What is the Islamic belief regarding Khidr the green man? Was he a prophet, an angel or a wali? Also does he go around helping walis and stories of him are present throughout Muslim history?

Q: What is the Islamic belief regarding Khidr the green man? Was he a prophet, an angel or a wali? Also does he go around helping walis and stories of him are present throughout Muslim history?

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A: With regard to Khidr (Alaihis Salaam) there are two opinions. The preferred opinion is that he is a Nabi.

There are two opinions regarding him being alive. 

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

و في حاشية الجلالين للعلامة المحليو السيوطى: قوله نبوة في قول قال ابن عطية والبغوي الاكثر أنه نبي و كذا قاله القرطبي، و ولاية في آخر و عليه أكثر العلماء و منهم القشيري (جلالين ص249)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)