Who is prophet isaac? Who is prophet isaac in the quran?
Isaac (as) is the son of Abraham (as) from Sarah. History books describe him as a tall, well-spoken and handsome man with dark eyes, wheat skin and snow-white hair and beard. Both in mannerism and appearance, he resembled his father Abraham (as). (Hakim, al-Mustadrak, II, 607)
The Qur’an also praises Isaac (as):
“And remember Our servants, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, those of strength and vision. We chose them for an exclusive quality: remembrance of the home of the Hereafter. And indeed they are, to Us, among the chosen and outstanding.” (Sad, 38: 45-47)
After the passing of his father, Isaac (as) was assigned a prophet for the people of Damascus and Palestine. Allah had made him an eminent person of exceptional character. The Qur’an says:
“And We gave him good tidings of Isaac, a prophet from among the righteous. And We blessed him and Isaac. But among their descendants is the doer of good and the clearly unjust to himself.” (Al-Saffat, 37: 112-113)
At old age, Isaac (as) began losing his sight and eventually became completely blind. He had two sons, Jacob and Iys, also called Esau. They were twins.
Towards the end of his life, Isaac (as) prayed for both his sons but in different ways. He asked for prophets to be raised from the lineage of Jacob (as), while he asked for kings to come from children of Esau.
Isaac’s (as) Miracles
It is reported that his people once said to him:
“We will not believe in you unless you can get animals to confirm you are a prophet!”
So, Isaac (as) turned to some animals nearby and said, “Tell these people who I am!”
A fox replied, “You are a prophet of Allah!”
A gazelle exclaimed, “You are the son of Allah’s friend!”
And a goat said, “Whoever does not believe in you will end up in hell!”
Again, while in Jerusalem, people asked Isaac (as) to “…move this mountain if you want us to believe!”
The mountain suddenly shook and the people of Jerusalem accepted the call.
As he was inviting others one day, a man brought a few cowhides and asked him to “…bring these back to life!”
Isaac filled the skin with sand and prayed. In no time, they were all up on their feet.
Every sheep Isaac (as) touched with his hand would also give birth.
It is narrated that Isaac (as) passed away at around the age of 160 near Jerusalem and was buried next to his father, Abraham (as). (Ibn Asir, al-Kamil, I, 127)
Peace be upon him…