In the tafsir of Surah Buruj, with reference to the people of the ditch, we read about the boy and the King in an amazing hadith. It follows the story of a boy who is chosen to be the apprentice of the King’s ailing magician. Instead, he ends up following a pious man upon Islamic montheism. When the king discovers that the boy has taken a Lord besides him, he is condemned to death.
.‘’you can’t kill me until you do what I ask,”“What is that?’’ asked the king.“You should gather the people on a plain and hang me by the trunk of a tree. Then take an arrow and say, “In the name of Allah, the Lord of the worlds” then shoot an arrow. If you do that, you would be able to kill me.’’
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