The Story of Prophet Idris (Nnoch)
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1) Prophet Idris was tall, handsome and had a beard. He is very calm, thinks a lot and talks only when necessary. When speaking, his speech is very clear and also always lowers his gaze.
2) Prophet Idris was the first man to write with stationery. Before the prophet Idris, writing never existed.
3) The task of the prophet Idris is not to spread religion or stop shirk because at that time people on earth still believe in God.
4) The task of the prophet Idris is to fight ‘corruption’ or destruction such as stealing, adultery, oppression and so on which are becoming more widespread, especially among the descendants of Qabil.
5) When the prophet Idris saw the corruption of moral decay so widespread that his own people had begun to be destroyed, the prophet Idris gathered cavalry to fight with the group.
6) Prophet Idris was also the first person on earth to wage war (with good intentions) and he won the war.
7) Allah bestowed on Prophet Idris that every time all mankind does good, he will also be rewarded.
8) Prophet Idris said to the angel who was his best friend (It is said that the angel Jibril. Wallahua’alam) that he wanted to collect as much reward as possible before he died.
9) Therefore, the prophet Idris asked the angel to take him to meet with the angel of death to negotiate the date of his death.
10) The angel also brought the prophet Idris behind his body and flew to the 4th heaven to meet the angel of death.
11) Upon arrival in the 4th heaven and after the angel told the angel of death what the purpose of going there, the angel of death also asked, “But where is Idris?”, The angel replied “It is behind me”.
12) The angel of death is very shocked and amazed because he has been instructed to take the life of the prophet Idris in the 4th heaven where it is impossible because the prophet Idris lives on earth. So the prophet Idris was deprived of his life in the 4th heaven as his destiny.
13) Prophet Idris was the only human who died in heaven. Such is the glory of the prophet Idris.
14) Thousands of years after the death of the prophet Idris only then did the devil succeed in triggering the first shirk among human beings.
15) After the time of the prophet Idris, there are 5 pious people who always invite people to goodness. Their names are mentioned in the Quran. Satan began his work after the five pious people died.
16) Satan incited people to commemorate the 5 pious by making a stone statue and naming each statue by the name of the pious person. Every time people see the statue they are very happy and remember the teachings of the pious to do good.
17) After the passage of that generation, the devil began to incite people by stating the purpose of the statues were created. Satan described the ancestors of previous generations as worshiping these statues and goodness began to come and they became good people. So the new generation needs to worship the statue to be a better person.
18) Thus began the act of shirk among human beings.
Allah has praised Enoch, describing him as being a Prophet and truthful:
“Mention in the Book (Qur’an) Idris (Enoch). Verily! He was a man of truth (and) a Prophet. We raised him to a high station.” [Al-Qur’an 19:56-57].
Birth and Teachings
Enoch was born and raised in Babylon following the teachings and religion of Prophet Adam (PBUH) and his son Seth (PBUH). Enoch was the 5th generation of the Prophet Adam. He called the people back to his forefathers religion, but only a few listened to him, while the majority turned away.
Prophet Enoch and his followers left Babylon for Egypt. There he carried on his mission, calling people to what is just and fair, teaching them certain prayers and instructing them to fast on certain days and to give a portion of their wealth to the poor.
The Wise Sayings of Prophet Enoch
He was the first of the Children of Adam to be given prophethood after Adam and Seth (peace upon them). It is reported that he was the 1st to invent the basic form of writing.
Some of his wise sayings are:
“Happy is he who looks at his own deeds and appoints them as pleaders to his Lord”
“None can show better gratitude for Allah’s Favors than he who shares them with others”
“Do not envy people for what they have as they will only enjoy it for a short while”
“He who indulges in excess will not benefit from it”
“The real joy of life is to have wisdom”