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PROPHET ENOCH (IDRIS)

Allah has praised Enoch, describing him as being a prophet and truthful:
Mention in the Book (Quran) Idris (Enoch). Verily! He was a man of truth
(and) a prophet. We raised him to a high station. (Ch 19:56-57 Quran).

Enoch was born and raised in Babylon following the teachings and religion
of Prophet Adam (pbuh) and his son Seth (pbuh). Enoch was the 5th
generation of the Prophet Adam. He called the people back to his forefathers
religion, but only a few listened to him, while the majority turned away.

Prophet Enoch and his followers left Babylon for Egypt. There he carried on
his mission, calling people to what is just and fair, teaching them certain
prayers and instructing them to fast on certain days and to give a portion of
their wealth to the poor.

He was the first of the Children of Adam to be given prophethood after


Adam and Seth (peace upon them). It is reported that he was the 1st to
invent the basic form of writing. Some of his wise sayings are:

Happy is he who looks at his own deeds and appoints them as pleaders to his
Lord

None can show better gratitude for Allah's favors than he who shares them
with others. Do not envy people for what they have as they will only enjoy it
for a short while. He who indulges in excess will not benefit from it. The
real joy of life is to have wisdom.

DHUL KIFL

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

Allah 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 Quran).

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

Dwellers of Ar-Rass

Allah Almighty revealed: Noah's people, when they denied the Messengers
We drowned them, and We made them as a sign for mankind. We have
prepared a painful torment for the Zalimeen (polytheists and wrongdoers)
Also Ad and Thamud and the dwellers of Ar Rass and many generations in
between. For each of them We put forward examples (as proofs and lessons
etc), and each of them We brought to utter ruin (because of their disbelief
and evil deeds). (Ch 25:37-39 Quran)

Allah the Exalted revealed: Denied before them (these pagans of Mecca
who denied you, O Muhammad) the people of Noah and the dwellers of Ar
Rass, and Thamud and Ad and Pharaoh, and the brethren of Lot, and the
dewellers of the Wood, and the people of Tubba, everyone of them denied
their Messengers so My Threat took effect. (Ch 50:12-14 Quran).

These verses indicate that the dwellers of Ar Rass were destroyed as they
were the other people who refused to believe in the prophets of Allah

Ibn jarir stated that the dwellers of Ar Rass were the people of one of
Thamud's villages. Allah sent a prophet to them called Huzlah Ibn Safwan.
They denied and killed him, so Allah destroyed them.

Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn Al Hassan narrated: "The dwellers of AR Rass


had a well sufficing them and their land. They also had a just and good-
hearted king. When he died, they were much grieved for him. After four
days Satan took his form and said: "I was not deed, but I kept absent from
you to see your reaction." They were very joyful. He commanded them to
set up a curtain between him and them and told them that he would never
die. A great number of them believed him and were fascinated with and
worshiped him. Then Allah sent them a prophet telling them that it was only
Satan who was addressing them from behind the curtain. He forbade them to
worship him and commanded them to worship only Allah and no partner
with Him. In spite of that, they killed their prophet and threw his body into a
well. Therefore Allah destroyed them and their homes."
Yasin People

All that we know about these people is what Allah Almighty has told us in
the Glorious Quran: Put forward to them a similitude the (story of ) the
dwellers of the town, (it is said that the town was Antioch, Antakiya), when
there came Messengers to them. When We sent them two Messengers, they
belied them both, so We reinforced them with a third and they said: "Verily!
We have been sent to you as Messengers." They (people of the town) said:
"You are only human beings like ourselves and the Most Beneficent (Allah)
has revealed nothing, you are only telling lies." The Messengers said: "Our
Lord knows that we have been sent as Messengers to you, our duty is only to
convey plainly (the Message)." The people said: "For us we see an evil
omen from you, if you cease not we will surely stone you and a painful
torment will touch you from us." The Messengers said: "Your evil omens be
with you! (Do you call it "evil omen") because you are admonished? Nay
but you are a people Musrifun (transgressing all bounds by committing all
kinds of great sins, and by disobeying Allah)." And there came running from
the farthest part of the town, a man saying: "O my people! Obey the
Messengers obey those who ask no wagers of you (for themselves) and who
are rightly guided. Why should I not worship Him (Allah Alone) Who has
created me and to Whom you shall be returned. Shall I take besides Him
aliah (gods) if the Most Beneficent (Allah) intends me any harm, their
intercession will be of no use whatsoever, nor can they save me? Then
verily, I should be in plain error. Verily! I have believed in your Lord, so
listen to me!" It was said (to him when the disbelievers killed him): "Enter
Paradise." He said: "Would that my people knew! That my Lord (Allah) has
forgive me, and made me of the honored ones!" We sent not against his
people after him a host from heaven nor do We send (such a thing). IT was
but one shout and lo! They (all) were silent (dead destroyed). Alas for
mankind! There never came a Messenger to them but they used to mock at
him. Do they not see how many of the generations We have destroyed before
them? Verily, they will not return to them. (Ch 36:13-31 Quran).