The Companion of Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) in Jannah

The Companion of Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) in Jannah

Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) is one of the great Ambiyaa and prophets of Allah Ta‘ala. He was from the people of Banu Israa’eel and was from the land of Egypt.

One day, Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) made dua to Allah Ta‘ala saying, “O Allah! Show me who will be my companion in Jannah!” Allah Ta‘ala accepted the dua of Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam), and showed him a certain person and said, “O Musa! Go to such-and-such city, for in that city, you will find this person who will be your companion in Jannah.”

Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) set out and travelled until he came to the city which Allah Ta‘ala had mentioned. When he arrived in the city, Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) met a young man, and saw that he was the same person that Allah Ta‘ala had shown him! This young man was going to be the companion of Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) in Jannah!

The young man met Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) and greeted him, but he did not know that this was Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam), the great Nabi of Allah Ta‘ala.

Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) replied to the greeting of the young man, and then asked him if he could spend the night at his home as his guest. The young man agreed and said, “I am happy for you to be my guest. If you are happy to eat whatever food I have to offer you, then I am pleased to feed you as well.” Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) replied, “I am happy with whatever food you offer me.”

The young man was a butcher, so after he told Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) that he could be his guest, he took him to his butchery and asked him to wait until he had finished all his work for the day. As Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) waited in the young man’s butcher shop, he noticed that whenever the young man came across any piece of juicy meat, he would place it on one side and keep it.

Finally, when the young man had finished all his work for the day, he took Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) to his home. On entering his home, he took out the pieces of juicy meat that he had kept aside and cooked it.

After the food was prepared, the young man went into one of the rooms of his house. Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) noticed that in this room were the young man’s two parents who were very old and weak and could not take care of themselves.

As Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) watched, he saw the young man go to his father and wash his face. The young man then washed his clothing and put perfume on it to make it smell nice. He then made his father wear the clean clothing.

Thereafter, he took some bread, broke it into small pieces and mixed it with the food that he had cooked. He then fed the food to his father, and when his father was full, he gave him water to drink as well.

After the young man had taken care of his old father, by cleaning him and feeding him, his father became so happy that he made dua for him saying, “O my son! May Allah Ta‘ala reward you for looking after me, and may He make you the companion of Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) in Jannah!”

Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) then saw the young man go to his old mother and take care of her by cleaning her and feeding her, just as he had done with his father. His mother was also very happy with him, because he was such an obedient, caring and loving son, that she also made the same dua for him. She said, “O my son! May Allah Ta‘ala reward you for looking after me, and may He make you the companion of Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) in Jannah!”

After seeing this, Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) turned and left the home of the young man. However, the young man immediately followed Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam), because Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) was his guest, and offered him some of the food that he had prepared. As he offered the food, Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) said to him, “O my brother! I do not need your food! The only reason why I came to you is that I had asked Allah Ta‘ala to show me my companion in Jannah, and Allah Ta‘ala showed me that you are the special person who will be my companion in Jannah.”

The young man still did not know that this person was Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam), the great Nabi of Allah Ta‘ala, so he asked him, “Tell me, who are you?” Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) replied, “I am Musa, the Nabi of Allah Ta‘ala.” When he heard this, the young man was surprised.

He entered his home, went to his parents and gave them the good news that Allah Ta‘ala had accepted their dua! He was going to be the companion of Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) in Jannah! He told them that the man who had come to his home as a guest was actually none other than Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) himself!

The young man’s parents were very, very happy to hear this and were excited that Allah Ta‘ala had accepted their dua. Soon thereafter, the old parents passed away, and Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) himself performed their janaazah salaah. After the old parents passed away, the young man joined Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) and remained in his company, benefiting and learning from him until the end of his life.

Lessons:

  1. We must always make our parents happy by listening to them and showing them love. When our parents become old and they need us to help them and look after them, then we must make sure that we take good care of them and keep them comfortable at all times. If we keep our parents happy, by listening to them and keeping them comfortable, then they will make dua for us, and Allah Ta‘ala will accept their dua.
  2. When we can manage, we must try to bring guests to our homes and feed them. This will make Allah Ta‘ala happy and will cause our homes to be filled with barakah and blessings.
  3. After the young man’s parents passed away, and he did not need to look after them anymore, he stayed with Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam). The reason was that Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) was the most pious person. He knew that if he stayed with Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam), then he would also become good and pious. In the same way, if we want to become good and pious, then we must always be with good and pious people, and must stay away from bad friends and naughty people.
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