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13. The Ethos Of Prophet Shuaib

Prophet Shuaib is the son of Cubek son of Dawil son of Marrah son of Anqa son of Abraham. His title is the orator of the Prophets. His mother Mikah is from the descendants of Prophet Lot. Shuaib was born 3616 years after the Fall of Adam and passed away 3836 years after the Fall of Adam at the age of 220.

His Full Measure And Weight

"And, O my people! Give full measure and weight fairly, and defraud not men their things, and do not act corruptly in the land, making mischief." (11:85)

وَيَا قَوْمِ أَوْفُوا الْمِكْيَالَ وَالْمِيزَانَ بِالْقِسْطِ ۖ وَلَا تَبْخَسُوا النَّاسَ أَشْيَاءَهُمْ وَلَا تَعْثَوْا فِي الْأَرْضِ مُفْسِدِينَ

Reward Only With The Lord

"And I do not ask you any reward for it; my reward is only with the Lord of the worlds." (26:180)

وَمَا أَسْأَلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ أَجْرٍ ۖ إِنْ أَجْرِيَ إِلَّا عَلَىٰ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

His Love Of God

The holy Prophet said: Shuayb wept so much out of love of God that he went blind. God restored his sight. But he continued weeping so much that he went blind again. God restored his sight again until when he went blind for the fourth time, God said: O Shuayb! How long are you going to weep? If you fear the fire of hell, I have spared you and if you have a desire for paradise, I have made it permissible to you. Shuayb said: O my lord and Master! You know that I am not weeping for fear of hell or desire of paradise, rather I am weeping for Your love tied in my heart. God inspired him: For this reason I will soon appoint My Interlocutor, Moses as your servant.

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلهِ: بَكى شُعَيْبُ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ مِنْ حُبِّ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ حَتّى عَمِيَ، فَرَدَّ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ عَلَيْهِ بَصَرَهُ، ثُمَّ بَكَى حَتّى عَمِيَ فَرَدَّ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ عَلَيْهِ بَصَرَهُ، ثُمَّ بَكَى حَتّى عَمِيَ فَرَدَّ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ بَصَرَهُ. ثُمَّ بَكى فَلَمّا كَانَتِ الرّابِعَةُ أَوْحَى اللَّهُ إِلَيْهِ: يَا شُعَيْبُ إِلى مَتى يَكُونُ هَذَا؟ أَبَدًا مِنْكَ؟ إِنْ يَكُنْ هَذَا خَوْفًا مِنْ النّارِ فَقَدْ آجَرْتُكَ وإِنْ يَكُنْ شَوْقًا إِلى الْجَنَّةِ فَقَدْ أَبَحْتُكَ فَقَالَ: إِلهي وَسَيّدي أَنْتَ تَعْلَمُ إِنّي مَا بَكَيْتُ خَوْفًا مِنْ نَارِكَ وَلا شَوْقًا إِلى جَنَّتَكَ، وَلَكِنْ عَقَدَ حُبُّكَ عَلى قَلْبِي فَلَسْتُ أَصْبِر أَوْ أَرَاكَ فَأَوْحَى اللَّهُ جَلَّ جَلالُهُ إِلَيْهِ: أَمّا إِذا كَانَ هَذا هَكَذا فَمِنْ أَجْلِ هَذَا سَأَخْدِمُكَ كَلِيمي مُوسَى بْنَ عُمْرَانَ.

Making Scales And Measure

It has been reported on the authority of Imam Zayn Al-’Aabedeen that the first person who initiated scales and measure was Prophet Shuayb who made them with his own hands.

عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنَ الْحُسَيْنِ عَلَيْهِ السَّلام قَالَ: إِنَّ أَوَّلَ مَنْ عَمِلَ الْمِكْيَالَ وَالْمِيزَانَ شُعَيْبُ النَّبِي عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ عَمِلَهُ بِيَدِهِ (الخ).

Addressing people, Shuayb says:

"Therefore give full measure and weight." (7:85)

فَأَوْفُوا الْكَيْلَ وَالْمِيزَانَ