This name derives from the Hebrew “'ı̂yôb > ʾiyyôḇ / 'iyyov”, Arabic “ayyūb”, meaning “persecuted, hated“. Job is the central character of the Book of Job in the Hebrew bible. Job is considered a prophet in Islam. The Book of Job begins with an introduction to Job's character; he is described as a blessed man who lives righteously. God's praise of Job prompts Satan to challenge Job's integrity and suggesting that Job serves god simply because he protects him. God removes Job's protection, allowing Satan to take his wealth, his children, and his physical health in order to tempt Job to curse god.