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Islamic History of Prophets Ayub (AS)

Islamic History of  Prophets Ayub (AS).

Essence :

Hazrat Ayub (AS), Hazrat Ishaq (AS) was the grandson of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and his wife, the son of Hazrat Yusuf (AS) was the granddaughter of. Allah gave him many blessings. The large flocks of sheep and was a rich man with a lot of land. He had many children and was well respected by his people.

Hazrat Ayub (AS) was the prophet of Allah during the era between Hazrat Musa and Yaqub (AS) which was between 1300-1500 B.C. Some scholars are of the opinion that he was originally Roman from the bloodline of Ibrahim (Alayhi Salam) whilst others say he was an Arab. It is also mentioned that his mother was the daughter of Lut (Alayhi Salam). Allah Taala blessed him with abundant wealth land, livestock, slaves and many children. Hazrat Ayyub Alaihis salam lived for 226 years.

The Prophet Ibrahim and Prophet Ayub (AS) was one of the descendants of the Prophet’s nephew Jacob. Hazrat Ayub (AS) perseverance in the face of the terrible trials as well-known expression, ‘the patience of Job’ was born, and that one of the prophets of Allah is to receive revelation, in the Koran as Surat al says An’am (6:84).

Allah tested Hazrat Ayub (AS) by taking away everything he had to such an extent that even his health was taken away from him. Historians and commentators write that not a single limb of Hazrat Ayub (Alayhi Salam) was safe from disease except his tongue and his heart through which he would remember Allah Taala. Difficulties worsened to such an extent that people cut their ties with him due to his illness and had him expelled from the city to a place outside the city. The only person that was there to support him was his wife, Rahmah bint Ibrahim.

وَأَيُّوبَ إِذْ نَادَى رَبَّهُ أَنِّي مَسَّنِيَ الضُّرُّ وَأَنْتَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ

Allah Taala said, Strike your foot on the ground (Allah Taala caused a spring to gush out) This is cool water for bathing and drinking (after which you will be cured) (Surah Saad-42)

Allah Taala then mentions,

وَوَهَبْنَا لَهُ أَهْلَهُ وَمِثْلَهُمْ مَعَهُمْ رَحْمَةً مِنَّا وَذِكْرَى لِأُولِي الْأَلْبَابِ

We gifted him with his family and as many of them in addition (twice as many) As a mercy from Us and a reminder for the people of intelligence (to remind them that Allah rewards the patient ones and restores their losses.(Surah Saad-43)

Hazrat Ayub (AS) story occupies a unique place among the stories of the prophets, first because it is both a personal history as well as a parable of testing and patience. Second, unlike earlier prophets, there is no evidence that Ayyub AS was sent with a message to his people or that he had a following. Rather, his prophetic mission consisted of his silent example of steadfastness and devotion to his Lord under the heaviest trials.

Illness is a test for the believers :

Allah, glory, wanted to show people the lies of Satan. Meanwhile, he said he Job truthfulness, patience and wanted to show confidence, he began to test Job. Job unfortunately a hit. The extent to which the Prophet Job’s patience and see to believe. Everything was as usual. Job himself to Allah bless him and saluted and thanked for favors. His sons took bags of food, poor, needy, and travelers looked for. Prophet Job and his staff to leave their homes ordered slave boys and girls. He kindly said to them, ‘Go back to your families. Look for another place. Allah, glory, I will test.

One of the servants told Job, ‘We are ready to repair farms and fields. We do not like to leave. We believe in the Prophet of Allah and you are loved. Job explained, “Friends, I know that, although the test will double. I do not want to be burned because of me. Guys, go back to your families. I test myself face.

Shaitan saw Hazrat Ayub (AS) was not affected at all, but patience, tolerance and gratitude is growing, so he said to God, in sickness Job (AS) to incorporate and take away your health. And he certainly will be grateful to you. Job (AS) became ill. some historians have made a big mistake concerning his illness and said that people Job (as) felt frustrated to see the body and were running away from him. actually it is not true. It Aimmah (AS) tradition that surely he was sick, but neither blood or pus coming out of her body nor a bad smell hatred was coming and people flee from him was not very clear.

Allah Cures Ayyub (AS) :

Inspite of keeping away from his wife, Ayyub (AS) was always patient and thankful to Allah. He prayed to Him. His dua is noted in Anbiya 83. Allah accepted his prayer and his feet on the ground had to strike. A fountain flowing from under his feet. Hazrat Ayub (AS) water Ghusl (ceremonial bath) was performed to treat his illness. God once again made rich by providing him all the reward.

Soon his wife reached there to inquire about his health, but she could not find him because all the conditions had changed, since she had left. She began weeping, when suddenly Hazrat Ayub (AS) appeared before her in the form of a handsome man, wearing a beautiful garment. But Rahmah failed to recognise him. He asked her, ‘What are you doing here?’ She replied, ‘I am searching for my husband whom I had left in this jungle while he was very sick.

I have no idea where he is now and what is his condition. Hazrat Ayub (AS) asked, ‘Will you recognise your husband if you see him? She said, When he was healthy, he looked very similar to you. Hazrat Ayub (AS) informed her, ‘I am Hazrat Ayub. I was patient in my examination by my Lord and I asked Him to cure me, so He cured me.
Allah ordered Hazrat Ayub (AS) in Quran, Surae Saad: 44

It is narrated that after being cured by Allah, Hazrat Ayub (AS) made a broom of soft sticks and beat his wife with it gently as he had warned her. We conclude the interesting incident of Hazrat Ayub’s (AS) with a tradition from Imam Muhammad Baqir (AS) who declared, ‘Surely Hazrat Ayub (AS) was encircled in calamities for 7 years although he had not committed any sin.’ For details regarding this incident readers can refer to the Surae Anbiya and Surae Saad.

(If my mistake please forgive me)

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