Harun Yahya

The Prophet Ya'qub (As)

And remember Our servants Ibrahim, Ishaq and Ya’qub,
men of true strength and vision. We purified their sincerity
through sincere remembrance of the Hereafter. They shall
dwell with Us among the righteous whom We have chosen.
(Surah Sad, 45-47)
The Prophet Ya’qub (as) was of the descendant of the Prophet
Ibrahim (as). Allah made the Prophet Ibrahim (as) and each one of
his sons leaders. They summoned the people to accept what was
good and right guidance. This is related in the Qur’an as follows:
We made them leaders, guiding them by Our command,
and revealed to them how to do good actions and perform
prayer and give alms, and they worshipped Us. (Surat al-
Anbiya’, 73)
The Prophet Ya’qub (as) Dedicated His Sons To
Complying With The Just Religion And To Being Among The Good
In the Qur’an, we find the verses relating to the Prophet Ya’qub’s (as) communication of Allah’s message in the Surat al-Baqara. The Qur’an mentions the Prophet Ya’qub’s (as) will (as) follows:
Ibrahim directed his sons to accept the true faith, as did
Ya’qub: “My sons! Allah has chosen this religion for you,
so do not die except as Muslims.” (Surat al-Baqara, 132)
Breathing one’s last as a Muslim is one of the important
prayers of people who fear Allah. An individual may well one
day swerve from his faith and return to evil,—although he had
faith and engaged in good deeds until then—and thereby become
one doomed to Hell. While the Prophet Ya’qub (as) advises
his sons “not to die except as Muslims”, he warns them
against this danger and recommends that they keep their faith
intact, without changing their sincere intentions and resoluteness.
His sons, who complied with their father’s will, declared
that they would worship Allah and submit themselves to Him:
Ya’qub said to his sons, “What will you worship when I
have gone?” They replied, “We will worship your God,
the God of your forefathers, Ibrahim, Isma’il and Ishaq—
the one God. We are Muslims who have submitted to
Him.” (Surat al-Baqara, 133)

The Prophet Ya’qub Advised His Sons To Trust
In Allah

He said, “My sons! You must not enter through a single
gate. Go in through different gates. In no way can I save
you from the might of Allah, for judgement comes from
no one but Allah. In Him I put my trust, and let all the
faithful put their trust in Him alone.” But when they entered as their father said, it did not save them from the might of Allah at all, yet a need in Ya’qub’s soul had been satisfied. He had knowledge which We had taught him, but most of mankind simply have no knowledge. (Surah
Yusuf, 67-68)
When the Prophet Ya’qub (as) advised his sons to be cautious
while entering the city, he also reminded them of a very important
fact: that they should put their trust in Allah rather than in
precaution. That is because, unless otherwise willed by Allah, a
man can neither harm himself nor do himself any good. He can
neither prevent anything that is fated to happen to him nor can
ensure his own well-being. A believer does everything that
needs to be done in order to earn Allah’s approval and takes
every sort of measure that needs to be taken. However, he definitely
knows that the result is ultimately at the will of Allah and He trusts only in Him.

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