Definition of prophet
- Muhammad, the Prophet of Allah
the words of the prophet
an economist who is regarded by many as a reliable prophet of future developments in the global economy
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: a member of some religions (such as Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) who delivers messages that are believed to have come from God
the Prophet —used as another name for Muhammad, the founder of Islam
the Prophets : the writers of the books of the Bible that describe what will happen in the future
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