Saturday, December 18, 2010

Knowledge & Wisdom of Sulaiman The King Prophet.

Prophet Dawood (Peace be upon him) was the King of his people. 
He had 19 sons, each one of them hoped to inherit the father's throne. 
Allah revealed to Prophet Dawood a few questions and their answers
 and commanded him to put those questions to each one of his sons.
 Whosoever answered those questions correctly, would inherit his throne.

One day Prophet Dawood (Peace be upon him) called all his sons in 
the presence of the scholars and the chiefs of the tribes of his kingdom. 
He then put forward the following questions:

1) Which thing is closest (nearest) to man?

2) Which is the farthest thing?

3) Which two things are attached to each other?

4) Which is the most awe-creating thing?

5, Which two things remain unchanged?

6) Which two things are always different?

7) Which two things are opposed to each other?

8) What is the action the result of which is good?

9) What is that action the result of which is bad?

The first 18 sons of Prophet Dawood (Peace be upon him)felt helpless and 
could not answer any of these questions. 
Then the youngest of the sons, 
Prophet Sulaiman (Peace be upon him) stood up and 
gave the following answers:

1) The nearest things to a man is the hereafter 
(Life and Death - as one may die any moment);

2) The farthest things is the time which has passed away 
(which is not to come again);

3) The two things that are attached to each other 
is man's body with the soul;

4) The most awe-creating is the man's body (dead) 
without soul;

5) The two things which remain the same are the sky and the earth;

6) The two things which are different are the day and night;

7)The two things which are opposed to each other are life and death;

8)The action - the end of which is good - is patience 
and forbearance at the time of anger;

9)The action - the end of which is bad is haste at the time of anger.

Prophet Dawood (Peace be upon him) obviously, was very much impressed 
with his knowledge and appointed Prophet Sulaiman (Peace be upon him) 
as his successor.

Thus it will be seen that it was the supreme knowledge and wisdom 
that made Prophet Sulaiman (Peace be upon him)
 succeed his father and become the Great King Prophet.

Presented by Hassan Ali