Similarly, Allah (swt) has
brought us to this earth for a test and
according to your level you will be tested. Rasulullah (saw)
says, “The ones who go through the most difficult tests are the
then it goes down according to your level.”
The priest was
telling the young man that he will be test and said, “when you are
not disclose my name”. The priest was doing his da’wah in secret and he
not want his name to be exposed. This is not out of fear but due to the
security of the da’wah,so he told him , when you go through trails do
mention my name.
[Down the road you will see that this
priest was a very courageous man, because you might wonder that why
don’t want to mention his name , what he is afraid of , how come he
go outside and say ‘here i am a muslim’ and i invite everybody , Why he
afraid and why he is keeping in secrete . we will see that the priest
was a very
courageous and very wise man]
The associate of the
king was blind and he came to this young man to cure him, because the
was the disciple of the sorcerer and is the expert. The young man told
associate, “I cannot cure you, but Allah can heal you” and he healed
When the king asked
the associate, who is now cured from blindness, “who cured you?”
the man replied.
you have a God other than me?”
Allah is my Lord and your Lord.”
The king tortured
this friend of his and told him to disclose the name of the person who
him this. Under the persecution, he gave up the name, It is the young
the boy. The king brought in the young man and started to torture him.
under duress and pain did give the name of the teacher – the priest. He
not sustain the pain and suffering that he was going through. The
brought in and was told by the king to give up his religion. The priest
refused. So they brought a saw, placed it on top of the priest’s head
him into two. The priest was a courageous and wise man. He had the
without giving up his religion. He was tortured brutally but he never
They are now left
with the young man. The king ordered a group of his soldiers to carry
young man and throw him from the top of a cliff. They carried the boy,
Subhanallah Allah was performing the Karamath on the hands of this boy (Karamath
is the miracle that occurred to a non
prophet). The young man made du’a to Allah, “Oh
Allah, take care of
them the way you want”. Allah (swt)
them reach to the top of the cliff and then the cliff started to shake.
the soldiers fell down except the young man. He survived. Allah was
karamaath on the hand of this young man. (Karamaa is a
miracle that would happen to a non-prophet and mu’jiza are miracles
happen to Prophets; but they are both supernatural events).
The young man walked
back to the palace of the king, “Here I am again”. So the king
another group of soldiers to take the young man on a ship and to throw
into the water. When they were in the boat, the young man made the same
again, “Oh Allah, take care of them the way you want to”. The boat
they all drowned except for him. He went back to safety.
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He went back to king
who was ready to appoint another set of soldiers to take him, when the
man told him, “Wait, you are not going to be able to kill me. Unless
what I tell you.”
“What is it?” asked the king.
“You tie me to a tree, gather everyone,
and bring an arrow and say - Bismillah, the Lord of the boy. Then you would
be able to kill me”.
The young man told
him the prescription of how to kill him [This is one of the many
given for the justification of what is refer to as suicide bombings,
that one of
the evidences that given to say that it is allowed. There are
it is allowed and where, but the context of a person giving up their
life is allowable
for the sake of Allah (swt)
based on this
evidence and many others] the boy did it for a noble cause and the king
followed instructions publicly saying “In the name of Allah, the Lord
boy”. The arrow hit the young man right into his head and he died
The result of his death was that everyone who witnessed it became
intention of the young man was da’wah and it very well succeeded even
cost his life.
The advisors of the
king said, “What you were afraid of happened”. The whole purpose of
this young man was to get rid of this religion and no they are stuck
whole nation becoming Muslim (actually
Christian who believes in the oneness of Allah).
Abu Nawas instructed
his soldiers to dig trenches, fill them with wood and ignite them.
refused to give the religion forced down to the fire. The soldiers
loads of people and burn them alive. These people were holding firm to
faith without giving it up.
Rasulullah (saw) says
there was a woman with her child, an
infant, in her arms walking towards the fire but then a little hesitant
thinking of her child. Then the infant spoke, “Oh mother, be patient
you are following the true path”. Hearing this she jumped to the fire
child. Rasulullah (saw) says there are three who spoke in young age,
was one of them.
This story is
recorded in Surathul Burooj [Chapter
number 85 in
Quran]- talking about the ones who are burned. Allah (swt) says in
the chapter of Holy Qur’an that
people were victorious. Its interesting to note that while we know they
killed, they did not establish any khilafa; it was the king who won.
says the people had a “Great Victory”
because they were able to hold onto their faith until their last
Jannah is Victory, even though they did not survie in Duniya but they
to hold firm on their religion , just like Yasser
the father of Ammaar,
bin Muthalib winning Jannah eventhough they lost
in their temporary
There was one person
who survived the torment of Abu Nawas. He travelled all the way to
Roman emperor seeking help.
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