Names of Prophets Mentioned in The Quran


Belief in the Messengers

It is mandatory to have a general and detailed belief in the Messengers.

We must believe that Allah sent His Messengers to His slaves as givers of glad tidings, warners and callers to the truth.

Whoever believes them shall attain happiness and whoever opposes them shall have misery and regret. (he last of these Messengers and the best of them all is Muhammad son of ‘Abdullah (May Allah be pleased with him)

Allah says,

وَلَقَدْ بَعَثْنَا فِي كُلِّ أُمَّةٍ رَسُولًا أَنِ اعْبُدُوا اللَّهَ وَاجْتَنِبُوا  الطَّاغُوتَ   

“And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): “Worship Allah (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Taghut (all false deities, etc. i.e. do not worship Taghut besides Allah).”
An-Nahl 16:36

 

Allah also says,

رُسُلًا مُبَشِّرِينَ وَمُنْذِرِينَ لِئَلَّا يَكُونَ لِلنَّاسِ عَلَى اللَّهِ حُجَّةٌ بَعْدَ الرُّسُلِ ۚ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ عَزِيزًا حَكِيمًا

“Messengers (are sent) as bearers of good news as well as of warning in order that mankind should have no plea against Allah after the (coming of) Messengers. And Allah is Ever All-Powerful, All Wise.”
An-Nisa 4:165

Allah says,

مَا كَانَ مُحَمَّدٌ أَبَا أَحَدٍ مِنْ رِجَالِكُمْ وَلَٰكِنْ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَخَاتَمَ النَّبِيِّينَ ۗ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمًا

“Muhammad (peace be upon him) is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of Allah and the last (end) of the Prophets. And Allah is Ever All-Aware of everything.”
Al-Ahzab 33:40

We must also believe in those Messengers that have been mentioned by name by Allah in the Qur’an, or by the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) in authentic narrations.

Allah says,

۞ إِنَّا أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَيْكَ كَمَا أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَىٰ نُوحٍ وَالنَّبِيِّينَ مِنْ بَعْدِهِ ۚ وَأَوْحَيْنَا إِلَىٰ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَإِسْمَاعِيلَ وَإِسْحَاقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ وَالْأَسْبَاطِ وَعِيسَىٰ وَأَيُّوبَ وَيُونُسَ وَهَارُونَ وَسُلَيْمَانَ ۚ وَآتَيْنَا دَاوُودَ زَبُورًا

“Verily, We have sent the revelation to you [O Muhammad (peace be upon him)) as We sent the revelation to Nuh (Noah) and the Prophets after him; We (also) sent the revelation to Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma ‘fl (Ishmael), Ishaque (Isac), Ya’qub (Jacob), and Al-Asbat (the twelve sons of Ya’qub (Jacob)) ‘Isa (Jesus), Ayyub (Job), Yunus (Jonah), Ha run (Aaron), and Sulaiman (Solomon), and to Dawud (David) We gave the Zabur (Psalms).”

An-Nisa 4:163 

Prophets who are mentioned in the Qur'an

There are twenty-four prophets whose name has been mentioned in the Glorious Quran
All the twenty-four names of these Prophets that are mentioned in the Glorious Quran have been mentioned in this article following with that particular verse where the names are mentioned.
At the end of this article, there is a PDF file where these names are also mentioned, you can download it for free.

Adam.

Allah says,

وَإِذْ قُلْنَا لِلْمَلَائِكَةِ اسْجُدُوا لِآدَمَ فَسَجَدُوا إِلَّا إِبْلِيسَ أَبَىٰ وَاسْتَكْبَرَ وَكَانَ مِنَ الْكَافِرِينَ

“And (remember) when We said to the angels: “Prostrate yourselves before Adam.” And they prostrated except Iblfs (Satan), he refused and was proud and was one of the disbelievers (disobedient to Allah).”
Al-Baqarah 2:34

Idris.

Allah says,

وَاذْكُرْ فِي الْكِتَابِ إِدْرِيسَ ۚ إِنَّهُ كَانَ صِدِّيقًا نَبِيًّا

“And mention in the Book (the Quran) Idris (Enoch). Verily! He was a man of truth, (and) a prophet.”
Maryam 19:56

Nuh (Noah).

Allah says,

وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا نُوحًا إِلَىٰ قَوْمِهِ فَقَالَ يَا قَوْمِ اعْبُدُوا اللَّهَ مَا لَكُمْ مِنْ إِلَٰهٍ غَيْرُهُ ۖ أَفَلَا تَتَّقُونَ

And indeed We sent Nuh (Noah) to his people, and he said, “O my people! Worship Allah! You have no other Ilah (God) but Him (Islamic Monotheism). Will you not then be afraid (of Him i.e. of His Punishment because of worshipping others besides Him)?”
Al-Mu’minun 23:23

Huud.

Allah says,

وَإِلَىٰ عَادٍ أَخَاهُمْ هُودًا ۚ قَالَ يَا قَوْمِ اعْبُدُوا اللَّهَ مَا لَكُمْ مِنْ إِلَٰهٍ غَيْرُهُ ۖ إِنْ أَنْتُمْ إِلَّا مُفْتَرُونَ

“And to ‘Ad (people We sent) their brother Hud. He said, “O my people! Worship Allah! You have no other Ilah (god) but Him. Certainly, you do nothing but invent lies!”
Hood 11:50

Salih

Allah says,

وَإِلَىٰ ثَمُودَ أَخَاهُمْ صَالِحًا ۚ قَالَ يَا قَوْمِ اعْبُدُوا اللَّهَ مَا لَكُمْ مِنْ إِلَٰهٍ غَيْرُهُ ۖ هُوَ أَنْشَأَكُمْ مِنَ الْأَرْضِ وَاسْتَعْمَرَكُمْ فِيهَا فَاسْتَغْفِرُوهُ ثُمَّ تُوبُوا إِلَيْهِ ۚ إِنَّ رَبِّي قَرِيبٌ مُجِيبٌ

“And to Thamud (people We sent) their brother Salih. He said, “O my people! Worship Allah, you have no other Ilah (god) but Him. He brought you forth from the earth and settled you therein, then ask forgiveness of Him and turn to Him in repentance. Certainly, my Lord is Near (to all by His Knowledge), Responsive.”
Huud 11:61

Ibraheem.

Allah says,

وَاذْكُرْ فِي الْكِتَابِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ ۚ إِنَّهُ كَانَ صِدِّيقًا نَبِيًّا

“And mention in the Book (the Qur’a n) Ibraheem (Abraham). Verily he was a man of truth, a Prophet.”
Maryam 19:41

Loot (Lot).

Allah says,

وَلُوطًا آتَيْنَاهُ حُكْمًا وَعِلْمًا وَنَجَّيْنَاهُ مِنَ الْقَرْيَةِ الَّتِي كَانَتْ تَعْمَلُ الْخَبَائِثَ ۗ إِنَّهُمْ كَانُوا قَوْمَ سَوْءٍ فَاسِقِينَ

“And (remember) Lut (Lot), We gave him Hukm (right judgment of the affairs and Prophethood) and (religious) knowledge, and We saved him from the town (folk) who practiced Al-Khaba’ith (evil, wicked and filthy deeds). Verily, they were a people given to evil, and were Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah).”
Al-Anbiya 21:74

Isma’eel (Ishmael)

Allah says,

وَاذْكُرْ فِي الْكِتَابِ إِسْمَاعِيلَ ۚ إِنَّهُ كَانَ صَادِقَ الْوَعْدِ وَكَانَ رَسُولًا نَبِيًّا

“And mention in the Book (the Qur’a n) Isma’il (Ishmael). Verily! He was true to what he promised, and he was a Messenger, (and) a Prophet.”

Maryam 19:54

 

Ya’qoob (Jacob)

Allah says,

فَلَمَّا اعْتَزَلَهُمْ وَمَا يَعْبُدُونَ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ وَهَبْنَا لَهُ إِسْحَاقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ ۖ وَكُلًّا جَعَلْنَا نَبِيًّا

So when he had turned away from them and from those whom they worshipped besides Allah, We gave him Ishaaq (Isac) and Ya’qub (Jacob), and each one of them We made a Prophet.”

Maryam 19:49

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