February 26, 2021

Daily Qur’an & Hadith 31 Jan 2021 (17 Jamadi us Sani 1442)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[12].Surah Yusuf [Joseph]

Ayat 65. And when they opened their bags, they found their money had been returned to them. They said: “O our father! What (more) can we desire? This, our money has been returned to us, so we shall get (more) food for our family, and we shall guard our brother and add one more measure of a camel’s load. This quantity is easy (for the king to give).”

Tafseer of Surah Yusuf (PBUH) Ayat 65. Then when they opened their baggage, they found their stock-in-trade had been returned to them. They said: “O our father! What (more) can we desire? This our stock-in-trade has been returned to us: so we shall get (more) food for our family; We shall take care of our brother; and add (at the same time) a full camel´s load (of grain to our provisions). This is but a small quantity.”  The ten brothers did not take their father’s refusal as final. They opened their saddlebags, and found that the price they had paid for their provisions had been returned to them. They had got the grain free! What more could they desire? The spell which Joseph had woven now worked. If they only went back, this kind Wazir would give more grain if they pleased him. And the only way to please him was to take back their younger brother with them. It would cost them nothing. Judging by past experience they would get a whole camel’s load of rain now. And so they stated their case to the aged father. Two meanings are possible—either or perhaps both. ‘What we have brought now is nothing compared to what we shall get if we humor the whim of the Egyptian Wazir . And, moreover, Egypt seems to have plenty of grain stored up. What is a camel-load to her Wazir to give away?’

English Translation of Hadith

Hazrat Shaddad bin Aus (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet [SAWW](PBUH) said, “A wise man is the one who calls himself to account (and refrains from doing evil deeds) and does noble deeds to benefit him after death; and the foolish person is the one who subdues himself to his temptations and desires and seeks from Allah the fulfillment of his vain desires”.

[At-Tirmidhi Hadith 2459].

Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah Yusuf Ayat 65. “They said: “O our father! What (more) can we desire? This, our money has been returned to us, so we shall get (more) food for our family,” This Hadith highlights the importance of the accountability of one’s self. Mere desires which are not coupled with practical efforts are of no avail because Allah grants reward on good deeds and not on yearnings and desires which are not supported by noble actions.

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