Messengers of God

The title of messenger has been used in the Quran for human messengers, also angel messengers (e.g. 19:19) and also for the Quran as being a messenger of God (11:2). This section is a study of the role of human messengers as portrayed in the Quran.

Messengers of God receive great respect in the Quran. They are chosen men who have been selected by God to execute a number of duties. They are praised and described as righteous, honorable and God fearing men. However, the Quran also stresses the point that all God's messengers are ordinary human beings who do not have any claim to divine attributes.

The subject of messengers is widely covered in the Quran. The following are the major points of study: