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Allah has sent 124,000 Prophets out of which we know about only 6 prophets who were killed by people as per Islam.
As per the rules set by Allah, a Nabi can be killed by his people but a Rasool only dies naturally. Therefore, all the prophet names which have been mentioned below are Nabi, not Rasool.
Allah sent Prophet Hanzalah Ibn Safwan عليه السلام towards the People of Ar-Rass to guide them on the right path. He preached to them to worship only one God i.e. Almighty Allah.
However, they were stubborn and did not listen to him. Finally, the people of the well killed him and threw his body inside a well. Upon this, destroyed them and their homes.
Prophet Talut عليه السلام died at the Battle of Mount Gilboa along with his 3 sons Jonathan, Abinadab, and Malchishua in 1010 BC when he was 90 years old. All of them got buried in Zelah, in the region of Benjamin.
Prophet Isaiah عليه السلام continued to preach to the idolators of Bani Israel, stopping them from the bad deeds and encouraging the good deeds that made him their enemy. So much so that they wanted to kill him.
One day he hid in a tree trying to hide from some of them as they wanted to kill him. They saw part of his cloth and figured out that he is hiding there. When they saw it, they brought a saw and cut the tree into two pieces and along with it, Prophet Isaiah عليه السلام was also killed.
Prophet Dhul-Qarnayn عليه السلام died in a battle while fighting the Massagetae, an ancient Eastern Iranian nomadic tribal confederation, along the Syr Darya in December 530 BC at the age of 60 years.
Some Islamic scholars say that when Prophet Zakariya عليه السلام was hiding inside a tree to save his life, the non-believers killed him with a saw by cutting the tree and the prophet of Allah into two pieces.
Herod Antipas, a 1st-century ruler of present-day Palestine was in love with his niece Salome and was planning to marry her.
Upon hearing this, the Prophet Yahya عليه السلام said that such marriage is not allowed under the Law of the Torah. Upon this, Salome got angry as her ambitions to become the queen were going into the dark.
One day King Herod Antipas was so inspired by the beauty of Salome that he told her that he will make her one wish come true. Salome out of a grudge against Yahya عليه السلام asked for his head.
Bewitched by her charm, he submitted to her monstrous request. Hazrat Yahya عليه السلام was executed in 36 AD on the orders of the King and his head was presented to Salome.
Christians believe that Jesus was crucified by the Roman governor Pontius Pilate in 26 AD when he was 30 years old while Muslims believe that he was taken to the heavens and is still alive.
- They say that they killed the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, the messenger of Allah. But they neither killed nor crucified him—it was only made to appear so. – An-Nisa 4:157
- “O Jesus! I will take you and raise you up to Myself. – Aal Imran 3:55
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the place from where Prophet Isa عليه السلام was taken to the heavens.