The Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) all share a focus on key figures, including many prophets. The Qur’an says,
Of some messengers we have already told you the story; of others we have not; – and to Moses God spoke direct(Qur’an 4:164).
There were six key prophets before Muhammad:
What is the role of a prophet?
To communicate messages from Allah and to act as a connection between Allah and people on Earth.