Qasas-ul-Anbia (The Stories of The Prophets) online book cover
Allah has praised Enoch, describing him as being a
prophet and truthful:
Mention in the Book (Quran) Idrees (Enoch). Verily!
He was a man of truth (and) a prophet. We
raised him to a high station.
Birth and Teachings
Enoch was born and raised in Babylon following
the teachings and religion of Prophet Adam
and his son Seth . Enoch was the 5th
generation of the Prophet Adam . He called the
people back to his forefathers religion, but only a
few listened to him, while the majority turned
Prophet Enoch and his followers left Babylon for
Egypt. There he carried on his mission, calling
people to what is just and fair, teaching them
certain prayers and instructing them to fast on
certain days and to give a portion of their wealth
to the poor.
The Wise Sayings of Prophet Enoch
He was the first of the Children of Adam to be
given prophethood after Adam and Seth . It
is reported that he was the first to invent the basic
form of writing. Some of his wise sayings are:
"Happy is he who looks at his own deeds and appoints them as pleaders to his Lord."
"None can show better gratitude for Allah's favors than he who shares them with others."
"Do not envy people for what they have as they will only enjoy it for a short while."
"He who indulges in excess will not benefit from it."
"The real joy of life is to have wisdom."
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