List of people mentioned by name in the Quran

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This article lists persons mentioned in the Quran including the names of angels and Idols as well. God's Islamic names are left to article Names of God in Islam.

General list[edit]

Prophets[edit]

  • Adam (25 times)
  • Al-Yasa' (6:86 and 38:48)
  • Ayub (4:163, 6:84, 21:83, 38:41)
  • Dawud (16 times)
  • Dhul-Kifl (21:85, 38:48)
  • Hud (25 times)
  • Ibrahim (69 times)
  • Ismail (12 times)
  • Ilyas (6:85, 37:123 and maybe 37:130)
  • Ishaq (17 times)
  • Isa (25 times) in addition: 'Al-Masih'(11 times) and Ibn Maryam(23 times).
  • Idris (19:56, 21:85)
  • Lut (27 times)
  • Musa (136 times) Moses is the name of the human person mentioned most often in the Qur'an. In common parlance, locals take the full name as Musa-Alaihis-Salaam.
  • Muhammad (5 times: 3:144, 33:40, 47:2, 48:29 and Ahmed in 61:6)
  • Nuh (43 times)
  • Saleh (9 times)
  • Shu'ayb (10 times)
  • Sulayman (17 times)
  • Uzayr (9:30)
  • Yahya (5 times)
  • Ya'qub (16 times) Isra'il is also mentioned about 43 times.
  • Yusuf (27 times)
  • Yunus (4:163, 6:86, 10:98, 37:139)
  • Zakariyya (7 times)

Non Prophets[edit]

Angels mentioned by name[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Some interpreters consider Ibis a member of Jinn and not an angel. "Behold! We said to the angels: Bow down to Adam. They bowed down except Iblis He was one of the Jinns." Qur'an 18:50