The Story of Prophet Job (Ayoub)|

 
by  Ibn Kathir  
 

The Story of Prophet Job (Ayoub)

From: The Stories of the Prophets
By: Al Imam Ibn Kathir
[(701 – 774 AH) or (1301 – 1372 AD)]


Ibn Ishaaq stated that he was a man of Rum. His names was Job Ibn Mose Ibn
Razeh Ibn Esau Ibn Isaac Ibn Abraham. Someone else said he was Job Ibn Mose,
Ibn Rimil Ibn Esau Ibn Isaac Ibn Jacob. There have also been other
statements in his lineage. Ibn Asaker narrated that his mother was a
daughter of Prophet Lot.It was said, also, that his father was one who
believed in Abraham when he was cast into the fire.

The first opinion is the most plausable as he was a descendant of Abrahams
offspring as Allah Almighty declared:

“That was the reasoning about Us which We gave to Abraham (to use) against
his people: We raise whom We will degree after degree: for thy Lord is full
of wisdom and knowledge. We gave him Isaac and Jacob: all (three) We guided:
and before him We guided Noah and before him We guided Noah and among his
progeny David Solomon Job Joseph Moses and Aaron: thus do We reward those
who do good”
Quran 6:83-84

Allah the Almighty praised His worshipper Job in His Glorious Quran:

“Truly! We found him patient. How excellent a slave! Verily, he was ever
oft-returning in repentance to Us”
Quran 38:44

Job was repentant, remembering Allah with thankfulness, patience and
steadfastness. This was the cause of his rescue and the secret of Allah’s
praising him.

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