Hazrat Idris (a.s.) had spent twenty years in solitude. During this period, his nation was
afflicted with famine and there was absolutely no rain. The riverbed had dried up
completely. There remained no means of irrigating the fields.
The people could not bear a chastisement of such proportions and started reproaching
themselves for their predicament. They said, 'This is definitely a direct consequence of
Idris' curse. And now even he has deserted us. If only he had been with us in this moment
of distress!' When Hazrat Idris (a.s.)'s nation realized their folly and repented for their
sins, Allah, the Almighty once again showered His blessings on them and sent Idris (a.s.)
back (to them). The people were contrite and sought forgiveness from Idris (a.s.). Hazrat
Idris (a.s.) raised his arms to pray for rain. Dark clouds began looming in the horizon and
soon the sky disappeared behind these clouds. There was lightning and thunder. All of a
sudden, the heavens opened up and it began raining heavily. The dead and barren earth
was revived and there was greenery all over. Allah's mercy was evident in that nation.
The people once again reverted to their religious and Allah-fearing ways. They were
submissive to Allah and obeyed His Prophet. And this condition persisted till Allah called
Hazrat Idris (a.s.) towards Himself and bestowed on the latter an august rank in Paradise.