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The Quram has mentioned about 25names(out of 124000 as per habeith) of prophets

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The Quram has mentioned about 25names(out of 124000 as per habeith) of prophets who were sent to their nations for their guinence time to times(Their Tribes or qoom),but finaly prophet Muhamad (Swwslm) to all mankind.

My question is that,Was ADAM aleh-assalam  also a prophet and to whome and did he brought any Shar-eah ?

Is it mention in Quram or explianed through hadeith that He was the first prophet.

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Adam a prophet from quran

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question: My question is that,Was ADAM aleh-assalam  also a prophet and to whome and did he brought any Shar-eah ?

Indeed the very first man on earth and the father of all mankind, Hadrat Adam (a.s.) was appointed a Prophet by Allah Subhanah; his qaum or community was his family; and the Shariah or Law revealed upon Hadrat Adam (a.s.) was implemented by him upon himself and his family.

 

Your Question: Is it mention in Quram or explianed through hadeith that He was the first prophet.

Dear and beloved brother in Islam, one should keep in mind that the Glorious Quran was not revealed by Allah Subhanah to list the names of His appointed Prophetsbut rather as a Book of guidance for all mankind. Thus even the numbered Prophets who are mentioned by name are done so in relation the incidents that arose during their mission, the hardships they faced from their respective disbelieving communities, and how they and those who believed in them ultimately triumphed with the help of Allah Subhanah.

 

The story of Hadrat Adams (a.s.) creation and the related incidents in the heavens are sufficiently mentioned in the Quran, but because Hadrat Adam (a.s.) was not sent to an existing community where the disbelievers rejected his mission or message, except for that unfortunate incident between his sons Habeel and Qabeel, the incidents and life of Hadrat Adam (a.s.) as a Prophet amongst his family on earth finds very little mention in the Glorious Quran.

 

In the context of the Revelations, Allah Subhanah in His Glorious Quran has employed several types of terms which connote or imply the appointment of one of His chosen slaves to the noble office of Prophethood. Some the Lord has mentioned that He chose and appointed them as Prophets and Messengers, while for others He has employed the terms Istafa or Ijtaba meaning chosen or appointed.


 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 16 Surah Maryam verse 51:

51 Also mention in the Book (the story of) Moses: for he was specially chosen, and he was a Messenger (and) a Prophet.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 61 Surah Saff verse 6:

6 And remember Jesus the son of Mary said: "O Children of Israel! I am the Messenger of Allah (sent) to you confirming the Law (which came) before me and giving glad Tidings of a Messenger to come after me whose name shall be Ahmad." But when he came to them with Clear Signs they said "This is evident sorcery!"

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 40:

40 Muhammad is not the father of any of your men but (he is) the Messenger of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets: and Allah has full knowledge of all things.

 

For the appointment to the noble office of Prophethood, at times the Lord has used the terms istafa or ijtaba meaning he chose, selected, or appointed them:

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 68 Surah Qalam verse 50:

50 Thus did his Lord choose him (Prophet Yunus (a.s.)) and made him of the company of the Righteous.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 16 Surah Nahl verses 120-122:

120 Ibraheem was indeed a model, devoutly obedient to Allah (and), true in faith and he joined not gods with Allah:

121 He showed his gratitude for the favors of Allah Who chose him and guided him to a straight way.

122 And We gave him good in this world and he will be in the Hereafter in the ranks of the righteous.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verses 83-87:

83 That was the reasoning about Us which We gave to Ibraheem (to use) against his people: We raise whom We Will, degree after degree: for thy Lord is full of Wisdom and Knowledge.

84 We gave him Ishaaq and Yaqoob: all (three) We guided: and before him We guided Nuh and among his progeny Dawood, Sulaimaan, Ayyub, Yusuf, Musa, and Haroon: thus do We reward those who do good:

85 And Zakariya and Yahya and Isa and Ilyaas: all in the ranks of the righteous:

86 And Ismail and Yusaa and Yunus and Lut: and to all We gave favor above the nations:

87 (To them) and to their fathers and progeny and brethren: We chose them. And We guided them to a straight way.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 12 Surah Yusuf verse 6:

6 "Thus will thy Lord choose thee (O Yusuf) and teach thee the interpretation of stories (and events) and perfect His favor to thee and to the posterity of Yaqoob, even as He perfected it to thy fathers Ibraheem and Ishaaq aforetime! For Allah is full of Knowledge and Wisdom."

 

The verses of the Quran where Allah Subhanah declares that He chose and guided Hadrat Adam, clearly implying the rank of Prophethood:

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imraan verse 33:

33 Allah did choose Adam, and Nuh, the family of Ibraheem, and the family of Imraan above all people.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 30 Surah Taha verse 122

122 But his Lord chose him (Adam (a.s.)): He turned to him and gave him guidance.

 

All the scholars of all the schools of thought are unanimous in their belief that Hadrat Adam (a.s.) was appointed to the noble rank and office of Prophethood by Allah Subhanah.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan


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