Messenger of ALLAH: Iliyas alaih slaam

Prophet Ilyas (peace be on him)
After the death of Prophet
Sulaiman (Solomon) (peace be
upon him) his kingdom was
dismembered. There was virtually
the rule of Satan all around. The
religious people were mocked at.
The ruler of Somaria killed a large
number of learned people. When
the evil reached the saturation
point, God sent the Prophet Ilyas
(peace be upon him) to reform
mankind during the reign of the
king Ahab of Israel. He tried his
best to save the people from
polytheism. He forbade them to
worship the Tyrian Bal. He
advised the people to ward off
evil and worship One God. When
his efforts bore no fruit he
suddenly appeared before the
king and foretold him that severe
draught and famine would
overtake his kingdom. He added
that the Tyrian Bal would be
powerless to avert it. The people
paid no heed to his warnings
and did not mend their ways.
The prophecy of the Prophet
Ilyas (peace de upon him) turned
out to be true and whole of the
kingdom came under the sway
of famine. The people began to
starve. After three years the
Prophet Ilyas (peace be upon
him) supplicated to show mercy
to the famine stricken people.
They acknowledged the authority
of God and felt penitence. Soon
after the rain ended the draught
and God lifted his curses After
this he was directed by God to
call upon al-Yasa to be his
successor. The Prophet Ilyas
(peace be upon him) did so in
obedience to His command and
disappeared mysteriously. The
Holy Qur’an makes mention of
Prophet Ilyas (peace be upon
him) in the following Verses:
And Zachariah and John and
Jesus and Ilyas all in the ranks of
the righteous; and Ismail and
Elisha (Al-Yasa) and Jonas and
Lot; each have We preferred
above the nations. (To them) and
their fathers and progeny and
brethren, We chose them and We
guided them to a straight way.
(6: 85-87)

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