Prophet Ezekiel  

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   1.   Monotheism - Ezekiel preached God's oneness
   2.   Submission - Ezekiel submit himself to God's commands
   3.   Monotheism + Submission = Muslim - Anyone who believes in one God and submits themselves to God, is in essence, a Muslim
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Some scholars say Ezekiel was the son of Job, whereas others claim he is Ezekiel of the Bible.

Little is known about Ezekiel. His name in Arabic, Hizkeel means 'God will strengthen' or literally 'to fasten upon'.

Ezekiel is recognized as a prophet in Islamic tradition. Although not mentioned in the Quran by name, all Muslim scholars, both classical and modern have included Ezekiel in lists of the prophets of Islam.

Ezekiel is a major prophet in the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Ezekiel. He lived in Jerusalem until the Babylonian conquest and captivity of Israel, at which time he was taken to Babylon. The Book of Ezekiel describes his vivid symbolic visions that predict the restoration of the kingdom of Israel.

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Jhezqel "God strengthens"
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Ezekiel
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Gender: Male
Age: * 52 years
622 BC - Birth
570 BC - Death
Country: Iraq
Scripture: Book of Ezekiel
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Ezekiel in the Torah

Torah is the first 5 books* of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

Ezekiel in the Psalms

Psalms is the third section of the Hebrew Bible. Many of the Psalms are linked to David.

Ezekiel in the Bible (Old Testament)

The Old Testament consists of 39 books* including the Jewish Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy)


IMPORTANT NOTE: Whilst the Bible OT is acknowledged by CHRISTIANITY, Christians today are more observant of the Bible NT version
1 The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.
2 Thus Ezekiel is unto you a sign: according to all that he hath done shall ye do: and when this cometh, ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel in the Bible (New Testament)

The New Testament (Christianity) consists of 66 books*. 39 books from the Old Testament, and 27 additional books including Matthew, Mark, Luke and John

Ezekiel in the Quran

The Quran was revealed to Muhammad through the Angel Gabrial. It is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be a direct revelation from God

Ezekiel in Hadith

Hadith are the "prophetic traditions" of Muhammad; his teachings, actions, deeds and sayings. Hadith were compiled from oral reports in circulation in society around the time of their compilation
To view the complete Hadith database, visit Muflihun.com

Ezekiel in Ibn Kathir

Ibn Kathir (1300-1373) was an influential Muslim scholar/historian who wrote the reknowned 'Qisas Al-Anbiya' (Stories of the Prophets) book. An authorative and respected thesis on the many prophets of God

IMPORTANT NOTE: Ibn Kathir is NOT Revealed Scripture. It appears here as it contains relevant information
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Story of Ezekiel in Islam

Little is known about the story of Ezekiel, his name in Arabic means ‘God will strengthen’ or literally ‘to fasten upon’. Ezekiel is recognized as a prophet in Islamic tradition. Although not mentioned in the Quran by the name, all Muslim scholars, both classical and modern have included Ezekiel in lists of the prophets of Islam.

Allah Resurrects the Dead

Almighty Allah said: “Did you (O Muhammad) not think of those who went forth from their homes in thousands, fearing death? Allah said to them, “Die.” And then He restored them to life. Truly, Allah is full of Bounty to mankind, but most men think not. (Ch 2:243 Quran).

Mohammad Ibn Ishaaq stated of Wahb Ibn Munbah said that when Allah took Kalih Ibn Yofra (Jephtha) after Joshua, Ezekiel Ibn Buzi succeeded him as the prophet to the Israelites. The people had fled from Palestine for fear of the plague and settled on a plateau. Allah said to them: “Die you all,” and they all perished. A few centuries passed, and then Ezekiel, passing by, stopped over them, wondering. There came a voice: “Do you want Allah to resurrect them while you watch?” He said: “Yes.” Then he was commanded to call those bones to join one to the other and to be covered with flesh. So he called them by the power of Allah, and the people arose and glorified Allah in the voice of one man.

Allah Resurrects the Dead Through Ezekiel

According to Ibn Abbas, this place was called “Damardan.” Its people were inflicted with plague, so they fled, while a group of them who remained in the village perished.

The Angel of Death called to the survivors: “Die you all,” and they perished.

After a long time a prophet called Ezekiel passed by them and stood wondering over them, twisting his jaws and fingers. Allah revealed to him: “Do you want Me to show you how I bring them back to life? He said: “Yes.” His idea was to marvel at the power of Allah over them. A voice said to him: “Call: ‘O you bones, Allah commands you to gather up.’” The bones began to fly one to the other until they became skeletons. Then Allah revealed to him to say; “Call: ‘O you bones, Allah commands you to put on flesh and blood and the clothes in which they had died.’” And a voice said: “Allah commands you to call the bodies to rise.” And they rose. When they returned to life they said: “Blessed are You, O Lord, and all praises is Yours.” Ibn ‘Abbas reported that the dead who were resurrected were four thousand, while Ibn Salih said they were nine thousand.

Hadith About the Plagues

Regarding plague, Abu Ubaidah Ibn Al-Jarrah related that ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattab was on his way to Syria and had reached Sarg when the leader of the Muslim army, Abu Ubaidah Ibn Al-Jarrah, and his companions met him and told him of a pestilence that had broken out in Syria. ‘Umar remember the Prophet’s saying: “If it (plague) be in a country where you are staying, do not go out fleeing it, and if you hear it is in a country, do not enter it.” Umar praised Allah and then went off.

Muhammad Ibn Ishaaq stated that we do not know how long Ezekiel stayed among the Israelites before Allah took him away. After him, the Israelites deviated from the right way of life, as they usually did, and deserted Allah’s covenant with them. They worshipped many idols, among them Ba’al, so Allah sent to them the Elijah.


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