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The Believers Trust the Prophets

Throughout history, God has sent Prophets to call their people to belief in God, inform them of His religion, teach them right from wrong, and abide by the morality that wins His good pleasure. The Qur'an reveals the lives of such Prophets as Abraham, Solomon, David, Lot, Jesus, Moses, Noah, Joseph, Ishmael, and Isaac (peace be upon them all) because their lives contain important lessons for humanity (Qur'an, 12:111). Prophets were chosen by God to serve as teachers and givers of good tidings, and as role models of virtue and faith. Muslims believe in all of the Prophets and love and respect them, without preferring one over the other. The verses describe Muslims' belief and obedience to Prophets, as follows:

The Messenger believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and so do the believers. Each one believes in God, His angels, His Books, and His Messengers [saying:] "We do not differentiate between any of His Messengers." They say: "We hear and we obey. Forgive us, our Lord. You are our journey's end." (Qur'an, 2:285)

The belief in Prophets is also a principle of faith in Christianity and Judaism. The Torah relates the life stories of many Prophets (e.g., Adam, Noah, Jethro, Jacob, and Joseph [peace be upon them all]), although some of the information given is not accurate. The Bible, on the other hand, points out the importance of obeying the Prophets: The work of God is this: to believe in the one He has sent (John, 6:29). Another verse reveals that people must follow the example set by the Prophets and work to acquire their morality and code of conduct, as follows: I have set you an example, so that you should do as I have done for you. (John, 13:15)

Adapted from: "A Call for Unity" by: "Harun Yahya"

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