Download PDF: [S] The Fear of Allah of a One-Eyed Man
One day, Nabi ‘Isa Alayhis Salaam went outside with a few people to make Du’a for rain.
However, Allah azza wajal revealed to him, “O ‘Isa! Do not pray for rain because there are sinners among you.”
Nabi ‘Isa Alayhis Salaam then turned around and informed the people of this. He said, “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 ‘Isa Alayhis Salaam asked, “Why did you also not return with the others?”
He replied, “O Ruhullah! I have never disobeyed the Almighty Allah azza wajal 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. If my other eye had done the same, I would have also removed that eye as well.”
The narrator reveals that when Nabi ‘Isa Alayhis Salaam heard this, he began to weep until even his beard became wet with his tears. He then asked this pious person to make Du’a. However, this person replied, “I seek refuge in Allah azza wajal that I display (this disrespect) of making Du’a while you are present and the one who is Ruhullah and Kalimatullah.”
Nabi ‘Isa Alayhis Salaam then began to make Du’a and it started to rain immediately. (Uyunul Hikaayah).
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 wajal. 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?