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Result of killing an innocent - Quran Chapter 5 – 27 (Pt-6, Stg-2) (L-667) - درس قرآن


Quran Chapter 5 – 27 (Pt-6, Stg-2) (L-667) - درس قرآن 

Result of killing an innocent

Surah MAAA-‘IDAH (The Table Spread) – Chapter – 5)

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim. 
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast.)

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.)
           
    Commentary

God Almighty commands to His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him): Recite and cause to hear them with truth the tale of the two sons of Adam (peace be upon him), {that how did they both offer a sacrifice separately, and it was accepted from one of them and was not accepted from the other. The other said: I will surely kill thee. The first person answered: Allah accepteth only from those who ward off (evil)}. So that they may understand that killing of an innocent for fulfilling own desire and refusing from fighting according to God’s commandment is just like fighting against Allah Almighty. This refusal is not due to the reason that they do not know “how to slay”. But the object of their such behavior is that they kill the innocent people, which is cause of disturbance in the society. And when Allah Almighty commands them to kill the enemies, due to slaying of which, the disturbance and outbreak may be hindered. And peace is established. At that time, they reply stupidly and refuse to strive. What can be result of this denial except that those should be ruined and punished very severely, who refused from Jihad.

Prophet Adam (peace be upon Him) desired to wed Abel with a girl in accord with the procedure at that time. Cain, the brother of Abel said, “No, I should be married this girl”. To finish the wrangling, Prophet Adam (peace be upon Him) said to his both sons, “You both should offer a sacrifice separately for the sake of Allah Almighty. That girl will be married with the person, whose sacrifice is accepted”. It was an established order in those days that the person, who had to offer a sacrifice, he used to bring any good thing and put it at a prescribed place. The sacrifice of the person, whose was accepted, that person’s thing was taken up by a fire, and whose thing was not eaten by the fire, that was considered “Not accepted”.

The offering was brought by the both i.e. Abel and Cain and kept at the specified place. The fire came and ate the offering of Abel. It meant that application of Cain was rejected. Now the marriage of that girl was required to be done with Abel. At this stage, fire of jealousy broke out in the heart of Cain. He said to Abel very clearly, “I will kill you, if you tried to wed that girl”.

Those people, who are frenzied of their wishes, they know nothing except that their desires should be fulfilled, and that the person should be driven back from the path, whoever becomes a stoppage in fulfilling of their wish. For this purpose, they use to conspire, flatter, give a bribe and threaten others, to such extent that, they never miss any opportunity, and throw every care behind regarding everything like evil, reward, lawful and unlawful. Cain adopted the same way too and threatened his own brother to kill him.  

Abel was a simple person, and had a civilized and unraveled nature. He said, “My offering has been accepted. Its reason is that neither I want to deprive any right of anyone, nor envy from any person, nor intend to quarrel with anyone. I keep myself away from the matters of mischief and disturbance. Allah Almighty likes the deeds of this kind and these are the tokens of pious and abstinent people. And it is determined Divine Law that He accepts the sacrifice of the pious and abstinent people”.

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif). https://youtu.be/R2AVWkd_hHE