Download PDF: Having Allah’s Fear is Definitely Rewarding
One day, Nabi Esa alaihis Salaam went outside with a few people to make Dua for rain. However, the Almighty azza wa jall revealed to him, “O Esa! do not pray for rain because there are sinners among you”. Nabi Esa alaihis salaam then turned around and informed the people of this and he also declared, “Those of you who are sinners, please return to your houses.” The narrator of this incident relates that everyone returned to their homes except one person who had only one eye. Looking at him, Nabi Esa alaihis salaam asked, “Why did you also not return with the others?”. He replied, “O Ruhullah! I have never disobeyed the Almighty azza wa jall for one moment. However, one day, by mistake, my eyes fell on the leg of a female and in embarrassment, I immediately removed that eye and if my other eye had done the same, I would have also removed that eye as well.” The narrator reveals that when Nabi Esa alaihis salaam heard this, he began to weep until even his beard became wet with his tears. He then asked this pious person to make dua himself. However, this person replied, “I seek refuge in Allah azza wa jall that I display (this disrespect) of making dua while you are present and the one who is Ruhullah and Kalimatullah” Nabi Esa alaihis salaam then began to make dua and it immediately started to rain.
Dear Muslims, with the passing of days and months, on each occasion, we are taught lessons and we are also taught that after every sadness, there is happiness. We also learn that eventually, we will have to face the grave. Piety is indeed real gratitude to the Almighty azza wa jall. How many mansions and palaces have we seen been destroyed in front of us? How many owners have come and gone and nobody even remembers their name!