Messengers of God

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

Messengers of God receive great respect in the Quran. They are chosen men who were selected by God to execute a number of duties. They are praised and described as righteous, honourable, God fearing men. However, the Quran also stresses that God's messengers are ordinary human beings who do not have any claim to divine attributes nor to infallibility.

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