We Muslims acknowledge and believe in all of the Prophets of God, beginning with the first of mankind, Adam, and ending with the final Prophet and Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon them both).

When you examine the stories of the Prophets, you will notice a striking similarity. They all taught the same exact message: to worship God alone, with absolutely no partners in worship, and to obey His commands.

There is a common misconception that there are three “Abrahamic” religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. But was Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) a Christian? Did he follow Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him)? No, of course not, because Abraham lived hundreds of years before Jesus. Was Abraham a Jew? No, of course not, because he lived hundreds of years before Prophet Moses (peace be upon him). Abraham worshiped and obeyed God and God alone, therefore he was a Muslim.

O People of the Scripture, why do you argue about Abraham while the Torah and the Gospel were not revealed until after him? Then will you not reason?

Qur’an 3:65

Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was one inclining toward truth, a Muslim [submitting to Allah ]. And he was not of the polytheists.

Qur’an 3:67

Remember, a Muslim is one who submits to and worships God alone, and follows His commandments. All of the Prophets taught this message, but over time, the message became distorted and deviated for one reason or another. It then becomes necessary for God to send a new Prophet, in order to bring people back to the true religion of Islam.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the final Prophet and Messenger, and the Qur’an is the final revelation from God. This means that we are living in the end times, and that the Day of Judgement is coming soon.

Pictured below is the family tree of the Prophets, with the Prophets themselves highlighted in blue. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) taught that in total there have been about 120,000 Prophets, as God has sent a Prophet to every single nation throughout the ages, but we only know the names of a few of them.

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