Is Khidr a prophet or a saint?
Khidr’s name is not mentioned clearly in the Qur’an. However, there is an anecdote between Moses and Khidr told in Surah al-Kahf. The person mentioned in the following verses has been accepted as Khidr by Interpretations.
Then found one of Our servants, unto whom We had given mercy from Us, and had taught him knowledge from Our presence. Moses said unto him: May I follow thee, to the end that thou mayst teach me right conduct of that which thou hast been taught? He said: Lo! Thou canst not bear with me. And how
canst thou bear with that whereof thou canst not compass any knowledge? Moses said: Allah willing, thou shalt find me patient and I shall not in aught gainsay thee. He said: Well, if thou go with me, ask me not concerning aught till I myself mention of it unto thee. (Kahf, 18:65-70)
Khidr is mentioned as a prophet in the interpretation of Elmalı. It is recounted in the Fakhruddin Ar-Razi’s interpretation; majority of the Islamic scholars said that the “servant” talked about in these verses is a Prophet.
In spite of some opposition, majority of the Scholars maintain that Khidr is a Prophet.