Prophet Dhulkifl


“And [remember] Ismail, Idrees & Dhulkifl – each of them was among the patient ones.” 21:85

It is said that he was the successor of Prophet Ilyasa who put a challenge to his people to find his successor. The challenge was to fast during the day, spend the night in prayer and refrain from getting angry. One Uwaydiya bin Adreem took the challenge and was then called Dhul-Kifl. Very little is known about him although mentioned twice in the Qur’an