Lessons from the story of Prophet Ayub: The chain of prophecy continued one after another, and they continued to preach Islam through patience and dedication.
This article will be enlightening the lessons that we learn from the life of Prophet Ayub (A.S).
Prophet Ayub (A.S), also known as Job, was the nephew of Prophet Yaqub (A.S) and was chosen to deliver the message of Islam to the people of his nation. Patience is another name for the story of Prophet Ayub because that’s what he did throughout the period of his prophecy while he bore illness and the true colors of his relations.
How the life of Prophet Ayub brought a change?
The following video beautifully depicts the story of Prophet Ayub:
Allah has blessed him with a lot of wealth and possessions, but he was never arrogant or felt proud of what he had. On the contrary, he always showed mercy to his people and helped them.
But later in his life, he faced numerous trials and difficulties. But as he was the sincere servant of Allah, so even in the hardest of trials and misfortunes, he kept thanking Allah and never stopped prostrating.
Prophet Ayub’s Illness
Prophet Ayub was diagnosed with a severe skin disorder in which the whole of his body was covered with huge sores. Those ulcer patches covered his whole face and different body parts. Not only this, those ulcer patches had a number of worms (microbes) in them and he used to thank Allah even for the disease and those worms he was given with.
By doing so, Prophet Ayub (A.S) cured his illness and got back his wealth. He remained steadfast and patient throughout the tough periods of his life because he was affirmed that Allah doesn’t burden any soul more than what he can bear. He remained confident that Allah’s help is near.
Lessons for us from the Life of Prophet Ayub(A.S):
There are some of the most important lessons we get from the life of Prophet Ayub (A.S). We should learn from them and inculcate them in our lives to make it better.
6 – Allah Does Not Burden Us Beyond Our Strength
Tests and trials are a part of life and the pious the Muslim, the more trials he will have in his life. Not one but Prophet Ayub (A.S) had to undergo several trials and tragedies but he remained thankful to Allah. When Prophet Ayub (peace be upon him) was in an extremely pathetic condition, he prayed:
“Truly adversity has afflicted me and You are Most Merciful of all who show mercy.” (Surah 21: Verse 83)
Hardships don’t last forever. With every pain, there comes ease. Trust on Allah’s plans and believe in him. Continue to remember Allah, observe your prayers and never stop repentance. Indeed, Allah is the most beneficial, the most merciful. Do go through these Quotes That Prove Allah is The Best Planner of All Affairs.
5 – Everything Belongs to Allah
All these worldly possessions and fortunes are given to you by Allah. He loves you and gives you what’s good for you. Thank Allah in every situation and keep your calm. That’s how Prophet Ayub (A.S) lead his whole life. He was another name of patience. He was thankful and patient when he had everything and remained the same when everything was taken from him. Trails and difficulties brought no change in his beliefs and his trust on Allah.
4 – Trials Are Often a Hidden Blessing So Be Patient
The more you are being testified by hardships, relations, poverty or health, the greater your sins are being removed from your life. Never stop prostrating. Never stop repenting. Prophet Ayub (A.S) kept on repenting and thanking Allah, so Allah stopped his trials and ease his problems. The Holy Quran affirms:
“Then We heard his prayer and removed that adversity from which he suffered, and We gave him his household and the like thereof along with them, a mercy from Our store and remembrance for the worshippers.” (Surah 21: Verse 84)
3 – Remember That The Dunia is Temporary
This world is an illusion and everything that we have here is temporary. Therefore, we should prepare our lives for the hereafter. In this temporary world, the best of Allah’s people are tested and tried of their patience and belief. So was Prophet Ayub’s situation. He was tested and rewarded for it. The Holy Quran affirms:
“And surely we try you with something of fear and hunger, and loss of wealth and crops, but give glad tidings to the steadfast, who when a misfortune befalls them, say lo! we are Allah’s (possession of Allah) and to Him shall we surely return. · Such are they on whom are blessings from their Lord, and mercy. Such are the rightly-guided.” (Surah 2 : Verse 155-157)
2 – Allah Hates Arrogance
Ayub (A.S) spent a lavish life for around 80 years in which he had luxuries, lands, gold and silver and what not but he never looked down upon his people and never gave an arrogant vibe. No matter how rich you are, always be humble. All the luxuries we have in this world is the blessing of Allah, and he can take it away from us. So why be haughty? To learn more about this, you must go through these Quotes About Arrogance And Pride In The Light Of Islam.
1 – Never Let Satan Win
During bad and dark days of our lives, we might encounter various thoughts like why only me? When will these trials end? How long will I stay in this situation? and so on. Satan brings all these thoughts and disappointments. He makes our beliefs weak, and we start questioning from ourselves. Never let him win. Disappointments and sadness means you don’t rely on Allah’s plan and don’t trust him either. However, Allah loves his creations he is the best of planners.
Jannah is eternal and never-ending. Therefore, we should follow the righteous path and thank Allah in every situation. Trials and tests are a part of life but never stop asking for Allah’s mercy because Allah is the All-Knowing, the most beneficial. In the life of Prophet Ayub we have a lesson that even the most beloved of Allah’s messengers were tested. But never once they complained, but used it as a mean to draw closer to Allah.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where is the mention of Prophet Ayub Story in Quran
A. The story of Prophet Ayub is mentioned in the Quran in Surah 4, An-Nisa.
Q. For How Long was Prophet Ayub Sick?
A. Prophet Ayub was sick for almost 18 years.
Q. What is the Dua of Prophet Ayub and Why Is It Recited?
The dua of Prophet Ayub is recited for anyone suffering from a sickness. The dua is as follows: Rabbahooo annee massaniyad durru wa Anta arhamur raahimeen
Assalam sister Syra,
Thank you for this write up. It is short and sweet, therefore, easy for children to understand.
Although, I would like to highlight an error in this writing, in the Q&A segment:
Q. Who is the Father of Prophet Ayub?
A. Abdul Awf Khazraji was the father of Prophet Ayub. He was one of the Ansar, the group of people who hosted Prophet Mohammad and his companions after the migration to Medina.
Prophet Mohammad is the last and final prophet. It is impossible that Prophet Ayub was the son of an Ansar. Maybe this information is mistakenly placed. Hope you can do the necessary to correct the error. May Allah guide us.
Thank you again for your effort in your writings and keep it coming.
JazakAllah for pointing it out. You are absolutely right. I believe the writer confused the information with Abu Ayyub al-Ansari, I will have it corrected.
Thank you one again.