Prophet Yahya


O Yahya! take hold of the Book with strength, and We granted him wisdom while yet a child. 19:12
And dutiful to his parents, and he was not insolent, disobedient. 19:14
And peace on him on the day he was born, and on the day he dies, and on the day he is raised to life. 19:15

Yahya (John the Baptist) was a prophet for the Bani Israil around whom people would gather to hear him. He invited his people to the teachings of Prophet Musa. When Sayyida Maryam brought Prophet Isa to Jordan, she asked Prophet Yahya to baptise him. In reply he said it was he who wished to be baptised by the child. Prophet Isa replied saying he wished to be baptised by Yahya.