Prophet Yahya Alaihissalam (John the Baptist)


Prophet Yahya alaihissalam ibn Zakariya alaihissalam was the one Prophet despatched to Bani Israels who was named by ALLAH SWT itself. The identify Yahya means “Life” as He gave life to His mom’s barren womb. ALLAH SWT gave him essentially the most distinctive identify which no one ever had. It is talked about within the Quran: His identify shall be Yaḥya, no none by that identify have We conferred distinction earlier than” (Quran 19:7).

Prophet Yahaya possessed essentially the most magnificent characters and qualities since his childhood. He used his time properly studying and worshipping ALLAH in seclusion inside his Chamber, not like different children who performed and wandered round uselessly. He by no means cared about meals or consolation. It is reported that Yahya alaihissalam used to feed animals from his meals and ate leaves and fruits from timber himself. He slept anyplace in open areas, caves, mountains. It is claimed that the endangered animals would simply acknowledge Him as He used to feed them and take care of them. They by no means harmed Him and they might depart the cave bowing their head if Yahya alaihissalam was praying inside.

Even as a baby, Yahya alaihissalam excelled in studying and understanding the non secular scripture. He used to spend his nights weeping and praying ALLAH SWT and referred to as individuals to worship the One true God and to repent and depart their wrongdoings.

Prophet Zakariya alaihisslam, Yahya alaihissalam, Maryam alaihissalam, and Isa alaihissalam are carefully linked to one another by relations.

Prophet Yahaya alaihissalam is talked about 5 occasions within the Holy Quran in 5 verses, describing his kindness, modesty, and sincerity.

And Zechariah and John and Jesus and Elias – and all had been of the righteous (Quran 19:7)

ALLAH SWT granted Yahya alaihissalam with nice knowledge and understanding of the faith and He was one of the crucial educated males throughout that point. He was very centered and used to information individuals in direction of the teachings of ALLAH SWT and to worship ALLAH alone from a really early age. He was extraordinarily humble and dutiful in direction of his mother and father and was protected by ALLAH SWT from sinful issues.

ALLAH says in Quran: And he (Yahya)was good to his mother and father, and he was not oppressive (or) disobedient(Quran 19:14)

Prophet Yahya alaihissalam was given the Prophethood at a really younger age. Once, whereas He was studying/praying in solitude, He obtained the revelation.

ALLAH SWT stated: “O Yahya, (John) take the Book powerfully.” And We introduced him judgment (when) a younger boy (Quran 12:19)

It is acknowledged by Ibn Mubarak that Wahb Ibn Al-Ward narrates an incident when Yahya alaihissalam was lacking for 3 days. Zakariya alaihissalam looked for his beloved son all over the place and located Him weeping inside a grave dug by Yahya alaihissalam himself. He stated, “My son, I have been looking for you, and you are dwelling in this grave weeping!” “O father, did you not tell me that between Paradise and Hell is only a span, and it will not be crossed except by tears of weepers?” Father then stated to him: “Weep then, my son.” Then they each wept collectively.

In another narrations, it’s talked about that Yahya alaihissalam stated: “The dwellers of Paradise are sleepless out of the sweetness of Allah’s bounty; that is why the faithful must be sleepless because of Allah’s love in their hearts. How far between the two luxuries, how far between them?” They say Yahya alaihissalam cried a lot that his cheeks bought everlasting tear marks.

Some reviews point out, on one event, Yahya alaihissalam was lacking and His mother and father discovered him sitting within the River Jordan, weeping and pray ALLAH the exalted. He instructed his mother and father that the individuals of Jannah by no means sleep from the pleasure of Allah that they obtained. How can he now sleep, not realizing if he had attained the pleasure of Allah?

Such was His obedience and nice devotion to ALLAH SWT.

Prophet Yahya alaihissalam was one of many exalted and honorable Prophets with essentially the most distinctive traits.

ALLAH SWT says in Quran: So Peace on him the day he was born the day that he dies and the day that he will probably be raised to life (once more)! (Quran 19:15)

During the time of the Prophethood of Yahya alaihissalam, there was a tyrant ruler of Palestine named Herod Antipas who needed to divorce His first spouse and marry his lovely niece named Salome. It stated that his niece was extraordinarily engaging and swish. This illegitimate marriage was inspired by Salome’s mom different individuals as nicely out of concern of the king or to achieve favors within the eyes of the king.

When Prophet Yahya alaihissalam got here to learn about this information, He utterly resisted this incestuous marriage as it’s prohibited in Islam and illegal in line with Torat.

When Salome got here to know that Yahya alaihissalam is making individuals conscious of this prohibition, she realized that this will impede their marriage as she was grasping for the dominion. Then she determined to do away with Yayha alaihissalam. She tried her finest to seduce the king till He instructed her to do something to get married to her. The ruthless Salome then requested Him the top of Yahya alaihissalam served to her in a platter. She stated: “I would love to have the head of Yahya because he has defiled your honor and mine throughout the land. If you grant me this wish, I shall be very happy and will offer myself to you.”

The king agreed to her want and despatched his individuals to decapitate the Prophet and His head was served in a platter to Salome. She was delighted at her victory however ALLAH SWT destroyed their total kingdom in retribution for his beloved Prophet Yahya alaihissalam.

ALLAH SWT offers Him salam in every of the three levels of life that’s His beginning, His demise, and His resurrection.

ALLAH the Almighty mentions within the Quran: So Peace on him the day he was born the day that he dies and the day that he will probably be raised to life (once more)! (Quran 19:15)


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