No! Do not Obey Iblis

Our today’s discussion is Verse No. 06 , Surah No. 55

وَّالنَّجْمُ وَالشَّجَرُ يَسْجُدٰنِ

The stars and the trees bow down [in submission].

By WordRoot wordNo. of Instances
in The Holy Quran
Meaning  First PlacementLast Placement
وَّالنَّجْمُن ج م13By the start,
astrology
Verse No. 97
Surah No. 06
Verse No. 03
Surah No. 86
وَالشَّجَرُش ج ر27And the treesVerse No. 35
Surah No. 02
Verse No. 72
Surah No. 56
يَسْجُدٰنس ج د92ProstrationVerse No. 34
Surah No. 02
Verse No. 19
Surah No. 96

In continuation of our earlier discussion where Abraham(A.S) was thinking to worship moon. Allah Subhan O Talah is elaborating the purpose of stars and moon .

وَهُوَ الَّذِيْ جَعَلَ لَكُمُ النُّجُوْمَ لِتَهْتَدُوْا بِهَا فِيْ ظُلُمٰتِ الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ ۭ قَدْ فَصَّلْنَا الْاٰيٰتِ لِقَوْمٍ يَّعْلَمُوْنَ

The first placement of the root word ( ن ج م/ وَّالنَّجْمُ )is in Verse No. 97 Surah No. 06 :And He is the One Who has made the stars as your guide through the darkness of land and sea. We have already made the signs clear for people who know.

النَّجْمُ الثَّاقِبُ

The last placement of the root word ( ن ج م/ وَّالنَّجْمُ ) is in Verse No. 03 Surah No. 86 :[It is] the star of piercing brightness.


وَقُلْنَا يٰٓاٰدَمُ اسْكُنْ اَنْتَ وَزَوْجُكَ الْجَنَّةَ وَكُلَامِنْهَا رَغَدًا حَيْثُ شِـئْتُمَـا ۠ وَلَا تَـقْرَبَا ھٰذِهِ الشَّجَرَةَ فَتَكُوْنَا مِنَ الظّٰلِمِيْنَ

The first placement of the root word ( ش ج ر / وَالشَّجَرُ ) is in Verse No. 35 Surah No. 02 :We cautioned, “O Adam! Live with your wife in Paradise and eat as freely as you please, but do not approach this tree, or else you will be wrongdoers.”

ءَاَنْتُمْ اَنْشَاْتُمْ شَجَرَتَهَآ اَمْ نَحْنُ الْمُنْشِــُٔوْنَ

The last placement of the root word ( ش ج ر / وَالشَّجَرُ ) is in Verse No. 72 Surah No. 56 :Is it you who produced its tree, or are We the producer?

So trees exists in heaven even before our creation.


In Verse No. 34 Surah No. 02 , Allah Subhan O Talah instructed all the angles to prostrate before Adam, so they all did except Iblis. In the very next Verse No. 35 Surah No.02 , Allah Subhan O Talah cautioned Adam (A.S) Live with your wife in Paradise and eat as freely as you please, but do not approach this tree, or else you will be wrongdoers.” . So Iblis refuse to prostrate to Adam(A.S) and Adam(A.S) did not follow the instruction of Allah Subhan O Talah. Peculiar coincidence that first placement of both root words ( ش ج ر / وَالشَّجَرُ ) and ( س ج د / يَسْجُدٰن ) are from same Surah 02 with Verse No . 34 & Verse No.35.

وَاِذْ قُلْنَا لِلْمَلٰۗىِٕكَةِ اسْجُدُوْا لِاٰدَمَ فَسَجَدُوْٓا اِلَّآ اِبْلِيْسَ ۭ اَبٰى وَاسْتَكْبَرَ ڭ وَكَانَ مِنَ الْكٰفِرِيْنَ

The first placement of the root word ( س ج د / يَسْجُدٰن ) is in Verse No. 34 Surah No. 02 :And ˹remember˺ when We said to the angels, “Prostrate before Adam,” so they all did—but not Iblis, who refused and acted arrogantly, becoming unfaithful.

What mistake had Adam(A.S) done , he listen the whisper of Iblis and eat from that prohibited tree. Adam(A.S) did not listen the instructions of Allah Subhan O Talah .

كَلَّا ۭ لَا تُطِعْهُ وَاسْجُدْ وَاقْتَرِبْ

The last placement of the root word ( س ج د / يَسْجُدٰن ) Verse No. 19 Surah No. 96 , Allah Subhan O Talah admonishing us “No! Do not obey him. But prostrate and draw near [to Allah]”

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