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What were the names of these two brother in history ?


Two brothers born together. Died together. However, one of them was years older than the other. What were the names of these two brother ?


Salamun Alaykum

Thank you for your query.

It hasn’t been mentioned in Quran but a clue to it is mentioned under Surah Baqarah/259 regarding Prophet Uzair.

Imam Musa bin Jafar (a.s) was asked: Tell me about two brothers from the same womb (twins) who were born on the same night and died on the same day, but when they died, one was two hundred years old and the other was a hundred years old, Imam (a.s) replied: Those two brothers were Azr and Uzair who were twins and lived together for fifty years, after that God took Uzair’s life and after a hundred years He brought him back to life and these two brothers lived together for another fifty years and then died at the same time.

At other place it is mentioned:

It is recorded in reliable sources that when Husham bin Abdul Malik took Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (as) with him a great Christian religious scholar then living in Syria, asked some questions to the . Hearing his replies, he became a Muslim. One of his questions was: “Enlighten me about a man who went into his wife and she got pregnant with two sons both of whom were born at the same time. Both died at the same time and both were interned in the same grave and yet the age of one of them was 150 years and that of the other only 50.” ‘Ali said, “Those two brothers were Uzair and Ezra who were born twins. When they were thirty years old Allah Almighty turned Uzair dead for one hundred years. After Allah made him alive he lived with Ezra for another twenty years and thereafter both of them entered the Mercy of Allah (expired) at the same time. Thus the age of Uzair was 50 years and that of Ezra 150 years

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider