Is Al Khidr or called Green Man A living prophet or Saint
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Is Al Khidr or called Green Man A living prophet or Saint If so What about the ayah which says KULLU NAFSIN ZAIQATHUL MAUT Surah Al Anbiya 21:35,
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Al Khidr Living Prophet
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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 18 Surah Kahf verse 65:
65 So they (Prophet Musa (a.s.) and his attendant) found one of Our servants (Hadrat Khidr) on whom We had bestowed Mercy from Ourselves, and whom We had taught knowledge from Our own presence.
Although Allah Subhanah in the incident related in Surah 18 Al-Kahf of the Glorious Quran has chosen to introduce the person whom Hadrat Musa (a.s.) and his attendant set out to meet as merely one of Our servants, the Messenger of Allah (saws) identified that pious slave of Allah as Hadrat Khidr in his authentic narrations.
Not much has been related of the exact rank, status and persona of Hadrat Khidr in the Quran and the authentic Sunnah except that he was a pious slave of Allah upon whom the Lord Most High had bestowed Mercy and had taught knowledge. It is indeed unfortunate that some unscrupulous people have without any right from the Quran and Sunnah bestowed fantastic qualities of immortality and infallibility and invented a number of picturesque folk tales and stories regarding Hadrat Khidr!
What we know with conviction about this noble and pious slave of Allah Subhanah is only what is mentioned in the Glorious Quran by the Lord Most High and what has been related in the authentic narrations of the Prophet Mohamed (saws); everything else attributed to the Noble Hadrat Khidr besides this is nothing but a figment of some mischievous imagination and invention, which have absolutely no basis to reality.
Your Question: Is Al Khidr or called Green Man A living prophet or Saint
There is nothing in the Glorious Quran or the authentic Sunnah which declares that Hadrat Khidr was a green colored man, or that he was eternal or ever-living, or that he was a Saint; nor was Hadrat Khidr recognized or listed as a Prophet or a Messenger of Allah by the Prophet Mohamed (saws).
As related in the Glorious Quran by the All-Knowing, All-Wise Lord is that Hadrat Khidr was one amongst the slaves of Allah Subhanah upon Whom the Lord Himself had bestowed Mercy and Knowledge.
Had it been import for the guidance of mankind to know the exact origin of Hadrat Khidr, like where he was born, who were his parents, where did he reside or die, or what exactly was his status and rank, etc.; the Lord or His Last Messenger (saws) would have made it known to mankind!
Your Question: If so What about the ayah which says KULLU NAFSIN ZAIQATHUL MAUT Surah Al Anbiya 21:35,
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 21 Surah Anbiyaa verses 34-35:
34 We granted not to any man before thee permanent life (here): if then thou shouldst die would they live permanently?
35 Every soul shall have a taste of death: and We test you by evil and by good by way of trial: to Us must ye return.
It is the Stated Decree of the Lord Most High that no man shall have an eternal life on this earth and every single soul will, without an iota of a doubt, have a taste of death.
Thus it is evident and absolutely safe to assume from the above Verse of the Glorious Quran, that Hadrat Khidr would have lived his allotted life as a test on this earth, died on this earth at the end of his allotted time, and like all human beings will be raised up again on the Day of Resurrection by the Lord Most High to give a full accounting of his deeds.
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.
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