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    Default What is the story of Qaroon?


    Could someone provide a detail account of the story of Qaroon vs. Moses (peace be upon him)?

    I have read the one in Fadhail e Sadaqaat. So please post one other than that.




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    Default Re: What is the story of Qaroon?

    revisiting..


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    Default Re: What is the story of Qaroon?

    you start off by telling the one you read.


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    THE QUR'AN: EARTHQUAKES IN PAST CIVILIZATIONS

    We have thus far examined various aspects of earthquakes, but mostly from a geological and scientific aspect. We turn our attention now to the history of earthquakes. The finest and most authentic source for such information is the QUR'AAN KAREEM, and we turn our attention to what ALLAH [SWT] SAYS therein about earthquakes. Earthquakes are part of natural calamities that befall mankind whenever they turn away from the commandments of ALLAH [SWT] and go against the teachings of their Prophets. ALLAH [SWT] SAYS:

    “QARUN WAS OF THE PEOPLE OF MOOSA, BUT HE BEHAVED INSOLENTLY TOWARDS THEM. AND WE HAD GIVEN HIM SO MUCH TREASURE THAT HIS KEYS [OF TREASURE] WOULD HAVE OVERWHELMED SEVERAL STRONG MEN. WHEN HIS PEOPLE SAID TO HIM, EXULT NOT, FOR ALLAH DOES NOT LOVE THOSE WHO EXULT IMMODERATELY.” (Al-Qasas : 28 / 76)

    “AND SEEK TO ATTAIN, BY MEANS OF [THE WEALTH] WHICH ALLAH HAS GIVEN YOU, THE HOME OF THE HEREAFTER. AND NEGLECT NOT THY LOTIN THIS WORLD, BUT BE GENEROUS TO OTHERS AS ALLAH HAS BEEN BOUNTEOUS TO YOU, AND SEEK NOT TO MAKE MISCHIEF IN THE EARTH, FOR ALLAH LOVES NOT THOSE WHO MAKE MISCHIEF.” (Surah Al-Qasas : 28 / 77)

    In these two ayaat-verses of the QUR'AN, ALLAH [SWT] tells us about the immense wealth bequeathed to Qa'a-run, a wealthy man in the kingdom of Fir-oun, the supreme ruler of Egypt, during the time of Nabi Moosa [as]. The immensity of his wealth can be gauged from the fact that the keys of his treasury alone were too heavy for strong men to carry on their heads or shoulders. He was an arrogant and conceited man, who disobeyed and disregarded the appeals and warnings of Nabi Moosa [as] and exulted is his wealth to an immoderate degree. Nabi Moosa [as] invited him many times to use his wealth to help the poor and impoverished people of Egypt, but he disdained every appeal, and continued to create mischief in the land.

    Things came to a head when Qa'a-run went to open opposition and enmity of Nabi Moosa [AS], in that he bribed a woman to publicly accuse the Messenger of ALLAH of misconduct. In this gathering, Nabi Moosa [as] turned in prayer to ALLAH [SWT] and pleaded for the help and guidance of ALLAH [SWT]. Nabi Moosa [as] then turned to her and asked her to speak the truth and have the fear of ALLAH [SWT]. Gripped by intense fear, she admitted that she had been ordered to make this allegation against Nabi Moosa [as] by Qa'a-run, and that she was sorry and begged the forgiveness of ALLAH. Nabi Moosa [as] turned to ALLAH [SWT] with a pleading heart. Then ALLAH [SWT] commanded the earth to swallow Qa'a-run, all his wealth, and all his pomp and palaces. There was a huge tremor, followed by an earthquake and a rupture in the earth, and Qa'a—run and all his possessions were swallowed into the earth, and in the presence of the people everything sunk before their very eyes. This entire story of Qa'a-run is narrated in the QUR'AAN KAREEM as follows:

    “HE [QA'A-RUN SAID: I HAVE RECEIVED THIS IMMENSE WEALTH BECAUSE OF THE KNOWLEDGE WHICH IS WITH ME. DID HE NOT KNOW THAT ALLAH HAD ALREADY DESTROYED, BEFORE HIM, SEVERAL GENERATIONS, WHO WERE MIGHTIER THAN HIM IN STRENGTH, AND WHO HAD AMASSED MORE WEALTH? AND THE GUILTY SHALL NOT BE ASKED FOR THE CAUSE OF THEIR SINS.” (Surah Al-Qasas : 28 / 78)

    “AND [QA'A-RUN WENT FORTH TO HIS PEOPLE IN HIS POMP. AND THOSE WHO LOVED THIS PRESENT LIFE SAID: O THAT WE HAD THE LIKE WEALTH, AS HAS BEEN GIVEN TO QA'A-RUN! VERILY, HE IS MASTER OF A GREAT FORTUNE.” (28 / 79)

    “BUT THOSE UPON WHOM KNOWLEDGE HAD BEEN BESTOWED SAID: ALAS FOR YOU! THE REWARD OF ALLAH [IN THE NEXT LIFE] IS BETTER FOR HIM WHO SHALL BELIEVE AND DO GOOD WORKS, BUT NONE SHALL ATTAIN THE\SAME EXCEPT THOSE WHO PERSEVERE WITH PATIENCE.” (28 / 80)

    “THEN WE CAUSED THE EARTH TO SWALLOW HIM UP AND HIS PALACE, AND HE HAD NO FORCES TO DEFEND HIM BESIDE ALLAH, NOR RESCUERS TO HELP [PROTECT HIM].” (28 / 81)

    “AND THE NEXT MORNING, THOSE WHO HAD COVETED HIS CONDITION THE DAY BEFORE SAID: AH! VERILY, ALLAH BESTOWS\ABUNDANT PROVISION ON SUCH OF HIS SERVANTS AS HE PLEASES, AND [ALLAH] IS SPARING [FOR WHOM HE PLEASES]. UNLESS ALLAH HAD BEEN GRACIOUS TO US, THE EARTH WOULD HAVE SWALLOWED US UP ALSO. AH! THE UNBELIEVERS SHALL NOT PROSPER. AS TO THE HOME OF THE HEREAFTER [PARADISE], WE WILL GIVE IT UNTO THEM WHO SEEK NOT TO EXALT THEMSELVES IN THE EARTH, OR TO DO WRONG. AND THE END IS FOR THE RIGHTEOUS.” (28 / 82,83)

    From these verses of the QUR'AN KAREEM we learn of the earthquake which occurred during the time of Nabi Moosa [AS]. The burial of Qa'a-run and his palace, together with his tremendous wealth, in an earthquake that struck Egypt, presents to us the earliest detailed sketch of what such a calamity is all about. We learn that it is “an act of GOD” that it is caused by the Command of ALLAH [SWT], that it causes a rupture in the earth, draws people in its proximity into the ground, with great loss of lives and property. Whether a geological fault exists there or not, when ALLAH [SWT] gives a Command to the earth, it immediately and willingly complies. This may not sound very accurate, scientific or logical, but when has ALLAH [SWT] been subject to laws and rules of HIS OWN making. The fire was cooled for Nabi Ibrahim [AS]; the stick was changed into a serpent for Nabi Moosa [AS]; the sea-way was parted for Nab Moose [AS]; the moon was split for RASUL'ULLAH [SAW]; the QUR'AN was protected from perversion by people for the Ummah of RASUL'ULLAH [SAW]; and so on. Similarly, in this true story, the earth was opened up for Qa'a-run and all his wealth, treasures and palaces to be swallowed up and buried in the ground. This is all in the Power and Plan of ALLAH [SWT], and nothing is impossible for ALLAH [SWT].


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