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مشاهدة النسخة كاملة : People of the Garden

Emad Fadel
01-06-2010, 06:28 AM
Allah the Almighty says
{Indeed, We have tried them as We tried the companions of the garden, when they swore to cut its fruit in the [early] morning Without making exception. So, there came upon it [i.e., the garden] an affliction from your Lord while they were asleep. And it became as though reaped.

And they called one another at morning, [Saying], "Go early to your crop if you would cut the fruit."

So they set out, while lowering their voices, [Saying], "There will surely not enter it today upon you [any] poor person."

And they went early in determination, [assuming themselves] able.

But when they saw it, they said, "Indeed, we are lost; Rather, we have been deprived." The most moderate of them said, "Did I not say to you, 'Why do you not exalt [Allah]?' "They said, "Exalted is our Lord! Indeed, we were wrongdoers."

Then they approached one another, blaming each other. They said, "O woe to us; indeed we were transgressors. Perhaps our Lord will substitute for us [one] better than it. Indeed, we are toward our Lord desirous."

Such is the punishment [of this world]. And the punishment of the Hereafter is greater, if they only knew. Indeed, for the righteous with their Lord are the Gardens of Pleasure.} [al-Qalam: 17-34]

This is an example set by Allah the Almighty for the polytheists of Quraish as He favored them with sending the honorable and great Prophet, Muhammad (Peace be upon him), but they belied him and rejected what he had brought them.

Ibn 'Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him) said: They are the polytheists of Quraish whom were likened to the people of the garden that contained various fruits and plants that were ripe and the time of their harvesting has come.

It was said: That they were brothers and they inherited that garden from their late father who used to give much and much in charity. But, when they possessed the garden they denied the acting of their late father and intended to deprive the poor of its fruits. Thereupon, Allah the Almighty punished them and gave them the severest of penalties. For this, Allah the Almighty commanded that charity must be taken out of fruits and it is preferably to be paid on the day of harvesting. He says: {Eat of their (i.e. your gardens') fruit when they ripen, but pay the due thereof (its Zakah, according to Allah's Orders on the day of its harvest}. [Al-An'am: 141]

It was also said: Those people were from the Yemen, from a town called "Darwan". Others say that: They were from Abyssinia.