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I recently saw a trailer about a biblical person named Samson. I have not heard anything similar in the Islamic scriptures.

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSolF3QBVBY

Do we reject the story or simply ignore it as the Prophet was silent about it?

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The Quran and authentic hadith do not mention Samson. So we can't make a decisive claim on the authenticity of his story in the Bible.

The twelve leaders of Israel mentioned in [5:12] could potentially allude to the Biblical judges, but not much authoritative detail is present in the Islamic sources.

Samson ( شمسون ) is briefly mentioned in some Islamic traditions, possibly deriving from Isra'iliyyat:

وقال ابن مسعود : إن النبي - صلى الله عليه وسلم - ذكر رجلا من بني إسرائيل لبس السلاح في سبيل الله ألف شهر ; فعجب المسلمون من ذلك ; فنزلت إنا أنزلناه الآية . خير من ألف شهر ، التي لبس فيها الرجل سلاحه في سبيل الله . ونحوه عن ابن عباس .

Ibn Masud said: The Prophet told us of a person from the Bani Israel who who fought Jihad in the way of Allah for a thousand months. When the people were worried by it the verse: "The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. [97:3]" was revealed, and this night is better than the thousand months in which he waged Jihad. Similar to this is narrated from Ibn Abbas.

وهب بن منبه : إن ذلك الرجل كان مسلما ، وإن أمه جعلته نذرا لله ، وكان من قرية قوم يعبدون الأصنام ، وكان سكن قريبا منها ; فجعل يغزوهم وحده ، ويقتل ويسبي ويجاهد ، وكان لا يلقاهم إلا بلحيي بعير ، وكان إذا قاتلهم وقاتلوه وعطش ، انفجر له من اللحيين ماء عذب ، فيشرب منه ، وكان قد أعطي قوة في البطش ، لا يوجعه حديد ولا غيره : وكان اسمه شمسون

Wahb ibn Munabbih said: He was a Muslim. When he was born his mother vowed this to Allah. They lived near a people who were idolators. He waged war alone ... with the jaw-bones of a camel, when he thirsted water came out from between the jaws, he was given strength and iron didn't hurt him. His name was Shamson.

Tafsir Qurtubi

Tabari also mentions Samson in his Tarikh here and here, with details similar to the Biblical narrative, though the chronology may be messed up.

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