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Q: Allah says in His Holy Book: ďAnd We sent not before you any messenger except that We revealed to him that, "There is no deity except Me, so worship Me." (21:25).What is the difference between a prophet and a messenger?

A: A messenger is the one sent by Allah; he has a message to deliver to the people. However, a prophet is one who receives revelation from God. Accordingly, every messenger is a prophet, but not every prophet is a messenger.