May 19, 2024

Surah Al-Ahzab Ayat 18 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (22 Nov 2023)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[33].Surah Al-Ahzab [The Confederates]

Ayat 18. Allah already knows those among you who keep back (men) from fighting in Allah’s Cause, and those who say to their brethren “Come here towards us,” while they (themselves) come not to the battle except a little.

Tafseer of Surah Al Ahzab (The Confederates) Ayat 18. Verily Allah knows those hypocrites among you who keep back (men) and those who say to their brethren, “Come along to us”, these cowards but come not to the fight except for just a little while. They spare themselves in the fight as compared with Muslims; they are miserly with themselves as against you; they contribute little either in personal effort or with their money and resources; and (2) they covet any gains made or booty won, on the part of the real fighters. In time of danger; they would look to the Prophet for protection, and keep themselves snugly from the fight.

English Translation of Hadith  

Hazrat Abu Thabit (Abu Saeed / Abu Waleed) heard from Hazrat Sahl bin Hanif (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet  [SAWW](PBUH) said: “He who asks Allah for martyrdom, Allah will raise him to the high status of the martyrs, even if he dies on his bed”.

[Muslim Book 20, Chapter 46, Hadith # 4695]. 

Lesson: as mentioned above in Surah Al-Ahzab Ayat 18.“Allah already knows those among you who keep back (men) from fighting in Allah’s Cause” This Hadith highlights the merit and importance of sincere intention which in fact is so great that by virtue of it Allah raises a person’s status to that of a martyr. On the contrary, persons of foul intention will be consigned to Hell by Allah even if they die in Jihad.