammad) those of Our prophets whom we sent before you: ’Did we ever appoint gods to be worshipped besides the Most Merciful (God)?” [43:45]
These prophets were men and from amongst the people, their primary role was to call people back to the pure message of monotheism and a rejection of false gods be they idols, prophets or even angels who people have taken as gods besides Allah. The secondary role was to transform the society ethically, morally to fix the behaviours of people. Some nations were astray due to their arrogance, others due to undercutting people in trade, and others in homosexuality and many other vices and evil that the prophets at that time directly challenged and worked to overcome. So, the conclusion of the message of the prophets is twofold firstly monotheism and secondly social, political and economic reform.
Some of the prophets that are mentioned explcity in the Qur’an and the Sunnah are Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, David, Solomon, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon them, just to name a few. A general belief is held in those not mentioned by name, as God says:
“And, indeed we have sent prophets before you (O Muhammad), of some of them We have related to you their story, and of some We have not related to you their story…” [40:78]


The following topics will be covered within this course:

  • The wisdom behind sending Prophets.
  • The total number of Prophets.
  • The unified message of all the Prophets.
  • The duty of the Prophets to guide humanity to the worship of one God.
  • The duty of conveying to people their purpose in life.
  • The right path.
  • The different ways in which God establishes his proof against mankind.
  • The correct process of purifying the soul, as taught by the Propehts.


Junaid Dar is Head of Qur’anic Studies at Islamic Courses Online. He obtained a Masters in Civil Engineering from University College London (UCL) in 2007. After working as an engineer he went on to achieve his LLB in Islamic Law from the University of Al-Azhar in Cairo. Junaid has worked on numerous TV Stations around the globe including Huda TV, Islam Channel and Iqra TV International.

Who is the course for?

This programme is suitable for those who would like to learn about  ‘Believing in the Prophets’, in a lively and interactive course, engaging all levels of students, it’s suitable for all those:

  • Who want to understand the fundamentals of faith.
  • Who love and respect the Prophets of God.
  • Who would like to study at the convenience of their timetable.
  • Who those appreciate visual display of Qur’anic verses with clear explanations.
  • Who want to visit orthodox understands of the stories of the Qur’an.
  • Want a modern approach to learning classical subjects.
  • Wanting to learn the meanings of the words of Allah in an accurate and structured manner.
  • It is a course for those who want to engage in contemporary discussions based on traditional teachings of the Qur’an. In this course the student can relate the message of the Prophets as solutions to the problems of today.

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