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! And remember Ishmael,
Elisha, and Dhul-Kifl, all are among the best. (Ch 38:45-48 Quran).
Ibn Ishaaq said that Elisha (pbuh) was sent to the
children after Elijah (pbuh). He lived among his people, calling them
to Allah and abiding by the message and laws of Elijah until he passed
away. Then dissension rose among them, and events took momentum. Sins
increased everywhere, and the tyrants increased and killed the prophets.
The Family History of
According to Al-Hafiz Abu Al-Qasim Ibn Asaker, Elisha
was Ibn Adi, Ibn Shultam, Ibn Aphraem, Ibn Joseph, Ibn Isaac, Ibn
Abraham. It was said that he was the cousin of Elijah. Other sources
said also that he had been hiding with Elijah in a cave in Mount Qasium
to escape from the King of Ba'alabak, and when Elijah died, he Elisha
succeeded him as a prophet among his people.