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Yakub or Yaqub (Arabic: يعقوب‎, also transliterated in other ways including Yaqoob, Yaqoub, Yaqub and Yakup) is the Arabic version of Jacob and James , because in fact they are the same name. He's a Prophet of Islam (see Jacob in Islam) and hence commonly used as a male given name in Arab, Turkish and Muslim societies. It is also used as a surname. Prophet Yakub was grandson of prophet Ibrahim and son of prophet Ishaq.

Nation of Islam[edit]

Yakub (Nation of Islam) was, according to the Nation of Islam, a black scientist who lived 6,600 years ago and created the white race. This notion has been universally condemned as absurd and racist.

Other people with this given name[edit]

Pre-modern times[edit]

Modern times[edit]

People with this surname[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Yakup, Turkish form of the name