List of Prophet Names in Islam/Quran

There are 124,000 Prophets in Islam, but the Holy Quran and Hadith mention the names of only 42 of them. 

  • Abu Dharr رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ asked: How many prophets were there?
  • Prophet Muhammad ﷺ replied: 124,000.
  • Abu Dharr رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ asked: How many of them were Rasool?
  • Prophet Muhammad ﷺ replied: 313.
  • Source: Sahih ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 361

List of Prophet Names in Islam

List of Prophet names in the Quran

Out of 124,000 Prophets of Islam, Quran mentions the names of only 29 as explained below;

1- Prophet Adam عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ name is mentioned 25 times in the Quran. He was sent down in 4004 BC and died in 3074 BC at the age of 930 years. He is buried in Makkah.

2- Prophet Idris عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ name is mentioned 2 times in the Quran. Enoch was born in 3382 BC in present-day Iraq and died in 2517 BC at the age of 865 years.

3- Prophet Noah عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ in mentioned 43 times in Quran. He was born in 2948 BC and died in 1998 BC at the age of 950 years. His grave is in Jordan.

4- Prophet Hud عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ name is mentioned 7 times in the Quran. Eber was born in 2283 BC and died around 1819 BC at the age of 464 years. He is buried in Yemen.

5- Prophet Saleh عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ name is mentioned 9 times in the Quran. He was born in 2083 BC. His grave is in Oman.

6- Prophet Ibrahim عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ was born in 1996 BC and died in 1821 BC at the age of 175 years.

7- Prophet Lut عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ name is mentioned 27 times in the Quran. Lot was born in 1980 BC and died in 1805 BC at the age of 175 years. His grave is in Palestine.

8- Prophet Ismail عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ name is mentioned 12 times in the Quran. Ishmael was born in 1910 BC and died in 1774 BC at the age of 136 years. He is buried in Makkah.

9- Prophet Ishaq عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ name is mentioned 17 times in the Quran. Isaac was born in 1896 and died in 1716 at the age of 180 years. He is buried in Palestine.

10- Prophet Yaqoob عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ. – Jacob.

11- Prophet Ayub عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ. – Job.

12- Prophet Yusuf عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ. – Joseph.

13- Prophet Shoaib عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ name is mentioned 11 times in the holy Quran. Prophet Jethro was born in the 15th century BC. He is buried in Palestine.

14- Prophet Musa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ. – Moses.

15- Prophet Harun عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ name is mentioned 20 times in the Quran.  Aaron was born in 1396 BC in present-day Egypt and died in 1273 BC at the age of 123 years. His tomb is in Jordan.

16- Prophet Dhul-Kifl عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ name is mentioned 2 times in the Quran. Ezekiel was born in 622 BC and died in 570 BC at the age of 52 years. He is buried in Iraq.

17- Prophet Yunus عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ. – Jonah.

18- Prophet Dawud عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ. – David.

19- Prophet Sulaiman عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ. – Solomon.

20- Prophet Uzair عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ. – Ezra.

21- Prophet Al-Yasa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ – Elisha.

22- Prophet Ilyas عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ – Elias.

23- Prophet Zakariyya عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ – Zachariah.

24- Prophet Yahya عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ – John the Baptist.

25- Prophet Isa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ. – Jesus was born in 4 BC.

26- Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was born in 570 AD.

27- Prophet Luqman عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ.

28- Prophet Dhul-Qarnayn عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ.

29- Prophet Talut عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ – Saul.

Many scholars are of the opinion that Luqman, Dhul-Qarnayn, and Talut were not prophets but others believe that they were Nabi.

List of Prophet names in the Quran

List of Prophet names in Hadith

There are several names of Prophets mentioned in Hadith as well as other Islamic scripture. We have listed them here;

30- Prophet Sheeth عليه السلام was born in 3874 BC and died in 2902 BC at the age of 972 years. His grave is in Lebanon.

31- Prophet Ham عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ was born in 2204 BC. His grave is in Pakistan.

32- Prophet Shem عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ was born in 2205 BC and died in 1605 BC at the age of 600 years.

33- Prophet Japeth عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ was born around 2203 BC.

34- Prophet Khizr عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ.Sahih al-Bukhari 3401

35- Prophet Noon عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ – Nun.

36- Prophet Yusha bin Noon عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ – Joshua was born in 1355 BC in present-day Egypt and died in 1245 BC at the age of 110 years. His grave is in Jordan.

37- Prophet Daniyal عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ (Daniel).

38- Prophet Shammil عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ (Samuel).

39- Prophet Armiyah عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ – Jeremiah.

40- Prophet Isaiah عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ.

41- Prophet Hizkeel عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ. – Ezekiel.

42- Prophet Hanzalah Ibn Safwan عليه السلام.

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