Belief in the Prophets and the Messengers of Allah is not only the fourth Article of faith it is one of the fundamental doctrines in Islam. Belief in all Prophets (Anbiya) and Messengers of Allah (Rasul) is ordained by Allah. The Muslim believes that the Glorious Quran is the final, the best and the uncorrupted of all these Books. He believes in the unpolluted teachings in the Revealed Books by shunning what they prohibit and doing what they recommend. He also believes in and follows the authentic Apostolic Traditions of the Prophet (PBUH) which is complimentary to the glorious Quran. He attests to it that Allah makes it a healing for spiritual, mental and social diseases such as hypocrisy, wickedness, ignorance and doubt (Quran 6:155; 16:89). Moreover, the Muslim believes that Allah has sent down some books upon His Messengers to clarify and complete His past messages in order to guide people alright. Allah makes the purpose of sending Messengers to mankind, stating that the Mankind was one community and Allah sent Prophets with glad tidings and warnings, and with them. out of Jealous animosity among themselves. And Allah guides those who believed to the truth concerning that over which they differed, by His permission. And Allah guides whom he wills to the right path (Quran 2:213).
Four Revealed Books:
- Taurat revealed on Prophet Musa (A.S)
- Injil revealed on Prophet Isa (A.S)
- Zabur revealed on Prophet Dawud (A.S)
- Quran revealed on Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)