MAUT WILL APPREHEND YOU,WHEREVER YOU MAY BE

MAUT WILL APPREHEND YOU,

WHEREVER YOU MAY BE

 

“And, no soul will die except with the permission of Allah

at the appointed time (decreed for its death).”

(Aal-e-Imraan, aayat 145)

“Wherever you may be, Maut will find you even if you are

in powerful towers.”

(An-Nisaa’, aayat 78)

Once a raja (Indian king) was the guest of Hadhrat Nabi

Sulaimaan (alayhis salaam). While he was in conversation with

Nabi Sulaimaan (alayhis salaam), there suddenly appeared a

man who cast a penetrating gaze at the king. The fearsome stare

of the man sent a chill down the spine of the king. The king,

trembling, asked Hadhrat Sulaimaan (alayhis salaam): “Who is

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that man who is staring at me so intently?” Hadhrat Sulaimaan

(alayhis salaam) responded: “He is Malakul Maut (the Angel of

Death).”

The king panicked and implored Hadhrat Sulaimaan (alayhis

salaam) to instruct one of his Jinns to deliver him (the raja)

immediately to India. Nabi Sulaimaan (alayhis salaam)

complying with the king’s request, commanded a powerful jinn

to take the king to India. Within a few moments the jinn landed

in India with the king. As he placed the king in his palace, he

(the raja) was shocked to see the same ‘man’ looking at him

with a smile.

Malakul Maut was now smiling with satisfaction. He said to

the king: “Allah Ta’ala had commanded me to take your soul

within a few moments in India. When I saw you in Jerusalem

with Nabi Sulaimaan (alayhis salaam), I was perplexed and

wondered how will I ever be able to fulfil the Divine Command

when you are thousands of miles away from India. Allah Ta’ala

thus arranged for you to be delivered to the place where your

Maut will occur at the precise decreed moment.” So saying,

Malakul Maut captured the soul of the king.

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“And, everything we narrate to you of the stories of the

Messengers, is that which strengthens your heart.

(Surah Hood, aayat 120)