Verse. 4018

٣٨ - ص

38 - Sad

وَاذْكُرْ اِسْمٰعِيْلَ وَ الْيَسَعَ وَذَا الْكِفْلِ۝۰ۭ وَكُلٌّ مِّنَ الْاَخْيَارِ۝۴۸ۭ
Waothkur ismaAAeela wailyasaAAa watha alkifli wakullun mina alakhyari


Ahmed Ali

And remember Ishmael, Elisha and Dhu'l-Kifl. Every one of them is among the best.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (and make mention of ishmael and elisha) the cousin of ilyas (and dhu'l-kifl) who appointed himself as a guarantor of a few things which belonged to some people and kept his word; it is also said that he took charge of 100 prophets and he fed them until allah saved them from death. however, he was a righteous man and not a prophet. (all are of the chosen) in allah's sight.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : and mention [also] our servants ishmael, and elisha, who was a prophet (the lām [here in al-yasa‘] is extra) and dhū’l-kifl — there is disagreement over whether he was a prophet; it is said that [he was so called because] he looked after (kafala) a hundred prophets who had sought refuge with him from being killed. each, that is, every one of them, was among the excellent (akhyār is the plural of khayyir).