Who was Israel.

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why followers of musa alaihisalaam are called as bani israiel in Quran. Who was Israiel.


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Who was Israel

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Israel’ is another name for the Noble Prophet Yaqoob (a.s.), son of Prophet Ishaaq (a.s.), son of the Noble Messenger of Allah, Ibraheem (a.s.). 


All the followers of Prophet Musa (a.s.) were direct descendants of Prophet Yaqoob (a.s.) (or his other name Israel) and are thus referred to as ‘bani Israel’ (Children of Israel) in the Glorious Quran.


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