IIslam, Ishaq (Isaac) is listed in the Qur’an as one of the prophets (Qur’an 4. 163), and named as the son, a “prophet, one of the righteous” (Qur’an 37. 112) promised to Ibrahim (Abraham) (Qur’an 6. 84; 21.72). He is mentioned together with Isma’il (Ishmael) as Ibrahim’s son granted in old age (Qur’an 14. 39). Later Muslim tradition held that the son demanded in sacrifice was Isma’il, though the Quranic account (Qur’an 37. 100-109) does not specify his name. A.G.H.


Bowker, John, The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, New York, Oxford University Press, 1997, p. 477