A (Elias) was a Rasul (Messenger)
of Allah (God).
Like other Rusul (Messengers)
of Allah (God), Iliyas
invited his people to the True Path when his people began
to worship an idol named Ba’l. Only a handful of his people
responded positively to his call.
And verily, Iliyas
(Elias) was one of the Messengers.
When he said to his people: “Will
you not fear Allah?
“Will you call upon Ba’l
(a well known idol of his nation whom they used to worship)
and forsake the Best of creators,
“Allah, your Lord and the Lord
of your forefathers?”
But they denied him [Iliyas
(Elias)], so they will certainly be brought forth (to the
Except the chosen slaves of Allah.
And We left for him (a goodly
remembrance) among the later generations.
“Salam (peace) be upon Ilyasin
(Chapter) As-Saffat (Those
Ranged in Ranks) The Qur-an 37:123-130
is also mentioned at another place in the Holy Qur-an.
And Zakariya (Zachariah), and Yahya (John) and ‘Isa A (Jesus) and Iliyas
A (Elias), each of them was of the righteous.
(The Cattle) The