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Unknown Legacies #07 – A Boy Who Could Heal People
Channel: Suleiman Hani
Series: Suleiman Hani - Unknown Legacies
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And then the child spoke her infant child in her arms spoke. And this is one of the mortgagees that one of the miracles about a child speaking as a as a as an infant. And the child said, Oh Mother, be patient for you are following the truth. And she has well with her child when do a fire.
In the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala tells us in Surah, Al borouge, for the people of the ditch, this was a group of believers. And so they are all unnamed in a way, a group of believers who are killed for holding on to their faith for believing in Allah subhanaw taala. Now, external to this story, there's a relevant part of the story, a context that's given to us in an authentic hadith. And rather than just being about all the people, we have the specific individual that was the catalyst for the story, the young boy. And then we have the people of the ditch mentioned at the very end of the story, and it is a long report. But let's go through it very briefly. The Prophet sallallahu
wasallam tells us about a group of people who used to exist before meaning before the Muslims at the time who are listening to this, and there was a king who had a quart sorcerer, and the sorcerer grew old. And he said to the king, I've grown very old, so sent me a young boy, so that I can teach him what I know, basically, the magic so the king sent a boy to him so that he might train him in magic. On the way to the sorcerer, that young boy ended up meeting a monk, a monk being a righteous person who believes in Allah subhanaw taala. He sat with him, and the boy listened to the monk and he was very impressed by it. So every time he went to meet a sorcerer to be trained, he also passed by the
monk and he would sit with him. And when he came to the sorcerer, eventually he started realizing the boys coming late. So he was being he was hurt, he was punished for it, he complained about it to the monk. So the monk advised him when you feel afraid of the sorcerer, tell him my family has made me late. And when you feel afraid of your family, tell them the sorcerer made me late. So this is what the boy we assumed started to do. One day, it happened that there was a huge beast of prey, and it blocked the path of the people. And the boy was there. He said, today I will find out whether the sorcerer or the monk is superior. The things that I learned from the monk are the things that I
learned from the sorcerer. So the boy picked up a stone and he said, Oh Allah, if the affairs of the monk are dearer to you than the affairs of the magician, or the sorcerer, than bring bring death to this animal so that the people can move about freely. And as he made this drop, he threw the stone, and he ended up killing the beast of prey. So what happens here? The boy is now aware of what is right. He's now aware of what is superior, and the people are now able to pass freely. The boy ended up going back to the monk and he told him about what happened, how did he respond? The monk set in my son today you are better than me, you have surpassed me, your affairs have reached a stage in
which I fear that now you will be tested. Now you're going to go through some kind of trial. And in case you are put to the test do not reveal my identity. So in other words, he's telling him be very cautious. That young boy ended up now starting to heal the blind by the will of Allah subhana wa Tada and those suffering from other diseases, all types of illnesses. And then one day, a companion of the king who was blind, he heard of the young boy, he heard about it. So he came basically with numerous gifts and he said, If you heal me, all these things here will be for you. And then he said, I myself do not heal anyone. It is Allah subhana wa Tada who heals, if you believe as well and Allah
subhanaw taala I will pray to Allah to heal you. That man who was sick, started to believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah subhanaw taala healed. And he came back to the king, that man came back to the king and sat by his side as he used to sit before the king asked him who restore your eyesight. He said, My Lord, he asked, Do you have any Lord other than me, he said, My Lord, and your Lord is Allah. So the king took hold of him and he tortured him until he revealed the identity of the boy. So that man was tortured and other boys exposed. The boy was then called to the king, and the king set him or boy, it has been conveyed to me that you've become so advanced in your magic
that you're healing the blind and those suffering from other illnesses. You're doing such and such. And then he said, I do not heal anyone. It is Allah who heals, he's sticking to what he truly believes. So the king took hold of him and began to torture, what happens next. Eventually, he revealed the identity of the monk.
And then the monk was summoned and it was said to him turn back from your religion, and he refused to do so. So a saw was brought and the king placed
In the middle of his head, and he ended up basically killing him. And then the courtier of the king was brought in it was said to him, turn back from your religion. He refused to do that. So the saw was placed in the middle of his head. And again, he was killed, to summarize, the boy was brought, and he was taught, turned back from your religion here, you refuse to do that. So the king gave him to a group of his soldiers. And he said, take him to the mountain, take him up such and such mountain. And basically, when you get to the highest part of the mountain, tell him to renounce his faith. If he still refuses, then throw him down the mountain basically kill him. He's trying to
scare the boy to leave his religion. They took him in, they made him climb the mountain with them. And when they get to the top, he said, Oh, Allah, save me from them, however you will, in any way that you want. The mountain began to shake, and slowly and surely they started to fall, the soldiers started to fall. And then the boy came walking back down to the king, the king said to him, What happened to your companions, meaning my soldiers will happen to the Companions, he said, Allah has saved me from them. Again, he handed him to a group of people, another group of soldiers, take him in a small boat, take him far out, when you reach the middle of the ocean, tell him to renounce his
fate. And if he doesn't do that, and throw him in, and basically kill him, what happens? They take him out on the boat, they say the same thing. He says, oh, Allah, save me from them in any way that you want, in anything that you want to do basically, save me from them, and what they want to do their plan. There was not long before the boat returned. The courtiers the soldiers drowned, and the boy ended up surviving, he came back walking to the king, we can imagine he's probably frustrated and devastated, this boy came back again, what's going on with my soldiers will happen to your companions. And he said, Allah saved me from them. And then he said to the king, you cannot kill me
until you do what I asked you to do. And he said, what is that? Imagine this king really wants to kill this boy and stop people from converting to his religion of belief. And God says what I have to do, tell me what I need to do. He said, gather all the people, and then tie me to the trunk of a tree and take an arrow from my quiver. And then say the following words, in the name of Allah, the Lord of the boy, that's what you have to say, and then shoot that arrow. If you do that, then you're going to be able to kill it. So he just gave him the keys to killing him. What happens? So the king calls all the people he basically brings them ties the boy to the tree, and he gets the arrow and he
does all that the boy told him to do. And he says, In the name of Allah, Lord of the boy, and the he shot it and hit the boy, and it killed him. What happens?
The people said, We believe in the Lord of the boy, we believe in the Lord of this boy, we believe in the Lord of this boy. And so some people came to the king, some of his close, maybe soldiers, they said to him, Do you realize what just happened? Do you realize what you just did? All the people now believe in the Lord of that boy. So the king commanded for ditches to be dug at all the entry points of the road. And when the ditches were dug, they lit fires in the massive, massive fires, and it was announced to the people, anyone who does not renounce their faith, the faith that this boy called you towards, will be thrown in the fire will be killed as well. That's your
ultimatum. You either leave the faith or you're going to die. And one by one, they stuck to their faith. They were killed, pushed into or jumped into the ditch. These are US hub. These are the people of the ditch that are mentioned in Surah Al borouge. What happens next? A woman stops She hesitates. And this is one of the most fascinating parts of the story and the finale here. She hesitates to jump in. And then the child spoke her infant child in her arms spoke. And this is one of the mortgagees that one of the miracles about a child speaking as a as a as an infant, and the child said, Oh Mother, be patient, for you are following the truth. And she has well with her child
when to a fire. Now in Surah, two BlueJ we know about his Hello food, we know about the people of the ditch, we know that they held on to their faith, and that they're considered Shahadat, their martyrs. We learned from the boy holding on to one's faith, we learn from the boy pursuing what is true seeking knowledge, seeking knowledge, seeking knowledge. Even if you're young, you may one day Excel and exceed your own teachers. But there's a mission here of pursuing what is true. We know how resilient he was and how resilient his followers were or rather the followers who also accepted the same religion believing Allah subhanaw taala held on to their faith until they died in the very same
Surah we hear about two other types of people that people have fit on and ThermoWood as well. And some of them for example, who are saved. Some of them were killed like us having to do it and some were given dominion on Earth for an extended duration. Ultimately, whatever the circumstances are, hold on to your feet, leave the results to Allah subhanaw taala and may Allah subhanaw taala keep us firm in a time of difficulty
In a time of confusion and a ton of temptation may Allah Subhana Allah grant us resilience to hold on to our faith until our very last breath alone me