Understanding the Concept of the Forbidden Tree

Muhammad Tufail Shad

After effect of tasting Forbidden Tree
سُوۡرَةُ الاٴعرَاف

فَدَلَّٮٰهُمَا بِغُرُورٍ۬‌ۚ فَلَمَّا ذَاقَا ٱلشَّجَرَةَ بَدَتۡ لَهُمَا سَوۡءَٲتُہُمَا وَطَفِقَا يَخۡصِفَانِ عَلَيۡہِمَا مِن وَرَقِ ٱلۡجَنَّةِ‌ۖ وَنَادَٮٰهُمَا رَبُّہُمَآ أَلَمۡ أَنۡہَكُمَا عَن تِلۡكُمَا ٱلشَّجَرَةِ وَأَقُل لَّكُمَآ إِنَّ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنَ لَكُمَا عَدُوٌّ۬ مُّبِينٌ۬ (٢٢)

In this way Shaitan/devil threw both(the people and the ruler) deep into the depth of individualism from the height of joint system) with fraud (1) When both tasted the forbidden tree(of proud and denial) (2) the evils of the both appeared to each other (3).Upon this both started implementing the rules of Paradise(4)( of the joint system)( the society again became like Jannat/paradise . Their Rubb said to them( through the Nabi/Ambiyaa/messengers (5). Had i not forbidden you from this forbidden tree(6)( of proud and denial)?. And Had I not said to you that Shaitan is (7)your open enemy ?
Some points as numbered above are still to be explained:-
1- فَدَلَّٮٰهُمَا
دَلَّ means ;hanged down. Therefore its meaning is; Shaitan hanged both(ruler and the people) in the deep depth ; these words have come allegorical , Its Mafhoom/concept is that Shaitan threw them from the heights of the joint system to the depth of individual system which was down fall of the mankind.
2- ذَاقَا
Means both tasted .
This word is also used allegorically/symbolically ; which is used after acting something but resulting into worst failure. The person acting feels high insults . In the duration of individual system of subdividing the society ;everywhere ;it is seen lawlessness .Ruler or the people ;the mutual trust is finished .The government imposes heavy taxes upon the people but people try to refuse that with different excuses .Trust of people to people is also finished because of self interest every body is after collection of wealth with fake ,fraud, mixing wrong material with original and by hoarding.
3- بَدَتۡ لَهُمَا سَوۡءَٲتُہُمَا
During the joint economic system ; the individual system has no chance to exist as each person is getting his/her basic needs according to the needs and right in time. But in individual system each person having no influence are deprived from Basic human rights because of which they try to use the unfair means to get those rights. On the other hand the influential people use all fair and unfair means to collect maximum wealth because of which they both(ruler and the people) become naked before each.
Rawayaat/Hadith have mentioned totally different concept of بَدَتۡ لَهُمَا سَوۡءَٲتُہُمَا , Messenger Adam(Salam un Alaih) and Hawwa R. U Ilaiha became naked as they both tasted /ate wheat /grapes/ garlic in the Paradise and their private parts became visible to each other.
Hadiths have mentioned totally opposite to 11/61, 20/55, 53/32, 71/17-18 and have started from that point ; that Allah had made idol of the messenger Adam ; created his wife out of his rib ;ordered them to live in the paradise .But warned them both ;to eat where ever they want but do not come near this tree. Which was that tree? It is in the Tafseer that it was the tree of wheat/grape or garlic. It happened so that they both could not control themselves and tasted that Forbidden Tree. Then happened so! Both became naked !! they became without dresses .Their private parts became visible to eachother!!! God Forbid. Astaghfirullah.
It does not mean only the tree but also fight or dispute. In the current verse تِلۡكُمَا ٱلشَّجَرَةِ does not mean Tree but individual system .It is the dispute of individual system which is the main cause of mutual fights . This has been denoted as ٱلشَّجَرَةِ and has been forbidden not to come near that.
Forbidden Tree has been defined as أَبَىٰ وَٱسۡتَكۡبَرَ (2/33) means to refuse the Divine rules and proud with which the dispute and fights are generated .The early societies were established on the bases of joint system but Shaitan, Iblees in the form of person derailed/deviated the mankind who established the individual system of government ; the hidden social evils of the ruler and the people became visible to each other.
It is but natural that in the individual system lie, fraud, bribery, black marketing appears or takes place as an epidemic disease but in the joint system it is finished up to maximum.
4- وَطَفِقَا يَخۡصِفَانِ عَلَيۡہِمَا مِن وَرَقِ ٱلۡجَنَّةِ‌
Rawayaat/Hadith have given the concept ;when Adam and Hawwa became naked in the Jannat ;they covered their nakedness by covering with the leaves of the Jannat –Trees.With this idea Blasphemy of the 1st messenger was also not cared for.
Reality is the same which has been mentioned above ; it is not the story of Adam and Eva/Hawwa but it is the description of early societies of the mankind. Mankind was created out of the earth for which 11/61, 20/55,53/32 and 71/17-18 are the witnesses.
Allah ordered through His early messengers/Nabi for joint Central system because of which a balanced society came into being ;in which everybody(common man and the ruler) had access for the balanced needs of the life وَكُلَا مِنۡهَا رَغَدًا حَيۡثُ شِئۡتُمَا 2/35
But the people who became the slave of Nafs e Ammara/Shaitan changed the joint system into the individual devil system. After this the bad /social evils of the common man and the president /ruler were vanished with the help of joint system. In other words they imposed upon themselves the rules of paradise /balanced society.
وَرَقِ ٱلۡجَنَّةِ‌ۖ
وَرَقِ means Law and Jannat means ;the society in which the utility of life are in abundant/plentiful.. In 18/19 وَرَقِ has been used as coin of law which is running legally in a government. Coin is also called وَرَقِ because it has also legal status .Jannat means also balanced society 20/118-119.
5- وَنَادَٮٰهُمَا رَبُّہُمَا
Here the media of the messengers or Nabi is omitted . Because Allah had never addressed to the common man or to the ruler but He always addressed through the Nabi/nominated persons. In the early era of the mankind ;where ever the mankind was created ;Allah ordered for the establishment of the joint system.
When the people became naked by changing the joint system into the individual system or kingdom ;Allah had ordered through His Nabi/nominated persons ; Had I not forbidden you from the forbidden tree of individual interest.?
6- Forbidden Tree.
It has been explained that Forbidden Tree; it is neither a wheat tree nor a tree of grape or garlic but a regretted Individual system in which the basic needs or requirements of people are not the responsibility of the state because in this the disputes break out on every step because of individual clash of interests. Disputes(trees) continue to generate ;all become enemy of each other and the atmosphere becomesبَعۡضُكُمۡ لِبَعۡضٍ عَدُوٌّ۬‌ۖ 2/36+ 7/24
7- إِنَّ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنَ لَكُمَا عَدُوٌّ۬ مُّبِينٌ۬
Anybody who suggests to establish the individual system and stops from the joint system is Shaitan ; an open enemy of the mankind. Such person wants to push the mankind into the hell of mutual disputes , fights and enmity. That person is Shaitan who becomes the slave of Nafs e Ammara ; becomes himself an Iblees ; is an open indication of an open enemy. An indication of an open enemy is to suggest imbalance society .

What is Prudence (Taqwa)?

by Rai Mahmood Akhtar,

We should listen to the words of prudence and take heed of her consuls and store and preserve them in our Qulb. Universal are her maxims derived from the words of Allah the creator of the universe from nothing. All virtues lean upon prudence; she is the mistress of human life.
Put a halter before your tongue and earlier before the move of your hands. Set a guard to your lips and deploy police before the trafficking of your hands so, what you speak and write may not destroy your “self “.
Do not scoff at the lame, take care that you halt not yourself. Whosoever speak the failing of another expect his own, adding bitterness of his /her own heart. Be not a chatter box and don’t write without confirmation, definitely safety is in silence.
Babbling of a talkative person injure the ears and torrent of his words overwhelmed conversation, he become nuisance to society.
Self-praising bring contempt to yourself. Never ridicule others, it is dangerous. Bitter jest is poisonous to friendship; don’t you like to expand your acquaintances and close friends? One who cannot restrain his tongue always invite trouble to himself.
Furnish proper comfortable accommodation to your condition and affordability, extravagancy is a road to disaster. Certainly sneaky whisper of Shaitan lead you toward this way. In rich couches always reside restless hearts; contended souls mostly dwell in the moderately furnished house.
Let not your recreation be expensive, lest your extensive purchases swallow the pleasure you have expected.
Let not the prosperity intoxicate you to put out eyes of circumspection. Be on your toes, always abundance extend greed so, cut off hands of frugality. Don’t indulge in superfluities of life.
Always learn wisdom from the experience of other and correct your own faults from other’s failings.
Whenever you come across a proved honest person lock his/her up in your breast as treasure. You find a jewel of inestimable price, guard him/her.
Save yourself from the favour of religious persons, they confound truth with falsity knowingly, feeling no scar on their conscience, it’s a snare, please never quit your journey to the straight and balanced path.
Don’t expect infallible success from prudence as the day know not what the night bring forth, not a fool always enchained by fortune nor a wise man always successful. Winner are those who trust in Allah, follow unalterable laws and permanent human values set by their creator and move forward persistently on the right direction without fearing as the hope motivate them to accomplishing their ultimate goal. Certainly wisdom and prudence differentiate us from the rest of this universe.