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Prophets of Abrahamic Religions in Qur’an

Autor: helenamata  •  November 27, 2016  •  Essay  •  655 Words (3 Pages)  •  59 Views

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Prophets of Abrahamic Religions in Qur’an

According to Islam, God had sent prophets down to earth over time since Abraham until

Muhammad in order to communicate his messages. Islam names several prophets that are also

sacred to the other Abrahamic religions—namely Abraham (Ibrahim), Moses (Musa), and Jesus

(Maryam). Islam does not reject their prophet hood but their divinity. Muhammad is accepted as

the final prophet sent by God, and is the “Holy prophet”, and all other prophets are seen simply

as precursors to Muhammad. It was Muhammad who restored the tradition of Islam. A tradition

believed by Abraham, Moses, and Jesus, as well as all other prophets mentioned throughout the

Qur’an. Qur’an views these prophets as pieces of a longer tradition, essential to communicating

the word of God to Islamic people.

As in other faiths, Abraham, the first prophet, is an example of the ideal submission and

faith in God, and Muhammad is believed to be a descendant of Abraham. Qur’an centralizes the

relationship between Abraham and his father, Azar. Abraham continued to preach the word of

God despite his father’s hatred and anger. Abraham played an essential role against idolatry in

Qur’an. His father was an idol worshiper, and Abraham, following the word of God, fought

against idolatry. In Qur’an he says to his father “O my father, why do you worship that which

does not hear and does not see and will not benefit you at all?” (19:42) as he attempts to

convince him and his followers of monotheism and the word of God. As the man who began

Islam and the other Abrahamic faiths, Abraham is celebrated by Qur’an and takes on the role of

the perfect example of a follower of God.

The story of Moses within the Qur’an is parallel to that in Torah. Qur’an speaks often of

Moses and his position as a prophet. He was responsible for freeing the Israelites, and receiving

the Ten Commandments in his covenant with God. In the

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