Prophethood (al-Nubuwah) is the third Pillar of Faith according to Shi'a theology, after belief in One God and God's justice. Muslims believe in all the Prophets that God has appointed to guide mankind.
It is one of the five Pillars of Faith in Shi’a Islam.
Muslims believe that there are 124,000 Prophets and these include Adam, Noah, Ibrahim, Moses, Jesus and God’s final Prophet, Muhammad.
Muslims believe that the doctrine of Prophethood illustrates God's mercy by sending Prophets to mankind in order to guide them towards what is good.
Without a Prophet who is a role model, who is divinely-inspired and displays supreme moral conduct, human beings would fall into ignorance and error. As such, Muslims believe Prophet Muhammad is ‘the best human being’ and a ‘mercy to all the worlds.’
One of the signs of the Prophets of God is that they are able to perform miracles in order to show people they are authentic messengers.
In addition, people can have confidence in the truth of the messages they bring and the guidance they receive from God. Muslims believe a prophet of God should be emulated in his private and public life so that one can become a better human being.