ACCOUNT OF THE NAMES OF THE PROPHETS AND THEIR GENEALOGIES

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He (Ibn Sa`d) said: ‘Amr Ibn al-Haytham and Abu al-Nadr Háshim Ibn al-Qasim al-Kináni informed us; they said: al-Mas`udi informed us on the authority of Abu `Umar al-Shami, he on the authority of `Ubayd Ibn al-Khashkhásh, he on the authority of Abu Dharr; he said:

I asked the Prophet, (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم): Who was the first of the Prophets? He said: Adam. He (Abu Dharr) said; I said: Was he a Prophet? He said: Yes ! he was directly addressed (by Allah). He (Abu Dharr) said; I asked: How many of them were apostles? He said: Three hundred and fifteen which is a large number.

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He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Ibn Khalid Ibn Khidash informed us: ‘Abd Allah Ibn Wahb informed us on the authority of Sa’id Ibn Abi Ayyub, he on the authority of Ja`far Ibn Rabi`ah and Ziyád, mawla (Mawla means enfranchised slave. See below) to Mus`ab; they said:

The Apostle of Allah, (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), was asked if Adam was a Prophet, and he replied: Yes ! a Prophet who was addressed (by Allah).

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He (Ibn Sa’d) said: Hisham Ibn Muhammad Ibn aI-Sa’ib al-Kalbi informed us on the authority of his father; he said:

The first Prophet who was raised was Idris and he is Khanukh (Enoch) Ibn Yáridh (Jared) Ibn Mahlá’il (Mahalaleel). Qaynan (Cainan) Ibn Anush (Enos) Ibn Shith Ibn Adam; then Nuh (Noah, Ihn Lamak (Lamach) Ibn Mattushalikh (Methu Selah) Ibn Khanukh the same as Idris; then Ibrahim (Abraham) Ibn Tarih (Terah) Ibn Nahur (Nahor) Ibn Sarugh (Serug) Ibn Urghuwa (Reu) Ibn Fáligh (Peleg) (bit `Abir (Eber) Ibn Shŕlikh (Salah) Ibn Arfakhshad (Arphaxad) Ibn Sam (Shem) Ibn Nuh; then Ismail (Ishmael) and Ishaq, sons of Ibrahim: then Ya`qub (Jacob) lbn Ishaq Ibn Ibrahim; then Yusuf (Joseph) Ibn Ya`qub Ibn Ishaq; then Lut (Lot) Ibn Háran (Haran) Ibn `Tarih Ibn Nahur Ibn Sŕrugh, and he was the nephew of Ibrahim, the Khalil al-Rahman (friend of the Merciful) then Hud Ibn ‘Abd Allah Ibn al-Khulud Ibn `Ad Ibn `Us Ibn Iram Ibn Sam Ibn Nuh; then Sŕlih Ibn ‘Asif Ibn Kumŕshij Ibn Arum Ibn Thamud Ibn Jathir Ibn Iram Ibn Sam Ibn Nuh; then Shu`ayb (Shu`ayb, according to Muslim tradition, is the name of Moses’ father-in-law.) Ibn Yubab Ibn `Ayfa Ibn Midyan (Midian) Ibn Ibrahim, the friend of the Merciful; then Musa (Moses) and Hárun (Aaron) sons of `Imran (Amran) Ibn Qahith (Kohath) Ibn Lávi (Levi) Ibn Ya`qub Ibn Ishaq Ibn Ibrŕhim; then llyas Ibn Tashbin Ibn al-‘Azar (Eleazar) Ibn Harun Ibn `Imrán Ibn Qahith Ibn Lavi Ibn Ya`qub; then al-Ya`sa Ibn `Uzza Ibn Nishutalikh Ibn lfra’im (Ephraem) Ibn Yusuf Ibn Ya’qub Ibn Ishaq Ibn Ibrahim; then Yunus Ibn Matta from the family of Ya`qub Ibn Isháq Ibn Ibrahim; then Ayyub (Job) Ibn Zarih Ibn Amus Ibn Lifzin Ibn al-‘Ays (Essau) Ibn Ishaq Ibn Ibrahim; then Dawud (David) Ibn ‘Ishŕ (Jesse) Ibn ‘Uwaydh (Obed) Ibn Ba`ar (Booz) Ibn Salmun (Salmon) Ibn Nahshun (Naasson or Nahshon) Ibn Umaynadhib (Amminadab) 1bn Iram (Aram) Ibn Hasrun (Esrom) Ibn Faris (Phares) Ibn Yahudha (Judah) 1bn Ya`gub Ibn Ishag Ibn Ibrahim; then Sulayman (Solomon) Ibn Dawud; then Zakariya (Zechariah) Ibn Bashwa (Berechiah) from the family of Yahudha Ibn Ya`qub, then Yahyá (John), then `Isa (Jesus) Ibn Maryam (Mary) Bint `Imrán Ibn Mathan (Mathan) from the descendants of Yahudha Ibn Ya`qub; then the Prophet, may Allah’s peace be on him, Muhammad Ibn `Abd Allah ibn `Abd al-Muttalib Ibn Hashim.

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