Friday 23rd of February 2024
Asr 3:28 pm
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The Story of Prophet Ilyas (Elias)

Summary

Did you know?

1) Prophet Elijah was born of the descendants of the Children of Israel. Another name of the prophet Ilyas is Yasin. He was appointed by Allah as a prophet to spread the teachings of Islam. God sent the prophet Elijah to a city called Baalbek, now known as a place east of Lebanon. During the time of the Prophet, almost all the Arab countries that exist today are in the Sham region. But now it has split into Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, and more.

2) The people of Baalbek worshiped an idol named Ba’l. Prophet Elijah came to the people of Baalbek and exclaimed, “You worship idols and leave the best Creator, Allah swt. Believe in Allah, the Lord of the worlds, the God whom your fathers worshiped before! ” – Refer to the Quran (37: 125-126)

3) The Baalbek rejected the teachings of the prophet Elijah. At that time, Baalbek was ruled by a tyrannical king. The king had the prophet Elijah put to death.

4) Because of that, the prophet Elijah had fled and hid in the mountains around Baalbek. Prophet Ilyas hid for 20 years, then came out again to spread Islam.

5) Once again the Baalbek rejected the teachings of the prophet Elijah. Allah says, “Then they will be brought back (to be tortured). Except the servants of Allah who are cleansed from any polytheism. ” – Refer to the Quran (37: 127-128).

6) Then Allah glorified the name of the prophet Ilyas for the next generation and Allah greeted the prophet Ilyas in the Quran. Allah said, “And We will immortalize for Elijah (good praise) in those who come later. “Peace be upon Ilyasin (Ilyas)!” “- Refer to the Quran (37: 129-130).

7) The prophet Elijah died in Baalbek.

Did you know?

1) Prophet Elijah was born of the descendants of the Children of Israel. Another name of the prophet Ilyas is Yasin. He was appointed by Allah as a prophet to spread the teachings of Islam. God sent the prophet Elijah to a city called Baalbek, now known as a place east of Lebanon. During the time of the Prophet, almost all the Arab countries that exist today are in the Sham region. But now it has split into Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, and more.

2) The people of Baalbek worshiped an idol named Ba’l. Prophet Elijah came to the people of Baalbek and exclaimed, “You worship idols and leave the best Creator, Allah swt. Believe in Allah, the Lord of the worlds, the God whom your fathers worshiped before! ” – Refer to the Quran (37: 125-126)

3) The Baalbek rejected the teachings of the prophet Elijah. At that time, Baalbek was ruled by a tyrannical king. The king had the prophet Elijah put to death.

4) Because of that, the prophet Elijah had fled and hid in the mountains around Baalbek. Prophet Ilyas hid for 20 years, then came out again to spread Islam.

5) Once again the Baalbek rejected the teachings of the prophet Elijah. Allah says, “Then they will be brought back (to be tortured). Except the servants of Allah who are cleansed from any polytheism. ” – Refer to the Quran (37: 127-128).

6) Then Allah glorified the name of the prophet Ilyas for the next generation and Allah greeted the prophet Ilyas in the Quran. Allah said, “And We will immortalize for Elijah (good praise) in those who come later. “Peace be upon Ilyasin (Ilyas)!” “- Refer to the Quran (37: 129-130).

7) The prophet Elijah died in Baalbek.

Detailed of Story

After the death of Prophet Sulaiman (peace be upon him) his kingdom was dismembered. There was virtually the rule of Satan all around. The religious people were mocked at. The ruler of Somaria killed a large number of learned people.

When the evil reached the saturation point, God sent the Prophet Ilyas (peace be upon him) to reform mankind during the reign of the king Ahab of Israel. He tried his best to save the people from polytheism. He forbade them to worship the Tyrian Bal. He advised the people to ward off evil and worship One God. When his efforts bore no fruit he suddenly appeared before the king and foretold him that severe draught and famine would overtake his kingdom. He added that the Tyrian Bal would be powerless to avert it.

The people paid no heed to his warnings and did not mend their ways. The prophecy of the Prophet Ilyas (peace be upon him) turned out to be true and whole of the kingdom came under the sway of famine. The people began to starve.

After three years the Prophet Ilyas (peace be upon him) supplicated to show mercy to the famine stricken people. They acknowledged the authority of God and felt penitence. Soon after the rain ended the draught and God lifted his curses After this he was directed by God to call upon al-Yasa to be his successor. The Prophet Ilyas (peace be upon him) did so in obedience to His command and disappeared mysteriously. The Holy Quran makes mention of Prophet Ilyas (peace be upon him) in the following Verses:

“And commemorate Ismail, Ilyas and Dhul Kifl. Each of them was the companion of the good.” (38:48)