005 - Soorah al-Maa.idah - (The Table spread with Food) - [Madanee]
[005:024] They said: "O Mûsâ (Moses)! We shall never enter it as long as they are there. So, go you and your Lord and fight you two, we are sitting right here."
[005:025] He [Mûsâ (Moses)] said: "O my Lord! I have power only over myself and my brother, so separate us from the people who are the Fâsiqûn (rebellious and disobedient to Allâh)!"
[005:026] (Allâh) said: "Therefore it (this holy land) is forbidden to them for forty years; in distraction they will wander through the land. So be not sorrowful over the people who are the Fâsiqûn (rebellious and disobedient to Allâh)."
[005:027] And (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]) recite to them (the Jews) the story of the two sons of Adam (Hâbîl and Qâbîl – Abel and Cain) in truth; when each offered a sacrifice (to Allâh), it was accepted from the one but not from the other. The latter said to the former: "I will surely, kill you." The former said: "Verily, Allâh accepts only from those who are Al-Muttaqûn (the pious. See V.2:2)."
[005:028] "If you do stretch your hand against me to kill me, I shall never stretch my hand against you to kill you: for I fear Allâh, the Lord of the 'Âlamîn (mankind, jinn, and all that exists)."
[005:029] "Verily, I intend to let you draw my sin on yourself as well as yours, then you will be one of the dwellers of the Fire; and that is the recompense of the Zâlimûn (wrong doers)."
[005:030] So, the Nafs (self) of the other (latter one) encouraged him and made fair-seeming to him the murder of his brother; he murdered him and became one of the losers.
[005:031] Then Allâh sent a crow who scratched the ground to show him how to hide the dead body of his brother. He (the murderer) said: "Woe to me! Am I not even able to be as this crow and to hide the dead body of my brother?" Then he became one of those who regretted.
(V.5:27) a) Narrated 'Abdullâh [radhi-yAllâhu 'anhu]: The Prophet [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "None (no human being) is killed or murdered (unjustly), but a part of responsibility for the crime is laid on the first son of Adam who invented the tradition of killing (murdering) on the earth. (It is said that he was Qâbîl [Cain])." [Sahih Al-Bukhâri, 9/6867 (O.P.6)]
b) Narrated 'Abdullâh bin 'Umar [radhi-yAllâhu 'anhu]: The Prophet [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "After me (i.e., after my death) do not become disbelievers by striking (cutting) the necks of one another." [Sahih Al-Bukhâri, 9/6868 (O.P.7)].