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(2:136) The Prophets of all Nations

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Say ye: “We believe in Allah, and the revelation given to us, and to Abraham, Isma’il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to (all) prophets from their Lord: We make no difference between one and another of them: And we bow to Allah (in Islam).”

This verse also relates the cosmopolitan nature of Qur’ânic
teachings. All Prophets of Allâh and all revelations coming from Him
must be accepted; no distinction is to be made between one Prophet
and any other. The Holy Qur’ân recognizes the Prophets of the Jews
and the Christians, and the Prophets of all the other nations. The Jews
think that God revealed the truth only to the Israelites; The Christians
think that the truth was revealed only to Jesus; The Hindus believe
that God revealed the truth only to the sages of India and the
Zoroastrian thinks that the truth was revealed to Zoroaster alone. It is
a merit of Islam that it is the only major religion that recognizes the
Prophets of all countries and of all nations, and of all times. (The Holy Quran: Commentary and Reflections, pg. 380)

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Narrated Abu Huraira:

The people of the Scripture (Jews) used to recite the Torah in Hebrew and they used to explain it in Arabic to the Muslims. On that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Do not believe the people of the Scripture or disbelieve them, but say:– “We believe in Allah and what is revealed to us.” (2.136)


NOORUDDÎN ,ALLÂMAH. (2015). Exegesis of The Holy Qur’ân Commentary and Reflections. (p. 380).

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