THE DEMISE OF HAROON (ALAYHIS SALAAM)

DEMISE OF HAROON (ALAYHIS SALAAM)

 

One day in the Valley of Teeh, Allah Ta’ala informed Hadhrat Musa

(alayhis salaam) that the time for the Maut of Haroon (alayhis

salaam) had approached. The eyes of Musa (alayhis salaam) welled

up with tears. However, he did not inform Nabi Haroon (alayhis

salaam) of this Wahi (revelation). Allah Ta’ala informed Nabi Musa

(alayhis salaam) of the time and place where Malakul Maut would be

meeting Nabi Haroon (alayhis salaam). He set off with Haroon

(alayhis salaam) and his sons to the appointed place which is known

as Mount Shuwaiq. As they neared the appointed place, they

perceived a wonderful fragrant breeze. They were amazed to see a

beautiful mansion. The mansion was luxuriously furnished. Huge,

beautiful trees emitting a wondrous fragrance were casting their

shade over the mansion.

This was Hadhrat Haroon’s abode of Maut. He was therefore

irresistibly attracted to the mansion, However, he hesitated to enter as

the owner was unknown and they had no permission. By means of

Wahi he was instructed to enter. He was struck by the beauty and

comfort of the interior. He went to lie down on a beautiful throne-like

bed. As he laid down to sleep, his Rooh departed from this earthly

abode.

When Hadhrat Musa (alayhis salaam) returned with Nabi

Haroon’s sons to Bani Israeel, the insolent and rebellious people

accused him of having murdered Haroon (alayhis salaam) and

dumping his body in some remote place in the wilderness. They

claimed that Musa (alayhis salaam) motivated by envy perpetrated

such a heinous deed because of the affection which Haroon (alayhis

salaam) had for the people. Nabi Musa (alayhis salaam) was naturally

grieved by these slanders. He supplicated to Allah Ta’ala. He was

commanded to take members of the nation to the location where Nabi

Haroon’s body was.

 

When they reached the spot, the people were amazed to see Nabi Haroon (alayhis salaam)

as if he was in a deep peaceful sleep. Nabi Musa (alayhis salaam) said to Haroon (alayhis

salaam): “Stand up with the permission of Allah!”. Instantaneously

Nabi Haroon (alayhis salaam) came to life, stood up and recited the

Kalimah. Nabi Musa (alayhis salaam) ordered Nabi Haroon (alayhis

salaam) to explain the circumstances of his demise. Haroon (alayhis

salaam) said: “Allah Ta’ala has taken me with His Qudrat and has

allowed me to remain sleeping here in peace and comfort until the

Day of Qiyaamah.” Immediately thereafter he lapsed into his

everlasting tranquil sleep of comfort.