QUESTION: Is Sayyiduna Khidar[FONT="][/FONT] a Nabi? ANSWER: The consensus of the Ummah is that he is a Nabi and this is correct. He is a Nabi and still physically alive. Almighty Allah [FONT="]I[/FONT] has commissioned to him the duties of the oceans and Nabi Ilyaas [FONT="][/FONT] is in-charge of the earths. (Duties refer to services and supervision). Four Prophets of Allah [FONT="]I[/FONT] are still physically alive. Of course, all Prophets are alive. The Hadith Shareef very clearly states, [FONT="]أن الله حرّم علي الأرض أن تأكل أجساد الأنبياء فنبي الله حىّ يرزق *[/FONT] Indeed Allah [FONT="]I[/FONT] has made it Haraam on the earth to eat up the bodies of Prophets, for the Prophets of Allah are alive and Allah [FONT="]I[/FONT] feeds them. All Prophets have to fulfil the command and promise of Allah [FONT="]I[/FONT] (death). They only experience death for a split moment and thereafter, their souls are returned to their bodies as it was. Their life after death is not different to their worldly life. They are alive in their graves, as they were alive on earth. Another Hadith Shareef states, [FONT="]الأنبياء أحياء في قبورهم يصلّون *[/FONT] The Prophets are alive in their graves and perform Salaah. However, of the four, two are in the skies and two are on earth. Nabi Khidar [FONT="][/FONT] and Nabi Ilyaas [FONT="][/FONT] are on the earth, and Nabi Idrees [FONT="][/FONT] and Nabi Esa [FONT="][/FONT] are in the skies.