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|Six articles of belief (Sunni)|
|Principles of the Religion (Twelver)|
|Practices of the Religion (Twelver)|
Ṣalāt - Prayers
|Seven Pillars (Ismaili)|
In Christianity, the Greek term angelos "messenger" is used to refer to supernatural beings sent by God. However, Islam does not consider Messengers to be supernatural beings and employs a separate term for "angels" (ملائكة malā’ikah).
According to the Qur'an, Allah has sent many prophets to mankind. However, a messenger entertains a 'rank' higher than a prophet, bringing a new Sharia to the people, while prophets reinforce old ones. Twenty-five prophets are mentioned by name in the Qur'an, but according to the hadiths there have been over 124,000 prophets in total sent to all portions of the Earth to preach and spread the message of Islam.
|This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original article was at Messengers of Islam. The list of authors can be seen in the page history.|