Stories Of The Prophets


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  • Stories Of The Prophets







  • Prophet Dhul - Kifl

    Is he a
    Prophet?


    A
    llah the Almighty
    declared:

    " Remember Ishmael and Idris and Dhul Kifl, all were from among those
    who observe patience."
    (Ch 21:85-86)

    Immediately following Job's story in the Qur'an, Almighty Allah also
    directed:

    "Remember Our slaves, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (all)
    owners of strength (in worshipping Us) and also of religious
    understanding. Verily, We did choose them by granting them (a good
    thing ) the remembrance of the home (in the Hereafter and they used to
    make the people remember it and also they used to invite the people to
    obey Allah and to do good deeds for the Hereafter). And they are in Our
    Sight, verily of the chosen and the best! Remember Ishmael, Elisha, and
    Dhul Kifl all are among the best."
    (Ch 38:45-48)

    It is obvious from his being mentioned and praised in the Glorious
    Quran along with those other prophets that Dhul - Kifl was also a
    prophet.

    However, some of the Quranic commentators assumed that he was not a
    prophet but that he was righteous and strictly just.

    The meaning of Dhul Kifl

    I
    bn Jarir narrated that he was not a prophet but he was a
    righteous man. He supported his people to suffice their needs and
    administered justice among them. That is why he was calledĀ  Dhul -
    Kifl. (Dhul - Kifl literally means "possessor of, or giving, a double
    requital or portion".)




     

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