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I want to ask that How many Messengers of Allah send to mankind ?

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I want to ask that How many Messengers of Allah send to mankind ? Is it true that in angels thare is only one messenger the Arch angel Gabriel ?

 

Also in Holy Quran It is mention that allah send messengers among human and Jinns .

All are Prophets who are human are married except Isa (PBUH) ?

Are Khizr, Luqman and Zulqarnain are Prophet of Allah ?

 

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Angels men jinns messengers

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 none 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: I want to ask that How many Messengers of Allah send to mankind ?

Beloved brother, although there is an oft-quoted hadith which states that Allah sent 124,000 Prophets, the truth is that this hadith has not been narrated by any of the respected scholars of ahaadiths in their sahih or authentic collections. None of the respected scholars like Bukhari, or Muslim, or Tirmidhi, or Abu Dawood, or Ibn Maajah, etc. have made mention of the exact number of Prophets that came unto mankind.

 

This hadith where the number of 124,000 Prophets is specifically declared has found mention in the collections of Musnad Ahmad and Tabarani, but the majority of the good scholars in Islam have classified it as a weak or daeef narration.

 

It would be safer to align our beliefs as true believers in what has been mentioned in the Glorious Quran and the authentic Sunnah on this matter, rather than propagating a specific number from a weak narration.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 40 Surah Mumin verse 78:

78 We did aforetime send Prophets before thee (O Mohamed (saws)): of them there are some whose story We have related to thee, and some whose story We have not related to thee.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 13 Surah Raad verse 7:

7 And the Unbelievers say! "Why is not a Sign sent down to him (Prophet Mohamed (saws)) from his Lord?" But thou (O Prophet (saws)) art truly a warner, and to every people (We have sent) a Guide.

 

Thus it should suffice for us to believe that to every people Allah Subhanah has sent His Prophets to guide them to the Right Path; and since the Glorious Quran and the authentic Sunnah are silent on the exact number of the Prophets that came unto mankind, we must assume that the number is neither important nor necessary for ones guidance to the Straight Path.

 

Allah Subhanah Alone Knows how many Messengers and Prophets He has sent towards man through the ages.




 

Your Question: Is it true that in angels thare is only one messenger the Arch angel Gabriel ?

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 11 Surah Hud verse 69:

69 There came Our Messengers (two Angels) to Abraham with glad tidings. They said "Peace!" He answered "Peace!" and hastened to entertain them with a roasted calf.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 11 Surah Hud verse 81:

81 (The two Angels) said "O Lut! We are Messengers from thy Lord! By no means shall they reach thee! Now travel with thy family while yet a part of the night remains and let not any of you look back: but thy wife (will remain behind): to her will happen what happens to the people. Morning is their time appointed: is not the morning nigh?"

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Anaam verse 61:

61 He (Allah) is the Irresistible (watching) from above over his worshippers and He sets guardians over you. At length when death approaches one of you Our Messengers (Angels) take his soul and they never fail in their duty.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Aaraaf verse 37:

37 Who is more unjust than one who invents a lie against Allah or rejects His Signs? For such their portion appointed must reach them from the Book (of Decrees); until when Our messengers (Angels of death) arrive and take their souls they say: "where are the things that ye used to invoke besides Allah?" They will reply "they have left us in the lurch" and they will bear witness against themselves that they had rejected Allah.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verses 74-75:

74 No just estimate have they made of Allah: for Allah is He Who is Strong, and able to carry out His Will.

75 Allah chooses Messengers from amongst Angels and from amongst men: for Allah is He Who Hears and Sees (all things).

 

Without an iota of a doubt, Hadrat Jibrael (a.s.) is the Arch Angel and the leader of the Angels, but as is evident in the verses quoted above Hadrat Jibrael (a.s) is not the only messenger of Allah. Any Angel of Allah whom the Lord sends on a mission to mankind to do His Bidding would be a messenger of the Lord Most Majestic, Most Supreme.

 

But Hadrat Jibrael (a.s.) is the one Angel who brought the Revelations of Allah Subhanah to the various Prophets and Messengers under the direct Command of Allah Subhanah.

 

Your Question: Also in Holy Quran It is mention that allah send messengers among human and Jinns .

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 130:

130 O ye assembly of Jinns and men! Came there not unto you (both) Messengers from amongst you, setting forth unto you of the meeting of this Day of yours?" They will say: "We bear witness against ourselves." It was the life of this world that deceived them. So against themselves will they bear witness that they rejected Faith

 

From the terms of address quoted above: O ye assembly of Jinns and men! and from the term: .from amongst you, it is absolutely evident that Allah Subhanah has appointed men as His Messengers amongst mankind, and appointed Jinn as His Messengers amongst the Jinns.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Israa verses 94-95:

94 What kept men back from Belief when Guidance came to them was nothing but this: they said "Has Allah sent a man like us to be (His) Messenger?"

95 Say "If there were settled on earth Angels walking about in peace and quiet, We should certainly have sent them down from the heavens an Angel as a Messenger."

 

Also from the above quoted verse of Surah Israa, it is evident that Allah Subhanah does not appoint a different species as Messengers to a particular species! If Angels lived on the earth, Allah Declares He would have indeed sent an Angel as their messenger; thus is the Sunnah or Way of Allah to appoint a man as a Messenger to mankind, and a Jinn as a Messenger to the Jinn creation.

 

Your Question: All are Prophets who are human are married except Isa (PBUH) ?

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 13 Surah Raad verse 38:

38 We did send Messengers before thee (O Prophet Mohamed (saws)) and appointed for them wives and children: and it was never the part of a Messenger to bring a Sign except as Allah permitted. For each period is a Book (Decreed).

 

One cannot say with absolute conviction that every single Prophet who came unto mankind were all married, simply because the Quran and the Sunnah did not reveal such details.

 

As regards to the Noble Prophet Isa (a.s.), he did not marry during his first coming; but as prophesised by Prophet Mohamed (saws) in Truth, Prophet Isa (a.s.) the son of Mary will indeed marry when he is sent unto mankind again for the second time.

 

Your Question: Are Khizr, Luqman and Zulqarnain are Prophet of Allah ?

There is a difference of opinion amongst the scholars if Hadrat Luqmaan was a Prophet or not; but the absolute majority of them do not consider him to be a Prophet.

 

Hadrat Dhul-Qarnain and Hadrat Khidr are not considered as Prophets.

 

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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