The tree we will always remember



Everyone knows the story of Prophet Adam (peace be upon him), and when i read it in the quran, i catch myself thinking 'If it was me, I wouldn't have done that, I wouldn't have eaten from the tree after Allah specifically told me not to.'
And then I realize how wrong I am. if I was in prophet Adam's place, I would have done the same thing. I would have eaten from the tree. because isn't the tree representing something haraam? Something Allah (s.w.t) clearly forbade. Life now is full of trees just like that. But instead of trees they are material things, they are temptations.

Arent hatred, malevolence, mistrust, dispondency, drinking alcohol, pre-marital relationships, adultery,murdering, gambling, backbiting, cheating, theft, oppression, telling lies,being arrogant, doubting Allah (s.w.t) and having too much pride all like trees Allah has forbidden us to eat from? And yet how many of us can truthfully say to ourselves that we have never tasted the fruit of at least one of these trees? There is a reason that the story of Prophet Adam (peace be upon him) is in the Quran. there is a reason it happened. And if we submit ourselves to the temptations of the world we might never taste the sweetness of paradise.

In surat Al Baqara-Ayat 30-39: "And recall when your Lord said to the Angels, I am about to place a vice-generate in the earth, they said, "will You place such who will spread disorder and shed blood'? And We praise You commending You and sanctify You; He told, 'I know what you know not'. And Allah the Exalted taught the names of all things to Adam. Then presenting all shines before the Angels said, "Tell the names of these, if you are truthful." They said 'Sanctity to You", We know nothing, but what You Taught us, no doubt, You alone are the Knower and the Wise. He "said, "O Adam tell them the names of all shines, when Adam had informed them of the names of all, He told, had I not told you that I know all the hidden things of the beavers and earth, and I know whatever you disclose and whatever you hide. And recall, when We ordered the angels to prostrate before Adam, then all prostrated save Iblis. He refused, boasted, and became disbeliever. And We said, "O Adam dwell you and your wife in this (paradise) and eat freely thereof where you will but do not approach this tree lest you become of the transgressors. Then Satan made them slip and got them out from the place where they lived, and We said, "get down, one of you is the enemy of the other and you have to stay in the earth and to make use of it for a time. Then Adam learnt certain words from his Lord so Allah accepted his penitence. Surely, He is the alone most Relenting, Merciful. We said, "you all get down from the paradise then if any guidance comes to you from Me, then who-so-ever followed My guidance, they have no fear nor any grieve. And those who disbelieve and shall belie My signs, they are the people of the hell, they have to live in it forever. "

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8 thoughts:

Saafir said...

Masha'Allah nice post...

Quick It Girl. said...

omg, malekat - you're a great writer! :) it's great u showed how we're also like Nabi Adam eating the forbidden fruit. this post is awesome!

<3333333, QuickItGirl.

Lisa said...

Mashallah you should submit this for an essay assignment. It would be an easy "A." Love you!

Mia's Mom said...

Salam Malekat,

Thank you. To be frank, I have never thought of it from this perspective. This is great!

The Light of Islam said...

Absolutely amazing. MashAllah!!! I would have never thought about it in that way.

SirAdib.com said...

Very amazing, mashaAllah. Thanks for the reminder!

lil' Hijabi said...

Nice post mashallah!

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