In the Islamic belief there have been over 100,000 Prophets that have been sent to various parts of the globe throughout history. The law-bearing Prophets – Prophets that bring a new law – are known as the Chief Prophets/. Law-bearing Prophets include include Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Muhammad. In Islam, Muslims hold the belief that all Prophets of God essentially deliver the same message. Like a relay team, each Prophet serves the same cause at different times and places.
While some Prophets may be law-bearing, other Prophets may not bring a completely new law, but rather serve to remind his people of previous teachings.
After the demise of Prophet Moses, we witnessed the Jewish tribe stray away from the essential teachings of Judaism. Instead of a new Prophet bringing a new religion, God sent Jesus to revive the Judaic faith.
“I have not come to change the law, but to fulfill it.” (Galatians 3:13)
Similarly in the Holy Qur’an, Allah states that:
“He it is Who has raised among the unlettered people a Messenger from among themselves who recites unto them His Signs, and purifies them, and teaches them the Book and Wisdom though before that they were in manifest error; And He will raise him among others of them who have not yet joined them. He is the Mighty, the Wise.” (62:3-4)
When this verse was revealed, a companion of the Holy Prophetsa enquired that,
“Who are the people to whom the words and among others of them who have not yet joined them refer?”
At this time, the Holy Prophetsa put his hand on Salman – his companion of Persian descent – and said,
“If faith were to go up to the Pleiades, a man from among these would surely find it.” (Bukhari)
The World Reformer, the Promised Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was of Persian descent. He and his community are the people being referred to in this verse of the Holy Qur’an, to be sent in the latter days to bring people back to morality and the true teachings of Islam.