Islamic Article

One Nation One God

ARTICLE 1 : PROPHETHOOD IN ISLAM

Muslims believe that thousands of Prophets were sent periodically by
Allah, at least one to every nation, as a mercy to mankind for their
guidance. In certain circumstance, the message of the Prophets was lost,
corrupted or denied by people.

These were some of the reasons why a new Prophet would be sent to re-convey
the message of Allah. Muslim believe in every Prophet sent by God. Muslims
also believe in all of the divine books which were revealed to the Prophets,
mindful of the fact that none of these books exist today in their original
form, aside from the Quran:

“It is He(Allah) Who has sent down the Book(Quran) to you(Muhammad) with
truth, confirming what came before it. And He sent down the Torah and the
Gospel.”


WHY DOESN’T EVERYONE RECEIVE DIRECT REVELATION?

Allah created life and gave humans free will and intellect, as a test to
see who will willingly follow His path and who will deviate. If every person
received direct revelation, life would not be a true test of faith. The real
test of one’s faith is in using one’s intellect and reason to contemplate
and recognice God’s sign rather than being spoken to directly by God, which
would not require any effort and would render belief meaningless.

Although Prophets received direct revelation, this did not exempt them
from life’s test, as Prophethood brings with it many difficulties and
trials.

THE FINAL PROPHET

Prophets were sent to specific groups of people, and over time, the
messages with which they came were lost or corrupted. However, Prophet
Muhammad was not sent to a specific people but to mankind as a whole, and
his message has been preserved both in the form of the Quran and Sunnah.

Prophet Muhammad is the final Prophet for all mankind from his time up
until the end of time, including current and future generations.

Prophets were sent as a mercy by Allah, to convey His message and to
teach people how to live a righteous life. They have the best of
characteristics and are to be followed and obeyed.

Following a Prophet is obedience to God and rejecting a prophet is
disobedience to God. Prophet Muhammad is the last of the Prophets, so God’s
guidance was complete with his coming and our salvation is complete with the
obedience to God and His Final Prophet.


LET US BELIEVE IN ALMIGHTY GOD AND THE FINAL PROPHET, PROPHET MUHAMMAD.

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