(The angel) therefore called her from underneath (the date-tree); that, ‘Do not grieve, undoubtedly your Lord has made a stream flow below you. And grab the trunk of the date-tree and shake it towards you; fresh ripe dates will fall upon you. So eat and drink and keep your eyes cool.’
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 16, Surah Maryam, Ayah 24-26)
A dry tree’s yielding of fruit and the sudden emergence of a stream are undoubtedly the miraculous marvels of Sayyidatuna Maryam .
Moral: In the previous pages, you have read that when Sayyidatuna Maryam was a young girl and used to pray in the arch of Bayt-ul- Muqaddas, she would get out of season fruits without any effort. Whereas after the birth of Sayyiduna ‘Isa, no doubt she did receive ripened dates, but it was commanded by Allah to shake the tree in order to get the dates. The lesson we learn here is that until a person is single, he is blessed with provisions even without any efforts and but when a person bears children, it becomes necessary for him to make effort for livelihood. This is evident from Sayyidatuna Maryam that until she was alone, she was blessed with the provision of fruits in her arch of worship. However, when her child Sayyiduna ‘Isa was born, then it was commanded by Allah to shake the date palm-tree and thus make some effort to get the dates.