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When Ayyub Cried To His Lord

Aboo Uthmaan's Photo Aboo Uthmaan 14 Mar 2007

In “Al-Fawaa’id” of Imaam ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (d.751H) he cites the following ayaat, in which Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala) says:

“And (remember) Ayyub (Job), when he cried to his Lord: ‘Verily, distress has seized me, and You are the Most Merciful of all those who show mercy’.” (Al-Anbiya 21:83)

He (Imaam ibn Qayyim) then comments on Prophet Ayyub (‘alayhis-sallam) and the exalted characteristics he showed in dealing with his distress and the tremendous qualities he utilised in seeking the removal of his distress, such that he (Imaam ibn Qayyim) said:

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