The story of the owner of the two gardens

The story of the owner of the two gardens

The story of the owner of the two gardens

Quran stories

The Noble Qur’an told Muslims many stories, some of them stories of the prophets, some of them stories of non-prophets, and stories of non-prophets, including stories of righteous men, and some of them stories of the unrighteous, The purpose of these stories is for Muslims to take a sermon and a lesson, and learn and draw experience from these stories.

So that they do not fall into the mistakes made by previous nations on the one hand, and benefit from righteousness, on the other hand, Life is experiences, and a rational person takes notice of what happened with others, both good and evil, and he benefits from these previous lessons.

In addition to the confirmation in these stories of the heart of the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, and affirmation of the hearts of the honorable Companions, may God be pleased with them and satisfied with them.

The story of the owner of the two gardens

The story of the owner of the two gardens is mentioned in the Holy Qur’an in Surat Al-Kahf. The Almighty said:

And present to them an example of two men: We granted to one of them two gardens of grapevines, and We bordered them with palm trees and placed between them [fields of] crops.

Quran 18:32

This story presents to those who read it two different views of the aspects of life, and the livelihood in it that varies between people, between wealth and poverty due to great divine wisdom, The story speaks realistically from the point of view of a poor believer, but he relies on God, believing in God with the right of faith.

Because he knows with certainty that this worldly life is not worth anything if it is compared to the Hereafter, And what God Almighty has prepared for believers in Paradise, And the other man is the owner of the two paradises whose possessions seduced him, so he thought that this earthly bliss was permanent bliss. These two gardens were planted with grapes and surrounded by palm trees.

But this man, through his ignorance and his disbelief, was fascinated by this great blessing, and he was fascinated by these two gardens and the various kinds of fruits and vegetables that they produced, as God commanded the two gardens to produce for that man the owner of the two gardens all kinds of fruits, and the two paradises responded to the command of God.

So they produced ripe, ripe fruits that pleased the onlookers, and the basic principle is that the attitude of the owner of the two gardens is to thank God for these great and great blessings, but instead he overlooked and neglected and disbelieved by the grace.

And he had fruit, so he said to his companion while he was conversing with him, “I am greater than you in wealth and mightier in [numbers of] men.”

Quran 18:34

He did not believe and did not thank God for the grace, he did not give alms, and he did not do what is required of him. Rather disbelief, forbidding and arrogance, and ascribing goodness and grace to himself, instead of attributing it to the blessed and the best, the Almighty, glory be to Him. And he thought that this blessing would not pass away, rather he claimed that if he returned to God, he would find better than these gardens, not believing in God, but obstinacy and arrogance, He thinks that he is of high standing, and he has prestige and preference over that poor man and those of similar status,

And he entered his garden while he was unjust to himself. He said, “I do not think that this will perish – ever. * And I do not think the Hour will occur. And even if I should be brought back to my Lord, I will surely find better than this as a return.”

Quran 18 V.35:36

The steadfast believer’s response to faith, who adheres to the correct balance of faith and is not deceived by worldly life and its adornment, then responds to the disbelief, arrogance and intransigence of the owner of the two paradises, with a calm and purposeful dialogue, reminding the owner of the two gardens of the origin of his creation from weakness and from a weak substance, saying to him:

His companion said to him while he was conversing with him, “Have you disbelieved in He who created you from dust and then from a sperm-drop and then proportioned you [as] a man?

Quran 18:37

He continues that he is steadfast in believing in the graceful and bountiful Lord, may He be glorified and exalted, and that the principle is that the heart of the servant is linked to God in wealth and poverty and in all cases

And that the correct one, when a person enters properties, has him to say: What God wills, and to attribute power, power, and grace to God, glory be to Him, and say: There is no power except in God

But as for me, He is Allah, my Lord, and I do not associate with my Lord anyone. * And why did you, when you entered your garden, not say, ‘What Allah willed [has occurred]; there is no power except in Allah ‘? Although you see me less than you in wealth and children,

Quran 18 V.38:39

The believing man continues his dialogue with great and steadfast confidence and faith

So the believer says to the owner of the two paradises if you see me in what appears to you from your minor knowledge related to the outward appearance, that you are richer than me in money, more in number, and strength, Because God Almighty is able to give me well from your paradise, and he warns him against the wrath of God, the Blessed and Exalted be He, for the consequence of disbelief, oppression, and deceit by grace is a dire consequence, for God Almighty is able to destroy and destroy your paradise. Because of your deceit, your hatred, your injustice, and your disbelief

It may be that my Lord will give me [something] better than your garden and will send upon it a calamity from the sky, and it will become a smooth, dusty ground, * Or its water will become sunken [into the earth], so you would never be able to seek it.”

Quran 18 V.40:41

Then comes the punishment of God Almighty for that disobedient infidel who deceived the world and deceived his genealogy, so his vanity and disbelief led him until God’s wrath on him, so he deserved punishment from God Almighty, So God Almighty sent a thunderbolt to that man’s paradise that destroyed the two gardens, destroyed them, and destroyed the fruits in them. The owner of the two paradises regretted what he had presented, and realized that he deserved the disappearance of this great and majestic blessing. Because of his disbelief, stubbornness, and arrogance

And his fruits were encompassed [by ruin], so he began to turn his hands about [in dismay] over what he had spent on it, while it had collapsed upon its trellises, and said, “Oh, I wish I had not associated with my Lord anyone.” * And there was for him no company to aid him other than Allah, nor could he defend himself.
Quran 18 V.42:43
Yes, the owner of the two paradises regretted and regretted his disbelief in the grace, but his remorse came after the destruction and loss of his paradise when God blessed him.
And he knew at that time that there is neither great nor victory but God, and none deserves to worship but Allah,
And he realized that he made the biggest mistake when he forbade charity, and deprived the poor and needy of their right to this blessing.
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