Shuayb

Shuayb (shōhāyb) [key], Qur'anic non-biblical prophet, appeared later than Hud and Salih among "the people of the thicket." His preaching is said to have consisted of a call to monotheism and social honesty. The Qur'anic allusions to Shuayb as an inhabitant of Midyan led to later traditions associating him with the biblical figure of Jethro, Moses' father-in-law. His presumed grave in Qarn Hattin (today in Israel) is the site of an annual Druze religious festival.

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