All the Prophets Called Humanity to God’s Unity
The cornerstone of the Prophetic mission was to preach Divine Unity. All the Prophets concentrated on this basic principle, as stated in the Qur’anic verse:
O my people, serve God: You have no god other than He. (Hud, 11.84)
God sent many Prophets during human history. There is no people to whom a Prophet was not sent. The agreement of all the Prophets, who came at different times and in different places, on a single basic principle demonstrates, without doubt, that they did not speak or act on their own, but taught the Message they received from God. The disagreement of philosophers and thinkers – no matter how great they may be – depending on their own intellect and findings, and the differences of opinion frequently observed even within a philosophical or sociological school vis-à-vis the agreement and accord among the Prophets, undeniably prove that while the former propagate the outcome of their defective reasoning, the latter were taught by a Single, Eternal Teacher, God. This fact is also a strong evidence of Divine Unity, the principle on which they unanimously concentrated their mission, as declared by the Last of them:
The most meritorious of the words spoken by me and the Prophets before me is: There is no god but God, He is One, having no partners.1
1. Imam Malik, Muwatta, Hajj, 246; Hindi, Kanz al-‘Ummal, 5.73.
This article has been adapted from Risale- i Nur Collection.