Rabu 10 Jul 2024 08:04 WIB

The Story of Samson in Islam

Samson was Sham'un al-Ghazi, a prophet of Allah.

Rep: Hasanul Rizqa/ Red: Ani Nursalikah
(Representation) The Prophet of Shamoon or Samson.
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(Representation) The Prophet of Shamoon or Samson.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The history of Islam knows the figure of Sham'un al-Ghozi or commonly called Samson by modern writers. This man is a prophet of God. One of the miracles that God bestowed upon him was the ability to soften iron and knock down palaces.

As the Prophet Muhammad told in a hadith, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) once knocked down the solid pillars of the palace with only his two hands. With weapons in the form of animal jawbones, he killed many of God's enemies. Next, this prophet is willing to worship for a thousand months until his death comes.

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When the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) told the story of the Prophet (peace be upon him) to his companions, the Angel Jibril came down with a revelation, namely surah al-Qadr verses 1-5. In that verse, Allah explains the virtue of the night of glory that can only be obtained in Ramadan. The reward for Muslims who worshipped that night was better than the worship performed by the Prophet Muhammad for a thousand months.

It is narrated in Qishashul Anbiyya, that on one night of Ramadan, the Prophet was gathering with companions. Suddenly, the Prophet smiled to himself.

“O Messenger of Allah, why are you smiling at yourself? ” asked one of them.

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) replied, “It has been shown to me that on the Day of Judgment, when all men were gathered together in the Mahshar, there was a prophet who carried a sword, and had no people or followers. He was Sham'un al-Ghazi.

The prophet Sham'un al-Ghazi came from among the Children of Israel who were later sent by God in the land of Rome. He has very long hair. As he stood, his hair touched the ground.

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