The Prophet Ayyub had been a wealthy man. He was a very good man but he lost his family and his wealth.
He became ill and had terrible sores all over his body. However he never gave up. He spent his time praying. He was very patient and always kept his faith in Allah. Eventually Allah showed mercy.
He told Ayyub to strike the earth with his foot and miraculously a fountain appeared. He drank the water and used it to wash his body. All his sores were healed and everything was returned to him as before.