Was ‘Uzayr a prophet? His name appears in in the Quran. But when listing names of the twenty-five prophets mentioned in the Quran, his name is not listed. So, was he a prophet?

Also, were Shith and Saam prophets?


Hafiz Ibn Kathir (rahimahullah) states that the popular opinion is that ‘Uzayr (‘alayhis salam) was a prophet of the Bani Israel who was inspired by Allah with the knowledge of the Torah.

(Bidayah wan Nihayah: vol. 2 pg. 215)


Hafiz Ibn Kathir and Ibnul ‘Asakir (rahimahumullah) also state that Shith (‘alayhis salam) was a prophet, based on the lengthy Hadith of Abu Dharr (radhiyallahu’anhu) found in Sahih Ibn Hibban.

(Bidayah wan Nihayah: vol.1 pg. 154, Qasasul Ambiya: pg. 55, Tarikhu Dimashq: vol. 23 pg. 274)


I have not come across mention of Saam being a prophet in any of the references that I have checked.



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar