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The Mountains and Birds that Mentioned Allah

The Mountains and Birds that Mentioned Allah




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The Mountains and Birds that Mentioned Allah



Allah revealed to his beloved Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, stories of other honorable prophets to please and delight him. All these Prophets, like our Prophet Muhammad, were pateint with the mockery of their people and the hardships that they encountered. Eventually, Allah eased their hardship and gave them great reward for their patience.





Among the Prophets whom Allah informed our Prophet of, is Prophet Dawud, peace be upon him. Despite Prophet Dawud’s vast kingdom, he had worries and hardships because in this life, there is no way to be free of sadness.





Prophet Dawud, peace be upon him, was among the greatest kings and had a big kingdom. Each night, 36,000 pious and strong soldiers guarded him. Since the number of men in his army was over one million, each solider only had to guard Dawud once a year. When the solider’s shift for that year was over, he was told: “You can leave knowing that the Prophet of Allah, (meaning Dawud) is happy with you.”



Even though Prophet Dawud had power, land, and was brave in the face of the enemy, he was still humble to Allah and kind to his fellow Muslims. He used to live a simple life and earned his own living. He would sleep in the beginning of the night; then he would get up, pray, and make du^a, for as long as Allah willed for him. Then he would go back to sleep.



Prophet Dawud was given a wonderful miracle. He had an awe-inspiring voice, which Allah had not bestowed upon anyone before him. When Prophet Dawud recited from the Zabur, the book that was revealed to him, the birds would stand still in the air. The angels and the winds would guide the birds to him, and they would all listen to his beautiful recitation. Then the birds would repeat with him, each with a different sound and in a delightful tune.





Another fascinating thing that happened to Prophet Dawud was that the gigantic mountains mentioned Allah with him. Allah created in them the ability and comprehension(CHECK ISLAMICALLY)?? Hence, when Prophet Dawud, peace be upon him, mentioned Allah, the mountains would accompany him saying: “SubhanaAllah”. SubhanaAllah means Allah is clear of any imperfection and of any partners and similars. Allah gave these mountains the ability to speak just as he gave the stones, which mentioned Allah in Prophet Muhammad’s hand, the ability to speak, (as a proof of his truthfulness so that the people would follow him)—can we delete this I don’t think its fits in here???. Allah ta^ala said in the Quran what means:



(if the meaning of the ayah is not going to be added then delete above)

When Prophet Dawud recited the book of Allah with his beautiful voice the animals would crowd around him. These animals were so intent on what Prophet Dawud was saying OR on Prophet Dawud’s voice (WHICH ONE IS IT??) that if one were to grab their neck and try to pull them, they would not budge. Likewise, the running water, as in a stream for example, would stand still, listening to his beautiful voice, may Allah raise his rank.



The Iron Molded for Prophet Dawud





Among the miracles of Prophet Dawud that were mentioned in the Quran, is the molding of the iron in his hand. Allah ta^ala made the iron in the hands of Prophet Dawud like candle, dough, and mud.



It would bend and he would be able to shape it any way he pleased without having to subject it to fire or to a hammer. All Prophet Dawud had to do was mold it with his fingers and it would take the shape he wanted. Furthermore, Allah had given (the word in Arabic is ulhima) Prophet Dawud the knowledge of making armors.



This was something that was not known to the people before Prophet Dawud. At the time, the soldiers used shields, which would slow down their movement and their attack. The armors of Prophet Dawud, on the other hand, were of iron rings, and this made moving while wearing them easier.



The armors that Prophet Dawud made were wide and comfortable. The rings they were made of were not so small that they would not protect the warrior, nor were they so big that they would impede the movement of the person wearing them. The nails used to hold the rings together were tightly secured. They were not too big so they would not enlarge the hole they were supposed to fit in, nor were they too thin and narrow to the extent that they would not remain in their hole.





After Prophet Dawud, peace be upon him, started making armors, it became known to the people and has been used ever since. Allah gave this knowledge to Prophet Dawud because he liked going out and fighting for the sake of Allah to spread Islam. When Prophet Dawud’s army wore the new armors, the arrows and strikes of the enemy no longer harmed them as much as before.



Everyday Prophet Dawud would make one armor. He would sell it for 6,000 dirhams (EQUIVALENT??). He needed this large sum because many of his poor relatives relied on him for their sustenance.



He would use 2,000 dirhams to eat and feed his family and the remaining 4,000 to help the poor and needy among his nation. Prophet Dawud did not spend all his time making armor, rather most of it was spent calling people to the religion of Islam, worshipping Allah, and helping his people.



Prophet Dawud also made straw baskets. The fact that Prophet Dawud built armor and made baskets does not decrease from his status of Prophethood. To the contrary, it is an increase in status and merit.



Moreover, Prophet Dawud was not the only Prophet to earn a living by working with his hands. Prophet Adam was a farmer, Prophet Nuh was a carpenter, Prophet Luqman was a tailor, and Prophet Yusuf was a treasurer for Egypt’s banks.



Our Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, was a trader before receiving the revelation. After receiving the revelation however, his time was dedicated to calling people to Islam. Having a trade and being able to earn a living is a skill. It makes one independent and helps one protect himself from harm.


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