Assalamu-alaikum, I’ve attended some Islamic Lectures and many Aleem mentioned the numbers of Prophets as 1,24000 or 2,24000. I would like to know whether these numbers are mentioned in any parts of Qur’an or Hadiths. If so, then please quote the reference. If not, then should the Aleems mention such figure as the total numbers of Prophets sent to the Earth by Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala? Zazakallahu Khairan.

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1135/979=B/1429)


Yes, Allama Qurtubi narrated from Hazrat Abu Zarr Al-Ghifari (رضی اللہ عنہ) that Allah Ta?la sent down 124000 prophets, out of which 313 were messengers granted with Shariah.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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