Among the assorted Prophets despatched for the steering of Bani Israel, Prophet Shia (Isaiah) alaihissalam was additionally a Prophet despatched to the Israelites. It mentioned that Prophet Isaiah alaihissalam appeared earlier than Zakkariya alaihissalam and Yahya alaihissalam and He was the one who prophesied in regards to the coming of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W and Prophet Isa alaihissalam. He is just not talked about in Quran by identify, nonetheless, in lots of Islamic sources, He is known as a Prophet.
There was a form king throughout His time in Jerusalem, named Hazkia. The king was obedient to Isaiah alaihissalam and used to observe His recommendation. Though king Hazkia was a righteous man, He couldn’t management the violence and agitation in Israel and the scenario worsened.
Once, the King fell severely sick with a foot an infection and was not recovering. During the interval of His illness, King Sennacherib (Sinharib) of Babylon along with his troop of sixty thousand males approached Jerusalem. The folks of Jerusalem received horrified by this.
Since king Hazkia all the time listened to Prophet Isaiah alaihisslam and sought his recommendation in all his affairs, King requested Prophet Isaiah alaihissalam: “What did ALLAH reveal to you about Sennacherib and his army? ”
Prophet Isaiah alaihissalam replied: “ ALLAH SWT has not revealed anything to me”.
It is claimed that king Hazkia wished for a successor, as he was not recovering from his sickness and was apprehensive about his folks after him.
Then the revelation got here to Prophet Isaiah alaihissalam for king Hazkia to nominate a successor and Isaiah alaihissalam knowledgeable him in regards to the revelation. Listening to this, the king turned in direction of Qibla and wept, invoked, and Glorified ALLAH SWT.
Weeping and invoking Allah with a honest coronary heart, belief, and endurance, he mentioned: “O Lord of lords and God of gods! O, Benevolent and Merciful One Whom neither sleep nor nodding can overpower, remember me for my deeds and my just judgment over the children of Israel; and all that was from You, and You know it better than I do, my open acts and my secrets are with You.”
The honest invocations of the king had been answered by ALLAH SWT. ALLAH SWT additional revealed to Prophet Isaiah alaihissalam that the lifetime of king Hazkia is prolonged for fifteen extra years and ALLAH SWT saved the king from his enemy Sennacherib.
As quickly as Prophet Isaiah knowledgeable the king in regards to the revelation, The illness of the king was healed, his unhappiness and worries went away and the king instantly prostrated to ALLAH SWT saying: “Weeping and invoking Allah the All-Powerful and majestic with a sincere heart, trust, and patience, he said: “O Lord of lords and God of gods! O, Benevolent and Merciful One Whom neither sleep nor nodding can overpower, remember me for my deeds and my just judgment over the children of Israel; and all that was from You, and You know it better than I do, my open acts and my secrets are with You.”
When king Hazkia received up from prostration, Prophet Isaiah alaihissalam extracted the water of the fig and utilized it to his wound as commanded by ALLAH SWT within the revelation and the wound was healed fully.
Then ALLAH SWT turned the military of Sennacherib into corpses, all had been lifeless apart from Sennacherib and his 5 companions. King of Israel instantly put them into shackles and so they had been exhibited within the land for seventy days. it’s mentioned that they got a loaf of barley bread day by day to eat. After seventy days, they had been prisoned.
It was then revealed to Prophet Isaiah alaihissalam to ship the king Sennacherib and his folks again to their nation so they might warn them in regards to the torments of ALLAH SWT.
When they went again to their nation, Sennacherib gathered his folks and advised them all the things that occurred to them. The clergymen and magicians mentioned to him: “We told you about their Lord and their prophets, but you did not listen to us. It is a nation which, with their God, nobody can overcome.” So, Sennacherib was afraid of Allah. He died seven years later.
It is reported kind Ibn Ishaaqthat when King Hazkiyadied, the situation of Israelites’ worsened, and their wickedness and ignorance elevated.
Prophet Isaiah alaihissalam reminded them what Allah revealed to him, directing them to righteousness and warning them of Allah’s extreme punishment. His preaching made him their enemy and so they determined to kill him, so he escaped from them.
Ibn Ishaaq additionally reported an Israelite interpolation which mentioned that when Isaiah was passing by a tree, it opened, and he entered therein; however Satan noticed him and held onto the loop of his garment in order that it caught out. When they noticed it, they introduced a noticed and sawed the tree, and him with it. Indeed, from Allah we come and to him we return.