(Madarik-ut-Tanzeel, vol. 1, pp. 486; part 6, Surah Al-Mai’dah, Ayah 31)
The Holy Quran has described this event in the following words:
So Allah sent a crow, scratching
the ground, to show him
(Qaabeel, the killer) how to bury his brother’s corpse. He (the killer) said, ‘Woe to me! I was not even able to be like this crow that I could bury my brother’s corpse.’ And he remained regretful.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 6, Surah Al-Mai’dah, Ayah 31)
1. We get a moral lesson from this event that in order to acquire knowledge, a human being is dependent even on the help of small creatures like a crow.
2. We have also come to know that whenever someone is confronted by the worldly problems, Allah is so Gracious and Compassionate unto us that He shows the path that leads us towards the remedy of problems through different means, even through birds or animals.