Islamo-Biblica and Islamic Devotional Texts and Literatures
Ṣalāt, Namāz, Du`a, Munājāt, Ziyārat-nāmah.
Islamo-Biblica and Islamic Devotional Texts and Literatures: Ṣalāt, Namāz, Du`a, Munājāt, Ziyārat-nāmah.
- The well-known Sufi theological disclosure which commences, “I [God] was a hidden treasure” (kuntu kanzan makhfiyan) believed to have been revealed to the biblical-qur’anic David and a prophetological prayer attributed to his mother (umm Dāwūd) (see below):
O my God! Blessings be upon  Hābīl (Abel),  Shīth (Seth),  Idrīs (Enoch),  Nūḥ (Noah),  Hūd [6 ] Ṣalīḥ  Ibrāhīm (Abraham),  Ismā’īl (Ishmael) and  Isḥāq (Isaac)  Ya`qūb ( Jacob),  Yūsuf (Joseph),  and the tribes [of Israel] (al-asbāt)  Lūṭ (Lot),  Shu`ayb,  `Ayyūb (Job),  Mūsā (Moses),  Hārūn (Aaron),  Joshua,  Mīshā (Mūshā) [2nd] Moses, son of Manasseh),  Khiḍr,  Dhū‑l-Qarnayn ("Alexander the Great”+)  Yūnūs (Jonah),  llyās (Elijah),  Iyasu` [al-Yasa` b. Akhṭūb] (Elias),  Dhu'l-Kifl,  Tālūṭ (Goliath),  Dā’wūd (David),  Sulaymān (Solomon),  Zakā’riyya (Zachariah),  Yaḥyā (John [the Baptist]),  T-W-R-KH (Torakh = Turk?)  Mattā (Matthew),  Irmīyā (Jeremiah)  Hayaqoq (Habbakuk),  Danyāl (Daniel )  `Azīz ("Mighty")  `Īsā’ (Jesus),  Shimūn (Simon),  Jirjīs (St. George)  the Apostles [of Jesus] (al-ḥawarīyyīn),  the successors' [`Followers' of Jesus?] (al-/ffibã`),  Khalid [b Sinan]),  Hanzalah and  Luqman “ (Majlisī, Biḥār 2 11:59).
This prophtological supplication is among very many devotional pieces which are attributed to pre‑Islamic figures in Shī`ī devotional and related compilatiions. It will be seen that this lengthy prophetological beatitude listis over forty messengers and related figures in a loose and sometimes eccentric chronological order. Islamic devotion to the Israelite and related prophets, largely unmentionedin the Qur’ān, would seem to be implied here.