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Does Qur'an support Prophethood of John_the_Baptist?

Given that there are many 'prophets' accepted in Islam,

Does Qur'an support Prophethood of John_the_Baptist?




_________excerpts found @ noblequran__________

1. Kaf- Ha-Ya-'Ain-Sad.

[These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings].

2. (This is) a mention of the mercy of your Lord to His slave Zakariya (Zachariah).

3. When he called out his Lord (Allah) a call in secret,

4. Saying: "My Lord! Indeed my bones have grown feeble, and grey hair has spread on my head, And I have never been unblest in my invocation to You, O my Lord!

5. "And Verily! I fear my relatives after me, since my wife is barren. So give me from Yourself an heir,

6. "Who shall inherit me, and inherit (also) the posterity of Ya'qub (Jacob) (inheritance of the religious knowledge and Prophethood, not the wealth, etc.). And make him, my Lord, one with whom You are Well-pleased!".

7. (Allah said) "O Zakariya (Zachariah)! Verily, We give you the glad tidings of a son, His name will be Yahya (John). We have given that name to none before (him)."

8. He said: "My Lord! How can I have a son, when my wife is barren, and I have reached the extreme old age."

9. He said: "So (it will be). Your Lord says; It is easy for Me. Certainly I have created you before, when you had been nothing!"

10. [Zakariya (Zachariah)] said: "My Lord! Appoint for me a sign." He said: "Your sign is that you shall not speak unto mankind for three nights, though having no bodily defect."

11. Then he came out to his people from Al-Mihrab (a praying place or a private room, etc.), he told them by signs to glorify Allah's Praises in the morning and in the afternoon.

12. (It was said to his son): "O Yahya (John)! Hold fast the Scripture [the Taurat (Torah)]." And We gave him wisdom while yet a child.

13. And (made him) sympathetic to men as a mercy (or a grant) from Us, and pure from sins [i.e. Yahya (John)] and he was righteous,

14. And dutiful towards his parents, and he was neither an arrogant nor disobedient (to Allah or to his parents).

15. And Salamun (peace) be on him the day he was born, the day he dies, and the day he will be raised up to life (again)!
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Peter HutchisonSenior Network Systems SpecialistCommented:
As far as I know, there are five recognized prophets sent by God:
1. Noah
2. Abraham
3. Moses
4. Jesus
5. Muhammad

Other historical figures are recognized as prophets and some are not named.
http://www.religionfacts.com/islam/beliefs/prophets.htm
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SunBowAuthor Commented:
TY

1 - Lot/Lut
Somewhere in that context may help me fathom logic of having a 'prophet' like Lot, and lack of prophecies by prophet, which I may have preferred to refute or rebuke (or support?). So there's something like a prophet, then again, there can be a great prophet, some difference found between them? Just located something I missed before:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lot_in_Islam
"The Quran says that Lot is a prophet, and holds that all prophets were examples of moral and spiritual rectitude, so the report of Lot's drunkenness and incest is considered to be false"

2 - Yahya (John)
May be it is found elsewhere, I thought the Qur'an version of John had included name of his mother and the Angel. I do not recall reference to baptist.

As for:

"prophets are recognized by Islam as having been sent by God " (tradition)

From my initial text/translation/translation :

> 7. (Allah said) "O Zakariya (Zachariah)! Verily, We give you the glad tidings of a son, His name will be Yahya (John). We have given that name to none before (him)."

[in answer to]
> 6. "Who shall inherit me, and inherit (also) the posterity of Ya'qub (Jacob) (inheritance of the religious knowledge and Prophethood, not the wealth, etc.). And make him, my Lord, one with whom You are Well-pleased!".

That seems to pass the 'sent by God (Allah)' test/definition.

John seems to have character lacking in Lot.
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SunBowAuthor Commented:
TY, closing & moving on
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