Is Aadam a prophet or a messenger?

Question: Is it from the articles of faith to believe that Aadam was the first prophet as was pointed out by Allaah’s saying in the Qur’aan: Then Aadam received from his Lord Words. And his Lord pardoned him (accepted his repentance). ? What are the clear proofs of the prophethood of Aadam?

Answer: The first messenger to be sent was Nooh (Noah) as was mentioned in the Hadeeth of the intercession reported in the Two Saheeh (authentic) Books of Hadeeth (i.e. Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim)… read more here.


Was there any messenger before Nooh?

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.