Lesson – 60
Victory of the Knowledge
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verses – 33 of 286, Section – 4 of 40 (Part - 1)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
33. He said: O Adam! Inform them of their names, and when he had informed them of their names, He said: Did I not tell you that I know the secret of the heavens and the earth? And I know that which ye disclose and which ye hide.
33. Qaala “Yaaa-‘Aadamu ‘ambi’-hum- bi-‘asmaaa-‘ihim.” Falammaaa ‘amba-‘ahum- bi-‘Asmaaa-ihim, qaala ‘alam ‘aqul-lakum ‘iNiii ‘A’-lamu gay-bas-samaawaati wal-‘arz, wa ‘A’-lamu maa tubdunna wa maa kuntum taktu-muun.
The event of Adam’s (Peace be upon Him) Caliphate is being narrated continuously. When Allah Almighty proclaimed about the Caliphate of Adam before Angels (Peace be upon Them), at first; they requested, “We confess with every breath; of Your Praise, Glory and Holiness, as though, if only Praise is required, then we have been performing this duty”. Then the Angels (Peace be upon Them) asserted this fear that the children of Adam (Peace be upon Him) will do harm therein and will shed blood.
God Almighty arranged a trial of knowledge before them to prove the merit of Adam. Adam (peace be upon Him) was bestowed by the knowledge of the names of all things according to his natural ability and virtue. The Angels were not able to know about the names and characteristics of the things. When the questions were asked from the both, the Angels accepted their ignorance but Adam (Peace be upon Him) told the names of all things and proved his superiority.
At such occasion, God Almighty said, “I had already told you that I know about everything’s apparent and hidden condition. I am well-informed about the secrets of the earth and the heavens. The doubts about Adam (Peace be upon Him) which you disclosed, I know them and I also know about that, which was not disclosed clearly by you.” As though, the knowledge of Allah Almighty is containing the entire things, He bestows dignity and responsibility to everyone according to one’s ability and qualification.