There was a jungle near the ‘Madyan’, a famous city of Arab. It was full of trees and bushes. Those living there were known as ‘اَصْحَابِ اَیْکَہْ’ i.e., ‘the dwellers of jungle’.
Evils of Ashab-e-Aikah
٭ Giving short measure
٭ Cheating people when returning things belonging to the people
٭ Robbing and plundering
٭ Destroying crops etc.
Invitation to Iman
Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ sent Sayyiduna Shu’ayb عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام for their guidance. As most of them were not Muslims, so he عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام invited them to embrace Iman, warned them of the torment of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, assured them that he was a Nabi and while instructing them to obey him (Sayyiduna Shu’ayb عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام), he عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام advised them not to indulge in the evils mentioned above.
Refuse to accept
Having listened to the advice of Sayyiduna Shu’ayb عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام, the dwellers of the jungle said: ‘O Shu’ayb! Someone has cast a spell on you. You are not any angel rather you are [merely] a man like us. The claim you have made of being a Nabi, we consider you to be a liar in that claim. If you are truthful in your claim, make Du’a to Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ: He عَزَّوَجَلَّ may cause a piece of sky fall on us in the form of torment.’
Answer of Sayyiduna Shu’ayb
Having listened to this answer of the dwellers of jungle, Sayyiduna Shu’ayb عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام said: ‘Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ also knows your deeds and also the torment you deserve. If He wills, He will cause any piece of sky to fall on you and if He wills, He will cause another torment descend on you.’
Burned to ashes
By Allah’s will, a door of Hell was opened to the dwellers of jungle, causing scorching heat leading to heatstroke. As a result, the dwellers of jungle began to suffer suffocation. Despite being confined to the houses and sprinkling water, they did not find any relief. Seven days passed in this state. Thereafter Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ sent a cloud which overspread all the dwellers of jungle. Due to this cloud, cold wind started to blow. They all came out of their houses and started to gather below the cloud. The moment all they gathered below the cloud, an earthquake occurred and there was a shower of fire descending from cloud. The dwellers of jungle started to burn writhing in agony like grasshoppers and they all turned into a heap of ashes in no time.
Madani pearls taken from the parable
Dear Madani children! The Madani pearls derived from the blessed lives of Ambiya عَـلَـيْهِمُ السَّلَام contain the correct beliefs along with the Madani pearls of reforming deeds as well.
٭ Considering Ambiya عَـلَـيْهِمُ السَّلَام like the general human beings is a way of bad people.
٭ We should give immense respect and reverence to the beloveds of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ.
٭ One who disrespects the pious people suffers loss in this world and in the Hereafter as well.
 Siraat-ul-Jinaan, vol. 7, pp. 153; summarized
 Ibid, pp. 151; summarized
 Part 19, Surah Ash-Shu’ara, Ayah 190
 Siraat-ul-Jinaan, vol. 7, pp. 152; summarized
 Ibid, pp. 153-154; summarized
 Nasafi, pp. 830
 ‘Ajaaib-ul-Quran ma’ Gharaib-ul-Quran, pp. 353; Saawi, vol. 4, pp. 1474