I heard somewhere that jews and some Christians too invoke Elijah in their prayers and feasts. He is considered to be the most important after Moses in Judaism. So what I wanted to know is if Elijah is mentioned in Quran and what his status is in Islam.


Eliyah is called Eliyas (إلياس) in Arabic, he is a Messenger in Islam and is mentioned in the Quran as follows:

وإن إلياس لمن المرسلين
إذ قال لقومه ألا تتقون
أتدعون بعلا وتذرون أحسن الخالقين
الله ربكم ورب آبائكم الأولين
فكذبوه فإنهم لمحضرون
إلا عباد الله المخلصين
وتركنا عليه في الآخرين
سلام على إل ياسين

And indeed, Elias was from among the messengers
When he said to his people, "Will you not fear Allah ?
Do you call upon Ba'l and leave the best of creators -
Allah, your Lord and the Lord of your first forefathers?"
And they denied him, so indeed, they will be brought [for punishment],
Except the chosen servants of Allah .
And We left for him [favorable mention] among later generations:
"Peace upon Elias."

Quran 37:123-130

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