Important People

In human history, there have been many inspirational people who were known for being righteous, truthful and generally having upstanding character.  Below is a list of some of these people (peace be upon them all); click on their names to read more about them.  

(Qur’anic) Name

Anglicised (Biblical) Name

Muhammad  (See note 1) 
`Eesa  Jesus 
Maryam  Mary 
Yahya  John (the Baptist)
Zakariyya  Zachariah 
 `Uzayr  Ezra 
Sulayman  Solomon 
Dawud  David 
 Shamwil 2  Samuel
Al-yasa  Elisha 
Ilyas  Elias 
Musa  Moses 
Harun  Aaron 
Asiyah 3  Bithiah 
Yunus  Jonah 
Shu`ayb   - 
Ayyub  Job 
Yusuf  Joseph 
Ya'qub / Isra`eel  Jacob / Israel 
Is-haq  Isaac 
Isma`eel  Ishmael 
Lut  Lot 
Ibrahim  Abraham 
Salih   - 
Hud   Heber / Eber 
Nuh  Noah 
Idrees  Enoch 
Hawwa  Eve 
Adam   Adam 
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Did You Know...?
  • To pronounce the word Islām correctly, the 's' must not be pronounced like a 'z' and the 'a' is elongated.  So it should sound like: "isslaam" (and not "izlam").
  • To pronounce the word Muslim correctly, the 's' must not be pronounced like a 'z'.  So it should sound like: "musslim" (and not 'muzlim').
  • To pronounce the word Qur'ān correctly, there must be a medial pause after 'Qur' and the 'a' is elongated.  So it should sound like: "qur-aan".  English example of medial pause occurs in the word co-operate.