Cain: The first born in Adam – his nature for industry
Bible – Genesis 4:1-2; The Birth of Cain and Abel
“And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord. And she again bares his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.”
That is saying that the first nature of man, is the nature of industry, to want to work with the world, material world, because He made his father from the dust. Right?
So then his first child from his wife, his mate, gives them this man of the ground. And his offering to G_d, the Bible says, was an offering from the ground.
And the second brother, his offering was an offering from the wombs of the animals. He offered his new born sheep, his new animal.
So this is saying man is firstly materially oriented and engaged, (with) his curiosity, but later he becomes a shepherd.
Cain killed Abel meaning the industrial man killed the family man
Qur’an – The Table Spread 5:30; Cain killed Abel
“The (selfish) soul of the other led him to the murder of his brother: he murdered him and became (himself) one of the lost ones.”
Bible – Genesis 4:8; Cain killed Abel
And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
And the Bible says and the Quran up to this point the Quran and Bible are saying exactly the same thing just about. That the elder brother was jealous of his brother’s offering and he hit his brother in the head. He slew him. He killed him. He spilled his blood upon the ground.
So blood in the Bible is called life, it says “The life of the body is its blood.”
What is that saying under interpretation?
It is saying that the industrialist slew the family man, the leader of the human family. He slew him and put his life into the material development. Meaning he robbed his brother of his life and incorporated it in his material development.
Don’t you see that happening in the world? Where the precious interest for human life is exploited for material development, for business, for money.
Family most productive resource for business
The most productive resource for business and industry is family. You can respect family and get very rich appealing to family needs. Appealing to the household, the men, whatever, for labor or for work. The women too.
But also respecting that a family is your best motivator, your best customer for any business you want to go into.
But if you’re greedy and don’t have any respect for anything, G_d, family, or nothing, you will destroy the family for your own business interest and that’s what happens many times.
The family is destroyed for business interest.
So this is Cain. I’m showing you how to see this. These things are talking to realities then and now. They haven’t changed. These realities stay.
So Cain is this industrial man.
He went wrong.
Abel was wrong being in the field, and negligent of his own duties
Abel, he was a victim right? That tells us he went wrong too.
Scripture doesn’t say what Abel’s sin was but he went wrong too. If he hadn’t gone wrong too, what is he doing standing out there in the field with Cain?
He’s a shepherd. He wasn’t supposed to be in the field with Cain where Cain works. If he was he should have been telling Cain what’s going wrong here, or (telling Cain to) remember the family interest. But it just says, he was there.
Meaning he was there too. (And) negligent of his own duties. Of his own responsibilities. He was there. Negligent.
And his brother took advantage of his ignorance and his negligence and put his life blood into industry, into material development.
Imam W. Deen Mohammed – Excerpt: Sisters meeting Chicago, Ill March 8, 2003