Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Prophet Idris عليه السلام

Posted by Hashim Abd Ghani On 6:21 PM
Idris عليه السلام  is twice mentioned in the noble Qur’an : 

وَاذْكُرْ فِي الْكِتَابِ إِدْرِيسَ إِنَّهُ كَانَ صِدِّيقًا نَبِيًّا (٥٦)

وَرَفَعْنَاهُ مَكَانًا عَلِيًّا (٥٧)


56. And mention in the Book (the Qur’an) Idris; Verily, he was a man of truth, (and) a Prophet.

57. And We raised him to a high station.

(56. dan bacakanlah (Wahai Muhammad) di Dalam Kitab (Al-Quran) ini perihal Nabi Idris; Sesungguhnya adalah ia amat benar (tutur katanya dan imannya), serta ia seorang Nabi.)

(57. dan Kami telah mengangkatnya ke tempat Yang tinggi darjatnya.)

Maryam 19:56, 57

وَإِسْمَاعِيلَ وَإِدْرِيسَ وَذَا الْكِفْلِ كُلٌّ مِنَ الصَّابِرِينَ (٨٥)

وَأَدْخَلْنَاهُمْ فِي رَحْمَتِنَا إِنَّهُمْ مِنَ الصَّالِحِينَ (٨٦)


85. And (remember) Isma’il, Idris and Dhul-Kifli : all were among As-Sabirin (the patient).

86. And We admitted them to Our Mercy. Verily, they were of the righteous.

(85. dan (Demikianlah pula) Nabi-nabi Ismail dan Idris serta Zul-Kifli; semuanya adalah dari orang-orang Yang sabar.)

(86. dan Kami masukkan mereka Dalam (kumpulan Yang dilimpahi) rahmat kami: Sesungguhnya mereka adalah dari orang-orang Yang soleh.)

Al Anbiyaa’ 21:85, 86

Born in Egypt, in the city of Memphis (Minf), Idris عليه السلام   was first given the name Hirmis Al-Haramisah. According to another report, however, he was born in Babylon (Babil) and then later migrated to Egypt. When he first saw the Nile River, he said, “Babilyun,” which means: a river like your river, a large river, a blessed river. It is said that 188 cities were built during his era, the smallest of which was Ar-Ruha. Idris عليه السلام   is the first to have studied wisdom and astronomy, and some wise sayings are still credited to him, among which the following ara examples :

·         There is no better way to thank Allah خلّ خلا له  for His favors than to be kind and generous to His creation.

·         When you invoke Allah خلّ خلا له  , make your intention sincere and pure.

·         Wisdom is the life of the soul.

·         Do not be jealous of people for the things they have, for their enjoyment of those things is short-lived.

·         Nothing can make one feel rich when one seeks to have more than the bare necessities.


Extracts & Map Illustration from compilation by Dr Shawqi Abu Khalil; Darussalam Publication


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