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In the beginning, but not before:
Greeting the Prophets
http://www.islamreligion.com/articles/1534/
In the heavens, by the number:

1) Adam

2) Muhammad saw the two cousins, Prophet John (known in Christian traditions as the Baptist) and the Messenger of God, Prophet Jesus

3) Joseph

4) Idris (Enoch)

5) Aaron

6) Moses

7) Abraham


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Are these 8 the only recognized prophets of Islam?


(prior to Muhammad who would make it 9 in number, and goes further to Paradise)

Can we assume that the number identifies their relative rank? Or should we presume that some prophets & dignitaries were ... unavailable to meet.
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All of these abovementioned prophets are recognized and accepted prophets and there are reference about each of them  Holy book Quran

however, there are not the only prophets recognized by Islam. there are more, for example Yaqoub is another Prophet.

the rank can be debatable, because only Allah/God knows who has hierarchy of ranks of prophets and all of his creatures.

like it is natural that any believer follower of a particular faith, would say, their prophet is number 1 the highest. but the reality is no one knows except God/Allah
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It remains here to refine number of heavens (maybe an eighth one unlisted) or whether there is a difference between them. Perhaps some unlisted. perhaps connected linearly, or as a round-table.  Presumption is that number of prophets is a constant, since there are to be no more (as distinguished from saints, whose number changes).

So either other prophets were in a heaven but were not met, or were elsewhere at the time, or just not mentioned to save space in the narrative.

As such we should be able to make complete list, although that seems unlikely.

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So when he [Abraham] abandoned them and what they served besides God, We granted him Isaac and Jacob, and each of them We made a prophet.
—Qur'an, sura 19 (Maryam), ayah 49
[Yaqoub = Jacob]

With these two, the total here is ten (10)

As for [Abandoned (3 Days)]
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