Thousands of years ago there was a king named Namrood who was ruling the whole world. He made a false claim of being God. He would cruelly treat the one who did not acknowledge him as God and would also get him murdered. The then Nabi, Sayyiduna Ibraheem عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلاَم, was also put into the fire because he عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلاَم did not acknowledge Namrood as God, but by the command of Allah Almighty that fire became cool for him.
Some days after the incident in which he عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلاَم was put into the fire, a severe famine struck, and grain (food ration and drinks) ran out. People would go to the court of Namrood and would request grain from him. In return, Namrood would make them acknowledge him as God. The one who would acknowledge him as God would get grain and the one who would not acknowledge [him as God] would return empty-handed.
Sayyiduna Ibraheem عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلاَم also went to Namrood for getting grain. Namrood asked: Who is your Lord? He عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلاَم replied: My Lord is the One who resurrects [the dead] and gives death. Having heard this, Namrood said: I also possess this power. Having said this, he ordered that two prisoners be brought. He released one of them and got the other one killed. Having noticed this stupidity of Namrood, Sayyiduna Ibraheem عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلاَم said: My Lord causes the sun to rise in the east. If you are God, so make the sun rise in the west! Having heard this, Namrood got astonished and could not answer to it. After a little while, in order to overcome his embarrassment, he said: I do not have grain. Go! Go to your Lord and ask for grain.
Bag of grain
He عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلاَم left the court of Namrood and went to his home. On the way, he عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلاَم saw a mound of sand. He عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلاَم filled a bag with the same sand from the mound and took it to his home in order to please his family members and slept. Just see the glory of Allah Almighty! When his wife Sayyidatuna Sarah رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا opened the bag, she found it full of grain. She made loaves of bread immediately and awakened him. Having seen them, he عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلاَم said: From where have you got these? She رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا humbly replied: These have been made from the same grain which you had brought in the bag. He realized that the sand had turned to grain by [the command of] Allah Almighty. He عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلاَم thanked Allah Almighty.
Angel and Namrood
On the other hand, Allah Almighty sent an angel to Namrood in the form of a human. The angel said: Your God says: You believe in Me, I will sustain your kingdom. Namrood said: “Which God? Only I am God.” The angel repeated what he said second time and then third time, but Namrood refused every time.
Army of Mosquitoes
As a result of this defiance of Namrood, the army of mosquitoes was inflicted by the command of Allah Almighty upon the army of Namrood. The army of mosquitoes ate the flesh of all the people of the army and sucked their blood completely, leaving only their bones. The mosquitoes were so huge in number that the sunlight could not be seen. Namrood could only see this horrific scene, but do nothing.
Namrood was beaten
Afterwards, by the command of Allah Almighty, a mosquito entered the brain of Namrood through his nose and started eating it. The intensity of the pain drove Namrood mad and he started getting his head beaten with a thick stick. Glory be to Allah Almighty! When his head was beaten with a thick stick, the mosquito would stop biting, but when his head was not beaten with a thick stick, it would start biting. Namrood was in a disgraceful situation. The person who would slap his head hard would be called his sympathizer. Four hundred years passed in the same situation, i.e. his head was beaten with a thick stick and slapped hard. Finally, Namrood died in disgrace.
(Tafseer-e-Khaazin, vol. 1, pp. 199)
Madani Pearls obtained from Parable
Dear Madani children! Allah Almighty is our Lord as well as the Lord of the whole universe. He gives us sustenance and gives us life and death. The sun and the moon rise according to the will and command of Allah Almighty. The day and night also come and pass by the will and command of Allah Almighty. The end of the one who disobeys Allah Almighty is very terrible. We should express thanks for the blessings of Allah Almighty and should never boast about anything. If we act upon these Madani pearls, اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ, we will be destined for a ‘bright future’.