Prophet Job (Ayoub) As
Ibn Ishaq said that he was a man of Rum. His name was Job, Ibn Mose, Ibn Razeh, Ibn Esau, Ibn Isaac (pbuh), Ibn Abraham (peace be upon him). Someone else said of Job, Ibn Mose, Ibn Rimil, Ibn Esau, Ibn Isaac, Ibn Jacob. There were other statements on his lineage. Ibn Asaker told that his mother was a daughter of Lot (pbuh). It was said also that his father was one who believed in Abraham (pbuh) when he was thrown into the fire.
The first opinion is the most plausible, because he was a descendant of Abraham’s offspring as Allah Almighty said: “It ‘was our test that we gave to Abraham against his people, We raise whom We will in degrees Certainly your Lord is All-Wise, Know all … And we gave to him Isaac and Jacob, each of them and we drove before him, We guided Noah, and among his progeny David, Solomon, Job, Joseph, Moses and Aaron. Thus do We reward those that are good. (Ch 6:83-84)
Allah Almighty has praised his work in his worshiper Glorious Quran: Truly! We found him patient. How excellent a slave! In truth, it was never often returning in repentance to Us! (Ch 38:44)
Job (peace be upon him) was repentant, remembering Allah with thankfulness, patience and perseverance. This was the cause of his rescue and the secret of Allah’s praises.
A group of angels were discussing Allah’s other human creatures, as those who were humble earned the pleasure of Allah, while those who were arrogant incurred His displeasure. One of the angels said: “The best creature on earth today is Job, a man of noble character who displays great patience and always remembers his Lord generous He is a good model for the faithful of Allah in return, his Lord has blessed .. him with a long life and plenty of servants, as well as the needy and the poor share in his fortune, he feeds and clothes the poor and buys slaves to free them makes those who receive his charity feel as if were. encouraging the kind and sweet he is. ”
Iblis heard this, became annoyed. He groped in the mind of Job to corruption and disbelief, so he hastened to him. He tried to distract him from his job whispering prayers to the good things in life, but Job was a true believer and not let evil thoughts tempt him. This disturbed Iblis even more, so he began to hate even more work.
Iblis complained to Allah’s work. He said that although he was continuously glorifying Allah was so out of his sincerity but to satisfy Allah so that his wealth should not be removed. It was all a show, all for greed. “If you remove his wealth then You will find that his tongue will no longer be your name and prayer will stop.”
Allah has told Iblis that Job was one of His most sincere devotees. He did not worship him for favors, his worship stemmed from his heart and had nothing to do with material things. But to prove to Iblis the depth of sincerity and patience of Job, God allowed him to do everything that he and his helpers wished with Job’s wealth.
Iblis was very happy. gathered his helpers and also to destroy Job’s cattle, servants and farms until he was left with no possessions. Rubbing his hands in joy, Iblis appeared to work under the guise of a wise old man and said: “All your wealth is lost, some people say it is because you gave too much charity and that you are wasting your time with your continuous prayers to Allah. Others say that Allah has brought this upon you to please your enemies. If Allah had the capacity to prevent damage, then it would protect your wealth. ”
True to his belief, Job replied. “What Allah has taken away from me belongs to him was only his trustee for a while ‘He gives to whom He pleases and withholds from whom He will..” With these words, Job again prostrated to his Lord.
When Iblis saw this, he felt frustrated, so once again turned to Allah: “I work stripped of all his possessions, but is still grateful to you, however he is not hiding his disappointment, he places great importance to its many children.. The true test of a parent is through his children. You will see how Job will reject. ”
Allah granted Iblis authority but warned him that does not reduce Job’s faith ‘in His Lord nor his patience.
Iblis again gathered his helpers and set of his evil deeds. He shook the fountain of the house in which Job’s children were living and sent the building crashing, killing everyone. Then he went to Job disguised as a man who had come to sympathize with him. In a reassuring tone, said to Job: “The circumstances in which your children died were sad Surely, your Lord is not rewarding you properly for all your prayers.”. Having said this, Iblis waited anxiously, hoping Job was ready to reject Allah.
But once again disappointed with the work by answering: “Allah sometimes gives and sometimes takes He is sometimes happy sometimes displeased with our actions if something is good or bad for me, will remain firm in my belief and remain thankful to my Creator … “then Job prostrated to his Lord. At this Iblis was extremely irritated.
Iblis called Allah. “O my Lord, Job’s wealth is gone, his children are dead, and he is still healthy in body, and until he is healthy he will continue to worship You in hope of regaining his wealth and producing more children . Grant me authority over her own body so that I could weaken. He will surely neglect you a cult become so disobedient. ”
Allah wanted to teach Iblis a lesson that Jo was a devoted servant of his Lord so he has granted his request Iblis third place, but a condition: “I give you authority over his body but not his soul, intellect and heart, reside in these places the knowledge of Me and My religion. ”
Armed with this new authority, Iblis began to take revenge on Job’s body and filled it with the disease until it has been reduced to mere skin and bones and suffered severe pain. But through all the hardships of work has remained strong in his faith, patiently enduring all the difficulties without complaining. Servant of Allah just not despair or turn to others for help, but was hoping the mercy of Allah. Even close relatives and friends abandoned him. Only his kind, loving wife stayed with him. In times of need, has bestowed upon him the kindness and care for him. Remained his sole companion and comforter through the many years of suffering.
Ibn Asaker said: “Job was a man who has riches of every kind; beats, slaves, sheep, the land of Haran and many children All those favors were taken from him and he was physically afflicted, and never a single organ .. was sound except his heart and tongue, with both of which he glorified God, the Almighty all day and night. His illness lasted for a long time until his visitors felt disgusted with him. His friends kept away from him and people abstained from visiting him. No one felt sympathy for him, except his wife. He took care of him, knowing his former charity and pity for her. ”
Therefore Iblis became desperate. He consulted his helpers, but he could not advise. They asked: “How is it that your intelligence can not work against Job, but he managed to deceive Adam the father of the man from heaven?”
Iblis went to Job’s wife, in the form of a man. “Where is your husband?” he asked.
He pointed to an almost collapsed lifeless on the bed and said. “Here he is, suspended between life and death”
Iblis reminded her of the days when Job had good health, wealth and children. Suddenly, the painful memory of years of hardship overcame her, and she burst into tears. He said to Job: “How long are you going to endure this torture from our Lord we must remain without wealth, children or friends forever Why not invoke Allah to remove this suffering?”
Job sighed, and said softly: “.? Iblis must have whispered to you and made you satisfied Tell me how long I enjoy good health and wealth”
She said: “80 years”.
Then Job answered: “How long must I suffer so?”
He said: “7 years”.
Jobs then said: “In that case I am ashamed to ask my Lord to remove the discomfort, because I have suffered more in the long years of good health and abundance seems your faith has weakened and you are not satisfied with destiny. of Allah. If I ever regain health, I swear I will punish you with a hundred strokes! From this day onward, I forbid myself to eat or drink something with his hand. Leave me alone and let my Lord do with me as he wishes. ”
Crying bitterly and with a heavy heart, he had no choice but to leave and seek refuge elsewhere. In this helpless sate, Job turned to Allah, not to complain but to seek His mercy: “Verily I took grief and you are the most merciful of all those who show mercy!”. So we have responded to his call, and we removed the distress that was upon him, and We restored his family to him (he lost), and its compliance with them as a mercy from Us and a reminder to all those whom we worship. “(Ch 21:83-84)
Almighty Allah also instructed: “Remember Our slave labor, when he invoked his Lord saying:” Verily! ! Satan has touched me with distress (by losing my health) and torment (losing my wealth) “Allah said to him:” Strike the ground with his foot: This is a source of water for washing and a cool, refreshing drink . “And he returned to his family, and its compliance with them as a mercy from Us, and a reminder for those who understand. (Ch 38:41-43)
Job obeyed and almost immediately his good health was restored. Meanwhile, the faithful wife could no longer bear to be separated from her husband and came to him asking for forgiveness, eager to serve. Entering his house, was astonished by the sudden change: Job was again healthy! She hugged him and thanked Allah for His mercy.
Job was not worried, because he had taken an oath to punish her with a hundred strokes if he regained his health, but did not want to hurt her. He knew that if he did not fulfill the oath would be guilty of breaking a promise of Allah. Thus, in its wisdom and mercy, God came to the aid of his faithful servant and advised him: “. Picking up a bundle of thin grass and strike it with his wife, and not break the oath” Really! We found him patient. How excellent a slave! In truth, it was never often returning in repentance to Us! “(Ch 38:44)
Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “While Job was naked, taking a bath, a swarm of locusts gold fell on him, and he started to collect in her capacity as his Lord. called him: “Job O! ? I have not done is too rich to need what you see “He said:” Yes, my Lord! But I can not avoid Your Blessings. “(Al-Bukhari)