“These Muslims their's is always different! How can they claim Jonah, Elisha, John and Jesus are Muslims? Isn't it an Arab called Muhammad that started Islam, and he came years after these Prophets?
There goes another poorly informed or maybe mischievous non - Muslim, A lot of people, even Muslims, wonder what the religions of the Prophets before Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was. "Surely, Abraham was a Jew and Jesus was a Christian!" some people do say, Some people might ask, "how come the prophets are Muslims?" Ask them back: "What are they? How could Ibraham (PBUH) be a Jew when Judaism (the religion of the Jews) was founded thousands of years after him and after Musa (PBUH).
How could Isa be a Christian when Christians are "followers of Jesus"? Did. Jesus follow himself?"If Muhammad (PBUH) founded Islam he probably would have named it Muhammadanism. Moreover his name Muhammad (PBUH) occurs much less than the name of Ibrahim, Musa or Isa (PBUT) in the Qur'an! Muhammad (PBUH) emphasised the close brotherhood among the prophets right from Adam to himself and their duty to announce from time to time as a reminder to people that "The Lord God is only one". !Allah, the All-Knowing says:
"Abraham was not a Jew nor yet a Christian; but he was an upright man WHO HAD SURRENDERED (TO ALLAH), and he was not of the idolaters." (Q3:67).
SO Yunus (Jonah], Ilyas (Elisha), Yahya (John) and Isa (Jesus) (PBUT) are! truly Muslims.
This article was culled from the publications of Deen Communication Limited