Tuesday, 27 December 2016
The Man Who Walked on Water with Jesus (a.s.)
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
It is related that Jesus (a.s.) went out one day, in his wandering, and accompanied by one of his companions, who was a short man. He attached himself greatly to Jesus (a.s.). Then, when Jesus (a.s.) came to the sea, he said, “In the Name of Allah, with health and certainty;” then he walked on the surface of the water.
Then the short man said, “In the Name of Allah, with health and certainty;” and he walked on the surface of the water. Then, wonder entered him, and he thought, “This is Jesus, the Spirit of God, walking on the water, and I am walking on the water.”
At that moment, he began to sink, and appealed to Jesus (a.s.), so Jesus (a.s.) reached out to him, and took him out, and said to him, “What did you say, O brother?’ He told him what had pervaded his mind, and Jesus (a.s.) said to him, “You have put yourself in a place other than that in which Allah Put you and Allah Abhorred you on account of what you said; so, turn to Allah in repentance for what you said.” So, the man repented and returned to the rank in which Allah (s.w.t.) had Placed him. We must be conscious of Allah (s.w.t.) and not envy one another.