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Published by pilarit ry, 2016-05-03 18:04:49

Prophet Ayyub 4-6

Ayyub 2016

Keywords: Prophet Ayyub 4-6

Stories of the Prophets
Islamic Studies

Prophet Ayyub (AS)

Hamid Ben Hachemi
Pilarit ry
5/4/2016

Teacher: Hamid Ben Hachemi
Islamic Studies

Teacher: Hamid Ben Hachemi
Islamic Studies

Teacher: Hamid Ben Hachemi
Islamic Studies

Teacher: Hamid Ben Hachemi
Islamic Studies

Learn about patience from the life of Prophet Ayyub (AS). Allah rewarded him tremendously for
his patience that he showed in times of hardship and for his loyalty and trust towards Allah even at
extreme and trying moments in life.

In this beautiful world around us, Allah has created many things that we like, and many things that
we don’t like. There is happiness and there is sorrow. There is success and there is failure. There is
health and there is illness. Allah has made all of this a test for us, both the good things of this world
and the bad.

This is a story of a great man, a Prophet of Allah, whose life here on the earth had an abundance of
joyous things as well as an abundance of painful things. His name was Ayyub (alayh as-Salaam).
He is a person whose faith and devotion Allah has Himself praised in the Qur’an.

Allah had blessed Ayyub (alayh as-Salaam) with a lot of gifts: He had good health, pious children, a
loving wife, a house to live in, farm land and cattle. He was a grateful worshipper of Allah who
used to thank Allah for these blessings. Allah then put Ayyub (alayh as-Salaam) to a test, to see
how he would respond. The test was this: Allah made him suffer many losses that involved losing
the things that every person holds the dearest.

Prophet Ayyub’s crops got destroyed. His cattle died. All his children were crushed to death. He
himself got very sick and was in much pain and distress. Only his wife stayed by his side and
continued to give support to him.

After having such a heartbreaking series of disasters, a person with a weaker faith would have
started having doubts about the goodness, mercy and justice of Allah. A man of weaker faith would
have started complaining to Allah, and would have started having dark thoughts about “bad luck”
and “misfortune”. Any person who did not understand the real purpose of this life would have
started asking: “Why me? What have I done to deserve this?”— because such a person would not

Teacher: Hamid Ben Hachemi
Islamic Studies

understand that this world is really like an examination hall, a place where the things that happen,
good or bad, are a test to see if a person is thankful or not (for good things), and is patient or not
(for bad things).
Ayyub (alayh as-Salaam), being a man of tremendous faith and trust in Allah, passed this test with
flying colors. Just as he had been grateful to Allah in his happier days, he was now continuously
patient at this time of difficulty. He bore all the disasters, including his long illness, with great
courage. All these things put together still could not turn him away from Allah or decrease his faith.
Instead, he prayed to Allah with sincerity and with trust. He begged his Lord for help, and his Lord
responded.

And how magnificently did his Lord respond!
Allah, The Exalted, The Wise, ordered him to strike the ground with his feet. Upon doing so, a
spring of water miraculously burst forth from the ground. Ayyub (alayh as-Salaam) drank and
bathed with the water of this spring, and it cured him of his illness. Not only that, but Allah also
blessed him with more children, twice the number that he had lost. By having patience and turning
to Allah for help, Ayyub (alayh as-Salaam) was successful in the test. This is a great lesson and a
great example for all of us, showing us the way to live life if hardships or difficulties come our way.

Teacher: Hamid Ben Hachemi
Islamic Studies

Answer these questions:

1. What kind of blessings did Ayyub have?

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2. How did Allah test Ayyub?

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3. How did Ayyub’s wife help him?

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4. How do you know that Ayyub was very patient?

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5. How did Allah reward Ayyub for his patience?

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Teacher: Hamid Ben Hachemi
Islamic Studies

Profile of Ayyub (AS) Son of Razih Son of Alays Son of Ishaq Son of Ibrahim

Prophet Ayyub Son of Mus

LESSON OUTCOMES

THE STUDENTS HAVE LEARNT THE VALUE OF PATIENCE BY STUDYING THE STORY OF
PROPHET AYUB

Objectives

o Appreciate the value of patience
o Explore the lessons that can be learnt from Prophet Ayyub’s story.
o Learn the story of Prophet Ayyub

Profile

o Sent as a Messenger to Bilad-ush-sham
o He was having a large family: A beautiful wife, Seven daughters, and seven sons
o He was very rich; He was the owner of a gigantic trade
o Had money, numerous barley and wheat fields, hundreds of slaves, horses and livestock.
o Prophet Ayyub tested by Calamities.
o Exemplary patience.
o All this lasted for fifty years.
o He became very ill and was covered with loathsome sores from head to foot. Some said

that his whole body was covered with sores to the point that he became crippled. some
even went as far as to say that his flesh had started to fall off.
o The roof of his house fell down and the members of his family were crushed.

Teacher: Hamid Ben Hachemi
Islamic Studies

o Some say that his sickness lasted 3 years. Some say seven years and a few months. And
other say 18 years.

o His Farm was attacked by thieves. They killed many of his servants and carried away all his
cattle.

The virtue of Patience

Prophet Ayyub had suffered because of his sickness but he demonstrated a great patience
therefore Allah listened to Ayyub and restored his health and wealth.

Faithful Wife

His wife took care of all his needs. she even worked as a servant to feed him but people refused to
let her work for them out of fear that she might be inflicted with the disease as well.

Ayyub’s wife once asked him to implore Allah to cure him and have mercy on him. He asked her,
"How many years have we lived in total happiness and bliss?" She replied, 80 years. He said, "I feel
ashamed to ask Allah before we spend an equal period of trial"

To put food on the table, she cut her hair and sold it. When Prophet Ayyub saw what she had done,
he cried to His Lord,

"Truly distress has seized me but you are the Most Merciful of those that are merciful."

Quiz

1. What did Prophet Ayyub do when he lost his wealth and his family?
2. Was Ayyub’s wife faithful to him during his sickness? List three actions that support your

answer.
3. List five types of patience as it comes in the Qur'an.
4. What does a person do when he is faced with calamities?

Teacher: Hamid Ben Hachemi
Islamic Studies

َ‫وأ ُّيوبََِإ ْذََنادىَرَّب َهَأ ِنيَم َّس ِنيََال ُّض ُّرََوأ ْنتََأ ْرحمََال َّرا ِح ِمين‬

And when Ayub (Alayhi Salam) prayed to his Rabb saying, “Difficulty has certainly afflicted me and You
are the Most Merciful of those who show mercy”. (Surah Ambiya-83)

َ‫ا ْرك ْضََ ِب ِر ْجِلكََهذاَم ْغتسلََبا ِرَدَوشراب‬

This is cool water for bathing and drinking (after which you will be cured) (Surah Saad-42)


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