Prophet Muhammad is the last prophet, we need to follow him because we come after him, the other prophets also taught the same thing, but Islam is now complete.
But not the only one, there where many prophets sent to mankind and only 25 are mentioned in the Quran.
25 Prophets of Islam
How many prophets did Allah send to mankind? This is a debated issue, but what we know is what Allah has told us in the Quran.
Allah says he sent a prophet to every nation. He says:
And We certainly sent into every nation a messenger, [saying], “Worship Allah and avoid Taghut.” And among them were those whom Allah guided, and among them were those upon whom error was [deservedly] decreed. So proceed through the earth and observe how was the end of the deniers.(Quran 16:36)
This is because one of the principles by which Alllah operates is that He will never take a people to task unless He has made clear to them what His expectations are.
The Quran mentions the names of 25 prophets and indicates there were others. It says:
And [We sent] messengers about whom We have related [their stories] to you before and messengers about whom We have not related to you. And Allah spoke to Moses with [direct] speech. (Quran 4:164)
The Names of the 25 Prophets Mentioned are as follows:
Yahya (John the Baptist)
Peace Be Upon Them All
there were about 1,24,000 prophets that were send to humanity through out the earth. by name in quran only 25 are mentioned
1. Adam as (Adam)آدم
2. Idris as (Enoch) إدر يس
3. Noah as (Nuh) نوح
4. Hud as (Hud) هود
5. Shaleh as (Saleh) صالح
6. Ibrahim as (Abraham) إبراهيم
7. Lut as (Lot) لوط
8. Ismail as (Ishmael) إسماعيل
9. Ishaq as (Issac) إسحاق
10. Yaqub as (Jacob) يعقوب
11. Yusuf as (Joseph) يوسف
12. Ayyub as (Job) أيوب
13. Shu’aib as (Jethro) شعيب
14. Musa as (Moses) موسى
15. Harun as (Aaron)هارون
16. Dzulkifli as (Ezekiel) ذو الكفل
17. Dawud as (David) داود
18. Sulaiman as (Soloman) سليمان
19. Ilyas as (Elijah) إلياس
20. Alyas’a as (Elisha) اليسع
21. Yunus as (Jonah) يونس
22. Zakaria as (Zachariah) زكريا
23. Yahya as (John) يحيى
24. Isa as (Jesus) عيسى
25. Muhammad saw محمد
There are many known Prophets in Islam sent down to various tribes long ago, nearly 1400 years+ from today. However the Last Prophet ( who is sent upon all of the humanity) is Muhammad (P.B.U.H) and believing in him and following his life style (Sunnah) is half of the Islamic Faith.
According to Islam, Prophets are neither God,nor His images or incarnation,nor His sons.They were merely men like any other men, but specially gifted and innocent persons chosen by God to guide erring humanity and to convey to it His message.by themselves they had no control over anything in God’s creation nor did they possess,by themselves, any supernatural powers.For himself, the Prophet of Islam declared in the Qur’anic verse:
“Say (Oh Prophet) that I am a man like you;I am nothing but a Man and a Messanger.”
“O Prophets!ye are but of one order.”(Q.23:54)
Men as they were, Prophets were superior to other people by virtue of their righteousness and piety.They could hold communion with God and Divine messages were revealed to them.They were innocent and through them God rehearsed His Signs.They exhorted mankind to lead a virtuous life and were true, obedient and distinguished servants of God who deserve all respect and obedience.