List of persons mentioned by name in the Qur'an

List of persons mentioned by name in the Qur'an

This article lists persons mentioned by name in the Qur'an. God's names are left to another article. Among Muhammad's contemporaries only two other persons are mentioned by name in the Qur'an: Abu Lahab and Zayd.

General list

* Adam (25 times)
* Idrīs (2 times)
* Ilyās (2 times) [See 37:130 however]
* Hud (25 times)
* Al-Yasa' (Q 6:86, 38:48)
* Nūħ (43 times)
* Lot (27 times)
* Azar (* Q 6:74) [Asterisks indicate that a name is mentioned only once.]
* Ibrāhīm (69 times)
* Ishmael (12 times)
* Isħaq (17 times)
* Ya'qub (16 times) [Isra'il is also mentioned about 43 times.]
* Yūsuf (27 times)
* al-'Azīz (Q 12:30, 12:51) [One of the names of God as well. Joseph is also addressed with this title in Q 12:78, 12:88.]

* Job (Q 4:163, 6:84, 21:83, 38:41)
* Jonah (Q 4:163, 6:86, 10:98, 37:139)
* Shu'ayb (10 times)
* Dāwūd (16 times)
* Sulayman (17 times)
* Dhū l-Kifl (Q 21:85, 38:48)
* 'Uzayr (* Q 9:30)
* Tālūt (Q 2:247, 2:249)
* Luqman (* Q 31:13)
* Dhul-Qarnayn (3 times)
* Saleh (9 times)

Moses' time

* Moses (136 times) [Moses is the name of the human person mentioned most often in the Qur'an.]
* Fir'aun (74 times)
* Haman (Q 2:68, 28:8, 28:38, 29:39, 40:24, 40:36)
* Hārūn (19 [19 times if the mention below is considered another Harun] or 20 times)
* Qarūn (Q 28:76, 28:79, 29:39, 40:24)
* al-Samiri (Q 20:85, 20:87, 20:95)

About Jesus' time

* 'Imran (Q 3:33, 3:35, 66:12)
* Zakariyya (7 times)
* Yaħyā (5 times)
* Maryam (34 times) [Maryam is the only female person mentioned in the Qur'an by her personal name.]
* 'Īsā (25 times) [Al-Masih (11 times) and Ibn Maryam (son of Mary) (23 times) as well.]

Muhammad's time

* Muhammad (4 times: Q 3:144, 33:40, 47:2, 48:29) and Ahmad (Q 61:6)
* Zayd (* Q 33:37)
* Abu Lahab (* Q 111:1)

Angels mentioned by name

* Jibrīl (Q 2:97, 2:98)
* Mikā'īl (* Q 2:98)
* Malik (* Q 43:77)
* Harut (* Q 2:102)
* Marut (* Q 2:102)
* Angel of Death (* Q 32:11)

Devils by name

* Iblīs (11 times) [Also al-Shaytān: "the" Satan.]

False gods by name

* Al-Lat (* Q 53:19)
* Al-'Uzzā (* Q 53:19)
* Manat(* Q 53:19)
* Wadd (* Q 71:23)
* Suwa' (* Q 71:23)
* Yaghuth (* Q 71:23)
* Ya'uq (* Q 71:23)
* Nasr (* Q 71:23)
* Ba'l (* Q 37:125)

ee also

* List of persons in both the Bible and the Qur'an
* Female figures in the Qur'an
* List of Biblical names

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