March 5, 2021

Daily Qur’an & Hadith 21 Feb 2021 (08 Rajab 1442)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[12].Surah Yusuf [Joseph]

Ayat 102. This is of the news of the Ghaib (unseen) which We reveal by Inspiration to you (O Muhammad [SAWW](PBUH). You were not (present) with them when they (brothers of Yusuf, arranged their plan together, and (also, while) they were plotting.

Ayat 103. And most of mankind will not believe (in Oneness of Allah [SWT] and Day of Resurrection) even if you [SAWW](PBUH) desire it eagerly.

Tafseer of Surah Yusuf Ayat 102 & 103. Such is one of the stories of what happened unseen, which We reveal by inspiration unto thee; nor wast thou (present) with them then when they concerted their plans together in the process of weaving their plots. The story is finished. But is it a story? It is rather a recital of forces and motives, thoughts and feelings, complications and results, ordinarily not seen by men. However much they concert their plans and unite their forces, whatever dark plots they back with all their resources—the plan of Allah works irresistibly, and sweeps away all their machinations. The good win through in the end, but not always as they planned; the evil are foiled, and often their very plots help the good. What did the brothers desire in trying to get rid of Joseph, and what actually happened? How the Courtier’s wife, encouraged by the corrupt women of her acquaintance, tried and failed to seduce Joseph and how Allah listened to his prayer and saved him from her vile designs? How wrong was it of the cupbearer to forget Joseph, and yet how his very forgetfulness kept Joseph safe and undisturbed in prison until the day came when he should tackle the great problems of King’s kingdom? With every character in the story there are problems, and the whole is a beautifully balanced picture of the working of Allah’s Providence in man’s chequered destiny. The Prophet was no actor in those scenes; yet by inspiration he was able to expound them in the Divine Light, as they had never been expounded before whether in the Pentateuch or by any Seer before him. And allegorically they figured his own story—how his own brethren sought to betray and kill him, how by Allah’s Providence he was not only saved but he won through. 103. Yet no faith will the greater part of mankind have, however ardently thou dost desire it. In spite of such an exposition and such a convincing illustration, how few men really have true faith—such a faith as Jacob had in the old story, or Muhammad the Chosen One had, in the story which was actually unfolding itself on the world’s stage when this Surah was revealed, shortly before the Hijrah? Al Mustafa’s PBUH ardent wish and faith was to save his people and all mankind from the graceless condition of want of faith. But his efforts were flouted, and he had to leave his home and suffer all kinds of persecution; but, tike Joseph, and more than Joseph, he was marked out for great work, which he finally achieved.

English Translation of Hadith

Hazrat Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH) said, “My parable and that of yours is like a man who kindled a fire. When it has illuminated all around him, the moths and grasshoppers began to fall therein. He tried to push them away, but they overcame him and jumped into it. I am catching hold of your waists ties (to save you) from fire, but you slip away from my hands”.

[Muslim Book 030, Chapter 06, Hadith # 5672].

Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah Yusuf Ayat 103. “most of mankind will not believe (in Oneness of Allah [SWT] and Day of Resurrection) even if you desire it eagerly” This Hadith mentions the extreme kindness which the Prophet [SAWW](PBUH) had for the welfare of his followers. It also mentions the misfortune of those who would become the fuel of Hell for not accepting Islam in spite of the utmost affection and ardour of the Prophet [SAWW](PBUH) to bring them in the fold of Islam. People who fail to accept Islam would fall in the Hell-fire in the same way moths fall in the fire.

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