“Abel and Cain” The First Crime on Earth

the story of the two sons of Adam (Abel and Cain)


1. Part one

The latter said to the former: "I will surely kill you." The former said: "Verily, Allah accepts only from those who are (the pious)."

"If you do stretch your hand against me to kill me, I shall never stretch my hand against you to kill you, for I fear Allah (god) the Lord of the (mankind, jinn, and all that exists)."

"Verily, I intend to let you draw my sin on yourself as well as yours, then you will be one of the dwellers of the Fire; and that is the recompense of the (polytheists and wrong-doers);" So the (self) of the other (latter one) encouraged him and made fair-seeming to him the murder of his brother.

He murdered him and became one of the losers, Then Allah (god) sent a crow who scratched the ground to show him to hide the dead body of his brother, He (the murderer) said: "Woe
to me! Am I not even able to be as this crow and to hide the dead body of my brother?" Then he became one of those who regretted}.


Adam (Peace be upon him) used to get the male brought
by one birth married to the female brought by the other. Hence, it was supposed
that Abel would get married to Cain's sister who was better and more beautiful
than anyone else. At the same time, Cain wanted to keep her for himself. Adam ordered him to allow' Abel to marry her, but he totally refused.

Then, Adam ordered both (Abel and Cain) to offer a sacrifice to Allah Almighty. Meanwhile, Adam set forth towards Mecca to perform Pilgrimage. Just before leaving, Adam tried to entrust (the affairs of) his children to the heavens, the earth and finally to the mountains, but all declined
to shoulder the (heavy) trust. Thereupon, Cain accepted the trust and after

Adam went away they (Abel and Cain) offered their sacrifices to Allah. Abel
offered a fat she-goat, while Cain offered a bundle of bad plants. Later, a fire
came down from heaven and consumed the sacrifice offered by Abel and left untouched that of Cain. Cain became livid with rage and said to his brother: I will kill you so as not to marry my sister, Abel said: {Verily, Allah accepts only
from those who are  (the pious)}.

The murdered (Abel) was stronger (than the murderer, Cain), but he refused to stretch his hand against his brother to kill him due to his piety and God-fearing.

Adam was present there when they offered their sacrifices. After Abel's sacrifice was accepted, Cain said to his father, Adam: "It was accepted only from him because you invoked
Allah for his sake." And, he secretly intended something against his brother.

One day, Abel was late and Adam sent Cain to look for him. The two brothers met and Cain said: "Your sacrifice was accepted and mine was not." Abel said:
"{Verily, Allah accepts only from those who are(the

" Cain got angry and hit his brother with an iron rod and Abel fell dead at once.
It was said: Cain killed Abel by throwing a rock at his head while he was asleep. It was also said: Cain choked Abel violently and bit him to death as beasts do. However, Abel's saying when Cain threatened to kill him: {If you do stretch your hand against me to kill me, I shall never stretch my hand against you to kill you: for I fear Allah, the Lord of the(mankind, jinn, and all that exists)}.

indicated his good morals and ethics, his fear from Allah, and perfect piety that he may harm his

brother, in contrast with the odious deed intended by his brother, Cain.



"None (no human being) is killed or murdered (unjustly), but a part of responsibility for the crime is laid on the first son of Adam who invented the tradition of killing (murdering on earth). "

However, there is a cave, called the "Blood Cave", in a mountain located to the northern part of Syria. It is thought to be the scene of the crime where Cain killed his brother Abel. The people living there came to know this through the People of the Book (Christians and Jews) and only Allah Almighty knows the validity or realness of this.


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