Ch 2 Vs 60 (The Ultimate Social Formula?)

2:60
وَإِذِ اسْتَسْقَى مُوسَى لِقَوْمِهِ فَقُلْنَا اضْرِبْ بِعَصَاكَ الْحَجَرَ فَانْفَجَرَتْ مِنْهُ اثْنَتَا عَشْرَةَ عَيْنًا قَدْ عَلِمَ كُلُّ أُنَاسٍ مَشْرَبَهُمْ كُلُوا وَاشْرَبُوا مِنْ رِزْقِ اللَّهِ وَلا تَعْثَوْا فِي الأَرْضِ مُفْسِدِينَ
 
Here musa (ever the leader in this whole passage 2/47-103) is seeking ‘water’ for his people. I wonder why no derivative of ‘maa’a’ (water) isn’t used for the ‘seeking water’ (istasqa). So Allah told him, part the rock (perhaps referring to the ossified aspects of his society). From there will arise a spring characterised by the folding of society (ithna asharah )  , that is to say, bringing the two ends of society together. When this happens, each ‘unas’ knows its drinking place and enjoys ‘rizqi Allah’ (showing a maximum point of rizq). It ends with saying dont be mufsid/mischief makers meaning that this act is the ultimate concilatory act.

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