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How many Messengers did the people of Noah reject?  Wasn't there only one Prophet - Noah?

Let us look at what Allah Almighty Said in the Holy Quran:

Noble Verse(s) 25:37
Yusuf Ali:

[025:037]  And the people of Noah,- when they rejected the apostles (messengers), We drowned them, and We made them as a Sign for mankind; and We have prepared for (all) wrong-doers a grievous Penalty;-

Arabic (from right to left):

25:37 وقوم نوح لما كذبوا الرسل اغرقناهم وجعلناهم للناس اية واعتدنا للظالمين عذابا اليما

This Noble Verse could be referring to either Prophets sent from Allah Almighty before and during the days of Prophet Noah (similar to Aaron being sent with Moses), or messengers from Prophet Noah sent to the people in neighboring towns or throughout the lands, or to both (Prophets sent from Allah Almighty and messengers sent from Prophet Noah):

[020:025]  (Moses) said: "O my Lord! expand me my breast;
[020:026]  "Ease my task for me;
[020:027]  "And remove the impediment from my speech,|
[020:028]
  "So they may understand what I say:
[020:029]  "And give me a Minister from my family,
[020:030]  "Aaron, my brother;

In Arabic, rasool means a messenger.  He may not necessarily always have to be a Messenger from Allah Almighty.  He could very well be a mere messenger from any leader, and since Noah, peace be upon him, lived among his people for 950 years, then it is quite possible that he had messengers of his sent to different people and tribes to warn them about the great flood:

"We (once) sent Noah to his people, and he tarried among them a thousand years less fifty: but the Deluge overwhelmed them while they (persisted in) sin.  (The Noble Quran, 29:14)"

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  • So as to the first part of the question, the exact number of Messengers is not known.  Allah Almighty did not specify it.  All Praise and Glory are due to Him Alone. 

     

    The History that Allah Almighty left unmentioned:

    For those who wish to use this point against the Holy Quran, my response to them would be that Allah Almighty, through His Divine Will and Wisdom, decided to leave out this information.  Perhaps, because Mankind existed for millions of years on earth, there are certainly far too many Prophets and Messengers to mention.  Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said that there were more than 120,000 Prophets sent by Allah Almighty to Mankind.  Plus, what relevance do they really have for the overall Divine Message of Islam?  Almost nil.  Also, their overwhelming and lengthy history might also aid in the corruption of the Sacred Text of the Holy Quran, because there would be far too much irrelevant data to comprehend and keep, and far too many Noble Verses to memorize.

    Please visit:  The Perfect Preservation of the Holy Quran.

    The Scientific Miracles in the Holy Quran.

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  • The sum of the odd numbers from the list = 6555.
  • The sum of the even numbers from the list = 6236.

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  • 100% guarantee that the Quran is from GOD Almighty.

  • A brief QA session. (This is not a deviant pro Rashad Khalifa website!  The Miracle is based on 100% of the Glorious Quran.)

  • The Great Miracle, Part 2, Episode 10, by the Engineer Mr. Adnan Al Refaei [1] المهندس عدنان الرفاعي.  Translated to English by Osama Abdallah (me).

    Episodes of Program in Video: [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]...
    Episodes of Program in Audio: [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]...

    Allah Almighty Said that the Number 19 Sign is "One of the Greatest Miracles" (74:35) in the Noble Quran. This Miracle is thoroughly examined throughout this TV Program.

     

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    The Corruption of the Bible:

    It is also important to know that the Bible is corrupt and its history can not be trusted.  This is mainly due to the fact that man had inserted his corruptions and fabrications into the Jews' Sacred Texts.  Please visit:

  • The Bible's Incoherence and Incompleteness.
     
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  • Contradictions and History of Corruption in the Bible.
     
  • The Bible is full of "fables" and "fairy tales" according to its own theologians.
     
  • Contradictions and History of Corruption in the Bible.
     
  • The Bible is full of "fictions", "fables" and "fairy tales" according to its own theologians.
     
  • Lying is permitted in the Bible's Old and New Testaments.
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  • X-Rated Pornography in the Bible [2].
     
  • My rebuttal to Shamoun's and Katz' "Osama's Dirty Lies" absurd and self-refuting article.
     
  • The "Bride" lie is thoroughly refuted and exposed here.
     
  • Incestuous Fantasies and lust is praised in the Bible.  Yes, you read it right.  Brothers and sisters lusting after each others is praised in the gospel of porn.
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    As to the second part of the question, above, yes, there was only one named Prophet that was sent to the people of Noah, and that was Prophet Noah, peace be upon him, himself.  But then again, there are also "messengers" that the Noble Verse Says that were either sent before him (from Allah Almighty perhaps to the same people as the Jews, for instance, also received many Prophets before they were finally cursed [2] [3] [4] [5]) or during his time by him personally sending his disciples.

      

      

      

      

    Ask me any question.

    Islam and the Holy Quran - Questions and Answers.

    The Scientific Miracles in the Holy Quran.

    Odd and Even Numerical Miracle in the Holy Quran.  A very STUNNING Divine Miracle!!!  The Glorious Quran has 114 Chapters. The sum of those Chapters is 6555 (1+2+...+114 = 6555). There are also 6236 Noble Verses in the Glorious Quran. Now, IF YOU ADD EACH CHAPTER # with the number of its Verses, then you get a list of numbers. So 1 (first Chapter) + 7 (# of its Verses) = 8. Do this for all Chapters.

  • The sum of the odd numbers from the list = 6555.
  • The sum of the even numbers from the list = 6236.
      
  • How can the Jews and Christians know FOR SURE that the Quran is from GOD?  Is there anything from the Quran that guarantees this?

  • 100% guarantee that the Quran is from GOD Almighty.

  • A brief QA session. (This is not a deviant pro Rashad Khalifa website!  The Miracle is based on 100% of the Glorious Quran.)

  • The Great Miracle, Part 2, Episode 10, by the Engineer Mr. Adnan Al Refaei [1] المهندس عدنان الرفاعي.  Translated to English by Osama Abdallah (me).

    Episodes of Program in Video: [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]...
    Episodes of Program in Audio: [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]...

    Allah Almighty Said that the Number 19 Sign is "One of the Greatest Miracles" (74:35) in the Noble Quran. This Miracle is thoroughly examined throughout this TV Program.

    Contradictions and History of Corruption in the Bible.


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