Allah has praised
Enoch, describing him as being a prophet and truthful:
"Mention in the Book (Quran) Idris
(Enoch). Verily! He was a man of truth (and) a prophet. We raised him
to a high station". (Ch 19:56-57 Quran).
Birth and Teachings
Enoch was born and raised
in Babylon following the teachings and religion of Prophet Adam (pbuh)
and his son Seth (pbuh). 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 away.
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 (peace
upon them). It is reported that he was the 1st 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
"Do not envy people for what they have as they will only enjoy it for a
"He who indulges in excess will not benefit from it."
"The real joy of life is to have wisdom."