Question: Allaah sent 313 messengers; the first of them was Nooh (Noah) and the last was Muhammad. Was there a messenger sent before Nooh?
Answer: Prophet Nooh was the first messenger sent to the people on earth after Aadam. This is based on the long Hadeeth of intercession narrated in the Two Ahaadeeth. The believers went to Nooh and said to him: You are the first Messenger that Allaah has sent on earth, so can you intercede for us…… read more here.