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Twenty Five Prophets Mentioned in the Holy Qur'an

Name of Prophet # of times mentioned in the Qur'an
1. The leader of all the Prophets,
Sayyidina wa Nabiyyina Muhammad ibn 'Abdillah,
Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam.
Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.
4
2. Sayyidina Nabī ' Īsa ibn Maryam, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet Jesus, son of Mary, peace be upon him.
29
3. Sayyidina Nabī Yahya ibn Zakariyya, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet John, peace be upon him.
5
4. Sayyidina Nabī Zakariyya, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet Zakarias, peace be upon him.
7
5. Sayyidina Nabī al-Yasa', 'alayhissalam.
Prophet Elisha, peace be upon him.
2
6. Sayyidina Nabī Ilyas, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet Elias, peace be upon him.
2
7. Sayyidina Nabī Yūnus, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet Jonah, peace be upon him.
4
8. Sayyidina Nabī Dhu'l Kifl, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet Ezekiel, peace be upon him.
2
9. Sayyidina Nabī Ayyūb, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet Job, peace be upon him.
4
10. Sayyidina Nabī Sulayman ibn Dawūd, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet Solomon, peace be upon him.
17
11. Sayyidina Nabī Dawūd, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet David, peace be upon him.
16
12. Sayyidina Nabī Mūsa ibn 'Imran, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet Moses, peace be upon him.
136
13. Sayyidina Nabī Harūn ibn 'Imran, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet Aaron, peace be upon him.
20
14. Sayyidina Nabī Shu'ayb, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet Shu'ayb, peace be upon him.
11
15. Sayyidina Nabī Yūsuf ibn Ya'qūb, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet Joseph, peace be upon him.
27
16. Sayyidina Nabī Ya'qūb ibn Ishaq, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet Jacob, peace be upon him.
16
17. Sayyidina Nabī Ishaq ibn Ibrahīm, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet Issac, peace be upon him.
17
18. Sayyidina Nabī Isma'īl ibn Ibrahīm, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet Ishmael, peace be upon him.
12
19. Sayyidina Nabī Ibrahīm ibn Tarikh, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet Abraham, peace be upon him.
69
20. Sayyidina Nabīt, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet Lot, peace be upon him.
27
21. Sayyidina Nabī Salih, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet Salih, peace be upon him.
9
22. Sayyidina Nabī Hūd, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet Hūd, peace be upon him.
7
23. Sayyidina Nabīh, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet Noah, peace be upon him.
43
24. Sayyidina Nabī Idrīs, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet Enoch, peace be upon him.
2
25. Sayyidina Nabī ` Adam, 'alayhissalam.
Prophet Adam, peace be upon him.
25
may Allah's peace and blessings be upon them all.

Appreciative Explanation

  1. According to a saying of our beloved Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, there were about 124,000 Prophets, peace be upon them, sent to various nations and tribes throughout history, the last and the final Prophet being Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. Only 25 of these Prophets have been mentioned in the Holy Qur'an, and they have been listed above in reverse chronological order as is the tradition.
  2. The Holy Prophet Muhammad, may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him, is also mentioned in the Holy Qur'an by many attributive names as given in Asma' un Nabi, Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam.