|Name inthe Qur'an:||Elias|
|Name in the Bible:||Elijah|
|Place(s) of Residence:||Baalbek|
|Name of People:||Israelites|
|Well known Relatives:||Prophet Harun (a)|
|Repeat in the Qur'an:||3 times|
He became a prophet at the time of Ahab, a king of Israelites. Elias (a) was given the mission to prevent people from idol-worshipping. After he (a) was disappointed about guiding his people, asked God for his own death; but God sent him a chariot by which he (a) ascended to skies and left al-Yasa' (Elisha) as his vicegerent.
Elias b. Yasin b. Finhas (a) was among the prophets of Israelites and in the progeny of Prophet Harun (a). His name has been mentioned in the Qur'an once as "Il Yasin" and the second time as "Elias (a)". In some Islamic sources, the identity of Elias (a) is confused with Khidr (a) and some hadiths considered them as one person.
After Prophet Hizqiyal (a) passed away, Elias (a) became the prophet. He had the mission to invite his people who lived in Baalbek to monotheism, obeying God and abandoning the sins. His main task was to fight with idol-worshipping which the king of Israelites, Ahab and his wife, Jezebel had spread.
In the Bible, Elias (a) is mentioned as "Elijah". Most stories in the Bible which describe Elias (a) are also mentioned in Islamic hadiths with some differences; events such as the curse of Israelites with drought by