Were all the Prophets Born as Believers in Islam?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


Were all the Prophets born as believers in Islam?


The Prophets (peace be upon them all) were all infallible, before revelation and after too, protected from committing sin.

It is mentioned in Al-Fiqh al-Akbar along with its commentary, the prophets (peace be upon them all) are all free from minor sins, enormities, unbelief, and wicked acts before and after receiving prophethood.

[Maghnisawi, Sharh al-Fiqh al-Akbar; Bahauddin, Al-Qawl al-Fasl, Sharh al-Fiqh al-Akbar]

Also, just like every child is born on the innate nature, similarly the prophets were too.

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, ‘No child is born but that he is upon innate nature. His parents make him a Jew, or a Christian, or Magian. As an animal delivers a child with limbs intact, do you detect any flaw?” Then, Abu Huraira recited the verse, “The nature of Allah upon which he has set people.” [Quran, 30:30]

[Bukhari, Muslim]

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I pray this helps in your question.

[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied within UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan and Turkey.

He started his early education in UK. He went onto complete hifz of Qur’an in India, then enrolled into an Islamic seminary in UK where he studied the secular and Alimiyyah sciences. He then travelled to Karachi, Pakistan.

He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for a number of years. He has taught hifz of the Qur’an, Tajwid, Fiqh and many other Islamic sciences to both children and adults onsite and online extensively in UK and Ireland. He was teaching at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences.

He currently resides in UK with his wife. His personal interest is love of books and gardening.