Hazrat Daniyal (Alaihis salam)
Translated by Fatima Zabeth Beenesh
Year 768 years Before Christ
It is said that the children of Israil were called Bani Israil who formed into many nations and the children of Yahuda were called Bani Yuhuda. They were from the same race but still they fought continues wars. They were large in number and engaged in battles for many centuries and peace and tranquility vanished from their lives.
Their domination was initiated from the period of hazrat Yaqub alaihis salam and ended in the era of Bakht Nasr (the Babylonian king Nabukatnazar(Bakht Nasr). The children of Israil established sovereignty and later they were captured by the pharaohs of Egypt. The children of Yahuda were ruling over Syria, Palestine and Iraq.
Bakht Nasr attacked Jerusalem. He was extremely bloodthirsty and unmerciful king . The Egyptians set themselves back and the ruler ship of Yahuda was surrendered. Bakht Nasr captivated the children of Yahuda and migrated them to Babul.
Hazrat Daniyal alaihis salam son of Yuhanna who was from the generation of Yahuda son of prophet Yaqub alaihis salam was among the prisoners of Bakht Nasr. One night Bakht Nasr viewed a very frightful dream and called all the scholars and interpreters of the dream but no one could explain the meaning of his dream so he ordered all the scholars and reviewers to be killed. Daniyal alaihis salam was very famous among the scholars. He told the Bakh Nasr: do not kill the scholars as I will explain you the meaning of the dream. Daniyal alaihis salam went to palace of the Bakh Nasr and interpreted the dream to him.
He told him: O king, you have sighted in the dream a horrific person whose face was dreadful and bright, his head was of gold, hands, arms and chest were of silver coated with copper. His calves were made of iron and foot of potter. He saw a large rock gliding from the mountain, collided upon his face, and broke down both his foot. His face transformed into dust, the rock began to increase in size, altered into the mountain and engulfed the whole earth into itself.
Hazrat Daniyal alaihis salam explained: You will acquire the power over the entire Bani Israil and other dynasties and finally God will bring to the power such a sovereignty that all those dynasties will abolish and they will remain eternally.
After listening to the interpretation about his vast kingdom Bukht Nasr got extremely delighted, prostrated before prophet Daniyal alaihis salam, extremely honored him and bestowed him gifts. He appointed him as the commander of the army, principal of the scholars and the head of the ministers of his kingdom.
Daniyal alaihis salam began to invite the people towards the religious laws of Musa alaihis salam. His book consisted of 12 chapters in which they were the predictions of the invisible mysteries and it mentioned about the advent of the last prophet Muhammad sallallaho alaihe va ala alehi. His grave is in Shush, Iran, state of Khuzestan.
The existence of Daniyal alaihis salam before the vicious and savage power of the Bukht nasr was a divine argument and action so that they must get well aware about the prophet’s who were selected for the guidance of the people and will take revenge on behalf of the innocent. The tyrants are given little period of reprieve, and the prophets always revolted against oppressors, brought justice to the innocent, took vengeance from the tyrants and punished them.
Some sociologist believed that Bukht Nasr (Nabukatnazar) was a good king. In our era these events are notable evident.