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14 lessons from the story of Qabil and Habil

Omer, Spahic (2019) 14 lessons from the story of Qabil and Habil. IIUMToday.

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Abstract

The article is about 14 lessons that can be gleaned from the story of Prophet Adam’s two sons: Qabil (Cain) the wicked one and the murderer, and Habil (Abel) the righteous one and the victim. The story is presented in the Qur’anic chapter al-Ma’idah (the Table Spread with Food), verses 27-31. The story is given in several contexts pertaining to the affairs of the Jews, Christians, and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his followers. The substance of the lessons is that Islam is the only religion with Allah (Alu ‘Imran, 19). No other alternative is acceptable (Alu ‘Imran, 85). Therefore, every messenger or prophet of Allah, from Adam to Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon them all), was asked to convey to his people that there is no god or deity except Allah, and that He alone must be worshipped (al-Anbiya’, 25). All other religions represent either distorted versions of Islam, or man-concocted superstitious faiths and creeds. Polytheism, atheism, and agnosticism as the latter’s twin, are the greatest spiritual crimes committed by humanity against their Creator and Master. Islam stands for ultimate truth which, in turn, transcends the variables of time and space dynamics. Obviously, sacrifice (qurban), both as an idea and ritual, was an aspect of Islamic worship during Adam’s time.

Item Type: Article (Electronic Media)
Additional Information: 2202/74085
Uncontrolled Keywords: Qabil, Habil, adam, Islam, Qurban
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP188 Islamic religious life
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP188 Islamic religious life
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Omer Spahic
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2019 16:25
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2019 16:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74085

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