266- WOULD ONE OF YOU LIKE TO HAVE A GARDEN OF PALM TREES AND VINE TREE, WITH RIVERS FLOWING UNDERNEATH, WHERE HE HAS ALL KIND OF FRUIT, THEN BECAME OLD, AND HIS OFFSPRING ARE WEAK, AND THEN IT IS STRUCK BY HURRICANE WITH FIRE THEREIN, WHICH BURNED IT DOWN. SUCH ALLAH IS MAKING HIS AYAHS CLEAR SO THAT YOU MAY THINK.
This is another Ayah giving a Parable which shows”
1- That a charity bears fruit when one needs it most.
2- The Charity always bears fruit, regardless of how much, but there is always a generous produce.
Allah the Highest gave us a parable. That the charity is like a garden of fruit trees on top of a hill, so always enjoying plenty of moisture and good weather. Either watered with heavy rain to double its harvest or just the Dew and it will still enjoy a good harvest.
Allah the Highest simulated the garden owner situation of that of an old man with weak offspring, which makes him helpless, as we will all be on the Day of Resurrection. We will not be able to help ourselves or increase our fortune, for it will all be in Allah’s hands.
With a fruit tree garden in such a good and productive state, comes a word of torment or reminder of the charity to destroy every thing. It is like Hurricane with lightening which destroys the whole garden not leaving one tree standing. No fruit or harvest shall be gained from that garden which was once fruitful. Such is the effect of the words or reminder or torment on our charity.