Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Jesus (a.s.) & the Fire in the Desert
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
It is related that Jesus (a.s.) once came upon a fire which was kindled over a man in the desert. Jesus (a.s.) then took water to put it out, and the fire changed into a youth, and the man changed into fire. So, Jesus (a.s.) wept and said, “O Lord, Restore them to their former state that I may see what their sin was.” Then that fire was removed from them, and they were a man and a youth.
The man said, “O Jesus, I have been afflicted in the world by love of this youth, and desire urged me on until I sinned with him one night, after which I sinned with him another day. Then a man came upon us and said to us, ‘Woe to you! Fear God!’
I replied to him, ‘I am not afraid, and I do not fear.’ Then when I died, and the youth died. God Turned us into what you see. Sometimes he becomes fire and burns me, and sometimes I become fire and burn him. And this is our punishment until the Day of Resurrection.”