Messenger of ALLAH: Hezekiel alaih slaam

Story of Prophet Hizqeel/Ezekiel
(pbuh)
Ibn Kathir
Almighty Allah said: Did you (O
Muhammad) not think of those
who went forth from their
homes in thousands, fearing
death? Allah said to them, “Die.”
And then He restored them to
life. Truly, Allah is full of Bounty to
mankind, but most men think
not. (Ch 2:243 Quran).
Mohammad Ibn Ishaaq stated of
Wahb Ibn Munbah said that
when Allah took Kalih Ibn Yofra
(Jephtha) after Joshua, Ezekiel
Ibn Buzi succeeded him as the
prophet to the Israelites. The
people had fled from Palestine
for fear of the plague and settled
on a plateau. Allah said to them:
“Die you all,” and they all
perished. A few centuries passed,
and then Ezekiel, passing by,
stopped over them, wondering.
There came a voice: “Do you
want Allah to resurrect them
while you watch?” He said: “Yes.”
Then he was commanded to call
those bones to join one to the
other and to be covered with
flesh. So he called them by the
power of Allah, and the people
arose and glorified Allah in the
voice of one man.
According to Ibn Abbas, this
place was called “Damardan.” Its
people were inflicted with
plague, so they fled, while a
group of them who remained in
the village perished. The Angel of
Death called to the survivors: “Die
you all,” and they perished. After
a long time a prophet called
Ezekiel passed by them and
stood wondering over them,
twisting his jaws and fingers.
Allah revealed to him: “Do you
want Me to show you how I
bring them back to life? He said:
“Yes.” His idea was to marvel at
the power of Allah over them. A
voice said to him: “Call: ‘O you
bones, Allah commands you to
gather up.'” The bones began to
fly one to the other until they
became skeletons. Then Allah
revealed to him to say; “Call: ‘O
you bones, Allah commands you
to put on flesh and blood and the
clothes in which they had died.'”
And a voice said: “Allah
commands you to call the bodies
to rise.” And they rose. When
they returned to life they said:
“Blessed are You, O Lord, and all
praises is Yours.” Ibn ‘Abbas
reported that the dead who
were resurrected were four
thousand, while Ibn Salih said
they were nine thousand.
Regarding plague, Abu Ubaidah
Ibn Al-Jarrah related that ‘Umar
Ibn Al-Khattab was on his way to
Syria and had reached Sarg when
the leader of the Muslim army,
Abu Ubaidah Ibn Al-Jarrah, and
his companions met him and told
him of a pestilence that had
broken out in Syria. ‘Umar
remember the Prophet’s (pbuh)
saying: “If it (plague) be in a
country where you are staying,
do not go out fleeing it, and if
you hear it is in a country, do not
enter it.” Umar praised Allah and
then went off.
Muhammad Ibn Ishaaq stated
that we do not know how long
Ezekiel (pbuh) stayed among the
Israelites before Allah took him
away. After him, the Israelites
deviated from the right way of
life, as they usually did, and
deserted Allah’s covenant with
them. They worshipped many
idols, among them Ba’al, so Allah
sent to them the Prophet Elijah
(pbuh).

Grave of Hezekiel alslm in Kiffi, South Baghdad. The shrine is a bone of contention between vying in love Muslims and Jews.

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