THE PROPHETS OF ISLAM
The Prophets alaihi salam (AS) were chosen by Allah to guide mankind to the Divine Path. They faced many difficulties and suffered severe hardships in their efforts to call their straying people to obey Allah and follow His Message.
The Quran verse 4:69 (An-Nisa) lists various virtuous groups of human beings, among whom prophets (including messengers) occupy the highest rank:
And whoever obeys Allah and the Messenger – those will be with the ones upon whom Allah has bestowed favor of the prophets, the steadfast affirmers of truth, the martyrs and the righteous. And excellent are those as companions.
The teachings conveyed through all the prophets, from the first to the last, constitute a single, unvarying message, whose consistency and continuity is one of its most striking features. The message – Islam – affirms existence of no other God but Allah, reality and oneness, emphasizing that the sovereignty and control of things rests with Allah, and that no one else is worthy of submission, worship and obedience. The message conveys that each individual bears responsibility for his or her actions in front of Allah. Thirdly, it declares that each of us will return to Him for judgment and for a life of eternal duration in which the fruits of our earthly deeds will become manifest.
All prophets from Adam AS up to the Last Prophet Muhammad SAW, and those who believed with them and followed them, surrendered and submitted to Allah.
Beginning with the first prophet and first man on earth, Adam AS, Hadith of the Day brings you stories of the blessed Prophets AS, beautiful insights exploring the lives and missions of the men Allah chose to guide their communities. The Prophets who were, without exception, men of the highest character and morals, free of major sins, the most perfect among mankind. They were noble individuals who surrendered their own personal wills to their Lord in order to manifest His divine will, which they knew through revelation and the inspirations coming to their hearts.