stories of the quran for the children

QABIL AND HABIL

Dear children, aadam and hawwa passed their days on earth as decreed by Allah. Their life here was different from their days in paradise in all respects. (sayyida) hawwa became pregnant and gave birth to twins, Qabil and his sister . Later on, she delivered twins again, habil and his sister all the brothers and sisters were brought up by their parent’s aadam and hawwa soon, the two sons and two daughters grew up as youths. The young men found a natural inclination towards the young girls. The two young men yearned to marry the yound girls and live peacefully as husband and wife.
Allah revealed to aadam that he should marry his two sons to the twin sister of one another, meaning qabil to the sister of habil and to qabil’s sister. However, qabiln wished to marry his own sister because she was more beautiful than habil”s twin sister. Aadam was worried because of this and wondered how he could resolve this problem. Allah sent him a revelation that he should instruct his sons to make an offering to Allah and the matter would be decided in favor of one whose offering is accepted.

Habil, who used to tend sheep, chose the best of the lot and made a sacrifice of it in Allah’s way. Qabil who looked after the fields, Presented Crops asan Offering. They Waited all night till the fire descended from the sky and consumed the ram but did not even go near the crop. This meant that Allah accepted hail’s offering and rejected qabil’s hence, it was decided that habil would marry qabil’s sister which was what aadam (………………) had told them, but this enraged qabil and he was jealous. He said to his brother habil:(………………)
; I would slay. You: (surah al ma:idah, verse 27)
Habil said to him (as in the next two verses); (………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..);if you stretch out your hand against me to slay me, I shall not stretch out my hand against you to slay you. Surely, I fear Allah, the lord of the world. I would rather wish you to bear the sin against me and your own sin, so that you may become one of the inmates of the fire (of hell)”.
The devil, however, was careful not to let the opportunity slip. So, he caused qabil’s rage and hatred to grow with the result that habil’s advice went unheeded and qabil was bent upon committing the crime.
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“His self prompted him to kill his brother, so he killed him and became one of the losers.” (Al-ma’idah, 30) heaving done that, he did not know what to
Do with the corpse. His brother was slain and found Allah’s mercy in his favour, but his own intelligence failed him so that he had to learn from an unworthy, little, black crow. Allah sent crows who bought one another and one of them killed the other. The killer crow used his beak to dig a hole in the earth and buried the dead body into it. Thus, qabil learnt how he might dispose of the corpse and he dug a hole and buried his brother. He was filled with regret and he lamented:
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“Alas! Was I not able to be even like this crow and conceal the corpse of my brother?” (Al-ma’idah, verse 31) this is how qabil established himself in history as the first murderer. Till the last day, he will continue to receive a share of the sin of every murder committed. He was the one to introduce this crime to the word. Indeed, the prphet (………………………)said, “if anyone introduces an evil practice then its burden as well as the burden of all who follow it till the last day will fall on him. “(ibn majah, ‘hadith # 203, tirmdhi # 2686)