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The meaning of Dhul Kifl

He supported his people to suffice their needs and administered justice among them. That is why he was called Dhul - Kifl. Dhul - Kifl literally means "possessor of, or giving, a double requital or portion."


His description in Qur’an

Allah سبحانه و تعالى declared: “Remember Ishmael and Idris and Dhul Kifl, all were from among those who observe patience." Qur’an.Surah Anbiya 21:85-86


Immediately following Ayyub's (peace be upon Him) story in the Qur'an, Almighty Allah (Glory be to Him) also directed: "Remember Our slaves, Ibrahim, Isaaq and Yaqub (all) owners of strength (in worshipping Us) and also of religious understanding. Verily, We did choose them by granting them (a good thing ) the remembrance of the home (in the Hereafter and they used to make the people remember it and also they used to invite the people to obey Allah and to do good deeds for the Hereafter). And they are in Our Sight, verily of the chosen and the best! Remember Ismael, Al-Yasaa and Dhul Kifl all are among the best." Qur’an.Surah Saad 38:45-48



Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Stories of the Prophets by Ibn Kathir


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