The Ethos of Epoch (Prophet Idris)
By: Muhammad Mehdi Taaj Langroodi
Idris was the son of Bard, son of Mahail, son of Kenan, son of Anoosh, son of Sheth, son of Adam. He was called triple-blessed, for he had three positions, namely, reign, wisdom and Prophethood. He was born in Manf, the capital of ancient Egypt on the left side of Cairo presently known as Einos-Shams. He was appointed as Prophet 200 years after the demise of Adam and lived in Sahleh Mosque in Kufa for some time. He was a tailor and the first one who used needle for sewing and pen for writing. Thirty books were sent to him. He taught astrology and eventually ascended to heavens.
His Best Moral Virtue As Mentioned In The Holy Quran
"And mention Idris in the Book; surely he was a truthful man, a Prophet." (20:56)
Every day, Idris deeds went up to heavens as much as the deeds done by the people of his time altogether.
Fast And Travel
It has been reported on the authority of Ibn Abbass that Prophet Idris was traveling days while he was fasting and took a rest wherever night fell.
Creativity: Writing And Tailoring
Idris was the first one who wrote with pen and the first one who made garment and wore it.
While he was cutting out and sewing, he used to say: Glory be to Allah, there is no god but Allah, Allah is the Greatest, He is One, and He is Glorious.
Idris is so named because he was frequently teaching the precepts of Allah Glorified and Honored and the traditions of Islam.
His Trifold Qualities
Prophet Idris was of few words, spoke softly, and took his steps very close to each other when walking.
The First One Who Took A Pen In Hand
He (Idris) was the first one who wrote with a pen.
The First One Who Made Garment
He (Idris) was the first one who sewed a garment and wore it.
His Meditation Upon Gods Grandeur
Idris meditated upon the grandeur of Allah, Great be His Glory, saying: For these heavens and the earths, for this great creation, the sun, the Moon the stars, the clouds, rain and all these objects, there is a Lord who is their Manager, why should I not worship this Lord as He deserves. Then, he made contact with his tribe, preaching them, giving them advice, warning them, and inviting them to worship the Creator of all these objects.
Idris And Love Of Worship
(When Idris invited people) they responded to him one by one until they became seven, then seventy, then seven hundred until they became one thousand. Idris said: Let us select a hundred men from among a thousand. They did so. Then they selected seventy men from among a hundred and then ten and eventually seven. Then, he said to them: Now you seven persons pray and the rest of us will say Amen so that God, Great be His Glory will guide us to worshipping Him.
They laid their hands on the earth and prayed for a long time but they gained nothing. Then, they raised their hands towards the heaven. It was then that God Glorified and Honored , inspired Idris guiding him those with him to worshipping Him. Since then, they worshipped God Glorified and Honored and did not associate anything with Him till God raised Idris to heavens