Wednesday

The Messengers Of Allah

Lesson Objective:
- Understand the role of Prophets- Understand how the 3 major religions arose
- Understand that Prophet Muhammad is the final Prophet and Messenger 
- Understand that the Qur'an is the final book and complete set of instructions from Allah.

Quran Verse: 
Muhammadun Rasulallah
Muhammad (saw) is the Messenger of Allah 48:29

Lesson Introduction:

Allah sent 124,000 Prophets (Nabi) to guide us. Prophets are chosen by Allah and sent to teach us how to follow Allah and behave in a way that will help us become the best we can. 
Allah gave some of the Prophets extra instructions to deliver to the people. These Prophets are called Messengers (Rasool). Prophet Musa (as), Isa (as) and Muhammad (saw) are 3 important Messengers. The instructions they brought were written into special holy books.


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Key Learning Point:
Jews, Christians and Muslims all believe in Allah, but follow different holy books.
Prophet Muhammad (saw) is the last Prophet sent by Allah. He brought the final message of the Qur'an. The book contains the complete set of instructions, and all the steps needed, to live in the right way and become our best.


Activity: Role Play Messengers
Select 3 children to be the main Prophets to whom a book was revealed and have the others gather into a group. 

Have the child acting Musa (as) say to the group 'Aminubillah', believe in Allah. 
Ask the children if they'd like to follow Prophet Musa (as), then to line up behind him. 
Explain how this group of people believed in Allah and took Prophet Musa to be the final Prophet. They followed him and the instructions he had brought upto that point, in the book called Torah. These people are called Jews. 

Explain how God's message was not yet complete and Allah sent more Prophets after Musa (as)


Have the next child acting Isa (as) call out to the remaining group,'Aminubillah', believe in Allah.
Ask the children if they'd like to follow Prophet Isa (as), to line up behind him. 
Explain how this group of people believed in Allah and took Prophet Isa to be the final Prophet. They followed him and the instructions he had brought upto that point, in the book called Injeel/Bible. These people are called Christians.

But God's message was still not complete. Prophet Isa (as) actually told the people, "A messenger will come after me, named Ahmad." 61:6
Allah kept on sending more Prophets until about 600 years later, Allah sent Prophet Muhammad (saw) as the final Prophet and the last Messenger.

Have the next child acting Muhammad (saw) to call out to the remaining group, 'Aminubillah'.
Prophet Muhammad (saw) told the people that he was 'khaatam nabiyeen' 33:60, the last Prophet. 
A group of people who had believed in all the prophets upto then, now accepted that Prophet Muhammad (saw) was sent by Allah as the final Messenger. They followed him and the complete set of instructions in the final book called the Qur'an (5:3). These people are called Muslims. 

See also: The Qur'an: A complete set of instructions