May 19, 2024

Surah Al-Ahzab Ayat 22 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (26 Nov 2023)

English Translation of Al-Quran

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

Ayat 22. And when the believers saw Al-Ahzab (the Confederates), they said: “This is what Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad  [SAWW](PBUH) had promised us, and Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad  [SAWW](PBUH) had spoken the truth, and it only added to their faith and to their submissiveness (to Allah).

Tafseer of Surah Al Ahzab (The Confederates) Ayat 22. When the Believers saw the Confederate forces, they said: “This is what Allah and His Messenger had promised us, and Allah and His Messenger told us what was true.” And it only added to their faith and their zeal in obedience. This is in contrast to what the Hypocrites said in verse 12 above. The divine promise of help and success is contingent upon our striving and faith. Nothing comes to the poltroon and the skeptical idler. Dangers and difficulties, and conflict with Evil, are foretold to us, and we must meet them with fortitude and courage.

English Translation of Hadith  

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) delivered a Khutbah and said, “O people! Hajj (pilgrimage to the House of Allah) has been made incumbent upon you, so perform Hajj.” A man inquired: “O Messenger of Allah, is it prescribed every year?” He  [SAWW](PBUH) remained silent till the man repeated it thrice. Then he  [SAWW](PBUH) said, “Had I replied in the affirmative, it would have surely become obligatory, and you would not have been able to fulfill it.” Afterwards he said, “Do not ask me so long as I do not impose anything upon you, because those who were before you were destroyed on account of their frequent questioning and their disagreement with their Prophets. So when I order you to do something, do it as far as you can; and when I forbid you from doing anything, eschew it.”

[Muslim Book 007, Chapter 71, Hadith # 3095]. 

Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah Al-Ahzab Ayat 22. “Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad  [SAWW](PBUH) had spoken the truth” This Hadith brings out the following points:

1. Hajj is compulsory once in a lifetime for those who have the means for it.

2. Unnecessary questioning is disliked.

3. Those who believe in Allah and His Prophet  [SAWW](PBUH) are required to do what they are ordained and abstain from what they are forbidden.