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The shrines and tombs of the prophets:

Prophet NUH (NOAH):

His shrine is located in Kerak in the south of Jordan.
The prophet Noah is one of the most ancient prophets. He is mentioned in the Holy Qor'an many times, and there is even a chapter (71) named after him. His story is that God sent him to his people to warn them to worship him and to abandon their idols. However, they repeatedly rejected him - all except a few poor people of low-standing - and eventually God sent a flood which covered the earth and drowned everyone except the prophet Noah and his companions who had been forewarned to build a ship, and who thus were saved in it.

Prophet HUD:

The prophet HUD was an ancient Arab prophet, descended from the prophet Noah. Allah sent him to his tribe Aad, who were known for their strength and size, and said to live in the Yemen, to warn them to worship one God, but they ridiculed him and accused him of madness. Eventually, Allah sent them a terrible drought as a warning, and when they did not heed that, he sent a black cloud with a terrible wind that for eight days and seven nights chastised them and eventually destroyed them all, with the exception of HUD and the faithful with him who escaped. The eleventh chapter in the Qor'an was named after him. His shrine is located near Jerash.

Prophet Khider:

His shrines are located in Mahis, Kerak, Ajlun and Bait Ras in Irbid.
The Prophet Khidr is mentioned, albeit not by name, in chapter 18 of the Qor'an. He is the mysterious, immortal figure whom Moses encountered at the place where the two seas meet (i.e. at the place where the mortal would meet the world of immortal life, as indicated by the incident of the fish coming back to life) and who subsequently implores to be allowed to accompany him. However, Moses questions Khidr's actions three times and eventually Khidr, after explaining his (righteous) motives, parts with Moses. Islamic tradition relates that Khidr is one of four or five blessed figures in history who never died like Enoch, Elijah, Jesus and Mary - but were taken to heaven directly with their bodies (much like the prophet Mohammad, during the night journey), and who thus can return to this world at will. In fact Khidr and Elijah are said to meet during the Hajj (pilgrimage) to Mecca every year. This also explains why Khidr has so many shrines in Jordan - places hallowed by him - but no tomb, Jordan being traditionally his land.

Prophet LUT(LOT):

The prophet Lot was the nephew of Abraham and emigrated with him from Ur in Iraq, but whereas the prophet Abraham went to live in Palestine (in Hebron), Lot went to live in the lands just south of the Dead Sea (Sodom and Gomorra). He warned his people to desist from their homosexual practice, but they would not listen. Allah sent two angels to him who warned him to flee, which he did during the first hours of the night with his daughters to Ghor Safi, and the next morning the angels destroyed his people to the last man.

Prophet SHU'AYB (Jethro):

The prophet Shu'ayb is a descendent of the prophet Abraham. He is one of four Arab prophets mentioned in the Qor'an (Hud, Salih, Shu'ayb, and Mohammad). The Prophet Ismail/Ishmael also became Arabised and spoke Arabic in his life, after settling in Mecca. He was from the tribe of median who lived in the vicinity of Ma'in in Jordan. The people of Median were heathen bandits that cheated and terrorized travellers. Allah sent Shu'ayb to warn them to desist, but they rejected him, and so Allah destroyed them.
He was also Moses and Aaron's father -in -law, and the Qur'an mentions the story how Moses worked for him for ten years as payment for dowry. Shu'ayb was also said to be the only prophet known to be blind. His tomb is located in Wadi Shu'ayb near Salt.

Prophet HARUN (Aaron):

The prophet Harun (Aaron) Ben Imran was the elder brother of the prophet Moses, and the descendent of Abraham through his grandson Jacob. However when Moses was a messenger and Aaron was only a prophet, he shared with Moses in his mission to pharaoh and in leading the Israelites out of captivity in Egypt.
His brother Moses and his people on Mount Hor, near Petra, buried him. His tomb is located in Petra.

Prophet Musa (Moses):

The prophet Moses is mentioned most often in the Holy Qor'an. Many of the episodes of his life and missions are related in detail. These include his birth and the ruse through which he was brought up at pharaoh’s court, his dispute with the Egyptian whom he killed with a blow, his escape to Median and his marriage to Jethro's daughter, his and Aaron's mission to pharaoh and the miracles they were granted, his escape with the children of Israel from Egypt, his speaking to Allah, his striking the rock, his anger at his people's relapsing into worshiping the golden calf, and many of the episodes that happened to him and his people whilst they wandered in the desert before his death . Although there is no actual tomb on mount Nebo, it is nevertheless definitely the place where he died.

Prophet Yosha' (Joshua):

The prophet Joshua, the son of Nun, was the maternal nephew of Moses, and a descendent of the prophet Abraham. He was mentioned in the Qur'an as the apprentice of Moses (in chapter 18). After the death of Moses he became the leader of the Israelites, and led them in the conquest over the land of Palestine, including Jericho and Jerusalem. The prophet Mohammad said that the sun was never halted for a human being except for Yosha 'on the night he left for Jerusalem'. Although his name as such does not appear in the Qur'an, Islamic tradition clearly confirms his status as a prophet.

Prophet Sulayman (Solomon):

The prophet Sulayman (Solomon) was the son of the prophet Dawud (David) and his successor as King of the Israelites. From early childhood, he was known for his proverbial wisdom and his piety. As a king he was given powers and domination over the earth that no man - before or after him - has or would ever be given. These included control over Jinn, control over the winds and understanding the language of birds. As with his father, the prophet David, he is regarded as impeccable in Islam, and to say otherwise is also sacrilegious. Amongst the stories related about him in the Qur'an, is a story of his forcing the Queen of Sheba to come to him and accept the one God.

Prophet Mohammad:

One of the famous Muslim historians IBM Hisham recalled the famous childhood encounter of the prophet Mohammad and his uncle Abu Talib with the monk Bahira - and (with his companion Maysarah) his later encounter with the Monk Nestor, at a caravan stop of Bostra of al-sham. To this day there is an ancient tree near Safawi which is said to be the tree underneath which the prophet took shelter, perhaps when he was spotted by the Monk Nestor.
The site of Prophet Mohammad's encounter with the monk Bahira, and later with the monk Nestor is known as Kastron Mafa'ah near Madaba in which a huge excavation took place by the Franciscans in 1986.


Prophet Yahya (John The Baptist):

Prophet Yahya (John the Baptist) was the son of the prophet Zechariah and thus also the cousin of the blessed Virgin Mary. His birth itself was miraculous because his parents were too old to have children at the time, but were granted one in response to his father's prayers to Allah to grant him a son that would carry on his work (of preaching). Yahya was a pious, ascetic son, and was inspired with the scripture and went about the land preaching the word of God, and foretelling the imminent advent of the Messiah. When consulted by King Herod Antipas as to the illicitness of the latter's marriage, he refused to declare it legal, and was eventually murdered for this, at the instigation of Salome, in Herod's citadel at Mukawir / Machaerus. Albeit his head was taken and buried in what is now the Umayyad mosque in Damascus, while his body remained and buried in Mukawir.


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