The Contribution of Prophets in History

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The concept of a prophet is an old one. In the Greek religion there were prophets of Zeus, Apollo, and other gods. The Bible refers to prophets of Yahweh, Baal, and other regional deities. Christians refer to John the Baptist as a prophet of the Christian god, and Muslims refer to Muhammad as the Prophet, the last and greatest of the prophets of Allah. According to what the prophets did we can say that their main purpose was conveying religious guidance to people. But history has also shown that their role many times goes further than their religious mission. In my opinion a perfect example that shows this, is Muhammad the prophet of Islam.The reason why I have chosen Muhammad is simple, because he was highly successful on both the…show more content…
Over the next several centuries, the Abbasids slowly lost territory to rebellious provinces. Finally, all of the territory in Asia was lost to the invading Mongol Empire in the 13th century. Although the Islamic empire collapsed, the religion of Islam persisted throughout the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa. Eventually missionaries and traders spread the faith into sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Europe. Today the ummah, or community of Islam, consists of more than 1 billion members worldwide. So according to Muhammad contribution in the continuing traditions of social justice in the Islamic World, of methods and knowledge of science, history and medicine (due to his profound influence driving Muslims to literacy) we can say that the role of a prophet is not only religious but also social, poltical, economical or in other words universal. Reference: 1. J. Esposito,third edition Islam The Straight Path, Oxford University Press, 1998 Chapter 1. 2. Karl Grimberg, Historia Boterore Dhe Qyteterimi, Volumi 4, Uegen, 2004,
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