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Palestine: the Land of the Prophets

The Land of the Prophets: Prophet Sulaiman (pbuh)

“And gathered for Solomon were his soldiers of the jinn and men and birds, and they were [marching] in rows”. (Quran 27:17) Prophet Sulaiman (pbuh) was the youngest son of Prophet Dawood (pbuh) and was born in Jerusalem.  Allah (swt) bestowed him with many gifts, including the ability to speak…

The Land of the Prophets: Prophet Ishaq (pbuh)

“And We gave him the tiding of the birth of Isaac, a prophet among the righteous”. (Quran 37: 112) Prophet Ishaq (pbuh) was the second son of Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh), a miraculous gift from Allah (swt). Prophet Ishaq (pbuh) is considered an important prophet in Islam, who continued to spread…

The Land of the Prophets: Prophet Musa (pbuh)

“And (remember) when We gave Musa (Moses) the Scripture [the Taurat (Torah)] and the criterion (of right and wrong) so that you may be guided aright”. (Quran 2:53) Prophet Musa (pbuh) was sent by Allah (swt) to the Pharaoh of Egypt and the Israelites for guidance. Prophet Musa (pbuh) holds…

The Land of the Prophets: Prophet Isa (pbuh)

“Verily, the likeness of ‘Iesa (Jesus) before Allah is the likeness of Adam. He created him from dust, then (He) said to him: “Be!” – and he was”. (Quran 3:59) With most scholars citing Bethlehem, in today’s occupied West Bank, as the birth place of Prophet Isa (pbuh), he spent…

The Land of the Prophets: Prophet Dawud (pbuh)

“And your Lord knows best all who are in the heavens and the earth. And indeed, We have preferred some of the Prophets above others, and to Dawud (David) We gave the Zabur (Psalms)” (Quran 17:55) Prophet Dawud (pbuh) ruled Palestine for 40 years, 7 years of which was spent…