PROPHET/MESSENGERS MENTIONED IN THE QURAN

Following Prophet/Messengers are mentioned in the Quran.

1. Adam 2:31 2:33 2:35 2:37 3:33 3:59 5:27 7:19 7:26 7:27 7:31 7:35 7:172 17:70 19:58 20:115 20:117 20:120 20:121 36:60, 2:34 7:11 17:61 18:50 20:116

2. Idris/Enoch 19:56 21:85

3. Nuh/Noah

4. 4:163 7:69 9:70 10:71 11:32 11:36 11:42 11:45 11:46 11:48 11:89 14:9 17:3 17:17 19:58 22:42 25:37 26:105 26:106 26:116 33:7 37:75 37:79 38:12 40:5 40:31 50:12 51:46 53:52 54:9 66:10 71:21 71:26

5. Hud 11:53 11:60 11:89 26:124

6. Salih. 7:77 9:120 11:46 11:62 11:89 26:142

7. Ibrahim/Abraham 2:124 2:125 2:125 2:126 2:127 2:130 2:132 2:133 2:135 2:136 2:140 2:258 2:258 2:258 2:260 3:33 3:65 3:67 3:84 3:95 3:97 4:54 4:125 4:125 4:163 6:74 6:75 6:83 6:161 9:70 9:114 9:114 11:69 11:74 11:75 11:76 12:6 12:38 14:35 15:51 16:120 16:123 19:41 19:46 19:58 21:51 21:60 21:62 21:69 22:43 22:78 26:69 29:31 37:104 37:109 38:45 42:13 43:26 51:24 60:4 60:4 87:19

8. Lut/Lot 11:70 11:74 11:81 11:89 15:59 15:61 22:43 26:160 26:161 26:167 27:56 29:26 38:13 50:13 54:33 54:34 66:10, 11:77 21:71 21:74 29:32 29:33 37:133, 6:86 7:80 27:54 29:28

9. Ismail/ Ishmael 14:39 19:54 21:85 38:48 2:125 2:127 2:133 2:136 2:140 3:84 4:163 6:86

10. Ishaq/Isaac 6:84 11:71 19:49 21:72 29:27 37:113 11:71 37:112 2:133 2:136 2:140 3:84 4:163 12:6 12:38 14:39 38:45

11. Yaqub/Jacob 2:132 2:136 2:140 3:84 4:163 6:84 12:38 29:27 38:45 2:133 11:71 12:6 12:68 19:6 19:49 21:72

12. Yusuf/Joseph 12:89 12:8 12:21 12:56 12:76 6:84 12:4 12:7 12:9 12:10 12:11 12:17 12:29 12:46 12:51 12:58 12:69 12:77 12:80 12:84 12:85 12:87 12:90 12:90 12:94 12:99 40:34

13. Shuʿaib 7:88 11:87 11:91 26:177 7:85 7:90 7:92 7:92 11:84 11:94 29:36

14. Musa /Moses 7:131 10:83 2:51 2:53 2:54 2:55 2:60 2:61 2:67 2:87 2:92 2:108 2:136 2:246 2:248 3:84 4:153 4:153 4:164 5:20 5:22 5:24 6:91 6:154 7:103 7:104 7:115 7:117 7:122 7:127 7:128 7:134 7:138 7:142 7:142 7:143 7:143 7:144 7:148 7:150 7:154 7:155 7:159 7:160 10:75 10:77 10:80 10:81 10:84 10:87 10:88 11:17 11:96 11:110 14:5 14:6 14:8 17:2 17:101 17:101 18:60 18:66 19:51 20:9 20:11 20:17 20:19 20:36 20:40 20:49 20:57 20:61 20:65 20:67 20:70 20:77 20:83 20:86 20:88 20:91 21:48 22:44 23:45 23:49 25:35 26:10 26:43 26:45 26:48 26:52 26:61 26:63 26:65 27:7 27:9 27:10 28:3 28:7 28:10 28:15 28:18 28:19 28:20 28:29 28:30 28:31 28:36 28:37 28:38 28:43 28:44 28:48 28:48 28:76 29:39 32:23 33:69 37:114 37:120 40:23 40:26 40:27 40:37 40:53 41:45 43:46 46:12 46:30 51:38 53:36 61:5 79:15 87:19 6:84 33:7 42:13

15. Harun /Aaron 2:248 7:142 19:28 19:53 20:30 20:70 20:90 20:92 21:48 23:45 25:35 26:13 28:34 4:163 6:84 7:122 10:75 26:48 37:114 37:120

16. Dawud/David 2:251 4:163 5:78 6:84 17:55 21:78 21:79 27:15 27:16 34:10 34:13 38:17 38:22 38:24 38:26 38:30

17. Sulayman/Solomon 2:102 2:102 21:78 21:79 27:16 27:18 27:30 27:36 27:44 38:30 38:34 21:81 27:17 4:163 6:84 27:15 34:12

18. Ayyub/Job 21:83 38:41 4:163 6:84

19. Dhul Kifl 21:85 38:48

20. Yunus/Jonah 4:163 6:86 10:98 37:139

21. Ilyas/Elias 37:123 6:85

22. Al-Yasaʿ/Elisha 6:86 38:48

23. Zakariyyah/Zechariah 3:37 3:37 3:38 19:2 19:7 21:89 6:85

24. Yahya/John 6:85 30:19

25. Isa ibn Maryam/Jesus the son of Mary 5:46 57:27 2:87 2:253 3:45 3:52 3:55 3:59 4:157 4:171 5:110 5:112 5:114 5:116 19:34 43:63 61:6 61:14 2:136 3:84 4:163 5:78 6:85 33:7 42:13

26. Muhammad 3:144 33:40 47:2 48:29

Other people are mentioned but we don’t know whether they are messengers/prophets or not.

1.Uzair/Ezra 9:30

2.Luqman 31:12 31:13

3. Mariam 2:87 2:253 3:36 3:37 3:42 3:43 3:44 3:45 3:45 4:156 4:157 4:171 4:171 5:17 5:17 5:46 5:72 5:75 5:78 5:110 5:112 5:114 5:116 9:31 19:16 19:27 19:34 23:50 33:7 43:57 57:27 61:6 61:14 66:12

4. Zulqarnain 18:83 18:86 18:94

5. Imran 3:33 3:35 66:12

6. Zayd 33:37

PROPHETS MESSENGERS IN QURAN

 1- Abraham (also named as a prophet in 19:41 and 33:7)

2- Isaac (also in 19:49 and 37:112)

3- Jacob (also in 19:49)

4- Noah (also in 33:7)

5- David (also in 17:55)

6- Solomon

7- Job

8- Joseph

9- Moses (also in 19:51 and 33:7)

10- Aaron (also in 19:53)

11- Zachariah

12- John (also in 3:39)

13- Jesus (also in 19:30 and 33:7)

14- Elias

15- Ismail (19:54)

16- Elisha

17- Jonah

18- Lot

If we add the names of the two prophets:

19- Idris (named a prophet in 19:56)

20- Muhammad (who is confirmed to be the last of the prophets (33:40)

We have a total of 20 prophets mentioned by name in the Quran.

The Quran also speaks of three messengers (not named as prophets) they are:

Hud, Saleh, and Shu’aib (named as messengers in 26:125/ 143/ 178 respectively)

This brings the total of messengers mentioned by name in the Quran to 23.

In addition to the 23 messengers, we read in the Quran of other men who are praised and spoken highly of, but not named as messengers or prophets, they are:

Adam (described as one of the chosen 3:33, but not associated with the word messenger or prophet)

Zal-Kifl (described as steadfast, patient and righteous 21:85 and 38:48)

Luqman (described as one endowed with wisdom 31:12)

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