July 25, 2024

Surah Al-Ahzab Ayat 28 & 29 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (01 Dec 2023)

English Translation of Al-Quran

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

Ayat 28. O Prophet (Muhammad  [SAWW](PBUH)! Say to your wives: If you desire the life of this world, and its glitter, then come! I will make a provision for you and set you free in a handsome manner (divorce).

Ayat 29. But if you desire Allah and His Messenger  [SAWW](PBUH), and the home of the Hereafter, then verily, Allah has prepared for Al­-Muhsinat (good doers) amongst you an enormous reward.

Tafseer of Surah Al Ahzab (The Confederates) Ayat 28 and 29. O Prophet [SAWW](PBUH), Say to thy Consorts: “If it be that ye desire the life of this World, and its glitter, – then come! I will provide for your enjoyment and set you free in a handsome manner. We now come to the subject of the position of the Consorts of Purity (azwaj mutahharat), the wives of the Prophet. Their position was not like that of ordinary women or ordinary wives. They had special duties and responsibilities. The only youthful marriage of the Prophet was his first marriage-that with Khadijah, the best of women and the best of wives. He married her fifteen years before he received the call to Prophet hood; the married life lasted for twenty-five years, and their mutual devotion was of the noblest, judged by spiritual as well as social standards. During her life he had no other wife, which was unusual for a man of his standing among his people. When she died, his age was 50, and but for two considerations, he would probably never have married again, as he was most abstemious in his physical life. The two considerations which governed his later marriages were: (1) compassion and clemency, as when he wanted to provide for suffering widows, who could not be provided for in any other way in that stage of society; some of them, like Sawdah, had issue by their former marriage, requiring protection; (2) help in his duties of leadership, with women, who had to be instructed and kept together in the large Muslim family, where women and men had similar social rights. Aishah, daughter of Abu Bakr, was clever and learned, and in Hadith she is an important authority on the life of the Prophet. Zaynab, daughter of Khuzaymah, was especially devoted to the poor: she was called the “Mother of the Poor”. The other Zaynab, daughter of Jahsh, also worked for the poor, for whom she provided from the proceeds of her manual work, as she was skilled in leather work. But all the Consorts in their high position had to work and assist as Mothers of the Ummah. Theirs were not idle lives, like those of Odalisques, either for their own pleasure or the pleasure of their husband. They are told her that they had no place in the sacred Household if they merely wished for ease or worldly glitter. If such were the case, they could be divorced and amply provided for. 29. But if ye seek Allah and His Messenger, and the Home of the Hereafter, verily Allah has prepared for the well-doers amongst you a great reward. They were all well-doers. But being in their exalted position, they had extra responsibility, and they had to be especially careful to discharge it. In the same way, their reward would be “great”, for higher services bring higher spiritual satisfaction, though they were asked to deny themselves some of the ordinary indulgences of life.

English Translation of Hadith 

Hazrat Salamah bin Al-Akwa` (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah ﷺ[SAWW](PBUH) said, “Man continues to display haughtiness and arrogance until he is recorded among the arrogant and will be therefore afflicted with what afflicts them.”

[At-Tirmidhi Hadith # 2000]

Lesson : To adopt the habits and manners of good people is deemed to be desirable. But, on the contrary, to take to the bad ways of bad people is considered undesirable. A man will ultimately be counted among those people whom he will take as a model to emulate, because he is gradually fitted into their framework and assimilates all of their qualities. Quite naturally then retribution will be administered to him accordingly.