Monday, July 6, 2009

Story of Habil and Qabil pt2

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful
Asalaamu Alakyam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu Dear brothers and sisters.

3) The third lesson is sweet and straight to the point, don’t be stingy. SubhanAllah, in this day of age people think If you give money for the Sake of Allah you are losing money. But Allah tells us differently, those who spend in His Cause their provisions will only increase! It is from the characteristics of the hypocrites that they are penny-pinching while spending in the Way of Allah. Brothers and sisters this doesn’t just pertain to money alone but also giving your time, energy and knowledge.

“Kabil, who was a farmer, sacrificed a bunch of dry plants, in spite of the fact that he was the one who wanted to marry his twin. On the other hand, Habil who was a shepherd sacrificed one of his best cows.”

[*Key Lessons]
o Give as much as you can even if its just your smile :)
o Sacrifice your time and wealth for Allahs cause and you will get in return a far better recompense.
o Follow Allahs Divine Laws and you will be the happiest of people.
o Seeing Allah’s blessings and power in creation

“The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the Way of Allah, is as the likeness of a grain; it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grain. Allah gives manifold increase to whom He wills. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creature's needs, All-Knower." (Al-Quran surah Al-Baqarah: 262)

4) Being satisfied and content with the Blessing Allah bestowed upon us. Belief in Allah’s power, knowledge and control of all things. This is called Qadar, loosely translated as Divine Destiny. Believing in Qadar, prevents us from becoming too boastful or too despondent. When tragedy strikes us, we must understand that it is the will of Allah, for it to happen. That way, we learn to accept it with patience and humility rather than despair and frustration.

“The fire took Habil’s sacrifice and did not come near Kabil’s who became furious and denied what happened.”

[* Key Lessons]
o Be grateful for everything you have big or small.
o Submit to Allah with the essence of your being.
o If things don’t go according to your plan, it means there are lessons to be learned and what Allah has in store for you is better than what you ever wanted.
o Things are put in front of us to test us, to test our strength, and more importantly to test our faith.

“No calamity befalls on the earth or in yourselves but it is inscribed in the Book of Decrees (Al Lawh Al Mahfooz) before We bring it into existence. Verily, that is easy for Allah.” Surah Al-Hadid (The Chapter of Iron) verse 22

If there were any mistakes made therein then it was from me and the Shaytan and I seek Allah's pardon and if there was any good in it then it was from Allah Subhana Wa Tala.

-A little preview; Part 3, which this chapter will be summed up! It will be about Taqwa and achieving Piety :D, stay tuned. Like always please feel free to add your comments and opinions below, inshAllah.


  1. A fool is one who questions the orders from Allah Subhaana wa Ta'ala the Al Hakam
    A fool is one who blames Allah the Al Khaliq for their misfortunes
    A fool is one who whines when they find the opposite of what they expected

    May Allah Ta'ala forgive us whenever we become fools and ignorant.

  2. Wow MashAllah, thanks for sharing. && Ameen Ya Rab!

  3. I am in tears right now because this is all very true.may allah bless dr marwa and her family.

  4. mashaallah good blog, i like the 99 names

  5. Salam.. I want to follow ur can i do that??? I am looking frwd to knowing more stories of Our Prophets and learning frm them and Want to knw more about Abel and Cain... Plz help me...


Jazak Allah Khair =)