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How Many Times Is Muhammad Mentioned In The Quran?
The name “Muhammad” is mentioned four (4) times in the Quran, and the name “Ahmad” (another variant of the name of Muhammad) is mentioned one time. There is also a complete surah in the Holy Qur’an which is called Muhammad.
The places where the name of Muhammad was mentioned in the Holy Qur’an are as follows:
1. Surah Al Imran
وَمَا مُحَمَّدٌ إِلَّا رَسُولٌ قَدۡ خَلَتۡ مِن قَبۡلِهِ ٱلرُّسُلُۚ أَفَإِيْن مَّاتَ أَوۡ قُتِلَ ٱنقَلَبۡتُمۡ عَلَىٰٓ أَعۡقَٰبِكُمۡۚ وَمَن يَنقَلِبۡ عَلَىٰ عَقِبَيۡهِ فَلَن يَضُرَّ ٱللَّهَ شَيۡئًاۗ وَسَيَجۡزِى ٱللَّهُ ٱلشَّٰكِرِينَ
Translation Of The Verse
Muhammad is not but a messenger. [Other] messengers have passed on before him. So if he was to die or be killed, would you turn back on your heels [to unbelief]? And he who turns back on his heels will never harm Allah at all; but Allah will reward the grateful.
2. Surah Al-Ahzab
مَّا كَانَ مُحَمَّدٌ أَبَآ أَحَدٍ مِّن رِّجَالِكُمۡ وَلَٰكِن رَّسُولَ ٱللَّهِ وَخَاتَمَ ٱلنَّبِيِّـۧنَۗ وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَىۡءٍ عَلِيمًا.
Translation Of The Verse
Muhammad is not the father of [any] one of your men, but [he is] the Messenger of Allah and seal [i.e., last] of the prophets. And ever is Allah, of all things, Knowing.
3. Surah Muhammad
وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّٰلِحَٰتِ وَءَامَنُواْ بِمَا نُزِّلَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَهُوَ ٱلۡحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّهِمۡۙ كَفَّرَ عَنۡهُمۡ سَيِّئَاتِهِمۡ وَأَصۡلَحَ بَالَهُمۡ
Meaning Of The Verse
And those who believe and do righteous deeds and believe in what has been sent down upon Muhammad – and it is the truth from their Lord – He will remove from them their misdeeds and amend their condition.
Surah Muhammad verse 2
4. Surah Al Fath
مُّحَمَّدٌ رَّسُولُ ٱللَّهِۚ وَٱلَّذِينَ مَعَهُۥٓ أَشِدَّآءُ عَلَى ٱلۡكُفَّارِ رُحَمَآءُ بَيۡنَهُمۡۖ تَرَىٰهُمۡ رُكَّعًا سُجَّدًا يَبۡتَغُونَ فَضۡلًا مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ وَرِضۡوَٰنًاۖ سِيمَاهُمۡ فِى وُجُوهِهِم مِّنۡ أَثَرِ ٱلسُّجُودِۚ ذَٰلِكَ مَثَلُهُمۡ فِى ٱلتَّوۡرَىٰةِۚ وَمَثَلُهُمۡ فِى ٱلۡإِنجِيلِ كَزَرۡعٍ أَخۡرَجَ شَطۡئَهُۥ فَئَازَرَهُۥ فَٱسۡتَغۡلَظَ فَٱسۡتَوَىٰ عَلَىٰ سُوقِهِۦ يُعۡجِبُ ٱلزُّرَّاعَ لِيَغِيظَ بِهِمُ ٱلۡكُفَّارَۗ وَعَدَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّٰلِحَٰتِ مِنۡهُم مَّغۡفِرَةً وَأَجۡرًا عَظِيمًۢا.
Meaning Of The Verse
- Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; and those with him are forceful against the disbelievers, merciful among themselves. You see them bowing and prostrating [in prayer], seeking bounty from Allah and [His] pleasure.
- Their sign is in their faces from the effect of prostration [i.e., prayer].
- That is their description in the Torah. And their description in the Gospel is as a plant which produces its offshoots and strengthens them so they grow firm and stand upon their stalks, delighting the sowers – so that He [i.e., Allah] may enrage by them the disbelievers. Allah has promised those who believe and do righteous deeds among them forgiveness and a great reward.
Surah Al Fath verse 29
The Messenger of Allah was mentioned with Ahmad, variant of Muhammad in Surah As-Saff, verse 6, in which Allah says:
وَإِذۡ قَالَ عِيسَى ٱبۡنُ مَرۡيَمَ يَٰبَنِىٓ إِسۡرَٰٓءِيلَ إِنِّى رَسُولُ ٱللَّهِ إِلَيۡكُم مُّصَدِّقًا لِّمَا بَيۡنَ يَدَىَّ مِنَ ٱلتَّوۡرَىٰةِ وَمُبَشِّرًۢا بِرَسُولٍ يَأۡتِى مِنۢ بَعۡدِى ٱسۡمُهُۥٓ أَحۡمَدُۖ فَلَمَّا جَآءَهُم بِٱلۡبَيِّنَٰتِ قَالُواْ هَٰذَا سِحۡرٌ مُّبِينٌ
And [mention] when Jesus, the son of Mary, said, “O Children of Israel, indeed I am the messenger of Allah to you confirming what came before me of the Torah and bringing good tidings of a messenger to come after me, whose name is Ahmad.” But when he came to them with clear evidences, they said, “This is obvious magic.”
The Quran enumerates little about the early life of the prophet Muhammad SAW or other biographic details, but it talks about his prophetic mission, his moral excellence, and theological issues regarding him.
However, Muhammad is also referred to with various titles such as the Messenger of Allah, Prophet, unlettered, etc., and many verses about Muhammad refer directly or indirectly to him.
Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) was the final prophet sent to all of humanity and is regarded as the seal of prophets.
He was chosen to preach the message of faith in Allah and rejection of all other gods. He was sent as a mercy and kindness to the people, guiding and setting how every Muslim ought to live.
He was also given the final book, the Holy Quran, in which all Islamic laws and guidelines are written.
Although he was not directly frequently mentioned in the Quran, his importance is undeniable and has continued to influence and guide nations for over 1400 years.