List of people mentioned by name in the Quran

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

Prophets

  • 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)
  • Harun (24 times)
  • Hud (25 times)
  • Ibrahim (69 times)
  • Ismail (12 times)
  • Ilyas (6:85, 37:123 and maybe 37:130)
  • Ishaq (17 times)
  • Isa (59 times total) as Isa (25 times), '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 (4 times: 3:144, 33:40, 47:2, 48:29)
  • Ahmad (61:6) (Muhammad and Ahmad are the same)
  • Nuh (43 times)
  • Saleh (9 times)
  • Shu'ayb (10 times)
  • Sulayman (17 times)
  • Yahya (5 times)
  • Ya'qub (16 times)
  • Isra'il (43 times) Ya'qub and Isra'il are the same.
  • Yusuf (27 times)
  • Yunus (4 times: 4:163, 6:86, 10:98, 37:139)
  • Zakariyya (7 times)

Non Prophets

  • Azar (6:74)
  • Aziz (12:30, 12:51)
  • Al-Samiri (20:85, 20:87, 20:95)
  • Abu Lahab (111:1)
  • Dhul-Qarnayn (18:83, 18:86, 18:94)
  • Fir'aun (74 times)
  • Haman (28:6, 28:8, 28:38, 29:39, 40:24, 40:36)
  • Imran (3:33, 3:35, 66:12)
  • Jalut (2:249, 2:250, 2:251)
  • Maryam (34 times) as the only woman mentioned in the Qur'an by her personal name. (A few scholars (such as Ibn Hazm)[109] see Maryam (Mary) as a Prophet, since God sent her a message via an angel)
  • Luqman (31:12, 31:13, 31:16)
  • Qarun (28:76, 28:79, 29:39, 40:24)
  • Talut (2:247, 2:249)
  • Iblis (11 times) Also 'Shaytan' or the Satan.[1]
  • Uzayr (9:30)
  • Zayd ibn Harithah (33:37)
  • Abdullah

Angels mentioned by name

See also

Notes

  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
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