TEHRAN (ICNA) – Prophet Idris (PBUH) was a scholar, teacher and thinker, who was known as the creator of many sciences because of the knowledge he obtained from God.
Prophet Idris, peace be upon him, is one of the 26 prophets whose name God mentioned in the Holy Qur’an. He descends from Hazrat Adam (peace be upon him) by five generations, and his father was Yarz bin Muhalil, who is also the ancestor of Noah, peace be upon him.
According to the historical books, the sons and grandsons of Cain who lived in Babylon were polytheists and pagans, indulging in lewd acts. Most of the residents of Babylon did not follow Idris, peace be upon him, so he decided to migrate to another country with those who believed in him. After leaving Babylon, they went to Egypt. In addition to religious teachings, Idris taught how to make plans in town planning, politics and rules, astronomy and arithmetic, and developed the science of wisdom in various parts of the world, including Greece, where the sages made use of his knowledge.
The Arabs call it Hermes and the “Blessed Triangle”. The meaning of Hermes is Mercury, and the meaning of the “Blessed Triangle” is “the wisdom, judgment and prophecy” that God gave to Idris. He is called “Enoch” in the Bible.
It is mentioned in the novels that Idris is the first person to write with a pen and the first person to sew clothes. Before him, people wore animal skins.
Idris, peace be upon him, is mentioned twice in the Holy Qur’an, in Surat Al-Anbiya, verse 85, and in Surat Maryam, verse 56, and he is portrayed as a sincere, patient and righteous prophet, and he has a high standing with God.
There are disagreements regarding the end of Idris’ life. It was said in some revelations that Idris Abdullah was with seven companions, until God raised the spirit of Idris to a high position.
Some say that Idris was born in an area called “Manaf” in Egypt, and some say that he was born in Babylon.