The spirit of Adam, when it was first commanded to enter the strange existence of the humanly body was scared and feared for the tasks it was entrusted with. Though it craved for desire and knowledge of the unknown. Thus it was said “Unwillingly shall you enter and unwilling shall you depart the humanly body”. Every sole shall taste death, yet it’s trembles the thought of it. However, those Muslims who have submitted to Allah’s will, neither asks for it nor fears it, for he banks his life to Allah and spend all he can in modesty.
Only the heart can remember what the mind know not. So let the tale of Suleiman the King, the strongest and the wisest ruler that the earth has seen and ever will see, be of an enlightenment. Suleiman commanded the wind, men and Jinn, birds and the animals. All were serving to him, yet its not wealth or power or wisdom but the grace of Allah that bring forth enlightenment of the nur.
Tale of Suleiman the King
While Suleiman was admiring the beauty of his garden, he show the Angel of Death, Azrael. Suleiman was familiar with Azrael, for the deaths in the battle fields and the wounded are a familiar sight. “So what brought you here, Azrael?” asked Suleiman. “I bring the news of two of your elite commanders will soon depart this world, Elihoreph and Alijah”.
Suleiman loved them like brothers, so was worried of the news and ordered an Efrith to carry them to the mythical city of Luz, a place where Azrael was forbidden to enter. Instantly the Jinn carried the order but both the commanders died few miles away from Luz.
The next day, Azrael materialized before Suleiman with a sense of gratitude and understanding and said “I am grateful to thee, O King Suleiman, for assisting thy commanders to the place of their death. It was destined that their life should be taken to the next world near that far away city of Luz, but I was wondering how would they travel such a long distance”.
Suleiman the King, was both sadden and furious at the lost of his two elite commanders and the inevitable fate of man. Azrael was troubled by this and asked “Why do you grieve, O, King Suleiman?” Suleiman said, “Why not, for I have lost two of my brotherly friends”. Azrael, disregarded the saying with defiantly and said “You grieve over the loss of your brothers, here the misery is only for yourself, and your anger is nothing but self-pride. Thus, it has beclouded your wisdom. Death is a divine reward from Allah, purifying one from this illusion of euphorias and agonies, which is only a simple drop for the soul. Of such drops, O King, the soul shall be showered with unimaginable Seas. Be thankful to your creator, Allah that I, Azrael, the Angel of Death, is in reality the Angel of Grace for those who are ready”.