Prophet Shu’aib As
Almighty God Revealed the story of the Shu’aib (pbuh): “To the people of Madyan (Midian) (We sent) Their brother Shu’aib. He said:” O my people! Worship Allah, you have no other Ilah (God) but Him. Verily! a clear proof (sign) from your Lord has anointed you like, I give full measure and full weight and wrong not men in Their things, and do not mischief on the earth after it has-been set in order That Will be better for you, if you are believers. And sit not on every road, threatening, and hindering from the Path of Allah Those who believe in Him, and seeking to make it crooked. Remember When You Were but few, and He Multiplied you. See what was the end of the Mufsideen (mischief-makers, Corrupts and liars). And if there is a party of you who Believes in That Which I Have Been and sent to parties who do not believe, so be patient until Allah judges Between Us, and He is the Best of judges. ”
The chiefs of Those Who Were Among His arrogant people said: “Certainly We shall drive you out, O Shu’aib! And Those Who Believed have with you from our town, or else you all shall return to our religion.”
He said: “Even though we hate it! We Should Have a lie invented Against Allah if we returned to your religion, after Allah has rescued us from it. It is not for us to return it to the unless Allah our Lord, Shoulda will . Our Lord comprehends all things in His Knowledge. By Allah (Alone) we put our trust. Our Lord! Judge Between Us and our people in truth, for You are the Best of Those Who Gives Judgement. ”
The chiefs of Those Who Among disbelieved His people said to Their people: “If you follow Shu’aib be sure then you will be the losers!”
Then he (Shu’aib) Turned from Theme and said: “O my people! I have indeed conveyed my Lord’s Messages unto you and I have Given you good advice. Then how can I sorrow for the disbelieving people’s (destruction).” (Ch 7:85-93 Quran)
The people of Madyan Were Arabs who lived in the country of Ma’an, part of Greater Syria Which is today. They Were on greedy people who did not believe That God Existed wicked and who led lives. They Gave short measure, Praised Their goods Beyond Their worth, and hid Their defects. They lied to Their customers, thereby cheating them.
Allah sent His Prophet Shu’aib (pbuh) armed with many miracles. Shu’aib preached to Them, Them Begging To Be mindful of Allah’s Favors Them and warning of the Consequences of Their Evil Ways, but They only mocked HIM. Shu’aib remained calm as he reminded Of His kinship to Them Them That What He was doing and was not for His personal gain.
They seized the belongings of Shu’aib and His followers, then drove them out of the city. Turned to His Messenger the Lord for help, and His plea was answered. Allah sent down on scorching heat Them and They suffered terribly. On seeing a cloud gathering in the sky, They Thought It Would bring cool, refreshing rain, and rushed outside in the hope of enjoying the rainfall. Instead the cloud burst, hurling thunderbolts and fire. They Heard a thunderous sound from above the earth under Which Caused Their feet to tremble. The evil doers perished in this state of horror.
Allah the Exalted Stated: “The dwellers of Al Aiyka (near Midian, or Madyan) belied the Messengers. When Shu’aib said to Them:” Will you not fear Allah and obey Him? I am a trustworthy Messenger to you. SO fear Allah, keep your duty to Him, and obey me. No reward do I ask of you for it (my Message of Islamic Monotheism), my reward is only from the Lord of the Alamin (mankind, jinn and All That exists). Give full measure, and causes no loss to others. And weigh with the true and straight balance. Defraud not people by Reducing Their things nor do evil making corruption and mischief in the land. Fear Him Who created you and the generations of the men of old. ”
They said: “You are only One Of Those bewitched! You are but a human being like us and Verily, We Think That You Are One of the liars! Cause I know a piece of heaven to fall on us, if you are of the truthful ”
He said: “My Lord is the knower of What You Do Best.”
But, They belied HIM, I know the torment of the day of shadow (a gloomy cloud) seized Them, That Was indeed the torment of a Great Day Verily in this is a sign yet Most Of Them Are not believers. And Verily! Your Lord, He is indeed the All Mighty, the Most Merciful. “(Ch 26:176-191 Quran).