What is the number of prophets?


Many prophets were sent to the world between Hazrat Adam, the first prophet and Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh). According to a sound narration, there were 124 000 prophets. 315 of them are rasul. (Ahmad bin Hanbal, Musnad V, 266) According to another narration, the number is 224 000. Only 25 of them are mentioned in the Quran by their names. It is informed that not all of the names of the prophets were mentioned in the Quran. (al-Mu’min 40/78)

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