Recognize the Apostles Ulul ‘Azmi and His Miracles
ISLAMIC RELIGION • SD
If you have read about the names of 25 prophets and apostles , it turns out there are five people who received the title ulul ‘azmi. Now , on this occasion, we will learn together about the apostles who received the title ulul ‘azmi along with the miracles given by Allah. to the apostles.
The meaning of Ulul ‘Azmi
The word ulul ‘azmi comes from two words, namely ulul and’ azmi . The meaning of the word ulu or uli is to have or have, while ‘ azmi means strong determination.
When the two words above are combined, it becomes ulul ‘azmi. An apostle who holds the title ulul ‘azmi means a messenger who has extraordinary fortitude, patience and tenacity, in carrying out his sacred duties as an apostle, despite facing various obstacles from his people.
Names of Rasul Ulul ‘Azmi
The apostles of ulul ‘azmi remain steadfast in their hearts and convictions to convey the teachings or revelations of Allah to their people. Apostles who get the title ulul ‘azmi are:
- Noah ‘alaihis salam(as)
- Prophet Ibrahim ‘alaihis salam(as)
- Prophet Musa ‘alaihis salam(as)
- Prophet Isa ‘ alaihis salam(as), and
- Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallama(PBUH)
To be easy to remember the prophet who holds the title ulul ‘azmi, some abbreviate it with the abbreviation “NIMIM”. The following is a summary of the story of the apostles of ulul ‘azmi who have perseverance, fortitude and other noble attitudes in spreading the teachings of Allah.
1. Noah ‘ alaihis salam (as)
Noah as is the third rank in the list of 25 prophets. He is the tenth descendant of the Prophet Adam as Noah as has the patience and patience in spreading and broadcasting the teachings of Allah Almighty.
The prophet Noah, blessed with age of approximately 900 years, so long he preached, only a small portion of his people who want to follow him. Many of his followers who denied him, including his wife and son named Kan’an.
Of the many people who deny and insult Noah, to the extent that there are those who plan to kill the prophet Noah as after so many times preaching, until finally he got a revelation from Allah Almighty, to make a big boat.
Noah, as well as his followers finally made a big boat. Seeing this event even his unbelievers and infidels accused him of being a crazy or insane person. What are they thinking of making a big boat on a barren and arid land?
After all this time, Allah Almighty. also gave torment to his people the Prophet Noah, who remained in denial and did not want to believe. The torture was in the form of a flood that was so great that it made all the people of Noah as, who refused and ungodly drowned in the great flood, including his son.
… يَٰبُنَيَّ ٱرۡكَب مَّعَنَا وَلَا تَكُن مَّعَ ٱلۡكَٰفِرِينَ ٤٢
“… O my son, go up (to the ship) with us and do not be with those who disbelieve “(QS. Hud (11): 42)
The prophet Noah, and his followers who believed, were saved by Allah. because always follow the command of God, to come into the big boat.
In the big boat, the people of Noah, did not forget to bring various supplies. Do not forget also the various types of animals in pairs, the male and female.
It is they who are saved by Allah swt. through a miracle given to Noah as, which is an order to make a big boat
2. Prophet Ibrahim ‘alaihis salam (as)
Prophet Ibrahim as this is a son of Azar bin Nahur, he is a descendant of Noah as his father named Azar, was an idol maker who was often used as worshipers by the surrounding community at that time.
The Prophet Ibrahim, at that time was sent in an area of the country of Iraq, which was famous for its ruler, a tyrannical king who liked to govern arbitrarily. The king’s name was King Namrud.
As a king, Namrud and his people have their own offerings. They are all people who worship idols. As a prophet and apostle, Prophet Ibrahim as, has the duty to invite King Namrud and his people to return to the right path.
Prophet Ibrahim, invites all of them to always believe and also worship Allah Almighty, and leave the idols they worship. From here then many who oppose the invitation of the Prophet Ibrahim as, these.
One of the efforts of the Prophet Ibrahim, among others, was to destroy the idols that were worshiped by King Namrud and his followers. This was done when King Namrud was away to hold a ceremony.
Until finally, when he found all the idols were destroyed, King Namrud ordered to capture the Prophet Ibrahim, because he was the one who had forbidden them to worship these statues. The Prophet Ibrahim, was arrested and sentenced.
This penalty is also very severe, that is burned alive. However, with the power of Allah, the Prophet Ibrahim, still undergoing the punishment but did not feel the heat of the fire at all, and this is the miracle of Prophet Ibrahim as
قُلۡنَا يَٰنَارُ كُونِي بَرۡدٗا وَسَلَٰمًا عَلَىٰٓ إِبۡرَٰهِيمَ ٦٩
“We say:” O fire is cold, and be salvation for Abraham “(Surah al-Anbiya (21): 69)
It was this kind of event that later became followers of the Prophet Ibrahim, who believed and obeyed Allah Almighty.
Apart from the story above, there is still another advantage given to Prophet Ibrahim, as he is an apostle appointed by Allah. to be an example in carrying out sacrifice. And he was the one who laid the stone for the first time to build the Kaaba, along with his son Prophet Ismail as
3. The Prophet Musa ‘alaihis salam (as)
Prophet Musa, this is the son of Imran, he is a descendant of the Children of Israel, who was born in Egypt. His birth at that time was when King Pharaoh still held power. At that time King Pharaoh ordered his soldiers to kill a baby boy from the Children of Israel.
As a mother, hearing the orders of King Pharaoh who was so cruel would be so frightened. However, by the power of Allah Almighty. her mother gets the order to wash her baby into the Nile. Until finally the baby was discovered by the wife of King Fir’aun himself, whose name was Asiyah.
The baby boy lived and lived under the care of King Fi’aun’s wife, and eventually the baby was adopted. Growing up to be an adult, Musa, as a rank, became a prophet and messenger of Allah swt., And was given the task of preaching to the Children of Israel.
Prophet Musa, who lived in the kingdom and the power of Pharaoh began to carry out his missionary duties. He invited his people and King Pharaoh himself to believe in Allah SWT.
King Pharaoh who considered himself a king, naturally began to worry about the presence of the Prophet Musa, who began to oppose and endanger his position as king. Until finally, King Pharaoh invited his soldiers to find and capture the Prophet Musa, and his followers.
In their pursuit, the Prophet Musa (as) and his followers stopped because there was no way anymore, what lay before them was the vast sea, the Red Sea. With the permission of Allah Almighty. even Prophet Musa (as) received a miracle, namely hitting his staff into the sea, and finally the sea split and could be passed as a road.
King Pharaoh and his soldiers followed the Prophet Musa, and his followers passed through the divided sea. However, in the midst of his pursuit, King Pharaoh and his soldiers were drowned by Allah. in the sea. Prophet Musa, and his followers were finally saved by Allah.
The Prophet Musa, finally finally continued his teachings and preaching to invite faith in Allah Almighty ..
4. Prophet Isa ‘ alaihis salam (as)
This Prophet Jesus is the son of Mary. With the power and permission from Allah, he was born without the mediation of a father. Mary’s mother is famous for women who are devout, devout and protected from sinful acts.
The birth of the Prophet Jesus as, as one of the proofs and signs to mankind to believe and believe in the power of God Almighty. At that time there were people who believed and some who did not believe, even to the point of being accused of being an illegitimate child.
After growing up, Jesus was appointed as an apostle to preach and teach monotheism to Allah Almighty. Like other prophets who hold the title ulul ‘azmi, many of their followers revile and insult them.
However, he remained patient and steadfast to carry out the mandate of God Almighty, his followers who numbered 12 people have their own designation that is Hawariyyun. The spirit of the preaching of the Prophet Jesus, even this much to get threats and challenges. Including from a friend who had also become his follower named Yahuda.
Even the betrayed Judas also had many followers. One day the Prophet Jesus was arrested and was about to be killed by crucifixion. However, with the permission and power of God Almighty, the Prophet Jesus was saved by Allah.
The followers of Judah thought that they had killed and crucified the Prophet Jesus, but what they actually killed and the cross was that Judah himself had committed treason. His face was likened to Allah Almighty. so it is very similar to Prophet Isa
As for the miracles possessed by the Prophet Jesus, among them are:
- Heal people who are blind with the permission of Allah Almighty.
- Revive the dead with the permission of Allah Almighty.
- Making birds that live from the land with the permission of Allah
- Bring down dishes (food and drinks) from the sky with the permission of Allah Almighty.
5. Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallama (PBUH)
Prophet Muhammad SAW. is the son of a father named Abdullah bin Abdul Muttallib and a mother named Aminah bint Wahab. Coincides on the 12th of Rabi’ul Awal in the year of the Elephant. He came from one of the famous tribes known in the city of Mecca, the Quraysh tribe.
Prophet Muhammad SAW. known by the public with an honest and trustworthy figure, from here he was dubbed as al-Amiin . At the age of 40, he was appointed as an apostle.
A mandate to invite and preach on mankind to believe, worship Allah Almighty, and leave behind the idols they worship.
In the Qur’an it is also explained that the Prophet Muhammad. is the final prophet or the last prophet
مَّا كَانَ مُحَمَّدٌ أَبَآ أَحَدٖ مِّن رِّجَالِكُمۡ وَلَٰكِن رَّسُولَ ٱللَّهِ وَخَاتَمَ ٱلنَّبِيِّۧنََََََََََََََََََََََََِِِِِۗٗ
“Muhammad is not the father of a man among you at any time, but he is the Messenger of Allah and the closing of the prophets, and Allah is the One Who Knows all things “ (Surat al-Ahzab (33): 40
In his mission as the last prophet, the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, was assisted by his wife, Khadijah and his companions such as Abu Bakr as-Shiddiiq , Umar bin Khatthaab, ‘Uthman bin’ Affaan, and Ali bin Abi Talib and his other friends.
When preaching the Prophet Muhammad. get a lot of threats and hard challenges from his people. Including from the group of relatives, such as Abu lahab, Abu Jahal, Abu Sufyan, along with the leaders and religious leaders of the Quraysh at that time.
For many years he and his friends preached and spread the teachings of unity to Allah SWT. only a few followed his invitation, even more and more he got scolded, insulted, even threatened with death.
So many obstacles and obstacles experienced by the Prophet Muhammad. and his followers did not diminish his enthusiasm and determination to preach. He remains patient, steadfast and tough in dealing with everything.
Until finally the Prophet Muhammad. by the order and permission of Allah Almighty. he emigrated from the city of Mecca to the city of Medina. The Muslims of Medina belliau were greeted with joy.
Prophet Muhammad SAW. he always continues to struggle and spread Islam with his friends. The spirit to spread the religion of monotheism and faith in God Almighty. remains a solid foundation to fight until the end of his life. Until finally he died at the age (approximately) 60 years in the city of Medina.
The greatest miracle of the prophet Muhammad is Al-Qur’an al-Kariim , in which there is the revelation of Allah. which contains various invitations, orders, instructions, threats, prohibitions and many other things, which humans can use as a Guide ( al-Huda ) for mankind until the end of time.
With this al-Qur’an also an increasing number of people who are touched by the teachings of Allah, until finally Islam can be conveyed to all corners of the world.
Thus the explanation of the apostles who have the title ulul ‘azmi. They have an advantage and are given various kinds of miracles by Allah. in the face of his people who always do bad and despicable to them the apostles ulul ‘azmi
With this miracle, it makes a sign of the power, greatness, oneness, strength, and love of God Almighty. to all of us, so that we are not only faithful but also obedient, submissive and obedient to all His rules and away from all kinds of His prohibitions.