Imran is a name that is often used in Muslim cultures, and it is also the name of a figure in Islamic history who is said to be the father of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
However, there is no evidence to suggest that Imran himself was a prophet in Islam or any other religion.
What is Prophethood?
Prophethood is a special status that is bestowed upon certain individuals by Allah, and it is believed that these individuals receive divine revelations that they then share with their communities. Prophets (عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ) are considered to be messengers of Allah and are respected and revered by believers.
In Islam, there are 25 prophets (عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ) mentioned in the Quran, including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus, among others. Each prophet (عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ) is believed to have been sent to a specific community or nation to deliver Allah’s message and to guide them toward the right path.
Was “Imran” a Prophet?
The answer is No.
Imran is not mentioned in the Quran as a prophet nor is there any evidence in Islamic history to suggest that he was one. Rather, he is known as the father of Mary, who is revered as a saint in Islam.
Hence, he can be referred to as a pious saint or devotee of Allah SWT. We use “rahmatullahi alaihi” prayer suffix for such people’s names.
Who is Imran according to Quran?
According to Islamic tradition, Mary was born to Imran and his wife Hannah after they had prayed to Allah for a child. Mary is believed to have been a devout and pious woman who was chosen by Allah to bear Jesus, who is also considered a prophet Isa (عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ) in Islam.
While Imran is not considered a prophet in Islam or any other religion, he is still an important figure in Islamic history as the father of Mary. His story serves as a reminder of the power of prayer and the blessings that can come from having faith in Allah.
Tomb of Imran
It is believed that the tomb of Imran is located in downtown Salalah in the Dhofar region of western Oman. But it is not authenticated in any way. And very little historical data is available on this topic to prove the claim.
Also, it has nothing to do with Imran mentioned in Qur’an. there are no historical or religious facts available to link between them. The person was buried in Salalah, Oman is different except common name Imran.
The tomb located in the above location is surprisingly very long. Reson behind such a long grave is the burial of multiple family members in a straight line.