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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, Yakub is a common 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

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 condemned as absurd and racist.

Other people with this given name

Pre-modern times

Modern times

People with this surname

See also

  • Yakup, Turkish form of the name