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Was Al-khidr prophet? Is he still alive?

Is prophet Idris still alive? how did he die?

What about the companions of the cave, are they alive?

 

Is there anyone else of importance being alive that i have not mentioned except for Imam Al Mahdi a.s and Prophet Isa a.s

 

 

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1 hour ago, Guest Guest said:

Is prophet Idris still alive? how did he die?

It is related from Imam Ja‘far as-Sadiq that an angel was under the wrath of Allah and his hair and wings were cut off and he was lying on an island for a long time. When Allah appointed Idris, that angel came to Idris and requested him to pray from him so that Allah may be pleased with him and return his hair and wings. Prophet Idris prayed for him and Allah restored his hair and wings. The angel asked Idris, “Do you wish anything from me?” Idris said, “Yes, I wish that you take me up to the heavens so that I can see the Angel of Death. Because thinking of him I cannot live without fear. The angel took the Prophet to the 4th heaven on his wings. There he saw the Angel of Death sitting, moving his head in a peculiar way. Idris saluted him and asked him the cause for turning his head in that manner. The Angel of Death replied, “Allah has ordered me to take your soul between the 4th and 5th heaven.” Idris pleaded, “O Allah! How is it possible when the distance up to the 4th heaven is 500 years of travel and the distance between the 4th and 5th heaven is another 500 years of travel? “This is the distance between one heaven and another.” saying this, the Angel of Death took away his soul. These are the words of Allah, which means

 

“And we raised him high in heaven” (19:57)

 

1 hour ago, Guest Guest said:

Was Al-khidr prophet? Is he still alive?

It should be noted that the Quran hasn’t clearly mentioned the name of Khidhr, yet he has been referred to as “One of Our servants whom We had granted a grace from Ourselves, and taught him a knowledge from Our own” [1] (which indicates his high degree of servitude and exceptional knowledge) and the teacher of Prophet Musa (pbuh). This high character that the Quran speaks of has been introduced as Khidhr in many hadiths.

 

He was a divine scholar whom Allah (s) had bestowed His special grace and mercy upon, was responsible for some of the inner matters of this world, knew some of the world’s secrets and was a teacher to Prophet Musa (pbuh) in some respects, although Prophet Musa (pbuh) was higher than him in others.

 

Some hadiths and verses of the Quran imply that he was a prophet and messenger of Allah (s) to his tribe and people, to invite them to tawhid (the oneness of God) and accepting Allah’s (s) prophets and the divine books. His miracle was that whenever desired, he could revive any dead and dry branch or dry and barren land, making it green again, thus being given the title “Khidhr”. His real name is Talya ibn Malekan ibn Aber ibn Arafkhshad (ارفخشد) ibn Sam ibn Nuh.

 

As for the prolonged life of this prophet, we would like to draw your attention to a hadith from Imam Sadiq (as): “…“…As for the servant of Allah (s) Khidr, Allah (s) extended his life, but not because of his prophetic mission, nor in order to reveal a book onto him, nor to nullify through him, the religion of the past prophets, nor for him to become leader to a nation following him, nor for the obedience that Allah (s)had made obligatory upon him, but He (Allah (s)) extended his life because He had chosen to lengthen the occultation of the Qa’im (Imam Mahdi (as)) and knew that some of the people would begin doubting about him as a result, so He lengthened the life of this good servant of His in order for it to be reason for accepting the long life of the Qa’im and so that his life would be compared with the imam’s, rejecting the objection and criticism of the enemies and the bad-minded. [2]

 

He is, without a doubt, still alive and is currently more than six thousand years old [3].

 

[1] Kahf:65-70.

[2] Kamaluddin, vol. 3, pg. 357; Biharul-Anwar, vol. 51, pg. 222.

[3] Yawmul-Khalas, pg. 157.

 

1 hour ago, Guest Guest said:

What about the companions of the cave, are they alive?

Aqa Mahdi Puya says:

When the people of the town found one of the ashab ul kahf in the market who went there to buy food they wanted to know who he was. He told them their story. They went with him to the cave. The man went inside in advance and informed his comrades that the emperor with his scholars is coming to see them. They fell prostrate before Allah and prayed that the sleep might come over them again. So when the royal entourage came in they were asleep. They decided to build a masjid over them. The act of giving recognition to the men of God has been appreciated by the Quran. To build a masjid over the graves of men of God or to treat the place where they are buried as a place of worship of Allah is permissible according to verse 21. On this basis the tawaf of hajr of Ismail, known as hajr al aswad, close to the Ka-bah, is obligatory during the performance of hajj. 

So i guess they are dead. 

1 hour ago, Guest Guest said:

Is there anyone else of importance being alive that i have not mentioned except for Imam Al Mahdi a.s and Prophet Isa a.s

Hazrat Khidr only. 

Some people do say Hazrat Idris but i found this of al-islam

In a tradition from Amir al-Mu’minin it is narrated that after the death of Idris Allah raised him to an elevated position and sustained him with the bounties of heaven

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Thanks alot brother,

6 hours ago, Ron_Burgundy said:

It is related from Imam Ja‘far as-Sadiq that an angel was under the wrath of Allah and his hair and wings were cut off and he was lying on an island for a long time

i thought that angels couldn't sin.

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15 hours ago, Guest Guest said:

Thanks alot brother,

i thought that angels couldn't sin.

Well I had a same understanding brother but i got this from al-islam they have provided citations for the writing. however, I do know there are many different story how angel became friend of Prophet Idris in the end we all know he took him to 4th sky and he died there. 

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