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Elias prophet
In this article we will learn about Elias prophet, his story, his miracle, and everything you need to know about him, let’s get started.

We don’t know the full story of the prophet Elias; we only know what is mentioned about him in the holy Quran. what we know is that his people refused to believe in Allah so he said “Oh Allah, the Children of Israel have accepted nothing but disbelief in You and worshiping others. They do not have your grace.” And Allah answered him and said: “we have placed the matter of their sustenance in your hand, and you are the one who commands that.”

Prophet Elias had several miracles and they include:

  •       Resurrecting the dead.
  •       Extinguish the fire at his command, as he commanded the fire not to burn the wife of the king when she was thrown in it by the king after he learned about her faith in Allah.
  •       He stopped the sky from raining as a threat to his people for not believing in Allah.

How did Elias prophet die?
The holy Quran didn’t mention how the prophet Elias died, so no one really knows the answer to this question. It is said that he was buried in Baalbek.
 What did the people of Elias prophet worship?
The prophet Elias is one of the prophets who were sent to the people of Israel, and they call him Elijah. He was sent to the people of Baalbek west of Damascus, and they worshiped an idol they called “Baala”, which was a woman’s idol called Baal.

When prophet Elias asked them to believe in Allah and to stop worshiping the idol, they didn’t listen to him and denied that he is a prophet sent by God.

It is said that prophet Elias is the uncle of al-Yasa’s, as Ibn Abbas said: “Elias is al-Yasa’s uncle.”   

Ibn Katheer said: “Elias and Eliasin are two names for one man, so the Arabs join the nun in many names and replace them with others.” 

Here are the verses where prophet Elias was mentioned:

And Elias was indeed one of the messengers. ˹Remember˺ when he said to his people, “Will you not fear ˹Allah˺? Do you call upon ˹the idol of˺ Ba’l and abandon the Best of Creators? Allah, your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers? But they rejected him, so they will certainly be brought ˹for punishment˺. [surah as-saffat]
وَإِنَّ إِلْيَاسَ لَمِنَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ 123 إِذْ قَالَ لِقَوْمِهِ أَلَا تَتَّقُونَ 124 أَتَدْعُونَ بَعْلًا وَتَذَرُونَ أَحْسَنَ الْخَالِقِينَ 125 اللَّهَ رَبَّكُمْ وَرَبَّ آبَائِكُمُ الْأَوَّلِينَ 126 فَكَذَّبُوهُ فَإِنَّهُمْ لَمُحْضَرُونَ 127 إ
[37:123] And Ilyas was most surely of the messengers.

 [37:124] When he said to his people: Do you not guard (against evil)?

 [37:125] What! do you call upon Ba’l and forsake the best of the creators,

 [37:126] Allah, your Lord and the Lord of your fathers of yore?

 [37:127] But they called him a liar, therefore they shall most surely be brought up.

 [37:128] But not the servants of Allah, the purified ones.

 [37:129] And We perpetuated to him (praise) among the later generations.

 [37:130] Peace be on Ilyas.

 [37:131] Even thus do We reward the doers of good.

 [37:132] Surely he was one of Our believing servants.

 وَوَهَبْنَا لَهُۥٓ إِسْحَـٰقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ ۚ كُلًّا هَدَيْنَا ۚ وَنُوحًا هَدَيْنَا مِن قَبْلُ ۖ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِهِۦ دَاوُۥدَ وَسُلَيْمَـٰنَ وَأَيُّوبَ وَيُوسُفَ وَمُوسَىٰ وَهَـٰرُونَ ۚ وَكَذَٰلِكَ نَجْزِى ٱلْمُحْسِنِينَ ٨٤

وَزَكَرِيَّا وَيَحْيَىٰ وَعِيسَىٰ وَإِلْيَاسَ ۖ كُلٌّۭ مِّنَ ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ ٨٥

“And We blessed him with Isaac and Jacob. We guided them all as We previously guided Noah and those among his descendants: David, Solomon, Job, Joseph, Moses, and Aaron. This is how We reward the good-doers. Likewise, ˹We guided˺ Zachariah, John, Jesus, and Elias, who were all of the righteous.” [surah an’am]
 Is Prophet Elias raised by God?
No, prophet Elias is not raised by God. And regarding the story of the ascension of prophet Elias to heaven, there’s nothing in the Quran or sunnah that says so. It was a story said by the people of the book.

Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessing be upon him) said: “The People of the Book used to read the Torah in Hebrew, and they explained it in Arabic for the people of Islam, so the Messenger of Allah, may Allah’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: “Do not believe the People of the Book and do not lie to them,” and say: We believe in Allah and what He has revealed. To us and what was revealed to you.”

There is another narration of the hadith that the prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said: “What the People of the Book have told you, do not believe them, and do not deny them, and say: We believe in Allah It was false, you did not believe it, and if it was true, you did not deny it.”
Is Prophet Elias the same as Idris prophet?
There are two opinions regarding this topic, some say yes, prophet Elias is the prophet Idris while the second opinion says that they are both two different prophets.

Here are some verses of the holy Quran about prophet Elias:

وَوَهَبْنَا لَهُۥٓ إِسْحَـٰقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ ۚ كُلًّا هَدَيْنَا ۚ وَنُوحًا هَدَيْنَا مِن قَبْلُ ۖ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِهِۦ دَاوُۥدَ وَسُلَيْمَـٰنَ وَأَيُّوبَ وَيُوسُفَ وَمُوسَىٰ وَهَـٰرُونَ ۚ وَكَذَٰلِكَ نَجْزِى ٱلْمُحْسِنِينَ ٨٤

وَزَكَرِيَّا وَيَحْيَىٰ وَعِيسَىٰ وَإِلْيَاسَ ۖ كُلٌّۭ مِّنَ ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ ٨٥

“And We blessed him with Isaac and Jacob. We guided them all as We previously guided Noah and those among his descendants: David, Solomon, Job, Joseph, Moses, and Aaron. This is how We reward the good-doers. Likewise, ˹We guided˺ Zachariah, John, Jesus, and Elias, who were all of the righteous.” [surah an’am]

 And Elias was indeed one of the messengers. ˹Remember˺ when he said to his people, “Will you not fear ˹Allah˺? Do you call upon ˹the idol of˺ Ba’l and abandon the Best of Creators? Allah, your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers? But they rejected him, so they will certainly be brought ˹for punishment˺. [surah as-saffat]

 وَإِنَّ إِلْيَاسَ لَمِنَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ 123 إِذْ قَالَ لِقَوْمِهِ أَلَا تَتَّقُونَ 124 أَتَدْعُونَ بَعْلًا وَتَذَرُونَ أَحْسَنَ الْخَالِقِينَ 125 اللَّهَ رَبَّكُمْ وَرَبَّ آبَائِكُمُ الْأَوَّلِينَ 126 فَكَذَّبُوهُ فَإِنَّهُمْ لَمُحْضَرُونَ 127 إ

  Verses from the holy Quran that mention the prophet Idris:

 Allah also mentioned Idris, peace be upon him, in two places as follows:

وَٱذْكُرْ فِى ٱلْكِتَـٰبِ إِدْرِيسَ ۚ إِنَّهُۥ كَانَ صِدِّيقًۭا نَّبِيًّۭا ٥٦

وَرَفَعْنَـٰهُ مَكَانًا عَلِيًّا ٥٧

“And mention in the Book ˹O Prophet, the story of˺ Enoch. He was surely a man of truth and a prophet. And We elevated him to an honourable status.” [surah maryam]

 وَإِسْمَـٰعِيلَ وَإِدْرِيسَ وَذَا ٱلْكِفْلِ ۖ كُلٌّۭ مِّنَ ٱلصَّـٰبِرِينَ ٨٥

“And ˹remember˺ Ishmael, Enoch, and Ⱬul-Kifl.1 They were all steadfast.” [surah al anbiya]
 How many times is the Prophet Elias mentioned in the Qur’an?
Prophet Elias was mentioned in the holy Quran three times, once in Surat Al-An’am, and twice in Surat Al-Saffat.

وَوَهَبْنَا لَهُۥٓ إِسْحَـٰقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ ۚ كُلًّا هَدَيْنَا ۚ وَنُوحًا هَدَيْنَا مِن قَبْلُ ۖ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِهِۦ دَاوُۥدَ وَسُلَيْمَـٰنَ وَأَيُّوبَ وَيُوسُفَ وَمُوسَىٰ وَهَـٰرُونَ ۚ وَكَذَٰلِكَ نَجْزِى ٱلْمُحْسِنِينَ ٨٤

وَزَكَرِيَّا وَيَحْيَىٰ وَعِيسَىٰ وَإِلْيَاسَ ۖ كُلٌّۭ مِّنَ ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ ٨٥

“And We blessed him with Isaac and Jacob. We guided them all as We previously guided Noah and those among his descendants: David, Solomon, Job, Joseph, Moses, and Aaron. This is how We reward the good-doers. Likewise, ˹We guided˺ Zachariah, John, Jesus, and Elias, who were all of the righteous.” [surah an’am]

 And Elias was indeed one of the messengers. ˹Remember˺ when he said to his people, “Will you not fear ˹Allah˺? Do you call upon ˹the idol of˺ Ba’l and abandon the Best of Creators. Allah, your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers? But they rejected him, so they will certainly be brought ˹for punishment˺. [surah as-saffat]

 وَإِنَّ إِلْيَاسَ لَمِنَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ 123 إِذْ قَالَ لِقَوْمِهِ أَلَا تَتَّقُونَ 124 أَتَدْعُونَ بَعْلًا وَتَذَرُونَ أَحْسَنَ الْخَالِقِينَ 125 اللَّهَ رَبَّكُمْ وَرَبَّ آبَائِكُمُ الْأَوَّلِينَ 126 فَكَذَّبُوهُ فَإِنَّهُمْ لَمُحْضَرُونَ 127 إ
  Dua Elias prophet
Elias Prophet went to his people and asked them to stop worshiping the idol and to worship their true creator, he asked them to believe in Allah and said:

And Elias was indeed one of the messengers. ˹Remember˺ when he said to his people, “Will you not fear ˹Allah˺? Do you call upon ˹the idol of˺ Ba’al and abandon the Best of Creators? Allah, your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers? But they rejected him, so they will certainly be brought ˹for punishment˺. [surah as-saffat]

وَإِنَّ إِلْيَاسَ لَمِنَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ 123 إِذْ قَالَ لِقَوْمِهِ أَلَا تَتَّقُونَ 124 أَتَدْعُونَ بَعْلًا وَتَذَرُونَ أَحْسَنَ الْخَالِقِينَ 125 اللَّهَ رَبَّكُمْ وَرَبَّ آبَائِكُمُ الْأَوَّلِينَ 126 فَكَذَّبُوهُ فَإِنَّهُمْ لَمُحْضَرُونَ 127 إ

 But they still didn’t believe him, so he prayed to Allah to stop the rain as a warning for his people but they kept denying him.
Hadith about Elias prophet.
The only hadith we know about Elias prophet is as follows:

Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessing be upon him) said: “The People of the Book used to read the Torah in Hebrew, and they explained it in Arabic for the people of Islam, so the Messenger of Allah, may Allah’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: “Do not believe the People of the Book and do not lie to them,” and say: We believe in Allah and what He has revealed. To us and what was revealed to you.”

 There is another narration of the hadith that the prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said: “What the People of the Book have told you, do not believe them, and do not deny them, and say: We believe in Allah It was false, you did not believe it, and if it was true, you did not deny it.”
 What are the Attributes of Prophet Elias, peace be upon him?
Elias prophet had many good attributes like all the other prophets, here are some of his attributes:

He was patient with his people, even though they kept denying him and didn’t believe in Allah he didn’t stop calling them to believe in Allah. He was also honest and wise.

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