And We sent down iron, in which there is extreme strength and benefits for people.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 27, Surah Al-Hadeed, Ayah 25)
It has been narrated by Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas that when Sayyiduna Aadam was descended from Heaven onto the earth, he brought five iron made tools with him: A hammer, an anvil, pincers, a file and a needle. (Tafseer As-Saawi, vol. 6, pp. 2112; part 27, Surah Al-Hadeed, Ayah 25)
According to a second narration also reported by Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas, three articles were descended on the earth with Sayyiduna Aadam: The Hajar-ul-Aswad, the staff of Sayyiduna Musa and iron.
Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Bin ‘Umar has reported that the Noblest Rasool has mentioned, ‘Allah has descended four blessed things from the sky: Iron, fire, water and salt.’
(Tafseer As-Saawi, vol. 6, pp. 2112; part 27, Surah Al-Hadeed, Ayah 25)
In the narration reported by Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas it has been mentioned that ‘iron’ came from Heaven on the earth, and in the narration reported by Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Bin ‘Umar , it has been mentioned that ‘iron’ was descended from the sky. There is no conflict in these two narrations because Heaven is situated above the skies, so when iron was descended from the Heaven, it eventually descended via skies into the earth.
Iron is a marvellous metal. Most of the industrial and trade items are made from it. Almost all types of war weapons are also made from it. There are thousands of domestic items that cannot be manufactured without iron.
That’s why it has been mentioned in the Holy Quran that in this
iron are countless benefits for people. Anyhow, iron is one of the big blessing among other blessings of Allah . Therefore, whenever we see any iron made item, we should express gratitude in the court of Allah for this great blessing.