One of the prophets who was sent to the people of Israel was Daniel. His name is also known as Daniel among Jews and Christians.
His figure is known to be good at interpreting dreams. His intelligence brought him into a new role, namely becoming an advisor to the king.
But, because he was slandered, the king sentenced him to punishment. During that period of punishment, a miracle happened.
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Prophet Daniyal is famous for his ability to interpret dreams
One day in Babylon, King Nebuchadnezzar dreamed of seeing a very large statue. The statue is made of metal, namely gold head, silver arms, copper body and iron legs.
But in the king’s dream, a very large statue was crushed and scattered by being stoned. The king was very curious about what his dream meant.
I looked all over the country for people who were good at interpreting dreams, but couldn’t find them.
After various attempts, King Nebuchadnezzar reunited with the prophet Daniyal, who had a good reputation as an interpreter of dreams.
The government apparatus is jealous of the position given to Prophet Daniyal
When he reached the palace, the prophet Daniyal immediately interpreted the king’s dream. The large statue is a symbol of successive rulers.
The different members and constituent materials are a sign that the kingdom will change.
The gold material symbolizes the Babylonian Empire that will be destroyed and replaced by the Persian Empire with a silver symbol.
The copper material represents the Greek Empire and the iron material represents the Roman Empire. However, all rulers will experience destruction.
Because the answer was convincing, the king named him a royal advisor. Unfortunately, his intelligence aroused envy and jealousy among the royal apparatus.
After the king was incited, prophet Daniyal was punished with the lion in the pit
Various kinds of slander were directed at him. The purpose is for the king to be swayed and no longer trust Prophet Daniyal as his advisor. Apparently, the king was incited and Prophet Daniyal was threatened with the king’s punishment.
The bodyguards in the kingdom are ready to carry out the punishment by punching a hole. There were two lions put in the pit.
The king ordered the guards to put his body in a pit already full of hungry lions.
But, he didn’t stop asking for God’s protection, then a miracle happened. Suddenly the lions fell silent and closed their mouths.
Instead of eating, the lions in the tame pit in front of him were like pets.
Although the lions in the pit tended to be docile with him, another problem arose.
For several days Prophet Daniyal was in a pit with two lions. There is no food or drink in it. Because his prayers did not stop, God sent another miracle.
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It was a miracle that God brought through another prophet from Palestine
The prophet Armiya or Jeremiah, another prophet from Palestine, was sent to give him food.
But Prophet Armiya was confused when he received orders because of his distant position, namely from Palestine to Babylonia which is now in Iraq.
It is said that suddenly the body of Prophet Armiya was carried away by something speeding towards Babylon, to the very pit where Prophet Daniyal was punished.
When Prophet Armiya reached the hole, Prophet Daniyal asked who came.
“I am Armiya, God has sent me to you,” replied Prophet Armiya as he gave out food and drink.
They both speak and glorify the power of God. Prophet Daniyal was grateful for the miracle he received.
His grave is kept secret so as not to be venerated
Although the holy book of the Qur’an does not mention the story, but during the reign of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad, a sacred text was once found, as well as the body of the Prophet Daniyal.
Its discovery took place in the era of Caliph Umar bin Khatab. It was Abu Musa Al Asy’ari who found his body and holy texts.
The holy text was translated by Abu Khalid bin Dinar into Arabic for transmission to Caliph Umar bin Khatab.
However, his burial is kept secret. According to the orders of Umar bin Khatab, the aim is that people should not make them gods for luck.
Although it is kept secret, so far not a few countries have claimed the existence of Prophet Daniyal’s tomb.