Is Hizqil a Prophet?

Fatwa ID: 03052

Answered by:  Maulana Selim Saldiran​

Question:

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

Is there any Prophet named Hizqeel?

Answer:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

There are scholars who state that Hizqīl was a prophet.

Allah says in verse 243 of surah al-Baqarah: {Have you not considered those who left their homes in many thousands, fearing death? Allah said to them, "Die"; then He restored them to life. And Allah is full of bounty to the people, but most of the people do not show gratitude.} Many scholars of tafsir are stating under the tafsir of this verse that Hizqīl was the prophet sent to these people.[1] Al-Tabarī says that he was one of the prophets of Banū Isrā’il. He came after Yushaʿ and Kālib bin Yūfannā. His full name is Hizqīl bin Būzī, he was also called Ibn al-ʿAjūz.[2]

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Selim Saldiran

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Daru Ifta Birmingham

 


[1]زاد المسير في علم التفسير1/220وفي النبي الذي دعا لهم قولان: أحدهما: أنه حزقيل. والثاني: أنه شمعون.

 

[2]جامع البيان عن تأويل آي القرآن 4/437حَدَّثَنَا بِهِ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ حُمَيْدٍ، قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا سَلَمَةُ بْنُ الْفَضْلِ، قَالَ: حَدَّثَنِي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ إِسْحَاقَ، عَنْ وَهْبِ بْنِ مُنَبِّهٍ، قَالَ: " خَلَفَ بَعْدَ مُوسَى فِي بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ يُوشَعُ بْنُ نُونٍ، يُقِيمُ فِيهِمُ التَّوْرَاةَ وَأَمْرَ اللَّهِ حَتَّى قَبَضَهُ اللَّهُ. ثُمَّ خَلَفَ فِيهِمْ كَالِبُ بْنُ يُوقَنَّا يُقِيمُ فِيهِمُ التَّوْرَاةَ وَأَمْرَ اللَّهِ حَتَّى قَبَضَهُ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى. ثُمَّ خَلَفَ فِيهِمْ حِزْقِيلُ بْنُ بُوزِيٍّ وَهُوَ ابْنُ الْعَجُوزِ. ثُمَّ إِنَّ اللَّهَ قَبَضَ حِزْقِيلَ، وَعَظُمَتْ فِي بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ الْأَحْدَاثُ، وَنَسَوْا مَا كَانَ مِنْ عَهْدِ اللَّهِ إِلَيْهِمْ

 

 

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