Habeel and Qabeel



AIIah Almighty said to His last Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) to tell the story of two sons of Prophet Adam to his Ummah. There was wisdom in it that stories of different nations have many moral lessons. Due to these benefits the Holy Quran is full of stories of different Ummah’s. There is a lesson for people at present and in future also in the story of Adam’s two sons. It is about murder of an innocent person which is a great sin. Adam and Hawa were sent on earth. Hawa after each pregnancy gave birth to twins, one of them used to be baby boy and a baby girl .In Adam’s off springs at that time there were brothers and sisters and brothers, sisters cannot get married. Therefore, Allah all powerful ordered specifically for Adam’s children that twins will be real brother and sister but the girl born after second pregnancy can merry the boy born after first pregnancy. Then what happened was that girl born with first boy Kabeel was more beautiful than the girl born with second boy Habeel. It was decided that Kabeel will get married with Habeel’s sister and Habeel will get married with Kabeel’s sister. At this Kabeel became Habeel’s enemy. He was not happy with that decision and he kept on insisting that he will merry the girl who was born with him. Prophet Adam did not accept his wish. He wanted to cool their anger.  He took a decision and said that both of you will have to sacrifice anything in front of Allah, whom sacrifice will be accepted will merry that girl  because Adam believed that Habeel’s sacrifice will be accepted because he is right.

Acceptance symbol of sacrifice

At that time, it was a traditional way to sacrifice that thing to sacrifice was placed on a hill top and fire from sky used to finish that thing. When fire did not eat that thing it meant that sacrifice was not accepted.  Both started preparations for their sacrifices. Habeel had cattle.  He decided to sacrifice best one amongst them. Kabeel’s occupation was agriculture. He sacrificed poor quality food in front of Allah who is the creator f everything. He thought no matter my sacrifice will be accepted or not, I don’t care. Habeel cannot merry my sister at any cost. Both placed their sacrifices on a mountain top then Adam (A.S) prayed. Fire appeared from the sky and ate Habeel’s sacrifice but not Kabeel’s sacrifice. At this Kabeel faced a lot of insult also. He could not bear his insult. He clearly said to Habeel not to merry that girl otherwise I will kill you. People who are slave of their desires become blind and they make desperate efforts to remove each and every huddle coming in their way. They forget the difference between right and wrong, good deed and sin and Kabeel was first who did so. He used to think about the murder of his brother to get his destiny. At last one day, he said to Habeel that no more wait. I will kill you. Habeel did not get angry. He said Allah always like pious. Your sacrifice was not accepted because of your evil thoughts. Is it my fault? You should clean your heart. Remember! When one’s heart becomes dirty, that person becomes blind of heart and mind. He is unable to see his faults. Today, we should see our reflection in our heart mirrors. We should see if we are repeating that story of Adam’s sons. Kabeel decided to kill his brother but he didn’t know how to kill him. Iblees who is enemy of Mankind from beginning caught a bird in front of Kabeel. He threw a stone on its head and taught him how to kill. Once, Habeel was sleeping. Kabeel threw a heavy stone on his head and killed his brother. Thus he was first amongst those who are at lose in this world and the world here after. That was the first dead body on earth so Kabeel didn’t understand what to do with that dead body. Kabeel put the dead body on his shoulder and started walking here and there. He couldn’t understand where to throw that dead body in this way other people (Adam, Hawa and two girls) also came to know about Habeel’s murder.

Beginning of digging grave


At last, Allah Taala sent a crow with a dead crow in its beak. Crow started digging the land with its feet and beak. After digging the land, it put the dead crow in grave and covered it with mud. Kabeel observed the whole process. He was shameful for not having sense even equal to that crow. Kabeel was a beautiful young man but after that he became ugly and dark. Because of that murder everything of this universe was affected and Adam (A.S) couldn’t laugh for hundred years.