Hadhrat Uzayr عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَام

Hadhrat Uzayr عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَام

Hadhrat Uzayr عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَام was sent as a Nabi to the Bani Israa’eel approximately 450 years before Hadhrat Isa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَام. He had memorized the entire Torah. Although the Bani Israa’eel initially refused to accept that he was a Nabi, they later became so convinced about him and began to love him so much that they regarded him to be Allaah سُبْحَٰنَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ.

It was during the time of Hadhrat Uzayr عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَام that the tyrant Bukht Nasser demolished Baytul Muqaddas. Allaah سُبْحَٰنَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ then gave Hadhrat Uzayr عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَام the command to reinhabit Baytul Muqaddas, but when Hadhrat Uzayr عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَام got there and saw everything destroyed, he wondered how it was possible for the place to be inhabited again. Allaah سُبْحَٰنَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ then put him to sleep for a hundred years and then woke him up. When he awoke, Allaah سُبْحَٰنَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ asked him how long he thought he had slept. He guessed that it was a day or even less. Allaah سُبْحَٰنَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ then informed him that a hundred years had passed since he had fallen asleep and that he should look at how Allaah سُبْحَٰنَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ preserved his food for all that while, but that his donkey had died and decomposed.

Thereafter, Allaah سُبْحَٰنَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ gave life back to his donkey before his eyes and he saw that Baytul Muqaddas was again inhabited and back to life.