Patience Essay

614 WordsOct 16, 20133 Pages
The story of Ayub (Job) gives consolation to all those who are ill or deprived of wealth or children. The angels were discussing the conditions of mankind, their obedience anddisobedience. One of them said that Ayub was the best man on earth. He was an obedient believer, always praying to Allah. Allah blessed Ayub to be wealthy for eighty years. During this time he never forgot to worship or thank Allah. He shared his wealth with the poor and clothed the naked. Satan could not believe that there was a servant as sincere as Ayub. Satan thought that his wealth was the reason for his sincerity, so he asked Allah for power to take away Ayub's wealth with the intentions to mislead him. He reacted to his lost by saying that the wealth belongs to Allah and I thank him for what he has granted me and I thank .him for what he has taken. He then kneeled down in prayer. This made Satan angry. Satan tried twice to mislead Ayub after losing his wealth by asking Allah for power to take away his children and health. Allah (swt) said I will give you power over his body, but I warn you against approaching his soul, tongue, and heart, because in them lies the secret of Faith. Ayub acted in the same manner as when his wealth was taken away from him. Satan realized that he couldn't misguide Ayub, so he went to his wife to mislead her, by reminding her of their previous life style. Satan was successful in misleading his wife. This led to her complaining to Ayub about their present state. This caused Ayub to become upset with her and he vowed that he would beat her 100 times if Allah gave him back his health. Satan was not successful in misguiding Ayub. Allah then restored him with all that he had lost. Ayub now had to fulfill his vow of striking his wife. Allah ordered him to strike his wife once with a 100 pieces of good smelling grass, out of mercy for

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