Jetro the Prophet

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Shoaib was a prophet of Islam mentioned in the Qur'an. He is believed to be Ibrahim's great-grandson. He was sent as a prophet to the Midianites to warn them to end their fraudulent ways. When they did not repent, God destroyed them. Shoaib is traditionally identified by Muslims with Jetro, Moses' father-in-law according to the Hebrew Bible. Quran stated that Shoaib was appointed by God to be a prophet to the people who lived east of Mount Sinai, the people of Midian and Ayka. The people of these lands were said to be especially notorious for ####cheating others through dishonest weights and measures. Shoaib warned them against such actions but they did not listen. Subsequently, both lands were destroyed by the wrath of God. (see 7:91)
Shoaib’s tomb
The tomb of Shoaib is well preserved in Jordan; it is located 2 km west of the town of Mahis in an area called Wadi Shoaib. Another site recognized by Druze as the tomb of Shoaib is located in Hattin in the Lower Galilee. The site is holy to the Druze.




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