The prophet sent before Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Question:

Who was the prophet and messenger sent before the Last Messenger; our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)?

Answer:

He was Jesus (‘Isa), the son of Mariam (peace be upon him). It was authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “I am the nearest of all the people to the son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) for there has been no prophet between me and him.1

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.


  1. Ahmad, vol. 2, pp. 319, 437, 463, 482, and 541; Al-Bukhari, Fat-h-ul-Bary, nos. 3442 and 3443; Muslim, no. 2365; Abu Dawud, no. 4675; and Al-Tabarani, Al-Mu’jam, Book on Tafsir, no. 7145. 

  • Date: Muharram 8, 1442 AH
  • Source: Fatawa Al-Lajnah Ad-Da'imah no. 8381-2
  • Muftis: Shaykh Abdul-'Aziz ibn 'Abdullah ibn Baz , Shaykh Abdul-Razzaq al-Afify , Shaykh Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan , Shaykh Abdullah ibn Qa'ud