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Prophet Seth (Shiith) & Prophet Idris (Enoch)

Prophet Seth (Shiith)

Years and years passed, Adam grew old, and his children spread all over the earth.
Muhammad Ibn Ishaq related: that when Adam's death drew near, he appointed his son
Seth (Shiith) to be his successor, and taught him the hours of the day and night along
with their appropriate acts of worship. He also foretold to him the flood that would come.

After Adam's death, his son Seth (Shiith) took over the responsibilities of prophethood,
according to a hadith narrated by Abu Dhar. Abu Dhar also narrated that Prophet
Muhammad said: "Allah sent down one hundred four psalms, of which fifty were sent
down to Seth." When the time of his death came, Seth's son Anoush succeeded him. He in
turn, was succeeded by his son Qinan, who was succeeded by his son Mahlabeel. The
Persians claim that Mahlabeel was the King of the Seven Regions, that he was the first
one to cut down trees to build cities and large forts and that he built the cities of
Babylonia. He reigned for a period of forty years. When he died his duties were taken
over by his son Yard, who on his death, bequeathed them to his son Khonoukh (Enoch), who is Idris according to the majority of the scholars (Ulama).


Prophet Idris (Enoch)

Allah has praised Enoch, describing him as being a prophet and truthful: Mention in the Book (Quran) Idris (Enoch). Verily! He was a man of truth (and) a prophet. We raised him to a high station. (Surah 19: 56-57).

Enoch was born and raised in Babylon following the teachings and religion of Prophet Adam (pbuh) and his son Seth (pbuh). Enoch was the 5th generation of the Prophet Adam. He called the people back to his forefathers religion, but only a few listened to him, while the majority turned away.

Prophet Enoch and his followers left Babylon for Egypt. There he carried on his mission, calling people to what is just and fair, teaching them certain prayers and instructing them to fast on certain days and to give a portion of their wealth to the poor.He was the first of the Children of Adam to be given prophethood after Adam and Seth (peace upon them). It is reported that he was the 1st to invent the basic form of writing.

Some of his wise sayings are:

Happy is he who looks at his own deeds and appoints them as pleaders to his Lord.

None can show better gratitude for Allah's favors than he who shares them with others.

Do not envy people for what they have as they will only enjoy it for a short while.

He who indulges in excess will not benefit from it.

The real joy of life is to have wisdom.

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