Landing of Adam and Eve

Our today’s discussion is Verse No. 04 , Surah No. 100.

فَاَثَرْنَ بِهٖ نَقْعًا

Stirring up / to rise up [clouds of] dust.

By WordRoot wordNo. of Instances
in The Holy Quran
Meaning  First PlacementLast Placement
فَاَثَرْنَث و ر05To rise ,
Nerve excitation*
Verse No. 71
Surah No. 02
Verse No. 04
Surah No. 100
بِهٖب | ه327Location/In him/itVerse No. 22
Surah No. 02
Verse No. 05
Surah No. 100
نَقْعًان ق ع01dustVerse No. 04
Surah No. 100
Verse No. 04
Surah No. 100

قَالَ اِنَّهٗ يَقُوْلُ اِنَّهَا بَقَرَةٌ لَّا ذَلُوْلٌ تُثِيْرُ الْاَرْضَ وَلَا تَسْقِى الْحَرْثَ ۚ مُسَلَّمَةٌ لَّا شِيَةَ فِيْهَا ۭ قَالُوا الْـــــٰٔنَ جِئْتَ بِالْحَقِّ ۭ فَذَبَحُوْھَا وَمَا كَادُوْا يَفْعَلُوْنَ

The first placement of the root word فَاَثَرْنَ is in Verse No. 71 Surah No. 02 .He replied, “Allah says, ‘It should have been used neither to till the soil nor water the fields; wholesome and without blemish.’” They said, “Now you have come with the truth.” Yet they still slaughtered it hesitantly!

The last placement of the root word فَاَثَرْنَ is in Verse No. 04 Surah No. 100 : Stirring up [clouds of] dust.


الَّذِىْ جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الْاَرْضَ فِرَاشًا وَّالسَّمَاۗءَ بِنَاۗءً ۠ وَّاَنْزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاۗءِ مَاۗءً فَاَخْرَجَ بِهٖ مِنَ الثَّمَرٰتِ رِزْقًا لَّكُمْ ۚ فَلَا تَجْعَلُوْا لِلّٰهِ اَنْدَادًا وَّاَنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُوْنَ

The first placement of the root word بِهٖ is in Verse No. 22 Surah No. 02 :[He] who made for you the earth a bed [spread out/resting place] and the sky a ceiling and sent down from the sky, rain and brought forth thereby fruits as provision for you. So do not attribute to Allah equals while you know [that there is nothing similar to Him].

فَوَسَطْنَ بِهٖ جَمْعًا

The last placement of the root word بِهٖ is in Verse No. 05 Surah No. 100 :Arriving thereby in the center collectively.


The first and last placement of the root word نَقْعًا is in Verse No. 04 Surah No. 100 . In continuation of our earlier argument about Adam and Eve . Their landing cause a فَاَثَرْنَ (To Rise up ) . So what rise up for sure their landing cause نَقْعًا Naq’a – dust.

Ustad Nouman Ali Khan elaborated and quoted Abu Ubaydah’s opinion – Naq’ = to elevate your voice. This is linguistically connected because when dust is everywhere and you can’t be seen, you raise your voice so you’re presence is shown. So Naq’a in this verse could be referring to the ambush and loud voices from either side i.e. screams and shouts in battle.


*The process of making something, for example a particle or a cell, more active. The absorbed X-rays cause excitation of the electrons in the atoms of a crystal.

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