Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on The Treatment of Earlier Prophets in the Koran. It needs to be at least 1500 words. In Chapter 4, Verse 163, the Koran notes that “We have sent thee inspiration, as We sent it to Noah and the Messengers after him: we sent inspiration to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes, to Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon, and to David, We gave the Psalms”. Undoubtedly, these are the same prophets which were revered by many Christians and the Jews living at the time of Muhammad. Of course, the Koran does not mention all the prophets which came before Muhammad but in the very next verse of the same chapter, this idea is clarified as the Koran reads, “Of some messengers, We have already told thee the story. of others, We have not.- and to Moses, Allah spoke direct (Chapter 4, Verse 163)”. In essence, the prophets claimed by the Jews and the Christians are also claimed as the prophets of the Muslims.
In fact, in an earlier verse, Muslims are told to “believe in what hath been revealed to thee and what was revealed before thee (Chapter 4, Verse 162)”. This goes to show that the Koran is a continuation of an older message which does not lose its validity by the coming of the Koran. Perhaps this is the reason why Muslims are told, “And dispute ye not with the People of the Book, except with means better (than mere disputation), unless it is with those of them who inflict wrong (and injury): but say, “We believe in the revelation which has come down to us and in that which came down to you. Our Allah and your Allah is one, and it is to Him we bow (in Islam). (Chapter 29, Verse 46)”.
Having clarified this, the Koran also gives the stories of the earlier prophets which are in many ways similar to the stories and ideas revealed about them in the holy books which came before the Koran. For example, in Chapter 2, Verse 124 it is noted that Abraham was tested by Allah and was to be rewarded by being the leader of nations while from his offspring as well, leaders would emerge. .