The number of prophets and messengers whom God – the Most High – sent to inform the people on this earth is great. One of the companions asked the Prophet – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – about their number. He said: (Oh, Messenger of God, how many were the prophets, and how many were the messengers? He said: The prophets were one hundred thousand prophets and twenty-four thousand prophets, and the messengers were three hundred and thirteen).
We know of them the messengers who were mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, and the number of the messengers mentioned in the Holy Qur’an is twenty-five, eighteen of them are mentioned in Surat Al-An’am, and the rest of the messengers are mentioned in multiple chapters of the Holy Qur’an.
The names of the messengers who were mentioned in the Holy Quran
Twenty-five messengers are mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, and these messengers are: Adam – peace be upon him. Idris – peace be upon him -. Noah – peace be upon him -. Hood – peace be upon him -. Saleh – peace be upon him -. Abraham – peace be upon him. Lot – peace be upon him -. Ismail – peace be upon him -. Isaac – peace be upon him -. Jacob – peace be upon him. Joseph – peace be upon him -. Job – peace be upon him. Shuaib – peace be upon him. Moses-. Aaron – peace be upon him -. Yunus – peace be upon him -. David – peace be upon him -. Solomon – peace be upon him -. Elias – peace be upon him -. Elisha – peace be upon him. Dhul-Kifl – peace be upon him. Zakaria – peace be upon him -. Yahya – peace be upon him -. Jesus-. prophet Muhammad peace be upon him-.
Attributes of the Messengers mentioned in the Holy Qur’an
All messengers – peace be upon them – are characterized by characteristics that distinguish them from others, and these characteristics are important and required by their job to convey God’s message to creation, and these attributes are combined with each messenger and they are as follows:
Truthfulness: One of the characteristics of the prophets is that they are truthful. And that is so that they can convey the message of their Lord to people and believe them, and this characteristic is inherent to the Messenger before and after the mission, and the Qur’an mentioned evidence of the truthfulness of the prophets, He – the Most High – said: (And mention in the Book Abraham that he was truthful and He said: The book, Ishmael: He was true to his promise and was a messenger and prophet), and our master Muhammad – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – was known to Quraysh as the truthful and trustworthy.
Honesty: The quality of honesty is inherent in honesty, and honesty is the attribute of the prophets. Including keeping the secret, conveying the message to the people as he carried it, and that the Messenger adhere to all that he calls people to. He said – the Most High -: (O Messenger, convey what was revealed to you from your Lord, so convey it to you).
Acumen: It means that the Messenger is intelligent, realizes what is happening and revolves around him, and acts quickly and wisely, and this characteristic is necessary in order for them to be able to convince their people and keep pace with them, and from the acumen of the Messengers is the position of our master Ibrahim – peace be upon him – in the dialogue with Nimrod. He – the Most High – said: ( أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَى الَّذِي حَاجَّ إِبْرَاهِيمَ فِي رَبِّهِ أَنْ آتَاهُ اللَّهُ الْمُلْكَ إِذْ قَالَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ رَبِّيَ الَّذِي يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ قَالَ أَنَا أُحْيِي وَأُمِيتُ قَالَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ يَأْتِي بِالشَّمْسِ مِنَ الْمَشْرِقِ فَأْتِ بِهَا مِنَ الْمَغْرِبِ فَبُهِتَ الَّذِي كَفَرَ وَاللَّهُ لَا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ).
Infallibility: It means that God Almighty fortifies His Messengers and prevents them from falling into mistakes and slips, so that evil and sin does not find a way to their pure hearts, for they are infallible from sins and disobedience.