Solved

Do heavens rank prophets?

Posted on 2015-01-08
2
56 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-24
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


MQ:

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.
0
Comment
Question by:SunBow
2 Comments
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
ProfessorJimJam earned 50 total points
ID: 40549039
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
0
 
LVL 24

Author Comment

by:SunBow
ID: 40568814
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.

Found:

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)]
Thank you, Closing now
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Experts-Exchange is designed for questions and answers with the common scenario being that nearly all responses are directed to the Asker.   But in some EE zones, it is common to have a number of different people discussing back and forth.  In such …
The Qur’an Revelation There has been a lot of public focus and debate on Islam in various media in recent years. This article aims to clarify some elements towards the understanding of the primary source of Islamic belief, the Qur’an. Defini…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

816 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now