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  1. Idris

    Idris‘ is an ancient prophet mentioned in the Qur'an. He is described in the Qur'an as "trustworthy" and "patient" and the Qur'an also says that he was "exalted to a high station", which has generally been understood in Islamic tradition to mean that he ascended into Heaven without dying. Because of this and other parallels, traditionally Idris has been identified with the Biblical Enoch, and therefore Islamic tradition usually places Idris in the early Generations of Adam, and considers him one of the oldest prophets mentioned in the Qur'an, placing him sometime between Adam and Noah. Idris' unique status inspired many future traditions and stories surrouding him in Islamic lore. According to hadith, narrated by Malik ibn Anas and found in Sahih Muslim, it is said that on Muhammad's Night Journey, he encountered Idris in the fourth heaven. The traditions that have developed around the figure of Idris have given him the scope of a prophet as well as a philosopher and mystic, and many later Muslim mystics, or Sufis, including Ruzbihan Baqli and Ibn Arabi, also mentioned having encountered Idris in their spiritual visions.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Idris

    ī′dris, n. a mythical figure in Welsh tradition, giant, prince, and astronomer.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Idris

    a giant, prince, and astronomer of Welsh tradition, whose rock-hewn chair on the summit of Cader Idris was supposed to mete out to the bard who spent a night upon it death, madness, or poetic inspiration.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of idris in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of idris in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Matt Damon:

    Idris Elba makes everything Idris Elba's in better and Idris Elba would make that franchise better, idris Elba's awesome.

  2. Selahattin Demirtas:

    You cannot locate the Kurdish problem by searching. To be able to see the real problem eyes are not enough you would need conscience and mind. (On the quote of IA minister Idris Naim Sahin: They talk about Kurdish problem, what problem? I search but I don't see any problem)

  3. Rush Limbaugh:

    James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is, was, but now (they are) suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton, rather than a white from Scotland. But that’s not who James Bond is.

  4. Selahattin Demirtas:

    Some internal affairs ministers are 1915s model and some are 1938s model. .. All have common "small" problems, none of them have driving wheels or brakes. You can't know where they'll go or when they'll stop. (Referring to events of 1915 [Armenians] and 1938 [Tunceli Alevis], on the quote of IA minister Idris Naim Sahin saying that PKK terror organization is same as BDP)

  5. Steven Spielberg:

    I'm a huge supporter of the Academy Awards, i was surprised at some of the individuals who were not nominated. I was surprised at [the exclusion of] Idris [Elba] — I was surprised at that. I think that was one of the best performances in the supporting actor and the actor category, was Idris. I've seen 'Straight Outta Compton' — my wife and I saw it when it first opened, the first weekend, and it just rocked our world. It was incredible. I was very surprised to see that omission.

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