5. The Six Prophets with Two Names

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6-7 حدثنا أبوالحسن محمد بن عمرو بن علي بن عبد الله البصري قال: حدثنا أبوعبد الله محمد بن عبد الله بن أحمد بن جبلة الواعظ قال: حدثنا أبوالقاسم عبد الله بن أحمد ابن عامر الطائي قال: حدثنا أبي قال: حدثنا علي بن موسى الرضا قال: حدثنا موسى بن جعفر قال: حدثنا جعفر بن محمد قال: حدثنا محمد بن علي قال: حدثنا علي ابن الحسين قال: حدثنا الحسين بن علي عليهم السلام قال: كان علي بن أبي طالب عليه السلام بالكوفة في الجامع إذ قام إليه رجل من أهل الشام فسأله عن مسائل، فكان فيما سأله أن قال: أخبرني عن ستة من الانبياء لهم اسمان؟ فقال: يوشع بن نون وهو ذو الكفل، ويعقوب وهو إسرائيل، والخضر وهو حلقيا ويونس وهو ذو النون، وعيسى وهو المسيح، ومحمد وهو أحمد صلوات الله عليهم اجمعين


6-7 Abul-Hassan Muhammad ibn Amr ibn Ali ibn Abdullah al-Basry narrated that the preacher Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Abdullah ibn Ahmad ibn Jabalat quoted Abul Qasim Abdullah ibn Ahmad ibn Amer al-Ta’ee, on the authority of his father, on the authority of Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (MGB), on the authority of Musa ibn Ja’far al-Kazim (MGB), on the authority of Ja’far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq (MGB), on the authority of Muhammad ibn Ali al-Baqir (MGB), on the authority of Ali ibn al-Hussein as-Sajjad (MGB), on the authority of Al-Hussein ibn Ali (MGB), “The Commander of the Faithful Imam Ali (MGB) was in the Jamea Mosque in Kufa. A Syrian man came up to him and asked some questions including the following. He asked, ‘Please inform me about the Prophets who had two names.’ The Imam (MGB) replied, ‘Yooshai ibn Noon who was also called Zol-Kafal; Jacob who was also called Israel; Khizr who was also called Heliqa; Jonah who was also called Zul-Noon; Jesus who was also called the Messiah, and Muhammad who was also called Ahmad - may God bless all of them.”