And remember Our slaves, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, (all) owners of strength (in worshipping Us) and (also) of religious understanding. Verily, We did choose them by granting them (a good thing ) the remembrance of the home (in the Hereafter and they used to make the people remember it, and also they used to invite the people to obey Allah and to do good deeds for the Hereafter). And they are in Our Sight, verily, of the chosen and the best! And remember Ishmael, Elijah, and Dhul-Kifl, all are among the best. (Ch 38:45-48 Quran).
Ibn Ishaaq said that Elijah (pbuh) was sent to the children after Elisha (pbuh). He lived among his people, calling them to Allah and abiding by the message and laws of Elisha until he passed away. Then dissension rose among them, and events took momentum. Sins increased everywhere, and the tyrants increased and killed the prophets.
According to Al-Hafiz Abu Al-Qasim Ibn Asaker, Elijah was Ibn Adi, Ibn Shultam, Ibn Aphraem, Ibn Joseph, Ibn Isaac, Ibn Abraham. It was said that he was the cousin of Elisha. Other sources said also that he had been hiding with Elisha in a cave in Mount Qasium to escape from the King of Ba’alabak, and when Elisha died, he Elijah succeeded him as a prophet among his people.