Prophets mentioned by name in Quran

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 40 Surah Gafir verse 78:

O Prophet, We have sent many a Messenger before you. Of them there are some whose stories We have related to you, and of others We have not related.

The truth is that Allah Subhanah Alone knows exactly where and how many Prophets He has sent on the earth for the guidance of mankind (one hadith states the number in excess of 124,000) before He sent His Last and Final Messenger, Mohamed ar-Rasool Allah (saws), with the One Universal Message for all of mankind. The Prophets whose name finds mention in the Glorious Quran are twenty-six:

  1. Prophet Adam (a.s.)
  2. Prophet Idris (a.s.)
  3. Prophet Noah (a.s.)
  4. Prophet Hud (a.s.)
  5. Prophet Salih (a.s.)
  6. Prophet Ibrahim (a.s.)
  7. Prophet Lut (a.s.)
  8. Prophet Ismail (a.s.)
  9. Prophet Ishaaq (a.s.)
  10. Prophet Yaqoob (a.s.)
  11. Prophet Yusuf (a.s.)
  12. Prophet Shoaib (a.s.)
  13. Prophet Musa (a.s.)
  14. Prophet Haroon (a.s.)
  15. Prophet Uzair (a.s.)
  16. Prophet Ilyaas (a.s.)
  17. Prophet Dawood (a.s.)
  18. Prophet Sulaiman (a.s.)
  19. Prophet Yunus (a.s.)
  20. Prophet Ayyub (a.s.)
  21. Prophet Dhul Kifl (a.s.)
  22. Prophet Yasaa (a.s.)
  23. Prophet Zakariyya (a.s.)
  24. Prophet Yahya (a.s.)
  25. Prophet Isa (a.s.)
  26. Prophet Mohamed (saws).

Some incidents of Hadrat Dhul-Qarnain, Hadrat Khidr (not by name), and Hadrat Luqman are also mentioned in the Quran, but in the opinion of most scholars they were not amongst the Prophets sent by Allah Subhanah. Allah Alone Knows Best.

To determine how many times each Prophets name is mentioned in the Glorious Quran and in which Surahs their name is mentioned would indeed be a lengthy exercisefor Prophets like Hadrat Moosa (a.s.) alone is mentioned in excess of 70 times in the Quran, whereas Prophets like Prophet Khul-Kifl (a.s.) or Prophet Yasaa (a.s.) are mentioned by name only once. If there are any particular specific Prophets whose presence of names you wish to enquire, it would be more feasibly if you posed a specific question to that effect, and if Allah Subhanah Wills and Helps us, we will strive to respond to your question, Insha Allah.

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