ALLAH SWT despatched hundreds of prophets for the steerage of humankind one after one other. The youngsters of Israel have been probably the most cussed and have been simply deviated from the true faith each time. There have been many Prophets despatched down for the youngsters of Israel in every era however they didn’t comply with the Prophets and continued their disbelief. Prophet Dhul-Kifl was one of many Prophets who was talked about within the Quran as a righteous and affected person servant of ALLAH SWT.
Prophet Dhul-Kifl is talked about within the Quran by his identify twice in Surah Ambiya and Surah Saad.
ALLAH SWT states within the Quran about Prophet Dhul-Kifl as:
Remember Ismail and Idris and Dhul Kifl, all have been from amongst those that observe persistence. (Quran 21:85-86)
Also, following the story of Yaqub alaihissalam, ALLAH SWT says in Quran:
Remember Our slaves, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (all) house owners of energy (in worshipping Us) and likewise of non secular understanding. Verily, We did select them by granting them ( factor ) the remembrance of the house (within the Hereafter and so they used to make the individuals bear in mind it and likewise they used to ask the individuals to obey Allah and to do good deeds for the Hereafter). And they’re in Our Sight, verily of the chosen and the most effective! Remember Ishmael, Elisha, and Dhul Kifl all are among the many finest. (Quran 38:45-48)
Since his identify is talked about within the Holy Quran among the many different Prophets, it may be stated that He was additionally a Prophet, nonetheless many students declare that He was not a Prophet however a pious and affected person clever man. ALLAH is aware of finest.
Imam ibn Jarir (an incredible Muslim historian scholar) states a narrative about Prophet Dhul-kifl. This story of Dhul-Kifl supplies an perception into his prophethood.
Al-Yasa (Elisha) was seeking to appoint a successor. He assembled a gaggle of companions and set out three circumstances and requested the individuals “Who will be the successor after me upon certain conditions, and preach the people calmly and never became angry with them?” According to a different custom he used to quick within the daytime and cross the evening in prayers, and never be offended with anybody.
Dhul-Kifl bought up and stated, “I accept your terms. Again Yasa’a repeated twice, Dhul-Kifl said, “I will follow your terms.” After that Yasa’a died and Dhul-Kifl turned the successor and preached to the individuals. One day Iblis requested one among his companions, “Which one of you would go to Dhul-Kifl, make him angry and compel him to break his promise?” A companion of Iblis, named Abyaiz stated, he was ready to do that. Iblis ordered him to go and check out.
Dhul-Kifl was following a routine that concerned fasting through the day, making prayers all through the evening. He used to take a brief nap within the afternoon.
Iblis deliberate to hassle Dhul-Kifl throughout his nap time by knocking on the door and saying I’m an previous tortured man who wants assist.
Iblis was welcomed in and began the false story of his sufferings. He stretched the story to an extent that the nap time of Dhul-Kifl was gone. The Dhul-Kifl informed Iblis to go to him within the court docket within the night in order that justice might be carried out to him.
The Dhul-Kifl waited for the Iblis on the court docket however he didn’t flip up. The subsequent morning, he waited for the Iblis to return however he didn’t return. Iblis turned up once more through the nap time of Dhul-Kifl and began knocking on the door. Dhul-Kifl, informed him very calmly, “Didn’t I tell you to come to my court yesterday, but you failed to appear, nor did you come this morning?”
Iblis replied, “Sir, my enemies are wicked people; they got to know that you were sitting in your court and would force them to give back to me what was due, they agreed to settle the matter out of court. But as soon as you left your court, they went back on their promise.”
Iblis continued the dialog for a very long time and made Dhul-Kifl miss his ordinary nap time as soon as once more. Dhul-Kifl requested Iblis to go to his court docket once more to settle issues. Once once more, Dhul-Kifl waited patiently within the court docket however Iblis didn’t go to. When Dhul-Kifl returned residence that day, he was very drained because of the lack of sleep. He requested the relations to not enable anybody to knock on the door this time.
Iblis knocked on the door once more and tried to disturb his sleep so he wouldn’t be capable to quick, pray, and thought to make him offended. When he knocked on the door this time, relations of Dhul-Kifl refused to open however Iblis was decided, and appeared inside the home subsequent to Dhul-Kifl’s room and began knocking on the door of his room.
Dhul-kifl realized that Iblis entered the home whereas the door remained closed and he turned conscious that the person standing earlier than him was Iblis and requested him, “Are you the enemy of God?”
Iblis admitted that he was Iblis and stated, “You have thwarted all my plans and frustrated all my efforts to entice you in my design. I intended to make you angry somehow so that one of your claims before Yasa could be proven false.”
It was due to this episode the person was given the title Dhul-Kifl, a title that means “possessor of, or giving, a double requital or portion”.