March 5, 2021

Daily Qur’an & Hadith 18 Jan 2021 (04 Jamadi us Sani 1442)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[12].Surah Yusuf [Joseph]

Ayat 41. “O two companions of the prison! (Interpretation of your dreams are) As for one of you, he (as a servant) will pour out wine for his lord (king or master) to drink; and as for the other, he will be crucified and birds will eat from his head. Thus is the case judged concerning which you both did inquire.”

Tafseer of Surah Yusuf (PBUH) Ayat 41. “O my two companions of the prison! As to one of you, he will pour out the wine for his lord to drink: as for the other, he will hang from the cross, and the birds will eat from off his head (So) hath been decreed that matter whereof ye twain do enquire”… Having fulfilled his great duty, that touching the things of the spirit, Joseph now passes on, and comes to the things in which they were immediately interested-the questions which they had asked him about their dreams and what they prognosticated of their immediate future. Notice how Joseph again puts himself into sympathy with them by repeating the phrase of camaraderie, “my two companions of the prison!” For one he has good news, and for the other, bad news. He does not mince matters or waste words. He just barely tells the truth, hoping that the higher spiritual truths of which he has spoken will appear in their eyes, too, as of more importance than mere earthly triumphs or disasters— (in Kipling’s words) “both impostors all the same.” The cupbearer had perhaps been proved innocent of the crime which had been charged against him, and was to be restored to the favour of the King. He was to carry the cup and be the king’s confidant again. How much more good he could do now, after the spiritual influence he had imbibed from Joseph, the Prophet of Allah! He was more fortunate in having had Joseph’s company than in being restored to his intimate position with the king! Yet he was not a perfect man, as we shall see presently. For the baker, alas! he had bad news, and he tells it directly without tantalizing him. Perhaps he had been found guilty—perhaps he had been really guilty—of some act of embezzlement or of joining in some palace intrigue, and he was to die a malefactor’s death on the cross, followed by exposure to birds of the air— vultures pecking away at his eyes and cheeks, and all that had been his face and head! Poor man! If he was guilty, Joseph had taught him repentance, and we should like to think that he lost in this life but gained in the next. If he was innocent, the cruel death did not affect him. Joseph had shown him a higher and more lasting hope in the Hereafter.

English Translation of Hadith

Hazrat Abu Qatadah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet [SAWW](PBUH) said, “A good vision (dream) is from Allah and a bad dream is from the Satan. He who sees something in a dream that he dislikes, should spit thrice (without saliva) on his left, must seek Allah’s Refuge from the evil of the Satan (i.e., by saying: A`udhu billahi minash-Shaitanir-Rajim). Then it will not harm him.”

[Al-Bukhari INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS, Book 87, Hadith # 124].

Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah Yusuf Ayat 41. “”O two companions of the prison! (Interpretation of your dreams are).” there are good dreams and bad dreams. This Hadith shows us what to do in order to avoid the evil of Satan who cannot harm anyone except by Allah’s leave.

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