Belief in Prophets
877-Why-Islam presents the 4th pillar of faith (iman) – belief in Messengers. Muslims must believe that God chose the finest amongst humankind to be Messengers whom He sent to His creation with specific legislations; to worship and obey one God. They come with glad-tidings and warnings to guide humanity to only worship the One that deserves to be worshiped. There are many Prophets and Messengers; no one knows their exact number except God. Muslims must believe in all of them and that they were human; they were not supernatural beings. They do not have any attributes resembling God’s. They can neither extend benefit, nor cause harm. They have no control over the universe, nor can they do with it as they please. Muhammad (peace be upon him) was the last and final Messenger; no Messenger will come after him till the Day of Judgement.
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